Tuesday, November 29, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 11/29/16

UHS PTO eNews

November 29, 2016

Upcoming Important Dates

DECEMBER
5 - 16 Keystone testing
13 UHS Band/Orch. Concert
20 UHS Vocal Winter Concert
23 -30 WINTER BREAK SCHOOL CLOSED
 
JANUARY
9 JAVA with John
19 - 23  Mid-terms(tentative)
24   End of Quarter(tentative)
25  U-Prise Meeting 6pm 
26  FOCUS-How to Raise an Adult Book Discussion 7pm
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UCFSD COAT DRIVE

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 รข€" 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: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com

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 pellegrino.george@gmail.com

 

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

UHS PTO eNews 11/17/2016

UHS PTO eNews

November 17, 2016

 

Upcoming Important Dates

NOVEMBER     
18-19   Art Gala UHS
23        Lip DUB
24-25 SCHOOL CLOSED
 
DECEMBER 
5 - 16  Keystone testing
13 UHS Band/Orch. Concert
20 UHS Vocal Winter Concert
23 -30 WINTER BREAK SCHOOL CLOSED
 
 
Unionville Art Gala - 41 years strong!
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:
___________________________________________
•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!
 
UCFSD COAT DRIVE
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: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com
 
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 pellegrino.george@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

After Prom meeting reminder

 

Reminder...Please attend the After Prom Kick Off Meeting today WednesdayNovember 16th at 7:30 pm in the HS Cafeteria.  The After Prom will take place on May 20, 2017 from 11pm-5am, but it takes months of planning and hundreds of volunteers to put it all together.  Come see how you can get involved.  If you would like to help but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Jen Horne at jen.horne@comcast.net




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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Special Reminder - Art Gala & Todays PTO Meeting

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!
 
Unionville Art Gala - 41 years strong!
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:
___________
 
•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



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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

UHS PTO Update 11/9/2016

UHS PTO eNews

November 9, 2016

 

Upcoming Important Dates

NOVEMBER     
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
24-25 SCHOOL CLOSED
 
DECEMBER 
5 - 16  Keystone testing
13 UHS Band/Orch. Concert
20 UHS Vocal Winter Concert
23 -30 WINTER BREAK SCHOOL CLOSED
 
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 – jen.horne@comcast.net.
 
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:
 
UCFSD COAT DRIVE
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: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com
 
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 pellegrino.george@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

After Prom 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 – jen.horne@comcast.net.




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UHS PTO eNews 11/2/1016

UHS PTO eNews

November 2, 2016

 

Upcoming Important Dates

NOVEMBER     

4 - 6  LINK 2
  7     School Start Time Presentation Patton 7pm
 8      SCHOOL CLOSED
10      Powderpuff Game
10-12   Fall Play Performances
17-19  Art Gala UHS
24-25 SCHOOL CLOSED
 
DECEMBER 
5 - 16  Keystone testing
13 UHS Band/Orch. Concert
20 UHS Vocal Winter Concert
23 -30 WINTER BREAK SCHOOL CLOSED
 

The Science Behind Later School Start Times

We have arranged for Dr. Judith Owens to join us to share her expertise on the topic of teens and sleep.  Dr. Owens is a recognized expert in the field.  She currently serves as Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital and is a member of the faculty of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Place:  The NEW Patton Middle School Auditorium
 
Topics Covered:
**The science behind sleep and teenage sleep cycles
**What is being recommended by the AMA, AAP and CDC and why
**Examples of work done and outcomes achieved in other communities
 
This event will include time for questions and answers.
This is an opportunity for the community to better understand why the District is interested in looking into school start times for the middle school and high school.  Come to the event and get your questions answered.
*** RSVP:  Help us plan for the evening by sending an email to communications@ucfsd.net if you plan to attend.
Live Stream: If you are unable to attend, the presentation with Q&A will be streamed live and available on the District website.
We have developed an online resource center on the District website, including next steps in the evaluation process, research data, and information on how you can get involved.
For detailed information and to learn more about Dr. Owens please visit:
http://www.ucfsd.org/school-start-times/
 
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!
 
 

UHS PTO Committee Chair Positions Available:

Are you looking to get involved? Then we hope we have the positions for you!...

1)     The UHS PTO is looking to fill the newly created position of a PTO Public Relations person. This person would be responsible for compiling pictures and write ups from the UHS Committee Chairs about their events, people served and money raised. We are hoping to raise awareness of what great work gets done each year under the blanket of the UHS PTO. We are envisioning a quarterly standalone enews (and possible submission to local new outlets such as the Unionville Times, the Kennett Paper etc.)  that showcases the hard work and dedication of the UHS PTO through photographs and write-ups. This is an opportunity for a creative person to take this idea and run with it. The UHS PTO Exec Board will discuss with you the idea we are looking to implement and then you are free to take this and run with it in whatever way you think is best.

2)     We are also in need of a passive fundraising chairperson to identify, set up and promote passive fundraising opportunities for the UHS PTO such as the Giant store card program etc. We currently do not have a chairperson leading this effort and are already missing out on revenue we could be earning this school year.

Thank you for considering offering your time and talents to help us fill these two important positions!

Please contact Kim Lauder at kimlauder@verizon.net or Luci McClure at luci.mcclure@gmail.com to express interest in or ask questions about these two opportunities.

UCFSD COAT DRIVE

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: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com

 

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 pellegrino.george@gmail.com

 

Volunteer Hours

ATTENTION High School ART Students…  Do you need volunteer hours?  Pocopson Elementary School is having their annual 3rd Grade Read-a-Thon on Friday, November 4th.  This year the 3rd Graders are reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  We need extra artistic help to transform the hallways of Pocopson into the pages of Harry Potter!  Please contact Dawn Grieco at dawn.grieco@verizon.net for details on how you could help! 

 

 

Please send eNews items, questions, or correction to Dawn Heim at uhsupdates@ucfsd.net




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