At our March PTSA meeting, it was proposed that UMS will begin scheduling learning lunches (presentations) on various topics of interest to our students during their lunch shifts. Additionally, we would like to have parent volunteers lead organized sports & activities during the recess portions of each lunch shift.
Grade 6 from 11:09 - 11:39 (Recess 11:23 - 11:39)
Grade 7 from 11:59 - 12:29 (Recess 12:15 - 12:29)
Grade 8 from 12:50 - 1:20 (Recess 1:05 - 1:20)
Urbana Middle school in conjunction with the PTSA would like to convene a School Climate Committee for School Year 2019 - 2020.
One of the visions of this committee will be to form a Rachel's Challenge chapter or a Kindness Club with similar goals and mission. Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. But that was only the beginning of the story. After her death, many students that Rachel reached out to shared stories with the Scotts about the profound impact her simple acts of kindness had on their lives; even preventing one young man for taking his own life. They soon realized the transformational effect of Rachel's story and started the non-profit organization that is Rachel's Challenge today.
In the nineteen years since we lost twelve innocent lives, including Rachel's, her legacy has touched 25 million people, and is the foundation for creating programs that promote a positive climate in K-12 schools. Her vision to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion is the basis for our mission: Making schools safer, more connected places where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect; and where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest. To learn more, please click on the link below.
We are currently gathering information regarding resources and costs involved to create a new chapter at UMS. If you would like to be a member of this committee, please click on the link below.
We appreciate your interest and willingness to serve on this committee. We will be scheduling meetings to determine next steps and planning how we will kick off this initiative to our community and students beginning this summer.
Please join us for our next PTSA Meeting on Tuesday May 21 @7pm (UMS Media Center)
If you are interested in joining the Executive Board, please contact Eden Godfroy: email@example.com. All Board Positions have one year terms. The current board members (President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary) will stay on unless other volunteers are interested in joining! Please contact Eden by May 19, 2019.
Volunteers needed to help with various PTSA Committees and Initiatives for 2019-2020! If you even have just one hour to give, we could use your support! Both AM and PM opportunities are available. Please signup clicking on the Image above.
If you are a current committee chair, please click on THIS link to provide feedback for next year.
General Meeting Dates:
@7:00pm in the Media Center
September 25, 2018
October 16, 2018
February 12, 2019
March 19, 2019
May 21, 2019
Please remember to turn in your BOX TOPS!!! There is a collection box in the main office!