Monday, April 25, 2016

Hawks eNews-Apr 25 2016


Patton This Week ...



25      Writers Day with Visiting Author


6         Spring Carnival

25       Teacher Appreciation Lunch


10       8th Grade Celebration



Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year!  We cannot do this without the help of the entire Patton family.           

Do your part and volunteer for a shift!!   

Friday, May 6th from 2:30-7:00               

Sign up below!!    


HERSHEY PARK TICKETS ARE IN! Tickets were sent home in your child's backpack last week. Thank you for ordering tickets this year. We will be doing this again next Spring. Have fun at the park!    



Stay connected to life at Patton. Volunteering with the PTO is a great way to meet other parents, Patton staff, and also to see what's going on at Patton Middle School!

Volunteer Opportunities for 2016-17:

Vice President (A fun way to meet lots of people. No experience necessary - we will help you learn the ropes!)

6th Grade mixer Co-Chair (Oct. 14)

Picture Day  (Sept. 16 and Feb 24)

Basketball Night  (Feb. 20)

Staff Appreciation Lunch (May/June)

Staff Appreciation Brunch (Aug. 23)

Community Service

Talent Show (April)

There is something for everyone! Some events will need 2-3 Co-Chairs each! Grab a friend and volunteer together! To see the full list of committees and the descriptions click here. To learn more about these positions or getting involved in the PTO in general, contact Lynda Nadin at




 For an Awesome Talent Show!

Patton PTO would like to thank you for your effort  the Talent Show.  This event could not have been a success without your contribution, time, and talents.  



Friday, June 10 from 5:30-9:30PM!

8th Grade End of Year Celebration at UHS!  More details to follow in May!

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Patton's Writers Day 2016 - Book Orders- Last Call

Orders Due Friday, March 29th

Are you interested in purchasing books by one of the published authors who visited Patton on Writers Day, April 25th? Book Order Forms and additional information can be found on The Patton Library Page at

Please help us in exposing our students to the quality writing of our visiting authors. The last day book orders will be accepted is Friday, April 29th

Thanks for considering,

Laboure A. Rafferty

Librarian/Media Specialist





Go Ape has  generously donated a family four pack of gift certificates ($180 value) to their treetop adventure course to  support  Charles F. Patton Middle School PTO Carnival. Thanks, Go Ape!


UCF Community Scholarship Fund needs your help!

For over 50 years, the Unionville Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund has provided scholarship aid to outstanding graduating seniors at Unionville High School.

The Fund is joint project between all the UCF PTOs as well as the UHS guidance counselors, principal and UCF administration.

Each year, we try to award 7-10 scholarships valued between $700-$1000.

The amount we are able to award varies based on donations received.

We have started our donation campaign and hope that you will consider making a donation.

NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!  To underscore that,  If every family in the district donated $1, we would be able to award 3 scholarships.

We really mean it when we say no donation is too small.

You can have your student drop off the donation to the High School Office in an envelope marked UCF Community Scholarship.

You can send in a dollar, change or if you would like, a check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.

If you would like to mail in your donation, it can be sent to:

UCF Community Scholarship Fund

UHS c/o Linda Miller

750 Unionville Road

Kennett Square PA 19348

THANK YOU in advance for your support!  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Alicia Duncan (

UCF Scholarship Fund Chair


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UCFSD Education Foundation's 7th Annual Yard Sale

May 7th 2016 8:00 am – 12:30pm

UCF Education Foundation gives grants and scholarships to students, teachers and parents for innovative ideas, cutting edge technology, and various events within UCFSD for information on the foundation visit our website at

Spring-cleaning or organizing, donate what you de-clutter to the UCFEF yard sale

Donate your gently used outdoor equipment, electronics, furniture, decorative items and household goods to UCFEF annual yard sale.

Please drop off donations at Unionville Elementary on Friday April 29th, Wednesday May 4th, or Friday May 6th, from 3:30-6:00 pm.

Furniture is welcome and pick can be arranged at  

We cannot receive clothing donations.

All donations are tax deductible.

Neighborhood pick up for larger loads at   

Kathy Kannenberg 816-769-7859- Adult Volunteers- needed on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th

Alicia Lyons 484-769-7859- Student Volunteers- needed on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th

Becky Stillman 484-614-5962



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As FOCUS' mission, we aim to promote health choices and behaviors for youth in our community, by  providing education to parents, students, and the community through parent seminars and workshops, student assemblies, and educational material.  This year we provided workshops in Conscious Parenting presented by Sue DeCaro and Erin Taylor, a student/parent night with Minding your Mind discussing anxiety, stress, and mental health awareness.

We will also be providing information along with Patton PTO Executive Board members on Middle School Transition Night, April 20th at Patton.

Next year the FOCUS committee  will be focusing on topics related to resilience, positive attitude and grit.   

We would love anyone interested to come and be a part of FOCUS!  Our last meeting of the year is May 19th at 7:30pm in the Library at CFPMS


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PA Youth Survey (PAYS) results are expected to be released at the end of April. Survey results will be shared with the UCFSD community when they become  available.



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,



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