Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hawks eNews-Aug 28th 2016

 
 

Patton This Week ...

 



PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR FIRST PTO MEETING

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 9:15 AM

The Patton PTO invites you to joins us Thursday, September 1st at 9:15 in the small cafeteria for a light breakfast. Don't miss out on hearing first hand on what is new and  what the new school year will bring for  Patton Middle School Students  from Principal Tim Hoffman.  There will also be a chance to meet and hear from the new Vice Principal Devin Layton. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

Patton PTO Co-Presidents

Kim Asarta and Lynda Nadin

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September

1    PTO Meeting @ 9:15 AM, Small Cafeteria

2    School Closed

5    School Closed – Labor Day

8    Curriculum Night/Back to School night

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HELP SUPPORT PATTON STUDENTS THROUGH THE PTO

Become a PTO Booster!

The Charles F. Patton Middle School PTO is a proactive organization providing educational enrichment to the students of C.F. Patton Middle School. To be successful,

the PTO activities and programs need your support! In the past, the PTO has given financial support to the teachers and funded special projects such as Writer's Day, Curriculum enrichment funds, supplement base materials provided by the District and enhance our kids' learning experience. All donations are tax deductible.

Please fill out attached Booster form and return it to the school office in an envelope marked BOOSTER. Please make your check payable to CFPMS PTO. If you have any questions, please contact JoAnn Cona at jpcona2@gmail.com.

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ORDER YOUR SCHOOL DIRECTORY TODAY!

UCFSD Directory Orders Due September 9th

UCFSD Directory Orders: The last day to order a District Directory is September 9th! The cost is $8. If you wish to purchase a District Directory please fill out the form below and return it to the school office in an envelope marked DIRECTORY. Please make your check payable to CFPMS PTO. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Baccellieri at baccfam@comcast.net. Find Directory order form attached:

To have your child/family listed in the directory:

An email was sent from the district for inclusion of child/family to be included in the directory. You will not be included in the directory without imputing your child's information. To complete the form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-IbJoWGDVDxun3Uf2MgxZcEkekpFjbvr1jUsG3GdFHvJ_Tg/viewform?c=0&w=1

PLEASE NOTE this year there will be a pdf version of the directory that will be available to ALL for free- anyone with a Powerschool password will be able to view/print. Watch for more details in the e-news.

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VOLUNTEER FOR THE PTO TODAY!

PTO COMMITTEE CHAIR POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The PTO is a great way to support the school, your kids, find out what is happening at our school, as well as an opportunity to meet other parents and school staff. We encourage you to join and get involved. Everything we do is based on volunteers. We still need co-chairs for the Box Tops, Giant Rewards, and Talent Show.  Please consider volunteering!  There are a variety of opportunities available that are flexible enough to work around your schedule. Whether you have 30 minutes or 2 hours, your ideas, time, and talents are truly needed. We look forward to seeing you at school or at an upcoming event! Please email Christine Azar @ azarchristine4@gmail.com to volunteer today.

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PATTON HAWKS SPIRIT WEAR SALE

Thurs., Sept. 8th at Back to School Night!

The PTO will kick off the Patton Spirit Wear Sale at Back to School Night Thursday, September 8th.  Stop by and see samples of great items available this year!  Cash and checks are accepted for Spirit Wear purchases, or for orders placed at the sale. Go Hawks!!

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LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE JOIN AFTER SCHOOL FOREIGN LANGUAGE!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30TH

Join in the fun with After-School Foreign Language Club. "Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st Century!" says Time Magazine. Don't be left behind; register today! Learn about a foreign culture and its language through Patton's own After School Foreign Language Club. Please check out attached flyer for more information and the registration form.

                        If you have any questions, please contact Libby @ edeming@ucfsd.net.

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THANK YOU

To Our Patton New Family Picnic Sponsors!

The Patton New Family Picnic was held in August for all 6th grade families and 7th and 8th graders who were new to the District. It was a huge success! We had a great turn out and the weather was terrific! Thank you to all the families and teachers who attended. Special thanks to our great PTO Volunteers and to our rockin' Patton Teacher DJ Mr. John Walsh!

