Monday, February 13, 2017

Around Our School 2/13/17


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.  Box Tops Collection:  The semi-annual Box Tops for Education contest is happening in February!   Please check the expiration dates and trim all your box tops.  Put them in an envelope or zip lock bag and send them to school.  Each class has a container for the kids to deposit their box tops.  The class from each grade with the most box tops wins a pajama day and a movie.  Any class that collects 500 or more box tops will win a pajama day.  Please have all your box tops submitted by February 24th

We collected $975 in box tops in October.  Thank you for your support!

2.  Next PTO Meeting:

Evening PTO meeting:  Our evening PTO meeting this year will be on March 9th at 7PM.  Next year's PTO plans, school activities and committees will be discussed. Stay tuned for more information about babysitting available at PES during the meeting.  

3.  Upcoming Dates at PES:

  • 2/20: No school/President's Day
  • 3/1: Spring Picture Day
  • 3/3: 5th Grade Oldies Dance
  • 3/9: PTO Meeting in the evening, 7PM

4.  4th Grade Ice Skating Party - Save the Date!

All 4th Graders are invited to a fun-filled afternoon with friends at IceLine in West Chester on Sunday, March 12th from 4-6pm! Please mark your calendars for this district-wide event and stay tuned for sign-ups in the next couple of weeks! Questions? - Contact Kelly Fleming at or Eileen Day at

5.  Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, March 1st!

MotoPhoto will be back again on March 1st for anyone who is interested in Spring pictures!  Order forms will go out to all students within the next two weeks. If you would like Spring pictures of your child, please fill out the order form and send it in with your student on March 1st. Pictures will only be taken of students with completed order forms between 9-10:30a.m. that morning! Please contact Kelly Fleming at with any questions. 

6.  YearbooksYearbooks available for purchase online at a discounted price for a limited amount of time. Click on the link to order:

7.  Calling all library and book lovers (or even if you don't love to read!).  The Pocopson Library is looking for volunteers. Come be a part of our team and see what goes on inside our amazing library! Follow the link below to sign up for shifts.  Come help one day a month or more--whatever your schedule allows.  

Please contact Eva Thomas ( or Libby Deming ( if you have any questions. Thank you!

8.  Discovery Zone in the PES Library: THANK YOU PARENTS, FOR ALL THE DONATIONS SO FAR.  WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED, SO KEEP THEM COMING!!!! The Discovery Zone 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!)
  • Gently used Legos 
  • Box lids
  • 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 blocks, lincoln logs, etc. that you are getting rid of, we would love those too! We thank you SO much!

News: School District

1.  The UCFSD Wellness Committee Presents: "How To Raise An Adult"

February 23, 2017 - Join us for a presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult", at 7pm in the Unionville High School auditorium!

This event is open to the community and free of charge, but please register so that we might better prepare and forward any additional information on to you. Thank you! Link to our registration site:

2. UHS Presents Mary Poppins:  MARY POPPINS   

News: Sports and Miscellaneous

1.  URA Girls' Spring Lacrosse for 1st and 2nd graders - Registration is still open until February 15th- Come join the fun and register for the spring season at

2.  Unionville Baseball Used Sports Equipment Collection & Sale - Feb 25: Used Sports Equipment   

3.  URA Baseball:  Registration is now open and will run through mid- March. Games will begin in April, weather permitting.

URA Baseball, which is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball, is open to boys and girls in: Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD), Kennett Consolidated School District, Avon Grove School District, and parts of West Chester Area School District. Our youth baseball program includes ages 5-12, and features multiple divisions geared toward the age and development of your child. Please visit to register now.

5. SCCSA registration:  SCCSA   

6. KAU Little League:  KAU 

7. URA Softball:  URA  

8. Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show - March 24: ART   

9.  Jazz Along the Brandywine - February 25th: JAZZ  

***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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