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Nov 05, 2019

NDPA ¡Que Pasa! November 5, 2019

- Makeup picture day & 7th-9th class photos, this Thursday
- NDPA LEO @ Soda Crazy
- Veteran's Wall of Honor
- Barnes & Noble Day Essay & Art Contest
- Upcoming Events & Quick Links

MAKEUP PICTURE DAY & 7th-9th CLASS PICTURES - Thursday, November 7, is makeup picture day for anyone who didn't get their photo taken earlier, or needs retakes. To order photo packages in advance, go to, use order code: 39221DA

7th-9th graders will also be taking class photos that morning, please be sure to be on time.

NDPA LEO - NDPA's next LEO Night is coming up on Friday, November 8, at Soda Crazy, located at 1058 N. Main, Layton. You can stop by anytime- all day long! Grab your family and friends and head over to enjoy a fun treat. Don't forget to tell them you are with NDPA.

VETERAN'S WALL OF HONOR - We would like to have students bring in pictures of their family members who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military to hang on our Wall of Honor, for the week of November 11-15. If you would like to participate, please have your student bring a photo (copies please, no originals and no bigger than a 5x7). Add your student’s name, the name of your family member, their years of service and what branch they are/were in. Please have your student take the photo to the front office at the elementary or the jr. high.

We look forward to your participation in honoring our students’ family members who have served or currently serving.

BARNES & NOBLE DAY ESSAY & ART CONTEST - Students, remember to create your entries for the Barnes & Noble “I am Thankful for…” contest!

Write a one-page paper or create a picture about what you are most thankful for, and why. Turn it in at either school in the B&N box at the POET desk. All entries are due by Friday, November 15. We can’t wait to see your work!

Due to limited space, and time constraints at B&N, please follow these guidelines:
-Entries are due Friday, November 15, by end of school. Late entries will be not be accepted.
-Artwork can be any medium (photography, paint, crayon, pencil, etc.), but no larger than 10×14 (no exceptions).
-Essays can be up to one page in length (typed or handwritten) in Español or English.
-Entries should be created during the current school year (August 2019, to now).
-Write your student information ON THE BACK (as they may be displayed publicly): First and last name, grade, and homeroom/advisory teacher.
-Turn entries in at either POET desk beginning November 4th.
-Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and following the guidelines.
-1st place winner per grade per category (K-9) will win a gift card.
-Students may be asked to read their essay at B&N and all artwork will be displayed that day. Please plan to come to Barnes & Noble, on November 23, to read or view your entry.
-Late entries, or those that do not follow contest guidelines will be returned to the student.

Questions: contact Katie Beesley at, 801-910-9770.

PARENTS! Be sure to sign up to volunteer at Barnes & Noble day, on November 23. This is a great day to get some volunteer hours in...on a Saturday! Click here to sign up now:

What is Barnes & Noble day? It’s a day where NDPA families and friends come to Barnes & Noble in Layton, to have some fun, hear the choir sing, and purchase gifts for the holidays! If items are purchased using the NDPA code, a percentage is donated back to NDPA, to purchase books for the school.

  • Can’t make it to the event? Have a rich relative who would purchase tons, but lives put of state? You can still participate - shop online at BN.COM/bookfairs, with the code: 12555215, November 23-28!


Tuesday, November 5 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Pound, Spirit Squad
Tuesday, November 5 - AWAY Boys Basketball game at Early Light Academy, 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 6 - AFTER-SCHOOL: K-4 Art
Wednesday, November 6 - AWAY Boys Basketball game at Ascent Farmington, 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 7 - Make up picture day + 7th-9th class pictures, starting at 8:30 AM
Thursday, November 7 - AFTER-SCHOOL: STEM, Spirit Squad, JV & V Basketball practice (4:00)
Thursday, November 7 - Evening of Fine Arts, 7:00 PM
Friday, November 8 - Last day of Trimester 1
Friday, November 8 - Dollar Dress Day
Friday, November 8 - LEO @ Soda Crazy - ALL DAY!
Friday, November 8 - AFTER-SCHOOL: V & JV Boys Basketball practice (3:30)
Saturday, November 9 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM

Monday, November 11 - Veteran's Day Lunch: Veterans invited to come eat lunch at NDPA, it's on us!
Monday, November 11 - AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, V Basketball practice (3:30), JV Basketball practice (4:00)
Tuesday, November 12 - AFTER-SCHOOL: Pound, Spirit Squad
Tuesday, November 12 - HOME game vs Mountainville, Boys Basketball, 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 13 - AFTER-SCHOOL: K-4 Art, V basketball practice (3:30), JV basketball practice (4:30, elementary gym)
Wednesday, November 13 - Community Connection Night, 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 14- AFTER-SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Thursday, November 14- AWAY Boys Basketball game @ Hawthorne
Thursday, November 14- POET meeting, 6:30 PM
Friday, November 15 - JV & V Basketball practice (3:30)
Saturday, November 16 - Spirit Squad practice, 7:00 AM PM
Saturday, November 16 - Girls Basketball Tryouts, 10:00 AM

Monday, November 18 - AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, JV basketball practice (3:30, Jr. High gym), V basketball practice (4:00, elementary gym)

- Barnes & Noble Day, November 23
- Thanksgiving Break, November 27-29,

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