Tuesday, August 27, 2013

UESeNews#3 Aug-27-2013

Dates to remember:

August 26 – First Day of School
August 27 – Back to School Night K – 2nd – 6:30 pm (time corrected)
August 28 – Back to School Night 3rd – 5th – 6:30 pm (time corrected)
September 2 – School Closed – Labor Day
September 5 – School Closed – Rosh Hashanah
September 13 – New Family Pizza Night

Listserv Table of Contents:

+District Directory Order Due
+ FAQ on the V-soft visitor management system
+First PTO meeting on Sept 20
+ PTO volunteer sign up link
+UE PTO Booster Drive
+Bring your GIANT Cards to Back to School Night
+Recycle your paper at the Unionville Post Office
+Upcoming afterschool activities
+Upcoming Fundraisers!

*****Message 1 of 9
2013-2014 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Directory:
If you would like to order a 2013-2014 Unionville-Chadds Ford School
District Directory, please send $8 (cash or check written to UEPTO) in an
envelope to school marked "Directory" along with the order form that was
sent home in the summer mailing. The order form can also be found on UE's
website in Backpack Express. All orders must be in by Friday, September
13th.
Any questions? Please feel free to email [ mailto:DANALMAYER@GMAIL.COM
]DANALMAYER@GMAIL.COM or call [ tel:610-347-1856 ]610-347-1856.
*****Message 2 of 9
FAQ on the V-soft visitor management system:
[
http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2013/08/frequently-asked-questions-about-new.html
]http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2013/08/frequently-asked-questions-about-new.html
*****Message 3 of 9

Dear Unionville Elementary School Families
Welcome back to another great year at UE.
Please join us on Friday, September 20th at 1:00 PM for our first PTO
meeting.
We look forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new members. Please
note the time of the meeting. This meeting will take place at 1:00 PM in
the SGI room. It will be a great meeting to start the school year.
In addition to general PTO business, Mr. Beaver will be presenting the
results of the Olweus Bullying Survey. You will not want to miss hearing
about the results of the survey, the initiation of the Olweus program and
hearing about all the great things planned for the school year. See you
there!
*****Message 4 of 9
The UEPTO is planning many wonderful projects and enrichment activities to
benefit our children this school year. Your support and participation is
needed to make these a success. There are many opportunities to volunteer
and any amount of time is greatly appreciated. This is a great way to have
fun, meet new people and interact with your children, their classmates and
teachers.

This year, we will be asking volunteers to sign up for opportunities by
using SignUp Genius. Please visit the following address to sign up for the
activities you are interested in helping with:
[ http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4CAFAC22A64-fall
]www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4CAFAC22A64-fall
Volunteers will be required to sign a volunteer contract and anyone who
provides direct services to students and may have unsupervised contact
with them, will be required to submit two background clearances. Please
visit the district website for more details and for the direct links to
the background checks.
Thanks in advance for volunteering your time.
If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Harten at [
mailto:sharten6@comcast.net ]sharten6@comcast.net
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UE Library Volunteers Needed!
The UE Library is in need of volunteers for the upcoming school year.
Volunteers will assist with shelving returned books, maintaining
bookshelves, assisting students in finding books, processing of new books
into the library, and occasional light clerical work.
Volunteers can choose a two-hour shift, weekly or biweekly. This is a
year-long commitment.
If you are interested in helping, please return the volunteer form (in the
September backpack express on the PTO website) to Tracy Knox, UEPTO
Library Coordinator by Monday, September 9th. Please contact Tracy with
any questions at [ mailto:theknoxes303@comcast.net
]theknoxes303@comcast.net.
*****Message 5 of 9
Please be on the lookout for your summer mailing that will include
information on the 2013-2014 UEPTO BOOSTER DRIVE brochure.
Providing a place where students can learn, explore, thrive and feel like
they belong is a mission of the UEPTO, but it takes the participation of
every parent to be successful. We are looking for 100% participation in
our booster drive and are hopeful that each family will make a tax
deductible donation to support the academic, artistic and social programs
the UEPTO will sponsor this year. 100% of your donation will go directly
to support Unionville Elementary school programs and enrichment. Checks
should be made out to UEPTO and sent via mail/backpack express
by 9/27/13 in an envelope marked "Booster Drive".
If you have any questions regarding the booster drive please contact
Jennifer Hall -[ mailto:jenhallmomof3@gmail.com ]jenhallmomof3@gmail.com.

