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March 2018
-5th Grade Oldies Dance - 03/09/18
-4th Grade Skating Party - 03/11/18
-Third Grade Book Celebration - 03/16/18
-Evening PTO Meeting - 04/11/18

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Welcome to the UES PTO

As parents we contribute to make life in school better through assemblies, fun events, enrichment programs , language programs and other after school activities.Please support your school community by helping out. See more information and Sign Up Genius below in the PTO letter!

Please consider volunteering. Volunteers Sign Up Genius

Want to get involved?
Do you have questions, concerns, or news?
CONTACT US AT: uespto@ucfsd.net



FROM THE PTO DESK...

March PTO Meeting

Our next PTO meeting will be held this Friday, March 16th at 9:30am in the SGI. We would love to see you there! Please come to find out more about this year's enrichment program, volunteer campaign, and more!

"We Need YOU in UE" Volunteer Campaign

March is our Volunteers Awareness Month. No volunteers means less opportunities for our kids.

We need volunteers to help with several events this year and we are also currently planning PTO activities for next year. Without volunteers, many of these special events will have to be canceled.

PTO Meeting Minutes

Monthly PTO Letters

March PTO Letter

Spring is in the air! Spring Break is just a few weeks away and then "BAM!," the school year is over!

WE ARE UE &
WE NEED YOU IN UE

Have you noticed all the posters and banners at the entrance-way and pick-up area? The PTO has officially kicked off their first annual volunteer campaign! The PTO is already planning for the 2018/2019 school year. Our school has so many wonderful events for our students. We would like to keep these events and that is whyWE NEED YOU IN UE. Any amount of time is a help and greatly appreciated. See Sign Up Genius below for ways to help out this year. We will be posting another Sign Up Genius this month asking for volunteers to help for next year.
Volunteers Sign Up Genius

A special thank you to Kelly Washbourne, Sunanda Arora, and all our parent volunteers and teachers for an amazing talent show night. Without all of you, this event couldn’t happen. THANK YOU!

Evening PTO Meeting in April

We will be having an evening PTO Meeting in April that will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, April 11th in the SGI. Please RSVP to uespto@ucfsd.net so we have an idea of how many people will be in attendance. We expect more people to attend this event since it is our only evening meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We will be discussing our "We Need YOU in UE" volunteer campaign, PTO Enrichment details, spring events, and more! Please join us!

PTO Board Positions for 2018-19 School Year
Anyone interested in a UE PTO board position for the 2018/19 school year must e-mail Kristen Young at uespto@ucfsd.net before March 9th. Board positions for consideration are:

Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Director of Website
Director of Enrichment
Director of Homeroom Parents
Director of Communications
Director of Committees
Director of Assemblies

Members at Large (2)

Early Bird PE

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders!

Looking for a fun way to get your brain ready for school? Early Bird PE will be held on
Wednesdays & Fridays from April 4th - April 27th from 8:00 am - 8:40 am.
Cost: $45 **limited space available**

During Early Bird PE students will:

-Learn the importance of exercise before school
-Play a variety of activities with HR Monitors
-Learn about a healthy breakfast
-Eat a healthy breakfast on April 11, 18, & 25

Please complete the registration form at the right and send a check made payable to: UEPTO. Send check to school, attention: Mr. D'Esposito. A confirmation email will be sent to the provided address once the check is received. Click here for a printable registration form, return with check. For more information and an online registration form, go here.

Girls on the Run

Girls On The Run is now at Unionville Elementary! Registration is going on now! Practices areMonday and Thursday right after school from 3:45pm until 5:15pm. Practice starts March 12th! Please visit www.ymcagbw.org/gotr for more information and see registration flyer below!

See Registration Flyer Here!

Hershey Park Tickets

Get your discounted Hershey Park tickets and earn money for UE's PTO! Save 55% off the regular admission by ordering your tickets now to be used any day during the summer season. Order must be placed by March 23rd to take advantage of these prices. Forms will be sent home with the kids, or you can access the Order form here.

STEM Crew

Attention 4th and 5th graders! Stem Crew Session 3 will be starting soon! This session will run on Wednesdays starting April 4th until April 25th. Stem Crew meets after school with Mr. Barrett, Mr. Duggan, and Mrs. Langdon until 5:oopm. For more information, visit https://goo.gl/rrL22S. Please register by March 22nd.

5th Grade Oldies Dance - New Date

Due to inclement weather last week, this year's 5th Grade Oldies Dance will be held this Friday, March 9th.

