SEPTEMBER
Monday, 9/6 - No School, Labor Day Holiday

Wednesday, 9/8 - Mum Pick-up, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Thursday, 9/9 - Mum Pick-up, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Friday, 9/10 - Teacher In-Service, Early Dismissal (No Lunch or Aftercare)

PreK - 11:15 Dismissal
K5 - 8th Grades - 11:30 Dismissal

Monday, 9/13 - UCS Board Meeting, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, 9/21 - PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm, UCS Cafeteria
OCTOBER
Thursday, 10/7 - Parent/Teacher Conference (More details to come.)

Thursday, 10/7 - Candy Bar Sales Begin

Friday, 10/8 - Teacher In-Service, Early Dismissal (No Lunch or Aftercare)

PreK - 11:15 Dismissal
K5 - 8th - 11:30 Dismissal

Monday, 10/11 - Columbus Day, No School

Thursday - Friday, 10/14 - 10/15, 2021 UCS Middle School Spiritual Retreat @ Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp in Pinckneyville
(Depart from UCS at 2:00 pm on 10/14 and return to UCS at 4:00 pm on 10/15. More details to come.)

Thursday, 10/21 - Picture Day (More details to come.)
CAN I GET A DRUMROLL??

WE HAD RECORD-BREAKING MUM SALES THIS YEAR!

YOU SOLD 934 MUMS!!! THIS IS 400+ MORE MUMS THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR!

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

GOD IS GOOD!!!
We are looking for 3 - 4 volunteers to help load the mums onto the trailers at Breezy Hill Farm in Benton on Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00 am.

If you can help, please text Beth Patterson at 618-924-5776.
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We also need 1-2 more workers to help with pick up. We are hoping to extend the pick-up hours until 5:15 pm. If you can work either on 9/8 or 9/9 from 4:00 - 5:15 pm, please text Beth at the above number or email or call the school at ucswarriors@ucswarriors.com or 942-3802.
The below forms are PAST DUE. Forms can be found in the UCS Orientation Folder.

  • Enrollment Permissions
  • Field Trip Form
  • Student Emergency Form
  • Volunteer Survey
  • Receipt of Student Handbook
  • Google Apps Permission Form

Kindergarten - 8th grade is continuing FASTBridge testing, which is our assessment testing.  

The 2021-2022 window of dates for testing 
will be the following:

FALL 2021
August 30 - September 17

WINTER 2021
January 10 - 28

SPRING 2022
May 2 - 20


*Testing is set for a 3-week testing period in case a student is absent or sick.

ATTENTION PARENTS!

NEW LUNCHROOM/
EXTENDED CARE POLICY

Students will NOT send in lunch money 
(pre-pay) as we have in the past years.  
All lunch and extended care charges will be added to your FACTS account. Payment for lunch and extended care will be scheduled to withdraw on the 15th of each month. If you do not have a FACTS account, you will receive a monthly bill and send payment
to the School Office.

Our goal is to minimize the handling of money. Thank you for your cooperation!

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 - 8:40 in the Technology Lab. Parents, grandparents, and friends of UCS are welcome! Our first meeting starts on September 2!
We had a great turnout at our first PTO meeting! Thank you to everyone who came out! If you couldn't make it, please join us next month!

Tuesday, September 21
6:00 pm
UCS Cafeteria

The UCS PTO is a partnership of parents, teachers, and staff whose primary focus is to sponsor a number of fundraising activities throughout the school year.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!



*The school calendar has been updated with a 1/2 day
added for Thursday, April 14, 2022.

UCS Office Needs
Wish List

*Latex-free bandages 
(Multi-size boxes and XL ONLY; NO WATERPROOF)
*Children's Ibuprofen
(liquid & chewable)
*Children's Tylenol 
(liquid & chewable)
*Regular Strength Tylenol (325 mg)
* Benadryl (liquid & chewable)
*Allegra Anti-Itch Cream
*Hydrocortisone Cream
*Clorox Wipes
*Cough Drops
*Sandwich and Quart size Ziploc bags


2021-2022
BOOK FEES PAST DUE

Book Fees will be added to your September FACTS payment if not paid by August 2nd. You can mail payment to UCS, PO Box 310, Energy, IL 62933.

Fee Schedule (Per Student):

Pre K3 & K4      $150.00
Kindergarten     $200.00
1st - 8th Grade  $225.00

2021-2022
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, due by October 15

Vision Exam: K5 due by October 15

    Dental Exam: K5, 2nd, 6th 
due by  March 15, 2022
  
Sports Physicals: 
Due by first day of practice for 5th - 8th grade students participating in any sport including cheer.

The School's office hours are the following:

Monday - Friday
7:45 am - 3:30 pm


ucswarriors@ucswarriors.com
(P) 618-942-3802
(F) 618-942-7228

JOIN THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM!

From February through May, 154 households have contributed $728.81 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 150 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  
  
   Unity Christian School NEW NPO = TU305

When you shop with Amazon Smile and choose Unity Christian School in Energy, IL they donate to our school!
 

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. 
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:

September
6 - Mr. Danny Stevens
7 - Mrs. Angie Rushing
9 - Mrs. Claire Davis
9 - Mrs. Miriam Bisaillon
24 - Ms. Jessica Seals
25 - Mrs. Stephanie Bullard

October
2 - Mrs. Penny McCormick 3 - Ms. Alexandra Mitchell
12 - Mrs. Myona Moore
23 - Ms. Belinda Keller
24 - Mrs. Nicki Bowlin