Volume 3, Issue 3 LA DELFINA 2008/2009 NAPLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 09 February 09 Upcoming Dates to Remember What to look for. February 7-12 March 9-13 Dates to Know 1 Spring Photos Terra Nova Standardized Principal’s Corner 2 Testing February 12 Accelerated 3 Reading Awards 4th & 5th grade March 20 Withdrawal & 13:30 Early Release Day at 13:00 Registration February 13 Health Office 4 Reading Awards 2nd & 3rd grade April 3-10 Information 08:30 Spring Break PTA Excitement 5 February 13 April 13-24 Early Release Day at 13:00 School Year 2009-2010 Registration February 16 Are you PCS’ing? President’s Day—No School May 14 Accelerated Withdrawal If you are PCS’ing at the end of this school year, please notify the front office via phone NAPLES ADMINISTRATION or email. Principal Mona Morgan Assistant Principal Jeremy Simpson Assistant Principal Jerry Hood Telephone DSN 629-4037 NES Principal E-mail NaplesEs.Principal@eu.dodea.edu Principal’s Corner Parents Can Help With TerraNova Test Preparation Test week: March 9-13, 2009 In just a few weeks, our students in grades 3-6 will be taking the TerraNova which is a norm-referenced national standardized achieve- ment test. The students will be required to answer multiple-choice questions and write out answers to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. The results of these efforts will show the student's strengths and weaknesses in five subject areas: Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. As parents, you can assist by ensuring that your children get plenty of rest, eat a healthy; not heavy breakfast; arrive to school on time, and do their very best. You can also assist by not scheduling appointments (medical, dental, etc.) during the morning hours (0800-1200) of the test week of March 9-13, as this period is used for testing. We want our students to do well, so your assistance during the week of TerraNova testing is most appreciated. Thank you Accelerated Withdrawal The accelerated withdrawal date for SY 2008-2009 is May 14, 2009. Students must be in school all day on May 13, 2009. The accelerated withdrawal date has never been intended to apply or be extended for, the convenience of family travel, visits or other discretionary reasons. The policy therefore requires verification of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or other official orders, to school officials in order to receive consideration for full academic credit. Approval and final grades are contingent on two criteria: the request must fall within the maximum 20-day early withdrawal limit, and the student must complete all assignments. Students who depart prior to the 20-day early withdrawal limit will receive a “withdrawal” grade, not a final grade. Parents should begin coordinating as soon as possible to help ensure the student can complete all schoolwork in accordance with the guidelines set. Students who do not complete the assignments will receive an incom- plete grade. Registration SY 2009-2010 Registration packets for returning and new students will be available March 16th. Returning NES Students will receive a registration packet from their homeroom teacher. New Students will need to pick up a registration packet at NES. This includes incoming kindergarten and first time first grade students. Students that are pre-registered online must print out the application to bring with them at spring registration. No student will be registered without a current set of orders and DSE 803 form verified by the personnel department, if orders have expired. Volume 3, Issue 3 Page 3 Health office Please take a moment and make sure that any clothes borrowed from the Health office are returned. We are missing several pairs of sweat pants given to children who slipped in the mud on the playground. Please help us continue to have clothes available for your chil- dren. Plans for Dental Health week are in the works! Dental Health Week will take place February 9-13. A special thanks to the Dental Clinic for their continued support of our school. Dear parents please continue to be diligent in checking your children for head lice. We have had several new cases in the last week and please continue to be diligent and help us control this outbreak. Thank you to everyone who has complied with our immunization requirements! All of the letters went home over the last couple of weeks to those parents whose children needed current shots. PEDIATRIC ASTHMA CLASS The hospital is very excited about their Pediatric Asthma refresher course on Feb 19th starting at 1730. The Pediatricians and Respiratory Techs have prepared this class for parents and children ages 5-10 years old and it will focus on how to care for your asthmatic child. Please register at 629 -6445. NES SPIRIT GEAR HATS The new hats are $8.00 and another note about sweatshirt sizes...We have youth sizes AND adult sizes....the YS, YM, YL and S, M for adults in the sweatshirts....We will have soon L and XL for adults too. SPIRIT DAY It was so much fun seeing everyone decked out in their yellow and black on our Spelling Bee Spirit Day, we’re continuing the fun. Mark your calendars: Monday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday. How about we show some more school spirit and our appreciation for the man who made green eggs famous – come dressed in Dr. Seuss wear on his birthday (3/2/09). The class with the most spirit (costumes/hats/wigs... you name it!) is sure to get acknowledged with something fun! C. K., PTA WANTED – YOUR CANDID PHOTOS! Have a few pictures from your child’s class party or special event? We’d love to