Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Title-1 Reading Support Parent Information Night



Steve Dissinger Educational Kiosk

This morning after our Tuesday running club session we dedicated the Steve Dissinger Educational Kiosk. This dedication was made possible because of the Eagle Scout project for Michael Iacocca. He designed and built this amazing kiosk and decided to name it after Mr. Dissinger because of his passion and commitment to Hillendale and to the creation of the Hillendale Trail. To view the ceremony please click on the link below.

Steve Dissinger Educational Kiosk Dedication

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Early Intervention Parent Night - for the 18-19 school year

Early Intervention Parent Night
Welcome to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District!
     
WHO: Parents of students with disabilities who will be enrolling in kindergarten in
UCFSD for the 2018-19 school year.  Students welcome to attend.

WHAT: An opportunity to meet with UCF administrators, elementary principals,
psychologists, and speech therapists to gather general information, ask questions, and schedule your child’s Early Intervention Transition Meeting.

WHERE: UCFSD District Office, Public Meeting Room #14
   740 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348

WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00PM

*Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

HETV Set To Broadcast

Get ready HES community...HETV is back and ready to start another year of student led broadcasting. The 5th graders are excited to get things going on Tuesday, September 5th. If you're interested in watching the broadcast please check out our live stream starting around 9:10am each school day. The link to our streaming site is below.

We'll also be using this site to stream school wide events such as concerts, student competitions like our spelling bee, and many other exciting events. Look for announcements here on our website and on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017/2018 Student School Start Times

This past Spring our School Board approved a change in the UCF school start times. Research shows there are many benefits from later school start times, including decreases in teen depression, car crashes, behavior problems, discipline referrals, absenteeism, and tardiness.

The UCF new school start times are as follows:

Elementary  - 9:10 AM - 3:40 PM

High School/Middle School - 8:00 AM - 2:43 PM
 

 A list of all schedule changes and FAQs are available on
The School Start Time website.

The communications team is here to help - please forward your questions to communications@ucfsd.net
Kindergarten

 Schedule
 AM Session
 PM Session
Regular    
9:10 AM – 11:45 AM
 1:05 PM – 3:40 PM
Two Hour Delay
(modified Schedule)
11:10 AM – 12:55 PM 
 1:55 – 3:40 PM
Early Dismissal
 9:10 AM – 10:40 AM
10:55 AM – 12:25 PM

Elementary (1st-5th)



 Schedule
Arrival
Dismissal
Regular    
 9:10AM
3:40PM
Two Hour Delay
11:10AM
3:40PM
Half-Day
 9:10AM
12:25PM

Middle School (6th-8th)

 Schedule
 Arrival
 Dismissal
Regular    
8:00AM
2:43PM
Two Hour Delay
10:00AM
2:43PM
Half-Day
8:00AM
11:10AM

High School (9th-12th)

 Schedule
 Arrival
 Dismissal
Regular    
8:00 AM
2:43PM
Two Hour Delay
10:00AM
2:43PM
Half-Day
8:00AM
11:10AM

Monday, June 5, 2017

Attention 5th Grade Parents and Students - Patton Middle School Required Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading Logo

“Students’ relationship with reading during the summer is a pretty good window into what the relationship will be once they leave our classrooms for good. We have an opportunity with summer reading to open that window to individual passions and interests and at the same time prevent the loss of achievement that months without practice bring.”
Penny Kittle, Book Love

Each incoming 6th grade student is expected to read a minimum of 3 books this summer. Our expectation is that incoming 6th graders will make mature choices regarding grade appropriate material. Although students are invited to read any three books of their choosing, we recognize that having some recommendations from school may serve helpful. In that regard, we have included:

(1) Recommended Author List for Each Grade
(2) “The Summer Reading List that Speaks to the Middle School Experience”
(3) The 2017-18 Chester County Reading Olympics Middle School Booklist

Parents are asked to sign off on their child’s summer reading. These resources, lists and the sign-off form can be found on The Patton Middle School Library webpage

For information on any given author or title consult Goodreads.com.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Important Parent Presentation



Dear Hillendale Families, 

I hope you can join us for an important parent presentation to be held at Hillendale Elementary School - LGI on Monday evening, May 8, 2017 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

I had the privilege of watching this presentation a few months back during an administrative meeting and it was phenomenal. Here are the details:

GET READY FOR THE TEENAGE YEARS

Are you ready for your child to transition into the teenage years?
Do you know what a typical Unionville-Chadds Ford student's behavior look like?

Learn how to prepare for the transition from Elementary School to Middle School. This hour long presentation will cover what a typical Unionville-Chadds Ford student's behavior looks like, risk and protective factors, and tips to positively impact your child during the transition.
Pennsylvania Area Youth Survey (PAYS) data specific to Unionville Chadds-Ford School District will be presented. PAYS data measures several different areas in regards to Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Gambling use and access, risk and protective factors, antisocial behavior, social and emotional health, attitudes and perceptions, and school climate and safety.  PAYS data serves as a phenomenal resource for parents and caregivers to gain insight into their child's life.

WHEN: Monday, May 8, 2017
TIME: 7:00PM - 8:30PM (with time for questions)
WHERE: Hillendale Elementary School - Auditorium, 1850 Hillendale Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
WHO: Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, School Administrators, Coaches, Community Members, etc.
PRESENTED BY: Kathy Collier - Prevention Specialist, Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services