Sunday, September 18, 2016

Star News 9/18/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events

SEPTEMBER

1     REQUESTS TO BE A HOMEROOM PARENT DUE

       DIRECT DONATION REQUEST DUE FOR PHASE I

2     SCHOOL CLOSED
5     SCHOOL CLOSED
7     BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT NEW TIME: GRADES 3-5: 6:30PM-7:20PM and GRADES K-2: 7:30PM-8:20PM
9     PTO BOARD MEETING
16   PTO MEETING 9:30AM

30   DIRECT DONATION REQUEST FORM DUE PHASE II


OCTOBER
3         SCHOOL CLOSED  
4         PICTURE DAY
10-12  SCHOOL CLOSED
19-21  BOOK FAIR
19-20  BREAKFAST WITH A BUDDY
20       FAMILY FUN NIGHT
21      PTO MEETING 9:30AM
27       FAMILY FUN RAIN DATE
28       HALLOWEEN PARADE 9:00AM

 



FROM THE PTO DESK..

PTO Direct Donation Update
Phase I of the Direct Donation Drive is complete. As of right now, we have had 30% of families make a donation. Our goal is 100%.

Please remember, by donating this way, the entire amount goes to the school. The PTO will use these funds to pay for assemblies, staff appreciation, family fun nights, special grade-level activities, teacher enrichment requests, as well as many other programs that make UE such a special place. As the drive continues, we will be reevaluating fundraisers we need to run this year based on Donation Drive particiption levels. 

Please get your donations in by September 30th. The requested amount is $50 per child attending UE, but no amount is too much, or too little. We are looking forward to an exciting year!

Link to Direct Donation Request Form

One Homeroom Parent Still Needed

At least one homeroom parent is needed for Mrs. Newell's class. If you have a child in that class, please volunteer. Contact Heather Biddle at biddlejewelry@yahoo.com.

 


UE Shirts Needed
Nurse Blakely is in need of long- and short-sleeved UE shirts. If you have any that your child has outgrown or does not wear anymore, please send them in to the office.


Stars for Service -- Community Service Club

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.

This year, among other student chosen projects, the UE Stars for Service will run the UE Holiday Food Drive that benefits the Kennett Food Cupboard, create holiday decorations for the Pocopson Home and the Kennett Senior Center, and participate in the district-wide Winter Clothes Drive. In the Fall & Spring, UE Stars will help establish and maintain our school's new food garden, providing fresh produce to the local community in partnership with the Chester County Food Bank.  From last year's food garden we donated over 41 pounds of fresh veggies!

"We Rise by Lifting Others"

Encourage your children to donate their time for the good of their community!

UE Stars will hold monthly meetings, at school, on the first Monday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30. Additional meetings may be scheduled for projects as needed.

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:
October 3, November 7, December 5, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1.

To have your child participate, please print the form at the link below and send it back to school with your child as soon as possible. Mark envelope: Stars for Service.

Link to Stars for Service registration form




Science Explorers After-school Science Club at UE for Grades 1-5

The first club of the school year begins soon! Science Club will meet on Mondays & Thursdays in Room 150 at Unionville Elementary after school from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and is available to students in grades 1-5. The Monday club will start on 9/26/16
The Thursday club will start on 9/29/16The first club topic is WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE: 

We picked our favorite hands-on science activities for this special introductory 3-session club! This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some fan favorites! Experiment with catalysts and create a fizzy, foaming fountain; learn about circuits to create your own electric game; explore the amazing power of air pressure; and make "Bernoulli ball poppers."

Club topics later in the school year include Rock Docs, Crime Scene Capers, Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers. 

Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost, or to register your child. Class size is limited to 20 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot.

Please contact Jill Shinn at jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.


Parents: Part-time Help Wanted for Science Explorers
After-school Science Clubs

Become a science club leader/instructor! Science Explorers is seeking an enthusiastic science club leader/instructor for its club program at our school and several schools in the local area starting this fall. Clubs take a fun, hands-on approach to learning science and curriculum, supplies, hands-on training, and training videos are provided.

More information: Link to Science Explorers help wanted flyer


Chess Club Coming to UE

A chess club is coming to UE!
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
September 28-December 14, 2016

All grades and skill levels welcome

Tuition $135 ($5 discount for online registration)

Register and read FAQs online at www.shiningknightschess.com

Additional questions: cindy@shiningknightschess.com or 484-228-8457

To pay by check, click here for the registration form.



It's Almost Here: Unionville Community Fair!
September 30-October 2


From livestock shows to local food, live music and a rodeo, the annual Unionville Community Fair has it all! This local event, which has been running for more than 90 years, offers many fun family activities--here are just a few. Visit the Unionville Fair web site at this link for more information.

Craft Entries:
Have your kids been getting their crafts ready? Entries are due 9/28. See the web site at this link for details on when and where to drop off your crafts or harvest items, as well as guidelines and judging information.

Cow Pie Bingo:
A great chance to win a lot of Mooo Laaa! Buy tickets and you have a chance to win $1000. All proceeds will support our local fire companies and Kennett Food Cupboard.
Link to Cow Pie Bingo flyer

Lip Sync Contest:
Calling all future performers, the Lip Sync Contest will take place on the main stage of the Fair on Friday 9/30--a fun event for all!
Link to Lip Sync Contest flyer

Denim and Diamonds Dinner:
Come out for food, cocktails and music in support of the Unionville Fair. Mom's night out and a great chance to wear those jeans! All proceeds will support our local fire companies and Kennett food cupboard. 
Link to Denim and Diamonds flyer




UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE

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