Ready for ‘Big Kid’ School? Apply for CSD’s Supplemental Kindergarten Program

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Ready for “big kid” school? Kindergarten is a critical year in a child’s education, and to make sure students get off to a strong start, we are expanding the number of hours some of our kindergartners spend in the classroom. Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m., Canyons District will begin accepting online applications for its Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction program for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Our school is among 20 throughout the District that is offering the program. Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2020 to participate in the opt-in, tuition-based program. Space is limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Phase one of the application process will end on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:59 p.m., and by Feb. 12, families will be notified of whether their students have been admitted to a school of their choosing or placed on a waiting list. Canyons District will continue to accept applications after Feb. 5. Students who apply after that date will be added to a waiting list or invited to enroll at schools that still have openings. 

Students who are accepted into the program will receive nearly four additional hours of instruction every school day. The participating children begin and end school at the same time as the school’s first- through fifth-grade students. Cost for the program is $2,950 a year, and can be paid in monthly installments. A 10 percent discount is available for parents and guardians who pay the yearly tuition in full at one time. Read more on CSD’s website.

Weekly Newsletter

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                           January 12, 2020

From Principal Christy Waddell

SUPPLEMENTAL KINDERGARTEN: There will be a full day kindergarten at Draper Elementary next year.  It is considered supplemental kindergarten because there is a fee for it. Go to this link to get more information:  I expect we will have many who are interested in this.  Please be ready to fill out the application at 10am on January 22nd. It is first come first serve for anyone in Canyons District, not just those in our school boundary. 

KINDERGARTEN:  It is time to register for kindergarten for next year.  Please contact our office if you have a child who will be in kindergarten next year.  I often have parents who want to have a permit to have their child attend Draper. Please go on line and fill out an permit as soon as possible.  I will be denying it but putting your child on a wait list.  I should know by April if I can accept those applications. 

BOX TOPS: The next deadline is 3/1, can you let everyone know the next collection date will be 2/24. The grade with the most collected will get an extra 10 minutes of recess.  Remember we are trying to meet our $1000 goal, we will have one last collection on 5/20 and if we meet our $1000 goal for the year everyone gets 5 extra minutes!

Teacher of the Year: To honor the stellar teachers who encourage students to seek their dreams and reach for the stars, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration encourage members of the community to submit nominations for the 2020 Canyons Teacher of the Year Award. Students, parents, patrons, PTAs, business partners, and Canyons employees are all invited to nominate an educator starting now through Monday, Feb. 3. All teachers who have completed at least one year in the classroom are eligible for consideration. She or he also must showcase outstanding teaching practices, professionalism, and involvement in the school community. Nomination forms are submitted to the school where the teacher is employed. Each school will have a Teacher of the Year Selection Panel, including the principal, a school employee and a School Community Council member, to consider the nominations from the community and employees.

CHOIR: It will start this Tuesday at 8:00am.

THANK YOU, PTA:The PTA gave me a wind chime to remind me of my mother.  It is beautiful and the sound is delightful.  I have it in a perfect place by my front porch. Thank you for your kindness.


Tuesday January 14: 9am PTA meeting

Thursday January 16: Regular day that dismisses at 3:20pm.  


Nominations Now Accepted for 2020 Teacher of the Year Honors

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“I touch the future,” once said Christa McAuliffe, the American teacher and Space Shuttle Challenger crew member.  “I teach.”

To honor the stellar teachers who encourage students to seek their dreams and reach for the stars, the Canyons Board of Education and Administration encourage members of the community to submit nominations for the 2020 Canyons Teacher of the Year Award.

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Week of January 6

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                           January 5, 2020

From Principal Christy Waddell

PTA NEWSLETTER: January Newsletter.pdf 

BOX TOPS: We earned a total of $79.80 from our Box Tops collection in December.  Thank you all who sent them in.  Third grade won an extra 10 minutes of recess for bringing in the most Box Tops. Please continue to clip Box Tops and scan your receipts using the Box Tops for Education app.  Visit: for more information.

Birthday Breakfast: On Friday January10th the PTA will having their quarterly birthday breakfast for the students that have birthdays in November, December, and January. The breakfast will be at 9 am and the students will be called out of class. The breakfast is donated by Chick Fil A and is 2 breakfast chicken minis for each student. Food will only be provided for our students. 

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night: The Monday we get back from break MONDAY, JANUARY 6 from 5-7pm is our scheduled Chick-Fil-A fundraiser night for Draper Elementary. Drive Thru or Dine-In will count towards the 20% they give back to the school. Please come and support our school.  

CHOIR: You can sign your student up to be in choir by using this link:  If your student is already signed up for choir, you do not need to fill the form out again.


Monday January 6: 3rdthru 5thgrade CBM testing

Thursday January 9: kinder-2ndgrade CBM testing

Friday January 10: 9:00am Birthday Breakfast.  Early Out Day 1:40.  

Week of October 21

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                    October 20, 2019

From Principal Christy Waddell

RED RIBBON WEEK: This is the week the PTA talks to the kids about being drug and alcohol free. Here is the schedule of events.

Red Ribbon Week is this week. As a PTA we’d like to celebrate Red Ribbon week with the following activities:

Monday – Wear Red

Tuesday – College Day “I am committed to a bright future”

Wednesday – Pajama Day “I believe I can achieve my dreams”

Thursday – Wear Neon Colors “I am too bright to do drugs”

Friday – Wear Sunglasses “Shade out drugs”

Wednesday the kids will have the opportunity to take the Drug Free pledge at lunch. Please see the Red Ribbon Week Flyer for more information. Red Ribbon Week.pdf 

CAREER DAY: This will be on Friday November 8thfrom 9:10-10:25.  I am attaching a flyer.Online registration letter Draper Elementary.docx   You may want to go directly to this link to fill out an application. We hope many of you can come and present.

SCC meeting:  Our next meeting has been moved to Tuesday October 29that 3pm in the library at the school.  All are invited to attend.  Here is the agenda:

HALLOWEEN PARADE: We will be starting our parade at approximately 10:00am.  We will be walking around the historic park and the cemetery.  The kindergarten students will only be walking around the park.  The classroom parties are mostly in the afternoon but check with your child’s teacher to be sure. Remember, no masks and no weapons or anything resembling a weapon. Light sabers are okay. Since Halloween is on a Thursday, it is NOT an early out day.


Monday October 21:  Picture Retakes, 3rdgrade to the Aquarium (they will do retakes before they go on their field trip)

Be sure to dress up for Red Ribbon Week.   See the schedule above.

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