• NDPA Theater Presents: Little Women
  • LEO Night TONIGHT at Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Show Your Love for Art Week
  • After-School STEM Class Sign-up
  • K-6 Spring Choir
  • Mini Spirit Squad
  • How to Log Volunteer Hours
  • Art Auction – Tickets on Sale Now!
  • Jr. High Yearbook – Your pictures wanted
  • 7-9 Storytelling Field Trip
  • Upcoming Events
  • Annual Calendar & Quick Links





TONIGHT, Friday, February 9 , 7:00 PM
TOMORROW, Saturday, February 10, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Admission: $4.00
Concessions will be available

LEO NIGHT TONIGHT AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS – There is a LEO Night TONIGHT at Buffalo Wild Wings, located in the parking lot of Layton Hills Mall. You can go anytime today until they are closed, just let them know that you are with NDPA. Don’t forget to invite your friends, family, neighbors & co-workers! Show school spirit and wear your NDPA Spirit shirt. If you have any questions contact Jennifer,

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR ART WEEK – NDPA’s 13th Annual Art Auction, Celebration of Literature through Art, is coming up in April!! We are kicking off this event by holding our annual ‘Show Your Love for Art’ event February 12th-15th.

What is ‘Show Your Love for Art’?

POET Board members take pride in the fact that our school does only ONE main fundraiser… the POET Art Auction. During the year, NDPA students help to create wonderful art projects that are auctioned off to raise money for the school. We like to provide lots of different opportunities for families to be able to contribute to this event, such as attending the Art Auction (anyone 18 and older can come) and contributing to this small fundraising activity.

We ask families to donate $2 minimum per student (cash or check) to be sent to school the week of February 12-15. (However, we appreciate any amount that can be donated!) This is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL, but is a fantastic way to contribute to the Art Auction. These donations are used to offset the cost of art projects created by classes and students in all grades. During Show Your Love for Art week, the grades that collect the most money will win a grade appropriate prize (i.e. Free Dress Day, Reading Day, Hat Day, Movie, Etc.) So, check your couches and washing machines for spare change! Parents may also stop by the POET desk in the elementary and the office at the Jr. High to donate.

So get ready to SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR ART the week of February 12-15, 2018. If you have questions please contact Jennifer Nicholson at

ONE DAY ONLY, 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.

Contact Hollie Draney with questions,


Tickets to the Art Auction or a donation to the school would make a great Valentines Day Gift! $25 per ticket gets you a lovely dinner and entrance to the greatest fundraising event ever! Buy tickets or donate here:

POET has chosen to make this event our largest fundraiser so our students don’t have to sell cookie dough, pizza, Wasatch Cards, or various other items door-to-door. This year we are raising money to purchase a security camera system for our buildings.

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

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.

HOW TO LOG VOLUNTEER HOURS – NDPA Families, have you submitted your Volunteer Application in our new Raptor system? Once you enter and submit your Volunteer Application, you will have access to your own portal to log hours for all the volunteers in your family. You will also be able back log those volunteer hours you have been keeping track of since the beginning of the school year. This is a VERY important step to complete as we need a total count of all family volunteer hours for many reasons, including: immersion applications, Spain Study Abroad, and the Volunteer Appreciation Party in June.

Please email Tierra, the Volunteer Coordinator at, for questions or issues


Monday, February 12-Thursday, February 15 – POET Show Your Love for Art week
Monday, February 12 – AFTER SCHOOL: “Shrek” rehearsal
Monday, February 12 – AWAY Basketball game vs Legacy Prep, Girls at 5:00 PM, Boys at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13 – AFTER SCHOOL: Girls Basketball practice, 3:30 PM; Boys Basketball practice, 4:00 PM; K-6 Choir
Tuesday, February 13 – Real Life Parenting, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 14 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad; “Shrek” rehearsal
Wednesday, February 14 – AWAY Basketball game vs Ascent, Girls at 5:00 PM, Boys at 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 15 – Jr. High Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler opens to parents (for K-6 appointments, please see your teacher)
Thursday, February 15 – AFTER SCHOOL: Girls Basketball practice; Science in Action; Jr. High Book Club
Friday, February 16 – NO SCHOOL – Teacher Comp Day
Saturday, February 17 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM

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 – 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


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

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