UMS Announcement Newsletter

Announcements 11-15 until 11-21

Perceptual Survey for Families Now Open!

Dear FCPS Parents and Guardians:

FCPS is launching a survey beginning Monday, November 6 to gather your perceptions about your child's school. The survey will close Wednesday, December 6. Urbana Middle School sent a letter home with each student on November 7th, 2017 explaining the survey. The letter includes a link for parents and guardians to access and complete an online survey. This link, ,and the password 0716 are specific to Urbana Middle School. A limited number of paper copies of the survey will also be available in the front office. Parent/guardian feedback is important to FCPS and the staff at Urbana Middle as we continue our work building on strengths and striving to make improvements as a partner in your child’s education.

Please contact our front office if you have any questions about the survey. Thank you!

Mr. Daddone Invites the Community to Discuss Car Rider Area and Bullying

Mr. Daddone will be hosting a forum to acquire feedback and suggestions on improving the car rider pick up and drop off area.

Also, Mr. Daddone will discuss supports for students and families regarding bullying and harassment as well as hear suggestions from families.

The forum will be held in the media center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on November 20.

Support the PTSA Sponsored Staff Dinner November 20

The PTSA hosts its annual dinner to support staff during parent/teacher conferences on November 20. Sign up to bring in a dish or an item for the dinner here!

Taking an Extended Vacation? Let Mrs. Bellafiore Know About It!

Contact our attendance secretary, Mrs. Maria Bellafiore, if you are planning to add school days to your vacation. This will allow us to document the absence and send school work home before you leave for vacation. Contact Mrs. Bellafiore at

Student-Driven Effort to Stock Dr. Bear's Closet at Children's Hospital Starts Tomorrow!

Attention UMS! Starting November 15th we will be doing a donation drive for Dr. Bear's Closet at Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Bear's closet is a place in the hospital where staff can go and bring toys for children recovering. YOU can donate pencils, paper, coloring books, colored pencils, markers, stuffed animals, Barbie Dolls, Toy cars, playing cards and UNO cards. ALL DONATIONS MUST BE NEW!!! There will be bins in each grade's hallway for donations. The last day to donate is December 15th! For more information about Dr. Bear's Closet, click here!

Register for Giant's A+ Program and UMS gets Cash!

Did you know you can sign up for two schools in Giant's A+ program? Yep, you can! Sign up for the A+ program and UMS gets cash. It does not cost you a single penny to join and you still get to keep you gas points! Here is the link to sign up! REMEMBER: THE GIANT ADDRESS IS IN IJAMSVILLE! The Giant store will not come up if you indicate it is located in Frederick.

Box Tops Collection Now In Swing: Win a Lunch at BWW for A Class at UMS!

We will be collecting Box Tops again this year to support programs at UMS

Last year we raised 797.20 !!!

The best part of this fundraiser is that it does not require families to purchase items that they may not want or need and…

100% of the money raised goes directly back to UMS.

All we ask is that you simply go through the products that you already buy and use at home and look for the Box Tops for Education symbol. Cut out and collect the coupons and send them in with your child. The first period class that collects the most Box Tops gets a free lunch field trip to Buffalo Wild Wings for the class!



Please contact your PTSA Box Tops Coordinator Sunny at

After School Spanish Tutoring Available!

After school Spanish tutoring is now available on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00.
Students from Urbana High School Spanish Honor Society will be here to provide tutoring and support to our Spanish 1 and 2 students. If your son or daughter is interested in after school tutoring please ask them to speak with their Spanish teacher by Monday of each week so that they can be included in the tutoring session.We have room for about 15 kids. This tutoring does not replace ELT tutoring, it is simply additional time for your child to practice and review our classroom lessons.
Contact with any questions or concerns.