Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Around Our School 1/17/17

 
 
 

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.  Family Fun Indoor Movie Night is this Friday, January 20th.  Storks will be shown in the PES Gym.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Snacks will be available for cash only. PJs are welcome. Bring a blanket and come on out for a night of fun! Parents, please remember this is a family event. You are expected to stay with your children the entire time.  


2.  Girls On The Run - Pocopson GOTR is looking for coaches for the spring season (3/13-6/3).  We usually run a large team of 30 girls but are currently in need of coaches so that we will be able to open registration in a few weeks.  No experience necessary, training, full curriculum and supplies provided.  You do not need to be a runner, just have a great attitude and lead a bunch of young ladies through an amazing program to help foster growth of strong spirits, bodies, and friendships.   We cannot run this program without you!  For questions, see the link below and contact the Y through the volunteer tab, contact Alexa Hart -  ahart@ymcagbw.org.  Additional questions, contact Christy Pickar - cpickar31@comcast.net

https://www.ymcagbw.org/programs/kids-and-teens/GOTR


3. YearbooksYearbooks available for purchase online at a discounted price for a limited amount of time. Click on the link to order: 

http://shop.balfour.com/smi123842/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/


4.  Variety Show Volunteers Needed:  If your child is performing in the Variety Show we encourage parents to volunteer. You won't miss your child performing. We need volunteers for the following dates:

Mandatory rehearsals:

Tuesday, January 31st

Thursday, February 9th


Variety Show:

Friday, February 10th

Specifics on times are available in the SignUp Genius. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4eabac22a46-pocopson


5.  Upcoming PTO Meetings:

The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, February 9th at 9:30 in the Library. Please join us!

Evening PTO meeting:  Our evening PTO meeting this year will be on March 9th at 7PM.    


6.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 1/20: Spelling Bee
  • 1/20: Family Fun Movie Night
  • 1/21: University of Delaware - PES and CFES Bands perform
  • 1/30: Author/Illustrator Matt Phelan visit
  • 1/31 Elementary Schools Family Fun Basketball Night at UHS
  • 2/9: PTO Meeting at 9:30 AM


7.  Calling all library and book lovers (or even if you don't love to read!).  The Pocopson Library is looking for volunteers. Come be a part of our team and see what goes on inside our amazing library! Follow the link below to sign up for shifts.  Come help one day a month or more--whatever your schedule allows.  

Please contact Eva Thomas (ethomas@ucfsd.net) or Libby Deming (edeming@ucfsd.net) if you have any questions. Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9ac28a13-pocopson/


8.  Discovery Zone in the PES Library: THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS SO FAR.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED, SO KEEP THEM COMING!!!! The library is up and running, and so is our maker space; the Discovery Zone.  The DZ is made possible by a very generous grant from the PTO.  With that grant, we were able to get start-up and non consumable materials such as, K'Nex, Legos, Keva Planks, Sphero and ozobot programming robots, etc.  Along with these materials, we have consumable products; the kind that once used, need to be thrown away, and we can always use donation of these type of products.  These products include:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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
  • Recyclable plastic food containers (please wash!)
  • Gently used Legos - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office. Also, if you have any building materials such as blocks, lincoln logs, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much!


News: School District


1.  UHS Boys Basketball UCFSD Elementary School Spirit Games: Save the date -- 1/31/17 in the evening. Stay tuned for more details!


2.  Habitat for Humanity to Host the 14th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids:  Attention all 5 th graders! Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is holding their 14th annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest for kids on March 18 at Church Farm School in Exton. Students work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model dream home out of anything at all. Models are brought to Church Farm School the morning of March 18 for judging by local professionals. Prizes, raffles, food, and fun are promised for all who attend. Registration is free and can be found at www.hfhcc.org/buildahouse2017.


