Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Box Tops and Book Swap Announcements

 
 
 

Box Tops Collection

Box Tops Collection:  The semi-annual Box Tops for Education contest is happening in October!   Please check the expiration dates and trim all your box tops.  Put them in an envelope or zip lock bag and send them to school.  Each class has a container for the kids to deposit their box tops.  The class from each grade with the most box tops wins a pajama day and a movie.  Any class that collects 500 or more box tops will win a pajama day.  Please have all your box tops submitted by October  29th



Book Swap

A fun way to update your home library and help out our sister school - Stonehurst Hills Elementary 

What is a Book Swap? 

Students may bring in gently used books to donate and will receive one "book buck" for every two books they contribute. Please donate books close to the students own grade level. There is no limit to the number of books that can be donated, but each student will receive a maximum of 5 book bucks

During the book swap, students will be able to purchase one "new" donated book with each book buck they have received. The week of September 28, students will bring in the books they want to donate and receive the book bucks. The week of October 5, they bring in their book bucks and exchange them for a new "book". All books remaining after the swap will be donated to our sister school Stonehurst Hills Elementary, and the Unionville High School Book Sale. 


Important Dates

Drop Off Dates

September 28, 29 and 30  –   That is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! 

                  8:45 – 9:30             All grades – bring down books to swap for tickets 


Select New Books

Wednesday, October 5       8:45 – 9:30       3rd, 4th and 5th graders redeem "Bucks" 

Thursday, October 6           8:45- 9:30         K, 1st, and 2nd graders redeem "Bucks" 

Friday, October 7                8:45 – 9:30       Anyone who was unable to come down Wednesday or Thursday 


Volunteers are needed! 

Parents are needed to help collect books and issue Book Bucks the week of September 28 and to assist Students with book selection the week of October 5. Please refer to the schedule above to see when you might be available to help out. Contact: For questions or to Volunteer to help, please contact Renee Lowe at renee3876@msn.com or 302-319-7595.


 
 
 



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Monday, September 26, 2016

Around Our School 9/26/16

 
 
 

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.  Patriot Pride:  A very heartfelt THANK YOU to PES families for your support of our Patriot Pride Campaign!! We would also like to thank all the parents who attended the fun run and came out to our Family Fun and Movie Night.

If you would still like to make a donation, it is not too late. You can send in your donation using the envelope provided, or you can go to the Pocopson website homepage at http://pes.ucfsd.org/ and click on the blue Donate button to donate using a credit card. Every dollar donated benefits our kids, school and teachers! Thank you for supporting our school!


2.  Pocopson Picture Day is Tuesday, October 4th!

SAY CHEESE! School pictures are scheduled for next week - Tuesday, October 4th. Mark your calendars! This Fall, you will receive a proof sheet with packages and prices shortly after picture day so you can choose the best photo of your child! No need to send in money on October 4th! A few volunteers are still needed to help keep the photography process running smoothly. Please consider volunteering a few hours on October 4th to help out - it's fun! Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545a4a629a02-pespicture or email Kelly Fleming at flemk6@aol.com with any questions.


3.  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/


4.  The PES 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!)

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, legos, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much.  We are very excited to start designing and creating this year!!!!


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/60B0B4BA5AB2FA13-showcase


6.  The next PTO meeting will  be held on Thursday, October 13th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please save the date.


7.  3rd Grade Read-A-Thon:  This year our 3rd graders will be transported to the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a spellbinding celebration including crafts, games, entertainment and more!  The magic begins 11/4/16 at 5:30pm.  Questions and volunteer opportunities, contact norabaughan@verizon.net.


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

The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:30-4:30 and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on 9/27/16, is WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE:  

We picked our favorite hands-on science activities for this special introductory 3-session club!  This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some fan favorites! Experiment with catalysts and create a fizzy, foaming fountain, learn about circuits to create your own electric game, explore the amazing power of air pressure, and make "Bernoulli ball poppers".   

