HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Please remember, at NDPA, we do not wear costumes at school, not even on Halloween…all students should wear regular uniform dress. Also, we are a food-free school, which means we don’t bring in treats or candy unless the teacher has made special arrangements.


  • NDPA Family Spirit Week, October 31-November 4!
  • NDPA Theater: The Curious Savage
  • NDPA Marquee Greetings
  • Turn in your Box Tops
  • Barnes & Noble Day – Saturday, November 19
  • NDPA Science Fair 2017
  • Shop Amazon Smile and get money for our school!
  • Counseling Corner – International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Morning Volunteer Needed in the Jr. High

NDPA HOODIES – LAST CHANCE TO ORDER HOODIES! All orders due Tuesday Nov. 1 at 3:00pm! It’s getting colder and Christmas is coming, order your hoodie today! Pull over hoodie $18 and Zip hoodie $21. Youth and Adult sizes available. These “administration-approved” hoodies can be worn in class!

Sample hoodies and order forms will be in the lobby of each school through Tuesday, November 1! Stop by the school and try on the samples before ordering, we cannot exchange if you order the wrong size. You can print an order form here: http://northdavisprep.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NDPA-Hoodies-Order-Form-2016-docx.pdf.

Please complete the order form, include payment of cash or check, made out to NDPA POET, and place in the POET box. Hoodies will be delivered to your oldest student by Monday, November 28. If your order is a Christmas gift, indicate it in the space provided on the order form so we can keep it a surprise for your kids! Any questions or help with hoodies please contact Kristen Tate at kristentate1108@gmail.com

NDPA FAMILY SPIRIT WEEK – Invite all your family and friends to NDPA Family Spirit Week at the Layton Pizza Pie Cafe, October 31-November 4! On November 4, 5:00-9:00 PM, the NDPA Mascot will be there. Come and enjoy a fun night with your NDPA friends & family. Twenty five percent of all sales will go to our school; just tell them you are with NDPA when you get there. No coupons or discounts are allowed.

TURN IN YOUR BOX TOPS – It’s time to round up and turn in those Box Tops! The fall deadline for submitting Box Tops is coming up at the end of the month. Don’t hold onto them, many expire in October or November. You can submit your Box Tops at the POET desk of either building. Every Box Top earns money for NDPA–thank you for your participation!

BARNES & NOBLE DAY – Our annual Barnes & Noble Day will be here soon. November 19, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to be exact, so please save the date. Watch for more details in the next issue of ¡Qué Pasa!

Students, now is a great time to think about entering the “I am Thankful For…” contest. Take this weekend to think about the ONE thing you are thankful for and why you are thankful for it. Then, write a one-page paper about it or create a picture about it. Turn it in at either school in the box at the POET desk. All entries are due by Tuesday, November 15th. Good Luck! We can’t wait to see your work!

I am thankful for…” is our theme.Take some time to think about the ONE thing you are thankful for AND WHY, then submit either your artwork or an essay about what that is. Due to limited space at B&N and time constraints, please follow these guidelines:

  • Entries are due Tuesday, Nov 17th by end of school. Late entries will be not be accepted.
  • Artwork can be no larger than 10×14 (no exceptions)
  • Artwork can be any medium (paint, crayon, pencil, etc.)
  • Essays can be up to one page in length (typed or handwritten) in Español or English.
  • Entries should be created during the current school year (Aug 2016 to now)
  • ON THE BACK (as they may be displayed publicly): First and last name, grade, and homeroom/advisory teacher
  • Turn entries in at either POET desk in the marked box beginning October 31st.
  • Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and following the guidelines.
  • 1st place winner per grade per category (K-9) will win a B&N gift card.
  • Students may be asked to read their essay at B&N and all artwork will be displayed that day. Please attend that day to read or view your entry.
  • Late entries or those that do not follow contest guidelines will be returned to the student

Any questions, please contact Kim Valeika at lilys_mom@yahoo.com, 385-775-3248

NDPA THEATER: THE CURIOUS SAVAGE – Come see The Curious Savage on November 2 & 3, performances will be at 5:00 and 7:30 each day. Admission $3.

NDPA SCIENCE FAIR 2017 – Click this link to see the Science Fair Packet for NDPA’s annual Science Fair: http://northdavisprep.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016-2017-Science-Fair-Packet.pdf! Please make note, I have greatly reduced the information in this packet and hopefully made it more user friendly. Also a few things have changed from last year:

  • The science fair date is now the last Wednesday in January, January 25, 2017.
  • Also please note that set up will be on the same day as science fair so your students will bring their boards to the junior high gym on the same day as the fair.
  • Registration forms are now due in December before the break.

