Union Street Charter News September 30th, 2019

Approaching dates:

Photo Day: Tuesday, October 1st

Board Meeting: Wednesday, October 2nd, 6pm

Trinidad State Beach Restoration Field Trip: Wednesday, October 9th: 8:45-12:15

Halloween Party: Friday, October 25th, 7pm

In Service, No School: Friday, Nov. 1st

Class Camping/Day Trips:

Fifth Grade Ashland Trip – Oct. 3-4

Fourth Grade Wolf Creek – Oct. 16-18

School Photo Day is Tomorrow, October 1st!

Please be on time! The all school group photo will be taken at 9am, individual and class photos for the yearbook will follow. If you would like to order prints, bring in your photo order envelopes if you have not already.

October Lunch Menu Attached

Garden Work Party, Sunday Oct. 20th 10-12

We will be weeding, mowing and removing blackberries. Bring tools. Email Cindy Kuttner if you can help cindyk.unionstreet@gmail.com

Author Festival, October 17th

This year we will welcome Erik Brooks to our school as part of the Humboldt County Author’s Festival. Please contact Jessica Callahan jessicaarwenc@gmail.com if you would like to help prepare lunch for our author and teachers. Erik Brooks is an author and illustrator and his artwork is on display at the Morris Graves Museum. Children are free at the museum with an adult admission. On Arts Alive (Oct 5th 6-9 pm) admission is free for everyone.

School Facility Improvements

This summer were able to complete a lot of projects. You may wonder where the money for this comes from. This year, we were awarded a USDA Community Facilities Grant of $29,600. The fence, driveway paving, Oodle swing and log steps were included in the budget for the project. USC reserve funds will also be used for these improvements.

Union Street Charter (USC) receives both state and federal funds for our normal operating budget. In addition to these sources, we also get a grant to reimburse up to 70% of building improvement and maintenance costs. We first used that grant to get the roofing done a few years ago, then the tower playground equipment last year. We plan to apply again this year for the projects mentioned above.

How does Equinox Center for Education (ECE) fit in? What projects do your donations fund? The ECE uses the donations it receives to help the school with items beyond the normal budget and teacher classroom supplies. They recently contributed to the new heaters and purchased the awnings to protect the children on hot and rainy days. Thank you to John Schmidt, Kevin Fingerman, Bruce Glaseroff and Gabe Frachong for installing the awnings.

Direct Donation Annual Fund Drive – You Can Help!

Direct donations allow the school to purchase everything from special art and craft materials to document cameras and high-quality projectors. The direct donation program funds artists in our school and provides scholarships to students on camping trips and other special school events. Regular improvements to the school campus are possible because of direct donations. See the attached letter that describes the school’s fund-raising program in detail! Please consider making a donation through our website https://equinox-center.org. You can also send the attached slip to the school office or send the information electronically to office.unionstreet@gmail.com. Thank you!

Updated School Phone List Attached: Send updates/corrections to office.unionstreet@gmail.com

Questions or Suggestions?

Please contact Rea Erickson at rea.unionstreet@gmail.com or Pam Killoran at office.unionstreet@gmail.com.