Upper Nyack Elementary School SCOOP
News You Can Use! February 28, 2023
PTA BINGO NIGHT - Friday, March 3
CLICK HERE FOR THE BINGO NIGHT FLYER
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO HELP...
Community Engagement Parent Meetings
Please consider joining me on the following dates in the Global Learning Commons at 5pm. I will also open the meetings for virtual attendance at this link - CLICK HERE to attend virtually.
Grades 4/5 - Tuesday, February 28 @ 5pm
Grades 2/3 - Tuesday, March 7 @ 5pm
Grades K/1 - Tuesday, March 14 @ 5pm
SNOW MAKEUP DATE - Tuesday, March 21 @ 5pm
Please know that I work hard to have an open door policy and want to work together with you about any concerns you may have. I try to respond to emails within 24 hours and will often just pick up the phone and call. You can also call me at 845-353-7260 and Ms. Contreras will either pass on a message or connect you directly if I'm free. Additionally, I hold monthly virtual parent coffees - CLICK HERE FOR THE PARENT COFFEE SCHEDULE. Finally, I also believe that there are times when we need to come around a table and meet face to face. If you feel that you'd like to meet with me in person, please call Ms. Contreras and she'll find a time.
Penguin Plunge - Sunday, March 5
We invite anyone interested to support this incredible cause and/or come out to watch (or join) the fun! Principal Dreves will be plunging in full principal gear! Guaranteed for some laughs!
Scholastic Book Fair - March 13-17
Get ready! This year's Book Fair is going to be epic! UNES is joining Nyack Middle School, Liberty, and Valley Cottage in hosting a Scholastic book fair March 13-17, 2023.
Book Fair Homepage: https://bookfairs.scholastic. com/bf/uppernyackelementaryschool
We're looking for parent/guardian volunteers to help us to run the bookfair. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP for a slot.
CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE OF CLASS VISITS. You'll note that there are two short visits to the book fair scheduled for each class. On Monday and Tuesday, students will browse and shop for books that they're interested in and will compile a wish list to bring home. On Wednesday and Thursday, classes will make a return visit for students to purchase books.
Parents/guardians can also create an EWALLET (CLICK HERE FOR EWALLET INSTRUCTIONS) Any parents/guardians who would like to visit the fair is welcomed to do so any day at dismissal time or all day Friday, March 17. Your child can be called down to join you on Friday if you notify the teacher.
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER FROM OUR IDEA COMMITTEE REGARDING BOOKS THAT CELEBRATE OUR DIVERSITY
PTA / IDEA NEXT MEETING - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023
I will be attending this meeting as part of my listen and learn efforts, while also inviting our new Family Resource Coordinator - Yessi Santana. We'd like to discuss better ways to engage our parent and guardian community. Please consider joining!
Additionally, the IDEA committee has been developing a listen and learn survey for families that I'll be sending out shortly once it is translated. We hope to gather some valuable feedback from all those who participate.
KINDERGARTEN SCREENING DATES
Applications for free/reduced lunch will be inserted in the 2023-2024 school calendar that will be mailed to you in late August. Bus information will be sent electronically via email and available through the Parent Portal after enrollment.
FOR YOUR FUTURE PLANNING
5th Grade Graduation / Moving Up Ceremony - Friday, June 16 (@ 9:30am)
Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony - Wednesday, June 14 (@ 9:30am)
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Mark Your Calendars!
- Friday, March 3 - PTA BINGO NIGHT
- Sunday, March 5 - Penguin Plunge @ Memorial Park in Nyack.
- Friday, March 10 - Superintendent Conference Day - No School
- March 13-17 - Scholastic Book Fair
- Monday March 20 - Colonial Arts Presentation (4th Grade)
- Friday, March 24. - Day in Clay Project with Cliff Mendelson
- Thursday, March 30 - Safety Assembly (Bus, Pedestrian, Parking Lot and Bicycle Safety)
- April 3-7 - Spring Recess (No School)
- April 19-20 - NYS ELA Exam