Tuesday, February 14, 2017

UHS PTO eNews 2/14/17


February 14, 2017

Upcoming Important Dates

16  UHS PTO meeting 9:15 am
16  College Planning night
17 February Madness
20  SCHOOL Closed
23  FOCUS-How to Raise an Adult Author Presentation 7pm
24 - 25 UHS Used Book Sale
25 UHS Baseball Used equipment sale - CF Patton Middle School
16 - 17   UHS Play Mary Poppins
24          UTHON


Due to the snow day on February 9th the UHS PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 16th at 9:15. It will be held in the main office conference room.Thank you for noting the date change and we hope to see you there!
The UHS PTO welcomes you to attend our next PTO meeting. 
We will meet at 9:15 on February 9th in the newly renovated main office conference room. 
Please join us as Mr. Conley welcomes us into the expanded office conference room so he can show what was purchased with the approved PTO grant given to this project in the fall. It will be a first hand demonstration of the flexibility and usefulness of what was requested in this particular grant. 
We hope you can attend the PTO meeting so you can:
1) hear all about the important changes being made to the MLK Food Drive this year
2) learn about what is being worked on with respect to After Prom, hear about its mission and goals and find out how you can get involved
3) hear the latest on the Used Book Sale, the PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year
4) participate in an open forum with Mr. Conley where questions you may have about events/situations at the high school can be asked
Should you have any questions prior to the PTO meeting you may contact Kim Lauder kimlauder@verizon.net or Luci McClure  luci.mcclure@gmail.com 
We hope to see you there!
After Prom Phone-a-thon
Community Service Hours may be earned at the After Prom Phone-A-Thon on Monday, February 27th, Thursday, March 2nd, and Tuesday, March 7th from 6:00-8:30 p.m.Students will be calling High School parents from the High School Office.  You will be given a script to follow when you make the calls.This is open to any student wanting to lend a hand in the After Prom Fundraising Task.  All students are welcome to participate. See attached sign-up sheet. After Prom Phone Sign-Up 2017.docx 
FEBRUARY  Madness February 17th 
February Madness!!!!  On February 17th, at the KHS gymnasium, a Unionville faculty team will play against a Kennett faculty team in a fun and competitive game of basketball.  All ticket sales will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Tickets are $5.  The doors open at 6:30 pm and the game starts at 7:00pm.  It promises to be an exciting evening.  Come and cheer on your favorite staff member while supporting an important cause!
UHS Used Book Sale
The sign up below is for adult volunteers for pricing and sorting books and weekend of sale cashiers/restocking etc.  Please take a moment to look at sign up and take a shift if you are able - also please share with your friends.  As you know this is the high schools biggest fundraiser and the success of this sale is dependent of getting you our volunteers.

The Community Scholarship is a grant of a stated amount of money collected annually from the school community by open solicitation. Its purpose is to award the worthy student who wishes to continue his/her education following graduation from Unionville High School. The grant is for the first year of post-secondary work only and will be applied toward college costs (i.e., tuition, room and board). As many grants will be made annually as the treasury of the Community Scholarship can support. The categories for selecting recipients are cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of the end of the third quarter, the score on a timed, handwritten essay, and school activities verified in all four years. Students who have transferred to UHS should have previous school activities substantiated on an official transcript or document with the school seal from the former accredited high school. Essay date: TBD (will either be Feb. 27 or March 1 depending on facilities requests).
Deadline: Completed application due to Counseling Center by February 20, 2017.

UHS Pennants

Support your UHS basketball team by buying Unionville pennants, currently on display in the school offices.
Pennants are for sale at all home UHS basketball games, at the UHS store by the cyber cafe  and can be ordered by mailing a check made out to UHS Basketball Hoopsters for $15 perpennant to Betty Kucharczuk - 16 Raven Drive Chadds Ford, PA 19317
**Please indicate if you want a pennant that is navy with gold letters or gold with navy letters.**
Include your phone number, email address and the school to which you would want the pennant delivered in the order. You may use the attached order form. Please email Betty (bettykucharczuk@gmail.com) with any questions.

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 - Author presentation 

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

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