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No School: April 7th and April 28th


It is still cold and windy during recess time, PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY. 

Shorts, skirts and hoodies will not keep you warm enough, it’s COLD outside,  

Wear or bring a WINTER COAT to school EVERY DAY !!!  

Even if the high temperature will be above freezing, our morning recess and lunch may be cold and windy so please bring a COAT.    


All third, fourth and fifth grade students will soon begin state testing.  These assessments are one piece of information that help us know how students are performing, and how we as a school are doing to help them attain expectations on our state standards.  Students will take three units to demonstrate their skills in English Language Arts, three units to demonstrate their mathematical knowledge, and fifth graders will take an additional three units for science.

Thank you in advance for ensuring your child is here on time, has had a good night’s rest, and is ready to work hard and do their best to show what they know.  We also appreciate your help in not pulling students out for appointments during these testing times.  Students who arrive at school after their class has begun testing will need to be added to a makeup session later, causing them to miss additional instructional time.


Third grade students will test on April 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20 from 8:30-10:30.

Fourth grade students will test on April 10, 11, 12 and 17, 18, 19 from 12:35-2:35. 

Fifth grade students will test on April 10, 11, 12 from 9:10-11:10 and 17, 18, 19 from 9:10-10:45 and 1:05-2:55.

 For test security per state regulations, teachers will need to collect all cell phones and smart watches prior to each testing session.  We highly recommend that students leave all electronic devices at home during testing.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions regarding this year’s state assessments.  We look forward to all of our Timberwolves doing their very best!


Mandy Bailey

Assistant Principal

Union Colony Elementary

1051 29th St. Rd.

Evans, CO 80620



The Art Club will continue for one extra week and hold its last meeting on Tuesday, April 4th from 3:10 PM until 4 PM.  We will be finishing working on our comics for our final meeting

UCES Art Club began Tuesday, February 14th  Art Club will meet on every Tuesday in March when school is in session, so March 7, 21 and 28.   Please make sure your students know to come directly to the art room after school.  At the end of Art Club, they will be brought out the front doors to meet their rides home promptly at 4 PM.  Please make sure that your student has a ride home, as transportation is not provided.  Students are NOT required to bring any art supplies to Art Club.  All supplies will be provided.  I look forward to seeing your students there!

Jessica Patterson

Art Teacher

Union Colony Elementary

Questions?  Please contact me at [email protected]


The 3-5 Chorus (Wednesdays) and 5th Grade Drumline (Fridays) are continuing to meet after school until 4:00pm through April and the first week of May. We will be getting details out next week of a mini-performance for the families of these students so that everyone can put this on their calendar! We look forward to you getting to see their hard work! At the end of Chorus and Drumline, they will be brought out the front doors to meet their rides home promptly at 4 PM.  Please make sure that your student has a ride home, as transportation is not provided.

The K-5 Spring Music Concert is currently scheduled for Monday, May 1st and will be themed as a "Campfire Sing-A-Long" Concert. This will be an outside concert at the Union Colony Elementary School and will feature ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS. In the event of weather, the concert make-up date will be Thursday, May 4th. More details will be coming soon regarding this, but make sure to mark your calendars for May 1st! We are very excited for this new opportunity!


IT’S FINALLY HERE! TONIGHT IS OUR SECOND MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER. Please join in the fun and food anytime between noon and 11 pm.

Since we had a snow storm during the last Mod Pizza fundraiser, we are having a RE-DO!! Thursday, March 30th is our make up day and it will be exactly the same as the previous fundraiser with Mod Pizza…This is a build your own pizza or salad and you will also be helping our school raise some money! Our school will get 20% of all sales so tell all your friends! 

We will be having a contest to see which class from each grade can collect the most receipts from the night. Please give your student the receipt from your meal and give them to homeroom teachers. Receipts from the night of the snow storm will be added to this night’s receipts. The class from each grade with the highest number of receipts will earn an ice cream sandwich party!


Last week, Ms. Nicholas’ 2nd grade class talked about being a COURAGE SUPERHERO, having courage when it is difficult such as when you are nervous to do something or when you are afraid that you might fail. Pyper shared how she is a COURAGE SUPERHERO and then showed us her superhero stance!


This month, 102 students earned popcorn for reading! The target for grades 1-5 was 348 steps and for Kindergarten was 254 steps. Students that reached that goal each got a bag of popcorn to enjoy. Last month we had 87 students earn popcorn. Let's keep that increase going!


The second graders researched bugs for six weeks, put together a

posterboard of their learning, and shared it with first and fourth

grades. These pictures show them practicing for their presentations.


Union Colony Schools is partnering with the Colorado Rockies to offer specially discounted tickets to students, staff and their families. There is a limit of 10 tickets per family. Online orders through RevTrak are the ONLY option for purchasing tickets. Please click on this LINK to order tickets. If you are a staff member for District 6 or have a student in District 6, you are eligible to purchase tickets.

The District 6 Day at the Rockies is on Sunday, April 30th.


We are excited to have a number of students who have signed permission slips to stay after school to complete their daily reading practice.  I see students making some steady progress with their reading as a result of this additional reading time.  As a reminder, students do need to be picked up no later than 3:45 if participating in this program.  Parents, please come into the office to pick up your student. If students are habitually picked up late, they will no longer be allowed to stay after.  Staff who oversee this program have other meetings that begin at 3:45.  We appreciate your help!

Mandy Bailey

Assistant Principal



Ms. Hicks’ 5th grade class presented reports on the Ecosystem. These students presented on the Rainforests, Ocean and Wolves. Some students chose to present in front of the class and others chose to present from their desks. We are so proud of our students' budding abilities and how they strive to exceed and expand their current capabilities and knowledge. 


The UC high school volleyball program will be putting on a youth volleyball camp for girls who are currently in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This will be a great opportunity for the young ladies to learn and work on various volleyball skills! The camp will be run by the high school coaches (Emily Kurz and Maggie Coggswell) as well as the high school volleyball players. All proceeds go to the HS volleyball program. Limited spots are available, so please sign up and pay 

BEFORE FRIDAY, APRIL 21.Click the link below to sign up

Peewee Volleyball Camp Sign Up


Please remember that EVERY THURSDAY, students are released at 2:30pm. It is very important for you to pick up your children on time as our teachers are in training during early release days.


We had our monthly Principal Luncheon and it was SO MUCH FUN! We made snowball catapults. It was fun to see how far we could get the snowballs to fly across the table and knock over a stack of cups. For a special treat, we had hot chocolate with marshmallows. YUMMY!!!!


We continue to have a number of drivers in our parking lot who are not following the flow of traffic.  We have had a number of incidents where vehicles are cutting through the middle of the lot, almost causing an accident, or nearly hitting pedestrians.  Everyone's safety, especially that of our students and staff is of paramount importance.  Please follow the flow of traffic by entering through the east entrance, following the arrows that wrap around each of the parking areas, and picking up or dropping off along the sidewalk on the south side of the school.  We appreciate everyone's help with this!

Mandy Bailey

Assistant Principal

Union Colony Elementary

1051 29th St. Rd.

Evans, CO 80620



We have 2 friends on four legs giving us love, support and as many sloppy kisses as we want! Their names are Dottie and Stryker. They are Therapy Dogs from Love on a Leash. They are in our school every Wednesday to help our students with lots of subjects. This week they helped Ms. Barnett’s class with math. The students taught Dottie how to count by tens. Dottie also helped to make up stories with Emma and we learned that 3 treats plus 3 treats does NOT equal 6 treats, it equals a HAPPY DOTTIE!  Ask your student if they have met Dottie and Stryker!


The Student Council sponsored a food drive for the Weld Food Bank and it was a GREAT SUCCESS!! They were able to collect over 100 items of food for the food bank. Thank you to all the families who donated to help others in need, we can only help with support from those around us.

The next Student Council meeting will be on Wednesday, April 5. Students will need to be picked up at 4pm.


The next PTO meeting is on Tuesday, April 4th at 6pm at UCE. Childcare will be provided for the 1 hour meeting. We will be planning for the Spring Choir Concert and the Spring Carnival. Questions or comments? Contact [email protected] We'd love to hear from you!  


UCE PTO will be helping sell concessions at the Middle School Basketball games on Thursday, April 13th, from 4pm to 6pm. This is a great way to get to know the prep school better and support the Timberwolves! If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]


Collect Box Tops for Education and raise money for UCE in 3 easy steps: 

1. Download the app

2. Select UCE as your school 

3. Scan your receipts


Union Colony is selling vinyl decal clings for your vehicle. There are 2 designs to choose from - the UC crest or Union Colony name. The cost is $2. They are available in the front office with exact change only, please. Limited quantities are available.

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