• Did you order your K-6 & Jr. High Yearbooks?
  • Your Photos wanted for the Jr. High Yearbook
  • K-6 Parents – Do you like to take pictures?
  • NDPA Job Openings
  • Marquee Greetings
  • Volunteer Opportunities – At home opportunities, Book Fair, S.O. Coaches
  • Fun Run Wrap & Thank you
  • Pride Week Shout Out

Memories that last forever!
Don’t forget to order your yearbooks.
Go to

K-6th code 20030

7th-9th code 16104

Any questions? Please contact Emily Longoria

ATTENTION all Jr. High parents and shutterbugs! We are in need of any and all pictures taken of your kids and their friends during the following events:

  • Fun Run
  • Cross Country
  • Jr. High Meet & Greet
  • Spirit Week

Please upload pictures at the school code is 1718 from your desktop
Download the Herff Jones app for your smart phone enter your name and school code and upload from your phone!

I will add events to the list as we go along but I would like to see it every week so the pics keep rolling in. Thanks so much!

K-6 parents – Do you like to take pictures? Yearbook needs your help! This is such an easy way to get your volunteer hours. Please Contact Emily Longoria, emily.longoria86@gmail or Shelly Madsen


  • Elementary Recess Attendant
    Closing date: Open until filled
    Approximately 25 hours a week
    Minimum qualifications: clear a background check, high school diploma, previous experience working with school-aged children a plus.
    Send resume to Lorie Cherone at
  • Substitute Teachers
    Closing Date: Open until filled
    Substitute Teachers are put on a call list and must be available to work with short notice.
    Substitute Teachers are paid an hourly rate, based on education level.
    Minimum qualifications: clear a background check, high school diploma, previous experience working with school-aged children a plus.
    Send letter of intent and resume to Lorie Cherone at

MARQUEE GREETINGS ARE BACK! Want to wish your child a Happy Birthday, 1/2 Birthday, or congratulate them for an accomplishment? Now you can see their name on the new NDPA Marquee. The cost for each posting is $10, for each day you want it posted. Payments can be made online at or you can drop cash/check in the POET Box at either building. If you pay at the POET box, email Jennifer, All marquee requests need to be made seven days prior to when you want it posted on the marquee.

  • Please list your child’s name (exactly how you want it on the banner), date it needs to be posted, and which graphic you want. You will receive a confirmation email from

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.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is headed your way… Volunteers needed! The Scholastic Book Fair will need help October 16 through 18. Volunteers are needed to help setup and run the Book Fair. If you would like to volunteer, contact Jennifer Nicholson at for specific times. The Book Fair helps buy and earn books for both of our NDPA libraries. This is a great, fun way to get your volunteer hours in. Contact Jennifer today!

AT HOME HELP WANTED – We are looking for volunteers for the Donations Committee for the 2018 Art Auction. We need help getting donations for the silent auction portion of the art auction. Its a great way to get volunteer hours and to do it from home by contacting businesses via phone or email. It’s very easy and we have a letter that you can send to the businesses for their donations. I even have a script that you can follow to ask for donations! Please email Isabel with questions at: We will be holding a meeting in the next few weeks.

For more information about NDPA’s Annual Art Auction (our main school fundraiser), click here:

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COACHES WANTED! Do you want some fun volunteer hours? Like doing things in math or science? Please let Ms. Adams know ASAP if you’d be interested in coaching, Coaching with your students can be at your own convenience, but should be about an hour a week. Your child does not need to be on the team for you to be a coach. All coaches receive a $50 stipend for each event they coach. Coaching time can be logged as volunteer hours. This is a year long commitment.

