May 18 – 22 K – 3 Core Knowledge Testing
Tuesday, May 19 Builder of the Year Awards – FaceBook Live
Friday, May 22 1st – 6th Grade Reading University Deadline
Friday, May 22 Last day of Kindergarten
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day – No School – Office Closed
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
Friday, May 29 Morning Drive Through Goodbye
Monday, June 1 Last Day of School – Field Day (at home)
June 2 – 3 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.
Horton stars in not one, but two of Dr. Seuss’s books. Most people know the story of Horton helping out the tiny Who’s on his clover and keeping them safe. The Who’s are able to rely on Horton because he stands up for them and never abandons them.
Another book that is less well-known is when Horton hatches the egg. In that book, Horton agrees to keep an egg warm for a lazy bird who promises she will be right back… but she ends up going on vacation! Poor Horton has to sit through hot blistering days, wet miserable rainstorms, and an icy cold winter. However, UTTERLY RELIABLE Horton refuses to leave the defenseless egg. Horton said over and over, “I said what I meant, I meant what I said, an elephant’s faithful 100%.”
The book has a fantastic surprise at the end, as Horton’s dependability is rewarded! You’ll have to read the book to find out what it is!
Here is an amazing video from our Character Development team introducing this month’s theme – https://youtu.be/dHEsjdsoiso
Upcoming Event Details
Builder of the Year Awards – May 19th
Join us on the main American Prep Facebook page tomorrow for a live revealing of our Builders of the Year! https://www.facebook.com/americanprep/ These times are approximate and may change depending upon traffic. If you cannot make it for the live reveal, we will be putting together our Virtual Builders Assembly to be broadcast on another Facebook live event sometime on Wednesday or Thursday.
|Kindergarten||7:15 am/4:30 pm||7:15 am||Kinder||1:10 pm||3rd|
|1st||1:55 pm/3:10 pm||9:10 am||6th||1:55 pm||1st|
|2nd||11:40 am/12:30 pm||10:05 am||5th||2:20 pm||4th|
|3rd||11:10 am/1:10 pm||11:10 am||3rd||2:45 pm||6th|
|4th||12:50 pm/2:20 pm||11:40 am||2nd||3:10 pm||1st|
|5th||10:05 am/3:55 pm||12:30 pm||2nd||3:55 pm||5th|
|6th||9:10 am/2:45 pm||12:50 pm||4th||4:30 pm||Kinder|
Core Knowledge Testing
- Grades K-3: May 18 – 22
- Grades 4-6: May 26 – 29
We have important end of the year testing happening this week and next week! Please help your students by making sure they get plenty of rest, are well fed, have a water bottle and a piece of scratch paper handy during the Core Knowledge testing. There will be a test on a different subject each day; this will replace all homeroom assignments that week. Please watch for emails from the homeroom teacher.
Missing Work Deadline – May 28th at 12:00pm
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.
Morning Drive Through Goodbye – May 29th, 8:30 – 11:30 am
If you would like to say goodbye to your teachers and instructors, please join us Friday, May 29th at the times listed below. The carpool traffic will continuously flow, stopping only during the final Flag Ceremony of the year. We would ask that students stay in their cars at all times. If you have gifts to give to your teachers, please bring them to the book drop-off/packet pick up.
- 8:30-9:30 K-3 Grade Staff will be on the curbs
- 9:30-9:45 End of Year Staff Flag Ceremony – FaceBook Live (please stay in your cars)
- 9:45-10:45 ALL Staff will be on the curbs
- 10:45-11:30 4-6 Grade Staff will be on the curbs
Field Day – June 1st
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 student’s Google Classrooms for ideas and suggestions of activities you can do at home.
Book Drop-off/Summer Stay Sharp Packet Pick-up – June 2nd and June 3rd
Please return all APA books to the school and pick up your students’ Stay Sharp Summer packet. To manage the flow of traffic, parking, and number of people in the building, please sign up for a time.
When you arrive, we will check in all of your books and have you pay for missing books. Then you will walk to your student’s classroom(s) and pick up their packets and anything else left at the school. The students are welcome to come with you. We prefer that everyone wears a mask.
We know many parents wish to express appreciation for the teachers and want to give a gift or card. This would be the time to leave that in the classroom. Teachers will not be on campus, so be sure to come to the Morning Drive Through Goodbye – May 29th 8:30 – 11:30 am if you want to see them.
Character Development Corner – by Mandy Brown
Wonderful, amazing APA parents and students, what a wild year we have had. I have truly missed seeing our students these last few months. I have been so impressed as I have seen our students choose to accept service challenges, participate in watching our character development videos, and still have such builder attitudes through these tough times.
THANK YOU so much for all of the parents who have volunteered throughout the year, from our College Fair to our 5th and 6th grade events. Thank you for your overwhelming support of our Canned Food Drive in December. Thank you for your support of our unique program.
I truly believe that our students will change the world for the better (they already do that), in both big and small ways.
If you have the chance to watch our end of year VIRTUAL culminating assembly as a family, we invite you to do so together, to remember all the virtues we have been practicing all year. Have a WONDERFUL summer!
From the Academic Office
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 this list:
The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
Percy Jackson – any book from the 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 the Administrative Office
If you have not already done so, please complete the survey!
Every year we ask parents to give us feedback by completing a school survey. This provides us with important information that 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. These passes will be used this year.
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.
Draper 2 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Election Results
We appreciate all of our willing and wonderful parents for putting their names forward in this election and would like to congratulate the following parents who will have the opportunity to serve as members of the Draper 2 Parent Advisory Committee:
- Gwendolyn Hortin – Newly Elected
- Nichole Hanna – Newly Elected
- Laquisha Shelton – Newly Elected
- Zoie Farmer – Returning
- Tammy Shumway – Returning
- Shari Harris – Returning
- Verdun Hartin – Returning
- Alisha Staggs – Returning
- Santhosh Alahari – Returning
COVID-19 Status Update
The state of Utah has updated our risk status from Moderate (Orange) to Low (Yellow). 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. 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.
Summer meal sites are open to all children 18 and younger at no cost. Find a summer site in your community with the USDA Summer Meal Site Finder mapping tool. https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids You can also text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you. Site information will be updated weekly. Individual summer meal sites will have the most up to date information on meal service.
American Preparatory Education Foundation
Michelle Goudge, Executive Director
e: firstname.lastname@example.org | p: 801.661.1928
A HUGE thank you goes to all of the APA families who have contributed to the COVID-19 Assistance Fund! Like I’ve said in previous messages, with the generosity of our donors we are able to do more good. And that is exactly what we are doing. I have signed a number of checks this past week for grants that have been awarded to our APA families who are struggling financially, thanks, in large part, to your donations. Thank you!
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.
We are in this together and we will get through it together!
Thank a Teacher
APA teachers and staff have gone to extraordinary lengths to make learning from home successful for our students. Thank you to all of our teachers for their tremendous dedication, creativity, and problem solving during this pandemic. Three APA teachers were chosen from nominations received from parents and students to receive extra thanks. Those teachers are:
- Susan Diamond, Draper 2 – 2nd Grade Teacher
- Stephanie Stock, West Valley 2 – 5th Grade Teacher
- Allie Koscianski, Las Vegas – 3rd Grade Teacher
Congratulations to you and to all of our APA teachers and instructors. You are amazing!