Hawk Highlights

November 13, 2022

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Hilliard Highlights

Hi Hawk Family,

We had another great week of learning at UES. The "Principals of the Day" scholars have enjoyed their time being in charge of our school. We have a few more this week and can't wait for those scholar principals to share their leadership.

Our American Education Week is going to be exiting as parents will be in the building reading to the scholars. The spirit days will unify our scholars and staff. The food drive will be a testament to our scholars caring character to support our community. Thanks for your support!

Thanksgiving is almost here and we hope that everyone will take time to reflect on everything they are thankful for at UES. Thank you for all you do to support our staff and scholars at UES.

Have a great week.

With Hawk Pride,

Tracy Hilliard


School System Survey

Family Survey- Open until November 22

Urbana Elementary invites you to participate in our school’s 2022-2023 Family Survey. Your feedback is important to us! Your responses will remain anonymous and will be combined with the responses of other families.

To access the survey online, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Family_22-23

Important: If you have more than one child enrolled in FCPS, please complete one survey per child.

If you require a paper survey, please contact Susan.Welch at Susan.Welch@fcps.org

The survey will remain open until Tuesday, November 22 at 11:59pm EST.

We thank you in advance for your feedback!

American Education Week 14-18

American Ed Week Spirit Week

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American Ed Week Food Drive

Mrs. Cofone, the Student Council and the Student Council Ambassadors will be facilitating the Food Drive.
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Young Author's Contest- Entries Due November 18

It's that WONDERFUL time of year again. It's time for the Young Author's Contest for our awesome UES writers. Please click the link for details! Happy writing!

PTA News

Family Fitness Night

The PTA is excited to see everyone at our first Family Fitness Night on Thursday, November 17, from 6:30-8:30 PM. Please note this is an RSVP only event, so only the registered families will be able to attend the program.

Spirit wear!

This is a friendly reminder to order spirit wear! It is a great way to show school spirit! There are many items to choose from in the online store!

https://www.bonfire.com/store/urbana-elementary-school-pta/. The store will close on November 18. If you need any assistance, please reach out to the UES PTA : thepta@uespta.org

PTA Scholar Directory

The PTA thanks the families that have submitted info for the directory. This information is also helpful for yearbook, spirit wear, etc. The PTA invites families to submit their PTA membership directory forms by Thursday, November 17th. If you have not submitted your form, please click on the below form, to electronically submit your information.


Reflections Contest

We are excited for our school to participate in the Reflections contest ! Please be on the lookout for more information in the Thursday Folders. The information is also on frederickpta.org.

PTA Contact

As always, the PTA board is welcome to all ideas, advice and suggestions : thepta@uespta.org . We would like to invite all families to join our school PTA. The small membership fee will be the most minimal way to support the PTA. We encourage everyone to become involved this year. We need the support of our awesome school community. Please visit uespta.org to join today!


We are so excited to host our 1st Festive Family Friday. This event will be for our UES scholars and their adult family members. The event will give the adults, staff and scholars an opportunity to talk outside of the classroom. More information to come after the break. So you don't miss the event mark your calendars now for the UES scholars, adults and staff event.

Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars


14-18- American Education Week, Food Drive & School Spirit Week

17- Family Fitness Night

23-25- Thanksgiving Break


16- Festive Family Friday- 8:00-8:55am

23-30- Schools Closed for Winter Break


2- Schools Closed

3- Schools and Offices Reopen

5- Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration (snow Date: January 19)

10- End of Term 2

11- Schools Closed- Teacher Work Day

16- Schools and Offices Closed- Dr. MLK Jr. Birthday Observance

24- Report Card Issued

Community News

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Frederick is now open for Angel Tree Applications. Use the links below to find out how the Angel Tree application will be accepted and the required documents needed for online or in person application.



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