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Apr 27, 2018

Ryan Robinson

NDPA…¡Qué Pasa! – April 27, 2018


  • Immersion Applications Open through May 11
  • Volunteer Hours List
  • LEO Night at Cafe Zupas
  • 3rd grade Lunch with Parents – May the 4th Be with You!
  • Spirit Week, May 14-18
  • Summer Literacy Camp
  • Summer Lego Robotics Camps
  • Spain Study Abroad Student Interns Wanted
  • Upcoming Events
  • Annual Calendar & Quick Links

IMMERSION APPLICATIONS OPEN – The Immersion Application process for the upcoming 2018-19 school year is now available. To apply, go to: – please be sure to answer each question carefully, misinformation could delay your entrance into the Immersion program and/or require you to reapply. If your student is already in immersion, you DO NOT need to reapply.

The Immersion selection process is based on volunteer hours, please be sure you have logged your hours in the Raptor system, links to the volunteer application and logging system are at the bottom of this newsletter.

VOLUNTEER HOURS LIST – Click here to see a listing of hours according to Raptor as of 4/23/18: – contact Tierra McGonegal with questions,

LEO NIGHT AT CAFE ZUPAS – Tuesday, May 1st, at the Layton Zupas. Grab your friends and family for this great night. Make sure and tell them you are with NDPA!

3rd GRADE LUNCH WITH PARENTS – MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU! Friday, May 4, at 12:05 PM. Click here for your order form to reserve your spot with your student now:

SPIRIT WEEK, May 14-18

  • MONDAY: Crazy Hair Day
  • TUESDAY: Heroes vs Villains Day
  • THURSDAY: Dress like a Teacher Day
  • FRIDAY: Free Free Dress Day

SUMMER LITERACY CAMP – LITERACY camp is a educational program that is a fun and engaging place for your child to practice his/her reading and writing skills. Each day kids participate in either a fun craft, science experiment, or game, as well as work on reading, writing, and spelling. The program is differentiated according to your child’s current level, and accommodates struggling-readers as well as students who need a challenge over the summer. This structured and exciting program will help prevent “summer slope” so that your child is ready and prepared for the school year in the fall. Register now to reserve your child’s spot:

  • WHO: Students going into 2nd-4th grades
  • WHERE: North Davis Prep Academy (except for a couple field trip days)
  • WHEN: Tuesdays/Thursdays June 5-July 31 (flexible scheduling, so you only sign up for the days you want)
  • TIME: 9:00 am- 11:00 am
  • COST per session: $15 for one student or $25 for two siblings, cash or check payable to Jennifer Larson
  • Camp Interns will be 9th graders earning money to go to Spain!

Program coordinator: Jennifer Larson, first grade teacher (and former 3rd grade teacher) and K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsed. Want more information? Email


Lego Robotics-BASIC– Come use your imagination to build and design with amazing WeDo 2.0 Lego Robotics kits. You can create and animate your new robot with basic computer programming skills you learn while at camp! You will make animals, race cars, helicopters and more! Sign up form for BASIC camp here:

Lego Robotics-ADVANCED* – Come use your imagination to build and design amazing space age Lego Robotics kits. You will create and animate your new robot with coding skills you learn while at camp! * Prerequisite Lego Robotics-Basic camp. Sign up form for ADVANCED camp here:

  • WHO: Both camps are for ages 8-12 years old. Basic camp is a prerequisite to Advanced camp. 20 spots available per camp session.
  • WHERE: North Davis Preparatory Academy
  • WHEN: Choose between two 1-week sessions (each class has a limit of 20 kids)
    • SESSION 1 – Monday, June 11 – Friday, June 15
    • SESSION 2 – Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
  • TIME: Choose morning, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or afternoon, 1:00-4:00 PM (no afternoon class available for Advanced Robotics June 11-15)
  • COST: $95.00 each session – Cash or check, payable to Jill Gibson.
  • Camp Counselors will be NDPA students earning money to go to Spain!

STEM COORDINATOR: Jill Gibson (Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, 24 years of teaching & LEGO Extraordinaire because of her two young sons.) Want more information?

SPAIN STUDY ABROAD STUDENT INTERNS WANTED – Current 7th and 8th graders, who are preparing for Spain Study Abroad, are invited to apply for an internship this summer to earn scholarship money for their Spain trip. Student interns can apply to assist with 3 different summer camps that will be held at the school in June and July. Applications are due next Friday, May 4. Interviews will be held after school on Wednesday, May 9.


Monday, April 30 – AFTER SCHOOL: 1st-6th Karate
Monday, April 30 – “Shrek” rehearsal, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, May 1 – Spain Study Abroad commitment forms and deposit due
Tuesday, May 1 – 7th grade PE Pickleball field trip, 8:30 AM
Tuesday, May 1 – AFTER SCHOOL: Mighty Kicks
Tuesday, May 1 – “Shrek” rehearsal, 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, May 1 – Student Government Parent Meeting; 6:00 PM, rm. 217
Tuesday, May 1 – NDPA LEO Night @ Zupas
Wednesday, May 2 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Wednesday, May 2 – “Shrek Jr” performance, 7:00 PM, tickets available at box office
Thursday, May 3 – AFTER SCHOOL: Science in Action
Thursday, May 3 – Community Council, 3:30 PM – Agenda: Wellness Program, NDPA community welsome to attend
Thursday, May 3 – “Shrek Jr” performance, 7:00 PM, tickets available at box office
Friday, May 4 – Dollar Dress Day
Friday, May 4 – Libraries closed for the year – get those books turned in!
Friday, May 4 – 7th grade field trip to DATC, 8:30 AM
Friday, May 4 – “May the 4th Be with YOu” 3rd grade lunch with parents
Friday, May 4 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Friday, May 4 – “Shrek Jr” performance, 7:00 PM, tickets available at box office
Saturday, May 5 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, May 5 – “Shrek Jr” performance, matinee, 1:00 PM, tickets available at box office
Saturday, May 5 – “Shrek Jr” performance, 7:00 PM, tickets available at box office

Monday, May 7-Friday, May 12 – TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Monday, May 7 – AFTER SCHOOL: 1st-6th Karate
Tuesday, May 8 – AP Spanish Exam at Layton High
Wednesday, May 9 – Spirit Squad “Night to Remember”
Thursday, May 10 – AFTER SCHOOL: Science in Action
Thursday, May 10 – 4th grade program, 6:30 PM
Friday, May 11 – Immersion Applications Close
Friday, May 11 – Shrek cast party, 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 12 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, May 12 – Volleyball Skills Camp, 2:30 PM


  • Spirit Week – May 14-18
  • Jr. High Spring Semi-Formal – Friday, May 18
  • Field Day – Monday, May 21
  • Last Day of School – Friday, May 25