UEPTO Executive Board

President
Meg Cromer

Vice- President
Kristen Young

Treasurer
Ed Oexner

Director Of Assemblies
Linda Brown

Director Of Committees
Jenny Moyer

Director Of Enrichment 
Christine Gregori

Director Of Communications
Kate Tomasco

Director Of Website 
Sunanda Arora

Recording Secretary
Micki Tilley

Director of Homeroom Parents
Heather Biddle

Board Member at Large
Delfina Castro


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PTO Committee Chairs




Calendar
                                         
                                          
FEBRUARY
20          SCHOOL CLOSED
28          ART IN ACTION BEGINS

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FROM THE PTO DESK...


Evening PTO Meeting in March

The next PTO meeting will take place on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to uespto@ucfsd.net so we know whether we have attendance for this meeting.


                            Order Yearbooks by March 10

Yearbook order forms will be going home with students this week and can be downloaded here. Please send in completed forms with cash or check payable to UEPTO in an envelope marked "Yearbook" by March 10.


PTO Board Positions for 2017-18 School Year 

Anyone interested in a UE PTO board position for the 2017/18 school year must e-mail Megan

 Cromer at uespto@ucfsd.net before March 8th. Board positions for consideration are:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (in training)
  • Director of Website
  • Director of Enrichment
  • Director of Homeroom Parents
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Committees
  • Director of Assemblies
  • Members at Large (2)


4th Grade Ice Skating Party

Attention parents of 4th graders, the UCFSD 4th Grade Skating Party will take place on March 12 from 4:00-6:00 at Ice Line in West Chester. This is a great event that brings together all 4th graders from the District for their first time, so join us if you can.

See details here: 4th Grade Skating Party flyer


Please Donate Age-appropriate Magazines
Please donate age-appropriate magazines (i.e., Highlights, Youth Sports Illustrated, National Geographic Jr., Home and Garden, Home Improvement, etc.). We can use as many as you are willing to donate. Deadline: March 17. Please place magazines in bins labeled "Leave Behind Magazines" in the lobby and at the pickup entrance of the school. Thank you in advance for your help!

Parents of 3rd Graders: Book Celebration March 10

The 3rd Grade Book Celebration will take place at UE on Friday, March 10 - beginning promptly after school at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

This year, during the month of February, students will read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl in class with their teachers. The Book Celebration on March 10(for 3rd graders only) will include crafts, games, food and other fun activities all related to the book, plus a special guest who will read the conclusion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

All 3rd grade students participating will need a note to stay after school that day. There is a $10 participation fee which is used to purchase crafts, games, decorations, snacks and the giveaway for all participants. Please send your permission slips and participation fee in by February 17. If you have lost the permission slip sent home, please find one here

We will need parent volunteers to be group leaders, help at craft/game stations, decorate beforehand and clean up afterward. Please click on link below to sign up to volunteer at this fun, 3rd grade only event.

http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c044eafa62ba31-volunteers

We need donations of items to help keep our cost down. Please click on link below to see what you can help provide. All donations should be dropped at the office byFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - unless otherwise indicated on Signup Genius!

http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c044eafa62ba31-donations

Questions - contact Jen Hall at jenhallmomof3@gmail.com.


Art in Action: Volunteers Needed (New Dates!)


Unionville Elementary Art in Action is a parent-run program in coordination with UE’s art teacher, Mrs. McQuillin, that integrates art appreciation and school beautification projects each year. This year we are excited to be exploring the theme of Impressionism and the Effects of Light, focusing on such artists as Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Seurat. This is a wonderful program offering an opportunity for parents to spend time with classes in the art room discussing famous artwork.

The Art in Action program will take place this year from Wednesday, March 1 until Wednesday, March 8. Please see the Sign-Up Genius link below to sign up for specific time slots. No art or art history experience is required. Volunteers may sign up for more than one class. Mrs. McQuillin will meet with all volunteers on Tuesday, February 21 after school at 3:30pm in the Art Room to provide additional support and review all materials. Volunteers will need appropriate clearances. If you have any questions, contact Sharon Buck at mrssharonbuck@gmail.com.


