Charger eNews - January 11, 2017
I want to thank and recognize all of our 4th-5th grade students and families who elected to participate in this year's Science Fair! To align with the Chester County Intermediate Unit's Science Fair and process, the project expectations were quite arduous! Our students will present their projects on Thursday (Jan. 12th) and will be judged by West Chester University professors. The finalists will be invited to compete at the CCIU County Competition in March. Exciting stuff! KUDOS to all students for their tremendous efforts and dedication to their projects! I also want to thank our AT Teacher, Marisa Gehris for overseeing the entire Science Fair process and coordinating with the CCIU for CFE.
Mark your calendar! Unionville H.S. is hosting an Elementary Spirit Night at the UHS vs WC Rustin HS Basketball Game on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 pm! All elementary students from all four buildings are encouraged to attend with their families to enjoy the game and show their school spirit! If you are available...please wear CFES spirit wear and come to the UHS gym by 7:00 pm! Students are FREE but there is a $5 ticket fee for adults.
In case you are interested, the CCIU is offering an opportunity for parents of Chester County students, grades K-12 to attend a free 2-hour training on the Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention Program (QPR). Participants will receive the QPR Booklet and become QPR Gatekeepers. See attached flyer for more details.
Friendly Reminder...school is closed next Monday, January 16th in recognition of MLK Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day that our PTO usually organizes a service project to honor and recognize MLK's work and vision. This year, we have decided to practice Dr. King's vision of community service throughout the year by working to support our sister school, Mitchell Elementary. The CFE community has been tremendously generous and supportive of Mitchell Elementary, and our students are learning and practicing Dr. King's ideals throughout the year. In fact, we just started a new and gently used shoe/sneaker collection to support our friends at Mitchell! A box is located in our lobby and we are collecting through Friday, January 13th! If you and your family are still interested in participating in a service project on MLK Day, there are a number of activities happening throughout the school district and area. Please click the link for more details and information: http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2017/01/martin-luther-king-day-of-service.html
As always, thank you for your support!
Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz
PTO NEWS AND NOTES
We hope everyone is back into the swing of things and staying healthy!!! There are lots of exciting PTO events happening in the first few months of 2017! We want to make sure that you have the following dates on your calendars!
Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm is the CFE Talent Show. You will not want to miss out watching many of our 3rd-5th grade students perform their many wonderful talents.
Friday, February 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm is Family Fun Night. This is always a good time for the whole family.
Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th is the 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show. Please see below for more information! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
Our next PTO meeting is also scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st at 9:15 at the school. The agenda for this meeting will come out soon. The PTO is a wonderful way to get involved at CFE. We are already starting to think about the PTO board for the 2017/2018 school year. We need your help! We are looking for a Recording Secretary. Most of our current board are at the end of their two year positions! Please feel free to reach out to Dana Cellucci or Kara Hyman about this position or just about being involved with the PTO.
CHADDS FORD ART SALE AND SHOW
MARCH 24th and 25th
Lots of exciting things happening with the Art Show!!
First if you are new to the school you may ask what is the Art Show. (It is not a children's art show!) The show was founded in 1949 by Betsy Wyeth and features works from over 60 talented artists from the Brandywine Valley and beyond. 30% of the profits from the artists sales are donated back to CFE. The event will takes place on Friday evening March 24th from 7-10 and Saturday, March 25th from 10-4. This continues to be our school's largest fundraiser!!! And the best part - the sale attracts people from outside of our school.
Nichole Schull is our chairperson this year and has been working very hard for months to get this event off and running! But this event requires a lot of help from all of our families here at CFE. It really does take everyone's help.
There will be a meeting at CFE on January 19th (time TBD) for anyone who would like to come out and help with the show. Most of our current volunteers will be aging out of the school. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! There are many jobs that would only take a small commitment of your time. Please be on the lookout for an email with more information on the meeting.
Finally if you are on "Facebook" please check out the "Chadds Ford Art Sale and Show" page and "Like" and "Share" it. The page was recently updated with a beautiful image of the Featured Artwork by artist Len Garon. Continue to check out the page because we will be adding lots of images of the artwork that will be available by the artists that will be attending this year.
5th Grade Human Growth and Development Parent Presentation
Parents of 5th grade students are invited to attend a preview of the 5th grade Human Growth and Development Unit on Tuesday, January 17th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School. We will share the materials that will be used and hold an open discussion of the topics to be covered in class.
If for some reason the January 17th meeting is postponed, the meeting will be rescheduled on Tuesday, January 24th.
URA Night at UHS Girls Basketball Game - January 5th
We are having a URA Night at the High School this Thursday Jan 5th.
The Unionville Girls basketball teams are taking on WC Rustin.
JV at 6pm and Varsity at 715.
All kids that wear their URA tshirt get free admission and a free slice of pizza.
Would you mind getting word out to kids and parents.
FOCUS Presents TWO EVENTS -
"How to Raise and Adult" Community Book Conversation and Author Visit
Julie Lythcott-Haims is a well-known author and speaker and she is in great demand across the country. The idea to bring her to our district came out of discussions at our district's Wellness Committee meetings. This is an exciting opportunity for our community and we would like to maximize our audience. We will be advertising the speaker event to neighboring districts as well; so sign up early.
Click HERE for the FLYER.
We are asking parents to register for each event (there is no fee) so we can keep track of our numbers. Here is the link to our registration site: https://howtoraiseanadult.eventbrite.com.
Here's a link to a clip of one of Julie's TED talks: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=julie+lythcott+haims+ted+talk&view=detail&mid=CED82C1D365B6B0B522DCED82C1D365B6B0B522D&FORM=VIRE
UHS Baseball Youth Winter Skills Series
Unionville High School Baseball is once again offering their Youth Baseball Winter Skills Series for players ages 8-14. They will offer a Two-Day Hitting Clinic and a Two-Day Pitching/Catching Clinic on January 14th and 21st. All proceeds benefit the UHS Diamond Booster Club.
Young players can develop their baseball hitting and fine tune their swings. At the Pitching/Catching sessions, athletes can work on all aspects of catching and work on pitching mechanics to promote arm health.
Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
|16||No School - MLK Day|
|1||PTO Meeting 9:15|
|19||Art Show Meeting|
|24||Family Fun Night|
|24-25||ART SHOW AND SALE|
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