Sunday, September 10, 2017

Star News 09/10/17

UES Star News
September 10, 2017

2017-2018 School Year

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

-Fall Festival Pre-Order Ticket Sales and Volunteer Sign-Up

-PTO Direct Donation Program

-PTO Meeting

-Yearbook Photos Request

-Dine and Donate to Help Houston

-Committee Chair Volunteer Opportunities

-Homeroom Parents Needed

-Library Volunteers

-Remind App

-Cow Pie Bingo

-Science Explorers

-Chess Club

-Yoga Before School

-Young Rembrandts Art Classes

-Unionville Community Fair

-UHS Marching Band Mum Sale

-Save the Date Events

-Community Bulletin Board Highlights


From the PTO Desk...

Fall Festival Pre-Order Ticket Sales

UE will be having our first-ever Fall Festival on Saturday, September 23rd. This is our first year hosting a Fall Festival in lieu of the Fall Family Fun Night. Pre-order your tickets ahead of time to ensure children have an opportunity to play all games and visit the petting zoo. Pre-order tickets are $20 per family. (Tickets are $25 per family at the door.) Tickets are expected to sell fast so act now and support UES! See ticket order form hereThis event includes a petting zoo, fun games, mums and pumpkins sale, paint your own pumpkin, and 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 see the Fall Festival Sign-Up Genius link below or email the PTO at
Sign-Up Genius for Fall Festival

Donations Still Being Accepted for 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

PTO Meeting This Friday, September 15th

All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Hope to see you there at 9:00am in the SGI!

Yearbook Photos Request

Do you have some fantastic photos of the first day of school? Did you catch a perfect smile as your little one got on the bus? The UE Yearbook would love to include some of your photos in this year's yearbook. Please upload your photos to the UE yearbook community library through Lifetouch Yearbooks here. Our school's access code is WWJAAJ. 

Dine and Donate to Help Houston
The Funky Waffle is headed to Houston! UCFSD family, the Cawleys, have donated their RV, affectionately called The Funky Waffle, to a Houston family to live in while they rebuild their lives after Hurricane Harvey. Local neighbors and community business owners have donated their time and services to get the RV ready for its journey – now it’s your turn to help.
Sovana Bistro is hosting a “Dine and Donate” fundraiser on Sunday, September 10th, from 4:30pm – 9:00pm to support the cause. Dine in or take out. Just be sure to mention that you’re “dining for The Funky Waffle RV” and 20% of your bill will be donated to The Funky Waffle ‘Houston or Bust’ campaign. To make this fundraiser even tastier, Sovana Bistro will make a matching contribution. To learn more about The Funky Waffle’s journey to Houston, visit this website.


Committee Chair Volunteer Opportunity 
The PTO is looking to fill some chair/co-chair positions for the 2017/18 school year:

Stars For Service - Community Outreach (Assist with community service projects, such as UE garden, brown bag lunch program, etc.)
UE Staff Appreciation Day (Organize teacher and staff luncheon in the spring)
Hospitality / New Family Welcome 
Blue Rock tickets
Curriculum Council (Represent UE at UCFSD Curriculum Council meetings) 

Please check the sign-up. 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. 
Sign-Up Genius for Committee Chairs

Homeroom Parents Needed

Homeroom parents are still needed for a few classes at UE. If you have a child in any of the classes below, please consider volunteering and helping out. It will be greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Skinner (2)
Mrs. Robinson (2)
Mrs. Weigand (2)

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 as soon as possible at

Library Volunteers Needed

The UE Library needs volunteers on Mondays or Wednesdays.  This is a 1 to 2 hour commitment, twice a month. Volunteers are needed to help keep our library organized by re-shelving books, straightening shelves, and helping with special library projects. Email Julie Block at for more information.

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.

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 at with any questions.
Cow Pie Bingo tickets will be sent home the week of September 4th.
Cow Pie Bingo Flyer and Ticket Form


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 


Chess Club at UE

Are you interested in playing chess? Join the Chess Club at UE! The club meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. from September 27-December 6, 2017. All grades and skill levels are welcome. The tuition fee is $135 ($5 discount for online registration). You can register and read FAQs online at If you have any additional questions, email or call 484-228-8457. To pay by check, see registration form below.
Chess Club Form


Yoga Before School

Lynne Filion, a teaching artist and a registered yoga instructor with hours of yoga training and experience, will be holding children's yoga sessions at UE on Tuesday mornings from September 26th to November 21st at 8:00am - 8:45am. The fee is $135 for an 8 week session, yoga mat, and any other necessary materials. For more information, registration, and payment, visit Lynne's website here.

Young Rembrandts Art Classes

Young Rembrandts Fall after-school art classes will be held at UE on Tuesdays from 3:45pm until 4:45pm from September 11th to October 17th. For more details and registration, click here.


Unionville Community Fair 

It's almost here! The Unionville Community Fair is held from September 28-October 8 at the Willowdale Steeplechase property. From livestock shows to local food, live music and a rodeo, cow pie bingo and contests, the annual Unionville Community Fair has it all! This local event, which has been running for more than 90 years, offers many fun family activities--below are just a few. Visit the Unionville Fair website here for more information.

Craft Entries:
Have your kids been getting their artwork and crafts ready? Entries are due October 4th. See the website here for details on when and where to drop off your crafts or harvest items, as well as guidelines and judging information.

Denim and Diamonds Dinner:
Denim & Diamonds will again be held in the Red Exhibit Barn on Thursday evening, October 5th. Put on your denim, add some sparkle, and enjoy a fun evening out. The food is catered by some favorites from past years and some new ones too. All information can be found here.

Lip Sync Contest:
Calling all future performers, the Lip Sync Contest will take place on the main stage of the Fair on Friday 10/6 from 6pm to 8pm--a fun event for all! See details here!

Scarecrow Building Contest:
Come build a scarecrow from scratch! This event will be held Saturday, October 7th, from 10am until 12pm. See here for more information about contest categories and guidelines.


UHS Marching Band Fall Fundraiser – Mum Sale

From now until September 20th, the UHS Marching Band will be taking pre-orders for beautiful mums.  These flowers are being sourced through a local nursery, will be potted just a few days prior to you picking them up at UHS on October 4th, arrive fresh in an 8 inch pot, have an 18 inch flower head, will be hearty and ready to plant if you choose, have a 5 to 6 week bloom time, and add color to your garden for years to come if properly planted and cared for.  Cost is $8/pot payable through PayPal. Please click here to get more details and to order your favorite colors. Thank you for your support. Questions?  Contact Lisa Porter at

 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

-UE Picture Day - 10/11/17

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

-Unionville Community Bike Drive

-West Chester Lightning Girls' Basketball

-West Chester Studio for Performing Arts Fall Classes

-Girls on the Run at Chadds Ford and Pocopson

-STRIDE at Pocopson

-Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Volunteer Work Day and Fall Programs

-Unionville Community Fair Queen & Princess Registration

-Unionville Mattress Fundraiser

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


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