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West Weekly 9/11
Unity West Elementary School
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Next week in honor of Homecoming, we will celebrate with Spirit Week.  Each day students are encouraged to dress up to show their team spirit.  

Monday- Pajama Day

Tuesday- Favorite Sports Team Day

Wednesday- Picture Day (Dress nicely for pictures!)

Thursday- Twin Day

Friday- Unity Colors Day


Picture Day Wednesday September 18.  Watch for information to come home with your child this week.  You can order online or send in the envelope with your order on September 18.  To order online, go to and use Picture Day ID: EVT8TPBZ4.  


Club's Choice Fundraiser (September 5-18)  - Next Achiever handout is Friday September 13!

Congratulations to Daisy Stierwalt and Jayden Terven for winning the first 2 giant Rice Crispy Treats. Our next drawing on Friday September 13.  

Yesterday, we had our second achiever/bonus prize drawing for the Club’s Choice fundraiser.  

The next two turn-in dates are 9/13 and 9/17.  Please be sure to send in achiever coupons for each item level.  For example, if your child brings in an 18-item coupon, they should also bring in the 1, 6, and 12-item coupons as well so that we know to provide them an achiever and bonus prize for each level.

  •  If you need another packet, please contact your child’s teacher.

  • Order forms along with payments are due on Wednesday (9/18).  

  • Please turn in donations that day as well.  


Money raised goes to support class field trips, the Accelerated Reader program, Fun Day, classroom technology, playground upgrades, and other special events throughout the school year.  


Friday Fun Night 

Unity West PTO will be hosting a Friday Fun Night for adults on Friday, September 13th at 5:30 PM. This event will be held at El Toro at the Fields. It will be a great opportunity to meet other Unity West parents in a relaxed setting.  Please note that each person will be responsible for their own bill. Questions? You can reach out to us on Facebook or email us at


Box Tops Contest  

Thank you to all who participated in our first Box Tops contest of the year.  The winners of the $10 gift cards are Tori Stierwalt and Rebekah Albaugh. 

Our next box tops contest will include Box Tops AND Coke Rewards!  The 2 families that hand in the most Box Tops and Coke Rewards will win a tailgate snack basket.  Families can submit their earnings in 2 ways:  

  1. You can email a copy of your electronic earnings to

  2. You can put them in a plastic bag with your child’s name and teacher’s name on it and have your child turn them in at school.

 This challenge will end on October 25th!  Please make sure to send in all Box Tops that have an expiration date of November 1, 2019. 


For more information on PTO, please check us out on Facebook or on our website.  For questions or concerns, please contact us at



Carle Hospice would like to announce that Camp Healing Heart (bereavement camp)  will take place on October 5th, 2019 at the University of Illinois, 4-H Memorial Camp near Monticello, Illinois.  Camp Healing Heart is a free service provided by Carle Hospice.  

For applications or more information, please call 217-383-3151 or 1-800-239-3620 or visit us online at Deadline to apply is September 27, 2019. This year, we are accepting completed applications via email at in addition to fax or mail.  THe application can be found by clicking here.


Upcoming Events


13 - Achiever Event - Bring Achiever coupons for items sold to lunch

17 -  Achiever Event - Bring Achiever coupons for items sold to lunch

18 - Fall Pictures/All Club’s  Choice materials should be turned in today

20 - 11:20 Dismissal Homecoming


 4 - 3rd-5th Grade Ag Safety Day with Unity East here at Unity West

 8 - PTO 6:30 Unity West Library

11 - No School Teacher Institute

14 - No School Columbus Day

23 - Unity Day Wear Orange

24- 11:20 Dismissal Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00-9:30

25 - No School Parent Teacher Conferences 


 1 - Spooktacular STEM Day with Curiosity Dome Assembly (This is our Halloween Celebration day)