Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Star News Update - Refrigerator Needed

 
 
 

Refrigerator Request

The faculty room refrigerator is broken. If anyone has a refrigerator they are willing to donate, please let Dr. Lafferty know.

 





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Monday, May 29, 2017

Star News 5/29/2017

 
 

Upcoming Events

MAY
1-5  TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (LUNCHEON FRIDAY 5/5)
2-3    4TH GRADE SCIENCE PSSAs
16*   K-3 CONCERT, 9:15 AM AND 1:15                                *Date change from original school calendar
19     PTO MEETING, 9:30 AM
23    4TH & 5TH GRADE CONCERT, 1:15 PM
25    OPEN HOUSE, 6:30 PM
26    5TH GRADE PICNIC
31    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE/ POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND

JUNE
2      5TH GRADE STAR DAY, 9-11:50 AM
5      5TH GRADE SHINING STAR CELEBRATION, 3:30-4:45 PM
7      FIELD DAY
14     LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (HALF DAY)

 


FROM THE PTO DESK...

Volunteers Needed for Field Day
Please volunteer to help make Unionville Elementary's Field Day a success!  Mr. D'Esposito has an exciting theme planned for the kids this year, but we need help to ensure that the fun activities are adequately supervised.

Date: Wednesday, June 7
Schedule: 
  • 9:15-11:30 (AM Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th)
  • 1:00-3:15 (PM Kindergarten, Pre-1st, 1st, 2nd)
All volunteers must have a Volunteer Agreement on file with Gail McQuiston.  Thank you for sharing your time!

Click the link below to sign up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4faaae23a6fb6-unionville1


Attention Committee Chairs...

If you have not done so already, please notify Megan Cromer at uespto@ucfsd.net to let her know whether or not you will continue to chair the same activities for the 2017/18 school year, or if you will be stepping down. All open chair positions will be posted the first week in June.


STEM Day Thanks

From UE Science Professional, Margie Bowling: "I just wanted to send a sincere thank-you to you and all the parents who wholeheartedly supported the initiative for STEMming it up at Open House. All of the donations from yarn and recycled supplies to popsicle sticks and cups were so greatly appreciated! Everyone rose to challenge and persevered through the change. The kids did a fantastic job with their STEM projects and gained valuable problem solving skills in the process! We all learned from the experience and I know it will only get better next year!"


Mini Relay for Life/Popsicles on the Playground

Please join us for the 6th Annual Mini Relay/Popsicles on the Playground to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:30-8:00 on the UE Star Walk. There are a few areas where help is needed the night of the event. Please sign up to help, if you are able: Signup Genius here   Thank you in advance.

Date: Wednesday, 5/31/2017

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: UE Star Walk


UE Birthday Book Club - June Birthdays

You're invited to join the Unionville Elementary School Nirthday Book Club! It's an opportunity for your child to celebrate his or her big day -- or a friend's birthday -- 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. 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!


Save the Date: UE Fall Festival 9/23

UE will be having our first-ever Fall Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Family pancake breakfast, mum and pumpkin sale, build your own scarecrow, fun, games and much, much more!  We need all hands on deck for this new event. If you would like to help organize the day, please email the PTO at uespto@ucfsd.net.

 


Science Explorers Summer Science Camp

Summer Camps
Programs for ages 7-11 and ages 4-6
 
Dissect a shark! Build and launch your own rocket! Construct a motorized invention! Mix up a chemical reaction! These are just a handful of the awesome hands-on experiments you'll do at Science Explorers camps! 
 
 
Check out our website for camp topics and dates:  www.ScienceExplorers.com or call 877-870-9517
 
Camp locations also available in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and Montgomery Counties in PA, and the sates of DE and NJ.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Star News 5/21/2017

 
 

Upcoming Events

MAY
1-5  TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (LUNCHEON FRIDAY 5/5)
2-3    4TH GRADE SCIENCE PSSAs
16*   K-3 CONCERT, 9:15 AM AND 1:15                                *Date change from original school calendar
19     PTO MEETING, 9:30 AM
23    4TH & 5TH GRADE CONCERT, 1:15 PM
25    OPEN HOUSE, 6:30 PM
26    5TH GRADE PICNIC
31    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE/ POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND

 


FROM THE PTO DESK...

Spring Book Fair - Volunteers Needed

Please help us make the UE Book Fair a success by volunteering for a shift. Click the link below to sign up. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Please volunteer to help make Unionville Elementary's Field Day a success!  Mr. D'Esposito has an exciting theme planned for the kids this year, but we need help to ensure that the fun activities are adequately supervised.

Date: Wednesday, June 7
Schedule: 
  • 9:15-11:30 (AM Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th)
  • 1:00-3:15 (PM Kindergarten, Pre-1st, 1st, 2nd)
All volunteers must have a Volunteer Agreement on file with Gail McQuiston.  Thank you for sharing your time!

