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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of School Attendance

Help the Draper Dragons Be Great, Miss Less Than Eight

Planning a family trip for the holidays? Hoping to squeeze in a few extra days of vacation the week before or after Winter Recess? ‘Tis the season for reconnecting with faraway friends and family, and the timing of your travel plans can influence the cost of plane tickets and hotel stays. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education when they miss too much school.

Our school will be open, our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning right up until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the start of the winter break on Thursday Dec. 20—and we’ll waste no time starting up again after the New Year. So, please, help Draper Elementary realize our New Year’s Resolution to boost attendance schoolwide. Help us “Be Great, Miss Less than Eight.” A growing body of research shows that when it comes to keeping kids on track academically, every day of instruction counts:

  • Missing just a few days here and there can contribute to elementary students falling behind in reading, writing and math. For example, four out of five students who miss two days per month, or 10 percent, of kindergarten and first grade are unable to read on-level by the third grade. 
  • By the sixth-grade, excessive absenteeism is a warning sign of a student not graduating from high school.
  • Last year, 7,111 of Canyons District’s students—21 percent—were chronically absent, or missed at least 10 percent of the school year.22% of students at Draper Elementary were absent more than 10% the first term of this school year. 
  • Hitting the 10 percent mark is easier to do than it sounds. That’s the equivalent of skipping just one day every other week. A bout with the flu, a midday doctor’s appointment, and extended family vacation can easily put a student over the threshold for the semester.
What can parents do? We understand that life sometimes gets in the way. There will always be unforeseen illnesses and family emergencies—even rare special occasions—that pull kids from school. But children take cues from their parents, and it’s important to let them know that in school, work and life, showing up is important. It really comes down to establishing a daily routine, and reinforcing for your children how much you value an education.

Attendance Tips for Parents

·         Let your children know that you think showing up for school every day is important.

·         Take an interest in your child’s school work and be involved in school activities.

·         Post the school calendar somewhere prominently in the home.

·         Establish a routine and healthy school-night habits, such as getting to bed early and reading before bed, instead of watching TV.

·         Set the morning alarm early enough to provide students ample time to get dressed and eat breakfast.

·         Support your children in getting to school on time: Give them a ride if they’re running late or they miss the bus, or arrange to carpool with other families.

·         Try to schedule doctor and dental appointments after school.

November 18

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DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                    NOVEMBER 18, 2018

From Principal Christy Waddell

THANKSGIVING BREAK:There is no school on Wednesday November 21stthrough Sunday November 25th.  That’s right, we only have school 2 days this week.  Enjoy the very long weekend.

SHELTER IN PLACE DRILL:  This month we will be practicing a Shelter in Place Drill.  This is called when there is something going on outside of the building that could be a threat but teaching and learning can still go on inside. Examples of this would be if the police think there is someone in the area we need to be concerned about or if there is some kind of hazardous chemical spill.  The students would then just be asked to stay in the building and the doors to the outside would all be locked so no one could enter.

CLASSIC SKATING: There is a classic skating night from 5pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday November 28th

TOYS & ELECTRONICS:  We have been having some problems with kids bringing toys and electronics to school and then they get lost or get used when it isn’t appropriate.  I am asking that you check your kids backpacks and remind them that they are not to bring toys or electronics to school.  If you want them to have a phone on them they just need to be reminded it needs to stay in their backpack.  There are plenty of things for the kids to play when they are at recess and they need to run around.  When we have inside recess the teachers have games so there is no need for students to bring any toys from home.  I appreciate your support with this. Pokémon cards seem to be especially problematic at the moment.  If they are brought, we cannot be responsible for them.


Tuesday November 20th: Full day!  Last day of school for the week.

Monday November 26th: 6:00pm Choir sings for Draper Tree Lighting

Wednesday November 28th: Draper Choir sings for Festival of Trees 7:50-8:20pm

Wednesday November 28th: Classic Skate Night 5pm-8:30pm

Wednesday November 28th: Region Reflections 6:30pm-8:00pm at Corner Canyon High

November 11

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DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                    NOVEMBER 11, 2018

From Principal Christy Waddell

FUNDRAISER:  Thank you so much for contributing to the fundraiser. The students were able to watch me kiss a pig at an assembly on Friday.  By the way, I think it was less gross than kissing a dog so it wasn’t that bad.  

PARKING LOT DROP OFF:  Our film crew made a great movie about the rules for our parking lot drop off.  Please watch here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wdyV4MGJEEPux_x20KIs4Sp3gqG6bPEZ

SCC- SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL:  The next meeting will be on MONDAY November 26that 3:00pm in our media center.  Everyone is welcome. 

HAPPY VETERANS DAY:  To all of you that are veterans, thank you for your service.  



Wednesday November 14th: 3rdgrade Walking Field Trip

Friday November 16th: Make up Pictures Today. 1:40 Early Out Day

November 4

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DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                    NOVEMBER 4, 2018

From Principal Christy Waddell

PARKING LOT DROP OFF:  We have had some parents driving way to fast into the parking lot when dropping off their kids or just driving unsafely.  PLEASE be careful.  We have also notice when picking up some parents are parking going westbound on the street that comes into ours and having their children run across traffic to get into their car.  This is so unsafe.  Your children are precious.  Please, please, be overly cautious when coming to our school.

DUAL IMMERSION APPLICATIONS:  The window is open from October 8thto November 21st.  If you have a kindergarten student and are interested in dual immersion you MUST apply during that window, even if there are siblings in the program. Please go to this link for more information:  http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/district-news/item/12076-apply-online-for-csd-s-dual-language-immersion-programs

SCC- SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL:  The next meeting will be on November 26that 3:00pmin our media center.  Everyone is welcome.  The upcoming dates of all the future SCC meeting are on our website. 

PARENT SURVEY:  You should be receiving an email from the district after Friday the 9ththat will ask you to fill out a survey on our school.  Please fill this out so we can get everyone’s opinion. Thank you!!

VETERANS DAY CHOIR PERFORMANCE: The choir will be performing at the Draper Park Veterans Day program from 11:00am – 11:30am on Friday November 9th.


Friday November 9th:  11-11:30 Veteran’s Day Choir presentation at the Park

Friday November 9th:  1:40 Early Out Day

November 10-30:  Parent Survey