Join American Prep Academy for Comcast Cares Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018
7 am-8 am – Sign-in/Breakfast 8 am-12 pm – Service Projects 12 pm – Lunch
Where: Through the WV1 Campus – Come help us beautify the campus, clean windows, plant flowers, organize rooms, landscape, and much much more! Service projects happen rain or shine! Invite your family & friends! Come in get and fill out a registration form.
Being a teacher can be financially challenging. Friends of APA helps provide bonuses to our teachers and instructors through generous contributions from our parents.
Please visit the front office and donate to the Holiday Giving Campaign. You will receive a gift that your student can deliver to his/her teacher. You can also order online at americanprepfoundation.org.
If you would like to give a separate donation to the appreciation fund without receiving a gift, please visit https://www.americanprepfoundation.org/friends-of-apa
We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Globus Relief this year by collecting hygiene items that will be distributed to refugee camps, charitable clinics, orphanages, and areas affected by natural disasters.
Items To Be Collected: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and packaged combs.
Collecting items until Friday, December 15th!
Kindergarten – Friday, May 19 – Zoo – 9:30-3:00 – Friday Attire
1st Grade – Friday, May 26 – Aquarium & Scheels – 10:00-3:15 – Friday Attire
2nd Grade – Friday, May 26 – Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork & Park – 8:20-3:15 – Friday Attire
3rd Grade – Friday, May 26 – Landfill & Water Treatment Plant – 9:00-3:00 – Friday Attire
Kindergarten – Friday, June 2 – 9:00 am
1st Grade – Thursday, June 1 – 6:00 pm
2nd Grade – Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm
3rd Grade – Wednesday, May 30 – 7:00 pm
4th Grade – Tuesday, May 30 – 6:00 pm
5th Grade – Wednesday, June 7 – 6:00 pm
6th Grade – Monday, June 5 – 6:00 pm
Only 1 week left to get your APA Yearbook! For pricing or to order online right now use this link: http://ybk.bz/APA-WV1 You can also place your order at the front office. Order before Spring Break so you don’t miss the deadline! (Order deadline April 17th)
Here are the 2016-2017 Student-Parent Handbooks!
Dear Parents and Students,
We are so excited to be at the beginning of another amazing year at American Prep! We have been busy preparing our school to ensure a wonderful experience for your student(s) this year.
You will recall that at the end of last year, parents were invited to fill out a Parent Survey. We had a 3rd party collate all of those responses, and we spent significant time this summer reviewing our parent feedback. We have made several substantive changes as a result of your feedback. Thank you for your willingness to share your ideas and thoughts!
1. We have had a lot of feedback regarding Reading University (RU). As a result, Reading University has been altered in several ways. We now will allow students to choose one book per term that is “off-list”. Also, students may count books read to them in all grades (with some stipulations for secondary students). We are also working to increase the books on the RU list (we’d love some volunteer parent readers!). RU lists are easily found on our new website, under each campus site.
2. Friday Casual Uniform Day – due to parent requests, we have brought back Friday Casual Day! Students may wear navy polos on Fridays and forego the ties. Staff also may wear collared shirts on Fridays without ties.
3. Homework loads – we have done quite a bit of reading, listening and consulting on this topic. We received a WIDE RANGE of parental input on this topic, from parents who feel their children could do more, to parents who feel their children are over-loaded. So we feel it is important to increase the opportunity parents have to report homework loads to the school staff so that we can adjust as needed based on real homework-load data. We have developed ways to record homework completion times on learning plans (elementary) and in planners (secondary). We have also asked secondary teachers to list how long they anticipate a homework assignment should take, along with the assignment itself, so students can begin to align their efforts to the expectation, and so parents and students can let teachers know if their estimates are inaccurate. We will continue to report back to parents on this topic as the year progresses.
It is our aim to make our school the best possible experience for your student. Thank you for providing feedback and ideas to assist us in our efforts!
We were recently featured in Enlase Latino Magazine for our Veterans Day assembly. They This is What they wrote:
“The colors red, white and blue fluttered from the entrance. A row of cars waited patiently as the honorees, men and women who gave part of their life in service for they wonderful country, entered through the main entrance of American Preparatory Academy.
The assembly started with the pledge and the Star Spangled Banner the the voice of 575 children from kindergarten to 9th grade filled all of the space to give a hearty thanks to those who proudly called veterans, for having the courage and bravery to serve in different branches in the Armed Forces. One of the surprises of the day was when Brad Sheneman a USMC Veteran and Director of Jr. High, made a special mention about a person who participated in World War II and set of a standing ovation from all the attendees.” (This was actually mentioned by Howard Headlee who is one of our founding members and read the list of Veterans)
“This emotional moment was attended by over 800 people including teachers, children, and families of Veterans.”
Thank you Enlase Latino Magazine for recognizing and highlighting our wonderful Veterans!