3.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com



***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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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Visiting Author/Illustrator

 
 
 

Visiting Author/Illustrator

Parents:  Our visiting author/illustrator this year is Matt Phelan.  He will be with us on January 30th for 2 assemblies.  Attached is an order form your child may have already brought home - we have been given a discounted rate with Barnes and Noble to order Mr. Phelan's books.  We have included a spot for a name for personalization.  If your child received a copy of "Marylin's Monster" from last year's visiting author, Mr. Phelan was the illustrator for that book.  If you wish for his signature as well, please send the book in ahead of time, with a note or post it indicating your child's full name and teacher.

ORDER FORM 

-- 

Eva Thomas, Librarian
Pocopson Elementary School

 
 
 



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Around Our School 1/9/17

 
 
 

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.  MLK CommUNITY Change for Change Event

There are people in our community who struggle to feed their families. And you can help!!  All you have to do is collect your spare change between now and January 14th.  To participate in the MLK CommUNITY Breakfast Change for Change Event, simply drop off your spare change in the collection bins at Pocopson.

Last year, people donated their spare change to benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard/West Grove Bridge as part of our Change for Change Event! The drive raised over $6K. 

Pennies and nickels can make a big difference in someone's life!! 

Change for Change containers will be available at our front doorway and at our cafeteria door.

Life's most urgent question is:  "what are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


2.  Save the date!  Family Fun Indoor Movie Night is coming on Friday, January 20th.  Storks will be shown in the PES Gym.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie will begin at 7:00 pm.  


3. YearbooksYearbooks available for purchase online at a discounted price for a limited amount of time. Click on the link to order: 

http://shop.balfour.com/smi123842/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/


4.  Variety Show Volunteers Needed:  If your child is performing in the Variety Show we encourage parents to volunteer. You won't miss your child performing. We need volunteers for the following dates:

Mandatory rehearsals:

Tuesday, January 31st

Thursday, February 9th


Variety Show:

Friday, February 10th

Specifics on times are available in the SignUp Genius. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4eabac22a46-pocopson


5.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, January 12th at 9:30 in the Library. Please join us!


6.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 1/12: PTO Meeting
  • 1/16: MLK Day - No School
  • 1/20: Spelling Bee
  • 1/20: Family Fun Movie Night


7.  NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE PES TEACHER - EXTENDED DEADLINE!  

The nomination deadline has been extended to January 15th. Nomination form (it's quick and painless!): https://www.citadelbanking.com/why-choose-citadel/community-involvement/citadel-heart-of-learning-award/heart-of-learning-form/

Nominate your favorite PES teacher today and not only could your teacher win an award, but PES could win for total nominations!



8.  Calling all library and book lovers (or even if you don't love to read!).  The Pocopson Library is looking for volunteers. Come be a part of our team and see what goes on inside our amazing library! Follow the link below to sign up for shifts.  Come help one day a month or more--whatever your schedule allows.  

Please contact Eva Thomas (ethomas@ucfsd.net) or Libby Deming (edeming@ucfsd.net) if you have any questions. Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9ac28a13-pocopson/


9.  Discovery Zone in the PES Library: THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS SO FAR.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED, SO KEEP THEM COMING!!!! 

The library is up and running, and so is our maker space; the Discovery Zone.  The DZ is made possible by a very generous grant from the PTO.  With that grant, we were able to get start-up and non consumable materials such as, K'Nex, Legos, Keva Planks, Sphero and ozobot programming robots, etc.  Along with these materials, we have consumable products; the kind that once used, need to be thrown away, and we can always use donation of these type of products.  These products include:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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
  • Recyclable plastic food containers (please wash!)
  • Gently used Legos - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office. Also, if you have any building materials such as blocks, lincoln logs, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much!


News: School District


1.  5th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Presentation

Parents of 5th grade students are invited to attend a preview of the 5th grade Human Growth and Development Unit on Tuesday, January 17th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School. We will share the materials that will be used and hold an open discussion of the topics to be covered in class.

If for some reason the January 17th meeting is postponed, the meeting will be rescheduled on Tuesday, January 24th.


2.  UHS Boys Basketball UCFSD Elementary School Spirit Games: Save the date -- 1/31/17 in the evening. Stay tuned for more details!


