The Draper Philharmonic is one of our community partners, and wants to offer our students and their families the opportunity to attend their upcoming concerts for FREE in Abravanel Hall:
Lamb of God – May 10-12, 7pm
George Washington: Ordained of God – June 24-25, 7pm
To get free tickets, call ArtTix at 801-355-2787, during box office hours (M-F 10 am-6 pm and Sat 10 am-2 pm) and give them the code: SocietyAPA. The ticketing agent will seat you in the best seats available. Although parents can use their best judgment, we recommend that children be ages 6 and up to attend the concert.
Meridian Magazine Article
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 is Robin Hood. It is important that you purchase the correct edition of this book.
- Publisher: Core Knowledge Foundation; Abridged edition (October 2000)
- ISBN-10: 189051716X
- ISBN-13: 978-1890517168
This edition is available from several sources:
Summer Reading Books
Here are the titles that each grade will be reading this summer:
First going into Second Grade
The Little Engine that Could (Watty Piper)
Second going into Third Grade
My Father’s Dragon (Ruth Stiles Gannett)
Third going into Fourth Grade
Robin Hood – Core Knowledge Abridgement (J. Walker McSpadden)
Fourth going into Fifth Grade
Holes (Louis Sachar)
Fifth going into Sixth Grade
The Cay (Theodore Taylor)
Sixth going into Seventh Grade
Choose one book from the list.
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
Percy Jackson (any book from series-Rick Riordan)
The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom)
The Bronze Bow (Elizabeth George Speare)
Hatchet (Gary Paulsen)
Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbit)
I am a builder when I respect my body and mind.
Making yourself feel good physically is one of the ultimate ways to respect yourself. Treat your body as you would the body of someone you love dearly. Healthy food, exercise, low stress. Respecting your body is an essential aspect of self-respect. The more kindness you show yourself physically, the more internal love you’ll feel. Your body is the vessel transporting you around this world and it’s up to you to respect it. Just as you need to respect your body, you also need to respect your mind. Challenge yourself with new experiences and information. Step out of the thinking you’re comfortable with and try to find new perspectives. Find resources for information and inspiration — books, websites, people — and soak up all you can. The more you know, the more you can grow. And all that growth will empower you, making it much easier to respect yourself. – Danni Diprirro
- May 7 – Kindergarten Library Books Due
- May 7 Mid-Term Missing Work Deadline
- May 7 – Spirit Wear and Jeans Day
- May 9 – Deadline for Fun Run pledges
- May 10-14 – Extra Recess for those who earned it via Fun Run
- May 11 – Sock and Tie Day for those who earned it via Fun Run
- May 12 – Team T-Shirt Day for those who earned it via Fun Run
- May 12 – 4-6 grade Speech Festival
- May 13 – K-3 grade Speech Festival
- May 13 – Free Dress Day for those who earned it via Fun Run
- May 14 – 1-6 grade Library Books Due
- May 14 – Jeans Day for those who earned it via Fun Run
- May 14 – Fun Run Hero T-Shirt Day for those registered for the Fun Run
- Kindergarten – Important Dates
- Important Dates Through the End of the Year
Spirit Wear Friday – May 7
On the first Friday of every month, students and staff can show their American Prep spirit by wearing Spirit Wear items on top, and regular Friday dress on bottom. Items can be from previous fundraising events or can be purchased through our Spirit Store. This is a great day to wear your new SPARK SPIRIT t-shirt! https://www.americanprep.org/product-category/spirit-wear/
Jeans Day – May 7
Watch for a sticker coming home on Thursday so you know if your student qualifies to wear jeans! Here are the guidelines – https://draper2.americanprep.org/jeans-day/
Fun Run Update
519 students and 44 staff registered for our virtual Fun Run! Thank you so much to all who are participating! The students have LOVED hearing their name announced over the loudspeaker and seeing their names posted on our Fun Run wall. You have BLOWN IT OUT OF THE WATER – raising $15,000!!! That is 150% of our original goal!!! This will benefit many families in our APA community. For those participating, it’s not too late to get more pledges and earn more rewards!
What Your Grader Books
Grades 1, 3, and 4 have arrived! Watch for them to come home tomorrow. Off campus can pick up at the reception desk. https://draper2.americanprep.org/what-your-grader-needs-to-know-books/
Dance Team – Tickets on Sale
“Don’t Stop Dancin” as we celebrate a night with the APA dance department in concert – Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th @ 7:00 pm in the D3 gym. It will be a celebration of dance and movement featuring our very own dance company, ballroom dance company, and other exciting guest performers.
