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April School Closings include Friday, April 22 and Monday, April 25 for the Easter Break.  No PK2 classes on April 14 due to parent/teacher conferences and no PK3/PK5 classes on April 15 due to parent/ teacher conferences.  A staff in-service day is scheduled for April 29.  The school will close at 11:45 for all students.  NO EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE.

 

The Savor Spring Annual Fundraiser event reached over $50,000 in net returns!  Your participation and support are greatly appreciated.  The lovely evening included a wine tasting and sales, restaurant samplings, live and silent auctions, raffles, and the Bali Bags.  Each of these activities, plus the sale of tickets to the event contributed to the earnings.  We thank everyone that attended, brought friends, donated time or items, or purchased items at the event, as your support ensured our success.

 

Special thanks goes to coordinator Sharon Romo plus NAPS staff members Devon Clouse, Pam Dorsey, Chris Daley, May Brady, and Melanie Pasiuk for their behind the scenes work. Sub-Committee Chairmen, Rusty Romo, Shannon Chatlos, Regina Brown, Sarah Kesselring, and Susie Antonelli, expertly organized a multitude of volunteers.  The success of the event is a direct result of the hard work put forth by each volunteer, and we genuinely appreciate your efforts.  Thank you all for an incredible evening.

 

All Savor Spring Charges to your NAPS account will appear on the April Invoice.  Charges may include event tickets, raffle tickets, auction items, and/or wine.

 

The Casual Panoramic Photos of each grade are now available to everyone!  Photos are on display in the school lobby and detailed ordering information is enclosed in this Tuesday Envelope.  Yearbook Order Forms are also included!

 

2011 – 2012 Registration for current NAPS families is complete, and available openings have been offered to new families on the waiting list.  Please confirm that your new student tuition deposit appeared on your March invoice, and look for your returning student $100 deposit on the April invoice.  If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Pasiuk at mpasiuk@napschool.com.

 

The Spring Association Meeting will be held at NAPS on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.   All association members are encouraged to attend. The meeting does not include a classroom open house.  However, the book fair will be open for a short time after the meeting and business includes the election of new board members.  Biographies of the candidates will appear on the website soon.

 

            Treasurer                        Joe Parks           

            Development                        Shannon Chatlos

            Communications            Regina Brown

            Personnel                        Lynne Sullivan

 

The Spectrum Foundation recently presented the school with a $1,000 donation toward our tuition assistance program.  This funding is earmarked specifically for military dependents enrolled in the school.  We thank the foundation and its president, Jeffrey D. Wassmer for their kind consideration and Rachel Milota, Mrs. Carr’s daughter, for alerting us to this opportunity!

 

Book Fair Volunteers are still needed!   See the sign-up form enclosed in this Tuesday Envelope for available shifts.  Volunteering at the fair is a fun and easy way to support the school.

 

Scrip Orders will not be delivered the week of April 4 or 18 due to Scrip scheduling.  The last Scrip order of the school year will be placed on May 19.  However, your final credit for the year will appear on the May invoice and the order must be placed the last week of April.  Details regarding summer ordering will be forthcoming.

 

Standardized Testing  (CORRECTION) for kindergarten through fifth grade is scheduled for April 18 - 29.  Individual classroom teachers develop schedules within that time frame, and will inform you of details in early April.  As always, every effort will be made to make-up tests missed due to illness.  However, tests missed due to absences for any other reason will remain incomplete.  Please plan accordingly.  Students perform optimally with a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast.  Please make an extra effort to provide these important elements of success.

 

NAPS Camp offers three weeks of fun for children with a year of PK through graduating fifth graders.  Spaces remain available for all sessions and all ages.  For more information contact May Brady at 410.757.3090 or mbrady@napschool.com.

 

NAPS Spring Fling is scheduled for Saturday, April 30.  The event will include games, moon bounce, pony rides, bingo, cakewalk, refreshments, a white elephant sale, and a talent show.  Look for sign up forms in early April.  Contact Amy Rosacker at 410.224.7639 or alsuggs@aol.com for more information.

 

Charitable Giving Dress Down Days have been a great success!  This semester we raised $545 for Leukemia Research and $531 for Jump Rope for Heart.  Your participation is greatly appreciated and we are certain our students benefit from the experience of giving as well!  Look for more information regarding a dress down day in support of Juvenile Diabetes.  The Eling family will participate in a walk to support this worthy cause.

 

The Last Day of School is a Half-Day!  There will be an all school dismissal at 11:45 am.  Extended care is available only to block users and USNA employees that are required to attend graduation ceremonies.  Advance reservations are required for all participants.  As always, extended care will close at 4 pm that day.

 

Carpool, Parking & Extended Care Reminders!  As the end of the school year draws near, it is easy to become lackadaisical regarding school policies.  However, procedures are in place for a variety of reasons, and we ask parents to be diligent the remainder of the year.

 

  1. A note is required regarding changes to your daily carpool routine.   A note will ensure that both the school and your child are aware of the change.  This eliminates confusion during carpool operations.
  2. Do not wait, under any circumstances, to turn left into the school driveway.  It is standard procedure to pass the driveway and line-up on the school side of the road.  This procedure was instigated in an effort to accommodate our neighbors and is especially important now that the Brigade Sports Complex is in operation.   Waiting to turn left creates a backup of cars and prohibits golfers and others that are headed to the complex from passing.
  3. Do not park, under any circumstances, on the black top area to the left of the school.   This area is used throughout the day for PE, school recess, and extended care recess.   The coming and going of cars is a danger to our children.  Any parking on the far left of the school is for STAFF ONLY.  Visitors may park in the straight area of the driveway or across the street.
  4. Never leave an unattended car engine running on school property!
  5. Students left after 5:30 pm will be assessed significant late charges and repeat offenders may lose extended care privileges.  This time of year brings changes in traffic patterns as a result of construction, beach traffic, and afterschool activities.  Please allow ample time to reach the school by 5:30 pm.

 

The Fifth Grade ONLY Chick-fil-A Lunch scheduled for Thursday, April 28 will be served on Wednesday, April 27 due to the fifth grade Williamsburg trip.  All other grades will be served on the normal schedule of Thursday, April 28.