Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Charger eNews - April 25, 2017

Charger eNews - April 25, 2017


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Chargers!

Hot off the press! CFE has a new Office Manager...but it will be a friendly face! As of Monday evening, Jeanine McCloskey was approved by the school board for hire as our new Office Manager.  Our interview team believes that Jeanine has the right experience and the right personality to lead our office.  Over the last few weeks, Jeanine has been working very hard to oversee both positions, but now she can finally transition into her new role.  Jeanine's transition will create a vacancy with our front office/attendance secretary, and that position will soon be posted. Please join me in congratulating Jeanine in moving into her new role! 

May is coming!  May is coming!  From parent training opportunities and our spring house to our 68th Annual May Fair, the month of May is a crazy busy month!  Please mark you calendars for the many events coming your way!

Our annual Spring Open House is Wednesday, May 10th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Our Open House is a great opportunity to visit your child's classroom and see all of the great work they have been doing, peruse the CFE halls and take in all of the beautiful and creative art work, and visit our gymnasium to learn about some of our great S.T.E.M. initiatives.  

We have PSSA testing this week.  Our 3rd-5th grade students will be testing from Monday through Wednesday as part of the Mathematics portion of the PSSA.  The PSSA is not restricted by time, but generally students take between 90-120 minutes each day.  The adapted schedule has resulted in our first and second grade students having their special during the morning rather than the afternoon.  So, our elementary world gets a bit turned upside down next week again!  

Upcoming Parent Training Opportunities: 

"When Your Kids Push Your Buttons – And What to Do About It"

Revolutionize the way you communicate with your children, and the way you think of discipline. 

    •    What: FREE Parent Workshop with Author Bonnie Harris

    •    When: Thursday, April 27, 6:00 - 8:00PM

    •    Where: Stetson Middle School.

Details:

    •    Parenting expert and author Bonnie Harris will help you: Learn the 8 steps to defusing the conflict, learn how to manage sibling conflict, give your kids the help they need to be successful and get back to peace and cooperation,  and uncover the hidden messages beneath your reactions and your child's responses

    •    Sponsored generously by Fulton Bank, and provided by the West Chester Area School District. 

    •    RSVP at: http://home.wcasd.net/pages/West_Chester_Area_SD/ForParents/Preschool_Parents__Club

    •    Registration is required to assess attendance, but the session is FREE.

 

"GET READY FOR THE TEENAGE YEARS"

Learn how to prepare for the transition from Elementary School to Middle School. This hour long presentation will cover what a typical Unionville-Chadds Ford student's behavior looks like, risk and protective factors, and tips to positively impact your child during the transition. 

    •    What: FREE Parent Workshop

    •    When: Monday, May 8, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30PM (with time for questions)

    •    Where: Hillendale Elementary School - Auditorium, 1850 Hillendale Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

    •    Who: Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, School Administrators, Coaches, Community Members, etc.

    •    Presented by: Kathy Collier - Prevention Specialist, Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services

    •    Details: Pennsylvania Area Youth Survey (PAYS) data specific to Unionville Chadds-Ford School District will be presented. PAYS data measures several different areas in regards to Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Gambling use and access, risk and protective factors, antisocial behavior, social and emotional health, attitudes and perceptions, and school climate and safety. PAYS data serves as a phenomenal resource for parents and caregivers to gain insight into their child's life. 

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Our last PTO meeting of the year is next week, Wednesday May 3rd at 9:15am. Here is the agenda (ATTACHED). We have a lot to cover!

One of our top agenda items will be to review and approving our new by-laws (ATTACHED). If you would like to review the draft bylaws, questions can be submitted to Kara Hyman or Dana Cellucci prior to the PTO meeting. We hope to review and approve these quickly at the meeting. 

We will also be reviewing and approving new board members. If you would like to submit your name for a position on the ballot, please send your request to Dana Cellucci: danacellucci_@hotmail.com before  Monday May 1st. The CFES PTO looks forward to working with new and fresh faces. 

Lastly, we want to take this opportunity to remind our parents and staff to submit your PTO expenses by June 1st. This will ensure a timely reimbursement.

