Union Elementary Weekly Update
November 2, 2018
This week at Union
Third Grade Pumpkin Project
Thank you Scouts!
Upcoming Union Events
November 5- PTO Meeting, 7PM
November 6- Dads Club Meeting, 7 PM
November 7- Body Safety Parent Meeting at ESC, 6 PM
November 9- PTO Movie Night, 6:15 PM- Sign up at Movie Night RSVP
November 10- ZEF Barn Bash
November 12- Veterans Day Program; Wear Red, White and Blue Spirit Day
November 14- Dads Club Third Grade Breakfast, 7 AM
November 15-Picture Make Up Day
November 20- Kindergarten Friendship Feast
November 21-23- Thanksgiving Break
November 27- CO31 Kindergarten Event, 6:30 in Cafeteria
November 30- Second Grade Vocabulary Parade
Veterans Day 2018
We value the commitments you make each day in your homes as well as in our larger community. On November 12, 2018, we look forward to celebrating and honoring our Veterans. We know there are many Union families whose lives have been personally shaped by one of the branches of our Armed Forces. It is our desire to plan experiences that are meaningful for our students while simultaneously appreciative of the brave men and women that have served or are currently serving our country. We welcome all members of our community to attend our celebration. If you or a member of your family have served our country in this capacity, we would like to recognize you in a special way.
Union Elementary will be honoring our community’s Veterans with an all-school convocation at 9:15 on Monday, November 12, 2018. If you would like more information or are interested in attending, please follow the directions on the Google Doc below:
For additional information, please contact Jen Raycroft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 733-4007 x16999.
Student Council Announcement for Veterans Day
On Monday, November 12th, Union Elementary will be celebrating Veterans Day. Your child will learn about what a veteran is and why we celebrate this holiday. Also, please dress in red, white, and blue to celebrate with our country! We are asking for quarter donations to go towards the Honor Flight and helping Veterans get to see the memorial in Washington D.C.! This coin collection will occur the week of November 5-9. Please show you school spirit and dress in red, white, and blue for our convocation on November 12th! Thank you for your support and Happy Veterans Day.
-Your Union Elementary Student Council Members
Body Safety Parent Informational Night
CO31- Kindergarten Parent Night
Free childcare will be provided. To RSVP, please click on the link here.
RETAKE DAY FOR UNION IS THURSDAY, NOV. 15th
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Report Card Access
Thank you for joining us for parent-teacher conferences earlier this month. Your child’s report card is now available on Power School for you to view. Power School is where you can go to access report cards, find your child’s test history or view attendance information.
To access your child’s report card, simply login to PowerSchool (using your parent login or your child’s login) and click on the Report Card link located in the left-hand menu. If you need help please visit our website: https://www.zcs.k12.in.us/apps/pages/powerschool_parent_portal All future report cards will be stored in this location, so you will always be able to access/view your child’s report cards in one place.
If you have any problems viewing/accessing your child’s report card, please contact your school’s main office.
Don't forget, we have an amazing PTO meeting planned for you on Monday. Come to the Union Café at 7pm on November 5 and have a front row seat to hear all about an issue that is at the forefront of every parent's mind...Internet Safety.
Dan Layton, Chief Technology Officer for ZCS, will be on hand to chat with us a little about technology, internet safety and how it affects our kids. He will also be sticking around to answer questions, so please submit your concerns below, via messenger or at email@example.com.
You won't want to miss this opportunity. Childcare will be provided.
UNION EXPRESS MAIL
The Union Express Mail is up and running!! Mail will be delivered once a week by our second grade students. Stop by, say hi to Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Grissom, grab a stamp from the bin in the office and drop a letter in the mail to your Union Star. Students can obtain stamps and letter forms from their teachers to send mail to friends, teachers and administrators. Classroom addresses can be found on the PTO website.
Have you guys seen 'Incredibles 2'?! It's...well...incredible. If adults could come to Movie Night it would be standing room only, I'm sure. But, alas...only K-4, the rest of us will have to drown our sorrows with a quiet night at home while our kids enjoy a night out. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 9th and sign up below. The cost is $5 (pay at the door - cash or check made to Union PTO). Drop off starts at 6:15pm at Door 11, please come in to sign your child in and plan on picking them up promptly between 8:10 and 8:15. Movie goers will receive a snack of SmartPop popcorn, bottled water, and Welch's fruit snacks (please do not send other food or drink with your child).
Sign up to attend using this link: Movie Night RSVP
Parent Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544a8ad2ba2fe3-movie4
Mark your calendars—your kids are NOT going to want to miss this school event. Spotlight Night is March 22 and 23. Union Elementary students Kindergarten-4th grade will get to experience this event.
What will the students do? They will get to participate in numerous craft, games, and snack stations set up around the school.
How do they get to attend? Students will be asked to read/listen to a required amount of books and magazines. Once those recorded requirements are done they get the pass to attend.
Look for more information in future newsletters and on Facebook.
November 5: PTO Meeting
November 9: Movie Night
November 10: ZEF Barn Bash
February 8: Union Soiree
Our next event is the 3rd grade breakfast, which will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7 AM.
Winter is coming...
Additionally, please see the link below regarding information about school delay/ closure procedures:
Background Check Information
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VOLUNTEERS
We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
- Field Trip Chaperones
- Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
- Volunteer Coaches
- Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
- Library Helpers
- After Prom Workers
- Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
- Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales
During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS
During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.
- Lunch Guests
- Classroom Guest Speakers
- Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.
*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check