SHOP AMAZON SMILE AND GET MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL – Before you make your next Amazon purchases, go to smile.amazon.com and choose North Davis Preparatory Academy as your charity of choice – NDPA will receive a percentage from each purchase!

NDPA MARQUEE GREETINGS – Want to wish your child happy birthday, 1/2 birthday, or congratulate them for an accomplishment? Now you can see their name in lights on the new NDPA marquee! The cost for each post is $10, for each day you want it posted. Click here to see options: http://northdavisprep.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NDPA-MARQUEE-GREETINGS.pdf

  • All marquee requests need to be made seven days prior to when you want it posted on the marquee.
  • Fill out the online form and make your payments http://signup.com/go/3yryKw.
  • Any questions email jnicholson@northdavisprep.org.

COUNSELING CORNER – ***Attention 9th Graders*** If you are interested in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, I would suggest you check out West High’s website http://west.slcschools.org/academics/international-baccalaureate/ and attend one of their IB Info Nights on November 17 or January 19. The next review and application deadline is Monday, November 21. If you are not sure you want to go to West, I would still suggest attending this information night if you are interested in the IB program. They provide incredibly valuable information for you regarding the IB program as a whole. I will provide you with more information on the other local IB Programs as the information becomes available from Ogden, Clearfield & Bountiful high schools.

MORNING VOLUNTEER NEEDED IN THE JR. HIGH – Volunteers are needed to help in the Math Computer Lab for 6th grade students, Monday-Friday, 7:30-8:15 AM. No math knowledge is needed. Only one volunteer is needed each day; you can sign up for certain days or a week at a time. This is a great way to get your volunteer hours! Please contact Mr. Fernandez jfernandez@northdavisprep.org to let him know when you are available to help.


Monday, October 31 – HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Remember: No costumes. Also, our school is a food-free school; please do not bring treats to classes or to share with other students.
Monday, October 31 – 4th & 5th grades “Spooktacular” Lunch with Parents (4th grade lunch 12:05 PM, 5th grade lunch 11:33 AM)
Monday, October 31 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, Basketball, Volleyball open-gym (5:30-7:00 PM)
Tuesday, November 1 – AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, Basketball
Wednesday, November 2 – AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Art, FBLA Club, Basketball, Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Wednesday, November 2 – Basketball AWAY game vs Legacy Prep, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 2 – Theater II performances “The Curious Savage”
Thursday, November 3 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Bricks 4 Kidz, Basketball
Thursday, November 3 – Community Council, 3:30 PM
Thursday, November 3 – Theater II performances “The Curious Savage”
Friday, November 4 – Dollar Dress Day
Friday, November 4 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Basketball, Music Club, EcoGeeks, LA Honors Discussion Group, Dance, Cheer (3:30-5:30), Volleyball open gym (5:30-7:00)
Friday, November 4 – Spirit Night at Pizza Pie Cafe
Saturday, November 5 – Science Olympiad Practice, 10:00 AM
Saturday, November 5 – Volleyball open-gym, 10:00 AM

Sunday, November 6 – Daylight Savings, set clocks back one hour
Monday, November 7 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, Basketball, Volleyball open-gym (5:30-7:00 PM)
Monday, November 7 – Boys Basketball HOME GAME vs Ascent Academy, 5:00 PM
Monday, November 7 – Girls Basketball AWAY GAME vs Ogden Prep (1435 Lincoln Avenue, Ogden), 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 8 – AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, Basketball
Wednesday, November 9 – AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Art, Techno Club, Basketball, Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Wednesday, November 9 – Boys Basketball AWAY game vs Spectrum (575 N. Cutler Dr., North Salt Lake), 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9 – Girls Basketball AWAY GAME vs Monticello (2782 Corporate Park Dr., West Valley), 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9 – POET Metting, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, November 9 – Musical Theater & Social Dance Perfromances, 6:30 PM
Thursday, November 10 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Bricks 4 Kidz, Basketball
Friday, November 11 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Basketball, Music Club, EcoGeeks, Dance, Cheer (3:30-5:30), Volleyball open gym (5:30-7:00)
Saturday, November 12 – Volleyball open-gym, 10:00 AM


  • Barnes & Noble Day – Saturday, November 19

YEARLY CALENDAR: http://northdavisprep.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-2017CalendarNDPA.pdf