Union Chapel Elementary

November 2016

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Giving Thanks!

  • During Giving Gators’ Socktober Fundraiser, we collected 415 pairs of socks and 109 pairs of underwear for the Park Hill Clothing Center. Thanks for reminding your students the past couple weeks and for your support!

  • Also, Union Chapel would like to send out a great big Thank You for the 42 gently used books that were brought in to be donated to the Gerner Early Childhood Education Center!

Major Saver Card

The Park Hill School District Education Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through the Park Hill elementary and middle schools. Students will receive the sales packets starting on Wednesday, November 2nd and will be selling the $15 cards featuring 20 Buy-One-Get-One Free offers until Monday, November 14th. Proceeds from the sales of the discount cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Park Hill School District Education Foundation.

Click here to preview the card and see the participating restaurants/establishments.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com from local elementary and middle school students. Major Saver cards purchased online can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the purchaser.

October Parent Focus Group

Mrs. Stacey Sturm is continuing a parent focus group during the 2016-2017 school year. The parents are meeting on a quarterly basis and had their first meeting on October 12, 2016.

Please click here for the main discussion points and questions that arose during the meeting time.

Rockin' Recess Report

We have been very lucky with our weather so far this school year. We have had fantastic temperatures and little rain during the school day, allowing us to continue with outdoor recess. When the students come out for their long recess we ask them to take a lap. All the kids run or walk one time around our track. The track is about 1/7th of a mile. We have several grades that enjoy doing timed laps around our track. I believe our current record is just over 1 minute. We see this as a healthy benefit to classroom time, and it gets the kids moving to get some of their wiggles out.

Knockout (a basketball game) is currently the most popular amongst the older grades. The younger grades enjoy soccer, while kindergarten is mastering the monkey bars. All grades have been using Gator Golds to buy extra time using the blue orb with a friend and uninterrupted and unlimited swing for their long recess.

Please help us in reminding your child to bring appropriate cold weather clothing.

Your UC Recess Team,
Stephanie, Ana, and Madi

Quick Note from Our School Counselor Mrs. Olson

October was National Bullying Prevention Month, and at Union Chapel we chose to promote Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion as our way to stop bullying! We introduced students and staff to our caring wall, discussed how to define bullying, participated in National Unity Day by all wearing orange, and our 5th graders did a great job with National Mix It Up at Lunch Day. We also started introducing Sprigeo, a way for staff and students grades 3-5 to report situations they feel could involve bullying. We will also be sending information out to parents about Sprigeo very soon. And that was all one a month!

Union Chapel has made a commitment to be a place that shows kindness, acceptance, and inclusion -- not just one month out of the year, but always!

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Important upcoming dates

November 4 Spirit Wear -- College Colors

November 7 Major Saver Campaign begins

November 10 Early Release @ 1:30

November 11 Spirit Wear -- Red, White, and Blue

November 17 Thanksgiving Lunch

November 18 Native American Day (Kindergarten)

November 18 Spirit Wear -- Chiefs Colors

November 21 Nutcracker Workshop (3rd grade)

November 22 1st Grade Play (in classrooms)

November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break

Union Chapel Vision and MIssion Statement

Our Vision

Building Successful Futures * Each Student * Every Day


Our Mission

Union Chapel is a safe, caring environment that upholds high standards and inspires students to achieve their personal best so they will become successful lifelong learners and citizens of character.

At Union Chapel Elementary School, we value:

  • A positive and structured environment;
  • Open line of clear and regular communication;
  • Collaboration;
  • Students feeling valued, respected and safe;
  • Variety in learning approaches to meet individual learning needs, styles, and interests; and
  • High standards and a clear purpose for learning.