Mon. Feb. 17 – Fri. Feb. 21 No School – Mid-winter break
Monday, February 24 School Olympics Begin
Tuesday, February 25 Parent Empowerment Meeting
Topic – Pornography is Changing
Thursday, February 27 Class pictures & Make-up pictures for new students
Thursday, March 5 Noon dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 5 Look for jeans sticker on Learning Plan
Friday, March 6 Noon dismissal – Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 6 Jeans Day for no #2’s (Uniform) & #7’s (unprepared)
Friday, March 6 Mid-term missing work deadline
Friday, March 6 Spirit Wear Day
For updates and additional information, please visit our campus website: https://draper2.americanprep.org/
Report volunteer hours via email: email@example.com
Check out the lost and found items posted here: https://draper2.americanprep.org/lost-and-found/
February Builders Theme – I am a builder when I befriend others.
Kindness is a very important trait to have when you are trying to befriend other students. Do you know every student in your class? How about in your groups?
Some ways to show that you want to befriend someone could be to smile at them. Have you tried smiling at the students you don’t know? 🙂 Give a student a high five. Include them on your walk to and from your group or recess.
Kindness is one of the easiest ways to befriend other people. When you are kind to someone they of course want to be kind to you.
“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. ”
Science Fair Winners
On February 6th, our 6th grade science fair finalists competed in the Salt Lake Charter Schools Science and Engineering Fair. These students were interviewed several times by many judges and were able to answer questions about their projects with confidence. We are very excited to share the results of the fair.
Our very own Grant Ellsworth, took 1st place in the elementary division and Aadhi Umamageswaran from our Draper 1 campus took 3rd place. Samhith Vajjala, Reece Thomas, Shelby Warner, Addison Humble and Kennedy Sorenson, all Draper 2 students, qualified to advance to the next level which is the University of Utah Science and Engineering Fair. From this regional fair, any advancing students are invited to compete in the national Broadband Masters. Way to go student scientists!
We would also like to thank Ms. Elliott for guiding all of our science classes toward success. Ms. Elliott, you are a ROCKSTAR!!
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners and participants!!
1st – 3rd Grade Winners
1st Place: Vyas Singeetham, 2nd Grade
2nd Place: Vidyuth Rameshbharathi, 2nd Grade
1st grade 2nd grade 3rd grade
Arudra Karthick Aditi Nagalingam Treesa Anil
Eesha Balaji Vyasaraj Singeetham Anushka Rajeev
Anshi Mandava Vidyuth Rameshbharathi Rahini Goyat
Sri Krothapalli Swayam Sanghvi Adwita Mandiwal
Swastik Kulkarni Prithiviraj Srinivasan Tashi Baisakhiya
Arjun Muppireddy Sartaj Tib
4th – 6th Grade Winners
1th Place: Surya Kapu, 5th Grade
2nd Place: Koorosh Radpour, 5th Grade
Surya and Koorosh will move on to the Northern Utah Spelling Bee on March 7, 2020.
4th grade 5th grade 6th grade
Mia Joy Warner Vaishnavi Kothamasu Kazim Ali
Arjun Mahajan Visaaradh Palanichamy Wilson St Martin
Olivia Henderson Sharanya Bhuma Quinlan Rothey
Aneesh Muppireddy Kimberly Bradford Shreya Sanghvi
Sejal Rudra Surya Kapu Samhith Vajjal
Jeevan Sidhu Koorosh Radpour Joseph Anil
Upcoming Event Details
February 24 – School Olympics Begin
When we return from mid-winter break we are excited to begin our annual School Olympics. Classes compete in many different categories including: Transitions, Uniforms, No missing work, Assembly behavior, Classroom cleanliness and many more! It is an exciting time as students try to be their best and earn points for their class.
February 27 – Class Pictures and Photo Retakes
Dress your best for class pictures! We will have retakes this day as well, if your student has not yet had a school photo taken.
A Day of Love and Logic Salt Lake Conference – Tuesday, March 17
On Tuesday, March 17th, the national Love and Logic staff will be at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah to hold a parenting conference.
Please see the flyer on our website. You can register online at loveandlogic.com or call 1-800-338-4065.
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 D3 Multipurpose room
- Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8 AM in the D3 Multipurpose room
- Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9 AM in the D3 Multipurpose room
- Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 6 PM in the D3 Multipurpose room
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8 AM in the D3 Multipurpose room
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1 PM in the D3 Multipurpose room
At least one parent must attend a meeting and complete the registration form to ensure a seat at Draper 3 next year.
K-5th Grade Re-Enrollment Meetings
The Draper 2 Re-enrollment days and times are being finalized and will be announced after the mid-winter break.
