We need your support for STEM Day! Patton Middle School and one of the FIRST FTC robotics teams in the school district (2 Eyed Illuminati) are planning a STEM day event to inspire middle schoolers to pursue a career in STEM and introduce them to FIRST robotics. On Saturday, February 23, the Patton will open the doors to middle school teens from the UCF and Kennett school districts for the “Engineers Invent Amazing” event. We are looking for 20 volunteers to help us with the event, from assisting with check-in or lunch, monitoring kids during the event, to helping with hands-on activities. High school students from UHS can volunteer to get volunteer hours as chaperones and helpers. This is a wonderful opportunity to let our children experience firsthand how fun science and engineering can be. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering and if you can volunteer for a couple of hours or for the full day by using this SignUp Genius link!
Patton News & Announcements
February will mark the beginning of high school course selection for Patton 8th graders. Mrs. Battinieri will be providing both students and parents with more information in the coming weeks. Please visit the Patton Course Information page for all the dates and details.
Don’t forget to bring in plastic grocery bags for our MLK Day of Service Event. We will be turning the bags into plarn, (click here video of Sherri Shultz making plarn) to be woven into sleeping mats for homeless individuals in Philadelphia. Our MLK Day of Service event will occur on Monday, January 21 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. This will be a relaxed, drop-in event where participants will be making plarn and weaving plastic mats. There is no need to register, and you can stay for as long or as little time as you wish.
Congratulations to Patton Physical Education teacher and UHS Boys Soccer coach RIch Garber on being named DLN All-Area Coach of the Year! Read more about it here.
January’s Art After School will be all about Functional Redware Pottery and sessions begin January 8! Make a bottle and mug with red clay then decorate it using Colonial American techniques and under glazes! Register today!
Today was Giving Tree Delivery Day!! Patton students delivered our donated gifts to the New Garden Township Maintenance Building and then helped organize food items into the 600 boxes in preparation for The Kennett Area Community Services' Christmas Basket charity event on the weekend of December 15th. 600 needy families are invited to attend the event, choose gifts from the hundreds of donations and take home donated canned and fresh food. We are #PattonProud of our Patton students, families and staff for their generosity! See all the photos from the event right here.
Students in Ms. Parris' German classes are building gingerbread houses and will display them in the library on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Students can use their change to vote on their favorite house. Proceeds will be used to support Run for Our Sons and "Operation Gratitude. You can see the festive houses right here.
Our Spanish 2 classes took a field trip this week to try some typical Colombian cuisine at Mi País Colombian restaurant. ¡Qué rico!
Congratulations to Sophie Rissmiller for being named a winner in the UCFSD Holiday Card Design Contest!! You can see her beautifully drawn card scrolling in the home page photo gallery above. Great job, Sophie!
The Patton Yearbook is only $25.00 until January 15. After that, the price goes up! You can place your order online easily by going to sscyearbooks.com and following the instructions. You can also place your order by phone at 800-600-9107. The yearbook staff has been working hard putting together a great book - so don't delay, purchase your yearbook today! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Spisak or Mrs. Nanis.
Patton’s 2018 Giving Tree1
November 27 - December 13
“Tis the Season for Giving”
Please donate new, unused, unwrapped gifts for people of all ages. Show your Patton Pride this holiday season by adding your families 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 13th. Patton students will also help to fill 600 food boxes in preparation for the Christmas Basket charity event on the weekend of December 15th. 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.
Please attend our second "Dangers of Vaping" presentation this Tuesday, November 27 at 7 PM in the Patton 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. Topics will include:
- The wiring of the teen brain
- Strategies to talk to your child about nicotine
- How to utilize teachable moments
- Spotting and responding to the signs of nicotine use
December’s Art After School starts December 4!! There are only 4 classes this session!! We will use white clay this month to make a snowman candle holder that your family can enjoy all winter.It also makes a great gift! Registration information is on the Patton website or see Mrs Ferron
The CCIU offers student-centered STEM events for students in grades 3-12. From learning how to code and fly drones to creating 3D designs and brainstorming solutions to engineering problems, these unique, hands-on opportunities will challenge students to work collaboratively and creatively while developing STEM skills.
Exciting student events are happening at the CCIU all the time! To see a full list of this year's student events and programs, click here.
The Fall Cheerleaders would like to give a HUGE shout out to the Student Council for funding the new Patton Hawks Breakaway Banner. We are so happy to have this wonderful sign to show our pride and to have debuted it under the lights during Patton Night. It will be a wonderful addition at games and pep rallies for many years to come! Thank you!!!
The Patton Counseling Department was excited to host our annual Heritage Day on Friday. Heritage Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to embrace the different countries and cultures that are represented in our school community. This day-long program is presented to the 6th grade class by 7th and 8th grade students and adults who are willing to volunteer their time. Throughout the day, the 6th grade students rotated through an area of student-created displays, a showcase of cultural garments, music, and dance in our auditorium and My Story presentations where students heard personal stories of immigrating to the United States from another country. Finally, the students came together at the end of the day in the gym for a performance by Chosen Dance Company who entertained and educated our students about the history of Hip Hop. A big thanks to our Counseling Department - Mrs. Battinieri, Ms. Saletta, Mrs. Malone and Mrs. Hoge - and everyone who made this day possible.
Science Fair projects are due January 15, 2019. Projects will be displayed in the hallway above cafeteria. Projects will be judged and the top 5 winners from each grade will advance to the Chester County Fair in March. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Knauer at firstname.lastname@example.org
The canned food drive is now underway. We will be collecting food for the Chester County Food Bank until November 26. Boxes were delivered this afternoon to all Advisories. Please help us out by checking expiration dates. This is always a very successful event, and we anticipate the same this year! Thank you for all you do.
GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC
For girls 3rd grade through 8th grade
UNIONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Develop your basketball skills by training with the
2018-19 Unionville Girls’ Basketball Coaches & Players
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Unionville High School Gym
Learn from the best!
Coach Fred Ellzy
$25.00 to attend Clinic
($5.00 discount for each additional family member)
Includes FREE ticket to UHS Girls Basketball Game and FREE T-shirt to first 50 players who register!
and mail check payable to:
Unionville Sports Council Lady Hoopsters
c/o Dan Baughan 1003 Mansion View Drive, West Chester PA 19382
*** Please bring: basketball w/ name on it and water bottle ***
GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC
Enter the 2018 UCFSD Holiday Card Design Contest. It's open to all UCF students K-12 and the winning artwork will be featured on the district holiday card. The deadline for entries is November 20. Please send hard copy submissions to the District Office, Attention: Communications Department. Digital submissions may be sent to ucfsdcommunicationsoucfsd.net. Be creative and have fun!