Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Date Correction UHS PTO eNews 1/13/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
January 13, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
18    No School - MLK Day of Service
20    PTO Meeting 9am LGI
23    UHS - Used Book Sale Neighborhood Book Pick Up
25    Half Day School
28 - 29  National German Exam

3    UHS Course Selection night
4 - 5  UHS Hosts District Chorus
6      PTO Practice test Date
6      UCFEF Annual Golden Gala
15    No School 
18   UHS College night
19   UHS Jazz Along the Brandywine
26 - 27 UHS- Used book Sale
27  UHS Speech and Debate Tourney


Take advantage of this PTO offering to prepare to take an Official New SAT or ACT 

ATTENTION: All juniors this especially affects you this year and anyone taking the SAT
There are changes to the SAT that affects all students this Spring taking the March SAT and future SATs. 
BE INFORMED on these changes so you can maximize your scores.

**Important Note:  University requirements for admission this year are changing as each university responds to changes this year with standardized tests.
 Each university has unique requirements, so know those requirements so you choose the correct standardized testing options when registering.

Registration information with FAQs are available:
At the UHS website PTO Webpage link here:
Registration forms are available in the school office
Registration deadline is February 3rd

MLK Food Drive
Join Us! UCFSD is proud to be participating in the 8th annual MLK Food Drive for the benefit of the Kennett Food Cupboard.
Participation is easy.  Send/bring non-perishable food items, toiletries or paper goods in to any of our schools between now and Friday, January 15th, 2016,
or deliver them to UHS on MLK Day, Monday, January 18th,  between 9 a.m. and noon. (drop off is LGI/Cafeteria side of building)  We are trying to beat our record of just
over 6 tons of donations in 2016 from all over our community! Please consider items high in nutrition and check expiration dates on donated items. Thank you!

Register with AmazonSmile and UCFSD Will Get 5%!

If you shop on, please register with AmazonSmile and designate the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District as your charity and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% from your eligible purchases to the school district (funds will be distributed equally among participating schools in the district). AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our schools every time you shop, at no cost to you.

To register, go to: and enter Unionville-Chadds Ford School District as your charity in the "or pick your own charity" search box. FYI, you use the same account and sign in information on both and AmazonSmile. After you register, you don't need to do anything else – the donations are automatic. Thank you!
Any questions? Contact Passive Fundraising Chair Gretchen Parisi at or 610/444-2902.

It is time to start thinking about Spring Softball!
We are very excited about the 2016 season as we are making some improvements to our 2015 program.
Perhaps the biggest change will be to our age divisions. We have added an age group and we will now follow the standard age groups used in most softball programs. So we will have PeeWees, 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U programs. This change will ensure that players have the best ability to grow and play at their skill level.

We are also excited to have a 16U team that will be led by Mark Royer. We are finalizing plans now that will ensure that our 16U girls will have a full season of games with other programs in the area.

Another change will be in our 10U and 12U schedules. We are completing plans that will give the girls to play a much more exciting season. The girls will have the opportunity to play more teams with a few games with some local teams. This means that there will be a few (up to 3) "away" games, however the travel is kept to a minimum and is within 15 miles.

We know that one of the attractions of our program is the local nature of practice and games. By adding up to 3 away games we are giving the girls a much better program because they will get the ability to play a much wider range of teams. The away games will be in the West Chester area. I know girls are going to be very excited!
To encourage you to register now we are offering a $20 discount for registrations completed by
January 15th. The discount will appear on the checkout

Look for more information on our PreSeason clinics soon.

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 along to anyone with athletes who wants fresher smelling equipment

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
UHS PTO Curriculum Council Representatives

UHS Used Book Sale  -- Student Volunteers


There are many ways to help, even if it is only an hour or two.  For more information about volunteering see our website or go directly to the Sign-Up Genius:

The Used Book Sale is the High School's main found raiser.  The money raised is used for Enrichment Projects at the High School.  For a complete list of the type of things supported, see our website  Questions? Contact

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

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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