Union Weekly Staff Update

Volume 35- May 1, 2016

Our Mission

Union Elementary strives to create a nurturing and kid focused learning environment where teachers, students, and parents work together in supportive and collaborative partnerships so all students can meet their potential.

A Message from Jen


  • Happy Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! PTO has a fun and special week planned. Be sure to stop down to the lounge Monday to pick up a sweet treat and a schedule of the events for the week. You are welcome to wear jeans this week to celebrate as well!
  • Congratulations to Julia, Sara, and our 3rd and 4th graders on a successful run of the Union Showcase this weekend! They performed to 3 jam-packed cafeterias!
  • Thank you again for all that you did to support our students during our weather emergency this past Thursday. We have begun debriefing at the school and district level, and overall are pleased with the way our plans were able to be implemented. This will be a topic of conversation at our May School Safety Meeting, so please share your feedback with anyone on the School Safety Team.
  • Per Jenny Froehle's email last week, the final day to create any artifacts in SFS is May 6th. Erin and I will also be adding artifacts in the coming days, so you may see an email notification from SFS.
  • We will need to have indoor recess on Tuesday, May 3rd because of our turf being treated by our grounds department. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Do you have any pictures of our current fourth graders during their time at Union? Our PTO is creating a video slideshow. If you have the opportunity, please email them to unionpto@zcs.k12.in.us by the end of the week. Thanks in advance!

Have a great week everyone!


This Week's Events

Monday, May 2nd

Last scheduled day for ISTEP...Make Ups continue throughout the week

Third Grade IMI Presentations in Art Room

Tuesday, May 3rd

FitKidz for Kindy- Make-Up

8:00, RtI PLC in Conference Room; HA PLC in Sharon's Room

8:00, USS Team meeting in Katie Meyer's room

4:30, District Discussion at ESC

7:00, Dads Club Meeting

Wednesday, May 4th

8:00, Pre School Reeval in Conference Room 1- Perman, Andrus, Raycroft

8:15, ACR in Conference Room 2- Van Curen, Boggs, Kay

3:30, Talent Show Auditions in Cafeteria

Thursday, May 5th

Benefits Meetings

8:00, Kindergarten Transition Meeting in Conference Room 1- Perman, Raycroft, ?

8:15, ACR in Conference Room 2- Van Curen, Hamelmann, Ioannacci

10:00, Office Meeting

12:00, Preschool Transition in Conference Room 1- Perman, Raycroft, Van Curen, Lockhart, Andrus, Stewart

Friday, May 6th

Benefits Meetings

Jump Rope for Heart Event Day- detailed schedule to be sent Monday in separate email

8:00, Preschool Reeval in Conference Room 1- Perman, Raycroft, Swenson, Stewart, Van Curen, Lockhart, Vandenburg

May Birthdays

The happiest of birthdays to the following STARS who will be celebrating another year during the month of May

Angie Michener, May 3

Kathy Beanblosson, May 10

Brittany McFarland, May 12

Julia Giltner, May 22

Megan Magoni, May 27