Monday, February 12, 2018

Star News 02/12/17


UES Star News
February 12, 2018

2017-2018 School Year

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

-February PTO Letter

-UE Talent Show 2018

-Third Grade Book Celebration - Save the Date

-Yearbook Photos Request 

-Girl Scouts Info

-The Great Kindness Challenge

-Box Tops for Education

-Author Visit Book Orders

-Patton Middle School Writers Day

-Talent Show Save the Date

-K-2 Reading Night

-UCF Education Foundation Golden Gala

-Yearbook Chair Needed for 2018-2019 School Year

-iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

-School Store Fundraiser

-UE Birthday Book Club

-Remind App

-Science Explorers

-Save the Date Events

-Community Bulletin Board Highlights


From the PTO Desk...

February PTO Letter

Well, how about those EAGLES… Philly Philly… I think the Eagles are the only excitement WE had this winter. Where is the SNOW???  Spring will be here soon. WE have Spring Sportswear coming your way; samples will be in lobby. The start of the“ WE ARE UE” Volunteer Campaign is coming in March. There is a lot to look forward to!


A Special "Thank You" to Bingo Night Chairs Jenny Moyer and Hillary Fordyce and all the extra volunteers and teachers. Bingo Night is a fun UE family night. Thank You to K-2 Reading Night Chairs Aimee Gallatig, Meg Cromer, and Kate Tomasco for a magical evening and one of UE's favorite traditions.


These events cannot happen without all our volunteers. WE understand how busy WE all are...Even if its an hour or a day, WE appreciate your time. “WE ARE UE”




UE Talent Show 2018

Hello 4th and 5th grade students and parents!
The UE Talent show is almost here! This year, it will be held February 23rd at 6:30pm. If you want to be a part of the UE Talent Show, please fill out your talent show forms and send them in ASAP. The deadline for forms to be submitted is February 14th. You can find the form here. The deadline to send in the music for your act is February 16th. Parents, please mention in the form if you will need props for your act. 
Any questions please contact Kelly Washbourne at

Third Grade Book Celebration - Save the Date

Attention ALL 3rd Graders! 

Please save the date for our celebration of the book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"! 

When: Friday, March 16th right after school from 3:40pm - 6pm

*More information to follow!*


Yearbook Photos Request - Please, Please Please Upload Photos for the Yearbook!

The UE Yearbook would love to include some of your photos in this year's yearbook. Our first deadline is approaching! We currently need additional photos from the following classes:

-Mrs. K's PM Kindergarten

-Mrs. Skinner's 2nd grade

-Mr. Barrett's 2nd grade

-Mrs. Ellis' 3rd grade

-Mrs. O'Neill's 4th grade

-Mr. Broomall's 5th grade

-Mrs. Weigand's 5th grade

Please upload your photos to the UE yearbook community library through Lifetouch Yearbooks hereOur school's access code is WWJAAJ. If you have a few photos and the upload is not working, please email pictures to Sharon Buck at (Lifetouch has stated that their online photo application is not always compatible with mobile devices. It is recommended to upload or email photos to your computer first and then upload to Lifetouch.) Thank you!

Girl Scouts Information

Calling all G.I.R.L.s!! If your girl is, or wants to be, a Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, or Leader (GIRL), new Girl Scout troops are forming in your school and summer camp spots are open. Contact or text 484-475-4996 to get more information.  GIRLs and adult volunteers wanted. Unleash the adventure!!

The Great Kindness Challenge

The Great Kindness Challenge (GKC) is two weeks dedicated to creating a culture of kindness on campuses nationwide. UE is proudly participating in this proactive, positive kindness initiative from February 5-16.  All students will receive a GKC checklist with kind acts. Please encourage your child to have fun and complete the checklist. You may also like to participate in the Family Edition of this challenge which was sent out via email. 

Box Tops for Education

Send in those Box Tops! Whether they are in baggies or attached to sheets - send in what you have ASAP. Don’t worry if your sheets aren’t completed - any amount helps. Our next deadline is the end of February. Extra collection sheets are found at the Box Tops mailboxes in both front and back lobbies.


Patton Middle School Writers Day

Writers Day 2018 Needs YOU!
Patton Middle School is actively recruiting community members to volunteer an hour of their time for Writers Day 2018: A Writing Conference for Students. They need community members to share how they use writing in their job or for personal enrichment.

As this will be their third year of running Writers Day, they have seen many unique workshops. For example, an engineer has led students through a real-life dilemma which needed to be communicated through writing. Food bloggers have shared how they approach their work. Law enforcement officials have shown students how they write reports. The possibilities are endless! They would love everyone and anyone from journalists and advertising executives to nurses and social media marketers. If you blog, sign up! If you keep a journal, sign up! If you code, or compose music, or tell stories through photography or quilting, sign up! 

Help immerse Patton students in a community of writers.

Volunteers would be committing to leading a small group of students 20-30 in a writing activity from 8:15-9:15 on April 20, 2018. To sign up, please go to the Sign Up Genius page. If you have questions, please email Brian Kelley directly:

Thank you for your consideration!

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. 

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.

School Store Fundraiser
The next round of School Store teacher gift cards and prizes have arrived! Prizes were handed out on Friday, and teacher gift cards will be distributed early this week. If you would like your gift card sent home instead of giving directly to the child's homeroom teacher, please notify Megan Cromer at

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.

UE Birthday Book Club – February 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

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 and is available to students in grades 1-5.

The next club topic, which begins on Feb 26th, is LOOSE IN THE CHEM LAB:

We’ll put the scientific method to the test as we put on our goggles and get elbow deep in chemistry! Discover the secret colors in candy, conduct heat sensitive experiments that change color, make the best bubble solution ever, and mix up a substance that acts like a solid AND a liquid!

Club topics later in the school year include 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

-PTO Meeting - 02/16/18

-UE Talent Show - 02/23/18

-Third Grade Book Celebration - 03/16/18

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

-UPENN Splash Weekend Extravaganza

-Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Wildlife Lecture and Winter Hike

-Patton Middle School Production of The Little Mermaid

-KAU Little League Registration

-Habitat for Humanity Build a House Contest

-URA Baseball and Softball Registration

-SCCSA Spring Soccer Registration

-SCCSA Little Dragons Registration

-SCCSA Talent I.D. Clinic

-UHS Used Book Sale

-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
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