Ustick Wolf Pack

This is the official page for Ustick Elementary School, West Ada School District - Meridian,

Operating as usual

04/11/2024

Congratulations to 4th Grader Elurra C. from Mrs. Mabe's class for winning the 2023-2024 Yearbook Cover Contest!

We can wait to see her beautiful artwork gracing the cover of this year's yearbook!

04/09/2024

Parents, we are in need of parent volunteers to help with our Bike Rodeo. 🚴

The bike rodeo is an awesome event that students get to participate in that teaches them bike safety during their Physical Education block, the bike rodeo will cover basic bike handling skills, rules of the road, and signaling. But, in order for it to be successful, we need parent volunteers to help.

Please consider volunteering to help, just copy and paste the link into your browser!!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F49ACAF2CA2FE3-48788365-bike #/

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 04/08/2024

💻Students in grades 3-5 will be starting the ISAT (Idaho Standard Achievement Test) this week!!

3rd Grade Testing Schedule:
4/10 - ELA Performance Task (PT)
4/17 - Math Performance Task (PT)
4/19 - ELA Comprehensive Test (CAT)
5/2 - Math Comprehensive Test (CAT)

4th Grade Testing Schedule:
4/8 - 4/9 - ELA PT
4/15 - 4/16 - Math PT
4/23 - ELA Comprehensive
4/30 - Math Comprehensive

5th Grade Testing Schedule:
4/11 - ELA PT
4/12 - Math PT
4/18 - ELA Comprehensive
4/29 - Math Comprehensive
5/2 - Science Test (Selby's Class)
5/3 - Science Test

Please encourage students to get a good nights rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time.
No matter what, we want students to be relaxed and to do the best that they can because we believe in them! ❤️

04/07/2024

From this week’s “What’s Bub-ling” in the School Community newsletter:

As we approach the much-anticipated event of the 2024 Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8th, I am writing to share our excitement about the unique learning opportunities it presents for our students.

While the Treasure Valley is not in the “path of totality,” meaning we won’t witness the moon completely covering the sun, we will still be able to observe approximately 46% coverage of the sun by the moon. This celestial spectacle will commence around 11:30 am and conclude shortly after 1:30 pm, with mid-eclipse occurring around 12:30 pm.

As always, safety remains our utmost priority. We are fully committed to ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience for all involved. During the eclipse window, students will continue with their lunch, recess, and other scheduled activities. We kindly request your cooperation in emphasizing the importance of avoiding direct sun exposure without proper eye protection to both your staff and students. Homemade filters or regular sunglasses, no matter how dark, are not safe for viewing the sun. Therefore, we urge students not to bring personal viewing devices from home. It is crucial that students refrain from attempting to observe the eclipse through unfiltered cellphone cameras, digital cameras, telescopes, binoculars, or any other optical devices, with or without glasses. For more information on safely viewing the eclipse, please visit https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/safety/.

Should you seek additional information about the eclipse, NASA has provided a comprehensive website accessible at: https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/.

Solar eclipses are thrilling and infrequent occurrences, and the next chance to observe one in the Treasure Valley area won’t come until 2044. These events create unforgettable moments within our classrooms. As a District, we are diligently strategizing to ensure our students can enjoy the experience securely, creating remarkable memories that will last a lifetime.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in making this event both educational and safe for our students. ☀️

03/28/2024

⭐Don't Forget, today is our Kindergarten Registration event from 12:00pm-6:00pm!!⭐

We hope to see our future Kindergarten Wolves today!

What to expect:
-Meet Principal, Teachers, Counselor
-Student Skills Testing
-Pictures
-Kindergarten Readiness Materials

What to bring:
-Birth Certificate
-Immunization records
-Proof of Address

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 03/28/2024

Ms. Nance, Miss Grentz, and Mrs. Alarcon had a great time representing Ustick for the Scratch for School events!!

These 3 made it to the top 11 scratchers, scratching 172 out of 200 tickets in 5 mins, and brought $467 back to Ustick!

🎉Way to go ladies!! 🎉

03/24/2024

🍩Reminder!!🍩
Our Krispy Kreme Fundraiser ends on Tuesday, March 26th! Our school earns money for each certificate sold!

Each certificate can be redeemed for a dozen(12) original glazed donuts.

Certificates will be delivered to your students by Wednesday, April 3rd.

03/16/2024

Come out and support our Ustick girls selling Girl Scout cookies today at Albertsons, located at 1520 N Cole Rd in Boise from 12-3!!

Ustick is fortunate to be able to provide our girls with the opportunity to be a part of Girl Scouts with our Community Troop!



Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 03/15/2024

First Grade celebrated the 120th day last Friday. They practiced making tens with fruit loops to make necklaces with 120 fruit loops.

What a fun and yummy math lesson for students!!

03/15/2024

Mrs. Cota's class earned their iStation party and a sweet treat this month by meeting their iStation class goal! They were able to reach their goal of 80% proficiency! Way to go second grade!! 🎉

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 03/05/2024

Ustick Elementary and Mr. Jose were the lucky recipients of new snow removal tools granted by the Idaho Lottery Classroom Wishlist program!

A very special Thank You and shoutout to one of Ustick's wonderful supporters Papa Ron for using his Idaho Lottery points to make this happen!

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 03/05/2024

🎉Congratulations to our staff of the year!! 🎉
Classified Employee of the Year: Mrs. Katie
Rookie of the Year: Miss Fonseca
Certified Teacher of the Year: Coach B

We are so grateful to have such amazing staff as a part of our Ustick family! ❤️

03/05/2024

Happy National Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day!!

We are so thankful for Greg, who we are all on a first name basis with by now. 😄 He has come to the rescue so many times and always with a smile on his face.

We also would not be able to do anything without our amazing Mr. Jose, who we are so lucky to have as our custodian. He is always willing to help with whatever staff, students, and teachers need.

03/04/2024

It's Read Across America Week!

Ustick Staff and students absolutely LOVE reading! 📚 We will be having spirit days this week to show our love of reading and books!
Monday: The Lorax Day (Show us your best Lorax mustache!)
Tuesday/Wednesday: Wear Red/Blue, or Wacky clothes, socks and hair!
Thursday: Wear your favorite animal print outfit
Friday: Wear college gear or dress like what you want to be when you grow up

(We also forgot that Wednesday is NO SCHOOL for students, so we will be combining Tuesday and Wednesday!) 😊

📚

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 03/01/2024

1st graders from Mrs. Brown's class learned about their 5 senses during their growth and development unit in health class with Coach B!!

Without looking, they had to guess what was in their mystery bags! They had so much fun using their imagination and their senses other than sight!

02/21/2024

The Centennial High School Softball team is hosting a Daddy Daughter Dance!

When: Sunday, February 25
Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Centennial High School
Price: $12 per person

Pay through the QR code to purchase tickets, or purchase through Centennial High School bookkeeper's office.

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 02/16/2024

Our kinder scientists were doing a hands-on activity to discover the differences between sand and soil! They also tested their skills with magnifying glasses to examine worms! 🪱

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 02/16/2024

First Grade classes learned about animals and habitats.

They then wrote an informative writing piece and created salt dough animals in their habitats to present to their peers.

Great job first grade!! ✏️

02/15/2024

Reminder that tomorrow is the last day for yearbook pre-orders price of $10!!

Starting next week, the price will increase to $15.

Cash and checks are accepted!
(Make checks payable to Ustick Elementary School)

Preorder forms came home with students and extras are available in the office.

02/15/2024

Mrs. Cota surprised all of her 2nd Grade students with their own personal balloon for Valentine's Day! ♥️

What an exciting way to start the day!

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 02/13/2024

Lewis and Clark's Band and Choir made their annual visit to Ustick! Students were so excited to see their options for 6th grade and it was so exciting to see past Ustick students!

Mr. Hyde, the LCMS Principal and Mrs. Mason, one of the counselors also visited 5th graders and let them know what they have to look forward to next year! (Most questions were focused on lockers and finding their classes). 😊

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 02/12/2024

Students in Miss McGerty's class enjoyed Flashlight Reading during their DEAR time on Friday!

We love that they are gaining a love of reading!

🔦

02/05/2024

Happy Counselor Day to our wonderful Ms. Abby!!

Ustick staff and students are so lucky to have you here! Thank you for all that you do! ❤️

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 02/02/2024

Kinder learning in action!!

Kindergartners have been working hard building words and composing shapes using geometric pattern blocks!

Photos from Ustick Wolf Pack's post 02/01/2024

5th graders learned how to relate division to fractions in class by cutting a square and a circle evenly so that all members of their group got an even piece of the treat.

01/31/2024

Just one of the many ways our wonderful counselor Ms. Abby supports our students! ♥️

01/31/2024

Would you like to help assure that students have a safe, happy, and enjoyable recess? If so, we have a Recess/Noon Duty position open!!

