• Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Future 7th graders Immunization Clinic
  • Scholastic Book Fair during PTC
  • Mid-Year Clothing Sale during PTC
  • School Uniform Reminder
  • Jose Manuel Escobero, 6th Grade Science Teacher of the Year
  • After-School STEM Class Sign-up
  • Mini Spirit Squad
  • Art Auction – You can still donate to Show Your Love for Art!
  • Jr. High Yearbook – Your pictures wanted
  • Help Wanted: Cafeteria
  • 7-9 Storytelling Field Trip
  • No Math Lab February 16 & 23
  • Upcoming Events
  • Annual Calendar & Quick Links

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – Parent Teacher Conferences are coming March 7 & 8. Please note, students will be released early (like the Friday schedule) both days.

  • Kindergarten-6th grade – Student led open house, Wednesday, March 7 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Thursday, March 8, by appointment only – please see your teacher if you would like to schedule a time to meet regarding your student.
  • 7th-9th grade – Both days will be by appointment. The Online Scheduler opened today, Thursday, February 15, and will stay open through Sunday, February 25. Go to to schedule your student’s appointment.

FUTURE 7th GRADERS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC – Did you know that 7th graders need shots before they can start junior high? Tdap, Meningicoccal, and Varicella (chicken pox) are all required vaccines for 7th graders. Davis County Health will be doing an immunization clinic in the Jr. High gym during PTC on Wednesday, March 7, from 3:00-7:30 PM. Many insurances can be billed or, uninsured students are eligible to receive required vaccines for a reduced price. Please bring current copy of immunizations, insurance card, and/or cash or check.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR DURING PTC – THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is headed your way! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! The Scholastic Book Fair will be held March 7 & 8, during Parent Teacher Conferences. The Book Fair helps earn books for both our NDPA libraries.

Parent Volunteers are needed to help setup and run the Book Fair. Setup will be Friday, March 2, after school. Volunteers are needed March 7 & 8, from 11:30 AM-7:30 PM each day. To volunteer, go to for specific times. This is a great, fun way to get your volunteer hours. Sign up today!

MID-YEAR CLOTHING SALE DURING PTC – How did that shirt get too small? Where did that hole come from? What happened to your hoodie?! If you find yourself asking these questions then we have good news! There will be a POET Uniform Sale on Wednesday, March 7, from 1:30-7:00 PM and Thursday, March 8, from 1:30-6:00 PM! Gently used uniforms (Shirts $2, Pants $3) and used NDPA Hoodies ($5) will be available. We will be accepting uniform donations (clean and hole free), but at this sale we will ONLY be selling POET owned clothes. Contact/text Katherine (801-725-2557) with any questions.

Volunteers needed for the clothing sale! Click here to see availability:

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER – Parents, we have noticed students pushing the boundaries of the school uniform policy in areas such as collared shirts, ripped pants, headbands, and, although red is a school color, it is not school appropriate for tights, leggings, or pants. If a student wears a uniform compliant hoodie, a collared uniform shirt must be worn underneath. While jeans are allowed on Fridays, with a spirit or uniform shirt, jeans may not have holes/rips in them, even if skin is not showing through. Ripped jeans may not be worn on Dollar Dress Days.

Students who are not in appropriate school uniform clothing/footwear/head wear will be asked to call home for new clothing starting next week. Please review the school uniform policy on the website here:

JOSE MANUEL ESCOBERO-6th GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Congratulations to Jose Manuel Escobero, who was nominated and elected 6th Grade Science Teacher of the Year! Señor Escobero has been a wonderful asset to our science program at NDPA and we are so pleased he has received well-deserved recognition for his work with our students.

ONE DAY ONLY, THIS THURSDAY, February 22, 8:15-9:00 AM
STEM is very popular so we have to limit the class size, please plan ahead. If you personally can’t come at 8:15 AM, send $ with your carpool or arrange with a friend to have them sign up your student(s).
Classes will be Thursdays: March 15, 22, 29, Skip April 5 (for Spring Break), and April 12, 19, 26.
3:00-4:00 PM in the Elementary Gym
Kinder-6th grade (class will be divided into age groups)
Cost is $40, cash or check made payable to POET.

