Monday, June 11, 2018

Around Our School 6/11/18

 
 
 
 
Hello Pocopson Elementary School Families,
 

The PTO would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to families for their support this past school year.  We hope that you have a fun, safe summer!  :)

 

NEWS: IN OUR BUILDING

 

Lost and Found - Last Call!

 

 

 

Our lost and found table and rack is overflowing with some very nice jackets, some lonely gloves, a pair of tiny glasses, and a very sharp navy blue blazer.  All of these things will be donated at the end of the school year.  Please come get your stuff!  Note - lunch boxes will be thrown out as most of them still have food in them.  Send your child to check it out, or look yourself if you are in the building.  It is located at the end of the hall by the back of the gym. 

 

Please check out this PETV video created by STRIDE to highlight the plight of lost items:

 

https://drive.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/file/d/12TJGoFMVnhxOzwVTwHkZe-rgmri4Jm6u/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

2017-2018 Yearbooks

 

 

The 2017-2018 Yearbooks were distributed today for those that ordered one.  If you did not purchase a yearbook, but would like to, extras will be on sale beginning tomorrow on a first come, first serve basis.  You can purchase a yearbook Tuesday morning in the cafeteria or in the main office after tomorrow morning.    Yearbooks are $35 and cash or check will be accepted.  (Please make checks payable to Balfour Publishing Company.)

 

 

Order Your School Supplies for Next Year - Deadline is 6/30!

 

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. School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom by the first day of school.  This is not a fundraiser.  The PTO provides this service for our Pocopson families who prefer the convenience and ease of ordering items online and delivery to the classroom.

Don't wait!  Order your school supplies before it is too late!  Deadline to order is June 30th No orders will be accepted after that date.

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 contact: Eileen Day: dayeileen@gmail.com or Tara Sammaritano: dance2288@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

EOY School Supply Recycling Drive

 
 
Do you dread all the end of the school year stuff that comes home with your child(ren) – their entire desk in an "I-just-couldn't-get-it-zipped" backpack and overflowing brown paper bag?  Consider recycling it!
 

Beginning today, Monday June 11th, the PES PTO is partnering with Terracycle to recycle/upcycle used school supplies.   Collection containers will be placed in all 4 corridors of the school for those students who choose to participate.

 

Accepted waste: crayons, markers, highlighters, pens, pencils, colored pencils, glue bottles and sticks, tape rolls, paint palettes, composition books, paper,  folders, Play Doh containers, hand sanitizer bottles.

 

Not accepting: vinyl binders, pencil cases/boxes or metals (scissors, staplers, hole punchers).

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

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  • June 14th: Last Day of School - 1/2 Day!

 

 

*** 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.

 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
pespto@ucfsd.net

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Around Our School 6/4/18

 
 
 
 
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

 

 

Bus Driver Appreciation Cards: Tomorrow!

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5th, PES PTO and Parents and will be hosting a Bus Driver Appreciation Brunch to say thank you to our wonderful bus drivers for all they do for our children. 

 

To add a special touch, we'd love for the kids to make cards to give to their bus driver tomorrow morning at pick-up!  If you have extra time tonight, please have your child(ren) show their thanks with a special note or card.  Thank You!

 

 

 

Pocopson Alumni Ambassador Corps (PAAC)

 

 

The PES PTO would like to invite interested fifth grade students to join the Pocopson Alumni Ambassador Corps (PAAC).

 

The PAAC is a group of selected Alumni Ambassadors who will represent the Pocopson student community and provide assistance at various events throughout the year at the school. Alumni Ambassadors will assist new and returning students and parents at Pocopson’s Back to School Night, at Family Fun Night, and at Art and Garden, to name a few events. (Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from events). 

 

Becoming an Alumni Ambassador is a wonderful way to stay connected to the Pocopson community!

 

Interested students and parents should contact Sylvia Kane at sylviaskane@yahoo.com by this Friday, June 8.

 

 

 

 

EOY School Supply Recycling Drive

 
 
Do you dread all the end of the school year stuff that comes home with your child(ren) – their entire desk in an "I-just-couldn't-get-it-zipped" backpack and overflowing brown paper bag?  Consider recycling it!
 

Beginning Monday June 11th, the PES PTO is partnering with Terracycle to recycle/upcycle used school supplies.   Collection containers will be placed in all 4 corridors of the school for those students who choose to participate.

 

Accepted waste: crayons, markers, highlighters, pens, pencils, colored pencils, glue bottles and sticks, tape rolls, paint palettes, composition books, paper,  folders, Play Doh containers, hand sanitizer bottles.

