Sunday, April 23, 2017

Star News 4/23/2017


Upcoming Events



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UE STEM Day, May 25 - Please Send in Materials

Please support UE's first-ever STEM (science, technology, engineeering and math) day! This year at UE, classes will be creating group projects to display during Spring Open House. Classes are in need of some supplies to make these projects a success. Please sign up and send in materials to help bring this STEM project to fruition.

Link to Signup Genius here

If you have any questions about this new project, or more details about any of the posted materials, please direct them to Margie Bowling.

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 now will be taken on May 21st only.  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:

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!

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 if interested.


Science Explorers After-school Science Club at Unionville Elementary for Grades 1-5

The last 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 May 1st
The Thursday club will start on April 27th

The last club topic of the school year is 

Super Duper Product Sleuthers: 

Come join our scientific research team! Which potato chips are the crunchiest? Which cookies have the most chocolate chips? Which brand of popcorn pops best? Test these products and more as we use scientific methods to enter the world of quality control!

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.

Online Silent Auction to Benefit the Johnson Family

Please consider supporting the online auction that is in progress to support the family of Joanna Johnson (a UHS teacher) whose two sons, Henry and Eliot, suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative muscle disease.

Donated items available for bidding here until Friday, April 28

All funds from this auction will go directly to the Johnson family to help defray increasing medical costs. Anyone can participate in the auction, so please feel free to pass this on to others in our community directly and through social media networks.

Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale Fundraiser

Date: May 6th 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Unionville Elementary

Why Should Every UCFSD School Donate?

The Yard Sale benefits all UCFSD schools by supporting programs, classroom grants, and scholarships for students.  Foundation information at

Donations needed for the sale: Household items, antiques, sports equipment, furniture, good condition toys, outdoor items, etc.

We cannot receive clothing donations, stuffed animals, scanners, printers, box TVs, copiers, mattresses

Donation drop-off is at Unionville Elementary on the following dates

April 28th 3:30-6:00

May 3rd 3:30-6:00

May 5th 3:30-6:00

Neighborhood pick up is also available from May 1st-5th 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Neighborhood donation collection is available for larger items or larger quantities; to make arrangements please e-mail us your address and contact info at

To volunteer or to do student community service hours go to

E-mail any questions or special requests:

Patton Carnival - May 5

The Patton PTO Spring Carnival is Friday, May 5 from 2:30-7:00 p.m. Join us for the biggest fundraiser of the year! Giant obstacle courses, cool gamesand great prizes, new fun inflatables, dunk tank, silly string, great food and much more!

UHS Track and Field

Plan to attend the 14th Annual Unionville Track & Field Invitational at Unionville High School on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Run on over, to cheer on some of the best athletes in the area. More than 25 high schools and more than 1,000 athletes. Great event, food
and fun!


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