Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Around Our School 3/14/17


Happy Snow Day PES Families!

Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which is also found on our PES website. 

News: In Our Building

1.  Happy Camper Book Fair… S'more Fun with Books!


Pocopson's Book Fair will be here March 13th - March 20th!

Monday, March 13th - Set Up 9-12; Teacher/Staff Preview 12-4

Wednesday, March 15th - Class Wish List Day (Grades K-3 only)- Open 9-4

Thursday, March 16th - Donut Day A-H, Class Purchase Day - Open 8-4

Friday, March 17th - Donut Day I-P, Class Purchase Day - Open 8-4

Monday, March 20th - Donut Day Q-Z, Class Purchase Day - Open 8-11; Clean Up 11-3

Calling All Volunteers!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!  Please check the sign up genius - I will update by Tuesday with all the changes.  Thanks in advance.  Questions?  Please contact Kelly Hoffmann keldrewh@aol.com


All For Books: Your child's class could win a S'mores/Pizza Camping Party

Any donation welcome!  Support our school library and charity!  For every dollar we collect for our school library for the "All For Books" Program, Scholastic Book Fair donates one book to charity.  Last year our school collected $1280.54 for the PES school library and Stonehurst's library plus Scholastic donated books to their own charities!  Donations can be made during the Book Fair at the "All For Books" Table.  The kids can drop their loose change directly into their class jar!  The class that has collected the most money by the end of the week will win a S'mores/Pizza Camping Party!

Teacher Wish Lists: Attention Parents & Students… Don't forget to look for the Teacher Wish List Table while shopping at the book fair.  This is a great opportunity to purchase a book for your child's classroom!  

2.  Donut Days Update!!!!  Thursday, March 16th through Monday, March 20th.

What a great way to start the day! Children may invite a parent or favorite person to school for a morning treat. Coffee, milk, juice, apples and donuts will be served from 7:45AM – 8:45 AM in the cafeteria. No pre-registration required.  Please make every effort to come on your assigned day, as listed below, as we plan the amount of donuts to purchase accordingly.  After you enjoy a special treat, come browse our fabulous Book Fair in the gymnasium!

As noted above, dates have changed to the following:

Thursday, March 16th last names beginning with A – H
Friday, March 17th last names beginning with I – P
Monday, March 20th last names beginning with Q – Z

Please contact stellabarry@verizon.net or pkaymak@comcast.net with any questions.

3.  Art In Action:


Art In Action is a parent dependent program that has been a part of our schools for many years. We need a few parent volunteers from each classroom. There is no art or art history background required. This is elementary introduction to some famous works or art.There are manuals that lay out information. Katee Boyle Mojica is our parent volunteer that leads this program. If you can help by volunteering for two 40 minute classes, one week is going through a slide show with the class and the second class we make a project based on what we have learned. Below is the link to sign up and help. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0e49aaaa2fa20-artinaction1  


Sam Hage

4.  Treasurer:  We are currently looking for a Treasurer for next year's PTO board.  The treasurer is responsible for all PTO funds and oversees the yearly budget.  The treasurer sits on the Executive Board and gives financial reports at board meetings and general PTO meetings.  Experience with QuickBooks is a plus but not necessary.  Will be happy to train anyone who is interested.

5.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 3/14-3/20: Book Fair
  • 3/16-3/20: Donut Days
  • 3/22-3/24: Half Days and Parent Conferences
  • 3/24: No Kindergarten
  • 3/31: Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • 4/10-4/14: No school/Spring Break
  • 4/29: Art & Garden, 11:00-3:00, Fun Run at 10:30 

6.  Art Beat Summer Summer Camps are at Pocopson. Weekly sessions run June 26- July 28. Register www.artbeatpa.or

7Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are sold only online at http://shop.balfour.com/smi123842/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/

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!


9.  Discovery Zone in the PES Library: THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS SO FAR.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED, SO KEEP THEM COMING!!!! The Discovery Zone 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!)
  • Gently used Legos 
  • Box lids
  • If you can provide any of these items, please send them in with your child or drop them at the office. Also, if you have any building materials such as blocks, lincoln logs, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much!

News: School District


March 16TH, 17TH & 18TH at Unionville High School 7:30pm MARY POPPINS 

News: Sports and Miscellaneous

1.  Chadds Ford Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) : Opiate Abuse Prevention and Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness: PRESENTATION 

2. Chester County One Billion Steps Walk: WALK 

3.  Chester County Sheep & Wool Day: SHEEP 

4.  SCCSA Travel Soccer Tryouts: SCCSA   

5.  Girls On The Run: GOTR 

6. When Your Kids Push Your Buttons: KIDS 

7.  UHS Girls Lacross Skills Clinic: CLINIC  

8. Annual Red Clay Valley Clean Up

Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:00 AM  CLEANUP  


10.  URA Softball Registration Now Open:  There is still time to register for URA Softball this spring.  Our season runs from April to June with over 100 girls in the program.  We focus on girls of all skill levels and experience.  Not sure if it is right for you?  Come to one of our free pre-season clinics and try it out.  Bring a friend for double the fun.  For clinic times and location - or to register - visit http://www.urasoftball.com.  

***If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net.  For Community News, please watch for the UCF This Week emails.  The Community Bulletin Board is also linked on our PES Home Page.  ​​​​​​​


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