School Beautification Work Party, Saturday, Jan. 26

On Saturday, January 26 from 10 to 12:30 you are invited to a volunteer work party to spiff up the school classrooms and grounds for the new student admission meetings. Each teacher has a list of jobs to be completed for their classroom. Children who come along are under your supervision and can work along with you.

Half Day, Monday January 28 Teacher initiated conferences. Depot pick-up 12:15-12:30. After school starts at 12:45.

Thanks for Supporting Food for People

Union Street Charter was one of the top 10 donors in the Food for People Hunger Fighter Challenge!

Coats for the Cold Collection

Coats for the Cold collection continues through January. Families who want to donate clean coats (gently used or new) can bring them to school. A collection barrel is on the office porch. Coats will be distributed to those who cannot afford coats in Humboldt County. Find out more at

New Student Admission Meetings Thurs. & Fri. Jan. 31 & Feb. 1

As current parents who know the school, you are the best source for other parents to hear about our great school. Please tell friends and acquaintances, particularly with children entering kindergarten, to come to one of our meetings to find out about the school and the enrollment process. School brochures are available in the school office and on the bulletin boards. Meetings start at 5:30 in the kindergarten room and are for adults only.

School Survey, Please Complete by February 8

California public schools are required to update the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) each year. Schools must gather annual input from teachers, parents, and community members. In addition, the staff appreciates your survey input and feedback and will review all surveys. The board will review a summary of the surveys. Staff members and the principal are available throughout the year to discuss your ideas and concerns in person. Complete the school survey at the following website: Paper surveys are posted on the parent information board and available in the office.

HLO Kidco Spring Classes See attached flyer for more information

Calendar Highlights for Family Vacation Planning:

Jan. 26: Work Party 10-12

Jan. 28: Half Day, Teacher initiated conferences

Feb. 18 – 22: Presidents Break

Mar. 17: Family Potluck & Student Sing 12-3

April 17-19: Half Day Parent Conferences

April 22 – 26: Spring Break

June 13: Last Day of School

June 14: All School End of Year Picnic & 5th grade graduation

Questions or Suggestions?

Please contact Rea Erickson at or Pam at