Sunday, September 28, 2014

Event Calendar dates corrected. Sorry to interrupt your weekend with a duplicate message.. please use this one



2014 September 8-12 

   
   
 
September 29-Ooctober 5, 2014 _1    
 





 

  



HAWKS PTO ANNUAL FUND DRIVE

Thank you to all who have responded to our plea for donations. We are approaching our Booster Drive goal but are still $1,560 short of where we need to be on Booster donations for the year and well behind money received at this point in time last year.

Please consider giving at your earliest convenience. All money raised goes back to our students, facilities and staff. Thank you for your support! See any CFPMS PTO Board member if you have any questions about our booster drive, the PTO goals etc.

Thank you very much for your contribution and support.

 The CFPMS PTO




HAWKS PTO MEETING - DATE CHANGES

Oct 2 9:15 am Small Caf

Patton PTO meeting DATE CHANGE! Our next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday,Oct. 2nd at 9:15 AM in the Small Cafeteria. Our guest speaker will be Dr. John Sanville, UCFSD Superintendent. Dr. Sanville will discuss the UCFSD Redistricting study. Please join us!

PLEASE NOTE: Going forward, our PTO meetings will be held on the FIRST Thursday of the month instead of the second Thursday of the month.





ART IN THE MIDDLE MEETING

Sept 29 9:am

The Art in the Middle Committee will hold their first meeting of the year on Monday, Sept. 29th at 9:00 AM  in the Small Cafeteria. This committee will continue working on the Cafeteria Beautification Project this year. For more information, please contact Julianne Ruocco at jruocco118@gmail.com.


After-School Language Club    

DEADLINE: SEPT 30

"Mono-lingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st Century!" says Time Magazine.  Don't be left behind!  Learn about a foreign culture and its language through Patton's own Language Club.  Classes start soon so click here for more information and the registration form



To sign up, go to:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F48ACAF28A75-6thgrade/20340346







Hawk Day at The Fair!

Saturday, October 4th

"Patton Pride"

"Hawk Day at the Fair"

Saturday, October 4th

9am-4pm


The "Hawks Nest"  

A place for kids to hang out

with friends, family and

Patton Middle School staff.

ipod Music

PTO- Spirit wear for sale

"Patton Pride" Raffle Ticket table

…..Raffle prizes TBD…..

Raffle tickets pulled at school on

Hawk TV !!!!!!!!!




Patton Pride Raffle Tickets:

For kids of all ages! Students and staff!

Stop by the Hawks Nest when you visit the Fair and you will receive:

1 raffle ticket  for attending the fair

2 raffle tickets for wearing school colors

3 raffle tickets for entering 1 item in the fair

1 additional raffle ticket for every fair entry in addition to your first.


You must have your receipt as proof of entries for additional tickets.


If you win a ribbon!!!!!!!!!

On Monday 10/6  during Hawk Time meet a Patton Pride teacher in the lobby. Bring the Ribbon and a printed selfie or photo of you. You can pin your Ribbon and picture on the Patton Pride bulletin board in the lobby! Plus get a free soft pretzel and bottle of water!


You are Patton!!!!!






