UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Weekly Newsletter


Friday, February 28, 2020
 
Excellence in Education from a Christian Perspective Since 1978


March 2020

Tuesday, 3/3 -  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)

Thursday, 3/19 - PTO Meeting, 5:30 pm, Tech Lab

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

Monday, 3/23 - School Board Meeting, Fine Arts Room, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, 3/24 -  New Student & Family Open House - 2020 - 2021 School Year, 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

Thursday, 4/16  - 5th Annual PTO Warrior Dash (More details to come!)

Saturday, 4/25 - PTO Priscilla Shirer Simulcast (More details to come!)
May 2020

Tuesday, 5/5 - UCS Sports Banquet, UCS Gym, 6:30 pm

Thursday, 5/7 - National Day of Prayer

Friday, 5/15 - Last Day of PreK

Tuesday, 5/19 - Kindergarten Graduation, UCS Gym, 9:00 am

Tuesday, 5/19 - 8th Grade Graduation, Christian Covenant Fellowship Church in Carterville, 7:00 pm

Thursday, 5/21 - Tentative Last Day of School
Tell all your friends and family who are interested in UCS next year about our upcoming Open House!
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Ladies, Mark Your Calendar!
Priscilla Shirer Simulcast
Saturday, April 25
Cornerstone Church in Marion
9 am - 4 pm

You don't want to miss this awesome time of worship, spiritual refreshment and practical biblical teaching!

For detailed information and to purchase tickets online, please click the link below!
Tickets are also available for purchase in the School Office.

Track & Field Sign Up Sheet is located in the School Office.

Practice will begin  Monday, March 16 at the Herrin High School Track unless there is bad weather.

Practice Days & Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Coach Vaughn is also looking for any parents who would have time to help.

For more information, please contact 
Coach Vaughn at 618-559-6949.
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!

March's focus of the month is:

emPOWERed by God to have self control!

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
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!  
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.

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! 

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Returning student registration forms and contracts for the 2020-2021 School Year will be sent home with your student early next week.

We will notify you via One Call Text the day we send them home.

 Deadline for the early registration discount is 
Wednesday, April 1.   This is a savings of  $100.00! 

All accounts must be current for registration to be accepted. 
This also includes lunch and extended care accounts.

Unity Christian School is excited to 
announce a NEW part-time option for K3 
starting 2020-2021 School Year!

More details to come next week!

A CALL TO FASTING AND PRAYER
Will you join us?

The UCS Staff will be fasting every Wednesday starting February 26 and ending on Wednesday, 
April 8.

We desire to see the Lord move mightily at UCS!  The Bible mentions in Matthew 17:21 that some things will not change except by prayer and fasting.  

What is the favorite thing you could give up? 
It could be a meal, coffee, soda, sweets, no food for a time period during the day, etc.

Below is a prayer agenda that will make our prayer times more meaningful and effective.

REPENT - Psalm 51 - Ask the Lord to wash us, cleanse us, and create in us a pure heart.

TRUE FAST - Isaiah 58 - Ask the Lord to help us to do what we need to do so this will be a fast that is acceptable to Him.

INTERCEDE - Praying for the needs of UCS, all families connected here, financial blessings, increase in favor, wisdom, unity among staff and families, enrollment, healing, peace, etc.


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 deadline to turn in DRAWING, PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY entries is Tuesday, March 3!

Please refer to the guidelines and judges' sheets for specific requirements. I have attached the links below.



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.

PTO Schola stic Book Fair
April 6 - 9
Preview Day (4/ 6)
Family Shopping Night (4/7)
3 - 7 pm
(More details in next week's newsletter!)
This year Kindergarten - 8th grade is starting FASTBridge, which is our new assessment testing.  

The window of dates for testing 
will be the following:

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

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. 
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

April
15 - Mrs. Ami Schiff
20 - Mrs. Jennifer Deacon