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Halloween 2015!

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Our children will enjoy their traditional parade for each other within the school building and, if weather permits, we will parade through our nearby community where parents can view all of us. We’ve moved our parade to the morning so that you can bring your child to school all dressed up and ready to go; you also then have a chance to take pictures of your child before school begins.

9:00-9:45 School parade for students within the school building. Please send your child to school dressed and ready for the parade to start, as we will not be able to allow parents in the halls or classrooms during either the school or community parades.

9:45-10:45 Kindergarten parties (Kindergarten dismisses at 10:45.)

9:45-10:30 (Weather permitting) Our community parade will begin at the corner of the school parking lot and 12650 S. Students (grades 1-5) and staf will walk down the sidewalk on the south side of 12650 S, cross Fort Street and 12650 S, wind around the southern side of the Draper Historical Park, head north along 900 E, turn east and walk along the north edge of the Draper City Cemetery, turn southward on Fort Street and continue to the intersection at 12650 S, cross 12650 S and Fort Street again, and return to the school via 12650 S for class instruction and parties.

Parents and community members are welcome to view us along the parade route, inasmuch as you are not blocking our parade route or the flow of vehicle traffic.

   Halloween tree

Student Halloween Costume Expectations                       

In an efort to enjoy and celebrate Halloween at Draper Elementary appropriately, respectfully, and in accordance with school rules, we ask that students use the following guidelines when selecting a costume:

1. If your child has a favorite literature character, we encourage them to dress as that character and bring the book the character is from. If not, and the traditional Halloween costumes fit your style, please follow the guidelines below.

2. Head coverings, masks, or full face paint are not allowed. For safety reasons, staff members must be able to identify students.

3. Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature, that depict violence, alcohol, or drugs are not permitted. Fake and real weapons are not allowed.

4. Costumes should not hinder a student’s ability to participate in class parties and in the parade. Please make sure your child can walk safely in his/her costume. 

5. Students should wear clothing under the costume to avoid embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.

6. It might be cold for the outdoor parade, so consider wearing sturdy shoes and warm layers. Students wearing questionable costumes will kindly and privately be asked to modify their costumes to make them appropriate for our school. Thank you for following these guidelines, as they will be enforced. We want your child to have a happy Halloween experience at school, and following these rules will help us ensure the safety and comfort of all students.

~Principal Piper Riddle

Red Ribbon Week 2015

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A Minion Reasons to Say NO to Drugs
I am Happy When I am Drug Free
October 19-23




Minion Monday

Wear yellow, dress like a minion Or wear red for
red ribbon week.


Totally Wacky Tuesday

Head to Toe Wacky: crazy hair, socks, hats,
backwards clothes


Dance Against Drugs

Lunch Recess—Dance party out on the playground!


Team Together Against Drugs

Team Jersey or colors.


Drug Free Friday

Wear school spirit colors.

Back to School Message from Principal Riddle

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As we anticipate a wonderful 2015-16 school year, we want to share with you some upcoming dates and happenings here at Draper.

Summer hours – Our building is currently closed for summer renovations.  Our front office will reopen beginning July 27 for new student registrations.

Student Registration – Online registration opens August 4; our front office is open to assist you with registration beginning July 27, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  ALL Canyons School District families must complete the online registration every school year.  Fall registration confirms to the school that you still plan to attend, and offers families the opportunity to update contact information, emergency contacts, etc.  If you have questions about registration, please call our front office at 801-826-8275.

Back to School Family Night – Monday, August 17, 5:00-7:00 pm
This is an evening for families to come and learn about what will be taking place this year in your child’s classroom, including grade level curriculum, general expectations, and events.
It is also a brief opportunity for your child to meet his/her teacher and visit the classroom prior to the first day of school.  Our PTA will also be present to sign up members and volunteers.

Back to School Night Schedule:
5:00 Classroom visits; Rotation 1
5:20 Classroom visits; Rotation 2
5:40 Classroom visits; Rotation 3
6:00 Schoolwide meeting in Gym (classrooms will be closed at this time; all staff & families will meet in the gym)
6:20 Classroom visits; Rotation 4
6:40 Classroom visits; Rotation 5

Dual Immersion Meeting – Monday, August 17, 7:00-7:30 in the gym
This first meeting will provide a brief overview of our dual immersion program, including a panel comprised of a DLI parent, a DLI teacher, and the principal to share information and answer questions about dual immersion learning.

First Days of School and School Start/End Times
Grades 1-5: Wednesday, August 19, 8:40 - 3:20
Kindergarten: Monday, August 24, 8:40 - 11:25 A.M. classes or 12:40 - 3:20 P.M. classes

School Breakfast
Breakfast will be served every school day from 8:15-8:40 in the school cafeteria.  Regular breakfast prices are .90 for students and $2.00 for adults. Free and reduced breakfast (and lunch) is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office or apply online HERE).  Monthly Breakfast Menu
School Lunch
Regular lunch prices are $1.75 for students and $3.00 for adults.  Lunch payments may be made online through PayPams.com.  Free and reduced lunch is available for families that qualify (apply in the front office or apply online HERE).  Monthly Lunch Menu

School Calendars
Our school event calendar, breakfast/lunch calendar, and the district calendar can be viewed at http://www.draper.canyonsdistrict.org/.  Click on the header “Calendars”.

School-wide Theme
Our PTA and school-wide theme this year is “Our Draper Dragons SHINE”.  At Draper we help our students shine by building strong relationships of respect, good will, and collaboration with our students, staff, parents, and community as we work together for academic excellence and citizenship. 

School-Wide Behavior Plan
We will continue to implement our Positive Behavior Supports for all students and adults at Draper.  Our school-wide expectations are that all Draper Dragons are Safe, Kind, and Responsible in all that they say and do.  In addition, Draper Elementary implements Restorative Practices and strives to support student citizenship, leadership, and service learning.

Draper Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
We are fortunate at Draper to have an active and supportive PTA.  We encourage you to join the Draper PTA -- we our proud that each year 100% of our faculty joins the PTA, and we are hoping for 100% PTA membership from our parent population. Please watch for PTA membership information to join.

More about Draper
Draper Elementary School has a rich history – we will be celebrating 40 years of academic excellence and student achievement in 2016! Draper Elementary teachers and staff help our students consistently score above the state average in Math, Science, and Language Arts.  Draper is among the highest performing schools in Canyons School District.  Draper Elementary also hosts many cultural programs, including a Mandarin Chinese dual language immersion program, school choir, orchestra, chess, film club, and Beverly Taylor Sorenson Visual Arts lessons.

I feel privileged to work with our highly qualified teachers, our dedicated staff, and supportive families. I look forward to seeing you at our school events throughout the school year.  Please contact me if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With warmest regards,
Piper Riddle, Principal

SAGE Testing Begins!

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SAGE testing begins this week on Monday, May 4th and will continue throughout the month of May for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  Our students and teachers have worked hard preparing for this end of year testing, and the students are ready!  However, there are always a few basic practices that help make testing easier for students, such as:
  • Be sure to get plenty of sleep!  
  • Eat a healthy, filling breakfast and plan for a nutritious lunch
  • Take time to play outside after school or get other exercise - this can be a great stress reliever!
  • Plan to take your time, do your best and work hard!
We know that our students will do a great job on the SAGE this year!  Remember, "Just Try, and You'll Succeed!"