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

Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 HES Oldies Dance Assembly


Click here or the photo to view the video.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Matt Phelan - Author Visit



Author & illustrator Matt Phelan is visiting Hillendale on January 31st. In addition to student assemblies, students have the opportunity to purchase one of his books and it will be autographed. Book orders are due by January 23rd and can be sent into school or placed online through the PTO Store. 




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MLK Day of Service




Dear Hillendale Families,


MLK Day of Service is right around the corner…  On January 16, 2017 our community will gather together on MLK Day and make soup, sandwiches and cookies to be delivered to a local shelter for disadvantaged families.  We also send homemade placemats and special cards to send with the soup and sandwiches.  
We will also be partnering with La Comunidad Hispana (a community center located in Kennett Square dedicated to empowering immigrants and low-income residents of southern Chester County).  As part of our partnership with La Comunidad Hispana we will, once again, be hosting the "Backpacks for MLK's Dream" Project.  It was a big success last year and we are excited to help again this year.
Leading up to our Day of Service, we will be asking the Hillendale community to collect school supplies, gently used books and backpacks to support the "Backpacks for MLK's Dream" Project.  The HES children will help stuff the backpacks full of donated supplies during our Day of Service program.
There are many ways that your family can contribute to the MLK Day of Service and/or the "Backpacks for MLK's Dream" Project.
#1) make a donation via check (written out to HES with subject line "MLK day of service" - these donations will be used to purchase additional backpacks and/or food for lunches)
#2) make a donation of a NEW backpack
#3) make a donation of school supplies.  These donations will be organized by grade level and are as follows:
  • Kindergarten - Number 2 Pencils
  • First Grade - Markers
  • Second Grade - Crayons
  • Third Grade - Glue Sticks
  • Fourth Grade - Folders
  • Fifth Grade - Spiral Notebooks
#4) make a donation of any new and/or gently used books
#5) attend the MLK Day of Service and help us prepare all of the donated supplies
Boxes will be set up outside of the office for all donations.  We hope the children get excited to see just how much Hillendale cares as they see the donation piles grow and grow.
We are excited about this event.  However, we are also aware that families are asked to give many times throughout the year so participation is optional.
In addition to the "Backpacks for MLK's Dream" Project, Hillendale will be offering other volunteer opportunities on MLK Day of Service.  These opportunities will be provided in two sessions:
  • Session #1 9:00 -10:00
  • Session #2 10:15 - 11:15
We need volunteers for the following activities during each session:
  • Cook Soup   
  • Bake Cookies
  • Make Snack Mix
  • Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches               
  • Make Placemats
  • Make Cards        
  • Decorate Bags
  • Prepare Backpacks
We really hope you will join us on January 16 for our MLK Day of Service!