Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Around Our School 9/19/17

 
 

Hello Pocopson Elementary School families,

Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which is also found on our PES website.

 

News: In Our Building

Patriot Pride:

** Patriot Pride Spirit Week is next week! **

The Patriot Pride campaign is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider a donation to our school – donation envelopes can be sent in now or you can donate online by visiting pes.ucfsd.org and clicking on the Donate button at the top of the Home Page.

** 100% of the donations go directly to our school and our children! **

Join us for Family Fun Night this Friday, September 22nd as we kick-off Patriot Pride! Pizza, hoagies, and sweet treats will be available for purchase at 5:30 p.m. and we will be showing the movie MOANA at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.

We are in need of volunteers to help with Family Fun Night. Signup here to volunteer for PATRIOT PRIDE:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5a92babfe3-patriot

Thank you! We hope to see you at Family Fun Night and the Fun Run!

 

Community Service Book Swap – DATE CHANGE:

Please note that the Book Swap that was scheduled for late September has been postponed until a later date in the school year. Details to come!

 

Pocopson Picture Day is Wednesday, October 4th!

SAY CHEESE! School pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, October 4th. Mark your calendars! Volunteers are needed to help keep the photography process running smoothly and also to help with health screenings. Please consider volunteering a few hours on October 4th - it's fun!

Sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0545A4A629A02-pocopson or email Kelly Fleming at flemk6@aol.com with any questions.

 

Box Top Collection:

Clipping Box Tops earns our school free money!  We are having a class competition during the month of October.   The top class in each grade will earn a PJ & movie day.  The top 100 box top collectors will earn a cool piece of Spirit Wear!  Please carefully cut out the Box Tops, check expiration dates and put in a baggie with your child’s name, teacher’s name and number of box tops.  Alternately, you can use the Clip Sheet in the Communications Packet.  Turn Box Tops in now until October 27th.

 

Giant Rewards:

Giant A+ Rewards program will be beginning soon.  Please go to Giant's website http://giantfood.com/aplus/register-card/ to register your bonus card and earn money for Pocopson Elementary. Every year Giant gives back over $1000 to PES because parents register their bonus card and designate Pocopson (#25843) as the recipient.  It does not affect gas reward points.  We typically have under 100 registered cards.  Imagine how much we could earn if every parent who shops at Giant registers his/her card.  It's free money for our school! See the Communications Packet for more information.

 

Library Volunteers:

Calling all book lovers!  Come help in the library! It is a unique opportunity to glimpse the magic of reading as your kids see it.  Sign up on a regular basis or for a one-time opportunity at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b44aaac2aa0f94-library

 

The Discovery Zone:

Update: The Discovery Zone needs packing tape and masking tape!

Any rolls you can send in with your child would be greatly appreciated!

We are getting more and more items to aid your children on their quest for creativity! To keep the creativity going - we are always in need of donations of “consumables”, that is items that once used, cannot be used again. The following is a partial list - but if you want to send something not listed, PLEASE DO!

String

Yarn

Embroidery Floss

Cardboard

toilet and paper towel cores

packing tape

Plastic grocery store bags

Paper bags

Mint or candy tins (like Altoids)

Leftover PVC pipe

Packing materials

Making items from Duct tape is an ABSOLUTE favorite project, so we run out very quickly.  Any donations of Duct Tape are GREATLY appreciated. Also - any “craft scraps” - paper, ribbon, washi tape, stamps, etc.

If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office.  We thank you SO much.

Follow us on our new library web page (go to the PES home page and click on Library on the red bar) or on Twitter @pocopsonlib

 

Foreign Language Enrichment Program:

The Pocopson Elementary School PTO will offer a 20 week Foreign Language Enrichment Program in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese, to students in the 1st - 5th grades. The cost for the full 20 class session is $160, and is offered either before school, starting at 8:10 a.m., or after school, starting at 3:45pm.

Registration forms can be found in the Communications Packet and are due by this Friday, September 22nd!

