Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mr. Conley's 10/04 message

This year’s Homecoming Spirit Week festivities are underway at Unionville High School. Today, for Day #1 of Spirit Week, the halls are filled with Red, White, and Blue for our America Day celebration. Tomorrow, will be be breaking out our Hawaiian shirts, flip flops, and leis to continue to spread the Spirit. On Thursday, everyone at UHS will be donning their Blue and Gold UHS Spirit wear, and on Friday, the students will wear their respective class colors in preparation for Friday afternoon’s Homecoming Pep Rally. We hope that you can “Catch the Spirit” of UHS Spirit Week with your child this week. 

SAVE THE DATE: Our 2nd Annual Lip-Dub will be recorded on the morning of
November 23. This year’s song is Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”...feel free to practice your dance moves with your child this month!

Please be sure to keep up to date on all high school events by following me on Instagram: mr_conley_uhs on Twitter: @MrConleyUHS (#CatchTheSpirit & #UAreWorldClass), “Liking” The Unionville High School FaceBook page, accessing our website, or reading this monthly E-News. Our goal is to provide parents with multiple means of communication about life at UHS. *This week, I have challenged our students to increase our followers on Instagram and Twitter. If we can achieve 2,016 followers on BOTH sites by the conclusion of Spirit Week, I will make a special Spirit Week announcement. Please follow us if you are not already doing so!

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 7, 2016 (7:00-10:00)

Our annual Homecoming Dance will be held this Saturday evening from 7:00-10:00. The Homecoming dance is a semi-formal event, so we ask that students dress accordingly. Students will need to bring their UHS school issued ID in order to gain entrance to the dance. An important reminder to parents and students is that we will breathalyze each student as he/she comes into the dance. This is a precautionary measure that we take prior to any school dance where UHS students are in attendance.

UCFSD Flu Clinic & Unused/Expired Medication Drop-off: October 13 (2:30-6:30)

Stopping the Flu Starts with You

School season is prime time for classes, homework, sports… and the flu. With the flu virus most active from October to May, getting vaccinated is the #1 way to prevent the flu and the fever, sore throat, body aches, and even serious health complications it can cause. We are partnering with the Chester County Health Department to offer a flu shot clinic to community members.

When:  Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2:30 PM until 6:30 PM
Where: Unionville High School Cafeteria

For more information, visit www.chesco.org/health/flu. Same day, onsite registration only. If you have health insurance, bring your cards. All insurance types, including medical assistance, are welcome.

New this year at the Flu clinic, the Chester County District Attorney and Sheriff are hosting a prescription Drug/Unused Medication drop-off for unused/expired medication for safe disposal.

The Products that are acceptable to drop-off:
Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, tablets and capsules, liquid medications in their original containers, prescription patches, medical creams and ointments, vitamins, nasal sprays, and pet medicines.

The Products that are NOT acceptable to drop-off:
Intravenous solutions, injectables (i.e. EpiPens), syringes, needles, hydrogen peroxide, compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g. asthma inhalers), Iodine-containing medications, thermometers, or alcohol.

PSAT Day: Wednesday, October 19

On October 19, we will be giving the PSAT/NMSQT test to all 10th and 11th grade students. There will be an altered schedule for our students in grades 10, 11, and 12 that morning; our 9th grade students will follow a normal schedule of classes that day. More specific details of that day will be sent out next week.

Picture Day Re-Takes: Thursday, October 27

Picture Day Re-Takes will be held next Thursday, October 27 in the Cafeteria LGI. Students wishing to have a picture re-take should report to the Cafeteria LGI during Study Halls or during their lunch periods.

UHS Halloween Celebration: Monday, October 31st

Halloween festivities will UHS on Monday, October 31st. If your child would like to  participate in the fun spirit of the day, we ask that  he/she follows the following guidelines to promote a fun and safe day:

       Students will not be allowed to wear masks or face covering of any kind (including facepaint). This is important because we need to be able to identify each student during the school day
       Student are not permitted to bring weapons of any kind into the building
       Students are not permitted to portray violent, bloody and/or excessively gory costumes

Thank you for assisting us in promoting a fun, and spirited day!     Thank you, and have a wonderful month!


Jimmy Conley, UHS Principal