UPE Family Update

November 2021

Dear UPE Families,

Thank you so much for your continued support this school year. We have 29 instructional days left of 2021-then we start 2022. WE GOT THIS! Continue to pep talk and remind your scholar of expectations- this partnership is helpful to everyone is greatly appreciated.

Students can work on Symphony, Reading Plus, iReady, and reading at home- these practices are key. In lower grades (K-1) high frequency and sight words are a huge practice, and in grades 3-5 practicing division and multiplication facts is pivotal for success.

We want to take this time to remind you that with the new mandate, masks are required unless a parent note is provided. If you turned one in at the beginning of the year, we will continue to honor it.


Dismissal Update:

Please ensure that if your students are car riders, you are using the carline. For the safety of all our walker students, families should not park at family dollar to pick up their students.


Please see below for our delayed dismissal procedures:

Families, we are anticipating some severe weather right around dismissal today. Please send your child with a raincoat, or umbrella, especially if they are a walker. We will communicate delayed dismissal if we move into a delay dismissal which is very probable with the weather that is moving our direction for this afternoon. For delayed dismissal - if families want to pick up their child when we are in a lightning delay- you must now park and come to the front office with either car tag or Identification to sign them out. We encourage you to park and wait - however if you cannot - according to new policy, you must exit your vehicle and sign your child out from the front office. We realize this may take longer- but safety is priority.

(The only students dismissing from the bus loop are pre- k and families of walkers- who will need identification or walker tags to sign out.)

Everyone else must come and sign out from front office.

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Shoutout A Staff Member:

Tips & Resources for Families:

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Calling all readers!

We have a new challenge for November (see flyer above).

Students who participate in reading, logging their minutes, and completing activities will receive weekly rewards. Students who complete all the reading minutes and challenges by November 15 will receive prizes from Mrs. Gonzalez.

If there are any questions please call or send an email to Mrs. Gonzalez 58744@ocps.net 407-249-6390 ext 3992227.
100 Sight Words Collection for Children - Dolch Top 100 Words by ELF Learning
ADD 'EM UP! (song for kids about adding +1 up to ten)
Multiplying two fractions: an explanation | Fractions | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy
Understanding division of fractions | Fractions | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy
Summarizing nonfiction | Reading | Khan Academy

Read Alouds to Listen to With Your Children:

Trombone Shorty Read By Angela Bassett
To Be A Drum read by James Earl Jones

Social Emotional Learning:

Building Relationships | Apologizing | "Zach Apologizes" Read Aloud | Social Emotional Learning