Sunday, August 27, 2017

Star News 08/27/17

UES Star News
August 27, 2017

2017-2018 School Year

Gold-star-clipart-2.jpgThis Week in Star NewsGold-star-clipart-2.jpg

-PTO Welcome Letter

-PTO Direct Donation Program

-Get Involved in PTO-Related Activities

-2017/2018 Committee Chairs

-Homeroom Parents Needed

-Remind App

-Kindergarten Parents Boo-Hoo/Yahoo! Social

-UES Back to School Night

-Cow Pie Bingo

-UE Fall Festival

-Science Explorers

-Save the Date Events

-Community Bulletin Board Highlights


From the PTO Desk...

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

The new school year has arrived! Teachers, students, and parents alike are excited to start another wonderful year at UE. Star News will be sent out weekly to keep everyone in the UE community informed about upcoming events throughout the year. Please read the PTO Welcome Letter here. Enjoy those "First Day of School" moments!

PTO Direct Donation Program

In order to continue providing materials and services that the PTO provides to our students, we are asking for direct contributions to be made to the school from each family. We are asking for all families, who are able, to be generous, and to contribute a suggested amount of $50 per child attending UE. More, of course, is welcome, and no amount is too little. The direct donation program is in response to parental input about not wanting to sell a variety of items throughout the school year. 100% of your donation will go to our school.

Please fill out the Direct Donation Request Form in your back-to-school mailing or at the link below, and return it to school with your tax-deductible donation.

We thank you in advance for helping us in our fundraising efforts.

Direct Donation Request Form

Get Involved in PTO-Related Activities

In your back-to-school mailing and at the link below, we have also included a list of ways you can get involved in PTO-related activities Check off any that are of interest to you, and return these forms to the school’s main office, attention UEPTO, by September 1st.

PTO-Related Activities Form

2017/2018 Committee Chairs

The PTO is looking to fill some chair/co-chair positions for the 2017/18 school year. Please check the sign-up and put your name next to any event that you are interested in chairing. We depend greatly on volunteers, so if no one signs up to run these programs, we will not have them for the upcoming school year. If you are able, please consider chairing or co-chairing a committee.

Sign-Up Genius for Committee Chairs

Homeroom Parents Needed

The job of homeroom parent varies from classroom to classroom, but the main job is to be the liaison between the parents and the teacher. The homeroom parent is not to “do everything," but to recruit other parents in the class to support the teacher with activities a teacher cannot do on his or her own, such as field trips and class parties. It is a great way to meet the children in your child’s class, as well as other parents, and to be involved in your child’s education. If you are interested in being a homeroom parent for your child’s class (we need at least one, preferably two for each classroom), please notify Heather Biddle, by Monday, August 28th, at


Remind App


Would you like to receive text reminders from the PTO?  Subscribe to the Remind app NOW! Download the free app. Text @uepto to 81010 to begin receiving school related reminders.

Kindergarten Parents Boo-Hoo/Yahoo! Social

Some of us are crying,

teary-eyed and blue.

Some of us are cheering,

“I’m glad the summer’s through!”

Whatever mood you’re feeling,

Stop by and stay awhile.

We’ll be here to greet you,

with treats and a smile.

 The 2017 Boo Hoo!/Yahoo! Social, hosted by UEPTO will be held on Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. for Morning Kindergarten Parents and at 1:00 p.m. for Afternoon Kindergarten Parents in the SGI. Other children are welcome.


UES Back to School Night


This year's UES Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, August 30th, from 6:30pm until 8:00pm. This event is for adults only and provides an opportunity for you to visit your child's teacher and classroom.


UHS Field Hockey Clinic


The UHS Field Hockey Clinic for girls in grades 1-8 will be held Saturday, September 9th. Get ready for the season by training with the Unionville High School field hockey team and coaches. For more information, see flyer below.

UHS Field Hockey Clinic Flyer


Cow Pie Bingo


The UEPTO is excited to announce a new partnership between us and the Unionville Community Fair. As partners in this program, we are asking that every UE family sell at least 5 tickets to support the Fair, our school, and the organizations that the Unionville Community Fair supports. The winner receives $1,000! See the link below for more information and the ticket order form. Please return your ticket order no later than Monday, September 25th. Upon receiving your tickets, your stubs must be filled out and returned to the UEPTO no later than Friday, September 29th. Additional Bingo tickets can be purchased after the September 25th deadline at the Bingo Booth at the fair. Please contact Kristen Young - with any questions.

Cow Pie Bingo Flyer and Ticket Form


UE Fall Festival

UE will be having our first-ever Fall Festival on Saturday, September 23rd. This event includes a family pancake breakfast, mums and pumpkins sale, build your own scarecrow, fun, games, and much, much more!  See flyer here. We need all hands on deck for this new event. If you would like to help organize the day, please email the PTO at

Science Explorers 

Science Explorers After-School Science Clubs for students in grades 1-5 will be held at Unionville Elementary Monday or Thursday afternoons from 3:45pm to 4:45pm beginning September 25th. See flyer below for more details.

Science Explorers Flyer 

 Gold-star-clipart-2.jpgSave the Date EventsGold-star-clipart-2.jpg

-PTO Meeting - 09/15/17

-First Annual UE Fall Festival - 09/23/17

-Direct Donation Request Form Due (Phase II) - 09/30/17

-Unionville Community Fair - 10/6/17-10/8/17


Gold-star-clipart-2.jpgThis Week's HighlightsGold-star-clipart-2.jpg

-West Chester Studio for Performing Arts Fall Classes

-Girls on the Run at Chadds Ford and Pocopson

-STRIDE at Pocopson

-Unionville Mattress Fundraiser

For more listings and details, check out The Community Bulletin Board


1775 West Doe Run Road, Kennett Square, PA
(610) 347-1700

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