Monday, January 30, 2017

Around Our School 1/30/17

 
 
 

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.  Box Tops Collection:  The semi-annual Box Tops for Education contest is happening in February!   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 February 24th

We collected $975 in box tops in October.  Thank you for your support!


2.  MLK Day Collection Update:

Thank You to those who contributed to the coin collection jars in the lobby and in the cafeteria leading up to MLK weekend.

Our school raised $179.83 to fight hunger and support the Kennett Food Cupboard.

THANK YOU to Pocopson Elementary School!! 


3.  PennDOT Route 926 Bridge Information: PennDot has provided an update regarding the 926 Bridge project in the attached flyer: BRIDGE INFO. Additionally, a new traffic signal at Rt 52 and Pocopson Road with a Flashing Yellow Arrow is further explained here: Flashing Yellow Signal Info. For up to date construction information, as well as to sign up for email updates, visit: Route926.com.


4.  Girls On The Run - Pocopson GOTR is looking for coaches for the spring season (3/13-6/3).  We usually run a large team of 30 girls but are currently in need of coaches so that we will be able to open registration in a few weeks.  No experience necessary, training, full curriculum and supplies provided.  You do not need to be a runner, just have a great attitude and lead a bunch of young ladies through an amazing program to help foster growth of strong spirits, bodies, and friendships.   We cannot run this program without you!  For questions, see the link below and contact the Y through the volunteer tab, contact Alexa Hart -  ahart@ymcagbw.org.  Additional questions, contact Christy Pickar - cpickar31@comcast.net

https://www.ymcagbw.org/programs/kids-and-teens/GOTR


5. YearbooksYearbooks available for purchase online at a discounted price for a limited amount of time. Click on the link to order: 

http://shop.balfour.com/smi123842/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/


6.  Variety Show Volunteers Needed:  If your child is performing in the Variety Show we encourage parents to volunteer. You won't miss your child performing. We need volunteers for the following dates:

Mandatory rehearsals:

Tuesday, January 31st

Thursday, February 9th

Variety Show:

Friday, February 10th

Specifics on times are available in the SignUp Genius. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4eabac22a46-pocopson


7.  Upcoming PTO Meetings:

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

Evening PTO meeting:  Our evening PTO meeting this year will be on March 9th at 7PM.    


8.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 1/31 Elementary Schools Family Fun Basketball Night at UHS
  • 2/1: Box Tops collection contest begins
  • 2/9: PTO Meeting at 9:30 AM
  • 2/10: PES Variety Show


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 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:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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 - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

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.  UHS Boys Basketball UCFSD Elementary School Spirit Games: 1/31/17. The team is hosting a Unite For Her "Pink Out" Fundraising event during the game as well. Basketball Spirit Games   


2.  Golden Gala:  It's time again for the Unionville-Chadd's Ford Education Foundation's annual Golden Gala.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 7pm at the Gables in Chadds Ford.  Tickets include hors d'oeuvres, dancing, open bar and a stellar silent auction.  Gala proceeds help support the foundation's initiatives throughout the district, including annual grants and scholarships for schools and students in UCFSD.  Tickets are limited so please purchase soon at www.ucfedfoundation.org.


3.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

This event is open to the community and free of charge, but please register so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com


News: Sports and Miscellaneous


1.  URA Girls' Spring Lacrosse for 1st and 2nd graders - Registration is still open until February 15th- Come join the fun and register for the spring season at URALacrosse.com

2.  Summer Camp Fair - Camp 

3.  URA Baseball:  Registration is now open and will run through mid- March. Games will begin in April, weather permitting.

URA Baseball, which is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball, is open to boys and girls in: Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD), Kennett Consolidated School District, Avon Grove School District, and parts of West Chester Area School District. Our youth baseball program includes ages 5-12, and features multiple divisions geared toward the age and development of your child. Please visit URABASEBALL.com to register now.

4. UCFSD Green Initiative Shoe Re-Use Program:  Shoe Initiative 

5. SCCSA registration:  SCCSA 

6. KAU Little League:  KAU 

7. URA Softball:  URA 





***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, January 17, 2017

Around Our School 1/17/17

 
 
 

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.  Family Fun Indoor Movie Night is this Friday, January 20th.  Storks will be shown in the PES Gym.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie will begin at 7:00 pm. Snacks will be available for cash only. PJs are welcome. Bring a blanket and come on out for a night of fun! Parents, please remember this is a family event. You are expected to stay with your children the entire time.  


