UES February 2023

Here's what's happening in February at the UES...

Mark Your Calendars!

  • February 3 - UES Report Cards Available in Genesis after 3:00 PM
  • February 6-10 - National School Counselor Week
  • February 9 - UES Author Day - Welcome Aisha Saeed
  • February 10 - UES Home and School Meeting - 9:30 AM
  • February 10 - Grade 4 BINGO Party - 3:00 to 4:00 PM in the Cafeteria
  • February 13 -17- Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day - Wear your Valentine's Colors!
  • February 20 - No School - Presidents Day
  • February 21 - BOE Meeting 7:00 PM

Our Character Strong Focus for February is KINDNESS!

This month we’re talking about the wonderful and sometimes oversimplified character trait of Kindness. We will celebrate and learn about kindness and what it takes to truly be kind. Students will participate in activities during morning meeting time, have class lessons with our counselors, and learn about ways to demonstrate kindness during Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and their essential role in the history of our country. While important throughout the year, February provides our staff and students with a specific time to honor, celebrate, and learn more about the accomplishments and history of African Americans.

UES Celebrates RAK Week - February 13-17!

The UES will celebrate Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week from Monday, February 13 through Friday, February 17. In addition to lessons and activities, we will celebrate each day with a special theme.

Monday - Hat Day! - Please wear a hat today. Kindness makes others feel warm & cared about. Do as many acts of kindness as you can today to start off the week!

Tuesday - Valentine’s Day! - Please wear your red, pink or Valentine’s Day gear. Be kind to your family today!

Wednesday - Favorite Color Day! - Please wear your favorite color today. Take time today to learn something new about someone else. Learning about & listening to others can be a great way to show kindness . . . and make a new friend! ;)

Thursday - School Colors Day! - Please wear our UES colors (black & yellow) or your UES gear! Be kind to your classmates, teachers & staff today!

Friday - Pajama Day! - Please wear your pajamas & donate $1. Be kind to yourself today. Say kind words to yourself & do something that will bring you joy. All donations will go towards the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program.

National School Counseling Week

February 6-10, 2023 is recognized as National School Counseling Week! Our school counselors serve a unique role in supporting students to help them achieve success here at the UES and beyond. A very special thank you to Mrs. Weick, Miss Doto, and Mrs. Potter for helping our students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents and for working in partnership with families, teachers, and others to support our Undeniably Excellent Students.

The UES Welcomes Author Aisha Saeed on February 9!

We are excited to welcome author Aisha Saeed to the UES on February 9! Aisha Saeed is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of books for children. She is the author of our 2022-2023 Read It Forward book, Omar Rising. All of our Undeniably Excellent Students will attend an Author Day Assembly to learn more about Aisha Saeed and her love for writing children's books. Thank you to Home and School for sponsoring this exciting Author Day event!

UES 2022-2023 Yearbooks are on sale!

UES Yearbooks are on sale now!

Cost: $16.00

Click on the link below to order a UES 2022-2023 Yearbook!

Use Code: 4390323

2023 Yearbook Orders

Spring 2023 Testing Dates:

The UES will administer the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) testing as follows:
  • NJSLA Math & ELA (Grades 4,5 & 6) - May 8, 9, 10, & 11
  • NJSLA Science (Grade 5 Only) - May 15 & 16

The UES will administer the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test as follows:

  • MAP Math & ELA (Grades 4, 5 & 6) - May

General Reminders

  • PM Car Line Reminder - If your car is parked, please exit your vehicle and meet your child at the crosswalk. This will help keep all students and parents safe at dismissal.
  • Please remind your child that the school-issued Chromebook is for school assignments only. Students should utilize their school Chromebook for teacher-directed activities only.
  • Remember that the UES school day starts at 8:00 AM! Morning homeroom is an important part of your child's school day. Thank you for getting your child here on time!
  • UES students are not permitted to use cell phones during school hours, at school events, or on school buses. If you allow your child to bring his/her cell phone to school, it must be powered down and placed in your child’s backpack and in his/her cubby for the school day. This rule also applies to all Smart Watches.
  • Students are permitted to carry a water bottle during the school day. Please help us ensure that your child's water bottle is spill-proof and used for water only. Beverages other than water are not permitted during the school day (with the exception of lunch).
  • Updated information and dates for UES events are available on our website.