Hawk Highlights

March 19, 2023

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Hilliard's Highlights

We would like to say thank you to the PTA for the unexpected treat on Friday. Staff appreciated the personalized notes and treats. Again, thank you for thinking of our hardworking staff.

We are so proud of our scholars and their efforts each day to SOAR in their classroom. We will begin our grouping progress in May. We like to have parent input in the best learning environment for their scholar(s). Please complete the optional consideration form to share your voice about your scholar's learning environment for the upcoming school year.

The Book Fair begins on March 27th. Mrs. White, media specialist is so excited about the events that will support our book fair. We hope to see everyone in attendance.

Spring Break is coming: April 7-14.

Have a great week!

With Hawk Pride,

Tracy Hilliard


5th Grade Baby Picture

5th Grade Scholars Only

Deadline Extended : March 21st

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FCPS Online Enrollment Portal

Enrollment Portal for the 2023-2024 school year is open

Pre-K Applications being accepted.

Families of Special Education Hawks

The purpose of the MSDE Parental Involvement Survey is to determine how well schools’ partner with families and promote parent involvement in a child’s education. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system.


Remember the Survey must be completed by May 19, 2023.

Book Fair Volunteers

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We need your help to make our book fair a success!

Please sign up to volunteer below.

Volunteers are still needed for our student preview visits as well as recess shopping blocks:



Dylane White

Media Specialist

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PTA News

Hello Hawks!

Shamrock Shake!!!! Thank you so much for supporting our PTA! We had an amazing night, with over 300 students and parents dancing the night away with our amazing Kicks Karate Urbana DJ Brandon. Special thanks to Mrs. Hilliard, for rocking the green hat so well! We could not have made the event so amazing, without the help of our parent volunteers!

Thanks for those families who have contributed to the PTA, by becoming members. These funds, help with every event and activity of the PTA. One such item is the Shamrock thank you staff bags. We stuffed the bags with goodies and personal thank you cards, written by students, for every staff member as a Friday surprise.

It is never too late to become a member. Please CONSIDER becoming a member TODAY! For a school community as large as UES, the membership is quite low. Please join by visiting the UES PTA website (https://uespta.org)

PTA, in a joint effort with our amazing Mrs. O’Branovich, has started finalizing our plans for Earth Day festivities. April 19th is going be a very interactive, fun filled day for our school! Be on the lookout for a signup sheet for volunteers to help run the activity stations.

The next movie night is scheduled for April 19th! Please save the date!

We are actively looking to find the next PTA Board! The nomination committee has already started to recruit candidates for elections. Please contact the board if you are interested to learn more, thank you!

Play rehearsals have officially begun... and the kids are really enjoying their time together. Play parents, please reach out the Play Committee or PTA Board if you have any questions, comments or concerns. Thank you all for the joint efforts in creating this amazing experience for our school!

Thank you all for supporting our latest spirit wear campaign with Grimes. We chose to utilize a trusted, local business. We decided to list everything, at an extremely low overhead cost, in an effort to make the items as affordable as possible. We will update for delivery, as soon as possible.

Please visit our PTA website https://uespta.org. Here you will find updated information for more upcoming events. The end of the school year is approaching quickly; however, we still have so much to plan and coordinate for our students!

Most importantly, please consider signing up to volunteer with the PTA. There is no minimum time requirement to volunteer. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email: thepta@uespta.org

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Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars


21- End of Term 3

22- Teacher Work Day- Schools Closed

27-30 Book Fair

28- Literacy Night @ 6:00

30- Math Night @ 6:00

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