*****Message 6 of 9
Bring your GIANT Savings Card to Back to School Night (Tues or Wed)

Register your GIANT Savings Card at Back to School Night. Raise Money for
Unionville Elementary, by doing your grocery shopping!
Last year, we received $2,400 from GIANT because 120 families registered
their cards.
Ask your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers for their GIANT card
numbers!
This program does not effect other GIANT programs (like discounted gas, or
free turkeys).


*****Message 7 of 9

Recycle all your paper at the Unionville Post Office. Every pound of paper
that is retrieved from the 2 green and yellow recycling bins at Unionville
Post Office raises money for Unionville Elementary! All you have to do is
recycle - newspapers, magazines, junk mail, school papers, workbooks,
folders, office paper, paperback books. Please tell your friends and
neighbors too.
No cardboard or other recycling please - the bins are just for paper!
Unionville Elementary and the environment thank you!!!

*****Message 8 of 9
Upcoming Afterschool Activities – registration forms will be posted on the
PTO website shortly:
1. ArtBeat – 6 Thurs afternoons starting on Sept 12 – [
http://artbeatpa.com/ ]artbeatpa.com
2. Science Explorers – 5 Thurs afternoons staring on Oct 3 – online
registration starts on Sept 1 at[ http://scienceexplorers.com/
]scienceexplorers.com

*****Message 9 of 9
Upcoming Fundraisers!
1. First Aid Kits
2. UES Cookbook
3. Square One Art

There are many ways to raise money for Unionville Elementary without
spending any additional money:
1. Recycle Paper at the Unionville Post Office
2. Clip Boxtops for Education
3. Clip Labels for Education
4. Shop Online through eScrip Online Mall (see link on the PTO
webpage)
5. Enroll your Giant Savings Card in the A Plus School Rewards
(Registration starts Sept 1)

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Greetings

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The summer, as we know it, is almost over. This weekend will be the last
one before kids are back in school on Monday -- and the last one without a
day surrounded by school for a long time. We have been preparing and we
are ready to see our hallways and classrooms full once again. There is
nothing like the excitement of the first day of school -- and it is just
as thrilling for us as it is for your children.

Like many of you, I remember well the feeling of these waning days of
summer. It was a mixture of excitement about what was to come and
resignation at what was being left behind. The smell of chlorine was
replaced with the pungent scent of pencil shavings. Toes that had spent
months unrestrained were stuffed into socks and shoes! New school
supplies and a haircut were part of the drill in my home. However,
nothing said 'school is starting' like the reappearance of the alarm
clock! Once I saw my old nemesis I knew -- for certain -- that it was a
done deal.

Times have changed and now I spend my summers at school getting ready for
the first day, the first week, and the months that follow. I walk through
empty hallways and past pristine and vacant classrooms. The quiet is
deafening in July but by late August it is the norm. However, the
teachers came back this week so things are abuzz -- and the anticipation
is building. Monday it all changes…..the kids will be back!

Take time this weekend to savor the last hours of summer. Enjoy a
barbecue or a baseball game or a bike ride with your kids. Laugh and
listen and let them know how you felt on the first day of school when you
were their age. Make sure the camera has batteries and that the cell
phones are charged…..and then remember to set YOUR alarms!

Cheers,

John Sanville

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Monday, August 19, 2013

UESeNews#2 Aug-13-2013

Dates to remember:

August 19 – UES New Parent Orientation – 7pm
August 20 – Teacher Back to School Lunch (sponsored by PTO)
August 22 – Sneak a Peek – 11:30 Pre-first ; 1:00 K-5
August 26 – First Day of School
August 27 – Open House K – 2nd – 7 pm
August 28 – Open House 3rd – 5th – 7 pm
September 2 – School Closed – Labor Day
September 5 – School Closed – Rosh Hashanah

Listserv Table of Contents:

+School Supplies
+ FAQ on the V-soft visitor management system
+First PTO meeting on Sept 20
+ PTO volunteer sign up link
+UE PTO Booster Drive
+Purchase a Right Response First Aid Kit
+Recycle your paper at the Unionville Post Office
+Cookbook Fundraiser
+Raise funds for UE PTO at no cost to you!

