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May 11, 2018

Ryan Robinson

NDPA…¡Qué Pasa! – May 11, 2018


  • Immersion Applications CLOSE TODAY
  • Spirit Week, NEXT WEEK, May 14-18
  • Check the Lost & Found collection, May 18
  • 7th-9th Spring Semi-Formal Dance
  • Come see our project for Layton City, Friday, May 18
  • Volunteers Wanted: Field Day
  • Get those hours logged
  • NDPA Alumni Night
  • Teacher Appreciation – Thank you!
  • Upcoming Events & Mark Your Calendar
  • Annual Calendar & Quick Links

IMMERSION APPLICATIONS CLOSE TODAY – The Immersion Application process for the upcoming 2018-19 school year is now available. To apply, go to: – please be sure to answer each question carefully, misinformation could delay your entrance into the Immersion program and/or require you to reapply. If your student is already in immersion, you DO NOT need to reapply.

The Immersion selection process is based on volunteer hours, please be sure you have logged your hours in the Raptor system, links to the volunteer application and logging system are at the bottom of this newsletter.

SPIRIT WEEK, May 14-18 – The week to bust out your craziest outfits is upon us! The week of May 14-18, NDPA will celebrate our school spirit with the following dress-up days. Please remember that covering your body from shoulders to two inches above the knee and closed-toed, closed-heeled, flat shoes are required with all outfit selections.

  • Monday: Crazy Hair Day – It’s time to do your ‘do! Temporary hair color is allowed if the color returns tomorrow and hair coloring happens at home. Please do not bring hair supplies to school to work on your hair here.
  • Tuesday: Heroes vs. Villains Day – Dress up as your favorite super hero or villain or make up your own. Masks are a school safety issue; they cannot cover your face.
  • Wednesday: Pajama Day – Show up to school in your comfy wear! Make sure your jammies fully cover you, and please, no slippers.
  • Thursday: Dress Like a Teacher Day – You’ve watched us all year, now it’s time to try and BE us. Dress up as a favorite teacher or maybe just one with a great style you’d like to take on.
  • Friday: Free Dress Day – Regular dollar dress day rules apply, but take a day to show your lion pride with a little individuality.

CHECK THE LOST & FOUND – Lost & found collection will be Friday, May 18, please be sure to check for missing items before that date!

7TH-9TH SPRING SEMI-FORMAL DANCE – Junior high kids, are you ready to dance your face off? Come join us for our last dance of the year, the Spring Dance, Friday, May 18, 7:00-9:00 PM. The dance is semi-formal, but you don’t need to purchase a new outfit. Dress it up to your comfort level and come celebrate the end of the year with us. Please make sure bodies are covered. Spaghetti straps and high heels are allowed for this event (but I recommend some flats, too, just in case!). As per our school policy, only CURRENT junior high students (grades 7, 8, 9) are allowed to attend. Can’t wait to see you there!

COME SEE OUR PROJECT – Join us on Friday, May 18th at 1:30 PM at the tennis courts, across the street at Ellison Park, for the unveiling of our mural “A Celebration of Diversity: Mapping the Journey Home.” We welcome parents, families, friends, students, and NDPA faculty and staff for a short program and the unveiling of the mural.

This collaborative mural project has been designed and painted by the students from Ms. Roundy’s 8th-9th grade painting class, Ms. Draney’s 9th grade geography class, and Ms. Winborg’s 4th grade class. Our mural will be hung along with two other murals, created by students from local high schools, celebrating diversity in our community. This mural project was brought about by a partnership between NDPA and Layton City Parks and Recreation.


ELEMENTARY FIELD DAY – Calling all parents! We need you! Elementary Field Day is approaching fast and we are looking for volunteers to help make this year a great success! This year’s field day is Monday, May 21. We are looking for volunteers from 7:30 AM-3:30 PM. We are looking for volunteers to assist with activity stations, crossing guards, bathroom monitors, set up, and take down. Several slots are available and shift times vary.

