Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UHS PTO eNews Addition - November 27

UHS PTO eNews
November 28, 2017
 
 

 

 

 

UHS PTO eNews 


This eNews communication is intended as a supplement to provide UHS families with additional information related to their school or district. A UHS PTO eNews Addition will only be published when changes occur to previously issued eNews communications or important UDFSD related information needs to be distributed.  

 

42nd UHS Art Gala Thanks Sponsors, Patrons, Artists & Volunteers

Like the elements that combine to create a beautiful paining, the efforts of sponsors, patrons, artists and volunteers combined to make the 42nd UHS Art Gala a resounding success!  The two-day event raised approximately $10,000 for educational enrichment projects at UHS and 10% of the Gala's proceeds will be donated to the Hardin-Jefferson School District in Houston, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

The Art Gala Committee would especially like to thank the following sponsors and in-kind donors and urges the UCFSD Community to patronize these generous businesses:

Titanium Sponsor:

Joe Lafferty with Allstate Insurance in Chadds Ford

Gold Sponsors:

Condordville Nissan & Subaru
Radley Run Country Club
SDF Tree Services
Wayne Simpson Architecture & Interior Design

Silver Sponsors:

Leardi Family Dentistry
Nicholas Anthony Salon & Day Spa
No. 109 Inspired Clothing & Accessories
Sinton Air Conditioning & Heating
Strodes Mill Gallery Art & Framing
Wrap & Roll For All Your Interior & Exterior Paining Needs

Bronze Sponsors:

Back To Health: Chiropractic, Fitness, Massage & Nutrition
Complete Transitions Senior Move Management
Dr. Barry Kanofsky, Optometrist
Mosquito Joe
Taylor Oil & Propane

In-Kind Donors:

Agave Mexican Restaurant
Alondra's Bakery
Antica Restaurant
Baked Cookies & Dough
Bove Jewelers
Brandywine Catering
Brandywine Prime
Catherine's Restaurant
Center for Orthodontic Excellence
Dylan's Desserts
Floga Bistro
Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery
Giant
Hill's Quality Seafood Market
Julie Hillhouse
Kennett Brewing Company
Kennett Country Club
Kennet Square Jewelers
Lily Sushi
Loch Nairn Golf Club
Longwood Family Restaurant
McKenzie Brew House
Northbrook Marketplace
Phillips Mushroom Farms
Red Sombrero
Sake Hana
The Gables at Chadds Ford
The Pink Turtle
Way's Florist
Wegman's

Lastly, the Art Gala Committee offers sincere thanks to the parents, teachers and staff who volunteered their time and without whom this event would not have been possible. We especially thank and recognize the following members of the UHS family for the contribution of their time, talents and support:

National Art Honor Society Student Volunteers
National Honor Society Student Volunteers
UHS Art Teachers Faith Dilworth, Heidi Benson & Louis Stamis
UHS Tech-Ed Teachers:  Mike Berkeihiser & Steve Ortega
Mark Kline and the UHS Custodians
Sue Baumeister and the UHS Food Service Team
Principal Jimmy Conley
UHS Office staff 

We look forward to seeing you at next year's Art Gala!

Sincerely,

Art Gala Co-Chairs:  Tammi Maciolek & Luci McClure
Artist Liaison:  Carol Apicella
Logistics:  Ann Baines
Finance:  Angela Bond-Blecher
Website & Graphic Design:  C'Anne Wofford & Jill Keefer
Student Art Show:  Aarti Khazana & Sarah Snyder-Dinsel
Sponsorships:  Kathleen Goodier & Tammi Maciolek
Food:  Maria Tayoun & Luci McClure
Silent Auction:  Beth Carson & Colleen Hanna
Publicity:  Diane Micklin
Student Volunteers:  Alison Frey
Adult Volunteers:  Jen Horne

  
 
 
750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA
(610) 347-1600
uhspto@ucfsd.net

 

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UHS PTO eNews - November 21

UHS PTO eNews
November 21, 2017
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

This week's eNews highlights

  • New SAT and ACT Practice Tests, January 6, 2018 @ 8 a.m.
  • UCFSD Neighborhood News 

New SAT and ACT Practice Tests, January 6, 2018 @ 8 a.m.

