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UDA Network

Who We Are
The UDA Network is composed of parents and guardians, teachers and staff. If you are part of the the Urban Discovery Academy family, you are already a member of the Network. The purpose of the UDA Network is to help build community and a spirit of volunteerism across our dynamic school. We invite you to come to meetings to help plan upcoming events, or as a way to get involved in our school community. If you would like to contact the Network, please email thenetwork@urbandiscoveryacademy.com.

Our purpose is to help build community, culture and a spirit of volunteerism across our dynamic school. As part of the the Urban Discovery Academy family, you are already a member of the UDA Parent Network. We invite you to come to meetings to help plan upcoming events. You will also receive information through our regular school communications. We are planning a number of fundraising and community events for this year; consult the list below and be sure to mark your calendars! Money raised through school events goes towards sustaining our rich and varied programming including: STEAM resources, PBL supplies and physical education tools. Funds may also be used to enrich the performing arts, visual arts, and library programs.
UDA Network Committees OPEN for 2017-2018
Please consider joining the Parent Network as a volunteer on one of our following committees to support the programming and community of Urban Discovery Academy:
Community Social Coordinators
Campus Beautification
Community Outreach
Volunteer Coordinators
Room Parent Coordinators
Social Media/Public Relations
Fall Festival Chair and Co-chair
Gala Liaison(s)

To sign up or access more information on each committee's responsibilities, refer to this
Google Form. We will be reaching out again to the parent community in September, but want to get a jump start on planning for next year! So, if you would like to get involved, please add your name to the form. There is also a space if you aren't sure how you want to be involved, but are still interested. You are welcome to attend our Executive Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 8:00am in the UDA conference room. We look forward to a great year next year! If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jen Jeffress at thenetwork@urbandiscoveryacademy.com.

Network Executive Board
Parent Officers for the 2016-2017 school year are:
President: Jen Jeffress
Vice President: Aliya Weise
Treasurer: Emily Dearborn
Event Liaison: Carrie Gunn
Fall Festival Chair: Jen Gaston
Earth Day Event Chair: Emily Dearborn
Golf Tournament Chair: Troy Nunez
Gala Chair: Erika Fox
Social Chair: Shoshana Jarman
Public Relations/Social Media Chair: Elyse Wieler
Substitute Spanish Translator: Karla Ruiz
Executive Board Meetings
Executive Board meetings take place monthly in the UDA conference room at 7:15 am. Any parents/guardians are welcome to attend. The meetings for the 2016-2017 school year will be on these dates:

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Parent Room Representative Liaisons
Parent Room Rep Liaisons work directly with classroom teacher representatives and room parents to communicate information regarding school events and happenings. Please contact these ladies at thenetwork@urbandiscoveryacademy.com if you have any questions or concerns that your teacher or room parent can't assist you with. Your liaisons this year are:

Kindergarten-5th grade: Marijke Leeuwangh
Middle School: Julie Yow

General Meetings and Coffee Social
First Fridays 8:15-9:00am: The Parent Network General Meeting will take place during Coffee Socials scheduled the first Friday morning of each month following our monthly Stellar Student awards ceremony in The Hive at UDA. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Coffee and pastries are available, and we will make various announcements about what the Network is doing, upcoming events or socials and what our volunteer needs may be.
Fundraising Update
As we look forward to an amazing opportunity to give back to our neighborhood with the Community Service Day, we wanted to recap just how much wonderful work and fun we have already had. With our amazing Skate Night and Pieology feast, plus our incredible Fall Festival fundraising event, we have had a fantastic fun time with our kids and raised some money to support our enrichment programs in the process. It has been a win-win situation for us so far. So no matter what you have been able to do, be it volunteer, donate, or just encourage our kids and school, thank you for your support. Our kids are better off because of each and every one of you.

2016-2017 Fundraising/Community Event Dates
*indicates major fundraiser

3rd- Coffee Social
7th- Coffee Social
22nd- March for Science (marchforsciencesd.com)

5th- Coffee Social
2nd: Coffee Social
3rd: Summer Kick-Off Event at Golden Hill Park

Easy Fundraising:

Want to help out UDA every time you make an Amazon purchase? Please follow this link (Amazon Smile) and select Urban Discovery Academy as the charity you want your funds to go to.  Every time you shop at Amazon Smile you can give back to UDA! 
Box Tops
Simply collect the box tops logo off any supported product. The collection box is in the front office lobby! Easy as PIE!