UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Weekly Newsletter


Thursday, October 24, 2019
 
Excellence in Education from a Christian Perspective Since 1978


October 2019

Wednesday, 10/30 - Basketball T-shirt Order Due
November 2019

Monday - Friday, 11/4 - 11/8 - UCS Spirit Week (More details to come)

Thursday, 11/7 - UCS Pep Rally (1st Home Basketball Game)

Friday, 11/8 - Veterans Day Program (Invitations to give to a veteran will be sent home next week.)

8:15 am - Breakfast
8:30 am - Program

Monday, 11/11 - No School, Veterans Day

Wednesday, 11/13 - Second 9 Weeks Mid-Term

Saturday, 11/16 - PTO Fall Festival @ Energy Park, 12 - 4 pm

Monday, 11/18 - Board Meeting, Fine Arts Room, 5:30 pm

Wednesday - Friday, 11/27 - 11/29 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 2019

Thursday, 12/5 - Heartland Christian Conference Speech & Music Competition

Thursday, 12/5 - School Picture Retake Day

Monday, 12/16 - UCS Christmas Musical
(More details to come)

Friday, 12/20 - Second Quarter Ends

Friday, 12/20 - Early Dismissal - Christmas Break
  • PreK 11:15 - Dismissal
  • K5 - 8th  - 11:30 Dismissal
Monday - Friday, 12/23 - 1/3 - No School - Christmas Break
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We are planning for our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 8. 

1)  If you have a picture that was added to the slideshow last year, please just email us the veteran's name 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 picture of a veteran in your family for the first time,  please EMAIL (preferred choice) the below information to ucspictures@gmail.com.

Information to include in the email:

UCS Student Name
Veteran's First and Last Name
Branch of Military they Served
Years Served (ie; 1970-1974)
Relationship to the UCS Student

Deadline for pictures is Monday, November 4th.  Please email your pictures to ucspictures@gmail.com.

2nd Annual PTO Fall Festival
Saturday, November 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Energy Park

FREE EVENT FOR THE  WHOLE COMMUNITY!

Bounce Houses, Games, Craft/Vendor Fair, Giveaways, Local Christian Bands and Food!

If you are interested in having a booth at the Craft Fair, please contact 
Rebbecca Kent at (618) 694-5446.
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
CANDY BAR PRIZES!

Check out the level of prizes below!  
There is a chance for everyone to WIN 4 Cardinal Tickets plus hot dogs and soda!

When you need more candy bars, stop by the School Office and pick up another box!

There are three 2018-2019 yearbooks left in the School Office. If you would still like to purchase one, please stop by the office. The cost is $15.
The Athletic Department is looking for volunteers to run the scoreboard during home basketball and volleyball games.  Volunteers will be trained!   If you are interested, please contact Mr. Stevens.

UCS SPIRIT WEAR ORDER FORMS 
COMING IN OCTOBER!

  ATTENTION ALL UCS FAMILIES!

Our goal this year is to move away from sending voice calls and move to text messaging through our One Call notification system. One Call requires all group members to agree to receive text messages.

PLEASE text the word Alert to the number 22300 to opt in to receive text messages from Unity Christian School.

If you need help, please contact the School Office. Thank you!


We are so excited to introduce
our theme for the school year:
 
emPOWERed by God!

October's focus of the month is:

EMPOWER OTHERS
(Encourage, witness, etc.)

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


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! 

 Unity Christian 

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MONDAY - FRIDAY
7:45 AM - 3:30 PM

618-942-3802
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CANDY BAR SALES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, 11/8.

ALL MONEY IS DUE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY 11/8!

There are 13 candy bar boxes left (1 all caramel box) to sell!  There is still time to meet your child's prize level goal!  
UCS Basketball Spirit Wear   for Sale! 

T-Shirts & Hoodies!! 

Order forms will be sent home Friday, 10/25 or click the link below.


Orders are due by 
Wednesday, October 30th!  
You can still order your pictures online at 
 using Picture Day ID EVTRCK92R .
Order gift cards for the holidays, everyday shopping and dining through our Scrip Gift Card Program and earn tuition credits.

We are looking for businesses, churches and individuals to come along side PTO and help sponsor our Fall Festival event!

This is a FREE event for the entire community!  A great outreach!

UCS FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Energy Park

Bounce Houses, Games, Special Music Performances from local Christian Bands

Click the link below!
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
(Some of last year's winners!)

Heartland Christian Conference
Speech & Music Competition
Thursday, December 5, 2019 
DuQuoin Christian Fellowship

Below is the website with all the information pertaining to the conference.  Please email Mrs. Bowlin at nbowlin@ucswarriors.com if you have any questions

CHECK OUT NEXT YEAR'S CALENDAR!

Brother Ralph is looking for a math coach to help prepare students who desire to be on the math team for the Heartland Christian Conference in the Spring of 2020.

If you are interested, please contact 
Brother Ralph at 618-727-0178.
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!

 

 

 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!

9 NEW FAMILIES THIS QUARTER!
 

From 5/19 - 8/19, 
132 households have contributed $740.64  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. 

October
3 - Mrs. Alexandra Mitchell
10 - Ms. Paula Melton
12 - Mrs. Myona Moore
20 - Mrs. Uvanna Arview
23 - Ms. Belinda Keller
24 - Mrs. Nicki Bowlin

November
11 - Mr. William McSparin
19 - Mrs. Terri Worthen