Below you will find all the important information and upcoming events supported by The Network! Please click through on the links to find out more information about any of the topics. Please email The Network with any questions or comments that you may have. 

Upcoming Events:
Every Friday- Pick Up- Frozen Treat Friday. Popsicles are $1 and Drumsticks and Ice Cream Sandwiches will be $2. This will be happening every Friday until the end of school.
May 25th Memorial Day No School
May 26-29th Spirit Week!
Tuesday- Character Day

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday

Thursday- Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day

Friday- Super Hero Day

June 5th- First Friday Coffee Social, Talent Show
Wednesday June 10th- Performing Arts Night. Food Trucks will once again be on hand to feed our hungry bellies before watching a night of great performances by our children!
Friday, June 12th 8am-12pm- Field Day! LOADS of volunteers will be needed for this day. The students will be walking to Gompers Park and participating in many fun games that the Coaches have organized. One of the best days of the year!
Please email the Network with any questions that you may have about any of the events posted here.

Nominate Yourself for a Position on the Network's Executive Board

The Executive Board needs two new directors (Vice President and Secretary) and a few Room Parent Coordinators to make next year a smooth one for the staff, students and families of UDA.

Please click on the nominating form to read what positions are available and nominate yourself for one of them. Nominations will close on Friday, May 22nd. If you want to read the position descriptions in their entirety, consult the UDA site here. If necessary, we will then send an eballot with candidates for you to cast your vote. We'd love to have you join our team. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jay Sener or Jen Jeffress.

Positions Available:

Vice President:

The Vice President is responsible for supporting the Network’s current President, communicating with UDA about weekly news to be published in the UDA Newsletter, and either attending the UDA Board of Trustee meetings or making sure a member of the Network attends the BoT's monthly meeting. The VP should also attend all Executive Committee meetings.

The Secretary is responsible for supporting the Network's Executive Committee by collecting agenda items prior to meetings, distributing agendas ahead of meetings, taking minutes at monthly meetings, and distributing minutes to the Network team for review. Secretary is an excellent position for someone who is organized and able to attend each of the monthly meetings, but still wants to contribute the majority of his or her time from home.

Room Parent Coordinator (Grades K-2, 2-5, Middle School):

Keep a finger on the pulse of the classrooms and work with teachers and parents to provide timely communication, support, and be the go-to person for Room Parent and Teacher needs. Also serve as a conduit to the greater parent community in rallying support for classrooms and events for the grades you coordinate!

Parent Survey

It's that time of year again. Please take our biannual parent survey to let us know how we're doing. We value your feedback as parents, and have utilized your input to make a lot of decisions about programming, professional development and other school needs. Please complete the survey by Sunday, May 31, so we have time to incorporate your input into our LCAP budget planning. En espanol.

The Bell Tower 

 Bell Tower

Article from PBS about the Bell Tower at our new location:

The site of a future downtown San Diego K-8 elementary school is looking and sounding a lot more like a school.

Urban Discovery Academy officials on Monday installed a century-old, 1,100-pound bell into its Angels Bell Tower.

The $30,000 bell, which was donated by school trustee Edward Abeyta, was installed at the charter school's future home on 14th and F streets.

“The bell tower represents our value of education and preparing our next generation to be great stewards of our ever-changing world,” Abeyta said.

The new school, which will open in September, will offer students a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics or S.T.E.A.M.-based education.

School officials said the new campus will be designed to strengthen project-based education and to put the arts back in the classroom.

“It’s one thing to have buildings but it’s another to bring in the culture and the rich integration of families for an overall ecosystem for what makes a good downtown,” Abeyta said.

The bell will be named in honor of Abeyta’s mother, LaMorah Abeyta. The school is currently located at 730 45th Street.

Early Pick Up

Many of you have been picking up your students early on Fridays. Please remember that the school day ends at 3:00pm and early pick up is discouraged by UDA. It is very disruptive to the learning environment to have so many kids pulled consistently from their classes, particularly on Fridays when we are wrapping up important work in the classroom.

North Park AYSO Online Registration Happening Now
Fall soccer registration for North Park AYSO is now available. Please go to the North Park AYSO website for more details.

Dress Code Reminder

UDA has many students that are not abiding by our Dress Code, which is quite frustrating for all.  We appreciate your help to enforce the rules of:

Students may wear khaki, black or navy pants, knee-length shorts or knee-length skirts. No jeans, except on Free Dress Days.

A UDA uniform shirt must be visible under outerwear OR outerwear must be a UDA hoodie.

Students must wear CLOSED SHOES at all times.

Shorts or leggings MUST be worn under skirts.

No leggings, jeggings, tights or form-fitting clothing may be worn alone.

Earn Money For UDA While Shopping (without spending anything extra!)

Open a REDCard at Target and designate UDA as your school. Target will donate a percentage of your total every time you shop- and you don't have to do anything except use the REDCard!

Remember to use one of the many special Amazon search bars or links located throughout the UDA website when you are doing your holiday shopping. For every purchase that you make after using one of the special search bars, or clicking on one of these links, UDA will receive between 4-10% of your total, and you haven't spent anything extra! You must use the links or search bars EVERY time you shop in order for UDA to receive the percentage.

Use This Search Bar Every Time You Shop At Amazon.com
Use this link Amazon.com and you will earn UDA between 4 and 10% of what you spend! The only thing that you need to do is to use the search bar for UDA to benefit. The UDA special code will be sent to Amazon when you click! You must start here every time you shop at Amazon.com for this to work! (This is a different program than AmazonSmile. That program earns UDA 0.5% of your sale.)


Keep Tabs on UDA's Fundraising Progress
Now you can easily see how much the Network is raising and our progress toward our $100,000 goal!