Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Charger eNews - April 9, 2019

 
 
Charger eNews
April 9, 2019
 

Greetings Chargers!

We have a busy week coming up and the much anticipated Spring Break is nearly here!

Great news to share! We received a letter of appreciation from the American Heart Association last week. Thanks to the generous contributions of CFE families and friends, we collected a total of $3,632 for the AHA! The letter included the following message:

“On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school’s donation of $3,632. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you.”

Huge thanks to our P.E. teachers, Mr. Judd and Miss Clark, and to the parent volunteers who helped support our CFE Jump Rope for Heart event. Thank you once again for your contributions!

Conference Week (April 8 to 12): Spring conferences are a great opportunity to learn about your child’s progress and everything that has been happening in the classroom. 

The long-awaited Spring Break is just a few days away! School will be closed from Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19. Our first day back is Monday, April 22. Enjoy the extra time at home with your children! 

PSSA Testing Window

When we return from Spring Break, all of our third through fifth graders will begin PSSA testing. The testing schedule at CFE is as follows:

  • April 23, 24, 26 (ELA testing)
  • April 29-30 (math testing)
  • May 1-2 (science testing, fourth grade only)

Friendly Reminder to Third-Fifth Grade Parents: We are extremely fortunate to be part of an amazingly supportive community and much of this goes without saying; however, during the testing window, we ask that you help ensure your child gets plenty of rest and enjoys a healthy breakfast.

Please encourage your child to maintain a positive and healthy view of the tests. We just want them to try their best and not to worry. They are well prepared and ready to show what they know.

Also, in my previous PSSA informational letter, I included a letter from the PA Department of Education regarding the collection of electronic devices during the testing window.

Although electronic devices are not permitted in school, many of our students use them on the bus. As long as they are in school bags and turned off during the day, we do not see it as a problem. While we don’t anticipate any issues regarding students being in possession of cell phones during our testing, I just want to remind you of the policy language and to reinforce that students are not permitted to be in possession of cell phones during testing.

If your child normally brings a cell phone in his or her backpack, we will have to collect it each morning prior to the testing time as per Pennsylvania state guidelines. Students will be asked to turn off their cell phones and turn them into their teachers. Student phones will be returned after testing to keep in their school bags. 

Thank you for your support during this annual testing period. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Friendly Reminder Regarding UCFSD Snow Make-Up Days (Four): The last student school day is scheduled for June 14. There will be a 12:25 p.m. dismissal with modified kindergarten. 

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Well, the results are in and our (preliminary) revenue from the 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale was approximately $23,000! It’s amazing to see what can happen when our school community comes together on such an amazing project!

As a PTO, our budget will be well-positioned going into the 2019-2020 school year. So many school costs will be helped by these funds: teacher grants, assemblies, grade-specific events, and staff appreciation events, just to name a few!

If you have any feedback for the Art Show Committee and/or would like to get involved next year, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have a few minutes, we’d love for you to take this quick survey to provide more specific feedback.

Remember, this Thursday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 20 percent of CFE fundraiser sales at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Glen Mills will be donated back to the school. It’s a half-day at CFE – take the kids out for a treat!

  • Save the dates for two additional fundraisers at Rasa Indian Cuisine May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Red Robin June 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We will celebrate Staff Appreciation Week May 6 to 10. Look for more information soon about how parents can help make it a great week for our amazing teachers and staff!

Finally, we still have opportunities to serve on our PTO board and/or chair a committee next year. Please reach out to a board member to learn more.

Have a great Spring Break!

Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFE PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Charger eNews - April 2, 2019

 
 
Charger eNews
April 2, 2019
 

Greetings Parents!

UCFSD has added an additional layer of security to many of our buildings. Beginning next week, our exterior doors will be locked throughout the school day. We have added a new camera system that allows visitors to communicate with the main office. This new system provides an additional layer of security, as visitors will now need to be “buzzed in” to enter the vestibule, and then “buzzed in” again to enter the main office.

When visiting CFE, you will find the new camera and communication system to the right of the main entrance doors (pictured). Please press the button in the lower right corner to connect to the main office.

Conference Week (April 8 to 12): Spring conferences are a great opportunity to learn about your child’s progress and everything that has been happening in the classroom. I have the great fortune of visiting classrooms and being part of the day-to-day operations. I am so proud of our staff, students, and school community. I hope you will learn all about your child’s progress and success this week!

