Yearbook Graduation Pictures

In order to adhere to the recommended health guidelines and safety practices, Union Middle School will not be holding picture day until the spring of 2021 school year.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to utilize these pictures because of the short turnaround time.  However, we will still display each student’s picture in the yearbook. Pictures for the yearbook are to be taken at home and sent to us by Wednesday, December 2nd. Students can dress up as they normally would for a regularly scheduled picture day. Please make sure to take pictures that are clear and close up to your child’s face.  The picture should be from the shoulders up.

Use the following link to upload your child’s picture:

Be sure to label the picture as lastnamefirstnamegrade.jpg, as this will be important in properly identifying your child. For example: SmithJohn7.jpg

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times.  If you have any questions, please contact me at

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BullDog Discount Cards

Union School will be offering bulldog discount cards. They are $10 each and have a lot of great offers:

·         Playa Bowls – 10% off any item

·         Ferazzoli’s – 10% off purchase of gift card

·         Bagel Supreme – free bagel with purchase of 6

·         Mason’s Cellar – 10% off

·         Dunkin – free donut with purchase of beverage

·         Top That Donuts – 10% off

·         Chris’ Pizza – $2 off

·         Burger King – 10% off

·         Wendy’s – 10% off

·         Candlewyck – 10% off

·         Mama Rosa – 10% off

·         City Platters – 10% off

·         Jersey Mikes – 10% off

·         The Risotto House – 10% off

 The card is good for one year. Please forward to family and friends who live in the area.

You can purchase them at: or contact us at for other arrangements.

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Jersey Mike’s Graduation Goodie Bags

Union School PTA has arranged for every graduate to receive a goodie bag from Jersey Mike’s. Please fill out the form attached regarding shirt size. Thank you!

Order Form

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UMS Staff shares resources to build strong digital citizenship in Kids

How to spot fake news and teach kids to be media savvy – Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is a great free resource and it is what most of our digital citizenship lessons are based on.  This one in particular talks about Real vs. Fake news but there is a plethora of resources for parents.

The general link to all resources

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Note from the UMS PTA President

First and foremost, please stay safe while we hunker down for the next two weeks!
All PTA lunches ordered for the missed days in March will be credited in April (two days of pizza, one each for Golden House/Jersey Mike’s). No Fuss is cancelled for March and credit will be applied to each individual account.
DO NOT order lunches for the April-May-June order. I know some of you have already sent in your lunch orders for Golden House/Jersey Mike’s. I will reach out to you individually to return your order. We will send out new order forms/due dates once we get back to school.
We will still go forward with the Spring Candy Sale if we have enough interest. I picked up orders today. You can drop off your order to me at 208 Mortimer Avenue. You can leave all orders in my mailbox. You can also order online. I am reaching out to Lee Sims on Monday for an update.
8th Grade Fees are due on March 31st. We still have around 40 students that have not sent in full or partial payment. We will extend the deadline until April 15th. You can drop checks off to me or pay online. We need to reach out to the boat with final numbers by May 1st.
8th Grade Lawn Sign orders are not due until April 18th, but if you want to get your order in, you may do so by dropping off at my house or order online.
With regard to the STEM showcase, School Play and Got Game school trips, PTA meeting, Union will try their best to reschedule. Further information on those events will be given once school is back in session.
We understand that this is a difficult time. If you have any questions, please email
Wishing your family a healthy & safe two weeks and looking forward to getting back to school!
Gina Smith
Union School PTA President
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Rutherford Downhill Derby – Announcements

Click on the link below for  upcoming meeting and build-a-car workshop dates


Rutherford Downhill Derby

Rutherford (NJ) Little League Rutherford Little League Baseball/Softball –  

Registration is now open for the 2020 Rutherford Little League Baseball/Softball season. Players eligible for the 2020 season live or attend school within the Borough of Rutherford. Programs include Tee Ball and coach pitch as well as Minor and Major Baseball, and Minor, Major and Junior Softball. The age requirements are as follows:

Baseball: born 1-September-2007 through 31-August-2016
Softball: born 1-January-2005 through 31-December-2014

All players must re-register each season. Proof of age and Rutherford
residence or school enrollment is required for all players. Residence
may be established by presenting a photocopy of a document such as a
utility bill.

Online registration is open through the league website.

Baseball Registration can be done through the Baseball Website at
The Softball Registration can be done through the Softball Website at
The registration fee for Baseball is $105 per Minor player (Double A and Tee Ball), and $130 per Triple A player, for the season. The Softball registration fee is $105 for all players.
Starting in 2019, the League has imposed a surcharge for players of Major Baseball (Born 9/1/07-08/31/11). This will offset the added expenses in maintaining the field and running the lights, as this is the only field not maintained by the Borough. Only players playing in, or eligible to be selected for, Major Baseball will be assessed a higher amount, as these players utilize the field much more often than others.
As a result, this year’s fee for baseball players born between Sept 2007
and August 2011 is $205.Please visit and “like” our Facebook page at “Rutherford (N.J.) Little
League” for more details, or visit our website for a link to online

We look forward to seeing you during the 2020 season! If you have any questions please email us at:

Rutherford Little League
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Family Paint night at Union School

Family Paint Night at Union School – February 21st. $40 per person. All ages are welcome. 7th grade and up can come without a parent – they must be signed in/out. Send check to school or pay online. See attached flyer for more information and picture of painting.   

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UMS Spiritwear – Sale end Feb 14th, 2020

Union School Spiritwear sale – a lot of great items! Sale ends February 14th. 2020 Union School Spirit Wear Sale or

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Greek Town Gyros – Cashola

Greek Town Gyros Cashola – 1/31. Good on all orders, dine in, take out or delivery. Click the link below for flyer or say 8th Grade Union School.
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Reminder- 8th grade parents (UMS Class of 2020)

Please click on the link below to read an important reminder about Class of 2020…..

All payments are due by March. Questions, please let us know.


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