Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Around Our School 5/17/16


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.  Upcoming Dates at PES

  • May 24 - 4/5 Band and Orchestra concert at 7pm
  • May 25 - 5th Grade Chorus visits Stonehurst
  • May 27 - 5th Grade Picnic
  • May 30 - No School

2.  2016-2017 Committee Chair Sign Ups:  The PES PTO is still in need of volunteers to fill the following positions for the 2016-2017 school year. If these spots are not filled then we will not be able to host or sponsor these events.  Please consider volunteering.

Art and Garden Celebration
Spirit Wear

And we need parent representatives for the following district wide committees:

Curriculum Council
Wellness committee

3.  PES Lost & Found:  The lost and found is now too numerous to fit on the lost and found table. Items were displayed in the front of the school during Open House and have now been placed in bags underneath the lost and found table. If you have items you wish to claim please do so immediately, as unclaimed items will be donated to the Kennett Women's Shelter at the end of May.

4.  PES Library Announcements: ​


Summer Library hours will be held on Tuesday, July 12, Thursday, July 22 and Thursday, August 11 and run from 11 - 1. More information coming soon.

5.  GIRLS ON THE RUN AND STRIDE PARTNERS WITH SOLE HOPE:  Our PES Girls on the Run and STRIDE teams, along with many teams throughout Chester County, will be working with Sole Hope for our community service projects this season.  This organization helps children in Africa who are infected with jiggers - sand fleas that burrow into their bare feet and cause infections, paralysis, and sometimes the need for amputation.  We invite you to join us as we gather materials to make simple shoes to protect their feet and provide supplies for medical relief teams who are treating children.  Help us put our best foot forward in the world beyond Pocopson

Now through May, you can donate the following things to help make our shoe kits:

  • Old denim jeans
  • Large safety pins
  • Thin plastic - milk jugs, soda bottles, plastic placemats, plastic folders.  Please rinse milk and soda bottles clean!
Also needed:
  • Sharpies
  • Surgical gloves
  • Cotton balls
  • Medical tape

6.  School Supplies for 2016-2017:  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. You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below:


If you have questions please contact Eileen Day: dayeileen@gmail.com or Tara Sammaritano: dance2288@gmail.com

News: In Our District


EXPERIENCE WHAT'S GOING ON AT PATTON FIRSTHAND! Stay connected to life at Patton. Volunteering with the PTO is a great way to meet other parents, Patton staff, and also to see what's going on at Patton Middle School!

Volunteer Opportunities for 2016-17:

  • Vice President (A fun way to meet lots of people. No experience necessary - we will help you learn the ropes!)
  • 6th Grade mixer Co-Chair (Oct. 14)
  • Basketball Night Co-Chair  (Feb/Mar)
  • Community Service- all year
  • Talent Show (Mar/April)
  • Box Tops- all year
  • Carnival (May 5th) Co-chairs needed

There is something for everyone! Some events will need 2-3 Co-Chairs each! Grab a friend and volunteer together! To learn more about these positions or getting involved in the PTO in general, contact Lynda Nadin at lynda.nadin@gmail.com

2.  UHS Public Speaking Camp - Summer 2016:  The UHS Speech and Debate team is offering a Public Speaking Camp for students in 4th-9th grades the first week in August. Please see the attached brochure for information about what the camp offers, as well as how to register. 

click here: Public Speaking Camp 

3.  FREE Shredding event for the Unionville-Chadds Ford community!

Sponsored by the UCFEA (The UCF Teachers Association) and Wiggins Shredding

Date: May 21, 2016
Place: Unionville High School (front parking lot)
Time: 9AM -12PM

Community residents may bring up to 4 boxes of documents to be shredded.
Shredding will be conducted until the shredding truck is full.

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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