March 21, 2012
Principal’s Corner: Our 3rd – 6th graders did a fantastic
job on the MSA! I am so proud of their
hard work and effort! I know their scores will be great! Thank you
so much for bringing your children to school on time, with lots of sleep the
night before and a good breakfast in the morning! We should get their
preliminary scores in June.
Thank you so much for donating to our Community
Builder’s, “Make Change Happen,” for tornado victims in Henryville, IN! We appreciate your
Great news! The school system, working with funds
from the Maryland State Dept. of Education, will be renovating our pods this
summer! The goal is to complete the
construction during the summer months so that the PreK – 3rd grade
classrooms will be completely finished (with enclosed walls!) by the end of the
summer – hopefully, our students will not have to be housed in temporary
buildings! I will keep you
The UPES Science
Committee is proud to announce the 4th, 5th and 6th
grade Top Ten Science Fair Projects!
The committee will have to narrow these thirty excellent projects down
to just five projects to represent University Park ES at the Kids for Science
County Science Fair in May at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. Congratulations to the following
students for their outstanding accomplishment!
4th Grade: Isabella Baker, Michael Baugher,
Malvina Bhatia-Guerin, James Dawson, Nathaniel Horn, Avyon Lanier, Alexander
Martin, Sebestyn Toszegi-Sabath, Chibueze Uzomah, Chloe Widman, and Alessio
5th Grade: Betsy Barrett, Daniel Hamilton, Amelia
Komisar-Bury, Adil Martaza, Andrew Martin, Nina McGranahan, Riley Mote,
Madeline Murphy, Henry Niepoetter, and Surya Pukazhenthi.
6th Grade: Jasmine Booker, Joshua Brogi, Charlie
Dawson, Baxter Hamilton, Mary Heitkemper, Tesse Ozga, Anna Meade, Molly Moore,
Alfreda Ruiz-Malca, and Vivian Tran.
Good luck to our Science Bowl team!
They will be
competing in the finals on April 17th! I know they will do a
fantastic job! Cheering for you, Charlie Dawson, Madeleine Wonneberger,
Alexis Arneson, Louis Catacalos, Vivian Tran, and Surya Pukazhenthi!
African American History Month Instrumental Concert has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, March 28th from 6-8:30 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! Please also feel free to wear ethnic
attire from your country of origin for the International Parade!
choir will be singing the National Anthem on Opening Day at the Bowie Baysox
Game on Friday, April 6th!
Tickets can be bought that evening from Mr. Fominaya at 5:30 in the
parking lot – this is also a fundraiser for our UPES Music Department! The students will sing at 6:55 pm, and
there will be fireworks after the game!
In order to save paper, we will no longer
be sending home the parent newsletter 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 envelope. If you still would like to receive the
folder by paper, please fill out the form and send it in. Thank you!
The PTA would like to thank these dedicated
volunteers for their hard work at the Silent Auction! Many thanks to Kris Moss, Carrie Murphy, Becky,
Widman, Mari Hoefler, Lily Baker, Christine Dawson, Gayatri Varma, Suzanne
Whelton, Andrea Zukowski, Christine Beecraft, Karen Ahalt, Louise Niepoetter,
Annarita Marriotti, Shellia Salicrup, Sarah Starrett, Budhan Pukazhenthi, Amy
Weaver, Lisa Holt, Debbie Levenson, Chris McGranahan, Melinda Moore, Sarah
Johnson, Dana Campbell, Lisa Beckman, and Matt Beckman! Thanks, also, to the Lonesome Valley
Ramblers for the fantastic 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.
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).
– Book Logs Due
– Black History Month Concert and
International Dinner, 6-8:30 pm
– End of the 3rd Quarter
Yearbook Orders Due
– No School for Students – Grading
and Planning Day
– 9th – Spring Break
– Our Choir Sings at the Bowie Baysox
– Students Return to School
– PTA Meeting, 7 pm
– Class Pictures
– 20th – Azalea Classic Spirit Week
& 18th – Science MSA for 5th Grade
– Science Bowl Finals
– Wednesday Envelope Goes Home
– Report Cards Sent Home
– Azalea Classic