University Elementary

September 29th News

Principal's Message

Dear University Elementary Families,


This Monday, Sept. 30th everyone is invited to join me in revisiting our school vision statement. An outside agency has strongly recommended that we tighten up the wording in an attempt to make it easier to remember and repeat. We of course do not want to change the meaning as what we have written is our school philosophy. We are meeting in Room A7 at 3:30pm.


We are also in need of another parent to join our School Site Council. We meet four times a year, on Mondays beginning with Monday, October 7th . This group reviews and provides input for our School Plan for Student Achievement and Comprehensive School Safety Plan. They also help develop our annual school survey and then review the results to determine how we are viewed by our stakeholders and areas for improvement. Please let me know if you are interested in this very vital role.


This year we are joining Sonoma County's Safe Routes to School program. We will have a monthly Walk & Roll to school day. We will have our first Walk & Roll day on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd. On these days students who walk, bike, or scooter to school will be counted and the class with the most walkers/rollers will receive the "Golden Sneaker" for their classroom.


I want to thank everyone for working so hard to recruit pledges for our annual Walk-a-Thon. We raised $17,579.59 and I see that money is still coming in. It is not too late to return Walk-a-Thon envelopes. This is the greatest amount we have raised since we have been a full TK-5th grade school. Our top fundraising students were Ananda from Mr. Moores Class, Tristan from Mr. Kurada's class, Violet Keene, from Ms. Hassur's class, Stevie Ball form Mrs. Barksdale's class and Selena from Ms. Hassur's class. Each of these students brought in $445 and upward toward $600


I would also like to publicly thank Pedro and Sandra Pardo for donating and installing new redwood planks for our garden classroom picnic tables. They are beautiful! I speak for all the students and staff when I say how very grateful we are.




Best regards,

Charlotte Straub - Principal

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School Clubs

Our school Student Council held their first meeting last Wedensday. We will be meeting every other week. During our first meeting three spirit days were set for October, November, and December. The Earthsavers club should be starting back up soon. Lastly, one of our students has asked to start an Up-standers Club. An up-stander is a person who stands up when someone is mistreating another student to gently remind others that unkind behavior is not accepted at our school. The club will be open to 2nd -5th grade students. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, Sept 2nd during lunch.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 1st PBIS Kick Off Assembly

Wednesday, October 2nd Walk & Roll to School

Friday, October 4th 2nd Cup of Coffee with Mrs. Straub at 8:20 in the MU

Monday, October 7th: Site Council Meeting at 3:30

Tuesday, October8th: Weekly Assembly/Chipolte Dine & Donate All-Day

Thursday, October 10th: Picture Day

Monday, October 14th: No School/Holiday

Tuesday, October 15th: Lifeskill Awards Assembly

Thursday, October 17th: PTA Meeting @ 6:30pm

Monday, October 21st: ELAC Meeting at 8:30am

Tuesday, October 22nd: Weekly Assembly

Wednesday, October 23rd: DLAC Meeting at TMS

Saturday, October 26th: Carnival 11:00am-3:00pm more info to come!

Tuesday, October 29th: Weekly Assembly

Thursday, October 31st Halloween Parade 8:30am


Friday, Nov. 1st: District-wide Math Day/NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS