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UTHON and Patton Student Council will be hosting a Patton MiniTHON event on Saturday November 23, 2019 from 6-10 pm at Unionville High School. All students received an email with details on how to register for this fun MiniTHON event! Unionville High School’s Mini-THON has raised over $118,000 in total over the last four years to helping conquer childhood cancer. Register today!!

We are fundraising for Patton's "Historic Unionville Mural" to be located in our main entrance lobby. Professional graphic artist and mural painter Matt Terranova has designed an amazing one of a kind mural to wrap around the walls of Patton’s main lobby. In addition to the village and all the local landmarks, Pocopson Elementary School, Chadds Ford Elementary School, and the Hillendale Elementary School are included in the design so that every student attending Patton is well represented. Fundraising will take place November 11 through November 26. Parents can send their checks in payable to: CFPMS and place Historic Unionville Mural in the Memo. All checks can be sent to Mrs. Ferron or Mrs. Plunkett.

Mural

Patton’s 2019 Giving Tree is back, November 13 through December 11! Please donate new, unused, unwrapped gifts for people of all ages. Show your Patton Pride this holiday season by adding your family’s donation to the Giving Trees in the library. If everyone at Patton donates one gift, we can donate over 1,000 items to those less fortunate in our immediate area. Our gifts will be delivered to the New Garden township building on Thursday December 12th. Patton students will also help to fill 600 food boxes in preparation for the Christmas Basket charity event on the weekend of December 14th. 600 needy families are invited to attend the event, choose gifts from the hundreds of donations and take home donated canned and fresh food. All contributions are donated to The Kennett Area Community Services that provides temporary assistance for families in the Kennett, Unionville-Chadds Ford, and Avon Grove school districts who need food, clothing, lodging, heat or rent. #PattonProud #Giving #ServiceAboveSelf

Giving Tree

We are excited about our upcoming Parent Visitation Day to be held on Friday, October 25th! But we strongly encourage all visitors to pre-register. Visitors who are not pre-registered must have a driver’s license so information can be entered manually at the registration tables. This is a time-consuming process so pre-register today - the registration link can be found in the last two editions of the weekly Principal's Newsletter!

A fire over the weekend destroyed 50 percent of the food at the Kennett Area Food Cupboard and an urgent drive is underway to restock the shelves. KACS, home of the Kennett Food Cupboard, provides food to over 800 households throughout the year. Giant gift cards are desperately needed, so families can get the basics like break, milk and eggs. Also needed are: rice, beans, cereal, sugar, flour, pasta, peanut butter, strawberry and grape jelly and canned goods of any kind.Food can be dropped off at the Food Cupboard Friday. It is located at 36 West Cedar St, Kennett Square.

We will be holding our annual Heritage Day celebration on December 6!  Seventh and Eighth graders - we need your help to make this an awesome day! Please come to an informational meeting in the library classroom during Hawk Time on Thursday, October 17th. We have some exciting changes to the format this year that we want to share with you. If you would like to participate, but are not able to come to the meeting, please see one of the counselors to sign up.

The book fair starts Friday! The online fair opens on October 13 at http://bit.ly/PattonBF so you can start shopping straight away. Don’t forget to stop by the library while you are at the school for Parent Visitation on October 25. And we still need volunteers for the book fair and coin drive – especially during parent visitation day - register using SignUp Genius if you can help.

The Pennsylvania Invention Convention is a student invention competition designed to showcase and celebrate student problem-solving, innovation, creativity, and ingenuity.  This competition is open to all students in grades 5 through 12. This competition has 3 levels:
 
1. Virtual Online Competition (online submissions) - all participants [Deadline: Dec 31] 2. Statewide Finalists Competition (takes place at PETE&C in Pittsburgh)
3. Invention Convention - US Nationals (The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation)

To learn more about this competition, please visit:
http://www.pa-inventionconvention.org. This competition is generously funded by The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C).

The Patton Gardens have once again been awarded the Garden of Distinction in the 2019 Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s Gardening Contest. We were one of the gardens selected from over 400 entries and will receive a sign and certificate to recognize our accomplishment in the area of school gardening. Miss Ballard and Miss Hisler are thrilled that Patton has won this award for the fifth year in a row!

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