Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hawks eNews-Jan 11 2016


Patton This Week ...



NEXT PTO MEETING:  Thursday, February 4th at 9:15 AM in the Small Cafeteria.  

TOPIC: "HS Course Selection Q and A for 8th Grade Parents"

FEATURED GUESTS: MS and HS Guidance Counselors and  UHS Assistant Principal

January Calendar:                February:

13          Winter Concert – Band             4    PTO Meeting 9:15 am   

18           School Closed – MLK Day

25           Half Day                March:

                            21-25    Spring Break

Save the date!   April 15th  Talent show

        May  6th    Spring Carnival



Along with the beginning of the new year come the first results of the 2016 Box Tops Challenge.

Starting with 6th grade...fewer than 100 Box Tops separate the top five. Here are the totals: 5th place, Steinen, 137 Box Tops; 4th place, Stratton, 150; 3rd place, Jones, 176; 2nd place, Bunting, 191; and in the lead, Jennings with 220.

As a group, 7th grade has collected the most Box Tops so far. Fewer than 200 Box Tops separate 4th through 1st place. In 4th place, French, 348 Box Tops; 3rd, O'Rourke, 386; 2nd, Lear, 408; and in 1st place with 544 Box Tops, Palic.

Even though the 8th grade has submitted the fewest Box Tops as a group, the closest contest is among the top three advisories in that grade. Third place is Remphrey with 100; 2nd is Cippolini with 119; and the 8th grade leader is Sordi with 121.

Please continue to submit Box Tops to the Main Office with the advisory teacher's name on the envelope or plastic bag, preferably separated into 50s. The next collection date is February 26. Please do not submit any Box Tops with expiration dates before February 29, 2016 or from any month  in 2015. They cannot be credited for the Box Tops Challenge.



Patton Middle School families who use the Target Red Card Program have less than four months to "shop till you drop" to benefit our school. After 19 years, Target is discontinuing the program as of May 14, 2016. Target will provide bonus funds to schools based on how much their Red Card families shop between now and the end of the program. So take your friends, neighbors, and extended family on  a Target shopping spree before May 14. (Mother's Day is May 8...)



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.


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!


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