The Latest Scoop
February 8, 2016
Well, the flu bug has hit our home again. I know it has been going around as some of you are experiencing it, too. I'm home with Aubrey today and plan to be back to school tomorrow. We can't wash our hands enough!:)
In reading, we are working on imagery and symbolism. We are also focusing on using text evidence to support our answers.
We have started to learn about heredity, learned behaviors, instincts, and traits in science. This is a fairly short unit so we will be taking our test either next Friday or the the following week.
In English, we are working on level 3 and 4 with identifying prepositional phrases, direct objects, indirect objects, clauses, and identifying sentence types.
Our focus in writing is personal essays. We are working on collecting ideas, how to write a thesis statement and then using it to write a personal essay.
The children are also typing their final drafts for a story they wrote. They are using google docs so they can work on it both at home and school. The password should be:
Eagleslunch code or eagleslunch code (Eagles3343 or eagles3343)
They have been working on them at school since the beginning of last week so I have asked that they be complete Wednesday. We also had time yesterday and today during our Learning for All time.
This Friday is our Valentine's Day party! Valentine Boxes will be made during the party, so all the kids will need to bring are their Valentines. :) Here is the list of students in our class if you are getting a jump start on Valentines!
Valeria Molina Almodovar
This week at Union we are celebrating “Random Acts of Kindness.” Each day our school will focus on a specific act of kindness. Teachers will be looking for students who are exhibiting those acts of kindness. If students show those skills he or she will sign the wall of fame and potentially earn a Smencil! Also, on Friday we are celebrating Valentine’s Day by wearing Valentine’s day colors. We are asking for quarter donations to go towards the PACKH2O organization! Please help your child exhibit acts of kindness at school this coming week! Here are the specific skills our school is working on! Monday-Helping, Tuesday-Role Model, Wednesday- Manners, Thursday-Encouragement, and Friday- Compliments. Thank you for showing school spirit all week long!
Our field trip to the middle school is on February 17. This permission slip is tomorrow.
Transitioning to 5th Grade
February 17, 2016
4th graders visit ZMS, 9:30-11:00 AM
4th to 5th Parent Meeting, 6:30 PM Eagle Hall
February 26, 2016
Music Course Selection forms, teacher and parent information sheets due to elementary HR teachers
April 11, 2016
ZMS Music teachers to Union
April 25, 2016
Paiges Music Night for incoming 5th graders,6:30 – 7:30 PM Eagle Hall
May 11 – 13, 2016
4th graders visit ZMS,9:30 – 11:00 AM
Wanted....BOX TOPS...The race is on! Be the class with the most box tops and your class will win a pizza party at the end of the year! You can send the box tops in a plastic baggie or taped to a box top sheet (found in the front office) ***PLEASE*** be sure to write your teachers name so they can get the credit. You can check out the leader boards in the Pre-K wing and in the cafeteria.
Save the Date
Please Save the Date
Our Annual Union Soiree
Friday, February 26, 2016
Woodland Country Club of Carmel
The annual Union parent soiree (adults only) is Friday, Feb 26th. RSVP’s are due this Friday, Feb. 12th. Please return your reservation form along with your cash or check to the front office marked “UNION PTO”. Your promptness will help us in ordering the right amount of food and table settings for this very special event. See attached for a reservation form, if you have misplaced yours.
Be sure to tell the attendant to count your clothing donation for the Zionsville Educational Services Center. For every 13-gallon bag of clothing donated, the ESC will receive a $5 Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to families in need, so that they can shop for free. Vouchers earned will go to ZCS guidance departments.
Reminder: This is for clothing donations only. You can donate other items, but only the clothing will count toward our total.
Please feel free to pass this along to family and friends! You can take clothing to ANYGoodwill and tell them it is for the Zionsville Educational Services Center.
Union Express is up and running. Remember, your mail will not be delivered without the proper address and stamp. If you need to print a stamp from home they can be found on the PTO link under Union Express as well as the full addresses.
Just a note to be sure you can access my Canvas page just in the off chance we have 2 e-days. The first day will be made up at the end of the year while the second day will be an e-day.
Have a great week. :)
Your partner in education,
February 9-Dairy Queen night
February 10-Permission slip is due.
February 12-Valentine's Day Party
February 15-No school!
February 16-No school!
February 17-9:30-11:00 Field trip to ZMS
6:30-ZMS parent meeting
February 18-Hot Box night
February 24-1st grade breakfast
February 26-Annual Soiree and music selection forms due
March 11-quarter ends
March 12-2 x 2 basketball
March 14-Daylight Savings begins
March 18-Spotlight Night 5-9:30
March 23-Social Health
March 25-April 3 Spring Break