Unity School offers a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Some of these events give parents the opportunity to get to know each other and have fun while supporting Unity School and others highlight the incredible accomplishments of our students. The experience of working together to create a magical event is unlike any other. The net proceeds from all fundraising events help to provide for the year’s operating budget and benefit each student at Unity School. For more information about any school event, please contact Development & Events Director Joy Lanza at 276-4414 ext. 130.
WELCOME BACK RECEPTION: Friday, August 21, 2015
Your Hosts: USSO President Dawn Plasencia and Members of our USSO, Mindy Wooster, Nynke Henderson, Zaicha Martell-Spodak, Joann Conde, Lisa Shaheen, Anne Geddes, Rebecca Steen Jorgensen and Melissa Porten
The USSO Board invites you to join them to kick off the new School year! Enjoy a Continental Breakfast while perusing our Event Booths to learn how you can participate and celebrate with Unity School this year! Don’t forget to pick up your School Calendar Packet at the Registration table for exciting news about this year's events.
STUDENT PHOTO DAYS - September 30, October 1 & 2, 2015 & RETAKE DAY November 5, 2015
Contact: Events Director, Joy Lanza 276-4414 ext. 130 or Photo & Volunteer Coordinator Zaicha Martell-Spodak
Professional photographer, Vanessa Nieporte, will be taking individual student photos of all our students and staff for the yearbook and photo packets for parents to purchase via the Pre-Order form you will receive in your child's backpack the first week of school. Please complete this form and return with your photo payment prior to your child's photo day. See Unity calendar for that date. Parent volunteer assistance is needed to manage the flow of students, assist with hair, name cards, and, of course, smiles!
FALL OPEN HOUSE - SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Join us for an important yet brief and fun overview of the year ahead and learn how you can participate in the fun while supporting your school. Get a chance to visit your child's classroom.
ANNUAL KICK-OFF POOL PARTY & BEACH BASH AT The Ocean Club - Sunday, September 20, 2015
Chairs: Tina Hutchinson & Merilynn Rubsamen
Kick off the year by enjoying a day of family fun, complete with a delicious buffet luncheon poolside, 2-lane water slide, beach volleyball, Olympic-size swimming pool with diving board, covered kiddie pool, castle building contest, DJ, pool activities, and more. All Unity families, friends and faculty are invited to attend. It promises to be a great time for all ages. Look for your registration form in the Welcome Back Reception Packet!
19th ANNUAL UNITY SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT & TENNIS CLASSIC – Saturday, October 10, 2015
Golf Chairs: Paul LaNoce, Rick Heard, Kevin Hammer
Tennis Chairs: Stacy Brookman, Sherry Edelstein, Lauren Leary
Calling all Golf and Tennis players! Join your fellow parents, grandparents, junior players, and friends for a great day of golf and tennis at the beautiful Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach! Event includes a wonderful breakfast, luncheon, awards ceremony, raffle, and silent auction. Once again, we are honored to have Don Shula, Unity School Grandparent and Hall of Fame Coach, as our Honorary Tournament Chair.
Our golf tournament tees up for a four-person scramble and our tennis classic serves up a round robin of doubles and mixed doubles. For the first time, we've added a Unity Legends Category for those less competetive crowd that want to enjoy the day on the courts! Calling all Grandparents! Come and have fun, too! Enjoy Breakfast, an Awards Luncheon, a 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, player gifts, prizes and more. Not a player, then join us for the silent auction, take a chance to win the Raffle, and enjoy the delicious buffet lunch and awards ceremony while cheering on your fellow Unity parents as they win "coveted" prizes for their tournament successes!
The tournament is one of the showcase events of the school year and receives significant local exposure. Check out the Golf/Tennis brochure you received in the mail right before school started or your Welcome Back Information Packet for more details on the different ways you can support this important fundraiser! Your contribution will directly benefit the children of Unity School. As a private non-profit school, we rely on events such as this tournament to support the daily and long-term needs of our school. Your participation will ensure our continued growth.
If you have any questions, please contact Development & Events Director Joy Lanza on ext. 130 or at email@example.com.
