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Sep 17, 2019

NDPA ¡Que Pasa! September 17, 2019

- R.O.A.R. Spirit Week, THIS WEEK, Today-September 20
- Picture Day, September 25
- Yearbook wants your pics!
- After-School Activities Are Coming! Art, Choir, STEM, Pound!
- Science Olympiad Tryouts + Coaches Wanted
- POET Needs your Skills
- Upcoming Events & Quick Links

R.O.A.R. SPIRIT WEEK, THIS WEEK - Join us the week of September 16th through September 20th and show your school pride! It’s LION R.O.A.R week at NDPA! What is R.O.A.R? - R: responsibility - O: ownership - A: achievement - R: respect - By learning more about each of these we will be able to have pride in ourselves and in our school to make each day the best it can be!

  • MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY YOU MAY WEAR JEANS AND A UNIFORM OR SPIRIT SHIRT and join us outside during your lunch for a fun activity!
  • FRIDAY WILL BE A FREE-FREE DRESS DAY! We will also have an activity outside during lunch on Friday. Please see the school's website if you have questions regarding free dress day guidelines .


K-4 After-School Art
SIGN-UP - ONE DAY ONLY - TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 18, 8:15 AM-9:00 AM. This Art class is very popular, so please plan ahead. If you personally can't be there at 8:15 AM send $ with your carpool or arrange for a friend to sign you up.
$40, cash or check only, make checks to POET.
This is for 1st-4th graders (5th and 6th Graders have been invited to join Doodle Club, Thursdays 3-4 PM in Ms. Roundy’s classroom.)
Classes will be 6 sessions: Wednesday October 2, 9 (skip October 16 for PTC), October 23, 30, and November 6 & 13.
3:00-4:00 PM in the Elementary Gym

K-6 STEM - We’re back! Come join us after school for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities in the Elementary. Mrs. Gibson found a lot of new & exciting activities at a conference this summer! They will vary by grade level but will include, Hexbugs with 3D Doodlers & Owl Pellets (4-6), Gliders & Botany (2-3), Earthquake Proof Buildings & Geo Domes (K-1), Rockets (all grades) and more! Each week will be filled with activities that are active, interesting and relevant to students.
SIGN-UP - ONE DAY ONLY - Thursday, September 19, 8:15 AM-9:00 AM.
$40-cash or check only, make checks to POET.
Who can come: All students K-6
Cost: $40 for 6 weeks, Cash or check only, make checks payable to POET
Dates: Thursdays… October 3, 10, (skip October 17 for PTC) 24, (skip Halloween) November 7, 14 and 21.
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Place: NDPA Elementary Library, Gym, and Mrs. Gibson’s classroom Classes limited to the first 24 students who sign-up for each grade level group.
24 Students K-1
24 Students 2-3
24 Students 4-6
DEPENDING ON INTEREST, THERE MAY BE A SECOND CLASS ADDED FOR GRADES 2-3, or 4-6, please indicate interest by answering this survey:

K-6 Choir
Mondays –September 30th through December 2nd (skipping October 14th for PTC)
3:00-4:00 PM in the Elementary Gym
$5.00 - Sign-up at the POET Desk.

K-6 Generation Pound
Tuesdays, October 1st through November 26th (skipping October 15th for PTC)
3:00-4:00 PM in the Elementary Gym
$30 for 9 weeks, additional siblings, just $8

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:


Have a camera? Share some pictures with yearbook!
- Jr. High Sharing:
- Elementary sharing:

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TRYOUTS - Do you love being part of a team? Love learning new things? Love Math and Science? If you said yes to all of these then Science Olympiad is for you!!!

Tryouts Information:
Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Applications for tryouts are available in Ms. Adams Room 210
Must have application completed before tryouts
Team members will be announced on Friday, October 4th. First practice will be Friday, October 11th from 1:15 – 3:00 and every Friday there after. Good luck and hope to see you soon!

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:


POET is looking for someone who is interested in being the Treasurer Assistant for this year to take over the position for next year. Interested parties can contact Stephanie Norton, or Kammie Watt,

The FUNdraising Auction needs your artistic and/or fundraising talents. If you would be interested in helping a class create a project to sell at the auction, or contacting businesses for donations, please contact Kati Wyman, These are some great ways to get volunteer hours at home!


Today-Friday, September 20 - R.O.A.R. Spirit Week
Tuesday, September 17 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, Volleyball, Basketball practice (5:30 PM)
Wednesday, September 18 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Volleyball, Basketball practice
Wednesday, September 18 - AWAY Soccer @ Ogden Prep game, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 18 - AWAY Cross Country race @ Ogden Prep, 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 19 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Basketball
Thursday, September 19 - HOME Volleyball game, 4:00 PM
Friday, September 20 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Volleyball, Basketball (3:30 PM)
Friday, September 20 - 7th-9th Skate Day, 1:30-3:00 PM
Saturday, September 21 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM; Volleyball practice 11:00 AM

Monday, September 23 - NO SCHOOL for students, Teacher Prep Day
Monday, September 23 - Volleyball practice, Basketball practice (3:30 PM)
Tuesday, September 24 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Basketball practice (3:30 PM)
Tuesday, September 24 - HOME Volleyball game, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25 - Picture Day for Kinder-6th grades and Jr. High students who missed registration pictures
Wednesday, September 25 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, Volleyball practice, Basketball practice (3:30 PM)
Wednesday, September 25 - HOME Soccer game at Ellison Park, 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 26 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, Volleyball, Basketball practice (5:30 PM)
Thursday, September 26 - XC Regionals Race location TBD
Friday, September 27 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Volleyball practice, Basketball practice (3:30 PM)
Friday, September 27 - Science Olympiad Tryouts
Saturday, September 28 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM
Saturday, September 28 - Volleyball Practice, 11:00 AM

Monday, September 30 - AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, Basketball practice (3:30 PM)
Monday, September 30 - AWAY Soccer game @ Legacy Prep, 4:00 PM
Monday, September 30 - AWAY Volleyball game @ Ogden Prep, 4:00 PM

- Dollar Dress Day, Friday, October 4
- POET Fall Carnival @ Black Island Farms
- Parent Teacher Conferences & Book Fair, October 14-16
- Fall Break, October 17-18

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