Sunday, January 1, 2017

Star News 1/1/2017


Upcoming Events

2             SCHOOL RESUMES

16          NO SCHOOL;                  MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE, 9:30-11:30 AM

24         BASKETBALL SPIRIT NIGHT, 6:00 & 7:15 PM



Message from the PTO President

Happy New Year, and welcome back! Hopefully you are all well rested and ready for the hustle and bustle that the new year will bring. The PTO has some very important events this month, beginning with the MLK Day of Service. As you may know, our District considers MLK Day as a day of service, not a day off. All District schools run a project that day. You may participate in any that are of interest to you and your family. At UE, we will be making blankets for patients at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children funded by our coin drive earlier this year. What a great way for kids to help kids!

The PTO would also like for you to subscribe to the "Remind" app. This will allow us to send you quick and timely reminders of important information. It is just another way to keep you informed. See instructions below.

Please note that we will continue our indirect donation programs of School Store, Amazon Smile, Giant Bonus Card and BoxTops, until the end of the school year. We would appreciate your continued support with these programs that cost you nothing, but provide a significant amount of income for our school.

Thank you as always for your time and commitment.

Opt in to "Remind" for School Updates and Reminders via Text

To receive text reminders for upcoming UE events and other important dates, please subscribe to the UE PTO's Remind App! Download the free app and then text 81010 to @uepto to start now!

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.

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 (​).


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.

UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series

Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club.  The Hitting clinics will be held Jan 14 and 21st from 11 am to 1 pm.

Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health.

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players!

Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below.

UES and UHS Basketball Spirit Night

Save the Date: Unionville Elementary School Basketball Spirit Night

During Unionville High School Basketball Games vs. Octorara High School
Tuesday, January 24

JV 6:00 p.m.
Varsity 7:15 p.m.

More details to follow

"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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