UMS BOOK FAIR
The UMS HSC invites you to shop our Fall Virtual Book Fair and support our school! The Book Fair runs from September 20th - October 3rd.
UMS BID & Boogie
Join us for our Annual Bid & Boogie Auction, a mostly outdoor, casual event for adults only. There will be live music by Sound Decision, a fiesta themed dinner, cash bar and auction items to bid on. All proceeds help pay for coaches' stipends, referees, uniforms and equipment for the after school athletics program. All equipment will also be used in PE classes so every student benefits.
Belwood Cabana Club, 100 Belwood Gateway, Los Gatos
Saturday, October 9th
6:30pm - 10:00pm
$30 per person until September 20th, $40 per person thereafter
Buy your ticket
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Union Middle Home & School Club Parent Teacher " as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to UMS HSC.
Welcome back to the 2021-2022 school year!
Please read our online welcome back letter for HSC information, donation links, and ways to get involved at UMS!
Order a personalized yard sign to celebrate your eighth grader's promotion:
If you order free delivery, the sign will be delivered and installed on your front lawn within 2-5 business days from your completed order. The sign company will donate $10 to Union Middle School Home and School Club for each sign ordered.
The UMS literary magazine is now available! "Voices of Union" features 90 pages of creative writing and artwork from all the students who submitted their work to the literary magazine.
You can download the pdf here (free!) or you can order a paperback book version here for $17.
Thank you to all the students who shared their creativity with the UMS community and thank you to our HSC for putting together this awesome event!
UMSGames is going online! On Tuesday March 16th from 6:30-8:00pm, we will be hosting BreakoutEDU games. Come with a group or come on your own and we will put you in a group. You’ll find clues, solve puzzles, and unlock the answers in games like “Are You Ready Player One?,” “Explore: Mission to Mars,” “To the Moon Katherine Johnson,” and “Raiders of the Lost Locker”!
RSVP by Monday March 15th here and we’ll email you with a Zoom link.
UMS HSC Virtual Scholastic Spring Book Fair
Visit our Virtual Scholastic Spring Book Fair this week to support UMS HSC. Orders are delivered right to your doorstep and you can take advantage of FREE shipping on book-only purchases over $25.
Visit the UMS HSC book fair page for more information and start shopping online now! The book fair closes on March 28th, so don't miss your chance to order books!
Get Your UMS Spirit Wear by March 16th
Our Spirit Wear Store is currently open and offering short and long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies for everyone at UMS. Be one of the first students to sport our new design – a knock off of the popular Santa Cruz shirt!
8th Grade Families:
We have designed a Class of 2021 shirt exclusively for you and personalized it with the names of all 376 UMS 8th graders!
Order here: https://unionspiritwearspring21.itemorder.com/sale
Deadline to order is Tuesday, March 16th. All proceeds support UMS Sports Boosters.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Virtual Game Night
Join Mrs. Froemming and Mrs. Jorgens for a fun evening on Tuesday, March 16. Test your escape room puzzle solving skills while teaming up with other students. More details and a signup form will be provided in advisory class this week.
The UMS HSC is having its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 25th at 7:00pm. The Nominating Committee has nominated the following Board officers for the 2021-2022 School Year. All UMS parents are invited to attend the General Meeting to vote on the 2021-2022 Board. Zoom info to follow.
Board Nominations 2021-2022
President: Jane Findley
Vice President: Rachel Duncan
Treasurers: Jessica Winter & Erin Kasenchak
Recording Secretary: Jen Fosco
Corresponding Secretary: Bella Sorich
Auditor: Lisa Allen
Parliamentarian: Alexis Butler
The UMS HSC is looking for committee chairs for the 2021-2022 school year for the following committees: mPower, community events, sponsorships, drama producers, volunteer coordinator, book fair. If you are interested in volunteering to oversee these programs or if you are interested in learning more about volunteering on these committees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase an ad:
DEADLINE for orders is FRIDAY, February 26th, 2021
(Late ads will not be accepted)
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Wilcox (email@example.com).
Calling all UMS writers and artists! Please send us your poems, short stories and art. This can be writing you've done for class that you'd like to share, or writing you've done in your free time. We are also accepting artwork - painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc. We'll put it all together in a literary magazine that the UMS community will be able to view online, and you'll be able to order a hard copy if you'd like.
If your artwork was already submitted to the November art contest, you don't need to resubmit it. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Submissions are due by February 28.
Upload your photos for the yearbook
Your photos are needed for the yearbook! Download this PDF to learn about an easy way to upload your photos via the Yearbook Snap App.
Music Boosters Coffee Fundraiser
UMS Music Boosters will be hosting the CFA Coffee Fundraiser this year for the Music Department. All proceeds will directly impact the UMS Music Department.
Please feel free to share this information and web link to the UMS Music Booster Store with your friends & family. The order will need to be picked up as we are unable to offer direct shipping.
The master coffee order will be placed on February 16th and will take 10 days to arrive. Due to the timing we will not be accepting orders after 11:59pm Sunday Feb 14, 2021, please be sure to order before the cut off.
The plan is to have the order ready for pick up over the weekend of February 27 & 28. Once you place your order, please print a copy of your order receipt to bring with you to pick up.
Coffee Orders can be placed here: https://ums-music-boosters.square.site/
If you wish to purchase Jamba Juice Cards or Gear at the same time we will do our best to make it available for pick up on the same day.
Update on Union’s HSC Art Contest
Thank you for those artists who submitted your art to our UMS Art Contest 2020 and for those who participated by voting your favorite masterpieces for the Students Choice Awards!
Congratulations to the winners! With so many great masterpieces that surprised the judging panel, we had a hard time deciding the winners. The winners are posted on our SmugMug website (https://artvistas.smugmug.com/).We’ll be announcing or contacting the students regarding the award prizes in the upcoming days.
Please check out SmugMug website and you can order gift items with your own or your favorite art printed!