Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Charger eNews September 29, 2015

CHARGER eNEWS

September 29, 2015

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

 

A huge thanks to Lisa Albany and all of the parent and staff volunteers who made last Friday's Fall Fest a great success!

 

This week, our Technology Teacher Mr. Hirt and I will be traveling to Philadelphia to observe a Maker Space in action.  We are looking for grant writing opportunities to continue to add technology and other tools, materials, and resources to our space.  If you have any suggestions, please email me.

 

As always, thank you for your support!

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PTO

 

We hope everyone had a great time at the Fall Festival.  THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered especially Lisa Albany for all of your time and effort organizing the event.  We would also like to mention the faculty and staff  who volunteered their time especially those to took a shift in the dunk tank, Mrs. DeNenno, Mr. Barr, Mr. Judd, Mr. Wagner, Mr. Rudisill, and of course Mr. Dutkiewicz - it was a true crowd pleaser!!!

 

Don't forget the next PTO meeting will take place in the EVENING - Mark your calendars for October 7, 2015 - 7:15 pm

 

2015-2016 CFE SPIRITWEAR - ONE DAY LEFT TO ORDER!!!!!

The last day to order spirit wear is this Wednesday, September 30th. New designs are available along with old classics for both kids and adults.  Samples are available to view in the lobby!    See the attached flyer for more information

 

Ordering online is easy – visit AL's Sporting Goods: 

http://www.alssportinggoods.net/MyStore/Store/Promo/PromoItemDisplay.aspx?ID=a5481afd-81c3-4a24-8f40-85210b3a51ae

 

 

REGISTER YOUR TARGET REDCARDs

Use your Credit or Debit REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of purchases made at Target and Target.com to help Chadds Ford Elementary.   To date, we have accrued nearly $1K worth of Education Funds - and the school year just started!  Register your card online, designate CFES as your school of choice, and shop away! 

 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Forms will be coming home with your child this week.  Please collect all those box tops and send them in before October 23rd. 

 

 

MS. YACKEL'S GUIDANCE NEWS

Please take a look at Ms. Yackel's newsletter, Along the Way. This installment discusses how to build resilience and grit within our kids in and out of the classroom. 

 

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

Would you like your child to learn about a foreign culture and its language?  The CFE PTO is pleased to offer the Foreign Language Club again this year.  Please click the sign up genius below for more information.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054DABA82DA20-chadds/9811764

 

 

CUB SCOUT OPEN HOUSE and Sign Ups 

Bring your son and come see why Pocopson Pack 231 is the most active and largest pack in the county!

 

Cub Scouts offers parents/sons great, inexpensive opportunities to spend time with each other-- in the community and out of doors! (and we are very family friendly with smaller siblings and entire families too!)  This is a great way for CFE kids to meet other kids in the school district before heading over to middle school.

 

Our pack has several ELECTIVE activities each month that provide opportunities for our boys to grow, learn and become good, well rounded young men!  We hike, we camp, we do arts and crafts, we have the PINEWOOD DERBY, we visit community service organizations, etc.

 

Check us out at the Pack Meeting on October 21st at 6:45pm in the Pocopson Cafeteria.  Boys in the 1st-5th grade can all join in on the fun!  Come find out why we are the premiere pack in the county and hear about all of the fun things we have planned for the coming year.  

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

 

Unionville High School Field Hockey - URA Night

October 1st - 7:30 pm 

All URA Field Hockey players will be invited to join the team on the field for the national anthem - admission is free when you wear your URA field hockey jersey or t-shirt!!

 

Attention 7th and 8th grade URA Field Hockey Players - we are looking for six girls to be ball girls for the game. Interested? Email UHSFHCLINIC@GMAIL.com for more information. First come, first served.

 

Attached is a flyer with all the details!

 

 

FOCUS Parenting Workshop

 

Do you wonder if you are a good parent?

Do you want to make the best decisions for your family?

Do you long to feel more confident in your parenting?

Do you want to connect with your child and have a better relationship?

 

Join us for a valuable 4-week workshop on Conscious Parenting.

This event is sponsored by the Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation and the FOCUS committee.  It is free and open to all parents in the UCFSD community.

Come to one, come to all ~ please register your attendance.

