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Be Heard! Branding Concepts Deadline July 13

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Click here for link to online survey form or visit http://bit.ly/UCS_LogoSurvey2015

Responses will be accepted until 8 a.m., Monday, July 13, 2015.

This survey is also printed in the June 2015 issue of PRIDE newspaper scheduled to be delivered to most U. City homes the week of June 22, 2015. Due to printing issues, the colors in the printed PRIDE do not reflect the chosen colors as illustrated below. Printed copies of the form are accompanying display posters at the McNair Administration Building and all Summer Learning Academy locations, as well as University City Public Library, Centennial Commons and City Hall.

Thank you for participating in our survey. Stay tuned for more information about the results.
If you have any further comments, contact us at Communications@UCitySchools.org or call 314-290-4001.


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2015 Back-to-School Rally, National Night Out  Aug. 4

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Donor/sponsor, booth and event volunteer registrations close July 15!


The School District of University City and the University City Police Department are once again joining forces to host the 2015 Back-to-School Rally and National Night Out celebration. The event will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 on the campus of the Ronald E. McNair Administration Building  at 8136 Groby Road. 

University City students, parents and community members are welcome to participate in this free event where the community comes together to kick off the school year, increase neighborhood spirit and strengthen community/police partnerships.

The first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 11, so attendees will get a jump start on preparing for the school year as a favorite giveaway includes backpacks filled with grade-level school supplies (limited number, will not be distributed until AFTER official event opening ceremony). This fun-filled event also includes a performance stage featuring AJSR (click here), petting zoo, bounce houses, food and drinks, painting, music, entertainment, haircuts, health screening information, hands-on educational activities, information about crime and drug prevention, and much more. All free and open to the public.

We will also offer $10 student-athlete physicals. We also expect the return of St. Louis Urgent Care (confirmation still pending), providing $10 general pediatric physicals for any U. City student during the event or at nearby locations following the event (more details available at the event).

WITS, INC. (http://www.witsinc.org/) will be providing 15-minute computer repair and maintenance work sessions along with information for community members to get computers, laptops and tablets for free or at significantly reduced prices. Session schedule is as follows:
    5:15 & 6:15 p.m. - How not to get a virus or Malware on your computer
    5:30 & 6:30 p.m. - Computer upgrades you can do yourself: Memory
    5:45 & 6:45 p.m. - Computer upgrades you can do yourself: Hard Drives
    6 & 7 p.m. - Importance of computer security and protecting yourself and your family on the internet

“Our partnership with the police department works so well. It makes sense to combine the celebrations,” said Joylynn Pruitt, Ed.D., superintendent of schools. “By joining forces, we’re able to leverage the community’s time, so they can enjoy the fun activities, giveaways and helpful information concentrated into one event,” she said.

“We’re looking forward to another great year,” said Chief of Police Charles Adams. “I’m pleased we’re able to come together in this way, and we’re once again calling for volunteers.”

Donors/Sponsors, Volunteers and Booth Reservations

Volunteers, donors/sponsors and organizations interested in setting up booths are needed. Registration deadline is July 15. Please call the Communications Department at 314-290-4019, e-mail communications@ucityschools.org or visit www.ucityschools.org for more information.

  • Financial support from the community is critical for the success of this event. (Superintendent's support letter • District Donation Form • Police Chief's letter) See 2015 donor list below...
  • Volunteers are needed for two shifts during the event to help with registration, activity check-in stations and other tasks. Registration deadline is July 15. (Google Form Link or Volunteer PDF Form)
  • Free booths are available for local community and educational organizations as well as businesses. Booth application deadline is July 15. (Google Form Link or Booth Application PDF Form)

Questions about the event? Call 314-290-4019. 


Special thanks to our 2015 donors who are supporting this event either through the School District of University City or University City Police Department:

  • A.J.S.R Production LLC
  • Lupton Chapel Inc.
  • Mi Ranchito
  • Peacock Loop Diner
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Winco Window
  • Albertin Auto Body
  • Platinum Nails & Spa
  • American Cleaners
  • The Melting Pot
  • St. Louis Bubble Tea
  • Kol Rinah
  • Droege Tree Care, Inc.
  • Nail Spa
  • Long Ben International – DBA Yun Natural Care
  • RG Ross Construction Co., Inc.
  • Ms. Rachel Mitchell
  • Focus Group Members: Holston Black, Jim Cline, John Cross, Nova Felton, Edna Foxworth, Melcine Henderson, Debra Jones, Linda Peoples Jones, Sharon Logan, Mike Miller, Gloria Nickerson, Byron Price, Kevin Taylor, Mae Etta Weston and Sue Anne Whitener.


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