Tuesday, February 6, 2018

UHS PTO eNews - February 6

February, 6, 2018




This week's eNews highlights
  • PTO Meeting - Thursday, February 8th @ 9:15 a.m.
  • UHS PTO Used Book Sale -  Wanted Volunteers and Books (now through February 23rd and 24th)
  • After Prom Help Needed!! Next Planning Meeting Tuesday, February 13th @7pm in Cafeteria & Donation Info
  • After Prom Phone-A-Thon - Student Volunteers Needed
  • Shop AmazonSmile to Support UCFSD PTO
  • UCFSD Neighborhood News 


PTO Meeting - Thursday, February 8th @9:15am

Please join us for our February PTO meeting at 9:15am on Thursday, February 8th in the main office conference room! Principal Jimmy Conley will give an update on high school news such as the mascot discussion and Prom changes for 2019, among other things. The Counseling Center will also brief us on upcoming course selection night and college planning night. We will also hear from student representatives about THON. Book Sale and After Prom will also be on the agenda, so please stop by!

UHS PTO Used Book Sale - Wanted Volunteers and Books 

This year's Annual UHS PTO Used Book Sale will be held on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th.  The Used Book Sale is a community event and everyone is welcome. If you do not have a student in the High School, your help would still be appreciated as we prepare for our largest fundraiser of the year.  There are volunteer shifts scheduled throughout the weeks leading up to the day of the sale.  A variety of day and evening volunteer hours are offered to make helping with this event easy and fun for everyone. No prior experience is necessary!  This is a great way to meet new people, connect with friends, or spend time while waiting for your student's practice to end vs driving home and back in the cold. Every little bit of help is vital to the success of the sale.

Currently, we are a little light on book donations – we got off to a fantastic start and then things slowed down a bit.   We have gotten some truly special books again this year – some very unique items.  We also have a wide variety in our sale offering.  We just need more!  Please drop off book donations in any one of the Used Book Sale boxes located in the school lobbies throughout our school district.

2018 Used Book Sale Preparation and Sale Volunteers: Now through  February 23th /24th.  Many student and adult volunteers are needed during the weeks that lead up to the actual event and for set up and sale on February 23rd and 24th. We are in need of volunteers for the Sale Setup and Main Event.Please volunteer for a shift or two or three clicking on the SignUp Genius link: 


Email questions to uhsbooksale@gmail.com, or visit our website at www.uhsbooksale.org

After Prom Help Needed!! Next Planning Meeting Tuesday, February 13th @7pm in Cafeteria & Donation Info

The most prevalent cause of death among young adults aged 15-22 is automobile accidents, and the most fatal night of the year for young adults is the night of high school prom.  More than 20 years ago, the Unionville High School PTO, with the support of the Unionville-Chadds Ford community, began offering an After-Prom event as a way to keep our students safe on what should be a special night in their lives.  The After-Prom is the UCF Community’s gift to helping ensure our students’ wellness and well-being on prom night.

Each year, parents and community volunteers work tirelessly to provide an exceptional After-Prom experience for our students.  In addition to serving as a safeguard against some of the risks faced by our children, the After-Prom party provides a place for friends to safely come together as they approach the end of the school year.  In a continued effort to deliver this event and keep our children safe, the UHS After-Prom Committee needs the help of the Unionville-Chadds Ford community to continue this gift of safety and fun for the students.

The After-Prom exists solely through community support.  Students are not charged to attend After-Prom and they do not have to go to the prom to attend.  For the After-Prom to be well attended, it must be creative, entertaining, and well planned.


We need YOUR help to make the 2018 After Prom a success!  Here are two ways:

(1)  Volunteer and come to the next planning meeting on Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm in the UHS Cafeteria; and

(2)  Make a tax-deductible donation to help defray the costs of the event.  You should have received a letter in the mail with an envelope to return with your donation. Any donations received before February 13th will not be contacted during our phone-a-thon.


