Union Elementary Weekly Update

March 24, 2016

Upcoming Events

March 25- April 1- Spring Break

April 5- Dads Club Meeting, 7 pm

April 5 and 6- First Grade Field Trips to Zion Nature Center

April 7- 15- NWEA Testing

April 11- ZMS Music Teachers at Union

April 12- Kindy Roundup

April 13- PTO General Meeting, 7 pm

April 15- Student Council 60s Spirit Day

April 20- Dads Club Preschool Breakfast, 8:30 am

April 21- Hot Box Pizza Fundraiser

April 24- Spring Spruce Up, 1-3 pm

The Week in Review

Spotlight Night 2016

PTO and Dads Club News

The PTO would like to thank all the volunteers and students for making Spotlight Night 2016 such a fun and memorable event!!


PTO Budget

Wondering how PTO generously supports our amazing Union Stars?
February 2016 PTO purchased:

· 2nd grade Iditarod subscription-$70

· Kindergarten leveled books for new classroom-$700

· student led grants-$3000

    • Osmos for all kindergarten classrooms
    • 4 chromebooks
    • iPad mini
    • student requested books
    • indoor recess games & outdoor recess equipment
    • cozy, soft chairs (for reading in classroom)

The budget is reviewed at each PTO meeting- join us on April 13 at 7 pm to find out more about the budget if you have questions. We will start posting monthly purchases on our PTO site- look for a link coming soon.


Looking for ways you can help Union next year?

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016-2017 PTO Executive Board, Officers and Event Chairs. Selections will be made in April, and the transition meeting for new officers will be in May. Look for the nomination sheet on main PTO website. You can also clink the link below:


Positions for the 2016/17 school year are listed below:


Vice President



Fundraising Officer – Jog-a-thon, Soiree, Book Fairs, Flower sale, Brick sales, Spirit Wear, Box tops, Hot Box/DQ

Student Services Officer – Movie Night, Union Express, Field Day, School Supplies, 4th grade gift

Staff Services Officer – Room Parents, Luncheons, Staff Appreciation Week

Hospitality Officer – Welcome Coffee, Ice Cream Social, New to Union Welcome, Socials, Kindy Roundup

Communications Officer – PTO Newsletter, Bulletin Boards, Facebook, Website, Directory

Outdoor Enrichment Officer

Click this link for a list of responsibilities for each office below:



Spring Spruce Up

Help Union celebrate Earth Day at the Spring Spruce Up on Sunday April 24th from 1-3pm. We would love for you and your family to join us as we prepare Union's grounds for Spring planting. No green thumb required!!

In preparation for spring planting, we are seeking someone to rototill our garden sometime in the next week or two. If you are interested, please email Jen Raycroft at jraycroft@zcs.k12.in.us


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 teacher’s name so they can get the credit. You can check out the leader boards in the Pre-K wing and in the cafeteria and listed below!

Here are the class leaders:

PreK - Ms. Martin 1,572

Kindergarten- Ms. Williams 3,394

1st Grade - Ms. Michener 1,351

2nd Grade - Ms. Paunwar 846

3rd Grade - Ms. Off 1,494

4th Grade - Ms. Ruthsatz 2,177


Free Online Union Student Directory is available at https://www.myschoolanywhere.com/login.a5w
Helpful tips and information can be found on Union PTO webpage at http://www.zcs.k12.in.us/uni/index.php?q=node/132

Questions, lost passwords or access help: contact Carey Roberts at Roberts_Carey@yahoo.com


PTO Meeting Schedule 2015-2016

4/13 7:00 pm

5/13 9:15 am


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DAD’S CLUB - Calling all Dads!!! Join us the first Tuesday of every month for our monthly meeting. Check out our calendar on the Dad’s Club webpage and our FaceBook page for Union Elementary Dads Club.

It's back!! The Union Elementary Dads Club Golf Tournament will be held on May 15th. See below for the registration form. Paper copies will be heading home in student folders soon!

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Kindergarten Round Up April 12th, 2016

Please help us get the word out! If you have any neighbors, family, or friends with a child who is turning five year old by August 1st, 2016, please direct them to our district website. Registration for Kindergarten Round Up is underway!

Go to the ZCS main webpage www.zcs.k12.in.us

You will have to create an account and pre-register for an appointment time.

All incoming kindergarten parents must complete pre-registration and schedule an

appointment prior to your round-up date.

Pet Supply Drive

Brownie Troop 742 along with the support of Student Council will be collecting pet supplies and other needed items to benefit the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Items needed include pet food, nylon leashes, soft training treats, cleaning supplies, office supplies, tall kitchen garbage bags and dawn dish soap. Collection bins will be near the cafeteria and front office from April 7-14. A more complete list of needed items will be sent home in your child’s folder.

Thank you for your help!

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