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Hello everyone,

Please take a moment to purchase a ticket (or two) to the 5th annual MMA Gala.  I can’t stress the importance of this event as it serves a crucial fundraising base for our school.  Without the proceeds from this event, our fieldtrips and ability to purchase computers and supplies would look much different.  Your commitment to attending this event sends a message of investment and appreciation for all that MAPA does for us during the year.

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Leonardo Museum Field Trip is on Friday!

Friday the 27th we will have our Field Trip to the Leonardo Museum.

The students will participate in the permanent exhibit titled The Hylozoic Veil. This exhibit is a spectacular piece that combines modern technology, biological science, chemistry, and architecture. Students will be led by the Leonardo staff through the exhibit and will learn about how it was created. In addition, students will be free to explore other permanent exhibits at the museum, including those conceived and created by Leonardo DaVinci. Students will learn about simple machinery as well as the history of the Renaissance period.

What to wear & bring:

  • Comfortable, modest clothing (dress-code attire or nicer)
  • Athletic or other comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sack lunch
  • A smile and a Renaissance mind

9:30-9:40 am  Students should be dropped off (by parents) at the Leonardo Museum 209 E. 500 S. SLC UT 84111 

1:50 p.m. – Parents/Guardians pick students up from The Leonardo Museum


*  If you did not get your permission slip in by the due date, you will meet in Ms Fallon’s room for the day.  (These students know who they are)

Peer Mentor Class visiting Emeritus Estates

On Tuesday, Feb 24th Ms Angie’s Peer Mentor Classes will be visiting Emeritus Estates.

If you are in Ms Angie’s 1st hour class for Peer Mentor: Please have your parents drop you off at 8:30 am at Emeritus Estates (1340 N. Washington Blvd, Ogden) You WILL have transportation back to the school in time for your 2nd class.

If you are in Ms Angie’s 2nd hour class, please meet in the Yurtable for roll call. Ms Jaime will then walk to down to where your arranged carpool is, to take you to Emeritus Estates. You will have a ride back to the school after your visit.

It’s Farm Time – donating ingredients..

On March 11th & 12th we are going to visit Holmgren farms in Tremonton. 

Picture1During these visits we will be working as a community to provide a dutch oven chili lunch.  If you don’t like chili be prepared to provide an alternative lunch for yourself.

We are looking to families to sign up for needed donated ingredients.  We are also interested in inviting a small number of adults to enjoy the day with us.  If you are interested, or are already driving up and wish to stay you can try our chili.  Send Ms Jaime an email if you are interested.  See the link below to sign up for ingredient donations. We would like all donated ingredients brought to the school anytime before March 9th.

If there are any other dutch oven enthusiasts out there who would like to organize a dessert they can guide the students to prepare we would be thrilled to work with you. Please let Ms Jaime know.


Holmgren Historic Farm

Permission Slips were passed out today for the Holmgren Historic Farm. We will be splitting into 2 groups. Half the Jr High will attend on Wed, March 11 & the other half is attending on Thur, March 12. The students have already been assigned their specific day to go. Today each student was given a permission slip for their day assigned to them. These must be returned by Thursday Feb 26th if they are planning to attend.

They may be a wejoinin link posted later if carpool is needed. However, parents are responsible for transportation to & from the Farm.

Congratulations Science Fair Participants!

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the science fair! Every one of you should be proud of yourself for being prepared and having the courage to present to the judges. This mandatory project was introduced to students in August, with deadlines over the last two semesters. They had opportunities to work on it in class, as well as on Fridays. In order to present at the science fair, students had to bring field notes, and a 3-fold board with a question, hypothesis, variables, procedure, data, and conclusion.

Those who didn’t meet the minimum standards for the science fair were required to read about a young inventor, document the scientific process that the inventor used, and compose a one-page scientific abstract on the invention.

Still needing Transportation to the Leonardo?

We have one more Certified Driver who is able to help with carpool! Thank you Christine!!!   Please sign up using the link below if your child still needs to find transportation. (feel free to help them with gas $)

We have asked that parents provide transportation for their children for our upcoming Field Trip to the Leonardo on Feb. 27th. If all carpool spots are filled please ask your childs friends parents how they are getting there, perhaps you could take while the other picks up. 

Science Fair Info

Here are some details on the Science Fair this week:


The Elementary Fair – 18th (Wed)

8:15- 8:30 – Students will go to the gym and set up project on assigned spot.  They will need their project and lab book.  All need to be in place at 8:30 but no later than 8:45.

9:00 – approx. 1000 – the 4th Grade Students will be judged and released

10:00 – approx. 11:30 – the 5th Grade Students will be judged and released.

Please note that any student partners will go with the higher grade judging time.

12:00-2:00 – The gym will be open to all Upper, Lower Elementary and Staff to review the projects and vote on Student/Staff Choice.  This is new this year.  If they wish to vote after reviewing all the projects, they will be given a slip for them to write the location and title of their choice and put it into a box on their way out.  Please make sure students understand this is an opportunity for them to vote on a project they thought was well done or inspiring to them (not simply their buddies) and that they must only put one down.

2:00-4:00 – the gym will be open to the public.  Students will need to take their projects home so we can set up for the Jr. High fair the next day.   Jr. High students in need of community service hours are invited to help clean up and set up for their fair.

The Jr. High Fair – 19th (Thur)

8:15- 8:30 – set up in the gym.  Must be in place no later than 8:45.  Please no late arrivals….  Students will need their board, lab book, final report and other related materials.

9:00 to approx. 10:00 – the 7th and 8th grade students will be judged and released.

10:00 – to approx. 11:30  – the 6th grade students will be judged and released.

Any 6th grade student teamed with a 7th or 8th grader will go during the Jr. High judging.  Please note we may need to call back in students for further judging in the event of ties.

12:00 – 2:00 (start time approx.)  – the gym will be open to Upper Elementary and Jr. High Students and staff to review the projects and vote (if they wish) on a Student/Staff Choice Award.   Please note we may need to delay the start time depending on whether judging is still taking place.

4:00 – 6:00 The Jr. High Science Fair Open House open to the public. Students may take home their projects if they are at the Open House when it closes – otherwise – they will need to pick up their projects on Friday morning.

We will be giving out certificates (not ribbons) this year.   1st place awards will go to the top 10%, 2nd place will go to the top 20%, 3rd to the top 30-49% and all others will receive a participant certificate.  We will also have overall fair 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners who will receive a cash award.    Additionally the Student Choice and Staff Choice award winners will receive a gift certificate award.

The top 5-10 projects in the Jr. High fair will be eligible to go on to further competition at the Ritchey Engineering and Science Fair in March.

We are still in need of volunteers to bring refreshments for the volunteers – so please let us know if you know of anyone willing to help out.  If interested, contact Ms. Paula at or let any of our other committee members (Mr. Rob, Ms. Fallon, Mr. John, Ms, Kat).

Thanks for your support,