Thursday, September 20, 2018

Patriot Pride Kicks Off Tomorrow!

 
 
 

Dear Families,

 

Patriot Pride kicks off TOMORROW!  A big THANK YOU to all the families who have made a donation already!  This fundraiser is completely organized and run by the PTO and Pocopson families and 100% of the proceeds go directly to our school! How awesome is that?  You can send in your donation today using the Patriot Pride donation envelope provided by the PTO or you can donate online using the link below:

Click here to make a donation      

 

Here’s everything you’ll need to know as we have fun showing our Patriot Pride!

 

  • Tomorrow, 9/21 – PEP RALLY!  We kickoff the festivities tomorrow afternoon with a spirited pep rally in the gym.  Kids will enjoy music, a special slideshow, and an appearance by our Patriot Mascot!

DON’T FORGET:  PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILDREN WEAR THEIR POCOPSON SHIRTS OR SPIRIT WEAR TOMORROW TO SHOW THEIR SCHOOL SPIRIT!

  • Monday, 9/24 - Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday, 9/25 - PJ Day
  • Wednesday, 9/26 - Wacky Wednesday (PES Spirit Day at Chick Fil A - 6:30am – 10pm)
  • Thursday, 9/27 - Color Wars     

Each grade has been assigned a color.  Wear your assigned color to school on Thursday and the grade with the largest number of students participating in Color Wars will win a second recess! 

The assigned grade colors are:

  • Kindergarten - BLUE
  • 1st grade - ORANGE
  • 2nd grade - RED
  • 3rd grade - GREEN
  • 4th grade - YELLOW
  • 5th grade - PINK
  • Friday, 9/28 - Fun Run Day (More details will be sent out next week.)    

All grades will participate as follows:

* AM Kindergarten & 1st grade - 9:30-10:30 am

* 4th & 5th grade color run - 11am-12:00pm

* PM Kindergarten & 2nd and 3rd grades - 1:30-2:30pm

Family Fun Night (Rain or Shine)

  • 5:30 PM: Picnic dinner on the playground – PES PTO will be selling pizza, Chick Fil A sandwiches, frozen treats, drinks, and other treats in the cafeteria.

DON’T FORGET:  Bring your frisbees, footballs, soccer balls and other outdoor games!

  • 7:00 PM: Indoor movie in the gym – Coco will be showing on the big screen.  Food and drink will be available for purchase.

DON’T FORGET:  Bring your blankets for the movie (personal chairs are not permitted - Folding chairs will be setup for adults). 

 

**One more thing...we are currently looking for spirited parents who would be interested in serving as our Pocopson Patriot for a Fun Run on Friday, 9/28.  If you are interested, please contact Eileen Day at dayeileen@gmail.com.

 

THANK YOU for helping to make our fundraising campaign a resounding success!!

PES PTO

 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
 

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Monday, September 17, 2018

PES Around Our School 9/17/18

 
 
 
 
Hello Pocopson Elementary School Families,
 

 

Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which contains additional information on school and community activities. The Communications Packet can also be found on our PES website under PTO -> Weekly Communications.​​ 

 

 

NEWS: IN OUR BUILDING

 

 

Patriot Pride Starts Next Week!

 

 

Pocopson Elementary School’s annual Patriot Pride Campaign is now underway!

From September 24th – 28th, our PES Patriots will show their school spirit with a Spirit Week full of fun!

We encourage you to support the Patriot Pride Campaign today using the link below:

Click here to make a donation

100% of the funds raised go directly to enriching your child’s experience at Pocopson Elementary School!

This year’s goals include:

Nature Trail Restoration ● Organic Raised Garden Enhancement ● Creation of Outdoor Sensory Garden ● Kindness Initiative with Inspirational Messaging ● STEM Curricular Enhancements

 

SPIRIT WEEK SCHEDULE:

Friday, September 21st – PEP RALLY      

Kids wear their Pocopson spirit wear and participate in a kick-off Pep Rally in the gym with music, dancing, and lots of school spirit!

 

Monday, September 24th – CRAZY HAIR DAY

Send your child to school with the craziest hair they can come up with!

