Sunday, August 28, 2016

Star News 8/28/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events

AUGUST

29    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

        BOO-HOO/YAHOO! SOCIAL FOR KINDERGARTEN PARENTS, 9:00AM AND 1:00PM


SEPTEMBER

1     REQUESTS TO BE A HOMEROOM PARENT DUE

       DIRECT DONATION REQUEST DUE FOR PHASE I

2     SCHOOL CLOSED
5     SCHOOL CLOSED
7     BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT (GRADES 3-5: 6:00PM-7:00PM and GRADES K-2: 7:30PM-8:30PM)
9     PTO BOARD MEETING
16   PTO MEETING 9:30AM
30   DIRECT DONATION REQUEST FORM DUE PHASE II

 



WELCOME TO THE 2016-17
SCHOOL YEAR!


FROM THE PTO DESK..

Welcome, UE Families!

Welcome UE Families to the 2016/17 school year! The teachers and staff have been busy getting the building ready, and there is a wonderful energy in the hallways just waiting for the students to arrive. We wanted to take some time before the school year begins to let you know about our Parent Teacher Organization, and how you can support our efforts this upcoming year. We hope that you will be a part of our PTO, to whatever extent you are able, and we understand that often work schedules can make it difficult to attend the monthly meeting. There are numerous other opportunities for you to be a part of our team. We always need volunteers to send in requested items, help run evening activities, and aid in the planning of activities.  Please read the weekly Star News by e-mail or on the PTO page of the school website www.ues.ucfsd.org, and "LIKE" the Unionville Elementary School Facebook page, to stay informed on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and to celebrate our school successes.

The PTO at Unionville Elementary is very active, and all are welcome to participate, whether it be on a regular basis, or for a particular event. Our purpose is to support the teachers in the classroom setting, raise funds for supplemental materials and experiences, support school and family social interaction, provide services to the parent community, afford enhanced cultural experiences, and provide a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children. Our fundraising efforts aim to support these causes.

Our first PTO meeting will be on September 16th, at 9:30 a.m. We hope to see you there. Please know that your opinions and time are always appreciated.
 

-The UEPTO Board
uespto@ucfsd.net


PTO Direct Donation Program
In order to continue providing materials and services that the PTO provides to our students, we are asking for direct contributions to be made to the school from each family. We are asking for all families, who are able, to be generous, and to contribute. Our donation request is for $50 per child attending UE. This is just a suggested amount. More, of course, is welcome, and no amount is too little. Our reason for asking for direct donations this year is in response to parent requests to not sell a variety of items throughout the school year, and frequently asking, "Can't I just write a check?". So, yes, you can! 100% of your donation will go to our school, which is also in response to parental input.

Please fill out the Direct Donation Request Form in your back-to-school mailing or at the link below, and return it to school with your tax-deductible donation. We thank you in advance for helping us in our fundraising efforts, and we are looking forward to the exciting school year ahead. 

Link to Direct Donation Request Form


Get Involved in PTO-related Activities
In your back-to-school mailing and at the link below, we have also included a list of ways you can get involved in PTO-related activities Check off any that are of interest to you, and return these forms to the school's main office, attention UEPTO, by September 1st.  

Link to PTO-related Activities Form


2016/17 Committee Chairs
The PTO is looking to fill some chair/co-chair positions for the 2016/17 school year. Please check the sign-up and put your name next to any event that you are interested in chairing. We depend greatly on volunteers, so if no one signs up to run these programs, we will not have them for the upcoming school year. If you are able, please consider chairing or co-chairing a committee.

Link to Committee Chair Sign-up Genius

Homeroom Parents Needed
Are you interested in being a homeroom parent?

The job of homeroom parent varies from classroom to classroom, but the main job is to be the liaison between the parents and the teacher. The homeroom parent is not to "do everything
," but to recruit other parents in the class to support the teacher with activities a teacher cannot do on his or her own, such as field trips and class parties. It is a great way to meet the children in your child's class, as well as other parents, and to be involved in your child's education. If you are interested in being a homeroom parent for your child's class (we need at least one, preferably two for each classroom), please notify Heather Biddle, by Thursday, September 1, at biddlejewelry@yahoo.com. We would like to announce homeroom parents at Back to School Night on September 7th. 


 


Acts of Kindness

In an e-mail to US parents over the summer, our Principal, Dr. Michelle Lafferty, encouraged students and staff to perform giving or kind deeds while wearing a UE shirt if possible. If you have photos of your child performing a kind act, please send them to Dr. Lafferty at mlafferty@ucfsd.net.


Kindergarten Parents: Boo Hoo/Yahoo! Social

Some of us are crying,
teary-eyed and blue.
Some of us are cheering,
"I'm glad the summer's through!"
Whatever mood you're feeling,
Stop by and stay awhile.
We'll be here to greet you,
with treats and a smile.

Boo Hoo!/Yahoo! Social
Hosted by UEPTO
Monday, August 29th, 2016

9:00 a.m. for Morning Kindergarten Parents
1:00 p.m. for Afternoon Kindergarten Parents

In the SGI
Other children are welcome


Girls on the Run Coach Needed ASAP!

Girls on the Run is in desperate need of a coach. Registration begins on Monday, August 29th. If there is no coach, UE will not be able to participate in this program. For more information, or to coach, contact Joy Zdebski from the Y, at jzdebski@ymcagbw.org



UE Chess Club

A chess club is coming to UE!
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
September 28-December 14, 2016

All grades and skill levels welcome

Tuition $135 ($5 discount for online registration)

Register and read FAQs online at www.shiningknightschess.com

Additional questions: cindy@shiningknightschess.com or 484-228-8457

To pay by check, click here for the registration form.




UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE


Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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