Monday, May 16, 2016

Hawks eNews-May 16 2016

 
 

Patton This Week ...

 



May

25    Teacher Appreciation Lunch

June

10    8th Grade Celebration

15    Last Day of School

                                       

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8TH GRADE CELEBRATION TICKETS ON SALE

All 8th graders should have received a paper invitation to the 8th grade End of Year Celebration at UHS this past week.  

Date - Friday, June 10

Time - 5:30-9:30

Place - Drop off at Patton, all activities will be at UHS


Please see attached information sheet and ticket order form.  Tickets will be available for purchase by sending in attached form and cash or check (make to Patton PTO) attention "PTO - 8EOYC" or at lunch May 25-27 or June 1-3.  You can also purchase tickets online at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-grade-end-of-year-celebration-tickets-25292627931


Questions - Contact Jen Hall jenhallmomof3@gmail.com or Dana Mayer at danaLmayer@gmail.com.

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DANA MAYER AND JENNIFER HALL for chairing the Carnival Raffle Baskets.

ALL VOLUNTEERS who helped build, assemble, and sell tickets for the raffle baskets.

JOANMARIE REISEN for chairing the Kind Fund.

JENNIFER GOTTESMAN for volunteering in the Library all year.

KIRTI GARG for publishing the Hawk News every week.


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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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)

Talent Show (Mar/April)

Box Tops- all year

After School Foreign Language

Giant Rewards


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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KEEP ON CLIPPIN'! TWO MORE WEEKS UNTIL BOX TOPS CHALLENGE ENDS!

Wednesday, May 25, is the final day for the Box Tops Challenge! All Box Tops must be submitted at the Main Office by the end of the day!


Which teacher's advisories are in contention for the top prize in each grade? If the Box Tops Challenge were an election, every grade's result would be "too close to call."


In 6th grade, Mrs. Jennings' advisory remains in 3rd place with 300. Mrs. Bunting's group is barely holding on to the 2nd spot with 303. And Mr. Baumgardner's advisory has jumped from 7th place to first with an even 400 Box Tops.


The top three places in 7th grade have not changed, but the gap between 1st and 2nd place is decreasing rapidly. Mrs. Lear's advisory remains in 3rd place with 456. Mr. O'Rourke's students have submitted 683 to maintain 2nd place. And Mrs. Palic still leads with 731 Box Tops.


For the 8th grade, Mrs. Remphrey's advisory has moved into 3rd place with 200 Box Tops, barely trailing Mr. Cippolini's 207. Mrs. Basilio's advisory is the leader heading into the final weeks with 367 Box Tops.


Remember...the deadline is Wednesday, May 25. The winner will be announced after Memorial Day. Friendly reminder to separate the Box Tops into groups of 50 if possible and, most importantly, write the advisory teacher's name on the envelope or plastic bag!  Thank you!

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USE BOX TOPS

FOR YOUR PARTY TIME!

If you're planning a Memorial Day picnic, an end-of-school-year get-together or a graduation party, consider using Hefty Plastic Tableware and Kleenex Napkins!

They come in many colors, and, best of all, they are participating Box Tops products! Did you know that every week new coupons for Box Tops products are

posted at boxtops4education.com? You're sure to find some great deals!

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PLEASE DONATE FOR

STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON MAY 25, 2016

Hello Everyone!  Let's show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all of their hard work. The Luncheon is Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  It will take place in Room 138 from 10:30am - 1pm. We need help, so please consider donating food or a few hours of your time to make this event a success.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a5a72ea6f58-2016

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LOST AND FOUND ITEMS FROM THE CARNIVAL


Many items were left behind after the carnival. Please be sure to have your child check the lost and found. The items were by the office entrance all last week. Please check with the office staff if the  location has changed

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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  along with other PTO Board members that took care of each area:   Kim Asarta (8 and under games), Lisa Tascione (Cafe),

Lisa Brown (Volunteers)  and JoAnn Cona (Treasurer), Jen Hall (Baskets).    What a great team!


And special thanks to outgoing Spring Carnival Chair Luci McClure. This is Luci's  final year as Carnival Chair.  She has given expert 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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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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ART ROOM & PATTON PRIDE FLOWER GARDEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2016-2017:

The Art Room Volunteers would help to display children's projects and keep our rooms in working order.

Patton Pride Flower Garden  is for the gardeners of our community. Help Patton show our Pride to the entire community by making our school look great to everyone who drives or walks past click here for further details.

We need your help and greatly appreciate the time you give to support Art at Patton Middle School. If you are interested in helping Patton Art please contact Ann Farron at aferron@ucfsd.net.

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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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Voting | by League of

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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Public Speaking Camp for students in 4th-9th grades

My name is Julie Krause, and I am the Assistant Coach for the UHS Speech and Debate team.  Our Head Coach Ashley Murphy and I are offering a Public Speaking Camp for students in 4th-9th grades the first week in August.  The attached brochure will provide all the information about what the camp offers, as well as how to register.  As this camp is a fundraiser for our team, we hope to have as many participants as possible.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, and Ms. Murphy and I thank you so much for your time and consideration!

Julie Krause

Assistant Coach - UHS Speech and Debate

(h) 610-444-2195(c) 302-528-5150

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