North Bay Haven Charter Academy K-5

9/11/18 Email Blast

To The Haven Family,


Our Haven theme this year is “Great to Incredible!” We all know that we are great and blessed in so many ways. Even with our successes, we must always be mindful to continue to grow academically, ethically, and socially if we are to prepare our young people to be productive citizens and leaders in the Twenty-first Century. In order to move to the next level, yes, to incredible, we have partnered with Dr. Bill Daggett and the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Dr. Daggett’s work in the field of education is renowned worldwide. He is coming here to visit our schools and officially kick off our “Great to Incredible” theme. Please look over the following information and make plans to join us for this incredible event!



Larry R. Bolinger

Chief Education Officer


Some Clubs Starting Soon:


Girl Scouts

For over 100 years, the Girl Scout mission has been to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girls participate in fun activities, get outdoors to learn skills, and explore the world around them. Girl Scout Troop 3005 would like to invite all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade to join in on the fun! Our first parent/troop meeting will be Wednesday, August 29 at 3:45pm in room 152 (on the middle school side). The girls must be registered through the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle to attend the meetings. More information can be found at


Contact is Jen Richardson at


Safety Patrol Application

Please see attached.



FCA, Jr.

FCA, Jr. is for students in grades 3-5 and starts Thursday, September 13. Students need to see Mrs. Sistrunk (Rm.214) prior to the meeting to sign up. (There is no sign up limit, the students just need an informational form and Mrs. Sistrunk needs contact info)




FCA Jr. is sponsoring a food drive to provide food to children during the weekend when school lunch is not available. See the attached letter for a list of requested food items. The grade level that collects the most will receive a special treat! 



Spirit Shirts

Spirit shirts are now available for sale in the front office. Please get yours before they are gone! They are $12. CASH ONLY, NO CHECKS!



Morning Drop-off

Elementary parking lot is open only to preK parents and staff until 7:15 am.


Numbered parking lot spaces are for NBHE Staff.


Do not block the entrance to the parking lot.


Please stay off your phone and pay very close attention.




MEN-tor Program

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 –


Lunch Room News

On September 21st, all prior-year-status will change to full paying if you have not filled out a new application online. To fill out a new application visit


Reminder that there is a NO charging policy. To track your students spending or account balance visit to set up a account. 


If you would like to put a ala-cart block or spending limit, please email




Parents, we still have Aftercare slots available.  Please stop by or contact Traci Cornett in the Aftercare office at or at (850) 630-6463. Check out the Aftercare page on the school website for more information.












SEPT. 21st, Homecoming Kickoff, CLASH OF CLASSES will take place after an activity bell.  There will be 4 events, Dodgeball, Blanket Relay, Powderpuff Volleyball and the new Color Obstacle Relay (Foam and Color).


 $20 to watch or play, to get out of class/study hall.  Help your teacher earn $100 and your grade earn $600.  Our purchase goal for this this year is a spirit flag for all events.  See the attached flyer for more information. Also, Colors have been selected for color wars:


12th = WHITE








We are gearing up for our annual Walk-A-Thon, Oct. 17th-Oct. 26th.  This year we are using a company,, so that we can move into the digital age of online pledges and social media pledge gathering.  In a few weeks we will be sending out much more information on this.


 But in the meantime, we are working on getting our Business Sponsors.  Please see the attached Business Sponsor Form.  There is a hard deadline of Sept. 28th for the Bus.Sponsors, as we are having shirts made this year and need to have the order placed in time to receive the shirts for the FUNrun.  Please help make this event great, by being one of our Sponsors. 




To volunteer for either event, please click on the link below:


To volunteer for the Elementary/Middle School Walk-a-thon / FUNrun:


 New spots have been added to the CLASH OF CLASSES volunteer spot.

To volunteer for the CLASH OF CLASSES:    




Michele Krane

(c) 624-4762





Shipwheel Magnet

If you have purchased a Shipwheel Magnet from PTSP, we have sold out and have new ones arriving soon! They will be distributed as soon as they arrive. Thank you for your patience!



Volunteer Opportunities

Every other Friday (starts this Friday, 9-14-18we serve sno-cones in the afternoon to the elementary school. This is fun way to earn volunteer hours!! Please use the sign up link below to find dates that work best for you.


Jessica Gibson

Elementary Volunteer Coordinator




Box Tops

Last year we exceeded our goal for Box Tops collection. This year we have increased our goal to $1500 and I KNOW we can achieve this!!!


Please bring in your box tops in a zip lock bag labeled with your child's name and teacher. We will be doing a class competition and the class that wins will get a party!!


There will be a box in the front office of the elementary school for your box tops donations. Many of the teachers also have a box in their rooms for collections. 


I will be collecting all box tops on Friday, October 26, 2018. No collections will take place after that until the spring. Keep bringing in your box tops!!


If you have any questions, please feel free to email them to or call 850-814-1102.


Thank you for your support!!!


Jessica Gibson

Box Tops Coordinator




How do you long your Volunteer Hours?

Please go to the website below to create an account, if you have not done so already. This is where your volunteer hours will be managed. Please follow the directions provided.




IMPORTANT!!! Our email blasts are now linked to our websites! Scroll to the bottom of the school your child attends under "News and Announcements" and you will be able to click on the link to read the most recent email blast along with attachments!  Please pass this information on for those who are not able to receive our email blasts!




North Bay Haven Elementary Charter Academy

1 Buccaneer Dr

Panama City, FL 32404

(P) 850-248-0205

(F) 850-215-0644