Monday, October 31, 2016

Around Our School 10/31/16

 
 
 

Happy Halloween 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:  It's Turkey Coupon Time!  Please donate your grocery store coupon for a free turkey to needy families. We will donate them to a local food bank or shelter. Submit coupons to the PES office in an envelope marked "COMMUNITY SERVICE - Turkey Coupons". We will take care of the rest! Any questions, please contact Parker Hendrix, parkerhendrix@yahoo.com.


2.  Square 1 Art Deadline Extended: The deadline for placing Square 1 Art orders online has been extended until this Tuesday, 11/1, at midnight! Order online only at www.square1art.com


3.  3rd Grade Read-A-Thon is this FridayThis 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. Looking forward to seeing your 3rd graders there!


4.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • October 31: Halloween Parade, 9:30
  • November 1: Picture Retake Day
  • November 4: 3rd Grade Read-A-Thon
  • November 8: School Closed
  • November 10: PTO Meeting, 9:30am


5.  Picture Retake Day:  Retake day is scheduled for November 1st. Please see attached flyer for more information: Picture Retake   


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 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!


7.  ART BEAT After School

Holiday Art BeatNovember 10- December 22, 3:30-4:30. Make gifts for the Holidays! Paint a canvas and make an ornament. 

Registration at www.artbeatpa.org/register


8.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, November 10th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please join us!


9.  Recycling Project:  Mrs. Hage will be collecting (CLEAN, EMPTY DRY) water bottles for a school wide recycling project. No caps please. She will have a big box in the art room.


10.  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/


11.  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!!!!


12.  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


News: School District


1.  Girl's Basketball Clinic:  The High School Girl's Basketball team is hosting a skills clinic on November 12, 2016 from 9:00-12:00 at Unionville High School for girls in grades 3-8.  Girls Basketball Flyer ​​​​​​​ 


2.  Family Portrait Fundraiser:  Just in time for the holidays, we have teamed up with photographer Jordan Hayman, to offer family portraits to our UCFSD families.  Portraits will be taken at Anson B. Nixon Park, on November 6th and 13th.  For $100 (retail value $250), families will get a 30 minute photography session, with multiple poses, and a $25 print/digital download credit.  The UE PTO will receive a portion of each sitting fee.  The fall leaves should still be in full swing, and these would make beautiful holiday gifts. 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084DABAF22AA8-family


3.  Early Intervention Parent Night

WHO: Parents of students with disabilities who will be enrolling in kindergarten in UCFSD for the 2017-18 school year.  Students also welcome to attend.

WHAT: An opportunity to meet with UCF administrators, elementary principals,
psychologists, and speech therapists to gather general information, ask questions, and schedule your child's Early Intervention Transition Meeting.

WHERE: UCFSD District Office, Public Meeting Room,
740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:30PM

*Light refreshments will be served.



***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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Friday, October 28, 2016

Square 1 Art Reminder

 
 
 

Square 1 Art Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that Square 1 Art paper orders are due today, Friday, 10/28! You can also order online at www.square1art.com. Contact Jeanne Cooper with any questions at jeannemathis@hotmail.com.


 
 
 



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Monday, October 24, 2016

Around Our School 10/24/16

 
 
 

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.  Square 1 Art: The Square 1 Art order deadline is THIS Friday, October 28th. Unfortunately, late orders cannot be accepted. You and your loved ones can order online at www.square1art.com by using your child's unique access code provided on his/her sticker page. If you prefer to use the paper order form, please send the completed form back to the school in an envelope marked "Square 1 Art" with checks payable to "Square 1 Art". If 50% of the school places an order the entire school will participate in creating a giant holiday Gingerbread House! The class with the highest participation % will win a Tie-Dye T-Shirt Party! Please email Jeanne Cooper with any questions jeannemathis@hotmail.com.


