Monday, May 15, 2017

UCF This Week


This Week…

in the News

+School Board Meeting Tonight, May 15 at 7:30pm
+FIRST Robotics Information Session

+Congratulations Mrs Bakes - Citadel Heart of Learning Award!
+UHS to Host the Greater Philadelphia Cappies Gala
+Message From the UCF Transportation Team

+U-PRISE Community Resources Fair
+Extended School Year (ESY) Student Volunteers Needed

+Save the Date Events

School Board Meeting Tonight, May 15 at 7:30pm

Join us at 7:30 at Pocopson Elementary School, or watch online

The meeting will be streamed live on the  district website
View tonights agenda- ​​​ Board Agenda

We hope to see you there!

FIRST Robotics Information Session

The Flaming Phoenix FTC robotics team from Unionville High School will be hosting an information session about FIRST robotics including FIRST Junior Lego League, FIRST Lego League (FLL), and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) on Wednesday May 24th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Hillendale Elementary School LGI. 

These programs provide excellent STEM opportunities for students from Kindergarten through Seniors in High School.  We will be discussing the programs and starting to form teams for next year.  This information session is intended for both students and parents.  Note that this program is 100% parent driven, so if you want to guarantee your child is involved, come to the meeting to find out more about how to start a team.

If you are unable to attend, contact Cliff Warner at for more information.

Congratulations Mrs Bakes - Citadel Heart of Learning Award!

Congratulations to our own Megan Bakes, the 2017 Citadel Heart of Learning Award recipient for UCFSD. A very deserving honor for an amazing teacher!

 #HeartofLearning and tag @CitadelBanking!

UHS to Host the Greater Philadelphia Cappies Gala

The Greater Philadelphia Cappies Gala will be held on May 21st at 4:30pm at Unionville High School.

The Greater Philadelphia Cappies is an organization that allows student critics to enjoy high school's productions in the area and vote for award recipients. Eligible shows must perform between mid-October and mid-April, with voting taking place soon after. After votes are tallied, schools nominated for Best Musical, Best Play, and Best Song are asked to prepare material to present in front of the entire region during the season's award ceremony, The Cappies Gala.

For more information visit - Philadelphia Cappies

Message From the UCF Transportation Team

The transportation department needs your help.  We need to make sure that your address in PowerSchool is correct.  Starting soon and continuing for the next few months we will be working with industry consultants to reevaluate next year's bus routes and it is important to have correct addresses.

We are doing this as an outcome of community and Board comments from the School Start Time initiative.  We will be evaluating opportunities to optimize routes and reduce run times, with a special focus on our longest runs that require students to be picked up before 6:30.

Over the next few days we will be sending out an email asking you to please verify your address.

If your address is NOT correct please respond to our registrar, Noelle Nocera - email with your corrected information.  If you have moved recently the registrar will contact you to collect additional information needed to update your records.

If the address is correct there is no action needed at this time.

We thank you for your help and cooperation.

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

Extended School Year (ESY) Student Volunteers Needed

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District offers an extended school year program, referred to as ESY, for students with disabilities served by Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) who need instruction over the summer.  This summer, ESY will run from June 26 through August 8 (six weeks), Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 12:00pm at Unionville Elementary School.  Students who participate in this program have disabilities that require them to receive instruction in academics like reading, writing, and mathematics, but students also have goals in the areas of social skills, sensory skills, and communication skills.  Additionally, the program is promoting a different theme each week with a corresponding activity day filled with authentic learning opportunities such as field trips, special visitors, and exciting activities.

This summer in order to best support our ESY students' needs, we are looking for peers of varying school ages to volunteer to participate in ESY for all six of the one-time per week activity days. Research suggests that both students with disabilities and students without disabilities greatly benefit from these inclusive opportunities.
If your child is interested in participating in this unique program, please complete the google survey using this link or by going to

For details about the ESY program visit - Extended School Year (ESY) Program

Save the Date Events

  • Please Support the After Prom - Fundraiser at Floga Bistro - May 15-2 -Mention UHS AFTER PROM and they will generously donate 20% of sales to our event! Offer good for DINE IN, DELIVERY, or TAKEOUT - OFFER also includes PARTY TRAYS

  • UHS Marching Band Ice Cream Social - Wednesday, May 17th 2:45 - 3:30 in the UHS Band room. Band informational meeting for all 8th grade and UHS band members interested in the Marching Band: Winds, Color Guard and Drum Line

  • Last Day of School Reminder -On days when school is cancelled, a make-up day is 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
**Check out our list of Great Summer Camps!
**Heroes Youth Baseball Tryouts
**2017 Baccalaurate
**Community & Trails Celebration Day

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

Patton Student Runs 50th State Marathon To Save the Eyesight of Kids in Need

When he crosses the finish line in Springfield, Vermont on Tuesday, 14-year-old Nikolas Toocheck will be completing a three-year quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states – and he's running for a cause. He is raising money for the Seva Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides critical vision care to people in need around the world.

Read about Nikolas's amazing accomplishments - UCF Facbook

Take the Zero Waste Challenge

In support of World Environment Day on 5th June, ISS is challenging you to take action to produce less waste. This could be one small change (like using a ceramic mug instead of a disposable one), or you could go the whole day without producing any rubbish.

The aim is to get as many people around the world to take up the challenge, with thousands of small changes contributing to a bigger, global effort to prevent and reduce waste.

So, get involved and make a difference! Commit as an individual or on behalf of your team and see just how well you can do without your disposable coffee cups, paper hand towels and plastic water bottles.

Together, we can help ISS reach its target of 10,000 people signing to take part.

To sign up visit -



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