Sunday, May 29, 2016

Star News 5/29/2016


Upcoming Events

7       FIELD DAY



Well, we have almost made it! The last few weeks of school are always jammed packed with activities, and I would like to thank all UE families for their support in making them memorable. Very soon the kiddos are all yours for the summer! We hope that it is a time for your family to create wonderful memories of your own, and to savor your time together (and by August, I am sure we will all be looking forward to their return to the amazing teachers and staff here at UE). Thank you so much for all of your time and dedication to the numerous PTO events that were held throughout this school year. We truly could not have done it without you. See below some special events still taking place, and mark them on your calendars now (there are only a couple, I promise!).

Volunteers are needed for Field Day, so please take a look at the Sign-Up to see if you can help in any way.

Field Day Sign Up:

Also, we are in the process of finding committee chairs for next year. Attached there is a Sign-Up Genius link. If you are interested in chairing, or co-chairing, one that has an opening, please sign up ASAP. If you would like more information before you commit, please email your questions to or

Committee Chair Sign Up:

A special thanks to the PTO Board Members who will be stepping down this year, Michelle Reichert, Dana Mayer, Jacqui Detweiler, Stacey Angstadt, and Amy Kidd-Suplick. You are all talented, giving, generous and dedicated, and without you, this year would not have been the great success it has been. We would also like to bid a heartfelt farewell to those families who will be leaving us this year, whether it be to a new elementary school, or having your child go off to middle school. We hope that your time at UE has been a wonderful experience, and that you come back to visit often. And last but not least, a huge thank you to the teachers and staff at UE. You make our school a place that students want to come every day, and welcome parents with open arms. We appreciate your hard work and dedication, and hope you enjoy a much deserved summer break!

End of the year events:

Tuesday, June 7 th : Field Day

Tuesday, June 14 th : UE Night at the Blue Rocks

Wednesday, June 15 th : Last Day of School (half day)

Enjoy your summer!

-Meg Cromer, UEPTO Co-President


Dear UE Community:

We are writing today to ask you to join us in celebrating and thanking Mrs. Michelle Reichert as she concludes her outstanding service as the UEPTO President in her fifth and final year of UEPTO Board service.

Under Mrs. Reichert's leadership, the UEPTO has accomplished tremendous strengthening of the UE community and spirit.  Mrs. Reichert spearheaded the highly successful UEPTO Fashion Shows, which over three years raised more than $35,000 collectively.  Additionally, Mrs. Reichert personally oversaw the implementation of the Boosterthon Fun Runs, which have raised over $25,000 collectively in two years.  Concurrently, Mrs. Reichert and the UEPTO Board upheld long-standing PTO programs such as Family Fun Night, Bingo Night and the Third Grade Book Celebration while increasing enrichment spending to over $30,000 in the last two years alone—making possible the gymnasium Rock Wall, new auditorium lighting, specialized rocker chairs, additional classroom books, supplemental materials for math, science and social studies curricula, teacher enrichment requests, student assemblies and more!  Mrs. Reichert's leadership positioned the UEPTO in the firmest possible financial standing while making possible remarkable educational enrichment opportunities for UE students and teachers alike.

While the facts and figures underscore Mrs. Reichert's effectiveness as UEPTO President, her warm personal connections and endless outreach and graciousness toward all will remain in our hearts and minds for years as we remember her tenure.  Mrs. Reichert espouses the belief that the UEPTO is the parent representative arm of the educational community that surrounds our children, and she sought in all she did to strengthen and accurately represent the parent perspective for the betterment of the UE school community.  She did so lovingly and selflessly, and we are very grateful.

Will you please join us in extending thanks to Mrs. Reichert?  Will you click here to send her a brief personal message of thanks or thanking her in person the next time you next see her? 

Mrs. Reichert, or, as many of us know her, Michelle, reminds us daily to "smile," and "challenge yourself," and to "be the change you wish to see."  Let us take to heart her words of wisdom, and seek in all we do to be the best parents – and people – we can be.

We also extend a warm welcome to Meg Cromer, experienced board member, as the 2016-2017 UE PTO President. Amongst her extensive contributions to the UEPTO, was the new, very successful and fun spring event, "Designer Bag Bingo".

In addition, we present the newly elected board members for the 2016-2017 school year.

  • President: Meg Cromer
  • Vice President: Kristen Young
  • Treasurer: Ed Oexner
  • Secretary: Micki Tilley
  • Assemblies: Linda Brown
  • Enrichment: Christine Gregori
  • Director of Website: Sunanda Aurora
  • Director of Communications: Kate Tomasco
  • Director of Committees: Jenny Moyer
  • Director of Homeroom Parents: Heather Biddle
  • Member at Large: Delfina Castro

We thank you for your commitment and volunteering your time.

Welcome to the UEPTO Family!


The outgoing 2015-2016 UEPTO Board Members


We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone especially the volunteers that made the spring book fair a success. We were able to give $2,121.83 to the PTO, and $735.49 was split between the teachers, librarian, and kids in need.   

-Linda Brown and Delfina Castro, UEPTO Book Fair Co-Chairs

SPIRIT WEEK is coming !
Time to put your UE spirit into the dress code :)

Get ready to have some FUN!

June 7th - UE T-Shirt Day

June 8th - Favorite Sports Team Day (wear your favorite team garb)

June 9th - Favorite COLOR day (wear it head to toe!)

June 10th - Crazy Sock Day !

Attention Parents of Next Year's Middle Schoolers:

Patton PTO Needs Your Help - Please Volunteer Today!

Experience What's Going on at Patton First-hand!

Stay connected to life at Patton. Volunteering with the PTO is a great way to meet other parents and Patton staff, and also to see what's going on at Patton Middle School!

Volunteer Opportunities for 2016-17:

- Vice President (A fun way to meet lots of people. No experience necessary. We will help you learn the ropes!)

- 6th Grade mixer Co-Chair (Oct. 14)

- Basketball Night Co-Chair  (Feb/Mar)

- Community Service- all year

- Talent Show (Mar/April)

- Box Tops- all year

- Carnival (May 5th) Co-chairs needed

There is something for everyone! Some events will need 2-3 Co-Chairs each! Grab a friend and volunteer together! To see the full list of committees and the descriptions, click here. To learn more about these positions or getting involved in the PTO in general, contact Lynda Nadin at

***Attention Parents of 5th Graders***

Please check e-mails from your homeroom parent regarding the 5th Grade Rising Stars Celebration, forms are PAST DUE!! 



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