The Eagle Express
University Park Elementary
March 3rd, 2010
Principal’s Corner: As many of you have heard, our last day of school has been changed to June 16th to make up for the snow days. The Reading and Math Maryland School Assessments (MSA), however, will be taking place on the original dates – March 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. Our teachers are determined that our students will be prepared and will do an outstanding job! It is imperative that your children be in school on time with a big, healthy breakfast to start their day. Students in 3rd – 6th grade who are at school on time each day of the exams will get ice cream from the PTA on March 19th! With your help, UPES will shine!
I am very proud of our Science Bowl team! They competed on February 23rd, and beat Whitehall Elementary! Our team then played against Magnolia and lost on the last question by only 5 points!! They did an outstanding job!
Many thanks to Lisa Morrison and Sarah Howard for planning the 6th grade dance last Friday! The kids had a blast (so did the adults!) and Mr. Morrison was a fantastic DJ! Thanks to all of the parents who sent in drinks, snacks, paper goods, decorations, and door prizes. Thanks to the parents who chaperoned!
Order your yearbook today! They are only $18.00 (payable to UPES), and make a wonderful memento of this school year. Order forms are due on March 12th, and the yearbooks will arrive on May 26th.
Book logs are due on March 25th! Last quarter, 86% of our students turned one in and went to the movies in our gym! This quarter, all students who turn in a book log will get to go to a Sock Hop on April 9th!
Our Career Day will take place on Thursday, April 22nd from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. We would love for you to come showcase your career! Any time you can volunteer that morning would be great! If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below and send it in to our counselor, Marlene Bennett.
Kelly Alexander, our school system’s Community Outreach Officer, has asked us to share these resources with you:
U.S. Department of Education
Prince George's One-Stop Career Center
1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 100, Largo, Maryland 20774
For financial and legal foreclosure assistance
Prince George's Department of Housing and Community Development
Maryland Department of Aging
Prince George's County (301) 265-8458
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
March 4th – Don’t Sweat the Test, Just Do Your Best! (Wear sweats)
March 5th – UPES Spirit Day – wear your school t-shirt!
March 9th & 10th – Reading MSA, Grades 3-6
March 12th – Yearbook Orders Due
Progress Reports Sent Home
March 16th & 17th – Math MSA
March 25th – End of the 3rd Quarter
Book Logs Due
March 26th – No School for Students – Teacher Grading and Planning Day
March 29th – April 5th – No School – Spring Break
April 6th – Students Return to School
PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
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___ Yes! I’d like to speak at Career Day!
Please send in to Mrs. Marlene Bennett, School Counselor. Thank you!!