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February 9, 2020

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                          February 9, 2020

From Principal Christy Waddell

SNOW DAY: The district has decided to have the make-up day on Presidents day, Monday February 17.  We realize many of you already have plans to be out of town or simply doing family things. We understand that and will not be pressuring you to cancel anything.  Some of the teachers may be reaching out to get a sense of how many students will be in their class that day.  Please let them know so they can more adequately plan the day. Most of the teachers will be here that day but a few already have plane tickets and the like and will be gone.

EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTES: There are occasions when we need a substitute but there are just none available from the district.  If you would be interested in being an “emergency” sub please call the school and talk to our secretary, Marian.  She can tell you what it would entail to get on the list.  You would only be asked to sub if we can’t get one from the district and you can always say no if you have plans.  We have a couple of people on this list but we could use more.  The office phone # 801-826-8275.

CLASS REPRESENTATIVE’S MEETING: We have class representatives for 2ndthrough 5thgrade.  We will be meeting once a month to talk about issues they may have about the school.  They bring issues that the students in their classrooms have talked about. This last week I asked how they felt the new parking lot was working.  They said they love it but they still think too many of the parents are not pulling up and around like they should.  I told them I would put this in the newsletter.  They say it isn’t too far to walk so parents should just move up.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Monday February 10th is the day you can start signing up for conferences.  Here is the information you will need:  SEP Conf. signups.pdf  This is the same information I sent home on Thursday evening.

PTA NOMINATIONS: The PTA is in the process of filling two PTA executive board spots for next year – President Elect (can be held by 2 people) and Membership Chair.  Please take a minute to fill out this form and nominate yourself or someone you think would be right for the  job: https://forms.gle/viUKfga5YsorHrh77. Serving on the executive board is a great way to serve the school and make new friends. If you have any questions, please email the PTA at draperelementaryPTA@gmail.com

IMPORTANT DATES:

Tuesday February 11: 9:00am PTA meeting

Wednesday February 12: 5thgrade to the Symphony

Friday February 14: 1:40pm Short Day, Valentine’s Day parties.  Check with the teacher for the time. 

Monday February 17: Make-up day for the snow day

Make-Up Day Feb 17 for Weather-Related Cancellation

To make up for the instructional time lost due to the weather-related cancellation of school on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, a make-up day will be held on Presidents Day.

All Canyons District schools will now hold school on Feb. 17 on their usual Monday schedules. Buses also will be operating that day.

The Presidents Day holiday was previously set aside by the District’s Calendar Committee as the designated make-up day for emergency school closures for the  2019-2020 school year. Under Utah law, public schools must conduct school for at least 990 instructional hours over a minimum of 180 days each academic year, and recover any days lost due to inclement weather. Districts are expected to build a recovery day into their calendars so as to provide families and employees advance notice of the possible need and timing for a make-up day.

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February 3, 2020

DRAGON DELIVERY                                                                                           

From Principal Christy Waddell

PTA NOMINATIONS: The PTA is in the process of filling two PTA executive board spots for next year – President Elect (can be held by 2 people) and Membership Chair.  Please take a minute to fill out this form and nominate yourself or someone you think would be right for the  job: https://forms.gle/viUKfga5YsorHrh77. Serving on the executive board is a great way to serve the school and make new friends. If you have any questions, please email the PTA at draperelementaryPTA@gmail.com

In-N-Out Spirit Night: IN-N-OUT night Tuesday, February 4 from 5-9 pm, Drive Thru or Dine In but you have to mention DRAPER ELEMENTARY… please mention DRAPER ELEMENTARY or the ticket will not count for the total we get back. See you TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4. The PTA has worked hard to keep our spirit nights to only ONE a month and have been extremely grateful to the community for the amazing support. Thank you again to everyone. 

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. https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/images/TOYnominationform.pdf 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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday February 3:  Teacher of the Year nominations due

Tuesday February 4: In-N-Out Spirit Night from 5-9pm.  You must mention Draper Elementary

Friday February 7: 1:40pm Short Day 

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