UMAC News......... April 24

Mrs. Barrett & Mrs. Wiley

Dear UMAC Families,

What a week filled with many learning opportunities!

The pictures below are from our AWESOME Skype experience with the author of our read aloud, Augusta Scattergood. On Thursday, she graciously offered to skype with our team and answered many of our questions. Our team was thrilled to have this literacy tech opportunity with her . Her novel, Glory Be, is on the upcoming 2016 Bluestem list! We loved tweeting with Mrs. Scattergood and appreciated her inspiration as we continue to write.

Thank you for your continued support! I realize how busy springtime is after-school, and we continue to emphasize the importance of staying organized. Our team celebrated how well we have been finishing our work well and being prepared each day.

Have a great weekend and best of luck to all of our FEET MEET runners this weekend!

Michelle Barrett & Abby Wiley

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Barrett & Wiley Team Skype with Augusta Scattergood

End of the Year PARCC Testing

We have one more round of PARCC tests that will be administered next week and Monday, May 4th. Our classes will be testing in the computer lab and in the LMC. We're confident our strong UMAC learners can tackle these final three tests with pride!

New Friends PARCC Schedule: Testing in the Lab

Monday, April 27, 11:15am - 12:40pm - ELA 1

Thursday, April 30, 1:50pm - 3:15pm - MATH 1

Friday, May 1, 12:20pm - 1:45pm - MATH 2

Old Friends PARCC Schedule: Testing in the LMC

Thursday, April 30, 1:45pm - 3:10pm - ELA 1

Friday, May 1, 12:20pm - 1:35pm - MATH 1

Monday, May 4, 12:20pm - 1:45pm - MATH 2

*We will have lunch at 11:30am on Friday, May 1 and Monday, May 4.

Volunteer Breakfast next Thursday, April 30th

Please join us for the Volunteer Breakfast in the LMC this Thursday, April 30th. We would love to see you there! Thank you so much for all you do and all your support, we couldn't do it without you!


This week we started our Environments Unit-Investigation 1. Students gained experience planting 5 different kinds of seeds: radish seeds, clover seeds, barley seeds, corn seeds, and pea seeds. We are going to observe our terrariums and watch our seeds come to life. Take a look at our different science groups planting their terriariums on Thursday.

Upcoming Events

Along with our PARCC testing, here are a few other events....

Sunday, April 26 Feet Meet

Monday, April 27 Talent Show auditions for Old friends

Wednesday, April 29 NEW FRIENDS ONLY- Field trip to Lundahl (9-10:15 a.m.)

Thursday, April 30 Volunteer Breakfast

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