Union Elementary Weekly Update

May 14, 2016

Upcoming Events

May 15- Dads Club Golf Outing (rain date: May 22nd)

May 16-20- Book Fair

May 17 -18- Third Grade Zionsville Walking Tours

May 18- Fourth Grade Talent Show Dress Rehearsal after school

May 19- Hot Box Pizza Night; Fourth Grade Famous Hoosiers Wax Museum, 2:00 PM

May 20- Kindy 500; Second Grade Field Trip to Eagle Creek; Third Grade Animal Specialties Fair, 2:00 PM; Fourth Grade Talent Show, 6:30 PM

May 23- Fourth Grade Year Book Signing

May 24- Field Day (rain date: May 25)

May 25- Fourth Grade to Indiana State House; Fourth Grade Movie and Game Night, 3:30

May 26- Last Day of the 2015-2016 School Year

May 27- Infosnap registration due

Registration for 2016-2017

It is time to complete your child/children’s registration for the 2016-2017 school year. Please check your emails from Tuesday, May 10th (registration@zcs.k12.in.us) and take a few moments to fill out the registration. This is more in depth and will provide us with emergency contact information etc. Make sure to hit the submit button once finished. This needs to be completed by May 27th. If your child will not be returning next school year, we request that you notify us at your earliest convenience. For all other residency changes, please contact the Central Office at 873-2858.


Thank you and Congratulations

-Thank you to everyone who participated in and contributed to Relay for Life Spirit Week. The final amount of funds raised for the American Cancer Society is still being totaled. Thank you to Mrs. Munley, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Off, and the student council for their efforts in making this week a success.

-This week at our PTO Meeting, parents voted to approve spending for new student Chromebooks, new teacher laptops, and materials for the outdoor classroom. Thank you to all donors who contributed to fundraising efforts throughout the year. It is because of you that we will be able to provide our students and teachers with these new resources. We are so grateful for all of your support!

-Congratulations to Mrs. Masters, Union Teacher of the Year, who was honored this week at the Board of Trustees meeting. Mrs. Masters stood among other excellent educators from across the district to be recognized publicly. She represented Union well!

Information from the Clinic

We are asking for your assistance in picking up any medication that your child currently may have in the health care clinic by May 26, 2016.

We will not be sending any medication home with students, even over the counter medication. Parents must pick up ALL medication.

Any medicine that is not picked up by the end of the day will be destroyed by St. Vincent health professionals.

If you have any questions, please contact the clinic.


State law stipulates that the medical records of children on file at school show the required immunizations have been completed by the 20th day of the school year. That day is Sept. 6, 2016. Information regarding immunizations requirements for 2016-2017 can be found here.

Parents of children whose immunizations are not up-to-date should contact their health care provider or the Boone County Health Department to schedule an appointment for the necessary immunizations. Some pharmacies also carry the necessary vaccines.

If parents object to immunizations, a written objection must be on file in the school office by September 6, 2016. Children who do not have up to date vaccination records by that date will not be allowed to return to school until the proper immunization information is on file. Students who have appointments with their health care provider after September 6th may present proof of that appointment in order to stay in school

If you have any questions, please contact the Mrs. Hooks in the Union Elementary Clinic. Thank you!

PTO and Dads Club News

We are still looking to fill some slots for ’16-’17 PTO positions. These roles do not include a large time commitment. If you have an interest in getting involved please reach out to Alison Schilling, aliscott@hotmail.com for more information.

Vice President- Liaison for Dad’s club, contribute info for weekly newsletter as needed, advise PTO on upcoming school board meetings. Assist with volunteer coordination on specific events. Coordinate set-up for Open House.

Fundraising Officer –Book Fairs, Spirit Wear, Box tops, Hot Box/DQ


Book Fair

Book fair prep is in full swing. It's will run May 16-20. We are looking for volunteers for various shifts. You can sign up at http://unionpto.ivolunteer.com/event_079

Thank you in advance for your assistance!


Field Day

Field Day will be help on Tuesday, May 24.

First Grade 9:10-10:50

Kindergarten 12:10-1:10

Third and Fourth Grade 1:30-3:10

To sign up to help, go to: http://unionpto.ivolunteer.com/event_080


April 2016 PTO budget update:

Fundraisers: BOX TOPS raised over $1600 (bringing total so far to $3730!), Pacers: $225, Hot Box:$60

PTO Purchased:

· School-wide Fit Kidz unit for PE: $2500

· Outdoor enrichment, gardening tools: $143

· Kindergarten enrichment, life cycle materials: $115

· 3rd grade enrichment, overcoming obstacles (course rental): $415

· 4th grade enrichment, underground railroad unit: $763

· Staff appreciation week: $160


Box Tops

One more week to go!!! Keep sending in your Box Tops. Here are the class leaders:
Pre-K, Ms. Hemming - 2,415
Kindergarten, Ms. Williams - 3,511
1st Grade, Ms. Michener - 1,521
2nd Grade, Ms. Paunwar - 994
3rd Grade, Ms. Off - 1,583
4th Grade, Ms. Ruthsatz - 2,283


Free Online Union Student Directory is available at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w

Helpful tips and information can be found on Union PTO webpage at http://www.zcs.k12.in.us/uni/index.php?q=node/132

Questions, lost passwords or access help: contact Carey Roberts at Roberts_Carey@yahoo.com


PTO Meeting Schedule 2015-2016

5/13 9:15 am


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DAD’S CLUB - Calling all Dads!!! Join us the first Tuesday of every month for our monthly meeting. Check out our calendar on the Dad’s Club webpage and our FaceBook page for Union Elementary Dads Club.

The June meeting will be held off campus. Look for an invite coming soon.

The Union Dad’s Club Golf Outing is taking place this Sunday 5/15 at Zionsville Golf Course with a shotgun start of 4PM. Included with this event are the following silent auction packages:

Baseline Superstar Tennis Package

- One hour Private lesson with Team Witsken (new clients only!)

- One premium Wilson Sporting Goods tennis racket

- One sleeve of Wilson tennis balls

Sweet Shooter Basketball Package

- One 1 hour private shooting lesson with Andrew White of IBA Basketball

- One Wilson Evolution 28.5" indoor basketball

- One Wilson Evolution 29.5" indoor basketball

Hot Corner Baseball Package

- Two 30 min private hitting lessons with Michael Tucker, instructor at Grand Park

- One DeMarini youth 2 1/4 premium "Insane" baseball bat

Ball Striker Golf Package

- One 1 hour private lesson with Tony Day at Golf Club of Indiana

- One set of Wilson Junior starter golf clubs (5 clubs with putter plus bag)

- One Callaway golf bag

Non-participants of the golf outing are encouraged to bid on these items but the auctions will end soon before the event concludes (approx. 7PM) Sunday. If you have interest in bidding on any of these packages as a non-participant, please contact Steve Poole at steve@gavmar.com or (317) 402-0374. Outing participants will be able to bid before the outing starts and while we are eating Zoey’s Pizzeria pizza at the conclusion of play and during the raffle drawing.

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Smart 911

Boone County has shifted from NIXLE to SMART911. This is a free service that allows you to receive emergency notifications from around the county, including weather and traffic alerts. This program will ask for optional personal information that could be used in the event of an emergency at your home. Boone County residents are encouraged to create the Safety Profile at www.smart911.com.

Jog-A-Thon 2016

Would you like your company name or logo on the back of more than 3000 T-shirts? If so, sponsorship opportunities are available for our upcoming September 28th, 2016 Jog-A-Thon! Our sponsors receive company name or logo on the back of each student shirt, depending on the sponsorship level. The T-shirts are used by all five Zionsville elementary schools. In addition to event day, shirts are worn for spirit day and field trips! All donations are tax-deductible! Please email Jog-A-Thon chair, Jennifer Fyffe, at Unionjogathon@gmail.com, for more details!

