NACP Parents In the Know

News From Our Principal, Dr. Guerrero

WEEK 9 - OCTOBER 16, 2020

Weekly Message from the Principal

Dear NACP Students and Families,


Although, the weather has not changed much since summer (we are still in the high 90's and even in the 100's), in some places around town the leaves are starting to turn from green to yellow, orange and red. This is also the time of year when we tend to start getting a little cozier and when days seem to be a tad shorter. Maybe you've noticed that the kids want to sleep in or they just seem a little more tired. I know some of us are also feeling the change.


For most people, having a set routine makes it easier to go about the day. Even kids benefit from having a set routine. From knowing what time they: wake up and go to sleep, can take breaks, eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and must attend class, etc. It also helps to set up a space where kids can join their teachers and peers for class.


Thank you parents for having routines in place that will help our kids succeed in all they do.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely Yours,

-Dr. Guerrero

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

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Please join me in welcoming ELAC's two newest voted members:

Patricia Trinidad and Veronica Hernandez


We are sure they, together with the rest of the ELAC Committee Members, will help provide advise on issues related to NACP's English Learners.


Thank you parents for casting your votes!


We are still taking nominations for the School Site Council membership, please click on button below to complete a nomination form.

Almost 1,300 breakfast and 1,300 Lunch Meals Have Been Served Since the Beginning of October!

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Lunch and Breakfast Items from Today...

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Free Meals for All Children In the Community

Please stop by our school to pick up meals for your children, even if they do not attend NACP!


Share this information with your family, friends and acquaintances even if they their children do not attend NACP. These services are for all children in the community, up to 18 years old.


9:00am to 12:00pm

Mondays (Breakfast and Lunch for Monday and Tuesday)

Wednesdays (Breakfast and Lunch for Wednesday and Thursday)

Fridays (Breakfast and Lunch for Friday)


Below you will find the October Meal Menu. It is also posted on our website.

Apply and Join the Learning Center- NACP's After School Program

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Applications are available on our website and will be sent via the school's Remind App


N.E.W. Academy Canoga Park School proudly presents the Before and After School Learning Center Program. The Learning Center is available to all currently enrolled NACP students.


Apply today so your child can enjoy all the benefits of being in an After School program that offers the following to students in grades Kindergarten to 5th...

· Academic Assistance

· Enrichment Programs

· Family Workshops

· Virtual Field Trips


All services will be held virtually for the time being


For more information please contact Irma Alcocer at (213) 314-2980

*Please note parents will be contacted when child is accepted in the Learning Center program.

Distance Learning Questions and Answers

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1. Is it OK to eat and drink while using my Chromebook/Laptop? Is it OK to walk around the house while carrying a Chromebook?

-No, it is not OK to do either one of those things. We want every student to be safe and to have a working device, and following all safety precautions will help ensure this.

-Like in a regular classroom, please keep food and drink away from the area where you are using technology (Chromebook, Laptop, iPad, etc.

-Please have your child sit in one place during Live Zoom Class sessions. Walking around the house is distracting to others and can be unsafe.

-Every parent signed a Device User Agreement Form for each device they borrowed from the school



2. What programs, applications and games can I download to my school issued device?

-For safety reasons, no additional programs, apps, and/or games can be downloaded to your child's school issued device.

-Please note, if you are unable to download something to the device and it does go through or you receive an error message, it is because the safety features installed on the Chromebook are preventing that from happening. The device still works.



3. What does the teacher mean when she/he says free of distractions?

-That means that every students need to be in an area where there's minimal distractions to him/her and to the rest of the students in the classroom.

-No Toys

-No Pets

-No Hair Products or Hair Tools

-Stay in one place, avoid walking around the house. Remember it is distracting to other students who are trying to follow the lesson

Does Your Child Need a Device?

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If your child needs a school-issued device please please call the office during business hours or email pmcbride@nacpdolphins.org or vgarcia@nacpdolphins.org to make an appointment.


Please Note:

1. In order to receive a new Chromebook, you will need to bring the laptop and charger inside the NACP backpack.

2. All Social Distancing Guidelines will need to be followed- please wear a mask, maintain 6ft. distance between other visitors, only one person per family, etc. Please stay home if you present symptoms of illness.

Beehively Is Here to Help With Technology

helphelp@techabee.com

PH: (925)494-2101


Please call Techabee first between 8:00am and 5:00pm M-F. They will be able to answer all your questions about technology support and troubleshooting your child's device or feel free to email them...

Inspirational Videos of the Week

Dual Language Immersion Part II

I decided to share two more videos that showcase students in a Dual Language Immersion setting. Our Dual Language Immersion teachers are planning an event to showcase the importance of Bilingualism, Biliteracy and Biculturalism. In this event we will be showcasing the achievement of NACP's past and present Language Academy Program students! We will share more information next month. I hope many of you can join us.

Spanish immersion kindergarten at Stillwater Area Public Schools
Spanish Immersion

Do you need to stop by? Make an appointment

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We love visitors, but due to COVID-19 restrictions we can only have a limited number of people in our office. Please call the office at 818-710-2640 to make an appointment or send an office staff member an email to book an appointment.


Please note that if you come to the office without an appointment you might have to wait a while for us to help you. We thank you in advance for your patience and support.


Thanks for helping us keep you safe! We thank you for keeping us safe too!

School-Home Communication

NACP communicates with families using the following:


  • Phone Messenger- "Phone Blasts"
  • Remind Application (Please sign up with your child's classroom teacher or for the school's through the Parent Center)
  • School Website: https://www.newacademycanoga.com
  • Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Email
  • Phone
  • In person (if needed)


Please make sure we have your most up to date contact information including your address, phone numbers, and email addresses.

N.E.W. Academy Canoga Park

COVID-19 General Office Hours: 8:00am to 1:30pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

By phone or By Appointment Only


Please Call Ahead to Make an Appointment to See an Administrator


All Social Distancing Measures Must Be Followed