Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Charger eNews - January 11, 2017

Charger eNews - January 11, 2017


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Chargers!

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!

Best Regards,

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz

CFES Principal

 


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.


COMMUNITY NEWS

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cara Malone or Rose Hearn 

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. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  JANUARY
16 No School - MLK Day
  FEBRUARY
1 PTO Meeting 9:15
3 Talent Show
19 Art Show Meeting
24 Family Fun Night
  MARCH
24-25 ART SHOW AND SALE

 

 




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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Charger eNews - January 3, 2017

Charger eNews - January 3, 2017


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Chargers and Happy New Year!

It was great to see smiling faces back in the building today and I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing winter break!  Hopefully you spent quality time at home with your family and friends.  Our staff and students tend to describe their respective winter breaks in much the same way, "quick and fast".  No matter how long...the days always do seem to fly by!

The month of January tends to be a bit more quiet as the excitement of the holidays are behind us and the doldrums of winter surround us.  We are looking forward to some fun activities during our Healthy Body Week, January 23rd - 27th.  Students will be entertained with our typically humorous staff videos based on healthy habits of mind and body.  We have a number of other activities planned throughout the week, including free smoothies at lunch for all students.  The videos and recipes will be shared on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Chadds-Ford-Elementary-School-145264965551020/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/shawndutkiewicz) pages.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Mon. January 16th), 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!  See attached flyer for details and thank you for your continued support!

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

Finally, just a friendly reminder...please send your child to school with warm clothing and a winter coat.  During this time of year, wearing layers is the easiest way to manage the inside-outside temperature changes.  If your child is particularly fond of wearing shorts or does not like wearing a bulky coat, please send those additional layers in their book bag for recess.  Thank you for your support in ensuring appropriate dress outside.  If your child gives you a hard time at home regarding wearing winter clothing, feel free to blame us!  

Once again, HAPPY NEW  YEAR!

Best Regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFES Principal 


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Happy New Year! The PTO hopes you had a wonderful holiday. 

As we start a new year, we would like for you to consider volunteering your time to the CFE PTO Board. We currently have three positions open for the 2017-2018 school year: Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Communication Secretary. These positions are currently available!! More information on these jobs will be available in future eNews communications but don't wait!  Reach out to Kara Hyman or Dana Cellucci for more information. All three of these positions are very important and extremely rewarding. 

Please keep your eye out for information regarding our Talent Show, scheduled for Friday February 3rd. This is a fun show where our CFE kids showcase their various talents, it's a fun event that the kids really look forward to. Lastly, mark your calendars, our next PTO meeting will be February 1st at 9:15am. Happy New Year!


Out With The Old, In With The New!

This January, CFES is participating in a sneaker drive in support of its sister school, Mitchell Elementary School in southwest Philadelphia.  Mitchell serves a K-8 student body made up entirely of children from households below the poverty line, with many children struggling with permanent or transitional homelessness. 

As you go through your closets to make room for your new things from this holiday season, please consider donating gently worn or new sneakers for the school's students.  A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through Friday, January 13th. Please direct questions to Sara Krausz at swkrausz@gmail.com.


COMMUNITY NEWS

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cara Malone or Rose Hearn 

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.

Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  JANUARY
16 No School
  FEBRUARY
1 PTO Meeting 9:15am
3 Talent Show

 

 

 



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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Charger eNews - December 13, 2016

Charger eNews - December 13, 2016


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greeting Chargers!

This week, our chorus, strings and band students will be getting everyone in the holiday spirit! Our K-3 Concert will be held on Tues. 12/13/16 at 1:45 pm and our 4-5 Winter Concert will be held on Wed. 12/14/16 at 1:45 pm.  Parents are welcome to attend!  If you cannot be present, our Winter Concerts will be LIVE STREAMED and archived on our CFE-TV YouTube Channel. Click on the link below before the start of the concerts next week and enjoy!

CFE-TV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdrxMdy48mf1birFTaLtM2Q

The next few days are a great reminder of how fortunate we are to serve such an amazing community! From all of us here at CFE...THANK YOU for your continued support and all the best as you prepare to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends!

