Unami United Service
'WE CARE" CLUB OFF TO A ROUSING START!
The “We Care” Club at Unami had its first official meeting with over 30 volunteers in attendance. The club provides social and educational opportunities that focus on fun and inclusionary practices. The mission is to facilitate an atmosphere for authentic interactions between students with disabilities and their peers. Some of the activities include: cooking, bowling, bingo, community service projects, gardening, science experiments and more.
KIDS GIVING BACK
Unami Community Donates Thanksgiving Dinners
VETERAN'S DAY SERVICE
During the week of November 3-7, Monday-Thursday were dedicated to the collection of items to be sent to active duty United States' military personnel:
- Monday, 11/3 - Non-chocolate Halloween candy;
- Tuesday, 11/4 - Magazines;
- Wednesday, 11/5 - Toiletries;
- Thursday, 11/6 - Packaged Food.
Also, Tuesday, November 4, 8th and 9th grade Unami United was dedicated to having students write letters to active service military personnel. Each classroom was assigned the name of an active duty service member, and students were provided with a template for guidance. The students produced thoughtful and meaningful letters that were filled with appreciation and gratitude.
On Friday, November 7, 8th and 9th grade students coordinated all the aforementioned items and the letters into care packages for the service members.
We hope these packages our a small way for us to show our deep appreciating of our service men and women.
Team Granite Has Grit & Heart
United Way Campaign at Unami
After the beard-a-thon, the campaign had one last push with a yummy bake sale during the conference days. Many students, parents, and staff members indulged in cookies, brownies, chocolate-covered pretzels, etc., with all proceeds also directly benefitting the United Way.
All told, our campaign raised nearly $200 to benefit the United Way of Bucks County.
Unami Donates to the Doylestown Food Larder
Kids Care is a collaboration between the Woodmere Art Museum, various Philadelphia area schools and St. Christopher’s hospital. Students create artworks as gifts for other children which are exhibited at the Woodmere Art Museum and then wrapped and delivered as holiday gifts to the patients at St. Christopher’s hospital. The show runs from November 2- December 14, 2014.
There will be a closing reception for all participants and their families on Saturday, December 13th from 2-4 PM, with cookies, punch and a brief ceremony for all of the children and schools.We encourage you to join us and check out the show, now in its 21st year! (9201 Germantown Ave., Phila.)
UNAMI TROWEL AND PLOW
Students from Unami middle school and their families worked over the summer vacation to reinforce our commitment to food security in our community. They maintained Unami’s 17 vegetable beds and donated the produce to the New Britain Food Larder and the Doylestown Food Pantry. Although our records may be incomplete, we were able to donate:
21 yellow squash, 54 tomatoes
7 acorn squash, 10 eggplant
93 cucumbers, 5 gal. bags of Dino Kale
65 peppers, 53 lbs. of potatoes
2 lbs. of scallions, Bunches of Parsley and Thyme
18 head of red cabbage, 14 green cabbage
105 beets (red and golden), 12 zucchini
Thank you to everyone who helped! We are so proud of our students and their willingness to give of themselves so that their fellow community members can have fresh produce. We are so grateful for their families and our colleagues that have supported this program. This is truly a caring community