The Eagle Express
Corner: The STEP UP Energy Fair held at UPES on Saturday, Jan. 28th
was a big success! Our School
Board Member, Amber Waller, and Superintendent, Dr. Hite, announced that they
plan to work with the STEP UP Committee and Town of UP to install a solar array
on the roof of University Park Elementary, the first federally-funded solar
project of its kind on a county public school! Chuck Wilson, the STEP UP program director (and UPES
parent!), along with tremendous support from the community, was
instrumental in making this a reality.
Our own Chloe Widman, 4th grader, spoke beautifully at the
Energy Fair about what she has learned about recycling and energy awareness in
the Community Builders. She did us
proud!! To read the article in the
Prince George’s Sentinel online, go to: http://www.thesentinel.com/pgs/University-Park-solar-powered-school. Well done!!
to our Science Bowl Team! They won their matches against Mattaponi and
Magnolia Elementaries! They are
headed to the finals on April 14th, and we know they will be
amazing! Way to go, Charlie Dawson, Madeleine Wonneberger,
Alexis Arneson, Louis Catacalos, Vivian Tran, Surya Pukazhenthi, and Mr.
students did an excellent job at our Science Fair! Their
projects were very impressive, and I could see all of the support they received
at home and at school! Many thanks to the wonderful folks who judged our
Science Fair: Deanna Moran, Mickey Lucas, Tom Stickles, Ed Starr, Melissa
Floyd, Tyra Villadiego, Shevaun Lewis, Jeffrey Chrabaszcz,
Bloodgood, Bradely Larson, Barbara Stein, Larry Prikockis, Debra Brody, Tala
Fakhouri, Mildred Freeman, Santiago Bernal, Peggy Besanko, Hugh O'Donnell,
Sabrina Ghiz-Zhir, Dr. George Ho, Joseph Novello, Carmen Booker, Pam Wilkerson,
Patty Boyd, Budhan Pukazhenthi, Robert Moss, Chris Lemieux, Skee Jones, Erica
Ted David, Chuck Dorcey, Moira Dougherty, Elizabeth Beesley, Chelsea Dorman,
Sara McNamara, Charlie Fenster, Tommy Fenster, and Danielle Spisak!!
Muchas gracias to the PTA parent
volunteers who provided a lovely breakfast and lunch to the Science Fair judges:
Debbie Levenson, Kris Moss, Michelle Hermanson, Carrie Murphy, Suzie Whelton,
Jennifer Dorroh, Christine Dawson, Sarah Treado, Melanie Fiore, Emily Jackson, and the master organizer,
Karen Ahalt! Your beautiful
display and delicious food was very much appreciated by the judges!
UPES is receiving 800 FREE tickets to
the University of Maryland Women’s Basketball Game on Sunday, Feb. 19th! If you are interested in getting free
tickets, please fill out the flyer in the Wednesday Envelope and send it in to
the front office! We will send you
the tickets as soon as they come in!!
The Community Builders’ Coat Drive was
a huge success! They collected 395 coats for local
homeless shelters, thanks to your generosity! Zips Dry Cleaners were kind
enough to clean the coats for FREE!
I know the coats will be very appreciated in this cold weather!
Book Log Movie Event was a big hit with the students! 89% of our students turned in a
log! We will be having our next
book log event in the 4th quarter!
cards went home on February 3rd. If you have any concerns about your
child’s report, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher for a
PTA Meeting tonight at 7 p.m. will feature parents of previous UPES students
who now attend Hyattsville Middle School! They will be sharing their experiences,
and this is a great time to ask questions, too. Please join us!
your calendars for the UPES PTA Silent Auction on Saturday, March 3 from 5 – 8 p.m. 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 at email@example.com.
Parties will take place on Feb. 14th at 1 p.m.! Your child’s teacher will be sending
home a class list and more information soon on how you can contribute to the
Feb. 8th – PTA
Meeting 7 p.m.
Feb. 13th – ½
Day for Students (Teacher Inservice)
Honor Roll Assemblies:
8:15 – 3rd Grade
8:45 – 2nd Grade
10:55 - Dismissal
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 soon!
Feb. 28th –
Instrumental Black History Concert,
March 1st – 2nd
– Camp Schmidt for 5th Graders