Mark your calendars! There will be a happy hour on Thursday May 25th 2017 at Brandywine Prime starting at 6:30pm. More information will be sent out as we get closer!


ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!!!

Yearbook registrations are available! Online purchases are available at: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our yearbook ID code is: 11565017. You can also hand in purchases via school, forms came home yesterday!!


TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH

It's that time of year to thank all our teachers and staff at CFE! This year the luncheon will be May 5. Anyone interested in donating time, food or drinks for the teacher and staff appreciation luncheon please see the sign up below. Thanks much!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaaae2baa8-teacher


AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

SCIENCE EXPORERS

Our last topic of the school year is coming soon!!  Science Club will now meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Science Lab after school from 3:30 - 4:30 and is available to students in Grades 1-5...choose which day works best for you.

The last club topic of the school year is SUPER DUPER PRODUCT SLEUTHERS

Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information.  Please contact Jill Shinn or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.


CHADD'S ARTISTS - After School Arts and Crafts Club

Arts and Crafts club for students grades 1st - 5th.  

$120 for 6 Monday classes beginning April 24th (3:30 - 4:30)

Click here FLYER

Sign-up @ http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48a8ab2ca2f58-after


COMMUNITY NEWS

Patton Spring Carnival - Friday, May 5th - The Patton Carnival is next Friday on May 5th from 2:30-7pm!  There will be games, tons

of prizes and lots of food!  Don't forget the DJ, Photo booth and the Dunk Tank— silly

string is back again so don't miss out!

See you at the Patton PTO Carnival— its our biggest event of the year!!


Community Yard Sale - May 6, 2017 8am - 12pm - Unionville Elementary School Sponsored by the UCFSD Ed Foundation

Donate your household items, sports equipment, antiques, etc.  See flyer for full list of items, drop off dates and event details


UHS Softball Team CAR WASH

  • When: April 29th 10am - 2pm
  • Where: UHS - Front of School
  • See FLYER for more details

UHS Boys Lacrosse CAR WASH

  • When: April 30th 11am - 3pm
  • Where: Sunoco on Rt. 82 (across from Kennett Square Country Club)
  • See FLYER for more details

LAST CALL FOR UNIONVILLE-CHADDS FORD COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS 

For over 50 years, the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund has provided scholarship aid to outstanding graduating seniors at Unionville High School.

The Community Scholarship is a grant of a stated amount of money collected annually from the school community by open solicitation. Its purpose is to award the worthy student who wishes to continue his/her education following graduation from Unionville High School. The grant is for the first year of post-secondary work only and will be applied toward college costs (i.e., tuition, room and board). As many grants will be made annually as the treasury of the Community Scholarship can support. Please consider contributing to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Scholarship Fund.

NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL!

You can have your student drop off the donation to the High School Office in an envelope marked UCF Community Scholarship. We accept cash, change or if you would like, a check made payable to UCF Community Scholarship Fund.

UCF Community Scholarship Fund

UHS c/o Carolyn Barr

750 Unionville Road

Kennett Square PA 19348


UPCOMING EVENTS

  MAY
3 PTO MEETING - 9:15AM
5 Teacher Appreciation Lunch
5 Patton Spring Carnival
10 Spring Open House - CFES

 

 




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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Charger eNews - April 18, 2017

 

Charger eNews - April 18, 2017


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 Greetings Chargers!

I hope that everyone had a very relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break!  Its amazing that we are nearly into the month of May!

The RUN for our SONS 5K is this coming Saturday!  We raised $530 so far for Team CFES Chargers! That means I will be in fact be wearing a pink tutu during the run!  Yikes!  There are still a few days to go, so please considering joining our team or donating to this great cause!  Link:http://www.parentprojectmd.org/site/TR/Events/General/989542552?pg=team&fr_id=4502&team_id=12775 

Please SAVE the DATE!  We are hosing our annual Spring Open House on Wednesday, May 10th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm!  This year we will have a S.T.E.M. showcase in our gymnasium!  Check out the flyer for more details!

