Monday, March 14, 2016

Hawks eNews-Mar 14 2016


Patton This Week ...



21-25    Spring Break


1    HersheyPark orders due

1    CFPMS Yearbook orders due

15      Talent Show

25      Writers Day with Visiting Author


6      Spring Carnival




Discounted tickets for Hershey Park on sale now!

Four attractions for one low price!

Hersheypark  |  The Boardwalk at Hersheypark |  ZooAmerica

& Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction

Enjoy a savings up to 39% OFF regular gate admission

Over 70 rides and attractions including 13 coasters

FREE Admission to ZooAmerica when entered from Hersheypark

Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction - the #1 visited corporate visitor center in the world

Prepaid Meal Tickets include a refillable souvenir cup

Award-winning live entertainment

Please click on the link for all of the details and for the ticket order form. Deadline to order tickets is April 1, 2016.




The next Box Tops deadline is April 1st, April Fool's Day! After the last Box Tops count, it would be foolish to think Patton Middle School won't reach its 2015-2016 goal of $1200! As of the end of February, CFPMS has earned, unofficially (the Box Tops folks haven't provided the official count yet), $1,015 dollars! Thanks to all those who have contributed. Friendly reminder that when submitting Box Tops, please try to do so in groups of 50 (not including Bonus Box Top coupons). And, PLEASE, make sure to include the advisory teacher's name on the envelope or bag! For this deadline, please submit Box Tops only with a date AFTER April 1. Any Box Tops with a date before then cannot be submitted.


There's been some shuffling around--but not too much--of the leading advisories in each grade after the last Box Tops count. In 8th grade, Mrs. Sordi's advisory has dropped from the top spot to third with 131 Box Tops. Mrs. Basilio's group came out of nowhere, contributing 199 Box Tops to move into second place. The new leader in 8th grade is Mrs. Cippolini's advisory with 207. Mrs. Lear's and Mr. O'Rourke's advisories remain in third and second places in 7th grade with 408 and 431 Box Tops respectively. Mrs. Palic's advisory remains in the top spot with 563. The competition in 6th grade is especially tight, with only 40 Box Tops separating the top three: Mrs. Jennings, 220; Mrs. Steinen, 238; and Mrs. Bunting, 278. Remember, the next Box Tops deadline is April 1.



Coming Soon: The Patton Talent Show is April 15th. Kids - get your acts together! Acts must be 2 minutes or less. Review dates are March 9th OR March 14th.

Parents & Kids - Instructions and Registration forms are available at this link.



On April 25th, Patton will be hosting a "Writer's Day" for all students.  It's sure to be a great opportunity for students to hear from and workshop with authors from all walks of life.  If you or someone you know would be willing to present what you do as a writer (your process, etc) and encourage students to write and share in your session, please contact either Mr. Kelley ( or Mrs. Kropp (



Giant A+ School Rewards

Our goal is to reach 500. We are currently at 193. Register your card online and help our school while you do your regular shopping. This program does not change your gas points or other Giant reward offers in any way. To enroll, log on to and select CUSTOMER REGISTRATION to register online using your BONUSCARD and our school ID# 23975. If you no longer have your card look for it on your next receipt or ask the Customer Service Department at your local Giant. If you have any questions about the Giant A+ Program, please contact Kim Asarta,



Please support CFPMS  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.




Yearbooks are on sale now! The 80 page all color yearbook is a great memento of your time spent at Patton. Go to to order your CFPMS 2016 yearbook. You can also find the link on the school's webpage (bottom right) or the office counter- just ignore the due date. The deadline is Friday, April 1st.


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The Ed Foundation's Golden Gala was sold out for 2nd year in a row! The event raised more than $27,000 for the school district, and attendees had a great time!  Hope to see everyone next year!

The latest grant Patton received from the Ed Foundation was for 4 Red Cat systems. This grant request was submitted by Matt Rusnack.

Upcoming Ed. Foundation events:

May Tag Sale - May 7th

Battle of the Bands-May 21st

For more information about the Ed Foundation or its upcoming events, go to



It is time to start thinking about Spring Softball!  We are very excited about the 2016 season as we are making some improvements to our 2015 program.

To encourage you to register now we are offering a $20 discount for registrations completed by February 15th.  The discount will appear on the check-out page.  Please register now by CLICKING HERE.

Perhaps the biggest change will be to our age divisions.  We have added an age group and we will now follow the standard age groups used in most softball programs.  So we will have PeeWees, 8U, 10U, 12U and 16U programs.  This change will ensure that players have the best ability to grow and play at their skill level.

We are also excited to have a 16U team that will be led by Mark Royer.  We are finalizing plans now that will ensure that our 16U girls will have a full season of games with other programs in the area.

Another change will be in our 10U and 12U schedules.  We are completing plans that will give the girls to play a much more exciting season.  The girls will have the opportunity to play more teams with a few games with some local teams.  This means that there will be a few (up to 3) "away" games, however the travel is kept to a minimum and is within 15 miles.

We know that one of the attractions of our program is the local nature of practice and games.  By adding up to 3 away games we are giving the girls a much better program because they will get the ability to play a much wider range of teams.  The away games will be in the West Chester area.  I know girls are going to be very excited!

Look for more information on our Pre-Season clinics soon.  



KAU90-Foot Baseball Registration Ends March 31

Registration for the 2016 KAU 90-foot baseball program season is open for young men ages 13-18 who attend any public or private school within the boundaries of both the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated School Districts or who live in the geographic boundaries of those districts. For KAU players who participate on middle school and high school teams, the league schedules its games so they do not conflict with the school teams' schedules. Players can play both KAU and school ball.

Information about KAU may be found by visiting and clicking on the"KAU Programs" tab. Registration may be completed by clicking on the"Registration" tab.


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