University Park Elementary
May 11th, 2011
Principal’s Corner: I
wanted to thank all of the volunteers for making the Azalea Classic a
success! Many thanks to Sarah Elder, Kimberly Fisher, Beth Domingo, Ellen
O'Neill, Eleanor Kerr, Randy Davis, Jamie Nickerson, Cindy Hess, Christy Neff, Mari
Hoefler, Carolyn Marske, Karoline Mortensen, Kristin McCue, Lesley Krauland, Gayatri
Varma, Budah Pukazhenthi, Christine Dawson, and Lisa Holt!
also would like to thank our Career Day speakers! The students had the opportunity to hear about many
different jobs, and this opened up great discussions of future possibilities,
and the work that must be done to achieve those goals! Many thanks to Mary Resing, Chris Polimeni, Anne
Barrett, Benjamin Schultz, Eric Olson, Dwight Jackson, Catherine Donohoe,
Rafael Lorente, Sarah Johnson, Chris McGranaham, Melanie Fiore, Bob Moss,
Valerie Ragan, Maryland Quinanda, Rani Rosborough, Reginald Cyntje, Kathy
Hotakainen, Steve Parks, John Sandberg, Christine Harvey, Jens Herberholz, Maby
Palmisano, Robin Martin, Elizabeth DeLeon, Anne Headley, Dan Collins, Lisa
Bechmann, Elsbeth Fast, Katherine Murdock, Jon Reinhard, Jeff Jensen, Ning Zeng,
and the University Park Police!
You all truly made Career Day one to remember! Also, mucho thanks to
the PTA for providing the speakers with coffee and breakfast that day!
Teacher Appreciation Week was
fantastic! Thank you so much for your wonderful flowers,
chocolate, school supplies, and awards for the staff! I also wanted to thank our fantastic PTA, who treated the
staff to homemade goodies, raffle baskets, K cups for coffee, a delicious Cinco
de Mayo lunch, and gift cards to Target!
You all really made each one of us feel appreciated! Many thanks to the PTA Committee –
Karen Ahalt, Roberta Kisker, Sarah Treado, Rumi Matsuyama, Christine Dawson,
Joan Leonard, Claudia Wonneberger, Kris Moss, Kristin McCue, Aaron Rust, Suzie
Whelton, Carrie Murphy, Lori Farrar, Michelle Hermanson, Debbie Levenson,
Carmen Booker, Rosanna Weaver, and Birgit Meade!
We are getting
excited about our upcoming musical, “Frog and Toad All Year!” Our students will be performing it on
Thursday, May 19th at 7 p.m.; Friday, May 20th at 8 p.m.,
and on Saturday, May 21st at 7 p.m.! Information on buying tickets is included in this Wednesday
Envelope, and tickets will be on sale at May Fair. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who came to school this
past Saturday to build the set and props!
We couldn’t have done it
Many thanks to the PTA for the fantastic
Open House on April 29th!
Many people attended, and we heard many compliments about our students, staff,
academic program and PTA from the visitors! I appreciate Becky Widman for
all of her hard work chairing the event, and to the Newcomers Committee for
their commitment in showcasing our wonderful school and welcoming others to our
community! Many thanks to Becky Widman, Dana Campbell, Suzie Whelton, Katherin
Herberholz, Imke Ahlf-Wein, Maby Palmisano, and Mary Durkin!
your calendars for the PTA’s May Fair on Saturday, May 14th! Bring your family and enjoy a fun day
of great food, games, contests, and music from a DJ! May Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The PTA is always looking for parents
who are willing to volunteer; please contact Maby Palmisano (email@example.com), Sheilla Salicrup (firstname.lastname@example.org), or
Steve Benson (email@example.com)! Thank you!
hope you will join us for the Choir/ UP Singers/ Instrumental Music Concert
on Wednesday, May 25th at 7 p.m. at Northwestern High School! The students have been practicing hard
and are excited to perform!
Sixth grade parents, since your children are in a transitioning grade
(going to middle school,) you are required to bring proof of residence and two
utility bills to our office, if you haven’t done so already. Thank you!
Now that the weather is getting warmer, I
wanted to remind everyone that we do have a school system dress code. Shirts should be continuous from neckline to
waist; the entire mid-section should be covered. Skirts, dresses, and
shorts should be no shorter than fingertip level. Pants should cover
undergarments. Thank you!
– 4th Quarter Progress Reports Go Home
– May Fair
20th, 21st – Musical, “Frog and Toad All Year”
– UP Singers and Instrumental Students Six Flags
– Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
Choir/UP Singers/Instrumental Spring Concert
At 7 p.m. at Northwestern High School
– 27th – Camp Schmidt Overnight for 5th Grade
May 30 – No School – Memorial Day
– PTA Meeting and Elections, 7 p.m.
– Young Author’s Tea, 1 p.m.
5th Grade Picnic
– Book Logs Due
– Choir Sings the National Anthem at the Bowie
– 10th – Turn Off TV
– Volunteer Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
– Choir Trip to Hershey Park
– K&1 Field Day
5th Grade Awards Ceremony, 1 p.m.
– 2nd & 3rd
Grade Field Day
3rd Grade Awards Ceremony, 1 p.m.
– 4th & 5th
Grade Field Day
& 6th Grade Picnics
K & 1 Awards Assembly,
– 6th Grade Field
– Last Day for Students
PreK Field Day and Picnic
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Parents, Field Days are
coming up, and we’d love your help!
If you’d like to volunteer, please check the one(s) you can assist with and
send it in to our PE teacher, Christy Neff. The Field Days take place in
the morning. Thank you!!
1 June 13th,
Kindergarten and First Grade
1 June 14th,
Second and Third Grade
1 June 15th,
Fourth and Fifth Grade
1 June 16th,
1 June 17th,