Sunday, April 22, 2018

PTO eNews Addition - April 22

UHS PTO eNews
April 22, 2018
 
 

 

 

 

Donate to the After Prom

 

The After Prom Party exists to keep our children safe and is only possible through the support of community members like you.  We are short of our fundraisiionng goal by $3,000 and could use your help.  If you’d like to make a donation, you can send a check payable to "UHS AfterProm" into school with your student or you make a donation using Pay Pal.  Please click here if you choose to use Pay Pal, or you can go to the high school website, under the PTO tab and click on After Prom.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

UHS PTO eNews - April 17

UHS PTO eNews
April 17, 2018
 
 

 

This week's eNews highlights

  • Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - May 2
  • After Prom Help Needed
  • 2018/2019 PTO Volunteers Needed
  • UCFSD Neighborhood News 

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - May 2

Let's show our amazing teachers and staff how thankful we are for all that they do with an Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 2nd, from 10:30am-1pm in the cafeteria LGI.  We need lots of help so please consider donating food to make this event a success.  Please click on the following link to sign up. Also, we are looking for volunteers to co-chair this event next year.  Please contact Jen Horne (jen.horne@comcast.net)if interested in volunteering.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448acae2eaa8-uhsteacher4

Thank you!

After Prom REALLY Needs Your Help! Here are 3 Ways:

(1) Think Spring & Summer Fun! Think 41% Off Hershey Park Tickets! Orders Due March 23rd

The PTO After Prom Committee is again offering deeply discounted Hershey Park tickets for $40 instead of the gate price of $67.80. That's 41% off the gate price! For every 10 tickets we sell, Hershey will give us one free ticket to use as a prize at After Prom. Prizes are used for casino winners, escape room winners and raffles during the event. Food vouchers are also available for $12 per meal. Click here for the order form.  Orders must be received in the UHS office by May 4th.  Late orders will be returned.

(2) Think Spring Cleaning & Regifting! Donate New Dorm Items Or Gift Cards For After Prom Prizes!

Do you have any gift cards lying around that you haven't used? Do you have any NEW & UNUSED items for the Senior who's about to go off to college that you'd like to regift, such as alarm clocks, desk lamps, throw blankets, irons, towels, extra long twin sheet sets, coffee makers, fans, over the door mirrors etc?  If so, donate them to the After Prom for our new category of raffle prizes -- "Dorm Prizes." We're hoping to collect enough "Dorm Prizes" for every Senior who attends After Prom. If you don't have any items that qualify, please remember to donate to After Prom if you are contacted during the Phone-A-Thon or send in your donation with the form attached to the E-News.

(3)  Donate Some Time To Volunteer For After Prom! 

We are in the crunch time for After Prom planning and we want this years' students to have just as wonderful experience as students in prior years. We are desperately short on volunteers to help decorate rooms (ideas are planned, you just have to help implement then, and we will guide you). We will also need volunteers for set up and staffing the After Prom as we get closer. This is the ENTIRE community's gift to our students to help give them a fun, safe alternative to risky behavior associated with prom night! No fee is charged to the students and they don't have to attend prom to go to after prom. PLEASE HELP!

Contact Luci McClure to help and if you have regifting items to donate. luci.mcclure@gmail.com  610-529-5597

After Prom Letter

We're Looking For Some New Faces To Join Our UHS-PTO Team For Next School Year!!

We can always use volunteers for our various activities, but specifically, we are trying to fill key positions on the Board.  
 

The Executive Board is comprised of the following positions:  

  • 2 Co-Presidents - 1st year as supporting President, 2nd year as lead President
  • VP to coordinate Community Scholarship Fund - There are scholarships awarded to graduating seniors at Senior Award night each year, funded by the PTO and community donations. 
  • VP - general support
  • Recording Secretary -  scribe for both Executive board meetings and general PTO meetings
  • Treasurer - manage & report on PTO funds 
  • Project Coordinator - coordinates grant requests from administrators & teachers for funding of enhancements to cirriculum otherwise not covered by district (e.g. advanced microscopes for science, special books for specific classrooms, bean bag chairs in specific classrooms etc.)
  • At Large -  support & special projects

Also, we have 2 committee chair roles available:  

  • Art Gala Chair - The Art Gala is a community event which displays regional & local artists' work,  for purchase,  as a fundraiser (for UHS education enrichment projects).  The event is also a student art show displaying the talented work, in a variety of mediums, of UHS students.  Most key positions are filled for next year, but a coordinator is needed and will have the benefit of shadowing the outgoing coordinator who has been doing for many years.  
  • UCFEF UHS Representative  - attend Education Foundation meetings as UHS PTO rep.  Keep PTO apprised of pertinent information. 

