Star eNews 10/02
UES PTO 2022
Food Drive to Benefit Kennett Area Community Service!
UCFSD's food drive to benefit the KACS ends tomorrow, Monday, October 3rd. Please send in those non-perishable food items for this special cause!
All four UCFSD elementaries will be participating in a friendly competition for a school-wide popsicle party. Or if we collectively donate 5,000 lbs of food, ALL elementary schools will win a popsicle party!
Last fall, UE alone collected nearly 1,100 lbs of food. We have an opportunity to do some good at a time when it is very much needed.
It's time to shine UE!
Parenting in the Digital Age: Fostering Well-being and Resilience!
The Morgan Stanley Alliance on Children’s Mental Health is hosting
the following virtual event on Tuesday, October 4th, featuring Child Mind Institute Vice President of Research Michael Milham, MD, PhD, and School and Community Programs clinician Allison Dubinksi, LCSW.
Parenting in the Digital Age:
Fostering Well-being and Resilience
October 4, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Families are spending more time on screens than ever — from using social media and news sites to gaming and streaming. How does this behavioral shift impact family dynamics and well-being? How are parents and caregivers adapting strategies for the digital age? And how does their own internet usage ultimately affect their children’s consumption?
We invite you to join us for an expert panel, hosted by the Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health, discussing:
- New research on internet usage and family connectedness
- How to foster digital and mental well-being with your family
- How to mitigate risks and build resilience online
The deadline to register is Monday, October 3, 2022.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Early Bird PE is back!
Starting this week before school on October 6th and 7th, students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of physical activities to get their bodies and brains prepared for their school day.
- Grades Pre 1st - 2nd will meet from 8:00 - 8:40 on Tuesdays & Thursdays October 6 - 27
- Grades 3rd - 5th will meet from 8:00 - 8:40 on Wednesdays & Fridays October 7 - 28
Students who sign up will receive an Early Bird PE t-shirt!
To sign up, visit: https://sites.google.com/ucfsd.net/uespe/early-bird-pe
¡HOLA! SPANISH Language Enrichment Program Start!
The UEPTO is pleased to offer a SPANISH Enrichment Program for three different grade groups - a program that will give your kid(s) a gentle introduction to the Spanish language and its culture. Our wonderful and experienced teachers Ms. Pia von Derbecke and Ms. Pilar Restrepo will be leading classes in the mornings before school from 8:10 to 8:55 a.m starting the second week of October. Please review the attached registration form which includes grade assignments, schedules, and cost for each group before selecting one.
Interested families can also fill out the form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
__________________ Registration Form SPANISH Language___________
Student Name: ____________________________Check or e-payment DATE:______
Homeroom Teacher: ______________________ Grade: _______ GROUP Level:______
Parent/Guardian Name: ______________________________________
Best Contact Phone Number: ______________________
Email Address: _________________________________________________________
Allergy Information: _____________________________________________________
Payment amount _________ Check #__________OR PayPal email: ________________________
Your payment is needed to secure a spot in the class.
When paying by PayPal, please enter OTHER AMOUNT using the link HERE
Put a note “SPANISH” (optional)
Your payment is needed to secure a spot in the class.
Please return the registration form no later than Tuesday, October the 4th.
LAST CHANCE: Unionville Elementary School Library Celebration Book Program!
Sign up for the Celebration Book Program to recognize your child’s birthday or half birthday, an achievement, or “just because”.
By participating in the program your child will be able to select a book from the librarian’s “Celebration Book Collection” of new books and donate it to the library in his/her/their honor. Your child’s name will be inscribed in the book, and will be the first one to check it out of the library to bring home and read.
This program will enable us to expand our library’s collection while celebrating your child for years to come!
If you are interested, please send cash (exact amount) or a check for $15 made out to Unionville Elementary School, care of Mrs. Langdon in the library, no later than Monday, October 3rd, 2022. Mrs Langdon will send home a form for you to select a date to honor your child.
Any Questions? Please contact:
Mrs. Rita Langdon, UES Librarian
610-347-1700 ext 3536
FOCUS to Present a Webinar on Childhood Trauma!
FOCUS proudly presents this year's first webinar for adults in our community on Childhood Trauma by Beth Tyson, MA of Beth Tyson Trauma Consulting on Wednesday, October 12th from 7:00 - 8:30 via Zoom.
Childhood trauma is prevalent in our society. The pandemic, school violence, medical trauma, family separation, bullying, poverty, racism, and political unrest are all examples of potential traumas that we face every day.
For years we’ve believed that something was wrong with us when we suffered from mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. We now know that these involuntary physiological responses typically tie back to traumatic events in a person’s life.
In this workshop on Childhood Trauma, you will be introduced to this concept, and how to begin the healing process.
We hope you join us! Please Share!
Follow us on Twitter: @FOCUScommittee
Excellence in Teaching Award!
Consider nominating an outstanding and innovative teacher at UE, who has made a positive impact through their work and dedication, for this amazing award! Teachers can be nominated by present and former students, parents, administrators, coworkers, school employees, and members of the community. Recipients of the award and their schools each receive $1,000!
Please nominate a teacher you think deserves to be honored!
Nomination deadline is December 16, 2022.
Mr. D'Esposito won the award in 2019!!
Next Open PTO meeting is on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:15 PM!
Please join us for our next Open PTO meeting on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:15 PM.
If you have any questions, ideas, concerns, or compliments, we would love to hear from you!
Email us at email@example.com.
Direct Donation Drive
A simple, no fuss, fundraiser allowing 100% (minus PayPal fees) of your donation to go directly to Unionville Elementary School. The PTO budgets about $100 per student on activities that enrich your child’s educational experience. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Click the link below to make a direct donation via PayPal. Checks are also accepted, made payable to UES PTO, and can be dropped off in the office.