Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Charger eNews - February 22, 2017

Charger eNews - February 22, 2017


Greetings Chargers!

I hope that you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend and extra day home with your family!

Conference Sign-Ups are Coming Soon!  You will receive an email this week for you to sign up for our March Parent-Teacher conferences (week of March 20th).  We will continue to utilize the website as our conference sign up tool.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Friendly Reminders:

Attention parents of 5th grade girls!  There is an exciting STEM activity coming up in March.  Check out the flyer (attached) for details.  Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology (GETT) is an annual day-long event in the spring for girls in grades 5-10 and their parents to learn about career opportunities in a broad scope of STEM related industries. The day is filled with exciting, enlightening and experiential workshops led by successful women in STEM fields.  

Friendly Reminder: Please be aware that you have access to your child's lunch purchases through the School Cafe website (  Maintaining a balance in the lunchroom can be a challenge.  Our lunch supervisors do their best to maintain neutrality with regard to student choice but also try to support students with a "parent's eye".  We encourage healthy options first before eating snacks (chips, ice cream, etc).  There is also a maximum snack purchase of two items per person per day to help support making healthy choices as well.  For those who elect to purchase lunch, overseeing your child's choices is just a few clicks away through School Cafe. For more information on our district food services department, click here:

Family Fun Night is this Friday, February 24rd from 6:30 to 8:00 pm - A great way to get families together for some fun and exercise in our gym!  This year we are adding an organized dodge ball game in our cafeteria as well!  

As always, thank you for your support!

Best Regards,

Mr. Shawn Dutkiewicz


Hello Parents!  We hope everyone enjoyed this nice weekend over the long weekend!  It looks like this weekend may bring some the same.  This Friday is our Family Fun Night being held at the school from 6:30-8:00.  Come out and spend some time with friends. Check out the new dodge ball game in the cafeteria!  Thank you to all of the parents who have signed up to help.  

The Art Show is just about one month away!!  Please don't forget to mark your calendars for Friday, March 24th and Saturday, March 25th.  This event takes a village to run so please be on the look out for the sign up genius for this years event.

Finally our next PTO meeting is next Wednesday, March 1st at 9:15 am at the school.   We will be voting on the second round of grant requests that were submitted.  We will send out a list of proposed grants prior to the meeting.  We will also be discussing Art Show, bylaws, open positions/chairs, and other upcoming events.  We hope that we will see you there.

Hope to see everyone on Friday night!

Show your CFES Support!  You Shop.  We Earn.

We are starting a new passive fundraising project, and we need your help and participation!

Whenever you shop, save your receipts and send it to school so CFES can earn points/money through the Shoparoo program.  Any receipt qualifies:  Target, Costco, grocery stores, Walmart, dollar stores, pet stores, toy stores, beauty and health stores, WaWa, even wine & spirits stores!  Every receipt counts no matter how big or small the dollar amount.

Collect all your receipts from the week and send it to school in an envelope marked "PTO Receipt Rewards".  (Think of this as BoxTops, but with store receipts.)  You don't have to put your name on the envelope or receipts, so it stays completely anonymous. 

This is a simple and easy way for CFES to earn money for school supplies, assemblies, and other PTO-sponsored events and activities, so start today!  You shop, we earn!

Questions?  Please contact Hoang Nguyen at

5th Annual Family Fun Night Music Jam

Friday February 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm

Theme:  Tropical Paradise

Bring your family to bask in the warmth of our glow lights and palm trees

Admission is FREE courtesy of the CFE PTO

For CFE families only. Children must be accompanied by an adult

We are adding a dodge ball game to the dance party but we need parents to help! Please consider helping us with donating 30 minutes of your time to run a fun event. Sign Up Here: 


Science Explorers

Due to the overwhelming response to our after-school club, we have added a second club day. Science Club will now also meet on Tuesdays in the Science Lab at Chadds Ford Elementary after school from 3:30-4:30 and is available to students in Grades 1-5

The next club topic, which begins on March 14th, is 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!  

Special 1/2 day event on March 22nd:  WACKY WORLD OF SCIENCE half-day event! 

March 22nd from 12:30-3:30 in the Science Lab.

Please visit and click on After-School Clubs for more information on club dates, cost, or to register your child.  Class size is limited. Please contact Jill Shinn with any questions.



Community Events:

FOCUS EVENT - Julia Lythcott-Haims is a nationally renowned author of "How to Raise an Adult". Please join us for a presentation by Julia Lythcott-Haims on February 23rd at 7pm in the UHS auditorium.  Please click here for more details and registration information.  This is a free community wide event (adults).

UHS Used Book Sale 

February 24th 4-9pm and Saturday Feb 25th 9am - 2:30, 3-5pm is the $10/bag sale.  This is Unionville High School's biggest fundraiser of the year - don't miss out on some great book deals!!

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

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. 

Community Sports News:

4th Annual Unionville Baseball  Used Sports Equipment Collection & Sale

Donate, Shop the Sale, Support UHS Baseball!!

SHOP THE SALE: SATURDAY FEB. 25, 2017 from 9am- 3pm At CF Patton MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA (760 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348) 

Please help by donating your used equipment for ANYTHING sport related. Collecting through end of school Friday at the Elementary Schools, OR DROP OFF at CF Patton MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24th from 5-9PM For IMMEDIATE PICK UP or QUESTIONS CALL: George Pellegrino: 484-354-0508 or email: Proceeds benefit Unionville High School Baseball.


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  to register


24 Family Fun Night 
1 PTO Meeting 9:15
24/25 Art Show and Sale


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