Charger eNews - December 6, 2016
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!
PTO NEWS AND NOTES
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!
- 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
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.
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: email@example.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.
Cub Scout Pack 22 is holding it's annual wreath sale. Click flyer for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
|7||PTO Meeting 9:15|
|13||Winter Concert K-3 1:45|
|14||Winter Concert 4-5 1:45|
|23||Winter Break Begins|
|2||Back to School|
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