Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Around Our School 11/24/15

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.  Holiday Community Service Projects at PES:  The Holidays are just around the corner and so are the Holiday Community Service Projects.  Over the next month the following Community Service Projects will be in full swing. 

  • Turkey Coupon Collection – give your grocery store coupon to the PTO and we will donate it for you.  Submit coupons to the PES office in an envelope marked "COMMUNITY SERVICE".  Any questions, please contact Parker Hendrix at parkerhendrix@yahoo.com.
  •  Giving Tree – a way to make the holidays brighter for community members in need.  Choose a gift tag from the Giving Tree, purchase the gift and return it to the tree unwrapped and we will deliver it.
  • Hats, Mittens and Socks for our sister school, Stonehurst Hills Elementary.  Donate a hat, mittens and socks to be given to our friends at Stonehurst Hills.

 

 

2.  Holiday Gift Shop:  It is almost time for our Holiday Gift Shop!  During the week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, the kids will have an opportunity to shop with their class for small gifts for family and friends. We need lots of help to give them a hand as they follow their lists and budgets, and surprise their loved ones with something they have chosen especially for them.  Every year, their thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit are a sweet sight to see.  Come help - lots of short shifts available.  Christy Pickar - cpickar31@comcast.net  Mickey Bailey - mickey@integrity-ent.com

                                                                                                                          

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba5a72da75-holiday

 

 

3.  The Art in Action Committee would like to express our gratitude to all of the parent volunteers who completed presentations and projects for this years AIA, American Art // American Vision!  This special PTO funded program would not operate without volunteers! 

Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Hage for jumping in and joining the process!

Please join the committee next year if you would like to assist in project ideas or any aspect of the program.

Keep your eyes peeled for projects displayed around the school throughout the year and the final 5th grade installation during the Spring Art Show!

 

 

4.  Bar Modeling Course for Parents Now Available Online:  A new online Canvas course has been created and added to the Math in Focus Website.  The course is designed to teach various aspects of the problem solving strategy known as bar modeling.  The approach, originating in Singapore, is a means of visually representing mathematics as a means of understanding, and problem solving.  Our school district invites you to check out these resources and refer to them so that you better understand the concepts that are being taught in the classroom.

 

Go to the Math in Focus Website to access the course.  The course has four parts, organized by grade level (grades 2 - 5).

 

 

5.  Girls on the Run (GOTR) Food Drive:  The PES Girls on the Run group is asking for your help toward our food drive benefiting the Chester County Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. This organization provides meals to 73 children living in our county who otherwise would go hungry the days when they're not in school. Their most critical need is for three specific items; peanut butter, family sized mac n cheese, and canned black beans. Donations can be dropped off in the bin outside Miss GW's classroom until Friday, December 4. Please support our effort through food donations. Additional information on this program can be found at www.blessingsinabackpack.org. Contact Steph Stanislawczyk with questions. Stephstan2000@yahoo.com.

 

 

6.  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/

   

 

7.  Next PTO meeting:  Please join us at the next PTO meeting on Thursday, 12/10, at 9:30 in the PES library.  This is a great opportunity to get to know Mr. Beaver while enjoying coffee and homemade treats by our very own PTO professional caterer!  

 

 

8.   Science Explorers After-School Science Club at Pocopson Elementary for Grades 1-5:  The next club of the school year is set to begin on Dec 8th!!  Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in Pocopson Elementary's Science Lab after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. 

The next club topic is BURPS, BELCHES AND BAD BREATH:  Did you know that mucus is part of your daily diet? On what part of your body are you producing a cement-like substance? Are there little creatures living on you? What happens to our cells when we sweat? Find out the wacky science going on inside all of us! We will make our own mucus, create body spray to keep us smelling good, make an explosion of gas bubbles, mix up noisy putty, and use chemistry to show how to neutralize stomach acids. We like to call it a "cool kind of gross"!

Club topics later in the year include Freaky Physics, Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Is There a Doctor in the House. 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 20 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Please contact Jill Shinn at  jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.

