Sunday, November 12, 2017

Star News 11/12/17

UES Star News
November 12, 2017

2017-2018 School Year

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

-November PTO Letter

-PTO Meeting


-School Store Fundraiser

-Art in Action Thank You

-Elves' Craft Workshop

-Penguin Patch Holiday Shop

-UCFSD Coat Drive

-The Citadel Heart of Learning Award

-UE Birthday Book Club

-Yearbook Photos Request

-Remind App

-Science Explorers

-Save the Date Events

-Community Bulletin Board Highlights


From the PTO Desk...

November PTO Letter

Hello UE community!

Just like that, we are in November!!! Time to start gearing up for the busy season!! As we remind ourselves to try and slow down and enjoy the season, many of us have long to-do lists and wear many hats. The PTO knows how hectic this time of year can be and we just want to THANK YOU for all of the help and support from our many volunteers.

We would like to thank our Committee Chairs this past month: 
Linda Brown, Delfina Castro, and Becky D’Antonio - Book Fair, 
Kate Tomasco -   Breakfast with a Buddy, 
Mallory Ciliberti - Square One Art, 
Amy Iwask - Sports Wear, 
and Mrs. Oldenski and Karen Miller - Veterans Day Celebration.
All of these events are UE traditions and we couldn’t do them without your help. 

The MLK Team has counted the coins from the coin drive. Thank you, Jackie Knight!. Amazingly, UE raised $3,185.97 for our MLK celebration. WOW! UES PROUD!

Our School Store fundraiser has reported over $10,000 in gift cards purchased for our teachers. Thank you, Meg Cromer, for organizing this fundraiser.

Next month, we have a few fun things planned for our students. The Elves’ Craft Workshop will be on Thursday, December 7th and The Penguin Patch Holiday Shop will be opened Thursday, December 7th, Friday, December 8th, and Saturday, December 9th. Both events will be a special way for UE students to get into the holiday spirit. Volunteers are needed. Even a hour of your time is greatly appreciated.

This Friday, November 17th, we have a PTO Meeting at 9:30am in the SGI. All are encouraged to attend.

Mark your calendars for UE’s Christmas concerts. The K-3 concerts will be held on Wednesday, December 13th, at 9:30am and 1:45pm. The 4/5 concert will be held on Tuesday, December 19th, at 1:15pm. 

As we head into the Holiday Season, remember to take some time to make memories and enjoy your loved ones. Also, be sure to bundle up out there and stay warm as the chilly season arrives! 



PTO Meeting

There will be a PTO Meeting held this Friday, November 17th at 9:30am in the SGI. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


UES will be hosting it's first STEM Club session on Wednesdays after school from November 29th until December 20th. This club is open to all 4th and 5th grade students. The first session will be all about drones, including drone safety, real-world applications for drones, coding with drones, and drone challenges. The cost for the club is $55 per student. For more information and registration, please see the links below. 

STEM Club Flyer

STEM Club Registration

School Store Fundraiser

If you have not signed up to participate in our School Store fundraiser, please do as soon as possible.  The program runs all year long, and holiday shopping is the easiest way for us to raise money for the PTO at no expense to you!!! So far we have brought in over $1000 cash for the PTO, and over $11,000 in gift cards for the teachers to use for classroom supplies and resources. 

Gift cards are delivered to the school monthly. A change this year, is that gift cards will be given directly to the child's assigned homeroom teacher, unless otherwise requested. If you would like your gift cards sent home so that you can choose the teacher to receive it (special areas/special education teacher/classroom aides/Dr. Lafferty/support staff) or use it for a holiday gift, please email Megan Cromer ( ASAP, and she will send them home with your child when the gift card arrives. 
Art in Action Thank You
Just wanted to send out a big "Thank You" to all the parents who helped Mrs. McQuillin with the Art in Action art classes. The students' creativity definitely shined and the projects look amazing! The school-wide mural is going to really make a statement in the front hallway! Thanks again for volunteering and supporting UE art!
Sharon Buck

Elves' Craft Workshop
Believe it or not, the holiday season is fast approaching! UE will be hosting its annual Elves' Craft Workshop on Thursday, December 7th from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. At this event, the children have fun making crafts to bring home, give as gifts, or simply show off during the holidays!

