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April 11, 2016

Tisch's Tidbits


We will be taking ISTEP the week of April 25 each morning. We will finish up on Monday, May 2. Please try to avoid appointments during this time if at all possible. Thank you!

Famous Hoosiers

Just a reminder that the three or more sources in which the students can read here at school, are due on Thursday. Please remember to sign off indicating you have read over them to make sure everything is appropriate and there is sufficient information. The children will need to have enough information to discuss history of the person, a bit of their life and why they are famous in detail. Some of the kids are noticing that if they choose a younger Hoosier, there aren't many books vs. a historical figure. That's ok! They may just need to dig a little deeper and look for things other than just finding a website. Also, start thinking about and looking for a costume to recreate the Famous Hoosier! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Please join us May 19 from 2:15-2:45 for the big event!


Today is our final NWEA. The kids have done GREAT!


Don't forget to sign up for the the Annual Golf Tournament if interested!

Field Trip

On May 25, we will be taking our final field trip to the Indiana Statehouse. We will eat in the classroom around 11:15 and students will need a sack lunch. We will leave around 11:45, returning to Union around 2:30. 2 parents may chaperone. If more than 2 parents express interest, I will place names in a hat and draw 2 names. Diplomatic-right? :)


We are planning to test for unit 5 science test on Friday. Be on the lookout for the study guide!

‘60s Spirit Day Announcement

The Swinging ‘60s are back! Our next Spirit day is on Friday, April 15th. The ‘60s fashion trend is coming back baby and we have decided to bring the trend to Union Elementary! Please dress in paisley prints, bell-bottom jeans, tie-dye shirts, tunics, skirts/dresses, headbands, fringe shirts, and any bright colors. Also, we are asking for quarter donations to go towards Relay For Life! We can’t wait to see the groovy style from our student body! Thank you for showing school spirit.


Your UE Student Council Members

Spring Spruce Up

Mark your calendars for April 24 from 1-3 where we will have our annual spruce up day! Celebrate Earth Day with Mrs. Brimmer. We'll meet at the butterfly garden.

Transitioning to 5th Grade

April 11, 2016

ZMS Music teachers to Union

April 25, 2016

Paiges Music Night for incoming 5th graders,6:30 – 7:30 PM Eagle Hall

May 11 – 13, 2016

4th graders visit ZMS,9:30 – 11:00 AM

Box Tops

Wanted....BOX TOPS...The race is on! Be the class with the most box tops and your class will win a pizza party at the end of the year! You can send the box tops in a plastic baggie or taped to a box top sheet (found in the front office) ***PLEASE*** be sure to write your teachers name so they can get the credit. You can check out the leader boards in the Pre-K wing and in the cafeteria.

Union Express

Union Express is up and running. Remember, your mail will not be delivered without the proper address and stamp. If you need to print a stamp from home they can be found on the PTO link under Union Express as well as the full addresses.

Have a great week. :)

Your partner in education,



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Upcoming Dates

April 11-ZMS music teachers visit

April 13-Mrs. Tisch absent for district meeting

April 14-Famous Hoosiers sources due

April 15-Jumprope for Heart kick-off

April 25-Paiges Music Night 6:30-7:30

April 25-May 2 ISTEP in the morning

May 5-6-Jumprope for Heart

May 9-13-Relay for LIfe coin collection week

May 13-Movie Night for Relay for Life

May 19-Famous Hoosiers Wax Museum 2:15-2:45 in the purple pod

May 25-Indiana Statehouse field trip

May 26-Last Day!!!