Tuesday, February 16, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 2/16/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
February 16, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
16   Unionville Rowing Club Parent's meeting 
18   UHS College night
19   UHS Jazz Along the Brandywine
20  UHS Moonlight Madness 3 on 3
24  UHS Track & Field info meeting
26 - 27 UHS- Used book Sale
27  UHS Speech and Debate Tourney
27 UHS Baseball Used Sports equipment collection & Sale

3- 5     UHS Musical SHREK 
7         Java with John
18        UHS Wall of Honor

Unionville Rowing Club's Spring Season Parent's Meeting
Unionville Rowing Club's Spring Season Parent's Meeting
Tuesday, February  16th 7:00pm
UHS Cafeteria

All students interested in rowing this spring and at least one parent from each family should attend this important meeting. We will introduce the coaches and URC board, and collect any completed paperwork. The coaches will go over all the details for our Spring Season and answer any questions you may have.

Please contact unionvillerowing@gmail.com for additional information.

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 Catalyst SAT and ACT Bootcamp.pdf 

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!

3 on 3 Moonlight Madness Basketball Tournament
Saturday February 20 4:30 -10:30 pm UHS Gym

Minding Your Mind- Discussion About Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Bullying

CF Patton MS Auditorium
Tuesday, February 23
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join Minding Your Mind in a discussion for students and parents on mental health education. Topics addressed will include anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, bullying, and the difference between positive and negative coping mechanisms.

Minding Your Mind is a not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens, and young adults, as well as parents, teachers, and school administrators. Our goal is to break the silence and to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. We strive to move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education.

For more information please contact Elaine Anderson at elaineanderson821@gmail.com

UHS Track and Field informational meeting
February 24th - The Spring Track and Field informational meeting for parents and athletes will be held at 7 pm in the UHS cafeteria.  The coaches will discuss the Program and what to expect for the spring season.  A representative from Chester County running store will be on hand to talk about running shoes/spikes.   

Uniform shirts will be available for purchase.  We will also be collecting Activity fees and required forms (PIAA and Concussion consent form).

Contact Diane Juul or Deb Pelegrin at uhs.xc.trackfield@gmail.com with any questions or to get added to our distribution list.

3rd Annual Unionville Baseball Used Sports Equipment Collection & Sale
SALE: SATURDAY FEB. 27, 2016 from 9am-3pm
At CF Patton MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA (760 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348)
Please help by donating your used equipment for any sport. Put your donations by your mailbox on:
COLLECTIONS : SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6th by 8AM (snow date Feb. 20th) OR
For IMMEDIATE PICK UP or QUESTIONS CALL: George Pellegrino: 484-354-0508 or email: pellegrino.george@gmail.com
"Proceeds benefit Unionville High School Baseball"  Baseball Flyer.pdf 

Unionville High School presents: ​​SHREK THE MUSICAL​

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

CF Patton Middle School Cafeteria
Saturday, March 5th at 11am followed by 2pm Matinee at the UHS Auditorium.
$20 per ticket which includes character lunch, preferred matinee seating and small gift items.
Tickets for the Character Lunch are available NOW!

Visit uhs.ucfsd.org/music and click on the GOLD ticket for more information and to purchase your tickets!
Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite ​fairy tale character.
To reserve your lunch/preferred matinee seating
combo ticket: uhs.ucfsd.org/music 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

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! Please register now http://urasoftball.assn.la/Registration/Default.asp?org=urasoftball

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

PTO Fundraisers

Register with AmazonSmile and UCFSD Will Benefit!
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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