Monday, April 24, 2017

UCF This Week

 
 


This Week…

in the News


+School Board Meeting Tonight, April 24 at 7:30pm
+
U-PRISE - Unionville- Parent Resources and Information for Special Education
+
Pocopson Elementary Art & Garden Event

+The Patton Spring Carnival
+UCF 
Technology - Next Parent Webinar - May 1st at 6:30 PM
+Join us for Coffee at Java with John
+
Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale Fundraiser
+Adopt a Garden
+Unionville Scholarship Fund

+Save the Date Events




School Board Meeting Tonight, April 24 at 7:30

Join us at 7:30 PM in the Hillendale Elementary School SGI, or watch online.


The Board will be voting on the School Start Time Recommendation

The meeting will be streamed live on the  district website

View tonights agenda -  Board Documents

We hope to see you there!


U-PRISE - Unionville- Parent Resources and Information for Special Education

A place for parents/guardians of students with special needs to share ideas and information, discuss programs, network with other parents and community resources, collaborate with administrators, ask questions, seek advice, and learn more about special education processes.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm

UCFSD District Office Public Meeting Room

740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

UHS National Honor Society students will be on-site to watch children that need to attend.

Guest Speaker Series: Related Services

Please RSVP to the 4/26/17 meeting via Google Survey


Pocopson Elementary Art & Garden Event!

Saturday April 29th

Entertainment for the whole family!
Fun run, games, activities, demonstrations, concessions, silent auction, craft & plant sales, and more!

For detailed information visit: http://www.pesartandgarden.org/


The Patton Spring Carnival

ITS THAT TIME AGAIN!! The Patton Carnival is on Friday, May 5th from 2:30-7pm at Patton Middle School so get ready to have some fun!

Is your teacher going to be in the dunk tank?? I hear Mr Hoffman, Mr Beaver and Mr Dutkiewicz will be getting dunked!

New games this year include hungry hippo bungee challenge and velcro soccer! Lots of food, raffle baskets, face painting and more.... Join the PTO fun with family and friends!


UCF Technology - Next Parent Webinar - May 1st at 6:30 PM

Please join us for our next parent webinar on Monday, May 1st at 6:30 PM.


The May webinar will focus on Windows 10 and the new features included in the operating system. Further, we will highlight a few differences between Windows 10 and Windows 7.

Please RSVP to Jon Mall at jmall@ucfsd.net for invitation details.

Also, please visit http://www.ucfsd.org/technology/parent-technolgy-webinars.html to join the meeting on May 1st.



Join us for Coffee at Java with John

Once a month the Superintendent hosts an informal session which includes information about the district's programs, school board actions, curriculum, staff changes and more.

The next Java with John  will be - May 1st at 9:30am in the District office.

Please reserve a seat by calling 610-347-0970, extension 3315 or email your reservation to
lmiller@ucfsd.net

We hope to see you there!



Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale Fundraiser 

May 6th 8am-12pm Unionville Elementary

The Yard Sale benefits all UCFSD schools by supporting programs, classroom grants, and scholarships for students.
Donations needed for the sale:  Household items, antiques, sports equipment, furniture, good condition toys, outdoor items, etc.
We cannot receive clothing donations, stuffed animals, scanners, printers, box TV's, copiers, mattresses
Donation drop-off is at Unionville Elementary on the following dates
April 28th 3:30-6:00
May 3rd 3:30-6:00
May 5th 3:30-6:00
Neighborhood pick up is also available from May 1st-5th 3:00-6:00 pm
Neighborhood donation collection is available for larger items or larger quantities, to make arrangements please email us your address and contact info at unionvilleyardsale@gmail.com
For additional details visit - UCFEF Community Yard Sale


Adopt A Garden

An exciting opportunity for the UCFSD students and their families!! Save Money, get fresh vegetables and help others in need this summer! The Family and Consumer Science program at CFPMS built 22 raised beds and constructed 2 greenhouses all with grant monies raised by the FCS department. The beds will be planted in the coming months, but when summer comes we will need YOUR help to maintain them and and get us ready for this coming school year. Adopt our Garden Beds for a week or more and help us water, harvest and deliver to the Food Bank. It is a win-win proposition for all. Work with your families while helping those who are less fortunate!! For more information please contact Kim Hisler at khisler@ucfsd.net



Unionville Scholarship Fund

LAST CALL FOR UNIONVILLE-CHADDS FORD COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS

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.