Best Regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

We would like to thank everyone who came out to our December PTO meeting especially Ken Bachelor and Dr. Sanville who spoke about school start times.  Our next meeting will be February 1, 2017.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors hereby give notice of a special informational meeting to discuss the Pettinaro Commercial Development along Wilmington Pike (US 202) in Concord Township on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00PM at the Township Building, 10 Ring Road, Chadds Ford, PA. 

The meeting has been arranged with the Chadds Ford Supervisors, township engineer, and Rep. Steve Barrar.  There will be a discussion on the commercial development of the Pettinaro property at Route 202 and Ridge Road. There will be access to this shopping complex from 202 as well as Ridge Rd and ground breaking is scheduled for February of 2017.

Please consider making time in your busy schedule to attend.


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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cara Malone or Rose Hearn


UCFSD COAT DRIVE - LAST FEW DAYS

Switching clothes over for the fall/winter season? Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.All sizes & styles, infant through adult are needed – please spread the word.Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school, or the Landhope at 926 and Route 82 starting on October 17th and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. Contact: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com for information on how to donate gift cards or cash to the drive.  

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. 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. 

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players!

Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  DECEMBER
14 Winter Concert 4-5 1:45
23 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
  JANUARY
2 Back to School

 

 




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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Charger eNews - December 6, 2016

Charger eNews - December 6, 2016


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greeting Chargers!

The Chester County Crime Victims Center (CVC) visited CFE today to teach our 3rd-5th grade students about internet safety.  Tomorrow evening, UCFSD is hosting a parent training at Hillendale Elementary starting at 6:30 pm.  The CVC will present information that is specific to K-5 students and their internet usage. We hope you can attend this important informational session.  

Next week, our chorus, strings and band students will be getting everyone in the holiday spirit! Our K-3 Concert will be held on Tues. 12/13/16 at 1:45 pm and our 4-5 Winter Concert will be held on Wed. 12/14/16 at 1:45 pm.  Parents are welcome to attend!  If you cannot be present, our Winter Concerts will be LIVE STREAMED and archived on our CFE-TV YouTube Channel. Click on the link below before the start of the concerts next week and enjoy!

CFE-TV YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdrxMdy48mf1birFTaLtM2Q

You may be wondering...why so many substitute teachers in the building lately? This year, we have made a very intentional investment in staff professional development.  We have encouraged staff to take advantage of training opportunities to broaden their knowledge and experience, and learn how to apply new instructional strategies.  Specialized literacy programs and strategies, brain-based learning philosophies, and mindfulness in the classroom are just three examples of professional development trainings that staff have recently attended. Even as I draft this message, I am with a cohort of CFE staff at a Guided Math conference in northern New Jersey.  These opportunities will lead to "turn around" trainings at CFES so new strategies and ideas will be shared with the greater staff.  While it is not ideal to have our teachers out of the classroom, our continuous improvement goals and action plans rely on new learning and application of progressive strategies.  I hope that you see the value and understand the priority and I am confident that our time and efforts will further enrich our programs and student experience. 

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Happy Holidays!

Please come to our PTO meeting tomorrow at 9:15 am, it's our last one until Wednesday Feb 1st 2017!! 

Have a great holiday season!  

AGENDA: 

  • Ken Bachelor, Asst. Superintendent—Discussion of School Start Times
  • Review an approve last meetings minutes
  • Review the budget and performance from Read-A-Thon, Book Fair, Donut Days
  • Principals Report
  • Misc. Items
    • Nominate New VP
    • 5th grade leave behind project
    • Model UN
  • Next Meeting 2/1/17 at 9:15

COMMUNITY NEWS

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cara Malone or Rose Hearn


UCFSD COAT DRIVE

Switching clothes over for the fall/winter season? Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.All sizes & styles, infant through adult are needed – please spread the word.Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school, or the Landhope at 926 and Route 82 starting on October 17th and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. Contact: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com for information on how to donate gift cards or cash to the drive.  

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. 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. 

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet and work with UHS Varsity Head Coach, Mike Magee, his coaching staff and players!

