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Schoolwide Events

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, September 1, 2017
Your Hosts:  USSO President Rebecca Steen-Jorgensen, and Members of our USSO Dawn Plasencia, Nynke Henderson, Zaicha Martell-Spodak, Amy Snook, Joann Conde, Gina Sinberg, Kelley Moulton, Kellie Mejia, Lisa Shaheen, Melinca Blonshine

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.


Chairs: Melissa Falk; Nynke Henderson

Kick off the year by enjoying a day of family fun at The Ocean Club in Ocean Ridge, 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!

FALL OPEN HOUSE: September 28, 2017

Hosts: USSO Board Members

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. Peruse our Event Booths; mingle with returning and new Unity School parents before the program begins; learn how you can support Unity School by donating to Unity School’s Annual Fund; and get a chance to visit your child's classroom for an insight into the curriculum.

STUDENT PHOTO DAYS – October 4, 5, 6, 2017 & RETAKE DAY November 10, 2017
Photographer & Unity parent Gina Sinberg & Volunteer Coordinator Melinda Blonshine

Professional photographer Gina Sinberg, 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 your child’s specific photo day. Parent volunteer assistance is needed to manage the flow of students, assist with hair, name cards, and, of course, smiles!

Golf Chairs: Paul LaNoce, Rick Heard, Sam Borland
Tennis Chairs: Stacy Brookman, Sherry Edelstein, Lauren Leary, Kelley Moulton, Matt Romano

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 Indian Spring 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. 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. 

Contact your Chairs or Development & Events Director Joy Lanza on ext. 130 and at jlanza@unityschool.com.

PEACE ON EARTH DAY: October 24, 2017

Contact:  Lessons in Living Teacher or LNL Liaison Lisa Shaheen


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.

ANNUAL PARENT SOCIAL: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Hosts:  Cari and Rob Walsh
Party Chairs:  Leigh Martini

Enjoy the company of fellow parents at a fun cocktail party at the home of Cari and Rob Walsh and get ready to have a fantastic evening out! Enjoy Hor d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, live music under the stars while mingling with friends new and old. Take a chance at our raffle for a Limo ride to the auction and bid on some fun auction items to take home.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 Chair or Events Director Joy Lanza for more information about volunteering or donating.

BOOK FAIR: November 6 – 9, 2017
Chairs:  Kellie Mejia, Melinda Blonshine, Rhyan Dildine, Elissa Suiskind, Librarian Mary Kate Fowee x152

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 11/8 7:45 AM and our "Grand Event" on 11/9 at 10:30 AM when grandparents can join their Preschool 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 on how you can participate.

ANNUAL BLIND BID TEACHER TREAT AUCTION:  November 13 – 17 On Campus; and online ‘till November 30th
Chair: 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.

HOLIDAY CONCERTS: December 5, 2017 for OR - Grade 3; December 19, 2017 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!

ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AUCTION: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Auction Chair: Tina Estabrook;

Acquisition & Ad Chairs:  tbd

Decoration Chairs:  Meredith Bellucy, Ania Pickman

Auction Display Chairs:  Marie Borland, Gina Sindberg
Raffle Coordinators: tbd
RSVP Coordinator: tbd
Basket Making Coordinator:  tbd

The Annual Dinner Dance Auction is Unity School’s premier fundraiser for the year. Our venue is the beautiful Delray Beach Marriott! 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 Events Director, Joy Lanza on x 130.

GROUP CLASS PHOTO DAYS: February 20, 21, 22, 23, 2018
Photographer & Unity School parent Bea Byers; Volunteer Coordinator Melinda Blonshine

Professional photographer, Bea Byers, will once 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. 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 were 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!

SCIENCE FAIR - February 21, 2018 (Judging); February 22, 2018 (Future Scientist and Engineers Conference 6 – 8 PM)
Contact Middle School Assistant Lisa Lambert x104 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 2, 2018
Chairs:  USSO Board Members

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. 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 to share some special time together.

FIELD DAY:  Thursday, March 16, 2018
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 27, 28, 29, 2018

Contact: Drama Director Roxanne Lamendola


Don't miss this musical production featuring our students in grades 5 to 8. The play will be announced soon… Our Drama Director Roxanne Lamendola consistently makes this both a fun and educational experience for all our students. This is our 15th 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 7:30PM, 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 audience!

SPRING MUSICAL CONCERTS AND ART EXHIBITION: May 10, 2018 OR – Grade 3 and May 15, 2018 Grades 4 – 8

The Spring Concerts with Student Art Exhibition are opportunities to see how far your child has progressed both artistically and musically through the year. The students are so proud to show off their talents! Save the date and plan to attend.

Chairs: USSO Board

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 - Friday, June 1, 2018
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.