North Bay Haven Charter Academy K-5

12/11/18 Email Blast

Merry Christmas! Friday, December 21st

Early Release as follows:


K-2- 11:30

3-5- 11:45



Tuesday, January 8th

Students will return from Christmas break



Royalty winner!

Congratulations to our weekly Royalty Winner, Jackson Walsingham. Jackson has many fun activities in store this week. She consistently follows the 25 Expectations!



Pajama Drive

Update from our Elementary ESE teachers, Mrs. Weeks and Mrs. Harper:


GREAT NEWS!!! We have reached our goal on Donors Choose. We are very close to reaching the goal of giving PJs to every elementary child. Please continue to share the information about the PJ drive on your social media accounts and/or emails. We are excepting all sizes of PJs, gift cards, and even PayPal donations.  We need to have, in hand, all donations BY Friday. This weekend, Staci and I will be sorting PJs and spending the donated funds to fill in gaps with whatever sizes are needed. 

Thanks again for all of your help! 

Merry Christmas!



Special Visitor on Friday, 12-14-18

Santa will be our special guest on Friday, 12-14-18All students will be able to have a picture made with Santa if they would like, but it will be a VERY quick visit! School appropriate Christmas attire (NO DENIM) will be allowed on Friday. If students don't want to wear Christmas attire, school uniforms are required (spirit shirts are allowed as well).



Mr. McLaughlin's Elementary Remind

If you haven't done so already, please sign up for Mr. McLaughlin's Elementary Remind. He uses this method of communication for getting out important information. To sign up, text @


Enter 81010 for phone number

in text message box type "@nbhenew"



Christmas Concert

The After-School Choir and our Kindergarten students will entertain us with Christmas carols on Dec. 18th at 6pm in the NBH gym! Please plan to attend this wonderful event!




All students will continue their free breakfast and lunch status until January 7, 2019. At that time they will return to their prior lunch status before the disaster relief status change. We strongly encourage you to fill out an application for Free and Reduced Lunch for this school year if you haven't done so already. Due to the hurricane, many people will be able to qualify and continue getting free breakfast and lunch for the rest of the year. Please apply!


Feel free to contact me with any questions





Lost and Found

Parents, remember to put your child's FIRST AND LAST NAME on all of their school "stuff". We will immediately return any item found with a student's name on it. Items found that we can't identify will be kept for 1 week and then donated to appropriate agencies.




Yearbook sales are entirely online this year.  You can access the yearbook sales site at  All three levels can be found at For elementary, search for North Bay Haven Chtr Acad Elem.



P.E. Days

Parents, please make sure students remember to wear tennis shoes on days they have PE, especially on dress up days. The kids want to play, but wearing heel boots or any boots and flats can cause injuries. 




The uniform policy has been reinstated.

If any student is still in need of uniforms, let his/her teacher know so we can help. You can visit our donation center in the Media Center to get some uniforms (and regular clothes too, and household items, food, toys, etc). 


Non approved uniform outerwear - Any school appropriate coat is fine for the remainder of the 18-19 school year. If your child wears a non uniform coat/sweatshirt/sweater they will need to remove it while in the school building. 




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 –




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.




Club Meetings


Girls on the Run - no more Monday meetings until after Christmas. Ms. Holzer will post the new schedule after Christmas.

Wrestling Practice - In the MS/HS Cafeteria - 3:45-4:45pm - Wrestlers must have the AAU card completed.


Art Club meets in the Art Room.

After School Choir meets in the Music Room

Odyssey, Problem 2, will meet this Tuesday in Mrs. Therrien's room until 4:30.



Girls on the Run meets 12-12 for the last meeting before Christmas Break.

Wrestling Practice - In the MS/HS Cafeteria - 3:45-4:45pm - Wrestlers must have the AAU card completed.


SGA will be meeting on Wednesday, December 12th during lunch in Mrs. Wooten’s room. Mrs. Wooten will meet you outside the high school cafeteria to walk you over after you get your lunch.



Busy Bee Club meets again on Dec. 20th.


FCA JR. will be meeting on Thursday, December 13 in Mrs. Sistrunk’s room (215) at 3:00. Be ready to brainstorm ideas for our 3rd Quarter Service Project until then!


Odyssey, Problem 2, will meet Thursday till 4:30.


Clubs starting after the New Year

See Dr. Collins about the Band Club for 5th Graders. The club will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month


Buccaneer Response And Volunteer Outreach (BRAVO CLUB) Applications are available in the office. The club is open to 3rd - 5th Graders. Club meetings will be on the last Thursday of the month.



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