We will pick up with PSSA testing next week!  Our 3rd-5th grade students will test on Monday through Wednesday next week as part of the Mathematics portion of the PSSA.  The PSSA is not restricted by time, but generally students take between 90-120 minutes each day.  The adapted schedule has resulted in our first and second grade students having their special during the morning rather than the afternoon.  So, our elementary world gets a bit turned upside down next week again!

Why not encourage your child to write and illustrate their own book?  The National Youth Foundation is sponsoring a great contest!  They are working with Robert Covington of the Philadelphia Sixers and Jordan Hicks of the Philadelphia Eagles to launch the Student Book Scholars contest (students K-8).  Under the supervision of a teacher/parent/project coordinator, students in the Greater Philadelphia area are invited to work in teams of 3 to 10 to write, edit and illustrate their own books!  Mr. Covington and Mr. Hicks will select the overall two winning teams!  The creative process of working in teams helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork and communication skills necessary for future success.  The winners and the volunteer coordinator will receive cool prizes and both winning books will be published and distributed to local libraries!  All information can be found here: https://nationalyouthfoundation.org/    

Upcoming Parent Training Opportunities: 

"When Your Kids Push Your Buttons – And What to Do About It"

Revolutionize the way you communicate with your children, and the way you think of discipline. 

    •    What: FREE Parent Workshop with Author Bonnie Harris

    •    When: Thursday, April 27, 6:00 - 8:00PM

    •    Where: Stetson Middle School.

Details:

    •    Parenting expert and author Bonnie Harris will help you: Learn the 8 steps to defusing the conflict, learn how to manage sibling conflict, give your kids the help they need to be successful and get back to peace and cooperation,  and uncover the hidden messages beneath your reactions and your child's responses

    •    Sponsored generously by Fulton Bank, and provided by the West Chester Area School District. 

    •    RSVP at: http://home.wcasd.net/pages/West_Chester_Area_SD/ForParents/Preschool_Parents__Club

    •    Registration is required to assess attendance, but the session is FREE.

 

"GET READY FOR THE TEENAGE YEARS"

Learn how to prepare for the transition from Elementary School to Middle School. This hour long presentation will cover what a typical Unionville-Chadds Ford student's behavior looks like, risk and protective factors, and tips to positively impact your child during the transition. 

    •    What: FREE Parent Workshop

    •    When: Monday, May 8, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30PM (with time for questions)

    •    Where: Hillendale Elementary School - Auditorium, 1850 Hillendale Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

    •    Who: Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, School Administrators, Coaches, Community Members, etc.

    •    Presented by: Kathy Collier - Prevention Specialist, Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services

    •    Details: Pennsylvania Area Youth Survey (PAYS) data specific to Unionville Chadds-Ford School District will be presented. PAYS data measures several different areas in regards to Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Gambling use and access, risk and protective factors, antisocial behavior, social and emotional health, attitudes and perceptions, and school climate and safety. PAYS data serves as a phenomenal resource for parents and caregivers to gain insight into their child's life. 

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Hello CFE Families! The PTO hopes you had a wonderful Spring Break! Our LAST AND FINAL PTO MEETING for the school year will be Wednesday May 3rd at 9:15. We have a VERY full agenda and a special guest appearance by John Sanville. Please come and join us. 


ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!!!

Yearbook registrations are available! Online purchases are available at: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our yearbook ID code is: 11565017. You can also hand in purchases via school, forms came home yesterday!!


TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH

It's that time of year to thank all our teachers and staff at CFE! This year the luncheon will be May 5. Anyone interested in donating time, food or drinks for the teacher and staff appreciation luncheon please see the sign up below. Thanks much!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044eaaae2baa8-teacher


MITCHELL UPDATE 

Thanks once again to the Charger community!  Together for our sister school, Mitchell Elementary, we've collected 60 boxes of tissues, 33 sticks of deodorant, 10 rolls of paper towel, 7 new backpacks, 4 rolls of sanitizer wipes, 12 bottles of hand sanitizer, 12 pairs of uniform khaki pants, and 12 short-sleeved button-down shirts for the Men of Mitchell program.  I look forward to dropping them off tomorrow morning.


AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Our last topic of the school year is coming soon!!  Science Club will now meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Science Lab after school from 3:30 - 4:30 and is available to students in Grades 1-5...choose which day works best for you.

The last club topic of the school year is SUPER DUPER PRODUCT SLEUTHERS

Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information.  Please contact Jill Shinn or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.


CHADD'S ARTISTS - After School Arts and Crafts Club

Arts and Crafts club for students grades 1st - 5th.  

$120 for 6 Monday classes beginning April 24th (3:30 - 4:30)

Click here FLYER

Sign-up @ http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48a8ab2ca2f58-after


COMMUNITY NEWS

8th ANNUAL UNIONVILLE RUN FOR OUR SONS

5K Run or 1-mile walk

Saturday April 22, 2017

Race time: 9:00AM

Charles F. Patton Middle School

Register or donate at:  www.parentprojectmd.org/unionville

 To Benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy


BOYS YOUTH LACROSSE CLINIC - April 23rd! Hosted by UHS Boys Lacrosse Team

  • WHO: Boys grades 1st - 7th
  • WHERE: UHS Fields
  • WHEN:  Sunday 4/23 10:30-12 (Raindate April 30th)
  • HOW: Click here for registration information and more details

KENNETT FOOD DRIVE - Would you like to help your community by donating food items and/or your time? The Kennett Food Cupboard needs your help. Please click here for more information. 


COMMUNITY YARD SALE - May 6, 2017 8am - 12pm - Unionville Elementary School Sponsored by the UCFSD Ed Foundation

Donate your household items, sports equipment, antiques, etc.  See flyer for full list of items, drop off dates and event details


PATTON SRING CARNIVAL - Friday, May 5th - Save the Date!!!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

  APRIL
22 Run For Our Sons 
24-26 Math PSSA Grades 3-5
  MAY
3 PTO Meeting 9:15
5 Teacher Appreciation Lunch
10 Spring Open House

 




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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Charger eNews - April 4, 2017

Charger eNews - April 4, 2017

 


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 Greetings Chargers!

As you may know, Mrs. Carolyn Barr has fully transitioned into her new Office Manager position at Unionville High School.  We will have some new faces in our office to assist Mrs. McCloskey over the next several weeks.  Following the April School Board Meeting, I will have more information to share regarding our office personnel.  Stay tuned!

We begun PSSA testing this week.  Our 3rd-5th grade students will test on Monday through Thursday this week as part of the English Language Arts (ELA) PSSA.  The PSSA is not restricted by time, but generally students take between 90-120 minutes each day.  The adapted schedule has resulted in our first and second grade students having their special during the morning rather than the afternoon.  So, our elementary world is a bit turned upside down this week!

In other news, we received a great 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 $7,574.85 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 $7,574.85. 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."  A HUGE thanks to our P.E. teachers, Mr. Judd and Miss Marsh and the parent volunteers who helped support our CFE Jump Rope For Heart event and once again, THANK YOU for your contributions!

The long-awaited SPRING BREAK is next week!  School will be closed from Monday, April 10th through Friday, April 14th.  Our first day back is Monday, April 17th.  Enjoy the extra time at home with your children! 

What to do with a week at home?  Why not encourage your child to write and illustrate their own book?  The National Youth Foundation is sponsoring a great contest!  They are working with Robert Covington of the Philadelphia Sixers and Jordan Hicks of the Philadelphia Eagles to launch the Student Book Scholars contest (students K-8).  Under the supervision of a teacher/parent/project coordinator, students in the Greater Philadelphia area are invited to work in teams of 3 to 10 to write, edit and illustrate their own books!  Mr. Covington and Mr. Hicks will select the overall two winning teams!  The creative process of working in teams helps provide a natural environment to practice editing, teamwork and communication skills necessary for future success.  The winners and the volunteer coordinator will receive cool prizes and both winning books will be published and distributed to local libraries!  All information can be found here: https://nationalyouthfoundation.org/    

For your Information:

Upcoming Parent Training Opportunity: When Your Kids Push Your Buttons – And What to Do About It

Revolutionize the way you communicate with your children, and the way you think of discipline. 

