Hello UAU families. Due to yesterday’s storm and expected high winds today the Department of Education has closed all after school programming. Dismissal will be at 2:20. We will be calling all families now, but please call 917-831-8773 with any questions. Thank you!
Once again UAU will be joining the PS55 family to celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast for all. We will have plenty of UAU staff on hand and we would love to see you all there as well! The school has sent the forms home and we have copies at our sign out desk, or you can print it here. We hope you can join us!
Thank you all that came to our first ever Family Knit Night! There were over 50 of you in attendance and the kids really enjoyed it, so we will definitely be planning more in the future.
For those that need the reminder, remember you can visit http://www.knittinghelp.com for free videos that can teach you step by step.
As we mentioned, we are also calling to mind the importance of supporting Lights on Afterschool, an initiative that works with our policy makers to remind them of why Afterschool Funding is so important, and the impact it has on so many lives. If you have a minute, please head over and sign the petition letting people know that you are in support of public Afterschool Funding:
Hello, and welcome to another School Year here at UAU, PS55. Whether you were here at our Wizarding World of UAU, or off enjoying the summer on your own I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.
As we move into the school year, please note that our program will begin on Wednesday, September 12. Notices will be going home on that day regarding Yom Kippur and the Parent Orientation so please keep your eye out for those.
Here is the list of open and closed holidays dates for the upcoming year:
Our last day of program for the year will be June 14. Please pay attention to the signs at the dismissal desk and the notices coming home for permission slips and more information about holiday dates.
Our theme for the year is Media: Past Present and Future. We have a number of activities throughout the year that will give us ways to explore Media through both Literacy and Stem. Please keep an eye on our family message board across from room 109 for information about our current activities. Also, if you have any magazines at home that are no longer in use we would love any donations you can provide!
The working phone number for our program is (917)831-8773. Please use this number and not the school number if you need to reach us, although email is always easier as sometimes the cell service in the building is spotty.
Thank you for joining our UAU family – we look forward to a fun and exciting school year!
UAU participants – please ignore this post
SYEP participants – please print the attached packet and return the completed paperwork to our orientation on June 20 at 4:00.
Hello UAU families! As we wind down the year I’d like to thank you all for all of the fun we’ve had together this year. Please note the following important dates for the coming month:
June 4: Lion King Encore performance, 3:00 – all are welcome to come and see our scene from the DYCD on Broadway show and enjoy some light refreshments.
June 5: 6:00 – Summer orientation for all parents. You will receive activity calendars, handbooks, and have the opportunity to ask questions.
June 7, June 11, June 15 – Schools are closed and there is NO UAU on these days.
June 18 – Yearbooks will be distributed to every participant.
June 22 – Last day of UAU. We will celebrate with an Ice Cream Sundae party!
Summer program runs from July 5 – August 17, every day from 8:00 – 5:45.
Fall program begins on September 12.
If you are on the wait list for fall please try not to worry until we start to hear about expansion money in late July. If we don’t hear anything by then we will rally together and start writing letters!
Thank you again for a great year and whether you are here, home, or away I wish you a wonderful summer!
STEP 1: Make the Call to 311
Event Location: Clove Lakes Park (by the Field House on Clove Rd)
Good afternoon parents! It’s the information you have been waiting for – Fall and Summer registration dates! Thank you for your patience as we put all of this information together. We have a new paper application this year, but the process should be similar to last year.
Applications and medical forms for both fall and summer programs will be sent home with all current UAU students today (April 9). There will be no need to pick up an application if you are a current UAU student. I will have blank applications and medical forms available at the security desk and in the main office, or you can download them here:
There is NO NEED to wait on line for an application. The order in which you receive your application has NO BEARING on whether or not you will be accepted into either program.
We will begin accepting applications for the FALL PROGRAM grades 1-5 on Thursday, May 17 at 3:00 at the front entrance near the security desk. Completed applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received, and they will not be accepted early. No application will be accepted unless it has been completed in full – INCLUDING THE IDENTIFICATION AND THE MEDICAL FORM. No exceptions. Please note that Kindergarten registration will not be held on May 17 – we will hold kindergarten registration on Buddy Day (the day before the first day of school) in September. The kindergarten slots are held separately until this day.
STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE UAU PROGRAM may return their application for the SUMMER PROGRAM on Wednesday, May 9. Please do not send in the applications earlier than this day. ALL OTHER APPLICANTS may return their applications on Thursday, May 10 at 3:00 in the same location. Again, completed applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received and they will not be accepted early. No application will be accepted unless it has been completed in full – INCLUDING THE IDENTIFICATION AND THE MEDICAL FORM. No exceptions.
Please keep in mind that we do have a limited number of slots as a whole in the program, as well as a limited number of slots PER GRADE. Both will determine whether or not you are accepted into the program. I will notify each applicant whether they have been accepted into the program or if they have been placed on the wait list no later than Monday May 21.
As always, you can email with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 831-8773. Thank you.
Over the past few weeks, a group of students from our fourth and fifth grade had the opportunity to participate in the DYCD on Broadway competition. They were asked to perform two skits and two songs and submit an audition tape. Prizes include the opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage, tickets to The Lion King, a workshop with the cast, and an 11-session curriculum that explores fundamentals of theater-making including: Acting, Design, Playwriting, Choreography, Directing, and a 30-minute adaptation created especially for the strengths and skill level of elementary school students.
Many thanks to Miss Brown and Miss Victoria who worked so hard to complete this project in only a week! Thank you as well to the parents who came out to watch the performance this afternoon. For those who missed it, here are the links to the videos we submitted. Keep your fingers crossed and we will announce the results when they arrive!