Tuesday, April 26, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 4/26/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
April 26, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
28        UHS Choir Concert   
30         Pocopson Art & Garden Event

3     Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
4     UHS Instrumental Concert
6    Patton Carnival   
7     UCFEF Yard Sale 
9 - 14 Floga Bistro After Prom Fundraiser
9-13 Class of 2017 Senior Photos                                                       
14    UHS PROM & AFTER PROM         
17-18  Keystone Testing
19    UHS Talent Show
26   UHS Senior awards night

UHS Musical Department events
UHS Choral Concert
Music from my iPod II
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 PM
UHS Auditorium

UHS Instrumental Concert
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 PM
UHS Auditorium

Pocopson Elementary School Art & Garden Event is April 30th
Warm weather will be here soon so buy your plants from Art & Garden
where the proceeds go toward planting
seeds for future growth of children.
Pocopson Elementary School Art & Garden Event is April 30th
Many varieties of blooming flowers for planting, as well as potted combination planters
and hanging baskets are available to order! The quality of plants we get from our grower
is fantastic, you won't be disappointed. Plants make wonderful Mother's Day gifts too!
Pocopson's annual Art & Garden event is on Saturday, April 30th. Many volunteers are needed
to help make this event a success. This is a great volunteer opportunity for parents as well as
for middle school and high school students; volunteered time can be used to satisfy community
service requirements. To sign up to volunteer, please visit www.pesartandgarden.org and click
on the volunteer tab. We hope to see you there!

Teacher Appreciation
Let's show our amazing teachers and staff how much we appreciate all that they do with an Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 10:30 am-1pm in the cafeteria LGI.  We need lots of help so please consider donating food to make this event a success.  Please click on the following link to sign up.

All donations may be dropped off Tuesday morning, May 3rd, between 9am and 10:30am, directly to the Cafeteria LGI.  If you need to drop your item off earlier, you may leave it in the Main Office.  If these times are not convenient for you, please contact Jen Horne at jen.horne@comcast.net or Jenny Brucker at jbrucker7501@me.com to make other arrangements.  Food items should serve at least 8-10 people.  Thank you for your contribution!  

Think Spring!  Patton's Spring CARNIVAL!
Friday, MAY 6th Patton Middle School from 2:30-7pm.  See FlyerPoster-2016 copy.pdf 

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Event May 7th in Memory of Karlie Hall
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event on May 7th is to raise money for the Laurel House
In memory of Karlie Hall, a former UHS student and Rugby player who lost her life as a result of dating violence.
Questions, please see Darlene Brigance, UHS Teacher For more information visit:

All Hands On Deck!  After Prom set-up help and movers needed.  Please see the sign-up link below to see how you can help the few days leading up to After Prom.  If you have any questions, please contact Jen Horne at jen.horne@comcast.net or 302-740-0320.  Thank you in advance for your help. 


It's not too late to make a donation to the 2016 UHS After Prom.  The After Prom exists and keeps our children safe solely through community support.  For the After Prom party to be well attended, it must be creative, entertaining, and well-planned.  A quality After Prom experience does not happen without financial cost.  Each year, the After Prom committee spends approximately $50.00 per student attending to ensure that the party will be appealing to keep young adults entertained and safe.                               
For your convenience, you may donate through this link: 

Or, you can send your check payable to "UHS AfterProm" to:
UHS AfterProm
Unionville High School PTO
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Thank you so much for your support!

Floga Bistro at 826 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA 19348 will be donating 20% of all receipts from
MAY 9-MAY 14.

The offer generously applies for dine in or take out or delivery of Lunch or Dinner!!!
This is an easy way to support AFTER PROM and Support a local business supporting the school.
Floga is also generously donating Regular and Gluten Free Pizzas for our After Prom Event on May 14th!
Please go dine and be sure to mention AFTER PROM so we get credit for your meal!!
Menu can be found at: flogabistro.com

UHS Baccalaureate
The UHS Baccalaureate will take place Sunday June 5th at the Willowdale Chapel from 5 - 6.

