University Elementary at La Fiesta

March 1-5, 2021 - Principal Lunde's Weekly Update

Next Steps for Returning to School

Every week there are updates around the reopening of school sites and families need to pause and think about what decision is best for the family and the student. In one household, one decisions may be different from one child to the next. Listen to the recent CRPUSD Town Hall meetings where topics were discussed around hybrid models, safety protocols, addressing academic and social emotional needs of students, and much more.

The tentative dates shared for reopening schools using a hybrid model for elementary age students are:
  • April 12 for TK-2
  • April 19 for 3-5

There will be school tours during the week of March 29 to support students and families knowing how to be on campus safely.Please complete the CRPUSD Hybrid Return Spring 2021 GoogleForm so that UELF can coordinate hybrid schedules, site visits for safety protocols, plus address your questions and concerns as you ponder this decision. Here's what I know, there is a focus on meeting student needs through flexibility and communication.

I recognize there is a spectrum of ideas, opinions, and needs in our UELF community around the return to school. I ask you to:

1) focus on the needs of your child (academic, social emotional, physical)

2) work with your teacher to address these needs

3) analyze what is working and what is challenging for your family right now

During Mrs. Lunde's Weekly Family Check-Ins, every Thursday at 4:30pm, I am providing updates around returning to school and the group discusses questions and concerns relevant to our site. Call or email Christina Lunde,, if you have any questions or just want to talk and have someone listen to you. I am here to support your child and you.

UELF Variety Show

Do you juggle? Play an instrument? Create media stories? Tell jokes?

Sign up to share your talent! Send in your permission slip as soon as you can so we can add you to the list of performers. Video clips, which must be 2 minutes ore LESS are due to Mrs. Lunde by Monday, March 8. There will be goodies for all students in the March 12 Supply Bag for viewing the Variety Show Premier on Wednesday, March 17. See you on the stage!

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Join UELF Site Council

Curious to be part of the conversation around where UELF is now and where we want to be? Have you wondered how funds are used for school programs? Would you like to look at data points collected to identify school goals and actions to take to meet those goals?

School Site Council is for YOU!

School Site Council:

  • Meets 5 times a year for an hour
  • Collaborates on the Single Plan for Student Achievement
  • Discusses and agrees upon the Safety Plan
  • Reviews school site data around academics, behaviors, attendance
  • Reviews school structure functions and purposes
  • Is a balanced team of staff and parents

Interested? Reach out to Ms. Lunde, Ms. Barksdale, or Ms. Lara.

Book Fair! Read-A-Thon! Yes!

Kick-Off Assembly-3/2 @ 12pm - Sip your hot chocolate!

Read-A-Thon-3/2-3/19 - Fill out your tally forms!

Virtual Book Fair-3/8-3/21 - Get lots of books!

Character Eye Mask Spirit Day - 3/12 - Look in your Supply Bag!

Reading challenges! Raffle prizes! Participation prizes!

  • Take Mrs. Lunde's Reading Challenge....Read 60 minutes or more a day!


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UELF Social Groups

Share your favorite movie, story, song or game with UELF students.

March 1st Monday 2-2:30

March 3rd Wednesday 12:50-1:20

Come read a passage from your favorite book to the group.

March 8th Monday 2-2:30

March 10th Wednesday 12:50-1:20

Got Seeds?

Each of you are why UELF has it's community garden. The UELF Garden is unique because:
  • UELF has a garden educator that works with students on a weekly basis
  • classrooms integrate the garden into units of inquiry
  • every child gets to participate in the garden
  • the garden is dynamic, it reflects the interests of the children who attend UELF

Support the garden today by donating $40 or what you can to the garden.

Jump & Jive

Mondays and Fridays at 8am

Kinesthetic Math

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 3pm

Garden Classes

Wednesdays at 11:30am

Arts & Reads

Wednesdays at 12:30pm

Family Check-In

Thursday, March 4th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Meet with Mrs. Lunde to discuss topics around UELF.

Topic- Reopening Schools Update

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Learning Center Family Meeting With Ms. Vitalone

Friday, March 5th, 2pm

This is an online event.

Supply Pick-Up Day

Friday, March 12th, 7am-5:30pm

8511 Liman Way

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Site Council

Monday, March 15th, 4pm

This is an online event.

PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 18th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join us on the GM Link!

Garden Committee

Monday, March 29th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.


Wednesday, March 31st, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Links to ELAC & Family Check-In

Every UELF Seawolf Family Commits To:

Be part of your PTA and connect with the families of our school.
Be a Garden Champion by:
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