If you have any questions or interest at all, please reach out to Ann.Ferentinos@comcast.net or Luci.McClure@gmail.com or any other PTO Board Member.  

 


 

UCFSD NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

 

UCF Community Scholarship Fund

For over 50 years, the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund has provided scholarship aid to outstanding graduating seniors at Unionville High School.

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. Please consider contributing to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund.Thanks to you overwhelming generosity last year we were fortunate enough to present 8 graduating seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship award.

NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!

You can have your student drop off the donation to the High School Office in an envelope marked UCF Community Scholarship or mail it to the following address:

UCF Community Scholarship Fund

UHS c/o Carolyn Barr

750 Unionville Road

Kennett Square PA 19348

We accept cash or check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.  You can also donate using PayPal.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Jacquelyn Detweiler

UHS Community Scholarship Fund Chair

Students Unite For Her Grant Availability

Click here to see how students affected by breast cancer can submit a grant application.

WCU Wellness Workshop - April 19 and 26

Click here for more information

Unionville Rower Fundraiser - April 20

Please join us for the 5th annual Spring Fundraiser and Silent Auction to support Unionville rowers. Auction items include Firefly tickets, Billy Joel/Journey concert package, signed Dick Vermeil collectibles, $1,000 orthodontic voucher, and over 60 more items. UHS Crew is a non-profit club sport that offers instruction to over 50 novice and varsity athletes competing in regional events. 

The Spring FUNdraiser is the biggest cocktail party and auction fundraiser of the year taking place on Friday, April 20 at Northbrook Marketplace from 7 - 10 p.m.  Tickets will include cocktails and dinner with live music and over 60 regionally donated auction items. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased through our website at unionvillecrew.org

Calvalcade of Bands Rose Parade Fundraiser - First Tuesday of the Month Throughout 2018

Click here for more information.

UHS BASEBALL "RUN THE BASES" WIFFLEBALL FUNDRAISER

Anyone can play wiffleball! Gather your teammates (sorry, no 9th, 10th, or 11th grade baseball players), bandmates, club members, friends or colleagues and form a team for the UHS Baseball "Run the Bases" Wiffleball Tournament Fundraiser on Sunday, April 29. Open to all UHS students, faculty and staff and UCFSD administration. See details on the attached form. Registration deadline is April 8.

Questions? Email mjwaltermjw@verizon.net or tracischilling@comcast.net

UHS Baseball "Build A Bag" Fundraiser

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!

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

UCFSD Shoe Re-Use Program

Schools throughout the district are collecting sneakers and fitness shoes in any condition.  Click here to see how your old shoes can make a difference in the lives of others.

Writer's Day - April 20

Patton Middle School presents Writer's Day.  Click here for more information.

An Evening of Promise - April 21

Click here to learn how you can help homeless families in our area.

Pocopson's Annual Art & Garden Celebration and Silent Auction - April 28th

The evemt includes a kids’ fun run as well as a plant sale, games and crafts, vendors and food options, a display & sale of student art work, and a fundraising silent auction. Fun Run begins at 10:30. Activities and Vendors are open 11:00 - 3:oo

Student Art on the Square - April 28th and 29th

Click here for more information.

Save the Date:  Patton Spring Carnival - May 4

Northbrook Canoe Challenge - May 6

You and your family are invited to take the Northbrrook Canoe Challenge.  Click here for more information.

UCFE Shredding Event - May 12

Click here for more information.

Longwood Teen Volunteer Program 2018

Click here to find out how your high school student can gain valuable skills and work experience by volunteering at Longwood Gardens this summer.

Stride and Girls on the Run Registriation

Stride

Girls on the Run

West Chester Musical Theater

Click here for more information.

Southern Chester County Rookie Rugby

Click here for more information.

