Sunday, October 30, 2016

Star News 10/30/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events

November
6th Family Portrait Fundrasier Day 1
11th  Veteran's Day Celebration
Comedy Night, Adults Only
13th Family Portrait Fundraiser Day 2
15th School Picture Retakes

18th PTO Meeting 9:30am


21st - 23rd Half Day Conferences
24th - 25th School Closed

 



FROM THE PTO DESK...

Hello, again! I feel like I just wrote the October letter, and here we are at the beginning of November. We didn't have much school this past month, but it sure was jammed packed with activities.

Last month we really tried to focus on increasing our participation in a few indirect giving options with our "Family Fundraising Challenge of the Week". I want to emphasis how important, and easy, these fundraising opportunities are, and how beneficial they are to the school. Our Giant Bonus Card enrollment went up double digits this month alone! You can still register at any time, and the sooner the better. Our Box Tops program is having continued success, and we are on our way to meeting our goal of 10,000 Box Tops collected. VERY IMPORTANT...please remember to use Amazon Smile and School Store as you begin your holiday shopping this month. It could be very lucrative. In the first two weeks, we have made $7,765 in teacher gift cards and $852 profit for the PTO using www.schoolstore.net, and linking to merchants that way. So easy, and an incredible way to support our school. Thank you to all who took the time to register, and invite family and friends to do the same. For links to any of these giving options, please visit the PTO webpage.

Mark your calendars now, for these upcoming events in November. If you have not yet signed up to get your family portraits done, there are still a limited amount of sessions available, on November 6th and 13th. This is a great way to get started on your holiday to do list, and the UE PTO will receive a portion of each sitting fee. On November 11, our school will be having a Veteran's Day Celebration. This is a very special day for our students to be able to acknowledge the veterans in their lives. All are welcome to attend this beautiful tribute. This same evening, we will be hosting our second annual comedy night. This is an adult only event at Northbrook Orchard. There will be dinner, drinks, live music, and lots of laughs. Picture retakes are on November 15th. For more information on any of these PTO events, visit Star News, or the school website.

Please join us for our next PTO meeting, on November 18th, at 9:30. Assistant Superintendent Ken Batchelor will be visiting to discuss school start times, which are now being evaluated district wide. Coffee and snacks will be served. As always your thoughts, time and support are always appreciated. I hope to see you then.

PLEASE NOTICE DEADLINES BELOW FOR THIS WEEK!  


Family Portrait Fundraiser
ONLY 3 Spots LEFT!  SIGN UP BEFORE IT'S TO LATE
Just in time for the holidays, we have teamed up with photographer Jordan Hayman to offer family portraits to our UE families. Portraits will be taken at Anson B. Nixon Park on November 6th and 13th. For $100 (retail value $250), families will get a 30-minute photography session, with multiple poses, and a $25 print/digital download credit. UE PTO will receive a portion of each sitting fee. The fall leaves should still be in full swing, and these would make beautiful holiday gifts. 

Unionville Spirit Wear Now Available to Order

ONE WEEK LEFT TO ORDER
Spirit Wear is now available to order! Order forms came home through the backpack express on Thursday 10/13 and are available at this link:

Link to Spirit Wear order form


There are so many great ways to show your school spirit! 


New this year: 
* Camo/tech shirt with navy screen printing
* Reversible pinny (neon green/white)
* Game day jersey, oversized, navy and grey with large white screen printing "UNIONVILLE" on the back, shoulder to shoulder!    

Spirit Wear makes a great gift for your little UE stars! Samples are available in the lobby and at the pick up line to check for sizing.

Don't miss out. Orders are due no later than November 9!  


Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project: Coin Drive Update

The coin containers have now been weighed and the results are in. How much did they weigh? A LOT! Here are our top 5 finishers:


5. Mrs. Oldenski's 3rd grade class: 17.7 pounds

4. Ms. Lane's 4th grade class: 19.2 pounds

3. Mr. Peirce's 3rd grade class: 20.2 pounds

2. Ms. Black's 5th grade class: 21.8 pounds


AND THE WINNER IS …. MS. JOHNSON'S 5th GRADE CLASS WITH 27.6 POUNDS!!!


