Unami United

September 16

Principal's Message

Students are now into the rhythm of the new school year with many of them now engaging in the many extra-curricular activities Unami has to offer. I highly recommend encouraging your student to get involved. It is a great way to make new friends and explore new opportunities. To view a complete listing of fall activities please click here.


Here are a few of the events happening at Unami this week…

Tuesday, September 16
Students bring should bring their favorite book for early morning SSR.
1st Magazine Collection Day—5 orders admits them to Dance Party on November 7
Musical Auditions—Directly after school
Wednesday, September 17
8th & 9th Grade Back to School Night—7PM
Thursday, September 18
Parent Council Meeting—9AM
Friday, September 19
All School Assembly—“Students, Bullying, & Digital Speech”

Coming Attractions:

Monday, September 22
Strategy Game Club—1st Meeting
Wednesday, September 24
Dodge Ball Club—Aux Gym


Thank you for your support,

Mrs. Lang

Back To School Night for 8th/9th Grades September 17 Begins in Homeroom at 7pm

This is an excellent opportunity to meet your child's teachers, walk their schedule, and receive a brief introduction to our course curriculum and classroom expectations.

8th & 9th grade students received a letter in their homerooms, detailing your child's schedule. We will be on an "A" day rotation for this Wednesday BTSN. Please be sure to bring this schedule with your for the evening. We will provide maps of the school in the homeroom period.


Please plan to arrive at Unami early to ensure that you are seated in your child's homeroom no later than 7pm. At that time, there will be a welcome through our TV network, distribution of your child's schedule and the agenda for the evening.

PSSA Individual Student Reports

PSSA Individual Student Reports for students who particiapted in the spring 2014 Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing, and Keystone Algebra 1 have arrived. We will be distributing your student's report at our Back-To-School-Nights. If you cannot attend, we will be sending these reports to you by mail.


To assist parents/guardians in understanding these reports, a "Report Interpretation Guide" can be found on the PDE website (www.education.state.pa.us (type "student report guide" in the search box. Click here for a direct link to our guidance page which has a PDF of this guide.

Upcoming Assembly on Students, Bullying, & Digital Speech

On Friday, September 19, speaker Deb McCoy will be visiting Unami to speak with our students through her presentation “Students, Bullying, & Digital Speech”. Ms. McCoy has received stellar reviews in our region for her ability to communicate the dangers of social media sites and how to navigate them appropriately/respectfully, as well as deliver a message stressing kind, respectful, and responsible behavior when students can easily fall prey to engaging in inappropriate and irresponsible decision-making. We think this is a truly important message for our students to hear and one which we can reiterate in our Unami United Advisory lessons. Thank you so much for your support!

Magazine Drive is Underway!

An assembly last Friday, September 12, kicked off our annual Magazine Drive (check out the above photo of our students participating in a team competition during the assembly). Students can raise funds for Unami through sales of magazines, photo books, and everyone's favorite - COOKIE DOUGH! Remember, the Drive is a great way for students to get involved at Unami and serves as a wonderful fundraiser that directly helps Unami students. Funds raised go towards many students needs, including classroom technology, school supplies, and team uniforms. Students who participate can earn prizes, including entrance to a GLOW PARTY and participation in a limosine lunch on our "Magazine Day" on Friday, November 7. Order turn-in days are Tuesday, September 16, and Tuesday, September 23.

Tuesday, Sept. 16--Morning Begins with Reading for Pleasure (SSR)

Each Tuesday morning will begin a little differently this year at Unami. Students will begin their day either reading for pleasure (our sustained silent reading program) or meeting in their small advisory groups for our Unami United Forums. Our forums are dedicated lessons designed for team building, continuing our mission of ensuring a safe, accepting, and positive school environment. This week, be sure your student comes to school with their favorite book.

7th Grade Back to School Night

Unami was thrilled to have a tremendous turnout for our 7th Grade Back to School Night last Wednesday, September 10. 7th grade parents had the opportunity to walk in the shoes of their children, as they traveled a condensed version of their child's schedule and visited with their teachers. Our teachers were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet our Unami parents face to face. Thank you for coming out!


8th and 9th grade parents - It's your turn this Wednesday, September 17, beginning at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Instructional Spotlight

We'd like to share some of the wonderful teaching that goes on at Unami each and every day!



8th grade math teacher, Ms. Adams, delivered an engaging and vibrant geometry lesson on September 9. Students worked their way through a carousel activity of problems, with a partner, that involved their algebraic understanding in solving geometric problems dealing with segment and angle addition postulates. That descriptive language came straight from the lesson objective that Ms. Adams clearly communicated to her students. The activity involved high-level thinking and student collaboration. Nice job, Ms. Adams!

Important Upcoming Events

September 17--8th/9th Grade Back to School Night (7pm)

September 19--All School Assembly "Students, Bullying, & Digital Speech"

October 10--Fall Dance

For more details, please visit the Unami Website.

