Community Updates

East Vincent Elementary School

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CHESTER COUNTY CONTEST

I am reaching out to you on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Chester County. Every year we host a contest for fifth-graders across the Delaware Valley called Build a House...Build a Dream. In this contest, fifth-graders are challenged to work individually or in pairs to build a 3D model of their dream home. Then on the day of the contest, they present their model to our judges, many of whom are professionals in the construction, engineering, design, and real estate professions. The top 3 entries earn prizes, but there are raffles and fun for all who attend! Next year's contest will be held the morning of Saturday, March 23 at Church Farm School in Exton.


This is the sixteenth year the contest has been held and it is truly a favorite for students and parents alike. The contest is free to enter, so we raise money through generous sponsorships with local businesses. Throughout the contest's existence, we have raised over half a million dollars to build Habitat homes throughout the Delaware Valley.



Thank you so much for your consideration!


Liz Price

Corporate Relations Manager

Habitat for Humanity of Chester County

liz@hfhcc.org

610-384-7993 ext 18

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STRENGTHENING FAMILIES PROGRAM

A seven-week program for families held one evening per week starting February 2019. Parents/caregivers and youth learn and practice ways to strengthen relationships, make good decisions, and reduce stress. The program is intended for youth ages 10-14 only.


Any questions?


Contact Miss Weller, School Counselor, at jweller@ojrsd.com or Miss Jen, School Social Worker, at jmarshall@ojrsd.com.

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LEARN TO PLAY GROUPS - HOCKEY

We are looking to introduce new players to this great sport and The Philadelphia Flyers are making it easier than ever to start.


Yes, hockey is fun

Yes, hockey builds physical skills and coordination

Yes, hockey is a great family activity you and your child can enjoy together

But there's a lot more to hockey.

Hockey builds confidence and character

Hockey teaches teamwork and sportsmanship

Hockey is membership in a community that lasts for life.


Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.


Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by National Hockey League Alumni.


If your child is interested, please follow the link below to register to any of the Learn to Play groups being offered in our area. Hurry up as these fill up fast!

https://learntoplay.nhl.com/flyers

West Chester ( $160.00 )

700 Lawrence Dr
West Chester, PA
Sat., January 19, 2019 9:10am

Participants birthdate must be between Tue., January 20, 2009 and Sun., January 19, 2014

WESTTOWN ( $135.00 )

1646 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Sat., February 23, 2019 9:30am
Participants birthdate must be between Tue., February 24, 2009 and Sun., February 22, 2015

OAKS ( $120.00 )

100 Pennco Rd
Oaks, PA 19456
Sat., March 9, 2019 10:00am
Participants birthdate must be between Tue., March 10, 2009 and Sun., March 9, 2014