Sunday, June 4, 2017

Star News 6/4/2017


Upcoming Events

2      5TH GRADE STAR DAY, 9-11:50 AM
7      FIELD DAY



A Message from the PTO President
The final weeks of the school year have arrived! I would like to take a minute to thank all of the parents, teachers and staff at UE for making this year so wonderful. You truly made being the PTO President a complete joy. Your flexibility, understanding and generosity have been appreciated, as I tried to navigate my way through, usually with a kindergartener in tow and a baby strapped to my chest. I am so honored to be a part of this supportive community, and look forward to continuing to contribute in the future. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!
I would like to give a special shout out to the UE PTO Board: Kristen Young, Ed Oexner, Micki Tilley, Kate Tomasco, Linda Brown, Heather Biddle, Delfina Castro, Sunanda Arora, Christine Gregori and Jenny Moyer. You were amazing to work with, and I could not have asked for a better group of parents to work alongside. Our meetings sometimes resembled a playgroup, but we were always productive and accomplished some great things. You are all talented, giving, generous and dedicated, and without you, this year would not have been the great success it has been. Many of you are staying on next year, and I am sure you will continue to be amazing.  A big welcome to Sharon Buck, Tara Mangano and Kristen Muzik to UE PTO Board for the 2017/18 school year.  I hope you enjoy your time as much as I have the last four years.  
I would like to bid a heartfelt farewell to those families who will be leaving us this year, whether it be to a new elementary school, or having your child go off to middle school.  We hope that your time at UE has been a wonderful experience, and that you come back to visit often.  And finally, thank you to Dr. Lafferty, the teachers and staff at UE.  You make our school a place that students want to come every day, and welcome parents with open arms.  We appreciate your hard work and dedication, and hope you enjoy a much deserved summer break!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful summer, filled with many happy memories with your children.  We will see you in August!
Megan Cromer

2017/18 Committee Chair Positions
We are in the process of finding committee chairs for next year.  Below is a SignUp Genius link.  If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing one that has an opening, please sign up ASAP (they are first come, first serve at this point). If you would like more information before you commit, please e-mail your questions to

Committee Chair Link:

Where Did Your PTO Dollars Go in May/June?
Mini Relay/Popsicles on the Playground, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Teacher Appreciation coffee and tea bar, purchase sportswear to sell at upcoming events including Sneak A Peek this August, end of the year gifts for custodians and administrative assistants, book fair proceeds to benefit the teachers and library, 5th grade leave behind, Bagged Lunch Program, mindfulness maze, 5th grade end of the year celebration,  Hands on House Digging for Dinos
Many Thanks
We would like to take a minute to thank those who helped with our May and June events:
Teacher appreciation: Kristen Young; Mindfulness Maze: MaryBeth McMunn; All parents who donated materials for STEM Day in May; Book Fair: Delfina Castro, Linda Brown and Becky D'Antonio; 5th grade activities: Mandie Harris, Mary White, and Corinne Russo; Art Show: Tina O'Leary; Field Day: Kim Murray; Mini Relay: all helpers (listed below) and participants; HOH assembly: Linda Brown; all of you who were committee chairs this year
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.

School Toolboxes
Order your 2017/18 school supplies now! If you order by June 23rd, supplies will be available for pick up at the school during Sneak-a-Peek. After June 23rd, home delivery is available.

Our 6th Annual Mini Relay was a Success!
A huge thank you to those who supported our mini relay. We have a donation of over $1100 for the American Cancer Society. It was an amazing night. Special thanks to Kristen Young, Aimee Gallatig, Micki Tilley, Heather Biddle, Linda Brown, Jen McCoy, Christine Gregori, Scott Duggan, Dana Chew, Dr. Lafferty, Brett Culbertson, and all donors and participants for helping make the event a huge success.


Remind App
Get text updates on upcoming school events over the summer by subscribing to the free "REMIND" app , if you have not already. Just text "@uepto" to 81010. If you have an outgoing 5th grader, and no longer wish to get UE text reminders, please unsubscribe yourself.

Volunteers Still 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
  • 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:

Book Fair Thanks
A big Thank You from the book fair chairs to all who volunteered, purchased books, and visited the book fair. The 2017 Happy Camper Spring Book Fair was a big success. Over $800 worth of books were gifted to our teachers, students, and the library. The book fair also raised a little over $2,000 donated to the PTO for use in many programs they support.

Linda Brown
Delfina Castro
Becky D'Antonio

UE Birthday Book Club - June Birthdays
You're invited to join the Unionville Elementary School Birthday 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



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