Tuesday, September 29, 2015

STAR NEWS UPDATE

 
 
 

Boosterthon "Run for the Stars" in TWO DAYS!  Make your pledge NOW!

Thank you to the 44% of students who have registered and 31% who have pledged already!  In order to meet our fundraising goal, we need all of those who haven't done so already to take time and register and pledge.  

Tonight's special challenge:

If we reach the goal of 90% registration and 75% pledging by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (9/29/15), Mr. Fegley will host a outdoor DJ dance party from 2:30-3:25p.m.!!! (Date to be determined by school principal and Mr. Fegley.) 

Registering and pledging is easy as 1-2-3!  Log on to funrun.com and utilize our school code (743659) to set up your child's registration and then enter pledges.  It is not too late!


UEPTO Comedy Night on October 23 at 7-10 PM

Don't miss UEPTO's first ever couples' comedy night on Friday, October 23 at 7-10 PM at Kennett Square Golf and Country Club.

"Early Bird" tickets are available now for $30 through October 9 [click here to purchase tickets]. 

Tickets will be sold to all district parents after October 9, so don't delay because space is limited. 

Grab your friends and make it a fun couples' night!  Proceeds benefit UEPTO.


 





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Monday, September 28, 2015

STAR NEWS CORRECTION

 
 
 

Important Date Correction.....Picture day is OCTOBER 6th, which is a Tuesday

UE Picture Day will be on Tuesday, October 6th for all grades.

NEW THIS YEAR: We will only be having Fall pictures. Barksdale will not be coming back for Spring pictures this year.

We will need 2-3 helpers on October 6th.  If you are interested in volunteering to help on picture day,

please email hill.amy@verizon.net to let her know.


 





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Star News 9/28/2015

 
 

Upcoming Events



SEPTEMBER
4     School Closed
7     School Closed
8     Back to School Night
         Grades  K-2, 6-7 PM
          Grades 3-5, 7:30-8:30 PM
11     PTO Board Mtg
14     School Closed
18     PTO Mtg 9:30 AM
21     Boosterthon Student Assembly
23      School Closed
OCTOBER
1        FUN RUN    2PM
2-3     UNIONVILLE FAIR
5        PTO BOARD MTG
6        PICTURE DAY
12      SCHOOL CLOSED
15      FAMILY FUN NIGHT
16      PTO MTG 9:30 (DR. SANVILLE)
21-23    BREAKFAST WITH A BUDDY
21-23     BOOK FAIR
22  FAMILY FUN NIGHT RAIN DATE
23    COUPLES COMEDY NIGHT 7PM
30    HALLOWEEN PARADE 9:30AM

 

A LETTER FROM THE PTO PRESIDENTS

CLICK HERE

 


UE Family Connection

Are you a NEW UE family hoping to connect with an existing family to learn more about the school and community?  Are you a SEASONED UE family willing to welcome a new family, answer questions and provide community introductions?  

Liz Hunt and Becky Bondi, UEPTO Hospitality Co-Chairs, will help connect new and seasoned families to build relationships and strengthen our UE community.  If interested, please click below to sign up by Friday, October 9.  

Questions?  Email Becky Bondi at beckybondi@gmail.com or Liz Hunt at lizhcanada@gmail.com

NEW Families click here: http://goo.gl/forms/HfGfvzMho1

SEASONED Families click here: http://goo.gl/forms/QfS6EZGafI


CLICK, CLICK, CLICK! 
Do you love to take photos?!

The UE Yearbook Needs YOU!  We invite interested photographers to get in touch with us and let us know which upcoming school events you can attend and photograph!
If interested, please email UE Yearbook Co-Chairs:
Rose Peters at peteslink@yahoo.com or
Becky Bondi at beckybondi@gmail.com by October 2.

DEADLINE

For Sportswear Orders

SEPTEMBER 30!
(NO EXCEPTIONS)
Show your UE spirit and help support the PTO

New FOILED T-shirts for girls, DIGITAL Camo shirts for boys,
Cute Unionville Canvas Tote, Great NEW style Lounge pants and MORE…..

