Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hawks eNews-May 03 2016


Patton This Week ...



5    Patton PTO Meeting, 9:15AM in Small Cafeteria

6    Spring Carnival

25    Teacher Appreciation Lunch


10    8th Grade Celebration




PTO Meeting Thursday, May 7th, 9:15AM

in Small Cafeteria

Please join us for our final General PTO meeting of the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, May 5th @ 9:15 AM as we welcome rising 5th grade parents for an informal Q and A with veteran Patton parents.  We would love to have you share your insight with new middle school parents. Please spread the word! Door Prizes will be awarded to a few lucky meeting attendees!


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

We need you; please volunteer for a shift today!!   

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

Sign up below!!       





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 lynda.nadin@gmail.com



MARY WALTER for collecting, submitting, and organizing the BOX TOP CHALLENGES!

JENNIFER GOTTESMAN  for helping out in the LIBRARY all year!

TAMMY HYNES for selling SPIRIT WEAR throughout the year!

Patton PTO would like to thank you for all your efforts. We appreciate all you have done to bring these events to Patton!



There are some upcoming changes to Volunteer Clearances requirements. There is now an online resource on all school websites (listed under either the "Quick Links" or "Parent Resources" tabs) called "Clearances (Volunteers)".  On that web page are simplified instructions on who needs clearances and how to get them.

Here is a direct link to the page:


Some FAQs about Volunteer Clearances:

Q: When do the new rules go into effect?

A: July 1st, 2016

Q: Do I need fingerprinting?

A: Only if you have lived in PA less than 10 consecutive years

Q: How long are clearance good for?

A: Five years.



Date: May 9, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Patton Library

Parents of current 6th and 7th grade students who are interested in learning more about athletics at Patton are encouraged to attend the upcoming meeting. Many topics will be discussed, including eligibility, programs offered, and necessary paperwork for the 2016-2017 school year.



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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HERSHEY PARK TICKETS ARE IN! Tickets were sent home in your child's backpack a week ago. Thank you for ordering tickets this year.   Please contact Lynda Nadin@lynda.nadin@gmail.com with any questions about your ticket order.


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 (Duncan@wemberly.com)

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 http://www.ucfedfoundation.org/

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 unionvilleyardsale@gmail.com  

We cannot receive clothing donations.

All donations are tax deductible.

Neighborhood pick up for larger loads at unionvilleyardsale@gmail.com   

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

Questions unionvilleyardsale@gmail.com


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FOCUS' mission is to promote health choices and behaviors for youth in our community. We provide education to parents, students, and the community through parent seminars and workshops, student assemblies, and educational material. Some of this year's programs include:

  • Conscious Parenting- presented by Sue DeCaro and Erin Taylor,

  •  Minding your Mind- a discussion  about anxiety,stress,and mental health awarenessfor students and parents..


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  www.giantfoodstores.com/aplus 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, kasarta@gmail.com.


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