include them in the yearbook! Please contact the Yearbook chair at firstname.lastname@example.org INTERNATIONAL NIGHT There is a wonderful opportunity at our school! The PTA would like to host an international night. We are fortu‐ nate to have a wonderful representation of countries and cultures in our midst. We want to help you spread your knowledge and love of your country to our students and families. Beginning immediately, you may sign up to host a table about your country. After that, it is up to you. You may bring in food samples, pictures, art, books, truly what‐ ever you think will help people understand and appreciate your country. Registration (no fee) will be for the next two weeks. If there is more than one person interested in hosting a table for the same county, we will put you in touch and you can co‐host the table. Thank you so much for your assistance, and for considering helping us enrich our students’ knowledge and experiences. To register, or for questions, please contact email@example.com. SCHOOL PHOTOS Every child will be in the yearbook regardless of a photo purchase! Classroom pictures will also be taken, and they are in front of a green screen – probably appearing as ‘The Bay of Naples’. This means that if your child comes to school dressed in green, he/she will disappear…so no green clothing please. THE MINIMUM ORDER FOR ANY ORDER IS $20. School orders can be returned with payment (cash and checks to NES PTA – NO EURO) to your teacher or to the Front Office, the PTA will be collecting orders daily. SCHEDULED CLASSROOM PHOTOS Monday, 2/9/09: Truzzolino; Scott; Powell; Lauro‐Geruso; Saccuman; Camilleri; Wood; Frenette; Haughland; LaGioia; Salinas; Fitzgerald Tuesday, 2/10/09: Binci; Nichols; Bidez; Losada; Ruffino; Davis; Carter; Earhart; Hail; Muzyka; Strand; Johnson Wednesday, 2/11/09: Boyd; Amy Thomas; Hood; Flake; Brunacci; Weaver; Daniels; Linda Thomas; Christian; Devezin; Cheek Thursday, 2/11/09: Oropallo; Simpson; Bratcher; Giddens; Linderman; Mancino; Enoch; McKenzie; Satallante; Bryant FUTURE EVENTS The PTA fun never ends at NES, we still have these events in store for you: Science Fair, Math Night Out, Spring Carnival, Field Day, Volunteer Appreciation and Teacher Appreciation, to name a few. Have a few extra hours and want to help? We can ALWAYS use volunteer help; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your generous offer to help. Thanks in advance! CLASSROOM PICTURES Let's pretend you're not getting tired of solicitations for volunteer help...our school events wouldn't be possible without the help of generous parents and family members and we need some of that help soon! Classroom photos run 2/9‐2/12 throughout the school day, and the photographer has his hands full trying to corral 25+ wiggly children into place. If you find yourself with an extra hour or two, a sign‐up sheet is next to the Front Office and we could badly use some help during the various photo sessions. The more hands we have to help the photographer, the less likely we'll be to have a classroom shot similar to a Calvin and Hobbs cartoon. Thanks in advance! C. K. POP ROCKS and CANDY Pop rocks (the candy) are not allowed at NES. These have been used in the cafeteria to explode water bottles which is a highly dangerous and not appropriate past time. Gum and candy are not allowed on the NES campus as they are often distracting and used inappropriately. RUNNING CLUB Those students who continue to run/walk the Dolphin course deserve a round of applause! Way to go eve‐ ryone! Keep up the great work, and don’t forget you can log your PE laps on your classroom Running Club chart. Below are the top runners for classrooms with recorded laps. If your child’s classroom is not listed, no laps were recorded. First Grade: 1B ~ D C.; 1G ~ A G. Second Grade: 2C~ M S.; 2E ~ M S. & H T.; 2G ~ S Z. & E W.; 2F ~ B W.; 2D ~ A M.; 2B ~ L B.; Powell ~ H M. Third Grade: 3B ~ H B. & J B.; 3A ~ A W.; 3E ~ MD.; 3F ~ A B. Fourth Grade: 4A ~ S F.; 4B ~ N R.; 4C ~ K B.; 4D ~ K H.; 4E ~ D K. Fourth/Fifth Grade: 45 ~ D H. Fifth Grade: 5A ~ T A.; 5C ~ N B.; 5E ~ K H. & N L. Sixth Grade: 6B ~ C Q. The American Soccer Club of Napoli (ASC) ASC has made arrangements with Non Stop Soccer (a Virginia based soccer training school) to visit Naples and conduct a soccer camp. The Non Stop Soccer philosophy is to design camps that "focus on proper soccer techniques in a fun, confidence building, and creative environment tai- lored to challenge players of all ages and abilities." The camp will take place the week of February 23rd through 27th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the South Support Site Lighted Soccer Fields. This camp is open to all players ages 7 - 12 years old. While participation every day is desireable, it is not required. Interested players can contact ASC through the ASC website www.ASCNapoli.com, or call 081- 816-5165. Registration will be conducted online at www.nonstopsoccer.net. The Non Stop Soccer website is not yet accepting FPO address so we have been advised to place FPO AE in the city line and any state in the state line. The cost on the Non-Stop Soccer website is listed as $120 but we are working with the company to reduce the cost to $100. Non Stop Soccer Camps of the level we are bringing to Naples typically cost $180 per player. We are hoping that with enough players we will be able to reduce the cost to $100 due to the quantity and quality of players that Naples has to offer. Thank you very much for your help and support! This is a great way for the students of NES to learn about soccer and that being healthy can be fun!