 

Science Explorers:

The first club of the school year begins next week!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:45-4:45pm and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on Sept 26th, is MARVELOUS MACHINES: See how simple machines make work easier…and more fun too! Compete with your friends in a pulley race, construct a lever to make a cool catapult, explore gears that make wind-up toys work, and use the power of a spring to measure force. Lots of energy is needed for participation! 

Registration forms can be found in the Communications Packet.

 

Upcoming Dates:

  • ​September 21st: NO SCHOOL
  • ​September 22nd - 29th: Patriot Pride Week (details above)
  • ​​October 4th: Picture Day
  • ​​October 9th: NO SCHOOL
  • ​October 10th: PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. (special speaker: Dave Listman; kids are welcome)

 

News: In Our District

PTO Directory:

** DEADLINE EXTENDED! **

We have extended the deadline to sign up for the PTO Directory to this Wednesday, September 20th at midnight.

The Annual Directory is a service (and a UCF PTO tradition) we are pleased to offer that helps foster connections between families.
This year’s directory will be bigger and better than ever.  To increase it’s usefulness (and maybe save a few trees) we will be providing a PDF version of the directory in addition to the printed version. 

·  The PDF version is free and will be available in PowerSchool in the Parent Portal

·  Printed directories will still be available as in the past for a nominal fee of $8.00

To be listed in the directory provide your contact information online using this link
Directory Information Input  Form

To order a printed version of the directory use this link -  Printed Directory Order Form

·  print and fill out the order form

·  Pay $8.00 cash or check (made out to your local PTO)

·  Send the form and payment to the school office

Directories will be published and delivered in the first few weeks of October.

 

News: Sports, Activities & Miscellaneous Links

Cub Scouts Open House – Friday, October 13th

Chess Club – Begins Thursday, September 28th

West Chester Playschool Enrichment Program

West Chester Lightning Girl’s Basketball

Unionville Community Bike Drive

UE PTO Fall Festival – Saturday, October 23rd

Flu Clinic – Thursday, October 5th

UHS Marching Band Annual Fall Plant Sale – Orders due September 20th

  

*** If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net. For Community News, please watch for the UCF This Week emails. The Community Bulletin Board is also linked on our PES Home Page.

 
 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
pespto@ucfsd.net

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Around Our School 9/11/17

 
 

Hello Pocopson Elementary School families,

Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which is also found on our PES website.

News: In Our Building

Homeroom Parents:

Homeroom parent volunteers are still needed for the following classes:

MCANDREW, SIMONDS, AMOSS, CROSSON, LICHTER, STEPHENS, COCHRAN PM, WINNICK PM 

If you are interested in this awesome opportunity to be involved in your child's class, please email Nora Baughan, PTO Corresponding Secretary, at baughanx6@gmail.com.

A Homeroom parents meeting will be held Thursday, September 14th at 9:15 a.m.

Patriot Pride:

Patriot Pride Spirit Week is just two weeks away! The kids will kick-off with a Pep Rally in school on Friday and then we invite the entire family to join us for a Family Fun Night! Bring your family at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd for a picnic dinner at PES (pizza, hoagies, and sweet treats will be available for purchase) then stay for an indoor movie night at 7:00 p.m.  

PES students can show their school spirit all week on the following themed days:

  • Monday, 9/25 - Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday, 9/26 - PJ Day
  • Wednesday, 9/27 - Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday, 9/28 - Color Wars (K - blue; 1st - orange; 2nd - red; 3rd - green; 4th - yellow; 5th - pink)
  • Friday, 9/29 - Fun Runs

Fun Runs will be at the following times:

9:30am - 10:30am: AM kindergarten and 1st grade fun run

11am-12:00pm: 4th & 5th grade color run

1:30-2:30pm: PM kindergarten and 2nd & 3rd grades fun run

We need a lot of volunteers to make these fun events happen so please consider sharing your time.