 

Tuesday, September 25th – PAJAMA DAY

Kids get to roll right out of bed and come to school still in their pjs!

 

Wednesday, September 26th – WACKY WEDNESDAY & CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT DAY

Time to choose your wackiest outfits, hats, shoes, socks – the wackier, the better. 

After school, swing by Chick-fil-a in Glen Mills to show your PES spirit! Chick-fil-a will donate a percentage of the sales on 9/26 to PES - just mention this flyer: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

 

Thursday, September 27th – COLOR WARS

Which grade can dress the most in their assigned color?

K – Blue, 1st – Orange, 2nd – Red, 3rd – Green, 4th – Yellow, 5th - Pink

 

Friday, September 28th – PATRIOT PRIDE FUN RUN

9:30am – AM K & 1st11am – 4th & 5th Color Run, 1:30pm – 2nd, 3rd, and PM K

PATRIOT PRIDE FAMILY FUN NIGHT at 5:30pm

Fun for the entire family! Dinner and sweet treats will be available for purchase. 

Bring a blanket and cuddle up for the movie, Coco, beginning at 7pm in the Gym! 

Coco is about a young boy named Miguel.  Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician, despite his family’s ban on music.  Following his dreams, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he meets a new friend, Hector.  The two embark on an exciting journey to uncover the real story behind Miguel’s family history. 

 

 

Patriot Pride Volunteers Needed - Friday 9/28

 

We will wrap up our Patriot Pride week on Friday, September 28th with Fun Runs for all grades as well as a Family Fun Night.  We need a lot of volunteers to make these fun events happen, so please consider sharing your time.  Please sign-up today to help out:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5a92babfe3-patriot

 

 

Picture Day is Monday, October 1st!

 

SAY CHEESE!  School pictures are scheduled for Monday, October 1stVolunteers are needed to help keep the photography process running smoothly and also to help with health screenings.  Please consider volunteering a few hours on Oct 1st – it’s fun!

Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545a4a629a02-pocopson3

Please contact Kelly Fleming at flemk6@aol.com with any questions.  Thank You!

 

 

Calling all Kindergarteners!  Are you interested in joining Girl Scouts?  

 

Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  All while having lots of fun and making new and lasting friendships!  

A new Daisy Kindergarten troop is forming

If interested, please join us for an informational meeting on Wed. Sept 26th at 6:30pm in the Pocopson cafeteria.   

RSVP and any additional questions to Lucy Barber, barberfamilydownunder@hotmail.co.uk

 

Additional questions regarding Girl Scouts for Grades 1-5 may be directed to Tracy Wahl, trawahl@gmail.com

 

 

After School STEM Challenges - Innovation Station

 

There are some exciting STEM opportunities coming to Pocopson for students in 1st - 5th grade!

Mrs. Markloff and Miss Johnson are running after school STEM challenges in September as well as October, November, and December. Please see the link below for registration and additional information:

Innovation Station

 

 

PES Foreign Language Enrichment Program - Deadline This Friday!

 

The Pocopson Elementary School PTO will offer a 20 week Foreign Language Enrichment Program in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese, to students in the 1st - 5th grades. The cost for the full 20 class session is $160, and is offered either before school, starting at 8:10am, or after school, starting at 3:45pm. The registration form lists the respective weekday of each language offered. All classes meet one day per week, for a total of 20 weeks, throughout the school year (classes usually end around end of March/beginning of April depending on snow days).

Classes will start the week of October 1st, 2018.  Due to the popularity and growth of our Foreign Language Program, we are implementing a variation of our language class categories as noted on the registration form. Please note the class sizes will be limited to a maximum 12 students for optimal teaching. Classes will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis. 

 

To sign-up, please click HERE.  The deadline for registration is this Friday - September 21st, 2018.

 

 

 

Science Explorers After-School Science Club - Grades 1-5

 

 

The first club of the school year begins soon!!  Science Club will meet on Tuesdays at Pocopson Elementary after school from 3:45-4:45pm and is available to students in grades 1-5.

 

The first club topic, which begins on Oct. 2nd, is SLIME TIME:

Prepare to get elbow deep in gooey fun as we make different slime creations over this 3-week intro into the world of polymer chemistry. You’ll make amazing color changing slime, textured slime with growing orbs and neon slime that you can turn into art! 