Club topics later in the school year include Rock Docs, Crime Scene Capers, Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers. 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.


News: School District


1.  Cow Pie Bingo Tickets:  Enter Today to Win $1000!!

PES was honored to be asked to work with the Unionville Community Fair and co-sponsor the ever popular Cow Pie Bingo ticket raffle.

Your ticket purchase helps support our school and several Chester County Organizations.

The Cow Pie Bingo winner will receive $1000!! That's a lot of moo-lah!  

Check out the Communications link to order your tickets today!! 


2.  THE UNIONVILLE COMMUNITY FAIR Lip Sync competition 2016

Friday, September 30th

Location: The Main Stage

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

DIVISIONS: Elementary School,  Middle School, High School.  Adult

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Ribbons........Judges Decide Best of Show

CONTESTANT RULES & REGULATIONS: - No Entrance Fee, Deadline for entrees is Friday at 4:00 p.m.

  • Contestants must dress as their favorite singer or group, and lip sync to a song of their choice.
  • Contestants must bring their own music (CD's & iPods only).
  • Perform one song, that does not exceed 4 minutes.
  • Registration forms are found in all UCFSD School Offices, District Offices, downloaded from the fair website: www.ucfair.org, and on The UCF Facebook page. Click here for brochure.


3.  Thursday, September 29th is URA Field Hockey Night!

Come cheer on the UHS Varsity Field Hockey team at the UHS Stadium during the next home night game vs. West Chester Rustin at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 29th. 


Show your URA pride and wear your URA Field hockey pinney or spirit wear!  All URA Field Hockey players will be invited on the field before the start of the game and will stand with the UHS team for the playing of the national anthem!

Attention 7th and 8th grade URA Field Hockey Players - we are looking for six girls to be ball girls for the game. Interested? Email UHSFHCLINIC@GMAIL.com for more information. First come, first served.

UCFSD students are admitted free to UHS Field Hockey home games.


***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, September 19, 2016

Around Our School 9/19/16

 
 
 

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.  Patriot Pride:  The Patriot Pride Spirit Week is going on NOW!! The week of fun events culminates in a Family Fun and Movie Night this Friday, September 23rd.  Bring your family at 5:30 pm for a picnic dinner at PES (food and treats will be available for purchase) then stay for an indoor movie night at 7:00 pm. The rain date for the Fun Run/Color Run and the Family Fun Night will be Friday, September 30.

This year's fun run and spirit week are being run entirely in-house with 100% of the donations going directly to our school and our children. THE PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP to make our fundraising campaign a resounding success!! 

**We are most in need of volunteer help with Family Fun Night.** Signup here to volunteer for PATRIOT PRIDE FAMILY FUN NIGHThttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4fada923a75-patriot1 

Sign up here to help with FUN RUN/COLOR RUN: ​http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4fada923a75-patriot

Thank you! We hope to see you at the Fun Run and at Family Fun Night! And please don't forget to send in your donations, every dollar donated benefits our kids, school and teachers!


2.  Spirit Wear:  LAST CHANCE!  Store will close tonight!  Check out this year's line at https://tuttlemarketing.com/store/products/pocopson-elementary-2016-857

Items can only be ordered online and will be delivered to the students approximately two weeks after the store closes. 


3.  PES Foreign Language Enrichment Program 2016-2017:  Registration for foreign language will close next week September 23rd. Contact Anne Sweeney at Anne.sweeney@onesubsea.com with any questions.


4.  Pocopson Picture Day is Tuesday, October 4th! SAY CHEESE! School pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th. Mark your calendars! Volunteers are needed to help keep the photography process running smoothly. Please consider volunteering a few hours on October 4th to help out. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545a4a629a02-pespicture or email Kelly Fleming at flemk6@aol.com if you are interested in helping or if you have any questions!


5.  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/


6.  The PES 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!)

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 block, lincoln logs, legos, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much.  We are very excited to start designing and creating this year!!!!