On Saturday, January 6th, 2018 SAT and ACT practice tests without the essay option will be offered at Unionville High School. These tests are available to all students wishing to familiarize themselves with standardized exams. Cost is $15/student. Register online by Wednesday, January 3, 2018 .  Check-in time on the 6th begins at 7:30 a.m. and the exams will start promptly at 8 a.m. Exams will be completed by 11:30.  

Please go to the PTO link on the Unionville website to register.

Questions?  Contact Hiver McKnight at hiver.mcknight@gmail.com or 484-467-5027.


 

UCFSD NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS


UCFSD Emergency Communication System test - November 30

The district will be conducting a test of our communications system at the end of the month. We want to make sure we strongly advertise the test so no families are taken by surprise.  Click here for the complete details.

UCFSD Annual Coat Drive

This year schools throughout the Unionville Chadds Ford School District will once again be collecting new or gently used coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots for families in need in our area.  All sizes & styles, infant through adult, are needed. Monetary donations will also be gladly accepted.  For more information regarding donation items and drop-off points, click here. Collected items will be distributed in December.

Questions: contact: ucfsdcoatdrive1@gmail.com 

UHS Baseball Gently Used Sports Equipment and Sale

The UHS Baseball team is once again hosting its annual sports equipment collection and sale. Click here to learn more about how you can donate and purchase gently used sports equipment of all types to support the baseball team.

Unionville Ice Hockey Fundraiser

The Unionville Ice Hockey Club is holding two fundraisers this fall season.  Click here to learn more about this weekend's car wash and the upcoming sale of beautiful, holiday wreaths.

 UHS Baseball "Build A Bag" Fundraiser

Looking for a personal, versatile gift for a special family member or friend? Order customized totes, thermal bags or cinch sacks from an exclusive offline sale of selected items from “mythirtyone.com” to benefit the UHS Diamond Club and Indian Baseball Program!

Guaranteed holiday delivery for orders received by Monday, November 27, 2017

These durable totes can be used to carry athletic equipment or camping gear, craft materials, textbooks and school supplies; and as an overnight or diaper bag, picnic basket, beach tote, etc. Thermals are available in family and individual sizes, and are handy for road trips and sporting events! All items can be personalized with text and graphics.

UHS Baseball - Build a Bag Fundraiser Order Form

Questions? E-mail mjwaltermjw@gmail.com

Unionville Sports Council Fundraiser

As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider supporting the Unionville Sports Council.  Click here for more information.

Citadel Heart of Learning Award

The Citadel Heart of Leaning Award is a teaching excellence award that recognizes Chester County teachers who show dedication both in and out of the classroom.  To nominate a deserving teacher, click on the link below.

http://ucfsd-announcements.blogspot.com/2017/10/awarding-teachers-with-heart.html

FCA Gives Back

The Chester County Fellowship of Christian Athletes is collecting single serving snacks and drinks this holiday season in partnership with 5 local community centers.  Click here for more information.

SCCSA Rec Academy

 
If your soccer player is interested in building his/her skills and possibly transitioning to a travel team, click here to learn more about the SCCSA Rec Academy.
 

 

Knauer Performing Art Center Family Jazz Night - December 21st

 
Join us for an evening of holiday music and fun featuring the Pocopson and Unionville children's choirs on December 21st.  Click here for more information. 
 

Kennett Symphony Presents Pops Goes the Holiday

 
On December 2nd, the Kennett Symphony presents Pops Goes the Holiday with special guest Philadanco.  Click here for more information.
 

West Chester Sudio for the Performing Arts

 
West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts is offering acting and musical theater classes for all age levels.  Click here for more information.
 

