The Eagle Express
University Park Elementary
February 23, 2011
Principal’s Corner: Our 3rd – 6th
graders will be taking the Reading and Math Maryland School Assessments (MSA)
on March 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th.
It is imperative that your children
be in school on time with a big, healthy breakfast to start their day on these
dates. We appreciate your support.
Our teachers are determined that our students will be prepared and will do an
outstanding job! With your help,
UPES will shine!
Since MSA is right around the corner, we’ll be
having an MSA Spirit Week for the whole school next week! On each day, we’ll be wearing
28th – Sneak up on
the MSA! (Wear your sneakers!)
Tuesday, March 1st – Dress for Success!
(Dress up day!)
2nd – Hats Off to
the MSA (Wear a hat!) Also Read
Across America Day – Dr. Suess’ Birthday!
Thursday, March 3rd
– Don’t sweat the test! Just do your best! (Wear a sweat suit!)
Monday, March 7th – Wear your UPES shirt/colors
(blue and white) for the Pep Rally!
thanks to the PTA for sponsoring the YoJo Show MSA Assembly on March 2nd
to get our students pumped for the test!
By the way, the last day for Homework
Club is March 1st, and the last
day for the MSA Club is March 7th.
Congratulations to our Science Bowl
team! On February 8th, the team won against
Greenbelt Elementary (315 to 120) and Rosaryville Elementary (315 to 150!) They will be facing Avalon Elementary
in the semi finals in April! Way
to go, Mr. Favero, Olivia Martin, Maria Kisker, Nelson Lotz, Owen Roy, Nora
Stewart, and Charlie Dawson!
Destination ImagiNation is an
exhilarating after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve
mind-bending challenges and present their solutions at tournaments.
University Park has a team of 7 girls who will be presenting the solution
to the Mythology Mission challenge. They will be performing at Flowers High
School on March 5 at 3PM. Come support the University Park Blue
Goddesses, Rory, Jade, Keyla, Emily, Miranda, Anna, and Madeleine and watch
their improvisational skit about a
mission involving a Mythical Creature.
They will solve an unexpected problem that is discovered on stage.
The PTA's Wine and Cheese Silent Auction is
going to take place this Saturday, Feb. 26th at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian
Church on Metzerott Road from 4 - 6 p.m. This is one of their major
fundraisers, and just about every penny comes back to the school! They need everyone's help to keep
funding art, the library, and after school enrichment at UPES! Don’t miss
this awesome event!
If you have any
questions, please contact Carrie Davis Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kris Moss at
We are holding our
Career Day on Wednesday, April 27th from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.! If you would be willing to speak
during Career Day, please fill out the flyer included in the Wednesday Envelope
and send it in! Even if you only
have a half hour to spare, we’d love to have you!
Save the date – Saturday, April 9th
– for the 10th Anniversary Azalea Classic!! We will also be celebrating the 75th
anniversary of University Park!
This is a 1K and 5K race sponsored by the PTA to raise funds for our
school! The Northwestern High
School Band will be there, as well as many businesses, food, and a DJ! Look for the flyer in the Wednesday
Envelope, and sign up today!
Kindergarten registration will begin on
April 4 at all boundary schools for children that will be turning 5 by
September 1, 2011. Detailed
information will be posted on the pgcps.org website by March 1, outlining
registration policies and procedures.
Prekindergarten registration will begin on
April 7 at all boundary schools for all children that will be turning 4 by
September 1, 2011. As of June 1, families may register at any elementary
school that still has available seats. This is an income eligible program. No
above income children will be accepted. Transportation is provided to boundary
schools only. Detailed information will be posted on the website by March 1,
outlining registration policies and procedures.
Feb. 26th – PTA Wine & Cheese Silent Auction, 4–6 p.m.
Feb. 28th – March 7th – MSA Spirit Week
March 1st – Last day for Homework Club
March 2nd – PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
March 4th – No School – Furlough Day
March 5th – Destination Imagination Tournament, 3 p.m.
March 7th – Last day for MSA Club
March 8th and 9th – Reading MSA
March 15th and 16th – Math MSA
March 17th – Family Square Dance Night
March 31st – End of the 3rd Quarter