Wednesday, April 11, 2018

UCF This Week - District Newsletter

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
April 11, 2018
 
 
 
This Week......
In the News
 
*NEW - UCF Podcast
 
*UCF Calendar Update
 
*iGen Book discussion & Author Visit
 
*Unionville Scholarship Fund
 
*2018 Run For Our Sons 5K
 
*Please Support The UHS After Prom!
 
*UCF Key Communicators - Join us in becoming Key to the districts continued success
 
*UTHON
 
*Save the Dates!
 
 
 

*NEW - UCF Podcast

Our district is only as strong as the people who work here. At UCF, delivering on the promise to "empower students for success and contribute to society" requires the combined efforts of talented employees. A modern school district requires not only great teachers but also teams of highly skilled support professionals.

In this series of podcasts we will introduce you to important team members whose contributions are significant but whose faces you may not often see. They will share with you some of their personal stories and how those experiences have contributed to making this a top performing school district. Along the way you will learn a bit about them and gain valuable insights into how the district operates to "Unlock the Potential in All of Us!"

Learn about the People behind UCFSD - https://www.ucfsd.org/podcasts

 


*UCF Calendar Update

The last day of school is now June 14th.

On days when school is cancelled, a make-up day will be utilized per the District Calendar. Please note, the school cancellation that occurred on March 21st due to snow will be made up on June 14th. The last day of school is now June 14th.

For questions please contact - communications@ucfsd.net

 


*iGen Author Visit & Book discussion

The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

iGen is a highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation.

April 12, 2018 - Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jean M. Twenge, author of "iGen",
at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

Dr Twenge will be signing books after her presentation. You can purchase a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Followed by....

The iGen Community Book Discussion - Come share your perspectives on the book and the presentation by Dr. Jean M. Twenge.

April 18, 2018 - 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria

For more information and chapter summaries visit - Wellness

 


*Unionville 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 your overwhelming generosity last year we were fortunate 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. We accept cash or check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.

You can also donate using PayPal

UCF Community Scholarship Fund
UHS c/o Carolyn Barr

750 Unionville Road
Kennett Square PA 19348

 


*2018 Run For Our Sons 5K

UCFSD is joining together to raise funds and awareness to support Parent Project Mucsular Dystrophy's fight to end Duchenne, a progressive, fatal muscle disorder for which there is no cure.

Those with Duchenne are truly in a race against time as their muscles deteriorate further each day. Please help us put an end to the devastating disorder.

To benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
In honor of Elliott and Henry Johnson 

Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM race time (8:00 AM registration opens)

Amenities : Technical T-shirt guaranteed for paid pre-registration by April 15th and available while supplies last on race day. Door Prizes and Raffle Prizes as well as refreshments available. Awards for overall male and female winners. Family Fun Day events ongoing including games,  Gobo the Clown and face painting.

Location:  Charles F. Patton Middle School, Kennett Square, PA

Course: Enjoy the morning as you follow the rolling hills through two residential neighborhoods, starting and finishing at Charles F. Patton Middle School

Pre-registered Packet Pickup: 
Philadelphia Runner - Glen Eagle Square - Glen Mills   April 20th - 5:00-7:00 PM

REGISTRATION:
Before April 15th, 2018:   $25 per person - $20 per student
After    April 15th, 2018:   $30 per person - $25 per student

Run For Our Sons Registration

 


*Please Support The UHS After Prom!

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

After Prom is a free event for UHS Juniors and Seniors that provides a fun, safe alternative to risky behavior associated with Prom Night. Students don't have to go to Prom to attend. This event is entirely funded by donations from families and businesses in the UCFSD community. See how you can help!

1) 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.
 
(2) Spring & Summer Fun! Second Chance For 41% Off Hershey Park Tickets! Orders Due May 4th
 
If you missed the prior offers of discount Hershey Park tickets, the PTO After Prom Committee is extending its offer to buy 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. Food vouchers are also available for $12 per meal. The order form is attached to the E-News and must be received in the UHS office by May 4th. Late orders will be returned.
 
(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


Thank you!

UHS After Prom Donation Link

 


*UCF Key Communicators - Join us in becoming Key to the districts continued success

People talking to people. Even with all of the electronic channels of communication we have today, word of mouth is still king. The Key Communicators Network is set up as a personal two-way communication channel between the school district and its stakeholders. It's about people, access and communication.