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/60B0B4BA5AB2FA13-showcase


8.  The next PTO meeting will  be held on Thursday, October 13th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please save the date.


9.  3rd Grade Read-A-Thon:  This year our 3rd graders will be transported to the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a spellbinding celebration including crafts, games, entertainment and more!  The magic begins 11/4/16 at 5:30pm.  Questions and volunteer opportunities, contact norabaughan@verizon.net.


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

The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:30-4:30 and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on 9/27/16, is WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE:  

We picked our favorite hands-on science activities for this special introductory 3-session club!  This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some fan favorites! Experiment with catalysts and create a fizzy, foaming fountain, learn about circuits to create your own electric game, explore the amazing power of air pressure, and make "Bernoulli ball poppers".   

Science Explorers' is looking for Part time help at our after school science clubs at your school. Become a science club leader/instructor! Click here: Science Explorers Job Opportunity ​​​​​​​ 

Club topics later in the school year include Rock Docs, Crime Scene Capers, Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers. 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.


News: School District


1.  Cow Pie Bingo Tickets:  Enter Today to Win $1000!!

PES was honored to be asked to work with the Unionville Community Fair and co-sponsor the ever popular Cow Pie Bingo ticket raffle.

Your ticket purchase helps support our school and several Chester County Organizations.

The Cow Pie Bingo winner will receive $1000!! That's a lot of moo-lah!  

Check out the Communications link to order your tickets today!! 


2.  THE UNIONVILLE COMMUNITY FAIR Lip Sync competition 2016

Friday, September 30th

Location: The Main Stage

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

DIVISIONS: Elementary School,  Middle School, High School.  Adult

AWARDS: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Ribbons........Judges Decide Best of Show

CONTESTANT RULES & REGULATIONS: - No Entrance Fee, Deadline for entrees is Friday at 4:00 p.m.

  • Contestants must dress as their favorite singer or group, and lip sync to a song of their choice.
  • Contestants must bring their own music (CD's & iPods only).
  • Perform one song, that does not exceed 4 minutes.
  • Registration forms are found in all UCFSD School Offices, District Offices, downloaded from the fair website: www.ucfair.org, and on The UCF Facebook page. Click here for brochure.


3.  Hillendale Husky Hustle 5K & Fun Run:  Join us for some HAPPY HILLENDALE fun at the annual HILLENDALE HUSKY HUSTLE 5K & FUN RUN. RACE DAY FUN FOR ALL - OCTOBER 29 ...

  • 5K RUN ... runners are encouraged to RACE IN THEIR COSTUMES and prizes will be given out for the craziest costumes
  • 3/4 MILE FUN RUN ... great event for our younger students
  • CREATIVE BAKED GOOD CONTEST ... bring your treats to the race the morning of for all to enjoy and prizes will be given to the most creative bakers
  • POST RACE FUN ... inflatables, refreshments, music and dancing
  • Pre-register by October 22 to be guaranteed a "HAPPY HILLENDALE" LONG SLEEVED SPIRIT RACE SHIRT.  
  • Race day registration starts at 8am but race shirts are limited to those who pre-registered.  5K Race start at 9am with Fun Run immediately after.  Roads are closed for safety reasons so please make sure you are on campus by 845am at the latest.
  • To pre-register click here: 2016 Hillendale Husky Hustle Registration


***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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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fingerprinting Announcement & Library Helpers

 
 
 


Fingerprinting: 

Fingerprinting at PES today is closed unfortunately. They had some technical difficulties, and were unable to get up and running.



Library Helpers:

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/

 
 
 



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Monday, September 12, 2016

Around Our School 9/12/16

 
 
 

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.  Patriot Pride:  SAVE THE DATE!  The Patriot Pride Spirit Week and Fun Run will be held from September 19th - 23rd, with the week's events culminating in a Family Fun Night and Movie Night on Friday, September 23rd.  Bring your family at 5:30 pm for a picnic dinner at PES (food and treats will be available for purchase) then stay for an indoor movie night at 7:00 pm. This year's fun run and spirit week 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 on Friday, September 16th after our opening Pep Rally. The rain date for the Fun Run/Color Run and the Family Fun Night will be Friday, September 30.

