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January 19, 2022

New This Week

Yearbooks-Yearbooks are now available to order! All orders will be via online sales only. Please go to inter-state.com/order and use code 65460G to place your order. The cost of the yearbook is $15. The last day to order is February 28th.

E-Learning Day Packets- E-Learning Days Packets have been sent home. Please keep these packets in a safe place (or in your child’s yellow folder) in case they are needed if we have an E-Learning Day (Snow Day).

Parent Teacher Conference Dinner - Would you like to help support our amazing teachers and staff?!? Unity West PTO will be providing a teacher appreciation dinner on Parent Teacher Conference Night. We would be grateful for any donations to help offset the cost of dinner! You can PayPal your donation to: UWRocketwalk@gmail.com. Please make sure to include a note that your donation is for PT Conference dinner. Thank you for your support!

Volunteer at the Spring Book Fair - The Spring book fair is coming February 21-26! It will be in-person with an option to purchase online also. Watch for flyers in backpacks in a few weeks. In the meantime, go to scholastic.com and volunteer to help with our sale! https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/gHV9KEhce

Lunch Changes for This Week-1/21 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

GLOW BINGO Sponsors- The Unity West PTO is in need of sponsors for our upcoming Glow Bingo event. Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor (businesses and individual sponsors welcome)! $100 game sponsorship, $250 supplies sponsorship, $500 bar (or event) sponsorship. westpto@unity.k12.il.us

GLOW BINGO Tickets- Saturday, February 5 at 8 a.m. tickets will go on sale for Glow Bingo, PTO’s Spring Fundraiser. The event will be held on March 26, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Frank’s Center in Philo. You can purchase individual tickets or reserve a whole table. Only 8 VIP tables will be available. We can’t wait to see you there.

T-Shirt Sponsorships are still needed for Fun Day. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this year’s shirt please contact Ms. Robbins robbinsj@unity.k12.il.us. Checks can be made payable to Unity West PTO. Sponsorship levels are $100 for a name or $250 for your logo on the back of the shirts. Donations are due by March 11. Remember to click "friends and family" for dinner donations on PayPal.

Unity West PTO has multiple ways you can learn more about getting involved with your students’ school. Visit the PTO Website, our public Facebook Page, join our private Facebook Group or email westpto@unity.k12.il.us. The Unity West PTO Private Group is the best spot for dynamic announcements, volunteer opportunities and a great place to ask questions of fellow members!

Notes from Nurse Gateley…

Reminder about Covid and keeping our schools healthy and open during the pandemic.

  1. Please keep your child home if they are sick.
  2. If your sick child has siblings, they must stay home until a negative Covid result or doctors note.
  3. If your child has covid symptoms (fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, headache, and abdominal pain) they will need to be tested and a negative result obtained before coming to school.
  4. If your child is exposed to someone who is positive please call your school nurse for guidance.

Community Opportunities:

Unity Youth Volleyball- Unity Youth Volleyball for grades 2-6 will have a quick informational meeting on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM in the Unity West Gym. You will be able to submit your Registration Form, Liability/Insurance Forms and registration fee at the meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting or "know the drill", please read the Informational sheet and let me know of any questions you may have.

Please DO NOT send your completed forms to your child's school.

Thank you for participating in Rocket Youth Volleyball!