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Principal’s Message October 23, 2020

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

We hope that your October is going well. The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing, and it feels a lot more like Fall, so bundle up and take a look at a few announcements about upcoming events.

 

PTA Reflections Contest: "I Matter Because..."

Calling all artists and creators! It's time for PTA Reflections! Categories include Film, Photography, Visual Arts (both 2D and 3D), Dance Choreography, Music Composition and Literature.

This year's theme is "I Matter Because. . . "

The deadline for Uintah entries will be Friday, November 20 at 11:59 pm. 

Click the link to the Utah Reflections home page: https://www.utahpta.org/reflections with rules and information and the online submissions portal. If you have any questions or need clarification on the rules contact the Reflections chair, Juliann Law, at juliannlaw@gmail.com

 

A message from our Yearbook Chair

Greetings, Uintah Parents! The first quarter is wrapping up and as your Yearbook Chair, I am getting a little nervous about this year's yearbook. I want to make sure that every Uintah student is represented in this unprecedented year. The virtual nature of school poses a small but overcomable challenge. This is an opportunity for our community to showcase not only the school and our students but how we have adapted and come out better because of it. There are two ways to submit pictures for the yearbook. The first is by emailing them to uintahyearbookpics@gmail.com. The second is by using the hashtag #uintahunicorncommunity when posting on your own Instgram. You can also follow our school Instagram @uintah_uincorn_power.  Our page is new, and we will start posting announcements, event pics and other fun things to get the community involved.  Thank you!"

 

Halloween Drive-by Parade Friday, October 30th starting at 9:00 AM

Please join us on Friday, October 30th from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM for the Uintah Drive-by Halloween Parade! Teachers will be dressed in their costumes and socially distanced along 1300 South in front of the school on the north side of the street in order to wave and say hello to all of the students and parents as they drive by on 1300 South or walk by on the south side of 1300 South. Wear your favorite costume as you come by and say hello and remember, this is the year to wear a mask!  Click here for more information about the Halloween Drive-by!  Mr. Simpson will be live-Zooming the parade for those who are unable to come by, so look for that link to be on your child's teacher's Canvas page the morning of the parade. Happy Safe and Socially-Distanced Halloween!

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

 

October 2nd 2020 Principal’s Message

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

October is here complete with two full moons, one of which is actually on Halloween! Pretty cool. I wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone, students, parents and teachers, for all of your hard work and effort in helping us persevere through these first three weeks of distance learning. We have found many of the unknown unknowns that we knew we would encounter and have done our best to work around and through those to move forward. I have heard from everyone that we all have learned a lot through this process; who knew elementary school would end up teaching so many of us adults a few new things as well? We also know it has been difficult for most everyone and required some tweaking and changes in order to make things better. We hope that things are working smoother now for everyone, but we want you to know that we are still open to making more changes as needed in order to help more kids learn the best they can given the current COVID realities. Some of these realities are that there is a lot of division in our society over a myriad of issues, one of which is the education of our children. We want to focus on areas where we agree, like that we care for the well-being and learning of the children in the neighborhood. I know that our partnership will grow stronger and work better as we all communicate concerns with the understanding that we all are coming from a place of caring for each other and the kids. Let’s work together to make this October the best it can be, after all, we all get to wear masks all the time during the month of Halloween, right?! Stay safe and healthy. Take care.

 

Sep. 11th 2020 Principal’s Message 

Unicorns United-Together we are more than the sum of our parts.

Dear Uintah Community,

Some people say that unicorns aren’t real. Well, what about the unbelievable start to this year? You just can’t make this stuff up! We hope that the rest of this year is full of clear skies, unicorns, rainbows, four-leaf clovers and other good things rather than how things have been going lately. We also hope that everyone’s power and internet are back up now or that they are soon. We know that this rocky start has been difficult for kids; it’s been quite difficult for the adults here at school, too! I extend my deepest and most sincere apology to anyone who may be offended by all of the mixed messages and difficulties we may have caused by any actions on our end. Please know that we here at Uintah really just want to get the year started and move through this awkward intro-to- distance-learning phase so we can work out all of the kinks to get things moving in the right direction at a good pace. We are willing partners on the team to help your child learn the most they can this year. I am confident that the amazing teachers and paraprofessionals here at Uintah are prepared and ready to help kids learn.

We will be reaching out the week of the 15th to parents and

students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades so that we can schedule times for these students in small groups of 4 students to come into the building in the next few weeks to take a RISE math half- blueprint test. These tests are state level tests and are considered secure tests, so they cannot be administered remotely. Parents will not need to stay with their child as they take the test. The timeframe to complete the test is an hour.

Thank you for your support in our efforts to help children learn. We very much appreciate you and the chance we have to work with your children. Please stay safe and healthy. Take care.

 

 

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