UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Weekly Newsletter


Thursday, January 30, 2020
 
Excellence in Education from a Christian Perspective Since 1978
February 2020

Wednesday, 2/5 - 3rd 9 Weeks Mid-Term

Friday, 2/7 - Deadline to submit grandparents' photos

Monday, 2/10 - School Board Meeting, 5:30 pm, Fine Arts Room

Thursday, 2/13 - PTO Meeting, 5:30 pm, UCS Technology Room

Friday, 2/14 - Grandparents & Grandfriends Day, UCS Gym
  • Refreshments 9:45 am
  • Program 10:00 am
Friday, 2/14 - Early Dismissal (No Lunch or Aftercare) - Teacher In-Service
  • PreK - 11:15 am Dismissal
  • K5 - 8th  - 11:30 am Dismissal
Monday, 2/17 - No School, President's Day Holiday

Friday, 2/21 - 8th Grade Day at Agape Christian High School (More details to come.)
March 2020

Monday, 3/2 -  Returning Family Registration Begins for 2020-2021 School Year

Friday, 3/6 - 3rd Quarter Ends

Friday, 3/6 - Early Dismissal (No Lunch or Aftercare) - Teacher In-Service
    • PreK  - 11:15 am Dismissal 
    • K5 - 8th - 11:30 am Dismissal
Monday - Friday, 3/9 - 3/13 - Spring Break (No School)

Friday, 3/20 - 3rd 9 Weeks Report Cards Go Home

Tuesday, 3/24 - School Year 2020-2021 
New Student & Family Open House, 6 - 7 pm, 
UCS Gym
April 2020


Thursday, 4/2 - HCC Bible & Academic Competition @ Trinity Christian School

Monday - Thursday, 4/6 - 4/9, PTO Scholastic Book Fair (More details to come!)  It's BOGO Time!

Thursday, 4/9 - PreK Spring Concert, 9:00 am, 
UCS Gym

Thursday, 4/9 - Early Dismissal (No Lunch or Aftercare) - Teacher In-Service
  • PreK - 11:15 am Dismissal
  • K5 - 8th - 11:30 am Dismissal
Friday, 4/10, NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

Monday, 4/13 - NO SCHOOL - Easter Break

Saturday, 4/25 - PTO Priscilla Shirer Simulcast (More details to come!)
We have started planning for our Grandparents & Grandfriends Day Program on Friday, February 14.

1)  If you have a picture that was added to the slideshow last year, please email us and we can make sure to leave it in the slideshow for this year.

2)  If you are a new family or current family and would like to add a new picture of your grandparent or grandfriend, please EMAIL the below information to ucspictures@gmail.com.

Information to include in the email:

-Picture

-UCS Student Name & Teacher

Deadline for pictures is Friday, February 7.  
We can't wait to LOVE on our grandparents and grandfriends!  The above invitation was sent home with your student. We have extras if a student needs more than two.

Our teachers and students are planning a grand day!
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020

Kindergarten Graduation
9:00 am 
UCS Gymnasium


8th Grade Graduation
7:00 pm
Christian Covenant Fellowship Church
1025 S. Division St
Carterville
There are 2 Adult Medium Healing for Heather T-shirts available for purchase in the School Office. 

The cost is $15 each.


Our theme for the school year is:
 
emPOWERed by God!

February's focus of the month is:

emPOWERed by God to LOVE

Our scripture for the year is:

"His divine POWER has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." - 2 Peter 1:3 - NIV
UPDATED TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE

CHANGE OF LOCATION CAN BE FOUND IN BOLD!!

(Effective October 15, 2019)
      
Unity Christian School and Agape Christian High School have contracted with RIDES Mass Transit to provide transportation for our students.  
UCS and Agape students are the ONLY INDIVIDUALS riding this bus. Cost is $3.50 per student one way. (Max $7.00 round trip) If you are interested in having your child ride the bus, please contact the school office. 
  
  MORNING PICK UP TIME 
  • 7:00 AM - Hardee's, Murphysboro
  • 7:15 AM - Co-op Grocery Store, Carbondale
  • 7:35 AM - Shell Gas Station (Across the street from old pick up at Vitamin Factory),Carbondale
  • 7:42 AM - McDonald's, Carterville
MORNING DROP OFF TIME
  • 7:55 AM - Unity Christian School
  • 8:05 AM - Agape Christian High School
AFTERNOON PICK UP TIME
  • 3:00 PM - Unity Christian School
  • 3:15 PM - Agape Christian High School
AFTERNOON DROP OFF TIME
  • 3:25 PM - McDonald's, Carterville
  • 3:35 PM - Shell Gas Station (Across the street from old pick up at Vitamin Factory),Carbondale
  • 3:50 PM - Co-op Grocery Store, Carbondale
  • 4:00 PM - Hardee's, Murphysboro

PARENTS PRAYER MEETING! 