2.  Girls On The Run - Pocopson GOTR is looking for coaches for the spring season (3/13-6/3).  We usually run a large team of 30 girls but are currently in need of coaches so that we will be able to open registration in a few weeks.  No experience necessary, training, full curriculum and supplies provided.  You do not need to be a runner, just have a great attitude and lead a bunch of young ladies through an amazing program to help foster growth of strong spirits, bodies, and friendships.   We cannot run this program without you!  For questions, see the link below and contact the Y through the volunteer tab, contact Alexa Hart -  ahart@ymcagbw.org.  Additional questions, contact Christy Pickar - cpickar31@comcast.net

https://www.ymcagbw.org/programs/kids-and-teens/GOTR


3. YearbooksYearbooks available for purchase online at a discounted price for a limited amount of time. Click on the link to order: 

http://shop.balfour.com/smi123842/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/


4.  Variety Show Volunteers Needed:  If your child is performing in the Variety Show we encourage parents to volunteer. You won't miss your child performing. We need volunteers for the following dates:

Mandatory rehearsals:

Tuesday, January 31st

Thursday, February 9th


Variety Show:

Friday, February 10th

Specifics on times are available in the SignUp Genius. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4eabac22a46-pocopson


5.  Upcoming PTO Meetings:

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

Evening PTO meeting:  Our evening PTO meeting this year will be on March 9th at 7PM.    


6.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 1/20: Spelling Bee
  • 1/20: Family Fun Movie Night
  • 1/21: University of Delaware - PES and CFES Bands perform
  • 1/30: Author/Illustrator Matt Phelan visit
  • 1/31 Elementary Schools Family Fun Basketball Night at UHS
  • 2/9: PTO Meeting at 9:30 AM


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.  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 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:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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 - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

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.  UHS Boys Basketball UCFSD Elementary School Spirit Games: Save the date -- 1/31/17 in the evening. Stay tuned for more details!


2.  Habitat for Humanity to Host the 14th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids:  Attention all 5 th graders! Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is holding their 14th annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest for kids on March 18 at Church Farm School in Exton. Students work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model dream home out of anything at all. Models are brought to Church Farm School the morning of March 18 for judging by local professionals. Prizes, raffles, food, and fun are promised for all who attend. Registration is free and can be found at www.hfhcc.org/buildahouse2017.


3.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.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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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Visiting Author/Illustrator

 
 
 

Visiting Author/Illustrator

Parents:  Our visiting author/illustrator this year is Matt Phelan.  He will be with us on January 30th for 2 assemblies.  Attached is an order form your child may have already brought home - we have been given a discounted rate with Barnes and Noble to order Mr. Phelan's books.  We have included a spot for a name for personalization.  If your child received a copy of "Marylin's Monster" from last year's visiting author, Mr. Phelan was the illustrator for that book.  If you wish for his signature as well, please send the book in ahead of time, with a note or post it indicating your child's full name and teacher.

ORDER FORM 

-- 

Eva Thomas, Librarian
Pocopson Elementary School

 
 
 



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Around Our School 1/9/17

 
 
 

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.  MLK CommUNITY Change for Change Event

There are people in our community who struggle to feed their families. And you can help!!  All you have to do is collect your spare change between now and January 14th.  To participate in the MLK CommUNITY Breakfast Change for Change Event, simply drop off your spare change in the collection bins at Pocopson.

Last year, people donated their spare change to benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard/West Grove Bridge as part of our Change for Change Event! The drive raised over $6K. 

Pennies and nickels can make a big difference in someone's life!! 

Change for Change containers will be available at our front doorway and at our cafeteria door.

Life's most urgent question is:  "what are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


2.  Save the date!  Family Fun Indoor Movie Night is coming on Friday, January 20th.  Storks will be shown in the PES Gym.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie will begin at 7:00 pm.  


3. YearbooksYearbooks available for purchase online at a discounted price for a limited amount of time. Click on the link to order: 

http://shop.balfour.com/smi123842/catalog/category/view/s/yearbook-and-accessories/id/312795/


4.  Variety Show Volunteers Needed:  If your child is performing in the Variety Show we encourage parents to volunteer. You won't miss your child performing. We need volunteers for the following dates:

Mandatory rehearsals:

Tuesday, January 31st

Thursday, February 9th


Variety Show:

Friday, February 10th

Specifics on times are available in the SignUp Genius. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080f4eabac22a46-pocopson


5.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, January 12th at 9:30 in the Library. Please join us!


6.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 1/12: PTO Meeting
  • 1/16: MLK Day - No School
  • 1/20: Spelling Bee
  • 1/20: Family Fun Movie Night


7.  NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE PES TEACHER - EXTENDED DEADLINE!  

The nomination deadline has been extended to January 15th. Nomination form (it's quick and painless!): https://www.citadelbanking.com/why-choose-citadel/community-involvement/citadel-heart-of-learning-award/heart-of-learning-form/

Nominate your favorite PES teacher today and not only could your teacher win an award, but PES could win for total nominations!



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.  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 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:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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 - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

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.  5th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Presentation

Parents of 5th grade students are invited to attend a preview of the 5th grade Human Growth and Development Unit on Tuesday, January 17th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School. We will share the materials that will be used and hold an open discussion of the topics to be covered in class.

If for some reason the January 17th meeting is postponed, the meeting will be rescheduled on Tuesday, January 24th.


2.  UHS Boys Basketball UCFSD Elementary School Spirit Games: Save the date -- 1/31/17 in the evening. Stay tuned for more details!