Ms. Johnson's class will be getting an extra recess period to be run by our very own Mr. D'Esposito! Great work, kids!!


The containers will be collected for the final time after the Halloween parties on Friday, October 28th, and we'll be counting up the coins this time. The winning class will be announced this coming week. And remember we're ALL winners for taking part in our school service project to provide blankets for buddies at AI Hospital.


Thanks as always to all of our families for your generous support of this project!


Veterans Day Celebration

UE will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. As is tradition, we will have a ceremony in the Auditorium honoring not only family members, but all who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. A reception and luncheon will also be a part of the program. In addition, veteran family members or friends of students in Kindergarten, Pre-first, First and Second grades are invited to visit the classroom. Please see the flyer that came home in backpacks last week for more details and form. Forms for participating veterans are due this Friday, October 28.

Please Sign up and Help

Veterans Day Luncheon

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0F4FA5A623AB9-veterans


Save the Date for UEPTO's 2nd Annual Comedy Night!

TICKET PURCHASE DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY 11/2

UEPTO's 2nd Annual Comedy Night will be Friday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Northbrook Marketplace. Join us for a fun evening featuring Philly's improvisational comedy troupe, Better Than Bacon

Parent Directory Now Available

You can now access the UCFSD Parent Directory through Power School. Click here for details.


Potential Upcoming Events at UE

We are hoping to have the following events at UE in the future. If you are willing to help with any of the following, please e-mail uespto@ucfsd.net and specify which you would like to help get up and running:

  • Adult Consignment Sale
  • Family Portrait Fundraiser
  • Outdoor Movie/Food Truck Night
  • Child/Adult Paint Night
  • Student Ambassador Program


The High School Basketball Team will be hosting a skills clinic on November 12, 2016 from 9:00 - 12:00 at the Unionville High School for girls grades 3-8.

Girls Basketball sign up 


 


Square1Art

ORDER NOW

DEADLINE IS TUESDAY 11/1/2016

Celebrate your artist! Square1Art has partnered with our school to create a unique opportunity to celebrate our students' artistic accomplishments while raising much-needed funds for the school.

Three Easy Ways to Order Custom Keepsakes

1. The paper order form attached to your child's custom catalog.

2. Online at www.square1art.com/shop.

3. Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.


First National Geographic Bee at UE

UES is having its first National Geographic Bee for 4th & 5th graders. For more information or to sign-up your child, 
visit the link below by Oct 28th:


New: After-school Art and Yoga Classes

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
10/25-1/3
(No class 11/8, 11/22 or 12/27)

$160 for 8-week session
$20 additional fee for art supplies and yoga mat

Taught by experienced yoga instructor and teaching artist, Lynne Filion

Click this link to learn more.

To register, visit registerlynneyoga.ticketleap.com/art-and-yoga-at-unionville-elementary



Next Science Explorers Club Starts Soon

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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 12/19/16
The Thursday club will start on 12/8/16The next club topic is CRIME SCENE CAPERS:  


Become a Science Explorers CSI! Each week a new suspect will be revealed, and we'll use forensic techniques to solve the mystery of "whodunit".  Learn how to lift fingerprints, analyze unknown substances, conduct simulated blood typing and use a black light to reveal glowing evidence. Will you be the one to crack the case?


Club topics later in the school year include Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers. 


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.






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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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Star News 10/23/2016

 
 

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER
3         SCHOOL CLOSED  
4-7       SPIRIT WEEK
4         PICTURE DAY
10-12  SCHOOL CLOSED
19-21  BOOK FAIR
19-20  BREAKFAST WITH A        BUDDY
20       FAMILY FUN NIGHT
21      PTO MEETING 9:30AM
27       FAMILY FUN RAIN DATE
28       HALLOWEEN PARADE 9:00AM

 



FROM THE PTO DESK...

