Upper Nyack Elementary School SCOOP
News You Can Use! November 16, 2022
Virtual Parent Coffee with Principal Dreves
PIE SALE FUNDRAISER
Gratitude Day is November 23!!
Wednesday, November 23 is a half day before Thanksgiving at UNES. On this day, valuable social emotional learning about GRATITUDE will meet the joy of BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY! Our students will be learning about gratitude and how to practice it in their daily lives. In addition, they will be making Gratitude "Balloons" listing all the things for which they are grateful which will eventually make their way home to you. Before dismissal, we will all be proudly displaying them in the hallways as community helpers from around Nyack join us in a celebratory event at UNES.
Keep your eyes out on Wednesday for Gratitude balloons to be coming home to you and hopefully they can inspire some wonderful family conversation around the topic. We thank the PTA for supporting our efforts and providing balloons, plates and paper for this wonderful project!!
Family Resource Center Support for the Holidays
Parent Teacher Conferences are Coming
If you have not yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible as schedules are being set up. If you have not yet received information, please reach out to your child's teacher for more assistance.
Additionally, these class parents will act as community builders by putting parents in touch with each other. Since the original vision of the school directory hit some unforeseen obstacles, these individuals will help to facilitate communication amongst our parents.
If you provided your information for the original directory idea, then our class parents have your emails and you should be hearing from them shortly, if you haven't heard from them already. If you would like to be added to their email distributions, then please email them at the address included in the document linked below.
Elementary Winter Concert Dates
WEDNESDAY, January 11 - Grades 1, 2 & 3
Upper Nyack Elementary - Grade 1 (9:30am), Grade 2 (10:00am), Grade 3 (10:30am)
Thursday January 19 - Grades 4 & 5
Upper Nyack Elementary Grade 4/5 Concert: (9:30am)
Student Council and Spirit Days are Coming
A Spirit Week is also being planned with the help of a group of interested 5th graders for the week before the holiday break. Stay tuned for more info.
Finally, our PBIS (Positive Behavior Support) Team has been working on some school wide ways to celebrate and reinforce good behavior throughout the school.
Cold Weather and Recess
The weather is quickly getting colder, please send your child with a warm jacket, winter hat and gloves so that they are prepared for the weather. Please reinforce your expectation that your child wear a jacket and warm clothes to school, and at recess. Our staff will do the same as we all work together to keep our students safe and healthy.
Lost and Found
On Friday, December 2, all items that have not been claimed will be donated to charity. Please be aware that in the first week of each month, unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
BUDDY BENCH AT UNES
Afterschool Pickup at Dismissal
SEL Supports at UNES
- Peace is Possible (accepting others for their differences)
- The Power of Words
- Problem solving
- Emotions and calming strategies
- Erin’s law
Our team, which includes Andrea Perez (Guidance), Enisa Nikocevic (Social Worker) and Kevin Lopez (School Psychologist) provide individual and group counseling, check in and check out opportunities, Calm classroom training and a myriad of other services.
I provide this information to the community so we are all aware of the great supports that are provided to our students and the many things that our team of clinicians do within our school.
Mark Your Calendars!
Friday, November 18 - PICTURE MAKEUP DAY
Friday, November 18 - Peace Program Presentation for Grade 3
Friday, November 18 - VIRTUAL Parent Coffee with Principal Dreves (9:30-10am)
Wednesday, November 23 - Gratitude Day (HALF DAY 11:45 Dismissal)
Thurs/Fri, November 24&25 - Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)
Parent/Teacher Conferences - December 9 & 16 (early dismissal) & December 15 (evening)