• L.E.O. Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s, Friday, January 12
  • Mid-Year Uniform Sale, Tuesday, January 16
  • Shrek Jr. Auditions
  • Time to Recommit for the 2018-19 School Year
  • Classroom Art Volunteers Wanted
  • Science Fair Volunteers Wanted
  • Volunteer Application Available!
  • 8th grade Ski/Snowboard Trip
  • Real-Life Parenting Classes by Shaunna Reynolds
  • Upcoming Events
  • Annual Calendar & Quick Links


L.E.O. NIGHT AT CHUCK E. CHEESE’S – Come support NDPA at the next LEO Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s in Layton. Hang out with your friends, family, and awesome NDPA teachers! The fun is on Friday, January 12, starting at 3:00 PM until they close. Watch for flyers and coupons to come home with your student.

MID-YEAR UNIFORM SALE, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 – There will be a Uniform Sale on Tuesday, January 16, from 4:00-8:00 PM! Gently used uniforms (all items only $2 or $3) and used NDPA Hoodies ($5) will be available. We will be accepting uniform donations (clean and hole free), but at this sale we will only be selling POET owned clothing. Contact Kira, 801-368-7199, with any questions.

Volunteers wanted! If you can come help set-up, sell, or take-down for the uniform sale, contact Kira 801-368-7199.

9TH GRADE HIGH SCHOOL DAY – Attention 9th Grade Parents! Now is the time to start getting ready for your 9th grader’s next step… high school! On January 18, during our advisory period (8:20-8:55 AM), we will have some of the local high schools come to NDPA to provide our students with registration information; you are welcome to come join your student!

FYI, here is a list of Sophomore Orientation dates for some of our local schools:

  • Clearfield High – January 22, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Davis High – Contact Davis High to set up an appointment with the Counseling Department
  • Layton High – March 12, 5:00-6:30PM
  • Northridge High – February 7, 5:30-7:00 PM
  • NUAMES – Registration information will be coming out in March
  • Syracuse High – February 20, 3:30-6:3 PM

Parents, if you are planning on your student attending a school that is not within your boundaries, you must contact Davis County Student Services at 801-402-5155 to apply for a variance. This needs to be done no later than January 31.

SHREK JR. AUDITION NOTICE – Auditions for NDPA’s production of “Shrek Jr.” for 5th-9th grades, will be on Wednesday, January 17, & Thursday, January 18, from 3:30-6:30 PM. Look for an audition sign-up sheet in the hall across from the office in the Jr. High Building. Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of any song you choose that shows off your voice the best. This is about 30-60 seconds of music. You may bring a minus track, an accompanist, or use a karaoke version on YouTube (just make sure you know where to find it). Come early to allow time to fill out a quick application before your audition time. The call-back list will be posted Thursday evening by 8:00 PM on Mrs. Francis’ website. Call-backs will be Friday, January 19, from 1:30-4:30 PM. If you make the call back list, please come prepared to do some movement, read from a script and sing. The final Cast List will be posted by 8:00 PM Friday.

PLEASE NOTE: If you make the cast, there is a Mandatory Parent Meeting on Monday, January 22nd @ 7:00 PM in the music room at the Jr. High.

Rehearsal Days are Monday and Wednesday 3:15-5:00 pm and Friday 1:15-3:30 pm. There is a required participation fee of $45. The musical will be performed May 3-5, 2018. Hope to see you there!

TIME TO RECOMMIT FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR – You should have received an email asking you to let us know if your family will return to NDPA and to add siblings for the 2018-19 school year. Please complete this process by January 31, so we know who will be returning next year! If you did not recieve your email, please contact

CLASSROOM ART VOLUNTEERS WANTED – Happy New Year! Let’s get this year off to a great start with some volunteering! Each year, the elementary classes make a beautiful project that is sold at the Art Auction. The children love getting involved and are so proud of their artwork. We are looking for a few more volunteers so that each class can participate in a project. You can be that volunteer! Our theme is “Around the World”…think of somewhere in the world and embrace their culture for a beautiful art project whether it is in wall art, garden art, furniture, or something else! Contact Jenny Garn for further details, or 801-791-4657 and to volunteer today!

SCIENCE FAIR VOLUNTEERS WANTED – Still looking for something to do to get your hours in? Well, look no further, Science Fair is coming up Wednesday, January 31, and we need your help! Come be apart and see what NDPA’s students are up too this year. To sign up, go to – you will still need to log your hours through the Raptor system.

Please email Katherine Walker if you have questions

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AVAILABLE! You have excitedly waited for the volunteer aspect of Raptor and the time is here! Please use the link below to fill out an application to be a volunteer at NDPA. This is the first step that everyone who volunteers at the school needs to complete. After you fill out the form, you will receive an email with information to login to the Raptor system to log your hours.

If you encounter trouble with the application process, please contact the POET Volunteer Coordinator, Tierra McGonegal,

8TH GRADE SKI TRIP – 8th grade will be having a ski/snowboard field trip on Monday, January 29. Watch for permission slips with more information to come home next week. Requested donation will be $20 to cover transportation, equipment rental, ski/snowboard lessons based on abilities, and lift ticket.

REAL-LIFE PARENTING CLASSES – Taught by former NDPA behavior specialist, Shaunna Reynolds. NDPA and POET are sponsoring this 6 week course, and offering it to the community, at a greatly reduced price. Please take advantage of this great opportunity and invite your friends and neighbors! Topics include: developing a strong parenting foundation, preschool through teen development, facilitating self-correction, electronic/internet boundaries, and a variety of parenting methods.


Monday, January 8 – AFTER SCHOOL: Boys & Girls Basketball practice
Tuesday. January 9 – AFTER SCHOOL: Boys & Girls Basketball practice
Tuesday. January 9 – National Jr. Honors Society Induction Ceremony, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, January 10 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Wednesday, January 10 – HOME Basketball game vs Spectrum Academy, Girls at 5:00 PM, Boys at 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 11 – AFTER SCHOOL: Boys & Girls Basketball practice
Thursday, January 11 – POET meeting, 6:30 PM
Friday, January 12 – AFTER SCHOOL: Boys & Girls Basketball practice; Spirit Squad
Friday, January 12 – LEO Night at Chuck E. Cheese’s, 3:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, January 13 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, January 13 – Science Olympiad, 9:00 AM

Monday, January 15-Tuesday. January 16 – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday. January 16 – Girls Basketball practice, 1:00 PM; Boys Basketball practice, 3:30 PM
Tuesday. January 16 – POET Uniform Sale, 4:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 17 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Wednesday, January 17 – Shrek Jr. Auditions
Wednesday, January 17 – AWAY Basketball game vs Quest Academy, Girls at 5:00 PM, Boys at 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 18 – AFTER SCHOOL: Boys & Girls Basketball practice; Jr. High Book Club
Thursday, January 18 – Shrek Jr. Auditions
Friday, January 19 – AFTER SCHOOL: Boys & Girls Basketball practice; Spirit Squad
Friday, January 19 – Shrek Jr. Auditions
Saturday, January 20 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, January 20 – POLAR PLUNGE, check-in begins at 9:30 AM

NDPA ALERTS: Text “@k-4alerts” or “@5-9alerts” to 81010. If you have trouble using 81010, text (385) 218-6887.