    •    What: FREE Parent Workshop with Author Bonnie Harris

    •    When: Thursday, April 27, 6 – 8 p.m.

    •    Where: Stetson Middle School.

Details:

    •    Parenting expert and author Bonnie Harris will help you: Learn the 8 steps to defusing the conflict, learn how to manage sibling conflict, give your kids the help they need to be successful and get back to peace and cooperation,  and uncover the hidden messages beneath your reactions and your child's responses

    •    Sponsored generously by Fulton Bank, and provided by the West Chester Area School District. 

    •    RSVP at: http://home.wcasd.net/pages/West_Chester_Area_SD/ForParents/Preschool_Parents__Club

    •    Registration is required to assess attendance, but the session is FREE.

As always, thank you for your support!

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Hello Parents! Please note that we will not be having our April PTO meeting. The next and final PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday May 3rd at 9:15am. We have a lot to get done at our final meeting so please join us!

Unfortunately, we have not had any interest in our Treasurer position for the 2017/2018 school year. We are pleading with parents - please consider volunteering for this critical role. The PTO will be very limited in what we can do if we can not find someone to take this very important position. Contact Kara Hyman (karaphyman@gmail.com) or Dana Cellucci (danacellucci_@hotmail.com) with questions/interest.

Lastly, the PTO wishes all of our family and staff a happy spring break. Please enjoy your time off!


Art in Action Update

A huge thank you to the parent volunteers who made this year's Art in Action program a success! Frances Galvin, Jeannette Kurkewicz, Jessica Lang, Susan Clough-O'Rourke, and Rhea Thomas introduced all CFES students to a number of Impressionist artists and led discussions about their paintings. This is a program that the students enjoy each year and we are truly thankful for their dedication and support. Thanks again for a great week!


AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

SCIENCE EXPLORERS

Our last topic of the school year is coming soon!!  Science Club will now meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Science Lab after school from 3:30 - 4:30 and is available to students in Grades 1-5...choose which day works best for you.

The last club topic of the school year is SUPER DUPER PRODUCT SLEUTHERS

Please visit www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-School Clubs for more information.  Please contact Jill Shinn or call our office at 610.816.5047 with any questions.


COMMUNITY NEWS

8th Annual Unionville Run for our Sons

  • 5K Run or 1-mile walk
  • Saturday April 22, 2017
  • Race time: 9:00AM
  • Charles F. Patton Middle School
  • Register or donate at:  www.parentprojectmd.org/unionville
  •  To Benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Kennett Food Drive - Would you like to help your community by donating food items and/or your time? The Kennett Food Cupboard needs your help. Please click here for more information. 


Community Yard Sale - May 6, 2017 8am - 12pm - Unionville Elementary School Sponsored by the UCFSD Ed Foundation

Donate your household items, sports equipment, antiques, etc.  See flyer for full list of items, drop off dates and event details


Patton Spring Carnival - Friday, May 5th - Save the Date!!!!!




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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Charger eNews - March 29, 2017

 

Charger eNews - March 29, 2017

 


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Parents!

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported our 68th Annual Art Show and Sale this past weekend!  Special thanks and kudos to PTO Art Show Chairperson, Nicole Scull and her family for their tremendous planning and efforts!  HUGE THANKS to all of the fantastic parent, student, and staff volunteers who made the show another great success!  A huge thanks to the collective PTO for continuing to support an amazing annual tradition here at CFE!  Great job everyone!

This is just a friendly reminder that our PSSA assessment begins next Monday.  The testing does cause some schedule changes for even our K-2 friends and it is important that everyone is aware that things will be slightly different over the next two weeks.

Schedule: 

    •    April 3rd - 6th (ELA Testing)

    •    April 24th - 26th (Math Testing)

    •    May 2nd - 3rd (Science Testing - Grade 4 only)

3rd - 5th 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 that 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 their backpack each day 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 phone and turn it into their teacher.  They will receive it back after testing to keep in their school bag.  Thank you for your support during this annual testing period.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

As always, thank you for your support!

