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Naples Elementary Newsletter, March 2018
28 February 2018

Happy March, Naples Families!

They say March comes in like a lion. I feel like it has come in more like the abominable snowman from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. The weather is getting to us at Naples. Cabin fever is taking over staff and students alike. Regardless, we are working to maintain our focus on academic success, positive citizenship, and safety. Remember, Naples has a clear motto of SAFE, CIVIL and PRODUCTIVE! Ask your kiddos. I know they could recite it back to you!

We had a couple fun assemblies in the past month. We enjoyed Across the Divide, a Broadway-like musical from the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. This was an entertaining and educational story about the Lewis and Clark expedition which also addressed current issues of bullying and social media use. The kids loved every minute! Our second assembly was motivational speaker John Williams. His message was of kindness to all and perseverance. We feel fortunate to be able to provide these opportunities to our students.

Mrs. Krejci was honored as the Boundary County School District Classified Employee of the Month! We are proud to have her on our team. She is a strong asset for staff and students as one of our Title I professionals. Needless to say, she is well-loved by all! Congratulations, Mrs. Krejci!

If you’ve been in the office recently, you have likely met Amanda Gardner. She is our Naples PTSA president and more recently became our front desk life saver. She is filling in as a long-term sub for Mrs. Lucas. Mrs. Lucas is still here on campus, but she is working to support me in my other district-level role. If I didn’t mention it before, I wear two hats. One as Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Director for the district, and one as Naples Principal. As we enter state testing season and prepare for next year’s curriculum and professional development, I must rely heavily on Mrs. Lucas. We’re not sure what we’d do without these two amazing professionals supporting our students and staff!

It is with mixed emotions I announce the departure of a remarkable Naples team member. Our special education teacher, Cynthia Stovall-Sanders has accepted a position with Boulder Creek Academy. I am excited for her as she pursues her professional goals. However, I also know we are going to miss her. She has brought an extraordinary level of knowledge and love to her special education students for nearly 13 years in Boundary County schools. Good luck, Cynthia! Come see us at Naples any time!

Finally, as we approach the end of second trimester (March 8th), it feels like a good time to revisit a few key items, as well as begin preparations for next school year. Here are a few things to consider:

• Questions or Concerns? The TEAM of staff at Naples is here for your student! Call us or come visit!
• Idaho Content Standards! Take a look at
• Visit the Naples website!
• Follow us on Facebook!
• Join the Naples PTSA (parent group)! Contact Mrs. Gardner (now in the front office).
• Serve on the Naples 2018-2019 School Handbook Committee! Notify the front office.
• Teach a H.A.T.S. Session! Pick up a form in the office. Next event is March 28th, 1-3:00 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your greatest, most valuable blessings with us each day! Their presence makes our lives brighter. Let’s start dancing for warm weather!

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