• 7th-9th grade Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler closes tomorrow, Sunday, October 8
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • 7th-9th Halloween Dance
  • After-School Activities – K-6 S.T.E.M. and Choir
  • Volunteer Opportunities – Art Auction Chair Needed, Book Fair
  • Hoodies coming soon!
  • Congratulations – September’s K-4 ROAR Winners, Xcountry State
  • Upcoming Events
  • Annual Calendar & Quick Links

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE SCHEDULER – Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, October 16-Wednesday, October 18. Parents of 7th-9th graders are invited to schedule appointments online to meet with your student’s advisory teacher.

K-6th Parents are invited to join their students in attending a “student-led” open house on Monday, October 16, between 1:30-7:00 PM. If you feel you need to have a private conference, please email your teacher for an appointment.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – Mark your calendars, the Scholastic Fall Book fair is coming up.

  • October 16th 11-7:30
  • October 17th 11-7:30
  • October 18th 11-4:30

Stop by and see us in the Elementary Gym!

7th-9th HALLOWEEN DANCE – Calling all ghouls and goblins! The junior high Halloween Dance will be Friday, October 27 from 1:30-3:00 PM in the junior high gym. Bring your costumes to school, we cannot wear them to class (sadly). Please make sure costumes meet the basic dress requirements of the school– closed toe/heel shoes, bodies fully covered, etc. If you have a concern about a costume, ask early OR bring a backup plan if your costume doesn’t meet requirements. Katie Anderson (


K-6 AFTER SCHOOL S.T.E.M. – Come join us after school for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities in the elementary library. Activities will include making and launching rockets, creating catapults, geo-domes, and many more hands-on projects. Each week will be filled with activities that are active, interesting, and relevant to students.

  • Who can come: All students K-6
  • Cost: $35 for 6 weeks, please make checks payable to POET
  • Dates: Thursdays…October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7
  • Time: 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Sign-up: Ongoing at the POET desk in the Elementary Building
  • Place payment in POET box in either building

K-6 AFTER-SCHOOL CHOIR – Sign-up for AFTER-SCHOOL K-6 CHOIR! Choir will be held Tuesday from 3-4 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Cost $15.

  • Practice Dates: October 3, 10, 24, 31 (skip Oct. 17 for PTC). November 7, 14, 21 & 28.
  • Performance Dates: Barnes and Noble-November 18 and December 4 @ 6:30 PM for friends and family.
  • Students will learn fun Polar Express songs like “Hot Chocolate,” “When Christmas Comes to Town,” and Rockin’ On Top of the World.” Other favorites: “Little Drummer Boy,” “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” and “Silent Night.”

Students can also perform solos and in small groups. We love to have 5th and 6th grade students showcase their talents by performing songs they help select.

Sign-up at the POET Desks and put your payment in the POET box. Make checks to POET.

VOLUNTEER! You may have noticed that we are not using this year. POET will be using the new RAPTOR system that the school will have for Checking In/Out. Until that is available, we are collecting volunteers the old fashioned way! Look for the volunteer form at the POET desk. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer, so watch Facebook for announcements.

ART AUCTION CHAIR NEEDED – POET is seeking to fill a board member position as chair of the Art Auction. The primary responsibilities: coordinate the public relations and marketing of the art auction, support the committee heads for the donations, art projects, show your love for art and decorating groups and serve as an active member of the POET board. Estimated time commitment is 20 hours a month during the months of February-April. Estimated time commitment from October-January is 5 hours a month. For more details, contact Diana Dearden at

Information about NDPA’s Annual Art Auction:

BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Looking to get your volunteer hours in early this year? Contact Jennifer at today to volunteer to help at the Scholastic Book Fair. Days available: Friday, October 13th, for setup & Monday through Wednesday, October 16th-18th.

Times available:
Friday October 13th- 1:30pm- Setting up the book fair for the next week.
Monday October 16th. 10:30- 1:00 (setup); 1:00-4:30; 4:30-8pm (end of day clean up)
Tuesday October 17th. 10:30- 1:00 (setup); 1:00-4:30; 4:30-8pm (end of day clean up)
Wednesday October 18th. 10:30-1:00 (setup); 1:00-4:00; 4pm-til done (take down and clean up)

Send your preferences to Jennifer at to get signed up!

HOODIES COMING SOON – It’s Hoodie Season! Watch for hoodie sales to start the week of Parent Teacher Conferences. You will find Hoodie samples, pricing, and order forms in the foyer of each school. Be sure to try them on before ordering as there will be NO exchanges for incorrect sizes or color on your order. These hoodies are approved for students to wear in class on any school day, making them great gifts for your kids…Happy Hoodie Holidays! Have questions? Email Kristen Tate at

SEPTEMBER K-4th ROAR WINNERS – In the month of September, Kinder through fourth grade students have been working on, being kind, and being a good friend. September monthly ROAR winners are:

Annie N., Isabella C., Zane M., William E., Bronson G., Calvin H., Tristine P., William V., Hadley B., Campbell S., Parker M., Cara C., Everett B., Adriana T., Joushua G., Jane I., Noah V., Jocylen C., Audrey M., Xander S., Kylie C., Eva S., Aiden H., Fredrick C., Brayden R., Kody M., Dylan C., Kaede H., William E., Spencer D., Alana W., Angel M., Kamari B., Kellon W., Eddie V., Alivia T., Mylee L.

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

\CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CROSS COUNTRY WINNERS! Grace C., Kennedy C., Roman M., and Nick V. who qualified for the state cross country meet on Wednesday, October 4. All 4 students did really well; two of them were in the top 20 out of over 100 kids. They had an amazing season with an amazing end.


Monday, October 9 – NO SCHOOL – Professional Development Day fr Teachers
Tuesday, October 10 – AFTER SCHOOL: K-4 Mighty Kicks, K-6 Choir
Wednesday, October 11 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, Art
Thursday, October 12 – POET Fall Carnical @ Black Island Farms, 5:00-10:00 PM
Friday, October 13 – Kindergarten Field Trip to Black Island Farms
Friday, October 13 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Saturday, October 14 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM

Monday, October 16-Wednesday, October 18 – EARLY OUT DAYS, K-6 out of school at 1:00 PM, 7-9 out at 1:10
Monday, October 16-Wednesday, October 18 – Scholastic Book Fair, elementary gym
Monday, October 16 – K-6 Parent Teacher Conference open house, 1:30-7:00 PM, 7th-9th by appointment
Monday, October 16 – Flu Shot Clinic, 2:00-5:00 PM, elementary gym
Tuesday, October 17 – K-9 Parent Teacher Conferences by appointment
Tuesday, October 17 – Flu Shot Clinic, 2:00-5:00 PM, elementary gym
Tuesday, October 17 – Spain 2018 Parent Meeting, 6:30 PM – Parents of students of all grades invited
Wednesday, October 18 – K-9 Parent Teacher Conferences by appointment
Thursday, October 19-Friday, October 20 – NO SCHOOL – FALL BREAK
Saturday, October 21 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM


  • School Photo Make-up Day, Tuesday, October 24
  • LEO Night at Pizza Pie Cafe, Thursday, November 2

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