Union Elementary Weekly Update

Summer Edition, Volume 1-May 31, 2016

Upcoming Events

2016-2017 School Year:

August 3- New Family Orientation, Time TBD. New Families will receive an evite in July

August 8- Back to School Social, 5:00-6:30 PM

August 9- First Day of School

August 25- Curriculum Night

Union Summer Office Hours

Open: May 31– June 24 Reduced Hours 8:00 – 2:00

Closed: June 27–July 29

Open: August 1 –- Normal Hours 8:00 – 4:00

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 ASAP so we can plan accordingly for the upcoming school year. 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

-Thank you to Jenny LeBlanc and all of the volunteers who made our Field Day memorable and fun! Jenny, you have been such an asset to our school community. We will miss the LeBlanc Family!

-Thank you to Myra Legoas, Michelle Durda, Nicole Robinson, Jennifer Fyffe, Jill Phipps, Carey Roberts and Heidi O'Donnell for all of their assistance with the end of the year activities for our fourth graders. The last week of school was a great way to cap off their elementary school days!

-Thank you to Teresa Benavides for spending the first day of summer vacation in the outdoor classroom assisting Mrs. Brimmer.

-Thank you to all of our students, staff, and families for another amazing school year!

Math Resources

Looking for ways to keep your students' math skills sharp this summer? Our STEM Professional Learning Community, a group of teachers and administrators at Union, created the following documents for each grade level. The links below include online resources and apps that address specific skills from the standards based report cards.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Information from 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

May 2016 PTO budget update:

Items purchased:

  • TECHNOLOGY PURCHASES! Thanks for your generosity
    • Chrome books: $8496- 48 chrome books to provide each 3rd and 4th-grade classroom with 1 chrome book per 2 students
    • Teacher laptops: $19,314- 29 new teacher laptops
  • Outdoor enrichment, two obelisks: $122
  • Staff appreciation week: $360
  • Graduation gift to each 4th grader/Kona Ice:$565
  • Snacks for 4th grade movie night/DVDs:$166
  • Pending: transportation fees for spring field trips


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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.

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Union Elementary is partnering with Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library for a fun-filled summer reading challenge. Start reading when school ends and keep track of your reading in one of the following three ways. Choose to record your reading: 1) number of books (For Babies- Grade 3 only), 2) number of hours, or 3) number of days (20 minutes or more each day).

You can print out a reading log at www.zionsvillelibrary.org or pick up a copy at the Public Library when school ends. (Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library address: 250 N. Fifth Street, Zionsville, IN 46077 * 317-873-8342)

During the first week of school in August, return your reading log to your new teacher. Those students who have met a goal will be able to participate in a reading party, complete with a cool treat and an extra recess! Come Join the Fun of Reading at Union Elementary!

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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