All items will be available to view on our website www.ues.ucfsd.org
UETV and on display in the UE lobby. Order forms available on our website.

Orders will be submitted on Oct 2 to vendor and then orders need to be made. The estimated arrival for the items if ordered will be early November.

Questions email Tara Mangano at tlmangano@gmail.com or Kristen Young at kristenyoung3@yahoo.com

ORDER FORM

PHOTOS


BOOK FAIR

Come join us for a "monster-ously" good time at the Unionville Elementary Fall Book Fair!

October 21-23.

The PTO is hosting a Comedy Night at the 

Kennett Country Club. 

This is AN ADULT ONLY EVENT 

Friday, October 23,  7PM - 10PM 

click to purchase tickets


SAVE THE DATE

UE NIGHT AT THE MARKETPLACE!

Wednesday, November 11     5-8 PM

click here for details


Cow Pie Bingo 

Win 1,000 That is a lot of Moo - Lah!! 

click here for details


UE Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 6th for all grades.

NEW THIS YEAR: We will only be having Fall pictures. Barksdale will not be coming back for Spring pictures this year.

We will need 2-3 helpers on October 6th.  If you are interested in volunteering to help on picture day,

please email hill.amy@verizon.net to let her know.


Dr. Sam Goldstein, Neuropsychologist, will be facilitating a presentation for parents at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on Monday, Nov. 2 from 7:00 to 9:00PM.  The topic will be "Promoting Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves."  Parents can register using the following link: www.cciu.org/samgoldstein. There is no charge to attend.  

CLICK FOR MORE INFO


UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE


    UNIONVILLE-CHADDS FORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

S'MORES AT NORTHBROOK MARKETPLACE - FAMILY NIGHT!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


Thursday, October 1st is URA Field Hockey Night!

Come cheer on the UHS Varsity Field Hockey team at the UHS Stadium during the next home night game vs. Great Valley at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 1st. URA players that wear their URA Field Hockey uniform shirt, pinny or t-shirt will get in FREE! (note: admission for night games is $5.00 and children 10 and under are free).
All URA Field Hockey players will be invited on the field before the start of the game and will stand with the UHS team for the playing of the national anthem!
 Attention 7th and 8th grade URA Field Hockey Players - we are looking for six girls to be ball girls for the game. Interested? Email UHSFHCLINIC@GMAIL.com for more information. First come, first served.
 CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
Do you wonder if you are a good parent?


Do you want to make the best decisions for your family?

Do you long to feel more confident in your parenting?

Do you want to connect with your child and have a better relationship?

Join us for a valuable 4-week workshop on Conscious Parenting.

This event is sponsored by the Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation and the FOCUS committee.  It is free and open to all parents in the UCFSD community.

Come to one, come to all ~ please register your attendance.

Tuesdays, October. 6, 13, 20,& 27 2015  // 7:00-8:30 pm

Hillendale Elementary

1850 Hillendale Road

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

To Register:

www.focus-parenting.eventbrite.com

Workshops are being led by PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Sue DeCaro and Erin Taylor, MA


Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Star News 9/20/2015

 
 

Upcoming Events



SEPTEMBER
4     School Closed
7     School Closed
8     Back to School Night
         Grades  K-2, 6-7 PM
          Grades 3-5, 7:30-8:30 PM
11     PTO Board Mtg
14     School Closed
18     PTO Mtg 9:30 AM
21     Boosterthon Student Assembly
23      School Closed
OCTOBER
1        FUN RUN    2PM
2-3     UNIONVILLE FAIR
5        PTO BOARD MTG
6        PICTURE DAY
12      SCHOOL CLOSED
15      FAMILY FUN NIGHT
16      PTO MTG 9:30 (DR. SANVILLE)
21-23    BREAKFAST WITH A BUDDY
21-23     BOOK FAIR
22  FAMILY FUN NIGHT RAIN DATE
23    COUPLES COMEDY NIGHT 7PM
30    HALLOWEEN PARADE 9:30AM

 

IT'S HERE!