Thank you for supporting this worthwhile gift of fun and safety for our students!

Any questions, please contact After Prom Co-Chair Luci McClure luci.mcclure@gmail.com

After Prom Phone-A-Thon - Student Caller Volunteers Needed

Student Callers needed for the After Prom Phone-a-Thon.  It’s fun and easy and you will earn VOLUNTEER HOURS. Click the link below for more information and to sign up.  


Shop AmazonSmile to support the UCFSD PTO

Support Unionville-Chadds Ford School District PTO by shopping at AmazonSmile!  Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to shop and make returns!



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 to present 8 graduating seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship award.


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


UES Students Invite You To Take The Kindness Challenge


UHS Swimming & Diving Team P.J. Whelihan’s Fundraiser

Please join the UHS Swimming & Diving Team for their fundraiser, “Dine & Donate”, at P.J. Whelihan’s in West Chester on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 5 to 9 pm.   

Proceeds from the evenings food checks for all those that mention UHS Swimming & Diving will benefit the team’s Booster Club. Looking forward to seeing you there!

FOCUS Parent Network Discussion - February 8th

On February 8th, Patton Middle School will be hosting a discussion led and moderated by a Licensed Cliniical Social Worker from  the CHOP Department of Psychiatry.  We will be discussing what parents and peers can do if a child talks about suicide.  Click here for more information.

UHS Cheer Team Fundraiser at P. J. Whelihan’s - February 8th from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

15% of proceeds will go to support the Unionville High school Cheer Team

P. J. Whelihan’s Pub and Restaurant
1347 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

UCF Education Foundation Golden Globe Gala - February 10th

The UCF Education Foundation is hosting its biggest fundraiser of the year on February 10th.  Click here to participate in an evening of dining and dancing and support the innovative educational experiences of children throughout our school district.

10th Annual Brandywine Alliance Polar Plunge - February 10th


Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival - February 11th

Click here for more information.

UHS Baseball Clinic - February 10th and 17th

The UHS baseball team is hosting a winter skills clinic February 10th and 17th.  Click here for more information.


UHS Baseball Used Sports Equipment and Sale

The UHS baseball team is hosting a fundraiser in which used sports equipment is currently being collected for resale on
February 24th.  For more information, click here.


URA Baseball Registration Open

Click here to register for URA baseball this spring.

KAU Little League Registration Open

Click here for more information on the KAU spring little league registration.

Softball Registration is now OPEN!

2018 Spring Softball Registration will end promptly on Friday, March 2nd at 8:00 PM.- Save $20 if you register before 2/15/18.- Free clinics are available for registration 2/11 and 2/25. Use the link to the new URA Sports website below to register:


UHS 5th Annual Moonlight Madness Tournament - March 9th

Click here for more information.

Spring Rec Soccer Registration

Sign-up for spring rec soccer by January 31st and save money.  Click here for more information.

SCCSA Soccer Little Dragons is Back

Click here for more information.

SCCSA Talent I.D. Clinic - March 11

Click here for more information.

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.

FOCUS Parent Network discussion - Developing Winners in Life Through Sports

Click here to register for this free event.

The Little Mermaid - Presented by Patton Middle School

Patton Middle School students will be presenting "The Little Mermaid" March 8th through the 10th.  Click here for more information.

UPENN Splash Weekend - March 24th

The University of Pennsylvania invtes pre-college students to learn from passionate university students at this year's Splash Weekend.  Click here for more information.

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 

76th Running of the Hills Point-To-Point - April 1

Fun and exciting horse and pony steeplechase races, a parade of foxhounds, and many children’s activities on the grounds of Brandywine Red Clay Alliance’s 318-acre Myrick Conservation Center.  Click here for more information.

Writer's Day - April 20

Patton Middle School presents Writer's Day.  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.

Summer Camps

Amerikids Summer Camp

Benchmark Summer Camp

YMCA Sleep Away Camps

750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA
(610) 347-1600