Summer Camps

SAT College Prep Summer Camp

Photography Camp

Saginaw Day Camp

Critter Camp

Art Beats Summer Camp at Pocopson Elementary

WCU Young Company Theater Camp

MAXOUT Basketball Camp

Amerikids Summer Camp

Benchmark Summer Camp

YMCA Sleep Away Camps

WC Studio for the Performing Arts

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

UHS PTO eNews Addition - April 7

UHS PTO eNews
April 7, 2018
 
 

 

 

 

 

For over 50 years, the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund has provided scholarship aid to outstanding graduating seniors at Unionville High School.

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. Please consider contributing to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund.Thanks to you overwhelming generosity last year we were fortunate enough to present 8 graduating seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship award.

NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!

You can have your student drop off the donation to the High School Office in an envelope marked UCF Community Scholarship or mail it to the following address.

 We accept cash or check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.

 

UCF Community Scholarship Fund

UHS c/o Carolyn Barr

750 Unionville Road

Kennett Square PA 19348

 

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Jacquelyn Detweiler

UHS Community Scholarship Fund Chair

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

UHS PTO eNews - April 3

UHS PTO eNews
April 3, 2018
 
 

 

 

 

 

This week's eNews highlights

  • After Prom Help Needed
  • Mark Your Calendar - April 12th PTO Meeting
  • 2018/2019 PTO Volunteers Needed
  • UCFSD Neighborhood News 

After Prom REALLY Needs Your Help! Here are 3 Ways:

(1) Think Spring & Summer Fun! Think 41% Off Hershey Park Tickets! Orders Due March 23rd

The PTO After Prom Committee is again offering deeply discounted Hershey Park tickets for $40 instead of the gate price of $67.80. That's 41% off the gate price! For every 10 tickets we sell, Hershey will give us one free ticket to use as a prize at After Prom. Prizes are used for casino winners, escape room winners and raffles during the event. Food vouchers are also available for $12 per meal. Click here for the order form.  Orders must be received in the UHS office by March 23rd.

(2) Think Spring Cleaning & Regifting! Donate New Dorm Items Or Gift Cards For After Prom Prizes!

Do you have any gift cards lying around that you haven't used? Do you have any NEW & UNUSED items for the Senior who's about to go off to college that you'd like to regift, such as alarm clocks, desk lamps, throw blankets, irons, towels, extra long twin sheet sets, coffee makers, fans, over the door mirrors etc?  If so, donate them to the After Prom for our new category of raffle prizes -- "Dorm Prizes." We're hoping to collect have enough "Dorm Prizes" for every Senior who attends After Prom. If you don't have any items that qualify, please remember to donate to After Prom if you are contacted during the Phone-A-Thon or send in your donation with the form attached to the E-News.

(3)  Donate Some Time To Volunteer For After Prom! Next Meeting Wenesday, March 21st at 7pm UHS Cafeteria

We are in the crunch time for After Prom planning and we want this years' students to have just as wonderful experience as students in prior years. We are desperately short on volunteers to help decorate rooms (ideas are planned, you just have to help implement then, and we will guide you). We will also need volunteers for set up and staffing the After Prom as we get closer. This is the ENTIRE community's gift to our students to help give them a fun, safe alternative to risky behavior associated with prom night! No fee is charged to the students and they don't have to attend prom to go to after prom. PLEASE HELP!

Contact Luci McClure to help and if you have regifting items to donate. luci.mcclure@gmail.com  610-529-5597

After Prom Letter

Mark Your Calendars For The April 12th PTO Meeting! You Won't Want To Miss It!

Can you identify what's in this picture? 

Do you think you know what it is? 

It's not a flash drive -- it's a type of drug paraphernalia that has been recently confiscated from UHS students. Find out more at the April 12th PTO meeting at 9:15am.  We will also have a presentation about the technology integration plan for the high school in the 2018-19 school year. It should be an informative meeting. Hope to see you there!

We're Looking For Some New Faces To Join Our UHS-PTO Team For Next School Year!!

We can always use volunteers for our various activities, but specifically, we are trying to fill key positions on the Board.  
 

