The Eagle Express
University Park Elementary
May 19th, 2010
Principal’s Corner: Our musical, “HMS Pinafore,” was outstanding! The students performed at such a high, professional standard, it was incredibly impressive! Thanks to everyone for coming out to see the show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Many thanks to Chris Fominaya for his excellent direction! Many thanks to these folks for playing in the pit orchestra, they sounded amazing and added so much to the play! Thanks to Dave Spitzberg, Brad Tatum, Claudia Chudacoff, Barbara Brown, Louise Niepoetter, Jay Niepoetter, and Yee-Ning Soong! Many parents, friends and staff members helped during rehearsals, as well as before, during and after the performances. We couldn’t have done it without them! Thanks to Lauren Martin, Roberta Kisker, Christine Dawson, Michelle Hermanson, Karen Ahalt, Kristi Janzen, Rumi Matsuyama, Tony and Kathleen Fominaya, Jason Doane, Christy Neff, Antonio Fominaya, Aaron Springer, Gayatri Varma, Axel Guerin, Alan Wonneberger, Ari Ben Aissa, Sarah Howard, Kevin Walsh, Drena Galarza, Anthony Clark, Rajani Bhatia, Carmen and JJ Booker, Barbara Boswell, Nyssa Cummings, James Dawson, Brooke Delosh, Jason and Mary Doane, Lori Farrar, Angela Floyd, Jerry Hebbard, Alex, John and Sarah Heitkemper, Eric and Jo Hannah Hurtt, Sela Iverson, Clio Jensen, Isaac and Susanna Kisker, Karen Krueger, Allen, Diana, and Ksenia Markel, Kristin McCue, Juanita Morton, Emma Niepotter, Lucas Pierce, Charlotte Pfuhl, Lisa Tuit, Sherry Waldrep, and Don Weaver!
Congratulations to our County Science Fair winners! 5th Grader Olivia Martin and 6th Grader Ryan Montesi won Grand Prizes at the County Fair. Ryan Montesi won the Grand Prize last year and this year, which is unprecendented and an incredible achievement! 4th Grader Charlie Dawson won a First Place ribbon. 5th Grader Clio Jensen won the Excellence in Biology Award, and 6th Grader Henry Tuit-Farquhar won the Excellence Award in Physical Science. I could not be more proud!
Our final band/choir concert at school will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in the gym. I hope you’ll join us! Good luck to our instrumental students and Mr. Spitzberg; they’ll be competing this Friday at Six Flags! Good luck also to the Choir, Mr. Fominaya, and Mr. Tatum! They will be competing at Hershey Park on May 28th!
Our itinerant art teacher, Liza Linder, and her husband will start installing the mosaic at the end of this week – they have to wait for a non-rainy day! I am really looking forward to seeing it go up, it will look beautiful! What a project!
Many thanks to Becky Widman and her Girl Scout Troop for planting flowers in the school’s front circle! They look lovely!
Sixth grade parents, since your children are in a transitioning grade (going to middle school,) you are required to bring proof of residence and a utility bill to our office. Thank you!
Parents, please remember to sign in at the office and get a Visitor’s sticker when visiting the building. Thanks! Also, now is a good time to check the Lost and Found in the cafeteria. In two weeks, we will donate whatever is left to charity!
Field Days are coming up, and we’d love your help! If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out the section below and send it in to our PE teacher, Christy Neff. Our Field Days are on:
May 27th – Grades 1 & 2
June 1st – Grades 3 & 4
June 3rd – Grades 5 & 6
June 7th – Grades PreK & K
Parents, save this date – We are having a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on June 4th at 7:30 a.m. Invitations will be coming home soon!
May 16th – 22nd – Turn Off TV Week
May 19th – Final Choir and Band Concert, 7 p.m.
May 21st – Instrumental Students (not in choir)
Competition at Six Flags
May 27th – Field Day for Grades 1&2
May 28th – Choir Competition Field Trip to Hershey
Park, 4:45 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
June 1st – Field Day, Grades 3&4
PTA Meeting/Elections, 7 p.m.
1st grade trip to Natural History Museum
June 3rd – Field Day, Grades 5&6
June 4th – Book Logs Due
Volunteer Breakfast, 7:30 in the gym
6th Grade Picnic
June 7th – Field Day, PreK&K
June 8th – 3rd and 5th Grade Picnics
June 9th – ESOL/Reading Together Picnic
June 10th – Book Log Hawaiian Luau
June 11th – 3rd Grade trip to National Colonial Farm
1st and 2nd Grade Picnics
K-1 Awards Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.
June 12th – May Fair, 11am – 3 pm
June 14th – 2-3 Awards Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.
June 15th – 4-5 Awards Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.
4th Grade Picnic
June 16th – Last Day for Students
6th Grade Recognition Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.
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____Yes! I’d like to help out on Field Day! I will come on this date: (circle, please)
May 27th – Grades 1&2
June 1st – Grades 3&4
June 3rd – Grades 5&6
June7th – Grades PreK&K
Name of your student: ___________________________
Phone Number: _________________________________
Email Address: _________________________________