Monday, February 1, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 2/1/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
February 1, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
1      After Prom Meeting 7pm
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


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


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

After Prom Meeting February 1st
After Prom Meeting to be held tonight 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 for complete details.
If you have specific questions, please contact

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!
Wednesday, February 17th 4pm-8pm
Saturday February 20th 9am-1pm
See Flyer for details

Call 800.235.0056 to find an ACT Bootcamp near you!

Tuition per Bootcamp is just $175. To enroll, visit 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!

Unionville High School presents:
March 3-5 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Saturday Matinee 2pm
UHS Auditorium, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Character Lunch with Shrek and the Gang
begins 11am Saturday! CF Patton Middle School Cafeteria
To reserve your lunch/preferred matinee seating
combo ticket: and click on the GOLD ticket.
Show Tickets on sale for $12, beginning Monday, February 15 
Tickets at the door: $14 adults/$12 student and senior citizens

Community Notices:
For other Community related events please go to the eBackpack Community Bulletin Board

PTO Fundraisers

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.

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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