Sunday, December 18, 2016

Star News 12/18/2016


Upcoming Events

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



Pajama Day: Thursday, December 22

There will be a school-wide pajama day on Thursday, December 22! Get set for Winter Break by wearing your holiday or regular pajamas (including onsies) to school.

Become a UE New Student Ambassador

Does your child have UE spirit to spare? Would he or she enjoy being a "buddy" for a new student? Could your family help a new family get acquainted with UE?

Join the Unionville Elementary Ambassadors and help provide a warm welcome!

UE is introducing a new UE Ambassadors program to help connect new students with current students and families who can help them get acclimated in their new school.

Learn more and download registration form to become a UE Ambassador here.

An informational meeting will be held in January for all those interested.

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.

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


Science Explorers After-School Science Club at Unionville Elementary for Grades 1-5

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 2/6/17.
The Thursday club will start on 1/26/17. The next club topic is KITCHEN CHEMISTRY:  

Chef or chemist? Kitchen or laboratory? Explore the science of kitchen chemistry as you investigate ingredients that pop, fizz and foam. Discover the amazing transformation of cream to butter, taste the science of popping CO2, create gooey gum drops, and freeze your own slushies. These are just a cupful of the concoctions you will be creating!

*Dairy Allergy alert

Club topics later in the school year include 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.

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


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