Sunday, October 16, 2016

Star News 10/16/2016


Upcoming Events

3         SCHOOL CLOSED  
4-7       SPIRIT WEEK
4         PICTURE DAY
19-21  BOOK FAIR
21      PTO MEETING 9:30AM



PTO Meeting This Friday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m.
The next PTO meeting will take place this Friday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the SGI, with Nurse Blakely as the guest speaker. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Click here to view this month's agenda.

Family Fundraising Challenge of the Week

Raising money for our school doesn't get much easier than this! This week, your child will come home with a new fundraising opportunity called "School Store." All you need to do is log on to and it opens up to over 400 retail sites. Link to merchants (like Walmart, Target, Gap, Hilton, rental car companies and many others) and our school will get a portion of all sales. It is as easy as that. It costs you NOTHING, and your child can earn prizes along the way.

We are asking all families to register and invite friends and family to sign up as well. If you sign up, your child can bring back his or her envelope with his or her special code by Friday, October 21st to receive a prize.

If we all use this site for holiday shopping, this could be VERY profitable for our school, and so easy!  Please bookmark the school store, put it on your homepage  and use it whenever you are doing any type of online shopping.

Family Fun Night, Thursday, October 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Register Today!

UE Family Fun Night is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (raindate October 27). Join us at Plantation Field Equestrian Events for a family-friendly hayride, choice of hot chocolate or apple cider, soft pretzels and tons of fun! Hood's Barbecue Food Truck will be on site with delicious dinner options for purchase.

Click here for more details and to register. Tickets are $5 per person.

Book Fair Needs Volunteers

We are still in need of volunteers! Please help us make the fall UE book fair a success. Click the link below to sign up. Thank you in advance for all the volunteers that have signed up.

Thank you!!!
Linda Brown
Delfina Castro
Becky D'Antonio 

Volunteers Needed for Breakfast with a Buddy

Breakfast with a Buddy will run over two days this year, October 19 and 20 
Wednesday, 10/19, 8:00 a.m. - Students with last names A-M
Thursday, 10/20, 8:00 a.m. - Students with last names N-Z

Please click the Signup Genius link below to sign up to help with this event:

Unionville Spirit Wear Now Available to Order

Spirit Wear is now available to order! Order forms came home through the backpack express on Thursday 10/13 and are available at this link:

Link to Spirit Wear order form

There are so many great ways to show your school spirit! 

New this year: 
* Camo/tech shirt with navy screen printing
* Reversible pinny (neon green/white)
* Game day jersey, oversized, navy and grey with large white screen printing "UNIONVILLE" on the back, shoulder to shoulder!    

Spirit Wear makes a great gift for your little UE stars! Samples are available in the lobby and at the pick up line to check for sizing.

Don't miss out. Orders are due no later than November 9!  

Parent Directory Now Available

You can now access the UCFSD Parent Directory through Power School. Click here for details.

What Clubs Are You Looking For?

While we offer many after-school clubs here at UE, we would like to hear what you think we are missing. Would you like to see yoga? Homework club? Sign language? Let us know if we do not currently offer something you would like to see, and we will look into bringing it to UE.

Coin Drive for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

 "Calling all Quarters!

Calling all Dimes!

All Nickels and Pennies!

It's helping out time!"

Calling all UE Stars! This January, our school will be taking part in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in a new way. All of our UE kids are invited to participate in our project: "Blankets for Buddies." The students will be coming together to make special fleece blankets that will be donated to kids with long term illnesses at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children. But first, we need to raise some "coin" to purchase the materials we will use to make the blankets. So we're having a coin drive contest amongst the classes! There will be three collection periods, and at the end of each, there's a cool prize for the class that has collected the most coins. Please see the flyer that came home with your student for all the details and start sending in those quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies!

Any parents with questions or a desire to pitch in, please contact Micki Tilley or Jackie Knight.


New: After-school Art and Yoga Classes

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
(No class 11/8)

$160 for 8-week session
$20 additional fee for art supplies and yoga mat

Taught by experienced yoga instructor and teaching artist, Lynne Filion

Click this link to learn more.

To register, visit

Next Science Explorers Club Starts Soon

The next 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 and is available to students in grades 1-5. The Monday club will start on 11/7/16
The Thursday club will start on 10/20/16The next club topic is ROCK DOCS: 

Travel back in time to discover the mysteries of the Earth! Become a paleontologist for the day and experience a dinosaur dig to uncover the stories that fossils tell. Enter the hidden world of the geode and build and erupt your own volcano. We'll pan for genuine gemstones and learn where precious minerals are mined around the globe. As we examine rocks and minerals from near and far you'll be sure to discover what a rockin' place our world can be!

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

Please visit 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, please register early to guarantee your child a spot.

Please contact Jill Shinn at or 609.315.6492 with any questions.


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