Talent Show Coming Up - Coordinators in Training Needed

This year's Talent Show for 4th and 5th graders will take place Friday, March 31st. Practices will take place Tuesday 3/28, Wednesday 3/29 and Thursday 3/30. Look for more details in early March.

Tara and Kristen will be retiring from managing the Talent Show after this year and are looking for someone to train this March! After many years of fun, fun, fun, we need some fun parents to take the helm! Perk of the job: front row seats for your family to watch the Talent Show :) With questions on the talent show position, e-mail
kristenyoung3@yahoo.com
.




The Great Kindness Challenge

From Wednesday, February 15 to Wednesday, February 22, UES students will be taking part in the Great Kindness Challenge. Over the week, students will be given a list of kind acts and they will see how many they can accomplish. Please help us celebrate kindness over this week!

 

Coaches Needed for Girls on the Run

Unionville Elementary School is hoping to re-establish its Girls on the Run team, which did not participate last fall due to a lack of coaches. The Girls on the Run program is for girls in grades 3-5 who are willing to set a goal and work towards achieving it. The organization's mission is simple: "to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." 


Coaches need not be runners themselves, but rather caring, compassionate individuals who are willing and able to deliver a pre-established curriculum over the course of 12 weeks. Anyone interested in coaching or even just looking for more information can contact Joy Zdebski at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (jzdebski@ymcagbw.org). Registration is scheduled to begin February 6 so don't delay!

Attention Parents Interested in STEM: Maker Space


Mrs. Langdon needs help planning for UES' Maker Space - a space where students can create, explore & discover using a variety of materials. If you would like to serve on the Maker Space Committee, please email her at rlangdon@ucfsd.net. Whether you can only communicate through email or have time to meet during/after school, she could use your ideas. We will be working on a mission and goals, determining materials needed, designing the room and developing fundraising ideas.


UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series

Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club.  The Hitting clinics will be held Jan 14 and 21st from 11 am to 1 pm.

Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health.

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players!

Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below.


https://drive.google.com/file/ d/ 0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/ view?usp=sharing




We need your old sneakers and fitness shoes!

The Green Initiatives Committee of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation is collecting your used sneakers and fitness shoes! 

Please drop off your old sneakers - any size, any condition - to the box in UE's main lobby. Collected shoes from our District will be shipped to Runners Village, Ghana. There they are sold, and the proceeds go to setting up tree farms (fruit trees, trees used for buildings, etc.) in the village. The locals are trained to maintain the farms, creating a perpetual source of income. The unusable shoes (about 20%) go to Nike Grind, where they are ground up and used on playgrounds and for other purposes.

For more information go to www.morefoundationgroup.org



Habitat for Humanity to Host the 14th Annual

Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids

Attention all 5th graders! Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is holding their 14thannual Build a House…Build a Dream contest for kids on March 18 at Church Farm School in Exton. Students work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model dream home out of anything at all. Models are brought to Church Farm School the morning of March 18 for judging by local professionals. Prizes, raffles, food and fun are promised for all who attend. Registration is free and can be found atwww.hfhcc.org/buildahouse2017.


"How to Raise an Adult" Events:

Book Discussion & Author Presentation

Do you want to foster resiliency and self-reliance in your children?
The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents:
“How To Raise An Adult” NY Times bestseller book discussion and Julie Lythcott-Haims author presentation!

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by...

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7:00 p.m. in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additonal information on to you. Thank you!

Link to registration page

Link to "How to Raise an Adult" flyer


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


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Ongoing Student Activities:

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

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

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Chess
Science Explorers
Foreign Language
Drawing Classes
Art/Yoga

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



Other ways to support Unionville Elementary:
  

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