Sign-up today at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5a92babfe3-patriot

3rd Grade Read-A-Thon:

This year, the 3rd Grade Read-A-Thon will be held on Friday, November 3rd.  This event is always a highlight of the year and we need your help! We are looking for a core group of people who will plan the evening, from decorations to activities. Meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings, with our next meeting tomorrow, September 12th from 7:30-9pm. We also welcome people willing to help on a specific task, even if you are unable to make the meetings. Please contact Renee Gushurst at rgushurst@gmail.com if you can help!

STRIDE Coaches Needed:

The response to our STRIDE program has been overwhelming and we are in need of at least two coaches to work with the boys.  At this time we have several boys on our waitlist who will not have an opportunity to participate without coaches.  

Volunteering is fun! We provide coach training, curriculum, supplies, and support all season to our volunteers!  No running experience required - just an enthusiasm for kids! 

STRIDE is a physical-activity based, positive youth development programs for boys in grades 3-5. Life skills are taught through interactive lessons and motivating running games and culminate with a high energy 5K running event!  The primary goal of our programs is to build confidence and perseverance through running and to establish a lifetime appreciation of general health and fitness.  

Our season begins next week.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sue Holinsky at sholinsky@ymcagbw.org or 610-643-9622 ext 2138 as soon as possible.

Box Top Collection:

Clipping Box Tops earns our school free money!  We are having a class competition during the month of October.   The top class in each grade will earn a PJ & movie day.  The top 100 box top collectors will earn a cool piece of Spirit Wear!   

Please carefully cut out the Box Tops, check expiration date and put in a baggie with your child’s name, teacher’s name and number of box tops.   Alternately, you can use the Clip Sheet in the Communications Packet.  Turn Box Tops in now until October 27th.

Giant Rewards:

Giant A+ Rewards program will be beginning soon.  Please go to Giant's website http://giantfood.com/aplus/register-card/ to register your bonus card and earn money for Pocopson Elementary. Every year Giant gives back over $1000 to PES because parents register their bonus card and designate Pocopson (#25843) as the recipient.  It does not affect gas reward points.  We typically have under 100 registered cards.  Imagine how much we could earn if every parent who shops at Giant registers his/her card.  It's free money for our school! See the Communications Packet for more information.

The Discovery Zone:

THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS LAST YEAR!

We had a great time during our year 1 of the Discovery Zone! We are getting more and more items to aid your children on their quest for creativity!

To keep the creativity going - we are always in need of donations of “consumables”, that is items that once used, cannot be used again. The following is a partial list - but if you want to send something not listed, PLEASE DO!

String

Yarn

Embroidery Floss

Cardboard

toilet and paper towel cores

packing tape

Plastic grocery store bags

Paper bags

Mint or candy tins (like Altoids)

Leftover PVC pipe

Packing materials

Making items from Duct tape is an ABSOLUTE favorite project, so we run out very quickly.  Any donations of Duct Tape are GREATLY appreciated. Also - any “craft scraps” - paper, ribbon, washi tape, stamps, etc.

If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office.  We thank you SO much.

Follow us on our new library web page (go to the PES home page and click on Library on the red bar) or on Twitter @pocopsonlib

Foreign Language Enrichment Program:

The Pocopson Elementary School PTO will offer a 20 week Foreign Language Enrichment Program in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese, to students in the 1st - 5th grades. The cost for the full 20 class session is $160, and is offered either before school, starting at 8:10 a.m., or after school, starting at 3:45pm. Registration forms can be found in the Communications Packet and are due by Friday, September 22nd.

Science Explorers:

The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:45-4:45pm and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on Sept 26th, is MARVELOUS MACHINES: See how simple machines make work easier…and more fun too! Compete with your friends in a pulley race, construct a lever to make a cool catapult, explore gears that make wind-up toys work, and use the power of a spring to measure force. Lots of energy is needed for participation! 

Club topics later in the school year include Toying Around with Science, Let's Get Electrified, Loose in the Chem Lab, Marine Biology Mania, KaBoom Chemistry and Ready, Set, Summer!!  Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child.  (Registration forms can also be found in the Communications Packet.) Class size is limited to 23 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Please email programs@scienceexplorers.com or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.

