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Sep 07, 2021

- Hoodie deadline THIS FRIDAY, September 10!
- Picture Day, Wednesday, September 15
- ROAR Week, September 13-17
- K-6 & 7-9 yearbooks on sale now!
- NDPA Fall Fiesta Fun Run, September 17 & 18
- AFTER-SCHOOL Activities: K-6 STEM, K-6 Karate, and 1st-4th ART!
- School Land Trust Council
- Calendar of Events & Mark Your Calendars
- Quick Links

HOODIES, DEADLINE TO ORDER THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 - You can stop by the POET desk in either building to pick up an order form or print an order form here: - pay by cash or check in an envelope with an order form in the POET box at each school. POET does not order extra hoodies to sell, be sure to order yours today!

PICTURE DAY - Picture day is Wednesday, September 15. Students must wear a collared UNIFORM shirt for school pictures. We try to get students in at the beginning of class, so make sure you're on time that day. To order photos in advance, go to and enter school code 59583XF.

ROAR WEEK - We are excited to announce ROAR week, September 13-17! "ROAR" stands for Respect, Ownership, Achievement, Responsibility. During ROAR week, we talk with students about what these things mean and how they can apply them at NDPA. Students may wear jeans all week, with an NDPA spirit shirt or regular uniform shirt on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. A collared UNIFORM shirt must be worn on WEDNESDAY, September 15 for picture day. POET will provide fun lunchtime activities during the week.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW - Don't wait...order your student's yearbook today! Take advantage of LOWER PRICES this time of year!

NDPA FALL FIESTA 2021 - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with NDPA!

  • Friday, September 17, 5:00-8:00 PM, invite your friends, family and neighbors for games, food trucks, and entertainment.
  • Saturday, September 18, 8:00-10:00 AM, annual FUN RUN come "run with the bulls."

Fall Fiesta volunteers wanted! NDPA parents, we need your help to make this fun event a success. Go to to sign up for your volunteer spot today!


K-6 STEM - We’re back! Come join us after school for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities in the Elementary. Mrs. Gibson and crew are thrilled to be back for our wonderful STEM program here at NDPA. Our projects will vary by grade level but will include, circuits, microscopes, rockets and more! Each week will be filled with activities that are active, interesting, and relevant to students.

Who can come: All students K-6
Cost: $40 for 6 weeks, (Pay on website below)
Dates: Thursdays… September 30th, October 4th, 11th, Skip October 18 for Fall Break October 21st, November 4th, and 11th.
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Place: Elementary library, gym, and other classes in the elementary building. We will all meet in the gym on the first day and be told where the adventures begin!

Classes are limited to the first 24 students who sign-up for each grade level group: K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th. If there is more interest and the class is full you will be added to a waiting list. If we get at least 15 on a waiting list, we will add an additional section.

Registration will open for two days only Thursday, September 16th and Friday, September 17th. This afterschool program has filled up EVERY year so please sign up early!

To register and pay go to

K-6 KARATE - Let's start the fall off with a KICK!
Register now for K-6 AFTER SCHOOL KARATE
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 14th/16th, September 21st/23rd,
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
Where: Elementary building gym
Cost: $25

Look for the flyer in your student's backpack! Senseis from Championship Martial Arts will be joining us for for 4 fun classes that ends with a weekend showcase for parents! Sign up and pay at the Elementary POET desk today!

1st-4th ART
When: Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM, for 6 weeks: September 28th, October 5th, 19th, 26th, November 2nd, & 9th

This class is EXTREMELY popular and there are limited spaces, so it's First Come, first Served to register.
SIGN UP WILL BE ONE DAY ONLY: September 21st, 8:15-9:00 AM at the Elementary building
Plan ahead: if you can't be there, plan to send $ with your carpool or arrange for a friend to sign you up.


Any questions about After School Activities, email Amy Starks at

SCHOOL LAND TRUST COUNCIL - NDPA is now accepting applicants for the School Land Trust Council. This committee meets after school 3-4 times throughout the school year to make and vote on decisions about Trustlands goals. See more information here: To apply, email your interest and contact information to Dr. Campbell,

Wednesday, September 8 - HOME Volleyball VS MOU, 3:30 PM
Wednesday, September 8 - AWAY XC @ Legacy, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 8 - HOME Soccer vs ELA, 4:30 PM, Ellison Park, field #4
Thursday, September 9 - AWAY Volleyball @ Athlos Academy, Herriman, 3:30 PM
Thursday, September 9 - HOME Soccer vs LIN, Ellison Park, field #4
Thursday, September 9 - POET Meeting, 6:30 PM, elementary library
Friday, September 10 - B DAY

September 13-17 - ROAR Week
Tuesday, September 14 - After-school: Karate
Tuesday, September 14 - HOME XC meet, NDPA campus, 4:30 PM
Wednesday, September 15 - Picture Day, be sure to wear UNIFORM shirt!
Wednesday, September 15 - HOME Volleyball vs Ascent WJ, 3:30 PM
Thursday, September 16 - After-school: Karate
Thursday, September 16 - AWAY Soccer vs Lakeview Academy, 4:30 PM
Thursday, September 16 - HOME XC meet, NDPA campus, 4:30 PM
Friday, September 17 - NDPA Fall Fiesta! 5:00-8:00 PM, Jr. high parking lot
Saturday, September 18 - Fall Fiesta Fun RUN, 8:00-10:00 AM

- POET Fall Festival at Black Island Farms, Wednesday, October 6

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