Monday, November 3, 2014

Monthly Star News 11/03/2014



Calendar of Events
4       School Closed
11     Veteran's Day Celebration  9:30AM
12     Market Day Pick up
18     Picture retakes
19     Star University     6:30PM
21     PTO Mtg  9:15AM
24-26   Half Day, Conferences
27-28   School Closed 
4     Elves Workshop  3:30-5:00
10   Market Day Pick up
12   Grade K-3 Concert  9:15 & 1:15
16    4th-5th grade concert  1:15
22-31  School Closed

This year the UEPTO would like to introduce a new series of workshops for parents and adults in our community. Throughout the year, two-hour workshops will be offered during the evening. Topics will focus on enhancing your digital lifestyle to help you stay up to date with your children. Additional information will be available through the UEPTO website and backpack express. A small fee will be charged for each workshop and class sizes will be kept small to maximize your experience.

Our second workshop is Using Your iOS Device, iPhones and iPads. This workshop will be held in the Unionville Elementary Auditorium on Wednesday, November 19Th, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30 in the evening.

This workshop will provide an overview of the newest mobile operating system from Apple, iOS 8. Security and privacy settings will be reviewed. Several Apps will be highlighted to help you start getting more from your device. The evening will include demonstrations as well as time for hands on opportunities.

Click on HERE to purchase tickets.

Unionville Elementary Presents… "Skippyjon Jones The Play"

Prepare yourself to see a professional stage filled with actors, music, and Skippyjones himself!  Bring your family and friends for an evening of adventure, laughter and fun!  This play is for kids K-5 and is brought to us by Theatreworks USA. Wednesday, November 5, is THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

Date:         Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Place: Unionville Elementary Auditorium

Seats: No assigned seats; auditorium doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 for ground level seats and $5 for balcony seats plus a nominal processing charge.

Tickets can be purchased at:

PTO will provide snacks for purchase before the show. Questions?  Please contact UEPTO at

Operation Gratitude

Remembering our soldiers in November.

Operation Gratitude, sending special packages to our US troops by donating candy.

UES PTO is collecting Halloween Candy to Operation Gratitude please send in.

Collection starts this Wednesday until next week; candy will be shipped next Thursday.

Questions email


Only 4 Spots left for Yoga, second session starts this Wednesday.

If you would like to sign up for the next session (which begins on 11/5) please fill out the registration form and send in with your payment to the PTO. If you do not plan on signing up for Session 2 and purchased a yoga  mat, please contact Michelle at and the mat will be sent home with your daughter tomorrow. 

Michelle Reichert 

Art in Action....... change of date click here

Art in Action information session (all welcome, including young children; refreshments will be served), October 27 at 9:15 a.m. in the SGI.
Lessons will now run from Nov 7 - Nov 13
Join your child's class in the art classroom for a day! Sign up to help out with the Art in Action program (no art experience necessary).
Volunteers needed Nov 7-Nov 13.
The classes for which we still need a volunteer are: 
Klingensmith (both classes)
Veteran's Day Celebration CLICK HERE 

You are invited to celebrate Veterans Day with us at Unionville Elementary School on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. As is tradition, we will have a ceremony in the auditorium honoring, not only our family members, but all who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces.



Help the PTO and UE put on a great Welcome Breakfast and a Luncheon to honor our Veterans!The veterans and their families truly appreciate what we do for them with this ceremony and the lunch.  It is a special day for everyone at UE !

  • Veterans are welcomed as they arrive to UE with Coffee and Donuts.
  • They participate in a wonderful ceremony starts at 9:30and after the Veterans are invited to stay for luncheon in the SGI room put on by the PTO.

We are in need of: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Donuts / Bagels / Hot Dishes / Salads or Sides Dishes

Rolls or Bread / Desserts / Beverages

If you have a Veteran attending the Ceremony consider bringing his/her favorite dish! 

Breakfast items should be delivered to school by 8:00 and Luncheon items by 9:30.

Square 1 Art

You should have received your child's Product Catalog.  You will be able to see your child's artwork on the front cover and on the FREE set of Stickers.  Please enjoy the stickers regardless if you purchase or not.

This year there are 2 Ways to Order:

  • PAPER ORDER FORMS DUE Monday,November 10th to the UE Office, attention PTO – Square One Orders.
  • ON-LINE ORDERS MUST BE ENTERED BY Monday, November 17th You will need your child(ren)'s access code located on the order form. Credit Cards accepted.

Approximate Product distribution will be the first week of December – in time for holiday gift orders

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Hall  – or Kristin Scali

Click here for details

STARS BOUTIQUE  has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 25
Save the Date - Unionville Chadds-Ford 2nd Annual Golden Gala - Saturday February 7, 2015 at the Gables in Chadds-Ford.  Don't miss this great event.  Tickets will be on sale starting in December and are limited so buy yours early!
Please join us!
Upcoming Unionville Chadds-Ford Education Foundation Meetings:
Wednesday, November 5
Wednesday, December 3
Wednesday, January 7
Wednesday, February 4
Wednesday, March 4
Wednesday, April 8 
 Wednesday, May 6
 Wednesday, June 3
All are held in the District Office Conference room from 7-8:30pm.

UCFSD Community News Click HERE


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