Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Charger eNews - June 14, 2016

CHARGER NEWS

JUNE 14, 2016



MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

Greetings Chargers!

It's hard to believe we have reached the end of a great school year!  I want to sincerely thank you for your tremendous support and feedback.  Our PTO, lead by Mrs. Heather Marshall and Mrs. Vivian Lee did an amazing job this year planning and facilitating our many events, as well as supporting our school goals and grant requests.  THANK YOU to all of our PTO chairs, volunteers, and supporters!  We are very fortunate to have such a phenomenal school community!

I hope your summer is as eventful or as relaxing as you wish!  

All the best!

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFES Principal

SAVE the dates:

  • Parent Orientation and Sneak-a-Peek:  Thurs. August 25th!  Details and more information coming in July!
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 29th 2016
  • Makerspace Mingle: Saturday, September 17th. Details and ticket sales at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ba5a62baa8-makerspace
  • Fall Festival: Friday, September 30th, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm!  Lots of fun for the kids! More details to come!

MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

A GIANT THANK YOU FROM CFES PTO BOARD

A giant THANKS to all CFES parents, teachers and staff who volunteered their valuable time, energy, talents and treasures to make 2015-16 school year a great one!  We especially thank all the committee chairs and homeroom parents who took charge of PTO events through out the school year.  PTO could not have run so many successful events without our dedicated chairs and volunteers.  We look forward to working with everyone next year to make our school great for our children.  We wish you a healthy and happy summer filled with FUN.


YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks are being distributed this week! If you did not order a yearbook, we have a very limited quantity available for purchase at the front office.  Yearbooks are $20.  First come first serve, no exceptions.  If you have any questions regarding your order, please contact Vivian Fresco: vivfresco@comcast.net


MAKERSPACE MINGLE is almost sold out! 

We are all excited about this fun event coming on Saturday, September 17th, 2016!  Sign up now before all the seats are gone.  Our Silent Auction items list is also building fast, including Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes, some new tech toys, and a private Makerspace Party!  Some CFES parents have also generously donated workshops on video production; estate planning, professional organizing days, and authentic Indian cuisine!   If you would like to make a donation, please contact Anna Marcotte (annamarcotte@me.com).   Hope to see you there! 

See attached FLYER for more details!!!!


ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2016/2017

The CFES PTO has contracted with the School Tool Box Company to provide your child's school supplies for next school year if you are interested. This is a great service to utilize as it saves time and is very convenient. No waiting in line or shopping around for what school supplies are needed. The teachers in each grade have determined their school supply lists for next year. The supply list is then forwarded to the School Tool Box Company. If you place an order now, your child's school supplies will be prepackaged and shipped directly to your home.  Click HERE for the order form.


SUMMER READING SUGGESTIONS FROM OUR LIBRARIAN:

  • Check out the Summer Reading List of suggested picture books, chapter books and notable authors under Announcements on the CFES webpage.
  • Students in grades 4 and 5 will be eligible to participate in Reading Olympics in the fall.  Check out the reading list for the 2017 event for some great reading recommendations.  Middle school list available also.  http://readingolympics.cciu.org/index.php/get-involved/book-lists/
  • The Rachel Cole Library will be kicking off their summer reading program on June 20.   http://www.kohllibrary.org
  • The local libraries in the Chester County Library System are also offering summer reading incentives and some wonderful programming for kids.
  • Barnes and Noble is sponsoring a Summer Reading Triathlon.  Participants will receive a free book from the Reading Journal list upon completion. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/summer-reading/_/N-rs9

COMMUNITY NEWS

Are you looking to donate old school supplies?

For the past ten years, the Longwood Rotary club (www.longwoodrotary.com) has provided free backpacks and school supplies to low-income children in the local community.  They believe that every child should start the school year with the supplies they need to be successful.   They provide age-appropriate supplies for each grade including: backpacks, pencils, paper, erasers, highlighters, folders, binders, glue, glue sticks, tissues, etc.   