Club topics later in the school year include Invention Lab, Blinded by the Light, Anatomy Academy, Earth's Mysteries and Magical Mixtures.

 

Please click here for more information on club dates, cost, or to register your child.  Class size is limited to 23 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot.

Please email questions@scienceexplorers.com or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

​​

  • September 19th: No School
  • September 24th - 28th: Patriot Pride Spirit Week
  • September 26th: Pocopson Spirit Day @ Chick-fil-a - ALL DAY!
  • September 28th: Patriot Pride Family Fun Night (5:30pm)
  • October 1st: Picture Day
  • October 8th: No School

 

 

 

NEWS: IN OUR DISTRICT

 

 

Substitute Registered Nurses Needed - UCFSD

 

 

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is looking for Substitute Registered Nurses.

Be trained to work at one of our 6 schools or be a Field Trip Nurse. 

Are you a Registered Nurse and a “stay at home mom” who might be looking to work occasionally when your children are in school?

Apply at:  https://ucfsd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Or contact Mary Garvey at mgarvey@ucfsd.net, 610-347-0970 for additional information.

 

 

 

NEWS: SPORTS, ACTIVITIES & MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

 

 

Girls on the Run @ the Kennett YMCA

 

The Girls on the Run (GOTR) Program at Pocopson Elementary is full, but you can still register for this great program at the Kennett Square YMCA!  Registration is open until September 23rd, although the first session at the Kennett Square YMCA is this Thursday, September 20th. 

The Kennett YMCA GOTR program will be held on Sunday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:15 PM at the Kennett Square YMCA. 

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.ymcagbw.org/GOTR

 

UPRISE Presentation on Mental Health & Anxiety - 9/27

 

School Safety Summit - 9/20

 

Champion Force Cheerleading

 

KMC Dance & KMC Kinder

 

UHS Girls Soccer - Ball Runner Contest

 

 

*** If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net.  News and announcements can also be found on the Pocopson Elementary website at pes.ucfsd.org or find us on Facebook @ Pocopson Elementary PTO! ***

 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

PES Around Our School 9/11/18

 
 
 
 
Hello Pocopson Elementary School Families,
 

 

Please take a moment to review the Communications Packet, which contains additional information on school and community activities. The Communications Packet can also be found on our PES website under PTO -> Weekly Communications.​​ 

 

 

NEWS: IN OUR BUILDING

 

 

Donate Now to the Patriot Pride Campaign!

 

 

Pocopson Elementary School’s annual Patriot Pride Campaign is now underway!

From September 24th – 28th, our PES Patriots will show their school spirit with a Spirit Week full of fun! We encourage you to support the Patriot Pride Campaign today using the link below:

Click here to make a donation

100% of the funds raised go directly to enriching your child’s experience at Pocopson Elementary School!

This year’s goals include:

Nature Trail Restoration ● Organic Raised Garden Enhancement ● Creation of Outdoor Sensory Garden ● Kindness Initiative with Inspirational Messaging ● STEM Curricular Enhancements

 

SPIRIT WEEK SCHEDULE:

Friday, September 21st – PEP RALLY      

Kids wear their Pocopson spirit wear and participate in a kick-off Pep Rally in the gym with music, dancing, and lots of school spirit!

 

Monday, September 24th – CRAZY HAIR DAY

Send your child to school with the craziest hair they can come up with!

 

Tuesday, September 25th – PAJAMA DAY

Kids get to roll right out of bed and come to school still in their pjs!

 

Wednesday, September 26th – WACKY WEDNESDAY & CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT DAY

Time to choose your wackiest outfits, hats, shoes, socks – the wackier, the better. 

After school, swing by Chick-fil-a in Glen Mills to show your PES spirit! Chick-fil-a will donate a percentage of the sales on 9/26 to PES - just mention this flyer: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day

 

Thursday, September 27th – COLOR WARS

Which grade can dress the most in their assigned color?

