Sunday, April 24, 2016

STAR NEWS UPDATE FOR BLUE ROCKS TICKETS

 
 
 


Unionville Elementary & Pocopson Elementary Night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Join us at Frawley Stadium

Friday, June 10 @ 7:05PM Blue Rocks vs. Salem.

Bring your family and friends to the ballpark for an action packed game and enjoy the fun, family atmosphere of Blue Rocks baseball and it's a FIREWORK NIGHT!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET ORDER FORM

DEADLINE FOR ORDERS IS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 29

 





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Star News 4/24/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events


APRIL
1          PTO MTG 9:30, SGI
1           TALENT SHOW  6:30PM
8      BINGO BAG NIGHT 6-9PM
11-29   PSSA TESTING
22      PTO MTG 9:30 AM
26     SCHOOL CLOSED
MAY
18-20     BOOK FAIR
19     K-3 CONCERT 9:15 AND 1:15
19    OPEN HOUSE, ART SHOW, AND SCIENCE FAIR 6:30-8PM
20     PTO MTG 9:30AM
24   GRADE 4-5 CONCERT 1:15PM
25 STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
26    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE
27     5TH GRADE PICNIC
30     SCHOOL CLOSED


JUNE 
7     FIELD DAY

 


 


Unionville Elementary & Pocopson Elementary Night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Join us at Frawley Stadium

Friday, June 10 @ 7:05PM Blue Rocks vs. Salem.

Bring your family and friends to the ballpark for an action packed game and enjoy the fun, family atmosphere of Blue Rocks baseball and it's a FIREWORK NIGHT!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET ORDER FORM

DEADLINE FOR ORDERS IS THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 29


UCF Stem Challenge

Open to all interested 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders

June 1st at UHS

http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2016/04/ucf-stem-design-challenge-for-all-3rd.html

Contact Mrs. Langdon if you need help forming a team. 


 Science PSSA- Grade 4 only is the week

(2 testing days) April 27 and 28

PSSA testing for 3rd & 5th grade is completed.


THANK YOU....

 TO THE UE STAFF FOR ORGANIZING THE VOLUNTEER BREAKFAST


LAST CALL FOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR!

The next club of the school year is set to begin on May 2nd for our Monday club and May 5th for our Thursday club. Science Club will meet after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. The next club topic will be IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? 

If you have ever wondered what is running through your veins and what happens to your lunch after you eat it, then join Science Explorers for five fun filled "office visits" that are guaranteed to kick your senses into high gear and stimulate your mind. We'll create edible blood, made a model of the digestive system, build a working lung model, and investigate a real sheep brain! Make no bones about it, the doctor is in!

*Allergy alert (dairy and/or gluten)

This is out last club topic of the year! Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com 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 club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. 

Please contact Jill Shinn at jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.


SAVE THE DATE...

Spring Carnival at Patton Middle School

Friday, May 5th from 2:30-7pm.  


UES needs Legos for STEM challenges.

If your children no longer play with their Lego bricks and building plates, please consider donating them to UES.   Just bag them up and send them to the office.  Any questions, please contact rlangdon@ucfsd.net.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE


Donations are Needed for Our

Districtwide Benefit Yard Sale

UCFSD Education Foundation's 7th Annual Yard Sale 

May 7th 2016 8:00 am – 12:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



UHS Football Team Mulch Fundraiser run by the

Quarter Back Club (QBC)

The QBC, the UHS football booster club has a very solid and committed charter.  This organization's purpose is to build a strong UHS football family, enhance the well-being of our athletes, and fully support the coaching staff. Last year, the fundraiser made almost $15,000.  This was accomplished through the participation of 103 player and parent volunteers, spreading 429 yards of mulch achieving a total of 84 hours of community service.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Star News 4/17/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events


APRIL
1          PTO MTG 9:30, SGI
1           TALENT SHOW  6:30PM
8      BINGO BAG NIGHT 6-9PM
11-29   PSSA TESTING
22      PTO MTG 9:30 AM
26     SCHOOL CLOSED
MAY
18-20     BOOK FAIR
19     K-3 CONCERT 9:15 AND 1:15
19    OPEN HOUSE 6:30-8PM
20     PTO MTG 9:30AM
24   GRADE 4-5 CONCERT 1:15PM
25 STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
26    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE
27     5TH GRADE PICNIC
30     SCHOOL CLOSED


JUNE 
7     FIELD DAY

 

FROM THE PTO DESK........

One last reminder to support the vendors who came out for our Designer Bag BINGO Night. A few links are still open and 20% of sales, up to these dates, will come back to our school. Great ideas for Mother's Day, which is right around the corner!!!!


