Friday, December 9, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 12/9/16


December 9, 2016

Upcoming Important Dates

5 - 16 Keystone testing
13 UHS Band/Orch. Concert
20 UHS Vocal Winter Concert
9  JAVA with John District Office Room 14 - 9:30am
7  PTO Practice SAT o ACT
14   UHS Baseball Hitting Clinic
19 - 23  Mid-terms(tentative)
21  UHS Baseball Hitting Clinic
24   End of Quarter(tentative)
25  U-Prise Meeting 6pm 
26  FOCUS-How to Raise an Adult Book Discussion 7pm


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. 

Please help by donating your used equipment for any sport ( Golf, hockey, baseball, football, lacrosse, tennis etc)

Please arrange a pick up at your home, by contacting or texting: George Pellegrino at 484-354-0508 or email at

PTO Practice Tests on 1/7/17 (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, January 7, 2017 at 8am (Check-In at 7:30am)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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.

 FOCUS- How to Raise an Adult Book Discussion

Julie Lythcott-Haims is a well-known author and speaker and she is in great demand across the country. The idea to bring her to our district came out of discussions at our district's Wellness Committee meetings and discuss one of her books-How to Raise an Adult  .  This is an exciting opportunity for our community.  Here is the link to our registration site:  See attached flyer Poster for Julie 1.3.pdf 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of us.
FOCUS Co-Chairs

Here's a link to a clip of one of Julie's TED talks:

UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series

Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club.
Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health. 
Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players!
Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

Deadline Approaching - Rotary exchange Student
Rotary District 7450 - Youth Exchange Program
Have you ever met a Rotary Exchange Student?
Beginning in 1927, Youth Exchange has been one of Rotary International's longest running programs to help Clubs achieve their international service goals and foster fellowship and goodwill.
Each year Rotary sponsors about 8,500 students from around the world to let them experience a year in another country and culture.
Right now our Rotary District is sponsoring 8 Inbound and 6 Outbound Exchange Students to/from Japan, Brazil, France and other countries. Maybe you met one at PETS or at District Conference?
Who is Eligible?
Rotary Youth Exchange is open to all high school students (Rotarians and non-Rotarians). The program is very affordable, and we do have need based scholarships available. Last year we had many more slots than students – and we want to identify more applicants this year.

You and your Club can get involved with Youth Exchange by:
  • Recommending Exchange to an outstanding sophomore or senior high school student you know
  • Volunteering to be a Host Family for an Inbound Student this year or next
  • Getting to know one of our current Inbound Students and including them in a club or family activity

How to Apply:
Students interested in an Exchange for the next school year need to have their applications complete by mid-December this year to participate in the interview and selection process for NEXT school year (fall 2017).

Please see the attached brochure for more details – share it with your own club or other community groups.
Be part of or this program and Help Rotary Serve Humanity!
For more info – please contact

Rob Newman,
Longwood Rotary
or visit

Please send eNews items, questions, or correction to Dawn Heim at

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District would like to continue connecting with you via email. If you prefer to be removed from our list, please contact Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directly. To stop receiving all email messages distributed through our SchoolMessenger service, follow this link and confirm: Unsubscribe

SchoolMessenger is a notification service used by the nation's leading school systems to connect with parents, students and staff through voice, SMS text, email, and social media.