Wednesday, April 18, 2012

UE Newsletter 4/18/12

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • All Student West Fork Hike--Drivers Needed: Next Friday, April 27th the UE class will hike West Fork. We will leave at 11:00am and return at 3:00pm. Please contact us if you can drive. 
  • Friday Afternoon Help: We are looking for help during electives from 1:00-2:00pm on Fridays. We would like someone to help supervise students at Woodworking Club and Art. 
  • Car Wash Saturday: This Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the old Kentucky Fried Chicken location, 2015  SR89A. The weather will be getting hot, so it’s a great time to clean the car!
  • Family Movie Night Friday: This Friday, April 20th from 5:00-9:00pm we will be showing The Jungle Book on the lawn. Admission is $5.00 per person. Snacks will be on sale. Parents have the option of using this as a parent night out—we will have babysitting available for $5.00 per child per hour, which includes a pizza dinner; each additional child will be half price.

  • Smoothies: We are partnering with Zainey's to sell smoothies EVERY Friday for $5.00 each. Proceeds go to UE end of the year trips. Please prepay so we can pre-order the smoothies. This week's flavor is MANGO.
  • Talent Show: Join us Friday, April 27th from 5:00-8:00 pm! Admission is $5.00 per person. There will not be judges--this will simply be a showcase of talent. Please bring background music or instruments, if needed. Acts must be 3 minutes or less. Proceeds go to the Middle School Catalina Island Trip. Contact Julie at 928-204-6464 or for more info.
  • AIMS: This year our school is scheduled to take AIMS beginning Tuesday, April 17th and continuing until Friday, April 20th. Testing will take place between the hours of 9:30am and 12:30pm, though students will be given extra time if needed. Make ups will take place April 23-25.
  • Drivers Needed for 6th Year Friday Hikes: This Friday the 6th years will hike Bell Rock/Courthouse Butte from 12:30-3:30pm. Please login to Bill's Science 456 website for up-to-date information. We also need drivers for the following hikes:
      • West Fork (ALL STUDENTS): Friday, April 27th from 11:00am-3:00pm
      • Bear Mountain: Friday, May 4th from 9:00am-3:00pm
      • Badger Springs: Friday, May 11th from 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Chaperones for End of Year Trips: The 4th and 5th years will be taking a number of trips on the last week of school (May 21st-25th) while the 6th years are in the Grand Canyon. If you would like to chaperone any of these trips, please let us know. More information to come.
  • Class Plays: Save the date! UE class plays will take place Thursday, May 10th from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • 2012-13 School Year After-School Sports Programs: Bill is currently investigating setting up sports programs for next year. Possible sports could include flag football, basketball, baseball, kickball, and volleyball. Other schools and city leagues are being contacted to ask for participation.
  • Natural Classroom Cleaning Supplies: We are requesting donations of natural classroom cleaning supplies including oils of tea tree and oregano.
  • 2012-13 School Year Farm and Garden Opportunities: Next year our current 6th year students will be heading off to our Middle School as 7th graders.  They will have the opportunity to participate in the School Farms Program.  We are currently studying animal husbandry and horticulture in Science in preparation for next year.  We are looking for parents interested in helping out at the program at the farm. Next year the Upper Elementary will also be involved with the gardening program at school.  We are also looking for parents to participate in our self-sustaining gardening program.  Do not worry about a green thumb we will have lots of help from the Verde Valley Master Gardeners. 6th years will be visiting the farm next Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-10:30am. 
  • Supplies Needed for Woodworking Elective:
    • tools (screwdrivers, saws, hammers, etc.)
    • wood
    • nails
    • screws
  • We would like to encourage students and/or their parents to first speak with their Advising Teacher should personal or academic issues arise. If necessary, the issue will then be taken to Marsha as Principal Educator and further action taken if needed.
  • We do not have a microwave available for students to heat up their lunch at school
  • Please send a reusable water bottle to school with your student to keep in their cubby
  • Students are encouraged to bring a snack to school to eat before lunch 

Volunteer Opportunities
    50 Parent/Guardian Volunteer Hours per year are required for each SCS student unless other arrangements are made with the Principal Educator. Below are the current volunteer opportunities for the UE classroom. Be sure to log your hours in the main office!

  • Parent Help Needed: We are looking for parent volunteers to help out with various tasks (tutoring students, grading, roving) within our classroom Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00-12:00 (or any increment of time between these hours). If you are interested, please contact us.
  • Classroom Library Organization: We need help organizing our classroom library which includes ordering and coding our wide variety of novels.
  • Laminating/Hole Punching/Editing: If you are available to help us with these tasks during the school day, please let us know or drop by.

Jacki, Marsha, Bill, and Andrea

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