Several local businesses sponsored the event through monetary donations or discounted goods. We especially thank these businesses for their support of our Patton families: Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation, Crozer Brinton Lake, Hendrix Orthodontics, Fox's Pizza Kennett Square, Costco, and Bernie's Original Italian Water Ice and One Stop Party Shop.  Please patronize these businesses and when you do, thank them for their support of the Patton New Family Picnic!

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COMMUNITY NEWS

REGISTER NOW FOR KAU FALL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

Registration continues through September 2 for the KAU Little League 2016 Fall Ball season.  KAU's programs are open to students who attend private or public schools or live in the geographic areas of both the Kennett Consolidated and Unionville-Chadds Ford School Districts.

The KAU and Avon Grove Little Leagues will field combined softball teams for the fall ball season. Please visitwww.avongrovelittleleague.com for details. Boys and girls ages 7 through 13 may register for one of four baseball divisions offered by KAU. Registration for baseball may be completed at www.kaulittleleague.org by using the registration tab. For more information,please contact info@kaulittleleague.org.

Minor C, for 7- and 8-year-olds, is an instructional league with a mixture of coach-pitch and kid-pitch played on46/60 Little League field.

Minor A is a kid-pitch division for 9- and10-year-olds. Games will be played on 46/60 Little League field.

The Intermediate Division is for 11-, 12-,and 13-year-olds, who will play their games on 50/70 fields with 50 foot pitching distance and 70 feet between the bases.

The Junior/Senior Division is for 13-, 14-,and 15-year-olds. The 13-year-old age group has the choice to register for either the Intermediate or the Junior Division. Juniors play on a 90-foot field. The Big League Division is open to 16-, 17-, and 18-year-olds.

Games will begin after Labor Day and finish near the end of October. KAU teams compete against other KAU teams as well as other teams from Chester and Delaware counties. Games for the Minor C, Minor A,and Intermediate Divisions are held primarily at the KAU Fields on Leslie Road in Kennett Square and at New Garden Park. Junior, Senior and Big League games are played at NVF Field. A few games will be played at other area teams' fields.



Lip Sync competition 2016

Friday, September 30th

Location: The Main Stage

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

DIVISIONS: Elementary School,  Middle School, High School.  Adult
AWARDS: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Ribbons........Judges Decide Best of Show

CONTESTANT RULES & REGULATIONS: - No Entrance Fee, Deadline for entrees is Friday at 4:00 p.m.

- Contestants must dress as their favorite singer or group, and lip sync to a song of their choice.

- Contestants must bring their own music (CD's & iPods only).

- Perform one song, that does not exceed 4 minutes.

- Registration forms are found in all UCFSD School Offices, District Offices, downloaded from the fair website: www.ucfair.org, and on The UCF Facebook page.UCF_LipSync_2016 Final.pdf 





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Monday, August 22, 2016

Patton 2016-17 Summer Mailing:PLS READ

 
 

Patton This Week ...

 

Welcome Patton Students and Families 

The Charles F Patton Middle School PTO would like to welcome all students, and their families to the 2016-2017 school year. We are looking forward to a great year!  Please join us for a Welcome back breakfast at our first PTO meeting on Thursday, September 1st at 9:15am, in the Small Cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to join! The complete 2016-17 PTO Event Calendar can be accessed on the PTO website at cfpms.ucfsd.org/pto/.

If your student is new to the District, or is an incoming 6th grader, please join us at the Patton Picnic! It will be held on August 24th from 6:30pm-8pm at the middle school.  Please see the flyer for details. Please RSVP to kasarta@gmail.com by August 19th.

The PTO is a great way to support the school, your kids, find out what is happening at our school, as well as an opportunity to meet other parents and school staff. We encourage you to join and get involved. Everything we do is based on volunteers. We still need co-chairs for the Box Tops, Talent Show and Basketball Night.  Please consider volunteering!  There are a variety of opportunities available that are flexible enough to work around your schedule. Whether you have 30 minutes or 2 hours, your ideas, time, and talents are truly needed. We look forward to seeing you at school or at an upcoming event!


Your help and generosity during the 2015-16 school year helped the PTO build a solid foundation for new programs, community service, and coordinate fun, family-focused events in 2016-17!  For more information please check out the PTO budget link on our website.  Finally, thank you to our PTO community for your participation in our fundraisers as well as your invaluable volunteer time.


