Monday, May 9, 2016

Hawks eNews-May 09 2016

 
 

Patton This Week ...

 




May

25    Teacher Appreciation Lunch

June

10    8th Grade Celebration

15          Last Day of School

                                       

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THANK YOU TO ALL OUR FABULOUS VOLUNTEERS!

A million "thank yous " for your help with the Spring Carnival. The event was successful because of your generosity and commitment. Thank you so much for everyone who came out to support Patton's annual tradition!  Not even rain can stop the Patton Hawks!


Thank you to the amazing job done by Spring Carnival Chairs Angel Brown and Lynda Nadin, and special thanks to outgoing Spring Carnival Chair Luci McClure. This is Luci's  final year as  Carnival Chair.  She has given much guidance on running the Carnival, so the event  will be successful for many years to come.  Thank you Luci for all your hard work over the years  at Patton.

You will be missed!


Thanks again and see you again next year on Friday, May 5th, 2017

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PATTON PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP PLEASE VOLUNTEER TODAY!


EXPERIENCE WHAT'S GOING ON AT PATTON FIRSTHAND!


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)

Basketball Night Co-Chair  (Feb/Mar)

Staff Appreciation Lunch (May/June)

Community Service- all year

Talent Show (Mar/April)

Box Tops- all year


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

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ANGEL BROWN, LYNDA NADIN, AND LUCI MCCLURE for organizing and running the Patton Carnival.


JEN HALL, HONEY BETH KROPP, BRIAN KELLEY, and MRS RAFFERTY, and PARENT VOLUNTEERS for organizing WRITERS' DAY!

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

JENNIFER GOTTESMAN  for helping out in the LIBRARY all year!

TAMMY HYNES and RENEE LOWE 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!

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VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES UPDATE

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:

http://www.ucfsd.org/volunteers/index.html

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.

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PARENTS ATHLETIC MEETING

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.

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CALLING ALL 8TH GRADERS! PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

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

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

Many parent volunteers will be needed to make the 8th Grade End of Year Celebration a success.  If you are interested in helping, please send an email to Frances Dolce at fmgscd@gmail.com  


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"UHS After Prom"! The Community Walk-Thru is May 14th from 6:30-8:30pm.  Please come out and show your support!

The After Prom Committee is excited to reveal this year's After Prom theme at Unionville High School. Like many years before, parents and volunteers have been hard at work transforming the high school!! It is their goal to keep the students and community safe after prom. This event offers students a memorable opportunity to join friends in a secure & fun environment while providing activities, food and surprises. The event takes place "After Prom" on May 14th from 11pm to 5am.

Once again, to entice students to attend, Scott Honda of West Chester, PA, is generously donating a used car to one lucky student that registers and attends the After Prom event… and what student would pass up the chance to win a free car?


To follow the excitement, check them out on Twitter at UHSAP2016 (@UHSAP2016) and Facebook at UHS- AFTER PROM 2016.


Remember, the Community Walk-Thru is May 14th from 6:30-8:30pm. Please come see the high school transformed for this signature event! Donations will be collected and are greatly appreciated!!


If you are a Unionville HS parent and want to help, it's not too late. We still need volunteers for setup, to work the night of the event and take down decorations afterwards.

Please go to our signup genius link

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cafac22a75-after2

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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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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 awareness for    students and parents..

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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 RESULTS COMING SOON


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.

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HAVE YOU REGISTERED YOUR GIANT CARD YET?


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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