April 20 – 25 White Ribbon Week
For updates and additional information, please visit our campus website: https://draper2.americanprep.org/
April Builders Theme
I am a builder when I use kind and courteous words.
Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist, adds to our Builders theme with this quote, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
One of the ways we are able to influence others for good is through our words. Words are some of the most important tools we have as builders. Think about how you feel when someone gives you a compliment. You feel happy and more confident. And if you’re feeling bad, a few words of encouragement lift you up and help you to overcome your sadness or frustration. With words, a bad day can be turned into a good day. That’s how much power they have.
Each one of us has that power! And you know what they say: With great power comes great responsibility. So now, my powerful friends, here is a challenge for you. Everyday this week, compliment and encourage others, especially those who might be having a bad day. Look at the change in their face, the smile that spreads across it and know that you helped them feel good.
When we do this, our actions inspire others to do the same. How rewarding is that! Go ahead. Make a difference in the world!
From the Academic Office
Home Learning Resources
We have added some videos to our Home Learning Resources website.
- How to upload assignments – example 1
- How to upload assignments – example 2
- How to upload assignments – Spanish
- How to organize Saxon Math homework
Reading University – E-books available
There are several online resources for e-books.
The EPIC website: Epic website is a wonderful resource that usually costs money but is free during school closure! If you are interested in setting up an account, please email our curriculum specialist, Ms. Gibbons (email@example.com) with your child’s name and grade and she will email you a code to log-in!
White Ribbon Week – April 20 – 24
Our White Ribbon Week is coming right up! This is a week that focuses on empowering our students to take control of media and technology (and not the other way around). This week focuses specifically on putting real relationships first, using healthy activities to handle stress and boredom, using kindness with technology, learning that not everything online is real, and balancing our days with many activities.
There are fun activities your students will participate in throughout the week. Watch for information from your Homeroom Teachers beginning, Monday, April 20th.
From the Administrative Office
Parent Advisory Committee Elections
We are in the process of creating our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for the 2020-21 school year. PAC participates with the administration in developing the Annual School Plan, in deciding how the Land Trust monies will be spent, and other matters important to our students at American Preparatory Academy. We have 3 parent PAC positions to fill at APA-Draper 2.
If you are interested, please contact Katie Fuller, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, the campus you are running for, a little campaign blurb, your student’s name and grade, your phone number and email address.
Parents of students who are employed 6 or more hours per week at the school are disqualified from participating as an elected parent. The PAC generally meets 3-4 times per year. Members of the PAC will be expected to participate in all of these meetings so that a quorum may be present to conduct business. There are no term limits, so long as an elected parent has students enrolled in the school, is actively participating, and wishes to continue to do so.
We are holding elections at more than one campus, so it will be very important that you note in your email which campus’ PAC you are running for.
The ballot will be done electronically this year. The link to vote will go out as an announcement in the April 27th newsletter. Voting will be open until 4:00 PM on May 1st. Each family may vote for three Candidates, as we have three positions open.
If you have not completed re-enrollment for next year, please do so immediately! We have emailed you instructions to register your students for next year. Each student needs to register with a unique code, which code is provided in the attachment to the email. If you need assistance with registration please email Ms. Hickman email@example.com.
School Lunch Update
We are not serving school lunch during the dismissal due to COVID-19. You can find locations near you that serve free breakfast and lunch to children ages 1-18 by clicking here.
We have canceled all pre-ordered lunches and issued credits on those lunch accounts. By default, all funds will be left on the account to be used next year. If you prefer to receive a refund, please email your name, mailing address, phone number and student(s) name(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Email Box Tops When You Order Groceries Online
Great news! If you shop for groceries online, you can now submit your email receipts from select retailers to earn Box Tops for your school.
How it works –
To ensure that earnings from email grocery receipts are properly credited to your account:
1 – Sign up for Box Tops: Make sure you have a Box Tops for Education account. You can create one via the Box Tops app or website.
2 – Forward your receipt to email@example.com using the same email that is associated with your Box Tops for Education account.
3 – Earn $ for your school! Box Tops will be credited within 1 business day; you can view your earnings in the MY EARNINGS section of the app or YOUR ACTIVITY section of the website.
Packet Pick Up
If your student needs to pick up packets from the school, you will receive an email from the homeroom teacher with a date and time to come to school. All pick ups will happen behind (on the west side of) the school in a “drive through” line. Teachers and instructors will stand outside to distribute packets while you stay in the car.
Coming to the School
To reduce exposure to our staff and families, we are no longer scheduling appointments to come into the school. All items will be distributed in a “drive through” method as outlined below. Packets will be distributed by teachers, but if you need specific student materials please email Mrs. Carman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Call or Leave a Message
- Call 801-810-3590
- Press 0001 or 0002 during the message
- If you go to voicemail, leave a message
- Press #
- Press 0
All messages are forwarded to the secretaries and will be answered as soon as possible.
American Preparatory Education Foundation (APEF)
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
e: email@example.com | p: 801.661.1928
COVID-19 ASSISTANCE FUND
Requests are coming in from our staff and teachers for supplies that are needed for our APA students and staff. If the Foundation had the means, we would help every APA family with financial needs. Unfortunately that’s not the case. Our Foundation gets its funding, for the most part, from school fundraisers. As fundraising at our campuses has come to a screeching halt, those funds aren’t coming in.
A suggestion was made by one of our teachers to give a portion of what you would have spent on childcare or gas money driving to and from the school to our Foundation. If you have the means, please consider making a donation to the Foundation so that we can help those families who aren’t as fortunate. To make a donation, please go to https://www.americanprepfoundation.org/donate. Thank you for your support!
FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE
The Foundation has created a new page that will keep everyone informed about current fundraisers and ways that you can get involved. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/americanprepfoundation and like our page to stay up-to-date. Thank you!
With online shopping becoming increasingly important, now is a great time to sign up for Amazon Smile. The prices are exactly the same and our schools benefit! Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4568023 to set APEF as your charity. Then make your Amazon purchases at https://smile.amazon.com.
If you use the Amazon app, you can get instructions for adding AmazonSmile to your app purchases at https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=15576745011.
Thank you for your support!