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May 18, 2021

- K-6 Field Day, Monday, May 24 + volunteers needed
- 7-9 Field Day at Classic Fun Center, Monday, May 24 + volunteers needed
- Casting Call: 2021-22 Musical Auditions, for 5th-8th graders, Friday, May 21
- 2021-22 Spirit Squad, pre-meeting TONIGHT, tryouts Friday & Saturday
- Lunch pick up information
- Help wanted: Lunch Assistants
- Sign up to be a Class Captain (and get some easy volunteer hours next year!)
- New volunteer tracking program
- Save the date: POET Pool Party
- Upcoming Events
- Quick Links

K-6 FIELD DAY at Ellison Park this Monday, May 24! Students will begin walking over at 10:30 AM, so don't be late! Be sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. There will be no water activities this year, please wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing and put sunscreen on before you come to school.

K-6 FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 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! We are looking for volunteers from 7:30 AM-4 PM. Several slots are available and shift times vary. Looking for volunteers to help with class activities, bathroom monitors, set up, clean up, first aid, and someone with a food handlers permit to help with snow cones. Click here to sign up now:

7-9 FIELD DAY at Classic Fun Center this Monday, May 24! Students will be walking to the Fun Center around 10:00 AM, so make sure you're on time. Students should wear pants, with an NDPA spirit shirt or uniform shirt (for help identifying NDPA students at the Fun Center). Be sure to wear socks if you plan to skate and bring a water bottle. You may also bring your own skates; scooters are not allowed. A sack lunch will be provided by the school (if you told you Advisory teacher you wanted one) or bring your own lunch from home. A permission slip was emailed to parents last week. If you haven't filled it out yet, please do so by this Thursday, May 20. If you did not receive an email with a link to the permissions, please reply to this email or email Jean Britton at

7th-9th GRADE FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Jr. High Parents, we need you! We are in need of Chaperones to walk to and from Classic Fun Center with the students. Please click on the SignUp link and help us with this fun event! Click here now:

CASTING CALL: 2021-22 NDPA SCHOOL MUSICAL - AUDITIONS for NDPA's next musical production will be THIS Friday, May 21, from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM for all Jr. High students, who are not currently in the musical classes, and 5th-6th grade students. There is a sheet on the wall across from the Jr. High office to sign-up for an audition slot. Please come prepared to sing 16-32 bars of any song you choose that shows off your voice the best (this is about 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. There will not be call backs at this time—so make sure that you show personality and expression in your song. The first week of the class will be additional tryouts to cast the specific characters in the show.

The FINAL CAST LIST will be posted on the front door of the school Friday, May 21st after 8:00 pm.

- For Jr. High student, you will take a class during 2nd Semester. We will be rehearsing the show and learning performance techniques in voice, acting, & movement during this class time.
- Next year, 6th graders will be rehearsing after school on Fridays during February and March (exact schedule TBA).
- Additional after school/evening rehearsals will be required in April to put the whole show together.
- There is a required participation fee of $45.
- The musical will be performed May 4-7, 2022 (Pending administrative approval on the new calendar year.)
- There will be a parent meeting at the beginning of the semester in January to give parents the schedule and answer any questions.

2021-22 SPIRIT SQUAD TRYOUTS - Students who will be in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade next school year are invited to tryout for the NDPA Spirit Squad. There will be a pre-meeting tonight at 6:00 PM via Zoom. The clinic is this Friday, May 21, 2:30-5:00 PM and final tryout this Saturday, May 22, at 9:00 AM. See this flier for more details:

LUNCH PICK UP - There will be 2 final pick ups for meals for virtual Fridays, Thursday, May 20, and Thursday, May 27 (the last day of school).

HELP WANTED: LUNCH ASSISTANTS - The Lion's Den Cafeteria is now holding interviews for lunch assistants for the 2021-2022 school year. You can apply by sending your resume to LaRetta Foxley,

SIGN UP TO BE A CLASS CAPTAIN - POET is now collecting volunteers to be Class Captains for the 2021-22 school year. Click the link for more details:

ATTENTION NDPA VOLUNTEERS - POET has a new program to track volunteer hours! The program is called HelpCounter and will be an easy tool for parents to input and track volunteer hours and sign up for volunteer opportunities. This program is separate from the school’s system, keepntrack. Volunteers will need to sign on to keepntrack for any onsite school activities.

How to get started:

1 - Submit a volunteer application online by following the link. You will need to provide your name and email.
2 - After submitting your application, watch for an approval email (check your junk folder). This email will have a link for creating a home access account. You can create your account online or on the app. (Search the app store for HelpCounter Home Access)
3 - Once you have created and logged onto your account you can add volunteer hours (by activity or classroom), fill out an interest form and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

SAVE THE DATE: NDPA COMMUNITY POOL PARTY! POET is having a pool party to celebrate surviving the school year! Please join us Saturday, June 5, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Roy Aquatic Center. We can’t wait to see you there!

Tuesday, May 18 - AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad practice, 3:30 PM
Friday, May 21 - 6th grade Etiquette Lunch
Friday, May 21 - Spirit Squad Tryouts, 2:30 PM
Saturday, May 22 - Spirit Squad Tryouts, 9:00 AM

Monday, May 24 - K-6 Field Day at Ellison Park
Monday, May 24 - 7th-9th Field Day at Classic Fun Center
Tuesday, May 25 - 5th grade walking field trip to Ellison Park
Tuesday, May 25 - AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad practice, 3:30 PM
Wednesday, May 26 - 9th grade Lagoon day
Wednesday, May 26 - 5th grade walking field trip to Great Salt Lake Bird Refuge
Wednesday, May 26 - 1st grade walking field trip to Ellison Park
Wednesday, May 26 - Alumni Night, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 26 - 9th grade Noche, 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 27 - Last day of school, early out

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