Monday, February 20, 2017

UCF This Week

 
 


This Week…

in the News


+"How to Raise an Adult" Author Presentation
+
U-PRISE - Unionville- Parent Resources and Information for Special Education

+19th Annual Jazz Along The Brandywine
+UHS Used Book Sale
+Calendar Change - Snow Make-Up Day
+
THANK YOU! A Note from the UCF Curriculum Department
+UHS Presents Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical

+Director of Student Activities - Community Input
+Save the Date Events




"How to Raise an Adult" Author Presentation

Former Dean of Stanford, Julie Lythcott-Haims, draws on her experience and offers practical strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop resilience, resourcefulness and inner determination necessary for success.

The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents:
"How To Raise An Adult" NY Times bestseller book* - Julie Lythcott-Haims author presentation

February 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Unionville High School auditorium!

It's not too late! Seats are available! This event is open to the community and free of charge, but please register so that we might better prepare and forward any additonal information on to you.
Link to registration page

For addtional information visit - Julie Lythcott-Haims
There is no need to read the book ahead of time to gain insight from her thoughts and opinions. 



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, February 22, 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:

Social Skills Strategies for Home and the Community

This speaker series will focus on helping parents understand social skills and providing related supports to help students with disabilities succeed at home and in the community.  Kristen Powell, a Training and Consultation Specialist for the CCIU who has supported our district with social skills initiatives, will be our guest speaker.  UCFSD staff from the elementary level, the middle school level, and the high school level will also speak on the curriculum they use to instruct students on social skills and share support strategies for home and the community.


Please RSVP to the 2/22/17 meeting via Google Survey
Follow us on Twitter @U_PRISE or at http://www.ucfsd.org/u-prise




19th Annual Jazz Along The Brandywine




UHS Used Book Sale

You are cordially invited to the annual Used Book Sale

Friday, February 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Snow date: Friday 3/3/17)

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM / $10.00 bag sale
(Snow date: Saturday, 3/4/17)

***Bags Provided! Please do not bring your own bag.***

Please visit our website for up-to-date book sale information:
UHSBookSale.org
Visit us on Facebook!



Calendar Change - Snow Make-Up Day

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 last day of school is unaffected and remains June 12th.

For questions please contact - communications@ucfsd.net



THANK YOU! A note from the UCF Curriculum Department

We deeply appreciate the time taken by so many of you who provided feedback during this year's curriculum review. The following represents some of the ways that parents have given us very valuable feedback.

  • We had over 100 parents participate in the Gifted Services parent focus groups. The input provided us with key insights to help us improve services for students - not only for those identified as being gifted, but for all students as well.
  • Over 80 parents provided feedback in our annual Year 1 Curriculum Council survey. The focus of this survey was English Language Arts, Math, and World Language. This feedback will be shared, along with the feedback from the members of the Curriculum Council, with the teachers and administrators on the specific curriculum committees.
  • We also had 173 parents respond to our Kindergarten-2nd grade survey. This survey focused on our K-2 program and was sent to all 2nd-5th grade families. The results of this survey have been shared with the committee and has helped inform their discussions a variety of issues related to our youngest learners.

We greatly value the voice of all stakeholders as we discuss and plan possible improvements to our program. We thank all participants for taking the time to help inform us of your perspective on what is working and what needs to be improved. Your partnership and support is critical as we continually drive to improve this excellent school district and empower our students for success in life.

Learn More...

  • Working with the Curriculum Council and the School Board, we were able to get so many new and exciting programs launched this year.  Take a look at the Year 2 Curriculum Review Update - 2-13-17 to learn more about these programs.
  • The Curriculum Department website provides documentation on all K-12 curriculum, Curriculum and Educational Technology Board Documents and an overview of the "Curriculum Cycle" process



UHS Presents Mary Poppins, the Broadway Musical

Unionville High School is proud to present, Mary Poppins, with performances on March 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30pm.  The Broadway musical version of this beloved Disney classic will be brought to life for the community with an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. Share in the magic as Mary flies and Bert climbs the walls!

Online ticket sales begin March 6th at www.showtix4u.com for $12.  Tickets at the door are $14 adults/$12 students and senior citizen.



Director of Student Activities - Community Input

The District is creating a new Administrative role focused on Student Activities.  As a Community, we recognize how participation in Student Activities contributes to the development of many vital (Wellness) traits like adaptability, resilience and optimism, which further empower students to unlock their greater potential for success in life. 

We are inviting parents and guardians to join us for focus group sessions on this new role.

We want to hear from you.  Please attend one of three sessions being held for parents and guardians.  These sessions will provide us with valuable information as we set the direction for this new role.
The sessions will be held over the next 3 weeks.  Please pick the session that is most convenient for you.  All sessions are from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the high school library.