MINI SPIRIT SQUAD CLINIC – Girls and boys in 1st through 8th grade are invited to join our award-winning NDPA Spirit Squad for a cheer/dance clinic held Thursday, March 1, 3:30-5:00 PM and Friday, March 2, 1:30-3:00 PM. Performance will be Monday, March 5 at the Faculty vs Student basketball game. Call time for performers will be 3:30 PM.

Cost is $25 per person and includes t-shirt. Family discount for 2 or more, $20 each. Payment is due at time of registration. See form here:

Contact Hollie Draney with questions,

ART AUCTION – APRIL 20, 2018 – Missed Show Your Love for Art? No Problem! You can sill donate… Go to and donate to the Art Auction!

If you haven’t attended the art auction or are new to our school, check out this video to learn more:

JR. HIGH YEARBOOK – Fellow Photographers!
We are in need of your Kodak moments for our yearbook!!
We would LOVE for you to share with us:

  • Polar Plunge
  • Basketball Games boys and girls
  • National Jr Honor Society
  • 8th grade Ski Trip
  • 5K Walk/Run
  • Field trips

HELP WANTED: CAFETERIA – NDPA is looking for a part time cafeteria worker, may lead to 5 day a week position. Food Handlers permit or able to obtain upon hire. Fast learner great with school age children. Previous experience in kitchen helpful. Great part-time position for moms with school age children. Must pass background check. Apply at or submit resume to LaRetta Foxley,, at the Jr. High.

7th-9th STORYTELLING FIELD TRIP – Junior high students have the amazing opportunity to go see Weber State University’s Storytelling Festival at the Egyptian Theater on February 26, 2018 (all students, grades 7, 8, & 9). Keep an eye out for a field trip permission form from your student. Forms are due Tuesday, February 20.


Monday, February 19 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
Monday, February 19 – AFTER SCHOOL: “Shrek” rehearsal; Boys & Girls Basketball
Tuesday, February 20 – AFTER SCHOOL: Girls Basketball practice, 3:30 PM; Boys Basketball practice, 4:00 PM; K-6 Choir
Tuesday, February 20 – Real Life Parenting, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 21 – Mock Trial Competition, 8:30 AM
Wednesday, February 21 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad; “Shrek” rehearsal
Wednesday, February 21 – Musical Theater & Social Dance Performance, 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 22 – After-School STEM sign-up, 8:15 AM, elementary building
Thursday, February 22 – 2nd grade field trip, Museum of Natural Curiosity, 8:30 AM
Thursday, February 22 – AFTER SCHOOL: Girls Basketball practice; Science in Action
Friday, February 23 – AFTER SCHOOL: “Shrek” rehearsal, Mock Trial, Spirit Squad, Boys & Girls Basketball
Saturday, February 24 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM

Monday, February 26 – 7th-9th grades Storytelling field trip, 9:00 AM
Monday, February 26 – AFTER SCHOOL: “Shrek” rehearsal; Boys & Girls Basketball; Mock Trial; Spirit Squad, 5:30 PM
Monday, February 26 – Mock Trial Competition, 5:30 PM
Tuesday, February 27 – AFTER SCHOOL: K-6 Choir
Tuesday, February 27 – Real Life Parenting, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 28 – Mock Trial Competition, 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 28 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad; “Shrek” rehearsal
Thursday, March 1 – AFTER SCHOOL: Science in Action
Thursday, March 1 – Mini Spirit Squad, 3:30 PM, Jr. High Gym
Thursday, March 1 – 1st grade program, 6:00 PM
Friday, March 2 – Dollar Dress Day
Friday, March 2 – 4th, 5th, 6th grades UVU Language Fair
Friday, March 2 – 1st grade Dr. Seuss lunch with parents, 10:30 AM
Friday, March 2 – AFTER SCHOOL: “Shrek” rehearsal, Mock Trial, Spirit Squad
Friday, March 2 – Mini Spirit Squad, 1:30 PM
Saturday, March 3 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM


  • Parent Teacher Open House & Conferences, March 7 & 8
  • No school, Friday, March 9, Teacher Comp Day
  • LEO Day @ Menchie’s in Layton, Friday, March 9, 1:00-9:00 PM

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