We think anyone who lives, works, or shops within our community can be a member of key communicator. We are always looking for opinion leaders among the various stakeholder groups. We have an open invitation to the community to come join us. Send an email to our team at (ucfsdcommunications@ucfsd.net) to be added to the group.

For detailed information on our group pleae visit - UCF Key Communicators

 


*UTHON 

Unionville High School has joined hundreds of schools and Four Diamonds in the movement to conquer childhood cancer by hosting a twelve hour Mini-THON on April 14, 2018 from 7pm to 7am.​ This coming year will be our third year involved in the cause. We have raised just over $14,000 in each of our first two years.  Our fundraising goal for 2018 is $20,000! This inspiring event is driven by students and we hope you join us in the fight for the kids! For more information please visit - UTHON Information

 

*SAVE THE DATE

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

This is a very well attended rain-or-shine event which draws families and friends from Pocopson and neighboring communities. The day kicks off with a kids’ fun run and also includes a plant sale, games and crafts, vendors and food options (including our amazing cupcake selection!), a display & sale of student art work and our fundraising silent auction. We hope that you can join us for this memorable day that brings together the very best of Pocopson! Fun Run begins at 9:00 - Activities and Vendors are open 11:00 - 3:00

 

UCF Community Bulletin Board

Your Source for community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including camps and extra curricular activities.

New Posts and Upcoming Events

**Student Art on the Square
**
FCA Recharge Event
**WCU Wellness Workshop
**Free Community Shredding Event

6 Springtime Health Tips to Help You Tune into the Season

* Get in the Garden. Not only does it make your landscaping pretty, but gardening also burns approximately 250 to 350 calories an hour. For optimal health benefits, garden three times a week for an hour at a time. Anything that makes you sweat—mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, hauling mulch—qualifies as exercise.

* Sign Up Your Kids for Swimming Lessons. Drowning is the leading cause of accidents and deaths in children. But kids aren't ready for formal swim instruction until they're 4 years old, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Until then, never allow babies or toddlers near a pool unsupervised—even for a minute. Most drownings occur in kids under 2 years old.

* Consider Becoming an Early Bird. Studies have shown that people who wake up earlier are healthier than those night owls who snooze the morning away. Taking advantage of the morning light will also give you a good dose of needed vitamin D.

* Get Dirty. And let your kids get dirty, too. Getting dirty can be exposure to common bacteria, and common bacteria are good for you. When they routinely inhabit our bodies, they can produce vitamins and proteins we need and help make our immune and gastrointestinal systems work.

*Take a Walk During Your Lunch Hour. Not only will it give you a chance to stop and smell the daffodils; a walk will also get you away from your desk and provide that moderate exercise doctors keep recommending.

 
 
740 Unionville Rd, Unionville PA
(610)3475-0970
communications@ucfsd.net

Monday, March 19, 2018

UCF This Week - District Newsletter

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
March 19, 2018
 
 
This Week......
In the News
 
*UCFSD Is Excited to Announce Our New Website!
 
*UCF Calendar Update
 
*iGen Book discussion & Author Visit
 
*2018 Run For Our Sons 5K
 
*Please Support The UHS After Prom!
 
*UCF Needs Your Help!
 
*UCF Is Hiring Summer Custodial/Maintenance Help
 
*Save the Dates!
 
 
Thank you Bill Tsai for the great picture of The Little Mermaid Cast!
 

*UCFSD Is Excited to Announce the Launch of Our New Website!

A top priority for the UCFSD communications program is building and strengthening relationships between the community and the district.  An excellent forum to provide informative and fun information is the district website.  With new advances in technology we have now been able to upgrade our website with the following benefits:

- ADA Compliance
- Comprehensive Searching
- Simple Navigation
- Resizable to any device (looks good on a Smartphone)
-Translate to any language
- Easy to use Directory

Amongst the new features the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to foster improved communication.

After months of hard work, we are delighted to announce the unveiling of the new UCFSD website . While you are relaxing and soaking up some sun over Spring Break, check out our new Site.

Access to the new website will become available early next week.

 

*UCF Calendar Update

On days when school is cancelled, a make-up day will be utilized per the District Calendar. Please note, the school cancellation that occurred on March 7th due to snow will be made up on June 13th.

The last day of school is now June 13th.

For questions please contact - communications@ucfsd.net

 


*iGen Book discussion & Author Visit

The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

iGen is a highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation.

