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Jan 25, 2019

¡NDPA...Qué Pasa! January 25, 2019


-Science Fair Volunteers Wanted
-After-School STEM
-Lost & Found pick up next Friday, February 1
-FUNdraising Auction: Items wanted
-FUNdraising Auction: Volunteers Wanted - at home work
-Share your pictures for the Yearbook
-Wanted: Your old phones
-Upcoming Events & Quick Links

SCIENCE FAIR VOLUNTEERS WANTED - SCIENCE FAIR THIS WEDNESDAY – We need volunteers to help with set-up, check-in, and monitoring on Wednesday, January 30, @ the Jr High. To sign up, go to Please email Katherine if you have questions,

AFTER -SCHOOL STEM - Come join us after school for some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities at the Elementary. Activities will include coding to move an Ozbot robot, inventing the best way to protect an egg for an egg drop, Lego fun and several other hands-on projects. Students in grades 4-6 will be able to engage in a virtual reality activity and create their own video game that they and others can play. Each week will be filled with activities that are interesting and relevant to students.

Sign up: ONE DAY ONLY at the POET desk in the elementary building, Thursday morning, February 13th.
Classes limited to the first 25 students in each level who sign-up; 4 levels available: (1) K-1st, (2) 2nd-3rd, (3) 2nd-3rd, (4) 4th-6th. (This afterschool activity has been so popular we opened up an additional 2nd-3rd section for Spring to hopefully accommodate all interested students.)

Who can come: Students in grades K-6
Cost: $40 for 6 weeks, cash or check only, make checks payable to POET
Dates: Thursdays; March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25. (Skip April 4 for Spring Break.)
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Place: NDPA Elementary Library

LOST & FOUND PICK UP - Be sure to check the lost & found areas in both buildings. All items will be picked up next Friday, February 1. Items that do not have names on them will be donated.

FUNDRAISING AUCTION: ITEMS WANTED - The FUNdraising Auction Decorations Committee is looking for the following items:

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Plastic bottles, i.e. water bottles, 2-Liter
  • Bring your items to the boxes in the lobby at the Elementary or Jr. High. Thanks!

FUNDRAISING AUCTION: VOLUNTEERS WANTED - AT HOME WORK - Looking to get volunteer hours from home? Join us on the Donations Committee! You will be responsible for contacting businesses to help secure donations for the FUNdraising Auction in April. This is a great opportunity to get in those hours if you work, go to school, etc. Email Sara at for more information.

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!

WANTED: YOUR OLD PHONES - Hi Parents! Mrs. Gibson, 2nd grade teacher here - I am wondering if any of you have any old phones you would like to donate to me to use for some science virtual reality experiences. Here are the specs the phone would need… they simply need to be running Android Kit Kat operating system (released about 5 years ago) & have a gyroscope/accelerometer. Most phones less than three years old have all that technical stuff. If you have any phones that I could have to add to my science collection I would sure appreciate it! Please send them to Jill Gibson in the elementary building. Thank you!


Monday, January 28 - AFTER SCHOOL: Musical rehearsals, Spirit Squad (4:30)
Monday, January 28 - AWAY Girls Basketball game @ Legacy Prep, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, January 29 - AFTER SCHOOL: Basketball practice
Wednesday, January 30 - Science Fair
Wednesday, January 30 - 2019 Study Abroad paid in full
Wednesday, January 30 - AFTER SCHOOL: Musical rehearsals, Spirit Squad (4:30)
Wednesday, January 30 - Girls Basketball AWAY game vs Ogden Prep, 4:30 PM
Thursday, January 31 - AFTER SCHOOL: Jr. High Doodle Club, Spirit Squad
Thursday, January 31 - NDPA Open House for new families interested in attending, 6:00-8:00 PM, elementary building
Thursday, January 31 - Jump Into Jr. High for students going into 7th grade, 7:00 PM, Jr. high gym
Friday, February 1 - Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Friday, February 1 - Dollar Dress Day
Friday, February 1 - K-6th Pound class sign ups, elementary POET desk
Friday, February 1 - AFTER SCHOOL: Science Olympiad, Musical, Basketball (3:30)
Saturday, February 2 - Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, February 2 - Science Olympiad mandatory practice, 9:00 AM

Monday, February 4 - AFTER SCHOOL: Musical rehearsals, Spirit Squad (4:30)
Tuesday, February 5 - AFTER SCHOOL: Basketball practice
Tuesday, February 5 - Spain Study Abroad Parent Meeting, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 6 - AFTER SCHOOL: Musical rehearsals
Wednesday, February 6 - Girls Basketball HOME game vs DaVinci, 4:30 PM
Wednesday, February 6 - NDPA Board meeting, 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 7 - Make up Picture Day for students who missed other picture days and who need retakes
Thursday, February 7 - AFTER SCHOOL: Jr. High Doodle Club, Spirit Squad
Thursday, February 7 - Girls Basketball HOME game vs Ascent West Jordan, 4:30 PM
Thursday, February 7 - POET meeting, 6:30 PM
Friday, February 8 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM
Friday, February 8 - AFTER SCHOOL: Science Olympiad
Friday, February 8 - 7th-9th grades Valentine's Day dance, 1:30-3:00 PM
Friday, February 8 - AFTER SCHOOL: Basketball practice, 3:30 PM
Saturday, February 9 - Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, February 9 - Science Olympiad DISCO Invitational


-POET Love for Art week, February 11-15
-No school, Monday, February 18 (President's Day) & Tuesday, February 19 (teacher prep day)
-No school for students, February 19

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