Upcoming Dates:

  • ​September 21st: NO SCHOOL
  • ​September 22nd - 29th: Patriot Pride Week (details above)
  • ​September 27th - 29th: Community Service Book Swap Part 1
  • ​October 4th: Picture Day
  • ​October 4th - 6th: Community Service Book Swap Part 2
  • ​October 9th: NO SCHOOL
  • ​October 10th: PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. (special speaker: Dave Listman; kids are welcome)

News: Sports, Activities & Miscellaneous Links

Cub Scouts Open House

Chess Club

Stride Coaches Needed

West Chester Playschool Enrichment Program

West Chester Lightning Girl’s Basketball

Unionville Community Bike Drive

UE PTO Fall Festival

UHS Marching Band Annual Fall Plant Sale

Brandywine Red Clay Fall Programs

*** If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net. For Community News, please watch for the UCF This Week emails. The Community Bulletin Board is also linked on our PES Home Page.

 
 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
pespto@ucfsd.net

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Around Our School 9/4/17

 
 
Hello Pocopson Elementary School families,
 
Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which is also found on our PES website.
 
News: In Our Building
 
PTO Meeting: Come on out TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 5th at 9:30 a.m. in the library for our first PTO meeting of the school year!
Mr. Beaver will be giving a new school year report; Our school nurse, Mrs. Kathy Einthoven, will be educating us on the Wellness Initiative at PES; The 2017-2018 PTO budget will be presented and voted on; and Patriot Pride as well as other upcoming events will be discussed.
We hope to see you tomorrow! 
 
Homeroom Parents: Your child's class needs a Homeroom Parent! Information can be found in the PTO packet sent home last week. If you are interested in serving in this role, please read the Homeroom Parent Responsibilities, fill out the form and return to school via backpack express to Nora Baughan, PTO Corresponding Secretary, by ​THIS FRIDAY, September​ ​8,​ ​2017​. A confidential lottery will determine selection and those selected will be notified by email or phone. If you have​ ​any​ ​questions​ ​feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​Nora​ ​Baughan​ ​at​ ​baughanx6@gmail.com​ ​or​ ​302-562-6594.  
 
Patriot Pride: FAMILY FUN NIGHT - DATE CHANGED to Friday, September 22nd at 5:30 p.m.​  Bring your family at 5:30 p.m. for a picnic dinner at PES (pizza, hoagies, and sweet treats will be available for purchase) then stay for an indoor movie night at 7:00 p.m.  
Patriot Pride Spirit Week will be held the following week from September 25 - 29th.
Spirit Week includes:
  • Monday, 9/25 - Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday, 9/26 - PJ Day
  • Wednesday, 9/27 - Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday, 9/28 - Color Wars (K - blue; 1st - orange; 2nd - red; 3rd - green; 4th - yellow; 5th - pink)
  • Friday, 9/29 - Fun Runs
    • Parents are encouraged to attend. If you would like to volunteer, please keep an eye out for sign ups, coming soon! 
Our Patriot Pride campaign will be run entirely in-house with 100% of the donations going directly to our school and our children. Patriot Pride flyers and donation envelopes were sent home last week in your child's PTO packet - Please check them out! 
 
PES Spirit Wear Sale: This year, Pocopson Elementary PTO will celebrate monthly Spirit Days! School Spirit Wear items are available for purchase on-line through the link below. (Various sizes/samples are now available in the school lobby.)  The deadline for ordering is one week away - next Monday, September 11, 2017.  Items are non-returnable due to customization.  Minimums are required on some items, if minimums are not met, your money will be refunded.  Items will be delivered to students approximately September 25, 2017. 
 
Foreign Language Enrichment Program: The Pocopson Elementary School PTO will offer a 20 week Foreign Language Enrichment Program in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese, to students in the 1st - 5th grades. The cost for the full 20 class session is $160, and is offered either before school, starting at 8:10 a.m., or after school, starting at 3:45pm. Registration forms can be found in the Communications Packet and are due by Friday, September 22nd.
 
