Monday, April 3, 2017

Around Our School 4/3/17

 
 
 

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.  Save the Date: Art & Garden is April 29th! 

Fun run at 10:30. Activities, food, vendor tables and auction open at 11:00. Festivities end at 3:00. Art & Garden is currently accepting silent auction donations

VolunteersART & GARDEN NEEDS YOU!

This year, Art & Garden is on Saturday, April 29th and we are in need of many volunteers (adults and students) to make this fundraiser a success for our school! There are all kinds of volunteer opportunities - from Food Service to Ticket Sales to Fun Run Help, Crafts, Games, and much more! If you have a Middle or High School student, we would love to have them as a volunteer and all volunteered time can be applied to their community service hours! 5th Grade students are also encouraged to volunteer in the Games area (which will be all new this year!) All students will receive a voucher for pizza, drink, and a cupcake!

We know you're busy, so you'll find most volunteer commitments are only two hours! 

Show your Patriot Pride and sign-up today at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545a4a629a02-artgarden

Questions? Contact Kelly Fleming at flemk6@aol.com.

Silent Auction:  If you, or if you know of a business that would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the silent auction, please contact Eileen Day at dayeileen@gmail.com or Tracy Wahl at trawahl@gmail.com.  We welcome a full range of goods and services; this is a great opportunity to share your skills and special talents with the Pocopson community.  We will update the Art & Garden website with a list of donors soon:  http://www.pesartandgarden.org/silent-auction.html.

Plants: Please consider pre-ordering your garden plants from us. We get beautiful quality flowers from our grower, plus your order benefits our school! Please find the plant order form at the link below. It's due back by Friday, April 22. Any questions, email amypatroni@verizon.net

http://www.pesartandgarden.org/plants.html

CupcakesPlease consider donating a dozen (or more) cupcakes to our cupcake table.  Please sign up at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0545a4a62ea75-wanted1 or on the Art and Garden website (http://www.pesartandgarden.org/volunteers.html).  Cupcakes can be dropped off on Friday, April 28th or early Saturday morning, April 29th.

Fun Run:  The day kicks off with the annual Fun Run around the school grounds.  Registration is open.   You can register your child(ren)  online and send payment into school.  Check the website for information and to register your child for this fun event http://www.pesartandgarden.org/fun-run.htm



2.  *** THE PATRIOT PRESS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS ***

Everything is Online on the Pocopson Website.  Look for the Patriot Press quill pen logo on the left. Applications and payments are online. 

Pocopson's PUBLISHING CENTER,  THE PATRIOT PRESS, made Publishing Student-Author Books Easier than EVER

*** We're using a NEW ad-free Book Company ***

All Patriot Press books will be professionally bound and custom made for each student-author!

Visit the Patriot Press website for more Information.  Find the Patriot Press on Pocopson's homepage: pes.ucfsd.org  (click on the Patriot Press logo/ Quill pen)

The Pocopson Patriot Press is a publishing service for the students of Pocopson Elementary School.  Each student may submit an original story to be printed and bound for the fee of $20.00 per child.  2 books are custom made: One copy is given back to the student and one copy remains in the School Library to be enjoyed by the entire student body.  Principal Beaver reads every book and presents a Published Author Certificate to each student at an

Authors-Only Book Launch Donut Party! Patriot Press student-authors are listed in the Library card catalog system as published authors (students enjoy typing in their name to find they are listed with Dr. Seuss, Beverly Cleary and JK Rowling)! 

This is a very special program and unique to our school.   The Patriot Press Committee looks forward to receiving your Application and Story!

Feel free to contact us with any questions:  patriotpress@ucfsd.net


3.  STEM CAMP

There is an exciting opportunity coming to PES this summer.  Ms. Johnson and Mrs. Markloff are running a series of summer STEM camps!  Sessions are running in both the mornings and the afternoons for one week in June and one in July.  Please see the link below to the google doc for registration forms and details. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B-b9hQfDb4nvxLzi3JF6ftYfsF5V4xt9Wg50LZqU9CQ/edit?usp=sharing


4.  PTO Executive Board: Think you may be interested in serving on the PTO executive board for the 2017-2018 school year? The current board will be hosting a brunch on April 19th at 9:30 am. Come and meet everyone, ask questions, and enjoy brunch together! No obligation, just a meet and greet for anyone interested in becoming more involved in the PTO. Please RSVP and/or inquire further to Parker Hendrix at parkerhendrix@yahoo.com. Thank you!


5.  School Supplies:

Pocopson Families, 

We are excited to announce our continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!  We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year.  

1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive!  You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below:

http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=91708

Any questions please contact:

Eileen Day: dayeileen@gmail.com

Tara Sammaritano: dance2288@gmail.com


6.  Art In Action:

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT ART IN ACTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEEK STARTING MAY 14, 2017.

THE ART IN ACTION COMMITTEE THANKS YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WITH THE SCHEDULE AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER THEN.

PLEASE STAY TUNED IN TO THE LISTSERV EMAILS AND MESSAGES FROM YOUR HOMEROOM PARENT FOR THE NEW SIGN UP GENIUS.


7.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 4/10-4/14: No school/Spring Break
  • 4/29: Art & Garden, 11:00-3:00, Fun Run at 10:30 


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


9. Yearbooks on Sale

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


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.  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


1. Annual UCFEF Community Yard Sale 5/6/17: UCFEF YARD SALE  

2.  Chadds Ford Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) : Opiate Abuse Prevention and Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness on April 4th: CERT   

3.  Save the date! The Patton Carnival is coming…  Friday, May 5th: CARNIVAL 


News: Sports and Miscellaneous


1.  Discount Hershey Park Tickets On Sale Until April 7th:  The UHS PTO is offering Hershey Park tickets at up to 38% off gate prices until April 7th!  

HERSHEY 

ORDER FORM  

2.  Kennett Food Drive:  FOOD 

3.  UHS Baseball Fund Raiser on 4/22/17:  BASEBALL  

4.  Run For Our Sons 5K: Saturday April 22, 2017, 9:00AM, Charles F. Patton Middle School

http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2017/03/8th-annual-unionville-run-for-our-sons.html

5.  Slam Dunk Camp at UHS, 7/10-7/13: CAMP     

6.  Chester County Sheep & Wool Day on April 29th: WOOL    

7. When Your Kids Push Your Buttons on April 27th: PRESENTATION   

8. SCIENCE EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMPS:  CAMP    

9.  SCCSA will hold tryouts for their 2017-2018 Travel Soccer Program on April 17 through May 5, 2017: SCCSA  

10. Chester County Single Mothers Conference & Expo: FLYER 


***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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