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West Weekly 1/29/2020
West Weekly 1/29/2020
Unity West Elementary
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, February 13th.  Please click here to sign-up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher.


February Lunch Menu:  Please click here to see the February Lunch Menu for Unity West.


Box Tops Contest: It is time for a new Box Tops Challenge!  This is a classroom challenge that ends February 24th. Any classroom that brings in any combination of 50 Box Tops or Coke rewards will earn a hat day at school.


Monical's Restaurant Fundraiser: Come join us on Thursday, February 13 at Monical's Pizza in Tolono and help support Unity West PTO.  Monical's will donate 20% of your bill to Unity West PTO if you bring in this flyer.  Good for dine-in, carry out and delivery.

Scholastic Book Fair:  The Spring Scholastic Book fair will be held February 10-15.  Please see this flyer for more information!  We are also in need of several volunteers to make this a success!  Click here to see what times are available!


Arbor Rose Valentine’s Party:  Arbor Rose in Tolono will host a special Valentine’s party on Valentine’s Day.  Any child can come for cookies, snacks, and projects at 2 pm.  You must call ahead and register, by calling Connie at 217-377-7519.  


3rd and 4th Grade Jr. Lady Rockets Basketball: Please click here to register for 3rd and 4th grade Girl’s Basketball.


PTO Trivia Night & Silent Auction:   On March 6, join us for a night of trivia and games to raise money for our school! Doors open at 6 p.m. to pick your table. View and bid on the silent auction items.

Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Everyone at your table works as a team to come up with the answers. Bring your own food! Anything goes! Drinks will be for sale: beer, wine and soda. Outside alcohol is prohibited for legal reasons.  50/50 raffle and games in between rounds. Bring your $1 bills!  $100 per table, maximum of 8 players per table. The night will wrap up around 10 p.m. 

Each grade has chosen a fun theme and will be collecting items for a class basket for the silent auctions. Parents are encouraged to send in new, unopened items for their student's class basket. Sign-ups are included for ideas of items to send, but please don't feel feel restricted by them. If you have a great idea for an item, feel free to send it!  Please click here to sign up to help with the baskets.

 Call/text to reserve tables: 217-841-5109 or email or on Facebook: Unity Trivia Night

Casey’s Rewards:  We’re excited to share that 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   

Coke Rewards: Did you know that the Coke you drink can translate into dollars for Unity West?  Simply go to and follow the instructions on the screen to enter the codes from your favorite Coke items.  The school can receive between $0.05 and $0.38 per code, depending on the item.  

Football Youth Skills Camp- Unity Football skills camp will be for students in grades 4-8 and focus on skill development for QB, RB and WR.  This clinic is for development of skills that will be necessary to continue our success on the field.  We will have current Unity coaches, players and alums assisting with camp.  Click here for more information and to register.

Unity Apparel -  Unity Apparel is now available online.  There are tons of options to choose from and logos to choose from as well! Visit this site to check out all the available options! All proceeds benefit the Unity West PTO!


For more information on PTO, please check us out on Facebook or on our website.  For questions or concerns, please contact us at


Upcoming Events


11 - PTO Meeting 6:30 Unity West Library

13 - Valentine Parties/11:20 Dismissal

13 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00-9:30

13-  Monical’s PTO Fundraiser

14 - No School (P/T Conferences) 

17 - No School Presidents Day

25 - Kindergarten Concert 7pm


 6 - Trivia Night

10 - PTO Meeting 6:30 Unity West Library

11 - Spring Pictures

13 - Report Cards sent home with students

16-20 - No School Spring Break

March 30-April 3 - 3rd-5th Grade  Illinois Assessment of Readiness State Testing