Union Elementary Weekly Update
December 21, 2018
This Week at Union
First graders culminated their economics unit by budgeting to determine wants and needs for decorating their gingerbread cookies.
First and Fourth grade reading buddies spent time together enjoying a good book.
Third graders celebrated a semester of reading at their Book Worm Party.
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
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Thanks for showing your school spirit and your gratitude to our local police officers.
Your student council members
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!
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
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School Calendar- Updated
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
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