*****Message 1 of 9
Getting ready for the 2013-2014 school year and need to know what supplies
you child needs for the year? Check out teacher lists website for a
complete list of needed supplies for every grade!
http://www.teacherlists.com/search/results/school/56285

*****Message 2 of 9
FAQ on the V-soft visitor management system:
http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2013/08/frequently-asked-questions-about-new.html

*****Message 3 of 9
Dear Unionville Elementary School Families - Welcome back to another great
year at UE.

Please join us on Friday, September 20th at 1:00 PM for our first PTO
meeting.
We look forward to seeing familiar faces and welcoming new members. Please
note the time of the meeting. This meeting will take place at 1:00 PM in
the SGI room.

It will be a great meeting to start the school year.

In addition to general PTO business, Mr. Beaver will be presenting the
results of the Olweus Bullying Survey. You will not want to miss hearing
about the results of the survey, the initiation of the Olweus program and
hearing about all the great things planned for the school year.
See you there!

*****Message 4 of 9
The UEPTO is planning many wonderful projects and enrichment activities to
benefit our children this school year. Your support and participation is
needed to make these a success. There are many opportunities to volunteer
and any amount of time is greatly appreciated. This is a great way to have
fun, meet new people and interact with your children, their classmates and
teachers.

This year, we will be asking volunteers to sign up for opportunities by
using SignUp Genius. Please visit the following address to sign up for the
activities you are interested in helping with:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4CAFAC22A64-fall

Volunteers will be required to sign a volunteer contract and anyone who
provides direct services to students and may have unsupervised contact
with them, will be required to submit two background clearances. Please
visit the district website for more details and for the direct links to
the background checks.
Thanks in advance for volunteering your time.
If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Harten at
sharten6@comcast.net

*****Message 5 of 9
Please be on the lookout for your summer mailing that will include
information on the 2013-2014 UEPTO BOOSTER DRIVE brochure.

Providing a place where students can learn, explore, thrive and feel like
they belong is a mission of the UEPTO, but it takes the participation of
every parent to be successful. We are looking for 100% participation in
our booster drive and are hopeful that each family will make a tax
deductible donation to support the academic, artistic and social programs
the UEPTO will sponsor this year. 100% of your donation will go directly
to support Unionville Elementary school programs and enrichment. Checks
should be made out to UEPTO and sent via mail/backpack express by 9/27/13
in an envelope marked "Booster Drive".

If you have any questions regarding the booster drive please contact
Jennifer Hall - jenhallmomof3@gmail.com.

*****Message 6 of 9
New this school year!!
Dear UE parents:
Keep your eyes open for a brand new… and very useful fundraiser at UE. We
will kick off the school year with the introduction of our Right Response
First Aid Kit fundraiser.
This fundraiser offers a variety of useful, affordably priced and
conveniently packaged first aid kits. They are perfect for fall sports,
cars, home and office use etc.
Look for the order packet to come home in your child's back pack. This
sale will run from August 27th to September 9th. Stock up and help support
UE at the same time.

*****Message 7 of 9
Recycle all your paper at the Unionville Post Office. Every pound of paper
that is retrieved from the 2 green and yellow recycling bins at Unionville
Post Office raises money for Unionville Elementary! All you have to do is
recycle - newspapers, magazines, junk mail, school papers, workbooks,
folders, office paper, paperback books. Please tell your friends and
neighbors too.
No cardboard or other recycling please - the bins are just for paper!
Unionville Elementary and the environment thank you!!!

*****Message 8 of 9
Let's Get Cooking!
Dear Unionville Elementary School Families:
At long last, the highly anticipated "UE Cooks" Cookbook will be available
for purchase this fall. Recipes included come from current and past UE
families as well as our great UE staff.
Books will be on sale at the start of the school year. The price is $10
per book and checks can be made to UEPTO. An order form will be included
in an upcoming UE Listserve and we are hoping we will have them available
for purchase the nights of our fall Open Houses.
Parents of last year's 4th graders should take a look to see if your young
artist had their art included in the booklet. Mrs. McQuillan's 4th graders
last year supplied their work for consideration.
Help support your school and get a great set of recipes to add to your
collection.

