UMAC News 5/1

Mrs. Wiley and Mrs. Barrett

Dear UMAC Parents,

Next week concludes all of our testing in UMAC! As a rewards for our student’s hard work and determination the last two months, Mrs. Marks and Mrs. LaShelle are going to host a PARCC Picnic outside during lunch on Thursday, May 7th. The students and teachers will eat lunch with our fabulous administrators to celebrate their efforts (and that testing is finally over)! Please remember to pack a sack lunch if you did not sign up for a special lunch on Thursday.

Our Moraine Hills Field Trip is next Friday. We will be leaving Woods Creek around 9am and returning around 2pm. Please encourage your son/daughter to dress appropriately for the weather (hopefully sunny) and a 3 mile hike! All students will need a sack lunch on Friday!

Thanks for your constant support!

Abby Wiley

Thank you to everyone that was able to participate in the Feet Meet last Sunday! It was a beautiful morning for a run!

Our Growing Terrariums!

This week in science, students have been working in groups to successfully grow their terrariums. We’ve been talking about living and nonliving environmental factors that are affecting the growth of our plants. It has been exciting to watch our plants grow and change over the last week. We will continue learning about environments in preparation for our science field trip next Friday.

Thank you to those volunteers who were able to attend the breakfast on Thursday morning!

Book Clubs!

Our first round of WWII book cubs ended today. It was fun to share and discuss this historical event with our students, especially since they have so much schema from shared reading! We’ve decided to do another round of book clubs with our new WWII novels. Students will receive a new novel and group on Monday. Just like last time, any student who is unprepared for book club two times will lose the privilege of chatting with their group. Please help us in reminding your child the importance of taking ownership for their own learning!

Thanks so much!

The UMAC Teachers

Growing Up Unit for Old Friends will begin the week of 5/11

A note from Mrs. Krutsch:

This is a reminder that your 5th Grader will be participating in the Growing Up lessons during his or her STEM Encore class. During the week of May 11, the lessons will cover the Endocrine System, the role that hormones play in the daily function of our bodies and Erin’s Law. During Erin's Law, we will emphasize on ways to say no to uncomfortable situations and inappropriate touches. Finally, students will read an article about puberty and the co-ed movie will be shown during the week of May 18. Please contact Mrs. Krutsch, the STEM teacher, with any questions you may have.

Mark your Calendars!

Tuesday, May 5 - 5th grade class picture 9am

Tuesday, May 5 - MAC Parent meeting for K & 3rd grade parents 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 6 - 4th grade band try-outs in the afternoon

Thursday, May 7 - PARCC Picnic (sack lunch needed)

Friday, May 8 - Moraine Hills Field Trip (sack lunch needed) 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, May 8 - Red Tail Golf Outing 4:30pm-6:30pm

Thursday, May 14 - Academic Night 6:30pm - 8:00pm