Science Explorers: The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:45-4:45pm and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on Sept 26th, is MARVELOUS MACHINES: See how simple machines make work easier…and more fun too! Compete with your friends in a pulley race, construct a lever to make a cool catapult, explore gears that make wind-up toys work, and use the power of a spring to measure force. Lots of energy is needed for participation! 
Club topics later in the school year include Toying Around with Science, Let's Get Electrified, Loose in the Chem Lab, Marine Biology Mania, KaBoom Chemistry and Ready, Set, Summer!!  Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child.  (Registration forms can also be found in the Communications Packet.) Class size is limited to 23 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Please email programs@scienceexplorers.com or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.
 
News: School District
 
2017/2018 PTO Directory: Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 school year. The continuing mission of the PTO is to make UCF a better place by promoting school spirit, supporting student activities, raising funds for the benefit of the school, and providing a forum for parents to discuss issues as needed. We encourage everyone to play an active role in the education and success of their child! The Annual Directory is a service (and a UCF PTO tradition) we are pleased to offer that helps foster connections between families.This year’s directory will be bigger and better than ever. To increase it’s usefulness (and maybe save a few trees) we will be providing a PDF version of the directory in addition to the printed version. 
  • The PDF version is free and will be available in PowerSchool in the Parent Portal
  • Printed directories will still be available as in the past for a nominal fee of $8.00
To be listed in the directory provide your contact information online using this link
Directory Information Input  Form
 
To order a printed version of the directory use this link -  Printed Directory Order Form
  • print and fill out the order form
  • Pay $8.00 cash or check (made out to your local PTO)
  • Send the form and payment to the school office
The deadline for filling out the Directory Input Form is THIS Friday, September 8th. Directories will be published and delivered in mid September.
QUESTIONS? Contact District-Wide Coordinator, Becky Baccellieri - 610-444-2882 or baccfam@comcast.net
 
​Upcoming Dates:
  • ​September 21st: NO SCHOOL
  • ​September 22nd - 29th: Patriot Pride Week (details above)
  • ​September 27th - 29th: Community Service Book Swap Part 1
  • ​October 4th: Picture Day
  • ​October 4th - 6th: Community Service Book Swap Part 2
  • ​October 9th: NO SCHOOL
  • ​October 10th: PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. (special speaker: Dave Listman; kids are welcome)
News: Sports, Activities & Miscellaneous Links
 
Cub Scouts Open House:
 
Pocopson Girls on the Run Registration:
 
Pocopson Stride Registration:
 
 
UHS Field Hockey Clinic:
 
​UHS Marching Band Annual Fall Plant Sale:
 
Unionville Community Fair Pageant Pancake Fundraiser:
 
​Brandywine Red Clay Fall Programs:
 
*** If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net. For Community News, please watch for the UCF This Week emails. The Community Bulletin Board is also linked on our PES Home Page.
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
pespto@ucfsd.net

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Around Our School 8/29/17

 
 
 
Hello Pocopson Elementary School families,
 
Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which is also found on our PES website.
 
News: In Our Building
 
1. Homeroom Parents: Your child's class needs a Homeroom Parent! PTO packets will be coming home this week, so keep an eye out for the Homeroom Parent form (also found in the Communications Packet).  If you are interested in serving in this role, please read the Homeroom Parent Responsibilities, fill out the form and return to school via backpack express to Nora Baughan, PTO Corresponding Secretary, by ​Friday, September​ ​8,​ ​2017​. A confidential lottery will determine selection and those selected will be notified by email or phone. If you have​ ​any​ ​questions​ ​feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​Nora​ ​Baughan​ ​at​ ​baughanx6@gmail.com​ ​or​ ​302-562-6594.  
 
