Monday, November 23, 2015

UHS PTO eNews 11/23/2015

UHS PTO eNews 
November 23, 2015


Upcoming Important Dates
26        No School - Thanksgiving
27       School Closed
10      Winter Instrumental Concert
12       UHS Winter Dance
16      UHS Winter Choral Concert
24 - Jan 1  No School - Winter Break
1     No School - New Year's Day
23    UHS - Neighborhood Book Pick


Auditions - Shrek the Musical
Auditions for Shrek the Musical begin on Monday, 11/30 
For detailed information and to sign up for an audition time slot:

There is a MANDATORY musical parents' meeting on Thursday, 12/3 at 7:00 PM in the LGI.   This is for parents of performers, stage crew and tech crew. 
For more information, please contact Stacy Chidekel: or Karen Belgam:
UHS Used Book Sale  ­­ 20th Anniversary Sale
SAVE THE DATE!​  February 26 & 27, 2016
Neighborhood Collection Day: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Collection at all UCFSD School Buildings: January 25­February 19, 2016
More information coming soon including volunteer opportunities for adults and students. 
Like us on Facebook.  For more information see our website​ ​​.  Questions? Contact​.
Citadel's Heart of Learning
 The nomination period for the 2016 Citadel Heart of Learning Award is now OPEN!
Please take a few moments to nominate a teacher!
 To nominate a Teacher go to:
UHS Ice Hockey Club Holiday Fundraiser
We are excited to announce that this year we are sponsoring a "Holiday Greens Fundraiser" to support the Unionville Ice Hockey Club. Our hope is to raise money to support ice time and league fees moving forward and also to ensure that any child within the Unionville Chadds Ford School District that desires to play the great game of hockey can afford to do so.
In order to do this we need your help! This year the club has decided to keep the fundraiser simple. All sales are processed online via our personalized and secure fundraiser website. There are a number of beautiful items to choose from including holiday wreaths, centerpieces, greens and other accessories. Shipping is
included in the price you see online and you can choose your ship date to ensure you receive the freshest products delivered right to your door. The best part is the club will receive 20% of every purchase made. Just click on the link below to make your purchase!
UCFSD Community Service Warm Coat, hat and mitten collection
UCFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any of the UCF district schools now until Thursday 12/17. Items should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed. New items are also gladly accepted!
Free Prevention Training
FOCUS (Family Outreach Committee of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Schools) is part of the UCFEF and has been committed to provide awareness and educational opportunities for members of our district and community.
We would like to present a free opportunity offered online, until December 31, 2015, through a special grant given to the YMCA branch of Kennett Square. This prevention program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth.
Here is how to register for Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children online training:
- Go to the address bar, type or copy the following:
- Enter all fields and click "login"
- Once you have completed the registration process, a "Thank you" screen will appear. This will also instruct you to disable your pop-up blocker. If you need assistance with this, click the "click here" button for instructions. This can also be found by clicking the following link:
- Now you are on your Personalized Training Center Dashboard
There is no cost to you through November and December 2015 and you may take this online program at your convenience.
Thank you to the YMCA of Kennett Square and the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District for making this opportunity possible.
Please contact Rose Hearn at with any questions.
PTO Fundraisers
Have you registered your Giant and Target cards yet?
FREE Money for Our School – Just a Few Clicks Away
Want to make money for UHS while doing your regular shopping? Both Giant and Target are literally giving money away to those who register their Giant cards and Target cards and designate UHS as their beneficiary school. Please take a minute or two to link your cards with the Giant A+ School Rewards program and the Target Take Charge of Education program. It's so simple and will help support your UHS students! We realize there were some problems signing up for the Giant program during the past few weeks, but the site is back up and running.
Giant A+ School Rewards
Follow instructions for registering your card and enter the School ID: 23978 when prompted to designate UHS as your recipient school. FYI, you will need to have your Giant card number handy when registering.
If you are already registered, you do not need to re-register. The program for this school year begins Oct. 9 – just in time for all of your holiday shopping!
Target Take Charge of Education Program
Link Your Target REDcard to Unionville High School and Target will give UHS 1% of all of your purchases through May 14, 2016. This is the LAST year of the Target program, so let's take full advantage of it!
Just go to and Under "Search for your school," next to the red search box, click on "select by Target School ID," then enter 91509 as the school ID (right near the red search box). UHS should appear, and then you enter your first and last names and REDcard number and hit complete enrollment. It's that easy!
Any questions? Please contact Gretchen Parisi, UHS Passive Fundraising, at 610-444-2902 or

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