Draper 2 Newsletter 11.15.19
Monday, November 18 Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 5:00-7:00 pm
Wed, Nov 20 – Thurs Nov 21 Hardship Fund Bake Sale
Friday, November 22 Mid-term missing work deadline
Friday, November 22 Chick-Fil-A Student Birthday-Oct, Nov, & Dec
Wed, Nov 27 – Fri, Nov 29 No School – Thanksgiving Break
Mon, Dec 2 – Fri, Dec 6 In Class Geography Bees
Wed, Dec. 4 – Wed, Dec. 18 We CAN Donation Drive – More info next week
Thursday, December 5 5th grade Beach Bash Ambassador event
Friday, December 6 Jeans Day for no #7’s (unprepareds)
Friday, December 6 Spirit Wear Day
Monday, December 9 Reading University Term 2 Deadline
Tuesday, December 10 School Geography Bee (grades 4-6), 1:00 pm
For updates and additional information, please visit our campus website: https://draper2.americanprep.org/
Report volunteer hours via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November Builders Theme
I am a Builder when I express gratitude in word and deed.
What a wonderful month we are having at American Prep! Veterans Assembly, this week, was a great addition to our month showing gratitude in word and deed – with students writing letters, preparing songs, writing essays, and much more! About 140 veterans joined us with their families and we spent a wonderful hour honoring them. The students sang patriotic songs, and we heard from inspirational speakers. Our veterans were presented with a letter from a student and a commemorative pin that read “Honored Veteran 2019 American Preparatory Academy”. Please ask your student to share their thoughts and feelings about this special day and the important things we learned.
It’s easy to remember to use words like “Thank you” in showing gratitude, but there are so many others we can include: “You’re so kind to help me with my math,” or “I really enjoyed the lunch you packed for me today”.
The challenge is showing gratitude in deed. A deed is an action that is performed intentionally. It takes a little extra effort. We can show gratitude by writing a note to someone, respecting school property and rules, and washing the dishes for someone that prepared you a meal. November is a great month to remember to show gratitude in both word and deed.
Upcoming Event Details
As we focus on gratitude during the month of November, you will notice that you have several opportunities to express your gratitude through generous giving: your family can at at Chick-Fil-A, you can make delicious treats for the bake sale, your students can purchase bake sale goods, parents can save box-tops (or use an online app!), and families can contribute canned goods to our food drive. We thank you in advance for your generous hearts and contribution. Your selfless giving will benefit students, teachers, families, and our community.
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser – November 18
Take your family to Chick-Fil-A located at 357 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020, between 5:00 and 7:00 pm for dinner and 10% of your purchase will be donated to our staff appreciation fund.
Hardship Fund Bake Sale – November 20 & 21
During their lunchtime, students will be able to come to the lobby to purchase all kinds of baked goodies to supplement their lunches and items will be available after school. All items will be $1.00 – please feel free to send money with your student on these days.
Below is the link to sign up to donate items and to be a cashier at the bake sale.
The proceeds from this bake sale will go to benefit our APEF Hardship Fund and some of our local families that recently have experienced tragic events.
Midterm Missing Work Deadline – November 22
All absent/missing work students have not completed from October 7th to November 21st needs to be turned in by November 22 to receive credit.
Please make sure you are checking your student’s grades on our online grade book, Alma. If you do not have access to Alma please email your student’s homeroom teachers and they will get you a password reset. Thank you for your hard work!
Chick-Fil-A Birthday Celebration – November 22
Chick-Fil-A is bringing chicken nuggets to our students who have birthdays during October, November, and December. If your student has dietary restrictions, please let us know and they will provide a fruit cup instead. Email email@example.com with your student’s name, grade, birthdate and the nature of their allergy/restriction.
Classroom Geography Bees – December 2 – 6
All of our students participate in classroom geography bees, which are held from December 2 to December 6. Study guides for grades 1-3 will be sent via email from the homeroom teacher. A study guide for grades 4-6 is posted on our web-site.
We CAN Donation Drive – December 4 – 18
Donate canned goods to stock local food banks – more details to come!
School Geography Bee – Grades 1-6
Winners of the classroom geography bees in grades 4-6 will compete in a school geography bee on December 10 at 1:00 pm.
From the Administrative Office
Veterans Day Broadcast-KSL
We are grateful for our community partner KSL that live streamed all of our Veterans Day Assemblies. If you missed the assembly or broadcast but would still like to view it or share with friends and families, just go to the KSL website and click on the “Live” link, load all the events and then click on the date. Here are the links to both our morning and afternoon assemblies:
We do not have extra utensils for our students to use so please be sure to send the items they will need to eat their lunch.
