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NAPS News December 2010


NAPS News December 2010 Vol. 2

NAPS will be closed December 20- January 7 for the winter break. The school will reopen on Monday, January 10, 2010.  Please Note the winter break schedule, made available in May 2010, is in keeping with the Naval Academy’s 2010-2011 calendar and is a week longer than many other local schools. Friday, December 17 is a half-day for all students.  NO EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE.


The Final Scrip Order will be placed on Thursday, December 9 for delivery next week.  Please consider this option when doing your holiday shopping!  


The US Naval Academy’s 12th Annual Giving Tree participation is outstanding!  We are on track to provide for more than 100 area children!  Thank you for your generous support.  Please remember that donations must be at the school by close of business, Thursday, December 9.


Go Navy/Beat Army Dress Down Day is scheduled for this Friday, December 10.   Students may wear appropriate Go Navy attire!


NAPS is dressed for the Holidays!  Our thanks go to Amber Joyce for creating the beautiful wreath that adorns the tower!


Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Pieces will be available for viewing Wednesday, December 8 through Friday, December 17.  Parents are encouraged to stop by the Administrative Office to touch and size the uniforms directly to your child.  For more information contact Chris Daley at


The Christmas Pageant is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, in Mahan Hall.  Kindergarten through fifth grade students, dressed in formal uniform, must arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m., as the performance begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.  While PK students do not participate, all NAPS families are invited to attend.  Additional information will follow.


A Professional Video of the Pageant will be taped and available for purchase.  Purchase of the video will give you the opportunity to enjoy the performance without worry or distractions.  Please remember if you do choose to bring your own equipment, tripods may not be set-up on the main level of the auditorium.  As always, tripods may be set-up in the balcony.


Holiday Parties are scheduled for Thursday, December 16 for PK2 and Friday, December 17, for PK3-5th grades. PK classes will dismiss slightly early on Friday to avoid over crowding and congestion during the all school dismissal at 11:45 am.   


Fieldtrips provide both educational and cultural experiences that cannot be equaled in the classroom.  The school makes every effort to choose trips that offer value both educationally and financially, and we do expect participation by all students.   The cost of each trip varies, and may include admission, transportation, meal, and other services.  If you find the fee for a particular experience is not in your monthly budget, we are happy to work with you.  Please contact Pam Dorsey at  or 410.757.3090 to discuss payment options.


NAPS 5K/10K T-shirts are now on sale!  Shirts can be purchased for $5 each.  Contact May Brady for more information at 410.757.3090


Tax Records and Tuition Invoices – Some pre-kindergarten and childcare expenses are tax deductible.  To claim such expenses you must provide verification and our Federal ID# 52-6001692. Confer with a certified tax professional for details.  We do ask that you save your monthly invoices throughout the year, as we are unable to generate a history of invoices at year’s end.


To assist you in this effort, please feel free to retain your original monthly invoices.  It is not necessary to enclose the invoice when making a tuition payment.  Always write the student name(s) on the memo line of your check, and the appropriate account will be credited.  This is especially important if the name on the check does not match that of the child.







Our own Noelle Norton, mother of 4th grader Ethan Lovette and 1st grader Mimi Norton, is currently undergoing aggressive cancer treatment.  During most of this challenging time, Noelle has the live in support of her extended family.  However, during the holiday period the Norton family will be without help, and your assistance with meals would be especially appreciated.


During the holiday break meals can be delivered directly to their Severna Park home or to the Annapolis home of meal coordinator/NAPS mom, Jean Macindoe.  Alternately, Jean is happy to do both pick-up and delivery of your donation.  Once school resumes, meals can be sent to the school during morning carpool and a staff member will ensure that the meal goes home with the Norton children.  Your help in any form is appreciated, and meals need not be homemade.  However, disposable containers are greatly appreciated. 


Please contact the school if you would like to contribute.





NAPS Reopens Monday, January 10!