The Eagle Express
Principal’s Corner: I hope everyone had a
wonderful Thanksgiving Break! It’s hard to believe that Winter Break is only a
few weeks away! Time is really flying with so much to do in such a short amount
I want to thank all of the parents who
helped out with the third grade Reading Celebration and the kindergarten
Thanksgiving Feast! Both were a great success!
Thank you for contributing to our Food
Drive! We collected 1,844 canned/boxed goods,
which were donated to Help By Phone, the University Baptist Church Food Bank,
and five family baskets! The
Community Builders and GOLD Committee did a wonderful job publicizing this
event, and I am proud of our students for thinking of others!
thanks to the PTA for the delicious breakfast they gave the staff last
Monday! We all truly appreciated it!
come to UPES Night at Franklin’s Restaurant on Tuesday, December 6th!
This has been a fantastic fundraiser in the past – the restaurant gives
us 20% of the profit! Check out
the flyer in this Wednesday Envelope!
choir, chamber and instrumental students will be performing their winter
concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14th at 7 p.m. in our gym!
(We had originally planned to have the evening concert at Northwestern
High School, but they called to say they needed the auditorium that
night.) The students have been
practicing hard and are excited to perform for you! I hope you’ll be able to join us!
Our choir has also
been invited to perform at the Holiday Extravaganza on Dec. 7th at
Henry Wise High School at 7 p.m.!
Only two elementary schools were invited to perform, so this is a big
honor! Children 12 and under,
accompanied by a parent/guardian, are free. All other visitors pay $5 at the door. They are also collecting toys for needy
children. All proceeds will go to
the PGCPS Foundation.
Saturday, December 10th, Mr. Fominaya has invited everyone to go
caroling from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. If you plan to go, remember to
dress warmly and bring a chaperone!
Everyone will meet at the front of the school
graders will be performing the musical, “Hidden Lands,” on Friday, Dec. 16th! They will be performing at 12:45 in the
cafeteria for the younger grades, and then at 7 p.m. at school for
families! I hope you will be able
to attend, the students are very excited about their show!
starting the Eagle Guides Program! This
program connects families who are new to the University Park Elementary School
Community with families who are more ‘seasoned’. The goal is to make the
transition for newer families (‘New Eagles’) easier and to strengthen our
school community. Please see the flyer included in this Wednesday Envelope – we
hope you will sign up! Many thanks to Janel Tillman for this fantastic idea and
for getting the program started!
visit our PTA’s Facebook and Twitter pages for information and pictures from
6th – UPES Fundraiser Night at Franklin’s
7th – PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
Choir Performs at Holiday
Extravaganza, 7 p.m.
10th – Caroling with Mr. Fominaya, 10 a.m.
14th – Winter Concert in Our Gym, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
16th – 3rd Grade Musical, 12:45 and 7 p.m.
20th – Progress Reports Go home
22nd – Jan. 2nd – Winter Break
3rd – Students Return to School
4th – PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
16th – No School – Dr. King’s Birthday
18th – Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
19th – Choir Performs at Winter Fest
20th – End of the 2nd Quarter
23rd – No School for Students – Grading
And Planning Day
24th – Family Reading Night
31st – Our Science Bowl Team Competes