Union Elementary Weekly Update

March 9, 2018

Thank you!

  • To all of our first responders. Today and every day, we thank you for your service to our community and for keeping us safe.
  • To Kathy Murray, Mrs. Fritz, and the many volunteers who made our Jump Rope for Heart campaign a success.
  • To Geordie Hester, for coordinating our 2 on 2 Basketball tournament, and all who volunteered or donated to the event.

Upcoming Union Events

March 10: Dads Club 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament

March 12-16: IREAD Testing for Third Grade

March 14: End of Third Quarter

March 16 and 17: Union Players present The Legend of Mulan

Week of March 19: Relay for Life Week

March 19 and 20: Fourth Grade Field Trips to State House

March 21:Dads Club Kindergarten Breakfast, 8:15 AM in Cafeteria

March 23: Relay for Life Movie Night, 2:30 PM in Cafeteria

March 24: Dads Club Egg Hunt

March 29: Kokomo Beach Day

March 30- April 8: Spring Break

April 9-13: First Grade Music Informances

April 10: Family STEM Night

April 12: Union Kindergarten Round-Up

April 13: PTO Movie Night

Union Elementary Student Council Update


Each day the week of March 19th-March 23rd, we have a dress-up theme that coordinates with a coin collection.

Monday, March 19th is “Relay for Life Day”

Wear Purple to show your support and

Donate “Pennies for the Purple

Tuesday, March 20th is Nutrition Day”

Wear mismatched clothes to show you eat a variety of healthy foods and

Donate “Nickels for Nutrition”

Wednesday, March 21st is “Tobacco Free- Hat Day”

Pledge not to smoke and

Donate “Dimes for Don’t Smoke”

Thursday, March 22nd “Physical Activity Day”

Wear a Sports Jersey to show that you chose daily physical activity and

Donate “Quarters for Quality of Life”

Friday, March 23rd Movie Night for the Cancer Fight”

Attend movie night after school from 2:30-4:30

Kokomo Beach Day Announcement-

Thursday, March 29th is Kokomo Beach Day at Union! In celebration of Spring Break, the entire school will dress as if traveling to warmer weather. For example, wear shorts, bright colored clothes, flower printed clothes, short sleeve t-shirts, flowered print dresses, sandals, etc! Please make sure to dress appropriate (no swim suits) and wears coats, sweat pants, sweatshirts, and tennis shoes over these “spring” like clothes as your child travels to school and heads out to recess. Also, your child may bring his or her BEACH TOWEL to sit on during lunch!

We hope you have a safe and happy Spring Break,

-Your UE student council members

PTO News


There are several available positions on the 2018/2019 Union PTO Board. It has been no secret that we've had a great time this year so now is your chance to join the fun. Let us know if you're interested and we'll find a spot for you! LinnyAA@hotmail.com


Save the date for Kindergarten Round Up! Please be on the look out for a sign up coming soon to help our incoming kindergarteners and their parents feel welcome. Thursday, April 12 is the day we will need a few parents to help make our registration a successful one. More information will be available soon.


The Kendra Scott Jewelry pull was the hit of the Soiree...along with the band, the auction, the class competition and some parents rapping...but, the jewelry pull. The bags went fast, but that's OK, Kendra Scott has generously offered a Union PTO shopping night at the Keystone at the Crossing Store. 20% of the profits during the event on March 28 will come right back to your Union PTO. So if you didn't get what you wanted at the pull, need something to match what was in your bag or missed it all together, March 28 is your chance.

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Dads Club News

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 Union Elementary Dads Club. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7 PM at Moontown Brewing Company in Whitestown.

Our next Dads Club Breakfast will be kindergarten, held at 8:15 AM on Wednesday, March 21st. Sign up to volunteer or donate items at http://signup.com/go/agyisNA

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Kindergarten Registration 2018

It is almost time to welcome our newest class of Union Stars, the class of 2031!

Registration for Kindergarten Round-Up is now open! Sign up to attend at:


Kindergarten Round-Up at Union will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 7:30 AM-5:00 PM.

