Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Around Our School 12/22/15

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.  Evening PTO meeting:  The next PTO meeting will be in the evening, on January 14th at 7PM, in the library.  Dr. Sanville will be our guest speaker.    

2.  Patriot Pride Campaign:  The PTO is planning a fundraiser for September 2016 that is 100% parent run.  This will be in place of Boosterthon for 2016.  All profits will go straight to PES.   We have many ideas, but need committee members to help organize the event.  Please help us plan this campaign.   Much of the planning and organization will need to be done this spring prior to summer break.  Email danielledarmo@hotmail.com to volunteer.  Thank you!!

3.  Birthday Book Club/Donate a Book program -  

Help support the PES library by donating a book in honor of your child's birthday!  See the communications packet flyer for more details and email Jennifer McDonald at jenniferde@hotmail.com with any questions.  Click this link to visit Mrs. Thomas' library page for library news and suggestions for book donations.
 
4.  Yearbooks on sale:  The yearbook is on sale for the early bird price of $28 per book.  Simply click on the link to order: 

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

5.  Are you a committee chair or creative parent?  We need volunteers to sign up to reserve the showcase in the front entrance to decorate throughout the year.  The reservation is for a two-week block.  Advertise an event, decorate for a holiday or season.  The sky's the limit!  Please be sure to take down your decorations at the end of the two week slot so the next person is ready to go.  Thanks.  Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e48aeaf0-showcase 

6.  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 to earn money for Pocopson.  Every year Giant gives back over $1000 to Pocopson 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!!  

7.  The Pocopson Library is need of L.O.V.E. (Library Operations Volunteers Extraordinaire) again this year.  Duties include:  

  • Helping students find books
  • Checking books in and out
  • Re-shelving books
  • Shelf reading

No experience necessary. . .training provided!  Shifts are 9:15-11:30 or 1:15-3:15 every other week.  If you cannot commit to every other week and would still like to volunteer, please let Eva in the library know.  Use this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e48aeaf0-library1

  

News: In Our District

1.  The Substitute Teacher Service (STS) will be at UCF District Office, 740 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, onWednesday, December 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  
STS will be available to answer questions and/or assist with the enrollment process at that time.  If your not sure about becoming a sub and have questions, stop by to get additional information.  
Please email Mary Garvey, Human Resources Coordinator, at mgarvey@ucfds.net if you plan to attend.  

2.  Save the Date - Annual Golden Gala: Saturday, February 6, 2016 

Join us as we celebrate our 20th anniversary!  Please join us for a fun filled night as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation.  Hosted at the Gables of Chadds Ford, the night will include Hors D'oeuvres, dancing, cocktails, silent auction and fun.  This event sold out last year - so stay tuned for tickets.  Visit www.ucfedfoundation.org for complete details.
If you have specific questions, please contact ucfedfoundation@gmail.com
 

News: Miscellaneous

1.  Summer Adventures Camp and Activity Fair:  January 13, 2016  (Snow date: January 14) from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the CCIU

Jump start your summer planning with a night of food and fun! Explore camps, activities, and local vendors with your child and decide on a great summer! Admission is free!!  Students from K to 12 and their parents will be able to meet with representatives and gather information for a summer to remember. Vendors include summer camps, summer schools, party venues, tutors, music and theater, sports and exercise, arts and crafts vendors, out-doors camps, and more!

2.  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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