Monday, September 28, 2015

UHS PTO eNews 9/28/2015

September 28, 2015

Unionville High School

URA Field Hockey Night
Thursday, October 1st is URA Field Hockey Night!
Come cheer on the UHS Varsity Field Hockey team at the UHS Stadium during the next home night game vs. Great Valley at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 1st. URA players that wear their URA Field Hockey uniform shirt, pinny or t-shirt will get in FREE! (note: admission for night games is $5.00 and children 10 and under are free).
All URA Field Hockey players will be invited on the field before the start of the game and will stand with the UHS team for the playing of the national anthem! 
Attention 7th and 8th grade URA Field Hockey Players - we are looking for six girls to be ball girls for the game. Interested? Email for more information. First come, first served. 
Attached is a flyer with all the details!  UHS Field Hockey - URA Night 10.1.15.pdf 

Unionville Community Fair
"Harvest the Fun"
The 91st Unionville Community Fair will be held on October 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015.
From livestock shows to local food, live music and a rodeo, you can get a first-hand look at agriculture at the annual Unionville Community Fair.

The Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show has the largest display of community agricultural and home products, handcrafts and arts in Chester County Pennsylvania. As a member of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF), the three day event is celebrating 91years. For more information and a Fair schedule visit:

NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education) Presentation
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015 the Chester County NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education) will present a parent / community program from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the UHS auditorium. This program comes to us through the efforts and support of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation and our FOCUS (Family Outreach Committee of Unionville Schools Organization).
See flyer for details.NOPE POSTER.pdf 

Through UCFSD's ongoing efforts to educate our young people about the consequences of drug/alcohol abuse, the NOPE Task Force will be presenting to our 7th and 8th grade students on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, and to all UHS students on October 14, 2015

UNIONVILLE ART GALA 2015 - Volunteer / Organizational Meeting
Celebrating our 40th Year!

Please come to an organizational meeting for the Art Gala on September 30th at 7:00pm in the Teachers Dining Room (access through the main UHS cafeteria).  Find out about how you can help and get involved with this fun and important event! We need volunteers to help in all sorts of ways - a few hours go a long way to make UHS's second largest fundraiser successful!  All welcome -  you do not have to be artistic to be involved! 

  1. The PTO has an URGENT need to fill several volunteer spots.  Most urgent are Steering Committee Chairs for the AFTER PROM (4-5).  This is a team effort and the responsibility is split widely amongst Steering Committee Chairs and sub-committees.  It would be great for a 9th or 10th grade parent to step up so that 11th and 12th grade parents can enjoy their kids prom(and help the kids coordinate the many activities that go into getting ready for the event the week of).  However, any grade parent is welcome!!   Please contact Alicia Duncan at for more information and considering attending the KICK OFF MEETING on OCTOBER 15th at 7pm.
  2. Also needed is a Chair in Training for coordinating PTO sponsored SAT/ACT/PSAT practice tests given twice per year, a Library Volunteer Coordinator  and an Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation School Rep(attend their meetings and report back to the PTO on activities etc…)
SAT Prep at UHS
We will once again be offering SAT prep at UHS. Preparation for the November and December 2015  tests will begin on October 5 and run for five Mondays. All sections of the test will be covered in the class. Cost for ten hours of instruction is $270. 
Info can be found at
Contact Pat Clark at if you have questions. Fall 2015 SAT prep at UHS.pdf 

Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation and the FOCUS committee News
Do you wonder if you are a good parent?
Do you want to make the best decisions for your family?
Do you long to feel more confident in your parenting?
Do you want to connect with your child and have a better relationship?

Join us for a valuable 4-week workshop on Conscious Parenting.
This event is sponsored by the Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation and the FOCUS committee.  It is free and open to all parents in the UCFSD community.
Come to one, come to all ~ please register your attendance.
Tuesdays, October. 6, 13, 20,& 27 2015  // 7:00-8:30 pm
Hillendale Elementary
1850 Hillendale Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
To Register:
Workshops are being led by PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Sue DeCaro and Erin Taylor, MA

Please designate UCFEF in the United Way Campaign
Charitable Giving Campaigns are starting at many local companies and at the United Way of Southern Chester County. Please consider donating specifically to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation. You can designate UCFEF as the recipient of your funds by using our tax ID: 23-2806707.  We directly support projects and programs in all six schools.  Since some companies match employee donations given through workplace campaigns, it's a means to increase the funding to our schools.

Presentation: Promoting Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves
Dr. Sam Goldstein, Neuropsychologist, will be facilitating a presentation for parents at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on Monday, Nov. 2 from 7:00 to 9:00PM.  The topic will be "Promoting Resilience in Our Children and Ourselves."  Parents can register using the following link:  There is no charge to attend.SamGoldsteinFlyer-2.pdf 

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Upcoming Important Dates

30 Unionville Art Gala 2015  Organizational Meeting
 1      College Planning for Juniors, 7 - 8 pm
1       URA Field Hockey Night
2-4    Unionville Community Fair
 3      SAT testing date
 5       SAT Prep at UHS
 7      National Honor Society Induction 7 - 8pm
 9      UHS Homecoming Game
10     UHS Homecoming Dance 
12     No School
14   NOPE Presentation
15     AfterProm Kickoff Meeting 7pm
21     PTO/Enrichments Projects Meeting 9am
22     UHS Flu Clinic
24     ACT Testing Date
29     Photo retake day

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