K – Blue, 1st – Orange, 2nd – Red, 3rd – Green, 4th – Yellow, 5th - Pink

 

Friday, September 28th – PATRIOT PRIDE FUN RUN

9:30am – AM K & 1st, 11am – 4th & 5th Color Run, 1:30pm – 2nd, 3rd, and PM K

PATRIOT PRIDE FAMILY FUN NIGHT at 5:30pm

Fun for the entire family! Dinner and sweet treats will be available for purchase.  Bring a blanket and cuddle up for a movie beginning at 7pm in the Gym!

 

 

Patriot Pride Volunteers Needed - Friday 9/28

 

We will wrap up our Patriot Pride week on Friday, September 28th with Fun Runs for all grades as well as a Family Fun Night.  We need a lot of volunteers to make these fun events happen, so please consider sharing your time.  Please sign-up today to help out:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44a5a92babfe3-patriot

 

 

Homeroom Parent Needed - Mrs. Cochran PM

 

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to be a Homeroom Parent this school year!  We have one remaining class that needs a Homeroom Parent - Mrs. Cochran's PM Kindergarten class.  If you are interested, please email Nora Baughan at baughanx6@gmail.com.  

 

 

PES Kids with Heart Club

 

WHAT:    “Kids With Heart” - Community Service Club at Pocopson Elementary School

WHO:      Students in Grades 3-5

WHERE:  Pocopson Elementary School Café

WHEN:    3:45-5:00 p.m.   Second Thursday of each month

 

We are looking forward to our second year with this exciting group/club as we continue to foster the development of kindness, empathy, compassion and service to others through a variety of service projects. While learning that not everyone in the world has access to what they do, students will be empowered with the opportunity to positively affect the lives of those less fortunate in the world and in their own communities.

 

Space is limited to 40 students.  If interested, please go to the link below to sign up.   Sign-up will be available at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018.  There will be a $35 club fee that will cover the cost of a t-shirt, supplies, etc.   The first 40 to signup and pay by Wednesday, September 19 will comprise the membership.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094aaaac2fa13-peskids

 

Sponsored by the PEPTO, and chaired by Diana Brannon, Eileen Day, Kathy Einthoven, Christa Evans, Julie Gates, Rebecca Louick, Janis Michels, and Tracy Wahl.

 

Psst...KINDNESS is the new COOL!

 

 

PES Spirit Wear Store - Now Open!

 

This year, PES PTO is pleased to offer Spirit Wear year-round on-line!

Now is a great time to order your child’s Spirit Wear!  Kids will have many opportunities to show their PES pride throughout the school year, with Spirit Days the first Friday of every month (starting in October) as well as our fun-filled Patriot Pride Spirit Week at the end of September!

 

Most items will be available for delivery to students in their homerooms every week.  At times, when inventory is low, it may take approximately two weeks to receive your merchandise.  Be sure to include student name, grade, and homeroom teacher in the NOTES box below the total amount at check out.

 

This is a new way to promote Patriot Pride and we are excited to open our new on-line store with a bunch of new items!  As with most things, there may be a few growing pains along the way.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we launch this new initiative. 

 

To order PES Spirit Wear, click here: https://squareup.com/store/pocopson-elementary-pto

A link to the on-line Spirit Wear store is also available on the PES website, under PTO -> PES Spirit Wear Store.  We will also continue to offer Spirit Wear at various PTO sponsored events throughout the year.

If you have any questions, please contact Janis Michels at michelsj@comcast.net

 

 

After School STEM Challenges - Innovation Station

 

There are some exciting STEM opportunities coming to Pocopson for students in 1st - 5th grade!

Mrs. Markloff and Miss Johnson are running after school STEM challenges in September as well as October, November, and December. Please see the link below for registration and additional information:

Innovation Station

 

 

PES Foreign Language Enrichment Program

 

The Pocopson Elementary School PTO will offer a 20 week Foreign Language Enrichment Program in Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese, to students in the 1st - 5th grades. The cost for the full 20 class session is $160, and is offered either before school, starting at 8:10am, or after school, starting at 3:45pm. The registration form lists the respective weekday of each language offered. All classes meet one day per week, for a total of 20 weeks, throughout the school year (classes usually end around end of March/beginning of April depending on snow days).