3.  Habitat for Humanity to Host the 14th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids:  Attention all 5 th graders! Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is holding their 14th annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest for kids on March 18 at Church Farm School in Exton. Students work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model dream home out of anything at all. Models are brought to Church Farm School the morning of March 18 for judging by local professionals. Prizes, raffles, food, and fun are promised for all who attend. Registration is free and can be found at www.hfhcc.org/buildahouse2017.


4. Prom Dress Donation:  Please donate that prom or formal dress that's hanging in your closet for this exciting event to be held February 10th at the Willowdale Chapel. Over 150 special needs students attend this event and each young lady will be invited to attend a Dress Event on January 21st to select a dress for the occasion. We need all sizes and styles, so go to that closet and feel good about repurposing that special gown!

Dresses can be dropped off at Salon Secrets in the Shoppes at Longwood or the Willowdale Chapel, Rt 82. Deadline January 6th. FLYER     


5.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com


6.  URA LACROSSE REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON.  REGISTER TODAY:  Girls' 3/4 and 5/6 registration will close on January 15th, Girls' 1/2 will close on February 15 -- register now at URALacrosse.com



***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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Monday, January 2, 2017

Around Our School 1/2/17

 
 
 

Happy New Year 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.  MLK CommUNITY Change for Change Event

There are people in our community who struggle to feed their families. And you can help!!  All you have to do is collect your spare change between now and January 14th.  To participate in the MLK CommUNITY Breakfast Change for Change Event, simply drop off your spare change in the collection bins at Pocopson.

Last year, people donated their spare change to benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard/West Grove Bridge as part of our Change for Change Event! The drive raised over $6K. 

Pennies and nickels can make a big difference in someone's life!! 

Change for Change containers will be available at our front doorway and at our cafeteria door.

Life's most urgent question is:  "what are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


2. NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE PES TEACHER - EXTENDED DEADLINE!  

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award for Chester County teachers. Each year, 15 finalists and three overall winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to the community. The nomination deadline has been extended to January 15th.

Nomination form (it's quick and painless!): https://www.citadelbanking.com/why-choose-citadel/community-involvement/citadel-heart-of-learning-award/heart-of-learning-form/

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award committee will tally the total number of nominations by school. The top three schools will earn cash for events or assemblies. Nominate your favorite PES teacher today and not only could your teacher win an award, but PES could win for total nominations!


3.  Show us your talents!!  Do you sing? Dance? Juggle? Play piano? Recite poetry? Do magic tricks? Calling all 4th and 5th graders interested in performing in Pocopson's 2017 Variety Show on Friday, February 10th. It's a great time of friends cheering on friends, culminating in a show-stopping teacher performance! If you are not interested in performing, there are plenty of opportunities for stage crew help as well - join the fun! Please read the information and registration form in its entirety before committing. There are mandatory registration and rehearsal dates included.  Variety Show Registration Form       

If you have any questions regarding the Variety Show, you may contact:

Tara Sammaritano - dance2288@gmail.com 

Amy Patroni - amypatroni@verizon.net

Parker Hendrix - parkerhendrix@yahoo.com   

Nicole Sypherd - nicole.sypherd@gmail.com


4.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, January 12th at 9:30 in the Library. Please join us!


5.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 1/5: GEO Bee
  • 1/12: PTO Meeting
  • 1/16: MLK Day - No School


6.  Calling all library and book lovers (or even if you don't love to read!).  The Pocopson Library is looking for volunteers. Come be a part of our team and see what goes on inside our amazing library! Follow the link below to sign up for shifts.  Come help one day a month or more--whatever your schedule allows.  

Please contact Eva Thomas (ethomas@ucfsd.net) or Libby Deming (edeming@ucfsd.net) if you have any questions. Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9ac28a13-pocopson/


7.  Discovery Zone in the PES Library: THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS SO FAR.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED, SO KEEP THEM COMING!!!! 

The library is up and running, and so is our maker space; the Discovery Zone.  The DZ is made possible by a very generous grant from the PTO.  With that grant, we were able to get start-up and non consumable materials such as, K'Nex, Legos, Keva Planks, Sphero and ozobot programming robots, etc.  Along with these materials, we have consumable products; the kind that once used, need to be thrown away, and we can always use donation of these type of products.  These products include:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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
  • Recyclable plastic food containers (please wash!)
  • Gently used Legos - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office. Also, if you have any building materials such as blocks, lincoln logs, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much!