Boosterthon starts tomorrow. Please check your child's back packs for information regarding Boosterthon and how to make a pledge. Students run about 30 laps each on October 1st "Run For The Stars" at 2 PM. Parents are welcome to attend and cheer for their UE students. The Boosterthon program runs for nine days during which you will have the opportunity to make pledges. Students will attend a 15-minute assembly each day.  The UE students will have a total of 30 assemblies during this program, PLUS prizes are awarded if we reach our school goal. Please help by submitting your pledges per lap and asking family and friends to support your child.


Assembly topics during Boosterthon.

  •  WIN with TEAMWORK- win together by using others strength. 
  •  LIVE with CURIOSITY- ask big questions and explore the answers to a new world. 
  • SCORE with PRACTICE- get better by trying over and over, wherever you go.
  • PLAY with HUMILITY- show a winning attitude with every victory and defeat. 
  • RIDE with CONFIDENCE- makes a big challenge little by starting small.
  • RUN with ENDURANCE- go a little farther. Strength is on the other side of not giving up. 

 


DEADLINE

For Sportswear Orders

SEPTEMBER 30!
(NO EXCEPTIONS)

IT IS HOT!!

IT IS COOL!!
WHAT IS IT??
UES SPORTSWEAR!

Check out the NEW 2015
"UES" Sportswear!!

Now Thru September 30th
Show your UE spirit and help support the PTO

New FOILED T-shirts for girls, DIGITAL Camo shirts for boys,
Cute Unionville Canvas Tote, Great NEW style Lounge pants and MORE…..

All items will be available to view on our website www.ues.ucfsd.org
UETV and on display in the UE lobby. Order forms available on our website.

Orders will be submitted on Oct 2 to vendor and then orders need to be made. The estimated arrival for the items if ordered will be early November.

Questions email Tara Mangano at tlmangano@gmail.com or Kristen Young at kristenyoung3@yahoo.com

ORDER FORM

PHOTOS


BIRTHDAY BOX PROGRAM!

click here


SAVE THE DATE


PTO will be hosting a Comedy Night at the Kennett Country Club.  This is AN ADULT ONLY EVENT, so get your babysitter lined up now!

When? Friday, October 23

Time? 7PM - 10PM 

Tickets go on sale September 21st

click here for details

***************************************************************************

UE NIGHT AT THE MARKETPLACE!

Wednesday, November 11     5-8 PM

click here for details


THANK YOU


  • Thank you to Marybeth & Kevin McMunn, Rose Peters, Kristen Young, Greg Suplick & Brett Culberson for helping fill our raised beds with dirt this past week.We appreciate your help this past Wednesday.


  • Thank you to our Buildings and grounds supervisor Rick Hostetler for delivering the dirt for FREE. Our PTO appreciates this very much.

Cow Pie Bingo 

Win 1,000 That is a lot of Moo - Lah!! 

click here for details


UE STARS FOR SERVICE

Kids learn that EVERY child can make a difference when they participate in UE Stars for Service – a service club at UE for ALL 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


    UE Picture Day will be on Thursday, October 6th for all grades.

    NEW THIS YEAR: We will only be having Fall pictures. Barksdale will not be coming back for Spring pictures this year.

    We will need 2-3 helpers on October 8th.  If you are interested in volunteering to help on picture day,

    please email hill.amy@verizon.net to let her know.


    Dr. Sam Goldstein, Neuropsychologist, will be facilitating a presentation for parents at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on Monday, Nov. 2 from 7:00 to 9:00PM.  The topic will be "Promoting Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves."  Parents can register using the following link: www.cciu.org/samgoldstein. There is no charge to attend.  

    CLICK FOR MORE INFO


    VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES

    The rules regarding volunteers in the school have been updated:

    • If a family member was already a recognized volunteer last year then they will not have to do anything new until July of next year (2016)
    • Beginning in July of 2016 all volunteers will need 2 PA clearances, but PA will pick up the cost.
    • Also beginning in July of 2016 all volunteers who have lived in PA less than 10 years will require a Federal clearance with fingerprinting.

    The details can be found in these documents:

    Document 1

    Document 2


    SCIENCE EXPLORERS!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    DRAWING CLASSES!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    YOGA CLASSES!

    CLICK HERE


    ​​

    UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE



    Do you wonder if you are a good parent?

