May 11, 2021

Thank You: A big thank you to all of the businesses and parents that donated items for Teacher Appreciation Week. The week was a great success. We could not have done it without you!

Join us tonight online for our last PTO meeting for the 2020-2021 school year. The next PTO Meeting is Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30 pm. This will be our final PTO meeting of the 2020-2021 school year!

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….

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.

Coin Wars: Student Council will be collecting money for the Village of Tolono Entrance Sign Improvement Project each morning this week, May 10-14. To do this, we ask that you bring in your spare change and drop it in the container of your grade level. The grade level that collects the most money will win a popcorn party!

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.

May Lunch Menu: Please click here for our final lunch menu of the school year!

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.