Maeser Updates: 3 February 2023

In This Edition

2023-24 Enrollment Lottery, Sweethearts Dance, XANADU, Lands’ End School Uniform Sale, Volunteer Help Needed (Teacher Appreciation, Report Your Volunteer Hours, Questions About Volunteer Hours), Sports Announcements (Spring Sports Academic Eligibility, Sports Physicals, Maeser Sports Guide), Counseling Announcements (8th Grade CCRs, Take a SELFIE), Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency? (Opt In For School Text Messages, Update Your Contact Information)

Front Office Hours This Week

7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Tues
8:30am-12:30pm Fri

**PARENTS: Please remember to check in at the front office when visiting the school during school hours, including Fridays. We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe!**

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Saturday, February 11
Sweethearts Dance

February 16-18
Xanadu at Liahona Theater for the community

Monday, February 20
Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL

2023-24 Enrollment Lottery

We will be running our lottery this week!

If you entered your current student’s sibling(s) in the lottery for the 2023-24 school year, you will get an email on Wednesday, February 8 with an offer. You will need to accept/decline the offer by Monday, February 13 and enroll your student (online form & deposit) by Wednesday, February 22. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar at

NOTE: If you have friends who also submitted applications for students that did not have priority status, they will be placed on the waitlist in the lottery. We will start sending offers to students on the waitlist on Wednesday, February 22 (as spots become available).

Sweethearts Dance

Sweethearts will be held Saturday, February 11th in the Maeser gym. This dance is girls’ choice and dress is semi-formal. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Moser’s room the week of the dance (Feb 6-10). The cost is $10 for a stag ticket and $15 for a couple, and the price will go up at the door.


Tickets are now available for the Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy performance of Xanadu. Shows are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, with evening performances at 7 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a preview dress-rehearsal show at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. All shows will be at the Liahona Preparatory Academy Theater, 2464 West 450 South in Pleasant Grove. Tickets are $10 each and seating is reserved, so buy early for the best selection. You can use the promo code PREVIEW to get $3 off all tickets for the Thursday night show. Using the promo code FAMILY, you can get $5 off any purchase of four or more tickets for any show. Buy your tickets online at this link:

Lands’ End School Uniform Sale

Has your student hit a growth spurt this year? Shop online at February 9-24 and take 40% off school uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts) and 20% off everything else using CODE: PENCIL and PIN: 1356.

Volunteer Help Needed

Teacher Appreciation

Volunteer to help bring Teacher Appreciation treats for the year by month. Thank you for putting a smile on a teacher’s face today! This is TRULY a blessing for our team. The little things are often the BIG things! For more information and to sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius: Teacher Appreciation Opportunities.

Report Your Volunteer Hours

DON’T FORGET! Report your volunteer hours once you’ve dropped off your donation: Report Parent Service Hours. Each $5 spent for donations counts as one hour of volunteer service!

Questions About Volunteer Hours?

Contact us at

Sports Announcements

Spring Sports Academic Eligibility

Eligibility for participation in spring activities/sports will be determined by 2nd and 3rd term grades. All students (middle and high school) must have earned a 2.7 GPA with no Fs. In addition, high school students cannot have any Fs/NGs/Incompletes from previous high school terms. All Fs/NGs must be made up by the last day of term.

Sports Physicals

All students, middle school and high school, who will be playing sports this year (2022-23) need a physical in order to play. Physicals completed on or after March 10, 2022 are good until July 15, 2023. Any physicals completed before March 10, 2022 will not be accepted (per UHSAA policy) for this school year.

Here is a link to the UHSAA form which Maeser uses for ALL athletes: UHSAA Physical Form

Maeser Sports Guide

For a list of the sports that are available at Maeser for both MS and HS students, click here: Maeser Sports Guide. The Sports Guide includes whether the team is boys, girls, or coed, when tryouts are, who the coach is, and the coach’s contact information, if it is available.

Counseling Announcements

8th Grade CCRs

It’s time to begin thinking about high school for your 8th grade student! All 8th grade students need to meet with Ms. Sorenson to discuss the classes they will be taking in 9th grade. This is called a College and Career Readiness Meeting (CCR). While parents are not required to attend, we encourage you to attend with your child. Meetings will begin on February 13 — make an appointment using this link to Ms. Sorenson’s calendar. Please work with your student while making an appointment so that you both know what time to arrive. And remember to add your student’s name to the appointment so Ms. Sorenson knows who she is meeting with.


Even though February is the shortest month, it often feels like it is one of the longest. Our students often start to get discouraged and fall back into bad habits and often this is when depression becomes stronger. I would like to introduce you to The SELFIE Method ( and how it can help your student.

  1. Sleep- make sure your child is getting enough sleep. Teens need at least 8-9 hours of sleep a night. Make sure you have a bedtime routine and stick to it.
  2. Exercise- Physical activity releases endorphins promoting feelings of happiness and well-being. Plan something fun with your child each day. Find an indoor track and walk around it and chat about their day.
  3. Light- Sunlight exposure activates Vitamin D for bone, muscle, brain and immune system health. This is sometimes hard during the dark days of February when we are getting storms. Invest in a vitamin D lamp if you can’t find sunshine.
  4. Fun- Fun and relaxation lower stress chemicals and cool down an overheated brain. Play a board game or a card game or make up stories. Anything that will engage your student that they find fun. If this is a video game, make sure you set time limits and stick to them.
  5. Interaction- Social interaction releases oxytocin, a bonding hormone that fosters feelings of connection. Spend some time with your student just chatting about their day. Ask open ended questions such as: “What was your favorite part of the day and why? Did you find a way to serve someone today? What did you do? Tell me one thing you would do differently if you could redo today and what would you do instead?
  6. Eating right- Good nutrition provides vitamins and minerals for optimal physical functioning. Spend some time meal planning with your family and let your teen plan and cook one meal for your family. Not only will they learn valuable lessons on nutrition, but they will eat well and feel the pride of being able to feed your family.

Can We Reach You In Case Of Emergency?

It’s important to keep your contact information up to date and opt-in to receive text messages from Maeser — in case of an emergency, this is how we notify parents! In addition, we use your contact information to notify you about important school events and school fees deadlines.

Here’s how to make sure you’re getting all of our important announcements and information:

Opt In For School Text Messages

Our school utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, student fees, and more. We will only use text messaging for urgent and important information.

You can participate in this service by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of text messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

Update Your Contact Information

If any of your contact information has changed – email address, mailing address, phone number – please let us know asap so we can be sure you’re getting school and teacher communications.

Thank you for helping us keep in contact with your family!