Tuesday, January 5, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 1/5/2016


UHS PTO eNews 
January 5, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
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
28 - 29  National German Exam
3    UHS Course Selection night
4 - 5  UHS Hosts District Chorus
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


Ice Hockey
This Thursday, January 7th, the Unionville Ice Hockey Club is hosting a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night at the store in Concordville. UIHC will receive 15% of receipt sales when our organization name is mentioned to the cashier in either the store or drive thru! No one feels like cooking on Thursdays so come for dinner between after school activities, practice and running around. Remember, all you need to do is mention Unionville Ice Hockey to the cashier. Enjoy!
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

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
www.ucfedfoundation.org for complete details.
If you have specific questions, please contact ucfedfoundation@gmail.com
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
Regina Turner rmturner@vet.upenn.edu
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 www.uhsbooksale.org.  Questions? Contact UHSbooksale@gmail.com.
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 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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