Monday, February 3 Reading University Deadline
Friday, February 7 Missing Work Deadline
Friday, February 7 Spirit Wear Day
Mon. Feb. 10 – Fri. Feb. 14 Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, February 10 Parent Empowerment meeting at D3 – Child Abuse
Tuesday, February 11 4th-6th grade School Spelling Bee 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 12 5th Grade Maturation Evening 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Friday, February 14 Jeans Day for no #2’s (Uniform) & #7’s (unprepared)
Friday, February 14 1st-3rd grade School Spelling Bee 1:00-2:00 pm
Mon. Feb. 17 – Fri. Feb. 21 No School – Mid-winter break
For updates and additional information, please visit our campus website: https://draper2.americanprep.org/
Report volunteer hours via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
January Builders Theme – I am a builder when I work diligently.
Part of working diligently means that you show up every time you’re supposed to and do your best at whatever is needed. Imagine a farmer and his cows. A cow gives milk, which many of us enjoy drinking or even eating in the form of ice cream or cheese or butter! A cow needs to be milked twice a day. EVERY SINGLE DAY. It doesn’t matter if it is hot outside or freezing cold. It doesn’t matter if the farmer would rather watch a TV show or play a video game. It doesn’t matter if the farmer has a headache or just doesn’t feel like working. Someone HAS to take care of the cow EVERY day . . . not only to enjoy the milk but also because the cow will get sick if the farmer doesn’t milk her on time. So when you see a happy, contented cow, you know that her farmer must be a diligent worker.
How can this apply to your student at school? At school, students don’t have to worry about caring for animals or weeding your tomato garden, or washing down a muddy tractor. But, like a farmer, there might be days where they don’t feel like doing school work. There might be moments where they would rather think of a favorite video game than listen to a math lesson. Now students can be inspired by the example of our farmers! Students can work diligently anyway, because they know that the hard work will pay off. For example, it is much easier to do well on a math test when you’ve participated in class, listened to your teacher, and completed your homework DAILY. Hard work always pays off!
Academic Update – Intervention Parent/Teacher Conferences
It has been a great 3rd term at American Prep! Thank you for sharing your wonderful students with us. We appreciate having you as part of our American Prep family.
At this time each year, we carefully look at all the progress being made by each student. This is the time that we start making plans and setting goals to ensure that each student is on grade level before the end of the year. Benchmarks and promotional guidelines for each grade are set in place to help us determine the success of a student from year to year.
You will be contacted to meet with your student’s teacher for an intervention PTC if your student is not meeting this benchmark. At this meeting you will discuss what needs to be done for your student to meet the promotion guidelines by the end of the year.
This conference is by teacher request only and is made on an individual student basis. If you have questions about promotional guidelines please contact your student’s teacher.
Upcoming Event Details
Science Fair Judges Needed – Tuesday, February 6
Our amazing students participate in the science fair, and each school is responsible to provide judges for the regional event held at SLCC Miller campus on February 6 from 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm. Lunch is provided for judges.
If you are willing and able, please register below.
Parent Empowerment Meeting – Monday, February 10
This will be held at the Draper 3 building in their choir room, 314. We will be discussing Child Abuse. You are welcome to join and find out more about this important topic.
5th grade Maturation Night – Wednesday, February 12
5th grade maturation night will be held in the Multipurpose Room. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend. The presentation is separated by gender – boys come from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and then the girls attend from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
Valentines Day – From our Parent Student Handbook
We encourage students to show they care by doing good deeds for others all during the month. Often, the school participates in a school-wide service project during February. If students wish to exchange Valentine cards or treats (completely optional) they may do so, within the following guidelines:
- All classmates must be included in the giving.
- Treats must be wrapped as they will be placed in backpacks to be enjoyed at home.
- You will NOT need to make a Valentine box for your student, we provide paper bags for the students to put their Valentines in.
From the Administrative Office
6th Grade – Re-enrollment Meetings
It’s time for 6th grade students to enroll for 7th grade next year! Draper 3 is hosting their re-enrollment meetings on the following dates and times:
- Monday March 9, 2020 at 7 PM in the Multipurpose room
- Tuesday March 10th, 2020 at 8 AM in the Multipurpose room
- Saturday March 14th, 2020 at 9 AM in the Multipurpose room
- Tuesday March 17th, 2020 at 6 PM in the Multipurpose room
- Wednesday March 18th, 2020 at 8 AM in the Multipurpose room
- Wednesday March 18th, 2020 at 1 PM in the Multipurpose room
At least one parent must attend a meeting and complete the registration form to ensure a seat at Draper 3 next year.
School Lunch Update
You can now order lunch until the end of the year!
Please contact your school lunch workers if you need assistance –
Boys and Girls Running Programs
UPLIFTING PROGRAM, AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Parents, take a minute and go to girlsontherunutah.org and letmerun.org to check out the character building and success building involved in these two programs. Do you want to see your students learn how to process emotions, friendship and service? Do you want to COACH with me and help a whole bunch of students grow in fabulous ways?!
Contact me right now, while you are thinking about it! email@example.com 801-793-8179. I can’t wait to work with you and your students!
6th Grade Reading Challenge
The sixth grade students have completed a reading challenge and voted on
their Reading University Book of the Year! Although the voting was close, the winner is Wishmakers by Tyler Whitesides. Students said they liked the humor, the relatable characters, and that the plot kept getting more exciting until the conclusion. Congratulations to all students who participated – with special kudos to the students who read all the books in the challenge!
