Wednesday, January 20, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 1/20/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
January 20, 2016

 

Upcoming Important Dates
JANUARY
20 - 25    Mid-terms
20    PTO Meeting 9am LGI
22    Half Day School UHS
23    UHS - Used Book Sale Neighborhood Book Pick Up
25    Half Day School
28 - 29  National German Exam

FEBRUARY
1      After Prom Meeting
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



UHS Used Book Sale  -- 
CHECK our FB, Twitter or website to see IF the weather will impact Neighborhood Collection Day on Sat., Jan. 23rd.

Student Volunteers
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Used Book Sale

There are many ways to help, even if it is only an hour or two.  For more information about volunteering see our website http://uhsbooksale.com/volunteer or go directly to the Sign-Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=t.CustomReport&rID=557563

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 http://uhsbooksale.com/our-event.  Questions? Contact UHSbooksale@gmail.com.

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 www.uhsbooksale.org.  Questions? Contact UHSbooksale@gmail.com.

PTO PRACTICE TESTS February 6th - NEW SAT or ACT

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:  http://uhs.ucfsd.org/ptoindex.html
Registration forms are available in the school office
Registration deadline is February 3rd

After Prom Meeting February 1st
After Prom Meeting to be held Monday February 1st from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the main cafeteria. We have lots to fill you in on!  Many positions are filled but we have some areas we need to fill. Please join us!

Save the Date - UCFEF 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
www.ucfedfoundation.org for complete details.
If you have specific questions, please contact ucfedfoundation@gmail.com

UCFEF sponsored  SAT Bootcamp
You don't have to be a frizzy-haired genius to outsmart the SAT or ACT (though it certainly doesn't hurt). Catalyst's one-weekend SAT, ACT, and New SAT Bootcamps arm students with go-to strategies for every question they'll face on the day of the test so they can march into the test with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.
Catalyst Bootcamps at Unionville High School are coming up!
New SAT
Wednesday, February 17th 4pm-8pm
Saturday February 20th 9am-1pm
See Flyer for details Catalyst SAT and ACT Bootcamp.pdf 

ACT
Call 800.235.0056 to find an ACT Bootcamp near you!

Tuition per Bootcamp is just $175. To enroll, visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056
This Event Is Sponsored By The Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation!


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 m_angelakos@yahoo.com
UHS PTO Curriculum Council Representatives


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 page.
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  www.gtechsport.com, 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
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

Register with AmazonSmile and UCFSD Will Get 5%!

If you shop on Amazon.com, 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: http://smile.amazon.com/ 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 Amazon.com 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 gparisihome@verizon.net or 610/444-2902.

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 https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home 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 gparisihome@verizon.net
 
 

Please send eNews items, questions, or correction to Dawn Heim at uhsupdates@ucfsd.net.  




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