Sunday, April 9, 2017

Star News 4/9/2017


Upcoming Events


21       PARENT APPRECIATION BREAKFAST, 9:00AM/                PTO MEETING, 9:30 AM

         DESIGNER BAG BINGO, 6:00 PM




Save the Date: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - April 21, 9:00 a.m.

If you volunteered your time or talents in any way, none too small, the teachers and staff would like to thank you with breakfast. Our monthly PTO meeting will follow at 9:30. We hope to see you there!

Spring Spirit Wear Sales are Here!

Order forms went home in the "backpack express" and can be downloaded using the link below. Show your school spirit with our traditional UE colors this spring! Samples are on display in the lobby. Samples are not yet screen-printed but will match what you see on the order sheet. The sweatshirt blanket looks super-comfy and the soft-touch water bottles are a must-have for spring! Orders are due April 19. Don't miss out on this fundraising sale!

Click here for Spirit Wear order form with product photos

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 Thank you for taking the time to read and consider this possible new student opportunity.

STEM Day Letter from Mrs. 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 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:

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 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.

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.

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:

Save the Date: Patton Carnival - May 5

More information about this fun event coming soon!


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