Tuesday, May 17, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 5/17/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
May 17, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
17-18  Keystone Testing
19    UHS Talent Show
26   UHS Senior awards night
27 Last Senior Classroom Day
31   Senior Finals

1- 3  Senior Finals
2    UHS May Play 
5    UHS Baccalaureate
7    UHS Graduation Rehearsal
8    UHS Graduation 11am
15 Last Day of School

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 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 details2016 Slam Dunk Basketball Camp.pdf 

For students entering grades 2-9 in the fall of 2016
June 20-23, 2016 @Unionville High School See Flyer for details 2016 UNIONVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP.pdf 

Community Notices:
Rising Seniors:  There are 2 spaces in the morning and 2 spaces in the afternoon session of our August 8th Synergy Summer Essay Writing Boot Camp week.  This will be the 8th summer UHS teacher Darlene Brigance and her colleagues at Synergy have offered the essay camp. For a complete description, please visit www.synergycollegeconsulting.com and click on the "camp" tab.

UCFEA and Wiggins Shredding Event
Free Shredding event for the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community
May 21st,
Unionville High School(front parking lot)
Community residents may bring up to 4 boxes of documents to be shredded

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


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

Unionville Flag Football Tournament
Registration for the first annual Unionville Flag Football Tournament has begun!
This is a fundraiser for the UHS Boys' Lacrosse team.
When: Saturday, June 4th. Games will begin at 9am on the bus barn fields and will move to the
turf in the afternoon.
$30/team ($25 if you register/pay by May 20th!) Minimum 5, maximum 7 players per team.
Teams can be made up all girls, all boys, or can be coed. Open to all ages 696!
Each player may only play on one team.
Divisions will be decided once registrations are received and will be based on entries received.
Click here to register your team:
Once you have registered and payment has been received, the team captain will receive a link to send out to his/her team to register individually.Contact dibiaggio@comcast.net with any questions.

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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