Students Unite for Her

 
A Student Unite for Her grant is available to any student family or staff member affected by breast cancer.  Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA
(610) 347-1600
uhspto@ucfsd.net

 

 

Monday, November 13, 2017

UHS PTO Breaking eNews - November 13

UHS PTO eNews
November 13, 2017
 
 

 

 

 

 

This eNews communication is intended as a supplement to provide families with important information related to their school or district. Breaking eNews will only be published when changes occur to previously issued communications or urgent information needs to be distributed.  Please read this document carefully for this information may impact your family.

 

42nd Annual Unionville Art Gala -- URGENT - Volunteers Needed - 11/17 and 11/18

On Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th, UHS will play host to the 42nd Annual Unionville Art Gala. More than 60 professional local artists will be on hand to exhibit and offer their artwork for sale at this wonderful community event.  Additionally, artwork by our talented high school students will also be on display. The Art Gala is the PTO's second largest fundraiser and helps fund a wide variety of educational enrichment projects at UHS, which enhance the overall educational experience of our students. In addition to using funds from this year's art gala to support UHS, the PTO will be donating 10% of the proceeds to the relief funds being raised to help our adopted school district, Hardin-Jefferson School District in Houston, whose schools were badly impacted by this summer's hurricanes and flooding.  We urgently need your help to make the 42nd Annual Unionville Art Gala our most successful event ever.  Please use the Signup Genius link below to volunteer your time at this event.  No art experience is necessary. Thank you in advance for your support.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cafac22a75-artgala

Sharing our website: https://www.unionvilleartgala.com and liking and sharing our Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/UnionvilleArtGala/ will also help ensure a successful event.

Teen Substance Use and Abuse Panel Discussion - November 14th

What substances are adolescents really using these days, and how will they affect their developing brains? How can parents effectively talk with their kids? What initiatives are in place in UCF School District to help our children make healthy decisions about alcohol and drugs?

Please join us to discuss these questions and much more at this FOCUS Parent Network meeting. This event will feature a panel of experts to answer your questions and open lines of communication between parents and school representatives on this critical issue in our community.

Panelists for the interactive Q&A:  Dr. John Sanville, the district social workers, and keynote speaker, Michael Blanche.  Mr. Blanche has worked in all levels of care in the treatment of addiction and mental health and is a leading expert in the field of prevention, specializing in middle school and high school prevention talks. 

Date:  Tuesday November 14th  

Time:  7-8:30pm

Location: CF Patton Middle School Auditorium

For more information, please visit the FOCUS website or contact us at focus@ucfsd.net. Also, feel free to share this event on Facebook and Twitter.

This FOCUS Parent Network event is free, but please register so we can better prepare.  Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on November 14th!

 Parent Advisory Board Volunteers Needed

A new website for the district and schools is being developed and your feedback is important.

We need 2 parents to join the UHS advisory board for this project.

You would be responsible for helping to test pages and reporting on issues identified and to providing input as needed.

Interested? Contact Betty Kucharczuk: Bettykucharczuk@gmail.com

 

 

 
 
750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA
(610) 347-1600
uhspto@ucfsd.net

 

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

UHS PTO eNews - November 7th, 2017

UHS PTO eNews
November  07, 2017
 
 

This week's eNews highlights

  • PTO Meeting - November 9th
  • 42nd Annual Unionville Art Gala - November 17th and 18th
  • 2017-2018 UHS PTO Enrichment Projects
  • UCFSD Neighborhood News 

PTO Meeting - November 9th

 

 

42nd Annual Unionville Art Gala -- November 17th (6pm-9pm) & November 18th (11am-4pm)

On Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th, UHS will play host to the 42nd Annual Unionville Art Gala. More than 60 professional local artists will be on hand to exhibit and offer their artwork for sale at this wonderful community event.  Additionally, artwork by our talented high school students will also be on display. For two, consequetive nights, the lobby of our school will be transformed into a vibrant art gallery complete with live music.  Opening night will feature light hors d’oeuvres and desserts for the patrons as they view the art, visit with the artists, and make their purchases.  You can help make this year's Art Gala a success by:

1.  Sharing our website: https://www.unionvilleartgala.com

2.  Liking and sharing our Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/UnionvilleArtGala/

3.  Volunteering your time at the event (no art experience necessary): 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cafac22a75-artgala

4.  Bringing your family and friends to this year's Art Gala  

Money raised through the Art Gala will be used to fund a wide variety of educational enrichment projects at UHS as well as support our adopted school district, Hardin-Jefferson School District in Houston, whose schools were badly impacted by this summer's hurricanes and flooding.  Please join us on November 17th and 18th and make a difference in the lives of your own children and those in need.  Thank you in advance for your support.