  1. Tuesday, February 21st
  2. Tuesday, February 28th
  3. Thursday, March 9th

For additional Information visit - Director of Student Activities Information and Resources

Please RSVP to communications@ucfsd.net

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Save The Date Events!!

  • Unionville Baseball Used Sports Equipment Collection & Sale -SALE: Saturday Feburary 25, 2017 from 9AM - 3PM -CF Patton Middle School Cafeteria. Please help by donating your used equipment for anything sport related. Collecting now! Drop off at Patton middle school cafeteria Friday, February 24th from 5-9PM. For equipment pick up or questions call George Pellegrino: 484-354-0508 or email pellegrino.george@gmail.com. Proceeds benefit Unionville High School Baseball

  • Next Java with John - March 6 at 9:30am - District office -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. Because space is limited to 20, please reserve a seat by calling 610-347-0970, extension 3315 or email your reservation to lleipold@ucfsd.net

  • Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show - Friday, March 24, 2017 7:00PM-10:00PM - Opening night complimentary reception & Sale (Adults only)Enjoy live music and fabulous complimentary hors d'oeuvers from prominent local restaurants and food service businesses. Meet and talk with the artists, many of whom will be available to sign or personalize their work. 

    Saturday,  March 25, 2016 10:00AM - 4:00PM - Art exhibit & Sale (Children welcome)
    Saturday features live music and a raffle drawing at 3 pm. Come early for the best selection and don't miss a chance to win one of our wonderful raffle prizes.  All proceeds support educational enrichment programs at Chadds Ford Elementary School. For additional information visit http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow/

    2017 Run for our Sons 5K and Family Fun Day registration is open! Race day - Saturday, April 22 at 9AM.To benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. In honor of Elliot and Henry Johnson.
    Run for our Sons


  • Unionville-Chadds Ford Scholarship Fund - Please consider contributing to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund. The 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).
    For additional information visit: scholarship .

  • PES Art & Garden - Saturday. April 29th - Entertainment for the whole family! Fun run, games, activities, demonstrations, concessions, craft & plant sales, and more!

  • U-PRISE Community Resource Fair - May 24 - 6pm to 7:30pm at the District Office. Representatives from local community vendors 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. Stay tuned for more information and a list of vendors.




This Week's Highlights


**Kennett Cotillion

**URA Softball and Baseball Spring Registration now open
**KAU Little League Registration now open
**SCCSA Spring Registration now open
**Catalyst SAT Bootcamp
**SAT Prep Summer Camp


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






UHS students pitch in for project that aids developing nations

Visit - UHS Facebook

Read more about the effort here




Spring is just around the corner, and is the perfect time to make a few changes in your life to clean-up your home, the planet and most importantly, green up your lifestyle. So along with cleaning out the garage, milling through outdated clothes in your closet and scrubbing the windows, take a few steps to embrace all things GREEN via recipes, habits and activities.

Farmer's Market Habit. Try to get in the habit of paying a visit to your local farmer's market each week. You will be supporting the 'locavore' movement while enjoying farm fresh produce that you select yourself.

Start a Recycling Habit. Once you start recycling it becomes addicting! You start looking for those recycle bins in restaurants and on the street ,and it feels good.

Support Pet Adoption and Animal Sanctuaries. If you are a pet lover, ask your local pet adoption non-profits what you can do to help! Sometimes these companies are in need of volunteers or food donations. Helping animals find loving homes is an act that will make you feel good from the inside out.

Household Detox. Rummage through your kitchen and bathroom cabinets and read the labels of your cleaning and personal care products. Choose green options or try out some very basic ingredients like lemon juice, white vinegar, baking soda and essential oils like lavender and citrus to freshen up your home!


 

 




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Monday, February 13, 2017

UCF This Week

 
 


This Week…

in the News


+19th Annual Jazz Along The Brandywine
+
Unionville-Chadds Ford Scholarship Fund
+UHS Used Book Sale
+
"How to Raise an Adult" Author Presentation

+Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show
+Unionville Baseball Used Sports Equipment Collection & Sale
+Save the Date Events




19th Annual Jazz Along The Brandywine



Unionville-Chadds Ford Scholarship Fund


Please consider contributing to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund. The 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). For additional information visit: scholarship .





UHS Used Book Sale

You are cordially invited to the annual Used Book Sale

Friday, February 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Snow date: Friday 3/3/17)

Saturday, February 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM / $10.00 bag sale
(Snow date: Saturday, 3/4/17)

***Bags Provided! Please do not bring your own bag.***

Please visit our website for up-to-date book sale information:
UHSBookSale.org
Visit us on Facebook!

