Tuesday, April 5, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 4/5/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
April 5, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
4 -8    UHS Spring Spirit Week                                                                                                                                          
4 - 16  SCCSA Soccer Tryouts                                                                              
4         Java with John                                                                                           
9         MiniTHON for Four Diamonds         
14       Stop the fighting Parenting workshop Stetson Middle School                                     
15       UHS  Wrestling Dodgeball Tournament                    
16        Run for our Sons                                                                               
21-23   UHS Spring Play
26        UHS Band Concert
28        UHS Choir Concert   
30         Pocopson Art & Garden Event

7    UCFEF Yard Sale 
6    Patton Carnival                                                          
14    UHS PROM          
17-18  Keystone Testing
19    UHS Talent Show
26   UHS Senior awards night

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

After Prom is happening in 6 weeks and we need your help.  Please look at the open positions on the Sign Up Genius link belowhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cafac22a75-after

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


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)
*Gym - create road rally race course / for dollies with storage bins attached - Field Day/ Summer Fun 

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


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 though 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!

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.

The UHS wrestling team hosting a benefit DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
Friday April 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Register by April 11 th Pick up registration forms in the office
$10 per person to play in the tournament
Signup as an individual or get your friends to signup with you as a team
$2 admission fee to watch the tournament
Donations go the UHS Wrestling Booster Club and our winter charity give back to the community.
Snacks available

Synergy Summer Essay Writing Boot Camp
Do you want to get one of the hardest parts of the college admissions process done during the summer?  Then consider participating in the Synergy Summer Essay Writing Boot Camp. This will be the 8th summer UHS teacher Darlene Brigance and her colleagues at Synergy have offered the essay camp, and our students have been wildly successful in the college application process.  The camp includes more than just essay writing.  For a complete description, please visit  www.synergycollegeconsulting.com and click on the "camp" tab. The first two weeks of camp are full, but we have two spaces for students needing extra time and two spaces for students not requiring extra time, in the August 8th week.   Please use the "Contact" page on the Synergy site to inquire about a space for your student. We are also maintaining a wait-list for the first two weeks of camp. http://www.synergycollegeconsulting.com/seminars2.htm

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

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!

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 

Stop the Fighting! Helping Your Kids to Get Along

Parenting Workshop with National Parenting Expert Dr. Laura Markham Thursday April 14th Stetson Middle School see Flyer for details Stop the Fighting! Helping Your Kids to Get Along. Parenting Workshop.pdf 

Community Notices:
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 YMCALast week to register for spring sports!!!! Mention this email and we'll waive the late fee if you register by March 31st. See Flyer for details
Season: April  18 - June 18th
Sports offered: 
  • Basketball, Boys & Girls- ages 3-12
  • Soccer, Boys & Girls- ages 3-12
  • Tennis, Boys & Girls- ages 3-12
  • Volleyball, Boys & Girls- ages 6-18
For more information, please contact the Sports Coordinator, Sean Oakes610-444-9622, ext. 2326 or emailsoakes@ymcagbw.org.

2016-2017 Travel Soccer Tryouts!!
Southern Chester County Soccer Association
Boys & Girls Soccer
Southern Chester County Soccer Association has been promoting youth soccer in Southern Chester County since 1977. The travel club gives kids ages 8 through 16 the opportunity to have fun, form friendships, and learn attributes such as sportsmanship, discipline, cooperation, competition, self-confidence, and teamwork. See Flyer for details. 2016 Southern Chester County Soccer Association Travel Tryouts.pdf 

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

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

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