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West Weekly
November 15, 2016

Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving!   We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Remember, today is a 2:05 dismissal.  Our Green Machine is issuing a challenge for our break.  Students are challenged to eat at least 2 vegetables on Thanksgiving.  There is a form below that you can print out and send in if your child is up to the challenge!  When we return from Thanksgiving, we have a busy performance week.  4th grade students have their concert on Monday, November 28th at Unity West. 3rd grade students will be performing the Nutcracker at the UHS auditorium at 7pm on Thursday, December 1st.  

Please remember to send a note each week if your child will be attending Afterschool Art.  Children without weekly parental permission via correspondence will follow their normal after school plan.    

PTO News:
Box Top Contest:  The next contest runs through December 22, and the top K-2 class and top 3-5 class will get a Pokémon pizza party.  To participate, simply remove Box Tops from the items you purchase, put them in a plastic bag with your child’s name and teacher’s name on it, and have your child turn them in at school.  Proceeds from the Box Tops are used to purchase technology for the school as well as playground equipment.  

AmazonSmile for Your Holiday Shopping: As you start your holiday shopping, consider using AmazonSmile to help out Unity West while you shop.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  The difference is that, when you make your purchases through this site, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. So how do you get started?  On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select "Unity West Elementary PTO" as your charitable organization before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make atsmile.amazon.com will result in a donation.  It's that easy!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the PTO at  * E-mail: westpto@unity.k12.il.us    * Web: Unity West PTO Page   * Facebook: Unity West PTO

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
November 22 - 2:05 Dismissal
November 23-25 - No School Thanksgiving Holiday
November 28 - 4th Grade Concert 7 pm
December 1 - 3rd Grade Nutcracker at UHS Auditorium 7pm
December 7 - 5th Grade Chorus Concert 8:30-8:50
December 20 - 2:05 Dismissal / 2nd Quarter Ends
December 21-January 3 - Winter Break
January 4 - School Resumes
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