Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Around Our School 5/9/17

 
 
 

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.  ART IN ACTION IS BACK AND STARTS NEXT MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017. 

WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba9a82fa64-artinaction


CYCLE 1: PARENT VOLUNTEERS: FOR GRADES K-5, PLEASE CONSIDER FACILITATING THE SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION. 


CYCLE 2: GRADE 5 PROJECT REQUIRES VOLUNTEERS FOR A MOSAIC MURAL PROJECT. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING YOUR 5TH GRADER AND HIS/HER CLASS TO GUIDE THEM THROUGH THE PROJECT. ALL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE SENT A "HOW TO" PRIOR TO THE CLASS. NO NEED TO HAVE ADVANCE MOSAIC -CREATING  EXPERIENCE.

THE MORE VOLUNTEERS, THE MERRIER.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084ba9a82fa64-artinaction


*FOR CYCLE 2, THIS YEAR, GRADES K-4 WILL BE CREATING A SIMPLE IMPRESSIONIST-INSPIRED PROJECT IN CLASS. VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT REQUIRED. 


MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE, THE ART IN ACTION COMMITTEE. 


2.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 5/8-5/12: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/11: Last PTO Meeting of the school year, 9:30 AM
  • 5/11: 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Parent Concert at 7:00 PM
  • 5/11: Open House 7:00-8:30 PM
  • 5/12: Grandparent's Day
  • 5/19: K-3 Concerts for Parents at 9:15 AM & 1:15 PM


3.  Next PTO Meeting: Our last PTO meeting of the school year is this Thursday at 9:30 am in the library. Please join us!


4.  FIRST Robotics Information Session

The Flaming Phoenix FTC robotics team from Unionville High School will be hosting an information session about FIRST robotics including FIRST Junior Lego League, FIRST Lego League (FLL), and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) on Wednesday May 24th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Hillendale Elementary School LGI.  These programs provide excellent STEM opportunities for students from Kindergarten through Seniors in High School.  We will be discussing the programs and starting to form teams for next year.  This information session is intended for both students and parents.  Note that this program is 100% parent driven, so if you want to guarantee your child is involved, come to the meeting to find out more about how to start a team.

If you are unable to attend, contact Cliff Warner at ucf.first.robotics@gmail.com for more information.


5.  STEM CAMP

1) Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders....there is still time to sign up for the summer STEM camp here at PES.  Camp is running for a week in June (am & pm) and July (am & pm).  Email Kathryn Markloff at kmarkloff@ucfsd.net with any questions or for a copy of the registration form.  Link can also be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B-b9hQfDb4nvxLzi3JF6ftYfsF5V4xt9Wg50LZqU9CQ/edit?usp=sharing

2) STEM for 2nd Graders!!  Two sections of the PES Summer STEM Camp have been opened to current PES 2nd Graders.  2nd graders are encouraged to join us at camp the week of June 19 in the PM and/or July 10th in the AM.  Again, questions or forms can be obtained from Kathryn Markloff at kmarkloff@ucfsd.net or at the link below. https://docs.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/document/d/1JoJX6UsJpCtwYvMr6iXJE48RxDFk5ZZGJkUN_I6XOUc/edit?usp=sharing


6.  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


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


8. Yearbooks on Sale

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


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.  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 and 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: Sports and Miscellaneous


1.  Gerrymandering-Why Fair Districts Matter to You: Presentation and discussion May 11th, 7:00 PM at UHS - PRESENTATION 

2.  2017 UNIONVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

For students entering grades 2-9 in the fall of 2016

June 19-22, 2017 @Unionville High School:  FOOTBALL 

3.  The Greater Philadelphia Cappies Gala will be held on May 21st at 4:30pm at Unionville High School. The Greater Philadelphia Cappies is an organization that allows student critics to enjoy high school's productions in the area and vote for award recipients. Eligible shows must perform between mid-October and mid-April, with voting taking place soon after. After votes are tallied, schools nominated for Best Musical, Best Play, and Best Song are asked to prepare material to present in front of the entire region during the season's award ceremony, The Cappies Gala.  For more information visit - Philadelphia Cappies

4.  SCCSA Soccer Camp 7/31-8/4:  CAMP  

5.  3rd Annual Unionville Crew Spring Fundraiser, 5/12:  CREW 

6.  West Chester Summer Basketball League registration is OPEN for boys & girls 4th grade - HS.  Join the fastest growing summer league at The Westtown School this June.  Kids can register as a team or individually and be put on a team.  Grab your friends and start planning! Great summer fun.  Register at http://victoryeventseries.com/summer-league/.  For more info call 484-356-1029 or email me at Michael@PattisonSportsGroup.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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