Friendly Reminder Regarding UCFSD Snow Make-Up Days (Four): The last student school day is scheduled for June 14. There will be a 12:25 p.m. dismissal with modified kindergarten. 

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Last Chance to Order Your CFE 2018-2019 Yearbook! Just $25, yearbooks are on sale through this Friday, April 5. To order, go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter school ID: 11565019.

On April 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 20 percent of CFE fundraiser sales at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Glen Mills will be donated back to the school. It’s a half-day at CFE – take the kids out for a treat!

  • Save the dates for two additional fundraisers at Rasa Indian Cuisine May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Red Robin June 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thank you to all who read last week’s eNews and entered the raffle to win a PTO prize. Congratulations to winner Caleb Mass from Mr. Lapp's second grade class!

We will celebrate Staff Appreciation Week May 6 to 10. Look for more information soon about how parents can help make it a great week for our amazing teachers and staff!

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the school for our general PTO meeting. We will discuss open board and committee chair positions. Now is a great time to get your feet wet and get involved with our school’s PTO! Board positions for next school year, upon which we will vote at the May PTO meeting, are: Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, and Recording Secretary.

Regards,

Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFE PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Charger eNews March 26, 2019

 
 
Charger eNews
March 26, 2019
 

Greetings Chargers!

The 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale was a tremendous success this weekend! What an amazing tradition we have at Chadds Ford! We were blessed with nice weather and over the course of two days, we seemed to have a consistent presence of visitors.

I want to sincerely thank everyone who volunteered and supported the Art Show in any capacity. It has become a truly unique and time-honored event that would not be possible without the incredible efforts of so many people.

The Art Show proceeds provide the PTO with the funding and opportunity to support our school and your children with so many unique and wonderful experiences. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for all of your time, efforts, energy, and support!

Special thanks to:

Art Show Committee: Nichole Scull, Jenn Sheehan, Jessica Lang, Joyce Yoon, Kara Hyman, Katherine Lombardo, Hoang Q-Nguyen, Varsha Godambe-Jain, Jeff Ellison, Christina Montinola Rayos, Tanya Cranmer, Leigh Heister, and Brett Clancy

Volunteers: Sue Alivio, Christina Condelles, Ai Huynh, Meredith Petruccelli, Anna Marcotte, Kathy Whitman, Catherine Gillespie, Jennifer Roberts, Vivian Fresco, Becky Miner, Linda and Ryan Roberts, Colleen Aiken and husband, Jen Brown, Nick Scull, Sharmini Wickremasinghe, Sonya Hoffman, Swarnalatha Neema, Adrienne Moss, Lauren McLaughlin, Sara Parambil, Michele Lafferty, Maria Cappelli, Mike and Michele Boyle, Heather Marshall, Kim Regan, Pam Tucker, Megan Green, Alexandra Albrecht, Lana Gorelik, Rina Kapoor, Paul Koch, Sarah Rice, Ashley Keller, Erika Dinnie, Jennifer Lalli, Moses Yoon, Sara Krausz, Annie Morgan, Matt and Jeanine McCloskey, Renee and Mike Sash, Lisa Yackel, Sheetal Patel, Deepa Mahale, Ben Simons, Alison Bezyak, Martina and Steve Jones, and Elisa and Brian Maas

Custodians: Craig Ellis, Stanley Jones, Jerry Edwards, and Ron Richmond

Office Personnel: Jeanine McCloskey and Cindy Poe

Conference Week (April 8 to 12): Spring conferences are a great opportunity to learn about your child’s progress and everything that has been happening in the classroom. I have the great fortune of visiting classrooms and being part of the day-to-day operations. I am so proud of our staff, students, and school community. I hope you will learn all about your child’s progress and success this week!

If you have not signed up for a conference, it is not too late! Please click HERE to access our online conference scheduling website.

School Board Meeting: CFE hosted the School Board meeting March 18. As the host school, we had the opportunity to highlight a point of pride for CFE and we chose to share our social-emotional and wellness initiatives for this year. Mrs. Whitman, Mrs. DeNenno, and Miss Yackel joined us, along with four third-grade students. Dhilan, Ela, Rebecca, and Journey shared personal reflections from their growth journals and they did an awesome job! Our presentation can be accessed HERE if you are interested.

