Unity School Weekly FYI

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Unity School FYI:



Monday, January 20: No School in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 28: Class photos- grades K-2

Wednesday, January 29: Class photos- grades TD-Preschool

Thursday, January 30:  Class photos- grades 6-8

Friday, January 31: Class photos- grades 3-5

Saturday, February 8: Derby Gala Dinner Dance Auction

Monday, February 17: No School in observance of President’s Day

Wednesday, February 19: Second and Fourth grade Science Fair Judging

Thursday, February 20: Future Scientist and Engineers Conference 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Message from the school nurses:

Preschool Health Policy 2019-20

Elementary_ Middle School Health Policy 2019-20


No school on Monday, January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

On the Unity calendar this was listed as a Make-Up Day/Early Dismissal for students, but we were fortunate again this year with hurricane season, and we can all enjoy a day off!

Upcoming Events:


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


Don’t miss out on a chance to win a $10,000 Tuition credit for ONE CHILD for Unity School year 2020-2021! Tickets are $100 each; Go to unityschool.com and click on Tuition Raffle to purchase.


“DERBY GALA” Dinner Dance Auction 2-8-20

Please send in your RSVP today and get ready to attend our biggest “fun” and fundraiser of the year on 2/8/20 at the beautiful Seagate Country Club. RSVP deadline is 1/29/20!  There is still time to place a business ad or family ad in our Auction Catalog.  For more information and to purchase an Ad or event tickets go to unityschool.com and click on Derby Gala. To donate an item to our auction. Email gvacha@unityschool.com





The virtue of the week is Intuition.  

The thought we are focusing on is:

“’Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” 

Steve Jobs

Creating Peace through Love  Parents, please join us on Mondays & Thursdays from January 21st to February 20th in the cafeteria right after drop off, 8:25-8:40 am.

We will begin our second 30 Days of Creating Peace program for parents.  In just 10 minutes a session, Unity alum mom, Lisa Shaheen, guides you through a quick coherence process that will help you create peace within yourself, your family, our school and our world.  Let’s continue to Pause for Peace together.   

White Stone Ceremony  This week in Lessons in Living, our students participated in our annual white stone ceremony.  During the burning bowl last week, we rid ourselves of those thoughts, feelings, or limitations that don’t serve us in the new year.  This week, we invite in the new positive thoughts and limitless possibilities we have for our future, starting today.


Recycled Uniforms We are always happy to accept uniforms  (including PE unifroms) that are still usable for our recycled uniform program.  Please leave any donations at the front desk for pick up.  



Community Food Drive:

“Orange” we happy for our donations to Caring Kitchen!?!

Yeah for Second Grade!

Throughout the month of January, second 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 February, third 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.  

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