The Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, Celebrations 12/2/18

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Happy Birthdays

Happy Saturday, December 8th Birthday to 5th Grade teacher Keri Woronka.


Family to Family Giving Tree

The Pleasant Union K-Kids Club is sponsoring a “Family to Family Giving Tree” program for the holidays. If you are interested in participating in this project, please go by the office and choose an apple tag with a gift item on it. Gifts should be wrapped and returned to school with your apple attached no later than December 19th for a child in Tracks 2-4 and December 3rd for a child in Track 1. Track 1 gifts will be received up until the 19th of December but please be mindful that the families will have to come into the school during their track out to receive the presents so be mindful of the original due date.

Thank-you for your generosity, and we hope your holidays are filled with joy and love.

Ms. Schreier and the K-Kids Club




Holiday Concerts: Kindergarten and 1st Grade holiday concerts are coming up. This week Tracks 1 and 3 Kindergarten and 1st grade will perform. 1st grade is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4th at 9:30 and later that day Kindergarten will perform at 1:15. We hope that you can join us to celebrate the excitement of our students performing holiday favorites.

Holiday Shop: The holiday shop is finally here. PTA set up the shop this past week so that it will start tomorrow, December 3rd and continue through the 11th. Use the following link to sign up for your time slot to volunteer: OR Please setup a memberhub user id and password to access sign ups within this hub. This is a one time process. The kids love to browse, shop and wrap gifts for their loved ones! The shop will run from December 3rd through the 11th. Prices range from $1.25 to $20.00. Most gift items are in the $4 - $7 range. The shop will open at 9:30 on Dec 3rd - 5th and 8:45 on Dec 6th - 11th.

PUE Chorus Auditions for Pieces of Gold: The Pleasant Union Chorus will audition for acceptance in the Spring Pieces of Gold Extravaganza. Best wishes to them this Wednesday, December 5th when they audition at the Sanderson High School auditorium at 6:17. Thank you to Peggy Freer, music teacher for preparing the students before and after school for the event. Thank you also goes out to behind the scenes help from Heather Shipley and Kayla Perry with outfit preparation and Maranda Nussbaum with "crowd control" at the audition.

Polar Express and "Paint Night”: The PTA will be showing the movie "Polar Express" in the gym on December 5th from 6:15 to 8:30pm. New this Year! We will also have a winter "Paint your Canvas" hosted by Ms Hopper in the cafeteria. There are 17 painting seats left for this event so sign up now! The "Paint your Canvas" will be a Snowy, Winter Cardinal costs $15 a person and includes all of your supplies and canvas to take home. All proceeds will benefit the Pleasant Union Art program. A parent will be required to stay for these events because child care is not available. Please copy and paste the link into a new window if you are having problems getting it to work.

Parent's Night Out on Friday, December 14th:
The PTA, in collaboration with the After School Program, will be hosting a PNO on December 14th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. The After School Program will be providing child care for this event. Sign-ups will not be accepted after Wednesday, December 12th. Click on the following link to sign up for this event: All Parents that signed up for the October 12th PNO have been moved to this event and are not required to sign up/ pay again. Please copy and paste the link into a new window if you are having problems getting it to work.

Cookie Store on Friday, December 14th: Do you have a favorite holiday sweet that you would love to share with the PUE staff? If so, please consider signing up to contribute to the PTA Cookie Store that will be held on December 14th. Click on the following link to sign up! Please copy and paste the link into a new window if you are having problems getting it to work.

Staff Appreciation Lunch Hosted by 2nd Grade: 2nd Grade parents will be hosting a staff appreciation lunch for teachers on January 18th (Tracks 1&3) and February 15th (Tracks 2&4). Please make your child's donation to their teachers lunch by accessing the following link: Please copy and paste the link into a new window if you are having problems getting it to work.

School Store: Check out our new tie-dye, purple and pink Better Together t-shirts. Access the PUE School Store at today! The school store will be open this Monday but will be closed on Wednesday morning because of Holiday Shop. Please copy and paste the link into a new window if you are having problems getting it to work.

Track Outs/Ins: This Wednesday, December 5th is the end of the 2nd quarter for Track 1 and will track out. We wish them a joyous holiday season with their family and friends. We look forward to seeing them when school resumes on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. Welcome back to Track 2 on Thursday, December 6th.


Mark Your Calendar

Monday, Dec. 3-Tuesday, Dec. 11

  • Holiday Shop in the Makerspace Room

Tuesday. Dec. 4:

  • 9:30 1st Grade Tracks 1/3 Holiday Concert
  • 1:15 K Tracks 1/3 Holiday Concert

Wednesday. Dec 5:

  • Track 1 Tracks out. Returns on Wed. January 2nd, 2019
  • 6:15 Pieces of Gold Audition at Sanderson High School
  • 6:15 Polar Express and Paint Your Canvas Night

Thursday, Dec. 6:

  • Track 2 Tracks in

Tuesday, Dec. 11:

  • 8:00 Lego Club Grades 3-5

Wednesday, Dec. 12:

  • 10:00 New family tours begin
  • Lego Club Grades K-2

Friday, Dec. 14:

  • 1:30 PUE Staff Cookie Exchange
  • 6:30-9:30 Parents Night Out

Tuesday, Dec. 18:

  • 8:15 PTA Board Mtg in Media Center

Wednesday, Dec. 19:

  • 9:30 1st Grade Tracks 2 & 4 Holiday Concert
  • 1:15 K Tracks 2 & 4 Holiday Concert

Thursday, Dec. 20:

  • 7:00 Chorus Performs at Crabtree Valley Mall

Friday, Dec 21:

  • Early Release. Students dismissed at 1:15, Winter Holidays Begin. Tracks 1-3 return on Wednesday, January 2, 2019