**We Start Again! Tuesday, October 28th**

Wins2Everybody Wins! at Union Elementary will again be taking place during recess/lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays for students in grades 1-5. If your child participated last year, be on the lookout for a returning student permission form going home.  This will be the 14th year of reading at UES- last year we had 75 pairs reading together! If you have any questions, please contact Diana Koliander-Hart at 318-6591 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parents! Every Friday, we will display the contents of our Lost and Found bins in the hallway across from the Office. Please take a moment to check for your child's belongings. Thanks!

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IMG 0736Two classes of kindergarten students paired up to explore fall colors, leaves, and "stuff" on an ECO trip to Harrison Field. The students, from Emily Wrigley's and Jill Closter's classes, carried iPads to photograph leaves and other things, like click beetles and trees to be used for future writing projects. They also carried paint color swatches to fine-tune their observation skills. Mr. Jarrad provided tech integration assistance. Mrs. Wrigley's reflection on the lesson:

My goal using technology during an ECO lesson was to enable students to capture their observations instantly. The lesson focused on using our five senses to identify similarities and differences among fallen leaves in the forest at Harrision Park, our ECO science site. I wanted the iPads to be a medium for students to record their thinking. My goal is to return to the photos for a follow up reflection lesson in the classroom. I'll also be using the photos for extending learning about leaves, as well as a review of the ECO lesson before introducing the next one in two weeks - and I'll have the learning at my fingertips, thanks to the iPads!!...We close every ECO lesson with a Thanksgiving Circle, all together taking turns to share a wonderful moment in our outdoor learning. A few students mentioned being able to use the iPads, "I loved being able to take a photo of the cool things I found." "It was so fun using the iPad outside and with my buddy!"



Union Elementary School Parents' Group

The UES Parents’ Group Mission is to support the goals and ambitions of the school community. We provide financial and volunteer assistance for enrichment activities and resources, advocate for strong schools, and bring UES and the community together.

Last year, USPG raised over $13,000 to fund field trips, equipment, performances, the snack program, and other enrichment activities. USPG has always offered many opportunities for parents to get involved in their kids’ school and for community building. This year we hope to include not just the traditional events such as the Book Fair, Bingo/Ice Cream Social, Movie Night and Staff Appreciation Breakfast, but also to develop new avenues for parents to participate. Read on for some ways to help out and get involved right away, and throughout the year.

Union Elementary School is turning 75!

UES is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and USPG wants to contribute to the excitement! Anyone who loves history and celebrations should please contact Jenny Sheehan to get involved.


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Read more: Intro to the UES Parents' Group

Parents Group Meeting
Tuesday, September 30th 
6:30 to 8 pm
Union Elementary School Cafeteria
Please join us for an evening of Parents Group information, meet our current Board members, share your ideas and sign up for activities.
Refreshments and childcare will be provided.
Please RSVP about childcare to unionschoolparentsgroup@gmail.com or call Jennifer Matthews, USPG President at 223.1213 (h) or 505.0009 (c)

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