Western Union Elementary School

Kelly Romanowski, Principal

School Updates

  • Become a Read with U Volunteer  

    Become a Read with U volunteer and share the love of reading with a first- or second-grade student. UCPS is recruiting volunteers to read with students in person for 30 minutes each week. Your time, commitment, and support will help students develop a love for reading and become more confident.

    Find out more information on the UCPS Website

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  • The Book Fair is Open

    October 2nd-6th from 7:30-2:00 October 5th is Curriculum Night from 4:30-6:00 and Monday, October 9th is the last chance from 7:30-11:00.

    Please click here for more information



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  • Peachjar Digital Flyers: We have an electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. View school-approved digital flyers.

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  • Shutterfly Supports WUES: Western Union Elementary is thrilled to announce a new fundraising opportunity with Lifetouch and Shutterfly, who have joined forces to capture, preserve and share your memorable moments.

    With their help, we’ve created a custom online storefront where you can shop the extensive Shutterfly collection of photo books, gifts, premium stationery, keepsakes, home décor and so much more—and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% to our organization.

    It’s easy to support WUES:

    1. Visit our Shutterfly Storefront -- wues.ShutterflyStorefront.com
    2. Click through to start your holiday shopping!
    3. Purchase thoughtful gifts and keepsakes for friends, family and yourself.
    4. That’s it! For every purchase made, 8% of the proceeds will go toward helping our organization.

    It’s that easy. Plus, you can even use applicable Shutterfly discount codes to save on your entire order.

    Please feel free to share this great news with your friends, family and co-workers—the more orders we receive through our Storefront, the more our school earns!

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  • Students are learning to effectively collaborate to complete wind challenges.  

    This week in Energy Lab, all grade levels have been researching and experimenting with wind. We have been learning where wind comes from and the effects it has on weather, people, and landforms.  Students portray elements of Portrait of a Graduate by learning to be, resilient problem solvers, effective communicators and key contributors by completing wind challenges. They are making a duck boat to transport a duck across a tub of water by using a fan to simulate the force of the wind. Other students are learning about harnessing the wind through literature, such as the book, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.  They are working in teams to engineer wind-powered cars. The cars must include 2 axles, a mast, and a sail.  Cars must not only move when exposed to wind, they must travel in a straight line.  Third-grade students learned a lot about productive struggle when tasked with building a maze with three obstacles that they must move a marble through by using a straw to blow wind through in order to move the marble through the maze successfully. They learned about using balanced and unbalanced forces in order to move or not move items. Kindergartners have been going on wind walks in our outdoor classroom and using their five senses to discover wind. They built wind chimes in order to see and hear the wind. 



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