NACP Parents In the Know

News From Our Principal, Dr. Guerrero

WEEK 15 - December 4, 2020

Message from the Principal

Dear NACP Students and Families,


Can you believe we are already in December? Time sure is going by fast! I hope you are all doing well and are getting ready to end the year well. We have two more weeks of classes before our students are on Winter Break. In the meantime, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Students will continue to meet with their teachers and fellow peers for their live Zoom sessions, assignments will continue to be posted in google classroom and intervention sessions, music and art class will take place as usual.


Next week, on Friday, December 11, 2020 we will have a fun NACP Spirit Day. Your children can participate by wearing red, white and/or green or dressing like an Elf! We can't wait to see what you come up with, please share your pictures with us by sending them to Ms. Garcia at vgarcia@nacpdolphins.org


Yesterday, we held NACP's Annual Language Academy Parent Night. Read below to find out about this amazing event. I invite you to watch the video and see for yourself what an amazing job our Language Academy (Dual Immersion Program) students are doing.


We will hold our first Success Celebration Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 18, 2020. At this event, some of our students will receive awards of recognition for Math, Reading, Attendance, Good Citizenship and Dolphin of the Month. Classroom teachers will inform parents by December 11, 2020 if their child will be receiving an award.


Our next School Site Council Meeting will be held Friday, December 11, 2020 and Coffee with the Principal will be held Friday December 18, 2020. We hope to see you then.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely Yours,

-Dr. Guerrero

LANGUAGE ACADEMY PARENT NIGHT

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Last night NACP students, parents, teachers, and administrators proudly came together to celebrate Traditions, Heritage and Bilingualism at our Annual Language Academy Parent Night.


Student work showcasing their accomplishments in both languages was put together in a slideshow presentation which included videos of students responding to prompts about traditions, the importance of being bilingual, and student chefs giving directions for making a traditional dish from their parents mother country. Kindergarten teachers shared with attendees what the beginning of the program looks like for students of that age. Our fourth grade teacher, Ms. Aleman, and four of her students seamlessly showed off their bilingual superpowers as they engaged in a debate. Click above to watch the video, I know you will be amazed at their excellent performance and maybe they will convince you to favor video games or board games!


Our family night also included a panel composed of: (1) A parent of an NACP student and also of an alumni who graduated from the Dual Immersion Program at our school and is now an Honor student in middle school and student in fourth grade and former; (2) An Alumni of the Language Academy (mentioned above); (3) A current fourth grade student (mentioned above); (4) Teacher; and (5) Principal. The panel responded to frequently asked questions concerning students participating in a dual immersion program.


Our parent participant had the following words of advice to share with families:

Although it might seem hard at first, do not be discouraged, children are smart and they will learn both languages. Students will reclassify (to English Proficient), it might take a little longer but they eventually will. I have two daughters, one already graduated from the and is in middle school she is in Honors classes and my other daughter is also doing well in school. As a parent, I encourage you to work with the school and work with your children. We are a team.


Our student participants shared the benefits of being bilingual and also the most rewarding experience of learning two languages at NACP:

Being able to translate for those who may not know the language that is being spoken (whether that be English or Spanish). They thanked their parents for enrolling them in the Language Academy because that has given them the opportunity to communicate with a larger range of people who speak English and those who speak Spanish as well.


Our Alumni shared that she will be able to use her bilingual skills in the workplace when she is older, she also shared that being bilingual has helped her in middle school. Because she already knows both languages she will not have to learn Spanish in the future.


As shared last night, we have so much to be proud of. Our kids are doing amazing things. Thank you parents for your continued support and appreciation for the program. Our next event will be held in Spring!


Enrollment:

If you're interested in enrolling your Kindergarten students in the Dual Immersion Program for the 2021-2022 school year please make sure to complete a Lottery Application, they will be available online in a couple of weeks! Please note, once enrolled in the Language Academy (Dual Immersion) it is a six year commitment.


Program Testimony:

If you have a child currently in the program and would like to share your video testimony please fill out the attached form by clicking on the button. NACP is collaborating with a communications expert to prepare professional videos to be used on our website.

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NACP SPIRIT DAY

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11- RED, WHITE & GREEN DAY or DRESS LIKE AN ELF

Share your pictures with us by sending them to vgarcia@nacpdolphins.org

FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY

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SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CO-WORKERS, ETC.

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.


9:00am to 12:00pm

1:00pm to 2:30 pm


Mondays (Breakfast and Lunch for Monday and Tuesday)

Wednesdays (Breakfast and Lunch for Wednesday and Thursday)

Fridays (Breakfast and Lunch for Friday)


You will find the December Meal Menu below. It is also posted on our website.

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 we can only have a limited number of people in our office. Please call the office at 818-710-2640 to make an appointment or send an office staff member an email to book an appointment.


Please note that if you come to the office without an appointment you might have to wait a while for us to help you. 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: 8:00am to 1:30pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

By phone or By Appointment Only


Please Call Ahead to Make an Appointment to See an Administrator


All Social Distancing Measures Must Be Followed