Wednesday, June 1, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 6/1/2016

UHS PTO eNews 
June 1, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates
1- 3  Senior Finals
2    UHS May Play 
5    UHS Baccalaureate
7    UHS Graduation Rehearsal
8    UHS Graduation 11am
10 -15   FINALS
15 Last Day of School

UHS PTO Volunteer Luncheon Cancelled
Due to scheduling conflicts the UHS PTO Luncheon for Thursday June 2 has been cancelled.

 A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered at the After Prom.  The feedback we got from the kids was fantastic and appreciative.   Parents of underclassman, please consider volunteering next year.  After Prom is such an important event for the kids and they really do appreciate it, have a great time and enjoy it as a high school "bucket list" event to check off.    Some may have heard that it it is an overwhelming volunteering effort and in some regards it is- however- many hands make light work.  I heard from many parents who volunteered that they had a good time as well, and it was fun watching the kids enjoying themselves so much.

A huge thank you to you to the key committee chairs for the After Prom.  We appreciate your willingness to play such a large role in its success.

A special thank you to Jen Horne and Jenny Brucker for wearing so many hats for AP and for pulling it together as a whole as well as Carol Apicella for heading up the decorating teams.  Thank you to Sheila Himes for not only heading up food but offering to step in and assist in misc. areas as needed,  and lending your expertise.

Cheryl Smith has been the AP Treasurer for 3(?4???) years and is retiring this year as her youngest graduates.  (We will need to fill her role!)    Thank you Cheryl for so many years of support!

And… speaking of a lot of years of support- thank you to Dawn Talley who again played a key role in After Prom as well as the Cadden's who managed take down.   We couldn't have done it without you- thanks for your many years of service!

Thanks to so many of you who played key roles for the first time- Liz Scargle in Phone A Thon, Denise Avayou in Registration and Car Donation, Lynda Nadin in the program, Mike Maggitti with security, Kim Murray for walkthrough, Petra Gill- Steering Committee, Aparna Peri- Steering Committee, Kelli Siehl with publicity, Sherry Weir- Transportation and Heather Childs for hospitality.

Thanks again to you all and congratulations on a successful After Prom!

Alicia Duncan and Kim Lauder
Co-Presidents UHS PTO

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

Friday, June 10 - Period 1 and Period 2 exams *
Monday, June 13 - Period 3 and  Period 4/5 or 5/6 exams*
Tuesday, June 14 - Period 6/7 or 7/8 and Period 9 exams*
Wednesday, June 15 - Period 10 exam**

* Parents may elect to pick up their student(s) or student(s) may remain in a study hall until 2:18pm if  we receive a parental note indicating the student is staying in the study hall.  Buses will run at 2:18pm; no lunches will be served.

** Parents may elect to pick up their student(s) or student(s) may remain in a study hall until 10:50am if  we receive a parental note indicating the student is staying in the study hall.  Buses will run at 10:50am.

 Exams are 1 hour 25 minutes and run from 7:35-9:00am and 9:10-10:35am


Safety Around Water, May & June
Come and help our instructors teach 2nd-graders the importance of water safety. Choose from the below dates, 1230-230pm:
  • Š  May 24, 25, 26
  • Š  May 31, June 1, June 2
  • Š  June 8, 9, 10
STRIDE / GOTR 5K Race, June 4, 2016, 530am – 1030am
There are many ways you can help on this race day event, located at the West Chester East High School (exact locations vary). Pick a 2-hour slot, starting as early as 530am. Contact Nate Robinson, for more info, or register here:

Golf Tournament, June 13th @ Hartefeld Golf Club, 9am-6pm
We need 5 energetic volunteers for this year's golf tournament in various capacities: check-in, greeters, snack bar or course monitors.

Youth Sports Coaches: Summer Session, June 25 - August 20
Have fun coaching your favorite sport while teaching Y values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility
Sports available (Boys & Girls, from age 3-18): Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball

Apply to the above opportunities online (, or contact Kerianne Barry to learn more:, 610-444-9622, ext. 2338.


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 ( 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

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 details 2016 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:

On Sunday, June 12, join us at the Brandywine Polo Club and enjoy live entertainment, an exciting silent auction, free kids activities and the best tailgating in town as you watch the thundering horses and their agile riders as they play the "Sport of Kings".

Tailgating and festivities begin at 1:30pm, and the match starts at 3pm. Wear your best hat and enter our "Hats Off for Health" Contest. Pack a picnic for tailgating, buy a Beer Garden ticket, or purchase a VIP ticket for entrance into our VIP tent where you will enjoy beverages as well as the culinary delights of Limoncello Restaurant and Cakes & Candies by Mary Ellen. CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

Limited volunteer opportunities are available
to sign up. Volunteers receive a FREE general admission ticket to the event as well as a lunch voucher. Great for high school students looking for volunteer hours! Work for a few hours, then enjoy the festivities. You may also upgrade your general admission ticket for an additional fee by contacting

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


Register with AmazonSmile and UCFSD Will Benefit!
If you shop on, 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: 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 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 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 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

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 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.


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