News: School District


1.  Habitat for Humanity to Host the 14th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids:  Attention all 5 th graders! Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is holding their 14th annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest for kids on March 18 at Church Farm School in Exton. Students work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model dream home out of anything at all. Models are brought to Church Farm School the morning of March 18 for judging by local professionals. Prizes, raffles, food, and fun are promised for all who attend. Registration is free and can be found at www.hfhcc.org/buildahouse2017.


2. Prom Dress Donation:  Please donate that prom or formal dress that's hanging in your closet for this exciting event to be held February 10th at the Willowdale Chapel. Over 150 special needs students attend this event and each young lady will be invited to attend a Dress Event on January 21st to select a dress for the occasion. We need all sizes and styles, so go to that closet and feel good about repurposing that special gown!

Dresses can be dropped off at Salon Secrets in the Shoppes at Longwood or the Willowdale Chapel, Rt 82. Deadline January 6th. Prom Dress Flyer   


3.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com


4.  URA LACROSSE REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON.  REGISTER TODAY:  URA lacrosse registration is closing soon for both girls and boys.  Girls' 3/4 and 5/6 registration will close on January 15th, Girls' 1/2 will close on February 15 and boys' registration will close on January 7th so register now at URALacrosse.com


5.  UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series

Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club. Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players! Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing



News: Miscellaneous


1.  STEM Saturdays at the CCIU: Student centered STEM activities at the CCIU. http://stemevents.cciu.org


***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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Monday, December 19, 2016

Around Our School 12/19/16

 
 
 

Happy Holidays 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.  Community Service Update

Thank you to EVERYONE at Pocopson that participated in our Holiday Community Service projects.  Thanks to your incredible generosity we were able to help many families in our community and the surrounding area.

A quick recap so you can all see how our wonderful community is able to make the holidays brighter for many.  Through our Giving Tree we donated over 200 toys to the Kennett Area Community Service Christmas Baskets program, gave gifts to 30 residents of Pocopson Home and helped many families within our school district.  Through our Hats, Socks and Mittens drive we were able to give hats, socks and mittens to the students at our sister school, Stonehurst Hills.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed.  

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Thank you, 

Nancy Jones, Renee Lowe and Tracy Wahl

Community Service Committee

Pocopson Elementary School


2.  Collection for Orphanage in Jamaica:  Please open your hearts for one more collection... A Pocopson family will be visiting an orphanage in Jamaica over the holidays, and they are collecting personal care items for the children there (travel sizes are perfect!). Collection boxes will be in the lobby, as well as outside of Mr. Lichter's and Mrs. Bakes' classrooms through December 22nd. The children's wish list includes: toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, small hand sanitizer, soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, lip balm, children's vitamins, tennis balls, and small bottles of bubbles. For questions or to make a monetary donation, contact Julie Gates (JFGates@gmail.com).


3.  LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE PES TEACHER IN 2016! The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award for Chester County teachers. Each year, 15 finalists and three overall winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to the community. Nominate your favorite teacher (it's quick and painless!) at www.CitadelHeartofLearning.com. Nominations are open through December 31.

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award committee will tally the total number of nominations by school. The top three schools will earn cash for events or assemblies. Nominate your favorite PES teacher today and not only could your teacher win an award, but PES could win for total nominations!


4.  Show us your talents!!  Do you sing? Dance? Juggle? Play piano? Recite poetry? Do magic tricks? Calling all 4th and 5th graders interested in performing in Pocopson's 2017 Variety Show on Friday, February 10th. It's a great time of friends cheering on friends, culminating in a show-stopping teacher performance! If you are not interested in performing, there are plenty of opportunities for stage crew help as well - join the fun! Please read the information and registration form in its entirety before committing. There are mandatory registration and rehearsal dates included.  Variety Show Registration Form      

If you have any questions regarding the Variety Show, you may contact:

Tara Sammaritano - dance2288@gmail.com 

Amy Patroni - amypatroni@verizon.net

Parker Hendrix - parkerhendrix@yahoo.com   

Nicole Sypherd - nicole.sypherd@gmail.com


5.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, January 12th at 9:30 in the Library. Please join us!


