Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 27th


Active Learning Grant --- Underwood was awarded one of the first annual Active Learning Spaces Grant ($50,000) to be used to provide resources (furniture, devices) to increase the flexibility of the media center. We are planning to have the items in place to start the 2017-18 school year.

Electives - Quarter 4 Electives begin today!  
Grade Level Report Cards-  Report Cards go home on April 7th!  

Annual WCPSS Student Surveys for grades 4&5 - school engagement and "grit"(approx 10 minutes) and focus of 4th grade is extracurricular activities and advanced courses (5-6 minutes). Each survey is available in both English and Spanish and each student can access their survey in either language using the following link: must take these surveys at school, as the link is not accessible outside of the WCPSS computer network. students will have to use their PowerSchool ID number to access their survey. The surveys will remain active from March 20th to May 26th, so please ensure that all grades 4-5 and 7-12 students have the opportunity to complete the survey at school before May 26th.  Results will be tabulated by school and reported out this summer. 

Critical Thinking

School Family Assembly-We are looking forward to March 31st from 9:30-10:15 for our next School Family Assembly.  We will be highlighting and teaching assertiveness within the mini-lesson!

PTA Board - Interested in serving on the PTA board? Nomination time is upon us as the PTA board, if interested contact our PTA President Karen Poteat. 


Foundation Gala - Underwood Foundation Board held our fourth annual GALA. This year our gala was at the Contemporary Art Museum downtime. Thank you to Ashley Cooper, Shannon Wolf, Allison Weaver, and Virginia Murray with our Board President Steve Mangano and the entire Foundation board for a fantastic event with the proceeds going to fund additional positions at Underwood Elementary.

Beautification - We had our Spring Playground Cleaning Day. Thank you to Underwood PTA grounds director Holly Helmig for her leadership and collaboration with Green Machine Landscaping to trim, mulch, and clean up our playground.


Artspleasure - Wow!  ArtsPleasure 2017 will go down in the books as a great celebration. The event was well attended starting with Stomp after school 'til we locked the doors after 8:00.  The Arts Team would like to thank all of your for your support.  I am afraid I might miss someone if we started typing names, so we extend a huge hug and gratitude to all.  Thanks for donations of time, energy, and support.  We could not carry out such a successful event without your support.

It is great to work at a place where the Arts are a strong and vibrant part of the culture!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Underwood Arts Team

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