Friendly Reminder Regarding UCFSD Snow Make-Up Days (Four): The last student school day is scheduled for June 14. There will be a 12:25 p.m. dismissal with modified kindergarten. 

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Our 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale was a huge success! We echo all of Mr. Dutkiewicz’s sentiments above! We are so grateful for everyone’s incredible contributions. The show could not have happened, nor would it have been so successful, without each and every one of you!

Special thanks to all of our corporate and family sponsors and supporters, all of the amazing artists, Mr. Dutkiewicz, Mrs. McCloskey, and Mrs. Poe, teachers, staff, custodians, and parent and student volunteers.

And last, but certainly not least, thank you so much to our fantastic show chairs, Nichole Scull and Jenn Sheehan, and to the entire planning committee. You put in so many hours of hard work over the past several months to ensure the success of a wonderful tradition and fundraiser for our school.

CFE 2018-2019 Yearbooks are just $25 and are on sale through April 5. To order, go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter school ID: 11565019. Additionally, if you have any candid photos from classrooms and events this year, please look for instructions from homeroom parents for how to upload them to be reviewed for inclusion in the yearbook.

On April 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 20 percent of CFE fundraiser sales at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Glen Mills will be donated back to the school. It’s a half-day at CFE – take the kids out for a treat!

Thank you to all who read last week’s eNews and entered the raffle to win a PTO prize; we appreciate your interest and support! The winner for the week of March 19 is Sarah Brown from Mrs. Eisenhower’s class! Please click here to enter this week’s drawing for another chance to win!

Please join us at the school for our next general PTO meeting April 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Charger eNews - March 19, 2019

 
 
Charger eNews
March 19, 2019
 

Greetings Parents!

We are approaching one of the biggest and most important events of our school year! The much anticipated 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale is this coming Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. This is the PTO’s largest fundraiser, accounting for almost 70 percent of our budget and enabling us to provide exciting events, programs, and enrichment for our students. 

In case you missed it, check out our promotional video featuring some of our students! We still need your help to make it all happen. Please click here to check out the volunteer sign-up and get involved today! Thanks in advance for your time and consideration!

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

As mentioned in the Principal’s Message above, please continue to help us make the upcoming 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale a success by creating social media awareness and volunteering before/during/after the show.

70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale HighlightsNo photo description available.

  • Adults-only opening reception Friday, March 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, many of whom will be available to sign or personalize their work.
  • Family-friendly exhibit and sale Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. showcasing more than 65 local and regional artists representing an array of mediums to satisfy every taste and budget, as well as many local artisans, whose crafts include jewelry, wooden items, glass, and much more!
  • A Brandywine Tradition Exhibit with Karl J. Kuerner, III, whose family’s farm was the inspiration for many of the late Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. Books and other various works will be available for purchase and signing.
  • “The Wyeths in Chadds Ford” presentation given by Mary Cronin, Dean of Education and Public Programs at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Paint Party” class (pre-registration) offered by artist Christine Burke from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where participants can create artistic masterpieces in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Food on Wheels” food truck serving Mexican cuisine for patrons to purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Raffle drawing for more than 30 amazing prizes donated by various local artists and businesses, including Donating Artist Rick Phillips’ “Vintage Americana,” a 20”x20” oil on canvas.

The Fourth Grade Ice Skating Party is this Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All fourth graders are encouraged to attend – even if they don’t skate, this is a fun opportunity to gather and socialize with classmates and friends! Today is the deadline to register so a final headcount can be given to Ice Line.

CFE 2018-2019 Yearbooks are just $25 and are on sale through April 5. To order, go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter school ID: 11565019. Additionally, if you have any candid photos from classrooms and events this year, please look for instructions from homeroom parents for how to upload them to be reviewed for inclusion in the yearbook.

Finally, what better way to welcome spring than with a frozen yogurt treat? On April 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 20 percent of CFE fundraiser sales at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Glen Mills will be donated back to the school.

Thank you to all who read last week’s eNews and entered the raffle to win a PTO prize; we appreciate your interest and support! The winner for the week of March 12 was Emma Roberts from Mrs. Whitman’s class! Please click here to enter this week’s drawing for another chance to win!

