Wednesday, November 9, 2016

UHS PTO Update 11/9/2016


November 9, 2016


Upcoming Important Dates

10-12   Fall Play Performances
15        PTO Meeting with special speaker 9:15am
16        After Prom KickOff meeting 7:30pm
16        U-Prise Meeting
18-19   Art Gala UHS
23        Lip DUB
5 - 16  Keystone testing
13 UHS Band/Orch. Concert
20 UHS Vocal Winter Concert
Fall Production: Antigone (November 10-11-12 @ 7:00)
This Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, The Unionville High School Players present Antigone, the first Greek tragedy performed on the Unionville High School stage.  This student-driven production includes original music composed and performed by Eric Folmar, choreography by Cameron Cofrancesco, and costumes by Marina Khazana. The music is performed live with Harrison Bass on keyboards, Calvin Collison on bass and Eric Folmar on drumset. Stage managers Megan Belgam and Victoria Vaugh designed and built the set. Curtain is at 7:00 pm each evening. Tickets are available in the Main Office and at the door.
Special Speaker PTO Meeting Added For November 15th at 9:15am
Please join us for a special PTO Meeting with guest speaker, Assistant Superintendent Ken Batchelor on Tuesday, November 15th at 9:15am in the LGI.
Mr. Batchelor will update us on the school start time issue and other district news. If you can't make the school start time presentation on Nov. 7th, this will be a perfect opportunity to get information on this topic! The PTO meeting will also be a great forum to bring your questions about this and other district issues. We hope to see you there!
 After Prom Kick Off Meeting
 Please attend the After Prom Kick Off Meeting on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30 pm in the HS Cafeteria.  For the past 15 years, HS parents have created a wonderland of activities with the goal of keeping kids safe after the prom.  Large portions of Unionville High School will be transformed to create an unforgettable experience for all UHS juniors and seniors regardless of whether or not they attend the prom that evening.  Come and hear how you can help make this year's After Prom a huge success.  We need volunteers of all kinds.  The After Prom will take place on May 20,, 2017 from 11pm-5am. 
If you would like to get involved but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Jen Horne –
U-Prise meeting
A place for parents/guardians of students with Special needs to share ideas and information. See attached Flyer U-PRISE Meeting November 16th.pdf 
Unionville Art Gala - 41 years strong!
•The 41st Annual Art Gala is next week, Nov. 18th from 6-9 and Nov. 19th, 11-4. 
•Outstanding local artists share their talents creating masterpieces in oil, watercolor, photography, pastel, metal sculpture, glass and wood at this fun and lively event!
•Come see our incredible student artists as they showcase their work in the Student Art Section!
•Friday's night's show features appetizers and live music; the show continues Saturday with more live music and close of the Silent Auction.  This year's auction features many wonderful donations from artists as well as select local businesses! 
•Beat the Black Friday rush...the show and Silent Auction are great places to check off some folks on your holiday giving list!  in addition to our outstanding student artists!
•Proceeds benefit the UHS PTO. 30% of your purchase is tax deductible. All are welcome.  Admission is free!__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
HELP - Volunteers Needed for Art Gala
Volunteers are still needed to make the Art Gala a success.  Please sign up to help with some facet of the show and support the second largest fund raiser for the UHS PTO.  We particularly need adults to help direct teams of students during show set up. (Diagrams and directions for set up provided).  You don't have to be an artist or be artistic to help!  Please check out the sign up genius and get involved for a couple hours to help make the show run smoothly.  Many hours of hard work by committee volunteers have already been put into the show - but your help it needed now to make it all come together. 
The link to the sign up genius is below:
Switching clothes over for the fall/winter season? Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.All sizes & styles, infant through adult are needed – please spread the word.Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school starting on October 17th and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. Contact:
GIANT Fundraising opportunity
See attached letter giant letter.doc 
Collecting Gently Used Sports Equipment to benefit Unionville High School Baseball Team
Are you thinking about cleaning out the garage or storage area of the sports equipment no longer being used? The Unionville High School Baseball Team Diamond Club Boosters will begin collecting gently used sports equipment as part of a fundraiser, on Friday October 21st during the home football game. Donations will be collected at the Unionville High school football game, starting at 6pm until end of the first quarter. There will be a bin labeled for the sports equipment located near the snack bar.
Please help by donating your used equipment for any sport ( Golf, hockey, baseball, football, lacrosse, tennis etc)
If preferred please arrange a pick up at your home, by contacting or texting: George Pellegrino at 484-354-0508 or email at




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