Union Elementary Weekly Update
February 8, 2019
A Week in Review
Chinese New Year
Upcoming Union Events
February 5- 4th Grade ZMS Visit; Dads Club Meeting, 7 PM in Teachers Lounge; ZMS 4th Grade Parent Meeting at ZMS, 6:30 PM
February 7- Family Wellness Night, 6-7:30 PM
February 8- Union Soiree
February 11- PTO Meeting, 9:15 AM; Cripe Candid Photos
February 11-14- Student Council Kindness Week and Shoe Collection
February 13- Dads Club First Grade Breakfast, 7AM in Cafeteria; 4th Grade Field Trip to Connor Prairie
February 14- Valentine's Day Parties
February 18-19- No School
February 22- Yearbook Orders Due
February 25- March 1- Relay for Life Week
February 26- Third Grade Field Trip to Clowes Hall; REJECT Documentary Screening at PAC, 6:45 PM
March 1- Third Grade Biography Fair, Relay for Life Movie Night
March 9- Dads Club 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament
March 15-16- Union Play
March 18-21- IREAD (3rd Grade)
March 20- Kindergarten Dads Club Breakfast, 8:15 in cafeteria
March 22-23- Spotlight Night
Student Council Announcement
Next week Union Elementary will be collecting shoes during our Kindness Week. We will be promoting the character trait of compassion as we donate shoes to help others and control our waste! To support Boone County Waste Management, we will be donating to their collection called Reuse Heart and Sole. Please donate any shoes you no longer use! We will take ALL shoes… new, old, scuffed, or shiny! Drop off containers will be located at the front of the school. Thank you for supporting Union Elementary and our local community!
- Your UE Student Council members
These are the Second Step Home Links for this week. Enjoy!
From Mrs. Karnuta:
Thank you Union Students and Staff for making this a WONDERFUL School Counselor Appreciation Week! My bucket is full!These are the Second Step Home Links for this week.
Yearbook order forms should have come home this week. The cost is $15.00 per yearbook and checks are made payable to Union Elementary. All order forms are DUE Friday, February 22nd. If you should need another order form, please stop by the front office. Late orders cannot be guaranteed and a late fee may apply.
Valentines Day Parties
Tonight is the night! Don't forget, even if you aren't attending the Soiree you are welcome and encouraged to bid on auction items at www.qtego.net/qlink/unionelementary. The auction is open now and closes at 9pm.
Couldn't attend the Soiree, that's OK, come to the PTO meeting on Monday the 11th at 9am and get filled in on all of the gossip...and also the budget, Spotlight Night update, Book Fair dates and so on and so forth.
UNION EXPRESS MAIL
Sending mail through the Union Express Mail has never been easier...or more rewarding. Each student who sends a correctly stamped and addresses note though the Union Express Mail will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon Gift card every month until the end of the school. Parents are welcome to send letters and notes to their children using the mailbox by the front office, but out of town grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone else can get in on the fun to by writing a letter, addressing it with the child's classroom address and then sending it in a separate envelope to the school at Union Elementary c/o Union Express Mail 11750 E 300 S Zionsville IN 46077. The second graders will take it from there.
We hope you're still saving Box Tops. Get them in soon as the contest is almost over. Also, if you have some free time and want to help sort and count Box Tops, please volunteer below. Thanks! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0448a4aa2aa0fc1-boxtops
The first round of Spotlight Night attendance tickets were passed out today. Did your child get one? Keep reading and filling out those summary sheets—their ticket is waiting for them.
Find the book challenges and summary form here.
This exciting event happens every 3 years and no one (parents and students) is going to want to miss out on all the fun. Now is your time to sign up to volunteer or donate items. Spots will fill up quickly, so please click the link to secure your spot. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4ba8aa22ab9-spotlight
Our next event is the First Grade Breakfast which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7 AM. To sign up to volunteer to cook/serve or to donate an item, please click on here
Sign up for . . .Union’s Elementary’s Annual
2-on-2 B-Ball Tournament!
All Union students are eligible to participate in the tournament. The Dads Club will pair up players based on their experience and grade level. Boys and girls may be paired together. Each player will play a minimum of two (6-minute) games. Parents must accompany their kids during the event and kids must be on time for their grade level sign-in.
About the Tourney:
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Where: Union Gymnasium
Who’s invited: All Union Students & Parents (K-4)
Free T-shirts: All players receive a free tourney T-shirt
Trophies: Trophies will be awarded to the winning and runner-up teams
Concessions: Support the Dad’s Club
Sign Up and Volunteer: Fill out the online registration: Dads Club 2x2 Basketball Tourney Registration (this includes volunteer sign up as well)
Donations: If you cannot volunteer, we do understand, and will be accepting donations. If you choose donation, please send in $15 with your child in an envelope. UE office will be collecting the donations. All donations go to the volunteer organizations that help make this day a success, such as the ZHS National Honor Society.
School Delay/ Closing Information
Note that our next school cancellation would prompt an eDay. Lessons will be published on CANVAS the morning of the cancelled date. Elementary students have until the following week to complete all assignments. With this longer window for work completion, we are able to provide support if there are factors that impact accessibility (devices, internet access).
School Calendar- Updated
Background Check Information
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
- Volunteer Coaches
- Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
- Library Helpers
- After Prom Workers
- Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
- Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales
During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS
During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.
- Lunch Guests
- Classroom Guest Speakers
- Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.
*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check