Tuesday, March 8, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 3/8/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
March 8, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
 12       DKMS Donor Registry Drive - Kennett Y
13        "Music can Change the World" Kennett Symphony - WCU
13        UHS Boys' Lacrosse Flapjack fundraiser Applebee's
18        UHS Wall of Honor
19        Annual Red Clay Valley Cleanup

4- 8       UHS Spring Spirit Week 
4            Java with John
9            MiniTHON for Four Diamonds
16          Run for our Sons
21-23    UHS Spring Play
26         UHS Band Concert
28         UHS Choir Concert   

The UHS Boys' Lacrosse Team Flapjack Fundraiser
The UHS Boys' Lacrosse team will be hosting a flapjack breakfast at Applebee's in Kennett
Square this Sunday (3/13) from 8am10am.
Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door!
Price includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage, OJ and coffee.
Come on out and support the team!!
Contact Kathy Garrison at mailto:kathygarrison@me.com for more info.

Think Spring! Save the Date! Patton's Spring CARNIVAL!  Friday, MAY 6th

After Prom is only a a few months away and we need your help.  Please look at the open positions on the Sign Up Genius link below. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cafac22a75-after

We are in need of the following key positions to be filled:

*Program Booklet Creator

We also have open areas for decorating.  Grab a few friends or we can help round up volunteers to decorate one of the areas below.  The general decorating idea is provided below but more specific details can be provided.

Outside Entry - Over sized school supplies, banner, bus  (some props provided)
Concession Stand plus hall to left of gym entrance (toward bathrooms) - Birthday Party
Gym - create road rally race course / for dollies with storage bins attached - Field Day/ Summer Fun 
Cafe LGI - Camp out /Sleep over 
Senior Wall - Graduation 
Room behind Aux Gym - Potential "first date night/ going to the movies"

If you can help with any of the open positions or areas, please email Jen Horne at jen.horne@comcast.net

Community Notices:

Delete Blood Cancer - DKMS Donor Registry Drive - 
13,000 patients are looking for bone marrow or stem cell donors to help give them a second chance at life.  6 out of 10 are currently unable to find a match.  You can be the one to help.  You can register as a potential donor on the National Donor Marrow Registry.  If you match with a patient, you will be contacted to discuss donation of stem cells or bone marrow.  Want to help?
  • Come register as a potential donor at the Kennett Area YMCA (101 Race Street, Kennett Square) on March 12 from 9-2.  Get your cheek swabbed to add you to the list!
  • Registering costs nothing.  But donations are welcome to offset the costs of registering each person ($65).  You can donate here: 
  • Want to donate another way?  Go to the Concord Township Chick-Fil-A (State Farm Rd, Glen Mills) on Monday March 7, 2016 - anytime all day long.  Tell them you are supporting Delete Blood Cancer and 15% of your sale will be donated.  
For questions, contact Christy Pickarcpickar31@comcast.net


Saturday March 19, 2016  8:00 a.m.
For information: Email - jjordan@brandywineredclay.org
Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (610)793-1090
Delaware Nature Society (302)239-2334
Brandywine Red Clay Alliance

Mini Thon

On April 9th, Unionville will host its first annual MiniTHON to raise money for Four Diamonds, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the financial burden that many families with cancer patients face. Four Diamonds also collaborates with hospitals and research centers around the world in search of a cure for pediatric cancer. Our goal is to raise $8,000 this year to send to Four Diamonds. We hope that you will help us in our mission to stamp out pediatric cancer with a donation of any size. Thank you again for your support! 

Click here to donate to Unionville High School's UThon:


Kennett Symphony- Music Can change the world - Annual family concert and Post Concert Instrumental Zoo
This fun, educational, and engaging concert examines the power of music to affect us all. It's the perfect opportunity to ignite your child's imagination and love of classical music. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family! See attached flyer for details Kennett Symphony Presents- Music Can Change the World.pdf 

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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