 
March 20, 2018 - Join in a Community Book Discussion at 7:00pm - UHS Library


This event is open to the community and free of charge, but please register so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you - iGen Book Discussion RSVP

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jean M. Twenge, author of "iGen" - April 12, 2018 at 7:00pm

For more information and chapter summaries visit - Wellness

 


*2018 Run For Our Sons 5K

UCFSD is joining together to raise funds and awareness to support Parent Project Mucsular Dystrophy's fight to end Duchenne, a progressive, fatal muscle disorder for which there is no cure.

Those with Duchenne are truly in a race against time as their muscles deteriorate further each day. Please help us put an end to the devastating disorder.

To benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
In honor of Elliott and Henry Johnson 

Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM race time (8:00 AM registration opens)

Amenities : Technical T-shirt guaranteed for paid pre-registration by April 15th and available while supplies last on race day. Door Prizes and Raffle Prizes as well as refreshments available. Awards for overall male and female winners. Family Fun Day events ongoing including games,  Gobo the Clown and face painting.

Location:  Charles F. Patton Middle School, Kennett Square, PA

Course: Enjoy the morning as you follow the rolling hills through two residential neighborhoods, starting and finishing at Charles F. Patton Middle School

Pre-registered Packet Pickup: 
Philadelphia Runner - Glen Eagle Square - Glen Mills   April 20th - 5:00-7:00 PM

REGISTRATION:
Before April 15th, 2018:   $25 per person - $20 per student
After    April 15th, 2018:   $30 per person - $25 per student

Run For Our Sons Registration

 


*Please Support The UHS After Prom!

After Prom is a free event for UHS Juniors and Seniors that provides a fun, safe alternative to risky behavior associated with Prom Night. Students don't have to go to Prom to attend. 

This event is entirely funded by donations from families and businesses in the UCFSD community. Please support this worthwhile event and click 
HERE to donate via PayPal. Donations can also be mailed to or dropped off at the Main Office with checks made out to UHS PTO After Prom. 

Thank you!


UHS After Prom Donation Link

 


*UCF needs your help - Climate Survey

UCF needs your help - The bi-annual School Climate Survey will be arriving soon to your inbox.

School climate sets the tone for all the learning and teaching done in the school environment and is predictive of students’ ability to learn and develop in healthy ways.  This 360 evaluation of school climate involves staff, students and parents in assessing 13 dimensions of school climate. These surveys are reviewed by staff in each school and are used to drive progress in program, policy and practice.

 

The surveys are by school and we would appreciate your participation.  Secondary school climate surveys will be sent Monday, April 2nd, and the elementary surveys will be emailed mid May.  The surveys should take about 10 minutes to complete.

 

Use this link to review results (pages 5-18) and action items (starting on page 19)  from our last survey.

Our staff is dedicated to continuing to ensure UCFSD is a great place to learn and grow.

 


*UCF Is Hiring Summer Custodial/Maintenance Help

SUMMER HELP NEEDED

High School/College Students welcome to apply. 
Summer Custodial/Maintenance Help Needed
$10.25/hour, 8 to 10 hours per day
Monday - Thursday - June 18th - Aug. 10th. Must commit to 6 weeks. 


Apply online at https://ucfsd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

 
 

*SAVE THE DATES

*UTHON - Unionville High School has joined hundreds of schools and Four Diamonds in the movement to conquer childhood cancer by hosting a twelve hour Mini-THON on April 14, 2018 from 7pm to 7am.​ This coming year will be our third year involved in the cause. We have raised just over $14,000 in each of our first two years.  Our fundraising goal for 2018 is $20,000! This inspiring event is driven by students and we hope you join us in the fight for the kids! For more information please visit - UTHON Information

 

UCF Community Bulletin Board

Your Source for community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including camps and extra curricular activities.

New Posts and Upcoming Events

**Wanted! Used Musical Instrument Donations
**
UHS Youth Cheerleading Clinic
**76th Running of the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point
**Summer Camps

'JUULing': The dangerous trend gaining steam among teens

Juuls are a small vaping device - It’s now the best-selling e-cigarette on the market. The Juul device heats the nicotine juice, which creates a vapor, and is then inhaled by the user. They come in a wealth of flavors including crème brulee, cool cucumber, and mango. Juuls are especially popular among teens and college-aged students.

Juuls appeal to students because of their shape—they’re so small. It consists of a long, slim vaporizer that’s able to fit in the palm of their hand, and disposable “pods” of nicotine juice that are inserted into the vaporizer.

