October 20, 2021

We will dismiss tomorrow at 11:15, and there will be no school on Friday.

Parent-Teacher conferences are taking place in-person tomorrow from 3:00-9:30. Please sign up for a time online or call the office if you need assistance 217-485-3918. If you need to make changes after 11 am tomorrow, please call the office.

New This Week

Fundraising totals are in! We raised...$19,740! Our participation rate was about 50%. Our top student seller was Axel G. and our top selling class was Mrs. Stierwalt's Kindergarten class! And how amazing is this... we more than doubled our profit from last year! It is because of all of YOU that we are able to provide so many wonderful things for our students and teachers.….

Due to supply chain and labor shortages, fundraiser delivery will be postponed. We will be in contact as soon as we have a new delivery date.

Important Events – Mark your calendars and sign up!!

Scholastic Book Fair - proceeds benefit the entire school through PTO lead events and programs. The fall PTO Book Fair will be held in the library October 20th, 21st and 23rd. The hours for the 20th are 2:30pm-6pm, the 21st from 11:15am-9pm, and the 23rd from 9am-noon. Volunteers are still needed on October 21 and 23! Sign up to help today, volunteers make a difference.

Tolono Monical’s Fundraiser – October 21 Leave the cooking to the Tolono Monical’s on October 21! Support Unity West PTO and have some great food! Tolono Monical’s will donate 20% of your bill back to Unity West PTO when you present this flyer. Good for dine-in or carry-out.

Picture Retakes will take place on October 27th.

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.

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!

Community Opportunities:

Elementary 1 Mile Cross Country Race- The Unity Junior High Cross Country team is holding 1 mile cross country races for grade school through junior high boys and girls. The races will be held today and will start and finish near the softball field behind the junior high. The event is free and UJHS Cross Country ribbons will be given to all finishers. 6th , 7th , and 8 thgrade runners will start at 3:45; 4th and 5th grade runners will start at 4:00; 3rd grade and under will run at 4:15. Sign-up for the races will be from 3:15 until race time. Wednesday, October 27th is the rain date for the event. Contact UJHS Cross Country Coach Jeff Kyle at kylej@unity.k12.il.us with questions. Click here for more information.