Welcome to the Bulldog Blog
April 2022 Edition
A Message from your Admin. Team
April Calendar of Events
News from the Office
Paper Notes Needed for Dismissal Changes
Please send a note to school if your child's dismissal will be changed. The teacher will see it and then send it to the office. This is the preferential way to inform the office and the teacher. We are often getting emails sent to us before the students have even left home. Because of our new filtering system, some of these emails are not being received until it is too late. In the event of an emergency change that happens after your child has left for school that day, contact the office by phone first and then send an email. We will then reply that we have received it. Please help us in our endeavor to make sure all of our students get where they need to go after school. Thank you for your cooperation.
New Kindergarten Registration for September 2022 is Now Open
Start your student's registration by visiting http://www.hamburgschools.org and click on Enrolling Students. If you have any questions, email: email@example.com or call (716) 646-3200 x7217. If your child goes to Preschool at Charlotte Avenue Elementary, your child is automatically registered for Kindergarten in our school.
Are You Volunteering for a Field Trip this Spring? If so, please read:
We have a number of field trips happening this spring. New to our District this year: All volunteers must complete the online training each year, even if you have been trained in the past. This includes class field trip volunteers. Directions and the link for this training are available by emailing our secretary, Mrs. Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Grotke at email@example.com . Please do this as soon as possible, as you must also be Board-of-Education approved before being a volunteer. Thank you.
Updating Parental Information
If you have a change in any of your phone numbers or emergency contact information, please go to the Parent Portal to update this information. Thank you.
Walk Across America
Our next Spirit Week will be April 4 - 8:
April 4 - Tie Dye Day
April 5 - Class Color Day
April 6 - Character Day - Wear your favorite character on your shirt!
April 7 - School Spirit Day - Flood the school with purple and white!
April 8 - Fancy Day - Wear your best attire.
Our next PTSA meeting will be on April 21 in the LMC from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Please bring new ideas.
Connect with PTSA
We have many activities we want to plan for our students. We need the help of the community to make it great! Please join our PTSA. We can’t do any of it without you! To become a member, please go to: https://hamburgptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/352
Anytime your child is absent from school, a paper note must be sent to school with your child upon their return, stating the reason for the absence. If you do not turn in the note, the absence will become an unexcused absence. Parents, please check your child's report card for any unexcused absences and send in a note for those date(s). If you are uncertain of the date(s), please contact the Attendance Office in the morning at (716) 646-3288.
Please call the Attendance Office each day that your child is absent. Our phone number is (716) 646-3288. A message can be left at anytime school is not open. Please do not call the main office or email the teacher to report an absence.
If your child(ren) will be absent because of a vacation, please fill out a vacation form two weeks prior to your departure. These forms are available in the main office, on our district website or click on this link: Family Vacation Form .
Kids Heart Challenge
Notes from the Nurse's Office
New York State Education Law requires all students going into sixth grade to have a Tdap vaccine prior to admission to sixth grade.
April Health Tip:
With the weather breaking, encourage your child to go outside! Remember to protect their head by having them wear a helmet while riding bikes, skateboards, scooters, and skates.
UPES School Nurse: Mrs. Sarah Insley
Phone: (716) 646-3287
Fax: (716) 646-3237
Congratulations to Mrs. Allen! She welcomed her baby boy, Asher, into their family on March 3.
Congratulations to Mrs. Linz! She and her husband welcomed their daughter, Raegan Elizabeth, on March 13.
Welcome to Ms. Warmingham to UPES. She is the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant substitute for Mrs. Buchanan, who is on maternity leave.
Facebook: UPES PTSA FB Page
Union Pleasant Elementary School
150 Pleasant Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075
Phone (716) 646-3280 /Fax (716) 646-3237
To email the main office, contact Mary Beth Murray at mmurrayhcsdk12.org or Jennifer Grotke at firstname.lastname@example.org.