The Shark Scoop

Naples Park Elementary Newsletter

September, 2019

A Note From The Principal

Dear NPE Families:

Our first few weeks have gone very smoothly! I would like to thank everyone that attended our Curriculum Night on August 27th. It was wonderful meeting so many families, and watching them check off all of the places they visited. The night was a great success! We are now back in full swing and off to what I know will be an amazing school year.

I want to thank everyone for their patience Labor Day weekend while we waited out Hurricane Dorian. We were lucky it moved away from us, although I am sure some of you know others not so lucky. Please make sure you keep your contact information up to date. Hurricane season is far from over and I want everyone to be able to be contacted if need be.

I welcome all of you to make this the year that you volunteer either directly at Naples Park or during one of our PTO events. If you would like to help out but not sure how, give me a call or contact Stephanie Lucarelli, our PTO President, at We will also be having a Volunteer Orientation at 8:30AM on September 12th.

I am very excited to announce to you that on Thursday, October 31st, Naples Park Elementary will host our first School-Wide Storybook Character Parade at 9:00AM! Please review the section in this newsletter to learn more about what your child can wear and what they can’t. We are very excited to add this activity and hope it is received well by our families so it can become an annual event. We will also be sending home information on a fun Potato Decorating Contest.

Again, Thank you for all that you do to make Naples Park such a great place to learn!

Warmest Regards,

Michelle Auger
Naples Park Elementary


A Note from the Assistant Principal

It is imperative that all students arrive on time and ready to do their very best every school day. This means getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy breakfast so students have the energy and brain power to stay focused. Remember breakfast is served at school every day beginning at 7:45 and is FREE to all students!

Additionally, it is equally important for your child to remain at school until dismissal. Early dismissals cause interruptions in learning and will continue to be monitored in the same manner as tardies. Don’t forget to notify the front office by 2:15 if it is necessary to change how your child is to get home and remember that we will not allow any early dismissals between 2:30 and 2:50 unless it is an emergency. These procedures are in place to maintain the safety of all students and your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

A reminder about birthday celebrations: Please make sure you have made arrangements with the classroom teacher in advance to celebrate your child’s birthday. These celebrations will take place the last 10 minutes of the day or during lunch to limit the amount of time interrupted. If you choose to send in a snack, Collier County Schools has a healthy snack policy in place that encourages healthy snack choices and discourages high caloric foods being served to students. Be creative in coming up with healthy snack options for birthday celebrations. All snacks must be store bought and in original packaging. Thank you for working with us to teach our children proper nutrition and eating habits!


Melissa Stamper

Assistant Principal

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NPE will host our first School-Wide Storybook Character Parade

Naples Park Elementary will host our first School-Wide Storybook Character Parade on Thursday, October 31st at 9:00AM. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character. Parents are welcome to attend and we will have seats available for visitors in the café. Students may choose any character from a book they enjoy following the guidelines in this letter. To support students’ feelings of safety and security in our building, violent or frightening costumes are not acceptable. No weapons or dangerous-looking items will be permitted to accompany a costume. Also, no masks will be allowed. Children are walking a fairly long distance and we are trying to prevent accidents.

Here are some examples of acceptable costume choices, and some examples of unacceptable choices:

Acceptable Examples

Fancy Nancy

Cinderella, Snow White, etc.

Greg Heffley (the Wimpy Kid)


Superman, Spiderman, etc.

Ms. Frizzle




Junie B. Jones

Nate the Great

Geronimo Stilton

Harry Potter, Hermione, Ron, etc.

Unacceptable Examples

Characters from Goosebumps


Grim Reaper

Characters with guns or weapons

Witches, Ghosts or Goblins

Horror movie characters

Captain Underpants (inappropriate for school)

Fake blood

You do NOT have to buy anything new for this event. Instead, be creative – make paper ears, a hat, or wear the clothes the character would wear. Children should either carry the book or make a large name tag stating the title of the book they are representing. Children should come to school dressed as the storybook character, and should be able to go to the bathroom independently while in character. (After the parade students will be asked to change into school cloths so please make sure you pack a bag to put their costume in.) Students who do not wish to wear a costume may make signs or props to carry during the parade representing a favorite book character. Please talk with your child about how he or she would like to participate in this event, and mark your calendars!

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. Thank you for joining us as we embark on this new tradition with our NPE sharks. We can’t wait to see all of your adorable characters parade around the school!!

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Does your child have access to a tablet, smart phone or computer? Did you know that through CCPS students have access to thousands of eBooks? There are also audio books available to listen to your favorite stories! Follow these 4 easy steps and give your child thousands of reading choices! If you need more help with Sora, please come see Mrs. Serrano in the NPE Media Center!

Step 1- Install the Sora, by OverDrive app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to

Step 2- In Sora, find Collier County School District, then sign in, using your student number and password.

Step 3- Browse the Explore tab and borrow a book. Your book will open so you can start reading right away.

Step 4- Close the book and go to your Shelf to see all your books. From there, you can:

· Tap Open Book or Open Audiobook to read or listen to the book.

· Tap Options to renew or return the book, get to your notes and highlights, and more.

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Here are some Important Dates:

  • Volunteer Orientation- September 12th at 8:30-9:00 AM
  • SAC Meeting - September 17th @ 3:15 pm
  • 3 Rs - Resourcefulness Recognition Ceremony -September 27th @ 8:35 AM
  • School Pictures- October 2nd
  • 3 Rs - Responsibility Recognition Ceremony - October 11th @ 8:35 AM
  • No School for students/Teacher PD-October 17th and 18th
  • Student Led Conferences- October 29th -31st
  • Grades K/1 – Tuesday

    Grades 2/3 – Wednesday

    Grades 4/5 - Thursday

  • Storybook Character Parade- October 31st @ 1PM
  • Thanksgiving Banquet- November 21, 2019 10AM-1:00 PM
  • Breakfast with Santa, December 7, 2019 8AM-12:00 PM
  • Literacy/STEAM Night-January 28, 2020 5:30PM-7:00 PM

Early Release Days: (students dismissed starting at 11:50AM)

  • December 20, 2019
  • February 26, 2020
  • May 29, 2020
  • June 3, 2020
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