THE PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP to make our fundraising campaign a resounding success!! Please volunteer your time at the Fun Run and/or Family Fun Night! We have two signups available: 

FUN RUN/COLOR RUN: ​http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4fada923a75-patriot

PATRIOT PRIDE FAMILY FUN NIGHThttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4fada923a75-patriot1  


2.  Spirit Wear:  Outfit your child/ren in the new Pocopson Elementary School Spirit Wear without having to leave the comforts of your own home!  The 2016-2017 Spiritwear company we are working with offers online shopping through our customized PES site.  Check out this year's line at https://tuttlemarketing.com/store/products/pocopson-elementary-2016-857

Shop now....the online store will only be open until this Friday, September 16th! Samples of all items for sale are available now in the main lobby. Items can only be ordered online and will be delivered to the students approximately two weeks after the store closes. Any questions can be directed to pespto@ucfsd.net


3.  Girls On The Run:  "Girls on the Run" is looking for parent volunteers for our 3rd-5th grade girls. Right now there is a waitlist for participation and the YMCA is looking for a few more volunteers so that all the girls can participate. If interested, please reach out to wyoung@ymcagbw.org or phone 610-643-9622, ext. 2129.


4.  The PES 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!)

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 block, lincoln logs, legos, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much.  We are very excited to start designing and creating this year!!!!


5.  The next PTO meeting will  be held on Thursday, October 13th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please save the date.


6.  3rd Grade Read-A-Thon:  This year our 3rd graders will be transported to the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a spellbinding celebration including crafts, games, entertainment and more!  The magic begins 11/4/16 at 5:30pm.  Questions and volunteer opportunities, contact norabaughan@verizon.net.


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

The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:30-4:30 and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on 9/27/16, is WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE:  

We picked our favorite hands-on science activities for this special introductory 3-session club!  This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some fan favorites! Experiment with catalysts and create a fizzy, foaming fountain, learn about circuits to create your own electric game, explore the amazing power of air pressure, and make "Bernoulli ball poppers".   

Science Explorers' is looking for Part time help at our after school science clubs at your school. Become a science club leader/instructor! Click here: SE Opportunity  

Club topics later in the school year include Rock Docs, Crime Scene Capers, Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers. 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.


News: School District


1.  Cow Pie Bingo Tickets:  Enter Today to Win $1000!!

PES was honored to be asked to work with the Unionville Community Fair and co-sponsor the ever popular Cow Pie Bingo ticket raffle.

Your ticket purchase helps support our school and several Chester County Organizations.

The Cow Pie Bingo winner will receive $1000!! That's a lot of moo-lah!  

Check out the Communications link to order your tickets today!! 


2.  Hillendale Husky Hustle 5K & Fun Run:  Join us for some HAPPY HILLENDALE fun at the annual HILLENDALE HUSKY HUSTLE 5K & FUN RUN. RACE DAY FUN FOR ALL - OCTOBER 29 ...

  • 5K RUN ... runners are encouraged to RACE IN THEIR COSTUMES and prizes will be given out for the craziest costumes
  • 3/4 MILE FUN RUN ... great event for our younger students
  • CREATIVE BAKED GOOD CONTEST ... bring your treats to the race the morning of for all to enjoy and prizes will be given to the most creative bakers
  • POST RACE FUN ... inflatables, refreshments, music and dancing
  • Pre-register by October 22 to be guaranteed a "HAPPY HILLENDALE" LONG SLEEVED SPIRIT RACE SHIRT.  
  • Race day registration starts at 8am but race shirts are limited to those who pre-registered.  5K Race start at 9am with Fun Run immediately after.  Roads are closed for safety reasons so please make sure you are on campus by 845am at the latest.
  • To pre-register click here: 2016 Hillendale Husky Hustle Registration


