Monday, February 10, 2014

WISE OWL: February 9

February 9, 2014

"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! If you'd like to have the Wise Owl sent to you, please send your email address to I'll be updating the Owl every few weeks with both news and celebrations, and I'd love to be able to send it directly to you if that's what you'd like.

Here is what's new at UES:

UNION ELEMENTARY: OUR STORY Go to the link below to see the first part of our new ongoing series Union Elementary: Our Story. Teachers and students have been eager to share why they love coming to Union every day and why our work together is so important, and you'll get a chance to hear from them directly. The plan is to add to Our Story the rest of the winter and spring, so if you'd like to share your story, we'd love to hear from you!

JANUARY CARES ASSEMBLY!  Once again, the 5th graders outdid themselves in putting on an entertaining and informative show for all of us at UES. January's C.A.R.E.S. theme was "Self-Control", and the students used a game show format to get classmates up on stage to test their C.A.R.E.S. knowledge against mine! I'm happy to say that the students and I were always on the same page. Congratulations to Mrs. Adams' class for the great show!

NECAP RESULTS ARE IN! We just received the math, reading, and writing NECAP scores for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders today. Please look for your child's scores in the mail before the February break.

ECO DAY! I had the pleasure of joining 1st graders last week on a special ECO Day at the North Branch Nature Center! It was a bright and beautiful 27 degree day, and the children had a wonderful time. On behalf of all of us in the UES community, I'd like to thank Amy Butler and the entire ECO staff for providing our children with the best in experiential learning. If you ever have a chance to join your son or daughter on an ECO day, don't miss the opportunity!
Mrs. Wrigley's class has fun on the igloo!