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NAPS News May 2011


NAPS will be closed for a half-day this Friday, April 29.  NO Extended-care is available.


May closings include three half days.  The school will be closed at 11:45 AM for all students on Friday, May 13 for Blue and Gold Day.  Extended care is available to BLOCK users only.  The school will also be closed at 11:45 AM for all students on Wednesday, May 25.  NO EXTENDED CARE AVAILABLE.  Finally, the school will be closed at 11:45 AM on Friday, May 27.  Extended care is available until 4 pm to BLOCK users and USNA Faculty and Staff members that are required to attend graduation.  All parties must confirm their reservation.


The Spring Fling is scheduled for this Saturday, April 30!  We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Blue and Gold Day for PK and Kindergarten students is scheduled for Friday, May 6.  Activities will run from 8:30 to 11:30 am.  There is no scheduled rain date.


Blue and Gold Day for first through fifth grades is scheduled for Friday, May 13.  It is a half-day for all students and extended care is open to BLOCK users only.  There is no scheduled rain date.


A Dress Down for Dollars Day is scheduled for this Friday, April 29.   For a donation of $2 students may wear appropriate street clothes for the day.  Proceeds will benefit the Shanahan Children’s Clinic, located in Annapolis.  The clinic, founded by Sandra Shanahan a NAPS grandparent, provides health care to all uninsured children from birth to 19 years of age.  The clinic is funded completely by donations and grants, and is staffed by a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, volunteers, and interpreters.   Your support of this effort is greatly appreciated!


Another Dress Down for Dollars Day is scheduled for Thursday, May 12.  Students have the option of contributing to their choice of two charitable organizations.  Donations of $2 may be made to the Save the Children Fund for Japan and New Zealand Earth Quake Survivors.  Or, students may provide items from a list of kindergarten supplies needed to support a school in Afghanistan.  This effort is in support of a project headed by NAPS mom and USNA History Professor, Virginia Lunsford.  A list and further information will be forthcoming.


NAPS Charitable Giving last month included a dress down day in support of Diabetes research.  We raised $611 and sponsored Matt Eling and Danny Jackson in a recent walkathon.  Thank you for your generous support!


The Land and Sea Event recently sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover raised over $1,250 for the school.  Proceeds from wine sales are still pending, but will increase this donation.  Our thanks to our friends at Land Rover and to all the NAPS families that participated.


Hearing and Vision Screenings are scheduled for Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3.  These screenings are routine and require no preparation.  Only questionable results will be forwarded directly to the parent for further investigation.


The All School Photo is scheduled for Thursday, May 5.  All students should wear a PE Uniform.

PK3 students are encouraged to participate.  Parents should bring their PK3 student to school at 8:45 a.m. and plan to stay for about 30 minutes.  Parental supervision is required at all times. 


The Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, an adult only event, is scheduled for Thursday, May 19.   NAPS wishes to recognize all those families that donated time and/or effort above and beyond the scheduled class parties.  We appreciate your help as many of our activities rely on volunteers.  Look for your invitation in an upcoming Tuesday Envelope.

The NAPS Award Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 at 9 a.m.  Kindergarten – fifth grade students will participate in the ceremony, which is held on the P.E. blacktop.  Parents and friends are welcome to attend.  In the event of inclement weather, two ceremonies will be held on the porch.  Kindergarten, first, and second grade classes will receive their awards at 9 a.m. and third, fourth, and fifth grade students will gather at 10 a.m.


Graduation Ceremonies for our fifth grade students will be held Thursday, May 26 at 1 p.m., on the front lawn of the school.   Fifth graders should arrive at noon in the formal uniform.   Friday, May 27 is not a school day for the graduates.


Graduating and Departing Students must settle all financial obligations before academic files are released.  Records will be ready for release June 13.  Please complete a records release form to indicate how you wish to handle the transfer of academic records.  Forms are included in this Tuesday Envelope, or a new one can be found in the Admissions Office.  Contact Melanie Pasiuk at for further details.


A final 2010-2011 School Year Invoice will be issued in the May 24 Tuesday Envelope.  The invoice will include miscellaneous charges incurred during the month of May such as fieldtrips, occasional extended care and lunches.  Payment of these fees is due in full on June 20, 2011.  Only those families with an account balance will be issued an invoice.


An invoice for the annual book/supply and building maintenance fees for all new and returning families will be included in the mid-June mailing.  These fees may be paid in one payment or in three installments over the summer months.  However, all fees must be paid in full by August 20, 2011.


Uniform Exchange is scheduled for Friday, May 27.  Please feel free to send in gently used uniforms prior to the event.


The 2011-2012 Slate of Board Members was approved at the April Association Meeting.  The Board would like to welcome Shannon Chatlos as the new Development Director, Regina Brown as the new Communications Director, and Joe Parks as the new Treasurer. 


An Updated NAPS Logo was approved at the April Board meeting and will soon adorn our uniforms and printed materials!  A one-year grace period will be given to transition from the current uniforms to those with the updated logo.  All uniforms must sport the updated logo in August of 2012.


Both Land’s End and Flynn & O’Hara are in the process of reconfiguring the artwork.  Only updated logo items will be sold from now on.