They have just launched a partnership with the Unionville Chadds Ford School District to increase the number of children they can support.  They are collecting used backpacks that your children may have outgrown or other backpacks you have that are no longer being used.  They will be placing bright blue donation bins as shown here in the lobbies of all the district schools.  They will also provide new white trash bags next to the bins for the last day of school when students will need something to bring home their work and other items.   These bins will also be available all summer long to collect donations.  

Later this summer when you are shopping for 2016-2017 they are asking you to consider buying additional supplies that are on sale.  Who can resist the "loss leader" specials for 5 and 10 cents!  Buy extra supplies and help less fortunate kids get off to a great start in school.  

If you have any questions about this community service project please contact Jordan Gushurst at jordan@gushurst.com.  

Thank you for your support!  


UPCOMING EVENTS

JUNE

 

15

Last Day of School - HALF DAY

AUGUST

 

25

Parent Orientation & SNEAK-A-PEEK

29

First Day of School 2016/17

SEPTEMBER

 

17

Makerspace Mingle

30

Fall Festival




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Monday, June 6, 2016

Charger eNews - June 6, 2016

CHARGER NEWS - JUNE 6, 2016

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

Greetings Chargers!

HUGE thanks to all our parent volunteers who assisted Field Day last week!  We were so fortunate to have beautiful weather and it turned out to be a great day! KUDOS to Mr. Judd and Mr. Rudisill and all of our staff who helped run stations to support this great annual event.  Thank you to our PTO for providing all of our students with a frozen treat to finish off the day!

As we roll into our final two weeks of school, please be aware that we are collecting new and used school supplies to donate to those in need.  If you'd like your child to donate their used supplies, please let them know and we will have boxes on hand to process materials for donation.  Many thanks for your generosity! 

The end of a school year is usually exciting and fun, but also bittersweet for some of our students.  This may or may not be true for our 5th grade students who will be going to Patton next year.  Most of our 5th grade friends have been here for 6 years and it is always tough to see them leave CFE.  For that reason, we have a few things lined up to make their final weeks extra special. We will have a staff versus 5th grade kickball game on Tues. June 14th.  Last year, the staff narrowly pulled out a victory!  5th grade will have a breakfast and yearbook signing the final week of school and on the final day, June 15th at dismissal, we will have an all school CLAP OUT for them.  More details will be sent soon regarding the clap out!

As always, thank you for your support and enjoy the final weeks of our school year!

Best regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFES Principal



MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2016/2017

The CFES PTO has contracted with the School Tool Box Company to provide your child's school supplies for next school year if you are interested. This is a great service to utilize as it saves time and is very convenient. No waiting in line or shopping around for what school supplies are needed. The teachers in each grade have determined their school supply lists for next year. The supply list is then forwarded to the School Tool Box Company. If you place an order now, your child's school supplies will be prepackaged and shipped directly to your home.  Click HERE for the order form.


5th GRADE END OF YEAR BREAKFAST

Parents of 5th graders - the 5th grade end of year breakfast will be held Wednesday, June 15th from 10:00-10:55.


LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE……

All library books checked out by students are now due in the library.  Notices for lost books will be sent home soon.  

In the meantime, the district librarians encourage you to try some of the following summer reading opportunities. Avoid summer reading loss by continuing to read everyday!

Summer Reading Suggestions:

    •    Check out the Summer Reading List of suggested picture books, chapter books and notable authors on the CFES webpage.

    •    Students in grades 4 and 5 will be eligible to participate in Reading Olympics in the fall.  Check out the reading list for the 2017 event for some great reading recommendations.  Middle school list available also.  http://readingolympics.cciu.org/index.php/get-involved/book-lists/

    •    The Rachel Cole Library will be kicking off their summer reading program on June 20.   http://www.kohllibrary.org

    •    The local libraries in the Chester County Library System are also offering summer reading incentives and some wonderful programming for kids.

    •    Barnes and Noble is sponsoring a Summer Reading Triathlon.  Participants will receive a free book from the Reading Journal list upon completion. http://readingolympics.cciu.org/index.php/get-involved/book-lists/


SUMMER READING LIST FOR GRADUATING 5th GRADERS

http://uesprincipal.blogspot.com/2016/05/summer-reading-list-for-graduating-5th.html


MAKERSPACE MINGLE is coming September 17! 

