Thanks to the great help from the UMS community, we delivered boxes of food to 220 families! Pics from Lunardi's over the weekend and the delivery to local elementary schools, to the YMCA battered women's shelter and to the farm workers in Watsonville. UMS volunteers helped all weekend which was so wonderful! And thank you to Claire Kalia for leading the charge on this!
Vaccination volunteers needed
Union Middle School is hosting an event for USD students to get their Second Dose of the Covid-19 (Pfizer) shot on Monday, November 29th from 3:30 - 7:30 pm in the cafeteria. We are looking for 8 volunteers to cover each of the two shifts. Volunteers need to wear a mask while helping on campus. Sign up here:
IN-CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Good news! The district has approved vaccinated volunteers on our school campuses and on campus in-person events. We are planning to begin some of our in-classroom volunteer programs, such as MPower and Art Vistas in early 2022.
If you are interested in participating as a volunteer for MPower, Art Vistas or any other potential HSC events, please fill out this form to let us know how you can help. A committee chair will reach out to you with more information and training.
Thank you in advance for your support of UMS students!
SPRING MUSICAL INFO
Parent Information Meeting Zoom link:
Topic: Matilda Jr Parent Meeting
Time: Nov 30, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 838 7592 4675
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UMS is partnering with the Cupertino De Anza Lions Club in its annual community-based, Thanksgiving food drive. We are aiming to provide 170 boxes filled with Thanksgiving food items for needy local families, and this year we will also be donating additional food items to migrant farm families in the Watsonville area.
Here is how you can help:
1) Donate non-perishable food items
Please sign up to deliver your donations to the porch of 267 Blossom Valley Drive (across from Alta Vista) from November 8-19. Sign up here
2) Sponsor a Family
Our popular Sponsor a Family program is back this year, where for $40 you can provide enough funds for us to create, assemble and deliver a large box of turkey, all the fixings and lots of pantry staples that will feed a family of 4 for Thanksgiving dinner and to fill their pantry for the coming weeks. Tax receipts will be provided. Sign up here
We need volunteers for the weekend of the Food Drive, November 20-22. We will be outside Lunardi’s asking shoppers for donations and assembling and delivering boxes from our Cupertino headquarters. Supervised middle schoolers are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thank you for your support in providing much-needed food items to our local needy families this Thanksgiving.
Questions: email@example.com or text 415.613.1054.
More details are at https://deanzalions.net/donate
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.