May 18, 2021

Remember to wear your Unity West T-shirts next week on Wednesday to celebrate the end of a great year.

All library books should be turned in already. If you receive a notice that your student has a chromebook or Ipad that is overdue, please ignore the notification. All devices will be checked in next week on Tuesday.

If you have checked out a Verizon Jetpack hotspot, please return those to school with your child.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the recent restaurant fundraisers. The Route 45 Wayside fundraiser raised $350 and the Industrial Donut fundraiser brought in $62.22. Thank you for supporting our local businesses and Unity West PTO!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Coin Wars. Unity West raised $1,458.41 for the sign improvement project. Fourth grade raised the most and earned the grade level popcorn party.

New This Week….

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming: Mark your calendars ... the Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming up on May 24-27. Please see this flyer for more details.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with the book fair on the following days:

Monday, May 24th (1:45PM-4:00PM)

Tuesday, May 25th (1:45PM-4:00PM)

Wednesday, May 26th (4:00PM-6:00PM)

If you can help, head to this link to sign up. Thank you so much!

Teacher Appreciation Chair Needed: We have a committee chair opening for Teacher Appreciation for the 2021-2022 school year. This position is responsible for coordinating our teacher appreciation dinners and Teacher Appreciation Week in May. We would love to have you join us! If you are concerned about chairing a committee on your own, you could always grab a friend and be co-chairs!

If you are interested in chairing the committee or would just like more information, email us at westpto@unity.k12.il.us.

Thank You: The Unity West PTO would like to thank everyone for all of their support this year! Through providing donations, supporting fundraisers, attending meetings, and so many other acts, you have made a difference at Unity West. This year would not have been successful without YOU!

We would like to thank all of our committee chairs for all of their hard work this year: Stephanie Grussing, Heidi Kleiss, Sarah Eisenmenger, Anna McCormick, Hannah Britt, Cristin Gaines, Jess Robbins, Mary Powers, Tessa Prosser, Lisa Cheely, Annie White, Nate and Sharon Baxley, and Mari Anne Curry.

Finally, we would like to thank Amy Benedict for serving as President. We appreciate all the dedication and time you gave to Unity West and the PTO this year!

The Tolono Library is excited to announce that this year, we will have both a children's (0-12 years) and a teen's (13-18) Summer Reading Program! Both programs begin on June 6th and end on July 17th. Please click here for more information.

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 ScheduleWays 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.