    Do you want to make the best decisions for your family?

    Do you long to feel more confident in your parenting?

    Do you want to connect with your child and have a better relationship?

    Join us for a valuable 4-week workshop on Conscious Parenting.

    This event is sponsored by the Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation and the FOCUS committee.  It is free and open to all parents in the UCFSD community.

    Come to one, come to all ~ please register your attendance.

    Tuesdays, October. 6, 13, 20,& 27 2015  // 7:00-8:30 pm

    Hillendale Elementary

    1850 Hillendale Road

    Chadds Ford, PA 19317

    To Register:

    www.focus-parenting.eventbrite.com

    Workshops are being led by PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Sue DeCaro and Erin Taylor, MA



    UCF Education Foundation 
    Please designate UCFEF in the United Way Campaign


    Charitable Giving Campaigns are starting at many local companies and at the United Way of Southern Chester County. Please consider donating specifically to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation. You can designate UCFEF as the recipient of your funds by using our tax ID: 23-2806707.  We directly support projects and programs in all six schools.  Since some companies match employee donations given through workplace campaigns, it's a means to increase the funding to our schools.


    Want to get involved?

    Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

    CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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    Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Star News 9/13/2015

     
     

    Upcoming Events



    SEPTEMBER
    4     School Closed
    7     School Closed
    8     Back to School Night
             Grades  K-2, 6-7 PM
              Grades 3-5, 7:30-8:30 PM
    11     PTO Board Mtg
    14     School Closed
    18     PTO Mtg 9:30 AM
    21     Boosterthon Student Assembly
    23      School Closed
    OCTOBER
    1        FUN RUN    2PM
    2-3     UNIONVILLE FAIR
    5        PTO BOARD MTG
    6        PICTURE DAY
    12      SCHOOL CLOSED
    15      FAMILY FUN NIGHT
    16      PTO MTG 9:30 (DR. SANVILLE)
    21-23    BREAKFAST WITH A BUDDY
    21-23     BOOK FAIR
    22  FAMILY FUN NIGHT RAIN DATE
    23    COUPLES COMEDY NIGHT 7PM
    30    HALLOWEEN PARADE 9:30AM

     

    Our first PTO meeting this year will be held this FridaySeptember 18th at 9:30am. Come meet our NEW board and Dr. Mackel. Lot's of new things happening at UE this year. We welcome Micki Tilley our new board secretary. If you have ever wanted to get involved, now is the time!  Want to come and see how you can volunteer?  Don't have time to volunteer yet, but want to find out what's going on in your child's school?  Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours to give to the PTO, we're happy to have you!  

    Coffee and refreshments will be provided.  

    Children are welcome!  



     

    DID YOU REMEMBER TO...?

    • Register your students in the district portal (don't forget to click on the box to be added to the district directory)
    •  Send in $8 and completed form for the district directory
      • ​​Inclusion in the School Directory

        Directions for Inclusion in Directory - must be done by Sept 16 deadline
        Click on the link below, enter family information and click submit.

        http://goo.gl/forms/c9xVTepUXO

        or,

        Enter the Power-school Parent Portal and log in:
        1) Choose tab on left labeled "Power-school registration"
        2) Choose any student and Click on "start form"
        3) Scroll down to PTO directory form and click on bulleted link
        4) Enter info and SUBMIT

        ***This must be done only once per family (not on each child's registration)


    IT IS HOT!!

    IT IS COOL!!
    WHAT IS IT??
    UES SPORTSWEAR!

    Check out the NEW 2015
    "UES" Sportswear!!

    Now Thru September 30th
    Show your UE spirit and help support the PTO

    New FOILED T-shirts for girls, DIGITAL Camo shirts for boys,
    Cute Unionville Canvas Tote, Great NEW style Lounge pants and MORE…..

    All items will be available to view on our website www.ues.ucfsd.org
    UETV and on display in the UE lobby. Order forms available on our website.

    Orders will be submitted on Oct 2 to vendor and then orders need to be made. The estimated arrival for the items if ordered will be early November.

