Kings' Corner Newsletter
Summer Break is Here!
After 20 selfless years of service, Mr. Baier leaves us with a few final words.....

Dear RPA Family,

I wanted to take this one final opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude and best wishes to all of you. Words alone cannot express what the past twenty years has meant to me to have been a part of this great RPA family. So many blessings and so many “mini-miracles” along the way!

First, thank you teachers for your steadfast commitment to the children. Day in and day out, your tireless service and sacrifice has had, and I know will continue to have, a huge and eternal impact on the young lives under your care.

Parents, thank you for your commitment to RPA and thank you for the great examples of love that you have given to all of us. You want what is best for your children, and that’s why you chose RPA. Thank you for trusting us to support you in this great effort to prepare our children for the future and for eternal life.

Students, I want to thank you for being the children of God that He created you to be. I thank you for what you represent – a future with hope! Always remember, “Without God, you can do nothing, but with Him you can do all things!”

Last, I thank my wife and children for the many sacrifices they have made in support of RPA’s mission. I am sorry for the many times that I wasn’t present to you, physically and/or mentally, but I promise to do better, starting now.

I would like to leave you with one final story that I recently shared at the 8th grade graduation. It’s a fitting story to conclude with after this crazy year as it shows how God works through the difficult trials of life:
Once there was a man who was shipwrecked on a deserted, uncharted island. He built a crude hut to protect himself and his few remaining possessions and foraged for food as best he could. One day while he was out fishing, his hut was hit by lightning and burst into flames. With no way to put out the fire, the cast-away was left with nothing but ashes. He yelled at God, “How could you let this happen to me! Now I’ve lost everything!” After he calmed down, he realized that he needed God more than ever before, and he repented. He then surrendered himself completely to God. Hours later, a ship came by and sent a rescue team to his island. Once aboard the ship he asked, “How did you know I was here?” The captain replied, “We saw your smoke signal.” Thus, God is at work even through our trials and the difficult experiences that we don’t understand. When you and I are faced with the “shipwrecks and lightning bolts” of life, we need to know that sometimes it’s not until our resources are utterly spent, as when the man’s hut went up in smoke, that we need to completely turn to God and surrender. He will come in ways that we do not expect.”

I hope everyone has a great summer and I look forward to seeing you next year as a fellow parent. I can be reached by email at sbaier@community4life.com as I continue to serve families across the state of Florida. Please keep me in your prayers as I will certainly keep you in mine.

In His service,


Scott Baier
EXCITING NEWS FROM FLDOE
AND THE SCHOOL CHOICE OFFICE!


LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Please read the letter we received from the Office of School Choice this week:

Good Afternoon Private School Administrators, 
The Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice along with our two scholarship funding organizations (AAA Scholarship and Step Up for Students) are pleased to offer our school partners some information related to House Bill 7045 which was signed by Governor Ron DeSantis on May 11, 2021. Their offices along with ours will be keeping you all apprised along the way as we work to implement this new law which goes into effect on July 1, 2021. In the meantime, please see House bill 7045 attached.
Thanks as always for your continued work in educating Florida’s students. 
Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice
Florida Department of Education
New Eligibility Requirements!

-New Income Guidelines!

-Siblings of Gardiner recipients will now be included in FES & do not have to meet income requirements

-Gardiner qualifications have been expanded to include many more diagnoses than in previous years

-Prior year in public school has been removed

-Eligibility now includes dependents of US Armed Forces


If you think you may qualify or if you need additional information, Please call or email Jennifer Scarafile, Director of Admissions @ 594-9888 ext 102
RPA is committed to helping all families to meet the financial challenges of private school tuition.
We will do our best to meet your financial needs within the limits of the school’s resources and to work with you to assure that your children can receive the benefits of a Royal Palm Academy education. 
Please call or email the Admissions Office anytime with questions or concerns.
**Credits for financial aid awards will be applied to your tuition account well before any payments are due.**
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To apply for a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship:

Apply directly to each agency individually -- Step Up for Students and AAA Scholarship Foundation (only one award will be accepted, whichever is higher).
Happening Around Campus
BACCALAUREATE MASS

5th - 8th Grade
AWARDS CEREMONY


KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2021!

God Bless the Royal Palm Academy Class of 2021!




Keep Collier County Beautiful Art Contest
RPA WINNERS
As they looked forward to their summer break, Mrs. Neubauer's 2nd Grade students had fun creating memories of their amazing year. Students were also reminded that being different can sometimes be a thing of beauty as they were presented with their very own tiara and crown pins.



SAVE THE DATE!
Community Events
Going on This Week!
RPA Summer Events
We are excited to welcome back Ms. Susie and her amazing Kindermusik program back to the RPA campus starting this week!
Email Ms. Susan Rodriquez for more information:
or call (239)269-2570
(For children 18 mos.-3 years)
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KINDERMUSIK WITH MS. SUSIE AT ROYAL PALM ACADEMY
In every Kindermusik class, you’re welcomed into a playful and nurturing environment where your child will experience music of varying styles, genres, and cultures.They’ll interact with other children and engage in movement, rhythm, and vocal activities that develop far more than just music skills.Our approach to early childhood education and award-winning, research-based, and developmentally appropriate curricula prime children for success in school and in life.