This is an event you can't miss!  Get your tickets now for this special fundraiser presented by the Chadds Ford PTO.  Only 100 tickets are available for this "Field To Fork" dinner at SIW Vegetable Farm on Route 100 South.  Chef Dan Butler of Toscana and Brandywine Prime will be cooking live at this fun, casual affair.  Funds raised at the event goes to the development of the new Makerspace.  We are getting together early in the year to welcome all new and returning families to the school.  See the attached flyer for details.  Tickets are $75 per person ($30 is tax deductible).   Click here to buy your seats now.

See attached FLYER for more details!!!!


VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES UPDATE

Would you like to be a homeroom parent next year? If so, you must have the new required clearances in place by the beginning of the year to be considered!!!!

There are some upcoming changes to Volunteer Clearances requirements. There is now an online resource on all school websites (listed under either the "Quick Links" or "Parent Resources" tabs) called "Clearances (Volunteers)".  On that web page are simplified instructions on who needs clearances and how to get them.

Here is a direct link to the page:

http://www.ucfsd.org/volunteers/index.html

Some FAQs about Volunteer Clearances:

Q: When do the new rules go into effect?

A: July 1st, 2016

Q: Do I need fingerprinting?

A: Only if you have lived in PA less than 10 consecutive years

Q: How long are clearance good for?

A: Five years.



COMMUNITY NEWS

Are you looking to donate old school supplies?

For the past ten years, the Longwood Rotary club (www.longwoodrotary.com) has provided free backpacks and school supplies to low-income children in the local community.  They believe that every child should start the school year with the supplies they need to be successful.   They provide age-appropriate supplies for each grade including: backpacks, pencils, paper, erasers, highlighters, folders, binders, glue, glue sticks, tissues, etc.   

They have just launched a partnership with the Unionville Chadds Ford School District to increase the number of children they can support.  They are collecting used backpacks that your children may have outgrown or other backpacks you have that are no longer being used.  They will be placing bright blue donation bins as shown here in the lobbies of all the district schools.  They will also provide new white trash bags next to the bins for the last day of school when students will need something to bring home their work and other items.   These bins will also be available all summer long to collect donations.  

Later this summer when you are shopping for 2016-2017 they are asking you to consider buying additional supplies that are on sale.  Who can resist the "loss leader" specials for 5 and 10 cents!  Buy extra supplies and help less fortunate kids get off to a great start in school.  

If you have any questions about this community service project please contact Jordan Gushurst at jordan@gushurst.com.  

Thank you for your support!  



UPCOMING EVENTS

 

June

 

15

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - HALF DAY

 

 

 




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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Charger eNews - June 2, 2016

CHARGER eNEWS

June 2, 2016

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

Greetings Chargers!

I hope that you enjoyed a very relaxing Memorial Day weekend!  The rain has seemed to given way to the heat!

We are down to just three weeks of school!  Unreal how fast time has flown!   

We have some great end of year events coming up, starting with Field Day tomorrow, Thurs. June 2nd.  Tomorrow's weather looks good...with a high of 82 and mixed sun and clouds.  No doubt our students are excited for this annual event.  Please be sure to send your child to school with sneakers, athletic clothing, sunscreen, and a water bottle.  Our PTO has generously offered to purchase popsicles for our students following their events.  Huge thanks to the PTO!

On Monday, June 6th we will have our Annual Awards Ceremony where we will recognize Perfect Attendance, Good Citizenship, and new this year, Resilience. If your child will receive the Citizenship Award or the Resilience Award, your child's teacher will contact you to make you aware and invite you to the ceremony.   Due to the numerous Perfect Attendance Award recipients, we are not informing parents if their child will receive this award.  If you are unsure of your child's attendance, you are welcome to contact our office to check his/her record.  

