• K-4 Literacy Night – Thursday, September 15
  • NDPA Fun Run – Last day to sign-up is THIS MONDAY!
  • Science Olympiad, Grades 7-9
  • Order Your K-6 Yearbook
  • Order Jr. High Yearbook
  • A Note from the Library
  • Jr. High Sports
  • After-School Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Adult Merengue Dance Classes
  • Where does the Art Auction money go?

K-4 LITERACY NIGHT – Thursday, September 15, we will have an important night for parents. Literacy night is dedicated for parents of NDPA to come have an interactive experience for ideas on helping with literacy at home. We are inviting parents who have Kindergarten-4th grade students. Although we have held this event in the past, this year will be more hands-on, specialized, and customized for each grade level.

We will hold 2 thirty-minute sessions, starting at 6:30 PM, so that parents who have multiple students will be able to attend at least two different grade-level presentations. During each session, you will be shown and participate in activities that will create a lifelong love of reading and writing.

Although this informational night is not mandatory, we request each family’s attendance. These 30 minutes will be invaluable to helping your child succeed. See you Thursday!

NDPA FUN RUN – Arrr, Mateys! The North Davis Preparatory Academy 6th Annual Lion Pride Fun Run is Monday, September 19th, 2016 at the NDPA Junior High school parking lot. Check-in is from 5:30-6:00 PM. There will be a 5K and a 1-mile course (see course maps below).

THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN-UP! Registration is ONLINE at (search: NDPA). The Regtix registration site will close PROMPTLY at 3:45 pm on Monday, September 12th. Registration will not be available after this time. Any extra shirts will be made available for purchase at a later date and information on how to purchase a shirt will be published in ¡Qué Pasa! Fun Run shirts can be worn on dress down Fridays…even if you can’t participate in the event, be sure to register to get a spirit shirt!

Avast! September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we’re going to DRESS like a PIRATE! Don’t be afeard! Get yer sealegs ready or you’ll be walking the plank! Wear your favorite pirate running clothes.

  • If you would like to contact businesses for donations for a raffle at the Fun Run, please contact Kim Valeika directly at

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TRYOUTS – Do you love being part of a team? Love doing well in your classes? Love math and science? If you said yes to all of these then Science Olympiad is for you!!!


Tryouts Information:
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Applications for tryouts are available in Mrs. Adams Room 210 or click here to download:
**Must have application completed before tryouts**

Spots available:
– 9th grade: 5 members; 2 alternates
– 8th grade: 5 members; 2 alternates
– 7th grade: 5 members: 1 alternate

ORDER YOUR K-6 YEARBOOK – Making new friends and memories are important parts of school. Help your student keep the memories alive with an NDPA Elementary Yearbook! Order your 2016-17 yearbook for only $14. Visit or call 866-287-3096 – ELEMENTARYcode is 20030. Price will increase to $18 after December 16. No yearbooks will be sold the last day of school. Contact Audrey Laser, or Shelly Madsen, with questions or concerns.

ORDER YOUR JR. HIGH YEARBOOK – It’s not too late! Order your NDPA Jr. High Yearbook for only $22. Visit or call 866-287-3096 – Jr High NDPA school code is 16104 (note, this code is different from the elementary code). Price will increase to $26 after December 16. No yearbooks will be sold the last day of school. Contact Nushean Lowder, with questions or concerns

A NOTE FROM THE LIBRARY: LIBRARY OVERDUE NOTICES-Overdue notices for library materials will be emailed to parents this year. If your student is in the K-4 building, they may return during their library time or books may be put in the large yellow box outside the library. The box will be emptied each day. Students may renew books with Mrs. Zost during their library time. If a library item is on hold for another student, it will not be able to be renewed. Students in the 5-9 building may return/renew books during their library time or after school. Please help your children return their items on time. Thank you!


    Tuesday, September 13 – AWAY meet VS American Prep
    Thursday, September 15 – XCountry HOME meet @ Ellison Park, 4:30 PM
    Tuesday, September 20 – XCountry AWAY meet VS Quest Academy, 4:30 PM
    Thursday, September 22 – XCountry AWAY meet VS APA, 4:30 PM
    Wednesday, September 14 – Volleyball AWAY game VS OPA, 5:00 PM
    Monday, September 19 – Volleyball HOME game VS APA (4:30 PM) & Legacy Prep. (6:45 PM)
    Wednesday, September 21 – Volleyball AWAY game @ OPA vs Monticello & Ascent, 5:00 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 p.m.

  • K-6th ART
    Wednesdays, October 5, 12, (skip 19 PT conference), 26 and November 2, 9, 16.
    Class is from 3:00-4:00 PM in the elementary gym.
    Cost is $36
    Registration will be ONE DAY ONLY, Wednesday, September 14, and will be open until filled.
    Online registration (the preferred method) will open at 7:00 AM:
    In-person registration will start at 8:15 AM in the elementary building.
    Please note: this class fills quickly, make plans accordingly.
    Starts THIS Saturday, September 10!
    NDPA Jr. High Gym.
    Runs every other Saturday: September 10th & 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,


ELEMENTARY LIBRARY – Mrs. Zost is looking for volunteers to assist in the K-4 library on a regular basis. Volunteers will assist students, shelve books, straighten books etc. Please contact Mrs. Zost at if you are interested and to see what days and times are available. Thank you!