Best regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal 


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

ART SHOW UPDATE - WHAT A FANTASTIC  Art Show!! Thank you to everyone who donated time, money, desserts, etc. The event was a huge success, preliminary numbers are showing that we had a very lucrative event (more details will be published in upcoming weeks). This show would not be a success without the dedication and efforts of our parent volunteers especially the following people: Nichole and Nick Schull, Betty Kucharczuk, Kara Hyman, Frances Galvin, Renee Carroll, Sue Alivio, Tanya Cranmer, and Lauren McLaughlin. Thank You All!!

As we approach the end of the school year we are sending out an urgent request. Please consider supporting the Chadds Ford Elementary PTO by volunteering to be our Treasurer for the 2017/2018 school year. The treasurer is an integral part of our team and we still do not have someone to assume this role. Contact Dana Cellucci (danacellucci_@hotmail.com) or Kara Hyman (karaphyman@gmail.com) with any questions.

There is no PTO meeting in April because of PSSA testing. Our final PTO meeting will be held on May 3rd at 9:15am. 


SPRING ESSENTIALS FOR MITCHELL - Last Days To Donate!!!

Our spring collection drive supports basic but unmet needs at our sister school, Mitchell Elementary in southwest Philadelphia.  As many of us have learned the hard way, flu season is here, and Mitchell has asked for our help in providing the following much-needed items for its student body and teachers:

  • Tissue Boxes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Deodorant 
  • Bookbags (always in short supply)

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. The school has been incredibly appreciative of all of the support from CFES this year.

A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through Friday, March 31st.  Thank you Charger families!


COMMUNITY NEWS

Kennett Food Drive - Would you like to help your community by donating food items and/or your time? The Kennett Food Cupboard needs your help. Please click here for more information. 


Community Yard Sale - May 6, 2017 8am - 12pm - Unionville Elementary School Sponsored by the UCFSD Ed Foundation

Donate your household items, sports equipment, antiques, etc.  See flyer for full list of items, drop off dates and event details


Patton Spring Carnival - Friday, May 5th - Save the Date!!!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS

  APRIL
3-6 PSSA - ELA testing
10-14 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
24-26 PSSA - Math Testing
  MAY
2-3 PSSA - Science Testing - 4th grade only
5 Patton Spring Carnival

 




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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Charger eNews - March 21, 2017

Charger eNews - March 21, 2017

 


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Parents!

Spring conferences are this week! 

Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday March 22nd, the remainder of the week will be early dismissal days.  We dismiss at 12:10 pm each day to allow for conferences to be held in the afternoons. We do not serve lunch or hold scheduled recess periods on early dismissal days.  Modified Kindergarten on Wednesday and Thursday are as follows: AM K: 8:55 - 10:25 am and PM K: 10:40 - 12:10 pm.  There is NO Kindergarten scheduled for Friday, March 24th. 

If you have not registered for a conference, our online signup tool is coming to a close. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have not scheduled a conference, but would like to meet. 

PSSA Testing for 3rd - 5th grade students is coming soon!  

Schedule: 

    •    April 3rd - 6th (ELA Testing)

    •    April 24th - 26th (Math Testing)

    •    May 2nd - 3rd (Science Testing - Grade 4 only)

Finally,our 68th Annual Art Show and Sale is this Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th!  Please come out to support this great annual tradition!  HUGE THANKS to Nicole Scull and the PTO for all of their tremendous support in planning and preparing for this wonderful event!

As always, thank you for your support!

Best regards,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal 


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

68TH ART SHOW AND SALE IS 3 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!

Not sure if you've heard, but the 68th ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALE is happening THIS WEEKEND - Friday and Saturday! :)  We still have many ways to volunteer. Please remember that we only need a couple hours of your time - all the money we raise this weekend goes to technology, assemblies, and other educational activities that directly impact our children.  So what can you do to help?