Parent Council--1st Meeting on Thursday, September 18--Join Us!

As a Unami parent or guardian, you are invited to attend and participate in our monthly parent council meetings. This is an opportunity for your to be an informed and participative member of our learning community. We make it a practice to highlight our many students' accomplishments and update you on coming attractions. Please consider joining us!

All parent council meetings take place in our library and begin at 9AM.
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  • October 23
  • November 20
  • January 22
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 23

FAll DANCE--October 10

Our first dance of the school year will take place on Friday, October 10--beginning at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. sharp. Students arriving after 8:00 p.m. will need to be checked in by a parent or guardian. All dances take place in our gymnasium and the admission price is $6.00 or $5.00 and a canned good (collected for our food drives).

7TH GRADE FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIP

The YMCA offers free membership for one year to all 7th graders. Representatives from the Central Bucks YMCA (in Doylestown) will be at the 7th Grade BTSN on Tuesday, September 16th, so that parents/guardians can enroll their students. Additionally, Thursday nights are free for the entire family at the CB YMCA from 5 - 8 p.m.!

CB HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE

CB High School Football Game Attendance

Due to student safety and stadium operational concerns, students who are in 7th or 8th grades (or younger) will not be admitted to C.B. High Schools' football games without a parent/guardian attending the game with them. All students must have a current or prior year ID card with them to determine their name, grade, and school.


For information about CBSD Athletic Passes, click here.

CB Cares

The partnership between CBCEF and the Central Bucks School District is long-standing. Since its inception, CBCEF has been involved in promoting the 40 Developmental Assets in our local schools through programs and trainings, with the goal of fostering positive behaviors and values in our community’s youth. At the present time, there are many active school programs which represent the mission of CBCEF - serving as a community catalyst by engaging, empowering, and linking people, organizations and businesses in the community. Click here for the September Backpack Newsflash.

Boomerang Youth Recognition Award--September Asset # 20 Time At Home


The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying and living by one of 9 chosen Developmental Assets (one asset for each month from Sept.-May). The ballot box is located in the main office at Unami Middle School or you can go to the nomination link here. Students can be nominated for the award by any member of the community, including students nominating each other. Each school submits one student who best represents the chosen quality. A rotating committee of community “judges” which includes representatives from CB CARES, Outback Steakhouse, law enforcement, community nonprofits, local and state government, and local businesses, chooses one student (elementary, middle and, high school) from amongst the nominations. These district-wide winners receive a letter and certificate of recognition and a gift certificate from Outback Steakhouse in Jamison. In addition, their name is engraved on a plaque at Outback and their picture appears in the Bucks County Herald. A culminating luncheon in June, which includes all Boomerang Award recipients, their parents, and community judges,additionally serves as a celebration of this recognition. It should be noted that ALL students who have been nominated for this award receive a gift from CB CARES as an acknowledgement of this honor.


September #20 -Time at Home

Spends time most days in high quality interactions with family. They might share the importance of family experience & relationships in school setting.

REMINDER: STUDENT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES

For supervision and safety reasons, students may not be dropped off at school before 7:05 a.m. If you are driving your student to school and arrive before 7:05 a.m., please remain in your car with your student until 7:05 a.m.


For all students: Students not staying at school for specific teacher help, sports practices/games or approved meetings must leave campus by 3:00 p.m.

Appropriate School Dress

I am asking parents to assist me in ensuring that students are dressing appropriately for school. Students are not permitted to wear inappropriate clothing, which includes strapless or backless dresses, shorts or skirts that are above mid-thigh length, clothing that exposes the midriff/undergarments, or clothing containing questionable messages or pictures.


Hats/hoods/bandanas are not considered appropriate attire during the school day. Students may wear hats to and from school but they must be placed in the hall locker before homeroom and remain there until dismissal.


Students who are inappropriately dressed for school will be directed to comply by using gym apparel, items in the student's locker, or borrowed clothing from another student. The student will also be given a choice to have a parent bring appropriate clothing directly to school. More specifics of our school dress code policy can be found on our district webpage, or by clicking here.

Fundraise for Unami While You Shop-- A Fantastic Way to Support Your School!


If you use the following vendors, please think about supporting UMS while you shop:

  • If you shop at Target and have a Target Red Card, you can register your card for Target's Take Charge of Education program so that Unami receives a percentage of your spending. Thank you to all Target shoppers!
  • Giant Food Store has an A+ School Rewards program through their clip-less coupon card. Note, each year you need to reselect Unami so that your shopping benefits UMS.
  • Use this link to connect to Amazon to shop and Unami can earn as much as 15% of what you purchase!
  • Clip and send in Box Tops to the attention of NJHS; or, shop at the Box Top Market Place where you will find vendors such as Best Buy, KMart, Justice and more.
  • If you like to shop online, check out the eScrip Online Mall. When you sign up for an account, selecting Unami earns money for our school.

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