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WELCOME BACK COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER - Sept. 27, 2023
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - SEPTEMBER 28
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT IS THIS Thursday, September 28 at 6:30-8:00pm. We'll be starting promptly at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6:15...
The basic plan is as follows:
-Grades K-2 families go directly to the classrooms to meet the teacher
-Grades 3-5 families go to the All Purpose Room (Cafeteria) to meet with Mr. Dreves and support staff
6:55-7:00pm - Transition time - Grades 3-5 transition first and K-2 families follow after an announcement. K-2 families please don't leave your classroom until I make the all clear announcement.
7:00 - 7:25pm
-Grades 3-5 families go the classrooms to meet the teachers
-Grades K-2 families go to the All Purpose Room to meet with Mr. Dreves and support staff
7:25-7:30pm - Most families will likely be finished at 7:25pm and will head home at this time.
Teachers are available in their rooms for families who have additional children in other grades and were not able to make both sessions, or if families would like to meet a special area teacher.
INTERESTED IN BEING A CLASS PARENT??
If you are interested in being a class parent for your child's class, please complete THIS SURVEY - CLICK HERE. While submitting your name does not guarantee that you will fulfill the role, we would love to have 2-3 interested class parents to help make each of our classrooms a special place this year! Please complete this survey by 9/28 (Back To School Night).
If you're wondering what a class parent could/would do, the PTA and our Family Resource Coordinator have created this useful description of the ideal class parent experience - CLICK HERE.
5th Grade Families - PLEASE READ
Please see this message from Val Schmidt who is spearheading the 5th grade committee this year. She needs your help. See below:
The 5th grade committee will be organizing the traditional events that occur throughout 5th grade and we would like to make sure that all of our families are included and have an opportunity to participate in helping out.
One of our first events will be hosting a bake sale at back to school night. Please see the attached link and donate if you are able! Going forward, we would like to communicate all information with you directly. If you are interested in receiving 5th grade communications related to 5th grade events, and have not already done so, please email Val at the following address and indicate that you would like to receive emails pertaining to 5th grade related events.
Hope to hear from all of you and am looking forward to sharing fun times together this year.
Please check out the sign up for Thursday, 9/28 Back to School Night Sale:
Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15-10/15
The 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is "Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America."
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage, we have created this HISPANIC HERITAGE SLIDE SHOW and are working to celebrate hispanic culture, authors, leaders, musicians, etc. during this month. If you notice that your country is missing from this slide deck, please feel free to share information with us so we can honor all hispanic countries and cultures that represent our families.
Additionally, we will be hosting, Anna De La Paz, a former UNES parent and salsa/flamenco/tango/merengue dance instructor, at UNES. On October 2,3,4 during recess time, kids who choose that they want to learn some latin dance moves will be welcomed to participate.
PLEASE JOIN THE PTA
Please consider joining our PTA! PTA Membership isn't required but,
if you sign up for our state-wide PTA Membership,
UNES will receive a portion of your contribution,
and you will gain access to additional
PTA Resources and discounts!
Please click below to register... Our PTA will deeply appreciate it!
WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY - OCTOBER 4
Upper Nyack Elementary School is participating in WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY on Wednesday, October 4, 2023!!
What: Walk, bike, scoot, or roll to school on October 4 th !
When: In time for the start of class, arrival 8:30 AM- 8:50AM
Why: Walking, biking, scooting, or rolling to school is a great way to get outdoors, get some exercise, be social, reduce car traffic and pollution, and discover new things!
We'll all be there in the morning to applaud your arrival!
Picture Day is Coming - October 6
Class pictures will be taken on Friday, October 6. Order forms are being sent home this week.
If you would like to pre-order online, you can do so at THIS LINK.
Be sure to input the Picture Day ID - EVTC9TN4K
Indigenous People's Day - October 9 (NO SCHOOL)
As part of our equity initiative, we have been working hard to create resources to support a more equitable and inclusive school community. Our partners in the IDEA created the presentations below regarding this important observance.
If any of our parents would like to come in and read or share their Native American heritage with the classes, please be in contact with Principal Dreves, or the classroom teacher.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Thursday September 28th - Elementary Back to School Night.
Monday, October 2 - Stomp out Bullying Day - Wear Blue
Monday, October 2 - Wednesday, October 4 - Hispanic Heritage Salsa Dancing Event!
Wednesday, October 4 - Walk/Bike to School Day
Friday, October 6 - Picture Day
Monday, October 9 - Indigenous People's Day (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, October 27 - TRUNK OR TREAT!
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO
Updated Contact Information: Please make sure that your information in the Infinite Campus student information Parent Portal is up to date. In case we need to reach you immediately, it is important that we have the correct contact information. Should information need to be updated or your parent portal password needs to be reset, please contact the district registrar at 845-353-7038 or email MaryEllen Lydecker at
YOU CAN TRANSLATE THIS NEWSLETTER
Access the Translation and ADA bar:
On the top of the page, you'll see the ADA and Translation features (SEE PHOTO). To translate your newsletter, click on the Translate button and choose your desired language.
Acceda a la barra de Traducción y ADA:
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Aksè ba Tradiksyon ak ADA:
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