Summer is here! We wanted to remind you about how you can help to prevent the “Summer Slide” with your child.
We feel that family involvement is essential to each child’s learning success. We have created a family-fun-activity-calendar your family can do this summer. You can find the activity calendar here.
We have asked that each student to start a “SUMMER JOURNAL”. Your child can record their activities and use this journal as a “diary”. You can use any kind of notebook for the journal.
Each child should document at least two activities each week and bring their SUMMER JOURNAL to the office at Open House
We understand you may not be able to do every activity, but hope you will do as many as possible.
Teacher assisgnments and bus information for all 1st - 5th grade students will be mailed on Monday, August 20.
If you do NOT receive a yellow colored letter, your child is NOT assigned a bus route for the 2018 - 19 school year and will NOT be able to ride the bus. If your child needs a bus assignment, please either come by the school or e-mail Ms. Johnson. Please include your child’s name, grade, address and whether you need AM bus, PM bus or both. Ms. Johnson will e mail you an acknowledgement when she receives your e mail. It can take 5-7 school days to get the bus assignment.
Children that are enrolled in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year will attend one day the first week of school from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. The date varies according to your child's first letter of their last name.
August 27 – If the first letter of your child’s last name is A-C
August 28 - If the first letter of your child’s last name is D-K
August 29- If the first letter of your child’s last name is L-R
August 30 - If the first letter of your child’s last name is S-Z.
Please come to the office between 7:45 - 8:00 am on your scheduled day.
Kindergarten Open House is Thursday, August 30 at 5:00 pm. Teacher assignments will be posted at Open House.
Kindergarten students will begin their regular schedule on Tuesday, September 4.
You will receive a letter via US Postal Service with more details. If you have not received a letter by August 13, please contact Ms. Johnson.
I am excited to share with you that we will be offering a new “special” for our students next school year. In addition to Art, Music and PE, our students will have STEM as a special every week. I am sure some of you may be asking, What is STEM? or Why a STEM class? Well, let me explain a little bit of what it is and why it is so important.
We are so excited to be a UCPS School of Choice! When you choose to come to Western Union Elementary, you will be happy to be a part of our family! Why Choose Western Union? Western Union Elementary is a close-knit family school that has been an integral part of the Union County community over the past 75 years! When you walk through our halls, you will notice the warm and inviting family feel that our staff students and families create.
Congratulations to Mrs. McGarty, Mrs. McRorie, and Mrs. Reavis. We wished these ladies a happy retirement at the end of the 2017-18 school year. These three were at Western Union long before many of us came here. While it is hard to know how many lives you have impacted, one thing we know for sure, Western Union will not be the same without you!