Upper Nyack Elementary School SCOOP

News You Can Use! October 25, 2022

Halloween - October 31

Please be reminded that we do not dress up for Halloween in the elementary schools. We had a wonderful Trunk or Treat Event last Friday which hopefully allowed our children to enjoy the festive spirit with their classmates. On Monday, October 31, we ask that students DO NOT come with costumes, masks, face paint or accessories. Thank you for your cooperation.


PTA Membership

Join our PTA! PTA Membership isn't required to attend meetings or get involved, but,

if you sign up for our state-wide PTA Membership,

UNES will receive a portion of your contribution,

and you will gain access to additional

PTA Resources and discounts!

Please click the link below to join:



PLEASE CLICK HERE if you'd like to purchase UNES Spirit Wear from the PTA online store.


Please keep an eye out for a flyer coming home in our red folders regarding the PTA UNES Carousel Cake and Pie Fundraiser. Our PTA receives a portion of the profits from each pie/cake sold.

Orders are due by Friday, 11/4 and no orders can be accepted after this deadline. Pies/cakes will be available for pick up in front of the school on Tuesday, 11/22 (time TBD).

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Schmidt at vmeleschmidt@gmail.com.


Please be reminded that our PICTURE MAKEUP DAY is Friday, November 18!!

Gratitude Day is Coming!!! - NOVEMBER 23

Wednesday, November 23 is a half day before Thanksgiving at UNES. We are currently developing plans to organize our school community around the idea of being grateful for all we have in our lives.

Students will be learning about WHAT GRATITUDE IS AND HOW CAN WE SHOW IT. They will be conducting read alouds and having classroom experiences focused on GRATITUDE. Additionally, we're working on inviting local community helpers to receive letters of gratitude from our students and we've reached out to police, fire, ambulance, hospital, DPW and local government. If there are parents in our school community who work in the public sector serving our Nyack community, please have them get in touch so we can include them!!


There are archives of my community newsletter on the UNES WEBSITE - CLICK HERE, as well as on the UNESPTA Website (coming soon). If you can't find the old newsletters and are looking for info - you can find that info in these two places.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Tuesday, November 1 - 4th Grade Trip to Wolf Conservancy

  • Monday, November 7 - David Gonzalez - Bullying and the Power of Kindness Assembly

  • Tuesday, November 8 - Superintendent's Conference Day (NO SCHOOL)

  • Friday, November 11 - Veteran's Day (NO SCHOOL)

  • Friday, November 18 - PICTURE MAKEUP DAY

  • Friday, November 18 - Peace Program Presentation for Grade 3

  • Friday, November 18 - VIRTUAL Parent Coffee with Principal Dreves (9:30-10am)

  • Wednesday, November 23 - Gratitude Day (HALF DAY 11:45 Dismissal)

  • Thurs/Fri, November 24&25 - Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - December 9 & 16 (early dismissal) & December 15 (evening)

Upper Nyack Elementary

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