 

Not accepting: vinyl binders, pencil cases/boxes or metals (scissors, staplers, hole punchers).

 

 

Order Your School Supplies for Next Year!

 

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. School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom by the first day of school.  This is not a fundraiser.  The PTO provides this service for our Pocopson families who prefer the convenience and ease of ordering items online and delivery to the classroom.

Don't wait!  Order your school supplies before it is too late!  Deadline to order is June 30th.  No orders will be accepted after that date.

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 contact: Eileen Day: dayeileen@gmail.com or Tara Sammaritano: dance2288@gmail.com

 

 

 

Girls on the Run Collection for Maddi's Bag

 

 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in USA. Among those ages 0-19 each year an average of 62,000 children sustain brain injuries requiring hospitalization as a result of motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports injuries or abuse.

Maddi’s Bag celebrates the survival stories among pediatric patients. It is our goal to help comfort children when the unexpected confronts them traumatically.

Through our comfort bag program, we are able to provide young trauma patients with a bountiful supply of appropriate activities that minimize stress, foster greater communication and help re-connect families during recovery from these near fatal accidents.

Girls on the Run is collecting NEW items to fill our bags - please see the list below to donate. 

Items can be dropped off at the front of the school by June 11th.

Maddi's Bag Donation Drive

 

 

 

Kindergarten/New Student Registration

 

 

Our plans for the 2018-2019 school year depend on the best information we can gather about projected enrollments now!

If you have a child to enroll in kindergarten or if you see new families and neighbors with school-age children, please share that registration information is easy to get at our District website: https://www.ucfsd.org/departments/registrar

We thank you for spreading the word about registration and helping to welcome new folks to our great school!

 

UPCOMING DATES:

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  • June 14th: Last Day of School - 1/2 Day!

 

 

NEWS: IN OUR DISTRICT

 

2018 PSATS Youth Awards
 

The purpose of the PSATS Youth Awards is to recognize youth groups that make valuable and lasting contributions to improve life in Pennsylvania’s townships of the second class. The awards program encourages greater youth involvement in township government.

Purpose: To recognize youth groups that make valuable and lasting contributions to improve life in Pennsylvania’s townships of the second class. The awards program encourages greater youth involvement in township government.


Eligible Entrants: All youth groups, such as 4-H clubs, Scout troops, school groups, and civic service club youth organizations from elementary school through grade 12, are eligible. The association of township officials in the entrant’s county must nominate the group for the award. The county association may initiate the nomination or the youth group may ask to be nominated.
 
The project must have a major impact on townships of the second class and should provide youth group members with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of township government as well as develop a sense of personal and group achievement. Projects also should enhance the group members’ communication skills, their understanding of the decision-making process, and citizenship responsibilities.
 
Eligible projects and ideas include but are not limited to:
 
• community beautification, clean-up and fix-up of buildings, and litter clean-up projects;
 
• direct services to residents of the community, such as the elderly, children, the disabled and hospitalized, and the underprivileged;
 
• fund-raising projects for worthy causes;
 
• soil and water conservation, environmental protection, and recycling;
 
• voter registration and assisting in the election process;
 
• safety and recreation projects;
 
• blood donation and first aid projects; and
 
• projects that help to finance local government programs.
 
Deadline for Entry: All youth groups must submit their entry form to the president of their respective county association of township officials by July 2, 2018.
 
County associations of township officials must submit the entry form to PSATS by July 16, 2018.

YOUTH AWARDS CONTEST GUIDELINES

YOUTH AWARDS OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM

For additional information visit - http://www.psats.org/subpage.php?pageid=PsatsYouthAwards

 

 

NEWS: SPORTS, ACTIVITIES & MISCELLANEOUS LINKS 

 

UHS Youth Wrestling Camp

 

Kennett-Unionville Titans - Football & Cheerleading Registration

 

*** 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.

 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
pespto@ucfsd.net

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Around Our School 5/29/18

 
 
 
 
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

 

 

Library Updates - All Books Due This Friday!

 

ALL Library Books are due this Friday, June 1.  If you have lost a book, please bring in a replacement book, or pay the cost with Cash or Check.  Library accounts MUST be settled before the last day of school.

A few reminders this summer:

1. Follow @pocopsonlib all summer for read aloud suggestions and book info.

2. As you are cleaning things out this summer, the Discovery Zone can use your Cardboard, Tape, Yarn, String, Craft supplies and Legos.

