May 26 – 29 4th – 6th grade Core Knowledge Testing
Thursday, May 28 1st – 6th grade Missing Work Deadline by NOON
Friday, May 29 Last Day of Classes/Groups
Friday, May 29 Morning Drive Through Goodbye
Monday, June 1 Last Day of School – Field Day (at home)
June 2 – 3 Book Drop-off/Summer Packet Pick-up
For updates and additional information, please visit our campus website: https://draper2.americanprep.org/
May Builders Theme
I am a builder when I am utterly reliable.
We can’t think of anyone more utterly reliable than you, our parents who have been teaching your children at home. Most of you are working from home as well. Then you have meals to fix, laundry to do and the house to clean, just to name a few of your challenges.
We tip our hats to each and every one of you. We KNOW that this journey has not been an easy one. We KNOW how much time you have put into your children learning and growing. We KNOW that there were many, many times when you wondered if you were going to be able to hang on. CONGRATULATIONS!! You made it! We appreciate all of you!
YOU ARE A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! TOTALLY.
Upcoming Event Details
Core Knowledge Testing
- Grades 4-6: May 26 – 29
We have important end of the year testing happening this week! Please help your students by making sure they get plenty of rest, are well fed, and have a water bottle and a piece of scratch paper handy during the Core Knowledge testing. There will be a test on a different subject each day; this will replace all homeroom assignments for the week. Please watch for emails from the homeroom teacher.
Missing Work Deadline – May 28th at 12:00pm
All missing work must be submitted by noon this day to be graded and receive credit. We have extended it as far as possible, so that your students can have every opportunity to make up any missing assignments.
Morning Drive Through Goodbye – May 29th, 8:30 – 11:30 am
If you would like to say goodbye to your teachers and instructors, please join us Friday, May 29th at the times listed below. The carpool traffic will continuously flow, stopping only during the final Flag Ceremony of the year. We would ask that students stay in their cars at all times. If you have gifts to give to your teachers, please bring them to the book drop-off/packet pick-up.
- 8:30am – 9:30am K-3 Grade Staff will be on the curbs
- 9:30am – 9:45am End of Year Staff Flag Ceremony – FaceBook Live (please stay in your cars)
- 9:45am – 10:45am ALL Staff will be on the curbs
- 10:45am – 11:30am 4-6 Grade Staff will be on the curbs
Field Day – June 1st
We are still required to make up the snow day we took in February, so we will be having a virtual Field Day on June 1. Check your student’s Google Classroom for ideas and suggestions of activities you can do at home.
Book Drop-off / Summer Stay Sharp Packet Pick-up – June 2nd and June 3rd
Please return all APA books to the school and pick up your students’ Stay Sharp Summer packets. To manage the flow of traffic, parking, and number of people in the building, please sign up for a time.
When you arrive, we will check in all of your books and have you pay for missing books. Then you will walk to your student’s classroom(s) and pick up their packets and anything else left at the school. Your students are welcome to come with you. We prefer that everyone wears a mask.
We know many parents wish to express appreciation for the teachers and want to give a gift or card. This would be the time to leave that in the classroom. Teachers will not be on campus, so be sure to come to the Morning Drive Through Goodbye – May 29th 8:30am – 11:30am if you want to see them.
- Recorders (4th grade)
Yearbook Delivery – June 2nd – 3rd
Yearbooks will be delivered with Stay Sharp Summer packets.
We plan to host a yearbook signing event in August if restrictions allow.
Do your students have uniforms that no longer fit? We are accepting uniform donations! Bring them to the Book Drop-off, or anytime our office is open.
Dockets & Name Badges
Your student(s) docket and name badge should be at your home for you to keep them safe over the summer. You will find any name badges that were left at school in your Summer Stay Sharp packet.
Please put them in a nice, safe place where you will remember where they are for the first day of school.
Builder of the Year Awards
|Kindergarten Adelind Scott
Kindergarten Alexander Fortner
1st Grade Taylor Housley
1st Grade Sri Krothapalli
2nd Grade Kamilla Davila
2nd Grade Mayank Mole
3rd Grade Esti Gygi
3rd Grade Gray Higley
4th Grade Rebekah Papenfuss
4th Grade Eddie Kwack
5th Grade Quincey Hathorne
5th Grade Loyal Cook
6th Grade Claire Davis
6th Grade Wilson St. Martin
|K-3rd Grade Teacher Lisa Bodtcher
K-3rd Grade Instructor Dilshad Ahmed
4th – 6th Grade Teacher Sara Erickson
4th – 6th Grade Instructor Sherry Diener
Support Staff McKinley Carman
Support Staff Emily Peery
Parent Volunteer Stephanie Sloane
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Builders of the Year. Thank you for being shining examples for all of us. Check out the Virtual Builders Assembly video on YouTube:
A special thank you to American Prep Education Foundation that provided the resources and arranged Savvy Productions to help film and edit our assembly.
A special shout out to Kevin McVicar for taking charge, arranging, making all the phone calls, along with taking care of all the logistics for our first ever Virtual Builders Assembly. It was a rousing success!!
Thank you to Jaime Jackson and Mandy Brown for riding on the bus and making sure that pictures were taken, the FaceBook live feed was functioning without a hitch, and that everything was set up just perfectly.
