The Eagle Express
University Park Elementary
March 9, 2011
Principal’s Corner: Our 3rd – 6th
graders did a wonderful job taking the Reading Maryland School Assessments
(MSA) this week! Thank you for making sure they were at school on time,
rested and full of a good breakfast!
They will take the Math MSA on March 15th and 16th. It is imperative that our students are
at school those days! Thank you so
much for your support!
The PTA's Wine and Cheese Silent Auction was
a smashing success!! The PTA
raised over $12,000, thanks to your support! Many thanks to the incredible volunteers who planned and
carried through the event: Carrie
Murphy and Kris Moss (co-chairs), Kathy Hotakanian, Lily Baker, Gayatri Varma,
Becky Widman, Christine Dawson, Michelle Hermanson, Maby Palmissano, Chuck
Bury, Suzie Whelton, Sheilla Salicrup, Anthony Clark, Mayra Darnell, Aaron
Springer, Bob Moss, Steve Murphy, Karen Ahalt, Mike Baker, Lisa Beckman, Carmen
Booker, Dana Campbell, Clara Carey, Bill Carey, Fabi Caulkins, Maria Kisker,
Deborah Levenson, Joan Leonard, Lis Fost Maring, Annarita Mariotti, Kristin
McCue, Birgit Meade, Louise Niepoetter, Sonja Skeete, Sarah Starrett, Sarah
Treado, Lisa Tate, Ruth Anne White, the Band “The Lonesome Valley Ramblers,” including
parents Curtis Ramsey-Lucas and Andrew Widman, and Wallace Presbyterian
Church!! Thanks to everyone who
made donations to the Auction!!
Speaking of the PTA, many thanks for the financial support for the Yojo MSA assembly,
and the snacks for the Homework/MSA/Science Fair Clubs – as well as snacks for
our 3rd – 6th graders on MSA testing days!! We appreciate the PTA’s generosity
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 contact our counselor, Marlene Bennett, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by
school phone (301)985-1898. Even
if you only have a half hour to spare, we’d love to have you!
of our parents, Eric Maning, is the main attraction at our Family Fun Danceon Thursday, March 17th, from
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in our gym!
This is a fantastic opportunity to come have fun with your kids, free of
charge! So put on your dancing
shoes and we’ll see you there!
Order your yearbook today!
They are only $17.00 (payable to UPES), and make a wonderful memento of this
school year. Order forms are due on March 29th, and the
yearbooks will arrive in May.
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! The
planning meeting for the Azalea Classic is tonight, Wednesday, March 9th
at 6 p.m. in the library, right before the PTA meeting! Please join us!
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 11 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, www.pgcps.org, by March 1, outlining
registration policies and procedures.
to our Destination Imagination Blue Goddesses team!
They came in third place this past Saturday at the tournament, and we are so
proud of them! Way to go, Rory, Jade, Keyla, Emily, Miranda, Anna, and
Madeleine!! Many thanks to Mary Resing, Kitty Moore, and Kris Moss for
coaching the team!
March 9th – Azalea Classic Meeting, 6 p.m.
PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
March 15th and 16th – Math MSA
March 17th – Family Fun Dance Night, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
March 23rd – Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
March 29th – Yearbook Orders Due
March 30th and 31st – Science MSA for 5th
Grade 6 “24” Tournaments
March 31st – End of the 3rd Quarter
April 1st – No School for Students (Grading and Planning
April 4th – 8th – Azalea Classic Spirit Week
April 9th – Azalea Classic
April 14th – Class Pictures
International Dinner 6 p.m. (Performance by
Instrumental Students and UP Singers at
April 15th – Book Log Event
April 18th – 25th – Spring Break
April 26th – Students Return to School
April 27th – Career Day, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
April 29th – PTA Open House, 8:30 a.m.
Celebration with Town of UP