Unity School Weekly FYI

Unity School FYI

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Mark Your Calendars:

Early release for students & Teacher Work Day- Friday, October 19th  Dismissal at 11:55 a.m.

Golf Tournament and Tennis Classic- Saturday, October 20.  Contact Joy Lanza for more information

Unity Peace Day- Tuesday, October 23- info below

Parent/Teacher Conference Day- Wednesday, October 24th No school for students

Halloween Early release: Wednesday, October 31st   Dismissal at 11:55 a.m.

Media Center closed for book fair set-up: Friday, November 2

Shakespeare in the Park:  Monday, November 5 @ 1:15

Student photo retake day: Thursday, November 8

Teacher Treats begin: Monday, November 12- more info to follow

Thanksgiving break: November 19-23  Classes resume on Monday, November 26

Messages from the school nurses:

Preschool health and wellness policy

Elementary and Middle School health and wellness policy

Events:

Please remember to turn in your school photo orders!!   
Any questions, please email bbyers@unityschool.com or ask in the front office.

 

TOMORROW:  Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

ANNUAL GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC SATURDAY 10/20/18 QUAIL RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB:

Call or email Events Director, Joy Lanza with any questions ext 130.

  

2018-2019 ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN – Launched at Open House on 9/27/18

Our Annual Fund Chair Karen Smith made a heartfelt call to action to make your donation to your home away from home. It is all for the children!

Our goal is 100% Parent Participation to raise $200,000.

 For those who did not attend Open House, here is the link for more information and to make your donation to Unity School’s Annual Fund: www.unityschool.com/support-unity/annual-fund. Stay tuned for Karen Smith’s video.

 

 

Peace Day (and Peace Day Bake Sale!) Tuesday, October 23rd, 8:40 am.

You are invited to join your Unity School family in celebrating Peace on October 23rd.  If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens in Lessons in Living, this is your chance! Peace Day will start at 8:40 am in the gym.  At around 9:30 we will head back into our classrooms to complete a family peace project. This project will take approximately 30 minutes and our program with conclude at that time.  Please RSVP if you are able to attend, so that we can plan accordingly. If you cannot attend, there is no need to take action through this form. Thank you! RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/LFmO0ocdWG4KANFv1

 

Our Peace Day Bake Sale will begin at 8:00am.  The Builders’ Club and Care Kids joined together to create our annual fundraising Bake Sale starting at 8:00 am outside of the preschool classrooms.  After the Peace Day assembly, the Bake Sale will reopen in the lobby of the ALEC building for parents only. 4th through 8th grade may purchase baked goods independently in the morning before school and during their lunch period.  Preschool through 3rd grade will need a parent or chaperone to make purchases. Friendly reminder, this is a cash only fundraiser. ***All proceeds from our Peace Day Bake Sale are donated to causes (one Unity School, one local, one global) chosen and voted upon by our Builders Club students.

 

Guidelines for Builders’ Club and Care Kids Peace Day Bake Sale

Sale Times and Locations:
Tuesday, October 23rd (Peace on Earth Day)
From 8:00 – 8:19 (last call for sales at 8:17) on the lawn across from Orientation
After the Peace on Earth Day Celebrations in ALEC (for parents only)
During 3rd  – 8th grade lunch periods only outside the cafeteria
 
Items to be sold:
Healthy baked goods; many made with organic ingredients; packed in Earth friendly bags
 
Important Guidelines:
Students may not eat their baked goods before school.
Preschool – 3rd grade may only purchase goods with a parent before school and all goods must be taken home.
4th – 8th grade may purchase before school without a parent present but must save their goods until snack or lunch.
4th – 8th grade must check into homeroom and order lunch, if necessary BEFORE they go to the Bake Sale.
Students must return to homeroom in time for the morning announcements.

 

 

 

Bandages Across Borders  Continues until MONDAY!!!!

October 15th – 22nd –  Collection at Morning Loading Docks

Kate Maloney, a Unity School alumnus, started a nonprofit called Bandages Across Borders (https://bandagesacrossborders.com) that focuses on collecting and donating medical supplies to any region in need, locally and globally. This fall, the organization is collecting hygienic supplies to be donated to a local homeless shelter, The Senator Philip D. Lewis Center. If you are interested in supporting this cause, please see the list of needed supplies or visit the website for more information on how you can help.  We will begin collecting October 15-19 during morning drop off.

  To view on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBK58nm5_AQ

LESSONS IN LIVING:

The virtue of the week is Responsibility.  

The thought we are focusing on is:

“The question is not can you make a difference.  You already do make a difference. It’s just a matter of what kind of difference you want to make during your life on this planet.”

Julia Butterfly Hill

Peace Day (and Peace Day Bake Sale!) Tuesday, October 23rd, 8:40 am.

If you haven’t filled out your RSVP yet, please do or call Andrea Bevan at extension 129.

You are invited to join your Unity School family in celebrating Peace on October 23rd.  If you’ve ever wanted to know what happens in Lessons in Living, this is your chance! Peace Day will start at 8:40 am in the gym.  At around 9:30 we will head back into our classrooms to complete a family peace project. This project will take approximately 30 minutes and our program with conclude at that time.  Please RSVP if you are able to attend, so that we can plan accordingly. If you cannot attend, there is no need to take action through this form. Thank you! RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/LFmO0ocdWG4KANFv1

 

Our Peace Day Bake Sale will beginning at 8:00am.  The Builder’s Club and Care Kids joined together to create our annual fundraising Bake Sale starting at 8:00 am outside of the preschool classrooms.  After the Peace Day assembly, the Bake Sale will reopen in the lobby of the ALEC building. 4th through 8th grade may purchase baked goods independently in the morning before school and during their lunch period.  Preschool through 3rd grade will need a parent or chaperone to make purchases. Friendly reminder, this is a cash only fundraiser. ***All proceeds from our Peace Day Bake Sale are donated to causes (one Unity School, one local, one global) chosen and voted upon by our Builders Club students.

TONIGHT-Friday, October 19th: 

Delray Beach Historical Society (DBHS) Fall Festival – at  5:30 pm       3 NE 2nd Street 33444

Join your Unity School Community as we support the Delray Beach Historical Society!  Our 7th and 8th grade Builders Club students will be volunteering at the Fall Festival’s Children’s Stations leading games & activities [temporary tattoos, pumpkin ring toss, corn hole, Halloween banner decoration, pin-the-hat on witch, face painting, etc.]. The event will also feature a Spooky Pumpkin Patch, Costume Contest, History Exhibits, Ghost Stories & Fortune Teller, Popcorn & Cider Bar, Family Portraits, OUTDOOR MOVIE: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” … and DBHS’s famous BIG BAKE SALE

Click on the link for more info:  DB Fall Fest

 

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. 

Community Food Drive  

Throughout the month of October, first grade students and families have been asked to bring in canned food and non-perishable items and place them in the collection container outside of their homerooms.  Starting in November, second grade will be leading the food drive. 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.  Thank you, Jeanne Evans, for chairing this very important drive!

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