Questions: contact Tammi Maciolek tammimaciolek@gmail.com 610-505-6970

 2017-2018 UHS PTO Enrichment Projects

Click here for a complete list of PTO funded enrichment projects for the 2017-2018 school year.


UCFSD NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

 

UHS Players Present Hamlet - November 9th Through the 11th

Unionville High School Players will be performing William Shakepeare's Hamlet.  Click here for show times.

Annual UHS Girls’ Basketball Clinic

UHS is offering a basketball clinic for all 3rdto 8th Grade girls on Saturday, November 11th from  9:00am until 12:00pm.  Cost is $25.00 (each additional child $20).  Click here for more information.

UCFSD Annual Coat Drive

This year schools throughout the Unionville Chadds Ford School District will once again be collecting new or gently used coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots for families in need in our area.  All sizes & styles, infant through adult, are needed. Monetary donations will also be gladly accepted.  For more information regarding donation items and drop-off points, click here. Collected items will be distributed in December.

Questions: contact: ucfsdcoatdrive1@gmail.com 

UHS Baseball Gently Used Sports Equipment and Sale

The UHS Baseball team is once again hosting its annual sports equipment collection and sale. Click here to learn more about how you can donate and purchase gently used sports equipment of all types to support the baseball team.

Unionville Ice Hockey Fundraiser

The Unionville Ice Hockey Club is holding two fundraisers this fall season.  Click here to learn more about this weekend's car wash and the upcoming sale of beautiful, holiday wreaths.

 UHS Baseball "Build A Bag" Fundraiser

Looking for a personal, versatile gift for a special family member or friend? Order customized totes, thermal bags or cinch sacks from an exclusive offline sale of selected items from “mythirtyone.com” to benefit the UHS Diamond Club and Indian Baseball Program!

Guaranteed holiday delivery for orders received by Monday, November 27, 2017

These durable totes can be used to carry athletic equipment or camping gear, craft materials, textbooks and school supplies; and as an overnight or diaper bag, picnic basket, beach tote, etc. Thermals are available in family and individual sizes, and are handy for road trips and sporting events! All items can be personalized with text and graphics.

UHS Baseball - Build a Bag Fundraiser Order Form

Questions? E-mail mjwaltermjw@gmail.com

Citadel Heart of Learning Award

The Citadel Heart of Leaning Award is a teaching excellence award that recognizes Chester County teachers who show dedication both in and out of the classroom.  To nominate a deserving teacher, click on the link below.

http://ucfsd-announcements.blogspot.com/2017/10/awarding-teachers-with-heart.html

Girl Scouts of America

If your child is interested in becoming a Girl Scout, click here for more information.
 

Teen Substance Use and Abuse Panel Discussion - November 14th

 
On November 14th, a Focus Panel Network meeting will be held at Patton Middle School.  A panel of experts will be available to discuss teen substance use and abuse.  Click here for more information.
 

YMCA Fall Programs

 
Click here to learn more about the fall basketball program being offered locally by the YMCA.  Additionally, information regarding swim lessons can be found here.
 

SCCSA Rec Academy

 
If your soccer player is interested in building his/her skills and possibly transitioning to a travel team, click here to learn more about the SCCSA Rec Academy.
 

 

Knauer Performing Art Center Family Jazz Night - December 21st

 
Join us for an evening of holiday music and fun featuring the Pocopson and Unionville children's choirs on December 21st.  Click here for more information. 

 

 

 

 
 
750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA
(610) 347-1600
uhspto@ucfsd.net