North Bay Haven Charter Academy K-5

4/10/18 Email blast

Please be sure to check the school calendar frequently. It can be found on the website.



Congratulations to Emma Rogers, our Royalty winner. Emma has many fun and exciting things in store this week. 

Electronics Policy - High Priority, please read

The testing season is upon us, so we wanted to make sure all parents are aware of our Electronics Policy. Students are allowed to have electronics at school but the device MUST BE TURNED OFF and must remain in backpacks. Students may not use electronics on school grounds without permission from an employee of the school. Any need to contact parents can always be achieved through the office or with a teacher’s assistance. Electronic devices include, but are not limited to, cell phones, tablets, smart watches, and ipads.  Below is the Electronics Policy from the student handbook. The elementary school doesn’t have a bell system so the policy for elementary school is as stated  above, Students are allowed to have electronics at school but the devise MUST BE TURNED OFF and must remain in backpacks. Students may not use electronics on school grounds without permission from an employee of the school. This policy goes into effect when the students arrive in the morning and is in effect until they leave in the afternoon.


Students may not use any electronic devices, with the exception of devices approved by the school, after the tardy bell rings at the beginning of the school day until the dismissal bell rings at the end of school day or while under the supervision of faculty and/or staff. Students may not use said devices while engaged in any academic, club or athletic activity without permission of the faculty or staff member in charge. Cellular Telephone Policy Effective 8.01.09 Students shall not use any cellular telephones during school hours or while on approved school trips (except for times when the students are in a theme park, on the bus or in the hotel or as otherwise allowed by the administration). Any student may bring cellular telephones onto school property; however, cellular telephones shall be kept in the student’s locker or in an area designated by school officials for the storage of cellular telephones during school hours. Cellular telephones must be kept in an “off” mode during school hours. Any student who chooses to bring a cellular telephone to school shall do so at his or her own risk. School personnel shall not be responsible for damage, loss or theft of a student’s cellular telephone while on school property. Violations of this policy will result in confiscation of the cellular telephone by school officials. Any confiscated cellular telephone will only be returned to the violating student’s parent/guardian at the end of the school day and after a return of property form is signed by the student’s parent/guardian. Repeated violations of this policy may result in other disciplinary actions, including but not limited to In School Suspension, or Out of School Suspension. Students may not possess any other type of electronic device at any time. These items shall be subject to the rules of confiscation. The school shall not be responsible for any damage, theft or loss of any electronic device brought to the school property or at any school related function. The school shall not engage in any investigation for the return of lost or stolen items. 


The Safety Patrol Team B is on duty this week.



There has been a change with the volunteer schedule for FSA hall monitors. From this point forward volunteers are needed from 8:00am-9:45am. You will check in with Mrs. Chapman at 7:45am. 


I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Thank you,


Jessica Gibson

Volunteer Coordinator




Board Positions
We are now taking resumes for positions on the board. If you or someone you know would be interested, resumes and a letter of intent should be sent to Mr. Bolinger @ and Julie Maddox @ no later than April 19.


Preschool News
Summer Camp for school age and preschool is now open for enrollment.  Lots of fun activities and field trips are planned for an exciting and education summer. Please submit your application as soon as possible.  


Preschool is now enrolling for the 2018-19 school year.  Please submit the attached application along with supply and registration fees to secure your spot in our program.  Please call 248-0213 or 248-0332 for more information!

Soccer Camp

The North Bay Haven Girl's Soccer team will be hosting their annual summer soccer camp June 4th-7th at Bay Haven Charter Academy from 8:30-11:00. For more information check out the attached flyer!  



The Haven Family Foundation is hosting its annual golf tournament on Saturday, April 14th at Holiday Golf Club, 8:30 shotgun start, four person scramble format.  This year's tournament promises to be better than any before.  All proceeds go to the Foundation to help with improvements at both campuses and to benefit students at all five Haven Family schools.  There are plenty of opportunities to participate in the tournament, either as a player, sponsor or contributor.  If you like to play golf (or at least be out in the fresh air and occasionally whack a golf ball), get your foursome together and sign up your team today.  There will be lots of goodies at the tournament for all players.  If golf is not your game or you cannot make it on the 14th, be a sponsor and get publicity for your company.  The Corporate/Family Sponsorship offers the opportunity not only for publicity on the day of the tournament, but at both campuses thereafter!  If you are not inclined to do either, we will gladly accept any donations of goods, gift certificates or other promotional items to be used as prizes or giveaways.  Attached is a sign up flier for the tournament with all pertinent information.  Sign up by April 7th.  To sign up, if you have questions or your would like to help with the tournament, call Bill Henry at 850-774-0887 or Steve Crow at 850-258-5368, or email


NBH has a team, and we will be participating in the Panama City Event on Saturday, April 28, 2018. It is at Frank Nelson Park on 23rd Street, and the event is from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Any time you can help during that time period on-site would be great.


