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Draper Elementary PTA Newsletter
Vol. 7 No. 10
Summer Office Schedule
June 6-8: Office open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 11: Hogan Construction crews will install a gate at the entrance to our parking lot. This will be a hard-hat only zone for the remainder of the summer. There will be NO access to the school or school grounds during the summer except for construction crews. June 11-13: Mrs. Broderick will be working and accepting phone calls but there will be no walk-in access. June 13-Aug. 1: Summer Recess (phone messages will be checked periodically) Aug. 1-15: Mrs. Broderick will return and will take phone calls. No walk-in access. Aug. 7: School open to facilitate online registration from 12-7 p.m. Aug. 8: School open to facilitate online registration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16: Draper Elementary open for business Aug. 16-24: Office open 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed 1-2 for lunch. Aug. 27: 2012-13 Classes Begin
Fun Run Raises $46,000 for More Computers
Congratulations Draper Dragons! We earned enough money for 30 computers that will be part of our mobile computer lab! This will allow students and teachers to have more access to technology next year. June 1 was a perfect day for a Fun Run. Fifth-grader Mac Herbert was the first to cross the finish line. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped along the course and all of you who helped us achieve our goal!
Stay Informed This Summer
“Like” Draper Elementary on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit our PTA blog at draperelementary.blogspot.com. Watch our Blog and frequent Facebook posts through the summer for information on registration and other details related to the start of the 2012-13 school year.
KSL High-Five Award Given to Fun Run Coordinators
A special thank you to Fun Run coordinators Brenda Andrewsen and Erin Miller. KSL surprised them by giving them its High-Five Award for their outstanding service to Draper Elementary. Thanks to the numerous other volunteers and sponsors who helped with the run and assisted the school in meeting its $46,000 goal. KSL-TV will run the High-Five segment on June 15 between 5 and 7 a.m. If you miss it, you can view it online later that day at ksl.com.
New Middle School Update
The following information concerning a new middle school being built in Draper was presented May 24 during an information meeting held at Draper Elementary: The new middle school site is 13200 South 1300 East. The new middle school (Crescent View Middle) will have the same boundaries as the new Corner Canyon High School. The new middle school is scheduled to open for the 2013-14 school year in conjunction with the new boundaries and new grade configurations. VCBO Architects have been selected to design the new school. Draper City is currently conducting a traffic study of the area because of the increased traffic that will occur once the school opens. Teachers, School Community Council members and PTA leadership of the impacted schools are making recommendations during the design process. The district will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new school sometime later this summer. The new school is being paid for with $20 million from the bond (originally intended to renovate Crescent View Middle) and existing capital outlay funds. There wikl be no tax increase to taxpayers. The school will open with 1,500 students making it the largest middle school in the district. For updates on the new middle school visit the Canyons’ website at canyonsdistrict.org.
A Big Thank You to Our Fun Run Sponsors
A special thank you to the Neal and Sherrie Savage Foundation for its generous donation.
We also want to thank: Draper Police Department for the course escort KSL's Jennifer Hardman for emceeing Fresh Market for donating the popsicles Scheels for running the water table and tattoo station Cowabunga Bay, Planet Play, Treehouse Athletic Club, Airborne Trampoline Arena, Cinemark Draper, and Radio Disney for donating prizes.
Open Enrollment Window for 2013-14 Begins Aug. 1
To adequately prepare for the districtwide grade reconfiguration in Fall 2012, Canyons School District has altered the timeframe to submit requests to attend a school other than your designated boundary school. The school open-enrollment application window for the 2012-14 school year will be Aug. 1 through Nov. 1. Applications will not be taken outside this window. If your child currently attends Draper Elementary on permit, you will need to submit another application during this open-enrollment window. The new grade configuration moves ninth-graders into the high schools and creates middle schools of sixth through eighth grades, and elementary schools of kindergarten through fifth grades. Open enrollment applications can be found on the district’s website at http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/image s/ stories/2013-14 School Open Enrollment Application.pdf Applications should be submitted to Draper Elementary. If you have additional questions contact Canyons District’s Office of Planning and Enrollment, 801-826-5180.
PTA Board Members Needed for 2012-13
We are looking for volunteers for next year’s Draper Elementary PTA Board. If you want to be more involved at school, we hope you’ll consider helping coordinate volunteers, fundraising, community involvement, diversity, art and many others. If you would like to be more please contact our 2012-13 PTA President Ashley Boyle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012-13 Reflections Theme
Start working on your entries for the 2012-13 PTA Reflections contest! The theme for next year is “The Magic of a Moment.” The program offers students the opportunity create works of art for fun and recognition. More information is available at www.utahpta.org/reflections.
Art Through the Ages Fun for Students
We hope everyone is looking forward to next year’s Art Through the Ages. We will go back 35,000 years and start our artistic journey with Prehistoric Age, Egyptian, Qin Dynasty, Roman Age and Dark Ages!
Healthy Changes Coming to School Lunch
In connection with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new guidelines to help combat childhood obesity and provide healthier options for children, the following healthy changes will be coming this fall to school lunch: increased serving size and more variety of of fruits and vegetables, more whole grains but the serving size will be decreased, low-fat or fat-free milk options, and students will be required to take a fruit or vegetable with their lunch. A special thank you to our lunch manager Verda Salter, lunch clerk Colleen Dahl and their staff for all their hard work this year to provide our students with great lunches.
PTA President’s Message
A big and much-deserve d"KSL HIGH FIVE" to Brenda Andrewsen and Erin Miller and to all those who helped make the Fun Run fundraiser at Draper Elementary the most successful yet. What a great way to end an outstanding year! Parent, please consider being a part of the PTA at Draper Elementary next fall. It is a great way to get involved with the school and community and make new friendships. There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about PTA. If you do not understand it. Please research it. Take the time to find out what PTA stands for and learn about all the opportunities it provides for the children in our school community. It is an organization worthy of your time and resources. We would love to see more parents get involved. Have a fun a relaxing summer. —Jolynn Skousen, PTA President 2011-12
1080 E. 12550 S. Draper, UT 84020 Ph: 801-826-8275 Principal Kenna Sorensen draper.canyonsdistrict.org