I am a builder when I use … KIND AND COURTEOUS WORDS (changing the world for the better)
James: “You’re a hero”. Earthworm: “I am, I am wonderworm!”- James and the Giant Peach Ronald Dahl
The theme of James and the Giant Peach is that it’s never too late to make friends. Even though James loses his parents and his aunts are mean to him, he still desires to make friends who care about him, and he doesn’t give up. Have you ever desired anything? To desire means to want something very badly. Have you ever been alone on the playground during recess and wished you had someone to play with? If so, then you know exactly how James felt in the story when he desired to make friends. In the end, James is lucky to make new friends on his journey across the Atlantic Ocean in a giant peach!
Today, take the time to meet a new person, make a new friend and be kind to each other.
- April 12 – Virtual Parent Empowerment Meeting 7pm – 8pm
- April 14 – No Sistema
- April 14 – Dance Company and Ballroom Team Auditions 2:30pm – 5:30pm
- April 15 – No School – Elementary Only
- April 15 – Parent Teacher Conference 8am – 12pm
School Contact Information
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- Press 2 for Junior High Office & Secondary attendance
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WELCOME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK!
VIRTUAL PARENT EMPOWERMENT-SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION
The teenage brain develops rapidly during the school years and is very susceptible to addictions. We have invited Libby Cain, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, to help us learn how to recognize when problems are occurring and get them help. We will talk about different types of addictions, substances, vaping, as well as prevention and ways to help our youth be resilient.
Please join us on Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 pm via zoom. You will receive valuable information. This presentation is appropriate for students as well. Each campus will provide an incentive for your attendance.
- Join Zoom Meeting
Dance Company and Ballroom Team Auditions for next school year, will be held April 14th from 2:30-5:30pm in the Dance Room. We are inviting all incoming 8th-12th graders to audition. Please arrive early so you have time to fill out an audition form and warm up.
APA Multicultural Festival
Hello Parents, APA is preparing for our Annual Multicultural Festival on April 16th, 3-5pm. We will have food, performances, vendors and lots of fun! All students and families are WELCOME. We are looking for families to come and present information about their country of origin. We will provide a table to use and you may bring whatever you’d like as a visual representation. You are also welcome to bring cultural food for people to sample or food to sell. If you choose to bring food, you will need your own serving materials and a way to keep the food at the desired temperature. If you would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event!
Student Uniforms Term 5
Just a reminder that during Term 5, elementary students may wear khaki uniform shorts. The top of the uniform remains the same standards as K-3 and 4-6 that were in Terms 1-4.
Our Campus is in need of Instructors. We gladly welcome our APA families or friends that would like to come and be a part of our elementary team. If you are interested, click the link to fill out an application. https://bit.ly/3t67NBj
APA Reading and Math Lesson Video Bank
Did you know that there are videos for our math lessons on the APA website? This way, if your student is sick for a few days or if they just need another repetition of the teacher teaching it, to get their homework done, they can get the help they need. Just click on the math level your student is and click on the lesson, located on the left-hand side. https://www.americanprep.org/math-and-reading-lessons/
After School Programs
Hello American Preparatory Families!
Congratulations to our Sistema students that completed 100 and 200 homework assignments. They all received a special certificate this week. Well done! Our goal is to complete 20,000 homework assignments afterschool by the end of the school year. We have completed nearly 13,000 assignments thus far. We will have a no missing homework incentive from term 4 on Friday, April 1st. Please check your child’s learning plan daily to help them to stay current with their assignments.
Please make sure your child has their instrument with them every day. We are beginning to learn Spring Concert music and every student needs to be able to participate to be able to perform in the concert. If you see your child, come out to the car with their instrument, please make sure that it is brought inside and not left in the car. The cold winter temperatures could cause harm to the instruments and some might even crack or break due to the weather. I suggest placing their instrument by their backpack as they are getting ready for bed to make sure that it does not get forgotten.
Dates to Remember
- May 19-Mandatory Dress Rehearsal for Spring Concert 3-5:30pm
- May 20-Spring Celebration Concert 6pm-Limited tickets available and must be reserved.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
APA ANNUAL DISTRICT SUPERHERO FUN RUN – SAVE THE DATE – New Venue and Time!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th – 10am at Oquirrh Lake Running Trail, South Jordan UT.
Join us for a 1k or 5K race, food trucks, silent auction, and fm100.3 with Rusty Keys! We welcome and humbly appreciate VOLUNTEER HELP! Especially Trail Marshals (PS Trail Marshals will receive a FREE T-SHIRT!) Volunteer Sign Up. Use the More details to come…
USBE Special Needs Scholarship Opportunity
School districts and Charter schools are required by Utah Law, 53A1a-704(10), to inform parents of students with IEPs enrolled in public schools, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship Program (CSS) provides tuition assistance for those who would qualify for special education and related services in public schools, preschool eligible special needs students enrolled in ineligible private schools. The scholarship is for students through 12th grade (3-21 year of age), whose parents choose an eligible private school. For more information on the scholarship, deadline schedule and funding schedule, please visit https://www.schools.utah.gov/specialeducation/programs/carsonsmithscholarship