Tuesday Draper 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Danceology, 112 W 13100 S, Draper, Utah 84020

Welcome to Epic Day!  Your Educational Specialist, along with a Collaborative Teacher, help each student to learn and grow.  They are assisted by the   paraprofessionals (aide) who support the hands-on-learning environment.  The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art, Math and Language Arts.  We focus on engaging, interactive, project-based lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion.  We are teaching Utah State standards with Hands-On Fun.  The students are grouped in classes youngest to oldest, Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak, with similar-aged peers so that they can gain valuable friendships and social opportunities.  Our Dive Deeper activities are available for you to extend the learning at home.

Please be on time so your child doesn’t miss our leadership meeting. Leadership is when your child’s Educational Specialist celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. We will also delve into the Canyon Grove Guideposts together. Leadership lessons develop the concepts in the guideposts using learning games, songs, biographies, quotations,  discussions, mindfulness exercises, Growth Mindset principles, and movement. Our students explore each of the guideposts and examine how they can apply them in their lives. We wrap up the year with our final guidepost, Anything is Possible, to launch them into a summer of discovery and fun.  Please bring students on time (between 8:50 – 9:00 am) so they can participate in leadership activities.

RECESS:  12:15 am-12:30 pm Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to their recess activities. Recess will be held indoors.  They can choose to play quiet games or join the group for interactive fun!

LUNCH:  12:30 am-12:45 pm  Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame and doesn’t require heating. Please let them know that they will be eating what you send with them in their OWN lunch.    There is no bartering lunch items.

Please send your student to school with a water bottle, home lunch, and backpack each day.

Your student also has the option of attending Innovations and Discovery Days.

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Educational Specialist – Holly Sonntag

Holly Sonntag has ideas, energy, knowledge, and a love for children. Being involved in education is her specialty.  She has been a teacher of all ages and she absolutely loves it! Her desire is that the time spent at school be full of questions, answers, laughter, success, joy, adventure, and discovery. She believes that one shouldn’t complain about a child’s education if they are not prepared to do all they can to have an impact on it. That philosophy is what led her to working in education at many levels.

Holly graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and Specialized in Individualized Education. She has taught fourth and fifth grade as well as 7th, 8th , and 9th as a substitute teacher. She acted as the assistant director for a preschool for 3 years. She is married and the mother of seven children and grandmother to twelve beautiful grandchildren. She managed an apartment complex for three years bringing the property value up considerably. She was manager and marketing director for Rollotech, a manufacturing company for five years and has had some experience working in Real Estate. She is a certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor, and managed some education and sales opportunities at Thanksgiving Point.

Her service to the community throughout the years has included many roles.  She served on a Neighborhood Community Council for five years and has been an active Member of the Parent Teacher Association for 33 years. She helped open Channing Hall Charter school as the Curriculum Director, and served on the board there for 3 years and has served as a member of the board at Summit Academy in Draper and Bluffdale for the last ten years.  Being the mother of seven children has created many opportunities for service and management for the last thirty three years and surely will continue to do so.

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: emily.cox@canyongrove.com

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Check out the samples of our Adventures at Home classes.

Collaborative Teacher – Kelsey Stirland

Mrs Stirland  has known she wanted to be a teacher all her life! She had the opportunity to live in China teaching English to 2nd graders and has been teaching ever since! She absolutely loves being a teacher and her main goal is for her students to be confident and excited about learning!

Mrs Stirland is from Las Vegas but now lives in Herriman with her husband, her new baby boy anSaved her Goldendoodle! She is an aunt to her 11 nieces and nephews and loves traveling with family, especially to Disneyland! She also loves cheering on the Utes and the Jazz! Outside of teaching, she works as a bridal hair and makeup artist in the summers and loves that she gets to pursue multiple passions!

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F


ASPEN AIDE – Makayla Stratford

Hi, I’m Ms Stratford. I’m from Riverton, Utah. Some of my favorite things include cheering loud at football games, snow cones, interior design, and collecting anything to do with pineapples! I studied Early Childhood Education at UVU. I absolutely love working with kids and being here at Canyon Grove!

