NACP Parents In the Know

News From Our Principal, Dr. Guerrero

WEEK 23 - March 5, 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear NACP Students and Families,


Happy First Week of March!


The past two weeks have been full of events. We held our Annual Enrollment Lottery on February 26, 2021, our parent leaders Graduated from the Project2Inspire Level 2 Program, we held our Success Celebration awards assemblies, we participated in our first Traditional District Validation Review this week, and so much more.


As you may know, we are in the process of creating promotional videos and new flyers to help boost our enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year. Parents who filled out the Testimonial Survey and indicated they'd like to participate will be contacted this week by one of the Del Sol representatives- Alma, Cindy or Miquitzli. If you know anyone with children entering TK, Kindergarten or First grades in 2021-2022, please reach out to them and invite them to join our amazing school! Word of mouth is sometimes the best way to get the information to others!


SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING GRADES

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Kindergarten English Only

Kindergarten Dual Immersion (6 year commitment)

First Grade English Only

First Grade Dual Immersion (with verification)


FILL OUT THE APPLICATION TODAY


Also in this week's newsletter you will find: new positive incentive for students who have perfect attendance in their Zoom classes; tips for helping English Learners; tips for students who are advanced; and information about conferences and report cards.


Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend!


Sincerely Yours,

-Dr. Guerrero

SHARE YOUR PICTURES WITH US

We are putting together a slideshow to show the resiliency our students, parents and school staff have shown since the closing of our school due to COVID-19. Please share pictures of your children learning at home by sending to Vanessa at vgarcia@nacpdolphins.org. We will greatly appreciate it!


Thank you so much!!

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ENROLL YOUR CHILD AT NEW ACADEMY CANOGA PARK, A PLACE OF POSSIBILITY

We still have some spots left! Share the news with friends, family, neighbors, on social media, local organizations!
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ENROLLMENT LOTTERY WAS A SUCCESS

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We held NACP's Enrollment Lottery last Friday, February 26, 2021 via Zoom. Congratulations to all of our future Dolphins! We can't wait to meet you!


Our office staff members called every parent this week to confirm Lottery Enrollment drawing and to confirm enrollment acceptance. The next thing you'll need to do is sign and return the acceptance letter you will receive- they will be sent out Friday, February 12, 2021. Additional enrollment documents will be provided once we receive your signed acceptance letter.

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SPANISH PRESENTATION

CABE: PROJECT 2 INSPIRE GRADUATION

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A huge congratulations to all of our Project 2 Inspire Graduates! Thank you so much for your commitment and dedication to participate in this wonderful parent leadership program. It so nice to hear you talk about your growth as a parent leaders and child advocate, how you are putting your newly acquired knowledge to good use by sharing with your spouses, friends and other parents. The goals you have set for yourself are a testament of your dedication to excellence in education.


Thank you for allowing me to congratulate you. I am beyond proud of everything you do. I know in the near future you will be the ones giving parent workshops that inspire others to do the same- start small and go big. Also thank you for your understanding, my Father who passed away in June was a huge advocate for education and I could help but think of him when I was addressing you on this special day. The tears were inevitable. I can only imagine what my mom and him could have accomplished if they would of had programs like Project2Inspire when my siblings and I were going through grade school!


I can't forget to thank Mrs. Maria Manriquez your program leader, Maria Villa and our very own Parent Center Coordinator Vanessa Garcia. Thank you for all you do! Y, adelante!


Click the PDF below to see the graduation presentation below

REPORT CARDS

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Report Cards

Next week teachers will provide PDF copies of report cards for each student in their class. Please make sure your child's teacher has your current email. After receiving and reviewing your child's report card if you have any questions please reach out to your child's teacher directly and if you need to ask for a meeting during daily office hours.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be held during the week of March 8-12, 2021. However, at this time teachers will only meet with a few parents. If your child's teacher contacted you to set up a conference at this time please expect to discuss your child's current academic progress, including his/her strengths and areas of growth, resources available to help your child, any intervention strategies the teacher and you will need to put in place to help your child succeed, and so much more. The plan may include strategies to help improve attendance especially if your child has chronic absenteeism.


Remember to..


  • talk about your child's strengths
  • ask questions
  • give your input

SCHOOL PICTURES AT HOME

School Picture Day at NACP was cancelled this school year due to COVID-19. However, we were recently informed by our Lifetouch representative that they have partnered with Shutterfly to offer families a convenient way to take this year's School Pictures from the comfort of their homes. That's right, you can take school pictures with traditional backgrounds from home!


If you are interested or just want to try it out, click on the link and follow the steps.




*Please note that the information is provided to you, but the services are not sponsored by NACP. If you decide to place an order all questions will need to be directed to Shutterfly and Lifetouch.

UPDATE: TRADITIONAL DISTRICT VALIDATION REVIEW

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NACP's Traditional District Validation Review was held this week on Monday. It was the first time we've participate in one! Ms. De Revere, our Assistant Principal, did a wonderful job leading us all through this process. She prepared all materials and documentation that needed to be shared with the visiting review team from LAUSD, met with teachers and parents to explain the process and the importance of this visit, sent out surveys and so much more.


