Union Chapel Elementary

September 2016

The Home of the GATORS

Union Chapel Elementary School

Dr. Steve Archer, Principal


Mrs. Rachel Ward, Assistant Principal


7100 NW Hampton Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64152
P: 816-359-4310 F: 816-359-4319

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Student Hours: 8:40a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Students may arive as early as 8:30 a.m. and are to be picked up no later than 3:35 p.m.
Families needing to bring children before 8:30 a.m. or pick up after 3:35 p.m. should make
childcare arrangements through Adventure Club (our before/after school child care) or
an outside provider.

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Club Sign Up Information

Dear Union Chapel Families,

Union Chapel is excited to offer a number of clubs for our Gators once again this year.

The sign up process is electronic through a program called Sign-Up Genius.

Sign-ups began on Friday, August 26th and will close on Friday, September 2nd. A lottery system will be utilized for all clubs if the number of students that sign-up exceeds the allotted number of participants. Please take time to talk with your child about his/her club interests and know that the sign up is NOT on a first come, first serve basis as we are using a lottery system if necessary. Club sponsors will identify the participants at the end of the sign-up window and will communicate with families.

Click here for club information and the Sign-Up Genius link for each club: Union Chapel Clubs Summary for 2016-17.pdf

Please contact the Union Chapel office at 359-4310 with any questions.

September Lunch Menu Correction

You will notice that September 1 & 2 are missing the lunch choices on the printed menu. Below are the choices for these days. This information is also available on the district website, food services section: http://www.parkhill.k12.mo.us/parent_resources/menus_and_nutrition/elementary_lunch_menu/

September 1st Entrée Options:

Macaroni & Cheese

Crispy Fish Nuggets

Cheese Ravioli with Muffin

Yogurt with Muffin

Vegetarian Salad with Muffin

Sides: Broccoli, Fiesta Bean salad, Strawberries, Chocolate Chip Cookie

September 2nd Entrée Options:


Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Cheese Pizza

Yogurt and Mini Breadsticks

Sunflower Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Sides: Sweet Potato Crinkle Cut Fries, Baked Beans, Apricots

Birthday Treat Reminder

To protect the health and safety of our students, students may bring only pre-packaged treats to school to share with classmates in recognition of birthdays and other celebrations. Homemade treats will NOT be distributed to students. Due to allergies and other food intolerances, please consult with your child’s classroom teacher before the pre-packaged treats are brought to school.

Click here for additional information.

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Friday, September 2

  • Fun Friday Spirit Wear: RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DAY

Monday, September 5

  • NO SCHOOL-- Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6

  • NO STUDENTS -- Professional Development Day

Friday, September 9

  • Fun Friday Spirit Wear: HERO DAY

Tuesday, September 13

  • PTA Meeting (6:30 p.m., Union Chapel Library)

Thursday, September 22

  • I Can Read Night -- For Kindergarten Parents (6:00 p.m., Kindergarten classrooms)

Growth Continues in the Park Hill School District

High school enrollment in the Park Hill School District is projected to increase to at least 4000 students within the next 5-10 years. In order to ensure there is enough space to accommodate such growth, a team of staff, patrons and students has been working on a proposed solution to address space concerns at our high schools. You might remember the three concepts that were presented to the community for feedback in May 2016. The input we received on each concept was then incorporated into our proposed solution.

We are at the point in this process where we need your feedback once more. You can read further details about the proposed solution by clicking here. You can take our survey by going directly here.

Thank you for your continued participation in this process. On behalf of the committee who has been working on this project for a year, we appreciate all of the input you have provided.


Dr. Jamie Dial, Director of Secondary Education


PHSD Makes Land Acquisition

On August 8, 2016, the Park Hill School District closed on a $1.54 million contract to purchase 41.7 acres of land located at the southwest corner of NW 56th Street and North Northwood Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

For more information, click here.

Recognize a Park Hill Star from UC!

Last year, the PHSD implemented a new way of recognizing staff. The award recognizes employees who reflect our 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. Find the nomination form here: http://bit.ly/2by4495

PHSD Parent-Student Handbook

If you have questions about district-wide policies and procedures, you may click this link to access the PHSD Parent-Student Handbook: http://www.parkhill.k12.mo.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_62416/File/Handbook.pdf

Of course, we also welcome families to contact us here at UC by phone (816-359-4310) or email, or drop by the office. We're happy to help!