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, change or if you would like, a check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.
UCF Community Scholarship Fund
UHS c/o Carolyn Barr
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Square PA 19348




Save The Date Events!!

  • 14th Annual Unionville Track & Field Invitational at Unionville High School on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Run on over, to cheer on some of the best athletes in the area. More than 25 high schools and more than 1,000 athletes. Great event, food and fun!

  • The Annual ,Spring, ART IN THE SQUARE weekend event in downtown Kennett Square is Saturday April 29th & Sunday April 30th. Preview Night - Friday April 28th.  K-12 UCFSD Art student work will be featured.

  • U-PRISE Community Resources Fair - May 24 - 6pm to 7:30pm at the District Office. Representatives from local community resources that offer programs for our Special Education families will be present. Learn what opportunities and activities are available for you and your child right here in our area.For details and to RSVP please visit - U-PRISE Resources Fair

  • Get Ready For The Teen Years - Special Presentation - Learn how to prepare for the transition from Elementary School to Middle School. This hour long presentation will cover what a typical Unionville-Chadds Ford student's behavior looks like, risk and protective factors, and tips to positively impact your child during the transition. Monday, May 8th at 7pm - HES Auditorium Details Teen Presentation
  • Last Day of School Calendar Change - Reminder - On days when school is cancelled, a make-up day will be utilized per the District Calendar. Please note, the school cancellation that occured on February 9th due to snow will be made up on May 16th. The snow days that occured on March 14th and 15th will be added to the end of the school year. The last day for students is now June 14th.



This Week's Highlights

**UES Spring Family Portraits Fundraiser
**Northbrook Canoe Challenge & Duck Race
**Kennett Area Community Service Food Drive
**Chester County Sheep & Wool Day
**Community & Trails Celebration Day
**CPR - Life Saving Training

For more listings and details, check out the Community Bulletin Board






The UCF community showed amazing support at the annual Run for Our Sons 5K on Saturday!

Check out all the schools Facebook page for great fun and spirit!




 Funny Earth Day Jokes for Kids

  • Why did the leaf go to the doctor? — It was feeling green.
  • How can you tell the ocean is friendly? — It waves.
  • Why is grass so dangerous? — Because it's full of blades.
  • Why did the sun go to school? — To get brighter.
  • How do you cut a wave in half? — Use a sea saw.
  • What did the tree wear to the pool party? — Swimming trunks.
  • What did the ground say to the earthquake? — You crack me up!
  • What kind of shorts to clouds wear? — Thunderwear!
  • Why do tornadoes zigzag? — They're dizzy.
  • Why did the woman go outdoors with her purse open? — Because she expected some change in the weather.
  • What's the difference between weather and climate? — You can't weather a tree, but you can climate.
  • What kind of plant grow on your hand? — Palm tree.
  • What happens when it rains cats and dogs? — You have to been careful not to step in a poodle.
  • What is a tree's least favorite month? — Sep-timber!
  • What's the biggest moth in the world? — A mammoth!
  • Why are recycle bins optimistic? — Because they're full of cans.
  • What did the little tree say to the big tree? — Leaf me alone!


 

 




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Monday, April 17, 2017

UCF This Week

 
 


This Week…

in the News


+CET Committee/Board Work Session Tonight, April 17

+Run For Our Sons 5K and Family Fun Day
+Pocopson Elementary Art & Garden Event
+Unionville High School is Proud to Present " Charley's Aunt"
+UHS After Prom - Spirit Week at Chick-fil-A
+
Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale Fundraiser
+
U-PRISE Community Resources Fair
+Adopt a Garden
+Save the Date Events




Curriculum and Educational Technology Committee/Board work session Tonight, April 17

The Curriculum and Educational Technology Committee will meet today at 4:30pm.
The Board work session will begin at 7:00pm

We invite you to join us at the April Board Work Session. The meeting has been moved to the Patton Middle School Auditorium at 7:00PM.  As always, if you can't attend, the session will be streamed live on our website and archived on our "U"Tube Channel.

The Board will deliberate on several important topics.  Highlights for this month include;

Click here to review the full agenda

Click here to review all Board documents

We hope to see you there!



Run For Our Sons 5K and Family Fun Day

8th Annual Unionville Run for our Sons

5K Run or 1-mile walk

Saturday April 22, 2017

Race time: 9:00AM

Charles F. Patton Middle School


Register or donate at:  www.parentprojectmd.org/unionville

To Benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy


In Honor of Elliott and Henry Johnson

Message from Joanna Johnson -

For those who don't know me, I am Joanna Johnson, a Spanish teacher at Unionville High School.  My two sons, Elliott (13) and Henry (10), were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2007. Duchenne is a catastrophic muscle wasting disease that affects all the muscles of the body, including the heart and lungs.  Most boys with Duchenne lose the ability to walk by their teens.  This is followed by severe lung and heart complications.  Survival beyond age thirty is rare.  There is no cure.  Despite this catastrophic diagnosis, there is something that Duchenne can never take away from us and that is hope.  With the help of this amazing community hope is alive and well and we know a future without Duchenne is possible. We are proud to say that over the last seven years of Unionville Run for our Sons, we have raised over $360,000 for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy to support Duchenne research.  This is no small accomplishment and we are so very grateful.  

To read more of Joanna's message visit - Run For Our Sons Message


Pocopson Elementary Art & Garden Event!

Saturday April 29th

Entertainment for the whole family!
Fun run, games, activities, demonstrations, concessions, silent auction, craft & plant sales, and more!

For detailed information visit: http://www.pesartandgarden.org/



Unionville High School is Proud to Present " Charley's Aunt"

On April 20, 21 and 22nd the hilarious "Charley's Aunt" will be performed on the UHS stage at 7:30 each evening. This fan favorite has been delighting audiences for well over 100 years and remains one of the funniest shows ever written. Come join a stellar cast as the antics ensue when Charley's aunt does not arrive in time to chaperone his love interest and that of his best friend, Jack Chesney. In an effort to spend time with the girls they enlist the help of their good friend, Babbs, to become "Charley's Aunt"..."where the nuts come from"! This show is certain to leave you laughing in the aisles! 

Tickets at the door are $7 adults/$5 students and senior citizens.

Come support the wonderful efforts of this great group of students!




UHS After Prom-Spirit Week at Chick-fil-A

Support the After Prom

Chik-Fil-A is sponsoring a week long After Prom sales competition between Unionville, Kennett, Rustin and Garnet Valley.  Go to Chick-Fil-A on Route 1 in Concord Township this week (April 17-24th) and tell the cashier that you are there to support Unionville High School.  The winning school gets a $1,000 credit to use towards After Prom food. Let's unite for After Prom.  It helps keeps our kids safe on Prom night!

Two ways to help UHS win free nuggets for after prom. Purchase in store this week and comment and share Facebook posts.  Facebook posts get $5.00 per post per person

The UHS After Prom will be held on Saturday, May 20th from 11pm – 5am.  This night is a great, free event for all UHS Juniors and Seniors. 



Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale Fundraiser 

May 6th 8am-12pm Unionville Elementary

The Yard Sale benefits all UCFSD schools by supporting programs, classroom grants, and scholarships for students.
Donations needed for the sale:  Household items, antiques, sports equipment, furniture, good condition toys, outdoor items, etc.
We cannot receive clothing donations, stuffed animals, scanners, printers, box TV's, copiers, mattresses
Donation drop-off is at Unionville Elementary on the following dates
April 28th 3:30-6:00
May 3rd 3:30-6:00
May 5th 3:30-6:00
Neighborhood pick up is also available from May 1st-5th 3:00-6:00 pm
Neighborhood donation collection is available for larger items or larger quantities, to make arrangements please email us your address and contact info at unionvilleyardsale@gmail.com

For additional details visit - UCFEF Community Yard Sale


U-PRISE Community Resources Fair

May 24 - 6pm to 7:30pm at the District Office. Representatives from local community resources that offer programs for our Special Education families will be present. Learn what opportunities and activities are available for you and your child right here in our area.

