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Feb 16, 2022

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- School photo retakes, TOMORROW, THURSDAY, February 17
- Jump Into Jr High & New Family Open House, February 23
- Last day to order yearbooks is Monday, February 28
- NDPA Athletics: Boys volleyball, Girls soccer, Assistant Coaches wanted
- After-School Activities: STEM, Art, LEO Warriors
- Save the date & donate!
- Help Wanted: Recess and substitute teachers
- Get those yearbook photos uploaded!
- Host families wanted for NDPA interns
- COVID update
- Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Loertscher
- Calendar of Events & Mark Your Calendars
- Quick Links

SCHOOL PHOTO RETAKES - TOMORROW, THURSDAY, FEBURARY 17, for new students who have not had pictures taken at NDPA, students who missed previous photo days, and anyone who needs photos retaken. If you need to replace your picture package, you must bring the pictures with you to receive a replacement. Photographers will be at the elementary building a the beginning of classes that day.

JUMP INTO JR. HIGH - NDPA 6th graders, you're invited to come to our Jr. High open house on Wednesday, February 23, from 5:30-6:30 PM! Bring any neighbors, friends, and family who might be interested in attending next year, too! Take a tour of the Jr. high, meet some of the teachers, and see what makes NDPA JR. special!

NDPA FAMILIES! Invite your friends and neighbors who are interested in attending NDPA to the Elementary Open House on Wednesday, February 23, from 6:00-7:00 PM, with a formal presentation in the elementary gym at 6:30 PM. Take a tour of the school, meet some of the teachers, and get your questions answered!

ORDER YEARBOOKS BEFORE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 - Parents! The last day to order yearbooks is Monday, February 28! Be sure to order yours via the links below today!


February 25, 1:30-3:00 PM
Jr. High building
6th - 9th graders

March 2 & 3, from 3:30-5:00 PM
March 4, from 1:30-3:00 PM
Jr. high field
6th- 9th graders

Positions open: assistant volleyball coach and assistant cheer coach. Contact Lanette Rupert at

It's HERE!!! Get ready to register for Spring STEM! Registration will open Thursday February 24th at 8 AM and classes start March 3rd. To register, go to

Cost: $40 for 6 weeks
Dates: THURSDAYS - 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, Break for PTC, 3/31, Spring Break, 4/14, and 4/21
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Grades: K-6th

Classes are limited to the first 24 students who sign up in each grade level. Spots will fill up fast. If your students are placed on the waitlist, you will be notified when a new section is added (we will try to accommodate as many students as possible).

For questions email

Sign up for SPRING ART! Yes! It's been a few years since we were able to off After School Art in the Spring, so don't miss this awesome opportunity!
Cost: $40 for 6 weeks
Dates: Tuesdays starting 3/8, 3/15,3/22, 3/29, Spring Break, 4/12, and 4/19
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Grades: 1-4

Class is limited to 45 participants. Sign up will be ONE DAY ONLY, March 1, at 8:15 AM.

For questions email Amy Starks at or Emily Caraballo at

There is still time to join the amazing LEO Warriors classes!

Grades: K-4
Cost: $25 ($20 for each additional sibling)
Classes are on Mondays 2/14, SPECIAL TUESDAY CLASS 2/22, 2/28, 3/7, and 3/14
OR Thursdays 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10 and 3/17

Come play and learn to be a warrior! As the weather gets warmer we're going to take the adventures outside and you don't want to miss out on the fun! Sign up online at

For questions email Jamie Thompson at

POET Fundraising Fiesta

Friday, April 22, 2022
5:30 PM
Davis Conference Center in Layton
Tickets for the Fundraising event go on sale March 28, watch Qué Pasa for information on how you can purchase tickets!

This year, we have a wonderful Fundraising Fiesta planned with fun, exciting new traditions. All proceeds will go to the school and your students.

We need your help now to make this event successful! PLEASE DONATE today. A small donation from each of you will make a big difference.

Donations can come in many different ways! Anything is appreciated. New, unused items, handmade items, gift cards, even discount coupons! PLUS, donating services, items, or money can give you a tax deduction! POET is a 501C3 and you can use their tax ID number when you file next year!

Contact if you have questions. Please drop off donations at the school with your contact information and let them know it’s for the POET fundraiser. We will check with the office regularly and pick up all donations.

Venmo is also a great way to make a quick, one-time Donation. Just search NDPA POET and make sure to “Fundraising 2022” in the comments.

The funds raised through POET are used to improve the school and purchase items that benefit our kids. Some things we have helped purchase in the past include the school security system, playground equipment, the electronic marquee, Spain scholarships, additional chairs for the auditorium... that’s just a sampling of the many things your donations are used for! We don’t send our kids home to sell items this is our main, once-a-year fundraiser.

Thank you from the POET Fundraising team.

RECESS MONITOR - Start Immediately - PT – 29.5hrs week

As a Supervisor of student activities during recess/lunch, responsibilities include engaging with students to ensure safety; work hours conclude at 3:30pm M-TH and 1:30pm on Fridays.

Expectations and responsibilities include being willing and able to support student’s developmental and social needs, acknowledge positive behavior, re-direct without conflict and apply restorative responses when needed.

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS - Accepting applications for substitute teachers for grades ranging from K-9th. Substitutes are put on a call list and must be available to work with short notice.

If you are interested in any of these positions, go to this link to apply:

North Davis Preparatory Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS WANTED - Do you have photos of NDPA events? Go to the link below to share your photos with the yearbook committee!

HOST FAMILIES WANTED - Each year, NDPA hosts student teachers from Spain to help them accomplish their educational goals. We are currently looking for host families for school year 2022-2023.

Host Family basic living arrangements:
-The Host Family provides free room, can share bathroom.
-Breakfast and dinner during the school week and most meals on the weekends. NDPA provides lunch during school time.
-Transportation to and from the school.

If you are interested in hosting or want to explore the option, contact Begoña Fortun,

COVID UPDATE - - Once at this link, click on "schools" along the bar at the top. Scroll down. In the search box, type "North Davis Preparatory Academy."

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT - We love our teachers and want you to know a little about what makes them special!

NOAL LOERTSCHER - Jr. High P.E. Teacher. Birthday month: April. Has 3 sons, 2 daughters, 2 grandsons, and 2 granddaughters. Favorites: color = blue, food = French toast, treat = mint chocolate truffles, store = He loves hiking, basketball, football, and tennis. Mr. Loertscher is looking forward to "seeing what students will learn through their own initiative and making memories at NDPA!"

Thursday, February 17 - Final picture retake day
Thursday, February 17 - After-school: LEO Warriors
Friday, February 18 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Comp Day
Saturday, February 19 - CoEd Volleyball Clinic, 8:00 AM

Monday, February 21 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
Tuesday, February 22 - After-school: LEO Warriors
Tuesday, February 22 - Girls Basketball banquet, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 23 - Jump Into Jr. High, 5:30-6:30 PM
Wednesday, February 23 - New Family Open House, 6:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, February 24 - After-school: LEO Warriors
Friday, February 25 - B day
Friday, February 25 - Boys volleyball tryouts, 1:30 PM
Saturday, February 26 - CoEd Volleyball Clinic, 8:00 AM

- Parent Teacher Conference, March 23 & 24
- No school, March 25

LOG VOLUNTEER HOURS (after completing POET volunteer application above):
POET on INSTAGRAM: poet.ndpa
AMAZON SMILE: Make your purchases through, and they give a % back to NDPA at no additional cost to you!
FREE & REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCH: Apply online via your Aspire login