Monday, April 16th, is a Jeans/Spirit Shirt day, $5 for students, $10 for adults and the proceeds will go to Relay for Life!


To sign up for our team, please go to the following link and sign up under team North Bay Haven:


The theme is SUPERHEROES, so if you have any or know of any Superhero decorations that we can use that day, that would be great. We also need participants on April 28th. This is a GREAT way to earn VOLUNTEER HOURS! Volunteer for an hour or for the whole time.  We want to invite teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and KIDS from pre-k through high school to be a part of this event. 


In addition to the jeans day on April 16th we want to have an on-site fundraiser, too, that is very low-maintenance. If you have any ideas, please contact Dr. Collins, our Relay for Life Coordinator. Her email address is


This event is designed to be educational, inspirational, and fun. We would love a ton of participation from our school to show the community how great we are and help in the fight of cancer while doing so. Go Bucs!







The parking lot IS NOT for student drop-off. Please do not pull in the parking lot to drop the students off. 


The NUMBERED parking spaces are assigned to teachers. Please do not park in any numbered spaces. There are several spaces that are not numbered - those are available for parents to use.



UPDATE - Service Road Closed

PLEASE REMEMBER -The NBH service road, from the dumpster area to the elementary school, is closed from 7:40 am until 2:00 pm. If the road barriers are up DO NOT GO AROUND THEM and DO NOT MOVE THEM! It is possible the for the wind to blow the barriers over. Do not drive around them or over them. The barriers are strictly for the safety of the children. We appreciate your continued help to ensure the safety of our students.



NBH MEN-tors program is designed for a dad, or father figure, to be able to come to the school and volunteer for the day. Dads will be given a schedule that will allow them to spend time in their child’s classroom and special areas, along with helping in the lunch room and monitoring hallways. MEN-tors will also be given a free t-shirt and their picture taken with their child to be put on the recognition board. This is a great opportunity to get 8 volunteer hours completed!

Click on the blogspot link to Sign Up to become a Buccaneer Men-tor and for information -

For more information, contact Tim Parker


MEN-tors Golf Tournament April 21, 2018!! 7 am Registration, 8 am Shotgun 


Lost and Found

Items will be returned to the students if the item has a student's name in/on it. This is very important! PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME IN/ON LUNCHBOXES, WATER BOTTLES, COATS, SWEATSHIRTS, etc. Items without a name in/on them will be kept for one week and then will be donated to an agency that helps others from our area. NBH jackets without names will be placed in the PTSP Used Clothes Closet.




Please continue sending in your box tops through the end of the school year.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed this year to Box Tops! We had a great year!




Hello Buccaneer Parents! Mrs. Kensinger is looking for volunteers to help with this year's art show. Please sign up by clicking the link below. As always, thank you for volunteering!


Jessica Gibson

Volunteer Coordinator




Upcoming Events - Parents, look at the school calendar frequently.

April 6 - Spirit Day/Snocones OR Dress up like Superman (must be school appropriate). $3.00 fundraiser for the Dane Turnmeyer Scholarship Foundation.


April 7 - Arts Alive - Congratulations to the elementary students who were chosen to participate in this wonderful program. Congratulations Kaden LaMare, Ashley Shores and Logan Ubowski.


April 9 - Kindergarten/1st Grade 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Student of the Month Awards. 9:30-10:30 am



April 12 - 4th Grade 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Student of the Month Awards. 9:30-10:30 am

April 12 - 2nd Grade 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Student of the Month Awards. 1-2 PM


April 13 - 5th Grade 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Student of the Month Awards. 9:45-10:45 am

April 13 - 3rd Grade 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Student of the Month Awards. 1-2 PM


April 14 - Odyssey of the Mind teams compete at University of Central Florida, Go BUCS!


April 17 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Tallahassee.

Weekly After School Club Meetings

Tuesday - Choir, Bricks 4 Kidz (new session starts Apr. 24)

Thursday - Bricks 4 Kidz - last class for the year April 10



Monthly After School Club Meetings

Third Thursday - Jr. FCA - 

First Wednesday - Elementary SGA - April 4

Next Bravo Meeting - 


Odyssey of the Mind Teams







North Bay Haven Elementary Charter Academy

1 Buccaneer Dr

Panama City, FL 32404

(P) 850-248-0205

(F) 850-215-0644