Sunday, February 5, 2017

Star News 2/5/2017


Upcoming Events

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



A Message from the PTO President

Is anybody else out there ready for Spring? Hopefully you escaped the dreaded stomach bug (we did not), and other winter ailments (we did not escape those either), that have been running through our community. I say bring on a huge snowstorm, or bring on the warm weather! On the bright side, we have not had any snow days yet that we will have to make up at the end of the year, either! I hope I am not jinxing us by saying that!

In January we hit the ground running, and we are gearing up for a busy second half of the year. Please refer to the PTO calendar on the website for upcoming events, and if there is anything you would like to volunteer to help with, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at  It is not too late to join in! 

There are some very important happenings at the upcoming PTO meetings, so we hope to see lots of you there. In February, we will be voting on teacher enrichment requests. The PTO funds these requests, so if you would like a say in where a large portion of your donations go, this would be a great meeting to attend. We are also looking to fill PTO Board postitions for the 2016/17 school year. If you have interest, please let me know ASAP. I need to know all interested candidates by March 8th. If you are a working parent, there are postitions available that would suit you as well. We also have Members at Large positions, if you would just like to see what it is all about. Please contact me for more information.

We are hoping to have another
evening PTO meeting in March, at the request of working parents. Most likely the meeting would be on Thursday, March 16th. This would be in place of our monthly Friday morning meeting. Please e-mail to let me know if you plan attending so we can see if there is enough interest.

And as always...take LOTS of pictures and be sure to upload them to the yearbook!!!!!!

Megan Cromer

Many Thanks...

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

MLK Day of Service: Micki Tilley, Jackie Knight, Kendall Warren, committee members, teachers and staff; Be Fit Assembly, Hands on House (Senses Safari: Kindergarten) and Otto the Auto Assembly: Linda Brown; Family BINGO Night: Jenny Moyer and Hillary Fordyce.

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.

Where Did your PTO Dollars go in January?

Be Fit Assembly, MLK Day refreshments, Family BINGO Night prizes, supplies and refreshments, Hands on House (Senses Safari)

No Pokemon Cards Allowed at School

Dr. Lafferty has asked us to remind all students that Pokemon cards are not allowed at school. Please be sure your child does not have any in his or her backpack. Thank you for your cooperation.

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)

Art in Action: Volunteers Needed

(No Art Experience Required!)

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 Tuesday, February 28 until Tuesday, March 3. 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 3:30pm 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

Families in Grades K-2: Reading Night

Families with children in grades Kindergarten through 2nd, please join us on Friday night, February 10th, from 6-7:30 p.m. for the K-2 Reading Night.

The theme this year is "underwater!" Come listen to some books read by our
special guest readers, have a snack and do a craft. Don't forget to
wear your PJs. RSVP to with the names of children
attending and their grade levels. 

This is not a drop-off event. Parents are required to stay and supervise their children.  Thanks and we hope to see you then!


Unionville High School Used Book Sale Needs More Used Book Donations!

The 21st Annual UHS Used Booksale will take place February 24, and we are still in need of more book donations to make the sale a success! The used
booksale is the high schools biggest fundraiser. We are hoping we can get the community support and that you can pack up a box or two of books you are ready to get rid of and put them in the donation bin in the Middle School lobby! Thank you in advance for your support.

See flyer for details about the UHS Used Book Sale.

The Education Foundation Annual Golden Gala

Saturday, February 11, 2017- Join us as we celebrate! It is a great night to reflect on the accomplishments of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation. Hosted at the Gables of Chadds Ford, the night will include hors d'oeuvres, dancing, cocktails, silent auction and fun. This event sold out last year.
Purchase your tickets here:

"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!

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!

This event is open to the community and free of charge, but please register 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

*Copies of How To Raise an Adult are for sale UE. Paperback books are $13.55 and Hardback books are $22.89. Please make checks payable to UCFSD.

URA Baseball Registration Open through Mid-March

Games will begin in April, weather permitting.

URA Baseball, which is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball, is open to boys and girls in:

Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD)

Kennett Consolidated School District

Avon Grove School District

Parts of West Chester Area School District

Our youth baseball program includes ages 5-12, and features multiple divisions geared toward the age and development of your child. 

Please visit to register now.


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