Monday, March 4, 2013

UESeNews #40 March 4, 2013

Dates to remember:

March 6- Spring Picture Day
March 8- PTO Meeting
March 10- Fourth Grade Skating Party
March 15- Third Grade Readathon
March 22- Half Day of School

Listserv Table of Contents:

+Spring Pictures are here!
+Stars for Service
+PTO Meeting
+UE PTO Fashion Show Fundraiser
+UE Chorus at 76ers game –ticket deadline extended!
+Math Curriculum Changes: Elementary and Middle School
+PTO Board and Committee Members needed for 2013 -2014


*****Message 1 of 7
Spring pictures are here! Wednesday, March 6th
Please don't send money now. Simply send in your portrait envelope with
your background selection and your finished portrait package will be sent
home for your review in a few weeks

*****Message 2 of 7
STARS for Service News
Thank you to all our UE students, families, faculty and staff for their
contributions to our annual Coin Drive. We raised $566 to benefit the
Bagged Lunch Program. In May we will use these funds to purchase the
supplies for the bagged lunches our 4th and 5th grade students will make.
The lunches will be donated to the Church of the Holy Trinity in West
Chester, PA for their outreach program. We plan to use any excess funds to
make a charitable contribution.

Our next STARS meeting is March 19, 2013 when we take a field trip to
LaMancha Animal Rescue. It is important that all STARS students planning
to attend this trip submit the liability waiver and permission slip by
March 12. Please remember to send a bus slip to stay after school for this
trip too.
We will be leaving promptly at 3:30 and returning between 4:30-4:45.
Please plan to pick up your child in the Atrium.

Thank you for your continued support of our STARS program.
Sharon Hower
Melissa Scott

*****Message 3 of 7
PTO meeting:

Please join us for our next PTO meeting this Friday, March 8th at 9:15 in
the SGI room.

We welcome you to join us as we hear about and vote on spring enrichment
dollars. Come and see where all of our hard fundraising work gets put to
use.

We will also be discussing plans for the upcoming school year in terms of
open board and committee chair positions. We will discuss any questions
and help you make an informed decision where you can help UE next year.

We look forward to seeing you there.


*****Message 4 of 7 Dear UE Families,
SUBJECT: UE PTO Fashion Show Discounted Ticket Deadline TOMORROW
Dear UE Community,
The deadline for discounted tickets to the "Around the Town" Fashion Show
and Fundraiser expires TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 5. Get your ticket order
in before the end of school tomorrow to take advantage of the $5 per
ticket discount! After tomorrow, tickets are $40. Fashion show tickets
will be open to ALL our district and out starting Wednesday, March 6th

Please make check payable to UE PTO , please write your name and email in
separate paper. Send your payment in an envelope labeled: Fashion Show.
Plans are well underway to make this a fun and worthy event to benefit our
wonderful UEPTO programs. Don't miss it!!
Questions? Contact Michelle Riechert: reichertmvb@gmail.com

*****Message 5 of 7
Tickets now on sale for the 4th and 5th grade CHORUS PERFORMANCE ON THE
COURT AT THE PHILADELPHIA SEVENTY SIXERS GAME on April 14 at the Wachovia
Center! Order forms were sent home to each family via backpack express.
Out students will be performing a song arranged by Mrs. Jennings just
before the start of the game. For more information or if you need another
order form, contact Regina Turner (rmturner@vet.upenn.edu). DEADLINE FOR
TICKET ORDERS IS MARCH 8 (extended). TICKET NUMBERS ARE LIMITED SO ORDER
SOON.

*****Message 6 of 7
IMPORTANT! MATH CURRICULUM CHANGES
If you were unable to attend one of the district math meetings, the middle
school is holding a special parent meeting to discuss the changes to the
math program for the 2013/2014 school year. The meeting will focus on the
impact to the middle school math program, HOWEVER, the elementary program
feeds into it, and you will be able to ask non middle school related
questions during Q&A.
The meeting will take place on March 7th at 9:15a.m. in the CFPMS small
cafeteria.


Changes to the Elementary Math Program
3-14-13
7:00-8:00 PM
Hillendale Library

For parents that were unable to attend the parent information sessions
John Nolen, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, will share
information and answer questions regarding our district's move to Math in
Focus-Singapore Math

Please RSVP to Barbara Bean at bbean@ucfsd.net if you are planning on
attending

*****Message 7 of 7
PTO Board members and Committee chairs needed for the 2012-2013 school
year:

Dear UE Families:
The UEPTO Board is currently working on planning ahead for the next school
year.

If you are a current committee chair you will have already been asked to
respond to Dana Mayer with your response as to whether or not you will be
chairing your same event next year, moving on to another event or
graduating from UE. Please make sure to let Dana know your intent as soon
as possible so we can build a list of open committee chair positions. Once
all committee chairs have responded a full list of open positions will be
sent to every family. Please see Dana or any current Board member to
express interest in any chair position we have. Co-chairs can be
accommodated on all positions. Information to follow on open committee
chair positions in the next few weeks.

The UEPTO is also asking for interest to be expressed in being on the
UEPTO Board. Please contact Kim Lauder to express interest in any
position. See below for details.

2013-2014 Unionville Elementary PTO Board Positions
1. Are you interested in getting involved at Unionville Elementary?
2. Would you like to make a difference at your child's school?
3. Would you like to be an active volunteer and meet new people?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, we would like to
invite you to consider joining the PTO Board for the 2013-2014 school
year.

Board positions are yearlong commitments with varying degrees of time
involvement with each position.
General responsibilities for each board position are listed below. Most
positions can be co-chaired if more than one person is interested or if
you would like to share the job with a friend.
Please contact Kim Lauder at kimlauder@verizon.net if you are interested
in joining the Board or to ask any questions you may have about specific
positions. Please feel free to contact any current board member with
questions you may have as well. All members are listed on UE's website.
Thank you for your interest! Parental involvement is vital to the
continued success of the PTO.

Co-Presidents: Run monthly Board meeting, run monthly PTO meeting, attend
monthly President's meeting with
Mr. Beaver, attend UCFSD PTO Advisory meeting 3 times a school year,
contact person for any committee chair questions and oversee general
committee functions, helping to ensure PTO events and functions are
successful. Must have been on the Board previously to hold the position of
President.
Vice President–Committees and Homeroom Parents: At the end of the school
year work to fill all open committee chair positions. Prepare summer
mailing letter asking for HR parents. Once all applications are submitted,
work to assign homeroom parents to each teacher at UE and run a Homeroom
Parent informational meeting in the fall. Point person for all
communications sent via HR parents. Attend one PTO Board meeting and one
general PTO meeting per month.
Vice President–Assemblies: Work with Mr. Beaver and staff to book all
grade level and school-wide assemblies. Attend one PTO Board meeting and
one general PTO meeting per month.
Treasurer: Pay all invoices and deposit all revenues coming in to the PTO.
Assist in filing annual PTO taxes. Attend one PTO Board meeting and one
general PTO meeting per month.
Recording Secretary: Take and publish monthly PTO meeting minutes. Attend
one PTO Board meeting and one general PTO meeting per month.
Corresponding Secretary: Prepare and distribute any PTO written
correspondence. Send out yearly teacher subsidy letters. Attend one PTO
Board meeting and one general PTO meeting per month.
Enrichment: Advertise for and collect Booster Drive monies. Meet with Mr.
Beaver twice a school year to discuss enrichment requests for presentation
to the Board and for the PTO vote. Attend one PTO Board meeting and one
general PTO meeting per month.

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