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Kindergarten Graduation & 5th Grade Promotion Announcement!

Good afternoon.
I wanted to give everyone an update. I know the Kindergarten Graduation and 5th Grade Promotion are special events for all of the students, parents, teachers and community. Union Day School is working diligently to provide a unique opportunity to capture a glimpse of our UDS Pride in completing the 2019-2020 school year.
This year, UDS’s 2019-2020 Kindergarten Graduation and 5th Grade Promotion will operate a memorable Drive-Thru experience on Friday, June 5th. The Kindergarten Graduation will take place from 9:30am to 11:30am and 5th Grade Promotion will take place from 12:30pm- 2:30 pm. A rain make-up day is scheduled for Wednesday 6/10/2020 at the same times, should the need arise. The Drive-Thru experience will consist of several stopping points around our beautiful campus giving our students and families an opportunity to see our new Playground, enjoy the beautiful azaleas that are in bloom, reminisce about the experiences had this year and see many of our staff members as we practice social distancing, which means all participants staying in their vehicles.
During the Drive Thru experience, each student will be given the opportunity to:

~ Donate items to the Union County Emergency Shelter (absolutely optional) (Please see more information below),

~ Pick Up their personal belongings that were left in classes/ lockers, pick up medications (if necessary)

~ Drop Off any packets of work needing to be turned in, drop off any loaned devices, pick up yearbooks (if purchased), see their teachers

~ “Drive Thru” our mobile Photo Booth to take a Graduation/ Promotion picture with their teachers while the students smile and “hang out” the car window.

It is going to be a fun time with many laughs, smiles, music and waves. Please see the attached map showing the path all families will complete. We will have a volunteer taking pictures so you will not need to get out of the car. We will make all pictures available to you after everyone is done.
Dress code for the event will be casual Spirit wear or school colors. To ensure the safety of all, please know that no one is allowed to leave their car while on campus.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.
***Union County Emergency Shelter…UDS Gives Back! (absolutely optional)
It has come to our attention that the Union County Emergency Shelter is in dire need of supplies due to the influx of families coming to the shelter seeking help during this unprecedented time. They have noted some real needs that our community is experiencing. In addition to the food items listed on the attached image, the Shelter has requested personal hygiene products such as: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes and hairbrushes. There is absolutely no obligation to participate, but all donations are greatly appreciated.
Yours in education,
Kyle Pierce
Head of Lower School
Union Day School
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LINKS TO INFO:

Measures you can take to prevent respiratory virus

COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

Union County Public Schools

Mecklenburg County Public Schools


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COFFEE WITH KYLE PIERCE

8:30am – 9:30am
10/22/19 Communication / Building Protocols
11/19/19 Bullying / Mission Work
1/14/20
2/18/20 IB Update / Spring Events / School Tours / Lottery Protocol / Education about School funding in Charter School
3/17/20 – CANCELED
4/28/20 – Facebook Live / eLearning, Next Year / Moving Forward
5/5/20- Facebook Live / Middle School
Bring your coffee and join Kyle Pierce for an hour discussion on the topics listed above.
Short on-topic Q & A to follow. 

Volunteer Opportunities!

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Our UDS Parent Association Volunteer Sign-up List!

LOOK THROUGH AND PICK YOUR PLACE TO SERVE!
**UPDATE**
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions and Safety precautions, all volunteer opportunities at the school are closed until we revisit September 2020.
Thank you so much to all the parents who served this year. Truly, we couldn’t have pulled off what we did this year without you!
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Hot Lunch Service
Help deliver hot lunch to our UDS Gryphons! One 45-minute commitment and you pick your day!
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Art Teacher Assistant
Assist our Art Teacher, Ms Knowlton with organizing and hanging art as well as help reset the art room.
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Box Top Collection Club
Join us in the library 8:15am – 9:15am to fill out box top sheets by deadlines. 5 dates available!
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Socials & Event Planning
Be apart of planning and participating in events like our Annual Turkey Trot, Fall Festival, Winter Dance, etc.
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Crafty Moms
We need ladies who can tackle crafty projects for us, wall art, center pieces and all things UDS DIY!
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Middle School Parents Team
This team will support 6th & 7th grade students to enhance their UDS experience!
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Dad Squad
We are starting a new team of Dad’s and Granddad’s of currently enrolled students to spend about an hour and a half on school grounds during lunchtime. While the students are having lunch outside of class, we’d like an increase in security, hall monitoring and support for the students. *Background check required.
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There are more committee seats to fill and other volunteer opportunities for the 2020/2021 School Year so please feel free to email pres@uniondaypa.com for more details.

Spirit Nights & Fundraising

2020/2021 Spirit Night Schedule coming soon…

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