Thursday, Sept. 24 Picture Day for all students 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 25 4-6 Grade Field Trips
Friday, Sept. 25 Early Dismissal for D-3 students ONLY
Monday, Sept. 28 Reading University Deadline
Wednesday, Sept. 30 Spirit Wear Pop Up Sale Outside during carpool
Friday, Oct. 2 Spirit Wear Friday
Friday, Oct. 2 Early Dismissal 12:15/12:30/12:45 pm
Saturday, Oct. 3 APEF Fall Boutique 10 am-6 pm/Soccer Field
Wed. Oct. 7 Early Dismissal 12:15/12:30/12:45 pm
School Pictures – September 24
Help your student look their best! All on campus students will have pictures taken this day.
Field Trips – September 25
4th and 6th grade students will be off campus, please provide a lunch from home! We do not serve school lunch during off campus field trips. 5th grade will be on campus, school lunch provided to those who pre-order.
Spirit Wear Pop Up Sale – September 30
Spirit Wear Friday is the first Friday of every month! Our Spirit Wear Store will be outside during drop off and pick up so you can conveniently purchase clothing for your students! Park in visitor parking (A/B curbs – use the row in front of the school, C/D curbs – park along the sheep field). Any items not in stock will be delivered to your student on Thursday, October 1st.
September Builders Theme – I am a Builder when I build with Enthusiasm
The meaning of enthusiasm is “intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.” The source of the word is the Greek “enthousiasmos,” which ultimately comes from the adjective entheos, “having the God within.”
- Enthusiastic people RADIATE ENERGY. When these people walk into a room, heads turn and people gather. Their smile lights up a room.
- Enthusiastic people are CURIOUS AND INTERESTED in life. They love learning and live in a state of wonder, surprise, and delight.
- Enthusiastic people FOCUS ON THE GOOD (even when things aren’t). They emphasize what they can do rather than what they can’t do.
- Enthusiastic people FEEL DEEPLY AND LAUGH OFTEN. They show compassion for life’s difficulties and use humor to help themselves and others through tough times.
- Enthusiastic people DO SOMETHING THEY LOVE every day, no matter how small. They are passionate about their work, hobbies, crafts, or the sports they play — and it shows!
- Enthusiastic people SERVE A GREATER PURPOSE than themselves. They have a desire to help others and build community.
From the Administrative Office
Volunteer Opportunity – School Lunch Program
We have an urgent need for a few volunteers to help serve lunch at Draper 2 and Draper 3. We are looking for volunteers who are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (at least 2 days per week) to help from 10:45 am to 1:15 pm. We expect to use these volunteers for at least a month and possibly until the end of December. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
We are so grateful to have received free masks from French Toast for our students. This has allowed us to have masks available for those who forget, lose, or soil their mask. Unfortunately, this supply of free masks is almost gone!
Please remember to send your student to school with a clean mask EVERY day! We recommend having an extra mask stored in their backpack in case theirs gets broken, dirty, or lost.
Going forward, any students who don’t have a mask will be required to call home and you will need to bring them a mask before they can attend school.
APA Masks – Buy Yours Now!
Earlier this year our Spirit Wear distributor had masks for sale, and they sold out quickly! Those who purchased these masks reported they were AWESOME! There are two sizes – one for adults and one for children. They have adjustable ear straps, making them fit snugly and not fall down. They have a nose insert that helps prevent glasses from fogging, and the material is very breathable.
We have worked with this supplier to design a mask for our campus, and we are making it available for pre-order at cost – $7.00. Pre-orders will be collected for one week, and then it takes 2-3 weeks for masks to be produced and delivered. We expect to have them by the time students return from fall break. https://www.americanprep.org/product/apa-custom-2-ply-face-mask/
We are using a new program to send email, text, and phone calls. To opt in for text messages, follow the instructions here – Click for Flyer
Activities – Online Clubs
From the Academic Office
Thanks to all those who participated in reading the constitution! Special thanks to Judge Jared Bennet, Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs, APEF Executive Director Michelle Goudge and SLCC History Professor Aarti Nakka. If you missed the event or want to share it with family and friends, visit this link: https://youtu.be/31l85I5Fhnc
College Fair Recap
Last week was COLLEGE WEEK at our campus! We had a wonderful College Fair on Monday and Friday with phenomenal parent volunteers! We also watched college videos during chew time.
Why do we do College Week in elementary school? To inspire our kids to start working now to develop good habits so that college is an option in their future! Ask your kids about what they learned during College Week. Click here to see more!
American Preparatory Education Foundation
APA’s 5th Annual Fundraiser Boutique will be Saturday, October 3 on the soccer field (between the Draper 2 and Draper 3 campuses) from 10am to 6pm. A kids costume parade will begin at 1pm. For more information — or, to sign up for a vendor or student-entrepreneur booth — please go to www.apaboutique.org.
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
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For Your Information
Our parent surveys consistently express confidence and overwhelming satisfaction with our teachers at American Prep. Parents are welcome at any time to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers including: 1) whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction or whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; 2) the baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and 3) whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
District Parent Involvement Policy
At the conclusion of each school year, end-of-year assessment data is reported and organized into a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA). The CNA includes demographic, attendance, and assessment data. Also included in the CNA are the results of the annual Parent Survey. This Survey evaluates, among other things, the satisfaction of parents with the quality of the academic program and their opportunities to participate in the schools. American Preparatory administrators annually invite select staff and parents from each school to participate in a District/School Planning Meeting. This Committee reviews the Comprehensive Needs Assessment and analyzes areas for potential improvement. District/School Plans are developed with goals, action steps, and budget relationships. District and School Parent Involvement Policies are evaluated for effectiveness. School, Parent, and Student Compacts are also examined by this Committee for recommended changes.
School Parent Involvement Policies
School Parent Involvement Policies vary slightly by campus and are located within the Parent-Student Handbooks. These Handbooks are distributed annually to parents and will soon be accessible on the APA website under the Parent Library drop-down tab. The Handbooks can also be accessed via this link: https://www.americanprep.org/parent-student-handbooks/.