• Check the Lost & Found
  • Art Auction: Tickets on sale now!
  • After-School Activities: Future Cheer, 5th & 6th Basketball Skills
  • Turn in your Box Tops!
  • K-6th Yearbook Cover Contest
  • New POET VP
  • Art Auction Decorations: ISO brown twine & jute, spray paint, sand, shells, tea light, balloons
  • Admin/Teacher Dunk: Do you want a chance to throw the ball?
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Need help logging volunteer hours?
  • Author-Illustrator Rosemary Wells to visit NDPA Elementary!
  • Upcoming Events
  • Annual calendars and Marquee Greetings

CHECK THE LOST & FOUND – It’s that time of year when the weather is getting warmer and students forget their winter gear. Be sure to check the lost & found for missing coats, gloves, hats, boots, water bottles, and NDPA hoodies. Any remaining items in the lost & found will be donated at the end of this month.

ART AUCTION: Tickets on Sale Now! – Come enjoy a night “Under the Sea” at NDPA’s 12th Annual Art Auction, Friday, March 10, 6:00 PM, at the Davis Conference Center (1652 North 700 West, Layton). This is our school’s largest annual fundraiser. $25 per ticket includes dinner. Purchase tickets at you can also find order forms at the POET desk. This is an adult only event. Ticket order deadline is March 3rd. Be sure to invite grandparents, alumni, and friends!

Parents: The Art Auction is quickly approaching! I just wanted to say thank you to the parents who have donated from their various businesses. We really appreciate you. I am asking if anyone else has a business or a connection to any kind of business if they could donate. It could be a gift certificate, money, or any kind of item. If you do decide to donate or get a donation please email me at: I have a letter that includes our tax information. We are also in need of more people to call local businesses to get donations. Please email or call me at 801-380-7659. We do need all donations at the school by February 28. Thank you so much for all your help in making the Art Auction a success.


FUTURE CHEER IS HERE!! For BOYS and GIRLS Ages 3-14 years of age. Fill out the form and return it to the office, with payment, by Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Monday, March 6th 2017, 3:30-5:30 PM
    Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 3:30-5:30 PM
    Thursday, March 9th, 2017, 4:00 PM

All Future Cheerleaders must be at the Jr. High by 4:00 on Thursday, March 9.
We will be performing during the boys Faculty vs Student Basketball Game halftime!!

To sign up, fill out this form and submit with payment to the office by Monday, February 20:

5TH AND 6TH GRADERS ONLY!! After-School Basketball Skills class taught by Coach Noal. Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM, March 7, 14, 21, 28, $25. Sign-up at the POET DESK in the Jr. High Building. Make checks to POET and put in the POET drop box. Parent/Guardian must sign waiver that is in the sign-up binder.

TURN IN YOUR BOX TOPS – It’s that time of year again to start turning in those Box Tops you’ve been collecting! You can turn them in at the POET desk in either building.

NEW POET VP – We are excited to announce that Diana Deaden will serve as POET President next year. We have had some turnover, and Diana was selected to fill the vacant VP position created upon the resignation of the original VP, Christina Johnson.

Submit your Black & White drawing, sketch, doodle on PLAIN white(no lined) paper of any size, with NDPA related things, to the POET desk.
**Deadline Extended to Friday, February 24th
Include your Name, Grade & Teacher with your entry!
Questions or Concerns about what to draw?
Contact-Audrey Laser or Shelly Madsen

ART AUCTION DECORATION DONATIONS WANTED – We still hope to receive a few more things for Art Auction decorations. We would like to have them by Friday, February 24:

  • Twine
  • Jute
  • Spray paint (blues, greens, lavender)
  • Sand
  • Shells
  • Tea light candles
  • Balloons (clear & colored)

TEACHER DUNK – Do you want have a chance to dunk administration or teachers? We will be holding a raffle on March 3 to choose people to dunk the teachers (one “dunker” per teacher). You may buy your raffle ticket for $1 a piece during lunch. You can buy as may raffle tickets as you’d like!

  • Elementary may buy on: Wednesday February 22
  • Jr. High may buy on: Thursday February 23 or Thursday March 2.


ART AUCTION DONATIONS – We are in need of more volunteers to get donations for our Art Auction!  We only have a few weeks left to get donations.  Please contact Isabel Patterson at or 801-380-7659 for more details.

ELEMENTARY TABLE SETUP – Parents: Author and Illustrator Rosemary Wells is headed to NDPA, and we need your help. Volunteers are needed to come before school begins to setup the lunch tables for the day as well as for the 1st grade Dr. Seuss lunch, so that they will all be ready to go when lunch starts. This should take about 25 minutes to setup.  If you are able to help, use this lnk: This is a fun way to get your volunteer hours.

FIELD DAY – The school year has been moving fast. We are starting to think about end of the year activities. The Junior High is in need of a Field Day Team Coordinator and Committee Members to plan and execute Field Day on May 22nd. Please sign up at

NEED HELP WITH VOLUNTEER HOURS? If you need help logging your volunteer hours or finding out how many you’ve logged, please go to the volunteer page on our website: or contact Rebecca Miner,

AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR ROSEMARY WELLS COMING TO NDPA! On Thursday, March 2, Ms. Wells will present to grades 1-4 and talk about how we should “Book up Our Kids.” She will then do book signings 11:15 AM-12:30 PM and 3:00-4:00 PM. She will be signing all books that she has authored under her name. Parents are welcome to attend, see schedule below to attend with your student.  This is a terrific opportunity for students and parents alike!

  • 8:45-9:30 AM – 2nd grade
  • 9:45-10:30 AM – 1st grade
  • 10:30 AM – 1st grade lunch with parents
  • 11:15 AM-12:30 PM – Book signing in Elementary library
  • 12:45-1:30 PM – 3rd grade
  • 1:45-2:30 PM – 4th grade
  • 3:00-4:00 PM – Book signing in Elementary library


Monday, February 20 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day
Tuesday, February 21 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Basketball
Wednesday, February 22 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Techno Club, “Joseph” rehearsal, Bagpipes (4:30-5:15)
Wednesday, February 22 – Girls Basketball AWAY game vs Monticello Academy (2782 Corporate Park Drive, West Valley City), 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 22 – Music Theater & Social Dance performance, 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 23 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Mock Trial, Basketball
Friday, February 24 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Basketball, Science Olympiad, Music Club, EcoGeeks, Mock Trial, “Joseph” rehearsal, Dance, Cheer (3:30)
Saturday, February 25 – Science Olympiad Practice, 10:00 AM
Saturday, February 25 – Volleyball open-gym, 10:00 AM

Monday, February 27 – Mock Trial Competition @ Davis County Courthouse, 8:30 AM
Monday, February 27 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, “Joseph” rehearsal
Wednesday, March 1 – Book Fair, 11:00 AM-7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 1 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Soccer Tryouts, FBLA, “Joseph” rehearsal, Bagpipes (4:30-5:15), Cheer (6:00)
Wednesday, March 1 – 1st grade program, 6:30 PM
Thursday, March 2 – Mock Trial Competition @ Holladay Justice Courthouse, 9:00 AM
Thursday, March 2 – 1st grade lunch with parents, 10:30 AM
Thursday, March 2 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Science Olympiad practice
Thursday, March 2 – Community Council, 3:30 PM
Friday, March 3 – Dollar Dress Day
Friday, March 3 – Mock Trial Competition @ West Valley City Justice Court, 1:00 PM
Friday, March 3 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Science Olympiad, Music Club, EcoGeeks, “Joseph” rehearsal, Dance, Cheer (3:30)
Friday, March 3 – Jr. High Night Games, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 4 – Science Olympiad Regionals, TBD
Saturday, February 4 – Volleyball open-gym, 10:00 AM