THE UNIONVILLE COMMUNITY FAIR

OCT 3-4

"Treasure the Memories" with the Unionville Community Fair As It Celebrates 90 Years! Friday-Sunday, October 3-5
This year's theme is "Treasure the Memories", and is perfect as we celebrate our esteemed 90thAnniversary.   We have several new events along with some old favorites planned for this year - so get ready to add some new memories.   
The Lip Sync contest is making a comeback Friday night before the family dance.  Be sure to check out the details at:  Lip Synch Competition and the fair website: www.ucfairinc.org.
There will be a photo booth throughout the fair for all to enjoy, so bring your friends! 
Participate  in the Unionville Community Fair Parade, Saturday at 11:00! Community Groups and Individuals are Welcome. To Inquire: dave.pritchard@ucfairinc.org or 610-308-2374
The Junk Rock Band will help educate fair-goers about the importance of reusing materials with   their recycled instruments and high energy performances.   The Fair is "going green"! Look for the recycling containers on the fair grounds. 
 We will also have the Mobile Ag Science Lab at the fair on Saturday to teach everyone about the importance of Agriculture.   It is staffed by experts from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
The Cow Milking Contest will be Saturday at 5:00pm at the dairy tent. Come watch the fair queen and alternate team up against Larry and Geoff Bosley (owners of the Shops of Liberty Place in Kennett Square). The four elementary schools will also compete. Can the new Chadds Ford principal Mr. Dutkiewicz de-throne Hillendale's Mr. Dissinger? Don't miss the excitement!
The Willowdale Pro Rodeo returns Saturday at 6:00pm. Don't miss this exciting event!
Attention Parents: We have added a Department for Homemade Wines and Beers open to anyone living and practicing wine or beermaking in Chester County.    
So join us and experience what makes us famous……a great small town fair.    Come and make a few memories to treasure.  More details at: www.ucfairinc.org.




PHOTOS:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B550Xv0rInmwUmhocUgwMVRESHlKMDJMM1FlNVlzWUNUcElZ/edit?usp=sharing

ORDER FORM: https://docs.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/file/d/0B550Xv0rInmwc284dnp2Sl9MZE0/edit

ONLINE STORE: http://www.mylocker.net/pennsylvania/kennett-square/charles-f-patton-middle-school/index.html





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LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR CFPMS TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

These letters are needed to be included in a very prestigious award we plan to apply for toward the end of October. With the use of robotic technologies, 3D printer and 3D software, our graphic design printing capabilities (all in 6th grade), our brand new computers, our CNC engraver, the well equipped wood lab, the CNC router and our diverse curriculum that promotes problem solving, the use of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and community service we did with the kinder chair project; we believe we stand a very good chance of being awarded the Technology Education Program of Excellence. So if you would be able to take a few minutes of your time to write a letter of support from a parent and/or a PTO point of view, we would greatly appreciate it.

The more letters the better!!!!! 

Thank you all so much and we look forward to another great year.

I am asking you today to write a letter of support for our technology education middle school program. This is a needed part of our middle school education excellence award application that we plan to submit to ITEEA.  With our new curriculum revisions and our updated hardware (3-D printer) Scott and I feel as though we have a very good chance of being awarded the best middle school technology education program in the state of Pennsylvania. We would be recognized nationally for this accomplishment and believe it is well deserved. In 2008 our high school was awarded with this honor with the help of  the support letters that were written back then, so we hope that we can count on your support this year. I have included some talking points below should you choose to use them in your letter. 

Talking points

Jason Palo and Scott Stoltzfus graduated from Millersville University, one of the top Technology education Programs in PA
Jason and Scott have a combined 26 years of Technology education teaching experience at Patton Middle school.
They continue to strive for excellence in the area of Technology education by attending conferences, completing graduate level courses, visiting other school, keeping in contact with other Tech Ed teachers and completing various professional development trainings. 
They both earned their masters degrees and didn't stop there. They continued to earn over 60 additional credits and counting in the teaching/technology field.
They have also received over $10,000 in hardware and durable goods through grant writing and securing outside donations for the Middle Technology Education Dept. Some of these grants/donations allowed for the purchase of our new 3-D replicator 2 printer from MakerBot, or 3-D scanner from MarkerBot, a CNC router, a CNC engraver, new tools (drills, saws, dust collection system, etc.) for our wood lab, and materials to build the "kinder chairs".
They are always are working hard to stay on top the current trends and later technologies in the field.

OK enough about us, let get to the program.

