Sunday, March 26, 2017

Star News 3/26/2017

 
 

Upcoming Events

MARCH
1-8          ART IN ACTION
3            5TH GRADE OLDIES DANCE
8           CANDIDATE INTEREST FOR PTO BOARD POSITIONS DUE
10          3RD GRADE BOOK CELEBRATION, 3:30-5:30 PM
12          4TH GRADE SKATING PARTY, 3:00 PM
16          PTO MEETING, 7:00 PM
22-24    HALF DAYS - CONFERENCES
28-30   TALENT SHOW REHEARSAL
31         TALENT SHOW

 


FROM THE PTO DESK...

Proposed STEM Day at UE

Click the link below to read a letter from Mrs. Bowling, UE's science professional, about a proposed STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) day at UE in May. After reading it, if you have questions or comments, please e-mail her directly at mbowling@ucfsd.net. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this possible new student opportunity.

STEM Day Letter from Mrs. Bowling


Hall Monitor Volunteers Needed for PSSAs

Parents are needed to serve as hall monitors during PSSA testing. Please consider volunteering. It is a very easy job...bring a book and a cup of coffee and enjoy a quiet morning!

Sign Up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dabaf22aa8-2017


UES Spring Family Portraits Fundraiser

We have once again teamed up with photographer, Jordan Hayman, to offer family portraits to benefit the UE PTO. Portraits will be taken on April 30th and May 21st.  For $150 (retail value $250), families will get a 30 minute photography session, with multiple poses, and a $30 print/digital download credit.  UE PTO will receive a portion of each sitting fee. Perfect timing for First Communion, Graduation and Mother's Day portraits.

We will also offer a deluxe package for the spring! For $350, Jordan will meet your family at Longwood Gardens for a 90 minute session, with multiple poses and locations, and a $100 print/digital download credit. You will be responsible for your gardens admission, and have the flexibility to choose a date and time that works for you. Mention UE PTO for this special offer, and to have a portion of your sitting fee go to the UE PTO. 

The exact location has not yet been determined, but will be in the Kennett/Unionville area. We will let you know ASAP, but we have a few spectacular places in mind. 

More details and registration:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084dabaf22aa8-uesspring


UE Birthday Book Club

You're invited to join the Unionville Elementary School Birthday Book Club (BBC)!

It's an opportunity for your child to celebrate his or her big day by giving a gift of reading to our school and to support our library by adding a book chosen from a carefully selected book list.

You can also donate a book to the BBC in honor of another child's birthday (instead of buying a gift, gift a book in their honor!), or for other special occasions in your child's life. It is the gift that keeps on giving for many years! Please e-mail Mrs. Langdon for any book-related questions and e-mail Sunanda for any club-specific question.

Please click here for more information and to get started!


Designer Bag Bingo April 21

Our second annual Unionville Elementary Designer Bag BINGO Night will be held April 21, 2017!  It will be at Northbrook Orchard from 6-9 p.m. We need some help to organize the night. Please visit the Signup Genius see if there is any way you would be able to volunteer to help make the night a success. Information about tickets coming soon!

PTO Board Positions for 2017-18 School Year

The UE PTO board still needs two members at large and a treasurer in training for the 2017/18 school year. Please e-mail Megan Cromer at uespto@ucfsd.net if interested.


Talent Show 3/31- Details for Parents of 4th and 5th Graders

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. (Parents of participants will receive e-mail with the date of their performer's practice.)  Registration forms went home with students last week. See form for details about the talent show including special acts.

Any parents that want to help and/or shadow to take over this wonderful event for next year, please contact Kristen Young.


Discount Hershey Park Tickets - Orders Due Friday

Planning a trip to Hershey this summer?
Take advantage of a deeply discounted ticket price through the UE PTO.

SAVE $23 off the regular admission price & $7 off the junior admission price!

Regular tickets (ages 9 -54) are $42.00 ($65.80 reg.)
Junior/senior tickets (ages 3 – 8) are $35.00 ($42.80 reg.)

Tickets are good for any day during the summer season from May 5th through September 24th, 2017. Deadline to order tickets is Friday, March 31st, 2017.

See flyer here for details and to order.

 


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 rlangdon@ucfsd.net. 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.

Mrs. Langdon will be holding two meetings this week to begin brainstorming ideas:

Monday, 3/27 at 3:45 p.m.
Friday, 3/31 at 3:30 p.m.

All interested parents are invited to attend.


Science Explorers Summer Camp

Looking for something educational and fun for your child this summer? Consider registering your child for a Science Explorers' summer camp! 

We take our award-winning curriculum that makes our school programs such a hit and spin it into a week-long science fun summer camp!

Our science camps provide unique and memorable hands-on experiences for our campers each and every year.

Just a few of the fun things we do with campers ages 7-11:

  • Far Out Space Academy - Build a rocket that goes 300 ft. in the air at 75 miles per hour.
  • Take A Dive - Dissect a Dog Shark.
  • Amusement Park Adventures - Design and construct a simulated rollercoaster.
  • Potions, Powders & Polymers - Mix potions and polymers to create your very own monster.
  • Wacky World of Science – Dig for dinosaurs, cook with carbon dioxide, crack the case, and blast some "eggstronauts" into space.
  • Jr. Camps are also available for children ages 4-6.

Please check out our website for a location near you!

*Special limited discounts are still available*

Half-day or full day camp options available

Register online or call at 610-816-5047

 Don't miss the science fun! Register today because space is limited at each location.

                                                www.ScienceExplorers.com


School Start Times Update

After several months of evaluating multiple options and researching the medical evidence behind a later start time for our secondary schools, the School Start Times Committee has narrowed down its recommendation to the Board.

For more information, visit the School Start Times Committee web site.


Save the Date: Patton Carnival - May 5

More information about this fun event coming soon!



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