Annual Coat Drive Provides Warmth To Locals

Written by Deborah Marcus. Posted in Daily Life at Unity Charter School, Democratic Governance, Sustainability, Uncategorized

by Jennifer Carcich Coat Drive 2015

Unity Charter School held its first Community Service project of the year. Democratic Governance student representatives spread the word about Market Street Mission’s annual coat drive. The representatives called the Mission to arrange for pick up of the coats, made signs, wrote an article for the Unity Digest, and wrote speeches to announce the coat drive at school wide morning meetings during the month of October. Students brought in 49 coats to help those in need keep warm this winter. Coats are distributed on Morristown Green the first Saturday in November.

Democratic Governance Representatives from all learning groups are working on scheduling service projects throughout the year, along with Spirit Days and school wide agenda items. We are proud of the active role our students take with the community.

About the Author

Jennifer Carcich is the 2/3 Grade Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator at Unity Charter School. This is her fifth year teaching at Unity Charter School. She is certified to teach both general education and special education students and has been in the teaching field since 1994. Jennifer takes pride in helping Unity Charter School and continuing to strengthen its unique and innovative approach to education and bring forth the school’s mission.

The opinions expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Unity Charter School. Unity Charter School is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the author.

Democratic Governance Team Encourages Ideas

Written by Deborah Marcus. Posted in Daily Life at Unity Charter School, Democratic Governance, Uncategorized

by Joeleen Corrales-Lee

On Wednesday, December 10th, the Democratic Governance team held its second meeting of the year. We had 4 multi-age groups working together to wrap newspaper around boxes for each learning group. Students shared ideas of what they would like to see happen at our school. The students decorated idea boxes that will be placed in every learning group classroom. Students will be encouraged to write down their ideas, and place the ideas into the box. At DG meetings, students will review the ideas and discuss the possibility of implementing these ideas at our school.

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The students have already come to meetings bursting with ideas. Some of the highlights included a school beautification day, a whole school field trip, requests for more picnic lunches, switching teachers for a day, and a friends assembly at the end of the year to talk about the new friends you have made.

The opinions expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Unity Charter School. Unity Charter School is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the author.