Upper Nyack Elementary School SCOOP
News You Can Use! March 30, 2023
Safety at UNES
In addition, we are training all of our teachers on the use of the TAP APP which allows all faculty and staff to be informed about and initiate an emergency response. We also have fire drills and lockdown drills regularly - both announced and unannounced.
We have a building safety team that meets monthly and discusses safety, health and wellness, and other items. Our team has been trained in our incident command structure and our reunification processes. I have also met personally with the Clarkstown PD and our reunification centers to discuss ways that they will support us if there is ever a need.
FOR PARENTS, it's important to know that we have new technology to ensure that VISITORS are safe and properly vetted by Mr. Harold (our security officer at UNES).
TO GAIN ENTRY TO UNES, ALL VISITORS MUST HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR GOVERNMENT ID WITH THEM WHICH WILL BE SCANNED. VISITORS WILL THEN RECEIVE A PRINTED VISITOR STICKER WHICH IS REQUIRED TO BE CLEARLY VISIBLE WHILE IN OUR SCHOOL. VISITORS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO ENTER AND EXIT ONLY THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR. PLEASE HELP MR. HAROLD TO KEEP US SAFE BY BEING PREPARED TO PROVIDE YOUR ID.
PTA IS SEEKING A FEW DEDICATED PARENTS
Calling all parents and caregivers!! The PTA’s two year term is finishing this year and all positions are open!!
Joining the PTA is a great way to get involved with the school and help build our community. Anyone interested- just click on the form and let us know. We will be gathering interest over the next few weeks and will introduce the new board at the last PTA meeting of the year in June.
DIVERSITY MURAL AT UNES
To date, the faculty and staff has shared their insights about diversity and they are carving out time in class to talk to our kids so their voices can be heard. All of this information will be gathered and synthesized to create a vision for the mural. YOUR VOICES MATTER. I'm asking that families take some time to fill out this survey - CLICK HERE. It's even better if you can complete this one on one with your child!
Once we've gathered feedback, we'll boil it down to a few key ideas, and then the artist will design our mural. If you're going to complete the survey, please do so by April 10.
Neon Dance - FRIDAY, APRIL 14
Please mark your calendars for the UNES PTA NEON DANCE on April 14!!
All money raised will benefit our PTA and FIFTH GRADE COMMITTEE. Please join us for a fun evening!!
Car Pick Up Reminder - Idling at UNES
Here's some interesting information that they provided:
If you'd like more information about the Upper Nyack Green Committee - CLICK HERE
UNES BROCHURES ARE COMING!
This brochure is translated into Spanish and Haitian Creole, and teachers will direct translated copies, along with English copies, to families needing or wanting information in other languages. If you don't get the language you need, or if you need a second copy, please reach out to the teacher or main office, and we'll happily send it your way.
Nyack Black and Red Booster Club Apparel Sale
Parent Teacher Conferences Coming in April
The sign up forms for conferences should have all been sent to you by now. If you have not received this information yet, please reach out to your child's teacher for more assistance.
The schedule for dismissal on our half days for P/T Conferences is as follows:
11:30 am - Kindergarten Students
11:35 am - Walkers & Grades 1 - 5
11:40 am - Car Riders Grades K - 5
11:45 am - Bus Riders K - 5
NYS ELA and MATH EXAMS
Mark Your Calendars!
- April 3-7 - Spring Recess (No School)
- Tuesday, April 11 - Autism Awareness Presentation
- Friday, April 14 - Early Dismissal / Parent Teacher Conferences / Neon Dance
- April 19-20 - NYS ELA Exam
- Thursday, April 20 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences (VIRTUAL)
- April 21 - Earth Day Celebration / Early Dismissal / Parent Teacher Conferences
- May 2 & 3 - NYS Math Exam
- Friday, May 5 - PTA Staff Appreciation Celebration (Please contact the PTA to donate or help out)