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Parent Newsletter for May 2017

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Fourth grade teacher April Smith was celebrated as our Excellence in Teaching nominee, and assistant principal Rachel Ward was celebrated as our Excellence in Service to Education nominee at the Northland Chamber’s Excellence in Education banquet. What a great time celebrating some of our best!

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A BIG thank you from our school media specialist, Mrs. Hyatt

Thank you to everyone who came to our Scholastic Book Fair. We had amazing parent and student volunteers who helped to make it a great experience. We were fortunate to be able to receive many new books for the Union Chapel media center for all students to enjoy in the future. Keep on reading, and we will see you at our next book fair.

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A note from our school nurse, Mrs. Walls

MEDICATIONS: As the end of the school year approaches, please remember to pick up your child’s medication from the nurse’s office. By PHSD policy, the school cannot store any medication for the following school year. Any medication not picked up will be discarded on the last day of school. As a reminder, medication administration forms must be renewed annually, and a form must accompany all medication before it can be administered. For scheduled medication that needs to be initiated on the first day of school in August, please ask for a blank medication form when picking up this year’s medication.
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Congratualtions to the 2017-18 PTA Board Members

If you know one of these parents who was elected to next year's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Board, please be sure to congratulate her. Click here to see the 2017-18 PTA board members.
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Over the week of April 10th-14th, you might have noticed bins around the school. These bins were full of donations to the Kansas City Pet Project (KCPP). KCPP is a no-kill animal shelter and takes care of thousands of animals a year, meaning they desperately need donations to take care of animals. We received lots of food, treats, and paper towels to give to the KCPP! KCPP was thrilled when we brought in the donations. Great job Union Chapel for the impressive amount of items given during the drive!
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2017-18 School Supply Lists

It's never too soon to get a head start on next year! Click on the grade your child will be in for the upcoming 2017-18 school year to get the list of needed supplies.







As a convenience for UC parents, PTA offers School Supply Packs for purchase. The school supplies will be on your child's desk at Back to School Night. Click here if you're interested in more information.

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May 2017

5/1 Kindergarten Round-Up (5:30-7:00)

5/5 Spirit Wear - Royals

5/11 Early Release (1:30 pm)

5/12 Spirit Wear - Sporting KC Colors

5/12 Mrs. Henning's class Mother's Day Tea (2:00 pm)

5/16 Park Hill District Choir Concert (7:00 pm @ Park Hill South High School)

5/17 Awards Assembly (K-2 @ 1:00 pm; 3-4 @ 2:00)

5/18 5th grade recognition (9:00 am)

5/18 Mrs. Knepper's class Rumble in the Jungle (11:50 am)

5/18 Mrs. Scott's class Rumble in the Jungle (2:00 pm)

5/19 Spirit Wear - Wordle Shirts

5/19 5th grade Track Meet (@ Park Hill District Stadium)

5/19 Mrs. Becker's class Rumble in the Jungle (11:50 am)

5/23 Field Day

5/24 Make up Field Day (if needed)

5/25 Last Day of School (dismissal 11:45 am)

5/31 First Day of Summer School

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Park Hill Star

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy. Recently, PHSD Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd visited Union Chapel to congratulate three staff members who were nominated by parents and students. Pictures of these visits are below.

Click here to see who at Union Chapel has been recognized through the Park Hill Star Program last year and this year so far: UC Recognitions

The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

Nominations are not being accepted at this time, but opportunities will re-open at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate a Park Hill Star this year!

Union Chapel Vision and Mission Statement

Union Chapel is a safe, caring environment that upholds high standards and inspires students to achieve their personal best so they will become successful lifelong learners and citizens of character.

At Union Chapel Elementary School, we value:

  • A positive and structured environment;
  • Open line of clear and regular communication;
  • Collaboration;
  • Students feeling valued, respected and safe;
  • Variety in learning approaches to meet individual learning needs, styles, and interests; and
  • High standards and a clear purpose for learning.