Some upcoming dates/events to note:

August

24    Patton picnic for incoming 6th graders and new families to the district 6:30pm

29    First day of school

September

1    PTO Meeting @ 9:15 AM, Small Cafeteria

2    School Closed

5    School Closed – Labor Day

8    Curriculum Night/Back to School night


Sincerely,


Kim Asarta (kasarta@gmail.com) and Lynda Nadin (lynda.nadin@gmail.com)

Co-Presidents, CFPMS PTO


PTO Calendar 2016-17

Click here to doanload calender


Help Support Patton Students through the PTO

The Patton PTO needs your help to give your students the best experience possible. Please donate to the PTO Booster. Your donations help the PTO fund learning experiences such as Writer's Day and other needs to enhance the classroom experience and celebrations. Volunteer for the PTO today and help us make these activities happen. Please click on the link and print out the form to donate or volunteer today.

Volunteer form and booster form


Sign up today for After School Foreign Language Club

After School Foreign Language provides an opportunity for students to learn a foreign language. For more details please click this link to sign up your student.

Foreign Language Registration Form






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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Patton Middle School PTO Summer Mailing

 
 

Patton This Week ...

 





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Monday, June 13, 2016

Hawks eNews-Jun 13 2016

 
 

Patton This Week ...

 



June

June 13             8th grade final- Science

June 14             Final make-ups

June 15             Last day of school

July

July  1               New rules take effect for Volunteer Clearances-see below

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A NOTE FROM PATTON PTO CO-PRESIDENTS:

As the 2015-16  school year comes to a close, we wanted take this opportunity to thank our terrific Patton parents, teachers, and staff for all you did to create an awesome middle school experience for our students. Whether you volunteered your time, talents or treasures, we appreciate it! Patton PTO could not have run so many successful events without our dedicated volunteers. We especially wanted to thank the following Chairs:


PATTON PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD 2015-16

   

Vice President                       Lynda Nadin

Recording Secretary            Lisa Brown

Treasurer                               JoAnn Cona

Enrichment Coordinator    Jennifer Hall

At-Large                                Traci Schilling

At-Large                                Luci McClure

COMMITTEE CHAIRS


7th Grade Celebration            Lisa Brown

Mandy Bell
8th Grade Celebration            Jenny Moyer

Jennifer Hall

Dana Mayer

Betty Kucharczuk

Lois Kester

Karen Ammon

Francis Galvin
After School Language            Kim Asarta
Art in the Middle            Julianne Ruocco

Jeannette Kurkewicz
Basketball Night            Traci Schilling
Bike Drive                Stuart Lindsay
Book FairJeannette Kurkewicz
   JoAnn Cona

Jenny Brucker

Kim Murray
Boosters          JoAnn Cona
Box Tops                Mary Walters
Coat Drive               Vicki Folmar

Hoang-QNguyen
Curriculum Council            Bridget Telenko

Mary Hastings
Directory                Kathleen Vasko
E-News                    Kirti Garg
Ed. Foundation Rep            Lisa Tascione

Jennifer Hall
Fall 6th Grade Mixer    Tara Mangano

Kristen Young

Lynda Nadin
FOCUS                    Colleen Boyle
Giant Rewards                Kim Asarta
Hospitality-Visitation Day        Renee Lowe

Whitney Smith
Kind Fund                Joanmarie Reisen
Library                     Jennifer Gottesman
Patton Picnic               Luci McClure

Lisa Tascione
Raffle Baskets               Jennifer Hall

Dana Mayer
School Picture                Lynda Nadin
Spirit Wear                Renee Lowe

Tammy Hynes
Spring Carnival               Angel Brown

Lynda Nadin

Luci McClure
Staff App. Brunch                     Carolyn Ceribelli   
Staff App. Lunch            Carolyn Ceribelli
Talent Show                Darragh Young

Sandy Denmark
Volunteer (VP Role)            Lynda Nadin
Website                John Walsh

We hope you have an enjoyable summer!