To find out more information about individual events, see the rules manual here: or on Ms. Adams website at:


Thank you, Lions! What a great night we had on Monday, kicking off Spirit Week! With the exception of the crazy wind, it was LOTS of fun! We thank everyone who registered to run, all those who cheered, Layton City, Intermountain T-Shirt Co., and our generous sponsors: Argyle Dental, Real Estate with Tierra, Clazzio Leather Seat Covers, Wrapd, and GreenLight Business Solutions. Please remember them with your patronage if you are in need of their services. You can’t have a Fun Run without lots of help to make everything run smoothly; so a BIG THANK YOU to:

  • The shirt prep team: Brenda Atkinson, Ashley Ross, Krystal Smith, Elvira Bello, Marlene Jex, BriAnne Thomson, Laura Martinez, Amy Cropper, Jamie Valdez, Kelley Gee, Shannon Condie, Melissa Morgan, Diana Dearden, and our little student helpers.
  • On the day of the event: Our AMAZING POET Board; super sound and DJ’ing by Allen, Leila, and Andrew Turner; Chris Nicholson, Sela Winegar, Marie Stockdale, Sonja Winn, Zane Gray, Katherin Rudloff, Eduardo Cabrera, Jenna Taylor, John Taylor, Brenda Atkinson, Claude Atkinson, Vicky Jones, Krystal Smith, Monica Seegmiller, Wendy Lewis, Dallas Lewis, Erin Harris, Yolanda Cabrera, Rocio Guerra, Jamie Valdez, Lynn Van Dyke, Annette Van Dyke, Wendi Birch, Cherie Mashburn, Mark McDonald, Abegail McDonald, Haley Briggs, Tom Briggs, Allison Gee, Amy Cropper, Derly De La Peña, Linda Neville, Barb Sparks, Paola Reeder, Jeremy Reeder, Chris Valdez, Audrey Laser, Heidi Zerr, Elsie V., Liam T., Carter D., and those who stepped in to help wherever needed – I didn’t get your names, but THANK YOU!
  • Our family-friendly (yet just the right amount of scary) zombies: Taylor R., Abigail H., Debbie W., Sydney W., Kloee K., Whitney S., Kendly L., Evan J., Brooke S., Mya G., Max G., Ellen F., Dylan S., Emily G., Jessa W., Megan S., Anaiya G., Camila M., John S., Taylor J., Gabe R., Montserrrat S., Manuel P., Leilani M., and you extra students who jumped in to help at the last minute.

Thanks again to everyone for making our 7th annual Lion Pride Fun Run a super success!!

NDPA Fun Run Committee

PRIDE WEEK SHOUT OUT – A HUGE shout out to all of the volunteers who helped with Pride Week!! We could not have done this without all of you. We appreciate you and your willingness to help make this week a great week. Thank you!!


Monday, September 25 – AWAY Volleyball Games, Team 1 @ OPA, Team 2 @ APA
Tuesday, September 26 – AFTER SCHOOL: Volleyball Practice, K-4 Mighty Kicks
Tuesday, September 26 – Art Auction Donations Committee meeting, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, September 27 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Wednesday, September 27 – HOME Volleyball game Team 2 @ NDPA, AWAY Team 1 @ Ascent
Wednesday, September 27 – XCountry Pasta Party
Thursday, September 28 – AFTER SCHOOL: Volleyball Practice, K-4 Zumba
Friday, September 29 – Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler opens for students in grades 7-9
Friday, September 29 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Saturday, September 30 – Volleyball practice, 9:00 AM

Monday, October 2 – Girls Basketball Tryouts, 3:30-4:45 PM
Monday, October 2 – Volleyball Practice, 4:45 PM
Tuesday, October 3 – AFTER SCHOOL: K-4 Mighty Kicks, K-6 Choir
Tuesday, October 3 – Girls Basketball Tryouts, 3:30-4:45 PM
Tuesday, October 3 – Volleyball Practice, 4:45 PM
Wednesday, October 4 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, 1st-6th Art
Wednesday, October 4 – Boys Basketball Tryouts, 3:30-5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 4 – NDPA Board meeting, 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 – AFTER SCHOOL: K-4 Zumba
Thursday, October 5 – Boys Basketball Tryouts, 3:30-5:30 PM
Friday, October 6 – Dollar Dress Day
Friday, October 6 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad
Saturday, October 7 – Spirit Squad, 7:00 AM
Saturday, October 7 – Volleyball practice, 9:00 AM


  • NDPA Fall Carnival @ Black Island Farms, October 12
  • Parent Teacher Conferences, October 16-18
  • School Photo Make-up Day, Tuesday, October 24

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