UNES REDHAWK REVIEW
COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER - October 16, 2023
NO COSTUMES DURING SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 31 (HALLOWEEN DAY)
Please be reminded that we do not dress up for Halloween during the school day in the elementary schools in Nyack. We will have a wonderful Trunk or Treat Event on October 27 which will allow our children to enjoy the festive spirit with their classmates and to show off their costumes.
On Tuesday, October 31, we ask that students DO NOT come with costumes, masks, face paint or accessories. If they do, we will call parents for a change of clothes. Thank you for your cooperation.
Resources for Parents
Parents can help children process their feelings by encouraging questions, offering reassurance, and emphasizing the importance of empathy and understanding. This will help foster a safe space for open dialogue. Creating a routine that includes self-care and limiting exposure to distressing media can also support children in managing their emotions during challenging times.
GUIDANCE UPDATE FROM MS. PEREZ
Stay tuned for our October update where Ms. Perez will outline efforts to combat bullying in our school and community.
CLASS PARENT LIST
PLEASE CLICK HERE for a list of the class parents for your child's class.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A GROUP TEXT OR EMAIL DISTRIBUTION, THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE CLASS PARENT(S) TO OPEN THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION.
Also, if you note that there is no class parent for your child's class, please consider joining us.
PLEASE JOIN THE PTA
Please consider joining our PTA! PTA Membership isn't required but,
if you sign up for our state-wide PTA Membership,
UNES will receive a portion of your contribution,
and you will gain access to additional
PTA Resources and discounts!
Please click below to register... Our PTA will deeply appreciate it!
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PTA / IDEA MEETING SCHEDULE
THE PTA ZOOM LINK CAN BE ACCESSED AT THIS WEBSITE - CLICK HERE
PTA = Monday, October 16 @ 6:30pm in the UNES library
Followed by a VIRTUAL IDEA Event Committee Meeting at 8pm
Here's the link - https://bit.ly/IDEAcommunityevents
IDEA = Monday, October 23 @ 6:00pm in the UNES library
PTA = Monday, November 13 @ 6:30pm in the UNES library
IDEA = Tuesday, November 21 @ 6:00pm
PTA = Monday, December 11 @ 6:30pm
IDEA = No meeting this month
UNES LITTLE LIBRARY
HISPANIC HERITAGE AT UNES
Additionally, our partners at the Nyack Public Library created this reading list of children's books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage - CLICK HERE.
In Loving Memory of Rona...
As we work to remember and honor our recently departed Rona Edwards, her family has asked us to remember her and celebrate who she was, a “tiny joy bomb” and “social butterfly”. They have asked that anyone who wishes to honor her memory consider becoming a MARROW DONOR by CLICKING HERE.
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OUTDOOR RECESS AT UNES
Research shows that recess and exercise are incredibly important to children's well being. We will be working hard to give our students a taste of fresh air and exercise every day possible. To that end, we will be going outside for recess whenever the REAL FEEL temperature is above 25 degrees.
As the weather gets colder, please send your child with a warm jacket, winter hat and gloves so that they are prepared for the weather. Also, please discuss your expectations that they are properly dressed for the weather. They are only outside for 20-25 minutes but that short time can be incredibly important for their well being.
Kindergarten Dismissal Time
From this point forward, kindergarten students will be dismissed at 3:05pm (rather than 3pm). This will help us to preserve an extra few minutes of instructional time. All other dismissal times remain the same.
5th Grade Families - PLEASE READ
If you are not part of the 5TH GRADE COMMITTEE EMAIL DISTRIBUTION, please reach out and share your email or cell so that you can receive important communications:
Valerie Schmidt - email@example.com
Michael Lockett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello 5th grade families! We are preparing for our next 5th grade fundraiser which will be a bake sale at Trunk or Treat in two weeks! In addition to food and beverage donations we will also need adult volunteers to assist with selling the goods at the table. Please take a look at the sign up below and see if you can contribute in some way.
The 5th Grade yearbook Committee also needs your help as we start to make something all of our kids can cherish forever. Each 5th-grade yearbook has a section of numbered baby pictures where the kids can try and see if they know their friends.
REQUEST ONE: BABY PICTURES:
Please name your submitted picture in the following manner:
LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_TEACHER
You can upload the image directly to this folder:
(you must create a FREE account, but we will ask for other pictures throughout the year, so it’s worth it).
If you prefer to email your picture, they can be sent to me at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for making the 5th Grade a little more memorable for all our kids.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Monday, October 16 @ 6:30pm - PTA MEETING
- Monday, October 23 @ 6:30pm - IDEA MEETING
- Friday, October 27 - TRUNK OR TREAT!
- Friday, November 3 - Box Out Bullying Assembly
- Tuesday, November 7 - Superintendent Conference Day
- Wednesday, November 8 - Grade 4 Wolf Conservation Center Trip
- Friday, November 10 - Veteran's Day (NO SCHOOL)
Monday, November 13 @ 6:30pm - PTA MEETING
- Tuesday, November 14 - School Related Professionals Day (SRP DAY)
- Tuesday, November 21 - Redhawk Tribal Council Assembly
- Tuesday, November 21 @ 6:30pm - IDEA MEETING
- Wednesday, November 22 - UNES HERITAGE DAY