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December 16

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DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                    December 16, 2018

From Principal Christy Waddell

PTA AWARDS: Time is running out to nominate your favorite Draper Dragon helpers for the 2018 awards. Turn in your ballots this week to the office or vote online by Dec 23rd.    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QL2C5LF

RECESS AIR QUALITY: We have guidelines that we take seriously when determining whether or not the students can go outside to play.  Be sure your child’s teacher is aware of any respiratory problems you student may have.  You may want to check out this web site:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/airquality/recess.html  This is where I get my information.  For current conditions you may go to this link:  http://air.utah.gov/currentconditions.php?id=slc  

SCIENCE AWARD:Our six 5thgrade teachers have won the Elementary Science Department Award!  They will be receiving the award at a banquet on February 8th!! It is nice to see all of their hard work recognized by the Utah Science Teachers Association. CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Asay, James Hatch, Patrice Rogers, Noelia Ricks, Ashley Larsen, Nissa Lu.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday December 17th: Mrs. Claus is visiting some of the classes today and tomorrow.

Tuesday December 18th:  5thgrade to the Nutcracker

Wednesday December 19th:  Regular day. We get out at 3:20pm. 

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY BREAK!!

December 9

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DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                    December 9, 2018

From Principal Christy Waddell

PTA AWARDS: Please nominate your favorite teacher, volunteer, staff, or support person for the 2018 PTA awards!  Vote today athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QL2C5LF

RECESS AIR QUALITY: We have guidelines that we take seriously when determining whether or not the students can go outside to play.  Be sure your child’s teacher is aware of any respiratory problems you student may have.  You may want to check out this web site:  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/airquality/recess.html  This is where I get my information.  For current conditions you may go to this link:  http://air.utah.gov/currentconditions.php?id=slc  

ATTENDANCE:  21 percent of Canyons District students were chronically absent in 2017-2018. For every classroom of 30 students, 5 missed 10 percent of the school year, or more. Help us realize our New Year’s Resolution to #BeGreatMissLessThanEight days of school.

BOXTOPS:Our BoxTop for May and October was very successful. We collected 5,330 Boxtops and the school earned $703.30. The top BoxTop classes were; Madsen, Yao, Myles and Wu. Our next collection day is February 13, 2019. The PTA thanks all of you who collect and turn in the Boxtops, because the Boxtop program is successful with your participation. 

FILM FESTIVAL:It’s that time to start thinking about the Film Festival. Please go to this link to get more information:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/106x3CNQKbX1NPCadEr_gbDBRu9jZ-kHm?usp=sharing

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday December 10th: 6:00pm Choir and Orchestra program at Draper Park Middle School. 

Monday December 10th: Storytelling Assembly and 4thgrade Workshop

Tuesday December 11th: 9:00am PTA meeting

Friday December 14th: 9:30am CCHS Holiday Concert Assembly

Tuesday December 18th:  5thgrade to the Nutcracker

Wednesday December 19th: Last day of school for Winter Break. Full Day- school is out at 3:20pm. 

November 25

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DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                    NOVEMBER 25, 2018

From Principal Christy Waddell

DRAPER TREE LIGHTING: The Draper school choir will be singing at the Tree Lighting ceremony on Monday November 26that 6:00pm.  Dress warm. 

FESTIVAL OF THE TREES: Our school choir will be singing at the Festival of the Trees on Wednesday November 28thfrom 7:50-8:20pm.  Come support them.  I hope to see you all there.

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

ATTENDANCE:  There are only 3½ weeks until Winter Break!!  We will be doing lots of fun things but mostly your children will be learning. Please do your best to make sure they are here every day and ON TIME.  Thank you so much.

IMPORTANT DATES:

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

Monday November 26th: 3:00pm SCC meeting in the media center

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

Wednesday November 28th: 7:50pm Festival of the Trees performance by our choir.

Friday November 30th: Early Out Day

Friday November 30th: 9:00am-10:45am Career Day

Friday November 30th: 11:00am DARE graduation.  5thgrade parents are invited.

Monday December 10th: 6:00pm Holiday Choir Concert at Draper Park Middle School

Attendance!

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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.