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April 13, 2021

PTO Meeting Tonight:

Our PTO Meeting is tonight, Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30 pm. 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!

New This Week….

3rd - 5th Grade students will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) next week Monday April 19 - April 23. Please make sure your students have a good breakfast every morning and get a good night's sleep. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your student’s teacher.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Pre-Orientation - 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 Linkor 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.

Wayside Restaurant Fundraiser (4/19): On Monday, April 19, head to Route 45 Wayside in Pesotum to support Unity West PTO and have some great food! Route 45 Wayside will donate 20% of your bill back to Unity West PTO. All you have to do is mention the fundraiser when you order (no flyer needed). Good for dine in or carry out 11am-10pm. Check out the menu!

Fighting Illini Kid’s Nighttime Reading Club Information: In past years, Fighting Illini student-athletes have loved getting out to schools and reading to children in the classroom, but Covid has obviously changed these circumstances. Although it may keep us from being with you all in person, it does not take away our love for the Champaign-Urbana communities. We are so excited to share some reading opportunities with you!

Go to this website: https://sites.google.com/illinois.edu/fightingillinikidsreadingclub/home

There you will find some recordings of Illini student-athletes reading books for a variety of ages (videos will be added throughout the spring semester). In the top right corner, click on “events” to find information about upcoming monthly Zoom webinars where Illini student-athletes will read books live in the evenings and answer some questions. RSVP is required to receive Zoom log in information for the webinars. The last webinar of the spring is Thursday, April 15 7-8pm.

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

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