 

Tuesdays, October. 6, 13, 20,& 27 2015  // 7:00-8:30 pm

Hillendale Elementary

1850 Hillendale Road

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

 

To Register:

www.focus-parenting.eventbrite.com

Workshops are being led by PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Sue DeCaro and Erin Taylor, MA

 

 

NOPE - Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education

Did you know the average age for a first illegal use of a prescription drug, narcotic or other abusive substance is 12 YEARS OLD?  Listen to one parent's tragic story - it can happen to anyone.  Join experts explain the facts that are facing our children each day - October 14 7:00-8:30pm at Unionville High School.  Please see the attached flyer for more details

 

 

UCF Education Foundation Family Night - S'mores at Northbrook Marketplace

Friday, October 16, 2015 - Enjoy s'mores with your family while visiting with friends and learning about the Education Foundation.  This is a FREE event to families of UCFSD.  Click the here for more details.

 

 

Hillendale's Halloween Husky Hustle 5K & Fun Run - October 31

Hillendale's Halloween Husky Hustle 5k & Fun Run.  This event is full of fun for the whole family – races, music, dancing, inflatables and more.

5K Race Time – 9am (Fun Run starts immediately after) *1850 Hillendale Road  $25 for 5K & $15 for Fun Run.  Click Here to Register!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

SEPTEMBER

30

SPIRITWEAR ORDER DEADLINE

OCTOBER

7

PTO MEETING 7:15

26

PICTURE RETAKES




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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Charger eNews 9/22/15

CHARGER eNEWS - September 22, 2015

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

Greetings Chargers! 
 
I hope that you are enjoying the nice weather and I hope to see you at our big Fall Fest this Friday evening!  I want to thank all of our parent and staff volunteers for their many hours of work putting together a wonderful family event!  I anticipate spending a lot of time in the water during my dunk tank session...but please go easy on me!  Finally, please see the Welcome Back Newsletter (attached) as a means of summarizing our Back to School Night presentation.  Let me know if you have any questions and as always, thank you for your support!
 
Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz
CFES Principal

MESSAGE FROM THE PTO

CFE FALL FESTIVAL IS IN 3 DAYS - FRIDAY 4:30 - 6:30

There are still a few volunteer slots that are not filled.  We need your help to make this event happen.  Please use the link below and volunteer your time!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faaaa2fa57-fall1

 

Do you have a high school student that would like to help int he fun?  They can get NHS hours too! Have them use the link below to volunteer!

http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4FAAAA2FA57-high

 

TICKETS

Pre-event tickets are $15/family with one chid attending CFE or $25/family with 2 or more children attending CFE.  Ticket prices include crafts, games, DJ, face painting/temporary tattoos, photo booth, obstacle course and slides.  Click here for the ticket order form.  Forms can be returned to the school office in an envelope marked "Fall Festival Tickets" . Cash or check made out to "CFE PTO"

Please contact Lisa Albany with any questions.

 

FALL FESTIVAL BAKING COMPETITION:   Consider entering our baking competition - Students, Parent and Teacher/Staff categories will be judged!  

See the flyer  for more information and contact Kristen Goodman if you plan to participate - please provide your name and category entering.

 

FALL FESTIVAL BAKE SALE: Please sign up to bring a store bought or homemade treat to sell at our bake sale. Items must be individually packages and will be sold for $1. The sign up genius link is below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49AEAE2EA13-fall1/9811764

 

 

2015-2016 CFE SPIRITWEAR - DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!!

The order deadline for the Spiritwear sale has been EXTENDED!  We are now accepting orders until Wednesday, September 30th. New designs are available along with old classics for both kids and adults.  Samples are available to view in the lobby!    See the attached flyer for more information

 

Ordering online is easy – visit AL's Sporting Goods: 

http://www.alssportinggoods.net/MyStore/Store/Promo/PromoItemDisplay.aspx?ID=a5481afd-81c3-4a24-8f40-85210b3a51ae

 

 

 

REGISTER YOUR TARGET REDCARDs

 

Use your Credit or Debit REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of purchases made at Target and Target.com to help Chadds Ford Elementary.   To date, we have accrued nearly $1K worth of Education Funds - and the school year just started!  Register your card online, designate CFES as your school of choice, and shop away! 

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Forms will be coming home with your child this week.  Please collect all those box tops and send them in before October 23rd. 


MS. YACKEL'S GUIDANCE NEWS

Please take a look at Ms. Yackel's newsletter, Along the Way. This installment discusses how to build resilience and grit within our kids in and out of the classroom. 


AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

Would you like your child to learn about a foreign culture and its language?  The CFE PTO is pleased to offer the Foreign Language Club again this year.  Please click the sign up genius below for more information.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054DABA82DA20-chadds/9811764

SCIENCE EXPLORERS

The first club of the school year is set to begin on October 1st!  Science Club will meet on Thursdays in the Science Lab after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. The first club topic is MIX IT UP: We've picked our 3 favorite hands-on science activities for this special 3-session club to celebrate our 15th Anniversary! This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some favorites, this is for you! We'll take some chemistry, throw in little creativity, and mix in tons of fun! Create our ever popular foaming "Matter Monster", build your own motorized invention, and make groovy lava lamp test tubes!".

Club topics later in the year include Abracadabra, Burps/Belches/Bad Breath, Freaky Physics, Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Is There a Doctor in the House. Please visit  www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-school clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child.  Class size is limited to 20 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. 

Please contact Jill Shinn at jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.


 

COMMUNITY NEWS

 

FOCUS PARENTING WORKSHOP

 

Do you wonder if you are a good parent?

Do you want to make the best decisions for your family?

Do you long to feel more confident in your parenting?

Do you want to connect with your child and have a better relationship?

 

Join us for a valuable 4-week workshop on Conscious Parenting.

This event is sponsored by the Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation and the FOCUS committee.  It is free and open to all parents in the UCFSD community.

Come to one, come to all ~ please register your attendance.

 

Tuesdays, October. 6, 13, 20,& 27 2015  // 7:00-8:30 pm

Hillendale Elementary

1850 Hillendale Road

Chadds Ford, PA 19317

 

To Register:

www.focus-parenting.eventbrite.com

Workshops are being led by PCI Certified Parent Coaches® Sue DeCaro and Erin Taylor, MA


UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

23

NO SCHOOL

25

FALL FESTIVAL 4:30 - 6:30

30

SPIRITWEAR ORDER DEADLINE

OCTOBER

7

PTO MEETING 7:15PM

26

PICTURE RETAKES

 



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Monday, September 21, 2015

FALL FESTIVAL - PLEASE VOLUNTEER !!!!!!

FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!!!!!

 

To all CFE Parents and Guardians,

 

The Fall Festival is THIS FRIDAY, September 25th.  We are really excited about a fun afternoon of games, activities, delicious food and sweets for all!  Unfortunately this event will not be successful if we don't have enough volunteers!  If you have not signed up to help on Friday, please go to the link for the sign-up genius and volunteer your time.  If you have already signed up, please consider adding another shift. Contact Lisa Albany with any questions.  

 

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faaaa2fa57-fall1

BAKE SALE

The bake sale brings in lots of revenue for our fall festival and is an easy way to contribute to the success of the evening.  In addition to volunteering at the festival, please sign up to bring a baked good to sell at the bake sale.  This does not need to be homemade.  It does, however, need to be individually portioned so we can sell it easily.   Each item will be sold for $1.  Please email Kristen Goodman if you have any questions.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49AEAE2EA13-fall1/9811764

BAKING CONTEST

We are very excited for our annual baking contest and have some very eager celebrity judges.  If you are planning on participating in the contest, please let Kristen Goodman know.  Send an email to kpgoodman11@gmail.com with your name and the category in which you are entering.  We would like to get a general idea of how many items there will be to judge.  See the attached flyer for details.




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Monday, September 14, 2015

Charger eNews September 14, 2015

CHARGER eNEWS

September 14, 2015

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL 

 

Greetings Chargers!

 

I hope that everyone enjoyed the long weekend!  Its hard to believe that we are entering our third week of school!  The fall weather is certainly starting to make an appearance...so please keep in mind a light jacket for your child for recess periods and the bus stop in the morning.   Please keep a look out for a newsletter from our Parent Orientation last week.  GO EAGLES!

 

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz

CFES Principal

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PTO

 

It was wonderful to see many familiar and new faces at Back to School Night!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the PTO booster table and participated in our booster drive.  We are excited about starting another great year for our children.

 

Please pay special attention to all the information below regarding the Fall Festival.  We are less then 2 weeks away and still have many open slots on our sign up genius - please take  a look and sign up to help make this wonderful event a success. 

