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Nov 02, 2018

¡NDPA...Qué # Pasa! November 2, 2018

-Barnes & Noble Day Contest
-Volunteers wanted for Barnes & Noble Day
-Save the Date: Barnes & Noble Day is Saturday, November 17
-Science Fair 2019!
-Order your yearbooks
-Share your pictures!
-Spirit Shirts for Sale in the Elementary
-Upcoming Events & Quick Links

BARNES & NOBLE DAY CONTEST - Students, don't forget to enter the “I am Thankful for…” contest. Write a one-page paper or create a picture about what you are most thankful for and why. Turn it in at either school in the box at the POET desk. All entries are due by Tuesday, November 13. We can’t wait to see your work!

Due to limited space and time constraints at B&N, please follow these guidelines:

-Entries are due Tuesday, November 13 by end of school. Late entries will be not be accepted.
-Artwork can be no larger than 10×14 (no exceptions and can be any medium (paint, crayon, pencil, etc.).
-Essays can be up to one page in length (typed or handwritten) in Español or English.
-Entries should be created during the current school year (Aug 2018 to now).
-ON THE BACK (as they may be displayed publicly): First and last name, grade, and homeroom/advisory teacher.
-Turn entries in at either POET desk in the marked box beginning October 30th.
-Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and following the guidelines.
-1st place winner per grade per category (K-9) will win a B&N gift card.
-Students may be asked to read their essay at B&N and all artwork will be displayed that day. Please attend that day to read or view your entry.
-Late entries or those that do not follow contest guidelines will be returned to the student.

Any questions, please contact Katie Beesley at, 801-910-9770.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR BARNES & NOBLE DAY - Saturday, November 17. There are many things you can do to support this popular activity, including some work from home! You can sign up for as many shifts as you want, helping kids make crafts, wrapping gifts, passing out fliers, face painting, helping at the Lego, games, and robotics tables, manning the raffle table, and more. Don't miss out on this fun volunteer opportunity! Go to this link to sign up today: - contact Katie Beesley at with questions.

SAVE THE DATE: BARNES & NOBLE DAY will be here Saturday, November 17, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This is a fun event with activities for all ages. There will also be teacher WISH LISTS so you can purchase books for their classrooms. Barnes & Noble gives back a percentage of sales to NDPA, those funds are used to purchase books for the libraries, so be sure to invite friends and family!

SCIENCE FAIR 2019 - It’s time for NDPA's 14th Annual Science Fair! If you love building things, taking things apart, or finding answers to life’s mysteries, science fair might be for you! Registration forms are due by December 14th. All other information can be found in the registration packet. Happy Science-ing! *Science fair is mandatory for 9th grade but optional for all others.

Because Every Year Is A Milestone...
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Elementary Code: 20030
Jr. High Code: 16104

SHARE YOUR PICTURES As we are writing the stories of this school year, we are also capturing the memories. Share your awesome shots with us and with luck you will see them in the Yearbook! Use the link below to upload your files. It is super easy!
Your contributions are greatly appreciated!

SPIRIT SHIRTS - Now available for sale, NDPA Spirit Shirts for $6! These shirts can be worn on Fridays in lieu of a regular uniform shirt. Child and adult sizes available only at the elementary.


Monday, November 5 - HOME Basketball Game vs DaVinci, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 6 - AFTER SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, Spirit Squad, Basketball practice
Wednesday, November 7 - AFTER SCHOOL: K-6 Art
Wednesday, November 7 - HOME Basketball Game vs Hawthorne, 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 8 - AFTER SCHOOL: STEM, Spirit Squad, Doodle Club, Basketball 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 8 - Fine Arts End of Term Concert, 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 8 - POET meeting, 6:00 PM
Friday, November 9 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM
Friday, November 9 - AFTER SCHOOL: Science Olympiad practice, Basketball practice
Saturday, November 10 - Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM

Monday, November 12 - HOME Basketball Game vs APA West Valley, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 13 - AFTER SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, Spirit Squad, Basketball practice
Tuesday, November 13 - Barnes & Noble contest entries due by 3:30 PM
Wednesday, November 14 - AFTER SCHOOL: K-6 Art
Wednesday, November 14 - AWAY Basketball Game @ Legacy Prep, 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 14 - 6th grade program, 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 15 - AFTER SCHOOL: STEM, Spirit Squad, Doodle Club, Jr. High Book Club
Thursday, November 15 - Community Information Night, 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM
Friday, November 16 - AFTER SCHOOL: Science Olympiad practice, Basketball practice (3:30 PM)
Saturday, November 17 - Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, November 17 - Barnes & Noble Day


  • Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday, November 21-Friday, November 23

NDPA ALERTS: Text “@k-4alerts” or “@5-9alerts” to 81010. If you have trouble using 81010, try texting to (385) 218-6887.