Sunday, December 11, 2016

Star News 12/11/2016


Upcoming Events

8            ELVES WORKSHOP
14          K-3 CONCERT, 9:15 AM & 1:15 PM
20          4TH & 5TH GRADE CONCERT, 1:15 PM



Send in Those Gift Cards You Bought!

Remember to send your Caring for Classrooms gift cards (from the School Store fundraiser) in to the teachers of your choosing and make great holiday gifts. The papers you received are the actual gift card, so they need to be given to the teachers for them to access them. IF YOU HAVE MISPLACED THEM, E-MAIL THE PTO ASAP SO WE CAN REPLACE THEM!!!

Thank you, again, for being so generous!

Questions about a PTO Program?
Please direct any questions regarding PTO business to If your question is about one of our projects, we can usually answer faster and more accurately than classroom teachers or the office.

Spirit Wear is In

Spirit wear is here and was delivered to your student's classroom on Monday, December 5. Please check your child's backpack if you did not receive your order. If you asked that your student NOT receive your order, it is in the office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Iwasyk at It was a successful fundraiser thanks to each of your orders!

Unionville​ ​Elementary​ ​School's​ ​First​ ​Annual​ ​MLK​ ​Day​ ​of​ ​Service: "Blankets​ ​for​ ​Buddies"

Please​ ​join​ ​us​ ​as​ ​we​ ​honor​ ​the​ ​life​ ​and​ ​legacy​ ​of​ ​Dr.​ ​Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King​ ​Jr.​ ​on​ ​Monday, January​ ​16th​ ​in​ ​the​ ​UE​ ​Cafeteria​ ​from​ ​9:30-11:30​ ​a.m.​ ​We​ ​will​ ​be​ ​making​ ​fleece​ ​blankets for​ ​children​ ​with​ ​long​-​term​ ​illnesses​ ​at​ Nemours/​AI​ ​duPont​ ​Hospital for Children.​ ​Participating​ ​families will​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​with​ ​a​ ​blanket-making​ ​kit​ ​so​ ​that​ ​parents​ ​and​ ​children​ ​can​ ​work​ ​together​ ​to make​ ​these​ ​special​ ​gifts​ ​for​ ​sick​ ​kids.​​Light​ ​refreshments​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided.  

If​ ​you​ ​and​ ​your​ ​child(ren)​ ​are​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​participating,​ ​a​ ​Google​ ​sign​-up​ ​document​ ​will​ ​be circulated​ ​to​ ​UE​ ​families​ ​in​ ​the​ ​first​ ​week​ ​of​ ​January.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​contact​ ​Committee Chairs​ ​Micki​ ​Tilley​ ​(​​)​ ​or​ ​Jackie​ ​Knight (​).

You Can Still Order Square 1 Art

Did you miss out on ordering keepsake gifts that display your child's artwork? It's not too late to order. Unionville Elementary will still benefit from your order. Use the art access code located in your order packet or contact Customer Care at or 888.332.3294 to receive your access code.

You can still order and the school will benefit! Celebrate upcoming holidays with gifts to will be cherished for years to come.

Link to Square 1 Art ordering site:

Opt in to "Remind" for School Updates and Reminders via Text

After Winter Break, the PTO will be using the "Remind" app. Download the free app now to receive important reminders via text message. To connect to the UE PTO, text @uepto to 81010, or go to


Attention 4th and 5th Graders

Interested in Joining

Unionville's Reading Olympics Team!

Register by 12/19

Registration Link and Full Details:

It's time to sign up to participate in the Chester County Reading Olympics! Teams of students collaborate to read books and then answer questions about the books during the Reading Olympics. This is a celebration of reading, rather than a contest, and all participants are awarded ribbons. The teams generate great excitement about this reading event, and the experience is rewarding for everyone involved. A parent or guardian will need to drive their student there and remain at the Reading Olympics, to be held on May 8th or 10th in the evening at Phoenixville High School.

To help you prepare, Mrs. Langdon and Mrs. Wren will be holding meetings on Fridays, after school in the UE Library, on the following dates: 1/6, 2/10, 3/17, 4/21 and 5/5.

Additional information about Reading Olympics can be found at:

"How to Raise an Adult" Events:
Book Discussion & Author Presentation

Do you want to foster resiliency and self-reliance in your children?
The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents:
"How To Raise An Adult" NY Times bestseller book discussion and Julie Lythcott-Haims author presentation!

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by...

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7:00 p.m. in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additonal information on to you. Thank you!

Link to registration page

Link to "How to Raise an Adult" flyer

UCFSD Coat Drive

Switching clothes over for the fall/winter season? Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.

All sizes & styles, infant through adult, are needed – please spread the word. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school, or the Landhope at 926 and Route 82 through Thursday, December 15th. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. Contact: for information on how to donate gift cards or cash to the drive. 


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