Click here to sign up now:

JR. HIGH FIELD DAY – Volunteers wanted for Jr. High Field Day on Monday, May 21! There are many areas and shifts available, please sign up for as many as you can help with!

Click here to sign up for 7th-9th field day now!

LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS – ¡HOLA NDPA Parents/Guardians! Please don’t forget to enter your Raptor Volunteer Application and hours into your Portals! Time is limited with the end of the school year wrapping up in a few weeks! Families are asked to volunteer 30 hours per year as part of NDPA’s charter.

Please find the Volunteer application link BELOW or on; under the ‘Volunteer’ tab on the far right. (Please enter it on a desktop or laptop. * Apple devices WILL NOT work with Raptor.*)


Thank you so much for all you have done this school year to make it The BEST yet! Contact me should you have questions, concerns or issues! Tierra, Volunteer Coordinator,

NDPA ALUMNI NIGHT – Is your high school student missing Mr. Abbott? Is your college kid needing a little NDPA pick-me-up? Send them over to Alumni Night–we’d love to see them! Alumni Night will be Thursday, May 24, from 5:00-6:00 PM on the balcony overlooking the entrance to the school. At 6:00 PM, those who are interested, can join us downstairs to watch the 9th graders light up the night through their La Noche celebration. We can’t wait to see our old friends!

TEACHER APPRECIATION – THANK YOU! Our teachers work really hard, on and off the clock, to prepare lessons, grade papers, and do so much more! We are grateful to them for their hard work and dedication to NDPA. We are also grateful to POET, who showed their appreciation for our teachers by providing them with fun treats and snacks all week, along with a fabulous luncheon on Friday! If you didn’t get a chance to show your appreciation for your teacher, it’s never too late! Write them a note to tell them how much you appreciate them…I know they’ll love it!


Monday, May 14 – AFTER SCHOOL: 1st-6th Karate
Wednesday, May 16 – Kindergarten Lunch, AM classes 10:15, PM classes 12:30
Wednesday, May 16 – AFTER SCHOOL: Karate, Spirit Squad
Wednesday, May 16 – Musical Theater/Social Dance Performance, 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 17 – 5th grade field trip, BYU Museum of Art, 9:00 AM
Thursday, May 17 – AFTER SCHOOL: Science in Action; Jr. High Book Club
Thursday, May 17 – 3rd grade Espanolandia, 6:30 PM
Friday, May 18 – Student Gov. election day
Friday, May 18 – 4th grade Rendezvous
Friday, May 18 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Friday, May 18 – 7th-9th grades Spring Semi-Formal, 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM-2:30 PM
Saturday, May 19 – Volleyball Skills Camp, 2:30 PM

Monday, May 21 – Field Day
Tuesday, May 22 – 3rd grade field trip, Mrs. Kelley & Sr. Mateo classes, 8:00 AM at Clearfield FrontRunner Station
Tuesday, May 22 – 5th & 6th grade field trip to Shorelands Preserve, 8:45 AM
Wednesday, May 23 – 6th-8th Locker Selection day, 8:00-8:20 AM and during lunches
Wednesday, May 23 – 3rd grade field trip, Mrs. Webber & Sta. Leon classes, 8:00 AM at Clearfield FrontRunner Station
Wednesday, May 23 – AFTER SCHOOL: Karate, Spirit Squad
Thursday, May 24 – 6th grade Etiquette Lunch, 1:00 PM
Thursday, May 24 – AFTER SCHOOL: Science in Action
Thursday, May 24 – NDPA Alumni Hour, 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 24 – 9th grade La Noche, 6:00 PM
Friday, May 25 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: 9th graders best dress “uniform or better” – all other grades, regular Friday uniform (uniform or spirit shirt with uniform pants or blue jeans)
Friday, May 25 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Saturday, May 26 – Volleyball Skills Camp, 2:30 PM


  • Volunteer Appreciation Night – Wednesday, May 30