The cost for this event is $5 per child. All children attending the event will need to send in a Note to School indicating reason for staying after school, as well as, method of pick-up.

The workshop this year will consist of 4 stations that each child will rotate through: 2 craft stations, 1 puppy pals station, and 1 cardmaking station.

Flyers about this event will be going home with students this week.  You can also see the flyer below for more details. Form and payment is due by Tuesday, November 21st

Elves' Craft Workshop Flyer

Interested in helping out at the Elves' Craft Workshop? Click here for the Sign Up Genius info.

If you have any questions about the Elves' Craft Workshop, please contact Sharon Buck at

Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
The Penguin Patch Holiday shop will be open for shopping for all students and parents during and after the Elves' Craft Workshop on Thursday, December 7th, and also before and after school on Friday, December 8th, as well as on Saturday, December 9th from 10am to 12pm. This shop is a fun way for children to purchase small gifts for family and friends for the holidays. We are currently looking for a chair for this event. It is a fun and easy job. Penguin Patch is a no-risk program; we only pay for what we sell. No payments are due until after the sale is finished. There is no counting inventory. Materials have already shipped to UE and all information about the shop is included. If you are interested in being the Penguin Patch chair and helping out, please contact Kristen Young at

UCFSD Coat Drive
Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the
Annual UCFSD Coat Drive. All sizes and styles, infant through adult are needed.
Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school starting on October 23rd and ending on December 7th. Items should be clean and in good condition. 
New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted.
See flyer here.

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award that recognizes Chester County teachers who show dedication both in and out of the classroom. 

Chester County students, parents, and community members are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty.
To nominate visit the website here

UE Birthday Book Club – November 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

Yearbook Photos Request

The UE Yearbook would love to include some of your photos in this year's yearbook. (Veterans Day, Halloween Parade, Halloween Parties, Field Trips) Please upload your photos to the UE yearbook community library through Lifetouch Yearbooks here. Our school's access code is WWJAAJ. 

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.

Science Explorers 

Science Explorers is an After-School Science Club at Unionville Elementary for Grades 1-5. The next club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Mondays & Thursdays at Unionville Elementary after school from 3:45-4:45pm. The next club topic, which begins on Nov. 13th for the Monday club and Nov. 9th for the Thursday club, is TOYING AROUND WITH SCIENCE. Explore the world of physics and chemistry that exists in toys. We’ll put a spin on some classic favorites and introduce you to some new “totally tubular” toys. Boomerangs, yo-yos, kaleidoscopes and roaring cups are all part of the fun! Club topics later in the school year include Let's Get Electrified, Loose in the Chem Lab, Marine Biology Mania, KaBoom Chemistry and Ready, Set, Summer!! 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 23 students per club so please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Please email or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.

Science Explorers Flyer 

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

-UCFSD Coat Drive - 10/23/17 - 12/7/17

-Picture Re-Take Day - 11/14/17

-PTO Meeting - 11/17/17

-UE Elves Workshop - 12/07/17

-Penguin Patch Holiday Shop - 12/07/17 - 12/09/17

-UES K-3 Concerts for Parents - 12/13/17

-UES 4-5 Concert for Parents - 12/19/17

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-Family Jazz Night

-Unionville Art Gala

-FOCUS Parent Network Meeting: Addiction, Mental Health, and Prevention

-Kennett Symphony Holiday Show

-SCCSA (Southern Chester County Soccer Association) Rec Academy Program

-YMCA Swim Lessons and Winter Basketball

-Unionville Ice Hockey Club Fundraisers

-Girl Scouts Information

-West Chester Lightning Girls' Basketball

-Brandywine Red Clay Fall Programs

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


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