Also on Monday, June 6th, we will have our First in Math Celebration to recognize our students for their efforts this year and to see if we achieved our 1,000,000 Sticker Challenge as a school!  Exciting stuff!  Based on the number of stickers each student earned, they will receive a certificate to recognize their efforts.  Certainly there will be many other classroom and grade-specific end of year events and celebrations.  

The end of a school year is usually exciting and fun, but also bittersweet for some of our students.  This may or may not be true for our 5th grade students who will be going to Patton next year.  Most of our 5th grade friends have been here for 6 years and it is always tough to see them leave CFE.  For that reason, we have a few things lined up to make their final weeks extra special. We will have a staff versus 5th grade kickball game on Tues. June 14th.  Last year, the staff narrowly pulled out a victory!  5th grade will have a breakfast and yearbook signing the final week of school and on the final day, June 15th at dismissal, we will have an all school CLAP OUT for them.  More details will be sent soon regarding the clap out!

As always, thank you for your support and enjoy the final weeks of our school year!

Best regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFES Principal


MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

We are still looking for volunteers for some of our PTO programs for next year!   If we do not find individuals to help with these programs we may NOT be able to offer/have them next year.    Some of these activities require planning/work before the start of the 2016/17 school year so we are listing them below:   

STILL OPEN  for 2016-17:

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM  The liaison secures teacher support, coordinates dates for the program, set up sign ups for the classes, assists     with the collection of payments, and communicates on behalf of the program.  This can all be done from home!!
  • THIRD GRADE READ A THON:    We still need a chair for this event which is scheduled for Nov 2016.  Oversees the selection of a theme and works with committee members to develop games, decorate the school and oversee the overall event.   (We have people interested in helping on the committees)
  • ART SHOW CHAIR:  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  We need to find a co-chair for this event!  We need some new parents!!  A lot of our current volunteers will have children leaving the school shortly!   Planning begins this summer! 
  • ART In ACTION LEAD:  Manages all aspects of the District Wide program, including coordinating parent volunteers for art appreciation presentations to each grade during art class.        

All of these are great ways to get involved with the school!  Grab a friend and volunteer together! For more information please feel free to reach out to Kara Hyman or Dana Cellucci 


VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES UPDATE

Would you like to be a homeroom parent next year? If so, you must have the new required clearances in place by the beginning of the year to be considered!!!!

There are some upcoming changes to Volunteer Clearances requirements. There is now an online resource on all school websites (listed under either the "Quick Links" or "Parent Resources" tabs) called "Clearances (Volunteers)".  On that web page are simplified instructions on who needs clearances and how to get them.

Here is a direct link to the page:

http://www.ucfsd.org/volunteers/index.html

Some FAQs about Volunteer Clearances:

Q: When do the new rules go into effect?

A: July 1st, 2016

Q: Do I need fingerprinting?

A: Only if you have lived in PA less than 10 consecutive years

Q: How long are clearance good for?

A: Five years.


Summer Reading List for Graduating 5th Graders

http://uesprincipal.blogspot.com/2016/05/summer-reading-list-for-graduating-5th.html


The Makerspace Mingle is coming September 17! 

This is an event you can't miss!  Get your tickets now for this special fundraiser presented by the Chadds Ford PTO.  Only 100 tickets are available for this "Field To Fork" dinner at SIW Vegetable Farm on Route 100 South.  Chef Dan Butler of Toscana and Brandywine Prime will be cooking live at this fun, casual affair.  Funds raised at the event goes to the development of the new Makerspace.  We are getting together early in the year to welcome all new and returning families to the school.  See the attached flyer for details.  Tickets are $75 per person ($30 is tax deductible).   Click here to buy your seats now.

See attached FLYER for more details!!!!


COMMUNITY NEWS

Are you looking to donate old school supplies?

For the past ten years, the Longwood Rotary club (www.longwoodrotary.com) has provided free backpacks and school supplies to low-income children in the local community.  They believe that every child should start the school year with the supplies they need to be successful.   They provide age-appropriate supplies for each grade including: backpacks, pencils, paper, erasers, highlighters, folders, binders, glue, glue sticks, tissues, etc.   

