October 2021

UES Information and Updates

Thank You Parents & Guardians!

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding during the recent transportation shortage. Thank you for getting our Undeniably Excellent Students to school each day!

UES Important Dates:

  • October 7 - UES Mid-Marking Period for Marking Period 1
  • October 8 - UES Home and School Meeting 9:30 AM (Virtual via ZOOM)
  • October 12 - MTPS Parent Academy 7:00 PM (Virtual via ZOOM)
  • October 18-22 - UES Celebrates Week of Respect and Violence Awareness
  • October 18-22 - Home and School Book Fair
  • October 19 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 PM
  • October 22 - School Spirit Day - Crazy Socks Day - "Be ReSOCKful"
  • October 29 - UES Celebrates Halloween - Early Dismissal Day
  • November 2 - Election Day - Regular School Day
  • November 4 & 5 - NJEA Teachers Convention - Schools Closed

UES Is a Character Strong School

We are excited that we will be utilizing an SEL program this year called Character Strong. Through the Character Strong curriculum we will focus on the SEL competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making, and character development skills of patience, kindness, honesty, respect, selflessness, forgiveness, commitment, and humility. Our students in grades 4 and 5 will participate in Character Strong's program titled Purposeful People. Our grade 6 students will participate in Character Strong's Middle School SEL program. Character Strong will be utilized during Morning Meeting time each day and will be infused through daily and school-wide lessons and activities. We will continue to share more information regarding Character Strong as we move through the school year.

UES Week of Respect and Violence Awareness

The UES will Celebrate Week of Respect and Violence Awareness October 18 through 22. Each October, New Jersey school districts observe Week of Respect and Violence Awareness by providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing/remediating harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying. Here at the UES, students will view Counselor Corner videos, engage in Character Strong lessons on respect each day during Morning Meeting, and will participate in a variety of other activities.

UES is Phanatic About Reading!

This year our Undeniably Excellent Students are invited to participate in the Philadelphia Phillies Phanatic About Reading Program. For more information about the program click on the links below.

Phanatic About Reading Parent Letter

Phanatic About Reading Program

Halloween is Coming!

We look forward to celebrating Halloween 2021 on October 29, 2021! The UES will not have "traditional" Halloween celebrations this year, but each class will celebrate Halloween with themed lessons, costumes, and some fun activities. All students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes on Friday, October 29. Thank you in advance for helping your child choose a comfortable and school-appropriate costume (no Violence or gore, no Weapons, adhere's to dress code, shoes must be worn, COVID face masks must be worn).

MTPS Parent Academy: Parenting in a More Wholehearted Way - October 12 at 7PM via Zoom

Moorestown Township Public Schools has been working with local providers to create workshops for the MTPS Parent Academy. This fall we are excited to work with Andrea Valente and Lauren Emma of Courage and Wellness Therapy in Moorestown Their workshop series, "explores how to live, love, lead, and parent in a more wholehearted way. We will look at why 'never good enough' shows up in our lives and how to practice gratitude and joy. During this 60-minute workshop, we will explore how scarcity culture operates in our daily lives; how our anxiety and fear can manifest as scarcity. Concepts are born from the renowned scholar, author and speaker Dr. Brené Brown, using material from the #1 NY Times Best Seller, The Gifts of Imperfection. Discussion will focus on core concepts of Cultivating Gratitude and Joy, Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of the Dark." This is part one of the two-part fall series. The second workshop will be held on November 11 at 7PM. Please complete the Google Form to receive the Zoom link to the program. MTPS Parent Academy 10/12/2021 Sign-up Form

Important Reminders:

  • Visitors will not be permitted to enter the UES at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Please make sure your child has all items needed for school. We need to limit items being dropped off during the school day.
  • Please make sure your child has a spare mask in his/her backpack. You'd be surprised how often a spare mask is needed!
  • Smart Watches are not permitted at the UES. Please leave them at home!
  • Please make sure your child charges his/her laptop each night!