Friday, May 15 Last Day for Curriculum Check-out
Monday, May 18 Kindergarten Reading University Deadline
May 18 – 22 K – 3 Core Knowledge Testing
Friday, May 22 1st – 6th Grade Reading University Deadline
Friday, May 22 Last day of Kindergarten
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day – No School
May 26 – 29 4 – 6 Core Knowledge Testing
Thursday, May 28 1st – 6th Grade Missing Work Deadline by NOON
Friday, May 29 Last Day of Classes/Groups
Monday, June 1 Last Day of School – Field Day (at home)
June 2 – 5 Book Drop Off/Summer Packet Pick-up
For updates and additional information, please visit our campus website: https://draper2.americanprep.org/
May Builders Theme
I am a builder when I am utterly reliable.
There are quite a few utterly reliable people in our community who we depend on for our health and well-being.
Could you imagine having a really bad sore throat, going to the doctor and the doctor or the nurse aren’t in the office? Our doctors and nurses are utterly reliable, they are always there when we need them!!
How about our teachers? Even during this challenging time, they are still working to provide you virtual lessons and still communicating with you in their Google classrooms.
How about your student’s coaches? What if they weren’t utterly reliable? How could you learn all the rules of the various sports and activities and how to play correctly? Our coaches are utterly reliable, teaching and guiding us to know how to improve.
You parents are utterly reliable!! Right now most of you are working from home, while also helping your children’s schoolwork and still taking care of family meals and your house. THANK YOU parents for being utterly reliable and helping your children learn and grow.
This week, think of all the many people in your life who are utterly reliable, take a minute and thank them for what they do for you. Use their example to guide you on what it takes to be utterly reliable.
Here is an amazing video from our Character Development team introducing this month’s theme – https://youtu.be/Ps6eE5PmXJA
Upcoming Event Details
Core Knowledge Testing
- Grades K-3: May 18 – 22
- Grades 4-6: May 26 – 29
We have important end of the year testing coming up! Please help your students by making sure they get plenty of rest, are well fed, and have a water bottle handy and a piece of scratch paper during the Core Knowledge testing. There will be a test on a different subject each day; this will replace all homeroom assignments that week.
Missing Work Deadline – May 28th at 12:00 pm
All missing work must be submitted by noon this day to be graded and receive credit. We have extended it as far as possible, so that your students can have every opportunity to make up any missing assignments.
Last Day of Classes – May 29th
We are required by the state to maintain our original calendar dates, and since we lost a lot of instruction time as we transitioned to Home Learning, we will continue instruction until May 29th. Grades 4-6 will have Core Knowledge Testing this week, which replaces all homeroom assignments. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication as parents! Many of our staff are parents, and we recognize the tremendous efforts you have made to support Home Learning.
Field Day – June 1
We are still required to make up the snow day we took in February, so we will be having a virtual Field Day on June 1. Check your students Google Classrooms for ideas and suggestions of activities you can do at home.
From the Academic Office
Home Learning Resources
Summer Reading Books
Here are the titles that each grade will be reading this summer:
First going into Second Grade
The Little Engine that Could (Watty Piper)
Second going into Third Grade
My Father’s Dragon (Ruth Stiles Gannett)
Third going into Fourth Grade
Robin Hood – Core Knowledge Abridgement (J. Walker McSpadden)
This book is available through the school
Fourth going into Fifth Grade
Holes (Louis Sachar)
Fifth going into Sixth Grade
The Cay (Theodore Taylor)
Sixth going into Seventh Grade Choose one book from the list.
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
Percy Jackson (any book from series-Rick Riordan)
The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom)
The Bronze Bow (Elizabeth George Speare)
Hatchet (Gary Paulsen)
Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbit)
3rd Graders going into 4th grade – Summer Reading Assignment
Every year we assign our students to read a book over the summer. The book assigned to outgoing third graders is Robin Hood. It is important that you purchase the correct edition of this book.
- Publisher: Core Knowledge Foundation; Abridged edition (October 2000)
- ISBN-10: 189051716X
- ISBN-13: 978-1890517168
This edition is available from several sources:
- APEF (our school foundation) –
- Amazon – https://tinyurl.com/y7h9fdcn
- Core Knowledge Website – https://www.coreknowledge.org/product/robin-hood/
- Barnes & Noble – https://tinyurl.com/ya576wjh
If you purchase the book from APEF, it will be provided with your Summer Stay Sharp Packet from June 2-6. (Note: Previously, the assigned book was Robinson Crusoe, but this has been changed to Robin Hood.)
From our IT Department
From the Administrative Office
Parent Advisory Committee Elections
We are finishing tabulating the results of our election and will be announcing the winners in next week’s newsletter.