They have just launched a partnership with the Unionville Chadds Ford School District to increase the number of children they can support.  They are collecting used backpacks that your children may have outgrown or other backpacks you have that are no longer being used.  They will be placing bright blue donation bins as shown here in the lobbies of all the district schools.  They will also provide new white trash bags next to the bins for the last day of school when students will need something to bring home their work and other items.   These bins will also be available all summer long to collect donations.  

Later this summer when you are shopping for 2016-2017 they are asking you to consider buying additional supplies that are on sale.  Who can resist the "loss leader" specials for 5 and 10 cents!  Buy extra supplies and help less fortunate kids get off to a great start in school.  

If you have any questions about this community service project please contact Jordan Gushurst at jordan@gushurst.com.  

Thank you for your support!  


UPCOMING EVENTS

June

 

2

Field Day

3

Field Day RAINDATE

6

Citizenship/Perfect Attendance  Award Ceremony




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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Charger eNews - May 24, 2016

CHARGER eNEWS

May 24, 2016

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

Greetings Chargers!

Huge thanks to everyone who was able to come out to Friday's Mayfair!  We were so fortunate to have a beautiful day and our students did a tremendous job with their songs and performances.  KUDOS to Disha Mative, Jennifer Roberts, and all of the parent volunteers who prepared our 3rd grade girls for the annual maypole dance!  They were fantastic!

Field Day is coming soon!  Mr. Judd and Mr. Rudisill need some help for our June 2nd Field Day Event!  Please click below if you'd like to help out.  

https://docs.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/forms/d/15dgG5Pq3C7zkR_4TTR8Y2AhZW67jyoNYoEN571F3Rlw/viewform

Just a reminder that we are closed Monday for Memorial Day.  Enjoy the long weekend!!

Mr. Shawn DutkiewiczCFES Principal


MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

The Makerspace Mingle is coming September 17! 

This is an event you can't miss!  Get your tickets now for this special fundraiser presented by the Chadds Ford PTO.  Only 100 tickets are available for this "Field To Fork" dinner at SIW Vegetable Farm on Route 100 South.  Chef Dan Butler of Toscana and Brandywine Prime will be cooking live at this fun, casual affair.  Funds raised at the event goes to the development of the new Makerspace.  We are getting together early in the year to welcome all new and returning families to the school.  See the attached flyer for details.  Tickets are $75 per person ($30 is tax deductible).   Click here to buy your seats now.

See attached FLYER for more details!!!!


CFES Field Day Parent Volunteer Sign-Up

Our CFES Field Day is scheduled for June 2, 2016 and we need your help! We are looking for parent volunteers to help run the games and activities. If you are interested, please visit the CFES website and fill out the Parent Volunteer Sign Up form. Please be aware that all parent volunteers must have their clearances. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Judd at cjudd@ucfsd.net.


PTO Committee VACANCIES

Please consider helping our school by volunteering your time and co-leading our Fall Festival or Art Show.  Both of these events are in desperate need of your help.  Organizing events like these may seem daunting, but there are TONS of resources and people who can offer advise and expertise.  If you are interested or just curious about what the job would involve, please contact one of our co-presidents, Heather Marshall and Vivian Lee and they can tell you all about it.


Summer Reading List for Graduating 5th Graders

http://uesprincipal.blogspot.com/2016/05/summer-reading-list-for-graduating-5th.html


5th Grade Trip - Brandywine Picnic Park

Click here for more details and information about the 5th grade field trip to the Brandywine Picnic park.


COMMUNITY NEWS

UHS Public Speaking Camp

The UHS Speech and Debate team will be hosting a Public Speaking Camp for incoming 4th graders through incoming 9th graders. The camp will run from August 1st through August 4th and students will have the option of enrolling in a morning, afternoon or full day session. Click here for flyer and more information.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

May

 

30

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

June

 

2

Field Day

3

Field Day RAINDATE

6

Citizenship/Perfect Attendance  Award Ceremony




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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Charger eNews - May 17, 2016

CHARGER eNEWS

May 17, 2016

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

Greetings Chargers!

Huge thanks to everyone who was able to come out to the Open House last Thursday! Kudos to our teachers, students, and parents for putting together a tremendous Multicultural Fair!  The food was a delicious addition!  Thank you for all of your support and assistance with everything! 

This is another big week at CFE!  Thursday is our 4th-5th Grade Concert and Friday is our 67th Annual Mayfair!  The Mayfair will start at 2 pm start behind the school...a tradition not to be missed! 

Field Day is coming soon!  Mr. Judd and Mr. Rudisill need some help for our June 2nd Field Day Event!  Please click below if you'd like to help out.  

https://docs.google.com/a/ucfsd.net/forms/d/15dgG5Pq3C7zkR_4TTR8Y2AhZW67jyoNYoEN571F3Rlw/viewform

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz

CFES Principal


MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair Dates are May 17-18-19 and it is BOGO!  Parents- we need your help!  Click the signup genius blow to volunteer!!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aadab22a20-spring


The Makerspace Mingle is coming September 17! 

This is an event you can't miss!  Get your tickets now for this special fundraiser presented by the Chadds Ford PTO.  Only 100 tickets are available for this "Field To Fork" dinner at SIW Vegetable Farm on Route 100 South.  Chef Dan Butler of Toscana and Brandywine Prime will be cooking live at this fun, casual affair.  Funds raised at the event goes to the development of the new Makerspace.  We are getting together early in the year to welcome all new and returning families to the school.  See the attached flyer for details.  Tickets are $75 per person ($30 is tax deductible).   Click here to buy your seats now.

See attached FLYER for more details!!!!


CFES Field Day Parent Volunteer Sign-Up

Our CFES Field Day is scheduled for June 2, 2016 and we need your help! We are looking for parent volunteers to help run the games and activities. If you are interested, please visit the CFES website and fill out the Parent Volunteer Sign Up form. Please be aware that all parent volunteers must have their clearances. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Judd at cjudd@ucfsd.net.


PTO Committee VACANCIES

Please consider helping our school by volunteering your time and co-leading our Fall Festival or Art Show.  Both of these events are in desperate need of your help.  Organizing events like these may seem daunting, but there are TONS of resources and people who can offer advise and expertise.  If you are interested or just curious about what the job would involve, please contact one of our co-presidents, Heather Marshall and Vivian Lee and they can tell you all about it.


5th Grade Trip - Brandywine Picnic Park

Click here for more details and information about the 5th grade field trip to the Brandywine Picnic park.


COMMUNITY NEWS

UHS Public Speaking Camp

The UHS Speech and Debate team will be hosting a Public Speaking Camp for incoming 4th graders through incoming 9th graders. The camp will run from August 1st through August 4th and students will have the option of enrolling in a morning, afternoon or full day session. Click here for flyer and more information.

District STEM Design Challenge

All 3rd-5th graders are invited to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Design Competition on Wednesday, June, 1st at Unionville High School.  Click here for more information.

FREE Shredding event for the Unionville-Chadds Ford community!

Sponsored by the UCFEA (The UCF Teachers Association) and Wiggins Shredding

Date: May 21, 2016

Place: Unionville High School (front parking lot)

Time: 9AM -12PM

Community residents may bring up to 4 boxes of documents to be shredded.

Shredding will be conducted until the shredding truck is full.  Click here for details.


UPCOMING EVENTS

May

 

19

4-5 Spring Concert

20

May Fair

June

 

2

Field Day

3

Field Day RAINDATE

6

Citizenship/Perfect Attendance  Award Ceremony




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Monday, May 16, 2016

Spring BOGO Book Fair VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

SPRING BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Spring book fair starts TOMORROW, May, 17th and volunteers are needed to help kids shop and work the registers. Please use the following link to sign up to help!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aadab22a20-spring​

Thanks,

Denise Blango and Maria Tayoun




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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Charger eNews - May 10, 2016

CHARGER eNEWS

May 10, 2016


MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

Greetings Chargers!

