December 8, 2021

Candy Grams-December 7th through December 13th Student Council will be selling Candy Grams to be passed out on December 17th. They will be $0.25. You can buy one for your friends, teachers, or family members. If you want to buy one for a family member, you can do that too and we will send them home with you! Student Council wishes you Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

Next week

December 16 - Ugly Sweater Day

December 17 - 2:05 Dismissal Day Before Christmas Break Pajama Day

New This Week

Toys for Tots Collection - We have 6 bins to fill with donations for Toys for Tots. Please bring in any new and unwrapped toy donations by December 13th.

Morning Drop Off- The doors open at 7:40 in the morning for students to enter Unity West. The weather is starting to get colder, so please be aware that if you drop your child off early they will have to wait outside.

December Lunch Menu Changes-There have been a few changes to next week’s lunch menu. December 14th Pulled Pork, December 15th Chicken Drumstick, December 16th Rib Sandwich.

T-Shirt Sponsors Needed - It is almost time for our annual t-shirt designing contest. Historically, the winning student t-shirt design is displayed on end-of-year class shirts. Sponsorships allow us to make sure all students get a shirt at no cost to them. 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 with the winning student design on the front. Donations are due by March 11.

APPAREL – Rocket apparel makes Holiday gifting a piece of cake! You can now buy online at Gameday Spirit. If you have any questions or ideas for apparel, you can connect with Stephanie Grussing (grussings@unity.k12.il.us)!

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.

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