1. DONATE A DESSERT FOR THE FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW.  

Each year hundreds of people from our community and far beyond come to CFE to enjoy two days of incredible art.....but they also enjoy some DELICIOUS FOOD!  This year we have some fantastic food from our local restaurants, but the dessert table would not be possible without donations from CFE parents.  Help us fill all of our spots!!

Please Donate Individually Portioned Desserts:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4ea5ad28a5ff2-artshow

2. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AT THE SHOW

We have said it before and we will say it again.  THIS SHOW IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP OF ALL OF OUR PARENTS.  We really need some additional help on Saturday (volunteer opportunities are listed at the bottom of the sign up). It is a great chance for Dads to help out as well!  We do thank all of you who have already signed up.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844a5ac2ea7f58-68th

**Also if you know a high school student who needs volunteer hours, they can signup to help here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844a5ac2ea7f58-cfes

3. COME TO THE SHOW ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY!  And TELL YOUR LOCAL FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT THE SHOW 

Word of mouth is great for this show!  Like our facebook page! Show your family and friends our wonderful raffle items and purchase tickets!!!  The raffle items are displayed in our lobby...take a look when you are in for conferences this week.  

Both days we will have over 60 local artists and their amazing work. 

Remember Friday night is adults only. Lots of wonderful food from local restaurants will be served.

On Saturday bring your whole family! Sign up for the onsite art classes being run by Silke Hansen and have your children create their own work of art. Click the following link to sign up for the Art Show Kids Workshop www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0A48A8AB2CA2F58-artshowf

This show is such a wonderful event and allows us to do great things at the school. Thanks so much in advance for all of your help making this year's art show a SUCCESS!!!!!

Any questions about the show please contact our chair Nichole Scull at nichole.scull3@gmail.com

Thank you in advance for all of your help making this year's art show a SUCCESS!!!!!


SPRING ESSENTIALS FOR MITCHELL

Our spring collection drive supports basic but unmet needs at our sister school, Mitchell Elementary in southwest Philadelphia.  As many of us have learned the hard way, flu season is here, and Mitchell has asked for our help in providing the following much-needed items for its student body and teachers:

  • Tissue Boxes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Deodorant 
  • Bookbags (always in short supply)

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. The school has been incredibly appreciative of all of the support from CFES this year.

A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through Friday, March 31st.  Thank you Charger families!


COMMUNITY NEWS

UTHON - UThon will take place on Saturday, March 25th, and elementary and middle school students and their parents are welcome from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. $5 per person is the cost for registration (all proceeds go directly to Four Diamonds). Donations are also appreciated. 

 

UHS Girls Lacrosse Skills Clinic - SNOW MAKE UP DAY - March 26 - 1:30-3:30pm. Click here for details and registration information. 


 




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Monday, March 13, 2017

Charger eNews - March 13, 2017

Charger eNews - March 13, 2017


PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Greetings Parents!

Well, it looks like winter will not go quietly!  I included information below regarding school closing and delayed opening alerts.  

As we prepare for the impending snow, I want to remind you that we have some big events coming up next week!  

Spring...yes spring conferences are next week! If you have not registered for a conference, it's not too late! To register and choose a conference time, enter this link into your internet browser: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Chadds_Ford_Elementary_School

Finally,our 68th Annual Art Show and Sale is next Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th!  Please come out to support this great annual tradition!  HUGE THANKS to the PTO for all of their tremendous support in planning and preparing for this wonderful event!

Inclement Weather Information:

If UCFSD reports school closing information:

  • School closing and delayed opening alerts are made via automated message to each parent registered in Power School.  You should receive a voice message and text alert. Closing alerts will also be available on the school website and through news and social media outlets.  
  • If school is closed, based on the school board approved calendar, the next make-up dates are scheduled as follows: June 13, 14, 15, 16 (in order of make up).

If UCFSD reports a 2-hour delay: 

    •    The school day begins at 10:55 am and dismisses at our regular time of 3:25 pm.  The building will not be accessible before 10:40 am. 

    •    We do not modify the day for any grade other than Kindergarten.

    •    The modified Kindergarten schedule for a 2-hour delay is as follows: 

    ◦    AM Kindergarten: 10:55 am - 12:40 pm;  PM Kindergarten: 1:40 pm - 3:25 pm.