UHS Gymnasium
750 Unionville Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348



"How to Raise an Adult" Author Presentation

Do you want to foster resiliency and self-reliance in your children?
The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents:

"How To Raise An Adult" NY Times bestseller book* - Julie Lythcott-Haims author presentation!

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7:00 p.m. in the Unionville High School auditorium!

This event is open to the community and free of charge, but please register so that we might better prepare and forward any additonal information on to you. Thank you!

Link to registration page

For addtional information visit - Julie Lythcott-Haims

*Copies of How To Raise an Adult are for sale UE. Paperback books are $13.55 and Hardback books are $22.89. Please make checks payable to UCFSD.



Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show

Founded in 1949 by Betsy Wyeth, the popular Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show features works by over 70 professional artists from the Brandywine Valley and beyond. Artists showcase a variety of works to satisfy every taste and budget. The 68th annual show will be held on March 24 & 25, 2017.

Friday, March 24, 2017 7:00PM-10:00PM - Opening night complimentary reception & Sale (Adults only)
Enjoy live music and fabulous complimentary hors d'oeuvers from prominent local restaurants and food service businesses. Meet and talk with the artists, many of whom will be available to sign or personalize their work. 

Saturday,  March 25, 2016 10:00AM - 4:00PM - Art exhibit & Sale (Children welcome)
Saturday features live music and a raffle drawing at 3 pm. Come early for the best selection and don't miss a chance to win one of our wonderful raffle prizes.  All proceeds support educational enrichment programs at Chadds Ford Elementary School. 

For additional information visit - http://cfes.ucfsd.org/artshow/



Unionville Baseball Used Sports Equipment Collection & Sale

SALE: Saturday Feburary 25, 2017 from 9AM - 3PM
CF Patton Middle School Cafeteria

Please help by donating your used equipment for anything sport related. Collecting now! Drop off at Patton middle school cafeteria Friday, February 24th from 5-9PM
For equipment pick up or questions call George Pellegrino: 484-354-0508 or email
pellegrino.george@gmail.com

Proceeds benefit Unionville High School Baseball



Save The Date Events!!


  • U-PRISE -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.  Next meeting - February 22, 6:00PM at the district office. Speaker series will cover the topic - Social Skills.

  • UHS Presents Mary Poppins, the Braodway Musical - Unionville High School is proud to present, Mary Poppins, with performances on March 16th, 17th and 18th at 7:30pm.  The Broadway musical version of this beloved Disney classic will be brought to life for the community with an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. Share in the magic as Mary flies and Bert climbs the walls! Online ticket sales begin March 6th at www.showtix4u.com for $12.  Tickets at the door are $14 adults/$12 students and senior citizen

  • Next Java with John - March 6 at 9:30am - District office -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. Because space is limited to 20, please reserve a seat by calling 610-347-0970, extension 3315 or email your reservation to lleipold@ucfsd.net

  • 2017 Run for our Sons 5K and Family Fun Day registration is open! Race day - Saturday, April 22 at 9AM.To benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. In honor of Elliot and Henry Johnson.
    Run for our Sons





This Week's Highlights


**URA Softball and Baseball Spring Registration now open
**KAU Little League Registration now open
**SCCSA Spring Registration now open
**Kennett Cotillion

**Catalyst SAT Bootcamp
**SAT Prep Summer Camp


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






Through the guidance of CFE parents Mr. Koch and Mrs. Micklin, our 5th graders are working hard on their leave behind project! Awesome stuff!

Check out pictures - CFES Facebook




Please donate to the UCF Education Foundation Shoe Re-Use Program

The Green Initiatives Committee of the U-CF Education Foundation, with the support of the district, is launching a district-wide program to promote sustainability by collecting your used sneakers and fitness shoes. This program touches many facets of sustainability.  It keeps shoes out of the landfill and promotes re-use, as well as develops an environmentally and economically sustainable industry for developing villages.

1. Collected shoes from our district will be shipped to Runners Village, Ghana. There they are sold, and the proceeds go to setting up tree farms (fruit trees, trees used for buildings, etc.) in the village. The locals are trained to maintain them, creating a perpetual source of income.

2. The entire program is funded by the proceeds from the sale of the shoes.

3. The unusable ones (about 20%) go to Nike Grind, where they are ground up and used on playgrounds and other purposes.

4. The MORE Foundation, who executes this program, expects to take in about 300K pairs of shoes this year, helping 10 villages.

5. There is a box in either the gym or main lobby of every school in the district. Please drop off your old sneakers - any size, any condition.This is an ongoing program, and the collection box will remain in the lobby throughout the year.

For more information go to www.morefoundationgroup.org or see flyer.


 

 




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