2.  Box Tops Collection:  The semi-annual Box Tops for Education contest is happening NOW!   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


3.  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.  REGISTRATION EXTENDED! Please return completed form and payment by Tuesday, October 25th. Or RSVP "no" to Kelly Hoffmann at keldrewh@aol.com.  Thank you to everyone that has signed up to volunteer! Questions? Contact norabaughan@verizon.net.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aafae22a13-3rdgrade1


4.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • October 28: Square One Art orders are due
  • October 31: Halloween Parade*
  • November 1: Picture Retake Day
  • November 4: 3rd Grade Read-A-Thon
  • November 8: School Closed
  • November 10: PTO Meeting, 9:30am

*Halloween Parade: Please note this year's parade will begin at approximately 9:30 am and will likely continue until around 10:00. Parents may wish to carpool or arrive early to park and line up around the drive. 


5.  Picture Retake Day:  Retake day is scheduled for November 1st. Please see attached flyer for more information: Picture Retake  


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 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!


7.  ART BEAT After School

Holiday Art BeatNovember 10- December 22, 3:30-4:30. Make gifts for the Holidays! Paint a canvas and make an ornament. 

Registration at www.artbeatpa.org/register


8.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, November 10th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please join us!


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.  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!!!!


11.  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


News: School District


1.  Trick or Tweak Halloween Event at Upland's Brand New STEAM (Science and Technology) Center - a 21st Century workshop with power tools, laser cutters, sewing machines, pumpkin chunkin and robotics - Saturday, October 29th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free to the community! Use the brand new technology and state of the art equipment lab to hack your Halloween costume and create and build ghoulish contraptions and decorations. 420 West Street Road, Kennett Square, PA, www.uplandcds.org. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


2.  Family Portrait Fundraiser:  Just in time for the holidays, we have teamed up with photographer Jordan Hayman, to offer family portraits to our UCFSD families.  Portraits will be taken at Anson B. Nixon Park, on November 6th and 13th.  For $100 (retail value $250), families will get a 30 minute photography session, with multiple poses, and a $25 print/digital download credit.  The UE PTO will receive a portion of each sitting fee.  The fall leaves should still be in full swing, and these would make beautiful holiday gifts. 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409084DABAF22AA8-family


3.  Early Intervention Parent Night

WHO: Parents of students with disabilities who will be enrolling in kindergarten in UCFSD for the 2017-18 school year.  Students also welcome to attend.

WHAT: An opportunity to meet with UCF administrators, elementary principals,
psychologists, and speech therapists to gather general information, ask questions, and schedule your child's Early Intervention Transition Meeting.

WHERE: UCFSD District Office, Public Meeting Room,
740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:30PM

*Light refreshments will be served.



***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, October 17, 2016

Around Our School 10/17/16

 
 
 

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.  Square 1 Art Time is Here! You should have received your child's Square 1 Art order packet in your child's backpack. The order packet will include a picture of your child's artwork along with items that are available for purchase.  Parents, family  and friends can order gifts and keepsakes personalized with your child's colorful and creative artwork! The possibilities are endless…water bottles, ornaments, coasters, mugs, and more! Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping with a customized gift that will be cherished for years to come.

Orders can be placed online at www.square1art.com or please send the completed order form back to the school in an envelope marked "Square 1 Art" with checks payable to "Square 1 Art". 

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 a gigantic holiday Gingerbread House that will be displayed in the school!

All orders are due October 28th.  Please email Jeanne Cooper with any questions jeannemathis@hotmail.com.


2.  Coins for Kids:  Community Service Project, Octoberber 17 – 21, 2015

Students – bring in your coins for this annual event to raise money to support our sister school Stonehurst Hills Elementary and other Community Service projects. 

Each grade has a jar for their pennies.  The goal is to have the MOST PENNIES in your jar.  Any silver coins or bills put in the jar count against the total pennies.

So put pennies in YOUR class jar and put silver in the OTHER classes jars.


3.  Box Tops Collection:  The semi-annual Box Tops for Education contest is happening NOW!   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


4.  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.  Be on the lookout for the registration form in your child's backpack this week.  Please return the completed form by Friday, October 21st.  Also, check out the Sign Up Genius link below to see how you can help!  Questions? Contact norabaughan@verizon.net.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aafae22a13-3rdgrade1


5.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • October 17-21: Coins for Kids
  • October 17-28: Square One Art orders collected
  • October 31: Halloween Parade*
  • November 1: Picture Re-take Day
  • November 4: 3rd Grade Read-A-Thon
  • November 8: School Closed
  • November 10: PTO Meeting, 9:30am

*Halloween Parade: Please note this year's parade will begin at approximately 9:30 am and will likely conitune until around 10:00. Parents may wish to carpool or arrive early to park and line up around the drive. 


