Wed, Nov 27 – Fri, Nov 29 No School – Thanksgiving Break
Mon, Dec 2 – Fri, Dec 6 In Class Geography Bees
Mon, Dec 2 – Wed, Dec 18 We CAN Donation Drive
Thursday, December 5 5th grade Beach Bash Ambassador event
Thursday, December 5 Look for jeans sticker on student’s learning plans
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
Wednesday, December 11 6th grade Band & Orchestra concert & Science Fair
Thursday, December 12 6th grade Beach Bash Ambassador event
Friday, December 13 Term 2 Missing Work Deadline
Friday, December 20 Jeans Day for no #7’s (unprepared)
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.
As November comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to all of you in our American Prep family. Thank you for all you do to make our school such a wonderful place to come each day. We are grateful for the efforts you make day in and day out bringing your students to school on time, having them dressed for success, and ready to learn! Thank you for signing learning plans and helping with homework and practicing math facts with such dedication that you say them in your sleep! Thank you for your willingness to volunteer. Each of you brings something unique to our school community and we appreciate your generous gifts of time and talent. We could not do what we do without your enthusiasm and support. It is a privilege to teach your children and we are grateful for this opportunity you have given us. Thank you!
From the Academic Office
RISE Interim Testing – December 6 – 10
Students at American Prep are assessed throughout the year in both homeroom classes and achievement-leveled groups. At the end of the year, two kinds of assessments are given: assessments that are required by the state of Utah and assessments that are required by American Prep to make sure that students have reached the academic levels needed to be promoted to the next grade.
The state of Utah requires students grades 3-6 to take the RISE test. These are computer adaptive tests that are based on the common core standards that Utah has adopted. This year to give our students extra practice they will be taking Interim tests in the month of December. These tests will let our teachers know what standards the students need to focus on in order to be successful on the end of year assessments.
Each grade (3rd – 6th) has been assigned a testing day. Please make sure that during these important days your students are getting to sleep early so they are well rested and that each morning they are getting a good breakfast.
Feel free to practice and learn about these tests with your students at home. Practice tests and more information are available online at:
- Tuesday, December 3 6th grade RISE Interim Testing
- Friday, December 6 5th grade RISE Interim Testing
- Monday, December 9 4th grade RISE Interim Testing
- Tuesday, December 10 3rd grade RISE Interim Testing
Upcoming Event Details
Lego Club – November 26 to December 17
LEGO club is canceled until after the winter break. We will resume in January.
Debate Club – November 26
Debate Club is cancelled for Tuesday, November 26th. This allows our staff and parent volunteers a little extra time for the Thanksgiving Break.
Classroom Geography Bees – December 2 – 6
All of our students participate in classroom geography bees, which are held from December 2 to December 6. Encourage your student to study!
We CAN Donation Drive – December 2 – 18
There’s a frosty nip in the air and that means that APA’s annual multi-campus donation drive is just around the corner! We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Utah Food Bank this year by collecting CANS, boxes, and plastic-packaged food items for children and families in need. Get ready to show We CAN Care on Monday, December 2nd!
5th Grade Beach Bash Ambassador Event – December 5
5th Grade students have a BEACH BASH event coming up in December, and we’d love to have parent volunteers!
Thursday, December 5th, 12:30 to 3:00
School Geography Bee – Grades 4-6 – December 10
Winners of the classroom geography bees in grades 4-6 will compete in a school geography bee on December 10 at 1:00 pm.
6th Grade Band and Orchestra Concert & Science Fair – December 11
Please watch for more details about this fun event!
6th Grade Beach Bash Ambassador Event – December 12
6th Grade students have a BEACH BASH event coming up in December, and we’d love to have parent volunteers!
Thursday, December 12th, 12:30 to 3:00 SIXTH GRADE
From the Administrative Office
Reminder about Toys
We have had several instances of students bringing toys/souvenirs to school. We wanted to remind you that toy guns, swords, or anything that resembles a weapon cannot be brought to school. It is also not appropriate for students to bring Pokemon or other collecting cards. Stuffed animals or other toys may only be brought with teacher approval. If you have questions, contact your student’s teacher directly.
Lost and Found
The items that have been accumulating in our Lost and Found will be in the lobby through Tuesday, November 26th for you to come and look through. We would LOVE for you to pick up items that your students have misplaced here around the school.
After Tuesday, November 26th, they will be donated for those less fortunate that we are to be able to use. PLEASE stop by!
Check in Time
For the increased safety and security of our building we will be asking parents to sign in starting at 7:45 am. Any parents wanting to take their students to a classroom will be required to check in and out. Parents do not need to check in to attend a morning assembly.
Parent Managers Needed for Clubs
Starting in January, all our clubs will have at least one Parent Manager who has had a background check and receives a small stipend to manage the club. We anticipate needing four Parent Managers to run the Chess/Math Club and the Lego Club. If you are available and interested in helping, please contact Mr. McVicar (email@example.com).
PLEASE Order Lunch over the weekend for Monday, December 2nd, 2019.
All orders must be placed 48 hours in advance – if you want your student to have lunch on Monday, please order by this Saturday.
As a reminder, 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.
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
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
From our Family School Organization (FSO) – Nicole Harman
Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Thank you so much for supporting our Chick-Fil-A Spirit night, we were able to raise $558.68 to add toward our Staff Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of our families who came and ate dinner with us.
We would like to especially thank the following parents for going above and beyond dinner to make the night a more pleasant one for all of our families – Marcie Sanchez, Brenda Emerson, and Spandana Koganti.
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
HOLIDAY GIVING CAMPAIGN
We are working on something new this year for our holiday giving campaign. We are really excited about this, but don’t have all of the details ironed out yet. Hold off on buying gifts for teachers. Details will be sent out next week!
As a small token of our appreciation, Friends of APA is going to each of our Utah campuses with a hot chocolate bar for the teachers and staff in December. We are looking for volunteers who can help with set up, greeting the staff and teachers, replenishing supplies, and cleaning up. Please go to the following link to sign up to help at Draper 2:
If you would like to help at Draper 3, please use this link:
We are looking for volunteers who can sign up for 2-hour shifts. If you’re only able to sign up for one hour, please let me know and I can adjust the schedule. Thank you!