Union Chapel Gator Gab

January 2016

Registration now open for Park Hill Spelling Bee

The Park Hill District spelling bee will be held Saturday, February 6th at PHSHS with the winner advancing directly to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington, DC., May 22-27. Awards will be presented to the top ten finishers. All current Park Hill 5th-8th graders are eli-gible, but students must sign up by January 8th. Register thru this link, or by going to the "Parent Resources" section of the district website. You may also contact your school office for assistance.

Gator Choir has been very busy!

Gator Choir, UC’s 5th grade choir, has been very busy this holiday season spreading holiday cheer. Students sang with the 1,000-voice Park Hill School District Choir in downtown Parkville to kick-off the season with Christmas on the River. This event is a 20+ year tradition in Parkville. Afterwards, there were beautiful fireworks displayed over the river and set to music. It was an unforgettable evening.


Gator Choir also sang at Crown Center with the beautifully-lit tree as the backdrop. It was enjoyable to sing in the three-story shopping area to see all the UC families and others. Singing at Crown Center has become a festive Gator Choir tradition as well.


Students also came to Zona Rosa and supported PTA with the December First Friday FroYo fundraiser event at Yogurtini. It was great to see so many Union Chapel families supporting PTA and the choir.


Students sang a holiday program at Benton House of Tiffany Springs. Gator Choir members made homemade cards and enjoyed visiting with the residents.


Gator Choir also sang for the UC bus drivers to say, “Thank you!” at a breakfast. Students also sang for the student body at our all-school winter assembly.


Thank you to everyone for your support for Gator Choir!


Mrs. Osborne, music teacher

Mrs. Smith, teacher & choir assistant

Hour of Code

All students at Union Chapel, kindergarten through fifth grade, had the opportunity in the media center to participate in the Hour of Code, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Chances are high that computer science literacy will be increasingly relevant for jobs of the future. Some theorists even suggest that the ability to read and write code is a fundamental 21st-century competency. Ask your child how she or he wrote video code at school. Or check it out at home at https://hourofcode.com/us.

Media Center received new bleachers!

The bleachers that were in the media center needed to be retired. We appreciate the district purchasing new bleachers for our building! The students already love them.

Hat and glove drive

Student Council is having a winter hat and glove drive January 11-15. This drive will benefit the Park Hill Clothing Center. Students and families can bring donations to UC that week and drop them off at a bin near their classroom. If you're out and about over winter break, pick up a hat or pair of gloves so you're ready for your opportunity to contribute to students in need, right here in our district!

Early release day

Thursday, January 14, is an early release day with dismissal at 1:30. The purpose of this early release day is to provide opportunities for collaboration and professional development for elementary teachers.

Dates closed in January

  • We will be closed for winter break on Friday, January 1.
  • School offices will be open on Monday, January 4.
  • Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 5.
  • There is no school on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Spirit Days for January!

January 8th- Winter colors

January 15th- PJ Day

January 22nd- Crazy Sock Day

January 29th- Animal Prints

KC Wolf Assembly K-2

Thursday, Jan. 7th 2016 at 1pm

Union Chapel Gym

KC Wolf Assembly 3-5

Thursday, Jan. 7th 2016 at 2pm

Union Chapel Gym

2nd quarter report cards go home

Friday, Jan. 8th 2016 at 3:30pm

Union Chapel Elementary School

PTA meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12th 2016 at 6:30pm

Union Chapel Media Center

Donuts with Dads

Wednesday, Jan. 20th 2016 at 7:45am

Union Chapel Gym

PTA Family Movie Night

Friday, Jan. 22nd 2016 at 6:30pm

Union Chapel Gym