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Principal Donna Drago

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Susan Schilling Legacy Award

School Supply List for August 2018


Thanks to the active involvement of our community throughout the year, the Napa Junction PTA will be buying school supplies for all our families.  Because of their generosity, we are only asking families to provide the following:

 

1 Fiskars Scissors

2 Large boxes of tissue

1 Pack of baby wipes

 

For students in TK-3rd Grades, please add one pencil box.

For students in 4th and 5th Grades, please add one 1" 3-ring binder.

 

We are encouraging all of our families to leave backpacks at home this year.  They are simply not needed and therefore an unnecessary expense for families.

Summer Reading Program

Are you looking for a way to improve your child's literacy skills and maybe even gain some quiet time for yourself?  If so, check out the American Canyon Library and sign your child up for the summer reading program.  This link has all the information you need!  If your child is a hesitant reader or not independent yet, reading to your child is the way to go!  The children who read throughout the summer, come to school in August with a gain in literacy.  Who doesn't want to encourage that?

Thursdays are Pizza Night at Papa Murphy's!

Papa Murphy's in American Canyon will donate 15% of your regularly priced purchases or 10% of discounted purchases to Napa Junction School.  You will need to show a paper flyer or the digital version in order for us to get this donation.  They are even throwing in free cookie dough for you if you participate.  

The first Thursday of every month is reserved for Napa Junction School.  Please take advantage of this business' generosity and support our school while giving yourself a night off from cooking!

View Architectural Plans for New School

NVUSD is working with the architectural firm ATI to develop plans for the new school site.  The expected opening date is August 2020.  The plans are still in the draft phase and we welcome public input.  Please feel free to contact the school principal if you have any questions or suggestions for this new school.  The plans will be finalized early fall and sent to the Division of the State Architect for final approval.  Once DSA approves the plans, they will go out to bid and construction will follow.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child who will turn 5 by September 1, 2018?  If so, it is time to register for kindergarten.  The sooner you register, the better.  NVUSD makes decisions about teachers during the Spring. Their decisions are based on enrollment numbers.  When you wait until August to register your child, there is a good chance your child will be placed in a classroom with a substitute teacher.  Please help us avoid this scenario and register you child now.

 

Everything you need to know about registering is on the school district website enrollment page.

 

Does your child turn 5 between September 2, 2018 and December 2, 2018?  If so, it is time to register for our Transitional kindergarten program.  We only have 24 spots for our TK students.  TK is not required so when that class is full, all other applicants are turned away or placed in programs in Napa schools.  If you would like your child to attend Napa Junction as a TK student, it is best to register now!

One Student Who Rises Above


 

We are proud to introduce Gladys to you.  Mrs. Ireland and Mrs. Topal nominated Gladys for an award that recognized her personal growth as a student this year.  Gladys developed a wonderful growth mindset which opened up so many learning opportunities to her this year.  In years past she struggled with confidence and was easily overcome by academic challenges.  This year she decided that challenges are not insurmountable but opportunities to develop.  She learned to persevere, ask for help when she needed it, set goals for herself and to recognize her progress.  Congratulations Gladys for earning this honor and representing Napa Junction at the Every Student Succeeding event.  

Our Program

Napa Junction Magnet School is a New Tech Network elementary school.  All of our students are engaged in Project Based Learning (PBL), an instructional method where students work for an extended period of time investigating and responding to complex questions.  As a magnet STEM school, each project integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, as well as literacy.  Students regularly attend our school's STEM Lab and have engineering, technology and field trip experiences that connect with their current PBL project.  Our program builds essential skills for today's world, including collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity.

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Napa Junction Recognized

Tom Vander Ark, CEO of gettingsmart.com, recognized Napa Junction Magnet School in a recent Education Week article.  Getting Smart is a learning design firm that advocates for innovation in learning that boosts equity and access.  He recently visited Napa Junction and was impressed with how our students exhibited collaboration as part of our high quality project-based learning program.  The art

 

Napa Junction Featured

We are proud to have been featured in the latest Impact Report from New Tech Network. This report features evidence that we are transforming education. http://bit.ly/2wcWPsW

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5/11/18

Visit the NVUSD Summer 2018 Opportunities for Students webpage to find dozens of things going on this summer for students, from NVUSD offerings, to community programs, swimming information and more! 

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