Keepsake Collectives by Jen Chong https://www.keepcollective.com/soc/9zz2p open until 11:59pm April 21 

Stella and Dot by Kim Huntington: http://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stelladot.com%2Fts%2Fv9vd6&h=0AQGnhTli&s=1 sales through April/May
 
DOVE Chocolateshttps://www.mydcdsite.com/pws/homeoffice/tabs/-shop-for-chocolate.aspx
 
Vivi Jewelry by Heather Biddle
 http://www.bevivi.com/parties/4943 

LulaRoe by Molly Ceppetelli:  mailto:lularoemollyceppetelli@gmail.com

Meg Cromer, UEPTO Co-President



 


The PSSA testing window for ELA (English Language Arts), Math, and Science for students in grades 3-5

will begin on April 11th and go until April 29h. The full schedule is listed below. 

Math PSSA- Grades 3, 4, and 5  (3 testing days)

            April 19, 20, and 21           

 Science PSSA- Grade 4 only    (2 testing days)

            April 27 and 28                                   

During the testing windows, we ask that you help ensure that your child gets plenty of rest and enjoys a healthy breakfast.  Also please help your child maintain a positive and healthy view of the tests.  We just want them to try their best and not to worry.  They are well prepared and ready to show what they know. Lastly, please be sure your child arrives at school on time so that testing can begin promptly after morning announcements. 

The attachment includes a letter from the PA Department of Education outlining language from the Bureau of Assessment and Accountability concerning the cell phone policy.  While I don't anticipate any issues regarding students being in possession of cell phones during our testing as students do not carry cell phones during the day anywhere in our school, I certainly wanted to inform you of this policy language and to reinforce that students are not permitted to be in possession of cell phones during testing. Also in the attachment, there is a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and it describes these tests in detail.

We will be testing all students during the morning, and we will have make-ups as needed should any students miss school on test days.

Thank you for your partnership and support,

Michelle Lafferty, Principal

PSSAs.pdf 


LAST CALL FOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR!

The next club of the school year is set to begin on May 2nd for our Monday club and May 5th for our Thursday club. Science Club will meet after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. The next club topic will be IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? 

If you have ever wondered what is running through your veins and what happens to your lunch after you eat it, then join Science Explorers for five fun filled "office visits" that are guaranteed to kick your senses into high gear and stimulate your mind. We'll create edible blood, made a model of the digestive system, build a working lung model, and investigate a real sheep brain! Make no bones about it, the doctor is in!

*Allergy alert (dairy and/or gluten)

This is out last club topic of the year! Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com 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 club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. 

Please contact Jill Shinn at jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.


THE SCIENCE FAIR IS COMING MAY 19!

See the UE website for the online proposal form and a list of project ideas and websites.

Questions?

Contact Mrs. Bowling: mbowling@ucfsd.net


SAVE THE DATE...

Spring Carnival at Patton Middle School

Friday, May 5th from 2:30-7pm.  


UES needs Legos for STEM challenges.

If your children no longer play with their Lego bricks and building plates, please consider donating them to UES.   Just bag them up and send them to the office.  Any questions, please contact rlangdon@ucfsd.net.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE


**Free Seminar**
 'Keeping Our Children Safe in the Digital Age'
scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th 
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Paoli Hospital.

Registration for this free event is required and can be completed at www.mainlinehealth.org/events 

or by calling 1.866.CALL.MLH.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO


Donations are Needed for Our

Districtwide Benefit Yard Sale

UCFSD Education Foundation's 7th Annual Yard Sale 

May 7th 2016 8:00 am – 12:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



UHS Football Team Mulch Fundraiser run by the

Quarter Back Club (QBC)

The QBC, the UHS football booster club has a very solid and committed charter.  This organization's purpose is to build a strong UHS football family, enhance the well-being of our athletes, and fully support the coaching staff. Last year, the fundraiser made almost $15,000.  This was accomplished through the participation of 103 player and parent volunteers, spreading 429 yards of mulch achieving a total of 84 hours of community service.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Star News 4/10/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events


APRIL
1          PTO MTG 9:30, SGI
1           TALENT SHOW  6:30PM
8      BINGO BAG NIGHT 6-9PM
11-29   PSSA TESTING
22      PTO MTG 9:30 AM
26     SCHOOL CLOSED
MAY
18-20     BOOK FAIR
19     K-3 CONCERT 9:15 AND 1:15
19    OPEN HOUSE 6:30-8PM
20     PTO MTG 9:30AM
24   GRADE 4-5 CONCERT 1:15PM
25 STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
26    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE
27     5TH GRADE PICNIC
30     SCHOOL CLOSED


JUNE 
7     FIELD DAY

 

FROM THE PTO DESK........