Click the link below to sign up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4faaae23a6fb6-unionville1

Attention Committee Chairs...

If you have not done so already, please notify Megan Cromer at uespto@ucfsd.net to let her know whether or not you will continue to chair the same activities for the 2017/18 school year, or if you will be stepping down. All open chair positions will be posted the first week in June.

Special Thanks

A big thank-you goes out to all who worked with Becky Bondi to make this year's "Starshine" yearbook a success: Dan White (super-amazing, professional-quality photo contributions to the yearbook which he made spanning a multitude of Friday mornings all fall and early winter); Dana Mayer (processed and tracked all yearbook payments); Kristin Scali (assisting with sorting and labeling and distributing all yearbooks in the weeks to come); all the folks who contributed photos; Dr. Lafferty'sTwitter feed (from which many photos were lifted)!


Mini Relay for Life/Popsicles on the Playground

Please join us for the 6th Annual Mini Relay/Popsicles on the Playground to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:30-8:00 on the UE Star Walk. There are a few areas where help is needed the night of the event. Please sign up to help, if you are able: Signup Genius here   Thank you in advance.
Date: Wednesday, 5/31/2017

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: UE Star Walk

 


Kindergarten Welcome for 2017/18 School Year --       This Monday

Spread the word to friends and neighbors who have kindergartners joining us at UE next year! Kindergarten parents/guardians and new incoming kindergarten students are cordially invited to attend a spring welcome to tour our school, meet our staff and ask questions.

Monday, May 22, 3:45 p.m. at Unionville Elementary

Click here for a flyer to share with friends and neighbors who have incoming Kindergarteners.


Science Explorers Summer Science Camp

Summer Camps
Programs for ages 7-11 and ages 4-6
 
Dissect a shark! Build and launch your own rocket! Construct a motorized invention! Mix up a chemical reaction! These are just a handful of the awesome hands-on experiments you'll do at Science Explorers camps! 
 
 
Check out our website for camp topics and dates:  www.ScienceExplorers.com or call 877-870-9517
 
Camp locations also available in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and Montgomery Counties in PA, and the sates of DE and NJ.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE

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Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Star News 5/14/2017

 
 

Upcoming Events

MAY
1-5  TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (LUNCHEON FRIDAY 5/5)
2-3    4TH GRADE SCIENCE PSSAs
16*   K-3 CONCERT, 9:15 AM AND 1:15                                *Date change from original school calendar
19     PTO MEETING, 9:30 AM
23    4TH & 5TH GRADE CONCERT, 1:15 PM
25    OPEN HOUSE, 6:30 PM
26    5TH GRADE PICNIC
31    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE/ POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND, 6:30 PM

 


FROM THE PTO DESK...

Spring Book Fair

Please join us for the "HAPPY CAMPER BOOK FAIR" May 24th-26th. We will be open for shopping on Thursday evening, May 25, during Open House from 6:30-8 p.m. Please help us make the Book Fair a success by volunteering -- visit the sign-up link below. It's S'more fun with books!!! Thank you! 


Board Positions
Please join us for the May 19 PTO Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the SGI. As part of the agenda, 2017/18 Board positions will be voted on. The ballot is below. We still have one member at large position available, as well as a treasurer in training position. If you are interested in either, please contact Megan Cromer, at uespto@ucfsd.net, ASAP.

President: Kristen Young
Vice President: Tara Mangano
Treasurer: Ed Oexner
Secretary: Kate Tomasco
Enrichment: Christine Gregori
Website: Sunanda Arora
Homeroom Parents: Heather Biddle
Committees: Delfina Castro
Communications: Sharon Buck
Member at Large: Kristin Muzik


Mini Relay for Life/Popsicles on the Playground

Please join us for the 6th Annual Mini Relay/Popsicles on the Playground to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:30-8:00 on the UE Star Walk. There are a few areas where help is needed the night of the event. Please sign up to help, if you are able: Signup Genius here   Thank you in advance.
Date: Wednesday, 5/31/2017

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: UE Star Walk


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:

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!

 


Kindergarten Welcome for 2017/18 School Year

Spread the word to friends and neighbors who have kindergartners joining us at UE next year! Kindergarten parents/guardians and new incoming kindergarten students are cordially invited to attend a spring welcome to tour our school, meet our staff and ask questions.

Monday, May 22, 3:45 p.m. at Unionville Elementary

Click here for a flyer to share with friends and neighbors who have incoming Kindergarteners.


Science Explorers Summer Science Camp

Summer Camps
Programs for ages 7-11 and ages 4-6
 
Dissect a shark! Build and launch your own rocket! Construct a motorized invention! Mix up a chemical reaction! These are just a handful of the awesome hands-on experiments you'll do at Science Explorers camps! 
 
 
Check out our website for camp topics and dates:  www.ScienceExplorers.com or call 877-870-9517
 
Camp locations also available in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and Montgomery Counties in PA, and the sates of DE and NJ.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE

Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Last Day to Send in STEM Materials!