   

  

9.  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 

 

 

10.  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!!

 

  

11.  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.  UCFSD coat drive:  UCFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any of the UCF district schools now until Thursday 12/17.  Items should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed. New items are also gladly accepted!

   

 

News: Miscellaneous

 

  

1.  Unionville Ice Hockey Club Holiday Fundraiser:  We are excited to announce that this year we are sponsoring a "Holiday Greens Fundraiser" to support the Unionville Ice Hockey Club. Our hope is to raise money to support ice time and league fees moving forward and also to ensure that any child within the Unionville Chadds Ford School District that desires to play the great game of hockey can afford to do so.

 

In order to do this we need your help! This year the club has decided to keep the fundraiser simple. All sales are processed online via our personalized and secure fundraiser website. There are a number of beautiful items to choose from including holiday wreaths, centerpieces, greens and other accessories. Shipping is included in the price you see online and you can choose your ship date to ensure you receive the freshest products delivered right to your door. The best part is the club will receive 20% of every purchase made.Just click on the link below to make your purchase! https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/campaigns/32216unionvilleicehockeyclub

  

 

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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Monday, November 16, 2015

Around Our School 11/16/15

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.  Holiday Community Service Projects at PES:  The Holidays are just around the corner and so are the Holiday Community Service Projects.  Over the next month the following Community Service Projects will be in full swing. 

  • Turkey Coupon Collection – give your grocery store coupon to the PTO and we will donate it for you.  Submit coupons to the PES office in an envelope marked "COMMUNITY SERVICE".  Any questions, please contact Parker Hendrix at parkerhendrix@yahoo.com.
  •  Giving Tree – a way to make the holidays brighter for community members in need.  Choose a gift tag from the Giving Tree, purchase the gift and return it to the tree unwrapped and we will deliver it.
  • Hats, Mittens and Socks for our sister school, Stonehurst Hills Elementary.  Donate a hat, mittens and socks to be given to our friends at Stonehurst Hills.

 

 

2.  Holiday Gift Shop:  It is almost time for our Holiday Gift Shop!  During the week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, the kids will have an opportunity to shop with their class for small gifts for family and friends. We need lots of help to give them a hand as they follow their lists and budgets, and surprise their loved ones with something they have chosen especially for them.  Every year, their thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit are a sweet sight to see.  Come help - lots of short shifts available.  Christy Pickar - cpickar31@comcast.net  Mickey Bailey - mickey@integrity-ent.com

                                                                                                                          

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ba5a72da75-holiday

 

 

3.  Girls on the Run (GOTR) Food Drive:  The PES Girls on the Run group is asking for your help toward our food drive benefiting the Chester County Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. This organization provides meals to 73 children living in our county who otherwise would go hungry the days when they're not in school. Their most critical need is for three specific items; peanut butter, family sized mac n cheese, and canned black beans. Donations can be dropped off in the bin outside Miss GW's classroom until Friday, December 4. Please support our effort through food donations. Additional information on this program can be found at www.blessingsinabackpack.org. Contact Steph Stanislawczyk with questions. Stephstan2000@yahoo.com.

 

 

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.  Next PTO meeding:  Please join us at the next PTO meeting on Thursday, 12/10, at 9:30 in the PES library.  

 

 

6.   Science Explorers After-School Science Club at Pocopson Elementary for Grades 1-5:  The next club of the school year is set to begin on Dec 8th!!  Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in Pocopson Elementary's Science Lab after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. 

The next club topic is BURPS, BELCHES AND BAD BREATH:  Did you know that mucus is part of your daily diet? On what part of your body are you producing a cement-like substance? Are there little creatures living on you? What happens to our cells when we sweat? Find out the wacky science going on inside all of us! We will make our own mucus, create body spray to keep us smelling good, make an explosion of gas bubbles, mix up noisy putty, and use chemistry to show how to neutralize stomach acids. We like to call it a "cool kind of gross"!