Congratulations to our students from Draper 1 & 2. They came in FIRST PLACE in the Freedom Preparatory Academy Scholastic Chess Tournament held on Saturday, January 25, 2020!
- Mantrit Jain – 2nd place (3rd grade, D2)
- Adwita Mandiwal – 3rd place (3rd grade, D2)
- Atharv Khemka – 3rd place (4th grade, D1)
- Aashita Mandiwal – 4th place (3rd grade, D2)
- Vyasaraj Singeetham – medalist (2nd grade, D2)
Assembly Parking Update
Thanks to our K-3 grade parents who helped us test run a new assembly parking plan. We have made adjustments, so, in the future, please watch for signs and employees in ORANGE vests and follow their directions to park when coming to an assembly. Thank you!
Lego Club Registration
The Lego Club will begin again next week! Lego Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm. There is a $20 fee to register for the club. Please follow this link:
- Dates: February 4, 11, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28
- Students who ride the APA bus or daycare bus should NOT register for clubs unless you are able to pick them up at 4:30 pm.
- School club fees are subject to a fee waiver. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on obtaining a fee waiver.
- If you have multiple students attending our school, you must register ALL of them. We do not have staff to supervise siblings who are not attending the club.
- Students must be picked up at 4:30 pm. Any students who have not been picked up by 4:40 pm will be automatically withdrawn from the club with no refund.
Character Development Corner – Mandy Brown
Hopefully your student has talked to you about the Chew Time videos they watch each month about our Builder Themes, as well as videos featuring Reading University characters who exemplify living that virtue. We wanted to give a shout out to the companies who have allowed us to make these videos for free at their locations, so that we could have the setting we needed. We appreciate them for contributing their amazing spaces for the cause of education! THANK YOU TO….
THE FARM AT THANKSGIVING POINT * BUTTERFLY BIOSPHERE AT THANKSGIVING POINT * CORNBELLY’S * LA CAILLE * SWEET’S CANDY FACTORY * WELFARE SQUARE and *THE HUMANE SOCIETY!
I am looking for great stories of any of our amazing students who have given service in the community. Examples include volunteering at the Humane Society, collecting coats for a Coat Drive, or visiting an elderly neighbor or relative on a regular basis, etc. Those are just EXAMPLES ….. the sky’s the limit! And, if you have pictures to go with the story, that would be WONDERFUL. We feature these stories of students and staff members on our BUILDER Bulletin Boards (we have one located downstairs and one upstairs in our school).
Please send stories and photos to me at email@example.com
Family School Organization (FSO) – Nicole Harman
Staff Appreciation Week is February 10-14th and is coming up in 2 weeks! Our theme for this year is “Thank you for Decades of Service”. We will be visiting a different decade each day through food, decorations and gifts. This week is one of our favorites but it is also takes a village to put together. We can not do this without your help! Right now we have about half of the staff taken care of. Please help us so that EVERYONE has a decorated door awaiting them on Monday, February 10th.
Door decorations will need to be hung on Friday, February 7th from 4-6pm. Paper is provided in the copy room, but all other materials need to be provided by those who are decorating. The world is your oyster: do whatever floats your boat for the decor! For example, decorators could find out the year their teacher was born or started teaching and do something from those decades; or pick another decade and decorate in pop culture – including popular foods themes, songs, etc…
Whatever you think will be most meaningful and fun to the teacher is the decade to decorate with!
EVERYONE enjoys seeing all the amazing doors that you all design each year.
Thank you for signing up. We are excited to see your creations!! If you need help/ideas please email me or try searching online for teacher appreciation door decorations. There are a ton of great ideas out there!
The School Spelling Bee is coming up in two weeks and we are in need of two judges for each session. The first will be February 11th and then the second is February 14th from 12:30-3:00. Please follow the link below to sign up.
American Preparatory Education Foundation
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
Technology is not my forte, and I’m looking for some help with The Foundation’s web site. We use the Squarespace platform. Is there a parent who is looking for ways to get some volunteer time in who is familiar with Squarespace? If so, please contact me.
Foundation Parent Committee
I am looking for a few parents who would be willing to serve on a parent committee for The Foundation. I’m in the planning stages now, but looking for parents who can help with creative projects, thanking donors, fundraising, and more. If you have any questions or would like to be considered for this committee, please let me know.
“Friends of APA” Notecard Art Contest Deadline February 14
It has been so much fun receiving artwork from our talented APA students. Thank you to those students who have turned in their submissions.
I will be using the artwork on notecards and thank you cards for The Foundation. Submissions should be emailed to me in a .png or .jpg file or dropped off with a campus secretary. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for the APA Apparel Store.
Contest rules and guidelines:
- The contest is open to all APA students in Utah.
- Artwork should reflect images centered around the theme of “Friends of APA” and should not include copyrighted images.
- Students are encouraged, but not required, to use 8.5” x 11” paper (landscape format).
- Artwork must be properly labeled. Write the name of the student, the student’s grade, campus, and the teacher’s name on the back of the artwork. Please make sure this information is legible.
- Students may use as many colors as they wish in their artwork and may use watercolors, colored paper, markers, crayons, pencils, or any combination. Students are encouraged to completely fill the page.
- Entry into this contest constitutes (1) a waiver of all copyrights students have in their entries, and (2) permission to republish entries without compensation.
- Artwork will not be returned.