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 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!


7.  ART BEAT After School

Jewelry Making WorkshopOctober 21- November 18, 3:30-4:30. For Grades 1-5. Make all kinds of jewelry and a jewelry box. We make beads, used stamped metal, and more!

Holiday Art BeatNovember 10- December 22, 3:30-4:30. Make gifts for the Holidays! Paint a canvas and make an ornament. 

Registration at www.artbeatpa.org/register


8.  Creative engineering classes using LEGOS - "Things that move" Oct 19th - Nov 30th   3.30-4.30 pm 

During this 1 hour afterschool class we will use LEGO® bricks to introduce your child to the world of Science, Technology and Engineering. We will cover fascinating topics such as Space, Inventions, Animals, Transportation and many others. During this class your child will learn a new science concept and get to build a LEGO Model which demonstrates that principle. They could build a moving satellite, a walking monkey or a spinning helicopter. Our goal is to provide a fun educational program that inspires your young builder to new heights. Appropriate for age 5+. To register please visit www.bricks4kidz.com/exton or call 484 557 3092. No online payment is being accepted at this time. Cheques to Bricks 4 Kidz or cash only. Thank you.


9.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, November 10th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please join us!


10.  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/


11.  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!!!!


12.  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


News: School District


1.  Early Intervention Parent Night

WHO: Parents of students with disabilities who will be enrolling in kindergarten in UCFSD for the 2017-18 school year.  Students also welcome to attend.

WHAT: An opportunity to meet with UCF administrators, elementary principals,
psychologists, and speech therapists to gather general information, ask questions, and schedule your child's Early Intervention Transition Meeting.

WHERE: UCFSD District Office, Public Meeting Room,
740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:30PM

*Light refreshments will be served.



***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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Around Our School 10/12/16

 
 
 

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.  Box Tops Collection:  The semi-annual Box Tops for Education contest is happening NOW!   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


2.  Square 1 Art time is here! Please be on the lookout for your child's Square 1 Art order packets in their backpacks in the next few days! The order packet will include a picture of your child's artwork along with items that are available for purchase.  Orders can be placed online at www.square1art.com or please send the completed order form back to the school in an envelope marked "Square 1 Art" with checks payable to "Square 1 Art". 

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 a gigantic holiday Gingerbread House that will be displayed in the school!

All orders are due by Wednesday, October 28th.  Please email Jeanne Cooper with any questions jeannemathis@hotmail.com.


3.  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.  Be on the lookout for the registration form in your child's backpack this week.  Please return the completed form by Friday, October 21st.  Also, check out the Sign Up Genius link below to see how you can help!  Questions? Contact norabaughan@verizon.net.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aafae22a13-3rdgrade1


4.  ART BEAT

After School Jewelry Making WorkshopOctober 21- November 18. For Grades 1-5. Make all kinds of jewelry and a jewelry box. We make beads, used stamped metal, and more!

Holiday Art BeatNovember 10- December 22. Make gifts for the Holidays! Paint a canvas and make an ornament. 

Registration at www.artbeatpa.org/register


5.  Creative engineering classes using LEGOS - "Things that move" Oct 19th - Nov 30th   3.30-4.30 pm 

During this 1 hour afterschool class we will use LEGO® bricks to introduce your child to the world of Science, Technology and Engineering. We will cover fascinating topics such as Space, Inventions, Animals, Transportation and many others. During this class your child will learn a new science concept and get to build a LEGO Model which demonstrates that principle. They could build a moving satellite, a walking monkey or a spinning helicopter. Our goal is to provide a fun educational program that inspires your young builder to new heights. Appropriate for age 5+. To register please visit www.bricks4kidz.com/exton or call 484 557 3092. No online payment is being accepted at this time. Cheques to Bricks 4 Kidz or cash only. Thank you.


