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West Weekly 3/11/2020
West Weekly 3/11/2020
Unity West Elementary School
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Yearbook Order Orders are due Friday!  Late Orders cannot be accepted:   You can order a yearbook online at YBPay Lifetouch - Order a yearbook.  Enter Yearbook ID Code: 13565620.  

March Madness Challenge: The Green Machine is challenging students to eat a fruit or vegetable for every letter in the alphabet.  Check out the challenge here.  

Unity West 5K Registration: Registration for the 4th Annual Unity West 5K on April 3rd is now open. Check out the attached flyer for more details.  To register, either complete the entry form on page 2 of the attached flyer or click here to register online.  Questions? Please email

Unity West PTO Applebee's Pancake Fundraiser: Mark your calendars!  The Unity West PTO Applebee’s Pancake Fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 11th at Applebee's in Savoy. Tickets are $5 each and includes pancakes, bacon, and beverage.

Trivia Night & Silent Auction Thanks:  A special thanks to Sharon Baxley and Mary Powers for organizing the Trivia Night & Silent Auction.  They were assisted by Nate Baxley - the awesome emcee - as well as Lanee Reichert, Mandy Crowe, Floyd Fisher, Tami Fisher, Staci Kamradt, Jeri Thomas,  and Anna McCormick who sold drinks and scored answer sheets.

This event was a success again this year, raising over $4,300!  Trivia Night brought in $2,257.50 and the Silent Auction raised $2,100. A big shout out to everyone who…

* bought a table for trivia,

* bid on or donated silent auction items, or

* donated drinks for the evening. 

Monicals Fundraiser Thanks:  Thank you to everyone who supported our February restaurant fundraiser.  Monicals donated $250 to the Unity West PTO!

Committee Chairs Needed:  We have several PTO committees that are looking for chairs for the next school year. 

·       President-Elect

·       Apparel

·       5K and T-Shirts

·       Trivia Night (shadow during the 2020-21 school year)

·       Book Fair (shadow during the 2020-21 school year)

·       Accelerated Reader

If you would like more information about the open positions, please reach out to us at!

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   

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the PTO at:

* E-mail:   * Web: Unity West PTO Page   * Facebook: Unity West PTO


Food Pantry: The St. Patrick’s Church Parish Hall Food Pantry is now open.  Please click here for more information.

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!

Theatre Youth Workshop-Urbana High School will host a Theatre Youth Workshop on March 29th.  Please click here for more details.

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

March Lunch Menu:  Please click here for the March Lunch Menu.

Upcoming Events


13 - Yearbook Orders due. 

13 - Report Cards sent home with students

16-20 - No School Spring Break

26 - 1st Grade Concert

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


3 - West Rocket 5K

6 - 2020-2021 Kindergarten Orientation

7 - 2nd Grade Concert

9-13 Easter Break 

14 - PTO 6:30 Unity West Library