USC School News – Feb. 24, 2020

March Lunch Menu Attached

Vision & Hearing Screening Wed. Feb. 26th

Nurses from the Humboldt County Office of Education will do vision and hearing screenings in grades K, 2 & 5 this Wednesday morning.

Annual Spring Sing & Community Potluck, March 8, 12-3pm

Union Street Charter families join together at this wonderful school community event! Fiona leads the students a music performance and everyone enjoys a festive potluck. This year’s event will be held at the Bayside Community Hall. There is a sign up on the porch or you can email the office to help (see job list below). We ask families who are new to the school to come and enjoy the event for the first time without needing to do anything other than bring your family, place settings, and potluck dishes.

Parking: There are 35 spaces in the Hall parking lot. There is additional parking in the open lot with chain link fence at the corner of Jacoby Creek Road and Old Arcata Road and in the Mistwood School lot. There is one bicycle rack at the kitchen end of the property. Attendees for many events park along Jacoby Creek Road. While this is allowed, it can be treacherous. The road is narrow and the ditches are deep in some places.

Bayside Community Hall Schedule

11:30    Set up, need 4-8 people to set up tables and chairs!

12:00   Food set up, socializing & child activities (craft room)

12:30    Student Sing, All School Circle & Simple Gifts song

1:00ish Eating

1:45      Socializing & child activities (craft room & playground)

2:15      Clean up


A – D (18):  Potatoes, Rice & Pasta

E – I (16):  Salads, all types: green, fruit, grain, pasta, etc

K – M (15):  Desserts & Drinks.

N – SE (17): Main Dish: roasts, chicken dishes, ham, casserole, other main dish, etc.

SH – Z (15): Vegetables, Vegetable dishes & Bread

VEGETARIANS: Vegetarian Main Dishes. The vegetarian main dish table is at the end of the serving line.


WE NEED PARENT HELPERS FOR SPRING SING, please sign up on school bulletin board by first grade or email the office!

Volunteer Sign-ups, Need more help!

Set up at 11:30: Rea E., Greg G., Scott W., NEED 4 MORE!

Craft Set-up 11:30-12:00: NEED 2

Craft helpers 12:00-12:30: Keshnee N,. NEED 2 MORE!

Craft helpers 1:45-2:15: Keshnee N.,  NEED 2 MORE!

Make extra salad: NEED MORE!

Make extra main dish: Jessica C., NEED MORE!

Bring coffee: Greg Gaiera

Bring tea & hot water: Greg G

Bring cream & sugar: Greg G

Bring extra cups and hot cups: Greg G

Put away Tables/Chairs & Clean up: Jillian S, NEED MORE HELP!

Clean up & Mop: Violet R., NEED MORE HELP!


Calendar Highlights for Family Vacation Planning:

March 8: Family Potluck & student sing 12-3

April 8-10: Half day, conferences

April 13 – 17: Spring Break

May 1: Half day, Open House

May 25: No school, Memorial Day

May 28, 29 & 30: School Play Gist Hall (4th & 5th grade performance)

June 11: Last Day of School

June 13: All School End of Year Picnic & 5th grade graduation

Questions or Suggestions?

Please contact Rea Erickson at or Pam at