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January 11, 2024

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In this Edition:

  • No School | January 15
  • Term 3
  • Host Families
  • Cheer Clinics
  • Guitar Club
  • Internet Safety Class | Child Care Provided!
  • New Website
  • Lottery/Recommitment Forms | Remember to re- enroll your student!
  • Lunch Information
  • NDPA Store
  • SCIP Corner 
  • Games Club
  • Math Tutoring

No School

Martin Luther King JR Day

Term 3

Term 3 will begin on Tuesday, January 16. Students should access Aspire to get their new schedule. Report cards will become available on January 19! For schedule changes, please see the  below--

Host Families

HOST FAMILIES WANTED - Each year, NDPA hosts student teachers from Spain to help them accomplish their educational goals. We are currently looking for host families for school year 2024-2025.

Host Family basic living arrangements:

-The Host Family provides free room, can share bathroom.

-Breakfast and dinner during the school week and most meals on the weekends. NDPA provides lunch during school time.

-Transportation to and from the school.

If you are interested in hosting or want to explore the option, contact Begona Fortun, bfortun@northdavisprep.org.

Cheer Clinic

Guitar Club

Learn the Guitar

This club is for JR High students who are serious about learning how to play the guitar. The club runs for one semester and has a limit of fifteen students. There will be a recital at the end of the semester.

Students who sign up are required to practice at least 20 minutes day.

Guitar Club runs on Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:00 in room 218 beginning January 18th and ending the second week of May.

Concepts Covered

Read notes on a staff

Basic chords

Strum Patterns

Finger picking

Using a pick

Supplies Needed

1. The student needs to bring the right sized acoustic guitar for their frame - they need to be able to drape their arm comfortably over the body of the guitar without hunching the shoulder. 

a. Please make sure the strings are new and the neck is straight.

b. Guitar Center can service the guitar by putting on new strings and ensuring the neck is straight at a reasonable price.

2. A clip-on tuner.

a. I recommend the Fender Clip-On Tuner FT-004 (this costs $9.99 on Amazon)

3. Capo.

4. A few guitar picks.

You can get an application from the office. Once filled out, please return to the office as they keep track of the order received since I can only teach fifteen students at a time.

Internet Safety Class

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New Website

Exciting News: Our Website Got a Makeover!

Guess what? We've just given our website a fresh new look, and we're bursting with excitement to share it with you!

Lottery/Recommitment Forms

Don't forget to check your e-mail for the information regarding our lottery and recommitment forms. The reminder went out on Friday, December 1 from lottery@charterenrollment.org.

Lunch Information

Information on how to make payments in your student’s lunch account.

Our cafeteria uses the SIP system for online payments. The system does not reflect updated account balances, it is just a portal to make payments.

There is a credit/debit card fee for using this service. There is a 0.49¢ fee if you select payment by an e-check which will require your routing number and bank account.

The ASPIRE account is the correct account.

In Aspire you will be able to:

  • See Daily balance.
  • See meals charged.
  • See payments on account.

Check and cash payments will be credited to your account within 1-2 school day after being paid.

Online payments can take up to 8 School days to show in the account.

We recommend using the SIP system when/if your student does not have a negative balance. Due to the waiting period that it takes for the payments to clear and be posted to your account, if you use this method, you will continue to receive automatic messages, and in some cases phone calls until the balance is no longer negative.

If after 8 School days you do not see your online payment posted to your account, please contact Mrs. Hamblin. chamblin@northdavisprep.org.

If after 2 School days you do not see your check or cash payment posted to your account, please contact Mrs. Foxley lfoxley@northdavisprep.org.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Información para realizar pagos en la cuenta de almuerzo de su estudiante.

Nuestra Cafetería utiliza el sistema SIP para realizar pagos en línea. No refleja saldos de cuentas actuales, es más bien solo un portal para realizar pagos. Hay un cargo por hacer pagos usando tarjeta de débito/crédito. Y un cargo de 0.49¢ si realiza un pago con cheque electrónico el cual requerirá su número de ruta del banco y cuenta bancaria.

La cuenta ASPIRE es la cuenta correcta

En Aspire podrá:- Ver su Saldo diario.- Ver comidas cobradas.- Ver pagos hechos en su cuenta.

Los pagos con cheque y en efectivo se acreditarán en la cuenta entre 1 y 2 días escolares después de haber sido pagados.

Los pagos en línea pueden tardar hasta 8 días escolares en aparecer en la cuenta.

Recomendamos usar el sistema SIP para hacer pagos cuando su estudiante no tiene un balance negativo. Debido al tiempo que se tardan los pagos en publicar a su cuenta, seguirán recibiendo mensajes automáticos y, en algunos casos, llamadas telefónicas hasta que el saldo deje de ser negativo.

Si después de 8 días escolares no ve su pago, comuníquese con la Sra. Hamblin. chamblin@northdavisprep.org.

Si después de 2 días escolares no ve su cheque o pago en efectivo, comuníquese con la Sra. Foxley. lfoxley@northdavisprep.org.

Esta institución es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades.

Lunch Menu

SCIP Corner


How We are Meeting Our SCIP Goals Part 1

We have made great strides fulfilling this goal. Last year, we created a month-by-month formal schedule where all parts of the NDPA organization will be formally reviewed and where needed formally documented within a three-year period. This year we have documented the administration and office roles and responsibilities. We also began formally reviewing all major NDPA events and programs. ……..

We see this as creating long term sustainability as we have enormous amounts of “NDPA” knowledge that hasn’t been “formally” documented. This is school wide and includes everything from the lunch menu to curriculum selection to Kindergarten Round-Up.

Next Month: How We are Meeting Our SCIP Goals Part 2

  • School Continuous Improvement Plan

For more information, click here.

Games Club

Games Club will run until May 17th. It will be every Friday when school is in session, except on the Fridays that have a school dance scheduled the same day.

Games Club is for 6th-9th graders only and will run from 1:20 pm - 3:30 pm. Please plan to be here by 3:30 pm to pick up your student(s).

A club fee of $10 will need to be turned in to the Jr. High front office before the student’s first session or on September 1st. Any session after that they will be informed that they still owe the club fee and will need to bring that to the office before they will be allowed to attend.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mr. Cameron at CPingree@northdavisprep.org.

Math Tutoring

Math tutoring is Mondays through Thursdays from 3:15-4:00pm.

Monday – 7th Graders, Tuesday – 8th Graders, Wednesday – 9th Graders, Thursday – 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders

Students must be in the classroom by 3:20 if they want to participate!

Any questions please email: CPingree@northdavisprep.org.

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