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Parents, please join us for a two-part parent series on the teenage vaping epidemic on Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, November 27th from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Patton Middle School auditorium.  Speakers from Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Caron Treatment Centers, and the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition will present on the dangers of vaping and resources and education for parents. See the attached flier for more details.
 

Get your pants scared off for a good cause!!! UHS Mini Thon is selling discounted combo tickets to Arasapha Farms’ Bates Motel Haunted House, Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Trail and Haunted Hayride!!! Buy a quantity of 1-5 from UTHON and save $5 ($35 each) Buy any quantity over 5 and save $10 PER TICKET ($30 each) Cash and checks accepted (checks payable to UHS activities) Get together with your team/friends/family, purchase tix for your group and save!!!! For Hours of operation, please visit thebatesmotel.com/hours. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Faith Dilworth at fdilworth@ucfsd.net. All proceeds donated to Four Diamonds through the Unionville High School Mini Thon.
 

Check out the Student INVENTION CONVENTION! It's a celebration of invention, innovation, authentic learning, and 21st Century Skills. It's a Virtual Competition, held online—winners advance to the Finalists PA Invention Convention at The Hotel Hershey in February and winners advance to the national competition on Michigan. The Submission Deadline is December 31. Check out all the details at www.pa-inventionconvention.org.

This year Patton Middle School will be offering a parent book club using the book The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey. The book club is designed to be a casual opportunity to engage as parents in a judgement free zone. Laboure Rafferty, Patton’s school librarian/media specialist, will facilitate the meetings. Please consider this opportunity to hear others thoughts on parenting in the 21st century. No one has all of the answers, but together we can share thoughts, ideas, and opinions about our most important responsibility. Books are available from a variety of book providers, including Amazon (Link to The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey). Chester county library also has multiple copies of the book Link to The Gift of Failure via Chester County Library. We will meet in Patton Middle School’s Library three times throughout the year on the following dates:

1st Book Club Session:
Tuesday, November 13th at 6:15-7:15
Part I (Chapters 1-4)

2nd Book Club Session:
Tuesday, January 8th at 6:15-7:15
Part II (Chapters 5-9)

3rd Book Club Session:
Tuesday, March 5th at 6:15-7:15
Part III (Chapters 10-12 and conclusion)

If interested in joining Patton’s 2018-19 Book Club, please email Laboure at lrafferty@ucfsd.net so that she has a general idea of how many parents will be joining us for the three book club sessions.

October-November Art After School is Pumpkin Power!! Celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving in the art room with fun Fall festivities. Join other happy Patton pumpkin heads after school carving pumpkins, making red clay pie plates and creating critters with natural materials collected in Nature. 8 classes this session, from October 23-November 15. Click here for a registration form and more details.

Patton’s Book Fair will be October 22-26. Stop by for some great selections! Click here for more information. And the Book Fair Coin Jar Challenge is back! Students can donate coins (or bills) to their Advisory’s coin jar. Money will be used to purchase books for Patton’s library. Scholastic will match the amount we raise to purchase books for schools in need.
 

Hey Patton 7th & 8th graders!!

We encourage you to take part in our 5th annual Heritage Day to showcase the native country of your family and to celebrate the different cultural heritages we have here at Patton!

All 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to create an exhibit to showcase their heritage. The showcase can include: pictures, flags, cultural symbols, music, clothing, and more. The 6th grade students will have the opportunity to experience these cultures as they go through the day. It is a great day for all!

We invite the 7th and 8th graders to volunteer to serve your school community by telling your story, your history, and your heritage! If you are interested, please go to the counseling center and sign up to learn more.

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