Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Around Our School 6/7/16


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

  • June 10 - Kindergarten Parade/Picnic
  • June 15 - Last Day!!

2.  Yearbooks:  Yearbooks will be distributed starting on Friday, June 10th to those students that have purchased a yearbook.  

We have some extra books that are on a first come first serve basis. The price is $35 a book payable to Balfour Publishing. If you would like a yearbook, please email Melissa to reserve your copy.  The email address is mmcgowan@smstat.com

Melissa will be available in the Main Office on Tuesday June 14th beginning at 8:30-9:30 to collect and distribute yearbooks to those students purchasing at this time.

3.  Longwood Rotary Book Bag Project:  For the past ten years, the Longwood Rotary club (www.longwoodrotary.com) has provided free backpacks and school supplies to low-income children in the local community.  We believe that every child should start the school year with the supplies they need to be successful.   We provide age-appropriate supplies for each grade including: backpacks, pencils, paper, erasers, highlighters, folders, binders, glue, glue sticks, tissues, etc.   

We have just launched a partnership with the Unionville Chadds Ford School District to increase the number of children we can support.  We are collecting used backpacks that your children may have outgrown or other backpacks you have that are no longer being used.  We will be placing bright blue donation bins in the lobbies of all the district schools.  We will also provide new white trash bags next to the bins for the last day of school when students will need something to bring home their work and other items.   These bins will also be available all summer long to collect donations.  

Later this summer when you are shopping for 2016-2017 we ask you to consider buying additional suppliesthat are on sale.  Who can resist the "loss leader" specials for 5 and 10 cents!  Buy extra supplies and help less fortunate kids get off to a great start in school.  

If you have any questions about this community service project please contact Jordan Gushurst at jordan@gushurst.com.  Thank you for your support!  

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. 

Summer Library Hours  

5.  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 Community

1.  ART BEAT SUMMER CAMPS 2016 at Pocopson Elementary & Chadds Ford Elementary. Themed camps running weekly from June 27- July 29. www.artbeatpa.org for camp dates & themes. 

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. 

Public Speaking Camp ​​​​​​​ ​ 

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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