 
 
 

Last Day to Send in STEM Materials! Thursday, May 11

Tomorrow -- Thursday, May 11 -- is the last day to send in materials for UE's first-ever STEM Day!

This year at UE, classes will be creating group projects to display during Spring Open House on May 25. Classes are still in need of some supplies to make these projects a success. Please sign up and send in materials by May 11:

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.

 





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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Star News 5/7/2017

 
 

Upcoming Events

MAY
1-5  TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK (LUNCHEON FRIDAY 5/5)
2-3    4TH GRADE SCIENCE PSSAs
16*   K-3 CONCERT, 9:15 AM AND 1:15 *Note new date
23    4TH & 5TH GRADE CONCERT, 1:15 PM
25    OPEN HOUSE, 6:30 PM
26    5TH GRADE PICNIC
31    MINI RELAY FOR LIFE/ POPSICLES ON THE PLAYGROUND

 


FROM THE PTO DESK...

Message from the PTO President

Well, we have almost made it and are in the home stretch! Springtime is a very busy time in the schools, so don't give up on us yet -- we still need your help for a few things!  

Last week, we started May off with a bang by setting up an extensive coffee bar for the teachers. They were greatly appreciative, and the caffeinated beverages were restocked multiple times. We know the way to their heart. Thank you for all of your tokens of appreciation throughout the week. The grand finale of Teacher Appreciation Week was a lunchtime fiesta. A huge thank-you to those who contributed to the lunch. It was something fun and different, and the staff raved about it. Well done!

A few things to make note of for the remainder of the month are listed below.  Volunteers may be needed, so please keep the momentum going for a few more weeks!

  • May 15: School Toolboxes for the 2017/18 school year sale begins
  • May 19: Final PTO meeting; we will vote in the 2017/18 Board Members
  • May 21: Family Portrait Fundraiser  (see sign-up below)
  • May 24-26: Book Fair (sign-up available soon)
  • May 25: Open House/STEM Day in May (materials needed by May 11)
  • May 31: Mini Relay

Thank you again for all of your help this year!  As always, your time and talents are always appreciated.  

Board Positions
2017/18 Board Positions will be voted on during the May 19th PTO Meeting. The ballot is below. We still have one member at large position available, as well as a treasurer in training position. If you are interested in either, please contact Megan Cromer, at uespto@ucfsd.net, ASAP.

President: Kristen Young
Vice President: Tara Mangano
Treasurer: Ed Oexner
Secretary: Kate Tomasco
Enrichment: Christine Gregori
Website: Sunanda Arora
Homeroom Parents: Heather Biddle
Committees: Delfina Castro
Communications: Sharon Buck
Member at Large: Kristin Muzik

MANY THANKS…

We would like to thank all of those who helped with our April events:
Designer Bag BINGO: Tara Mangano, Molly Ceppetelli, Kirsha Caston, Heather Biddle and committee; those who volunteered to be PSSA hall monitors; Yearbook: Becky Bondi; Hershey Park Tickets: Taryn Sutch; Spring Sportswear Sale: Amy Iwasyk and Leslie Mariani; Assemblies: Linda Brown; Bagged Lunch Program: Scott and DeAnn Centofanti and Corinne Russo; Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast: All UE Staff

A very special thanks to all of the local business who helped make Designer Bag BINGO possible: LulaRoe by Molly Ceppetelli, No. 109 Shop, Ashley Austin, PowerBeads by Jen, Camp Saginaw, Stella and Dot by Kim Huntington, Eminence Salon and Spa, Northbrook Marketplace, Indigo Organizing, Catherine's, Peter Cate, J.McLaughlin, Mamie, Stella and Dot by Missy Bryan, 31 Bags, Chadds Ford Winery and Paradox Winery. 

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 April?
P.A.U.S.E Program for grades 3-5; Dance of the Honey Bees assembly for grades K-2; Hands on House Math is a Picnic

UE STEM Day, May 25 - Please Send Materials by May 11
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 by May 11 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:

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!

 


Kindergarten Welcome for 2017/18 School Year

Spread the word to friends and neighbors who have kindergartners joining us at UE next year! Kindergarten parents/guardians and new incoming kindergarten students are cordially invited to attend a spring welcome to tour our school, meet our staff and ask questions.

Monday, May 22, 3:45 p.m. at Unionville Elementary


Science Explorers Summer Science Camp

Summer Camps
Programs for ages 7-11 and ages 4-6
 
Dissect a shark! Build and launch your own rocket! Construct a motorized invention! Mix up a chemical reaction! These are just a handful of the awesome hands-on experiments you'll do at Science Explorers camps! 
 
 
Check out our website for camp topics and dates:  www.ScienceExplorers.com or call 877-870-9517
 
Camp locations also available in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and Montgomery Counties in PA, and the sates of DE and NJ.



UCFSD COMMUNITY NEWS CLICK HERE

Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net




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