Vendors that will be participating:

1847 Financial
Best Buddies
CHADD
Chesco LIFE
Child and Family Focus
Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
Jaden's Voice
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
PA ABLE
Special Olympics of Chester County
The Arc of Chester County
U-PRISE Parent Liaisons
Willowdale Chapel- Special Needs Ministry
YMCA- SNAP

** Babysitting will be provided by UHS NHS Voluteer students
Please RSVP at - U-PRISE Community Fair RSVP

Visit us at - http://www.ucfsd.org/sped/u-prise/u-prise.html

**The U-PRISE Community Resources Fair is open to anyone in our community who is interested in learning more about the resources and/or supports made available by the attending vendors.  There will not be a formal U-PRISE meeting held on this evening.



Adopt A Garden

An exciting opportunity for the UCFSD students and their families!! Save Money, get fresh vegetables and help others in need this summer! The Family and Consumer Science program at CFPMS built 22 raised beds and constructed 2 greenhouses all with grant monies raised by the FCS department. The beds will be planted in the coming months, but when summer comes we will need YOUR help to maintain them and and get us ready for this coming school year. Adopt our Garden Beds for a week or more and help us water, harvest and deliver to the Food Bank. It is a win-win proposition for all. Work with your families while helping those who are less fortunate!! For more information please contact Kim Hisler at khisler@ucfsd.net




Save The Date Events!!


  • Patton Carnival is on Friday, May 5th from 2:30-7pm at Patton Middle School - So get ready to have some Fun!!
  • Last Day of School Calendar Change - Reminder - On days when school is cancelled, a make-up day will be utilized per the District Calendar. Please note, the school cancellation that occured on February 9th due to snow will be made up on May 16th. The snow days that occured on March 14th and 15th will be added to the end of the school year. The last day for students is now June 14th.



This Week's Highlights

**UES Spring Family Portraits Fundraiser
**UHS Baseball Car Wash and BBQ Fundraiser
**UHS Youth Lacrosse Clinic for Boys 1st-7th grade
**Kennett Area Community Service Food Drive

**Chester County Sheep & Wool Day
**Summer Camps! Check them out!

For more listings and details, check out the Community Bulletin Board






Check out all the awesome things happening at UHS!

We are all so proud of the UHS Color Guard for being named a Semi-Finalist in the WGI Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, OH!

CONGRATULATIONS to the UHS Indoor Percussion team for being named champions of the Mid-Atlantic Percussion Society competition. See you at the World Championships in two weeks! #CatchTheSpirit

UHS Facebook




There's nothing we love more than great weather, sunlight and the perfect excuse to get back to nature. Here's a few simple changes you can make this month that not only reduce your impact, but can also actually save you money.

Declutter your life - Recycle - Commercial mail, old magazines, unread books – all of these common clutter items can be recycled. Consider this: A family of four uses 1.25 tons of paper per year on average, and the U.S. EPA reports that recycling 1 ton of paper saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, as well as enough energy to power the average American home for six months.

Spring Clean the natural way - You can most likely find "green" or "natural" cleaning products at your grocery store. But you can save some money and make your own cleaning product from supplies you already have.
For spray cleaner: Combine and store in a spray bottle 2 cups water 1/4 cup white vinegar; 1/4 tsp. tea tree oil; 1/4 tsp. lavender oil
. For deodorizing cleaning: Mix one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle to clean countertops, floors, stovetops and other appliances. Scrub dishes, surfaces and stains with a lemon that has been cut in half and sprinkled with baking soda on the flat side. Keep in mind that homemade cleaners may not completely eliminate all bacteria, such as the H1N1 virus. Be sure you read your product's label and follow the instructions as directed.

Plant the garden you've always wanted - Want the freshest, most affordable, organic vegetables possible, grow your own. It may seem like a lot of work, but the outcome will yield more than just fresh produce. You can reduce environmental damaged caused by traditional farming methods using large tractors and toxic pesticides. Having a backyard garden also reduces fuel usage associated with transport. But now we'll get to the best part: You can save up to $800 per year! The key to starting your own garden is picking the right spot, the best crops for your area and learning to maintain a healthy ecosystem.


 

 




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