October 2022

UES Information and Updates

UES Important Dates:

  • October 5 - School Closed for Yom Kippur
  • October 6 & 7 - UES MAP Testing for All Students
  • October 10 - School Closed for Students - Staff In-serice Day
  • October 11 - UES Mid-Marking Period 1
  • October 14 - UES Home and School Meeting 9:30 AM UES Cafeteria
  • October 17-21 - UES Celebrates Week of Respect and Violence Awareness
  • October 17-21 - UES Home & School Book Fair Week
  • October 18 - Board of Education Meeting
  • October 20 - Book Fair Night 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • October 31 - UES Celebrates Halloween - Early Dismissal Day

UES Home & School Fall Book Fair is Coming October 17-21!

We look forward to a Spooky, Haunted Scholastic Book Fair Week, October 17 to October 21! Book Fair Night will be held on Thursday, October 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Come out and shop at Book Fair Night! Want to volunteer to help with the Book Fair? Click on the link to sign up. Book Fair Volunteer

UES Will Recognize Week of Respect October 17-21!

We will celebrate our Week of Respect the week of October 17 to 21! Each day will have a special theme:

  • Monday - Crazy Sock Day! Sock it to bullying by wearing your favorite crazy socks today. We will also kick off SOCKtober this day!
  • Tuesday - Mix & Match Day! Wear your favorite mix & match outfit to remember that all our differences make us who we are. We respect our differences, just like an awesome mix-match outfit. Our differences when put all together look amazing!
  • Wednesday - UES Spirit Day! Respect your mind, body, and spirit. Wear your UES spirit gear or yellow and black to show how we rise up together as a school to show RESPECT in our school.
  • Thursday - Sweat Shirt/Pants Day! Wear a sweatshirt & sweatpants to show that it's “no sweat” to be a good friend. Being a good friend is so simple when you are being kind and respectful!
  • Friday - Pajama Day! We want everyone in our school to feel comfortable and safe… just like we do in our favorite PJs. Remember being respectful and kind creates a safe atmosphere for everyone in our school. (Pajamas must be school appropriate and no slippers. Shoes are required)

UES Once Again Celebrates SOCKTOBER!

Our Annual SOCKTOBER Service Project will be held from October 17 to 21! Our goal is to exceed 1000 pairs of socks! All socks will be donated to local shelters/charities. Socks may be dropped off in the main lobby each day between October 17 and 21. Thank you for helping our Undeniably Excellent Students help others this winter with a warm pair of socks!

Halloween at UES - October 31!

We look forward to celebrating Halloween 2022 on Monday, October 31! All students are invited to wear their Halloween costumes! Thank you in advance for helping your child choose a comfortable and school-appropriate costume (no Violence or gore, no Weapons, adhere to dress code, shoes must be worn, no full face coverings).

Important Reminders:

  • Parents, don't forget you can report a child's absence by clicking on the NURSE link on the UES website under Quick Links! NURSE LINK
  • Please make sure your child has all items needed for school. We need to limit items being dropped off during the school day as deliveries are disruptive to instruction.
  • Cell phones and Smart Watches are not permitted at the UES. Please leave them at home!
  • Please make sure your child charges his/her laptop each night!

October Character Strong Focus is RESPECT!

We are excited that we will be using a program called Character Strong again this school year. This program teaches skills that will help students be successful in school and in life. The program has three main goals for students:

Be Kind: Social skills like listening, friendship, solving conflicts, and leadership.

  • These skills are taught alongside Empathy, Respect, & Cooperation

Be Strong: Skills that help students focus, stay organized and set goals.

  • These skills are taught alongside Responsibility, Courage, & Perseverance

Be Well: Skills that help students handle their emotions and deal with stress.

  • These skills are taught alongside Gratitude, Honesty, & Creativity

During the month of October, we will focus on the character trait - RESPECT!