UCF Community Scholarship Fund
For over 50 years, the Unionville Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund has provided scholarship aid to outstanding graduating seniors at Unionville High School.
The Fund is joint project between all the UCF PTOs as well as the UHS guidance counselors, principal and UCF administration.
Each year, we try to award 7-10 scholarships valued between $700-$1000.
The amount we are able to award varies based on donations received.

We have started our donation campaign and hope that you will consider making a donation.
NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!  To underscore that,  If every family in the district donated $1, we would be able to award 3 scholarships.
We really mean it when we say no donation is too small.
You can have your student drop off the donation to the High School Office in an envelope marked UCF Community Scholarship.
You can send in a dollar, change or if you would like, a check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.

If you would like to mail in your donation, it can be sent to:
UCF Community Scholarship Fund
UHS c/o Linda Miller
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Square PA 19348

THANK YOU in advance for your support!  Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Alicia Duncan (Duncan@wemberly.com)
UCF Scholarship Fund Chair

UHS PTO Volunteer Opportunities for the 2016-2017
The UHS PTO has many wonderful and important programs and events that we run during the school year. We are in need of several UHS PTO Committee Chairs to fill open positions this upcoming school year.

Volunteering is great way to get involved, meet people and enrich the lives of the students at UHS.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the open positions or have questions about what is involved with a particular volunteer opportunity please contact Kim Lauder at kimlauder@verizon.net. No experience is necessary and the current committee chair or an Exec Board member should be able to provide you with guidance so the transition of responsibilities from one person to the next is a smooth one.

Open UHS PTO Committee Chair Positions:        
  • Membership Chairperson – Coordinates the district directory orders/payments, volunteer list and the booster   drive donations         
  • Practice SAT – Coordinates and sets the practice SAT testing sessions at UHS
  • PTO Storage/ Inventory – monitors PTO assets stored in the sheds and controls when / if the assets can be lent out     


UHS Women's Summer Soccer Camp
UHS Boosters has organized a Summer Soccer Camp directed by Unionville Girls Soccer Coach Joe Ratasiewicz.  It will be held the week of July 26th thru July 28th at the Tino Leto Fields in Kennett Square. Registration forms will be made available in May.  Please contact Janice Detweiler (dets6@verizon.net) for more information.

Southern Chester County Soccer Camp
This year the Southern Chester County Soccer Camp directed by Unionville Boys Soccer Coach Rich
Garber will be held the week of July 25th thru July 29th at the Unionville/Patton Middle School Campus.
Brochures can be picked up at the offices of each school of the Unionville School district or downloaded on
line at www.unionvilleboyssoccer.com

Slam Dunk Basketball Camp

The goal of the Slam Dunk Basketball Camp is to provide instruction on a wide range of basketball fundamentals in order to develop a more complete player. To accomplish this, players will rotate through skill stations in the morning and then reinforce those skills in afternoon games. The staff also teaches the importance of hard work and a positive attitude while maintaining a fun environment. See Flyer for detail 2016 Slam Dunk Basketball Camp.pdf 

Community Notices:


Day to day substitute nursing positions at various school buildings in District or attendance on Field Trips as required.
$18.58/hr. - Available Immediately
Clearances required prior to substituting (dated within 12 months of start date):
PA Criminal Record Check – Act 34
Federal Criminal History Record – Act 114
Child Abuse Clearance - Act 151
Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure – Act 168

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

UHS Football team Mulch Fundraiser
It is that time of year again for the UHS Football Team Mulch Fundraiser run by the Quarter Back Club (QBC).  See our 2016 flyer attached. UHS_Football_Mulch_Flyer_2016.pptx 
The QBC, the UHS football booster club has a very solid and committed charter.  This organization's purpose is to build a strong UHS football family, enhance the well-being of our athletes, and fully support the coaching staff. 
Last year, the fundraiser made almost $15,000.  This was accomplished through the participation of 103 player and parent volunteers, spreading 429 yards of mulch achieving a total of 84 hours of community service.


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

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