Sunday, December 4, 2016

Star News 12/4/2016


Upcoming Events

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



A Message From the PTO President

If your house is anything like mine, the excitement level this month is high, and the house is filled with loud renditions of holiday concert songs. Everyone is so busy this month, so we try to make this a quiet month for the PTO. There is no meeting during December, but here are the few things happening:

  • Elves Workshop is this Thursday, December 8th. In order to attend, you must have paid for and ordered your crafts in advance.
  • Sportswear is supposed to be in December 9th, so you should have it in time for Winter Break.
  • K-3 Holiday Concerts are Wednesday, December 14th, at 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

  • 4th & 5th Grade Holiday Concert is Tuesday, December 20th at 1:15 p.m.

We wish you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Megan Cromer
President, UE PTO

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School Store Prizes and Gift Cards

School Store prizes were delivered to your child's classroom this afternoon. Every 30 days, the company sends prizes earned and gift cards purchased. If you feel your child did not get the correct items, please contact with any questions.

The Caring For Classrooms Gift Cards will be distributed tomorrow and sent home with your child in an envelope. We are not giving them directly to the teachers in case you wanted to use them for a holiday gift, or give them to a teacher who is not their homeroom teacher.

Thank you for participating, and please continue to use when shopping with your favorite retailers. 

Thank You!

We would like to take a minute to thank those who helped with our November events and will be running our December events:

Veterans Day: Karen Miller, committee, and all those who donated food, helped set-up and clean-up for the breakfast and luncheon; Elves Workshop: Shannon Bellafiore, Tara Mangano and Lauren Shelley and committee; Comedy Night: Michelle Reichert, Dana Mayer, Amy Kidd-Suplick and Northbrook Marketplace.

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.


"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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