News From Pier 25

May 13, 2016

Dear UMAC Parents,

Please make sure you RSVP and mark your calendars for our American Hero History walk next Friday at 2:15pm. The students have been working so hard researching and learning about their hero.

Next Friday, students will give a presentation to our class from the first person point of view (acting as if they are the American hero). In the afternoon, all students will participate in the history walk and briefly teach parents about their hero.

Please make sure you briefly talk about a costume or prop your child can use during their presentation and the history walk. Also, please ask your child to practice their speech a few times at home using their notecards! :)

Recycling & Patrol Breakfast

The recycle and patrol breakfast is Monday, 5/16. Mrs. Barrett and Mrs. Juliano will be bringing members of these two clubs to Colonial Cafe for a celebration breakfast. Buses will leave promptly at 7:25am!

State Science Test

Just when we thought all the testing was over... We found out there will be one more science test for 5th grade students. Please see the information below given to us from the district and our administration.

In compliance with Illinois testing requirements, we will be administering a science assessment to fifth grade students between May 9 and May 27. The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014. The test time allotted is approximately one hour and will consist of 18 questions on the fifth grade test. You can read more about the Illinois Science Test at


Our old friends will take the assessment on Tuesday, May 24.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 16: Breakfast for patrols and recyclers, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 18: Early Release Day, 2:00 p.m. student dismissal

Thursday, May 19: PTO meeting 7:00 p.m. in the LMC

Friday, May 20: UMAC American Hero Walk at 2:15pm

Tuesday, May 24: Old Friends take State Science Test

Wednesday, May 25: 5th grade Orientation at middle schools, Woods Creek UMAC countdown begins

Thursday, May 26: Olympic Day at Woods Creek

Friday, May 27: UMAC field trip to Veteran’s Acres

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day- No school

Thursday, June 2: Last day of school, 2:00 dismissal