Club topics later in the year include Freaky Physics, Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Is There a Doctor in the House. 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 20 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Please contact Jill Shinn at  jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.

   

  

7.  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 

 

 

8.  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!!

 

  

9.  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 40th Annual Unionville Art Gala is November 20th and 21st:  Over 60 professional and 90 student artists will display and sell their incredible work at this exciting Art Show and Sale this Friday6-9pm and Saturday11-4pm.  Jewelry and ceramic artists join photographers and painters in this premier area art event.  Light appetizers and live music Friday night, live music and more great art Saturday.

A new 100% Donation feature gives the public a rare opportunity to purchase original art at a significant discount!  Don't miss out!  This is the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique gifts for those hard to shop for relatives or add a new splash of color to your walls.  30% of sales benefit the UHS PTO and are tax deductible.   Profits from the show help fund various Educational Enrichment Projects at UHS.  Please come out and see the wonderful art, meet the artists, and support UHS! 

                                                                                          

Special Note: Come see another side of one of Pocopson's Favorite Teachers, Dave Lichter as he shares his photographs with the public!  Join him and 60 other artists Friday, November 20th 6-9pm and Saturday, 11am-4pm at the 40th Annual Art Gala at Unionville High School.

 

 

2.  UCFSD coat drive:  UCFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any of the UCF district schools now until Thursday 12/17.  Items should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed. New items are also gladly accepted!

   

 

News: Miscellaneous

 

  

1.  Unionville Ice Hockey Club Holiday Fundraiser:  We are excited to announce that this year we are sponsoring a "Holiday Greens Fundraiser" to support the Unionville Ice Hockey Club. Our hope is to raise money to support ice time and league fees moving forward and also to ensure that any child within the Unionville Chadds Ford School District that desires to play the great game of hockey can afford to do so.

 

In order to do this we need your help! This year the club has decided to keep the fundraiser simple. All sales are processed online via our personalized and secure fundraiser website. There are a number of beautiful items to choose from including holiday wreaths, centerpieces, greens and other accessories. Shipping is included in the price you see online and you can choose your ship date to ensure you receive the freshest products delivered right to your door. The best part is the club will receive 20% of every purchase made.Just click on the link below to make your purchase! https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/campaigns/32216unionvilleicehockeyclub

  

 

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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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Around Our School 11/10/15

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.  Turkey Coupons:  Do you have a grocery store coupon for a free turkey that you don't plan to use?  Please donate it to help feed needy families.  Submit coupons to the PES office in an envelope marked "COMMUNITY SERVICE".  Any questions, please contact Parker Hendrix at parkerhendrix@yahoo.com.

 

 

2.  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/

   

 

3.  ART IN ACTION PROJECT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 19TH!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49aaaa2fa20-artinaction

Please consider volunteering 35 minutes of your time to your childs Art class for an interactive art enrichment project.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE AN ART HISTORY BACKGROUND!

Volunteers needed to guide projects. Lots of fun. 

Please contact kateeboyle123@gmail.com with questions and for project description.  

 

 

4.  UCFSD coat drive:  UCFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any of the UCF district schools now until Thursday 12/17.  Items should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed. New items are also gladly accepted!

 

 

5.  Science Explorers After-School Science Club at Pocopson Elementary for Grades 1-5:

 

The next club of the school year is set to begin on Dec 8th!!  Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in Pocopson Elementary's Science Lab after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. 

The next club topic is BURPS, BELCHES AND BAD BREATH:  Did you know that mucus is part of your daily diet? On what part of your body are you producing a cement-like substance? Are there little creatures living on you? What happens to our cells when we sweat? Find out the wacky science going on inside all of us! We will make our own mucus, create body spray to keep us smelling good, make an explosion of gas bubbles, mix up noisy putty, and use chemistry to show how to neutralize stomach acids. We like to call it a "cool kind of gross"!

Club topics later in the year include Freaky Physics, Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Is There a Doctor in the House. 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 20 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. Please contact Jill Shinn at  jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.