BIRCH AIDE – Ashlyn Chugg

“Hello! My name is Ms Chugg. I am currently attending Brigham Young University Idaho majoring in Early Childhood Education. Some things that I enjoy are hiking, journaling, photography, kayaking, and traveling across the world! I have a strong passion for teaching and I enjoy working with children!”



Educational Specialists serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their Educational Specialist regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your ES is essential and a requirement for participation in this program. Please show that you value our program by having a truly effective conversation about the academic progress of your student with your Educational Specialist.

At the beginning of the school year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your Educational Specialist. Your student’s SEP will outline the curriculum your student will be using and your goals for the school year. In addition you will meet regularly with your ES to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.


Canyon Grove Academy has a common dress code. The intent of the common dress code is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security.   To keep it simple we have a Canyon Grove Academy T-shirt and sweatshirt available for purchase.  This T-shirt and sweatshirt can be worn with jeans in good repair, skirts, leggings, pants, etc. We also want all toes to stay safe! Shoes must cover the entire foot and be worn in and outside the school. Students should not wear hats inside the school, but they can wear hats outside for warmth. CGA T-shirt and sweatshirt are worn by our students at all our school-sponsored activities such as Epic, Discovery, Innovations, field trips, and events.  Call the school for more information.


Drop-Off: 8:50 am – 9:00 am

  • Please encourage your students to be ready to unload, have their materials ready to go, as you enter the lineup of cars. 
  • Have any last minute instructions or conversations with them BEFORE you get to the curb. 
  • Once at the curb, please kindly encourage your students to exit your vehicle in a timely manner.

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.

Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please contact your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence.

Pick-Up:  3:15 pm – 3:25 pm

  • Please close your door and move away from the curb in an efficient manner so that we can keep the line moving.
  • Please visit with your students about their day once you have driven away from the curb. 
  • We thank you for your assistance in keeping traffic flowing smoothly. 

Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before 2:30 pm.


  • Classes will only be cancelled if there is severe weather or another emergency that prohibits teachers and students from safely traveling or meeting together in a healthy environment.
  •  Parents will be notified via TEXT.

Innovations & Discovery- Thursday

Program Assigned Day to Attend Registration Dates Week of Activity Time
Epic Tuesday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Innovations 1 Thursday July 25-Aug. 8 Aug. 25-Oct. 20 9:00  – 11:30 am
Fall Break No Classes Oct. 11-14
Discovery 3 Thursday Sept. 19-Oct. 3 Oct. 27-Nov. 17 12:15 – 2:45 pm
Thanksgiving  No Classes Nov. 22-25
Discovery 4 Thursday Sept. 19-Oct. 3 Dec. 1-Jan. 5 12:15 – 2:45 pm
Winter Break No Classes Dec. 19-30
Innovations 3 Thursday Nov. 28-Dec. 12 Jan. 12-Mar. 2 9:00  – 11:30 am
Innov/Disc Break  No Innov/Disc. Classes  Mar. 9
Discovery 7 Thursday Feb. 13-27 Mar. 16- Apr. 13 12:15 – 2:45 pm
Spring Break No Classes April 3-7
Discovery 8 Thursday Feb. 13-27 Apr. 20- May 11 12:15 – 2:45 pm

Innovations & Discovery Pickup 

Parent Bus Schedule

About 200 E. 13400 S. Draper. Meet in the parking lot on the north side of the 13400 South. Park near the Pavillion at Smith Fields Park (Google Map pinned location). Park in the area marked in blue on the map.

Innovations: 9:00-11:30

Drop off: Students arrive at bus location 8:00-8:10 am

Pick up: Bus arrives on location 12:00 (10 minute check out time)

Discovery: 12:15-2:45

Drop off: Students arrive at bus location 11:15-11:25 am

Pick up: Bus arrives on location 3:20 (10 minute check out time)

Airborne Additional Parking

On the corner 12650 S. and 125 W. is the additional parking for Airborne. As shown on map, the bus will park in the southeast corner of this lot where the red X is. Please do NOT park in this area. Recommended parking is marked in light blue.

(Airborne’s address is: 12674 Pony Express Rd, Draper. The additional parking lot is directly west of this building. See map 2)