The PUE Sunday Message

Announcements, Resources, & Celebrations 2/27/17 ISSUE # 4

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The Sunday Message for the Week of February 27, 2017

Good evening to all parents and staff. This is Kevin Biles, Principal of Pleasant Union Elementary with The Sunday Message for the week of February 27, 2017.

Starting this week our school will expand our communication service by sharing the Sunday Message via phone, text, and email.

While we are transitioning to the new system you are likely to receive multiple emails and phone calls with the Sunday Message. In order manage your contact preferences please set up an Info Center Account. You must use the email address that you have provided to our school. If your can’t open the account please update your email and other contact information using the linked Google Form.

In addition, sometime during the day on Monday, February 27th you will receive an “opt-in” message on the cell phone that we have on file for your child. It is important that you take a few moments to follow the steps to “Opt-in”.

I have linked a parent letter that describes the complete process.

Scholastic's Signature Book Fair will be here Wednesday, March 1st! It's a much BIGGER fair than previous years! Be sure to come check it out! There are still a few more volunteer spots available for those who have not had a chance to sign up. We are offering 5% off your purchase AFTER you have volunteered at least 2 slots. A BIG thank you to those who have already signed up to volunteer!!

Don’t forget your $1 bills tomorrow for the last day of the coin collection contest to raise money for kids at our school who are unable to purchase books of their own as well as funds to go towards the teachers. Thank you for your contributions thus far!!

Book Fair schedule:

  • March 1 8:45-6:30 pm Evening Hours
  • March 2 7:45-1:30 pm Dr. Seuss Breakfast
  • March 3-8 8:45-1:30 pm Regular Hours

Please remember to send in your RSVPs for the Books and Breakfast that will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:45 am-8:45 am. Be sure to swing by the book fair that morning too! R.S.V.P the total number in your family that will attend the breakfast to either Heather Wilson or Michele Adams (See emails below).

Student’s Name_____________________________________________________________________________

________ will attend Books and Breakfast on Thursday, March 2nd.

Questions? Please contact Heather Wilson ( or Michele Adams (

Panther Happenings From the Past Week:

The Week Ahead

  • The March PTA Meeting will be held this Tuesday, February 28, in the new Learning Area/Teachers Lounge. We hope you will join us to discuss important PTA updates and get a first glimpse at the 21st Century student learning area.

  • 3/2/17 7:45 Books and Breakfast Dr. Seuss Breakfast
  • 5th Grade Tracks 1, 3, 4 Graduation pictures

  • 3/3/17 Track 1 tracks out
  • Spring Pictures T 2 & 4

Chess Club Starting In March

We are adding a Chess Club to our long list of After School opportunities. The Club will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4-5 pm. We are in the process of finding the best campus location. Thanks to parent Jessie Tenenbaum for facilitating this. Details about the club are listed below:

Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month 4-5pm, location tba

First meeting: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Cost: Free

Primary goal: Provide an opportunity for kids to play chess with other kids

Secondary goals:

  1. Teach kids chess rules, skills, and strategies
  2. Familiarize kids and their parents with chess resources, both local (clubs, lessons, tournaments) and online (


We will use a combination of free play between participating students, informal pointers based on observation, and formal lessons in strategy and tactics based on workbooks, web resources, and parental supervisors’ knowledge.

To sign up your child, contact Jessie Tenenbaum ( with your child’s name, homeroom teacher, grade, and track.

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  • PTA Meeting, Tuesday, February 28 in new Student Learning Area adjoining Media Center
  • Remember to sign up to volunteer at the upcoming Book Fair-Discounts for volunteers available.
  • Order from Book Fair Online from Thursday, February 23 through Wednesday, March 15