Lisa Tascione and Kim Asarta

Patton PTO Co-Presidents 2015-16

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PATTON PTO WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS


Thank you the following businesses for their support of Charles F. Patton Middle School during the 2015-16 school year:


Foxy Loxy - 8th Grade Celebration - ice cream

Starbucks Kennett Square - Writer's Day

Circus Time Amusements - inflatables & games discount - Carnival

Two Men & A Truck - free wardrobe boxes for prizes (huge help)- Carnival

Herr's - discounted chips- Carnival

Kona Ice - Discount shaved ice - Carnival

Jerry Rocker - EMT donated his services -Carnival

DJ Tom Dalton - Discount on DJ and karaoke services -Carnival

Russell Brannan Sandy Candy - discount Sandy Candy vendor-Carnival

Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation- Patton Picnic

Hendrix Orthodontics - Patton Picnic

Crozer Health - Patton Picnic/PTO Meeting Speaker

Triple Fresh - discounted food for 8th Grade Celebration

Sarro Signs - donated signs for 8th Grade Celebration

Meredith Graves Designs - discounted flowers for 8th Grade Celebration


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THANK YOU KIRTI GARG for chairing the Hawk News and getting the information out to parents each week.


THANK YOU JEN HALL, DANA MAYER, JENNY MOYER, BETTY KUCHARCZUK, LOIS KESTER, KAREN AMMON, FRANCIS GALVIN for all your hard word and dedication co-chairing the 8th Grade End of Year Celebration.


THANK YOU LISA BROWN AND MANDY BELL for organizing and running the 7th Grade Water Ice.


Patton PTO appreciates your time and dedication to making these events possible!

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A HUGE THANK YOU to all parents that donated items and/or volunteered at the 8th grade End Of Year Celebration!  It was a great success, and the kids had a blast!

If your 8th grader was not able to attend the 8th Grade End of Year Celebration and would like a T-shirt (has UHS logo plus class of 2020), they may purchase a shirt for $10 at lunch on Monday, 6/14, or Tuesday, 6/15, outside the cafeteria.  

Any remaining shirts will be in the Patton Office over the summer.   You can stop in to purchase a shirt for $10 during summer office hours if you would like one.  Only sizes left are available, no additional shirts will be ordered.


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EXPERIENCE WHAT'S GOING ON AT PATTON FIRSTHAND!


Stay connected to life at Patton. Volunteering with the PTO is a great way to meet other parents, Patton staff, and also to see what's going on at Patton Middle School!


Volunteer Opportunities for 2016-17:


  • Carnival Chair training (Jan-May) The carnival needs a few chairs to run our largest fundraiser of the year.  Take a year to learn the ropes and get trained this year to co-chair it the following year.

  • Talent Show Co-chairs(Mar/April) This show is student led and student ran. The talent show chair coordinates dates, practices, and is a figurehead to guide the kids.


There is something for everyone! Some events will need 2-3 Co-Chairs each! Grab a friend and volunteer together! To see the full list of committees and the descriptions click here. To learn more about these positions or getting involved in the PTO in general, contact Lynda Nadin at lynda.nadin@gmail.com

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VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES UPDATE

There are some upcoming changes to Volunteer Clearances requirements. There is now an online resource on all school websites (listed under either the "Quick Links" or "Parent Resources" tabs) called "Clearances (Volunteers)".  On that web page are simplified instructions on who needs clearances and how to get them.

Here is a direct link to the page:

http://www.ucfsd.org/volunteers/index.html

Some FAQs about Volunteer Clearances:

Q: When do the new rules go into effect?

A: July 1st, 2016

Q: Do I need fingerprinting?

A: Only if you have lived in PA less than 10 consecutive years

Q: How long are clearance good for?

A: Five years.

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PATTON PRIDE SCHOOL SPIRIT AWARDS!


Thank you  to all our young artists who entered the Patton Planner Cover contest this year; the artwork was amazing!. Mr. Hoffman, the art teachers, and our team leaders had a very difficult decision choosing the best designs from 22 entries. Congratulations go to Josie Tucker, front cover, and Sarah Linskens, back cover. Additionally, Emily Wright's pencil drawing was chosen to be the Patton Postcard for 2016-2017. ​


The students and adults listed below received special recognition at our final pep rally on June 3rd. They were chosen to receive the school spirit award because of their outstanding contributions to our school. Their kind manner, helpfulness, work ethic and integrity set and example for others to follow. Patton appreciates their choice to do the right thing when no one is looking and their determination to be a positive leader for their peers. Each and every one of them make us Patton Proud!

