October 1, 2020 Volume 1 Issue 2
The Eagle's Nest
School Hours: 7:55 am—2:10 pm
Doors open at 7:25 am
Breakfast: 7:25 am- 7:50 am
Cafferata Contact Information:
Address: 250 Santa Barbara Blvd. North Cape Coral, Fl.
Telephone: 239.458.7391 Fax:239-772-0749
Hard to believe that we are already halfway through the first quarter! While school may look different this year, one thing that continues is all of the amazing teaching and learning happening at Hector Cafferata!
Parents and guardians play an important role in the education of our students and we understand the importance of partnering with families. Together, we play an essential role in promoting the positive development and academic performance of each child. We know that when educators and parents work together as partners, they create important opportunities for children to develop social, emotional, and academic competencies.
So I invite you to be a part of your child's development and learning. You can do this by:
- Communicating regularly with your child's teacher
- Demonstrating a positive view of education at home
- Encouraging your child to read
- Helping manage the homework process
- Ensuring that your child comes to school ready to learn every day
Thank you for entrusting the education of your child to us. We take this seriously and look forward to working together to ensure that the needs of all of our students are met.
Out of Field
What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.
What happens next?
The i-Ready Diagnostic will provide results that help the teacher identify your child’s strengths and determine next steps for instruction. We look forward to sharing these results with you throughout the year and providing a learning experience that will engage your child while teaching important skills and concepts.
If you have any questions about i-Ready, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 239-458-7391. You can also learn more about i-Ready by
As always, thank you for your continued support and for being a partner in your child’s learning!
Kid's Care (After School Program): Coach Altman
MTSS & 504 Accommodations: Sabrina Messenio
Contact information Changes: Alicia Gemeli
Transportation: Angel DeMoss
Gifted testing: Amanda Kendrick
Clinic: Ana Abreu (Clinic Assistant) or Gwen Boyd (School Nurse)
Lee Home Connect Concerns: Julee Duttko
Covid 19 Concerns: Dr. Jason Kurtz
Red Ribbon Week October 26- October 30
National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention. Nancy Reagan was an Honorary Chair of NFP. Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to the well-being of youth. Today, NFP is a national leader in drug prevention education & advocacy. Their mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.
Each day during Red Ribbon Week has a different theme reminding students to make good healthy choices:
Monday, October 26: In the Red Day- We are RED-Y to Love Ourselves
Wear a red shirt to school with uniform bottoms
Tuesday, October 27: Be a Hero, Have the Power to Live a Healthy Life
Wear your favorite superhero shirt or cape
Wednesday, Oct. 28: Voting for a Positive Vision
Wear your RED, WHITE and BLUE
Thursday, Oct. 29: We are teaming up against NEGATIVITY
Wear a favorite sports team shirt with uniform bottoms
Friday, Oct. 30: We have TOO much CHARACTER to make bad decisions
Storybook Character Day or Halloween shirt (Scary costumes are prohibited)
Guidelines for Storybook Character Day Costumes: Oct. 30th
Students should come to school dressed in their costume but may bring a change of clothes with them. Costumes should be modeled after STORYBOOK CHARACTERS but conform to the Student Code of Conduct. Shoes must be worn. Hats are allowed but must be removed for the remainder of the school day. Scary costumes and/or scary masks are prohibited.
***Please bring the book that corresponds with your character.
October 20, 2020: PTO Meeting @ 6:00 PM via ZOOM ( A School Messenger will be sent out with the ZOOM invite)October 26-30 : Red Ribbon Week
October 30: End of 1st Quarter/Early Dismissal @ 12:10 PM
October 30: Storybook Character Dress Up Day
Thursday November 5, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - SAC Meeting via ZOOM ( a School Messenger will be sent out the week prior)
Principle 2- You're the Driver
This month we will reinforce taking personal responsibility for our actions, not blaming or complaining, but feeling empowered to make necessary changes to reach our goals.
Healthy Cafferata Kids!
Cafferata students are doing a fantastic job staying healthy by wearing their masks. However, if you do have to cough or sneeze we suggest doing it in this vampire style especially during the month of October!
Paper copy interims will no longer be sent home on interim days. Parents may review their student's grades at anytime on FOCUS. Your student's grades will be up to date on the assigned interim days. If you have questions or concerns please contact the school.
Principle 2- You're the Driver
Healthy Cafferata Kids!
Updated Interim and Report Card Dates
November 10, 2020 - Report Cards
December 7, 2020- Interims
February 11, 2021- Report Cards
March 8, 2021- Interims
April 27, 2021- Report Cards
May 17, 2021- Interims
June 17, 2021- Report Cards