PRIDE WEEK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are excited to announce our theme for this year’s pride week “R.O.A.R.” We will have activities at lunch recess to teach this theme. We need your help to make this week a fun success for the kids.

We are using for our volunteer spots. This is a user friendly sight that you just click on the calendar date, provide your name, email and phone number to sign up for the spot. You will get a email confirmation that you have signed up for that day and one reminder email. You do not need to create a login or password. Please sign up today to make this a great time for the kids!

For questions contact: Kasey Grubb, (elementary) or Nushean Lowder, (jr. high).

AT-HOME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE ART AUCTION DONATIONS COMMITTEE – We are need volunteers for the donations committee. This is a really easy way to get those volunteer hours! Much of the work be done from home via phone or email. We even have an easy script to follow and businesses are happy to donate. We want to have a good turnout of items for our silent auction to help earn money for our school. Please contact Isabel Patterson at or voice/text: 801-380-7659. We will have a meeting this coming Wednesday, August 31, at 8:00 PM. Please text or email for more information. We would love to have you join our committee!

  • If you own or have an “in” with a business that can donate, please contact Isabel Patterson to make arrangements, or voice/text: 801-380-7659.

JR. HIGH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT HELP – Mrs. Adams and Mr. Abbott are in need of a parent volunteer to schedule and coordinate Science speakers for the week of Dec. 12-16th. This is a great opportunity to get your volunteer hours from home and help with an amazing program. Every year, the science department at the Jr. High invites guest speakers from different scientific fields to speak with the Jr. High students. If you are willing to help organize this event, please send an email to Nushean Lowder at with your contact information or click on this link to sign up: If you are a professional in a scientific field and would like to help get students excited about careers in science by giving a short presentation and showing real-world applications for the concepts they are learning, then we would love to have you volunteer as a speaker. Please email Nushean Lowder at for more information. Thank you!

ADULT MERENGUE DANCE CLASSES – Do you remember those awesome flamenco dancers we had at the Art Auction last year? One of those dancers was our very own Mr. Garcia! If you didn’t get a chance to see him dance, you missed out! Now you have an opportunity to be 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 on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM starting September 20, through December 13, in the Jr. High gym. Maximum number of students is 30 so sign up soon to reserve your spot!

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

To sign up: email Mr. Garcia or just 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.

WHERE DOES THE ART AUCTION MONEY GO? – You may have noticed a big change to the skyline at NDPA. It’s big, it’s cool, it’s digital, and it totally AWESOME!!! Yep, you guessed it…it’s a new digital marquee.

For the last few years POET has been saving money earned from the annual Art Auction to purchase the marquee. POET is so excited to be getting this up and going for the new school year. So while you are waiting for car pool or driving by the school make sure to look and see the upcoming activities and announcements that will be posted in bright, beautiful color for everyone to enjoy.

Be sure to keep reading Qué Pasa to find out more detail about events and to see what else is happening at NDPA!


Monday, September 12 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Tuesday, September 13 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Tuesday, September 13 – XCountry AWAY meet VS American Prep
Wednesday, September 14 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Wednesday, September 14 – Volleyball AWAY game VS OPA, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, September 14 – POET meeting, 6:30 PM
Thursday, September 15 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Zumba, Jr. High Book Club (Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech), Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Thursday, September 15 – XCountry HOME meet @ Ellison Park, 4:30 PM
Thursday, September 15 – K-4 Literacy Night, 6:30 PM
Friday, September 16 – Science Olympiad Tryouts, 2:30-4:30, in Mrs. Adams’ room.
Friday, September 16 – AFER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, Jr. High Language Arts Honors Discussion Group, Dance, Cheer (3:30-5:30)

Monday, September 19-Friday, September 23 – PRIDE WEEK!
Monday, September 19 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, XCountry
Monday, September 19 – Volleyball HOME game VS APA (4:30 PM) & Legacy Prep. (6:45 PM)
Monday, September 19 – FUN RUN, check-in 5:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, September 20 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Tuesday, September 20 – XCountry AWAY meet VS Quest Academy, 4:30 PM
Tuesday, September 20 – Adult Merengue Classes, 7:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 21 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Wednesday, September 21 – Volleyball AWAY game @ OPA vs Monticello & Ascent, 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 22 – 8th grade field trip to ATK, bus leaves at 10:00 AM.
Thursday, September 22 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Zymba, XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Thursday, September 22 – XCountry AWAY meet VS APA, 4:30 PM
Friday, September 23 – AFER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, Dance, Cheer (3:30-5:30)
Saturday, September 24 – Volleyball Skills Class, 2:00-4:00 PM


  • Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler Opens – Friday, September 30