Wow, what a great turnout we had at Northbrook, on Friday night, for Designer Bag BINGO!  We were so happy that so many of the UE teachers, staff, parents and friends came out to have some fun, and support our wonderful school. There were lots of prizes, and lots of winners!  A very special thanks to our many volunteers, and donors, who helped to organize the event. We could not have done it without you, especially...Michelle Reichert, Kristen Young, Lauren Shelley, Kircia Casten (our enthusiastic number caller), Heather Biddle (our resident expert and emcee), Stacey Angstadt, Micki Tilley, Rita Langdon, Linda Brown, Delfina Castro, Dana Mayer, Amy Suplick, and Scott Duggan.  

Also, a special thanks to our raffle item donors, Thirty-One Bags by Christine Dempsey, Bove Jewelers, Little Nest Portrait Studio, Power Beads by Jen, BEAUTYCOUNTER by Taryn, and Chantilly Blue. 

We also had many stores who donated bags to help make this event a success.  Bag donors included Nordstrom, Ashley Austin, Peter Kate, J.McLaughlin, Thirty-One Bags and Stella and Dot. 

One last thanks to the vendors who set up pop up shops for the first hour of the event, below is contact information.  Some have extended their sale dates to benefit the UEPTO.  20% of sales, up to these dates, will come back to our school.



Keepsake Collectives by Jen Chong https://www.keepcollective.com/soc/9zz2p open until 11:59pm April 21 

BEAUTYCOUNTER by Taryn Sutch: http://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beautycounter.com%2Ftarynsutch&h=nAQEn46--&s=1 open until April 15

Stella and Dot by Kim Huntington: http://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stelladot.com%2Fts%2Fv9vd6&h=0AQGnhTli&s=1 sales through April/May
 

DOVE Chocolateshttps://www.mydcdsite.com/pws/homeoffice/tabs/-shop-for-chocolate.aspx
 

Vivi Jewelry by Heather Biddle:  https://www.bevivi.com/membertoolsdotnet/shoppingcartv3/MainCart.aspx?PartyID=-1&PartyGuestID=0&RequestedGroup1Code=&RequestedGroup2Code=
 

LulaRoe by Molly Ceppetelli:  mailto:lularoemollyceppetelli@gmail.com
 

Stylist and Consultant Suzie Gaffneyhttps://suziegaffney.com

 
Please support those who support us!

We look forward to growing this event next year!

Meg Cromer, UEPTO Co-President

 


The PSSA testing window for ELA (English Language Arts), Math, and Science for students in grades 3-5

will begin on April 11th and go until April 29h. The full schedule is listed below. 

ELA PSSA- Grades 3, 4, and 5     (4 testing days)

            April 11, 12, 13, and 14

Math PSSA- Grades 3, 4, and 5  (3 testing days)

            April 19, 20, and 21           

 Science PSSA- Grade 4 only    (2 testing days)

            April 27 and 28                                   

During the testing windows, we ask that you help ensure that your child gets plenty of rest and enjoys a healthy breakfast.  Also please help your child maintain a positive and healthy view of the tests.  We just want them to try their best and not to worry.  They are well prepared and ready to show what they know. Lastly, please be sure your child arrives at school on time so that testing can begin promptly after morning announcements. 

The attachment includes a letter from the PA Department of Education outlining language from the Bureau of Assessment and Accountability concerning the cell phone policy.  While I don't anticipate any issues regarding students being in possession of cell phones during our testing as students do not carry cell phones during the day anywhere in our school, I certainly wanted to inform you of this policy language and to reinforce that students are not permitted to be in possession of cell phones during testing. Also in the attachment, there is a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and it describes these tests in detail.

We will be testing all students during the morning, and we will have make-ups as needed should any students miss school on test days.

Thank you for your partnership and support,

Michelle Lafferty, Principal

PSSAs.pdf 


LAST CALL FOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR!

The next club of the school year is set to begin on May 2nd for our Monday club and May 5th for our Thursday club. Science Club will meet after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. The next club topic will be IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? 

If you have ever wondered what is running through your veins and what happens to your lunch after you eat it, then join Science Explorers for five fun filled "office visits" that are guaranteed to kick your senses into high gear and stimulate your mind. We'll create edible blood, made a model of the digestive system, build a working lung model, and investigate a real sheep brain! Make no bones about it, the doctor is in!

*Allergy alert (dairy and/or gluten)

This is out last club topic of the year! Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com 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 club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. 

Please contact Jill Shinn at jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.


THE SCIENCE FAIR IS COMING MAY 19!

See the UE website for the online proposal form and a list of project ideas and websites.

Questions?

Contact Mrs. Bowling: mbowling@ucfsd.net


SAVE THE DATE...

Spring Carnival at Patton Middle School

Friday, May 5th from 2:30-7pm.  


UES needs Legos for STEM challenges.