    Questions email Tara Mangano at tlmangano@gmail.com or Kristen Young at kristenyoung3@yahoo.com

    ORDER FORM

    PHOTOS


    FUNDRAISING

    Dear UE Parents,

    Our PTO is working hard to keep fundraising to a minimum again this year. Our focus is to raise enough money for the Unionville Elementary School students' and teachers'  needs. Last year our Fun Run was a great success! We look forward to another great run this year. Our goal is to raise $16,000 for UE. If accomplished, this will be our only direct contribution event this school year.

    Our theme this year is BIG World Recess.

    It's a great BIG world out there! That's why we're taking students around the world with the 2015-16-character theme BIG WORLD RECESS! This is a global fitness theme all about building character through sports. Our kid-friendly documentary-style videos will introduce UE students to REAL kid-athletes who have REAL character. We're bringing inspiring stories from around the world to our school. Unionville Elementary students will touchdown in NEW YORK CITY, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, JAPAN, SWITZERLAND, and KENYA, learning our six Character Plays. Our students will have 15-minute assemblies each day. Each assembly focuses on one character.

    • WIN with TEAMWORK- win together by using others strength.
    • LIVE with CURIOSITY- ask big questions and explore the answers to a new world
    • SCORE with PRACTICE- get better by trying over and over, wherever you go.
    • PLAY with HUMILITY- show a winning attitude with every victory and defeat.
    •  RIDE with CONFIDENCE- makes a big challenge little by starting small.
    •  RUN with ENDURANCE- go a little farther. Strength is on the other side of not giving up. 

    We're giving our students an up close look at what it's like to grow up in another culture and live out character through sports, told by kids just like them.

    September 21st is the Pep-rally day for our " RUN FOR THE STAR RUN"  the rain date is schedule for October 1st at 2pm

     ALL parents welcome.

    If you have questions or concerns contact us at: uespto@ucfsd.net.

    Michelle Reichert

    PTO President

    Megan Cromer

    Vice-President


    SAVE THE DATE

    PTO will be hosting a Comedy Night at the Kennett Country Club.  This is AN ADULT ONLY EVENT, so get your babysitter lined up now!

    When? Friday, October 23

    Time? 7PM - 10PM 

    Tickets go on sale September 21st, details will follow.


    THANK YOU

    • Tara Mangango & Kristen Young, our sportswear gear and colors look fantastic.
    • Colleen Oexner for arranging our language program this year.
    • To the entire custodial staff for keeping our school clean and helping the PTO every time we need something.
    • ALL UE staff that made Back To School Night possible for our parents. Your commitment to our students and school is appreciated!

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Unionville Elementary Sponsored Welcome Back Families Cookies & Lemonade on August 27th



    VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES

    The rules regarding volunteers in the school have been updated:

    • If a family member was already a recognized volunteer last year then they will not have to do anything new until July of next year (2016)
    • Beginning in July of 2016 all volunteers will need 2 PA clearances, but PA will pick up the cost.
    • Also beginning in July of 2016 all volunteers who have lived in PA less than 10 years will require a Federal clearance with fingerprinting.

    The details can be found in these documents:

    Document 1

    Document 2


    SCIENCE EXPLORERS!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    DRAWING CLASSES!

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


    YOGA CLASSES!

    CLICK HERE


    ​​

    UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE


    UCF Education Foundation 
    Please designate UCFEF in the United Way Campaign


    Charitable Giving Campaigns are starting at many local companies and at the United Way of Southern Chester County. Please consider donating specifically to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation. You can designate UCFEF as the recipient of your funds by using our tax ID: 23-2806707.  We directly support projects and programs in all six schools.  Since some companies match employee donations given through workplace campaigns, it's a means to increase the funding to our schools.

    Dr. Sam Goldstein, Neuropsychologist, will be facilitating a presentation for parents at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on Monday, Nov. 2 from 7:00 to 9:00PM.  The topic will be "Promoting Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves."  Parents can register using the following link: www.cciu.org/samgoldstein. There is no charge to attend.  

    CLICK FOR MORE INFO


    KMC in Kennett Square is offering a FREE "trampoline open house" on Saturday, Sept. 19th...click here


    Want to get involved?

    Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

    CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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