2. Patriot Pride: ​MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Patriot Pride Spirit Week will be held from September 25 - 29th, with a Fun Run for all grades on Friday, September 29th!  The week's events will culminate in a Family Fun Night on Friday, September 29th. Bring your family at 5:30 p.m. for a picnic dinner at PES (pizza, hoagies, and sweet treats will be available for purchase) then stay for an indoor movie night at 7:00 p.m.  Our Patriot Pride campaign will be run entirely in-house with 100% of the donations going directly to our school and our children. More information will be coming home this week in the PTO packet - Stay tuned!
 
3. PTO Meeting: Please save the date next Tuesday, September 5th at 9:30 a.m. in the library for our first PTO meeting of the school year. Mr. Beaver will be giving a new school year report, Nurse Kathy will be educating us on wellness at PES, and the 2017-2018 PTO budget will be presented and voted on. We welcome everyone to attend and find out about the great things happening at Pocopson Elementary!
 
4. PES Spirit Wear Sale: This year, Pocopson Elementary PTO will celebrate monthly Spirit Days. School Spirit Wear items are available for purchase on-line through the link below. (Various sizes/samples are now available in the school lobby.)  The deadline for ordering is September 11, 2017.  Items are non-returnable due to customization.  Minimums are required on some items, if minimums are not met, your money will be refunded.  Items will be delivered to students approximately September 25, 2017.  SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT AND ORDER TODAY!!!  https://tuttlemarketing.com/store/products/pocopson-elementary---fall-2017-1040 
 
​5. Kids with Heart: ​A NEW opportunity for this year! Plans are underway for a new community service club at PES for students in 3rd - 5th Grade. Kids with Heart will work to foster the development of kindness, empathy, compassion, and service to others through a variety of service projects. More information will be coming soon! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Janis Michels at michelsj@comcast.net.
 
6. Foreign Language Enrichment Program: The Pocopson Elementary School PTO will offer a 20 week Foreign Language Enrichment Program in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese, to students in the 1st - 5th grades. The cost for the full 20 class session is $160, and is offered either before school, starting at 8:10 a.m., or after school, starting at 3:45pm. Registration forms can be found in the Communications Packet and are due by Friday, September 22nd.
 
7. Science Explorers: The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:45-4:45pm and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on Sept 26th, is MARVELOUS MACHINES: See how simple machines make work easier…and more fun too! Compete with your friends in a pulley race, construct a lever to make a cool catapult, explore gears that make wind-up toys work, and use the power of a spring to measure force. Lots of energy is needed for participation! 
Club topics later in the school year include Toying Around with Science, Let's Get Electrified, Loose in the Chem Lab, Marine Biology Mania, KaBoom Chemistry and Ready, Set, Summer!!  Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child.  Class size is limited to 23 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Please email programs@scienceexplorers.com or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.
 
News: School District
 
1. 2017/2018 PTO Directory: Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 school year. The continuing mission of the PTO is to make UCF a better place by promoting school spirit, supporting student activities, raising funds for the benefit of the school, and providing a forum for parents to discuss issues as needed. We encourage everyone to play an active role in the education and success of their child! The Annual Directory is a service (and a UCF PTO tradition) we are pleased to offer that helps foster connections between families.This year’s directory will be bigger and better than ever. To increase it’s usefulness (and maybe save a few trees) we will be providing a PDF version of the directory in addition to the printed version. 
  • The PDF version is free and will be available in PowerSchool in the Parent Portal
  • Printed directories will still be available as in the past for a nominal fee of $8.00

To be listed in the directory provide your contact information online using this link
Directory Information Input  Form

 

To order a printed version of the directory use this link -  Printed Directory Order Form

  • print and fill out the order form
  • Pay $8.00 cash or check (made out to your local PTO)
  • Send the form and payment to the school office

The deadline for filling out the Directory Input Form is Friday, September 8th. Directories will be published and delivered in mid September.