   

 

6.  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 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: 1st Place - $1500, 2nd Place - $750, 3rd Place - $500. 

 

 

7.  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 

 

 

8.  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!!

 

  

9.  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.  Community Conversation: Keeping Our Schools Safe

We will be holding a Community Conversation on school safety on November 11 at 6:00 pm in the UHS cafeteria.  In 2013, responding to the lessons learned from Sandy Hook, our community came together for our last Community Conversation on safety.  A 27 point plan was adopted and implemented.  Recent events (weapons found on campus) and the District's response to them, have generated a lot of conversation throughout the community.  Its time to come together again, to review where we are and what else needs to be addressed as we remain ever vigilant about the safety of our children. 

RSVP to Kim Van der Mooren kvandermooren@ucfsd.net

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

   

 

News: Miscellaneous

 

  

1.  Mathnasium is a math-only learning center where we teach students math in a way that makes sense to them.  Mathnasium is a program which can be utilized to supplement the school math curriculum.  Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student's needs. Our program can aid a student who may be falling behind, a student ahead of the class material, or any student who wishes to further their math ability.  At the center, our instructional method goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math. www.mathnasium.com/glenmills

 

 

2.  Brandywine Yoga is pleased to announce it's second 4-week series this fall of Just for Girls Tween Yoga! 

 

Just for Girls

4 Week Series

November 1st - 22nd, 2015

Sunday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:15 pm

The tween years are a time of tremendous change. Our program offers not only the physical movement that young girls need, but creates a supportive environment for self-discovery. Yoga empowers pre-teens with self-confidence and self esteem, aids in focus and concentration and helps manage stress and anxiety. A consistent yoga practice will enhance physical performance needed in sports, dance and other activities.

 

Four week series - $60 or $17 drop in.

The Brandywine Yoga Studio is located above Lenape Pizza on Route 52.

 

 

3.  Piano and Vocal lessons in the comfort of your home!

Allison Landon is a 2009 graduate from UHS.  She is a recent bachelor of music graduate from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has had professional training as both a pianist and vocalist in classical and jazz styles for over 15 years. As an active vocalist, Allison has performed at local festivals, sports events, and participated in professional ensembles. Lessons consist of weekly repertoire, scales and an emphasis on understanding music theory through written work and performance. Allison takes a positive, fun and encouraging approach to teaching piano to all of her students! Visit allisonlandon.com or email allisonlandonmusic@gmail.com to book lessons!

  

 

4.  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, November 3, 2015

Around Our School 11/3/15

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.  PICTURE RETAKE DAY - Monday, November 9th

Picture Retake Day is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 9th starting at 9 a.m. Any student absent on the original picture day will have their school picture taken on Nov. 9th. Any afternoon kindergartners who need a retake should come in at 9 a.m. If you ordered pictures and would like a retake, please have your child bring their picture packet on Retake Day, but keep any class pictures. For questions, please email Dara Main at daracmain@gmail.com.

 

 

2.  Square 1 Art - ONLINE ORDERS DUE TODAY!  Tuesday, November 3rd!  

Last chance to order your child's Square 1 Art is today!   Orders can be placed online www.square1art.com 

Thanks to everyone that placed an order!

This year we have an awesome class prize… the class with the highest participation % will win a Tie-Dye T-Shirt Party!  

Also, if  50% of the school places an order the entire school will participate in creating the school's very own "Jackson Pollock" masterpiece that will be displayed in the school! 

Online orders only were extended until November 3rd.  Please email Kelly Hoffmann with any questions keldrewh@aol.com

 

 

3.  Spanish Language Enrichment:  The foreign language enrichment committee is planning to open a new Spanish class on Thursday mornings.

Several more spots are available for this class. If you are interested please notify the committee very quickly – before November 9th, class size limited! Write to Anne Sweeney at anne.sweeney@onesubsea.com

 

   

4.  ART IN ACTION STARTS NEXT WEEK // NEED FOR PARENT VOLUNTEERS IS URGENT! 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e49aaaa2fa20-artinaction

Please consider volunteering 35 minutes of your time to your childs Art class for an interactive art history lesson. 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE AN ART HISTORY BACKGROUND!