*****Message 9 of 9

There are many ways to raise money for Unionville Elementary without
spending any additional money:
1. Recycle Paper at the Unionville Post Office
2. Clip Boxtops for Education
3. Clip Labels for Education
4. Shop Online through eScrip Online Mall (see link on the PTO webpage)
5. Enroll your Giant Savings Card in the A Plus School Rewards
(Registration starts Sept 1)

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

UESeNews #1 Aug-13-2013

Dates to remember:

August 19 – UES New Parent Orientation – 7pm
August 20 – Teacher Back to School Lunch (sponsored by PTO)
August 22 – Sneak a Peek – 11:30 Pre-first ; 1:00 K-5
August 26 – First Day of School
August 27 – Open House K – 2nd – 7 pm
August 28 – Open House 3rd – 5th – 7 pm
September 2 – School Closed – Labor Day
September 5 – School Closed – Rosh Hashanah

Listserv Table of Contents:

+Grade specific School Supply lists
+UE PTO Booster Drive
+Purchase a Right Response First Aid Kit
+Recycle your paper at the Unionville Post Office
+Cookbook Fundraiser
+Raise funds for UE PTO at no cost to you!

*****Message 1 of 5
Getting ready for the 2013-2014 school year and need to know what supplies
you child needs for the year? Check out teacher lists website for a
complete list of needed supplies for every grade!
http://www.teacherlists.com/search/results/school/56285

*****Message 2 of 5
Please be on the lookout for your summer mailing that will include
information on the 2013-2014 UEPTO BOOSTER DRIVE brochure.
Providing a place where students can learn, explore, thrive and feel like
they belong is a mission of the UEPTO, but it takes the participation of
every parent to be successful. We are looking for 100% participation in
our booster drive and are hopeful that each family will make a tax
deductible donation to support the academic, artistic and social programs
the UEPTO will sponsor this year. 100% of your donation will go directly
to support Unionville Elementary school programs and enrichment. Checks
should be made out to UEPTO and sent via mail/backpack express by 9/27/13
in an envelope marked "Booster Drive".
If you have any questions regarding the booster drive please contact
Jennifer Hall - jenhallmomof3@gmail.com.

*****Message 3 of 5
New this school year!!
Dear UE parents:
Keep your eyes open for a brand new… and very useful fundraiser at UE. We
will kick off the school year with the introduction of our Right Response
First Aid Kit fundraiser.
This fundraiser offers a variety of useful, affordably priced and
conveniently packaged first aid kits. They are perfect for fall sports,
cars, home and office use etc.
Look for the order packet to come home in your child's back pack. This
sale will run from August 27th to September 9th. Stock up and help support
UE at the same time.

*****Message 4 of 5
Recycle all your paper at the Unionville Post Office. Every pound of paper
that is retrieved from the 2 green and yellow recycling bins at Unionville
Post Office raises money for Unionville Elementary! All you have to do is
recycle - newspapers, magazines, junk mail, school papers, workbooks,
folders, office paper, paperback books. Please tell your friends and
neighbors too.
No cardboard or other recycling please - the bins are just for paper!
Unionville Elementary and the environment thank you!!!

*****Message 5 of 6
Let's Get Cooking!
Dear Unionville Elementary School Families:
At long last, the highly anticipated "UE Cooks" Cookbook will be available
for purchase this fall. Recipes included come from current and past UE
families as well as our great UE staff.
Books will be on sale at the start of the school year. The price is $10
per book and checks can be made to UEPTO. An order form will be included
in an upcoming UE Listserve and we are hoping we will have them available
for purchase the nights of our fall Open Houses.
Parents of last year's 4th graders should take a look to see if your young
artist had their art included in the booklet. Mrs. McQuillan's 4th graders
last year supplied their work for consideration.
Help support your school and get a great set of recipes to add to your
collection.

*****Message 6 of 6
There are many ways to raise money for Unionville Elementary without
spending any additional money:
1. Recycle Paper at the Unionville Post Office
2. Clip Boxtops for Education
3. Clip Labels for Education
4. Shop Online through eScrip Online Mall (see link on the PTO webpage)
5. Enroll your Giant Savings Card in the A Plus School Rewards
(Registration starts Sept 1)

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