The program has to be one of the top programs in the state as it covers a huge array of both state and national standards.
The program is tiered so the students can continue to build off of a foundation of skills that they learn in 6th grade.
The program catches and engages student interest of all learners with the rich and diverse curriculum which includes Robotics, Graphic Design, and Computer Aided Drafting Design, 3-D printing, design engineering (mousetrap cars), structural engineering (bridge building), photography (Photoshop), and flight exploration and the design and creation of 2-D and 3-D wood manufacturing projects. 
S.T.E.M. is an main focus of every middle school Tech ed course.
The program allows for creative freedom and choice. 
In 8th grade student get to choose what Tech Ed class they would like to have. 
The program is experienced by every child in the school.
The program allows for students to create while using their problem solving skills, among many others, to make an project they get to keep and enjoy for a lifetime.
The program in well supported and liked by the greater community.
The Tech ed department goes beyond the classroom as they recently teamed up with the Art department to create "kinder chairs" which were donated to each of our 4 elementary schools. 
This program is a perfect piece of the educational puzzle that go toward fulfilling our education goals as a district.
The students really enjoy what they are doing and see the reason for it.

Thank you for your support,


Jason Palo

Technology Education

Where Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) cultivate to make wonderful things.

Charles Patton Middle School







FALL BOY'S LAX CLINIC

October 13th

The Unionville Boy's Lacrosse Boosters will be hosting a fall boys' youth lacrosse clinic on Monday, October 13th from 2-5 pm.  The clinic will be run by Varsity Head Coach Noel Breger and his team members and is open to boys in grades 1-8.

October 13th is a school holiday, so here's something your son can do for a few hours in the afternoon.

The cost is $25.00/ person plus a canned good donation to the Kennett Food Bank.

Players will be divided by age group and will go thru various skills and drills sessions during the 3 hour period.  The clinic will culminate with a King of the Can tournament.

If your child will be participating in the clinic, please email uhslacrosse@comcast.net and note child's name, age, position and number of years played.  The registration for is attached and should be emailed/mailed per the instructions on the form.   Come and join us and brush upon your skills before it gets too cold to be on the field.

YOUTH CLINIC REGISTRATION LINK:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B550Xv0rInmwNkNFSlJZcGI0aXU4VUR2VE5EamVmNmh2QUx3/edit?usp=sharing









Cavalcade of Bands March on the Brandywine Festival 

Saturday, October 18

A crisp fall evening is the perfect time to get out with the family to enjoy music, pageantry, and fun! Unionville High School invites you to the "March on the Brandywine" marching band competition on Saturday, October 18, 6-9:30 p.m.

This event features the area's best high school musicians and color guard squads in friendly competition—it's like one exciting halftime show after another! Judges from the Cavalcade of Bands, Inc. will rate the bands for precision, creativity, musicality, and complexity. Participating high schools are Bridgeton, Conestoga Valley, Downington West, Eastern York, Kennett, Marple Newtown, Methacton, Pottstown, Sun Valley and West Chester East.  When the competing bands are finished, the Unionville High School Marching Band will treat the audience to a unique collection of images in an unforgiving environment where nomads roam the dunes in a desperate search for water in an exhibition of its 2014 show, "Mirage."  The evening concludes with an awards ceremony.

Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, free for ages 5 and under. Food, including our famous hand-cut, fresh—never frozen!—band fries, will be available for purchase, along with programs  and music-related items. Fun for all ages!

A crisp fall evening is the perfect time to get out with the family to enjoy music, pageantry, and fun! Unionville High School invites you to the "March on the Brandywine" marching band competition on Saturday, October 18, 6-9:30 p.m.

This event features the area's best high school musicians and color guard squads in friendly competition—it's like one exciting halftime show after another! Judges from the Cavalcade of Bands, Inc. will rate the bands for precision, creativity, musicality, and complexity. Participating high schools are Bridgeton, Conestoga Valley, Downington West, Eastern York, Kennett, Marple Newtown, Methacton, Pottstown, Sun Valley and West Chester East.  When the competing bands are finished, the Unionville High School Marching Band will treat the audience to a unique collection of images in an unforgiving environment where nomads roam the dunes in a desperate search for water in an exhibition of its 2014 show, "Mirage."  The evening concludes with an awards ceremony.

Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, free for ages 5 and under. Food, including our famous hand-cut, fresh—never frozen!—band fries, will be available for purchase, along with programs  and music-related items. Fun for all ages!




This week we will apply the 3 Rs of being green - Reduce-Reuse-Recycle - to dryer sheets.