If you are a parent, or a community member who would like to become a part of our Ustick Team, we are in need of a NOON DUTY! Hours are Monday-Friday, 11:30-2:30.

If interested, apply at www.westada.org (search or noon duty ) or email [email protected]

01/18/2024

Dear West Ada School District Students, Families, and Staff,

Due to recent emergency closures/snow days, we want to inform you about updates in the academic calendar. Specifically, Wednesday, January 24, will no longer be a professional learning day without students. Instead, it has been rescheduled as a regular school day for all students, from pre-K to 12th grade.

We recognize the importance of clear communication and appreciate your patience and understanding during these unforeseen circumstances. These adjustments are made with the well-being of our students in mind as we strive to ensure the best possible learning environment.

To stay informed about these changes, please visit our district website. The district calendar has been promptly updated to reflect the alterations. In addition, you can find a PDF of the updated calendar linked here - https://www.westada.org/page/all-district-calendar

Furthermore, please note that Wednesday, January 24, will be a B day for secondary students (grades 6-12).

If your family has pre-existing plans on January 24, please reach out directly to your school site to report your student's absence. Student handbooks provide details on reporting attendance using attendance codes. For more information on attendance, refer to Policy 500.2 - Elementary Attendance (https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Policy/ViewPolicy.aspx?S=36031062&revid=8FKVjYhyGRJvCB5WwcE3uw%3d%3d&ptid=muNUlKiR2jsXcslsh28JpBkiw%3d%3d&secid=aCeT1sqzHuyqyxEA3fBM2g%3d%3d&PG=6&IRP=0&isPndg=false) or Policy 500.1 - Secondary Attendance (https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Policy/ViewPolicy.aspx?S=36031062&revid=1bX3T3dInsDxbHjDT1epyw==&ptid=muNUlKiR2jsXcslsh28JpBkiw==&secid=aCeT1sqzHuyqyxEA3fBM2g==&isPndg=&PG=6).

We understand that these unexpected changes can have an impact and sincerely appreciate your flexibility and patience. If you have questions regarding Wednesday, please reach out to your building's administrative team.

As we continue to monitor winter weather conditions, our priority is the safety of our students and their families. We will keep you informed and communicate any further updates as needed.

Your cooperation and understanding are crucial as we navigate these changes together. Your partnership and support are invaluable, and we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition during these adjustments. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Dr. Bub, Superintendent

01/18/2024

Don't forget that today, Thursday, January 18th, is our Ustick Fundraiser at Panda Express!! What a perfect day to order food!!

Remember all orders should be placed online or in the Panda Express App using the code 919624!

Thank you families for continuing to support our students and school!!

01/18/2024

West Ada School District Students, Families and Staff,

As the winter weather persists, we maintain a vigilant and flexible approach, placing the safety and learning of our students at the forefront. Today, we experienced another snowy day, with ongoing challenging road conditions and inclement weather forecasted until tomorrow. Consequently, we have decided to cancel classes and close schools in West Ada School District on Thursday, January 18th.

While the enchantment of snow days is undeniable, even Olaf understands the importance of focusing on studies. Rest assured, we are committed to ensuring that our students not only enjoy the magic of snowy days but also continue to thrive academically, even when faced with unexpected weather-related interruptions.

For families interested in engaging with learning opportunities tomorrow, we have prepared a set of resources that can be accessed from the comfort and safety of your home. These materials are designed to complement the regular curriculum and provide an enriching experience for students on snow days. Feel free to explore these resources at your convenience: https://www.westada.org/page/remote-learning-opportunities. Please note that these resources are optional and not mandatory.

We understand that there may be inquiries regarding the calendar and potential ongoing school closures. Please be assured that our team is dedicated to minimizing the impact on families when making updates and changes to the academic calendar. We commit to notifying you as soon as possible regarding any alterations or updates. Our primary focus is on avoiding holding classes on holidays and preventing the extension of the school year into the summer. If winter weather or adverse conditions persist, our instructional team, in collaboration with administrators and teachers, will provide dedicated resources to supplement instruction.

We understand that unexpected changes can be challenging, and we appreciate your continued flexibility and understanding during these times as well as your patience and compassion. Your cooperation allows us to maintain a continuity of education and ensure the well-being of our school community. Our priority is to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for all our students, and we appreciate your partnership in achieving this goal.

Stay safe, stay warm and enjoy the snow!

Best,

Dr. Bub, Superintendent

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