Unity School Weekly FYI

Unity School FYI

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Mark Your Calendars:

Friday, March 1- Grandparents Day

Friday, March 15- Field Day- early dismissal- more info to come

Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22: SPRING BREAK!!!

Monday, March 24- Classes resume

Messages from the school nurses:

Preschool health and wellness policy

Elementary and Middle School health and wellness policy

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FSEC declared a  huge success!!!

With many thanks to everyone who participated and supported the efforts of Unity’s budding scientists and engineers.  There was a marvelous turnout and everyone’s excitement was contagious.   A special shoutout to Mrs. Melissa Hassan and Ms. Nathalie Charles for helping to bring out the best in each one of our student scientists.

Thank you also to our keynote speaker, Joseph Rubsamen, a Unity alumni who is definitely doing his part to make a difference in the world on so many different levels.

 

 

EVENTS

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GRANDPARENTS’ DAY 3-1-19:

Next Friday, March 1st, is Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day at Unity School.  This is a special day when your children shine as they proudly share their teachers, classrooms, school, and musical talents with their grandparents or special friends. Remember, parents are not allowed on campus that day to allow room for the estimated 400 grandparents that will be attending this grand event.

PARENTS — PLEASE BRING IN YOUR RSVP CARDS ASAP-  We ask PARENTS to return the RSVP card on behalf of each grandparent or special friend attending.

RSVP DEADLINE was February 15th.  If you need more invites, you can pick up extra invites in the Front Office.

 

 

 

 

LESSONS IN LIVING:

The virtue of the week is Compassion.  

The thought we are focusing on is:

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

~Dalai Lama

 

The Radiant Peace Foundation.  Elementary and middle school students are preparing to send their art work and essays to The Radiant Peace Foundation International.  The foundation’s mission is to inspire, encourage and promote Radiant Peace education worldwide. Every program of the foundation gives people the opportunity to expand upon their innate capacity to recognize and celebrate the Radiant Peace that lies within all our hearts.  This year’s entries are outstanding and we look forward to seeing our students recognized!

 

FOOD DRIVE: Throughout the month of February, third grade students and families are asked to bring in canned food and non-perishable items and place them in the collection container outside of their homerooms. Your generous donations are taken to the Caring Kitchen and will serve local families in need. Each grade is assigned one month where they will be encouraged to make non-perishable food donations each week. To see which month your children will be asked to donate food, check your Unity School calendar – it’s the 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 at the front desk for pick up.

Shoes2You.   Shoes2You, Inc. was developed in 2013 by Joseph Rubsamen, a Unity School graduate, who was inspired to help provide shoes for people living in poverty.  Unity School accepts shoes for donation to Shoes2You, Inc. year round.  Please place any gently used shoes in the bin in front of the middle school office.  

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 families’ 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