FALL FESTIVAL

The Fall Festival is coming SOON - SEPTEMBER 25 - 4:30 - 6:30

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help but there are still many volunteer slots that are not filled.  We need your help to make this event happen.  Please use the link below and volunteer your time!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faaaa2fa57-fall1

 

Do you have a high school student that would like to help int he fun?  They can get NHS hours too! Have them use the link below to volunteer!

http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4FAAAA2FA57-high

 

TICKETS

Pre-event tickets are $15/family with one chid attending CFE or $25/family with 2 or more children attending CFE.  Ticket prices include crafts, games, DJ, face painting/temporary tattoos, photo booth, obstacle course and slides.  Click here for the ticket order form.  Forms can be returned to the school office in an envelope marked "Fall Festival Tickets" . Cash or check made out to "CFE PTO"

Please contact Lisa Albany with any questions.

 

FALL FESTIVAL BAKING COMPETITION:   Do you love to bake? Have a family recipe that is "award winning"? Consider entering our baking competition - Students, Parent and Teacher/Staff categories will be judged!  

See the flyer  for more information and contact Kristen Goodman with any questions. 

 

FALL FESTIVAL BAKE SALE: Please sign up to bring a store bought or homemade treat to sell at our bake sale. Items must be individually packages and will be sold for $1. The sign up genius link is below.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49AEAE2EA13-fall1/9811764

BOOK SOX ARE BACK

The school store sold out of book sox for the first time in 8 years!  More sox are on order and 4th and 5th graders may shop for them TUESDAY, September 15, before school.

2015-2016 CFE SPIRITWEAR - DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!!

The order deadline for the Spiritwear sale has been EXTENDED!  We are now accepting orders until Wednesday, September 30th. New designs are available along with old classics for both kids and adults.  Samples are available to view in the lobby!    See the attached flyer for more information

Ordering online is easy – visit AL's Sporting Goods: 

http://www.alssportinggoods.net/MyStore/Store/Promo/PromoItemDisplay.aspx?ID=a5481afd-81c3-4a24-8f40-85210b3a51ae

 

BOX TOPS

Forms will be coming home with your child this week.  Please collect all those box tops and send them in before October 23rd. 

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK UPDATE

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON NEW BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS HAVING CONTACT WITH CHILDREN

PA legislature passes new volunteer clearances rules, addressing school districts' concerns

Below is a summary of the changes

  • No changes to all currently approved volunteer agreements until July 2016.
  • Two State clearances are required, but paid for by the State.  These two clearances need to be renewed every 5 years.  

These clearances are the

 (1) Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and

(2) Child Abuse History Clearances from the Department of Human Services.

  • One new Federal fingerprint requirement for volunteers who have lived in the State for less than 10 years. 

Please see the attached for more information. 

 

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Science Explorers- The first club of the school year is set to begin on October 1st!  Science Club will meet on Thursdays in the Science Lab after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and is available to students in 1st to 5th grade. The first club topic is MIX IT UP: We've picked our 3 favorite hands-on science activities for this special 3-session club to celebrate our 15th Anniversary! This is a great program to try if you've never participated in Science Explorers before, or if you want to experience some favorites, this is for you! We'll take some chemistry, throw in little creativity, and mix in tons of fun! Create our ever popular foaming "Matter Monster", build your own motorized invention, and make groovy lava lamp test tubes!".

Club topics later in the year include Abracadabra, Burps/Belches/Bad Breath, Freaky Physics, Secrets of Ancient Egypt and Is There a Doctor in the House. Please visit  www.scienceexplorers.com and click on After-school clubs for more information on club dates, cost or to register your child.  Class size is limited to 20 students per club...so, please register early to guarantee your child a spot. 

Please contact Jill Shinn at jshinn@scienceexplorers.com or 609.315.6492 with any questions.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

CFES Fall Festival - Volunteers Needed

 

 The Fall Festival is only 2 weeks away and will not be successful without your help.  You and your  children can look forward to tons of fun activities including:

  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Obstacle Course
  • Slides
  • Dunk Tank
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Pizza
  • Baked Goods
  • Ice Cream & Water Ice

We need ALL families to volunteer to help make sure these activities are available to the kids and running smoothly and safely.  Please use the signup genius below and volunteer your time to make sure that this CFE tradition can continue!  Contact Lisa Albany with any questions.  

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faaaa2fa57-fall1 

 

              BAKE SALE

 

 

In addition to volunteering at one of our activities, please consider donating a baked good to sell at our bake sale.  Treats can be homemade or store bought and should be individually packaged.  Each item will be sold for $1.  Please email Kristen Goodman if you have any questions.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B49AEAE2EA13-fall1/9811764

 

 

BAKING CONTEST

 

Don't forget to enter our baking contest with your most delicious and creative homemade treat.  See the attached flyer for details.  Please email Kristen Goodman if you have any questions.

 




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