Every year we ask parents to give us feedback by completing a school survey. This provides us important information and helps us improve our school. Our goal is to have 100% participation, so we are offering two (2) homework passes to each student in your family if a parent completes the survey.
As you complete the survey, we ask that you respond based on your experience during the school year from August to March 15, only. We want feedback on the things we are going to improve from year-to-year: the classroom experience! In the coming weeks, we will send a short survey to evaluate our Home Learning program.
Our annual Fun Run has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Teacher Thank Yous
We have received requests from parents for teacher’s addresses. In order to maintain their privacy, we ask that any thank you notes and correspondences be sent to the school with the teacher’s name and we will make sure that they are delivered. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Our mailing address is:
11938 S Lone Peak Parkway
Draper, UT 84020
School Nurse – Immunization Requirements BEFORE 2020-2021 School Year Starts
Immunizations are very important to keep our children safe from preventable communicable diseases. All children entering Kindergarten must be up to date with a second MMR, Varicella, final polio and DTaP immunizations.
Those entering 7th grade must have received a Tdap booster as well as a Meningococcal vaccine.
If your child is not properly immunized you will receive a letter in the mail requesting proof of immunizations. If this documentation is not provided, your child will be excluded from attending school until the required documentation is provided. Questions regarding Utah immunization requirements can be answered by the Utah Department of Health. http://www.immunize-utah.org/, or our District Nurse Karen Thelin, RN, BSN. firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about immunizations can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html
Karen Thelin RN, BSN – APA District School Nurse – 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.
COVID-19 Status Update
The state of Utah has updated our risk status from High (Red) to Moderate (Orange). Please visit these resources to understand what that means for you!
We are excited for the loosening of restrictions state-wide, and have established updated office hours for the school.
By Phone – Our secretaries are available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- 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.
In Person – Our secretaries are available from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
- We prefer that you schedule an appointment to come in by emailing Mrs. Carman firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please come only if you are SYMPTOM FREE (cough, fever, shortness of breath, or feeling sick)
- All guests must be wearing a mask – please bring your own mask
- Teachers and instructors are still working mostly from home, and the best way to get in contact with them is via email – Teacher Email List
Materials Pick Up – We will continue to distribute materials at the BACK of the school (see map below).
If your student needs specific materials for home learning (like books or workbooks), please coordinate with your student’s homeroom teacher or groups instructor. All items will be distributed in a “drive through” method as shown below. Email Mrs. Carman at email@example.com to schedule a time to pick up materials. This allows us to make sure the needed items are ready for you.
American Preparatory Education Foundation
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
e: firstname.lastname@example.org | p: 801.661.1928
The American Preparatory Education Foundation serves more than 6,900 students and nearly 750 teachers and staff members in Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. We are facing an unprecedented crisis in our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as you are well aware, we are operating a distance education program through the end of the school year. This has greatly impacted our students, staff members, and their families as they adjust to a new education model, but the impact of the pandemic goes beyond disruptions to the normal education of our students. Food insecurity, loss of employment or income, lack of access to medical care, and limited access to technology needed for online learning are just a few of the challenges that some of our families are facing.
These times also provide an opportunity for our community to serve one another in unprecedented ways. APEF aims to support and facilitate that effort. Due to increased contributions through Amazon Smile, The American Preparatory Education Foundation has some funds available to help families who are in need. We are looking to our community to see if any of you would like to add to our support fund and join us in our efforts to help those in our community in need.
We are so appreciative of those of you who have already generously donated to the COVID-19 Assistance Fund. We hope many more of you will join us now, with even a small donation, to help our struggling families. With the generosity of our donors we are able to do more good!
As I mentioned, donations from Amazon through the AmazonSmile program are currently directly helping our APA families. Combined with our COVID-19 assistance fund, we were able to help a single mother of three who works in the restaurant industry. Her hours were cut drastically when the pandemic hit and then she and her daughter both contracted COVID-19. She hasn’t been able to work for weeks which has resulted in loss of pay. Thanks to your donations and participation in AmazonSmile, she was granted a check to help pay for her rent and other bills.
APEF has also made it possible for students and staff to receive computers and mobile hotspots to access the internet.
Here is what we would love our families and staff members to do:
- Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4568023 and add APEF as your charity. When you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ a percentage of each purchase you make will then go to APEF!
- Please consider donating to the APEF COVID-19 Assistance Fund HERE or at https://www.americanprepfoundation.org/.
- If you are in need of assistance, please complete the APPLICATION to apply for a grant. The application is also attached here.
We are grateful to be associated with each student, family, and staff member. We are in this together and we will get through it together!!!