 

Field Day Reminders

 

Field Day is this Friday!  (Rain date is Monday, June 4th.) 

Parents: If you are volunteering in the morning, please arrive by 8:50 AM and afternoon volunteers should arrive by 12:45 PM. 

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to be green, we will not supply plastic water bottles this year.  There will be jugs of water for students and volunteers to fill their own reusable water bottles, if needed.

Friday’s Field Day Reminders:

1. Wear your assigned color (will be communicated by your teacher this week).

2. Wear/bring sunscreen.

3. Must wear sneakers or closed toed water shoes.

4. Bring a labeled water bottle.

5. Kindergarten – 2nd grade should bring a towel and change of clothes. 

 

 

Bus Driver Appreciation Brunch - June 5th

 

We will be hosting a Bus Driver Appreciation Brunch next Tuesday, June 5th to say thank you to our wonderful bus drivers for all they do for our children.  If you are interested in sending something in for the brunch, please sign up using the link below.  Donations should be dropped off at the school on June 5th by 8:30am. 

Thank You!

 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B45A4A62EA57-busdriver1

 

 

 

 

Pocopson Alumni Ambassador Corps (PAAC)

 

 

The PES PTO would like to invite interested fifth grade students to join the Pocopson Alumni Ambassador Corps (PAAC).

 

The PAAC is a group of selected Alumni Ambassadors who will represent the Pocopson student community and provide assistance at various events throughout the year at the school. Alumni Ambassadors will assist new and returning students and parents at Pocopson’s Back to School Night, at Family Fun Night, and at Art and Garden, to name a few events. (Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from events). 

 

Becoming an Alumni Ambassador is a wonderful way to stay connected to the Pocopson community!

 

Interested students and parents should contact Sylvia Kane at sylviaskane@yahoo.com by June 8.

 

 

 

 

Order Your School Supplies for Next Year!

 

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. School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom by the first day of school.  This is not a fundraiser.  The PTO provides this service for our Pocopson families who prefer the convenience and ease of ordering items online and delivery to the classroom.

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 contact: Eileen Day: dayeileen@gmail.com or Tara Sammaritano: dance2288@gmail.com

 

 

 

Committee Chairs Still Needed for Next School Year

 

 

Thanks to everyone that has signed up for a committee next school year!  Your help makes PES a great school!  We still have a few remaining committees that need to be filled for 2018-2019.  Please take a look at the Committee Descriptions below to see if you would be willing to help in the following committees:

 

Chair: Family Fun Night

​Co-Chair: New Parent Partners

​Co-Chair: Patriot Press

All open positions will be supported with expertise from the PTO and/or Co-Chairs - previous experience is not required!  For questions, please contact Tracy Wahl at trawahl@gmail.comClick below for committee descriptions and the sign up form:

 

2018-2019 Committee Descriptions

Committee Chair Sign Up

 

 

June Birthday Grams - Order today!

 

Does your child have a June Birthday?  We are now accepting orders for June Birthday Grams! 

For more information visit:

https://ucfsdorg.finalsite.com/uploaded/PES/PTO/PES_Birthday_Grams.pdf

 

 

UPCOMING DATES:

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  • June 1st: Field Day (rain date Monday, June 4th)
  • June 14th: Last Day of School

 

 

NEWS: IN OUR DISTRICT

 

SCCSA Soccer Camp

 

This year the Southern Chester County Soccer Camp directed by Unionville Boys Soccer Coach Rich Garber will be held the week of July 30th thru August 3rd at the Unionville/Patton Middle School Campus. Brochures can be picked up at the offices of each school of the Unionville School district or downloaded on-line at www.unionvilleboyssoccer.com

 

 

NEWS: SPORTS, ACTIVITIES & MISCELLANEOUS LINKS 

 

UHS Youth Wrestling Camp

 

Kennett-Unionville Titans - Football & Cheerleading Registration

 

Saginaw Day Camp

 

Race to Beat POTS - Sunday 6/3

 

Each week, the PES PTO shares an idea for how our students, faculty, and families can be eco-wise. Does your student have a green tip they’d like to share? Email Kelly Fleming: pespto@ucfsd.net for a chance to be featured in an upcoming PES PTO Around our School communication!  Be sure to include your child’s name and teacher.

Green Tip of the Week:

Teach children to turn off the water while brushing their teeth. Leaving the tap running during the recommended two minutes of brushing can waste up to five gallons of water a day!

 

*** 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.

 
 
 
1105 Pocopson Road, West Chester PA
(610) 793-9241
pespto@ucfsd.net

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