If your child is enrolled in ZCS Universal Preschool at the school they will attend Kindergarten, you received an email with Round-Up information from your Preschool lead. You do NOT need to sign up for using the link above. If your child attends Preschool at Zionsville West Middle School, or a Preschool at a different Zionsville school than their boundary school, you will need to register and sign up for a Round-Up time.

The Legend of Mulan

Union Elementary presents "The Legend of Mulan"

Friday, March 16 at 7:00 (doors open 6:40)

Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 (doors open 1:40)

Tickets $3 available at the door

March is Youth Art Month

Union artwork will be displayed around town coming soon! Please check out these Union artists at the following locations:

4th grade

Emma Hamelmann- Library

Malin Anders- Library

Kira Hunter- Black Dog Books

Geddy Arens- Ballerinas & Bruisers

Neely McElhaney- Sullivan Munce

3rd Grade

Roman Barth- Greeks

Olivia Wollenburg- Greeks

Riley Byers- Library

2nd Grade

Debbi Quick- Black Dog Books

Colton Morehead- Greeks

Sam Robinson- Sullivan Munce

Sarah Robinson- Sullivan Munce

Ela Patel- Goodman Jewelers

Alexis Clark- Sullivan Munce

Troy Clemmer- Black Dog Books

Kaitlyn Hopkins- Ballerinas & Bruisers

Jane Tuffnell- Ballerinas & Bruisers

1st Grade

Alex Deweese- Library

Haley Hunter- ESC

Lucy Brown- Sullivan Munce

Gianna Cappa- Library


Layne Allmand- Library

Cole Cleveland- Library

Megan McBee- Library

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Music Calendar Dates

We are looking forward to a variety of events this semester where our students will be able to showcase what they have been working on in music class with Mrs. Zucker this school year. Please put the dates below in your calendar so you don't miss out!

Week of April 9: First grade music visitations

  • Monday 4/9 Mrs. Smith's class 12:00-12:30
  • Tuesday 4/10 Mrs. Michener's class 12:00-12:30
  • Wednesday 4/11 Miss Clary's class 12:00-12:30
  • Thursday 4/12 Miss Steward's class 12:00-12:30
  • Friday 4/13 Mrs. Pottorff's class 12:00-12:30
  • Mrs. Bogg's class attends with their music class

Thursday, April 26 fourth grade music program at 6:30

Thursday, May 3 second grade music program at 6:30

Yearbook orders DUE March 23rd

Please note ALL yearbook order forms are due on Friday, March 23rd. The cost is $15.00 per yearbook and checks are made payable to Union Elementary. Late orders cannot be guaranteed and a late fee may apply.

Playground Reminder

This is just friendly reminder with warm weather around the corner that all elementary playgrounds are reserved for our students from 6:45 AM-6:00 PM Monday – Friday. To insure the safety of all students, we must ask that the public refrain from being on the school playgrounds during this time.

Kroger Gives Back!


Now that Kroger is rocking our worlds with their new stores and low prices, they’re also going to help our school!

If you haven’t gotten a Kroger Plus card yet, sign up for one and then add Union Elementary to your Community Rewards organization name.

If you already have a Kroger card simply hop on your computer and follow these easy steps…

1.) Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

2.) Click on “Kroger Community Rewards

3.) Click on “View your rewards details

4.) Scroll to “Community Rewards” and click “Edit

5.) Type in 31364 and hit “search

6.)Click on Union Elementary, and hit “Enroll

Let Grandma and Grandpa know how easy that was, and get them signed up too. Now Kroger will give Union a percentage of what you spend which helps in many ways. This small action helps buy school supplies, instruments for music class, and much more. Thanks for your support. If you have any questions or need help please contact Brittany Henney at Brittanykay1@gmail.com

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Transportation News

HELP! My child's bus hasn't arrived home yet . . . what's going on? If this has ever happened to you, you can find out this answer by checking Twitter. Our ZCS transportation department has a Twitter handle and it's an excellent way to receive "on the move" notifications. Please follow @myzcsbus to stay up to date!

Background Check Information


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.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
  • Tutors
  • 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.


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.

Examples Include:

  • 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.

Union Elementary School

Union Elementary strives to create a nurturing and kid-focused learning environment where teachers, students, and parents work together in supportive and collaborative partnerships so all students can meet their potential.