4th Grade Skating Party -
Save the Date

Attention ALL 4th Graders!

Please save the date for our ice skating party.

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Ice Line Skating Rink, West Chester, PA

**Please see flyers that came home last week!**

Third Grade Book Celebration - Volunteers Needed

It's time for the 3rd Grade Book Celebration of Charlie And the Chocolate Factory!

When: After school on Friday, March 16th from 3:40pm-6:00pm

Permission forms have gone out; please get them back as soon as possible.

Parent volunteers needed; please see sign up below!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4eaaaa2da7fe3-3rdgrade/18590062


2018 Yearbook Orders

It's that time of year again! Be sure to order your yearbook! This year's yearbook theme is "Create Your Story - Color Your World - Shape Your Future." Yearbook order forms will be sent home this week. You can also find the form below. The order deadline for this year's yearbook is March 20, 2018. Please detach the bottom portion of the form, complete, and return with cash or check payable to UEPTO in an envelope marked "Yearbook." A soft cover yearbook is $22 and a hard cover yearbook is $34.

Yearbook Photos Request - Upcoming Events Only!

The UE Yearbook is almost complete! We no longer need photos from earlier in the school year. Those pages have already been submitted to the publisher.

We will be needing photos of the following upcoming events:

-Third Grade Book Celebration

-5th Grade Oldies Dance

-4th Grade Skating Party

If you attend the above events, please snap a few photos and send them our way for the yearbook. You can upload your photos to the UE yearbook community library through Lifetouch Yearbooks here. Our 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 mrssharonbuck@gmail.com. (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!

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: bkelley@ucfsd.net.

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 megcromer@hotmail.com.

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 – March 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.

Community Events

  • -Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Wildlife Lecture and Winter Hike
  • -Patton Middle School Production of The Little Mermaid
  • -Unionville Girls Ice Hockey Clinic
  • -UHS Lacrosse Flapjack Fundraiser
  • -Patton Night at UHS Boys Basketball Game
  • -KAU Little League Registration
  • -Community Camp Fair at Tower Hill School
  • -URA Baseball Registration
  • -SCCSA Spring Soccer Registration
  • -UHS Used Book Sale
  • -UHS Hitting, Pitching, and Catching Winter Clinic
  • -Unionville Boys Baseball Used Sports Equipment Sale
  • -YMCA Swim Lessons
  • -Girl Scouts Information

Volunteer Clearances

Volunteer

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District encourages parent and community volunteerism in our schools and district. We have very active Parent-Teacher Organizations in each school which provide tremendous support to our schools and students. We are very appreciative of the countless hours and effort our volunteers put in to help our students and programs.


Clearances are required to volunteer:
  • Has regular and repeated contact with students or
  • Is responsible for the care, supervision, guidance, or control of students.
Examples of volunteer roles requiring clearances:
  • field trip chaperones
  • homeroom parents
  • library aides
  • tutors
  • individuals who volunteer to serve on the coaching staff of an athletic team
  • volunteer athletic trainers or equipment managers
  • choreographers
  • musicians and other individuals who provide instruction to students in marching band or the school musical
Clearances are good for 5 years at which time they need to be renewed.
Questions about volunteer requirements should be directed to your school office.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS WHEN CLEARANCE IS NOT REQUIRED

  1. Print and sign the UCF Volunteer Agreement (916-AR-2)
  2. Bring your completed form to the school office


INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS WHEN CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED - PA RESIDENT FOR 10 CONTINUOUS YEARS

  1. Print and sign the UCF Volunteer Agreement (916-AR-2)
  2. Obtain your PA State Police Criminal Report - Click here to go to the PA "PATCH" Portal and print report
  3. Obtain your PA Child Abuse History Clearance - Click here to go to the PA Child Welfare Portal. A report will be mailed to you.
  4. Print and sign the PA Resident Waive (916-!R-3)
  5. Bring your completed forms to the school office


INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS WHEN CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED - PA RESIDENT FOR LESS THAN 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

  1. Print and sign the UCF Volunteer Agreement (916-AR-2)
  2. Obtain your PA State Police Criminal Report - Click here to go to the PA "PATCH" Portal and print report
  3. Obtain your PA Child Abuse History Clearance - Click here to go to the PA Child Welfare Portal. A report will be mailed to you.
  4. Obtain a FBI Criminal History Report - Click here to go to the Cogent Systems Fingerprinting Online System. You will need to register and make an appointment at a nearby service center. Your clearance will me mailed to you.
  5. Bring your completed forms to the school office

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)

Code: WWJAAJ

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: