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November Parent Newsletter

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Park Hill Education Foundation Fundraiser Information

The Park Hill School District Education Foundation discount card sales program benefits schools and patrons alike. The schools, in conjunction with Major Saver, work with businesses throughout the district to offer a $15 discount card providing the customer with 21 local buy-one-get-one-free offers. In most cases, redeeming only two offers offsets the cost of the card. Proceeds from the card campaign go to the Park Hill School District Education Foundation and participating schools.


Discount card sales occur in the Park Hill schools starting Wednesday, November 1st thru Monday, November 13th.


Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. Online sales can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.


Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year, making online sales easier for friends and family! On the Major Saver homepage, you are able to enter your student’s information tocreate a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!


Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student through the Major Saver app. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction, the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

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WONDER Movie Day

Don’t miss our movie day on Nov. 18th @ 10:00, AMC BarryWoods 24. We will be watching the movie Wonder as a Union Chapel family, and continuing to celebrate our pledge to be kind and include others. Please click here for more information and to reserve your tickets.
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So Many Activities, So Little Time

Students who are involved in extracurricular activities, from chess club to cheerleading to chorus, tend to have higher self-esteem and stronger connections to school. But an overloaded schedule with too many activities can have the opposite effect, leaving kids and parents stressed out. For more information, please click here.

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The Day of Hope

The Day of Hope is a FREE event for families living or going to school in Platte County. Families are provided with winter assistance; this includes groceries, children’s winter clothing, children’s socks and underwear, holiday gifts, free haircuts, and more!


When? December 2nd, 2017, from 8 am- 2 pm. All families must register by November 4th!


Where? The Rock of KC, 12750 N Winan Rd., Kansas City, MO 64163


For more information, please click here; or, contact our School Social Worker, Ellie Hart (816) 359-5733.

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Hats Off for Hurricanes

On September 15, students and staff were invited to wear a hat and make a $1donation to Hurricane Harvey and Irma victims. We are proud to say that UC students and staff raised $651.50 for the cause, and these funds were sent to the American Red Cross for use where they are most needed.
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Fall NWEA Student Reports: Coming SOON!

Throughout this school year, kindergarten students through fifth grade students will be taking an online assessment from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) called the Measures of Assessment Program (MAP). The NWEA MAP is not associated with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. NWEA MAP Growth assessments align with Missouri learning standards and provide instructional guidance to Park Hill teachers related to Missouri benchmarks. NWEA replaces Acuity and STAR assessments that have been used in the past. All Park Hill elementary schools are sharing the Fall NWEA Student Growth Reports with families of students in grades 3-5 through backpack mail on Friday, November 3, 2017. Second grade parents will receive a letter regarding NWEA, but will not receive reports at this time. UC kindergarten and first grade students did not take NWEA in the fall, so there will be no reports or letters for these students. If you have any NWEA questions, please contact our school guidance counselor, Mrs. Audra Olson, at 816-359-4310.

Park Hill Clothing Center Shopping Days - Volunteers Needed

The PH Clothing Center is in need of volunteers to help with sorting and hanging clothes in the various rooms while shoppers are in the center. The center is open 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on select dates. If possible, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the opening so you have time to ask questions and get started before shoppers enter. Click here to sign up for November and here to sign up for December.

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Upcoming Events for November

11/1-11/13 Major Savor Campaign

11/9 Early Release (1:30 pm)

11/10 Veteran's Day

11/13-11/17 Scholastic Book Fair

11/14 PTA Meeting (6:30 pm, LMC)

11/16 Thanksgiving Luncheon

11/16 5th Grade Music Program (7:00, Gym)

11/17 Native American Day (kindergarten classrooms)

11/21 First Grade Thanksgiving Play (classrooms)

11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

11/30 Picture Re-take Day

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Park Hill Star Nominations


The nomination form for the Park Hill Star award is open! This award recognizes employees who reflect the district’s values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. Anyone can nominate a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee for the monthly recognition. Also, check out the compilation video of the 2016-2017 Park Hill Star award winners. Click here for a listing of all previous Union Chapel nominees and honorees.

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.