Newsletter Wednesday February 18 2015

University Park Elementary School


February 18, 2015

Message from Ms. Davis

Can lightening really strike twice??? We have been awarded another $500 grant from Exxon Mobile to use at our discretion on behalf of students.  This grant was awarded from Exxon Mobile through Capitol Petroleum Marketing Group (cpg).  I’m thinking this has to be the equivalent of lightening striking

twice. J   The next Eagle Newsletter will come home with students March 4, 2015.  If you need anything between now and then don’t hesitate to contact me via email or 301-985-1898.   


Awards Assembly

The second quarter awards assembly will be held February 23, 2015. Grades 2-3, 8:15 a.m.-8:50 a.m. Grades 4-6, 8:55 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  It is very important that the first assembly begins on time so that the second assembly and lunches aren’t impacted.


Black History Month

Please join us for Movie Night tomorrow, Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  Also, we will have a Black History Program Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 8:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Career Day

Mark your calendars! Career Day is coming up on May 8th between 8:30am -11:30am.  Flyer will be forthcoming. We are looking for COLLEGE and CAREER ready jobs!

Opportunities Abound At University Park
If you want to know about all of the wonderful activities and opportunities available to students, read the “Opportunities Abound At University Park” bulletin board.  There’s information regarding TAG, ESOL, leadership opportunities, highly abled learners, etc.



Read Across America

To celebrate Read Across America this March, Pre-K through Second grade will host the Annual Dr. Seuss Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast. We are excited to sing songs from Seussical the Musical, while enjoying a plate of green eggs and ham. Volunteers and staff will dress as their favorite Seuss characters and hopefully we'll hear a story from Cat in a Hat! Join in the fun the morning of March 6th by volunteering to cook or serve breakfast. 


Reading Events

Monday, March 2, 2015                                                                                                                                    Reading is Cool Day (Wear sunglasses.)          

Reading Pledge  


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Crazy About Books Day (Wear crazy clothes.)

Literary Extravaganza Project (due date)


Wednesday, March 4, 2015                                                                                                                                    Read My Shirt Day (Wear a shirt with words for others to read.)  or

Team Up with A Good Book Day (Wear your favorite sports team clothes.)

Pre-K Dr. Seuss Celebration    


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Family Academic Night 6:00 to 7:30

Literary Extravaganza Exhibit

Reading Feeds Your Brain Day (Bring a healthy snack to eat while reading a book.)


Friday, March 6, 2015   

Hats off to Reading (Wear a hat to school.)

K-2 Dr. Seuss Celebration Breakfast


Science Bowl

University Park is getting closer to winning our 5th Science Bowl Championship! Our Science Bowl team beat Cora Rice ES to earn a spot in the Semifinals which will take place March 31, 2015.  Please use the link below to read the Gazette article about our awesome team!!!

PARCC testing will begin for students in grades 3-6 March 2-27th.  Parents are invited to view sample test items by going to ( Click Go to use of sample items-click the word “here”- Click Test Preparation-Click Sample Items-Select grade level of your choice


PTA Corner

Winter Wonderland Dance(s), Feb 27th, 5:30-7pm (K-3rd) and 7:30-9pm (4th-6th)

Join us for an evening of great music, talented UPES teachers as DJs, and fun times with friends. 

Able to help with this event?  Contact




Restaurant Fundraiser, Spice 6, March 10th

Mark your calendar for family friendly Indian food AND reasonable parking in the arts district of Hyattsville.  Hope to see you there.


Azalea Classic, April 18th

Keep the date open for this excellent family and community event.  Details to follow.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 19-Movie Night, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 24-Black History Month Celebration, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4-PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 5-Academic Night, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6-Dr. Seuss Breakfast, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Pre-K-2

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