Hawk Highlights

January 29, 2023

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our scholars! Each scholar that participated demonstrated GRIT when spelling the assigned words. We are so proud of each scholar that participated. Zoe was the Spelling Bee winner last year and she won again this year. Zoe now moves on to the next level to compete and we will keep you posted.

Hearing & Vision Screening

Hearing and Vision Screening will take place Wednesday February 15th, Thursday February 16th, and Friday February 17th for all students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, (if not screened in pre-kindergarten), 1st grade, and new enterers to the Maryland public school system. Maryland State Law mandates this screening. Parents/guardians who have an objection to this screening based on their church or religion practices must submit a written request for their child to be exempt from screening. All written requests must be submitted to the health room by Thursday February 9th. Please make sure if your child wears glasses or contacts that they have them on the screening days. If you have any questions, please contact the health room at 240-236-2208.

Yearbook Sales Continue


Online Ordering ends on Friday, March 3, 2023.

Ordenar en linea termina el:viernes, 3 de marzo 2023

Softcover -$28.00

anuario de tapa blanda- $28.00

To order the year book visit


and entry code: 75960V

Para ordenar su Anuario visite


e intoduzca este codigo : 75960V

FCPS Budget Hearing

February 1, 2023 @ Frederick High School 7:00 pm

Dr. Dyson, our Superintendent has presented her Recommended Operating Budget. A Budget hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2022 at Frederick High School @7:00 pm. Please support the budget by attending the hearing.

FY2024 Superintendent Recommended Operating Budget.

Superintendent's FY2024 Recommended Operating Budget


Hello Hawk Families!

Please plan to join us on Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 PM for our PTA Meeting. Come meet other families and enjoy learning about our school community. This is a great time to connect with our front office admin and staff as well. This month's guest speaker will be a local banking expert, who will be discussing financial investing for children. As always, all are welcome and child care will be provided by Bar-T.

Thank you volunteers, for helping with the initial phase of our composting program. It has been wonderful to see so many parents pitching in to help guide the students! Please consider signing up for a shift for February!


UES Composting lunch volunteers - Feb 2023

Urbana Elementary School is composting during lunch. The school is looking for volunteers to help with the first few months of this new program to help kids become more comfortable with the process. Please sign up for a lunch shift if possible. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! **If you haven't completed the FCPS online training this school year, you must do so prior to volunteering.




We are happy there has been so much interest in this year's production of Aladdin. Audition sign ups are now closed, due to capacity! If you would like to place your child on the waitlist, please email the play committee at UESPLAY1@gmail.com.

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!

Important Dates

Mark Your Calendars


31- SOAR Scholar Assemblies


1- Superintendent's Budget Meeting- 7:00 pm Frederick High School

2- PTA Meeting @6:30 UES Cafeteria.

Community News


Frederick Elks Lodge #684 is sponsoring a poster contest for grades 3-5 as part of their Drug Awareness Program. The deadline for submitting entries is February 1, 2023. Please see the following fliers for more information:

Poster Contest Information

Hold Harmless Agreement