Family Fundraising Challenge of the Week: Box Tops

This year, we have a big goal to earn $1,000 for our school by collecting Box Tops for Education. That's 10,000 total Box Tops that we need! The good news is that it's very easy to collect them. They are found on cereal boxes, cake mixes, soup cans and snack bar boxes. Please ask family, coworkers and neighbors to help collect them. Your child can bring them into their homeroom and put them in the bag labeled "Box Tops." There will also be contests throughout the year, so please keep an eye out for more information. Next week, your child will be coming home with a collection sheet that he or she can glue/tape box tops to for a fun activity. Thank you for your support!  Please contact Lyndsay Pomponi with any questions.


Special Thanks


We would like to take a minute to thank those who helped with our October events:


Picture Day: Amy Hill and Molly Henry; Book Fair: Linda Brown, Delfina Castro, and Becky D'Antonio; Sportswear: Amy Iwasyk and Leslie Mariani; Breakfast with a Buddy: Kristin Young, Michelle Ryan, The UCFSD Education Foundation; Family Fun Night: Jenny Moyer and Hillary Fordyce; MLK Coin Drive: Micki Tilley and Jackie Knight; Giant Bonus Card: Molly Ceppetelli; Box Tops: Lyndsey Pomponi; Square One Art: Kristen Scali; Beautification: Mary Beth McMunn; School Store: Teachers and Staff

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.

Family Portrait Fundraiser
Just in time for the holidays, we have teamed up with photographer Jordan Hayman to offer family portraits to our UE families. Portraits will be taken at Anson B. Nixon Park on November 6th and 13th. For $100 (retail value $250), families will get a 30-minute photography session, with multiple poses, and a $25 print/digital download credit. UE PTO will receive a portion of each sitting fee. The fall leaves should still be in full swing, and these would make beautiful holiday gifts. 

Unionville Spirit Wear Now Available to Order

Spirit Wear is now available to order! Order forms came home through the backpack express on Thursday 10/13 and are available at this link:

Link to Spirit Wear order form


There are so many great ways to show your school spirit! 


New this year: 
* Camo/tech shirt with navy screen printing
* Reversible pinny (neon green/white)
* Game day jersey, oversized, navy and grey with large white screen printing "UNIONVILLE" on the back, shoulder to shoulder!    

Spirit Wear makes a great gift for your little UE stars! Samples are available in the lobby and at the pick up line to check for sizing.

Don't miss out. Orders are due no later than November 9!  


Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Project: Coin Drive Update

The results of our first collection period are in! For the first measurement, we measured the height of the coins in a jar. Here are the top five finishers:


5. Mr. Broomall's 5th grade class, 14.5 cm

4. Mr. Barrett's 2nd grade class, 17 cm

3. Mr. Peirce's 3rd grade class, 20 cm

2. Ms. Lane's 4th grade class, 22 cm


And the winner is…. Ms. Johnson's 5th grade class, 34 centimeters! Ms. Johnson's class will be getting a special "flashlight reading" session with Mrs. Langdon!

These are our top 5 for now, but lots of classes are close, and there are still prizes to win. The next measurement will be to see who has the heaviest jar, and the winning class will get an extra recess with Mr. D'Esposito. And we are coming up on our final collection period, where each class's coins will be counted to determine just how much we collected. The class who raised the most "coin" gets a pizza party! Remember to keep sending in your loose change - it will help fund our MLK Service Project and it could give your kid bragging rights and a pizza party!

Thanks, as always, to all of our families for your generous support!


Veterans Day Celebration

UE will celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. As is tradition, we will have a ceremony in the Auditorium honoring not only family members, but all who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces. A reception and luncheon will also be a part of the program. In addition, veteran family members or friends of students in Kindergarten, Pre-first, First and Second grades are invited to visit the classroom. Please see the flyer that came home in backpacks last week for more details and form. Forms for participating veterans are due this Friday, October 28.


Save the Date for UEPTO's 2nd Annual Comedy Night!

UEPTO's 2nd Annual Comedy Night will be Friday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Northbrook Marketplace. Join us for a fun evening featuring Philly's improvisational comedy troupe, Better Than Bacon. More information will be coming home this week.