Classes will start the week of October 1st, 2018.  Due to the popularity and growth of our Foreign Language Program, we are implementing a variation of our language class categories as noted on the registration form. Please note the class sizes will be limited to a maximum 12 students for optimal teaching. Classes will be assigned on a first come/first serve basis. 

 

To sign-up, please click HERE.  The deadline for registration is September 21st, 2018.

 

 

 

Science Explorers After-School Science Club - Grades 1-5

 

 

The first club of the school year begins soon!!  Science Club will meet on Tuesdays at Pocopson Elementary after school from 3:45-4:45pm and is available to students in grades 1-5.

 

The first club topic, which begins on Oct. 2nd, is SLIME TIME:

Prepare to get elbow deep in gooey fun as we make different slime creations over this 3-week intro into the world of polymer chemistry. You’ll make amazing color changing slime, textured slime with growing orbs and neon slime that you can turn into art! 

Club topics later in the school year include Invention Lab, Blinded by the Light, Anatomy Academy, Earth's Mysteries and Magical Mixtures.

 

Please click here for more information on club dates, cost, or to register your child.  Class size is limited to 23 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot.

Please email questions@scienceexplorers.com or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

​​

  • September 19th: No School
  • September 24th - 28th: Patriot Pride Spirit Week
  • September 26th: Pocopson Spirit Day @ Chick-fil-a - ALL DAY!
  • September 28th: Patriot Pride Family Fun Night (5:30pm)
  • October 1st: Picture Day

 

 

 

NEWS: IN OUR DISTRICT

 

 

 

2017-2018 District PTO Directory - Action Needed!

 

 

Dear Parents and Guardians of UCF Students,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. The continuing mission of the PTO is to make UCF a better place by promoting school spirit, supporting student activities, raising funds for the benefit of the school, and providing a forum for parents to discuss issues as needed. We encourage everyone to play an active role in the education and success of their child!

The Annual Directory is a service (and a UCF PTO tradition) we are pleased to offer that helps foster connections between families. This year’s directory will be bigger and better than ever.  To increase its usefulness (and maybe save a few trees) we will be providing a PDF version of the directory in addition to the printed version.

  • The PDF version is free and will be available in PowerSchool in the Parent Portal
  • Printed directories will still be available as in the past for a nominal fee of $8.00

 

To be listed in the directory provide your contact information online using this link:

2018/2019 PTO Family DIrectory

 

To order a printed version of the directory use this link:  Printed Directory Order Form

  • Print and fill out the order form
  • Pay $8.00 cash or check (made out to PES PTO)
  • Send the form and payment to the PES office

 

The deadline for filling out the Directory Input Form is Friday, September 14th.

Directories will be published and delivered in mid-October.

 

 

Substitute Registered Nurses Needed - UCFSD

 

 

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is looking for Substitute Registered Nurses.

Be trained to work at one of our 6 schools or be a Field Trip Nurse. 

Are you a Registered Nurse and a “stay at home mom” who might be looking to work occasionally when your children are in school?

Apply at:  https://ucfsd.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

Or contact Mary Garvey at mgarvey@ucfsd.net, 610-347-0970 for additional information.

 

 

 

NEWS: SPORTS, ACTIVITIES & MISCELLANEOUS LINKS

 

 

MAXOUT Camp will be running a skills clinic at UHS beginning on 9/26 that will run four consecutive Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm. It is aimed at players from 3rd-8th grade

For more information, please click here: MAXOUT Skills Clinic

To register, fill out the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/M3F5VV7dAgPlqCnW2

 

UHS Girls Soccer Car Wash - 9/16

 

UPRISE Presentation on Mental Health & Anxiety - 9/27

 

School Safety Summit - 9/20

 

UHS Boy's Soccer vs Garnet Valley - 9/21

 

UHS Boy's Soccer Fundraiser - Union Tickets

 

Champion Force Cheerleading

 

KMC Dance & KMC Kinder

 

Act & Sing with the WC Studio for the Performing Arts

 

 

*** If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at pespto@ucfsd.net.  News and announcements can also be found on the Pocopson Elementary website at pes.ucfsd.org or find us on Facebook @ Pocopson Elementary PTO! ***

 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
 

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