The Eagle Express
University Park Elementary
May 25th, 2011
Principal’s Corner: Our musical, “A Year With Frog and Toad,” was outstanding! The students performed beautifully, and everybody truly enjoyed the show! Thanks to everyone for coming out to see the musical 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, Reginald Cynjte, Louise Niepoetter, and Jay Niepoetter! 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, Brad Tatum, Claude Allen, Ann Barrett, Todd Betke, Heather Bidjou, Claudia Chudacoff, Laurie Dietzel, Alona Dunn, Callie Hayes, Debbie Hayes, Jerry Hotakainen, Eric Hurtt, Jonathan Hurtt, Jeff Jensen, Talia Jensen, Joan Leonard, Carolyn Lorente, Rafael Lorente, Pam Lotz, Alex Martin, Rob Martin, Sasha Mote, Omar Rojas, Adrienne Rojas-Trozzo, Todd Stewart, Bridget Warren, Ruth Anne White, Katie Wolfe, Aaron Springer, Roberta Kisker, Christine Dawson, Michelle Hermanson, Kathy Hotakainen, Betsi Griffith, Sarah Heitkemper, Kevin Roy, Louise Niepoetter, Dana Campbell, Kevin Walsh, Kristi Janzen, Anthony Clark, Allan Wonneberger, Teresa Trozzo, Mari Hoefler, Antonio and Kathleen Fominaya, Alex Heitkemper, Miguel Garcia, Gayatri Varma, and Katherine Motsuk!
Congratulations to our County Science Fair winners! This is the third year in a row that our school has won two Grand Prizes! 5th grader Charlie Dawson and 6th grader Nelson Lotz both won Grand Prizes! 4th graders Amelia Komisar-Bury and Andrew Martin, as well as 5th grader Fred Buchanan, won Excellence Awards! We are all so very proud!
The PTA’s May Fair was a blast! We had a great turn-out, even with the rain! Thank you so much to the chairs of the event – Sheilla Salicrup, Steven Benson, and Maby Palmisano, for all of their incredible hard work! They could not have done it without these fantastic volunteers: Erica Berry, James Booker, Marcie Ramsey, Aaron Springer, Abdul Quamar, Abraham Ouattara, Alana Joyce, Amy Sargent, Amy Weaver, Axel Guerin, Becky Widman, Betsi Griffith, Birgit Meade, Carlos Paz, Carmen Booker, Carrie Murphy, Chris Harvey, Claude Allen, Laurie Dietzel, Dayna Hinton, Daysi Benitez, Deborah Julien, Elsa Girma, Emanuel Imo, Eve Muller, Gayatri Varma, Hannah Birnir, Jacqueline Beadley, Jennifer Beckman, Jennifer Casimir, Jillian Burns, Jim Duff, Jo Hurtt, Joan Leonard, Joannah Yu, Jose Parada, Junchao Zhang, Kari Qvam, Karoline Mortensen, Katherine Motsuk, Katherine Murdock, Kathrin Herberholz, Koudedia Sissoko, Kris Moss, Kristin Janzen, Kristin Mc Cue, Lauren Fernandez, Lori Farrar, Louise Niepoetter, Maeva Dumena, Marcia Johnson, Marcia Mapp, Mari Hoefler, Marsha Taylor, Mary Durkinn, Mary Resing, Michelle Hermansson, Mike Weaver, Nancy Neher, Peter Sabath, Peter Voitsekhovsky, Randie Reilly, Rani Rosborough, Roberta Kisker, Rumi Matsuyama, Sarah Starrett, Sarah Treado, Shuhni Peng, Teresa Trozzo, Thanusha Ragunanthan, Tim Hunt, Wes & Georgette Virgil, and Yamileth Amaya!
We also had many students work the fair for Community Service Hours – they made a HUGE difference!! Thank you!
Congratulations to our very own Anthony Clark, who won the County’s Outstanding Educator Award, and to Teresa Puma, who won the Outstanding Support Personnel Award!! They received their awards last week at a lovely ceremony. We are so lucky to have them on our staff!
Many thanks to Kari Qvam for helping the PTA with Teacher Appreciation Week! J
Our final Choir/UP Singers/Instrumental Music Concert will be held tonight at Northwestern High School at 7 p.m.! Please join us for this fantastic show!
The last time the School Store will be open this year is Tuesday, May 31st. We will have lots of summer items for sale: beach balls, goggles, kites, floats, and more! Thanks for your support of the school store throughout the year…all of the proceeds benefit the House of Hope (lkhayalethemba) After Care Reading Program in South Africa!
The last PTA Meeting of the year will be held on June 1st at 7 p.m. We will be electing a new board – please consider running for a position! You can make a difference!
I know that many of you have heard about staff reductions, and worry about how UPES will be affected. Thank you so much for your many emails and letters – your support is greatly appreciated!
May 25th – Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
Choir/UP Singers/Instrumental Spring Concert
At 7 p.m. at Northwestern High School
May 26th – 27th – Camp Schmidt Overnight for 5th Grade
May 30 – No School – Memorial Day
June 1st – PTA Meeting and Elections, 7 p.m.
June 2nd – Young Author’s Tea, 1 p.m.
5th Grade and ESOL Picnics
June 3rd – Book Logs Due
June 4th – Choir and UP Singers Perform the National
Anthem at the Bowie Baysox Game
June 6th – 10th – Turn Off TV Week
June 7th – Volunteer Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.
June 10th – Choir Trip to Hershey Park
June 13th – K&1 Field Day
4th & 5th Grade Awards Ceremony, 1 p.m.
June 14th – 2nd & 3rd Grade Field Day
2nd & 3rd Grade Awards Ceremony, 1 p.m.
June 15th – 4th & 5th Grade Field Day
2nd, 4th, & 6th Grade Picnics
K & 1 Awards Assembly, 1 p.m.
June 16th – 6th Grade Field Day
3rd Grade Picnic
June 17th – Last Day for Students
6th Grade Recognition Ceremony
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, Sixth Grade
1 June 17th, Pre-Kindergarten
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