Parent Directory Now Available

You can now access the UCFSD Parent Directory through Power School. Click here for details.


Potential Upcoming Events at UE

We are hoping to have the following events at UE in the future. If you are willing to help with any of the following, please e-mail uespto@ucfsd.net and specify which you would like to help get up and running:

  • Adult Consignment Sale
  • Family Portrait Fundraiser
  • Outdoor Movie/Food Truck Night
  • Child/Adult Paint Night
  • Student Ambassador Program

 


Square1Art

Celebrate your artist! Square1Art has partnered with our school to create a unique opportunity to celebrate our students' artistic accomplishments while raising much-needed funds for the school.

Coming home soon will be your child's custom catalog featuring his or her artwork. You can help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing his or her masterpiece. The school earns profit from every order. And as a thank-you for participating, each child receives a free sheet of stickers imprinted with his or her artwork.

Watch for more details about the campaign and order deadlines. All online and paper order forms must be turned in by the due date on your child's custom catalog. (No late orders can be accepted.) Together, we can help support the school, build your child's self-esteem, and create lasting keepsakes from your child's artistic achievements.

Three Easy Ways to Order Custom Keepsakes

1. The paper order form attached to your child's custom catalog.

2. Online at www.square1art.com/shop.

3. Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.


First National Geographic Bee at UE

UES is having its first National Geographic Bee for 4th & 5th graders. For more information or to sign-up your child, 
visit the link below by Oct 28th:


New: After-school Art and Yoga Classes

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
10/25-1/3
(No class 11/8, 11/22 or 12/27)

$160 for 8-week session
$20 additional fee for art supplies and yoga mat

Taught by experienced yoga instructor and teaching artist, Lynne Filion

Click this link to learn more.

To register, visit registerlynneyoga.ticketleap.com/art-and-yoga-at-unionville-elementary



Next Science Explorers Club Starts Soon

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 11/7/16
The Thursday club will start on 10/20/16The next club topic is ROCK DOCS: 

Travel back in time to discover the mysteries of the Earth! Become a paleontologist for the day and experience a dinosaur dig to uncover the stories that fossils tell. Enter the hidden world of the geode and build and erupt your own volcano. We'll pan for genuine gemstones and learn where precious minerals are mined around the globe. As we examine rocks and minerals from near and far you'll be sure to discover what a rockin' place our world can be!


Club topics later in the school year include Crime Scene Capers, Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers.

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.




UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Star News Update: PTO Meeting Friday, 9:30 a.m.

 
 
 

PTO Meeting Friday, 10/21, 9:30 a.m.

Reminder: Please join us for the next PTO meeting, tomorrow (10/21) at 9:30 a.m.

Guest speaker: Nurse Blakely

The meeting will be held in Room 170 due to the Book Fair taking place in the SGI. After the meeting is a great time to shop for holiday gifts without the kids!

 





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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Stars News Update: School Store Fundraiser

 
 
 

School Store Fundraiser Update

Wow!!! Our school is amazing. Just yesterday, you got information about School Store, and the response has been overwhelming! Already, we have gotten $1,000 in teacher gift cards donated, and cash rewards of about $200. 173 students are registered as of this morning. What an easy way to fundraise!

The company did not expect this great of a response, and because of that, all students may not come home with their light-up ball today. More are being delivered and should be here by mid-week. The primary grades may come home with theirs to avoid any upset little ones. What a great problem to have...too much participation. Keep it up, UE!

 





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Monday, October 17, 2016

Star News Update: Family Fun Night Reminder

 
 
 

Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 18) is the Last Day to Register for Family Fun Night!

UE Family Fun Night is scheduled for Thursday, October 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (raindate October 27). Join us at Plantation Field Equestrian Events for a family-friendly hayride, choice of hot chocolate or apple cider, soft pretzels and tons of fun! Hood's Barbecue Food Truck will be on site with delicious dinner options for purchase.


Click here for more details and to register. Tickets are $5 per person.


Don't miss out! Send in your form and payment by October 18 to participate.

 





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