Monday, December 21, 2015

Hawks eNews-Dec 21st 2015


Patton This Week ...


Happy Holidays from Patton PTO!

We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and a happy, healthy new year! See you in 2016!

Kim Asarta and Lisa Tascione, Patton PTO Co-Presidents


While you're searching for the perfect gifts this holiday season, you can support CFPMS just by shopping at  Select Unionville-Chadds Ford School District PTO as your charity to support and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to CFPMS.  It's the same Amazon you know and love and has never been easier to support CFPMS at no extra cost!  Your gifts can give in more ways than one! Please remember each time you shop with amazon for your school to get credit you must open your browser in smile.


UCFSD Substitutes Needed

There is a great need for teacher and support staff substitutes.

STS (The Substitute Teacher Service) started a Guest - Teacher program. This program allows those who have a 4 year degree to take an online training program that would prepare them for teaching in the classroom as a day to day substitute teacher.

Per Diem Substitutes - First 20 days                        $100/day

Per Diem Substitutes - After 20 days                        $110/day

Per Diem Substitutes - 21-89 days for same teacher        $130/day

Paraprofessional substitute rate                        $12.15/hour

For Additional information contact Mary Garvey, Human Resources Coordinator, Phone  610-347-0970, ext. 3303.



"Tis the Season to Give!  Because of you, we can focus on what matters most - our children's educational experience. Please consider donating today to the  Charles F. Patton PTO Booster Drive. Your contribution supports special projects for Patton students. For the 2015-16 school year these include: author visits, Teen Ink Magazine/ Newspaper  for Creative Writing, and equipment for the classrooms such as Redcat Audio Systems, headphones, 6th grade sports equipment, Cricut Laser Cutter and Accessories, and gardening  tools for FCS. Enrichment funds supplement base materials provided by the District and enhance our kids' learning experience. All donations are tax deductible.  Thank you for supporting Patton PTO.

To make a donation, please fill out the 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  Thank you for supporting Patton PTO.




Box Tops Challenge Nearly Halfway to 2015-16 goal! Thank you Patton Middle School families for submitting 2,241 Box Tops by the October deadline. The next Box Tops deadline is December 23, the day before winter break. Please remember to write the advisory teacher's name on the collection sheets, bag or envelope and try to separate the Box Tops into groups of 50. Please also submit Box

Tops with an expiration date of DECEMBER 30, 2015 or later. Any Box Tops with an expiration date before December 30, 2015 cannot be submitted. The Box Tops totals by grade: 8th Grade, five advisories submitted 301 Box Tops; 6th Grade, seven advisories contributed 577; and for the leaders as of the end of October, 7th Grade, seven advisories accounted for 776 Box Tops!


PLEASE NOTE: The Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Education Foundation's Grant Deadline: January 8, 2015


SAVE THE DATE!!-The Ed. Foundation's Annual Golden Gala is on

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Join us as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!

Please join us for a fun filled night as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation.  Hosted at the Gables of Chadds Ford, the night will include Hors D'oeuvres, dancing, cocktails, silent auction and fun.  This event sold out last year - so stay tuned for tickets.  Visit for complete details.

If you have specific questions, please contact

To learn more about the Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation (UCFEF), or the organization"s grant funding process,  please check out  the Grants page on the Ed Foundation's new website using the link below.  There is a large 'Apply for a 2015/16 grant here' button right at the top of the webpage!!grants/hemac



UCF Education Foundation would like you to please designate UCFEF in the United Way Campaign.

Charitable Giving Campaigns are starting at many local companies and at the United Way of Southern Chester County. Please consider donating specifically to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation. You can designate UCFEF as the recipient of your funds by using our tax ID: 23-2806707.  We directly support projects and programs in all six schools.  Since some companies match employee donations given through workplace campaigns, it's a means to increase the funding to our schools.

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