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Welcome to Naples ES

Dear Naples Elementary School Community:

Benvenuti a Napoli and welcome to Naples Elementary School where we empower each student to be an independent, creative problem-solver .

It’s hard to believe that we are revving up for another fantastic school year here at Naples ES! Over the summer the school has received lots of beautification and enhancement projects to reflect a 21st Century School. Please see the posted sign at the entrance of the school that detail all the completed projects.

Our priorities at Naples Elementary School focus on 2 key areas: First, we will continue with the implementation of the College and Career Readiness Standards in Math K-6, Language Arts Grades K- 6, and Science Grades K-5. Secondly, Naples Elementary School will continue to focus on mapping out rigorous educational experiences to our students vis-à-vis our “Thursday 1300 Early Release Model” that is geared to the professional growth of teachers thereby ensuring academic success of ALL our students. Academic success will not only be planned for during the Collaboration Thursdays but it will also be measured through the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System.

At Naples ES, we believe that the best education can be achieved through teamwork by having home, school, and community combine energies and talents. We encourage stakeholders to be active participants in the education process. Volunteers enrich and support the curriculum through diverse activities and are always welcome at our school. We are fortunate to have a very strong Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and they are always looking for members. There is also the School Advisory Committee (SAC) that is comprised of parents and teachers who deal with whole school topics such as curricular issues, cafeteria items, and bus questions. In addition, we have Continuous School Improvement (CSI) Teams that include parent representatives working with teachers to achieve our school improvement goals.

Parent and family-oriented activities engage stakeholders in meaningful ways and enhances 21st Century Learning opportunities. Activities include: Grade level STEM nights (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), student-led conferences, parent conferences, parent coffees, science expo, math night, and study trips. These interactive approaches involving teachers, parents, students, and community members actively engage families in learning.

Naples Elementary School provides quality programming to ensure student success. Some of the programs and services provided are Sure Start, Pre-School Children with Disabilities Program, Gifted Education, Special Education Services, English as a Second Language Program, READ 180, Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Personalized Academic Learning (PAL) Partial Italian Language Immersion, Counseling and Psychological Services, School Nurse, Information Center (Library), and Educational Technologist (Computers, etc.)

Welcome back and benvenuti to the Naples Elementary Family!

Mr. Christopher D. Beane