Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hawks eNews-Jan 05 2016


Patton This Week ...



Welcome back, Patton families! We hope everyone had an enjoyable winter break!  

PLEASE NOTE: There is no January PTO meeting scheduled.

January Calendar:

13          Winter Concert – Band

18           School Closed – MLK Day

25           Half Day



The Community Bike Drive giveaway at the Kennett Food Cupboard event in December was a great success!  Between bicycles, scooters, and push toys, we were able to supply gifts to over 100 children.  Special thanks to Community Bike Drive Co-Chairs Stuart Lindsay and Anne Jung. We appreciate your effort in bringing back the Community Bike Drive this year.

Thanks also to everyone who donated, repaired, cleaned, or distributed bicycles.  Special thanks to Two Men and A Truck for transportation of bikes and Garrison's Cyclery for parts & support.

We are excited that the Community Bike Drive is back and look forward to next year's event!

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Please support CFPMS  by shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-3052741.  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, mgarvey@ucfsd.net: Phone  610-347-0970, ext. 3303.



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 jpcona2@gmail.com.  Thank you for supporting Patton PTO.


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 www.ucfedfoundation.org for complete details.

If you have specific questions, please contact ucfedfoundation@gmail.com

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!




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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