Monday, September 12, 2016

Around Our School 9/12/16


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.  Patriot Pride:  SAVE THE DATE!  The Patriot Pride Spirit Week and Fun Run will be held from September 19th - 23rd, with the week's events culminating in a Family Fun Night and Movie Night on Friday, September 23rd.  Bring your family at 5:30 pm for a picnic dinner at PES (food and treats will be available for purchase) then stay for an indoor movie night at 7:00 pm. This year's fun run and spirit week will be run entirely in-house with 100% of the donations going directly to our school and our children.  More information will be coming home on Friday, September 16th after our opening Pep Rally. The rain date for the Fun Run/Color Run and the Family Fun Night will be Friday, September 30.

THE PTO NEEDS YOUR HELP to make our fundraising campaign a resounding success!! Please volunteer your time at the Fun Run and/or Family Fun Night! We have two signups available: 



2.  Spirit Wear:  Outfit your child/ren in the new Pocopson Elementary School Spirit Wear without having to leave the comforts of your own home!  The 2016-2017 Spiritwear company we are working with offers online shopping through our customized PES site.  Check out this year's line at

Shop now....the online store will only be open until this Friday, September 16th! Samples of all items for sale are available now in the main lobby. Items can only be ordered online and will be delivered to the students approximately two weeks after the store closes. Any questions can be directed to

3.  Girls On The Run:  "Girls on the Run" is looking for parent volunteers for our 3rd-5th grade girls. Right now there is a waitlist for participation and the YMCA is looking for a few more volunteers so that all the girls can participate. If interested, please reach out to or phone 610-643-9622, ext. 2129.

4.  The PES 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:

  • 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!)

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 block, lincoln logs, legos, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much.  We are very excited to start designing and creating this year!!!!

5.  The next PTO meeting will  be held on Thursday, October 13th at 9:30 in the Library.  Please save the date.

6.  3rd Grade Read-A-Thon:  This year our 3rd graders will be transported to the wizarding world of Harry Potter for a spellbinding celebration including crafts, games, entertainment and more!  The magic begins 11/4/16 at 5:30pm.  Questions and volunteer opportunities, contact

7.  Science Explorers After-School Science Club at Pocopson Elementary for Grades 1-5:

The first club of the school year begins soon!! Science Club will meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Pocopson after school from 3:30-4:30 and is available to students in grades 1-5. The first club topic, which begins on 9/27/16, is WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE:  

We picked our favorite hands-on science activities for this special introductory 3-session club!  This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some fan favorites! Experiment with catalysts and create a fizzy, foaming fountain, learn about circuits to create your own electric game, explore the amazing power of air pressure, and make "Bernoulli ball poppers".   

Science Explorers' is looking for Part time help at our after school science clubs at your school. Become a science club leader/instructor! Click here: SE Opportunity  

Club topics later in the school year include Rock Docs, Crime Scene Capers, Kitchen Chemistry, 3-2-1 Blast Off, and Super Duper Product Sleuthers. Please visit and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost, or to register your child.  Class size is limited to 20 students per, please register early to guarantee your child a spot.Please contact Jill Shinn at or 609.315.6492 with any questions.

News: School District

1.  Cow Pie Bingo Tickets:  Enter Today to Win $1000!!

PES was honored to be asked to work with the Unionville Community Fair and co-sponsor the ever popular Cow Pie Bingo ticket raffle.

Your ticket purchase helps support our school and several Chester County Organizations.

The Cow Pie Bingo winner will receive $1000!! That's a lot of moo-lah!  

Check out the Communications link to order your tickets today!! 

2.  Hillendale Husky Hustle 5K & Fun Run:  Join us for some HAPPY HILLENDALE fun at the annual HILLENDALE HUSKY HUSTLE 5K & FUN RUN. RACE DAY FUN FOR ALL - OCTOBER 29 ...

  • 5K RUN ... runners are encouraged to RACE IN THEIR COSTUMES and prizes will be given out for the craziest costumes
  • 3/4 MILE FUN RUN ... great event for our younger students
  • CREATIVE BAKED GOOD CONTEST ... bring your treats to the race the morning of for all to enjoy and prizes will be given to the most creative bakers
  • POST RACE FUN ... inflatables, refreshments, music and dancing
  • Pre-register by October 22 to be guaranteed a "HAPPY HILLENDALE" LONG SLEEVED SPIRIT RACE SHIRT.  
  • Race day registration starts at 8am but race shirts are limited to those who pre-registered.  5K Race start at 9am with Fun Run immediately after.  Roads are closed for safety reasons so please make sure you are on campus by 845am at the latest.
  • To pre-register click here: 2016 Hillendale Husky Hustle Registration

***If you want to add information to our Around Our School communications, please email us at  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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