Regards,
Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

FOCUS presents: What Made Maddy Run? Pressures, Perfectionism and Depression in Today’s Youth
 Wednesday, March 20 (tomorrow) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Patton Auditorium (Please Register to Attend)

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Charger eNews - March 12, 2019

 
 
Charger eNews
March 12, 2019
 

Greetings Parents,

Conferences are only a few weeks away. Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the week of April 8. A sign-up letter and link to schedule your child’s conference will be sent home this week; keep an eye out!

UCFSD elementary schools are hosting an Internet Safety Informative Parent Night tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School. Join us for a presentation and discussion on internet safety with Mr. Joe Myers, Community Outreach Supervisor from The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc. Mr. Myers and his team have developed these information sessions for parents, as well as curriculum for school-age audiences. We hope to see you there!

From the Nurse’s Desk

Dear CFES Families,

As you may have seen in the news, flu season is upon us. While I am not aware of many cases at CFES, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health is reporting widespread flu activity. I encourage you to take precautions to prevent the flu.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

“The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.”

If your student is diagnosed with the flu, it is important that he/she does not return to school until he/she is fever free (<100 F⁰) for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen). Additionally, students should not return if they have a persistent cough. Together we can help prevent the spread of the flu. Please click here for additional information.

Sincerely,

Maureen Parkinson, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

At last Wednesday's general PTO meeting, attendees voted on how to spend the second half of our enrichment grant budget for the school year. We are excited to announce that through PTO funding, our school will be adding new equipment for video production, flexible seating options for three Learning Support classrooms, and flexible seating for the third of the three fifth grade classrooms to be funded for this type of seating choice. 

These are just a few of the enrichment opportunities financed by the annual Art Show. The success of this year’s event is what will enable the PTO to continue to fund grants like these for our students in the next academic year.

Please continue to help us make the upcoming 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale a success by creating social media awareness and volunteering before/during/after the show.

70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale HighlightsNo photo description available.

  • Adults-only opening reception Friday, March 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists, many of whom will be available to sign or personalize their work.
  • Family-friendly exhibit and sale Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. showcasing more than 65 local and regional artists representing an array of mediums to satisfy every taste and budget, as well as many local artisans, whose crafts include jewelry, wooden items, glass, and much more!
  • A Brandywine Tradition Exhibit with Karl J. Kuerner, III, whose family’s farm was the inspiration for many of the late Andrew Wyeth’s paintings. Books and other various works will be available for purchase and signing.
  • “The Wyeths in Chadds Ford” presentation given by Mary Cronin, Dean of Education and Public Programs at the Brandywine River Museum of Art from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Paint Party” class (pre-registration) offered by artist Christine Burke from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where participants can create artistic masterpieces in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Food on Wheels” food truck serving Mexican cuisine for patrons to purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Raffle drawing for more than 30 amazing prizes donated by various local artists and businesses, including Donating Artist Rick Phillips’ “Vintage Americana,” a 20”x20” oil on canvas.

The Fourth Grade Ice Skating Party is just two weeks away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All fourth graders are encouraged to attend – even if they don’t skate, this is a fun opportunity to gather and socialize with classmates and friends! If you haven’t done so already, please register by March 19.

CFE 2018-2019 Yearbooks are just $25 and are on sale through April 5. To order, go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter school ID: 11565019. Additionally, if you have any candid photos from classrooms and events this year, please look for instructions from homeroom parents for how to upload them to be reviewed for inclusion in the yearbook.

Finally, what better way to welcome spring than with a frozen yogurt treat? On April 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 20 percent of CFE fundraiser sales at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt in Glen Mills will be donated back to the school.

If you’ve read this far, click here to be entered to win a prize from the PTO! The winner will be announced in next week’s eNews!

Thanks for your support!

Regards,
Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Charger eNews - March 5, 2019

 
 
Charger eNews
March 5, 2019
 

Greetings Chargers!

Well, March has certainly greeted us with some inconvenient weather! Let's hope the worst is behind us and we avoid any additional snow days!

Due to the snow closure last Friday, the Fifth Grade Oldies Dance has been rescheduled for this Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Hillendale Elementary. For those attending, Hillendale has asked everyone to be creative with students arriving together. There is limited parking, and if the wet conditions continue, field parking will be unavailable.