6.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 12/23-1/1: Winter Break!
  • 1/5: GEO Bee
  • 1/12: PTO Meeting
  • 1/16: No School


7.  Calling all library and book lovers (or even if you don't love to read!).  The Pocopson Library is looking for volunteers. Come be a part of our team and see what goes on inside our amazing library! Follow the link below to sign up for shifts.  Come help one day a month or more--whatever your schedule allows.  

Please contact Eva Thomas (ethomas@ucfsd.net) or Libby Deming (edeming@ucfsd.net) if you have any questions. Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9ac28a13-pocopson/


8.  Discovery Zone in the PES Library: THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS SO FAR.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED, SO KEEP THEM COMING!!!! 

The library is up and running, and so is our maker space; the Discovery Zone.  The DZ is made possible by a very generous grant from the PTO.  With that grant, we were able to get start-up and non consumable materials such as, K'Nex, Legos, Keva Planks, Sphero and ozobot programming robots, etc.  Along with these materials, we have consumable products; the kind that once used, need to be thrown away, and we can always use donation of these type of products.  These products include:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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
  • Recyclable plastic food containers (please wash!)
  • Gently used Legos - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office. Also, if you have any building materials such as blocks, lincoln logs, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much!


News: School District


1.  Prom Dress Donation:  Please donate that prom or formal dress that's hanging in your closet for this exciting event to be held February 10th at the Willowdale Chapel. Over 150 special needs students attend this event and each young lady will be invited to attend a Dress Event on January 21st to select a dress for the occasion. We need all sizes and styles, so go to that closet and feel good about repurposing that special gown!

Dresses can be dropped off at Salon Secrets in the Shoppes at Longwood or the Willowdale Chapel, Rt 82. Deadline January 6th. Prom Dress Flyer   


2.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com


3.  URA Lacrosse Registration Open:  URA lacrosse registration is open for both girls and boys.  Girls' 3/4 and 5/6 registration will close on January 15th and boys' registration will close on January 7th so register now at URALacrosse.com


4.  UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series

Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club. Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players! Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing



News: Miscellaneous


1.  STEM Saturdays at the CCIU: Student centered STEM activities at the CCIU. http://stemevents.cciu.org


***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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Monday, December 12, 2016

Around Our School 12/12/16

 
 
 

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.  Community Service Projects for the Holidays

Thank you ALL for your incredible support of our Holiday Community Service Projects.  We are making a difference in the lives of our Community Members and the Students at Stonehurst Hills.

  1. Giving Tree – If you still have a tag from the tree PLEASE bring the gift in by THURSDAY, 12/15.  Still want to participate, but did not get a tag – Feel free to bring in a toy and put it under the tree or drop off a gift card in the office.  ALL donations are DUE THURSDAY, 12/15.  
  2. Hats, Socks & Mittens for our sister school, Stonehurst Hills Elementary – Please send in Hats, Socks and Mittens by Thursday the 15th.  We still need about 200 sets.


2.  Collection for Orphanage in Jamaica:  Please open your hearts for one more collection... A Pocopson family will be visiting an orphanage in Jamaica over the holidays, and they are collecting personal care items for the children there (travel sizes are perfect!). Collection boxes will be in the lobby, as well as outside of Mr. Lichter's and Mrs. Bakes' classrooms. The children's wish list includes: toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, small hand sanitizer, soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, lip balm, children's vitamins, tennis balls, and small bottles of bubbles. For questions or to make a monetary donation, contact Julie Gates (JFGates@gmail.com).


3.  Pocopson Elementary Winter Concerts: Pocopson's YouTube channel will be hosting a live-stream event during each concert performance. The concert recordings will also be available on our YouTube channel after each has completed.

