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November 2018 Parent Newsletter

Pre-register AND pre-pay for the Thanksgiving Luncheon.

As we prepare for our annual Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, November 15, we ask that guests pre-register and pre-pay for your Thanksgiving lunch. If you have already had your license scanned into the Raptor visitor system, we ask that you stop by the UC office to pre-register and pre-pay for your lunch. Adult meals are $3.50. Please bring exact cash/change or check payable to Park Hill Food Service. Pre-register and pre-pay today to avoid long check in lines on the day of the Thanksgiving lunch.

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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 full color discount card providing the customer with 21 local buy-one-get-one-free offers. Proceeds from the card campaign to the Park Hill School District Education Foundation and participating schools.


Discount card sales occur in the Park Hill schools starting Thursday, November 1st thru Monday, November 12th.


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.

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New Infinite Campus Apps for Parents and Students

Infinite Campus has released two brand new apps to connect Park Hill families with what’s going on in the classroom. These free apps, called Campus Parent and Campus Student, are designed to give parents and students real-time access to grades, attendance information, assignments, and more. The easy-to-use design displays what is currently happening in the classroom so you can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process.


They are available for download from both Google Play and the Apple Store. If you already have the current Campus Portal app for parents, it will no longer be supported; make sure to download the new Campus Parent so you don’t miss anything.

Don’t forget to enable push notifications for instant updates! Just download the app, tap the user icon in the top right, and select Settings > Notification Settings.

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Upcoming Events for November

November 2 - Spirit Wear: Favorite Singer

November 8 - RSVP deadline for Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 8 - Spirit Wear: Exercise clothing w/tennis shoes

November 8 - Early Release Day (1:30 dismissal)

November 9 - Spirit Wear: Chiefs and Red Friday

November 11- Veterans Day

November 12 -16 - Scholastic Book Fair (Flex Learning Center)

November 13 - PTA Meeting (6:30 pm; Library)

November 15 - Thanksgiving Luncheon (11:00 am - 1:30 pm; Cafeteria)

November 16 - Kindergarten Native American Day (8:45 am - 10:30 am; Classrooms)

November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break

November 30 - Christmas on the River (6:00 pm; Downtown Parkville)

November 30 - Spirit Wear: Red Friday

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Park Hill Stars

The Park Hill Star recognition program was started in 2015 to celebrate support staff and teachers whose work is especially noteworthy. Recently, PHSD Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd visited Union Chapel to congratulate three staff members who were nominated by parents and students. Pictures of these visits are below.


Click here to see who at Union Chapel has been recognized through the Park Hill Star Program last year and this year so far: UC Recognitions


The following is an overview of the Park Hill Star Program:


Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

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Union Chapel Vision and Mission Statement

Union Chapel Vision and Mission Statement



Our Vision Building Successful Futures * Each Student * Every Day

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Our Mission

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.