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January 4, 2016

Tisch's Tidbits

Welcome back!!! It's 2016 and big things are going to happen this year! It's wonderful seeing all of my amazing fourth graders as we all got back into the swing of things together. We are working on our "Save the Penguins" project this week which ties in with convection, conduction, and radiation. This quarter, we are learning new words and working with them in our Wordly Wise books as well! Both math groups are wrapping up a unit and showing what they know on the unit test. In language, we are working on level 2 of sentences which is identifying complete/simple subjects and predicates along with prepositional phrases. We are all continuing on with our novels as well. There's nothing like diving in head first!

Thank you!

My heart was overflowing on the last day of school before break. I was beyond moved with all of the thoughtful gifts you presented me! Thank you for your love and support this year. It has just meant to much to me.


We encourage families to check the Food Services website to view the new look of the 2016 Second Semester menu.

Changes will begin on January 4, 2016.

The most important things to note are:

  1. You will see different letters at the end of some item selections. Those letters denote any allergens in that product. The legend for each allergen is at the bottom of the page of the new menu.
  2. There will be fewer main entrée selections this semester.
  3. On a daily basis the student’s options will be the “Hot Lunch”, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich or Bagel & Yogurt with String Cheese.
  4. One of three additional entrée options will be available per week and will be on a three week rotation.
  • Week 1 (January 4-8): Turkey Sub
  • Week 2 (January 11-15): Chef Salad
  • Week 3 (January 18 – 22): Grilled Cheese
  • Week 4 (January 25-29): Turkey Sub

Transitioning to 5th Grade

It is hard to believe that plans are already underway for our Union Stars to transition to ZMS! Below is the timeline of activities and deadlines for second semester.

January 11, 2016

Email will be sent to 4th grade parents with timeline and Music Course Selection forms and Parent Information Sheet

February 17, 2016

4th graders visit ZMS, 9:30-11:00 AM

4th to 5th Parent Meeting, 6:30 PM Eagle Hall

February 26, 2016

Music Course Selection forms, teacher and parent information sheets due to elementary HR teachers

April 11, 2016

ZMS Music teachers to Union

April 25, 2016

Paiges Music Night for incoming 5th graders,6:30 – 7:30 PM Eagle Hall

May 11 – 13, 2016

4th graders visit ZMS,9:30 – 11:00 AM

Box Tops

Wanted....BOX TOPS...The race is on! Be the class with the most box tops and your class will win a pizza party at the end of the year! You can send the box tops in a plastic baggie or taped to a box top sheet (found in the front office) ***PLEASE*** be sure to write your teachers name so they can get the credit. You can check out the leader boards in the Pre-K wing and in the cafeteria.

Save the Date

Please Save the Date


Our Annual Union Soiree

Friday, February 26, 2016

Woodland Country Club of Carmel


Be sure to tell the attendant to count your clothing donation for the Zionsville Educational Services Center. For every 13-gallon bag of clothing donated, the ESC will receive a $5 Goodwill clothing voucher to distribute to families in need, so that they can shop for free. Vouchers earned will go to ZCS guidance departments.

Reminder: This is for clothing donations only. You can donate other items, but only the clothing will count toward our total.

Please feel free to pass this along to family and friends! You can take clothing to ANYGoodwill and tell them it is for the Zionsville Educational Services Center.


We will be taking our midyear NWEA assessments this Friday (8), Monday (11), and Wednesday (13) in the morning.

PTO Meeting

The PTO General meeting on January 13th is an evening meeting at 7:00 pm. Childcare will be available. We will be joined by a Guest Speaker who is a certified family counselor. They will be giving us an introduction about Mindful Meditation. Research has shown meditation to help humans engage their ‘calm and connect’ brain in a fast paced, often stressful world, as well as to assist in lowering blood pressure and managing chronic pain, whether the pain is physical or emotional. This is an introduction in an informal, playful setting that simply affords participants to take a break and just breathe. We hope to see you there!

Union Express

Union Express is up and running. Remember, your mail will not be delivered without the proper address and stamp. If you need to print a stamp from home they can be found on the PTO link under Union Express as well as the full addresses.

Have a great week. :)

Your partner in education,




January 8, 11 and 13

grades posted

January 8 on PEP

Mrs. Tisch absent

January 14

January 18

No school!


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