PEACE ON EARTH DAY - October 20, 2015
Chairs: Robyn Silver, or contact Alyssa Whitehouse on ext 148
At Unity School, students participate in an award-winning peace and character education program called Lessons in Living. From Toddler – Grade 8, students learn the importance of the mind-body connection, how to handle stressful situations, how to express their feelings and the importance of being stewards of the earth. Peace on Earth Day is Lessons in Living’s largest event throughout the year and affords our families the opportunity to celebrate our earth and the importance of peace together with their children. Please contact our Chairs for more information on how you can participate.
BOOK FAIR - November 2 - 6, 2015
Chairs: Joann Conde, Kellie Mejia, Keriann Judge, our Librarian on ext. 152 or Events Assistant Gena Vacha on ext. 138
Support a love of reading at Unity School. The Scholastic Book Fair and our parent volunteers convert the Media Center into an exciting bookstore for one week. Our children especially love this event, and it encourages their love of reading. During this time, many parents also purchase and donate books back to their child's classroom. The Book Fair is also a great time to shop for holiday, birthday, and special gifts. And don't miss our special events during this year's fair, "Bagels for Dads" on Tuesday 11/4 at 7:45 a.m. and our "Grand Event" on Friday 11/6 at noon when grandparents can join their their grandchildren at the Book Fair for a story time event and shopping. Please contact our Librarian or Chairs for more details on this fun and educational event.
ANNUAL PARENT SOCIALWITH CLASS PROJECT AUCTION - November 14, 2015
Hosts: To be announced soon...
Party Chairs: Zaicha Martell-Spodak & Leigh Martini; Class Project Auction Chairs: Tina Estabrook & Kelley Moulton
Enjoy the company of fellow parents at a fun cocktail party at a venue to be announced soon and prepare to have a fantastic evening out! Enjoy Hor d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, live music under the stars while mingling with friends new and old. We will once again feature a Live Auction of our coveted Class Projects. Proceeds will help to offset our Annual Auction cost, as well as raise funds to ultimately benefit our children at Unity school. Please call our Chairs for more information about volunteering or donating.
ANNUAL TEACHER TREAT EVENT- November 16 - December 4, 2015
Chair: Ana Villa & Keriann Judge
This is a tradition at Unity School. Enjoy bidding on treats for your children generously donated by our teachers in a blind bid auction. There are two ways to bid: Online anytime or in the Preschool Breezeway any morning from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM where you will enjoy the competitive and cajoling atmosphere of bidding alongside your fellow parents for the same treats! Bid high and take a special treat home to your child. They will be thrilled to learn of your winnings which will give them the unique opportunity to spend time with their favorite teacher, band director, librarian, coach, etc. All proceeds directly benefit the children of Unity School.
December 8, 2015 for Orientation - Grade 3; December 16, 2015 for Grades 4 – 8
Unity School is known for its dynamic and talented music students. Many of our students graduate from Unity School with a working knowledge of multiple instruments. From the first grade violinists to the Elementary Chorus, Handbells, and Middle School Jazz Band, you will not want to miss either of these performances. We look forward to seeing you there!
GROUP CLASS PHOTO DAYS: January 15, 2016 - TODDLER-GRADE 2; January 17, 2016 - Grades 3-8
Photo & Volunteer Coordinator: Zaicha Martell-Spodak
Professional photographer, Vanessa Nieporte, will ONCE AGAIN be taking group class photos of each class for the yearbook and photo packets for parents to purchase via the Pre-Order form you will receive in your child's backpack right before the Holiday Break. Please complete this form and return with your photo payment prior to your child's photo day. You will be amazed how much they've grown since their individual photos taken at the beginning of the year! Parent volunteer assistance is needed to manage the flow of students, assist with hair, and, of course, smiles!
ANNUAL AUCTION - Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Delray Breach Marriott
Auction Chairs: Melissa Falk, Rebecca Reimer
Acquisition Chair: Jaana Moisio (seeking Co-Chair)
Ad Chair: Tina Estabrook, Ari Kobren
Decoration Chairs: Meredith Bellucy, Ania Pickman
Raffle Chairs: Lucia Segal, Tiffany Berch
RSVP Chair: Zaicha Martell-Spodak, Rebecca Steen-Jorgensen
Auction Display Chair: Gina Sindberg
Basket Making Coordinator: Missy Hecht, Kelley Moulton
The Annual Dinner Dance Auction is Unity School’s premier fundraiser for the year! The night features dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, a diamond raffle, and more. This is one event you won't want to miss. All parents, grandparents, friends, faculty and alumni are invited.
