Unity School Weekly FYI

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Unity School FYI:

Teacher Treats:   

Bidding is NOW OPEN.  Here is the link to get started.  Bidding will close on Dec. 4th at noon.

Any questions or concerns, please contact the Events Office:  gvacha@unityschool.com   or lwallach@unityschool.com

 

 

 

 Seesaw Invitation to Parents 

Last Friday, all K-8 parents received an email containing details on how to sign-up and access your child’s Seesaw digital portfolio. Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. 
 
K-5 parents: look for an email from the homeroom teacher
MS parents: look for an email from Mrs. Ferguson

 

Notes from the Nurses:

 A couple of reminders from our Unity School Nurses:

  • Parents, please remember to wash your child’s mask regularly.
  • Masks should fit snugly across a child’s face, fully covering their nose and mouth.  If a mask is too large or stretched out, it doesn’t provide the right coverage or protection.
  • Parents and students (everyone in the car) should be wearing masks when they enter the carline for health assessments in the morning. This is both for your safety and the safety of our faculty and staff.
  • If your child(ren) is having any flu-like symptoms, please keep them home.  Please notify your child’s teacher and the school nurses at clinic@unityschool.com.  We are doing everything we can here on campus to keep students healthy and safe, and we ask that you continue to do this at home as well.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Would you like to order additional Unity School face masks?  They can be ordered by emailing Lori Robbins with the order at  lrobbins@unityschool.com . There are two sizes, youth (1-st grade – women adult) and Large (men). they are $6.00/each.  Neck buffs are also available for $8.50 each.  Please indicate the item desired, quantity, and size.

 

 

JOIN T.E.A.M. UNITY:  Together Everyone Achieves More”

From the Events Office:

Teacher Treats Nov. 16th – Dec. 4th

Our Teacher Treat Blind Bidding Auction will begin Monday, November 16th.  A Teacher Treat is an “experience” donated by a faculty member. Teacher Treats make fantastic holiday gifts, and the children love them!   The value that the “experience” sells for is not made public (“Blind Bid”). The highest bid wins! A link will be sent to your email address on Monday 11/16/20 with a list of Teacher Treats as well as more information. The online bidding site will be open from 11/16 through Thanksgiving, until 12/4 @ 12PM!

LESSONS IN LIVING:

Angel Tree  Many thanks to all of the Unity families who have signed up to participate in our Angel Tree efforts this year. Through your kindness and generosity, 175 underserved children will feel the joy that comes from knowing people care. If you would like to volunteer to help with Angel Tree this year, please see this Signup Genius for the opportunity to get involved!

Food Drive  Throughout November and December, middle school is leading our food drive in support of the Caring Kitchen. Middle school families, as well as any family that has items to donate, are encouraged to bring canned goods as well as other non-perishables during morning drop off.  These goods will be donated to the Caring Kitchen each week to help feed our community.  Each grade will be assigned one month where they will be encouraged to make non-perishable food donations.  To see which month your children will be asked to donate food, check your Unity School calendar- first entry under the notes section on the right side of the calendar.

Recycled Uniforms.  We are always happy to accept uniforms that are still usable for our recycled uniform program. 
Please leave any donations in the front office for pick up.  

 

LESSONS IN LIVING:

The virtue of the week is Gratitude.  

The thought we are focusing on is:

“Be thankful for what you have; you will end up having more.”

 -Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

Community Food Drive.  

 

Food Drive  Throughout the months of November and December, middle school is leading our food drive in support of the Caring Kitchen.   Middle school families, as well as any family that has items to donate, are encouraged to bring canned goods as well as other non-perishables during morning drop off.  These goods will be donated to the Caring Kitchen each week to help feed our community.  Each grade will be assigned one month where they will be encouraged to make non-perishable food donations.  To see which month your children will be asked to donate food, check your Unity School calendar- first entry under the notes section on the right side of the calendar.  Last year’s drive was a huge success, and I’m sure this year will be as well.

TREE TO TRAY PROGRAM:
Do you or someone you know have fruit bearing trees in the yard?  Then be a part of Unity School’s exciting Tree to Tray program. Parents can drop off bags or boxes of local, organically grown fruits that come from your own backyard trees.  Unity’s Food Service Director, Lori Robbins will be using the fruit from our trees, and turning it into delicious meals that end up on our children’s lunch trays.  So, those wonderful avocados that are filling your trees right now will be used to make fresh, homemade guacamole for taco day.  And the limes, oranges and lemons make wonderful, flavored water for our children and for family events at school.  Donating these items helps expose our children to food they may not normally eat.  Fresh food is a crucial part of our children’s health and provides the nutrients and energy they need to fully participate in all of the educational and enrichment activities here at Unity.   All fresh produce is welcome!  Each month we will feature the items that are seasonally harvested as a reminder to support this program.  Help us get your extra fruit off your trees and onto our children’s trays!

Our purpose is to provide a safe, happy environment for your child, where they are able to be themselves and thrive; while acquiring the educational foundation needed to achieve