Teachers and Parents were interviewed as part of the process and we cannot thank you enough. You represented every teacher and parent at the school well. Parents thank you for sharing your experience with the visiting team, from what we were informed at the debrief meeting you spoke very highly of NACP in general, its teachers, its support staff and its administrative team.


Thank you so much Ms. De Revere!

WHAT'S THE PERFECT INCENTIVE FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE?

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We are pleased to inform you that our partners from West Hills Optimist Club will be giving NACP students with PERFECT ATTENDANCE gift cards for free Ice Cream*!! I hope you're as excited about this news as we are!!


Here's what you can do to help your child earn a gift card for Ice Cream...


  • Have your child log onto Live Zoom Sessions (M, W, Th, F)
  • Have your child complete daily Google Classroom Assignments
  • Have your child go to sleep early (8:00 or 8:30pm)
  • Set an alarm that gives your child enough time to get ready in the morning- wash face, brush teeth, brush and style hair, get dressed, eat breakfast, set up Chromebook
  • Have your child dress in his/her NACP logo shirt and pants/skirt- make it feel more like going to school
  • Set a time each day for working on Google Classroom assignments

Every day counts!



* More information about the ice cream gift cards including how often they will be awarded will be share at a later time


Every student with perfect attendance will receive an award...


As a Reminder, Whole Group (Class) Synchronous Live Zoom Sessions are as follows:


Monday, Wednesday, Friday

8:30am - 9:20am Session 1

9:40am - 11:10am Session 2

12:10pm - 12:40pm Session 3


Tuesdays

Interventions (times and group of students vary, please check with your child's teacher)

-Plus- Google Classroom Assignments


Thursdays

Interventions and Visual and Performing Arts (times and group of students vary, please check with your child's teacher)

-Plus- Google Classroom Assignments

TIPS FROM MS. MOLINA

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CLICKABLE LINKS IN PDF DOCUMENT BELOW

CALIFORNIA PANDEMIC - EBT PROGRAM

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FLYER WITH CLICKABLE LINKS

FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY!

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GRAB AND GO MEALS ON MONDAYS

MONDAYS

9:00am to 12:00pm

1:00pm to 2:30 pm



Families will pick up 5 Breakfast Meals and 5 Lunch Meals for each child in their household during each of these distribution dates.


Please stop by our school to pick up meals for your children, even if they do not attend NACP!


Share this information with your family, friends and acquaintances even if they their children do not attend NACP. These services are for all children in the community, up to 18 years old.

EXCHANGE YOUR HP LAPTOP

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If you couldn't make it on Tuesday, here's what you can do:


  1. Make an appointment by calling 818-710-2640 wait until end of message to leave a voice mail or email NACPoffice@nacpdolphins.org


CHROMEBOOKS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED, THEY WILL CONTINUE WORKING NORMALLY

SCHOOL EVENTS

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Alma Marquez and Cindy Borbon from Del Sol Group will hold a second Voice Training Workshop for parents who want to lend their testimonials about our wonderful school and the services we offer our students and the community.


Please consider joining these workshops, more information will be shared via Remind.

American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Training

Friday, March 5th, 2-4pm

This is an online event.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUCCESS CELEBRATION TK-2ND

Thursday, March 25th, 8:30-9am

This is an online event.

SUCCESS CELEBRATION 3RD-5TH

Thursday, March 25th, 9:30-10:15am

This is an online event.

ACTUAL ASSEMBLY TIMES- 9:40AM TO 10:10AM

CESAR CHAVEZ DAY- NO SCHOOL TODAY

Friday, March 26th, 8am

This is an online event.

SPRING BREAK- ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF

Saturday, March 27th, 1am to Sunday, April 4th, 5pm

This is an online event.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR CHROMEBOOK?

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Beehively Is Here to Help With Technology

helphelp@techabee.com

PH: (925)494-2101


Please call Techabee first between 8:00am and 5:00pm M-F. They will be able to answer all your questions about technology support and troubleshooting your child's device or feel free to email them...

Do you need to stop by? Make an appointment

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We love visitors, but due to COVID-19 restrictions our office is currently closed.


If you are having issues with your Chromebook please call Beehively first (number above). If our IT personnel is unable to help you resolve the issue and you need to exchange the Chromebook, please email the office to make an appointment. Appointments will only be available on Mondays (except for holidays). Please note that we can only have a limited number of people in our office.


Please email us at nacpoffice@nacpdolphins.org to make an appointment.


Please note that if you come to the office without an appointment there will be no office personnel at the school site- we are working from home per a directive from our Board of Directors . We thank you in advance for your patience and support.


Thanks for helping us keep you safe! We thank you for keeping us safe too!

School-Home Communication

NACP communicates with families using the following:


  • Phone Messenger- "Phone Blasts"
  • Remind Application (Please sign up with your child's classroom teacher or for the school's through the Parent Center)
  • School Website: https://www.newacademycanoga.com
  • Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Email
  • Phone
  • In person (if needed)


Please make sure we have your most up to date contact information including your address, phone numbers, and email addresses.

N.E.W. Academy Canoga Park

COVID-19 General Office Hours: Mondays by Appointment


By email or By Appointment Only


Please Email us to Make an Appointment to See an Administrator


All Social Distancing Measures Must Be Followed

ENROLLMENT LOTTERY