The Eagle Express
University Park Elementary
March 17th, 2010
Principal’s Corner: Hooray! Our students have finished and done a wonderful job on the Reading and Math MSA! I am so proud of their hard work and effort! I know their scores will be great! Thank you so much for bringing your children to school on time, with lots of sleep the night before and a good breakfast in the morning! We should get their preliminary scores in June. Many thanks to the PTA for providing ice cream this Friday for our 3rd – 6th graders to celebrate. Also, thanks to the Community Builders for decorating the school for MSA and pumping up the students!
Parents, our Itinerant art teacher, Liza Linder, would love for you to contribute to our school mosaic, which will be hung on the outside of the building when it is finished! The students have all had the opportunity to work on it - on Friday, March 26th (a teacher grading and planning day), you are invited to come with your children to contribute to the mosaic from 9-11 a.m., and 12-2 p.m. Just drop by! The mosaic laying is in the hallway by the gym!
Many thanks to the students who participated in the St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon! Our school raised more than $2,350 that will go to help St. Jude’s Hospital fight against childhood cancer.
Congratulations to our Top Eleven Finalists for the 2009-2010 Dr. James F. Luhr Science Fair at University Park Elementary School! There were so many outstanding projects to choose from! The decision was extremely difficult to pick only four projects to represent University Park at the Kids for Science Stem Fair at Eleanor Roosevelt HS on May 14th and 15th. Our top eleven are: Clara Janzen, Harper Matsuyama, Adam Wasserman, Clio Jensen, Rebecca Lorente, Isobel Springer, Jasmine Booker – and going to the county STEM Fair – Henry Tuit-Farquhar, Ryan Montesi, Olivia Martin, and Charlie Dawson!
Good luck to University Park Elementary’s Destination Imagination Team! All the members of UPES' "Robot or Nobot" team are sixth graders. They are competing is the Middle School division of DI at Flowers HS on March 20th at 9:40 in DI-BOT category. The team members are: Brandon Scott, Maryanna Brogi, Jack McKeown, Henry Tuit-Farquhar, Jacob Burns, Caroline Ahalt, and Gary Harris, all coached by Mary Resing. Come to Flowers High School by 9:30 a.m. that day to support our team and be a part of an exciting day of creative problem solving!
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 during the school day!
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.
Many thanks to one of our parents, Herman Brown, of Installation Concepts, Inc., for donating beautiful desk chairs for our staff! This is the second time his business has donated chairs, and they sure do make the place look snazzy!
With Spring Break coming up, I know that some parents are planning to take their children out of school for extra days before or after the break. Please know that these absences are unexcused. Teachers are not obligated to give the students work before they leave; assignments will be waiting for them when they return.
Mark your calendars for the Azalea Classic on Saturday, April 17th!
This is an amazing event that Sarah Elder and the PTA plan with the community to raise funds for our school! More information will be coming home soon – if you’d like to get involved, there is an Azalea Classic meeting tonight, Wednesday, March 17th
at 7:00 p.m. in the library at school!
The county has extended the deadline for applying to the Creative and Performing Arts program at Hyattsville Middle school. The new deadline is March 26. Auditions are tentatively scheduled for the week of Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th between 9-5. More information, including the application forms, can be found on the county website (www.pgcps.org) by clicking on the link to Lottery Programs.
If you have a Target credit card, you can earn money for our school by enrolling in “Take Charge of Education.” Whenever you use your red card, Target will donate a percentage of your purchases to University Park Elementary! We can use this money for anything we need for the classroom, library or playground. Designate our school today at www.target.com/tcoe. Right now, we only have 19 people signed up!
March 17th – Azalea Classic Planning Mtg, in the Library, 7 p.m.
March 20th – Destination Imagination Team Competes, Flowers H.S., 9:40 a.m.
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.
April 9th – Book Log Sock Hop during the school day
April 12th – Instrumental Rehearsal, 2-4 p.m.
Azalea Classic Spirit Week – more info soon!
April 14th – Instrumental Music Concert, 8:20 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
3rd Quarter Report Cards Sent Home
April 16th – Azalea Classic Packet Pick-up and Dog Walk
April 17th – Azalea Classic
April 22nd – Career Day
April 23rd – Open House, 8:30 a.m.
5th & 6th Grade Dance, 7-9 p.m. in the gym
April 26th – 30th – Teacher Appreciation Week
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Please send in to Mrs. Marlene Bennett, School Counselor. Thank you!!