Urban Prairie Waldorf School
Administration Weekly Update - May 15, 2014
Upcoming Events   (9)
Monday, May 19
School Photos

Children will be taking class and individual photos on Monday, May 19.  Please have children dress in solid or print clothing with no commercial logos or cartoon type characters.

Monday, May 19
5:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Parent Council Meeting

I. Introductions
II. Brief overview of Parent Council set up
III. Committee Updates:
IV. May & June 2014 Volunteers Needs
V. Next year’s Volunteer Needs
VI. Administrative/Board Updates to share

Wednesday, May 21
3:10 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Parents, your student(s) should have come home with a pledge sheet, if not please contact Peggy Lofgren or your class teacher for the form.  Please help your student by asking friends, family and neighbors, either in person or on the phone, to make a pledge. If every child raises $125, we will have $10,000 to use towards the build out of the third floor!
  •  If you embrace the internet and use it as a tool to keep in touch with friends and family across the globe, please feel free to use our online fundraising tool, Crowdrise, to reach out for pledges. Any general donations will be added to the UPWS team or you can create your own team and goal. Simply create a fundraising page from our main page by clicking “fundraise for this campaign” or clicking on “the team” and following the instructions. Access the main page here: https://www.crowdrise.com/UPWSJumpathon2013
  •  Please have all pledge sheets  turned into the school by Tuesday, May 20th.  All donations need to be collected and turned in to Peggy by May 31st. If donors are willing to pay now, please collect the pledges in advance as it will be easier to keep track of the donations.
  • Parent volunteers are essential for the success of the Jumpathon. If you are looking for an opportunity to help out the school and have even half an hour to spare on Wednesday, please make sure to sign up herehttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E48ABA92BA5FA7-jumpathon
  • Sign up for the potluck at http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=ZDXR8133 On Friday, there will be sign up sheets located inside the front door of the school, or you can email Antonia Cruz, 1st grade, listing the dish you will bring.

May 23 & May 26 - No School
All Day
No School

There is no school on Friday, May 23 for Records Day  & Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 28 - Friday, May 30
All Day
3rd Grade and 4th / 5th Grade Field Trips

See Ms. Spalding’s e-mails for more details.

See Ms. Keifer’s e-mails for more details.

Saturday, May 31
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Summer Fest

Summer Fest, the best potluck picnic of the year, is Saturday May 31 from 11:00-2:00. This wonderful community event will be at Urban Prairie this year, 1220 W. Lexington, on the street in front of their building and the adjacent park. Parking can be difficult, but zone 5 parking limits will be waived for the day. This is a great year-end gathering in the style of a block party.

What to Bring?
1.       1st Grade Families bring entrees for 8-10 people.
           2nd Grade Families bring a salad or fruit for 8-10 people.
           3rd Grade Families bring a entrees for 8-10 people.
           4th & 5th Grade Families bring desert for 8-10 people.
  • label all items for allergies if possible.
  • Please label all serving bowls/plates with your name so we can be sure they return to you.
2.    Table service for your entire family. There will be no paper/plastic goods. You will need to bring forks, plates, cups, etc.
3.     Picnic blankets and lawn chairs are recommended as tables and chairs are extremely limited.
Fun at the Festival
Arrive by 11:15 to see the upper grade school classes perform intricate dances around the May Pole. The rest of the festival will include games for all ages, hula hooping, face painting, cake walk, egg race, sack race, cornhole, chalk drawing, and more!

Tuesday, June 3
All Day
1st Grade Field Trip

See Ms. Vander Meulen’s e-mail for details

Wednesday, June 4
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
UPWS Music Concert

Join us for the UPWS music concert with performances from Grades 1-5.

Friday, June 6
12:00 p.m.
Last Day of School - Potluck

Everyone is invited to enjoy the last day of school.  Classes will end at 12:00 p.m. at which time parents can bring their children to a potluck in either the 1st floor hall or at the park.

Children must be accompanied by a parent to attend the potluck or they should be picked up at school.

Reminders   (1)
2014-15 Tuition Agreements

All families should have received an email from TADS with information about your 2014/15 tuition agreement.  All agreements and payment plans must be set up by 6/1/2014.  If you have any questions, please contact peggy.lofgren@urbanprairie.org.

Board News   (1)
Board Meeting Minutes

The March and April Board minutes are available on the website or by clicking below.

School News   (1)
UPWS Summer Camp

We are very excited to be offering full and half day summer camp this year at Urban Prairie with weekly special subject offerings such as Mandarin, Spanish, Music, Book Making and Circus Camp.

Camp will be available to UPWS and non-UPWS students.   We hope to see your child this summer! Click here for more details.



News from Parent Council   (2)
Jump-a-Thon volunteers and potluck info

Please see the below links to volunteer your time and bring an item to the potluck.

May Drop off Volunteers

Just 5 weeks left to lend a hand at drop off!