Because the Juul is as small and compact as it is, the vaporizers can be conveniently charged on a laptop or other USB port, so students don’t even have to hide anything from unassuming teachers or parents, who may just think it’s a flash drive. The actual device is commonly mistaken for a sharpie or a pen. Most people smoke e-cigarettes because they tend to be safer than cigarette. But one Juul pod, on the other hand, contains the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes (or about 200 puffs). That’s way more than other e-cigarette products—even more than double some. The reason people like it so much is because it gives you a quick, strong buzz.

Nicotine is especially harmful when it comes to teens and young adults.

Why nicotine is harmful for teens-

  • Using products with nicotine while your brain is still developing and forming is concerning and can be harmful, according to the surgeon general
  • Being a gateway drug, nicotine exposure during adolescence can be addicting and lead to the use of traditional cigarettes and marijuana
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found many cancer-causing chemicals in vaping products
 
 
740 Unionville Rd, Unionville PA
(610)3475-0970
communications@ucfsd.net

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

UCF This Week - District Newsletter

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
February 20, 2018
 
 
This Week......
In the News
 
*UHS Hosts 20th Annual “Jazz Along the Brandywine”
 
*URA to donate funds to pay for new Unionville scoreboards
 
*UHS Used Book Sale This Weekend!
 
*iGen Book discussion & Author Visit
 
*Positive Coaching Alliance comes to Unionville
 
*Please Support The UHS After Prom!
 
* Save the Dates!
 
 

*UHS Hosts 20th Annual “Jazz Along the Brandywine”

Come Enjoy A Night of All That Jazz:
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 5pm - 10pm

Experience the sounds of booming brass, toe-tapping percussion and sultry solos at the 20thAnnual Jazz Along the Brandywine on Saturday, February 24th at Unionville High School in Kennett Square from 5pm to 10pm. Twelve outstanding jazz bands will perform a variety of styles from soul to swing to samba for an evening of delightful entertainment and fun for all ages.

This year's Cavalcade of Bands jazz festival will include more than 200 talented students from the region’s local high schools and jazz groups.

 
The evening will also include and exhibition performance by the Unionville High School Jazz Band and the C.F. Patton Middle School Jazz Band.

An awards ceremony will cap off the musical evening. The jazz bands will be judged on the following elements: tone/blend/balance, interpretation, rhythm, precision, dynamics, intonation, and improvisation. There are also awards for the three best soloists, and section awards for saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm.

The Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Program emphasizes “education through music involvement” and focuses on improvement from week to week. The season ends with Jazz Championships held at several southeastern Pennsylvania schools in April.

Tickets for Jazz Along the Brandywine are $8 for adults; $6 for students and seniors.
Concessions will be available for purchase.

MORE INFORMATION AND PERFORMANCE TIMES:
http://cavalcadeofbands.com/jazz/
 
 

*URA to donate funds to pay for new Unionville scoreboards

The Unionville Recreation Association (URA), a long-time friend of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District and user of its many fields and gyms, is donating $46,570 to the school district so it can replace aging softball and baseball scoreboards.   The donation will be formally accepted during the Feb. 26 school board meeting.

Read more about this generous donation - Unionville Times - JP Phillips

 
 
 
 

*UHS Used Book Sale This Weekend!

Friday, February 23rd, and Saturday, Feb 24th
Followed by our $10 bag sale from 2:30 to 5PM. 

Help Needed for the Peak of the Book Sale!! We Need Adults!!

We are VERY short adult volunteers for the 6:30-9:00PM shift next Friday night, February 23rd, and also for the Bag Sale/Tear Down shifts on Saturday, February 24th.  If you haven’t seen how busy Friday night gets, please watch the time lapse video at our website http://uhsbooksale.org on the “Our Event” tab on our website.   We need adults to help manage the peak of the sale – we have less than 10 volunteers for this shift currently.  We are also short adults during the bag sale and tear down on Saturday.  *Please help us!*  If you cannot stay the whole shift, come for an hour – just note it on the sign-up genius.  There are a lot of logistics to manage during the sale, so if you’re coming to help, please sign up so that we can plan for you!  This is the largest fundraiser for the High School and it takes a lot of hands to make it successful.  Please consider joining us! 

Here is the adult signup genius link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4ca8ae2f4-20182

 

*iGen Book discussion & Author Visit
 
The UCFSD Wellness Committee is working to create awareness and conversation around the topic of the "iGen" generation. iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
 
But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality.