You can find our channel by searching YouTube for "Pocopson Elementary TV" or by clicking the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/user/pespetv


4.  Show us your talents!!  Do you sing? Dance? Juggle? Play piano? Recite poetry? Do magic tricks? Calling all 4th and 5th graders interested in performing in Pocopson's 2017 Variety Show on Friday, February 10th. It's a great time of friends cheering on friends, culminating in a show-stopping teacher performance! If you are not interested in performing, there are plenty of opportunities for stage crew help as well - join the fun! Please read the information and registration form in its entirety before committing. There are mandatory registration and rehearsal dates included.  Variety Show Registration Form    

If you have any questions regarding the Variety Show, you may contact:

Tara Sammaritano - dance2288@gmail.com 

Amy Patroni - amypatroni@verizon.net

Parker Hendrix - parkerhendrix@yahoo.com   

Nicole Sypherd - nicole.sypherd@gmail.com


5.  Girls on the Run (GOTR) Pet Supply Drive:

Pocopson students, families, and faculty,

Thank you for your generous support of our Girls on the Run Pet Supply drive benefiting LaMancha Rescue & All 4 Paws Rescue. Our drive was a success bringing in plenty of food & treats for the animals as well as warm blankets for their bedding during the cold winter months. Thank you for so successfully assisting GOTR in our community outreach effort. The girls were very passionate about helping the animals and are proud of the results of the drive.


6.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, January 12th at 9:30 in the Library. Please join us!


7.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • December 15: 4-5 Holiday Concert
  • 12/23-1/1: Winter Break!


8.  Nominate your favorite PES teacher:  Show your school spirit today by nominating the great teachers at your school. The Citadel Heart of Learning Award is a teaching excellence award for Chester County teachers. Each year, 15 finalists and three overall winners are selected for their outstanding contribution to the community through teaching. All finalists and winners are honored with an award, cash prizes and a night of celebration at the annual awards banquet. Students, parents, teachers, administrators or anyone in the community can nominate a teacher at www.CitadelHeartofLearning.com. Nominations are open through December 31.

After the nomination period ends, the Citadel Heart of Learning Award committee will tally the total number of nominations by school. The top three schools will earn cash for events or assemblies. Nominate your favorite PES teacher today and not only could your teacher win an award, but PES could win for total nominations as well!


9.  Calling all library and book lovers (or even if you don't love to read!).  The Pocopson Library is looking for volunteers. Come be a part of our team and see what goes on inside our amazing library! Follow the link below to sign up for shifts.  Come help one day a month or more--whatever your schedule allows.  

Please contact Eva Thomas (ethomas@ucfsd.net) or Libby Deming (edeming@ucfsd.net) if you have any questions. Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e44a9ac28a13-pocopson/


10.  Discovery Zone in the PES Library: THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS SO FAR.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED, SO KEEP THEM COMING!!!! 

The library is up and running, and so is our maker space; the Discovery Zone.  The DZ is made possible by a very generous grant from the PTO.  With that grant, we were able to get start-up and non consumable materials such as, K'Nex, Legos, Keva Planks, Sphero and ozobot programming robots, etc.  Along with these materials, we have consumable products; the kind that once used, need to be thrown away, and we can always use donation of these type of products.  These products include:

  • 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
  • Recyclable plastic food containers (please wash!)
  • NEW - We are in desperate need of gently used Legos - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office. Also, if you have any building materials such as blocks, lincoln logs, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much!


News: School District


1.  Prom Dress Donation:  Prom Dress Donation Flyer   


2.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com


3.  UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series

Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club. Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players! Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing



News: Miscellaneous


1.  Crebilly Farm:  The second of the Planning Commission's meeting to review the Toll Brothers Application to develop Crebilly Farm will take place this week at Stetson Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30. Toll Brothers is seeking approval from Westtown to build up to 395 homes on the historic 330 acre property that includes sacred Brandywine Battlefield ground.  Under the proposal, Westtown will see an increase in the number of residences of 10% overall, and the impact on traffic in the already congested 202/926 intersection will be significant. If you are interested in this decision, please attend the meeting and have your voice be heard!


***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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