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November 2019 - Volume 9, Issue 4
 
Message from the Superintendent
 
November is the month of gratitude, and at CCPS, we are grateful for so much! Gratitude is not only a feeling of appreciation or satisfaction, but a celebration of the present. I am sincerely grateful to our #CCPSFamily - our students, staff, parents, volunteers, and community partners - for the #CCPSSuccess happening in our District each and every day.
 
Champions For Learning ended the month of October by highlighting the great work of our educators as they announced the 2019-2020 Teachers of Distinction. We are #CCPSProud of the honorees and ALL of our educators. Thank you to Champions For Learning for continuing their 30-year traditions of recognizing what our teachers do every day. Click here to view the list of honorees.
 
I have my sneakers ready for the 5th Annual CCPS 5K Walk-Run! Do you? We are looking forward to seeing all of our runners and walkers on Saturday morning, November 16, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center. Entry fees increase on race day, so make sure to register today! Share your training on social media using #CCPS5K and tag @collierschools and @suncoastcu.
 
The Greater Naples Chamber and Leadership Collier Foundation are collaborating with CCPS to offer a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs. The application window for the 2020 Naples Children’s Business Fair will close on November 22. Student entrepreneurs interested in selling their original products and services to the public should apply. The event will be held on January 11, 2020, at Gulf Coast High School. Click here for more information.
 
Wishing everyone in our #CCPSFamily a wonderful Fall Break full of gratitude, memories, and laughter!
 
~ Dr. Kamela Patton
 
 
 
NOVEMBER
IMPORTANT DATES
 
November 5
Regular School Board Meeting at 4:30pm (Business Meeting begins at 5:00pm)
November 12
School Board Organizational Meeting at 8:00am
November 13
ESE Expo at Immokalee High School from 5:30pm - 7:00pm (click here for more information)
November 16
5th Annual CCPS 5K Walk-Run (click here to register)
November 25
No School (Hurricane Make-Up Day)
November 26
No School (Hurricane Make-Up Day)
November 27-29
No School (Fall Break)
 
District Calendar
 
 
 
CCPS 5K WALK-RUN
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Race starts at 8:00am
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Administrative Center Campus
(5775 Osceola Trail, Naples)
 
The 5th Annual CCPS 5K Walk-Run is just a couple of weeks away! Lace up your shoes and join us to promote healthy and active living in Collier County. Register today - entry fees increase on race day!
 
Register for CCPS 5K
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
 
 
In Golden Gate there is a treasured place committed to supporting children and families. Grace Place For Children & Families builds leadership, inspires change, and educates for the future. Golden Gate is roughly four square miles and has a population of almost 30,000. The community has a high percentage of economically needy students and families and Grace Place is addressing that need. The organization has a vision that all families in Golden Gate will have access to education to break the cycle of poverty. Grace Place is committed to early childhood education and family literacy through Bright Beginnings, afterschool support for K-12 students through Academy of Leaders, and developing young leaders who are college bound through the AP Leadership program. In addition, Grace Place offers adult learning and a food pantry to help their families thrive. Grace Place is being recognized by the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation as a national model and will be receiving the Pearl Literacy Award on November 13 at the National Literacy Summit at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In addition, CCPS would like to congratulate Grace Place For Children & Families on their recent expansion and celebration of their ribbon cutting coming up on November 12.
 
Learn more about Grace Place
 
 
 
FLORIDA CRUNCH
 
Elementary schools throughout the District celebrated National Farm to School Month by participating in Crunch Day! Students learned about Florida agriculture and the benefits of local fruits and vegetables, and "crunched" into some locally grown mini bell peppers!
 
Click here to view video news package
 
 
 
UNIQUE TO BE ME
 
Pelican Marsh Elementary recently launched its Unique to Be Me initiative, focused on celebrating the uniqueness of its students. During the event, the school recognized the 34 languages represented in its classrooms.
 
Click here to view video news package
 
 
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DO YOU WANT TO BE A VOLUNTEER?
 
Collier County Public Schools needs volunteers and you can help!
 
Interested? Apply online at collierschools.com/volunteer and schedule an orientation with your school to begin helping today!
 
 
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School Board
Mr. Roy M. Terry, Chair • Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Vice Chair
Mr. Erick Carter, Member • Mrs. Jen Mitchell, Member • Dr. Jory Westberry, Member
 
Superintendent
Dr. Kamela Patton
 
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