Come join us as we pray for our students, families, teachers, staff and school!  We will meet every Thursday morning from 8:15 - 8:45 in  Brother Ralph's classroom (Middle School Mobile Unit).  Parents, grandparents and friends of UCS are welcome! 
When you shop with Amazon Smile and choose Unity Christian School in Energy, IL they donate to our school!
 

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ATTENTION PARENTS!

Just a reminder that ALL students arriving to school before 7:45 am MUST enter the building through the cafeteria door for Beforecare. ALL students arriving before 7:45 am WILL BE CHARGED the Beforecare fee!  

Pictured with Joseph Arview is Tom Logan, Founder and President of Marion Medical Mission.

A huge SHOUT OUT to Joseph Arview for raising $1,365 for fresh water wells in Africa!  UCS partnered along side Marion Medical Mission to help raise money for their cause. 

Joseph had a goal to raise enough money for one well and God provided a way that he was able to raise enough money for two more wells!  God is so good and we are thankful for Joseph's heart for this mission.


ATTENTION 4TH - 8TH GRADE PARENTS!

The date for the Heartland Christian Conference (HCC) Bible & Academic Competition is Thursday, April 2 at Trinity Christian School in Carbondale.  The sign-up sheet has been posted on the School Office door.  The deadline to sign up is Monday, February 3.

All study guides and judges' sheets are available online at the below address.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the school or email me at nbowlin@ucswarriors.com.
Tell all your friends and family who are interested in UCS next year about our upcoming Open House!
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UPCOMING PTO EVENTS
PTO Schola stic Book Fair
April 6 - 9
Preview Day (4/ 6)
Family Shopping Night (4/7)
3 - 7 pm

Priscilla Shirer Simulcast
LifeWay Women's Event
April 25, 2020
(More details to come!)
This year Kindergarten - 8th grade is starting FASTBridge, which is our new assessment testing.  

The window of dates for testing 
will be the following:

WINTER 2020
February 3 - 21

SPRING 2020
May 4 - 15
CHECK OUT THIS YEAR'S CALENDAR!

Required  Physical & Immunization Schedules

There is an Illinois State form to be turned in to the School Office for each of these required exams.  Forms are provided by the physician's office.

Physical with immunization:
K5 and 6th: PAST DUE!

    Dental Exam:  K5, 2nd, 6th 
due by  May 15, 2020

Vision Exam:  
K5 due by: PAST DUE!
  
Sports Physicals: 
Due by first day of practice for 5th - 8th grade students participating in any sport including cheer.
THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 
NEW  NPO = TU 305
Kroger is c ommitted to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

New members can enroll by searching for either the new number or the name of our organization.
 
Simply REGISTER online at

(If you do not have Internet access, call 1-800-Krogers and choose option #3 to sign up.)
 
All funds raised through the Kroger Community Rewards program benefit our school. Encourage friends and family to sign up and choose Unity Christian School too!

 

Keep scanning your receipts for box tops!!!  

We just received a check for $204.10.  

 

 

 You can now turn everyday receipts into extra cash for your school with the Box Tops Bonus App!  It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3! 
 
Just buy, scan & earn!

Get the app on the App Store: http://bit.ly/2wf1CL1
 
Find it on Google Play:

THANK YOU UCS FAMILIES!

2 NEW FAMILIES THIS QUARTER!
 

From 8/28 - 11/19, 
134 households have contributed $750.73  through the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

IF YOU NEED HELP SIGNING UP, PLEASE SEE MRS. BOWLIN!  SHE WOULD BE GLAD TO SIT DOWN WITH YOU AND SIGN YOU UP!
 
  Please take a moment to sign up. We have around 165 families at UCS. We could triple our rewards each quarter!  $6,000 could possibly come in for one year with friends and family members shopping at Kroger.

Simply register online at   
Kroger Community Rewards
  
      Unity Christian School NEW NPO = TU305
Larry's House of Cakes
Discount Cards
  
Cards are $10 and are available 
in the office.  They are good for one dozen sugar cookies, brownies, or cupcakes at the Marion or Carbondale locations. 

January
3 - Mrs. Jennifer LeVault
12 - Mrs. Jamie Pribble
26 - Brother Ralph Brandon
31 - Mrs. Emily Ward

February
13 - Mrs. April Mitter (Burkhart)