Unity School Weekly FYI

Unity School FYI

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Mark Your Calendars:

  • Holiday Concert Grades 4-8 Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mid-Year Assessments Grades 3-8: Wednesday, December 12-Tuesday, December 18th
  • Early Student Dismissal: Wednesday, December 19th
  • Winter Break Begins Thursday, December 20-ends January 4, 2019
  • Classes Resume, Monday, January 7, 2019

Messages from the school nurses:

Preschool health and wellness policy

Elementary and Middle School health and wellness policy

Congratulations to the Middle School students  for collecting over
645 items for the Caring Kitchen in November and December!!! 

Middle School will continue collecting until winter break, so please give generously! 

They are trying to break their record from last year!
Your contributions are greatly appreciated!!

LOST & FOUND:  If your child is missing a jacket, lunchbox, water bottle, etc., please check the lost and found bin in the front office.  It is overflowing with items without names.  Whatever is not claimed will be donated to charity before winter break!!


Pictures were delivered today and given to your child.  If you still want to order photos, please do so digitally.  Contact Bea Byers for further information.



Don’t miss out on a chance to win Free Tuition for ONE CHILD for Unity School year 2019-2020! Tickets are $100 each; limit 4 per family. Only 400 tickets will be sold!


Click on this link to purchase: www.unityschool.com/support-unity/special-events/auction. Then Click on the FREE TUITION button.



“HAVANA NIGHTS” Dinner Dance Auction 2-9-19 – Support Unity School

Support Unity School through the Unity Auction LINK: 

Buy an ad in the auction catalog;

Purchase a sponsorship;

Underwrite an auction expense

Purchase a raffle ticket for chance to win FREE TUITION at Unity School 2019-2020 school year;

Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win the UPGRADED CALIENTE TABLE at the auction event, and fill the table of 12 with your friends!


For all raffle details, ad info, sponsorship & underwriting opportunities and entitlements, and to purchase admission tickets, go online to





Please remember to make your tax deductible donation or pledge before Holiday Break for your 2018 Tax Deduction. Remember that contributions to the Annual Fund are necessary to balance the school’s operating budget, take care of campus needs and support/enhance our academic, athletic, music, drama, art, technology and the Lessons in Living program which benefits all our children.   

Please show your love and give.

To donate, go online to www.unityschool.com/support-unity/annual-fund.

 Contact Events Director, Joy Lanza on ext. 130 or at jlanza@unityschool.com if you want to make a pledge and pay later in the year.

 Thank you for your continued support and love for Unity School.



The virtue of the week is Generosity.  

The thought we are focusing on is:

“The heart that gives, gathers.”

~Tao Te Ching

Angel Tree  Many thanks to all of our wonderful families for adopting 326 angels this year!  Angel Tree wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated parent volunteers that we feel so blessed to have. We are also very grateful for this year’s Angel Tree Committee consisting of Kate Colozzi, Joanne Conde, Jeanne Evans, Keri Judge, Joan King, Loni Markman, and Lisa Shaheen.  So many of you, in addition to the committee, have worked tirelessly with the Angel Tree preparations, sorting, packing and delivery and we are so thankful that you gave us the precious gift of your time! We hope everyone enjoyed the delicious breakfast today in the Fellowship Hall and we can’t wait for next year’s Angel Tree!  





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 

Starting in January, 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.  Unity families should feel very proud, you donated 2,303 items to the Caring Kitchen last school year.  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.  

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