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Star News 01/07/17

UES Star News
January 7, 2018

2017-2018 School Year

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

-January PTO Letter

-Yearbook Chair Needed for 2018-2019 School Year

-Yearbook Photos Request - Winter Events

-Shoe Donation Boxes Update

-MLK Day of Service: "Blankets for Buddies"

-5th Grade Halftime Dance @ UHS

-iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

-URA Girls' Lacrosse

-School Store Fundraiser

-UE Birthday Book Club

-Remind App

-Science Explorers

-Save the Date Events

-Community Bulletin Board Highlights


From the PTO Desk...


January PTO Newsletter

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!!!

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Holiday and New Year and let’s not forget all these SNOW DAYS…

The PTO has some very important events this month, beginning with the MLK Day of Service on Monday, 1/15/2018. As you may know, our district considers MLK Day a day of service, not a day off. All district schools run a project that day. You may participate in any that are of interest to you and your family. At UE, we will be making blankets for patients at Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children funded by our coin drive earlier this year. This is an amazing event for all our UE Families. 

Please note that we will continue our indirect donation programs of School Store, Amazon Smile, Giant Bonus Card, and BoxTops until the end of the school year. We would appreciate your continued support with these programs that cost you nothing, but provide a significant amount of income for our school. 

Our Next PTO meeting will be held on Friday 1/20/2018. As always, we are looking forward to seeing you. 

Thank you as always for your time and commitment. 


Yearbook Chair Needed for 2018-2019 School Year

Do you enjoy taking photos and creating memories? Do you like to scrapbook or create photo books? Then you might be interested in being the Chair for the UE Yearbook next year. This position is a great way to get to know everyone in the UE community. Lifetouch is the publisher we use and their online tools are easy to use and understand. Additionally, they provide support and training if needed.

If you think you would like to take on this fun, rewarding endeavor, please contact Sharon Buck. Sharon was the Yearbook Chair this year and she will be able to help make the transition for the new Chair an easy one. 


Yearbook Photos Request - Winter Events

The UE Yearbook would love to include some of your photos in this year's yearbook. (Elves' Workshop, Penguin Patch, Class Parties, Winter Concerts) Please upload your photos to the UE yearbook community library through Lifetouch Yearbooks hereOur school's access code is WWJAAJ. 


Shoe Donation Boxes Update

Below is an update on the used shoe donation program: One Million Trees Becomes One Billion Trees. There are large boxes posted in the school/gym lobbies of all of the schools in our district.  This program was started last year and the MORE Foundation is thrilled with our response rate.  Here is what we have returned to date:

Chadds Ford Elementary School - 2 boxes
Charles F. Patton Middle School - 4 boxes
Unionville Elementary - 2 boxes
Unionville High School - 1 box
Hillendale Elementary - 2 boxes
Pocopson Elementary - 2 boxes

Please continue to support this program. Remember this is for USED shoes only.

MLK Day of Service: "Blankets for Buddies"

Join us on Monday, January 15th in the UE Cafeteria from 9:30-11:30 am, when we will be making fleece blankets for children with long term illnesses at A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital. Participating families will be provided with a blanket-making kit so that parents and children can work together to make these special gifts for children who are sick. See this flyerthe registration sign-up, and donation Sign Up Genius below. You can also contact Committee Chairs - Micki Tilley (micki.tilley@gmail.comor Jackie Knight (
The last day to register for this event is 1/11/18 so a final count can be made. Thank you!

5th Grade Halftime Dance @ UHS

Parents and students come enjoy the Girls Varsity Basketball game at 6pm on January 16th at UHS. We need to support and cheer on the 5th Graders while they dance at the halftime show! All UE students will get in for FREE! It will be a show you don’t want to miss!!
iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me. Learn more about Dr Twenge and iGen here. Copies of the book can be found on Amazon. SAVE THE DATE - Dr. Twenge will be visiting UCFSD April 12-13, 2018.


URA Girls' Lacrosse


URA Girls' Lacrosse Registration is now open from November 15th-January 15th.
URA Lacrosse is open to all girls in grades 1st-8th. 
For information and registration visit the website here.

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.

UE Birthday Book Club – January 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

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 at Unionville Elementary after school from 3:45-4:45pm. The next club topic, which begins on Jan 8th, is LET'S GET ELECTRIFIED! Be sure to stay grounded while we make exciting gadgets and explore electricity. Harness electromagnetic energy to run a motor. Build your own signaling buzzer to complete a family science game. Get on the electric superhighway and create your own circuits. Want to think green? Explore alternate energy sources by using hydropower to run a water wheel. Stay current with this exciting adventure, as it’s sure to be electrifying! 

Club topics later in the school year include 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, 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

-MLK Day of Service - 01/15/17

-UES PTO Meeting - 01/19/17

-UES Family Bingo Night - 01/19/17

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

-SCCSA Spring Soccer Registration

-UHS Used Book Sale

-YMCA MLK Day Events

-UHS Hitting, Pitching, and Catching Winter Clinic

-Unionville Boys Baseball Used Sports Equipment Sale

-YMCA Swim Lessons 

-Girl Scouts Information

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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