April 2018 Parent Newsletter

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Kindergarten Round Up

Do you have a child or know someone with a child starting kindergarten in the fall? Please contact Susan Sadler in the Union Chapel office for online enrollment information. Mark your calendar for kindergarten roundup, Monday, April 30. There will be three informational sessions beginning at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30PM. Please call the Union Chapel office at 816.359.4310 to schedule your roundup time. Please click here to see more information.
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2018-19 School Supply List

It's never too soon to get a head start on next year! Please click here to see the supply list for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

School supply packs are available for purchase here.

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2018 Summer School Enrollment Information

Enroll today for 2018 Park Hill Summer School! Our summer school dates for kindergarten through eighth grade are June 4 to July 3. Union Chapel summer school hours are 8:40 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

Return this form to your assigned Park Hill school or to the school your child plans to attend during summer school. The boundary locator tool can help you locate your assigned school.

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Reflections Program Winners

Congratulations to 3 students from Union Chapel who received recognition for the 2018 "Within Reach" Reflections Program at the STATE level.

Makenna Miller -- 2nd Place at the State Level for her dance entry entitled "Golden"

Avery Matthews -- 5th Place at the State Level for her dance entry entitled "Rise Toward Your Dreams"

Amelia Perry -- Honorable Mention at State Level for her iterature entry entitled "Reaching"

These students and their families are invited to the annual Missouri PTA Student Showcase on April 29th at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center in Independence.

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6th Grade Transition Information

Please click here for a list of important upcoming dates for Plaza Middle School.
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Take Your Child to Work Day: Student Attendance

Please click here to see the important letter regarding Take Your Child to Work Day from Dr. Archer.

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A note from our school nurse, Mrs. Walls

MEDICATIONS: As the end of the school year approaches, please remember to pick up your child’s medication from the nurse’s office. By PHSD policy, the school cannot store any medication for the following school year. Any medication not picked up will be discarded on the last day of school. As a reminder, medication administration forms must be renewed annually, and a form must accompany all medication before it can be administered. For scheduled medication that needs to be initiated on the first day of school in August, please ask for a blank medication form when picking up this year’s medication.

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Union Chapel PTA Officer Slate for 2018-19

Maryam Austin - President

Angela Mathews - Vice President

Jennifer Perry and Laurie Roedeske - Program Coordinator (Co-Chairs)

Open - Finance Coordinator

Rivca Swenson and Polly Howard - Volunteer Coordinator (Co-Chairs)

Emily Wilson - Secretary

Gena Agron - Treasurer

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Bright Futures Preschool

Parents, if you are needing an income-based preschool for your children who will be 3 or 4 by July 31st, this information is for you! Click here for information about Park Hill’s Bright Futures Preschool.

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April 2018 Calendar

April 5 UC Student/Art Showcase, Science Fair & Book Fair (5:00 - 7:00 pm)

April 10 PTA Cultural Arts Program (1:30 pm; Gym)

April 10 PTA Meeting (6:30 pm; LMC)

April 11 4th Grade Field Trip

April 12 Early Release Day (1:30 pm dismissal)

April 13 No School

April 16-May 4 MAP Testing

April 19 2nd Grade Field Trip

April 30 Kindergarten Round-Up

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May 2018 Calendar

May 5 District Art Fair

May 10 Early Release (1:30 pm dismissal)

May 11 Henning-Mother's Day Tea (2:00 pm; Classroom)

May 16 5th Grade Track Meet (District Stadium)

May 16 Coffee with the Counselor (7:45 am; LMC)

May 17 Becker-Rumble in the Jungle (11:45 am; Classroom)

May 18 Knepper- Rumble in the Jungle (11:45 am; Classroom)

May 18 Scott-Rumble in the Jungle (2:00 pm; Classroom)

May 21 District Choir Concert (6:30 pm; Park Hill South)

May 23 5th Grade Awards Assembly (8:45 am; Gym)

May 23 K-2 Grades Award Assembly (1:00 pm; Gym)

May 23 3-4 Grades Award Assembly (2:00 pm; Gym)

May 24 Yearbook Distribution

May 25 UC Field Day

May 29 UC Field Day make-up, if needed

May 30 5th Grade Dance Out (11:30 am)

May 30 Last Day of School (11:45 am dismissal)

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Park Hill STAR Award

The nomination form for the Park Hill Star award is open! This award recognizes employees who reflect the district’s values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. Anyone can nominate a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee for the monthly recognition. Also, check out the compilation video of the 2016-2017 Park Hill Star award winners. Click here for a listing of all previous Union Chapel nominees and honorees.

Union Chapel Vision and Mission Statement

Our Vision

Building Successful Futures * Each Student * Every Day


Our Mission

Union Chapel is a safe, caring environment that upholds high standards and inspires students to achieve their personal best so they will become successful lifelong learners and citizens of character.

At Union Chapel Elementary School, we value:

  • A positive and structured environment;
  • Open line of clear and regular communication;
  • Collaboration;
  • Students feeling valued, respected and safe;
  • Variety in learning approaches to meet individual learning needs, styles, and interests; and
  • High standards and a clear purpose for learning.