6th grade:

Katie Turner, Jake Kammeier, Danny Dunphy,

Amanda Wolfe, Maddie Diehl, Ben Friedman

7th grade:

William Cunningham, Annie Dao, Kylie Harlan,

Emily Clark, Jack Moriarty, Elas Young

8th grade:

Jill Anderson, Baily Denmark, Dylan Murphy

Sally Padula, Bailey Porter, Joe Sciarra

Adults:

6th grade:

Mrs. Nanis, Mrs. Lear

7th grade:

Mrs. Spisak, Dr. Crowley

8th grade:

Mr. Thomas, Mrs. Brogan

Enrichment:

Mrs. Rafferty, Mr. Walsh

Support staff:

Lisa Dunbar

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PATTON PRIDE FLOWER GARDEN NEEDS YOUR HELP

ART ROOM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2016-2017:


Patton Pride Flower Garden  is for the gardeners of our community. Help Patton show our Pride to the entire community by making our school look great to everyone who drives or walks past. The Art Room Volunteers would help to display children's projects and keep our rooms in working order. click here for further details.

We need your help and greatly appreciate the time you give to support Art at Patton Middle School. If you are interested in helping Patton Art please contact Ann Farron at aferron@ucfsd.net.


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8TH GRADE SUMMER READING SELECTION


8th Graders: Have you felt a bit left out of the summer reading discussion? Don't fear. The high school is ready to announce their summer reading selection.  All students attending Unionville High School next year are expected to read The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens.  Mrs. Rafferty will be selling the book in the library at a cost of $8.50.  If you would like to preorder for the book, please see Mrs. Rafferty in the library with your money. Books will be delivered to you when we receive them.

8th graders please also be aware that there are a list of summer assignments for your various classes available on the Patton Library webpage. It is your responsibility to check the web page and familiarize yourself with your summer assignments.

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ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

The required summer reading information for 2016 is now

available on the C.F. Patton Middle School web site

http://cfpms.ucfsd.org/senthome.html


Please be aware that information regarding Patton's Summer Reading Requirements is now available via Patton's Library Page. Paperback copies of The Wednesday War and Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt are available for purchase at Patton's Library for $7.00 each.  Checks payable to "Patton Middle School" and cash will be accepted.

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UNIONVILLE ROWING CLINICS

"Are you interested in trying a new sport this summer? The Unionville Rowing team is offering 1-Day Learn to Row Clinics this summer on Saturday, June 18th, Sunday, August 21st, and Saturday, August 27th. Visit the Unionville Crew website at rowurc.org for more information. See attached flyer.

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UHS CHEER TEAM TRYOUTS

There will be an important meeting for all those interested in tryouts for the 2016-17 UHS Cheer Team. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, at 2:45 PM in the UHS Faculty Dining Room. Rising freshmen (current eighth-grade-students) are welcome and should plan to attend to learn important details about tryouts, camp and more.  

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Public Speaking Camp for students in 4th-9th grades

My name is Julie Krause, and I am the Assistant Coach for the UHS Speech and Debate team.  Our Head Coach Ashley Murphy and I are offering a Public Speaking Camp for students in 4th-9th grades the first week in August.  The attached brochure will provide all the information about what the camp offers, as well as how to register.  As this camp is a fundraiser for our team, we hope to have as many participants as possible.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, and Ms. Murphy and I thank you so much for your time and consideration!

Julie Krause

Assistant Coach - UHS Speech and Debate

(h) 610-444-2195(c) 302-528-5150

too2busy@verizon.net

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KAU TO HOST SUMMER BASEBALL CAMPS

Three different sessions of baseball instruction will be offered this summer for boys and girls ages 6 through 14 at the Stony Marston Complex on Leslie Road. Deadline for registration is June 15. For detailed information, please visit the KAU Facebook page or the KAU website, www.kaulittleleague.org.





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