November 2, 2011
Principal’s Corner: Our Halloween
parade, sing-a-long and parties were a great success! The students had a blast, and it was a lot of fun
seeing all of the different costumes!
Thank you, parents, for your help in getting the kids ready, coming out
for the parade, and helping with the parties!
cards will be released on November 10th, and Parent Conference Day
is November 11th. If you
have any concerns about your child’s progress, please ask his/her teacher for a
conference. We want our students to succeed at the highest levels, and we are
here to work with you to make that happen! On Conference Day, you do not need
to sign in at the main office; proceed directly to your child’s classroom.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter.
We have had a change
of dates for some upcoming events.
The Honor Roll assemblies will now be taking place
on November 21st in the cafeteria at these times:
8:15 – 3rd Grade
8:45 – 2nd Grade
9:15 – 4th Grade
12:45 – 5th Grade
1:15 – 6th Grade
Family Reading Night will now take place on Dec. 19th, and the 3rd
grade play will take place before the Winter Break. The exact date will be announced soon!
Our PreK, kindergarten, and first grade
students enjoyed Fall Fest tremendously on October 20th! Many thanks to Kris Moss and Katherine
Motsuk for organizing all of the events!
Fall Fest would never have been so fabulous without the amazing parent volunteers
– many thanks to Krista Atteberry, Christine Becraft, Johanna Birnir, Janel
Brennan, Herman Brown, Dana Campbell, Karin Carlson, Maria Checheva, Reginald
Cyntje, Helen Dorroh, Jennifer Dorroh, Paul Dorroh, Mary Durkin, Kristi Ekman,
Maribel Hernandez, Mayra Herrera, Kristi Janzen, Sarah Johnson, Virginia
Lacayo, Maria Lucero, Edna Montes-Ortiz, Alba Mota, Nancy Neher, Chris Pudzak,
Brandi Pundzak, Jack Sandberg, Sonja Skeete-Ridley, Aaron Springer, Honjiu Wen,
Imke Wien, Jinhua Yang, and Junchao Zhang!
Science Fair Parent Information Night
will be held Thursday, November 3rd from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Ms. Rowland will
describe exactly how to do a science fair project – this is a fantastic
opportunity for first timers!
One of our previous
students, Megan Leonard, has nominated our 5th grade teacher, Rob
Carter, for the Gazette’s “My Favorite Teacher” award! Please vote for Mr. Carter as many
times as you can at the following link: http://ww2.gazette.net/teacher/. We are very proud of his nomination!
Many thanks to the
PTA for the delicious breakfast on Friday!
The staff enjoyed it tremendously!
Also, many thanks to Becky Widman
and Kris Moss for planting flowers in front of the UPES sign; they look
to our PE teacher, Christy Neff!
She won the Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award from the United
States Tennis Association! Very
PTA is holding an Open House this Friday, Nov. 4th from 8:30 – 10:00
a.m. for prospective parents.
They will have the opportunity to hear about our academic program and
tour the school. Please invite any
parents you know of who are interested in hearing about UPES!
Save the date! Wednesday, Nov. 16th will be
Parent Visitation Day from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.! Please feel free to come observe your
child working hard in class!
We are starting our annual Food Drive
on November 14th to
help support families who live in our area! More information to come home soon!
if you are picking up your child early from school, please do so before 1:30
p.m. It is a hectic time in the office and
classrooms between 1:30 and 1:55 p.m. as we close out the day and prepare for
dismissal. If your child is going home in a
different way than
normal (like a bus rider walking home with a friend), a parent MUST send in a
note so we know! Also,
please remember to send in an excuse note when your child is absent. After 3 days, we cannot fix the absence
in SchoolMax. Please know that
vacations are not considered to be excused absences; the teachers are not
required to provide work ahead of time.
PTA Citrus Sale: Buy
juicy oranges and grapefruits from Florida Indian River Groves as part of the
healthiest fundraiser ever organized by the UPES PTA to help support classroom
enrichment programs. You can order on-line at: https://sites.google.com/site/ptaupes/home/citrus-sale. When
ordering, select “Local Distribution” so that your fruit will be sent to UPES.
You can also submit a paper order using the PTA Citrus Sale box in the school’s
main office. Any Questions? Contact Annarita Mariotti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
- Science Fair Parent Information,
6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
PTA Open House for Prospective
Families, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Report Cards Go Home
Parent Conference Day – No
School for Students
Nov. 14th – Food
Nov. 16th –
Parent Visitation Day, 8 – 11 a.m.