Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8 -12


Volunteer Appreciation - Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers. Martin Luther King Jr once said "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” So from the staff and students - Thank you for all that you do to make Underwood the fantastic school that it is on a daily basis! 

Interims for Quarter 4 go home with students on Tuesday, May 9th.

Friday May 12th is a workday. 

Parent Academy for our ESL parents on Tuesday, May 9th (5:30-7:00).  Families will receive a session from the ESL department and we have also secured books for the students to take home for the summer!  

Wake Portal - Transportation information in Home Base Student Information System: 
We are excited to announce that student transportation information can now be found in one single location, Home Base, also known as Powerschool. In order to provide the highest level of customer service to our families we are asking those of you who do not yet have a Powerschool account to stop by the school office to complete the necessary form.  You can find more information at  

Critical Thinking

Science Olympiad - Congratulations to all of the students that participated in Science
Photo per: Nicole Kreiser
Olympiad. The varsity team finished in first place and the Junior Varsity team finished second. Thank you to all of the coaches and volunteers! Thank you to Gary Kreiser, Lauren Blackburn and Steve Hess for leading our schools' team! 

Five Points 5k  - The Third Annual Five Points 5K/Health Fair is May 20, 2017. Please come out and enjoy a great time with family, friends, and community members.  Part of the proceeds benefit Underwood's PE program.  For more information and to register as a participant or volunteer, go to


After months of incredibly hard and thorough work on the part of our stellar curriculum team – along with critical input from you, your teachers, parents and the community, the new ELA curriculum has been announced!  Expeditionary Learning (EL).  EL is an open-source literacy curriculum written by and for teachers. It was created to address the shifts in the Common Core standards as well as address the future needs of students competing in a global community.  The county will roll this out with third grade in 2017-2018 and 4th the following year.  5th grade will adopt the resource in 2019-2020.  


Jump Rope for Heart - Learn More: Information about Jump Rope for Heart Program (Start Video at 3:12)
Donate Here: Donation Link for Underwood   (online donations only)

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