We also missed our Dr. Seuss spirit week crazy hat day last Friday. Many schools across the country are still celebrating Read Across America this week and crazy hat day is a student favorite to be sure. For those reasons, we will have our Crazy Hat Day this Friday, March 8! Have fun with it! Big thanks to everyone who participated last week, and to our librarian, Ms. Price, for organizing a number of activities for all of our students.

The 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale is only weeks away! This year, the big event will take place Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

It's hard to believe that 70 years ago, the Wyeth family initiated the first Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale at CFE. The Show has flourished over the years, providing a beautiful opportunity for our community to come together.

It also provides the vast majority of our annual PTO budget. As you know, the PTO funds many parts of the school experience for every CFE student, including assemblies, classroom needs, technology advancement, family fun nights, etc.

In addition, our KIND fund ensures no child misses a field trip, book fair, or other school-related experience as a result of income restrictions.

This is a tremendous, time-honored tradition for Chadds Ford. Please consider volunteering some of your time to support this historic event.

New Date! UCFSD elementary schools are hosting an Internet Safety Informative Parent Night Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School.

We hope you’ll join us for a presentation and discussion on internet safety with Mr. Joe Myers, Community Outreach Supervisor from The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc.

Mr. Myers and his team have developed these information sessions for parents, as well as curriculum for school-age audiences. We hope to see you there!

From the Nurse’s Desk

Dear CFES Families,

As you may have seen in the news, flu season is upon us. While I am not aware of many cases at CFES, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health is reporting widespread flu activity. I encourage you to take precautions to prevent the flu.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

“The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.”

If your student is diagnosed with the flu, it is important that he/she does not return to school until he/she is fever free (<100 F⁰) for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen). Additionally, students should not return if they have a persistent cough. Together we can help prevent the spread of the flu. Please click here for additional information.

Sincerely,

Maureen Parkinson, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the school for our general PTO meeting. An Art Show update will follow. 

Also, dine at Bertucci’s today from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from your bill will be donated to CFE. 

The Fourth Grade Ice Skating Party is coming up on March 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ice Line in West Chester. Please complete waivers no later than March 19.

Please continue to help us make the upcoming 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale a success in these ways: create social media awareness and volunteer before/during/after the show.

New to the show this year will be a Paint Party Class with Christine Burke Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (pre-registration required). Also, the “Food on Wheels” food truck will be serving Mexican cuisine for patrons to purchase Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come for art and lunch!

A much anticipated part of the Art Show is the raffle drawing. This year, we have more than 30 amazing prizes donated by various local artists and businesses, including Donating Artist Rick Phillips’ “Vintage Americana,” a 20”x20” oil on canvas (pictured).

Advance purchase raffle ticket order forms will be coming home in your child’s backpack. Descriptions of these items are posted on the Art Show web page. Don’t miss your chance to take one (or more) home!

Regards,
Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA
(610) 388-1112

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Charger eNews - February 27, 2019

 
 
Charger eNews
February 27, 2019
 

Greetings Parents!

We had a fantastic Family Fun Night last Friday! From a DJ dance party to bingo, to fun games and activities, a great time was had by all! Huge thanks to our fantastic PTO for sponsoring this event! 

Special thanks to PTO coordinators Michelle Boyle, Dana Cellucci, and Denise Blango, and parent volunteers Mike Cellucci and Kristie Dubinski. Big thanks to UHS volunteers Hannah, Erin, and Grady, and our CFE student volunteers, Matthew, Chase, Bella, Tess, and Kayla.

Thank you to Silke Hansen for facilitating the art projects, and to Mr. Hirt, Mr. Judd, Mr. Ellis, and Mr. Edwards for helping with set up.

Finally, a big shout out to UHS student Wes Saunders for DJing the event. If you need a great DJ, contact Wes!

This week (February 25 to March 1), CFE is celebrating Read Across America Week!

Students and teachers at CFE are celebrating the national Read Across America event to promote reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Find helpful resources about reading to your children at the National Education Association.

Monday: Get Ready to Read Across America! We will kick off the celebration with the “Cat’s Quizzer.” Students will be challenged to share their knowledge of Dr. Seuss and his books by competing in a trivia challenge. One classroom from grades K-2 and one from grades 3-5 will win prizes!

