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January 26, 2022

New This Week

Yearbook orders due February 28th -Yearbooks are now available to order! All orders will be via online sales only. Please go to inter-state.com/order and use code 65460G to place your order. The cost of the yearbook is $15.

Vaccination Booster Clinic-Unit 7 is hosting a Covid 19 Booster clinic on January 29th for all of those who are eligible. Eligibility is defined as: For anyone 12 - 17 years old: 5 months after your second Pfizer vaccine or For anyone 18 years and older: 5 months after your second Pfizer vaccine, 6 months after your second Moderna vaccine, or 2 months after your Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For more information, and to sign up, please click here.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted January 11, 2022 through March 11, 2022. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please visithttps://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.

Lunch Change-We will serve Chicken Wraps on Friday instead of Corn Dogs.

Upcoming PTO Important Dates (Keep reading for more information)

February 5 Glow Bingo Tickets On Sale 8am

February 21-26 School-wide Scholastic Book Fair

February 24 Parent Teacher Conferences/ Monical’s Restaurant Fundraiser

March 11 Sponsorships for Fun Day T-shirts are due

March 26 Glow Bingo Spring Fundraiser

Opportunities to Volunteer

Book Fair Hours are dependent on volunteers. Please consider signing up for a shift to work the book fair. https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/gHV9KEhce

Parent Teacher Conference Dinner - Would you like to help support our amazing teachers and staff?!? Unity West PTO will be providing a teacher appreciation dinner on Parent Teacher Conference Night. We would be grateful for any donations to help offset the cost of dinner! You can PayPal your donation to: UWRocketwalk@gmail.com. Please make sure to include a note that your donation is for PT Conference dinner. Thank you for your support!

GLOW BINGO Sponsors- The Unity West PTO is in need of sponsors for our upcoming Glow Bingo event. Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor (businesses and individual sponsors welcome)! $100 game sponsorship, $250 supplies sponsorship, $500 bar (or event) sponsorship. westpto@unity.k12.il.us

GLOW BINGO Tickets- Saturday, February 5 at 8 a.m. tickets will go on sale for Glow Bingo, PTO’s Spring Fundraiser. The event will be held on March 26, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Frank’s Center in Philo. You can purchase individual tickets or reserve a whole table. Only 8 VIP tables will be available. We can’t wait to see you there.

T-Shirt Sponsorships are still needed for Fun Day. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring this year’s shirt please contact Ms. Robbins robbinsj@unity.k12.il.us. Checks can be made payable to Unity West PTO. Sponsorship levels are $100 for a name or $250 for your logo on the back of the shirts. Donations are due by March 11. Remember to click "friends and family" for dinner donations on PayPal.

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!

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.

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