REDUCE - Try running your dryer without dryer sheets.  You may be surprised that they don't really make much difference to your clothes, but it will save you money, reduce exposure to unnecessary chemicals, and actually extend the life of your dryer (Dryer sheets create a film on your filter which causes the dryer to overheat the heating unit).

REUSE -  If you aren't ready to take the plunge just yet, there are lots of ways to get the most of your once-used dryer sheets.  You can use them to freshen drawers, closets, and luggage, dust plants or furniture, and clean your computer or tv screens.  See this link for more ideas.http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2012/02/21/109397_50-ways-to-reuse-dryer-sheets.html

RECYCLE - Dryer sheets are not recyclable. Go back to the other 2 Rs!

      EVENT CALENDAR




SEPTEMBER 2014

29-Art in the middle meeting 9 am


OCTOBER 2014

2 - CFPMS PTO Meeting, 9:15 AM 

3-4 - Community Fair

3 - 6th Grade Mixer 2:30 - 4:30 pm

13 - School closed, Inservice

15-22 - Book Fair

22 - Parent visitation

24 - Picture retake

24- CFPMS Magazine Drive VIP Party & Pig Race 1-1:40 pm

24 - Bike drive

30 - End of marking period


November 2014

4-No School, Election Day/Inservice

20-Focus Presentation

22-Minute to Win It

24-1/2 Student Day- Conferences

25-1/2 Student Day- Conferences

26-1/2 Student Day- Conferences

27-School Closed- Holiday Break

28-School Closed-Holiday Break



GIANT FOOD STORES - FUNDRAISING

Did you know you can support Patton Middle School just by doing your regular grocery shopping at Giant? All you have to do is provide us with your Giant Bonus Card number and we will register you in the A+ Rewards program. You can still earn Giant gas points and other Giant rewards while participating in the A+ program!

We will hold a contest for the month of October and the Advisory in each grade that turns in the most Bonus Card numbers by October 24th will win a spook-tacular breakfast on Halloween! Ask your extended family or neighbors for their Bonus Card numbers to get more entries for your Advisory. Sign ups from Curriculum Night or PTO meetings will be credited toward this contest.

To sign up: send your Name, Email, Phone Number, Bonus Card Number and Child's Advisory to luci.mcclure@gmail.com or to the office in an envelope marked "Giant Contest".  If you would like to designate a second school for the A+ rewards, please note that too.

If you have any questions about the Giant A+ Program, please contact Luci McClure luci.mcclure@gmail.com


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Target Red Card- 

Do you have a Target Credit Card?.  Did you know that you can benefit your school every time you shop using your Target Credit Card?  Register Patton Middle school to receive credit every time that you shop!….. Thank you for your passive fundraising support!







Box Tops for Breakfast

Help your student's Advisory class win a free  breakfast by collecting Box Tops for Education!

The Advisory class in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade that earns the most Box Tops points will be treated to

breakfast by the PTO. The Advisory class that collects the most Box Tops overall will receive a

special prize as well. Please place your Box Tops in clear plastic bags or white envelopes. Please

write the Advisory teacher's FIRST AND LAST name, GRADE, and the number of Box Tops on

the bag or envelope and place it in the collection box in the main office. Any number of Box Tops

will be accepted, but please try to submit the Box Tops in multiples of 10 to make counting easy.

Updates on the number of Box Tops collected will be announced periodically on Hawk TV and

published on the website and HAWKS eNEWS.


 


 
    HAWKS PTO WEBSITE:  http://cfpms.ucfsd.org/pto/                                   HAWKS eNEWS: cfpmspto@ucfsd.net                                      UCF SCHOOL DISTRICT:  ucfsd.org  
 

HAWKS eNEWS is produced by HAWKS PTO weekly.  Additional communication may occur as deemed necessary.  This Information represents a compilation of  messages that may be found in other locations as well as new information distributed by HAWKS PTO and by fellow UCFSD & HAWKS community.    We hope that you find HAWKS eNEWS an effective tool . Do you have news?  Submit eNEWS  communications to  HAWKS eNEWS: cfpmspto@ucfsd.net  by Friday 5:00 pm for the next weekly submission.

 

 




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