VOLUME 2 ISSUE NO.1 Newsletter August 2022
Greetings Dolphin Family!
Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year! It seems as if it were just yesterday that I introduced myself as the new principal of NACP! Last school year has passed so quickly. The speed at which each year comes to its end is a reminder to each of us to make every day count! Let's continue to work together and make our school the best school on the planet! Stay safe and have a great school year!
Dr. Eric A. Todd
Assistant Principal's Message
Hello Dolphin Family!
I am excited to begin what I believe will be a wonderful school year for our school community! Every year brings new students, new families, and new staff. This allows us the opportunity to make new friends, learn from new professionals, and grow our skills in bigger and better ways. I hope that your children have settled into their new routines and begun to build relationships with their new classmates and teachers. This is our main objective in the first days and weeks of school. We look forward to a partnership with every family and thank you for all that you do to help make NACP the amazing school family we are!
Mrs. De Revere
Spirit Day: All Mixed Up!
Update on Mask Guidelines
Masks are currently optional for students and therefore we no longer provide students with a mask upon arrival at this time.
If you'd like your child to wear a mask please supply your child with a mask each school day and communicate to your child's teacher about your decision.
As Covid safety guidelines continue to be updated we will be sure to keep you informed if/when policies may change.
Initial ELPAC Testing
- Ms. Castillo, ELD Coordinator
Our staff members attended different training sessions the week before school began, such as Active Shooter and Crisis Prevention & Intervention. NACP believes that we need to be ready for any situation and routine practice drills help us prepare for an emergency. We want our students and families to feel safe when coming to our school!
Here are some photos of our interactive training session!
We are always eager to meet our students and happy to greet our families!
We hope you're as excited for this new school year as we are, too!!
Our students were very respectful and good listeners!
News From Our Parent Center
I am excited to share with you our upcoming virtual workshops! Our workshops will continue to be held via ZOOM at this time. Please prepare for these classes and download the ZOOM app on your phone. I will be sharing the link and Meeting ID information on all communication platforms. Please make sure you are following us on social media and our internal school accounts like ParentSquare and REMIND. Important school updates and events are also posted on these accounts. Stay connected. Be informed. Spread the word.
PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS
Safety COVID-19 restrictions continue to be in place. For this reason, our workshops will continue to be held via ZOOM. We are eager to open our campus for in-person parent educational classes, workshops, and classroom volunteering!
Our school recognizes the importance of parent involvement in the education of their children. Although in-person workshops are on hold at the moment, there are many ways to accumulate your volunteer hours. NACP suggests parents volunteer for a total of 20 hours per school year. Here are some ways you can help and be involved at N.E.W. Academy:
- Attending school meetings : Orientation, Back to School Night, Open House, Coffee with the Principal, School Site Council (SSC) meetings, English Language Advisory Committee meetings (ELAC)
- Helping our school traffic safety team in the morning and during dismissal
- Donating school supplies: Every $20 = 1 hour
- Student accidents happen frequently. Donating your child's gently used uniform that they have outgrown is a way to help our students
- Ask your teacher if there is any work you can take home like sorting scholastic magazines, cutting out shapes, gluing projects, etc...
- Attending our virtual workshops & more!
Be sure to sign our attendance sheets for in-person meetings & virtual meetings. This way, we can confirm your attendance and register your hours accordingly!
We will recognize the parents who have completed their hours at the end of every month during our Success Celebration!
We invite you to join our amazing parent leader community!
I hope to see you during our workshops!
-Mrs. Vanessa Garcia
SPOTLIGHT ON NACP STAFF
We hope you enjoy learning a little bit more about us!
This month, we are asking our Principal and Assistant Principal....
"What activities did you enjoy doing the most in your elementary years?"
From Dr. Todd:
I enjoyed art and music the most! I think it was because both my art and music teachers were so passionate about teaching. Much of their enthusiasm helped give me a joy for both subjects that remains to this day.
From Mrs. De Revere:
I loved my elementary school years! I was involved in many activities because I had a supportive family that encouraged me to explore my passions. I will highlight just a few.
At school, I loved to play handball and even entered handball competitions during afterschool club.
In my free time, I was a cheerleader for a Pop Warner football league for several years which led my passion into middle school, high school, and college.
I was a member of the 4-H Club. I enjoyed raising, breeding, and showing rabbits at the county fair. My specialty was dwarf rabbits. Although, we also had several minilops in our bunny family too! They were a lot of fun and taught me responsibility and compassion for animals.
I was a member of the Girl Scouts for 7 years. I went through Daisys, Brownies, Juniors, and finally bridged into Cadettes in middle school. This experience encouraged me to become a Girl Scout leader for my own daughters while they were in elementary school.
Aside from all that, I participated in tennis lessons, ice skating lessons, dance class, and gymnastics, etc.
Elementary school was a great time filled with lots to do. If I wasn’t out and about, I was home with my family, playing with my pets, swimming in the pool, or drawing. I always look back at this time with fond memories. I hope all of our NACP Dolphins are making their great memories right now. Explore new things, invest in your passions, and have fun!
Affordable Connectivity Program
The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program has replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit. This program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet for eligible households and up to $75 per month for homes on qualifying Tribal lands.
***Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider