UEPTO Executive Board

Kristen Young

Vice- President
Tara Mangano

Ed Oexner

Director Of Assemblies
Linda Brown

Director Of Committees
Delfina Castro

Director Of Enrichment 
Christine Gregori

Director Of Communications
Sharon Buck

Director Of Website 
Sunanda Arora

Recording Secretary
Kate Tomasco

Director of Homeroom Parents
Heather Biddle

Board Member at Large
Delfina Castro

Contact Board Members:

PTO Committee Chairs

December 2017


-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

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

PTO Links


December PTO Letter

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling? I know the children can. Among all the hustle and bustle, we hope you are enjoying those little moments with your children. Remember, it's the most wonderful time of the year! 

We want to thank all of the volunteers! You are like little elves making it all happen. Next time you are at the school, please take note of all the beautiful decorations making UES really shine. A special THANK YOU to Aimee Gallatig for making UES festive, merry, and bright.

Coming up: 

12/7/2017 - 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Elves’ Craft Workshop - a fun event for kids to create and share the holiday spirit. Elf Sharon Buck has been working hard to organize this memorable event. 

12/7/2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm & 12/9/2017 - 10am - 12pm
Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Parents bring your children to shop for loved ones. Holiday Shop gifts from your children are treasures you will love forever. I still wear my very large #1 Mom necklace from my now 8th grader. Parents can wait in the library while the students shop. On Saturday, we will have donuts and coffee for sale. Elf Kristen Young has been working to get this organized and ready. 

12/13/2017 - K-3 Holiday Concert 9:30am and 1:45pm
12/19/2017 - 4th and 5th Grade Concert 1:45pm
If you can’t attend the concerts, you can watch the live stream. See the UES website for more information. 

From all of the UES PTO to all of you and your families, we wish you a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!. 



 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 flyer, the registration sign-up, and donation Sign Up Genius below. You can also contact Committee Chairs - Micki Tilley (micki.tilley@gmail.comor Jackie Knight (jackieknight809@gmail.com).


MLK Day of Service Registration Sign-Up


MLK Day of Service Donation Sign-Up Genius


Reading Olympics Registration - 4th and 5th Grades


Reading Olympics registration has begun for students in Grades 4 & 5.  Registration closes Dec. 22nd.  For more information, contact Mrs. Langdon or visit here

Elves' Craft Workshop Thank You

Wow! What a wonderful event! I just wanted to say a big "Thank You" to all who helped with the Elves' Workshop this year. The students had a great time and worked on some creative projects. I appreciate each and every person who volunteered their time and helped make this a special UE memory. It was a fantastic way to celebrate the holidays! 


Sharon Buck


Penguin Patch Holiday Shop Thank You


Thank you to all who helped with the Penguin Patch Holiday Shop this past week and weekend. The student shoppers had a blast purchasing special treats and gifts for their loved ones. It was so nice to see such true holiday spirit shining at UE! What a nice way to celebrate this season of giving!


Kristen Young


UHS Mini-Thon Committee's Holiday Babysitting Night


The UHS Mini-Thon Committee raises money for Four Diamonds, an organization that helps conquer childhood cancer. On Saturday, December 16th from 5-10pm at UHS, they will be hosting a holiday babysitting night open to all elementary school students. The night includes gym games, crafts, movies, pizza, and more! The cost is $25 for one child, $40 for two children, and $50 for three or more children. To sign up or ask questions, please send an email to elizawilks01@gmail.com. Be sure to provide emergency contact information and allergy information. 

Click on flyer here!


Screenagers Film Viewing Night


Avon Grove School District has invited UCFSD families to a private viewing of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age on December 19, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Jennersville YMCA in West Grove, PA. You can register here. **Not recommended for children under 10**   


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.

Box Tops for Education

The holidays are just around the corner and what better way to collect box tops than to ask friends and family to join in the collection for our school? If you have any loose box tops put them in a ziplock bag before bringing them in, or take an extra collection sheet found at both box tops mailboxes in the lobbies. Thanks for you continued support!! Any questions reach out to Emily Baroni at embaroni@gmail.com.

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 (megcromer@hotmail.com) ASAP, and she will send them home with your child when the gift card arrives. 

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 – December 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. (Elves' Workshop, Penguin Patch, Class Parties, Winter Concerts) 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 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 www.scienceexplorers.com 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 programs@scienceexplorers.com or call our office

at 610.816.5047 with any questions.

Science Explorers Flyer 


 Community Events

New Rules for Volunteer Clearances - new rules go into effect July 2016.  Please see these two documents for additional information:

Want to get involved?

Do you have questions, concerns, or news?

CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net



Ongoing Student Activities:

-Girls on the Run at Chadds Ford and Pocopson

-Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Volunteer Work Day and Fall Programs

-Unionville Community Fair Pageant Pancake Fundraiser

-Unionville Community Fair Queen & Princess Registration

-Unionville Mattress Fundraiser


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

a service club for grades 3-5. Help make a difference.  

Enrichment Programs: (programs are offered before 
and after school)


Science Explorers
Foreign Language
Drawing Classes

Please let us know
what other activities you would like to see!

Other ways to support Unionville Elementary:

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