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March 2021 - Volume 10, Issue 8
Message from the Superintendent
It sure does seem like February flew by at lightning speed! While we are in what is typically our academic competition season, I am #CCPSProud of our teachers and District staff for finding innovative and creative ways to continue offering these opportunities for our students. Congratulations to the winners of competitions that have concluded and good luck to the many still competing!
Along with academic competitions, our athletic programs continue to proceed safely and successfully. You may have noticed the recent debut of our monthly District All-Stars, recognizing exemplary high school student-athletes. Keep an eye out on our @collierschools social media pages or visit collierschools.com/DistrictAllStars for exciting highlights!
Our District recently held its 2nd Annual ESE Expo, this year in a virtual format! As part of Sharing the Commitment, this event offered parents an opportunity to discover the many local resources available for preschool through high school transition-aged students with disabilities. Thank you to the many community organizations that participated by providing video recordings and information about the wide array of services available for students with disabilities. The 2021 ESE Expo can still be accessed by visiting collierschools.com/ESEexpo.
Spring Break is coming up soon (March 15-19)! As we take time to rest and recharge during the break, please remember to continue practicing healthy habits. Thank you to our students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and staff members for their commitment to keeping our #CCPSFamily healthy.
~ Dr. Kamela Patton
EMPATHY refers to having the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. It is about putting oneself in another's shoes.
Conversation Starter
How do you feel when someone else truly understands what you are going through? How have you been able to tell that someone understands what you have experienced or felt?
March 9
Regular School Board Meeting at 4:00pm
March 15-19
No School (Spring Break)
March 29
Virtual Learning Day / Teacher Planning Day
District Calendar
Registration for all Kindergarten through 12th grade students NEW to the district will be available online beginning on February 1, 2021
Click here for required documents and more information
Founded in 1984 in Immokalee, Florida, The Guadalupe Center is one of the pillars of the community. Committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and supporting students and families for over 35 years, this organization offers high-quality early learning education, afterschool/summer tutoring, and a high school Tutor Corps program. Serving over 350 children in three early learning centers makes The Guadalupe Center the largest nonprofit provider of early learning services in Collier County. The organization's newest location is set to open in January 2022, allowing for continued growth by serving an additional 525 children. In addition, The Guadalupe Center serves 585 students in afterschool programs at elementary schools in Immokalee. The high school program currently serves 117 students and provides academic support, employment, and a college scholarship for their participation. The Guadalupe Center has been changing the lives of children in Immokalee for generations.
Click here to learn more about The Guadalupe Center
Congratulations to Golden Gate Elementary School third grader Addison Cruz for winning 1st place in Florida's 2021 Celebrate Literacy Week Writing Contest for Grades 3-5.
Click here to learn more
Congratulations to our 2021 MATHCOUNTS winners Kayleigh Green from North Naples Middle (1st place), Thomas Golian from Oakridge Middle (2nd place), and Michael Crawford from North Naples Middle (3rd place)
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Mr. Erick Carter, Chair • Mrs. Jen Mitchell, Vice Chair
Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Member • Mr. Roy M. Terry, Member • Dr. Jory Westberry, Member
Dr. Kamela Patton
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