Detailed information and Registration Forms may be found at the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8aM7IICcYWDal83WmtSeW1mMlk/view?usp=sharing


Wreath Sale

Cub Scout Pack 22 is holding it's annual wreath sale. Click flyer for more information. 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  DECEMBER
7 PTO Meeting 9:15
13 Winter Concert K-3 1:45
14 Winter Concert 4-5 1:45
23 Winter Break Begins
  JANUARY
2 Back to School

 

 



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Charger eNews - November 30, 2016

 

 

Charger eNews - November 30, 2016


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Chargers,

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend!  

The weeks leading up to the winter break always seem to fly by and before we know it...it will be 2017!  Although its a short month, we have a lot  going on at CFES in December.  Next Monday, please consider dining out at PJ Whelihan's (1347 Wilmington Pike) to support the CFE PTO!  From 5 to 9 pm, PJ's is donating 15% to our school and all you need to do is bring the attached flyer along.  The kids have to eat...why not choose PJ's?

As we do each year, we are also encouraging folks to give the gift of warmth this December.  Please consider sending in unwrapped hats, mittens, and gloves to benefit the Kennett Community Services Center.  Our collection will run through December 16th and students can add their contributions to our "giving" snowman in our lobby.  Big thanks to Ms. Yackel for organizing this collection!  The flyer is attached for more details.

Please consider nominating one our great teachers for the Citadel Heart of Learning Award! Please click here to show your love of our staff: https://www.citadelbanking.com/…/ci…/heart-of-learning-form/

SAVE the Date!  As a result of our parent, student, and school personnel Climate Survey last year, we are bringing in the Chester County Crime Victims Center to teach our students about Internet safety and social media.  In addition to our students receiving training, we are hosting a district-wide Internet Safety Parent Night on December 7th at Hillendale Elementary starting at 6:30 pm.  The presentation will be provided by the Chester County Crime Victims Center.  For more information: http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2016/10/internet-safety-presentation-for-parents.html 

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Please join us for 2 great ways to support Chadds Ford Elementary PTO

  • Come out to Mykonos's this Thursday December 1st from 4-8 and do some holiday shopping while supporting our school.  Mykonos's has graciously offered to donate a part of their proceeds from the night to our school.  Refreshments will be served!  Grab a friend and head over. Click here for the flyer!
  • Also Monday December 5th from 5-9 is our dine and donate night at Pj Whelihans!  See the attached flyer.  Treat yourself to a night off from cooking and help support CFE PTO

Our next PTO meeting will be December 7th at 9:15.  


COMMUNITY NEWS

UCFSD COAT DRIVE

Switching clothes over for the fall/winter season? Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.All sizes & styles, infant through adult are needed – please spread the word.Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school, or the Landhope at 926 and Route 82 starting on October 17th and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. Contact: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com for information on how to donate gift cards or cash to the drive.  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  DECEMBER
7 PTO Meeting 9:15
13 Winter Concert K-3 1:45
14  Winter Concert 4-5 1:45

 

 




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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Charger eNews - November 22, 2016

Charger eNews - November 22, 2016


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Parents,

I want to take this opportunity to share a perspective on our nation's climate following the recent election.

Anyone who turns on the news will notice that our nation is in the midst of a great divide.  The much-anticipated election is over, but the controversy and questions keep coming.  Citizens with diverse ideologies are exercising their First Amendment rights in reaction to the election. Without question, this is a unique time in our history.

Here at CFE, we are also experiencing a range of feelings about the election.  As much as we welcome the thoughts and feelings of our students, we have worked to maintain a neutral stance on political perspectives.  Our curriculum and standards encompass a wide range of subjects relating to our government and election process, but we do not typically debate the contrasting views of political parties in the elementary setting.  

Not surprisingly, many of our students' feelings and opinions originate from what they hear at home. In addition, students are bombarded with messages from the media. Sometimes they need help to understand the messages that surround them. If you are seeking advice on how to help your child interpret and process these messages, there are articles online that provide recommendations on how to discuss the results of the election with your children. 