HUGE THANKS to our PTO and parent volunteers for spoiling us rotten as part of last week's Teacher Appreciation Week! Our PTO provided a delicious Mexican feast and purchased a beautiful industrial grade Keurig for our faculty room.  In case you were wondering, teachers drink a lot of coffee! :)  HUGE THANKS everyone! 

We are looking forward to a great Open House this Thursday evening at Chadds Ford!  Our school will be open for visitations from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Please be sure to check out our Multicultural Fair in the gym and the Makerspace Fair in the Innovation Lab (across from the gym).  Finally, feel free to roam the halls and take in all of the wonderful art work.  CFE Art teacher, Mrs. Smith has made it easy to find your child's artwork by organizing everything by homeroom class.  I want to thank all of the parents who have supported this year's multicultural fair.  A lot of great work has gone into decorating classrooms, assembling research and presentations, and preparing for Thursday's fair.  THANK YOU so much for supporting this new initiative!

Calling all parents who are mechanically inclined and interested in supporting robotics at CFE!  Please see informational night details below!

UCF FIRST Robotics Information Night - May 11

The District's STEM initiative includes supporting STEM related club activities and the FIRST Robotics club has been growing and gaining a lot of recognition (and awards!).  FIRST Robotics will be holding an informational meeting.

Wednesday May 11th, 6:30-8:00pm

Hillendale Elementary School, LGI

Come find out about FIRST Robotics!  This event is hosted by the Flaming Phoenix Robotics Team from Unionville High School. Programs for K-12 will be discussed in preparation for the next year's season.

We need your old Jeans!  I just want to make you aware of a tremendous service project that our Girls on the Run  Team is doing. Our GOTR team is participating in a community service project organized by the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and Sole Hope of Uganda . During  their practice on May 25th,  the girls will be cutting out denim pieces  (based on specific patterns) and packaging the cutouts to be sent to Sole Hope in Uganda .  Ultimately, the pieces will be sewn together to make shoes for children  in need. Men and women in Uganda receive employment as shoe tailors, children receive shoes to protect their feet from disease and infection, and our girls get to organize the denim donation and begin the process.  What a great cause!  We have a donation box in our front entrance...so please send in your unwanted jeans to CFE to support our GOTR Team!

Upcoming Events:

SAVE THE DATES!  The spring season and final months of our school year always mean a busy schedule of events.  For your planning purposes, please be aware of the events and dates below.  Final times and details will be communicated via e-mail, Facebook, and paper flyer.  

    •    May 12th - Open House / Multicultural Fair: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

    •    May 19th - 4th - 5th Grade Concert, 9:15 am (performance for students), 1:45 pm (performance for parents)

    •    May 20th - May Fair 2:00 pm 

    •    May 27th - May Fair Rain Date 2:00 pm

    •    June 2nd - Field Day 

    •    June 3rd - Field Day Rain Date

    •    June 6th - Awards Ceremony for Citizenship and Perfect Attendance Ceremony

Field Trips

    •    May 18th - 2nd Grade Coverdale Farm visit

    •    May 26th - 1st Grade Delaware Museum of Natural History visit

    •    May 27th - 5th Grade Brandywine Picnic Park (they will be back in time for May Fair if we have to go to the rain date)

    •    June 1st - 5th Grade to CFPMS tour

Our PTO needs your help! Many PTO positions remain open for next school year.  Our Fall Festival and Art Show for example will both have leadership vacancies following this school year. Organizing and facilitating a major PTO event may seem like a great challenge.  Often parent volunteers who oversee these events work collaboratively as a team, so tasks are distributed and the event is supported on many levels.   Please consider getting involved in some of the great traditions here at CFE!  Without parent involvement and volunteers, we wouldn't be the school that we are today.  If you are interested in supporting and serving on the PTO, please e-mail Heather Marshall and Vivian Lee, PTO Co-Presidents with your interests.  

As always thanks for your support!