The Executive Board is comprised of the following positions:  

  • 2 Co-Presidents - 1st year as supporting President, 2nd year as lead President
  • VP to coordinate Community Scholarship Fund - There are scholarships awarded to graduating seniors at Senior Award night each year, funded by the PTO and community donations. 
  • VP - general support
  • Recording Secretary -  scribe for both Executive board meetings and general PTO meetings
  • Treasurer - manage & report on PTO funds 
  • Project Coordinator - coordinates grant requests from administrators & teachers for funding of enhancements to cirriculum otherwise not covered by district (e.g. advanced microscopes for science, special books for specific classrooms, bean bag chairs in specific classrooms etc.)
  • At Large -  support & special projects

Also, we have 2 committee chair roles available:  

  • Art Gala Chair - The Art Gala is a community event which displays regional & local artists' work,  for purchase,  as a fundraiser (for UHS education enrichment projects).  The event is also a student art show displaying the talented work, in a variety of mediums, of UHS students.  Most key positions are filled for next year, but a coordinator is needed and will have the benefit of shadowing the outgoing coordinator who has been doing for many years.  
  • UCFEF UHS Representative  - attend Education Foundation meetings as UHS PTO rep.  Keep PTO apprised of pertinent information. 

If you have any questions or interest at all, please reach out to Ann.Ferentinos@comcast.net or Luci.McClure@gmail.com or any other PTO Board Member.  

 


 

UCFSD NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

 

 

LAX Car Wash Fundraiser - April 2nd through 8th

Click here for more information.

Calvalcade of Bands Rose Parade Fundraiser - Begins April 3rd (First Tuesday of the Month Throughout 2018)

Click here for more information.

Indoor Percussion and Color Guard Performances

Click here to find out when you can see the award winning performances.

UHS BASEBALL "RUN THE BASES" WIFFLEBALL FUNDRAISER

Anyone can play wiffleball! Gather your teammates (sorry, no 9th, 10th, or 11th grade baseball players), bandmates, club members, friends or colleagues and form a team for the UHS Baseball "Run the Bases" Wiffleball Tournament Fundraiser on Sunday, April 29. Open to all UHS students, faculty and staff and UCFSD administration. See details on the attached form. Registration deadline is April 8. Questions? E-mail mjwaltermjw@verizon.net or tracischilling@comcast.net

UCFSD Shoe Re-Use Program

Schools throughout the district are collecting sneakers and fitness shoes in any condition.  Click here to see how your old shoes can make a difference in the lives of others.


The Screen Machine:  Navigating Technology in our Families

Sign up for 22 days of FREE interviews regarding technology in our homes.  Click here for more information.

The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. Mark your calendar for the author's visit on April 12th and 13th.  Click on the link below for more information.

The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: iGen Book discussion & Author Visit 

UTHON Help Needed - April 14

UTHON is just about a month away!  On April 14, 2018, students gather for a 12 hour over night event to fundraise and offer support for children diagnosed with pediatric cancer. This year's goal is $20,000 raised for Four Diamonds, who supports 600 kids and their families each year. Students are able to earn service hours while having fun and making a differnce in other kids' lives!

Click here for more information about Four Diamonds and UTHON.

To donate please visit Unionville's UTHON fundraising website at: 

https://fourdiamonds.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1920

To learn about how your UHS student can begin fundraising and earn service hours, click here.

For more information about this amazing student run event please contact faculty advisor Faith Dilworth at: fdilworth@ucfsd.net

2018 Kennett Square Junior Cotillion - April 15

Click here for more information.

FCA Recharge Event - April 15

Click here for more information.

Writer's Day - April 20

Patton Middle School presents Writer's Day.  Click here for more information.

Student Art on the Square - April 28th and 29th

Click here for more information.

Save the Date:  Patton Spring Carnival - May 4

UCFE Shredding Event - May 12

Click here for more information.

Longwood Teen Volunteer Program 2018

Click here to find out how your high school student can gain valuable skills and work experience by volunteering at Longwood Gardens this summer.

YMCA Coaches Needed

YMCA Stride Coach

YMCA Girls on the Run Coach

Stride and Girls on the Run Registriation

Stride

Girls on the Run

West Chester Musical Theater

Click here for more information.

Southern Chester County Rookie Rugby

Click here for more information.

Summer Camps

Critter Camp

Art Beats Summer Camp at Pocopson Elementary

WCU Young Company Theater Camp

MAXOUT Basketball Camp

Amerikids Summer Camp

Benchmark Summer Camp

YMCA Sleep Away Camps

WC Studio for the Performing Arts

 

 

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