3.  Habitat for Humanity to Host the 14th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids:  Attention all 5 th graders! Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is holding their 14th annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest for kids on March 18 at Church Farm School in Exton. Students work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model dream home out of anything at all. Models are brought to Church Farm School the morning of March 18 for judging by local professionals. Prizes, raffles, food, and fun are promised for all who attend. Registration is free and can be found at www.hfhcc.org/buildahouse2017.


4. Prom Dress Donation:  Please donate that prom or formal dress that's hanging in your closet for this exciting event to be held February 10th at the Willowdale Chapel. Over 150 special needs students attend this event and each young lady will be invited to attend a Dress Event on January 21st to select a dress for the occasion. We need all sizes and styles, so go to that closet and feel good about repurposing that special gown!

Dresses can be dropped off at Salon Secrets in the Shoppes at Longwood or the Willowdale Chapel, Rt 82. Deadline January 6th. FLYER     


5.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com


6.  URA LACROSSE REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON.  REGISTER TODAY:  Girls' 3/4 and 5/6 registration will close on January 15th, Girls' 1/2 will close on February 15 -- register now at URALacrosse.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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Monday, January 2, 2017

Around Our School 1/2/17

 
 
 

Happy New Year 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.  MLK CommUNITY Change for Change Event

There are people in our community who struggle to feed their families. And you can help!!  All you have to do is collect your spare change between now and January 14th.  To participate in the MLK CommUNITY Breakfast Change for Change Event, simply drop off your spare change in the collection bins at Pocopson.

Last year, people donated their spare change to benefit the Kennett Food Cupboard/West Grove Bridge as part of our Change for Change Event! The drive raised over $6K. 

Pennies and nickels can make a big difference in someone's life!! 

Change for Change containers will be available at our front doorway and at our cafeteria door.

Life's most urgent question is:  "what are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


2. NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE PES TEACHER - EXTENDED DEADLINE!  

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. The nomination deadline has been extended to January 15th.

Nomination form (it's quick and painless!): https://www.citadelbanking.com/why-choose-citadel/community-involvement/citadel-heart-of-learning-award/heart-of-learning-form/

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!


3.  Show us your talents!!  Do you sing? Dance? Juggle? Play piano? Recite poetry? Do magic tricks? Calling all 4th and 5th graders interested in performing in Pocopson's 2017 Variety Show on Friday, February 10th. It's a great time of friends cheering on friends, culminating in a show-stopping teacher performance! If you are not interested in performing, there are plenty of opportunities for stage crew help as well - join the fun! Please read the information and registration form in its entirety before committing. There are mandatory registration and rehearsal dates included.  Variety Show Registration Form       

If you have any questions regarding the Variety Show, you may contact:

Tara Sammaritano - dance2288@gmail.com 

Amy Patroni - amypatroni@verizon.net

Parker Hendrix - parkerhendrix@yahoo.com   

Nicole Sypherd - nicole.sypherd@gmail.com


4.  The next PTO meeting will be held Thursday, January 12th at 9:30 in the Library. Please join us!


5.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 1/5: GEO Bee
  • 1/12: PTO Meeting
  • 1/16: MLK Day - No School


6.  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/


7.  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 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:

NEEDED for the DIscovery Zone:  Box Lids!  Any size and shape, but they must have sides.

  • 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 - if you have some to spare, we would really appreciate it.

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.  Habitat for Humanity to Host the 14th Annual Build a House…Build a Dream Contest for Kids:  Attention all 5 th graders! Habitat for Humanity of Chester County is holding their 14th annual Build a House…Build a Dream contest for kids on March 18 at Church Farm School in Exton. Students work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model dream home out of anything at all. Models are brought to Church Farm School the morning of March 18 for judging by local professionals. Prizes, raffles, food, and fun are promised for all who attend. Registration is free and can be found at www.hfhcc.org/buildahouse2017.


2. Prom Dress Donation:  Please donate that prom or formal dress that's hanging in your closet for this exciting event to be held February 10th at the Willowdale Chapel. Over 150 special needs students attend this event and each young lady will be invited to attend a Dress Event on January 21st to select a dress for the occasion. We need all sizes and styles, so go to that closet and feel good about repurposing that special gown!

Dresses can be dropped off at Salon Secrets in the Shoppes at Longwood or the Willowdale Chapel, Rt 82. Deadline January 6th. Prom Dress Flyer   


3.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

January 26, 2017 - Join in a Community Book Discussion of this New York Times bestseller at 7:00pm in the Unionville High School Cafeteria.

Followed by....

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

These two events are open to the community and free of charge, but please register for each so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com


4.  URA LACROSSE REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON.  REGISTER TODAY:  URA lacrosse registration is closing soon for both girls and boys.  Girls' 3/4 and 5/6 registration will close on January 15th, Girls' 1/2 will close on February 15 and boys' registration will close on January 7th so register now at URALacrosse.com


5.  UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series

Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club. Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players! Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing



News: Miscellaneous


1.  STEM Saturdays at the CCIU: Student centered STEM activities at the CCIU. http://stemevents.cciu.org


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