We welcome active family participation and support of this event through your auction item donations, placing a family, tribute or business ad in our keepsake catalog, becoming a Sponsor to underwrite the event, buying a raffle ticket, and ultimately attending this spectacular event. Many will tell you that volunteering on this committee serves as a great way to meet fellow parents, make new friends, have some fun, all while helping to plan this amazing event. Volunteers are needed to help with securing acquisitions, catalog ads, and helping with decorations, auction display, set-up, selling raffles, and more. Call your Event Chairs for more information or Event Director, Joy Lanza.
SCIENCE FAIR - February 24, 2016 (Judging) and Saturday February 27, 2016 (Future Scientist and Engineers Conference 2:00 - 5:00 PM)
Contact Middle School Assistant Lisa Lambert ext. 104 for more information.
It’s awesome to see the incredible projects the children create. Serve as a judge. Spend the morning examining the projects and interviewing the students. No science experience necessary.
GRANDPARENTS' DAY - Friday, March 4, 2016
Chair: Karlene Kiminyo & Dawn Plasencia
Here at Unity School, we are blessed to have the involvement of many of our Grandparents. Grandparents' Day is an opportunity for these special individuals to visit campus, enjoy a continental breakfast and exclusive student concert, and visit their Grandchildren’s classroom for the day. We are honored to have Coach Don Shula and Mrs. Mary Anne Shula as our Honorary Grandparents this year. Though it is their last year as "current" Unity grandparents (their youngest grandchild graduates 8th grade in May), we would like to remind them as we do all graduating grandparents, they will always be part of our Unity family. To make this an even more special day, let us remind all parents that this day is a "No Parents" Day. Parents are asked not to step on campus 'till noon, understanding that this day is exclusively for Grandparents and their Grandchildren share some special time together.
FIELD DAY – Thursday, March 17, 2016
Contact: Coach Sharon Gerry ext. 142
Enjoy a morning of fun with the children on campus where they participate in a variety of sports events. Please call Coach Sharon if you would like to volunteer that day.
ANNUAL DRAMA PRODUCTION - April 29 and 30 and May 1, 2016
Contact: Drama Director Roxanne Lamendola
Play to be announced soon....
Don't miss this musical production featuring our students in grades 5 to 8. Our Drama Director Roxanne Lamendola comes to Unity with extensive experience and promises to make this both a fun and educational experience for all our students. This is our 13th year producing plays and it has grown to be a noteworthy and highly-anticipated event among Unity families and friends. Performances are Friday evening at 7PM, Saturday evening at 4PM and Sunday Matinee at 2PM. Come out and support our students because there is nothing more gratifying and transforming than performing in front of a packed theatre!
SPRING OPEN HOUSE & MUSICAL CONCERT - ORIENTATION TO GRADE 3 - Thursday, May 12, 2016
Don't miss our Open House to hear from our USSO President Dawn Plasencia for a the brief "Year in Review", our Head of School Louis St-Laurent for a peak into what's on the horizon for next year and a musical concert featuring our adorable children from Orientation through Grade 3, the Elementary Mustang Chorus and Middle School Jazz Band.
SPRING CONCERT AND ART EXHIBITION - May 17, 2016
Performances by students in Grades 4 through 8
The Spring Concert and Art Exhibition is an opportunity to see how far your child has progresses both artistically and musically through the year. The students are so proud to show off their talents! This musical concert features students in Grades 5 through 8, our Elementary Mustang Chorus, Handbells and Middle School Jazz Band.
TEACHER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST - Friday, May 13, 2016
Chairs: Sandy Lott, Melissa Porten (seeking one more chair)
The Faculty at Unity School is a dedicated and talented group of individuals. Students graduate from Unity School and move on to honors and IB programs at the area’s most competitive high schools. Many of our students play multiple instruments, are familiar with the latest technology, are proficient in Spanish, and are equipped to deal with the social and academic challenges of the “real” world, all under the ongoing guidance of our incredible teachers and faculty. On May 13th, parents and staff work together to recognize the extraordinary achievements of our teachers and celebrate their greatness.
TALENT SHOW - Tuesday, June 1, 2016
Contact: Music Department Miss Kronzek ext. 160
No school year is complete without the annual Talent Show. After a year of hard work, students and faculty spend an afternoon at play performing for one another and their parents. Don't miss our year-end video, a compilation of our students enjoying life at Unity School throughout the year.