    •    Recess, specials, and lunch schedules do not change.

    •    We do not "make up" late starts or early dismissals.

    •    Y-Care: If your family is registered with the before/after Y-Care program, they will be open at 9:30 am.  

    •    Please be aware that our parking areas and sidewalks may not be completely cleared of snow until after 10:00 am.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our main office at 610.388.1112.

Enjoy the snow! Safe travels everyone!

All the best,

Shawn Dutkiewicz, CFE Principal


PTO NEWS AND NOTES

Please help us by volunteering for the 68th annual Art Show! There are a lot of volunteer slots available for Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th. Click here to volunteer!

Thank you and hope to see you at the April PTO meeting!


ART SHOW AND SALE - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!!! 

SIGN UP TO HELP NOW

Hi CFES Families!

Our annual art show takes place in less than two weeks - on March 24 and 25... and we need YOUR help!! 

We still need to fill more than half of the volunteer shifts...  But we are encouraged by the fact that only 17% of the CFE families have volunteered so far!  So, we still have 83% of our CFE families that can sign up for a 2 hour shift and staff our show.  BE one of those families!! 

Designate your child's homeroom teacher on the signup in order to help win a pizza party for your child's class!!  The class with the highest volunteer shift to student ratio wins the party.   Have more than one child?  Sign up for multiple shifts!  You will have fun working with fellow parents, and will help your school raise money for the many fantastic things the PTO provides.

Adult signup:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844a5ac2ea7f58-68th

CURRENT VOLUNTEER PERCENTAGES:

Teacher % volunteers
Barr 16%
Bickings 26%
Brazill 18%
CFES Alum - No HR Teacher 4
Conover 35%
DeNenno 32%
Doyer 30%
Gillespie 17%
Keller 18%
Lapp 13%
Nelson 5%
Price 14%
Roberts 38%
Robinson 8%
Sciecinski 14%
Wagner 24%
Whitman 26%

Know high school students who need volunteer hours?  Sign them up! 

Student signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844a5ac2ea7f58-cfes1

Thanks in advance for your help!

Contact Betty Kucharczuk for questions about volunteering at bettykucharczuk@gmail.com and Nichole Scull for questions about the show at nichole.scull3@gmail.com.


Art Show Kids Workshop

Calling all Kids 

Come to the Art Room at CFES and create your very own Masterpiece.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0A48A8AB2CA2F58-artshow


SPRING ESSENTIALS FOR MITCHELL

Our spring collection drive supports basic but unmet needs at our sister school, Mitchell Elementary in southwest Philadelphia.  As many of us have learned the hard way, flu season is here, and Mitchell has asked for our help in providing the following much-needed items for its student body and teachers:

  • Tissue Boxes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Deodorant 
  • Bookbags (always in short supply)

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. The school has been incredibly appreciative of all of the support from CFES this year.

A box for donations will be in the CFE lobby through Friday, March 31st.  Thank you Charger families!


COMMUNITY NEWS

UHS presents MARY POPPINS - March 16, 17, 18. Click here for more info.


GIRLS ON THE RUN

There are still spots on the Girls on the Run team this spring.  Open to girls in grades 3-5.  Click here for more information.


UTHON - UThon will take place on Saturday, March 25th, and elementary and middle school students and their parents are welcome from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. $5 per person is the cost for registration (all proceeds go directly to Four Diamonds). Donations are also appreciated. 


UHS Girls Lacrosse Skills Clinic - March 19 - 1:30-3:30pm. Click here for details and registration information. 


URA Baseball registration will run through mid- March.  Games will begin in April, weather permitting.

URA Baseball, which is affiliated with Cal Ripken Baseball, is open to boys and girls in:

    •    Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD), 

    •    Kennett Consolidated School District, 

    •    Avon Grove School District, 

    •    Parts of West Chester Area School District.

Our youth baseball program includes ages 5-12, and features multiple divisions geared toward the age and development of your child. 

Please visit URAbaseball.com  to register


 




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