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
February Builders Theme – I am a builder when I befriend others.
Here at APA, we always have new students coming into our classes. Have you ever thought about what it is like to be a new student in a new school? Now, think what could YOU do to make that new student’s experience better? Could you:
- help him find his reading or math group?
- play with him at recess?
- introduce him to your friends?
There are so many ways you could befriend a new student. Think about the best way for YOU to make a new student feel welcome.
“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Academic Update – Lindsay Campbell
Students out at Recess
As the weather changes it is important that students are dressing appropriately. All students will have at least one recess every day, please ensure that they come with a warm coat, hat, and gloves so they can stay warm and healthy. It is important to us that students have the opportunity to go outside to exercise and get fresh air. No students will be allowed to stay in from recess. If they are healthy enough to come to school, then they will need to go outside during their class’s recess time.
We understand that sometimes the air quality will restrict some students from going outside, that is posted and teachers are aware of those students. Instructors have been directed to check the air quality signs throughout the day and make a decision of whether or not to take students out based on both quality and temperature. Please remember, recess time is a teacher’s prep time and there is no staff member that can remain inside to monitor students who want to stay in because it is cold. Please expect and encourage your students to go outside every day.
When the temperature is below 20 degrees or when the students cannot play outside without getting wet, the teacher/instructor will decide if an inside recess is appropriate.
Upcoming Event Details
Parent Empowerment Meeting – Monday, February 10
This will be held at the Draper 3 building in their choir room, 314. The topic will be 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, with their parents, will be held in the multipurpose room. 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.
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. They will cover topics like:
- How to bring the best out of challenging kids.
- Evidence based concepts for fostering social-emotional learning, intrinsic motivation, and resilience.
- Skills for providing and enforcing healthy limits.
- A relational approach for teaching youth to make good decisions about technology.
- How to take good care of your own social and emotional health….and avoid burnout.
- And much more!!
Please see the attached flyer. You can register online at loveandlogic.com or call 1-800-338-4065.
From the Administrative Office
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
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 –
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 was 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 read – with special kudos going to the students who read all the books in the challenge!
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.
New Club – Yoga Club
Introducing a new after school club on Wednesdays – yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children. Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well – helping with focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, classroom behavior, and reduce anxiety and stress.
The club will meet Wednesdays from 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm, from March 4 until May 20 (11 sessions). There is a registration fee of $22. Yoga mats are required, and can be purchased from us for $8. https://draper2.americanprep.org/activities/
Lego Club Registration
Lego Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm. There is a $20 fee to register for the club. A new registration form is required, even if you filled one out at the beginning of the year.
Please follow this link: https://draper2.americanprep.org/activities/
Boys and Girls Running Programs
UPLIFTING PROGRAM, AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
Take a minute parents 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!
I can’t wait to work with you and your students!
Parking for Assemblies
Please remember to follow this path and park by the sheep field when coming for an assembly. The front row and the sheep field row are reserved for visitors. All the rest are reserved for staff parking.
Character Development Corner – Mandy Brown
Hopefully your student has talked to you about the Chew Time videos they watch each month for 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 for our videos. 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
White Ribbon Week will be held March 23rd-27th
5th Grade 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!
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
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 am 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.