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West Weekly 11/13
West Weekly 11/13
Unity West Elementary School
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

5 Essentials Survey - On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

·         Effective Leaders

·         Collaborative Teachers

·         Involved Families

·         Supportive Environments

·         Ambitious Instruction

If at least 20 percent of Unity West parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated. Please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ to take the parent survey. 

 

November Lunch Menu-Please click here to view the lunch menu for November.

Food Drive - Unity High School student council is hosting a holiday food drive.  Please bring in can goods or other non-perishable items to support families in our community.  We will be collecting items until November 21.  

 

Coat Drive-The Unity Youth Boys Basketball Program will be accepting new and gently used coats, hats, and gloves from 1-2:30 on Sunday at the circle drive in front of Unity Junior High School.  Click here for all of the details.

 

Unity West Apparel-The new Unity West Apparel Store can be found by clicking here.  The website will allow you to customize most items in many different colors.  Items will be shipped directly to you, in a timely manner, and the store is always ongoing.  A portion of all sales goes to the Unity West PTO.

 

Family Movie Night - Thanks to everyone who came out to the Family Movie Night on Friday.  We hope you had a great time!

El Toro at the Fields Restaurant Fundraiser - Come join us on Monday, November 25 at El Toro at the Fields and help support Unity West PTO.  El Toro will donate 20% of your bill to Unity West PTO if you bring in this flyer or show the flyer on your phone.   Good for dine-in and carry-out (must mention flier when placing carry-out order).  El Toro at the Fields is located at 3401 Fields South Drive, Champaign, 61822 (near Stephens Family YMCA). The fliers will be honored all day. 

AmazonSmile for Your Holiday Shopping - As you start your holiday shopping, consider using AmazonSmile to help out Unity West while you shop.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service.  The difference is that, when you make your purchases through this site, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

So how do you get started?  On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select "Unity West Elementary PTO" as your charitable organization before you begin shopping.  AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.  It's that easy!

 

For more information on PTO, please check us out on Facebook or on our website.  For questions or concerns, please contact us at westpto@unity.k12.il.us.

 

Upcoming Events

November 

21 - Title 1 Family Night

25 - 4th Grade Concert 7pm

26 - 2:05 Dismissal

27 - 29 No School Thanksgiving Break

December

12 - 3rd Grade Concert

20 - 2:05 Dismissal 

December 23-January 3 Winter Break

January 6 - School Resumes