Search Site

This search form uses an instant search feature. As you type, search results will appear automatically below the search field. When you've entered you desired search terms use tab to navigate through the available results and hit enter to open the selected page or document.
West Weekly 2/5/2020
West Weekly 2/5/2020
Unity West Elementary School
Wednesday, February 05, 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.


Teacher Appreciation Dinner: Next Thursday, February 13th, we will be hosting a dinner for the teachers on the night of parent teacher conferences. If you are able to, please sign up to donate an item for the dinner. Donations will need to be brought to the school on February 13th by 11:00 am. Thank you for all you do to make this dinner special for our teachers!


Scholastic Book Fair:  The Spring Scholastic Book fair will be held February 10-15.  Please see this flyer for more information!  We are in DESPERATE need of  volunteers on Thursday, February13th between 3PM and 8PM!  Even if you cannot commit to the entire 2 hour shift, any help is appreciated!  Click here to see what times are available or email Anna McCormick at


PTO Meeting: The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, February 11, at 6:30 pm at Unity West. Everyone is welcome to attend - we hope to see you there! 

Monicals Fundraiser:  Come join us on Thursday, February 13th 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 this flyer in.  Good for dine-in, carry out and delivery.

Box Tops Contest: Our Box Tops Contest is on! 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.

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. 

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

The Unity West Rockets T-shirt Design Contest Is Back!  Each year, the PTO purchases t-shirts for all students and staff to wear for their field trip as well as Fun Day.  These shirts are also given to the registered runners in the annual 5K. 

If your child is interested in entering a design for the t-shirt, they can get an entry form from Ms. Hanners.  Some important things to remember:

·       The words Unity West and 2020 must be incorporated somewhere in the design.  

·       Students should use pencil/pen for their entry.

      The darker the student writes, the better, as we must scan these for transfer to the t-shirts.  

·       All designs must fit on the entry form.  

·       Encourage your child to not use any licensed characters/names in their design, those entries will

      not be eligible.  


T-shirt Sponsorships Needed: To provide these t-shirts to the students/staff, we rely on sponsorships.

If you would like to make a sponsorship of $250, your business logo would appear on each shirt.  A sponsorship of $100 would put your business and/or family name on the shirt.  All other donations are also appreciated – big or small they help make this endeavor successful. If you’d like to provide support, please contact Anna McCormick at or mail your check payable to Unity West PTO to the school.  Thank you!

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. 


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.


Cub Scout Pack 55 Pinewood Derby: Click here to see how you can be involved with the Cub Scout Pack 55 Pinewood Derby!  The registration deadline is February 14th.


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