• Field Day THIS Monday
  • Come work at NDPA!
  • Check the Lost & Found – LAST CHANCE
  • POET wants your opinion
  • Check your student lunch account
  • Library Books, Class Books, & Outstanding Fines
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Help needed to put up flags the last day of school
  • Calling All Alumni
  • Upcoming Events & Looking Ahead
  • Annual calendars & Marquee Greetings

FIELD DAY THIS MONDAY – Attention K-6 parents! Monday, May 22, is Elementary Field Day! We are so excited this year for field day, the kids are going to have a blast! The weather forecast is looking like a beautiful 70° day.

Last week, all students were given a field day information sheet. Please take some time to review this important information so you and your child will be well prepared for field day.

In addition, last week, grades 3-6 were given a Dartside waivers. Those are due back to your teachers today. If you haven’t turned yours in, please make sure to have it ready and turned in Monday morning so your child can participate. Link to form:

  • Please put sunscreen on your child before they come to school.
  • There will be many water activities so please wear clothes that can get wet and will dry quickly.
  • Boys may wear swim shorts if they follow dress code, girls may wear swimwear under a t-shirt and school-appropriate shorts.
  • Shoes must be closed-toe and have backs, no flip flops or sandals.
  • Each student should bring a water bottle with their name on it.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

COME WORK AT NDPA! – NDPA is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Please visit the link below for available positions.

CHECK THE LOST & FOUND – Lost & Found items will be picked up THIS TUESDAY, MAY 23. Be sure to come check for your student’s items before then. Any items left at the school will be donated.

POET WANTS YOUR OPINION – Parents, we need your ideas! This survey will take 5 minutes and will be a guiding force for POET decisions. Data is collected anonymously, click on the link and let your voice be heard:

CHECK YOUR STUDENT LUNCH ACCOUNT – It’s getting close! This time of year can get very busy with all that is going on. If you would like one less thing to worry about, now would be a great time to check your student’s account and pay to the end of the year.

  • Full pay students 7-9 grade $14.00
  • Full pay students k-6 grade $10.00
  • Reduced lunch all grades $2.00

Please check your child’s lunch account on Aspire to make sure they are not negative: – If your student is in the negative, their yearbook will be held until the balance is resolved.

LIBRARY BOOKS, CLASS BOOKS, & OUTSTANDING FINES – Please be sure to turn in any books you have borrowed from the library or your teacher and/or pay your fines before next Friday. If you have outstanding fines, your yearbook will be held until you take care of them.


LAST DAY FLAG SET-UP/TAKE DOWN: Parents, we need your help setting up and taking down flags for the last day of school. This is a great opportunity to get those last minute volunteer hours in. Sign up to help in the morning on May 26th @ 6:00 to setup USA and Spanish flags, it should only take about 1 hour AND/OR you can signup to help at 1:30 that afternoon to take them down. Parent’s signing up will meet with Mr. Fernandez in the Jr High:

If you need help inputting your hours, combining multiple email records, or making sense of what you’ve got, contact Rebecca Miner at You can get a report of all your personal volunteer hours, including generic and classroom/event hours by following this link: and a report will be emailed to you.

CALLING ALL ALUMNI – Calling all alumni! Thursday, May 25, from 5:00-6:00 PM, we’ll be hosting an alumni night. Come hang out with some old faces and talk to your favorite (and even your least favorite) teachers. at 6:00 PM, we’ll be transitioning downstairs to La Noche, where you are welcome to join us in celebrating our newest alumni. Grab an alumni friend and we’ll see you there!


Monday, May 22 – Field Day
Monday, May 22 – Volleyball Tryouts, 3:00-5:00 PM
Tuesday, May 23 – Jr. High Flamenco Workshop, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 24 – Hr. High Locker Selection, 7:45-8:30 AM & during lunch
Wednesday, May 24 – 9th grade Lagoon day
Wednesday, May 24 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Techno Club, Spirit Squad, Bagpipes (4:30-5:15)
Thursday, May 25 – 4th grade field trip, meet at CLearfield FrontRunner station at 8:30 AM, returns 3:36 PM
Thursday, May 25 – 6th grade Etiquette Lunch
Thursday, May 25 – Alumni Hour, 5:00-6:00 PM; La Noche, 6:00-8:00 PM
Friday, May 26 – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Saturday, May 27 – Volleyball, 10:00 AM


  • POET Volunteer Appreciation Party @ Roy Aquatic Center, Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-8:30 PM. Be sure to get your 30 hours logged so you can come swim with us. “Fry Guy” food truck will be there too!
  • LEO Night – June 9, 11:00 AM-10:00 PM @ Rumbi Island Grill

Current school year 2016-17 calendar:
NEXT 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR calendar:
NDPA Marquee Greetings: