UNION, NJ - Here's just a few things that happened in Union's schools this week:

Hannah Caldwell celebrated World Kindness Day and Fred Rogers Cardigan Day. We wanted to capture the spirit of kindness so staff dressed in cardigans in honor of the late Fred Rogers. In classrooms, students discussed how we can be kind like Mister Rogers. We read stories about kindness and watched an episode of Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Students in K-2 colored a picture of Mister Rogers and grades 3-4 listed 3 ways they can be kind today and every day. Kindergarten teachers use Mister Rogers’ and Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood to implement important SEL lessons each day in Kindergarten and will celebrate Mister Rogers Birthday in March.

In October, Matteo Martinez, from Hannah Caldwell, decided to pass around 4 of these notes around his school anonymously and hoped it kept going around the school, from students to teachers and staff members. He is hoping it brings the person that gets the note a smile. From the email from his music teacher, Ms. Burke, today it looks like he has something amazing going on! 

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Livingston pre school classes had a visitor from Kean University to talk to the children about trees and what they need to grow. Our children are studying all the concepts of trees. 


The SEPAG needs your input on policies, programs and practices that affect services and supports for students with disabilities in our district. We hope you can join us. Please let us know if any accommodation or translation is needed, by emailing to unionsepag@gmail.com


Don’t miss out on the last TWO classes of the fall session 

I am proud to have transformed my high schools twirling team into a record-setting program so imagine the success that will come of children starting this sport much younger!!

No pressure of try-outs or having to “fit in”

Classes are designed to play on individual needs and abilities

Geared towards both the non-traditional and traditional athlete who is looking to be a part of a unique skill that allows EVERYONE to shine


Jefferson School celebrates with our Kindness tree. Students fill out random acts of Kindness for the month of November to celebrate each other.  Grace Fisher & Maddax Salas, 

Many Jefferson students did experiments this past week using dry ice. Mrs. Monaghan gets the ice for many of the classes that participated. Through experimenting with dry ice students learned that a solid can turn into a gas and skip the liquid stage (sublimation).

UHS Sports

Semi-Finals of the NJSIAA State Tournament will be played Friday night in Union at 7pm! Come out and support our boys! 

Congratulations to all of our Fall Athletes. We look forward to another great year next fall. We also can't wait to watch some of our Seniors play at the next level. We hope you got everything out of your 4 years in the athletic program and will look back on them with fond memories. 


Gymnastics showing off their honor roll grades putting the "scholar" in scholar athlete. 


Jaya Persaud is 11 years old who attends Kawameeh started a nonprofit loom bracelet business/charity called Bracelets for Babies. She said, "Mom I want to help kids with cancer." Her inspiration was the St. Jude commercial. She named it Bracelets for Babies because she believes every kid is their mommies baby and the kids that have cancer are extra special. So she made close to 400 bracelets in 3 months and sold them for $2 each. Her dedication, determination, loom making fingers made $800. Jaya was invited to St. Jude regional NYC office, and they recognized her for this amazing contribution. We are so proud of her and her selfless act of kindness. Jaya would like to thank all her supporters: family and friends near and far, her big sister, Livingston Elementary and Kawameeh staff, union residents, neighbors and local union businesses. It takes a village. This little entrepreneur is far from done. 

Connecticut Farms School

Connecticut Farms School participated in a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit the food pantry at the Connecticut Farms Church. Students who brought in an item to donate were entered in a raffle to win a ticket to the Harlem Wizards game at Union High School on November 20th. 3 lucky students won tickets, and the grand prize winner also won a Wizards basketball! Thank you to everyone who participated in the food drive to support the CF Church food pantry! 


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