6.  The next PTO meeting will be held this Thursday, October 13th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please join us!


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.  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!!!!


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/60B0B4BA5AB2FA13-showcase


News: School District


1.  Early Intervention Parent Night

WHO: Parents of students with disabilities who will be enrolling in kindergarten in UCFSD for the 2017-18 school year.  Students also welcome to attend.

WHAT: An opportunity to meet with UCF administrators, elementary principals,
psychologists, and speech therapists to gather general information, ask questions, and schedule your child's Early Intervention Transition Meeting.

WHERE: UCFSD District Office, Public Meeting Room,
740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:30PM

*Light refreshments will be served.



***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, October 3, 2016

Around Our School 10/3/16

 
 
 

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.  Pocopson Picture Day is tomorrow - Tuesday, October 4th!

SAY CHEESE! School pictures are tomorrow - Tuesday, October 4th! 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! 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.


2.  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. 

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.


3.  Box Tops Collection:  The semi-annual Box Tops for Education contest is happening in NOW!   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


4.  ART BEAT

After School Jewelry Making WorkshopOctober 21- November 18. For Grades 1-5. Make all kinds of jewelry and a jewelry box. We make beads, used stamped metal, and more!

Holiday Art BeatNovember 10- December 22. Make gifts for the Holidays! Paint a canvas and make an ornament. 

Registration at www.artbeatpa.org/register


5.  Creative engineering classes using LEGOS - "Things that move" Oct 19th - Nov 30th   3.30-4.30 pm 

During this 1 hour afterschool class we will use LEGO® bricks to introduce your child to the world of Science, Technology and Engineering. We will cover fascinating topics such as Space, Inventions, Animals, Transportation and many others. During this class your child will learn a new science concept and get to build a LEGO Model which demonstrates that principle. They could build a moving satellite, a walking monkey or a spinning helicopter. Our goal is to provide a fun educational program that inspires your young builder to new heights. Appropriate for age 5+. To register please visit www.bricks4kidz.com/exton or call 484 557 3092. No online payment is being accepted at this time. Cheques to Bricks 4 Kidz or cash only. Thank you.


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

The next 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 next club topic, which begins on 10/25/16, is ROCK DOCS:  

Travel back in time to discover the mysteries of the Earth! Become a paleontologist for the day and experience a dinosaur dig to uncover the stories that fossils tell. Enter the hidden world of the geode and build and erupt your own volcano. We'll pan for genuine gemstones and learn where precious minerals are mined around the globe. As we examine rocks and minerals from near and far you'll be sure to discover what a rockin' place our world can be!

Club topics later in the school year include 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.


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


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.  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!!!!


10.  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


News: School District


1.  Early Intervention Parent Night

WHO: Parents of students with disabilities who will be enrolling in kindergarten in UCFSD for the 2017-18 school year.  Students also welcome to attend.

WHAT: An opportunity to meet with UCF administrators, elementary principals,
psychologists, and speech therapists to gather general information, ask questions, and schedule your child's Early Intervention Transition Meeting.

WHERE: UCFSD District Office, Public Meeting Room,
740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:30PM

*Light refreshments will be served.


2.  Thursday, October 6th is URA Field Hockey Night!

Come cheer on the UHS Varsity Field Hockey team at the UHS Stadium vs. Downingtown East at 7:00pm on Thursday, October 6th. 


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 6th, 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.


News: Miscellaneous


1.  Junior Sevens Dancers:  The Delaware 87ers (the NBA D-League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers) are looking for talented young dancers, ages 7-17, to audition for the Junior Sevens Dancers! The Junior Sevens Dancers are the official dance team of the Delaware 87ers and are scheduled to perform at six (6) home games during the 2016-17 season.

FINAL AUDITIONS for the 2016-17 Junior Sevens Dancers will be held on Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. at New Castle Dance & Music Academy.

Don't miss the chance to register! Follow this link for more information on the program and to submit your registration form: http://delaware.dleague.nba.com/dance/   


***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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