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.


Learn more about Dr Twenge and iGen at http://www.jeantwenge.com/

Find the book on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/
Hardcover - $15.51
Kindle - $12.99

 

March 7, 2018 - Join in a Community Book Discussion at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

 

April 12, 2018 - Join us for a presentation by Dr. Jean M. Twenge, author of "iGen",

at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

More information to come.

 


*Positive Coaching Alliance comes to Unionville
 
FOCUS invites you to join them in a important discussion - Developing Winners in Life Through Sports

Positive Coaching Alliance comes to Unionville
Tuesday, March 6th from 7-9 p.m.  in the Patton auditorium

Everyone wants to win. That’s the first goal in sports. But in youth and high school sports  there is a second, more important goal: teaching life lessons through sports.

This informative talk will focus on the TOOLS parents need to talk to their children about sports. Experts from the nationally recognized Positive Coaching Alliance will provide positive parenting tips on "coaching" our children. This talk will be followed by a Q and A session.  

For more information on PCA speakers check out: www.positivecoach.org 

To register for this FREE event : https://focussportsparenting.eventbrite.com, our

FOCUS website: https://sites.google.com/ucfsd.net/focus

FOCUS is a special committee of the UCF Education Foundation in the Unionville
Chadds Ford School District which provides information and education to parents, students, and the community through parent seminars and workshops, student assemblies, and educational materials.

The mission of FOCUS is to promote healthy choices and behaviors for youth while supporting
and educating parents in our community.

 


*Please Support The UHS After Prom!

After Prom is a free event for UHS Juniors and Seniors that provides a fun, safe alternative to risky behavior associated with Prom Night. Students don't have to go to Prom to attend. 

This event is entirely funded by donations from families and businesses in the UCFSD community. Please support this worthwhile event and click 
HERE to donate via PayPal. Donations can also be mailed to or dropped off at the Main Office with checks made out to UHS PTO After Prom. 

Thank you!


UHS After Prom Donation Link

 


SAVE THE DATES

*Patton Middle School Presents The Little Mermaid Jr - March 8-10, 7pm
Journey under the sea with Patton Middle School and The Little Mermaid to discover adventure and Fun!

All tickets: $5, tickets can be purchased at the door or online at https://www.showtix4u.com/
(search: Charles F. Patton Middle School)

*U-PRISE Community Resources Fair! March 8, 2018 - 6:00-7:30pm
The U-PRISE Community Resources Fair is open to ANYONE in our greater community who is interested in learning more about the camps, resources, and/or supports made available by the attending groups. There is no cost for this event.**PLEASE RSVP- Community Resource Fair*

*The Chadds Ford Elementary 69th Annual Art Show and Sale is March 16th and 17th 2018

*UHS Musical presents - The King and I - March 15-17, 7pm.

 

UCF Community Bulletin Board

Your Source for community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including camps and extra curricular activities.

New Posts and Upcoming Events

**Moonlight Madness 5th Annual 3-on-3 Tournament
**
5th Annual Used Sporting Goods Equipment Sale
**UHS Community Scholarship Fund
**Habitat for Humanity Build a House Contest
**The Screen Machine: Navigating Technology in our Families
**Longwood Teen Volunteer Program

Health Tips for Teens - Teens don't always have the easiest time taking care of themselves. After all, they have other concerns - like dating and schoolwork. But adopting a few good habits will help keep them healthy and happy not just now but as they grow into adulthood.

Realize that you control what goes into your body -
It's easy to blame others (hello, fast-food restaurants) for why we have an obesity problem. But the fact is that, even with lots of outside influences, you still have the choice about what you do or do not eat, drink, or smoke.

Walk 10,000 steps a day (about five miles) -
They don't have to be all at once (but heck, you probably do a chunk of it at school every day). Make it a point to be active and get your body moving. Setting a tangible goal (like 10,000 steps a day) is a great way to start if you're not already active.

Floss and brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day -
Not only do they play a major role in your appearance but they also help cut down the risk of diseases you're going to be worrying about later in life.

Do one small (or big) form of stress management every day -
Maybe it's just sitting in peace and quiet for five minutes, maybe it's some yoga or light stretching, maybe it's listening to music by yourself. Find something that soothes you (other than ice cream) and help clear you mind to tackle the tasks that await you.

 
 
740 Unionville Rd, Unionville PA
(610)3475-0970
communications@ucfsd.net