SUMMER IS HERE! That means our online website with reading, math, and enrichment activities will be opening soon for all students. It will include RPA’s expectations for summer reading, math activities to build on individual skill levels, and 8 weeks of fun enrichment resources to keep students engaged in learning. 

Keep you eyes open for an email next week with the link, login directions, and log sheets for students to complete and hand-in when they return to school in August. 
SUMMER CAMP IS BACK @ RPA!
(mask optional)
and FILLING UP FAST!
If you have not registered, do so TODAY!
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
SUMMER ATHLETICS

Girls Volleyball Summer Camp
Grades 3rd - 8th
July 12th - 19th

Sign Up Now!


Soccer Summer Camp

Grades 3rd - 8th
June 21st - 25th

Sign Up Now!

SUMMER READING PROGRAM!
(Attendance is Limited)
If you know any family that might be interested in an EXCEPTIONAL RPA education, please call the Admissions office and we will be happy to reach out to them, or please have them call us anytime!
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We already have over 17 NEW families that have enrolled for 2021-22! More are enrolling every day!
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Should you have any questions, please call or email Jennifer J. Scarafile at any time.
Thank you for entrusting your child to us!
Kings' Campaign
This Year's Final Ask!
Will you help support RPA students with a gift today?

Your gift immediately supports our students through much needed academic supplies, campus improvements, and an exceptional faculty.

GIFTS OF ALL SIZES CAN TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE-
It is your PARTICIPATION that counts!

YOUR SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH
"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. "
~2 Corinthians 9:7

If you have already contributed to the 2020-21 Kings' Campaign we
THANK YOU!
A leaf with your name has been put on the tree!

100% participation can grow the Kingdom!

OUR GOAL IS 100% participation to provide the highest level of excellence in education during this most unusual and costly year.

If you have not done so already, please consider a generous gift to our Annual Appeal.

RPA Supporter
PLEASE SUPPORT ALL OUR PARTNERS!
HERE IT IS!
RPA's NEW Digital Community Guide
Click HERE to view
Support our Supportors!

(A printed version will be made available toward the end of the school year.)


A HUGE THANK YOU to Sherri Waller and Amanda Alessi for working so diligently and creating this wonderful resource for all to use!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO BE INCLUDED!

SUMMER SHOPPING IS MORE EXCITING WITH:
Shop with Scrip Fundraiser!
RPA SPIRIT WEAR STORE
NOW ONLINE!

We now have limited quantities of RPA Spirit Wear for purchase on campus or online!
Get yours NOW and show your school spirit!

GO KINGS!
BUY SPIRIT WEAR NOW! MAKES GREAT GRADUATION GIFTS! WEAR IT ALL SUMMER & SHOW OFF YOUR RPA PRIDE!
We are excited to announce our new uniform supplier for 2021-22!
We are excited to announce that starting in the 2021-22 school year we will be using Lands' End for our exclusive uniform supplier.

THE DETAILS ARE NOW BEING FINALIZED!
You will be notified by email with specific uniform requirements and ordering information by the end of June!
Don't forget to follow us on social media throughout the summer!
(Please like us on Facebook!)

WHILE YOU ARE DOING YOUR SUMMER SHOPPING
DON'T FORGET-

Join AmazonSmile
If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, sign up on your web browser. Simply select your favorite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you.

A CHANCE TO GIVE BACK WHILE YOU SHOP

RPA's Prayer List is for friends and family of RPA
If you would like to include a name of a loved one to our list, please send email to:
Royal Palm Academy's Prayer List

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God."
~James 5:16
OUR LADY OF GOOD HEALTH
“O Lady of Good Health,

our Merciful Father chose you to be a powerful intercessor in times of trouble and woe.
As in past centuries when you have ended contagious diseases, we implore you now to end the Coronavirus which is damaging the health of many and spreading fear in our communities.
Teach us not to be afraid, to be courageous and generous in offering assistance to others, and to live joyfully in the state of grace. 
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”
Prayers Needed For:

Briana Nanda
Maria Borge
Cesar Pajuelo/Bouchard
Richard Baier
Lissa Husselman
Lori Landi
Baby Penny
Maria Valenzuela
Carlos Medrano
Darlene Waller
Irma Ozores
Kenneth Blankenship
Sarah Boggs
Bertha Noy
Barbara Tabler
Terri Tabler
Gay Rogers
Raquel Prieguez
Ruben Seoanes
Randel Scharf
Raquel Prieguez
Gladys Blanco
Julie Ringhofer
Col J.T. Sehulster
RC Schmidt

Repose of the Soul:

Linda Kuczaj
Antonia D'Agostino
Dave Bolser
Donna Riley
Larry Wolman
John E. Drake, III
Diana Kinnear
Ray Dee
Dineo Christina Mosothoane
Rosemary Burke
Russell L. Cockrum
Elaine Buscemi
Jacob Meijer
Ricardo Flores
Rita Ann Sopchak
Richard J. Hanafin
Galterius A. Grajo, MD
Curtiss Giller
Hilda Saadeh
Judi Schwartz

Parents, please share any special intentions for family and friends:
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