Dolphin News

Volume 1 Issue: 7 Newsletter April 2022

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Principal's Message

Greetings Dolphins Family!


I always look forward to the wonderful celebrations that occur in the month of May. During this month we celebrate our mothers, teachers, school staff, administrators, and Cinco de Mayo! It is also during the month of May that we begin to see the results of the hard work shown by our children as they look toward the completion of another grade-level. Thanks to everyone who has partnered with us in making this another amazing school year!


Dr. Eric A. Todd

Principal

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Join our NACP Family!

NACP has spots available for our 2022-2023 school year!

Share this announcement with your friends and family!

Interest forms are available in our office!

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am-3:30pm

For more information call us at 818-710-2640

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STATE TESTING

Dear Parents,

Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, class work, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.

Your child may be taking one or more of the following California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all of the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the Physical Fitness Test.



CAASPP: Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Math

Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11.

What is the test format? The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards.

CAASPP: California Science Test (CAST)

Who takes the test? Students take the CAST in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

What is the test format? The CAST is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).

CAASPP: California Spanish Assessment (CSA)

Who takes the test? The CSA is an optional test for students in grades 3–12 that tests their Spanish reading, listening, and writing mechanics.

What is the test format? The CSA is computer-based.

Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards en Español.

Physical Fitness Test

Who takes the test? Students in grades 5, 7, and 9 will take the FITNESSGRAM®, which is the test used in California.

What is the test format? The test consists of five performance components: aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, trunk strength, upper body strength, and flexibility.

Which standards are tested? The Healthy Fitness Zones, which are established through the Fitnessgram®.


You are an important part of your child’s education. To make sure your child feels comfortable taking tests, you can:

  • Explain to your child that these tests are tools to help them learn, and they should not be anxious or scared.

  • Explore the practice tests with your child at caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html so they can become familiar with the platform and setup of the tests.

  • Remind your child that you and their teacher want them to try their best and are there to help, every step of the way.

You will receive your child’s results at or before the beginning of the next school year. The results will identify where your child is doing well or needs more help, so you can better support their learning at home and teachers can better support their learning in the classroom.

Sincerely,

NACP Administration

Summer Camp

We are starting our recruitment for an exciting SUMMER CAMP!

Be sure to check your child's backpack for an invitation with more information.

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Earth Day

Ms. Garcia's class had an active role on EARTH DAY!

Helping our planet, one generation at a time.

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Spirit Day: Colors by grade level

Our students showed grade level spirit by representing their class colors!
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Heritage Day

On April 7th, NACP held a HERITAGE DAY Spirit Day where our students and staff wore traditional clothing that represented their cultural backgrounds! We learned about different countries and shared experiences with each other!


We loved seeing all of the beautiful colors and details on your dresses and shirts!

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ART SHOW

NACP had a hybrid version Art Show on Friday, April 29th, 2022.

Our students came down to the gym and presented their art work by class and played their spectacular recorders!


Students were in person in the gym and our parents watched the performances viz ZOOM.


We hope to continue to have a stable low number of COVID cases, so that we can open our campus to our families soon!

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Children's Day

Children's Day has been celebrated annually in Mexico on April 30th since 1925. Children are recognized as an important part of society so the day focuses on the importance of loving, accepting and appreciating children.


Our Parents led an exciting DIA DEL NINO event for our students on Friday, April 29th! Parents donated a variety of goodies to gift our students during dismissal such as candies, pencils, toys, pin wheels, slime tubes, & so many more items!


Parents are a fundamental key in the school. These events would not have been possible without all of your help!


Thank you for everything you contributed to this event and for putting a HUGE smile on the face of many!

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Spotlight on NACP Staff

NACP shines the spotlight on a different staff team!


This month, we asked members in our SPED Team:



"How did you celebrate your Easter?"




"My sister was visiting from Mexico! We had an amazing time :)"

-Teresa Nunez (SPED Instructional Assistant)


"We went to Palm Springs and visited the Living Desert Zoo, which was beautiful!"

-Erica Sanchez (School Psychologist)

Important Dates

MAY:


MINIMUM DAYS:

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2022

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022


NO SCHOOL:

MONDAY, MAY 30TH, 2022