• Traffic Reminder
  • NDPA Family Spirit Night – TONIGHT @ Moe’s
  • Science Olympiad, Grades 7-9
  • NDPA Fun Run – Monday, September 19
  • Order Your K-6 Yearbook
  • Order Jr. High Yearbook
  • Jr. High Sports
  • After-School Activities
  • Jr. High After-School Book Club
  • At-Home Volunteer Opportunity
  • How to Log Your Volunteer Hours
  • Adult Merengue Dance Classes

TRAFFIC REMINDER – Parents, please be careful when dropping off and picking up students. It is important to be aware of students who might be around you when you are entering and exiting the drives, pulling out of your parking spot, and going around other cars. Taking an extra moment to double check your surroundings will help us keep our school safe. Giving yourself just 5 extra minutes will eliminate the need to take risks.

NDPA FAMILY SPIRIT NIGHT TONIGHT @ MOE’S ! You can stop by any time TODAY and say you are there to support NDPA. Moe’s will donate a portion of all sales back to our school! Be sure to show this flier to get an awesome deal on food and make sure NDPA gets credit:

Grab your friends, families & neighbors and come to Moe’s, for some good food and fun times!

This is the first of many fun Family Spirit Nights for our NDPA students. Watch Que Pasa for information about future Family Spirit Nights!

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

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).

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. 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!

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



ORDER YOUR K-6 YEARBOOK NOW – 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 NOW – Did you miss purchasing your yearbook at registration day? 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


  • Cross Country> No practice Monday (Labor Day). Tuesday and Wednesday regular practice at 3:20. Thursday Meet @ Ogden Preparatory Academy, 1700 S. Jefferson Ave., Ogden, UT.
  • Volleyball> No practice Monday. Regular practice from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Jr. High gym from Tuesday to Thursday.


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-2nd MIGHTY KICKS – K-2nd Mighty Kicks Soccer is returning to NDPA! Soccer is a popular recess activity and Mighty Kicks is a great way to help your student learn skills.
    Classes will be held Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20 & 27.
    3:00-4:00 PM, on the elementary playground.
    To sign up, visit
    cost is only $35.
    View this video for a look at Mighty Kicks Soccer:
  • K-6th ZUMBA
    Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6.
    Class is from 3:00-4:00 PM.
    Cost is $5 for the whole course.
    Sign up at the POET desk. Put money in the POET box. If paying by cash, please use an envelope (located on the box) to label the money with your child’s name.
    Students are able to dance in their school uniforms; if they choose to change into active wear, please make sure it meets school standards.
  • 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
    Mark your calendars, registration will be September 14. This class generally fills in one day. Watch Que Pasa for more details.
  • YOUTH BAGPIPE BAND – 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: Choir!

JR. HIGH AFTER-SCHOOL BOOK CLUB – Held the third Thursday of each month, from 3:15-4:00, in the Jr. High library. This year’s reading list:

  • September 15th – Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  • October 27th – Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  • November 17th – Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • December 15th – Hitler’s Canary by Sandi Toksvig
  • January 19th – Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • February 23rd – OC Daniel by Wesley King
  • March 16th – Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle
  • April 20th – Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
  • May 18th – Alchemyst by Michael Scott


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!

Elementary volunteers
Jr. High volunteers

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


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!

HOW TO LOG YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS – You may have noticed that we are trying a new system for reporting volunteer hours this year. We are using to organize AND log our volunteer hours.

How do I find volunteer opportunities?
You can sign up to be contacted about events that POET sponsors throughout the school year by clicking this link: which leads you to the school volunteer page. We also have signups for current school activities on the volunteer page. Right now a link for Fun Run volunteers is active on the page.

If you would like to volunteer in the classroom, ask your class captain about opportunities. Class captains will typically email you with volunteer needs that arise and will setup volunteer calendars for recurring spots. Don’t forget to keep an eye on Que Pasa and Facebook for more volunteer opportunities!

How do I log my hours?
Any volunteer spot listed with a specific time when you sign up will automatically get tracked. For example, if your class captain sends out a link and you signup to help in a kindergarten classroom on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., THERE IS NO NEED to log those hours. They will be logged automatically for you once the date arrives. If something comes up and you need to cancel a spot you can no longer make, follow these instructions:–How-do-I-make-changes-to-my-spots-or-cancel-my-shift-.

If you volunteer for hours that are unrelated to specific sign up sheet, you log them as spots in the Generic Hour sign-up,!1543917/false/false, (also found on the volunteer tab of the school website.) Click here for a visual, explaining how to log those hours:

How do I know many volunteer hours I have?
You can always see the number of generic volunteer hours you have each time you log more hours. This signup works as a counter, and you are adding hours to the total each time. You can view your complete volunteer hours across all signups and activities if you register your account with a password and run a report of your hours. Most parents do not already have a registered account password, because it is not required to use the system. If you wish to register an account, go to and click Register. Register the email address you use for your participation and designate a password, then run a report ( of all your volunteer activity.

If you don’t want to register your account, don’t worry; volunteer hours will continue to be reported monthly in Que Pasa.

Thanks for being patient with us as we continue to refine the user interface of this new system. If you have questions or problems, email them to:

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.


Monday, September 5 – NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
Tuesday, September 6 – AFTER-SCHOOL: K-2 Mighty Kicks, XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Wednesday, September 7 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30), Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Thursday, September 8 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Friday. September 9 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks
Friday. September 9 – Jr. High Student Body Kickball, 1:00-4:00 PM

Monday, September 12 – AFTER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Tuesday, September 13 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Wednesday, September 14 – AFTER-SCHOOL: XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30), Bagpipe Band (4:30-5:30), Cheer (6:00-7:30)
Wednesday, September 14 – POET meeting, 6:30 PM
Thursday, September 15 – AFTER-SCHOOL: Jr. High Book Club (Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech), XCountry, Volleyball (4:30-5:30)
Thursday, September 15 – K-4 Literacy Night, 6:30 PM
Friday, September 16 – AFER-SCHOOL: EcoGeeks, Jr. High Language Arts Honors Discussion Group, Science Olympiad Tryouts (2:30-4:30)
Friday, September 16 – NDPA Family Spirit Day @ Moe’s (all day)


  • NDPA Fun Run – Monday, September 19

MONTHLY Calendar:

ANNUAL Calendar: