October 29, 2013
"Have You Seen the Owl Today?"
Welcome to the Union Elementary Wise Owl! We hope that you enjoy this new way of learning what's going on at UES!
CAVE ART AT UNION! What a beautiful project Ms. Kane and her students have shared with all of us! Take a look at Ms. Dostie and her students learning about Cave Art in the "Kindercave" the other day, and feel free to take a tour yourself the next time you stop by...
THE GENEROSITY OF THE MONTPELIER ROTARY: Ed Rousse and Bill Miles of the Montpelier Rotary stopped by Union yesterday to deliver dictionaries and atlases to classes. Each 3rd grade student received a brand new dictionary, and each 5th grader is the proud owner of a new atlas! All of the students had an opportunity to learn about the charitable works and good deeds of the Rotary around the world for the last sixty years. Thanks to Bill and Ed for their generosity!
|Mr. Rousse talks about the potential to learn 37,000 new words with Mrs. Beaupre's class|
As we approach colder temperatures we are collecting gently used items for families and children. We would appreciate any donations of winter gear in both children and adult sizes (jackets, snowpants, boots, hats, and gloves/mittens). We could also use a few blankets to help out in the colder months.
With colder temperatures also comes the very busy holiday season. Our community has been struggling alongside the rest of our country during these hard economic times. If your family, or another family you know of, could use some holiday assistance (regardless of what holiday is observed) please contact our School Social Worker, Erica Farnham at 225-8232 to get connected to services in place this time of year.
HALLOWEEN AT UNION ELEMENTARY: The faculty, staff, and I made a difficult decision last week: we've decided that Halloween cannot be celebrated at school on October 31. As much fun as it would be to celebrate with costumes and parties, we believe that such revelry would be simply too disruptive to the learning environment for an entire day. Please help us maintain a healthy learning environment the following days as well; we ask that all candy remain at home. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me or stop by.
RIDDLE OF THE DAY:
Why is a cemetery a great place to write a story?
Friday's riddle: How do you fix a Jack O' Lantern? (Answer: with a pumpkin patch!)
DID YOU KNOW? ...that the last time the Boston Red Sox had a World Series Game 6 in Boston was in 1975? I had just turned ten years old and was in the 5th grade, and my parents let me stay up late to watch New England's Carlton Fisk hit a game winning home run off the left field foul pole. Here he is, "pushing" the ball fair: