The Eagle Express
January 25, 2012
Corner: We are sending
home the Wednesday Envelope a week early because we were off schedule! The Wednesday Envelope will now come
home two weeks from today and beyond.
I appreciate our parent volunteer, Tona Hauser, for coming in bi-weekly
to collate all of the flyers!
Thank you so
much for coming to Family Reading Night on Tuesday! We had a fantastic turnout, and we hope you had a great
time! Many thanks to Andrea
Zukowski for organizing the Usborne Book Fair – it was wonderful having the
opportunity to purchase such interesting books!
to our wonderful PTA for the delicious staff breakfast last Friday! What a yummy way to end the week!
to our Choir and Chamber for a fantastic job performing at Winterfest! Both groups received a score of 100 in
sight reading! Whoa! The trip would never have been such a
success without our parent chaperones: Johannah Wagespack, Diana Markel,
Michelle Hermanson, Karin Horn, Sarah Heitkemper, Christine Dawson, Jennie
Joyner, Jason Joyner, and Karen Ahalt!
Good luck to our Science Bowl Team! Mr.
Favero has been working with the students – Charlie Dawson, Madeleine Wonneberger, Alexis Arneson,
Louis Catacalos, Vivian Tran, and Surya Pukazhenthi - every week, and they are ready for action! The team is competing again Mattaponi
Elementary on January 31st, and I know they’ll do a great job!
Congratulations to our third grade teacher, Michele
Rowland! She has earned her National Board Certification, which is a
huge achievement! She is attending
the pinning ceremony tonight!
Our Science Fair is February 1st! We
have seen some mighty impressive projects coming in! Thank you so much for all of your support at home! The
Science Fair Open House will take place Feb. 1st from 6:30 – 7:30
p.m. in the gym. Please stop
by to check out all of the projects!
Speaking of Science Fair, we are still in need of
judges! (Which, unfortunately, can’t be UPES parents!) Judges are needed from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30
p.m. on February 1st, and the PTA serves them a delicious breakfast and
lunch. If you know of anyone who
would be willing, please have them contact Michele Rowland at 301-985-1898 or email@example.com ASAP!
This Saturday, Jan. 28th, is the STEP UP
(Small Town Energy Program for University Park) Community Energy Fair at UPES
from 1 – 4 p.m.! You’re invited to attend – check out
the flyer in this Wednesday Envelope!
Mark your calendars for the UPES PTA
Silent Auction on Saturday, March 3 at Wallace Presbyterian Church! This is one of their major fundraisers,
and just about every penny comes back to the school! If you would like to volunteer or have an item to donate for the auction,
please contact this year's co-chairs, Kris Moss at 301/277-1340 or Sarah Treado
On Feb. 7th, you are invited
to attend a Student Based Budget Community Presentation that explains the new
budget process. It
will be given entirely in Spanish with English translation. The presentation will be at
Northwestern High School at 6:30 p.m.
When we have snowy or icy weather,
please check the news and the Prince George's County Public Schools' website (www.pgcps.org) to see if school is cancelled or
school is delayed, staff also report to work at a delayed time. It is
imperative that you do not drop off your children early! There may be no one
here to watch them. B&A also opens later if we have a delayed opening. If
snowy/icy weather starts during the day, please check the news and school
system website to see if we'll be closing early. Always have a plan of action
for your children if these instances occur.
Jan. 28th – STEP-UP Community Energy
Jan. 31st – Science Bowl Competition
Feb. 1st – Science Fair Open House, 6:30-7:30 pm
Feb. 3rd – 2nd Quarter Report Cards Go Home
Feb. 7th-9th – Mobile Dentist
Feb. 7th – Student Based Budgeting
Northwestern HS, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 8th – Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
PTA Meeting 7 p.m.
Feb. 13th – ½ Day for Students (Teacher
Honor Roll Assemblies: (Tentative Times)
8:15 – 3rd Grade
8:45 – 2nd Grade
Feb. 14th – Honor Roll Assemblies
8:15 – 6th Grade
8:45 – 5th Grade
9:15 – 4th Grade
Valentine’s Day Parties, 1 p.m.
Feb. 20th – No School – Presidents’ Day
Feb. 22nd – Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
Feb. 27th – Reading Week – More info
Feb. 28th – Instrumental Music Black
Concert, 7 p.m.