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September Parent Newsletter

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Important Birthday Treat Information **Please Read**

Please click here for important information regarding birthday treats.

Park Hill Communications

Please sign up for phone/text alerts at www.parkhill.k12.mo.us to receive all notifications and alerts from the district. This includes school closing notifications. You will click on the yellow and green icons at the top right side of the main page to access the registration forms.

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UC Clubs

We are 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 are available on SignUp Genius through Friday, September 8th. A lottery system will be utilized for all clubs if the number of students who sign-up exceeds the allotted number of participants. Club sponsors will identify the participants at the end of the sign-up window and will communicate with families. Please contact the Union Chapel office at 816.359.4310.

Please click the following link for club information and sign up links: 2017-18 Club Information.pdf

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Why can't I skip my 20 minutes of reading tonight?

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Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

Please join us for our ‘Donuts with Dads’ event Tuesday, September 12 from 7:45 - 8:30am in the UC cafeteria for FREE donuts and drinks. We will have a brief presentation about our WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) Program and a preview of what is scheduled for the remainder of this school year.

A calendar will be available to give dads a chance to sign up for a half day to volunteer at school. Even if you can’t sign up for a day as a Watch D.O.G.S. dad, we encourage you to take this great opportunity to eat breakfast with your child at school before you go to work on September 12th.

If you are able to join the Gators for this event, please fill out an online form at the following link by Friday, September 8th.

RSVP Link

Sincerely,

Union Chapel Watch D.O.G.S. Top Dog Committee

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Upcoming Important Dates

9/4 - Labor Day (No School)

9/12- Watch D.O.G.S. (7:45 am, Café)

9/19 - PTA Meeting (6:30 pm, Library Media Center)

9/28 - 4th Grade Music Program (7:00 pm, Gym)

9/29 - Elementary Teacher Professional Day (No School)

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Early Release Dates for 2017-18

Union Chapel will release at 1:30 pm on the following Thursdays.

Teachers will be engaged in professional learning on those afternoons.


October 12

November 9

December 14

January 11

February 8

March 8

April 12

May 10

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2017-18 Music Performances

9/28/17 - 4th Grade

10/5/17 - 3rd Grade

11/16/17 - 5th Grade

1/25/18 - 2nd Grade

2/8/18 - 1st Grade

3/8/18 - Kindergarten

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Park Hill Star Nominations

The nomination form for the Park Hill Star award is open! This award recognizes employees who reflect the 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. Also, check out the compilation video of the 2016-2017 Park Hill Star award winners. Click here for a listing of all previous Union Chapel nominees and honorees.

Union Chapel Vision and Mission Statement


Union Chapel is a safe, caring environment that upholds high standards and inspires students to achieve their personal best so they will become successful lifelong learners and citizens of character.


At Union Chapel Elementary School, we value:

  • A positive and structured environment;
  • Open line of clear and regular communication;
  • Collaboration;
  • Students feeling valued, respected and safe;
  • Variety in learning approaches to meet individual learning needs, styles, and interests; and
  • High standards and a clear purpose for learning.