Thank you to our IT team, Chris Guerrero and Colby Sims. They made sure that the music played at every stop, and the video along with sound was taken care of.
Of course, we couldn’t have made it to each and every home without our Bus driver, Perry Gasio. Thank you!!
Character Development Corner – by Mandy Brown
Wonderful, amazing APA parents and students, what a wild year we have had. I have truly missed seeing our students these last few months. I have been so impressed as I have seen our students choose to accept service challenges, participate in watching our character development videos, and still have such builder attitudes through these tough times.
THANK YOU so much for all of the parents who have volunteered throughout the year, from our College Fair to our 5th and 6th grade events. Thank you for your overwhelming support of our Canned Food Drive in December. Thank you for your support of our unique program.
I truly believe that our students will change the world for the better (they already do that), in both big and small ways.
If you have the chance to watch our end of year VIRTUAL culminating assembly as a family, we invite you to do so together, to remember all the virtues we have been practicing all year. Have a WONDERFUL summer!
From the Academic Office
Year End Art Show
In addition to being an academically rigorous school, American Prep also supports and encourages students creative endeavors. Check out all the great art work created by our students this year.
Summer Reading Books
Go here to see the titles that each grade will be reading this summer:
3rd Graders going into 4th grade – Summer Reading Assignment
Every year we assign our students to read a book over the summer. The book assigned to outgoing third graders this year is Robin Hood. It is important that you purchase the correct edition of this book.
- If you purchase the book from APEF, it will be provided with your Summer Stay Sharp Packet June 2nd – 3rd.
- Amazon – https://tinyurl.com/y7h9fdcn
- Core Knowledge Website – https://www.coreknowledge.org/product/robin-hood/
- Barnes & Noble – https://tinyurl.com/ya576wjh
(Note: Previously, the assigned book was Robinson Crusoe, but it has been changed to Robin Hood.)
From the Administrative Office
If you have not already done so, please complete the survey! Follow the link at the end of the survey to request 2 free homework passes. These can be used during Term 1 next year!
Draper 2 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Election Results
We appreciate all of our willing and wonderful parents for putting their names forward in this election and would like to congratulate the following parents who will have the opportunity to serve as members of the Draper 2 Parent Advisory Committee:
- Gwendolyn Hortin – Newly Elected
- Nichole Hanna – Newly Elected
- Laquisha Shelton – Newly Elected
- Zoie Farmer – Returning
- Tammy Shumway – Returning
- Shari Harris – Returning
- Verdun Hartin – Returning
- Alisha Staggs – Returning
- Santhosh Alahari – Returning
COVID-19 Status Update
The state of Utah has updated our risk status from Moderate (Orange) to Low (Yellow). Please visit these resources to understand what that means for you!
Summer meal sites are open to all children 18 and younger at no cost. Find a summer site in your community with the USDA Summer Meal Site Finder mapping tool. https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids You can also text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you. Site information will be updated weekly. Individual summer meal sites will have the most up to date information on meal service.
School Hours – May
By Phone – Our secretaries are available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Call 801-810-3590
- Press 0001 or 0002 during the message
- If you go to voicemail, leave a message
- Press #
- Press 0
All messages are forwarded to the secretaries and will be answered as soon as possible.
In Person – Our secretaries are available from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- We prefer that you schedule an appointment to come in by emailing Mrs. Carman email@example.com
- Please come only if you are SYMPTOM FREE (no cough, fever, shortness of breath, or feeling sick)
- Please wear a mask if possible
School Hours – June – Office Closed
By Phone – Messages Only
- Call 801-810-3590
- Press 0001 during the message
- Leave a message
- Press #
- Press 0
- All messages will be returned as soon as possible
In Person – By Appointment Only
- Please email Ms. Hickman firstname.lastname@example.org
American Preparatory Education Foundation
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
e: email@example.com | p: 801.661.1928
A HUGE thank you goes to all of the APA families who have contributed to the COVID-19 Assistance Fund! Like I’ve said in previous messages, with the generosity of our donors we are able to do more good. And that is exactly what we are doing. I have signed a number of checks this past week for grants that have been awarded to our APA families who are struggling financially, thanks, in large part, to your donations. Thank you!
Here is what we would love our families and staff members to do:
- Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4568023 and add APEF as your charity. When you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ a percentage of each purchase you make will then go to APEF.
- Please consider donating to the APEF COVID-19 Assistance Fund HERE or at https://www.americanprepfoundation.org/.
- If you are in need of assistance, please complete the APPLICATION to apply for a grant.
We are in this together and we will get through it together!
Thank a Teacher
APA teachers and staff have gone to extraordinary lengths to make learning from home successful for our students. Thank you to all of our teachers for their tremendous dedication, creativity, and problem solving during this pandemic. Three APA teachers were chosen from nominations received from parents and students to receive extra thanks. Those teachers are:
- Susan Diamond, Draper 2 – 2nd Grade Teacher
- Stephanie Stock, West Valley 2 – 5th Grade Teacher
- Allie Koscianski, Las Vegas – 3rd Grade Teacher
Congratulations to you and to all of our APA teachers and instructors. You are amazing!