Tuesday: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Wear T-shirts or sweatshirts with places on them in honor of this inspiring Dr. Seuss book! Try locating places on your classmates’ shirts on a map, alphabetizing places, or playing the game “Oh, the Places I’ll Go!” (Oh, the places I’ll go - I’ll go to Alaska and I’ll bring an alpaca). Make your way from A to Z, with each student repeating the items and places previously mentioned and adding to the list alphabetically.

Wednesday: Fox in Socks (Also Spring Picture Day) Share this book with students, and let the silly zany tongue twisters be your class’s inspiration for Crazy Sock Day. Wear crazy or mismatched socks.

Thursday: Green Eggs and Ham Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s classic beginning reader about trying new things by wearing green today. Packing green eggs and ham in your lunchbox is optional!

Friday: Reading is Where it’s Hat! One hat, two hats, favorite hats, crazy hats! Wear your favorite hat today as we celebrate “The Cat in the Hat” and “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.”

The 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale is only weeks away! This year, the big event will take place Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

It's hard to believe that 70 years ago, the Wyeth family initiated the first Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale at CFE. The Show has flourished over the years, providing a beautiful opportunity for our community to come together.

It also provides the vast majority of our annual PTO budget. As you know, the PTO funds many parts of the school experience for every CFE student, including assemblies, classroom needs, technology advancement, family fun nights, etc.

In addition, our KIND fund ensures no child misses a field trip, book fair, or other school-related experience as a result of income restrictions.

This is a tremendous, time-honored tradition for Chadds Ford. Please consider volunteering some of your time to support this historic event.

New Date! UCFSD elementary schools are hosting an Internet Safety Informative Parent Night Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School.

We hope you’ll join us for a presentation and discussion on internet safety with Mr. Joe Myers, Community Outreach Supervisor from The Crime Victims' Center of Chester County, Inc.

Mr. Myers and his team have developed these information sessions for parents, as well as curriculum for school-age audiences. We hope to see you there!

From the Nurse’s Desk

Dear CFES Families,

As you may have seen in the news, flu season is upon us. While I am not aware of many cases at CFES, the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health is reporting widespread flu activity. I encourage you to take precautions to prevent the flu.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

“The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccination each year. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions (like staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and frequent handwashing) to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.”

If your student is diagnosed with the flu, it is important that he/she does not return to school until he/she is fever free (<100 F⁰) for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol or Ibuprofen). Additionally, students should not return if they have a persistent cough. Together we can help prevent the spread of the flu. Please click here for additional information.

Sincerely,

Maureen Parkinson, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse

Best regards,
Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal

Last Friday's Family Fun Night was a huge success — the word “fun” truly sums up the evening!

We echo Mr. Dutkiewicz's gratitude expressed above, to everyone involved for all their hard work. And a special thank you to all of the families who donated toys/gifts for our prize table. We had more than 75 prizes from which bingo winners could choose. Support from parents is what helps make it possible for the PTO to hold special events such as this one, and for that, we are grateful!

Mark your calendar to dine at Bertucci’s Tuesday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds from your bill will be donated to CFE.

Also, the Fourth Grade Ice Skating Party is coming up on March 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Ice Line in West Chester. Please complete waivers no later than March 19.

Please continue to help us make the upcoming 70th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale a success in these ways: create social media awarenessvolunteer before/during/after the show, and provide a family sponsorship.

New to the show this year will be a Paint Party Class with Christine Burke Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (pre-registration required). Also, the “Food on Wheels” food truck will be serving Mexican cuisine for patrons to purchase Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come for art and lunch!

Please Note: Our Art Show meeting previously scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, February 27, has been cancelled. We will have an update on the Art Show at our general PTO meeting Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the school.

Finally, as we look ahead to next school year, there are several open volunteer slots for chairing events and/or serving on our PTO Board. Please note that in almost all cases, the work that corresponds to each position can be done on a flexible schedule. Please reach out with questions or interest.

Regards,
Joyce Yoon and Jessica Lang, PTO Presidents
CFE PTO Board
CFES PTO

Remember to check the UCF Community Bulletin Board for other community-wide activities and resources that benefit our students, including fundraisers, extra-curricular activities, and camps.

The PTO’s weekly eNews is distributed on Tuesdays. Please submit any information to be included by Friday of the previous week to: CFESPTO@ucfsd.net.

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