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Aug 20, 2019

NDPA ¡Que Pasa! August 20, 2019

Welcome Back! It has been so much fun to see our amazing students. Starting today, we will be sending Qué Pasa mid-week, be sure to read the whole newsletter to keep up on school events and information.

Please take a moment to check out our website,, where you can find these things (and so much more!):

Uniform information:
Drop-off & Pick-up maps:
2019-20 Annual School Calendar:


  • NDPA Annual Fun Run, Monday, September 16
  • Yearbook pre-orders open now
  • Dollar Dress Days
  • Hoodies!
  • Science Olympiad Coaches Wanted
  • 2019 NDPA Let's Eat Out
  • Summer Incentive, due Friday, August 23
  • School Rewards Contest
  • Help Wanted: Cafeteria
  • NDPA Intern Host Family Needed
  • Upcoming Events
  • Quick Links

Reminder: NDPA FUN RUN (on Monday, September 16) registration is open! Need more information? Go to This is the only time to get this year's spirit shirt!


DOLLAR DRESS DAYS: Your student can choose to donate $1.00 to the field trip fund for the opportunity to wear no-uniform clothing on the first Friday of the month! September 6th will be our first Dollar Dress Day this school year. You can pay for the whole year for only $9.00 by credit/debit/echeck online or by cash/check in the office.

This year, we are out of school for a couple of Fridays, here's a schedule for your reference:

September 6
October 4
November 8
December 6
January 10
February 7
March 13
April 10
May 1

Please note: students may wear jeans with an NDPA Spirit shirt or regular uniform shirt on the other Fridays. There are also a few "free" free dress days this Qué Pasa for those dates.

HOODIES ON SALE NOW! That's right, you can order your 2019 NDPA Hoodies today...right it... before the August 30 deadline! Zip for $21.00, pullover for $19.00. Please make sure you include all your contact information on the order form to ensure accurate delivery. Hoodies will be distributed prior to fall break. Please email questions regarding orders to Kristen Tate at

Download your order form here: - Sample hoodies available to try on at both buildings, no refunds, no exchanges after August 30.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COACHES WANTED - Our Science Olympiad team needs coaches! Do you or anybody you know want to be a part of this amazing group of kids? We are in need of people to coach individual events for the upcoming season. You do not need to have a Math or Science background to be a coach. You just need to have a natural curiosity and willingness to learn.

If you, or anybody you know are interested, please email me your thoughts or questions, and plan on attending the coaches clinic on Friday, September 20th from 2:00 – 3:00 in room 210.

For more information on the events offered this year please visit:

2019 NDPA L.E.O. - The first "NDPA Let's Eat Out" for the 2019-20 school year is September 9, 2019. What's L.E.O.? NDPA is a commuter school, so we like to give our families a chance the get to know each other and build our school spirit by inviting everyone to a night out - since we bring the restaurant a lot of business, they give POET a percentage back to go toward improving our school!

Printable version of all 2019-20 LEO Nights:

K-6TH (and 7th-9th makeup) PICTURE DAY - This year's picture day will be Wednesday, September 25. Follow this link to order photo packages in advance: and enter code: 39219ZA.

SUMMER INCENTIVE - Due Friday August 23 - Please turn in your completed summer packets to the POET desk at the elementary or jr high building. Student name and home room teacher should be listed on the packet. We hope you have enjoyed the activities and are ready to begin a new school year. We will notify you of the activity once we have collected the packets.

SCHOOL REWARDS CONTEST: August 26-30. Gather your Box Tops and check your donation status with Smith's and Amazon Smile. The winning class will earn an extra recess or a class activity. See this flyer for instructions: If you have questions, contact Lanette Rupert 801-710-5515

HELP WANTED: The Lion's Lunchroom needs your help! We are looking to fill two different positions, one is 2.5 hours, 5 days a week; and the other is 3 days a week, 2.5 hours.

HOST FAMILY NEEDED - NDPA is looking for a host family for one of our incoming interns. Please contact Mr. Robinson for more information:

Wednesday, August 21 - Kindergarten First Day of School
Thursday, August 22 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Spirit Squad practice
Saturday, August 24 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM; Volleyball practice 11:00 AM

Tuesday, August 27 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Spirit Squad practice
Wednesday, August 28 - AWAY Girl's Volleyball, 3:00 PM @ Ascent Farmington
Thursday, August 29 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Spirit Squad practice
Saturday, August 24 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM

- NO SCHOOL, September 2, Labor Day
- Dollar Dress Day, September 6
- NO SCHOOL for students, September 23, Teacher Prep Day
- K-6th Picture Day, September 25

VOLUNTEER PORTAL (to log hours, after completing application):
AMAZON SMILE: Purchase through, and they give a % back to NDPA at no additional cost to you!
FREE & REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCH: Apply online via your Aspire login or obtain paperwork from the office.
FEE WAIVERS: (en espanol:
NDPA ALERTS: Text “@k-4alerts” or “@5-9alerts” to 81010. If you have trouble using 81010, try texting to (385) 218-6887.