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz

CFES Principal


MESSAGES FROM THE PTO

PTO Committee VACANCIES

Please consider helping our school by volunteering your time and co-leading our Fall Festival or Art Show.  Both of these events are in desperate need of your help.  Organizing events like these may seem daunting, but there are TONS of resources and people who can offer advise and expertise.  If you are interested or just curious about what the job would involve, please contact one of our co-presidents, Heather Marshall and Vivian Lee and they can tell you all about it.


Spring BOOK FAIR

Our Spring Book Fair Dates are May 17-18-19 and it is BOGO!  Parents- we need your help!  Look for a sign up genius soon!


5th Grade Trip - Brandywine Picnic Park

Fifth grade is going on a field trip to the Brandywine Picnic Park on Friday, May 27, 2016. This is a district wide fifth grade event. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the students from Hillendale, Pocopson, and Unionville Elementary Schools.  The cost is $31.00 per student.  

There is an admission fee of $19.00 for each adult attending.  Adults can also choose to attend on the day of the event.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate for an increased charge (approximately $20).

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE:

https://squareup.com/store/CFEPTO/

Participants will receive a wristband which will entitle them to unlimited lunch (11AM-1PM) and all park activities (12-2PM).  Students will also receive a class T-shirt on the morning of May 27th.  This is a RAIN or SHINE event. Students are transported by bus.  Parents need to provide their own transportation.  Adults will receive their wristbands at the park.

Please return permission forms ASAP

Additional information regarding park rules and what to bring will be distributed the week of the event. 

Please feel free to contact Kristan Kelly at kristankelly@me.com if you have any questions.


COMMUNITY NEWS

UCF FIRST Robotics Information Night - May 11

The District's STEM initiative includes supporting STEM related club activities and the FIRST Robotics club has been growing and gaining a lot of recognition (and awards!).  FIRST Robotics will be holding an informational meeting.

Wednesday May 11th, 6:30-8:00pm

Hillendale Elementary School, LGI

Come find out about FIRST Robotics!

Hosted by the Flaming Phoenix Robotics Team from Unionville High School

Programs for K-12 will be discussed in preparation for the next year's season.

Get involved and compete in the sporting event for the mind!!!

For more information: Cliff Warner email: ucf.first.robotics@gmail.com

 

District STEM Design Challenge

All 3rd-5th graders are invited to participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Design Competition on Wednesday, June, 1st at Unionville High School.  Click here for more information.

 

FREE Shredding event for the Unionville-Chadds Ford community!

Sponsored by the UCFEA (The UCF Teachers Association) and Wiggins Shredding

Date: May 21, 2016

Place: Unionville High School (front parking lot)

Time: 9AM -12PM

Community residents may bring up to 4 boxes of documents to be shredded.

Shredding will be conducted until the shredding truck is full.  Click here for details.

 

UHS After Prom"! The Community Walk-Thru is May 14th from 6:30-8:30pm.  Please come out and show your support!

The After Prom Committee is excited to reveal this year's After Prom theme at Unionville High School. Like many years before, parents and volunteers have been hard at work transforming the high school!! It is their goal to keep the students and community safe after prom. This event offers students a memorable opportunity to join friends in a secure & fun environment while providing activities, food and surprises. The event takes place "After Prom" on May 14th from 11pm to 5am.

Once again, to entice students to attend, Scott Honda of West Chester, PA, is generously donating a used car to one lucky student that registers and attends the After Prom event… and what student would pass up the chance to win a free car?

To follow the excitement, check them out on Twitter at UHSAP2016 (@UHSAP2016) and Facebook at UHS- AFTER PROM 2016.

Remember, the Community Walk-Thru is May 14th from 6:30-8:30pm. Please come see the high school transformed for this signature event! Donations will be collected and are greatly appreciated!!

If you are a Unionville HS parent and want to help, it's not too late. We still need volunteers for set up, to work the night of the event and take down decorations afterwards.

Please go to our sign up genius link

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4cafac22a75-after2


UPCOMING EVENTS

May

 

12

Spring Open House

19

4-5 Spring Concert

20

May Fair

June

 

2

Field Day

3

Field Day RAINDATE

6

Citizenship/Perfect Attendance  Award Ceremony




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