School Lunch Update
You can now order lunch until the end of the year!
Please contact your school lunch workers if you need assistance –
Recently, some students have been trying to warm up their lunches in the microwaves in our building. We do not have enough microwaves available for students. Please pack a thermos if you want your student to have a hot lunch. Please refer to pages 26-27 in our Parent Student Handbook for our lunch policies. Parent Student Handbook
All About Activities
5th and 6th Grade Students–Come explore Ballroom Dance! We’ll jive to the swing, we’ll sway to the waltz, and we’ll show off your hard work with an exciting routine as guest performers in the Ballroom Dance Company’s end-of-year concert!
(All boys who sign up will receive a king-size candy bar the first day of class!)
Parents—help your student develop coordination and rhythm, while also learning respect for others, focus, teamwork, and social confidence.
The clinic will run for 8 weeks: Mondays from 3:30-4:15 pm in the D2 Gym. Beginning Mar. 9th until May 4th (no class Apr. 6th), with performances on May 8th and 9th. The $70 fee includes 8 lessons and the costume rental for the shows. Please see the flyer attached for more registration details.
The instructor, Joy Price, has 14+ years of coaching experience working at a competitive dance studio and as a faculty member at BYU-Idaho. She is also an accomplished performer with titles from a wide variety of national/international competitions and has been a featured artist at Walt Disney World.
We have created a website page for all our club registrations.
New Club – Magic Club
Introducing a new after school club on Thursdays – students can come learn how to perform magic. This is provided by Utah Valley Magic Academy, and costs $155 to $180. The cost includes $100 worth of magic materials that the students get to keep.
Check out the following link if interested:
New Club – Yoga Club
Due to a lack of registrations the Yoga class has been cancelled this session.
FUN RUN 2020: Friday, May 15th – Jill Welch
Mark your calendars! Friday, May 15th will be another epic and exciting Fun Run event! At this time we are seeking a few more volunteers to complete our Fun Run Corporate Team. These volunteers will help with:
Sponsorships – Oversee sponsor activity (solicit old and new sponsors, coordinate sponsorship recognition)
Hero Week – Work with our hero week team a few hours a day (4/27/2020 – 5/1/2020) to help recognize and reward students.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Character Development Corner – Mandy Brown
This month’s LunchTime Chat video was filmed at our West Valley 2 campus and features the value of “Befriending Others.” Feel free to watch it with your kids at home. (Students will have watched it during Chew Time sometime in the past two weeks)
You never know what friendships are waiting for you out there, so take that first step to smile and say hi to a new friend today!
White Ribbon Week will be held March 23rd-27th
5thGrade Galaxy Quest will be WEDNESDAY, April 1st
6th Grade Galaxy Quest will be THURSDAY, April 2nd
Sign ups to help with those events will be in the newsletter the week after our mid-winter break.
Family School Organization (FSO) – Nicole Harman
As an FSO we would really like everyone to download the BoxTop App and start using it! 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 $2000 for this school year. This is only $3 per family! Starting today, until February 29th, we are running a school wide contest.
The contest is as follows:
$700 – Free Shoe Day
$1000 – Spirit Day
$2000 – Free Dress Day!
Top Classrooms will earn:
K – 3rd grade – 10 minutes Extra Recess
4th – 6th grade – Free Tie Day
How can you help us achieve this goal? Send in physical Boxtops to your classroom or the front office. Also, download the app and start using it ASAP.
Monies raised by Boxtops will be used on our staff. Questions? Send us an email or go check out Box Top information here:
Please email email@example.com to report your volunteer hours!
American Preparatory Education Foundation
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
Foundation Parent Committee
Thank you to those of you who have reached out to me about the Foundation’s Parent Committee. This committee will be involved in networking, planning, social, and fundraising activities. I am looking for members of the committee to be willing to share ideas and brainstorm with other committee members to come up with new ideas and find ways to improve those already in place. If you have any questions or would like to be considered for this committee, please call or email me.
“Friends of APA” Notecard Art Contest Deadline – February 14
The winner of the Friends of APA note card art contest will be announced when we return to school after the break. Thank you to all of the talented students who submitted their artwork. It is going to be hard to choose just one.
Thank You to Builders Club Members
APA’s Builders Club members play an important role in helping our schools attain and retain the best teachers. 100% of Builders Club donations go towards teacher and staff bonuses. As a small token of appreciation, all Builders Club members who donate $25 or more each month have received or will be receiving a Friends of APA tumbler. Be on the lookout for other member benefits in the near future. For more information, please go to https://www.americanprepfoundation.org/buildersclub.