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September 29, 2010 Dear Parents, Halloween Parade-Our annual Halloween Parade will be Friday, October 29th, starting from the Elementary Building at 1:50. Just a reminder, no weapons (or look alike weapons) are allowed to be used with your costume. This includes toy guns, knives, etc. Town students will be dismissed from the elementary building after the parade, and the parents may pick up bus students, providing a note is sent to the teacher stating your intentions. 5th Grade Band Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 30th - 7:00 PM at the U.M.S. Auditorium Fire Prevention Week October 3rd-9th-Please see the attached important information. After your family has practiced fire escape safety in your home, please sign the sheet and send it to school with your child by Monday, October 3rd. This not only tells us that you have practiced this, but it will also entitle your child to a treat from the firemen. Thanks so much. 12:10 Dismissal-Wednesday, October 6 & Thursday, October 7 No School-Friday, October 8th & Friday, October 15th Picture Retakes will be on Tuesday, October 26th. We will be walking the students to U.M.S. on that day. If you need to have your child’s picture retaken, please send the pictures or picture envelope containing the money (if he/she was absent the first time) to the office before Monday, October 25th. Red Ribbon Week-October 23-31 Did you know that you can access your child’s lunch account, the current school lunch menus, and an interactive parent calendar at the D-G web site? Just visit www.union.k12.ia.us and click on the “D-G Elementary” link. Inclement Weather Broadcasts-Announcements about the closing of school because of weather or other emergencies will be made on the radio and television stations listed below. When weather is inclement, parents should listen to the news broadcast. Please discuss an alternative plan with your child for unexpected late starts and early dismissals. AM Radio: KXEL 1540, KWLO 1330, & WMT 600 FM Radio: KOKZ 105.9, KFMW 108, WMT 96.5 T.V.: KGAN 2, KWWL 7, Local Cable Online: kwwl.com, kgan.com, kcrg.com


This is the time of year that you will need to start thinking about winter coats, snow boots and snow pants. Please make sure to mark each of these clearly with your child’s name. PLEASE, PLEASE make all checks to the school to Union Community School District (UCSD).


October 2010 Parent Note