Sunday, February 26, 2017

Star News 2/12/2017


Upcoming Events

10          K-2 READING NIGHT, 6-7:30 PM
17          PTO MEETING, 9:30 AM
20          SCHOOL CLOSED

1-8          ART IN ACTION
10          3RD GRADE BOOK CELEBRATION, 3:30-6:00 PM
12          4TH GRADE SKATING PARTY, 3:00 PM
16          PTO MEETING, 7:00 PM
31         TALENT SHOW



It's Dr. Seuss Week!

In honor of Dr. Seuss Day and Read Across America, students are invited to celebrate with the following activities for spirit week:

Monday, 2/27: Wear crazy socks

Tuesday, 2/28: Wear all green

Wednesday, 3/1: Wear a shirt from a vacation (name of place on shirt)

Thursday, 3/2: Wear your Dr. Seuss gear or a hat

Friday, 3/3: Wear pockets and bring your stuffed animal

Save the Date: Designer Bag Bingo

Save the date for Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, April 21. Details to follow!

Evening PTO Meeting in March

The next PTO meeting will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to so we know whether we have attendance for this meeting.

Order Yearbooks by March 10

Yearbook order forms were sent home with students last week and can be downloaded here. Please send in completed forms with cash or check payable to UEPTO in an envelope marked "Yearbook" by March 10.

PTO Board Positions for 2017-18 School Year

Anyone interested in a UE PTO board position for the 2017/18 school year must e-mail Megan Cromer at before March 8th. Board positions for consideration are:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (in training)
  • Director of Website
  • Director of Enrichment
  • Director of Homeroom Parents
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Committees
  • Director of Assemblies
  • Members at Large (2)

4th Grade Ice Skating Party

Attention parents of 4th graders, the UCFSD 4th Grade Skating Party will take place on March 12 from 4:00-6:00 at Ice Line in West Chester. This is a great event that brings together all 4th graders from the District for their first time, so join us if you can.

See details here: 4th Grade Skating Party flyer

Please Donate Age-appropriate Magazines

Please donate age-appropriate magazines (i.e., Highlights, Youth Sports Illustrated, National Geographic Jr., Home and Garden, Home Improvement, etc.). We can use as many as you are willing to donate. Deadline: March 17. Please place magazines in bins labeled "Leave Behind Magazines" in the lobby and at the pickup entrance of the school. Thank you in advance for your help!

Parents of 3rd Graders: Book Celebration March 10

The 3rd Grade Book Celebration will take place at UE on Friday, March 10 - beginning promptly after school at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

This year, during the month of February, students will read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl in class with their teachers. The Book Celebration on March 10 (for 3rd graders only) will include crafts, games, food and other fun activities all related to the book, plus a special guest who will read the conclusion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

All 3rd grade students participating will need a note to stay after school that day. There is a $10 participation fee which is used to purchase crafts, games, decorations, snacks and the giveaway for all participants. Permission slips and participation fees were due by February 17, so please send them in ASAP if you have not. If you have lost the permission slip sent home, please find one here

We still need parent volunteers to be group leaders, help at craft/game stations, decorate beforehand and clean up afterward. Please click on link below to sign up to volunteer at this fun, 3rd grade only event.

We need donations of items to help keep our cost down. Please click on link below to see what you can help provide. All donations should be dropped at the office by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - unless otherwise indicated on Signup Genius!

Questions - contact Jen Hall at

Art in Action: Volunteers Needed

Unionville Elementary Art in Action is a parent-run program in coordination with UE's art teacher, Mrs. McQuillin, that integrates art appreciation and school beautification projects each year. This year we are excited to be exploring the theme of Impressionism and the Effects of Light, focusing on such artists as Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Seurat. This is a wonderful program offering an opportunity for parents to spend time with classes in the art room discussing famous artwork.

The Art in Action program will take place this year from Wednesday, March 1 until Wednesday, March 8. Please see the Sign-Up Genius link below to sign up for specific time slots. No art or art history experience is required. Volunteers may sign up for more than one class. Mrs. McQuillin will meet with all volunteers on Tuesday, February 21 after school at 3:30 p.m. in the Art Room to provide additional support and review all materials. Volunteers will need appropriate clearances. If you have any questions, contact Sharon Buck at

Talent Show Coming Up - Coordinators in Training Needed

This year's Talent Show for 4th and 5th graders will take place Friday, March 31st. Practices will take place Tuesday 3/28, Wednesday 3/29 and Thursday 3/30. Look for more details in early March.

Tara and Kristen will be retiring from managing the Talent Show after this year and are looking for someone to train this March! After many years of fun, fun, fun, we need some fun parents to take the helm! Perk of the job: front row seats for your family to watch the Talent Show :) With questions on the talent show position, e-mail


Girls on the Run Still Needs One Coach

UE still needs one coach for Girls on the Run! Girls are now able to register for the spring session -- see flyer here. Contact Alexa Hart for more information: 610-869-8004 or

Attention Parents Interested in STEM: Maker Space

Mrs. Langdon needs help planning for UES' Maker Space - a space where students can create, explore & discover using a variety of materials. If you would like to serve on the Maker Space Committee, please email her at Whether you can only communicate through email or have time to meet during/after school, she could use your ideas. We will be working on a mission and goals, determining materials needed, designing the room and developing fundraising ideas.

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 3/20/17
The Thursday club will start on 3/9/17The next club topic is 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!: 

Blast off to an out of this world adventure! Reach for the stars as you investigate space and the final frontier. Launch a superfast film canister rocket, construct a telescope, and take on an astronaut challenge. See what exciting and explosive adventures await as you soar towards fun! 

The last topic for the school year will be 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 call the Science Explorers office at 610-816-5047 with any questions.

All Are Invited to UThon!

Be a part of UThon 2017 On March 25!
UThon is modeled after Penn State's famous THON. It is a six-hour dance and dodgeball event to raise money for Four Diamonds, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching cures for pediatric cancer and alleviating the financial burdens that families of children with cancer face. Last year, our event raised over $14,000, and we are hoping to enjoy similar success this year!

Elementary and middle-schoolers and their parents are invited to take part in this special event. We would love for the younger students to come and cheer for our dodgeball teams, play games, and make cards for children with cancer.
UThon will take place on Saturday, March 25th, and elementary and middle school students and their parents are welcome from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., at UHS. $5 per person is the cost for registration (all proceeds go directly to Four Diamonds). Donations are also appreciated.

The Lion King, Jr. at Patton Middle School

Patton Middle School, in conjunction with Carousel Performing Arts Center, will be performing Disney's The Lion King, Jr. Performance dates are March 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m. and March 12 at 3:00 p.m.  Information about purchasing tickets will follow soon.

See flyer for more details.

Unionville High School Girls Lacrosse Clinic/Fundraiser
Date/Time: Sunday, March 19th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: UHS Turf Stadium
Cost: $35 for 1st child, $25 for 2nd child and $20 for 3rd child

How to Register: Mail registration form and check payable to Unionville Sports Councilto Liz Malone at 1419 Pocopson Rd., West Chester PA 19382

**BONUS T-SHIRT for all players pre-registered by March 8th**

Questions: Contact Liz Malone at


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