Wednesday, September 14, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 9/14/2016


September 14, 2016
Upcoming Important Dates
14 Directory deadline
15  Back to School Night
17 PSAT/SAT/ACT Practice Test
18 UHS QB Football Club flapjack fundraiser
20 Injury Prevention/Concussion Presentation
22 Picture Day
22 College Planning at a Glance
24-25 UHS LINK weekend
26  JAVA with John
27 HS Gifted Services/AT Parent Focus Group
28 Financial Aid Night
29 College Road Map for Juniors
30 - Oct 2 Unionville Community Fair
1 - 3  Unionville Community Fair
7  UHS Homecoming Game
8  UHS Homecoming Dance
17 UHS NHS Induction
UHS Football QB Club Flapjack Fundraiser 
Sunday Sept 18 @ Applebee's see flyer for details UHS Football Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast.pdf 

UHS Rugby Club - Prevention/Concussion Presentation

Dr. Luksch from Rothman Institute will do an Injury Prevention/Concussion Presentation will be at UHS Auditorium on September 20th - 6:30PM  See Flyer for detail RI_DrLuksch_Flier.pdf 

After the Bell

Attention Parents: If you have a son or daughter in need of volunteer hours to meet the requirements of the National Honor Society -- or if you yourself enjoy making a difference in the community -- please consider volunteering for AFTER-THE-BELL. ATB is a not-for-profit after school program at Kennett Middle School. They are seeking both high school and adult volunteers for the Fall Cycle, which runs Tuesday - Thursday afternoons, September 27 through November 3. Volunteers are needed for as little as one or two hours per week. It's a great way to earn service hours or just do what you enjoy. They need volunteers to assist with sports programs, art and cooking classes, and many other great activities. Anyone interested in volunteering for AFTER-THE-BELL should contact Kathy Do at Thank you!

Volunteer Clearances- All parents PLEASE READ

The new Pennsylvania law regarding clearances for volunteers is in effect as of July 1, 2016. It is very important that ALL parents visit the webpage set up by the U-CF School District to determine whether or not they need clearances. There is no cost for the PA Child Abuse History Clearance or the PA State Police Criminal Report. If you have lived in PA longer than 10 years, you do not have to get the FBI Background Check, but you must sign a waiver form. If you have lived in PA less than 10 years, you must have an FBI Background Check and there is a charge for that. 
Here is the UCFSD link with all the information
Whether or not you need state mandated clearances, the District requires ALL volunteers to fill out a Volunteer Agreement, which may also be found on the above link. The clearances and volunteer agreement must be filed with the main office at Unionville High School. If you have a child in another school in the district and have filed your papers in that school, please notify the UHS office that you have done so. The PTO will not have access to the content of your clearances.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our children safe and in following this new Pennsylvania Law.
PTO Practice Tests on September 17th: New SAT and ACT without Essay Option

Take advantage of this PTO offering to prepare to take an Official New SAT or ACT. 

Test Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8am (Check-In at 7:30am)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Registration information with FAQs are available on the PTO page of the UHS Website. Please use the following link:

Note: Only the NEW SAT and the ACT practice tests are being offered. These practice tests will no longer include the essay portion as 9 out of 10 universities are no longer using the essay portion to determine admission. 

Important:  Please check with the universities to which you will be applying for admission as the way each university is evaluating applications and standardized tests may have changed with the Collegeboard SAT change. Check school websites or contact their admissions department to understand what is required for admission consideration.


UCFEF partnering with Catalyst Prep for SAT Bootcamp:

Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is confidence-boosting weekend seminar that teaches students strategies for every type of question they're guaranteed to encounter on the new SAT. Selected topics include how to:
  • Shortcut math questions that stump more than 90% of test-takers
  • Spot hidden clues that reveal the main idea in lengthy SAT Reading  passages
  • Avoid the three sneaky ways the SAT's Writing and Language Test tries to trick students
  • Use a proven template to earn perfect scores in reading, analysis, and writing on the new SAT Essay
Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is not a mock test or an infomercial for our services. Students learn proven strategies from experts who earned perfect scores on the new SAT. Participants receive 8 hours of instruction, Catalyst's 300-page SAT Bootcamp book, bonus online instruction, and personalized feedback.
Unionville High School
Wednesday, September 21st from 4pm-8pm and Saturday, September 24th from 9am - 1pm (students attend both days)
Just $175 per student  ($25 comes back to UCFEF for Senior Scholarships).
For more information or to enroll, visit and click the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Friday, September 16th.
This Event Is Sponsored By The Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation!


2016 – 2017 District Directory

This year's directory will be bigger and better than ever.  To increase its usefulness (and maybe save a few trees) we will be providing a PDF version of the directory in addition to the printed version. 
·         The PDF version is free and will be available in PowerSchool in the Parent Portal
·         Printed directories will still be available as in the past for a nominal fee of $8.00
To be listed in the directory provide your contact information online using this link
Directory Information Input Form
To order a printed version of the directory use this link Printed Directory Order Form
·         print and fill out the order form
·         Pay $8.00 cash or check (made out to your local PTO)
·         Send the form and payment to the school office
Use the UHS PTO Membership & Directory Order form that came in the summer mailing.  Send in payment to school or mail to Kim Lauder.
The deadline for filling out the Directory Input Form is Friday, September 9th. The deadline to place a directory order is Wednesday, September 14th.
QUESTIONS -                    
District-Wide Coordinator     Becky Baccellieri  PH: 610-444-2882   
UHS Coordinator   Liz Scargle    PH: 610-347-0194
The Unionville Community Fair Sept.30th, Oct. 1st & 2nd

From livestock shows to local food, live music and a rodeo, you can get a first-hand look at agriculture at the annual Unionville Community Fair.
The Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show has the largest display of community agricultural and home products, handcrafts and arts in Chester County Pennsylvania.Most exhibitors are local residents competing for ribbons and awards as they are judged by PSACF guidelines. 


Fair Entry Day:  Wednesday, 9/28, 2:00-9:00 PM
Denim and Diamonds:  Thursday, 9/29  6:30-10:00 PM
Fair Dates:  Friday, 9/30, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM; Saturday 10/1, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM; Sunday 10/2, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Visit our website at :

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