Our staff supervises the crosswalks and curbs in the morning until 8:00 am. After that time, please use the front east curb (Zones A & B) to drop off students. All other entry gates will be locked after 8:00 am.
A family with 2 kids needs carpool for the pick up in the afternoons. We live on 3800 W and 10600 S in South Jordan(this is not the exact address). I can offer carpool for the morning drop off.
Phone # 603-233-3519 and my email address is Vaishalibhagat@gmail.com
Cool School Videos
If you missed the live broadcast of Fox13 at our campus, you can watch the videos here:
Character Development Corner – Mandy Brown
Do you have any inspiring stories to share of your kids doing service at school or in the community? We’d love to feature them on our Builder Bulletin Boards! Please email Mandy Brown with pictures and stories to share of our giving students! firstname.lastname@example.org
5th and 6th Grade students have our BEACH BASH event coming up in December, and we’d love to have parent volunteers!
Thursday, December 5th, 12:30 to 3:00 – FIFTH GRADE
Thursday, December 12th, 12:30 to 3:00 – SIXTH GRADE
Cuddle up with your kids and watch our newest Lunch Time Chat video featuring the virtue of gratitude! https://youtu.be/3LvBWUl6E3U
From our Family School Organization (FSO) – Nicole Harman
Please join us on Monday, November 18th from 5pm-7pm at Chick-Fil-A in Draper for a spirit night! TEN percent of ALL sales during that time will benefit our school. So make sure to spread the word and plan an easy and fun dinner for your family!
We also need a handful of volunteers. Please click the link below and help us make this night a success!!!
As an FSO we would really like everyone to download the BoxTop App and start using it! Currently we have earned $60 from people using the app. If you download the app, and send the FSO an email with proof that it’s downloaded, we have an APA window sticker for you. The app is so much easier and it quickly earns money for our school. However, do not throw away the physical BoxTops, we will continue to turn those in for as long as we can!
Our goal for BoxTops is $3500 for this school year. This is roughly each family earning the school $5.00 in Boxtops. If we meet this goal, the students will earn a free shoe day. We will also have a classroom competition starting in the next few weeks. Questions? Send us an email or Go Check out Box Top information here:
Preparation for this year’s staff appreciation week is underway. We are looking for three people to be on our committee to help plan and execute staff appreciation week. This week is so much fun to be a part of! Whether you’re creative, super organized, like to be involved or a great planner we need you! If this is something you are interested in being a part of, please send an email to Draper2FSO@apamail.org or email@example.com .
American Preparatory Education Foundation
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make the Holiday Boutique a success! I received so many compliments from vendors and attendees. Thank you to Shannyn Steinman, Smita Virkar, Saren Fassbinder, Laura Smith, Jennifer Binks, and Whitney Kinder for being part of the committee. You did a great job! And to all of our volunteers who showed up to help with set up, throughout the event, and clean up, THANK YOU! We can’t run successful events without the help of our amazing volunteers. We appreciate you so much!
Thank you, also, to Josh Cannon, Phillip Miner, and the OPS team for making sure that everything was set up for us, and to Bryan Durst, Kevin McVicar, and Brad Sheneman for rearranging schedules so that we could have the gym early. There are so many people who do things behind the scenes that don’t often get mentioned. You are appreciated more than you know!
And a big shout out goes to Mike VanDyke from Bell Photography who took the family and Santa & Mrs. Claus photos at the boutique. Mike also came to every Veteran’s Day assembly at our Utah schools this past week and a half and took photos of the veterans and their families. When you see him around our schools, be sure to thank him. He is always gracious about accepting our requests for photos, printing, and anything else that he can do for us.
COOL SCHOOL OF THE WEEK APA made an impression last week when we were featured as Fox 13’s Cool School of the Week! A HUGE thank you goes to Mrs. Wilding’s class, Mrs. Foster’s class, Mrs. Leitch’s class, Joy Price and the Ballroom Dance Team, and Kristen Smith and the Cheer Team! You all did an AMAZING job! Big Budah and Fox 13’s cameraman were impressed!
The administration and staff at the Draper 2 and Draper 3 campuses were also instrumental in making all of this happen. Staff and administration came in early, adjusted class schedules, made sure that our schools looked great, and put up with a little craziness on Friday morning. Thank you all for making it possible!