October 1, 2020 Volume 1 Issue 2

The Eagle's Nest

About Cafferata

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


Twitter: @Cafferata_Elem

Facebook: @HectorCafferataElem


Dear families,

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.

Thank you,

Dr. Kurtz

Out of Field

Notification Florida State Statute 1012.42 recognizes that teachers at times must be assigned duties in a class outside the field in which the teacher is certified. Sonia Cruz, Brittany Faust, Dora Graham, Sally Nemerovsky, Rosanne Richir and Germina Symonette are engaged in training to add the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to their certificates. Sonia Cruz is engaged in training to add Elementary education to her certificate.


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.

What's Happening

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)

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Updated Interim and Report Card Dates

Quarter 1:

November 10, 2020 - Report Cards

Quarter 2:

December 7, 2020- Interims

February 11, 2021- Report Cards

Quarter 3:

March 8, 2021- Interims

April 27, 2021- Report Cards

Quarter 4:

May 17, 2021- Interims

June 17, 2021- Report Cards

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The Mobile Pantry

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PTO Meeting

Our first PTO meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM. A school link messenger will be sent out with the ZOOM invite prior to the meeting.