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Saturday, June 4th is our annual Spring Gala and we'd like to see you there!  We also encourage you to invite friends, family and colleagues. This is a night about bringing the community together to help UDA, and we as parents are not expected to cover the entire goal. Urban Discovery Academy is an amazing place, and the more members of our community that visit us and see our work, the more support we will gather. To purchase your Urban Lights Gala tickets online, click HERE.
We are in need of your support!  We’d like to enlist your help in securing contributions from local businesses and organizations, friends, colleagues, and family members in order to raise money to increase our beloved teachers’ salaries.  

Our biggest need right now is for our entire community to get out there and seek donations for event sponsorship, and items or experiences for the live and silent auctions.  We have found that when asked to support our school, businesses step up and donate. They just need to be asked, and most are willing to help out.
We'd also like to encourage YOU to make a contribution to the Gala.  Everyone has a talent or something to offer, whether it's a cooking class in your own home or an afternoon cruise around the bay in your family's sailboat.  We can all contribute something, and we can't wait to see what wonderful gifts and experiences you'll bring to the table!
If you have any questions, comments, or donations for the Gala, please contact Kimmie Orton in our office at korton@urbandiscoveryacademy.com.
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Parent Network Nominations

Our primary purpose as the Parent Network is to coordinate and facilitate many of our social events and fundraisers, such as Fall Festival and the Spring Showcase. Some of our elected members are moving on from their leadership positions and we need your help filling these important roles! With three positions to be filled (President, Treasurer, and Secretary) we look forward to seeing new and old faces alike join our group. Please follow the link to this story to nominate yourself or someone you know. Nominations are due by Sunday, May 22. Elections will be held during the week of May 23.

Annual UDA Gala Fundraiser

Saturday, June 4th is our annual UDA Gala. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we are hoping to devote the proceeds to raising our beloved teachers' salaries. Please help us by reaching out to businesses to solidify donations in the form of gift certificates, products, or items to be auctioned off at the event, cash sponsorship, or purchasing tickets to attend the UDA Foundation's Spring Gala. The class that brings in the most donations will receive a party of their choice and a tile to be displayed among our other generous donors acknowledging their fundraising efforts. Donation letters and forms can be found in the front office or HERE, so please help us hit the pavement and make this year's Gala the best one yet!

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Book Fair: Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Date: 5/31/2016, 7:15 AM 4 PM
Location: The Stacks
Parent Network Meeting
Date: 5/31/2016, 8 AM 9 AM
Location: Conference Room
SAC Meeting
Date: 5/31/2016, 5 PM 6:30 PM
Book Fair: Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Date: 6/1/2016, 7:15 AM 4 PM
Location: The Stacks
Early Release Day
Date: 6/1/2016, 8 AM 12 PM