Sunday, October 23, 2016

Star News 10/23/2016


Upcoming Events

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



Family Fundraising Challenge of the Week: Box Tops

This year, we have a big goal to earn $1,000 for our school by collecting Box Tops for Education. That's 10,000 total Box Tops that we need! The good news is that it's very easy to collect them. They are found on cereal boxes, cake mixes, soup cans and snack bar boxes. Please ask family, coworkers and neighbors to help collect them. Your child can bring them into their homeroom and put them in the bag labeled "Box Tops." There will also be contests throughout the year, so please keep an eye out for more information. Next week, your child will be coming home with a collection sheet that he or she can glue/tape box tops to for a fun activity. Thank you for your support!  Please contact Lyndsay Pomponi with any questions.

Special Thanks

We would like to take a minute to thank those who helped with our October events:

Picture Day: Amy Hill and Molly Henry; Book Fair: Linda Brown, Delfina Castro, and Becky D'Antonio; Sportswear: Amy Iwasyk and Leslie Mariani; Breakfast with a Buddy: Kristin Young, Michelle Ryan, The UCFSD Education Foundation; Family Fun Night: Jenny Moyer and Hillary Fordyce; MLK Coin Drive: Micki Tilley and Jackie Knight; Giant Bonus Card: Molly Ceppetelli; Box Tops: Lyndsey Pomponi; Square One Art: Kristen Scali; Beautification: Mary Beth McMunn; School Store: Teachers and Staff

There are lots of moving parts in this operation and we could not do it without our volunteers. And, if we missed anyone,please know we are thankful for all that you do.

Family Portrait Fundraiser
Just in time for the holidays, we have teamed up with photographer Jordan Hayman to offer family portraits to our UE families. Portraits will be taken at Anson B. Nixon Park on November 6th and 13th. For $100 (retail value $250), families will get a 30-minute photography session, with multiple poses, and a $25 print/digital download credit. UE PTO will receive a portion of each sitting fee. The fall leaves should still be in full swing, and these would make beautiful holiday gifts. 

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!  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project: Coin Drive Update

The results of our first collection period are in! For the first measurement, we measured the height of the coins in a jar. Here are the top five finishers:

5. Mr. Broomall's 5th grade class, 14.5 cm

4. Mr. Barrett's 2nd grade class, 17 cm

3. Mr. Peirce's 3rd grade class, 20 cm

2. Ms. Lane's 4th grade class, 22 cm

And the winner is…. Ms. Johnson's 5th grade class, 34 centimeters! Ms. Johnson's class will be getting a special "flashlight reading" session with Mrs. Langdon!

These are our top 5 for now, but lots of classes are close, and there are still prizes to win. The next measurement will be to see who has the heaviest jar, and the winning class will get an extra recess with Mr. D'Esposito. And we are coming up on our final collection period, where each class's coins will be counted to determine just how much we collected. The class who raised the most "coin" gets a pizza party! Remember to keep sending in your loose change - it will help fund our MLK Service Project and it could give your kid bragging rights and a pizza party!

Thanks, as always, to all of our families for your generous support!

Veterans Day Celebration

UE will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. As is tradition, we will have a ceremony in the Auditorium honoring not only family members, but all who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. A reception and luncheon will also be a part of the program. In addition, veteran family members or friends of students in Kindergarten, Pre-first, First and Second grades are invited to visit the classroom. Please see the flyer that came home in backpacks last week for more details and form. Forms for participating veterans are due this Friday, October 28.

Save the Date for UEPTO's 2nd Annual Comedy Night!

UEPTO's 2nd Annual Comedy Night will be Friday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Northbrook Marketplace. Join us for a fun evening featuring Philly's improvisational comedy troupe, Better Than Bacon. More information will be coming home this week.

Parent Directory Now Available

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

Potential Upcoming Events at UE

We are hoping to have the following events at UE in the future. If you are willing to help with any of the following, please e-mail and specify which you would like to help get up and running:

  • Adult Consignment Sale
  • Family Portrait Fundraiser
  • Outdoor Movie/Food Truck Night
  • Child/Adult Paint Night
  • Student Ambassador Program



Celebrate your artist! Square1Art has partnered with our school to create a unique opportunity to celebrate our students' artistic accomplishments while raising much-needed funds for the school.

Coming home soon will be your child's custom catalog featuring his or her artwork. You can help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing his or her masterpiece. The school earns profit from every order. And as a thank-you for participating, each child receives a free sheet of stickers imprinted with his or her artwork.

Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines. All online and paper order forms must be turned in by the due date on your child's custom catalog. (No late orders can be accepted.) Together, we can help support the school, build your child's self-esteem, and create lasting keepsakes from your child's artistic achievements.

Three Easy Ways to Order Custom Keepsakes

1. The paper order form attached to your child's custom catalog.

2. Online at

3. Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.

First National Geographic Bee at UE

UES is having its first National Geographic Bee for 4th & 5th graders. For more information or to sign-up your child, 
visit the link below by Oct 28th:

New: After-school Art and Yoga Classes

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
(No class 11/8, 11/22 or 12/27)

$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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