Principal’s News – September 2022
“Intelligence plus character that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Welcome to a new school year! Our first two weeks are off to a great start. Our mission is to prepare all students to be enthusiastic, responsible, life-long learners who achieve to the best of their abilities and are prepared for the challenges of a global society. As a Draper community, we value education by aligning intelligence and character and strive to create a safe and healthy environment.
If your student brings a SMART watch to school, they may only use the phone/text feature before and after school. During the hours of 8:50am-3:30pm, the SMART watch may be used with the watch features only. If your student needs to make a phone call, they need to ask their teacher for permission and use the office phone. Please do not call or text your student on their SMART watch during the hours of 8:50am-3:30pm. If your student uses the phone feature on their SMART watch during school hours, they will receive a reminder and asked to put their watch in their backpack. If there is a second inappropriate use, they will need to give the watch to their teacher and get it back at the end of the day. If there is a third infraction, the watch will be brought to Mrs. Mulqueen for the student to retrieve at the end of the day. If there a fourth infraction Mrs. Mulqueen will schedule a meeting with the parents. Any communication during school hours, must to go through the office.
Canyons District is implementing Parent Square as an effect and efficient way of communicating with families. You can find more information at https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/parentsquare/
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for September 28th and 29th. Look for information on how to sign up to meet with your student’s teacher.
Are you interested in being an emergency sub at Draper Elementary? Please contact the main office for details.
If you or your student ride a bike, bring a scooter, or have any other motorized vehicle, please remember to walk all “wheels” as soon as you come to the fence at the edge of the school grounds.
What does healthy living look like for a kid? With the start of a new school year brings excitement, new challenges, and some added stress. Being mindful of our health as a balance of both mind and body can help us create an environment that encourages healthy habits. Those healthy habits start in the home. Be an advocate for your child and model healthy living.
Here are some tips to get started now.
- Breathe- the power of deep breathing is incredible. It helps relieve tension, alleviate stress and anxiety, and improve focus and concentration. Try the triangle or four-square breathing with your child.
- Exercise- do what you love! Even if you can’t give more than 10 minutes a day, that 10 minutes will help release tension, up your mood, and help your body stay healthy.
- Eat healthy foods- this will increase your cognitive function and decrease mental and physical stress.
- Sleep- so important!!! Set up a nighttime routine with your child, they need it. Your child will feel better and perform better.
Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it” -R.G. Risch
This month’s life skill is respect. Showing respect means that you act in a way that shows you care about another’s feelings and wellbeing. Accepting someone for who they are, despite having different beliefs, backgrounds and traditions than you do is crucial when it comes to successful relationships throughout life. How boring would the world be if we were all the same in every way?
We chose this life skill for September, because we want our students here at Draper to learn the importance of respecting themselves, friends, teachers, the school and community as a whole. Did you know that respect is such an important part of life, there is a national day dedicated to it? It’s true! September 18th is National Respect Day. Remember to treat others the way you want to be treated all the time!
To reinforce the importance of this month’s life skill, Ms. Marissa will be holding a respect workshop for each grade on Monday, September 12th. Throughout the month, Mrs. Blake will be reading Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller to the Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes. Ms. Ashley will be reading What if Everybody Did That by Ellen Javernik to the third, fourth and fifth grade classes.
Sept 1st Picture Day Sept 5th NO SCHOOL Sept 9th PTA fundraiser kick off Sept 12th 3:45pm SCC meeting
Sept 14th 8am Room Parent meeting – 9am PTA meeting Sept 26th Dragon Dash Sept 28th & 29th Parent Teacher Conference Sept 30th NO SCHOOL