If your children no longer play with their Lego bricks and building plates, please consider donating them to UES.   Just bag them up and send them to the office.  Any questions, please contact rlangdon@ucfsd.net.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE


Donations are Needed for Our

Districtwide Benefit Yard Sale

UCFSD Education Foundation's 7th Annual Yard Sale 

May 7th 2016 8:00 am – 12:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



UHS Football Team Mulch Fundraiser run by the

Quarter Back Club (QBC)

The QBC, the UHS football booster club has a very solid and committed charter.  This organization's purpose is to build a strong UHS football family, enhance the well-being of our athletes, and fully support the coaching staff. Last year, the fundraiser made almost $15,000.  This was accomplished through the participation of 103 player and parent volunteers, spreading 429 yards of mulch achieving a total of 84 hours of community service.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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Monday, April 4, 2016

STAR NEWS UPDATE

 
 
 

PSSA Hall Monitors Needed:
3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in PSSA testing this month.  We are in need of hall monitors for the testing days.  If you are interested, and able to help, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius below. 

(Bring a book, or something to do during this time...it isn't a very busy job!) 

Thank you in advance for volunteering!
 
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084DABAF22AA8-hall


 





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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Star News 4/3/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events

APRIL
1          PTO MTG 9:30, SGI
1           TALENT SHOW  6:30PM
8      BINGO BAG NIGHT 6-9PM
11-29   PSSA TESTING
22      PTO MTG 9:30 AM
26     SCHOOL CLOSED
MAY
18-20     BOOK FAIR
19     K-3 CONCERT 9:15 AND 1:15
19    OPEN HOUSE 6:30-8PM
20     PTO MTG 9:30AM
24   GRADE 4-5 CONCERT 1:15PM
25 STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
26    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE
27     5TH GRADE PICNIC
30     SCHOOL CLOSED


JUNE 
7     FIELD DAY

 

FROM THE PTO DESK....

Welcome back! I hope that everyone is rested and rejuvenated after Spring Break! Because of a busy schedule with PSSA's, April is not jammed pack with our usual activity, but there are a few special events that we would like for you to be aware of.

April 8 th : We will be hosting a Designer Bag BINGO, at Northbrook Orchards, from 6-9 PM. Tickets are on sale now, and limited to 120 people. It should be a fun night supporting UE. There are still a few spots on the sign up that need to be filled, so please volunteer if you are able to help.

April 22 nd : There will be a PTO/Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast; all who have volunteered to help out in our school, or classrooms, this year are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

Also, a reminder that kindergarten registration is now open for the 2016/17 school year. Go to the district webpage to fill out and print necessary forms before making an appointment with District Office to officially register.

For more information on any of these events, see Star News or the PTO page of the UE website.

Meg Cromer, UEPTO Co-President

 

UEPTO is hosting Designer Bag BINGO

Friday, April 8th, at Northbrook Orchard!

Doors will open at 6 pm, for cocktails and appetizers.

We will have pop-up boutiques to shop, and Suzie Gaffney, personal stylist and blogger, will be there to answer all of your fashion questions.


  • Beginning at 7 pm, we will play ten rounds of BINGO.  Each round will have one winner taking home a designer handbag.
  • Tickets may be purchased for $40.  You may also buy a table of 8 for $300.  Last minute tickets, if still available, are $45 at the door. 
  • Ticket prices include 10 rounds of BINGO, appetizers, desserts and non-alcoholic drinks.  There will be a cash wine bar.
  • BINGO daubers will be sold for $1, and there will an opportunity to buy additional BINGO cards, and raffles, along with other exciting events. 


If you are able to help/donate a bottle of wine, please see the sign up below, or contact Megan Cromer, atmegcromer@hotmail.com. There are still a few spots available.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dabaf22aa8-designer


Ticket order forms will be sent home with students on Monday, March 28th.   Please return them ASAP.  Only 120 tickets are available. 


THE SCIENCE FAIR IS COMING MAY 19!

See the UE website for the online proposal form and a list of project ideas and websites.

Questions?

Contact Mrs. Bowling: mbowling@ucfsd.net


SAVE THE DATE...

Spring Carnival at Patton Middle School

Friday, May 5th from 2:30-7pm.  


UES needs Legos for STEM challenges.

If your children no longer play with their Lego bricks and building plates, please consider donating them to UES.   Just bag them up and send them to the office.  Any questions, please contact rlangdon@ucfsd.net.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE


Donations are Needed for Our

Districtwide Benefit Yard Sale

UCFSD Education Foundation's 7th Annual Yard Sale 

May 7th 2016 8:00 am – 12:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS



UHS Football Team Mulch Fundraiser run by the

Quarter Back Club (QBC)

The QBC, the UHS football booster club has a very solid and committed charter.  This organization's purpose is to build a strong UHS football family, enhance the well-being of our athletes, and fully support the coaching staff. Last year, the fundraiser made almost $15,000.  This was accomplished through the participation of 103 player and parent volunteers, spreading 429 yards of mulch achieving a total of 84 hours of community service.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




Unionville-Chadds Ford School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

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