• 2017 Science Fair
  • Check the Lost & Found!
  • Jr. High Sports
  • After-School Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Adult Merengue Dance Classes
  • WSU Fall Ritchey Science Fair Workshop

SCIENCE FAIR 2016-17 – Science Fair is coming! The date has changed…NDPA’s annual Science Fair will now be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Setup, judging, awards, all on the same day! That means it’s a month earlier so start preparing now! For more information, please see your science teacher. Good luck and happy science-ing!

Registration Packet:

CHECK THE LOST & FOUND – This is the time of year where it’s cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon that means students often misplace or leave their jackets at school. Please come check the lost & found to make sure you gather those left items. The lost & found will be picked up on Friday, September 30, please make sure you come by to claim you items before they are taken for donation.

Note: Please make sure jackets, gloves, sweaters, lunchboxes, backpacks, and anything else your student might leave behind, are labeled with your student’s first and last name. The parent volunteer who takes care of our lost & found will return them to your student if they are clearly labeled.


– Monday, September 26 – Volleyball HOME game VS OPA 4:30 & 6:00 PM
– Wednesday, September 28 – Volleyball AWAY game @ Legacy Prep, 4:30 & 5:15 PM


AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES CODE OF CONDUCT: Registration for After-School Activities is voluntary and implies agreement that your student(s) will abide by the NDPA core values.

With emphasis on:

All interactions with teachers/volunteers, students and parents are based on honesty, trust and respect.
All students will demonstrate personal and social responsibility.

Additionally, it is agreed that all students will be picked up promptly at 4:00 PM.

  • K-6 ART – Please note, K-6 Art is full. Classes will begin at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5.
    NDPA Jr. High Gym.
    Runs every other Saturday: September 24th, October 8th & 22nd
    2:00-4:00 PM
    $20 (includes a ball and t-shirt).
    Sign up and sign waiver at the Jr. High POET desk. Make checks to POET and put in the POET box. Participants must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
    Tuesday, October 4, 11, (skip 18 PT conf), 25, and November 1,8,15,22, 29.-
    Class is from 3:00-4:00 PM in the elementary gym.
    $15-Sign-up at POET desk, make checks payable to POET.
    Performances: November 19 at Barnes and Noble Day and December 5 (tentative).
  • YOUTH BAGPIPE BAND – 4th grade to age 17 welcome
    Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM, elementary library
    Initial investment $65 for bagpipe chanter.
    No sign up necessary, just come!
    Bagpipes and drums. Questions? Contact Eric Billings,

COMING SOON: Bricks 4 Kidz


  • ARE YOU NDPA STRONG? – We’re looking for a few strong souls to hang around after pickup next Friday, September 30th, for about an hour to help Mr. Robinson lift bulky desks and other heavy equipment as we rearrange our storage room. We anticipate this will take about an hour. If you are interested please signup at Volunteers should meet at the front desk of the elementary building.

ADULT MERENGUE DANCE CLASSES – It’s not too late to join! You have an opportunity to dance like Mr. Garcia by learning some of his awesome MERENGUE moves! This is a beginners class, it’s okay of you have never danced before. Classes will be held THIS Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 PM through December 13, in the Jr. High gym.

Lesson pricing:
– 1 individual lesson $20
– 10 individual lessons $150
– 10 couple lessons $250

To sign up: email Mr. Garcia or bring payment to either office. Checks should be written to NDPA, credit cards accepted at the Jr. High office only. If you would only like to take an individual lesson, no sign up necessary, just come and pay Mr. Garcia before class starts. We need a minimum of 6 couples to participate or we will have to cancel the course.

WSU FALL RITCHEY SCIENCE FAIR WORKSHOP will be held on Saturday morning, October 8, from 8:00 AM to Noon. Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to attend. Click here to see a flier with more information:

This workshop is designed for grades 6-10. Students who have attended this workshop in the past, students who have already started their projects, and those who are juniors and seniors in high school are encouraged to attend the last half of this workshop and come in at 10:30 to 11:00 AM rather than 8:00 AM. All students, parents, and teachers must register for the workshop, even those who will be attending only the second half.


Monday, September 26 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, XCountry
Monday, September 26 – Volleyball HOME game vs OPA 4:30 & 6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 27 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Tuesday, September 27 – Adult Merengue Classes, 7:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 28 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Techno Club, Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Wednesday, September 28 – Volleyball AWAY game @ Legacy Prep, 4:30 & 5:15 PM
Thursday, September 29 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Zumba, XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Friday, September 30 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, Jr. High Language Arts Honors Discussion Group, Dance, Cheer (3:30-5:30)
Friday, September 30 – Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler Opens

Monday, October 3 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Tuesday, October 4 – AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Choir, XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Tuesday, October 4 – Adult Merengue Classes, 7:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 5 – Kindergarten Field Trip, bus leaves at 9:30 AM for both AM and PM students.
Wednesday, October 5 – AFTER-SCHOOL: K-6 Art, XCountry, FBLA, Volleyball (4:30-5:30), Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Wednesday, October 5 – NDPA Board meeting, elementary library, 6:00 PM.
Thursday, October 6 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Zumba, Volleyball (4:30-5:30), XCountry (5:30-7:30)
Friday, October 7 – Dollar Dress Day
Friday, October 7 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, Dance, Science Olympiad, Cheer (3:30-5:30)
Saturday, October 8 – Volleyball Skills Class, 2:00-4:00 PM


  • Monday, October 10 – NO SCHOOL for students – Teacher Prep Day
  • Thursday, October 13 – POET Fall Carnival at Black Island Farms
  • Monday, October 17-Wednesday, October 19 – Early Release Days/Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, October 20 & Friday, October 21 – NO SCHOOL – FALL BREAK