• Pride Week this week
  • Science Olympiad Tryouts
  • Order K-6 & Jr. High Yearbooks
  • Do you like to take pictures?
  • New Teachers from Spain Seeking Furnishings
  • POET: Marquee Greetings, After School Art & Choir
  • Volunteer Opportunities – Pride Week, Library, At home opportunity

PRIDE WEEK – Come ready to “ROAR” by showing Respect, Ownership, Achievement, and Responsibility. There will be activities for the students each day during lunch recess. Students should dress in NDPA approved uniform clothing Monday-Thursday. Regular free dress rules apply on Friday, see guidelines here:

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: wear uniform RED
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: wear uniform BLUE
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: wear uniform WHITE


HELPING AT THE FUN RUN – There are still a few spots available for Monday, September 18, keeping our Lions and Zombies SAFE – you’ll be stationed along the course to direct runners, stop runners at driveways/street if there is traffic, and help if they need any assistance. Sign up at:

WE STILL NEED A FEW MORE 9th GRADE ZOMBIES – If you are a 9th grader and want to help add a little zombie fun to our Fun Run, sign up at: – All the details and info are at this link.

ON MONDAY: PLEASE PLAN ON PARKING at the elementary, courteously in the neighborhood near the elementary, or on Hill Field Road (don’t park in red zones and please use the crosswalk if using the north side) the night of the Fun Run. To keep everyone safe, the junior high parking lot will have only minimal spots available.

NOTE: Ellison Elementary is also doing a run at Ellison Park. Be sure you come to the NDPA Jr. High parking lot and come early as parking may be limited!

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TRYOUTS – Friday, September 15 and 22, 1:15–3:15 PM each day. Applications for tryouts are available on the website and Ms. Adams website or click here: See Ms. Adams in Room 210 for more details.

Science Olympiad Coaches needed! 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:

Memories that last forever!
Dont forget to order your yearbooks.
Go to

  • K-6th code 20030
  • 7th-9th code 16104

Any questions? Please contact Emily Longoria

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

NEW SPANISH TEACHERS SEEKING FURNITURE – We are so lucky to have the opportunity to learn about the Spanish culture from our fabulous teachers from Spain! Some of our new teachers are hoping to get some help furnishing their home, below is a list of things they need. Please contact Carla Amoros,, or Alba Fornells,, if you can help.

  • 4 bed frames
  • 4 mattresses
  • Sofas
  • Lamps
  • Chairs (4-6)
  • Stools (4)
  • Toaster
  • Iron
  • Kitchen items
  • Snow shovel or machine
  • Anything else you think they might need!


  • 1st-6th After-School Art Sign-up
    ONE DAY ONLY, Wednesday, September 20, 8:15 AM-9:00 AM
    Art is very popular, so please plan ahead. If you personally can’t come at 8:15 AM, send $ with your carpool or arrange with a friend to have them sign up your student.
    Classes will be 6 Sessions: Wednesday, October 4, 11 (skip Oct 18 for PTC), 25, & November 1, 8, 15.
    3:00-4:00 PM in the Elementary Gym
    1st-6th grade
    Cost is $40 – Checks made payable to POET.
  • K-6 After-School Choir
    Starting October 3
    Tuesdays October 3 through November 28
    3:00-4:00 PM
    Elementary gym

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PRIDE WEEK – Hey Parents! I am Mikell Peck, the co-chair of Health and Safety on NDPA’s POET board. PRIDE week is coming up! This year the theme for PRIDE week is R.O.A.R.- Respect, Ownership, Achievement, Responsibility. It is scheduled to start on Monday, September 18th and will go through Friday, September 22nd.

We are looking for some volunteers to help with our activities during the elementary school lunches. We will need 3 to 5 volunteers each day from about 10:30am to 1:00 PM.

There are various activities planned for each day. Some will be indoors and some will be outdoors. Volunteers will help set up, assist students with the pre-planned activity and then help take down and put away any supplies used.

Please let me know if you are available for a full or partial time slot and what days work for you. This is a great way to get some volunteer hours!

Thank you so much for all you do to support our school to make it a great place for our kids!

Mikell Peck

K-4 LIBRARY HELP – Mrs. Zost is looking for weekly volunteers in the K-4 library to assist students during library classes and to also shelve materials. If you are able to volunteer on a weekly basis at any of the following times, please contact Mrs. Zost at . Thank you!

  • Wednesdays – 8:30-9:30, 9:30-10:30
  • Thursdays – 10:00-10:30

ART AUCTION AT HOME HELP – 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:

STAY INFORMED: follow us on Instagram at poet_ndpa and Facebook at North Davis Preparatory Academy.

“Box Tops for Education” are a great way to donate to our school. There is now an app that gives awesome money to NDPA. All you have to do is follow this link and then scan your receipts after you shop.


Monday, September 18-Friday, September 22 – PRIDE WEEK
Monday, September 18 – NDPA FUN ZOMBIE RUN
Monday, September 18 – AFTER SCHOOL: Volleyball Practice
Tuesday, September 19 – AFTER SCHOOL: Volleyball Practice, K-4 Mighty Kicks
Tuesday, September 19 – AWAY XCountry meet @ APAW
Wednesday, September 20 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, Jr. High Book Club
Wednesday, September 20 – HOME Volleyball game vs Legacy Prep
Thursday, September 21 – AFTER SCHOOL: Volleyball Practice, K-4 Zumba
Thursday, September 21 – AWAY XCountry meet vs Quest Academy
Thursday, September 21 – Polar Plunge Planning Meeting
Friday, September 22 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, Science Olympiad tryouts
Saturday, September 23 – Volleyball practice, 9:00 AM

Monday, September 25 – AWAY Volleyball Games, Team 1 @ OPA, Team 2 @ APA
Tuesday, September 26 – AFTER SCHOOL: Volleyball Practice, K-4 Mighty Kicks
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
Friday, September 29 – AFTER SCHOOL: Spirit Squad, Science Olympiad tryouts
Saturday, September 30 – Volleyball practice, 9:00 AM


  • Parent Teacher Conferences, October 16-18
  • School Photo Make-up Day, Tuesday, October 24

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