Regardless of your personal beliefs or political affiliations, I believe that having conversations with your children about the results can be a healthy practice.  Without a doubt, we are a diverse community with a range of political perspectives. This is one of the things that makes our community so special.  I encourage you to continue an open discourse at home while reinforcing the values of tolerance and acceptance of others' opinions.  Afterall, that is one of the hallmarks of our culture and our democracy.  As we model tolerance, acceptance and kindness towards our fellow citizens, we plant the seeds for our children to become the next generation of leaders in our great country. 

As we approach Thanksgiving this week, acceptance and kindness toward others is something we recognize and celebrate.  I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your tremendous support of our school and the community at large.  We had another very successful Book Fair and Donut Day event and it was amazing to see so many of our families here.  Special thanks to Denise Blango, Kim Regan and all of our volunteers who supported the Book Fair all week long.  Special thanks to Rebecca Haley and Jackie Hockman and all of the parents who supported Friday's Donut Day event.  We are truly fortunate and thankful to have such a supportive and generous community.  

I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving...one surrounded by friends, family, a bit of football, and hopefully a delicious meal! 

All the best!

Shawn Dutkiewicz

 


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Bookfair and Donut Days were a success!!  We could not have run these events without all of the help from the many parent volunteers who donated their time last week.  A big thank you to Denise Blango and Kim Regan for all your time in running an incredibly successful book fair!!   We raised many funds for our school!   We would also like to give a big thank you to Rebecca Haley and Jackie Hochman for another successul Donut Day!  The Gym was filled with excitement!  

Our next PTO meeting will be December 7th at 9:15.  

Finally we would like to thank all of our parents for all that they do for our PTO and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!     


COMMUNITY NEWS

Collecting Gently Used Sports Equipment to benefit Unionville High School Baseball Team

Are you thinking about cleaning out the garage or storage area of the sports equipment no longer being used? The Unionville High School Baseball Team Diamond Club Boosters will collect gently used sports equipment as part of a fundraiser, on Monday-Wednesday, November 21-23during student conferences at the elementary and middle schools. There will be a box labeled for the sports equipment located near the main school lobby.

Please help by donating your used equipment for any sport (Golf, hockey, baseball, football, lacrosse, tennis etc)

If preferred please arrange a pick up at your home, by contacting or texting: George Pellegrino at 484-354-0508 or email at pellegrino.george@gmail.com


UHS Boys Basketball Clinic - December 3 at UHS - Click here for details


UCFSD COAT DRIVE

Switching clothes over for the fall/winter season? Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.All sizes & styles, infant through adult are needed – please spread the word.Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school, or the Landhope at 926 and Route 82 starting on October 17th and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. Contact: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com for information on how to donate gift cards or cash to the drive.  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  NOVEMBER
24-25 No School
  DECEMBER
7 PTO Meeting 9:15am
13  Winter Concert K-3 1:45
14 Winter Concert 4-5 1:45

 

 



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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Charger eNews - November 15, 2016

Charger eNews - November 15, 2016


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Chargers!

Our BOOK FAIR is open!!!  Huge thanks to Denise Blango and Kim Regan for their tremendous efforts with this year's book fair.  The Book Fair will be open all week through and including Friday's Donut Day!  Please also consider joining our "Coin Challenge" to purchase books for our classroom libraries.  The class that brings in the most change will win a pizza and ice cream party!

Yesterday was a really cool day at CFE!  Led by CFE parents Paul Koch and Diane Micklin, our 5th graders had an opportunity to observe and engage in an awesome learning experience today.  Paul and Diane are endeavoring to work with our 5th grade students to build a bench that is made from a recently fallen tree on our property.  This past summer, a dead tree was taken down, and Paul conceived an idea to keep it "alive" in our school.  With the help of Greg Flegal (http://gregoryflegal.com/mill1.html) and the support of our PTO, Paul brought in a portable sawmill today to literally slice the tree into boards and small sections.  Greg Flegal, a Chadds Ford alumni has very generously offered to support this project free of charge.  Diane and Paul have great plans to not only "leave behind" a beautiful bench made from a tree on our property, but also send a piece of the tree home with our 5th grade students to keep forever.  Huge thanks to Paul, Diane, and Greg for their amazing vision and efforts with this special project! Keep apprised of our progress on our Facebook page. 

