May 25, 2022

Thank you for a wonderful school year! We are excited to celebrate Fun Day with the students tomorrow! Please have your child wear the shirt that they received for field trips. If your child wears sandals to school tomorrow, please make sure they bring a pair of socks. Students must wear socks on the inflatables.

Upcoming Events

Summer AR and Library Hours - We are excited to have the library open throughout the summer. Watch for more information soon about the summer library hours.

Unit 7 Schools will be switching to a new student information system for next school year. Over the summer, you will receive an email from TeacherEase that will give you directions on how to register for the 2022-23 school year. The email will be sent to the email address that the school has on file for the parent(s).

5th grade parents, we will honor our 5th graders on Fun Day, May 26th. Parents of 5th grade students may enter the building beginning at 8:40 am. The 5th grade band and the 5th grade choir will both perform. There will also be awards presented to 5th grade students. The celebration will be finished by 9:15 am. Please make sure your student arrives by 8:10 to ensure we are set up and ready to go by 8:45.

Spectrum Pre-School Screenings-Please click here for information on screenings for Spectrum Pre-School.

Unity Youth Sports Camps-Unity High School will host a variety of youth sports camps this summer. Please click here for more information!

Thank You: The Unity West PTO would like to thank everyone for their support this year! Through providing donations, supporting fundraisers, attending meetings and so many other contributions you have made a difference at Unity West.

Your generosity has raised the following funds for our school:

$19,720 – Club’s Choice Fall Fundraiser

$17, 500 – Glow Bingo & Silent Auction Spring Fundraiser

$870 – Restaurant Fundraisers

PTO has pledged the following support:

$7,000 ($200 per teacher) for individual classroom needs

$2,000 for two water bottle filling stations

$5,000 for a new gym sound system

…and more!

We will continue to work with administration, teachers, staff and students to invest PTO funds back into Unity West!

PTO Leadership:

These financial successes wouldn’t be possible without the work of our PTO volunteers. We would like to thank our officers, committee chairs and others who have volunteered to assist for their hard work and dedication this year:

Family Movie Night/Fun Day/T-shirts – Jess Robbins

Scholastic Book Fair – Hanah Britt

Apparel – Stephanie Grussing

Accelerated Reader – Heidi Kleiss

Teacher Appreciation – Sarah Eisenmenger

Box Tops/Coke Rewards – Cristin Gaines

Public Relations/Bulletin Board – Mari Anne Curry

Restaurant Fundraising – Annie White

Silent Auction – Mary Powers

Glow Bingo – Stephanie Grussing, Amy Hottman and the Glow Bingo Crew.

President-Elect – Annie White

Secretary – Jess Robbins

Treasurer – Coartney Siuts

Last but definitely not least, we would like to thank Tessa Prosser for doing a fabulous job serving as our President. We appreciate all the dedication and time you have given to Unity West and PTO, Tessa!

PTO Leadership Opportunities: We are seeking volunteers for both President Elect (would be the PTO President 2023-2024) and Treasurer (shadow 2022-23 to become treasurer in 2023-24) positions. If you are interested please email westpto@unity.k12.il.us

Next Year: PTO meeting dates and volunteer opportunities for 2022-2023 are coming soon! 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:

Summer Art Classes-The Vault in Tuscola will host a variety of art classes during the month of June. Please click here for more information.