6th Grade Outdoor School Field Trips. Please see more information below.
4th Term Interim is Friday, May 10, 2019.
Term 4 Interim Reports will be available on Monday, May 20, 2019
FCPS has announced THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This will be a 2 HR Early Dismissal Day.
End of Year Report Cards will be mailed home on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
SAVE THE DATE(S): Upcoming Award Celebrations: UMS grade level teams are planning Award Celebrations for the end of the year. We will be celebrating Academic awards & accomplishments for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
All celebrations will be held at Urbana High School. Our 6th & 7th grade students will be walking to the high school on their respective award day. All 6th & 7th grade students must have a signed permission slip to walk to the high school. (This will be sent home closer to the event)
Please “SAVE the DATE(S)”:
8th GRADE DANCE: Our annual SGA sponsored 8th Grade Semi-formal dance will be held on Friday, June 7 from 7-9 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning May 10th. This year's dance theme will be "A Night in Hollywood"!
INSTRUMENT TRY-OUT NIGHT: Try an instrument! On Wednesday, May 29 from 4:30-6:30 PM, any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader who would like to join band or orchestra next year will have the chance to try various instruments and receive help from experienced musicians with deciding which one to play. Information will also be available about how to acquire instruments for use at home. Families can show up any time within the 4:30-6:30 PM window; allow 15-20 minutes for each instrument you want to try. Contact Emily Hill (Emily.Hill@fcps.org) or Tom Mitchell (Joseph.Mitchell@fcps.org) with any questions.
Register in advance online at: http://bit.ly/musictryoutnight
UMS SPRING CONCERTS & ART NIGHT: The UMS Music Department has several performances for ensembles this spring! All of our performances begin at 7:00 PM and are free to the public. Wednesday, May 15 our UMS Jazz Band will perform along with the UHS Jazz Band in the UHS Auditorium. The 6th grade orchestra and 6th and 7th grade bands will perform on Thursday, May 16 on the UMS cafeteria stage. The UMS Arts Night will feature the choirs, small ensembles and solos, visual arts, and theatre performances on Tuesday, May 21 on the UMS cafeteria stage. The Arts Night festivities and performances will begin at 6:15 PM prior to the 7:00 PM choir concert! The final spring concert will feature the 8th grade band and 7th and 8th grade orchestras on Thursday, May 23 on the UMS cafeteria stage. We hope to see you there!
6th GRADE OUTDOOR SCHOOL: Our 6th grade students will begin attending Outdoor School at the end of the month. Outdoor School is one of the highlights of the 6th grade curriculum for it includes water quality studies at streams around Frederick County, catching benthic macroinvertebrates like crayfish, and deer population studies. It is truly a memorable experience!
*Outdoor School Field Trips are held "rain or shine"! Please watch the weather forecast and send your student to school in weather appropriate attire!
WEEKLY ATTENDANCE: Urbana Middle School has an attendance goal of 96%. Good attendance leads to success and increases graduation rates!
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TRANSPORTATION DELAY BOARD: If you were not aware, our FCPS Transportation Department uses an online TRANSPORTATION DELAY BOARD to communicate to our communities when a bus is running 10 or more minutes late. Transportation information may be accessed on the FCPS website at this link: https://apps.fcps.org/transdelay/
LINGANORE-OAKDALE-URBANA REDISTRICTING STUDY was launched in January. Enrollment growth at FCPS has led to the need for more schools. To help the Board of Education (BOE) balance enrollment and determine attendance areas for the new schools, FCPS has launched a redistricting study that involves our school as one of 18 in the Linganore-Oakdale-Urbana (LOU) study area.
In its earliest stages, the LOU redistricting study was launched in January to help the BOE determine attendance areas and feeder patterns for:
Family and community participation are essential in the LOU redistricting process, particularly in helping the BOE determine which factors should weigh most heavily in the redistricting plan:
By sharing what factors matter most to you, you’ll help shape the options. Using all feedback, the CropperGIS consultant and FCPS staff will develop a range of possible options. Then they’ll come back to the community for refinements to help create and identify a few of the best choices that the Superintendent will propose in September for BOE review. Your participation is vital. At every stage, FCPS seeks to hear your views, concerns and ideas. Community engagement is more than sharing information; it’s also bringing the community together to share your ideas and unique perspectives. The BOE will make its decision in November 2019 to enable bus routing and staffing to begin in time for Sugarloaf Elementary’s opening to its attendance area in 2020 when Urbana Elementary re-opens.
Please visit www.fcps.org/louredistrict to learn more and see the timeline and calendar of meetings plus links to videos and special Facebook and Twitter accounts: https://www.facebook.com/LOURedistrict/ and https://twitter.com/LOURedistrict/. And share your views at the meetings, via social media and email to LOURedistrict@fcps.org.
Interpreter Requests for an ASL Interpreter or a Foreign Language Interpreter for any school event, parent conference, 504 Meeting or IEP Meeting, may be made by contacting Tammy Mitnick at email@example.com or 240-566-9290. Requests should be made at least 10 days prior to the event.
Our UMS newsletter is published monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month. For time sensitive information, we will continue to send FOF Notices. The monthly newsletter will also include a calendar of UMS events. All of our newsletters and notices are archived on our UMS website. Our next newsletter will be published on June 6, 2019
The UMS PTSA Health and Wellness Committee is offering a unique opportunity for students to attend multiple work-out sessions after school in May. Please see the attached flyer to learn more about how your child can attend sessions for:
Questions? Contact PTSA President: Katie Rahmati firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please join us at our next PTSA General Meeting, JUNE 4th @ 7 PM in the UMS Media Center.
For details about events, volunteering, daily morning announcements, and fundraisers, please visit www.umsptsa.org
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