Friendly reminder...next Monday and Tuesday are our Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Monday through Wednesday of next week are 1/2 days for students with a 12:10 dismissal.  Thank you for making the time to come in and meet with our teachers to review your child's progress.  Without question, home and school communication is so important for student success.

Please consider nominating one our great teachers for the Citadel Heart of Learning Award! Please click here to show your love of our staff: https://www.citadelbanking.com/…/ci…/heart-of-learning-form/

SAVE the Date!  As a result of our parent, student, and school personnel Climate Survey last year, we are bringing in the Chester County Crime Victims Center to teach our students about Internet safety and social media.  In addition to our students receiving training, we are hosting a district-wide Internet Safety Parent Night on December 7th at Hillendale Elementary starting at 6:30 pm.  The presentation will be provided by the Chester County Crime Victims Center.  For more information: http://ucfsd-community-news.blogspot.com/2016/10/internet-safety-presentation-for-parents.html 

As always, thank you for your support!

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFES Principal


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?   November is flying by!  Come out this week before all the craziness of the holiday begins to two wonderful events run by the PTO.  Bookaneer Fair Night is this Tuesday from 6:00- 7:30 and Donut Day will be this Friday from 7:55 to 8:55 in the school gym.  Thanks to our chairs for organizing these events  - they have been working hard to make these events a success for our school.

Finally please mark your calendars for our next PTO meeting which will be Wednesday, December 7th at 9:15.

Have a great week!

Donut Day is on Friday November 18th and starts at 7:55am. 

Please RSVP at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084AA5AB2AA75-rsvp

Please sign up to help at:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/508084AA5AB2AA75-volunteer

 


BOOK FAIR is Happening NOW!!!!

Please send in all your spare change for the coin challenge!  The winning class gets a pizza party!

TONIGHT, Tuesday November 15th is the Book Fair Pirate Adventure from 6:00 - 7:30.  Come buy a book or two and get a ticket for a chance to win a raffle basket, play pirate bingo, stop in the photo booth and try our pirate scavenger hunt.  

Book Fair will be open Friday morning for Donut Day!

We still need volunteers to help the kids shop.  Please click the link below and consider signing up for a half hour slot.  

To sign up, go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BA5AE2DAA8-2016/ 


PJ Whelihan's night for CFES

Monday Dec 5th is a PJ Whelihan's earn 15% cash back night for Chadds Ford Elementary. Bring a copy of the flyer and dine in between 5pm and 9pm.  PJ's will give CFES 15% cash back to CFES on your food purchase.  Mark you calendars...Click HERE for flyer and details.


COMMUNITY NEWS

Collecting Gently Used Sports Equipment to benefit Unionville High School Baseball Team

Are you thinking about cleaning out the garage or storage area of the sports equipment no longer being used? The Unionville High School Baseball Team Diamond Club Boosters will collect gently used sports equipment as part of a fundraiser, on Monday-Wednesday, November 21-23during student conferences at the elementary and middle schools. There will be a box labeled for the sports equipment located near the main school lobby.

Please help by donating your used equipment for any sport (Golf, hockey, baseball, football, lacrosse, tennis etc)

If preferred please arrange a pick up at your home, by contacting or texting: George Pellegrino at 484-354-0508 or email at pellegrino.george@gmail.com


UHSBoys Basketball Clinic - December 3 at UHS - Click here for details


UCFSD COAT DRIVE

Switching clothes over for the fall/winter season? Please consider donating clean coats, hoodies, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants and boots to the Annual UCFSD Coat Drive.All sizes & styles, infant through adult are needed – please spread the word.Donated items can be dropped off in the lobbies of any UCF district school, or the Landhope at 926 and Route 82 starting on October 17th and ending on Thursday, December 15th. Items should be clean and in good condition. New items and monetary donations are also gladly accepted. Collected items will be distributed in December to over 500 families in need in our area. Contact: ucfsdcoatdrive@gmail.com for information on how to donate gift cards or cash to the drive.  


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  NOVEMBER
14-18 Book Fair
18 Donut Day
21-23 Half Days
24-25  No School - Thanksgiving

 

 
 
 



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