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May 4, 2021

The Unity West Staff would like to say “Thank You” for all the treats and goodies that have been provided this week during Teacher Appreciation Week! We are grateful for all of your support.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Pre-Orientation is Monday! - If you know someone who has an incoming Kindergartener for the 2021-2022 school year, please encourage them to fill out the 2021-2022 Kindergarten Pre-Registration Link or check out our Kindergarten Orientation page on the website. We will hold a virtual orientation May 10th at 6pm, and the link will be sent to all families who fill out the Pre-Registration link.

Current Kindergarten and 2nd Grade students need to have their dental forms turned in. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Gateley.

New This Week….

Meat Raffle Winners: Our Meat Raffle ended on Friday 4/30 and was a great success! The winner of the Mega Bundle was Jessica Aughney and the winner of the Smokers Dream Bundle was Julie Block. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!

PTO Meeting on Tuesday 5/11: Mark your calendars! The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm. This will be our final PTO meeting of the 2020-2021 school year!

This meeting will be held virtually. If you have attended our meetings this year, you should be able to use the login link you used for past meetings. If you are in need of login information please email westpto@unity.k12.il.us. This is a great time to learn more about the PTO and see how you can get involved. We hope to see you there!

The Tolono Library is excited to announce that this year, we will have both a children's (0-12 years) and a teen's (13-18) Summer Reading Program! Both programs begin on June 6th and end on July 17th. Please click here for more information.

May Lunch Menu: Please click here for our final lunch menu of the school year!

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.

Self Certification Cards - Please remember to initial your child’s yellow self certification cards every day. We have done a very good job coming to school prepared with the cards.

Casey’s Rewards: Our school is participating in Cash for Classrooms, part of Casey’s Rewards. This opens up Unity West to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students. The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket. When you buy from Casey’s and use their rewards program you can simply turn your points into a donation to our school. Help Unity West make the most of this program and learn more at caseys.com/schools.

Unity Apparel - Looking for Unity apparel? We've got you covered! Head over to www.gameday spirit.com! Put Unity in the search bar and you can see all the options we have! If you have any questions or ideas for apparel, you can connect with Stephanie Grussing (grussings@unity.k12.il.us)!

Please take a moment to check out these informational resources:

Getting to Know the Unity West PTO2020-21 PTO Meeting Schedule

Ways to Help Without Volunteering

You can also visit the Unity West PTO Webpage for information on Accelerated Reader prizes, Box Tops Contests, and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at:* E-mail: westpto@unity.k12.il.us * Facebook: Unity West PTO.