Wednesday, December 16, 2015

UHS PTO eNews 12/16/2015





UHS PTO eNews 
December 16, 2015


Upcoming Important Dates
16      UHS Winter Choral Concert
17    Pocopson Choir live with Cartoon Christmas Trio
17   Substitute Teacher Service presentation UCFSD District office 10am - 12pm
17  Last day for UCFSD Warm coat, hat and mitten collection
18    Kids Listen Free - Chesco Pops UHS
18    United for Her - Ice Hockey Club event @ Iceline
24 - Jan 1  No School - Winter Break
1     No School - New Year's Day
6    UHS Financial Aid Night 7pm 
18    No School - MLK Day of Service
20    PTO Meeting 9am LGI
23    SAT Testing Date
23    UHS - Used Book Sale Neighborhood Book Pick Up
25    Half Day School


Pocopson 5th Grade Chorus- performing live with the "Cartoon Christmas Trio"

Members of the Pocopson 5th Grade Chorus will be performing live with the "Cartoon Christmas Trio" on Thursday evening December 17th at 6:30pm. The performance will take place at the Ballroom at Westside (in West Chester). Proceeds will benefit the new Uptown Theatre in West Chester.Doors open at 6:00pm for cocktails and socializing. Concert will begin at 6:30pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Please indicate on your order form if you'd be interested in purchasing food. Tickets are $15 if purchased in advance online or $20 at the door. Tickets: See attachment for details Members of the Pocopson 5th Grade Chorus will be Performing Live.pdf 

Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser
Support the UHS Boys Lacrosse team and eliminate odors from sports equipment and apparel with one click! We have an ongoing fundraiser with GTech Sport that has a line of products to use on any sports
equipment and clothing to eliminate bacteria, mold, mildew and smell that permeates athletic gear. Just visit their webstore at , enter our unique code ' UHS' at checkout, and the team gets a 20%
donation of all sales from GTech Sport. Pass this is along to anyone with athletes who wants fresher smelling equipment!
Kids Listen Free to the Pops!
Friday, December 18th @ 7:00 PM
Unionville High School Auditorium
Join Maestro Joseph Gehring and the Chesco Pops Orchestra for its 2015 holiday performance, 'Holiday Pops'.
Save the Date - Annual Golden Gala
Saturday, February 6, 2016 
Join us as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!
Please join us for a fun filled night as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation.  Hosted at the Gables of Chadds Ford, the night will include Hors D'oeuvres, dancing, cocktails, silent auction and fun.  This event sold out last year - so stay tuned for tickets.  Visit for complete details.
If you have specific questions, please contact
Parental Input on UHS Curricula Requested
As part of the normal curriculum cycle, several curricula come up for review each year and the administration requests input from parents, students and faculty on each area's strengths and weaknesses. This year, there are 4 curricula being reviewed:
Please reference the course selection guide: Course Selection Guide
∙ The AT Program
∙ Health and Physical Education
∙ Social Studies
∙ School Counseling
As your UHS PTO Curriculum Council representatives, we are asking for your input on five essential questions for each area (see below). Any responses will be compiled and forwarded to the school administration prior to the next curriculum council meeting. Please provide your input through the following link:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us.
Matina Avgousti
Regina Turner
UHS PTO Curriculum Council Representatives

UHS Used Book Sale  -- Student Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunity for Students! Need volunteer hours? 
Neighborhood Book Collection is Saturday, January 23, 2016
Drivers needed. Sign up sheet and route information in the Main Office.
 First come, first serve.  
UHS Used Book Sale  --  SAVE THE DATE!  February 26 & 27, 2016
Save Your Books!!  
  - Neighborhood Collection Day: Saturday, January 23, 2016
  - Collection at all UCFSD School Buildings: January 25-February 19, 2016
Save Your Bags!!
Shopping this month? Please save your sturdy handled bags for the UHS PTO Used Book Sale. You can drop them off along with your books.
Help us celebrate 20 years of Book Sales! Like us on Facebook.  For more information see our website  Questions? Contact
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is Looking for Substitutes
We are trying to increase our pool of substitutes for both teachers and support staff. See Attached flyer for details.  Substitutes UCFSD.pdf 
The Substitute Teacher Service (STS) will be at UCF District Office, 740 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  
STS will be available to answer questions and/or assist with the enrollment process at that time.  If your not sure about becoming a sub and have questions, stop by to get additional information.  
Please email Mary Garvey, Human Resources Coordinator, at if you plan to attend.  
Toys for Tots 
The UHS Technology and Engineering Department is again collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. Toys will be donated to Toys for Tots in time for the holidays. Toys can be dropped off in thec ollection box in the UHS lobby or in any Technology and Engineering classroom. Thanks for your support.
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!
Brandywine Ballet presents The Nutcracker
Now - Dec 20 See flyer for details  Brandywine Ballet Presents The Nutcracker.pdf 
Unionville Ice Hockey Club
Come Support a Great Organization…
                                                               and 3 great teams! games on Friday, December 18 at Iceline Quad Rinks in West Chester.
The Varsity (6:00pm), Girls (7:45pm) and JV (9:30pm) teams will play 3 league games to support Unite for Her (UFH), a non-profit organization that provides educational and restorative breast cancer programs for women and girls. Monies collected will benefit UFH.
Fundraising efforts will include:
·      Player dry-fit tees for game day/pre-game warm-ups
·      A bake sale on Thursday, December 17 during all three lunches at UHS
·      UFH pink tee-shirts will be sold during the bake sale, at school the week of the games and at Iceline the night of the games for a PINK-OUT!
·      "Chuck-a-Puck" contests during each of the three games. (Pucks will cost $2 each or 3 for $5. Toss your pucks onto the ice during the 2nd intermission. The person whose puck lands closest to center ice wins 50% of the raffle proceeds.)
·      The ICHSL will donate $1 for every ticket sold on game night
·      Individual contributions can be made the night of the game (checks payable to Unite for Her)
Great hockey, great cause, great fun!
For additional information, contact Sue Lenkaitis @ 610-570-1112
URA Baseball registration
Registration opens January 5th for URA Baseball. See flyer for details Registration Announcement--URA.pdf 
KAU Baseball registration
Registration is open for KAU Baseball. See flyer for details KAU Baseball 2016 Registration.pdf 
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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