QUESTIONS? Contact District-Wide Coordinator, Becky Baccellieri - 610-444-2882 or baccfam@comcast.net

 
News: Sports, Activities & Miscellaneous
 
 
Pocopson Girls on the Run Registration:
 
 
 
 
​UHS Marching Band Annual Fall Plant Sale:
 
 
*** If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net. For Community News, please watch for the UCF This Week emails. The Community Bulletin Board is also linked on our PES Home Page.
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
pespto@ucfsd.net

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

School Supplies Deadline

 
 
 


Hi Families,


We hope your summer is getting off to a great start.  We wanted to remind you that this Friday, June 30th is the last day to order school supplies.  1st Day School Supplies will only accept orders through this week.  


As a reminder, this is not a fundraiser.  The PTO provides this service to families who prefer the convenience and ease of ordering school supplies and having them delivered directly to your child's classroom prior to the start of school.


To order, please click on the link below:

http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=91708

For questions, please contact Eileen Day (dayeileen@gmail.com) or Tara Samaritano (dance2288@gmail.com


Thanks and happy summer! :)



 
 
 



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Monday, June 12, 2017

Around Our School 6/12/17

 
 
 

Hello Pocopson Elementary School Families,

Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which is also found on our PES website. 


News: In Our Building


1.  PES Library Announcement

There will be no summer library hours this year, as Ms. Thomas is currently on medical leave. The library has a twitter account: @pocopsonlib. If people follow the PES library twitter feed, Ms. Thomas will be suggesting a book of the day beginning in July: #pesbookoftheday.


2.  Yearbooks 

Yearbooks have been distributed to the students. If you have not purchased a book they are first come first serve at $35 each.

If you are interested in purchasing a book, you can email Melisss: mmcgowan@smstat.com

Thank you. Emmy

3.  School Supplies For Next School Year

School Supply orders are due by June 30th!!!! 

Hurry and order your school supplies before it is too late!!  1st Day School Supplies will only accept orders until June 30th!!!! No late add on orders will be accepted.  This is not a fundraiser.  The PTO provides this service for our Pocopson families who prefer the convenience and ease of ordering items online and delivery to the classroom.  

1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive!  You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below:

http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=91708

Any questions please contact:

Eileen Day: dayeileen@gmail.com

Tara Sammaritano: dance2288@gmail.com


4.  STEM CAMP

1) Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders....there is still time to sign up for the summer STEM camp here at PES.  Camp is running for a week in June (am & pm) and July (am & pm).  Email Kathryn Markloff at kmarkloff@ucfsd.net with any questions or for a copy of the registration form.  Link can also be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B-b9hQfDb4nvxLzi3JF6ftYfsF5V4xt9Wg50LZqU9CQ/edit?usp=sharing

2) STEM for 2nd Graders!!  Two sections of the PES Summer STEM Camp have been opened to current PES 2nd Graders.  2nd graders are encouraged to join us at camp the week of June 19 in the PM and/or July 10th in the AM.  Again, questions or forms can be obtained from Kathryn Markloff at kmarkloff@ucfsd.net or at the link below. https://docs.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/document/d/1JoJX6UsJpCtwYvMr6iXJE48RxDFk5ZZGJkUN_I6XOUc/edit?usp=sharing


5.  Art Beat Summer Summer Camps are at Pocopson. Weekly sessions run June 26- July 28. Register www.artbeatpa.org



News:  Miscellaneous/Community


1.  Baily's Dairy

Summer is FINALLY here and Baily's Dairy is stoked to announce that they have a new soft serve ice cream truck! The Striped Cow will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-7:00 PM at the farm. Cool, delicious, fun flavors and made from the beautiful cows right here in Pocopson!


2.  West Chester Public Library  

Attached is information from our community partner, the West Chester Public Library.  Check out their 1,000 Book Challenge as well other exciting events: crafts, movies, puppets, and construction play.  We hope you and your child enjoy a wonderful summer!

Preschool Flyer   1,000 Books  


3.  Camp Announcements:  Please check out the Communications Packet for many local camp listings.



Enjoy your Summer Break!!!!



***If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net.  For Community News, please watch for the UCF This Week emails.  The Community Bulletin Board is also linked on our PES Home Page.

 
 
 



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