Quote of the Month
“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.”
— Nelson Mandela
PTO News Principal's News
Character Education Tip - Show Your Pillar Power! Be an Everyday Hero!Trustworthiness * Respect * Responsibility
* Fairness * Caring * Citizenship
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country.
Kindergarten Friendship Feast
Kindergarten students from Mrs. Cline, Ms. Jenkins, and Mrs. Shotton's classes hosted a Friendship Feast on November 26th.
Our Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students did a fabulous job performing folk songs at our fall concert held on November 5th!
Kindergarten students counting angels in "Angel Band".
1st grade students keeping the beat of "Banuwa".
2nd grade students performing "Comin' thru the Rye".
Anthony Chaney in Mrs. Gaither's class was recognized for his creativity at the 2013 Red Ribbon Campaign Recognition.
The campaign focuses on the motto 'A Healthy Me Is Drug-Free'. Anthony created a nice drawing on a bookmark of what he wants to be when he grows up. He displayed being an artist, soccer player, and helping others. His design was chosen for first place in his age group, 2nd through 3rd grade, in Champaign County.
He was awarded a new bicycle, copies of his bookmark design for his family and classmates, and gift bags for his class. He was able to meet U of I basketball players and coaches. He also received an autographed U of I athletics poster. He was very excited to be chosen and enjoyed the reception. Ms. Hanners was very excited and proud of him as well!
Everyday Hero of Caring:
Dr. Karen Eisenmenger, MD
Family Practice Doctor
Everyday Hero of Fairness:
Parent and Community Liaison for Urbana School District #116
& Founder of Neighborhood Connection Center in Urbana
Everyday Heroes of Responsibility:
Mr. Larson, Unity Superintendent
Mrs. Morrisette, former Unity Teacher
Everyday Hero of Respect:
Officer Tracy, Illinois State Police
Everyday Heroes of Trustworthiness:
Kathy Kearney-Grobler, School Social Worker
Kathy Trammel with Therapy Dog, Neo
The vision of Unity East Elementary is to develop students of sound character
and critical minds who are productive, successful members of society.