Tickets are $5.00 for reserved seating in advance or available at the door for an additional fee. http://our.show/apadanceandballroom
Off Campus Testing – June 2
All off campus students must come in to be assessed for Math, Reading, and Spelling on Wednesday June 2. Testing sessions are 8:30 am OR 10:00 am OR 12:30 pm.
We had our earthquake drill last Monday, April 26th. All the students and Staff knew exactly what to do and we passed the drill with flying colors. Do YOU Know what to do during an earthquake? Talk to your D2 students, they know what to do! 🙂
Please pay attention to any library notices attached to your student’s learning plan. Our curriculum team attaches notices of overdue books that need to be returned or paid for.
Parent Advisory Committee Elections – D2 Campus
School Fees and Fee Waiver Information
- May 7 – Library books due
- May 17-21 Core Knowledge Testing
- May 21 – Missing Work Deadline
- May 21 – Math and Reading Books Due
- May 27 – Kindergarten Graduation
- 8:30 am – Morning Kindergarten
- 11:30 am – Full Day Kindergarten
- 1:30 pm – Afternoon Kindergarten
- May 27 – Last Day of School
We have 2 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) positions opening up for the 2021-2022 school year. PAC participates with the administration in developing the Annual School Plan, in deciding how the Land Trust monies will be spent, and other matters important to our students at American Preparatory Academy. Parents who are employed 6 or more hours per week at the school are disqualified from participating as an elected parent.
The PAC generally meets 3-4 times per year. Members of the PAC will be expected to participate in all meetings so that a quorum may be present to conduct business. There are no term limits; so long as an elected parent has students enrolled in the school, is actively participating, and wishes to continue to serve on the board, he/she may do so. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Dailey, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 4pm.
- Your name
- The campus you are running for
- Your students name and grade
- Your phone number and email address
- A short (70 words or less) paragraph on why you are interested in being on the committee.
We are holding elections at more than one campus, so it will be very important that you note in your email which campus’ PAC you are running. The ballot link will go home as the last page of the May 14 newsletter. Each family may vote for 2 candidates, as we have 2 openings. Ballots must be submitted online before 4:00 pm on May 19th. The candidates who receive the most votes will be posted in the May 21st newsletter.
FUN RUN REGISTRATION
- Cool t-shirt (worn on May 14, during the race, and spirit wear days)
- Crazy sock & tie day
- Ability to earn a medal in the race
- Qualify for other cool incentives
We’ve made a great start on our goal to raise $10,000 for families in need!
Third and Fourth grade are tied for the most number of students registered, and look at those students going above and beyond to get pledges and earn Jeans Day, extra recess, Free Dress, and more!
How it works:
- Students who participate win rewards!
- Register April 22 – 30 ($10 entry fee)
- Can’t get online? Students can also bring this form and a cash payment to the front desk to register in person
- Earn Crazy Sock & Tie Day – May 11
- Get an Awesome T-shirt – wear it when you run, and on Friday, May 14
- Enjoy a Lollipop
- The student’s name is read over the loudspeaker at the end of the day!
- Family and friends can register too – they will receive a t-shirt and their participation helps the student earn even more rewards!
- Run anytime between May 14 and 16 at 8 pm – don’t forget to wear your shirt and take a photo!
- Run 1 mile or 5K (3.1 miles), and record your time. Submit it to a link that will be provided.
- The top 3 finalists in each division will receive a medal!
Register your student (and anyone else who wants a great t-shirt) today!
The American Preparatory Academy Art Department is so excited to host this year’s Annual District Art Show!
- Friday, April 30th from 5:00-8:00 pm
- Saturday May 1st from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
- WV2 Campus, High School Cafeteria
- 3636 W 3100 S, West Valley
Teachers from each campus have selected their best artwork in each grade. This is a juried competition with awards and prizes.
Our judges this year are Stefanie Eskander: A toy designer for 40 years, Stefanie graduated with a BFA in illustration from BYU and has worked for most of the major toy companies in addition to being a children’s illustrator and graphic designer. She has exhibited her digital fine art in the Springville Museum of Art, the Covey Center for the Arts, and the All-Utah State show. We are also excited to welcome Lacey McClure. Lacey received her bachelor’s degree in drawing and printmaking at Arizona State University. She has served on the Gilbert Visual Art league board and has won several awards for her art submissions. Now, Lacey donates art and time to the public library and elementary school in Saratoga Springs.