Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UHS PTO eNews 1/11/2017

UHS PTO eNews

January 11, 2017

Upcoming Important Dates

JANUARY
14   UHS Baseball Hitting Clinic
16   SCHOOL CLOSED - MLK Jr Day 
19 - 23  Mid-terms
21  UHS Baseball Hitting Clinic
21  UHS Used Book Sale Neighborhood Book Collection 
24   End of Quarter(tentative)
25  U-Prise Meeting 6pm 
26  FOCUS-How to Raise an Adult Book Discussion 7pm
29  Lacrosse Flapjack Fundraiser - Applebee's 8am
 
FEBRUARY
 2   UHS Course Selection Night
6    After Prom Meeting
16  College Planning night
20  SCHOOL Closed
23  FOCUS-How to Raise an Adult Book Discussion 7pm
24 - 25 UHS Used Book Sale
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January PTO Meeting – Rescheduled

Please note that although the published PTO calendar on the UHS PTO website indicates that the next PTO meeting is on January 12th at 9:00, we are going to reschedule that meeting for a later date. Once we have booked a new date for the next PTO meeting we will announce that so it can be added to your calendars. We look forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of the UHS PTO we wish you and your families a happy, healthy and successful 2017.

2017 UHS USED BOOK SALE - NEIGHBORHOOD BOOK COLLECTION - ROUTE SIGN UP

The 2017 Used Book Collection will be Saturday, January 21, 2017.  

Once again, we will need Juniors and Seniors with driver's licenses to kick off the 2017 Used Book Sale by collecting used books from neighborhoods in our District. Freshmen/Sophomores can volunteer too, but will need a parent to do the driving. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4ca8ae2f4-2017

A link to a Google Docs spreadsheet listing the routes is below.  Streets are grouped together in numbered routes. Please click on the link, find the route that you prefer, and then sign up for that route number on the Signup Genius.  

You may sign up for more than one route. You may collect by yourself or with friends.  Just be sure that everyone collecting with you is signed up to insure that they get community service hours. When listing your phone number, please be sure to enter the number where you can be reached on collection day.

In the event of a school closure on collection day (such as for snow), collection will take place the following Saturday.

So, on January 21st, you should start collection after 9:00 AM. When all the streets on your routes are finished and/or your cars are full, bring collected books to the UHS Cafeteria LGI (at the gym entrance) to unload.  Book sale committee members will be at school to meet you. It may take multiple trips to complete your route. 

HOURS COLLECTING USED BOOKS QUALIFY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS, INCLUDING NHS "MANDATORY" HOURS. 

FOR ROUTE LISTINGS,  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gDf9d9_Nq5pnJhZmY_X78ORAmkpr-OxgVc4nd9evu2w/edit#gid=0

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 pellegrino.george@gmail.com

 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: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com.  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:  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=julie+lythcott+haims+ted+talk&view=detail&mid=CED82C1D365B6B0B522DCED82C1D365B6B0B522D&FORM=VIRE

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. 
 



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