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February 1, 2016

Tisch's Tidbits

Welcome to February! While it feels like Spring, we are in depths of Winter. Next week is supposed to be cold, so be sure the kiddos are bundled up!

In reading, we are working on imagery and symbolism. We are also focusing on using text evidence to support our answers.

We have taken our science test over unit 3. Our next unit is over animals and adaptations! There should be some connections with the Specialty Fair from last year.

In English, we are working on level 3 and 4 with identifying prepositional phrases, direct objects, indirect objects, clauses, and identifying sentence types.

Our focus in writing is personal essays. We are working on collecting ideas, how to write a thesis statement and then using it to write a personal essay.

STEM Night

This Thursday is STEM night here at Union! Bring the family from 6-7:30 for a night of fun activities focusing on science and math!

Valentine's Day

Next Friday is our Valentine's Day party! Valentine Boxes will be made during the party, so all the kids will need to bring are their Valentines. :) Here is the list of students in our class if you are getting a jump start on Valentines!

Skylar Brooks

Bryce Conlee

Christian Cruz

Max Fish

Macey Franciskovich

Nathan Gordon

Jackson Herbold

Jim Holbrook

Sarah Kouns

Braden McKinzie

Ibrahim Mohsin

Valeria Molina Almodovar

Colton Mullis

Braden Parker

Ashleigh Powlen

Andy Raikos

Andrew Rexing

Samantha Sheehe

Joe Spees

Ashley Strueh

Marlee Theobald

Abbi Wagner

Aisley Willis

Dax Woodfork

Field Trip

Yesterday, a permission slip on purple paper came home for our field trip to the middle school on February 17. This permission slip is due next Wednesday.

Transitioning to 5th Grade

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

Parents, information will be coming home about donations for “grade level” baskets. We hope you can help us raise additional funding at the Union Soiree. We promise to keep it simple: sign up online, send the item to school with your child and we’ll make it look pretty along with the rest of the grade goodies. We will have 5 AWESOME baskets for the silent auction with fun themes for your families!

In addition, we are seeking any other items/experiences that you might have access to (tickets, autographed items, gift certificates, etc.,…). Please remember that all donations are tax deductible and whatever we raise goes to help our kids (new Chromebooks, additional fieldtrips, class projects, etc.,..)

Thanks SOOO much for your help!

Please feel free to contact Tamra Craig with any questions or if you have something (in addition to class baskets) to donate.


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.

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.

Just a note to be sure you can access my Canvas page just in the off chance we have 2 e-days. The first day will be made up at the end of the year while the second day will be an e-day.

Have a great week. :)

Your partner in education,



February 4-STEM night 6-7:30

February 5-Jersey Day in honor of the Super Bowl!

**I will not be in school today.

February 10-Permission slip is due.

February 12-Valentine's Day Party

February 15-No school!

February 16-No school!

February 17-9:30-11:00 Field trip to ZMS

6:30-ZMS parent meeting

February 18-Hot Box night

February 24-1st grade breakfast

February 26-Annual Soiree and music selection forms due

March 11-quarter ends

March 12-2 x 2 basketball

March 14-Daylight Savings begins

March 18-Spotlight Night 5-9:30

March 23-Social Health

March 25-April 3 Spring Break


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