Principal’s Corner: The PTA Silent Auction was a wonderful success! Many thanks to
everyone who came, and to all those who donated fabulous items to bid on! There were many, many people who worked
hard to make the event so successful, and it showed!!
Many thanks to our brave Camp Schmidt parent
Starrett, Deborah Levinson, Kathy Hotakainen, Ann Barrett, Steve Murphy, Jon
McLaren, Buddha Pukazhenthi, Joe Rozario, Herman Brown, Jose Parada and Chuck
Bury did a fantastic job with our fifth graders at camp - the kids had a
From Ms. Neff and the Community Builders – The
Coin Collection for Tornado Victims in Henryville, IN will be Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of next week (March 14th – 16th!) Join us as we collect
money to “Make Change Happen” for those severely affected by these devastating
In order to save paper, we will no longer
be sending home the Wednesday Envelope to everyone in paper. If you already receive
emails from the school, you will now receive the entire Wednesday Envelope by
email. If you do not receive
emails but would like to, fill out the form in this week’s folder. If you still would like to receive the
folder by paper, please fill out the form and send it in. Thank you!
MSA is right around the corner! Our 3rd – 6thgraders
will be taking the Reading and Math Maryland School Assessments (MSA) on March
13th, 14th, 20th and 21st in the
help your children be successful by coming to school on time with a big,
healthy breakfast to start their day on these dates. Also, please schedule doctors’ appointments around testing
times, if at all possible.
We appreciate your support!
To pump our students up
for the test, we are having these school spirit days for the whole school!
· Friday, March 9th: Wear your UPES t-shirt
or school colors (blue and white) and jeans!
· Monday, March 12th: Don’t Sweat the Test, Just Do Your
Best! (Wear Sweats!)
· Friday, March 16th: Sock It To the MSA! (Wear Crazy Socks!)
· Monday, March 19th: Dress For Success (Dress Nicely!)
African American History Month Instrumental Concert has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, March 28th from 6-8 p.m. and it will be combined with our
International Dinner! Come share a
dish from your culture and enjoy a lovely evening of entertainment!
Yearbooks are now on
sale for $17.00! If you would like to
order your copy, please send in money or a check made out to UPES in a sealed,
labeled envelope, with your child’s name and teacher’s name on it.
Please join us at the
PTA Meeting TONIGHT at 7 p.m. for a presentation from the Office of Constituent
you’ll hear about the process of how parent concerns are now taken care of by
the school system. In addition,
Mrs. Schickner will be giving a presentation on Student Based Budgeting (SBB),
and specifically, how this affects UPES’ school budget for next year.
We are holding our Annual Career Day on
Wednesday, May 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.! If you would be willing
to speak during Career Day, please fill out the form in this Wednesday
Envelope, or contact Christy Neff (Christy.email@example.com) or Dawna Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org). Even if you only have a half hour
to spare, we’d love to have you!
Just a reminder that our school is part of the
Alliance To Save Energy. Some helpful tips to save energy include:
S – Surge protectors –
see if all small appliances can be put on a surge protector and turned to the
off position when not in use. A
– Adjust your thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the
– Vampire energy is energy that is sucked out when the appliance is not in
use…unplug to stop the energy drain!
– Everyone can do something to help our planet!
Healthy Schools Initiative – Remember to include a majority of healthy foods – fruits, vegetables,
and low fat pretzels in birthday party planning when coming to school to
celebrate. Of course, cupcakes are
a good idea, but can be rounded out with other healthy choices. Start your student’s birthday year out
on a healthy note!
– PTA Meeting, 7 pm
– School Spirit Day – Wear UPES t-
shirts & Jeans
– Don’t Sweat The Test, Just
Do Your Best! (Wear Sweats)
& 14th – Reading MSA
– 16th – Make Change Happen for
Tornado Victims in Indiana
– Wacky Sock Day (Sock It To The
– Dress For Success
& 21st – Math MSA
– Wednesday Envelope Comes Home
– Book Logs Due
– Black History Month Concert and
International Dinner, 6 – 8 p.m.
– End of the 3rd Quarter
– No School for Students – Grading
and Planning Day
– 9th – Spring Break