Mon. Dec. 21 – Fri. Jan. 3 No School – Holiday Break
Monday, January 6 Back to School 8:05 am
Thursday, January 9 Vision Screenings
Friday, January 10 Spirit Wear Day & Free dress for Food Bank collection
Monday, January 20 No School – Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, January 21 Early Release – Professional Development for Staff
For updates and additional information, please visit our campus website: https://draper2.americanprep.org/
Report volunteer hours via email: email@example.com
December Builders Theme
I am a builder when I look for ways to serve others. Kigatsuku.
This month we talked about the concept of “kigatsuku” which describes the trait of being able to see others’ needs, to sense others’ needs, and then to strive to meet them without being asked or directed. We continue to see many examples of kigatsuku here at school, we hope you have been seeing some kigatsuku at in your home as well. We are so pleased that our students have caught on to this great concept.
We also hope that when you do see kigatsuku at home, or anywhere else, you notice it and can give praise so your children will expand upon their ability to see others’ needs! We have enjoyed watching the children in school as they have been looking out for others’ needs this month – thank you for sharing your amazing children with us!
Have a wonderful, family filled, fun holiday break!
From the Academic Office
End of Term and Report Cards
Congratulations! We made it through the second term successfully and both teachers and students are getting into the APA rhythm! Thank you for your hard work in helping your students come prepared and in full uniform to school each day! Report Cards for Term 2 should be coming home with your students before the nice relaxing 2-week long winter break. Please review your student’s report card and set goals for the upcoming term. If you haven’t yet you will want to contact the school to get access to your student’s Alma account so you can check their grades throughout the term. Please make sure that over the 2-week long break you are spending about 30 minutes a day reading and practicing math facts with your student. This will help keep their brain sharp even when not at school. Be safe and get some much needed relaxation, we will see you in 2 weeks!
Upcoming Event Details
Vision Screenings – January 9
We will be conducting vision screenings for all students at our campus. The students will be given a distance vision test to see if they can see at a 20/30 level. If your student fails the test, we will notify you of the results of the test and provide a referral letter with more instructions.
Vision screening is not a substitute for an eye examination by an eye care specialist, and it is important that your child see an eye care specialist once a year to evaluate eye health. If you do not wish your child to participate in the screening program, please request an exemption form from the nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need LOTS of parent volunteers to assist with vision screenings. A short 5 minute training is provided, and this is a great way to get in your volunteer hours! This is not a volunteer opportunity that will work to bring small children.
Free Dress Day – January 10
We are excited to celebrate your amazing response to our canned food drive! Students can enjoy a free dress day on January 10th. Please remember the following guidelines:
- Clothing must be modest (not too tight) and in good repair
- Shorts and skirts must be no more than 3” above the knee
- Shirts must have sleeves, and all text must be appropriate for school
- No sandals or flip flops
2020-21 School Calendar Available
The school calendar for next year is now available at this link:
From the Administrative Office
Student Running Programs – Molly Jorgensen
We need you as a coach! Do you enjoy the fun-loving spirit of children? Do you want to help guide their character using running as a vehicle? Do you need volunteer hours? I am looking for 2-3 great male examples for the new-to-our-school Let Me Run program for boys, grades 4th – 6th, (find information at letmerun.org) I am looking for 2-3 great female examples for the tried and true Girls on the Run program for girls grades 3rd – 6th. (find information at girlsontherunutah.org)
The training is fun and the time working with the students (our children) is so rewarding. Both programs help girls and boys in the upper grades learn to navigate some of the challenges they face as they look forward to leaving elementary school. Issues like being yourself, dealing with difficult emotions, and learning to serve the community are addressed alongside a curriculum of fun, challenging physical activity. I will start trainings as soon as we get back from Winter Break, so please email me, (email@example.com) right away!
I cannot wait to work with the amazing fellow parents I keep meeting at APA!
From the School Nurse- Head Lice
The school nurse has made this information available to our families about head lice. https://draper2.americanprep.org/headlice/
We encourage all our families to be familiar with the signs, check their students regularly, and treat as needed.
This is a reminder to order meals for January.
All orders must be placed 48 hours in advance – if you want your student to have lunch on Monday January 6, please order by Saturday January 4 at midnight.
The American Prep Education Foundation is looking for a bookkeeper to work 15 hours per week, preferably 3 hours each day school is in session. Quickbooks experience is required. If you are interested in this position, please go to americanprep.org and fill out an application on the careers section.
Sibling Enrollment and Transfer Requests
One of the first steps in our enrollment process is identifying siblings of currently enrolled students. Do you have a sibling of a student already enrolled here at APA, and you would like them to attend APA next year? Or, would you like to transfer to another APA campus? Please email Ms. Hickman firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for the link. Ms. Hickman will gladly assist as you register siblings or make a transfer.
Substitute Teachers Needed
We are looking for APA parents to become substitute teachers for our schools! We provide all training, and the pay is $80-90 per day. This is a great time of year to become a substitute teacher – save up for those holiday plans in advance. We provide in-depth, paid training so you will feel comfortable in your duties. APA is a FUN place to work! We’d love to have you on our team!
Maybe you can only commit to one day per week – that would be fine with us! Or, work every day – whatever suits your schedule! We need substitute teachers every day and we would really appreciate your help. Also, please tell your family members and friends about this opportunity!
Apply online today! https://www.americanprep.org/careers/
It’s getting cold outside. Keep your little loved ones warm this winter season with a FREE BEANIE with any American Preparatory Apparel purchase of $25 or more. This fleece lined, rib knit beanie is a winter must have, and fits all sizes. Visit www.americanprep.org and click on “store” to shop. Campus delivery is available. ***WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Purchase must be made on a single transaction online. Tax and Shipping not included in qualifying total.***. Get yours today!”
Parent Managers Needed for Clubs
Starting in January, all our clubs will have at least one Parent Coordinator who has had a background check and receives a small stipend to manage the club. We anticipate needing four Parent Coordinators 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).
American Preparatory Education Foundation
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
Please Use Amazon Smile For Your Amazon Purchases!
Do you shop on Amazon.com? If you’re like 90% of America’s online shoppers, the answer is yes! By going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4568023 you can choose American Preparatory Education Foundation to be your preferred charitable foundation and Amazon will give us a percentage of your purchases. When you shop on https://smile.amazon.com, the prices remain the same. The only thing that changes is that your purchases help us. Be sure to always go to the Amazon Smile link when making your purchases. With this being the holiday season, now is the perfect time to start using Amazon Smile if you haven’t already.
From our Family School Organization (FSO) – Nicole Harman
Staff Appreciation Week is quickly approaching. This year our theme will be thanking our staff for decades of amazing service. Each day we will visit a decade from the past. It should be a lot of fun!
This week takes many hands to put together! The first volunteer opportunity is helping to decorate our school. Please follow the link below to signup. Other signups will come out after our winter break so please watch for those! If you have any questions please contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Character Development Corner – Mandy Brown
We CAN Donation Drive – Final Report
WE CAN CARE…..
And we proved it by working together to accomplish something amazing. Thank you for your willingness to give to others. We are proud to be part of such a generous APA family.
We are amazed at how far past our goal of 3000 items we went… we had a total of:
AND A SHOUT OUT TO OUR TOP FIVE CLASSES for pulling together as teams and going above and beyond anyone’s wildest expectations!
- MALAN 869
- ERICKSON 826
- WILDING 686
- STRONG 653
- NATH 556
As a district, we contributed 39,531 food items to the Food Bank. Working together we can accomplish big things.