Union Elementary Weekly Update

December 21, 2018

This Week at Union

Upcoming Union Events

December 24-January 4- Winter Break

January 7, 2019- School resumes; Soiree Tickets on Sale

January 7-25- NWEA Winter Testing Window

January 8- Dads Club Meeting, 7 PM in Teachers Lounge

January 9- Law Enforcement Appreciation Day- Wear Blue Spirit Day

January 11- Spelling Bee

January 14- PTO Meeting, 7:00 in Cafeteria

January 16- Dads Club Second Grade Breakfast, 7 AM in Cafeteria

January 21- No School

January 22-25- First Grade OLSAT

January 25- PTO Movie Night

February 8- Union Soiree

March 22-23- Spotlight Night

Counselor's Corner

Second Step

Here are the Second Step grade level Home Links for this week!

Kindergarten: Look for a Home Links coming soon!

Grade 1: Look for a Home Links coming soon!

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On Wednesday, January 9th, we will be having a law enforcement appreciation day. We will be collecting quarters for the Zionsville Police Department, and we will be thanking Officer Joe and the Zionsville Police Department by wearing blue.

Thanks for showing your school spirit and your gratitude to our local police officers.

Your student council members

PTO News

Your Union PTO has so many exciting things coming up next semester, but the truth of the matter is that no matter how exciting they are, no one wants to hear about them until after winter break. So, enjoy your two weeks off, get everyone healthy and be sure to follow the PTO on Facebook, our website and in the newsletter to keep up with all of our plans for the new year!

Dads 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 Union Elementary Dads Club. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7 PM in the Teachers' Lounge.

Class Composites

Didn't order a class composite? You still have a chance!

Go online to www.cripephoto.com

Click the button that says Order Photos Here

In the menu, find Order Class Composites

Cost is $12.00

Composites will be delivered to school after Winter Break.

Orders are due by January 3rd

Update your Information

Do you have a new email address or phone number? Be sure to let the office know so we can update the information in PowerSchool to keep you informed of all things Union!

Thank you!

  • To all of our volunteers who helped students and staff celebrate this week at our Winter Parties. Thank you for your time and talent!
  • To all of our Union Families, for sharing your wonderful children with us each day. We are so grateful you are part of our school community!

Now Hiring

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of our ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

Come join our team and meet us via this awesome (one click) video!

School Calendar- Updated

With the school closure due to ice on Thursday, our calendar for the 2018-2019 has changed slightly. The last student day will now be Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

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.