***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, September 6, 2016

Around Our School 9/6/16

 
 
 

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.  Our first PTO meeting this year will  be held on Thursday, September 8th at 9:30 in the Library.  If you've ever wanted to get involved, now is the time!  Want to come and see how you can volunteer?  Don't have time to volunteer yet, but want to find out what's going on in your child's school?  Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours to give to the PTO, we're happy to have you!  Coffee/tea and refreshments will be provided.  Children are welcome!  We often invite guest speakers of interest from our school and from the district. Clif Beaver will be our guest speaker at the first meeting of the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Beaver will discuss the results of the climate survey. We hope to see you there!


2.  Patriot Pride:  SAVE THE DATE!  The Patriot Pride Spirit Week and Fun Run will be held from September 19th - 23rd, with the week's events culminating in a Family Fun Night and Movie Night on Friday, September 23rd.  Bring your family at 5:30 pm for a picnic dinner at PES (food and treats will be available for purchase) then stay for an indoor movie night at 7:00 pm. This year's fun run and spirit week 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 on Friday, September 16th after our opening Pep Rally.

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3.  Your Child's Class Needs a Homeroom Parent!  If you are interested in being a Homeroom Parent, please complete the form that is included in the red folder you will receive from your child's teacher. A copy is also available in the Weekly Communication Packet of this email. Forms are due back to Nicole Sypherd by Thursday, September 8th. A lottery will determine selection of the homeroom parents for each classroom. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Nicole Sypherd at nicole.sypherd@gmail.com.


4.  Spirit Wear:  Still have some back to school shopping to do?  Outfit your child/ren in the new Pocopson Elementary School Spirit Wear without having to leave the comforts of your own home!  The 2016-2017 Spiritwear company we are working with offers online shopping through our customized PES site.  Check out this year's line at https://tuttlemarketing.com/store/products/pocopson-elementary-2016-857.   The on-line store will be open from August 30-September 11, 2106.   The items can only be ordered on line and will be delivered to the students approximately two weeks after the store closes.  Plain samples are available for viewing during Back to School night.  They will also be available in the main lobby during the two weeks that the store is open.  


5.  2016-2017 Directory Notice: This year, the UCF district PTO will offer a PDF online version of the directory. The online directory is FREE and will be available in PowerSchool in the Parent Portal. You may choose to purchase a printed directory for $8.00. 

If you still need to submit your contact information for inclusion in the directory, you can access the form via this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-IbJoWGDVDxun3Uf2MgxZcEkekpFjbvr1jUsG3GdFHvJ_Tg/viewform?c=0&w=1


6.  3rd Grade Read-A-Thon:  This year our 3rd graders will be transported to the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a spellbinding celebration including crafts, games, entertainment and more!  The magic begins 11/4/16 at 5:30pm.  Questions and volunteer opportunities, contact norabaughan@verizon.net.


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

The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:30-4:30 and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on 9/27/16, is WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE:  

We picked our favorite hands-on science activities for this special introductory 3-session club!  This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some fan favorites! Experiment with catalysts and create a fizzy, foaming fountain, learn about circuits to create your own electric game, explore the amazing power of air pressure, and make "Bernoulli ball poppers".   

Science Explorers' is looking for Part time help at our after school science clubs at your school. Become a science club leader/instructor! Click here: Science Explorers Job Opportunity  

Club topics later in the school year include Rock Docs, Crime Scene Capers, Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers. 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.


News: Miscellaneous


1.  Barnard's Orchard: Thanks to an outstanding community response, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) has secured the funds to preserve Barnard's Orchard in perpetuity! TLC would THANK all of those who donated or pledged gifts and spread the word.

IF YOU DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO DONATE...  please note that for every farm like Barnard's Orchard there are at least three more currently under threat of development. Now is your chance to help change the conversation from "Such a shame - I remember what that used to look like before it was developed" to "I remember when the community came together to save that land!" Keep the movement going to support local farms for future generations through TLC's Funds for Farms! 

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***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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