Wednesday April 26 2017

University Park Elementary School

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EAGLE NEWS!!!

April 26, 2017

Message from Ms. Davis

Thank you to everyone who attended the Azalea Classic April 8, 2017!  What a wonderful event to celebrate our sense of community, fitness, and fun.  Thank you to Ms. Neff, Ms. Sarah Nelkin, and their Azalea Classic Committee for organizing this wonderful event.  I’d also like to thank all of the teachers and staff who came out on a Saturday to run, walk,  and support students during the race.  Saturday was another testament as to what makes UPES the best school ever.      The next Eagle Newsletter will come home with students May 3, 2017.  If you need anything between now and then don’t hesitate to contact me via email Toi.Davis@pgcps.org or 301-985-1898.    


Congratulations UPES Cricket Team !

UPES is participating in the BEST Cricket League for the third year. I am happy to share that we are currently ranked as one of the top 5 teams.  Congratulations to Leo Foreman, Franz Wien, Lukas Wien, Daniel Traves, Melissa McCarthy, Wesley Jackson, Susan Macedo, Pamela Maldonado, Asher Penley, Luis Abani, Elijah Puro, and  Roman Zentek.



Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten for SY 2017-18 will begin on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 8:30 am. For Pre-K, your child must be 4 by September 1, 2017, and for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 by September 1, 2017.  You will need to bring with you your child's birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency (current mortgage statement, property tax statement, lease, etc.)  If you are registering your child for Pre-K, you will also need to bring with you 2 current consecutive pay stubs.







Solo and  Ensemble Festival

On Saturday, April 29th, Instrumental Music Students  will participate in the Prince George's County Public Schools Elementary Solo and Ensemble Festival. This voluntary festival features students from around the county performing selections of music for local musicians and educators. These performances are adjudicated, where comments and ratings are given to participants in an effort to award their hard work and encourage more improvement. Congratulations to Sophia Becraft, Eliana Penley, Kacey Nyongesa, Julia Beckmann, Felicity Misse Ekwa, Maya Smith, Karla Hernandez, Kateryna Pratsovyta, Alena Beckmann, Kamal Skeete-Ridley, Franz Wien, Kendall Skeete-Ridley, Nathan Widman, Ruby Carlucci, Naiyaeliz Dunn, Julia Garcia, Rafael Hernandez, Javier Nolasco, Eugene Tutu, Theophilus Tutu, Kai Howarth, Emannuel Imo, Isabelle Sanchez, and Dawnyae Washington.


Take Your Child to Work Day

Prince George's County Public Schools will not observe the national “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day” event on Thursday, April 27, 2017 due to PARCC testing.  Students should not plan to be absent if the PARCC assessment will be administered that day. However, if families elect to take their children to work, the absence will be considered an excused absence with the appropriate documentation.

PGCPS Attendance Procedures
To maintain accurate student attendance, all students accompanying their parents to work must observe the following procedures:

  • If you plan to have your child accompany you to work, you must notify your child’s school PRIOR to Thursday, April 27th.

  • Students are responsible for obtaining any schoolwork that they will miss. All schoolwork must be completed in accordance with the teacher’s directions.

  • When your child returns to school, she or he must bring a letter on your company letterhead stating that she or he accompanied you to work. As is the case for ALL absences, the school must receive this letter within 72 hours of your child’s return to school.

  • For attendance purposes, the day will be counted as an excused absence; however, if the above procedures are not followed, the day will be counted as an unexcused absence. As a reminder, an excused or unexcused absence will affect your child’s perfect attendance record.

Testing Update

This  week all students in PGCPS enrolled in grades three through eight will participate in Maryland’s PARCC test.   The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires Maryland to test in both English/Language Arts (ELA)  and Math.  Maryland’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test will help measure students’ mastery of English Language Arts, literacy, and Math. These are not “fill-in-the-bubble” tests. Students will be asked, for example, to write an essay, create a graph, or create a model.


For grades 3 through 8, the test covers ELA and Math. Our testing window began  April 10 and ends May 12.  During this window your student will participate in both ELA and Math testing, using a computer device to access the test.  Different grade levels will participate in the tests over the course of the testing window.

The  testing schedule is below.


April

23

Week B

24

4/5/ReLa

25

4/5/ReLa

26

27

4/5/ReLa

28

Assembly



29

30

Week A

           


May


Week A

1

3/6/Math

2

3/6/Math

3



4

3/6/Math

5

3/6/Math

6

7

Week B

8

4/5/Math

9

4/5 Math

10

11

4/5/Math

12

4/5/Math

13

14

15

Make Ups

16

Make Ups

17

Make Ups

18

Make Ups

19

Make Ups

20

21

22

Make Ups

23

Make Ups

24

Make Ups

25

Make Ups

26

Make Ups

27

28

29

30

Last Day

31

     

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT DOES HIS OR HER BEST JOB.  PLEASE…MAKE SURE…

  • Your child arrives to school on time.

  • Your child eats breakfast in the morning that will give him/her the necessary  energy and alertness for participation in testing.

  • Your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before each testing day.

  • Your child is in school every testing day. 

  • You encourage your child to do his/her best!

 

Thank you for your help.  We know our students will do their best!  Should you have any questions, please call the school.


Transitional Students

Students transitioning to a new school as a result of a promotion to a different educational level, boundary change, participation in a specialty school or change in residence must provide proof of residency. Proof of residency may be established by any of the following documents: settlement papers, lease/rental agreement, deed of property, mortgage statement, letter from apartment complexes on official letterhead, or a current property tax bill.  Settlement papers, lease agreement, and rental agreements must be signed and dated by all parties.   Parents of students in grade 6 must come to UPES to update proof of residency by Wednesday, May 10, 2017 .  


Parents of Pre-K students who are out of boundary, your child will be automatically enrolled in their boundary school for next year.  You will need to complete a new registration at the boundary school along with providing updated proof of residency.  


Upcoming Events

Friday, April 28-K Arbor Day celebration-12:00-12:30

Monday-Friday, May 1-5, Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 10-Hearing and Vision Screenings-K,1,4,

Monday, May 15-Spring Music Concert-Northwestern HS

Friday, May 19-Career Day, Instrumental Music and Choir Field Trip to Six Flags

Monday, May 22-6th grade Field Day

Monday, May 22- Friday, May 26- Book Fair-7:15 - 3:30 ( Media Center)

Friday, May 26 - Lion King Performance @ 7:00pm

Saturday, May 27 - Lion King Performance @ 7:00pm

Thursday,May 25-Saturday, May 27- Book Fair -5:30-7:30 Lion King Hours

Friday, June 2-Grades 3-5 Field Day

Monday, June 5-Yearbook Autograph Party 9-10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 6-Honor Roll Assemblies- 2-3, 8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,4-5,9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 7-Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, June 8-Friday, June 9-2 Hour Early Dismissal (tentative)

Monday, June 12-Last Day for Teachers (tentative)


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