Eagle Honors

Eagle Honors is a program designed to honor educators within the Zionsville Community Schools. For a minimum gift of $10 per honoree to ZEF, you may send an Eagle Honor Award to a teacher, educator, bus driver, coach or administrator as a unique way of saying thank you. A certificate (front shown here) with your personalized message on the back will be sent to your honoree.

In honor of ZEF’s 20th Anniversary, Eagle Honor Awards are open to ANY Zionsville Community School staff member PAST OR PRESENT! At the end of the school year, all honorees will be listed on a banner to be displayed outside the ZEF office in the Educational Services Center as well as posters distributed to each ZCS school. Additionally, the list will be published in the Zionsville Times Sentinel at the close of the school year.

Your tax deductible contribution helps fund ZEF’s Classroom grants, Imagine Professional Development grants, and Student Enrichment grants. To order an Eagle Honor Award, place your order by Friday, May 20th to guarantee that Awards will reach your honoree before summer break. Order online at: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/ZionsvilleEducationFoundatio/OnlineGiving.html

Eagle Rec Opportunities

Summer Fun with Sorgen and Dunn:
Are your kids saying they are bored and it’s only the middle of June? Send them to Summer Fun with Sorgen and Dunn, where they will be given opportunities to learn and have fun through engaging, hands-on experiences. The class will include arts and crafts, fun fitness activities, science experiments, games, writing and more. Two experienced Union Elementary Kindergarten teachers will lead this class. Join in on the fun with Mrs. Sorgen and Miss Dunn! June 20th-24th from 9AM-11AM at PVE. Open to incoming 1st - 3rd Graders (Limit of 30 participants). Cost: $131

Jewelry Class with Mrs. Burgin:

Are you ready for some jewelry fun? Get ready! In this class we will: use leather, leather stamping tools, string, cord, various types of beads, make paper beads, learn to add closures such as lobster claw clasps, snaps and more. Each student will receive an awesome pendant from me to attach to one of their wire string necklaces. This pendant will have their name stamped in metal with metal stamping tools. The jewelry making will be incredible! Each student will be making several projects to wear anytime. Projects include necklaces and bracelets. I will have fun options for boys and girls. *Each student will make from 10-12 full pieces of jewelry.

There are 2 different classes held at The Freshmen Center. They run M, W, and F for 2 weeks starting June 6th and ending June 17th. The class for age 7-9 is from 1:00-2:15 and the classes for students age 10-12 starts at 2:30 and ends at 3:45. For more information, please view the Eagle Rec information by going to zcs.k12.in.us and finding the Eagle Rec link or contact Leisa Burgin at lburgin@zcs.k12.in.us for more questions.

Cheerleading Clinic Skills Camp:

Taught my Mrs. Leisa Burgin. Let’s get fired up and have fun!!! Girls in grades 1st-5th will join together to learn how to be a leader when cheering. They will learn chants, cheers, jumps, strong arm motions and stunts. The group will be learning a little dance to Party in the USA. Parents will see a cheer, chants, and dance performed on the last day of class (last 15 min of class). Each girl will be taught safety when stunting using spotters and the proper way to perform stunts. They will also learn proper ways of stretching before performing.

Cheer Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 weeks. The class starts June 6th and runs through June 17th. Class 1 starts at 9am-10:15 and class 2 at 10:30 and goes until 11:45. Cheer Clinic Skills Class will be held at Union Elementary Gymnasium. Please see the Eagle Rec Courses or contact Leisa Burgin at lburgin@zcs.k12.in.us for more information.

Computer Skills for 5th Graders

This is a camp designed to give students a kick start to the 1:1 computer program they’ll have at ZMS or Z’West. Lead by middle school teacher Andy Knueven, it will focus on digital citizenship, how to use Canvas, keyboarding skills, and editing tools in word processors. You can sign up http://programs.zionsvilleeaglerec.com/computer-skills.cfm

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