Parents simply need to prompt the prepared slide show on the smart board and get the students talking about what they see! Training materials will be supplied by email.

 

Hands on Project Volunteers Needed for second round as well. Second grade classes definitely need four volunteers per class as it is an outdoor landscape photo project. 

 

Please contact kateeboyle123@gmail.com with questions.  

 

 

5.  UCFSD coat drive:  UCFSD Community Service gives away gently used warm coats, fleece jackets, hats, mittens/gloves and snow pants to local families in need. Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any of the UCF district schools now until Thursday 12/17.  Items should be clean and in good condition. All styles and sizes are needed. New items are also gladly accepted!

 

 

6.  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 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: 1st Place - $1500, 2nd Place - $750, 3rd Place - $500. 

 

 

7.  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

 

 

8.  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!! 

 

 

9.  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.  Community Conversation: Keeping Our Schools Safe

We will be holding a Community Conversation on school safety on November 11 at 6:00 pm in the UHS cafeteria.  In 2013, responding to the lessons learned from Sandy Hook, our community came together for our last Community Conversation on safety.  A 27 point plan was adopted and implemented.  Recent events (weapons found on campus) and the District's response to them, have generated a lot of conversation throughout the community.  Its time to come together again, to review where we are and what else needs to be addressed as we remain ever vigilant about the safety of our children. 

RSVP to Kim Van der Mooren kvandermooren@ucfsd.net

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

   

 

2.  2nd Annual CMMD 5K Run for Cancer.  On November 7, we are hosting our second annual "This Run's Personal"--Team CMMD 5k and 1 mile walk in Downingtown.  UCFSD is one of several districts promoting this event.  The organizers will sponsor a free ice cream social for the school that has the most entrants!  Staff and students are invited to participate.  The more registrants we have, the more families we can help. 

https://docs.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/document/d/1l9cXmPJZ7nEyYa-oyuy6brRc96u43I9LiHro6WtEpNY/edit?usp=sharing

Please register here: https://secondwind.webconnex.com/CMMD

The code for registration .....PES

   

 

News: Miscellaneous

 

  

1.  Mathnasium is a math-only learning center where we teach students math in a way that makes sense to them.  Mathnasium is a program which can be utilized to supplement the school math curriculum.  Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student's needs. Our program can aid a student who may be falling behind, a student ahead of the class material, or any student who wishes to further their math ability.  At the center, our instructional method goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math. www.mathnasium.com/glenmills

 

 

2.  Brandywine Yoga is pleased to announce it's second 4-week series this fall of Just for Girls Tween Yoga! 

 

Just for Girls

4 Week Series

November 1st - 22nd, 2015

Sunday Evenings: 6:00 - 7:15 pm

The tween years are a time of tremendous change. Our program offers not only the physical movement that young girls need, but creates a supportive environment for self-discovery. Yoga empowers pre-teens with self-confidence and self esteem, aids in focus and concentration and helps manage stress and anxiety. A consistent yoga practice will enhance physical performance needed in sports, dance and other activities.

 

Four week series - $60 or $17 drop in.

The Brandywine Yoga Studio is located above Lenape Pizza on Route 52.

 

 

3.  Piano and Vocal lessons in the comfort of your home!

Allison Landon is a 2009 graduate from UHS.  She is a recent bachelor of music graduate from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has had professional training as both a pianist and vocalist in classical and jazz styles for over 15 years. As an active vocalist, Allison has performed at local festivals, sports events, and participated in professional ensembles. Lessons consist of weekly repertoire, scales and an emphasis on understanding music theory through written work and performance. Allison takes a positive, fun and encouraging approach to teaching piano to all of her students! Visit allisonlandon.com or email allisonlandonmusic@gmail.com to book lessons!

  

 

4.  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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