Mon. May 27 – School closed for Memorial Day
Wed. May 29 – First Grade Dance Recitals* 9:00 – 9:30 in the Cafeteria
Classes: 1-307 (Andrea), 1-308 (Kim), 1-309 (Bari)
Thurs. May 30 - First Grade Dance Recitals* 9:00 – 9:30 in the Cafeteria
Classes: 1-303 (Olivia), 1-310 (Marisa and Laura)
Friday, May 31 – Family Friday for Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd Grade (*1st Grade dance performances will replace May Family Friday)
Wed June 5 – YCS Field Day – 12:00 – 2:00 PM – Students Only/All grades
Permission slips for Field Day were sent home earlier this week and are due on June 3rd. For your child’s safety, we must have a signed permission slip, otherwise your child will not be allowed to participate.
Thurs June 6 – No School
Fri June 7 – Popcorn Friday at dismissal
Mon June 10 – Half-Day for all students – dismissal at 11:30
Wed. June 26 – Last Day of School/Half Day – dismissal at 11:30
For the 2013 – 2014 DOE School Calendar go to www.schools.nyc.gov
*Notices were/will be sent home for other grade events/performances. Please be sure to check your child’s Home Folder daily.
GET READY TO READ!
Literacy Week and the YCS Spring Book Fair start May 20th. Our kids will have a variety of fun reading-related activities all week long… all of which will be topped off by a SPECIAL ASSEMBLY where both K/1st Grades and 2nd/3rd Grades will have special guests to read books and talk about storytelling!
May 20: Pajama Day – Please wear your pajamas to kick off our Pajama program fundraiser.
May 21: Parents Shop – After the morning PTA program, stay a moment and buy a book.
May 21-23: Kids Shop – Kids will shop during class (class dates to be announced via backpack).
May 23: Family Night – Shopping for the whole family, followed up by a tasty treat for our young shoppers!
May 24: K/1 Assembly – Special Guest Clifford (The Big Red Dog) will join us as we wind our way through a fun story. 2/3 Assembly – Special Guest Sarah Mylnowski, Author of the “Whatever After” series of books, will talk about being an author.
For questions regarding the Book Fair, please contact Michelle Levitt (michelle.levitt@
ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FROM SCHOOLKIDZ FOR NEXT YEAR!
There’s still time to order your school supply kits for the 2013-14 school year — as well as backpacks, water bottles and lunch packs — online at www.shopttkits.com. Please enter the YCS account number, 24915, to place your order.
The deadline for online orders is May 17th. School supply kits will be delivered to YCS during the last week of August and placed outside each child’s respective classroom.
Thanks to Dianne Krikler and Nancy Zafrani for coordinating this project! If you have any questions, please e-mail Dianne (email@example.com).
The next general PTA meeting (where nominations will be held for next year’s Executive Board) will be Tuesday, May 21, after drop-off. Other items on the agenda include the presentation of next year’s budget and an update on the new middle school on top of P.S. 158 which will be opening in the fall.
Thanks for your support!
The Fourth Annual PTA Spring Auction and Disco Party was a huge success. Parents and the community turned out in numbers with their dancing shoes and bell bottoms to pack the room with excitement and help support our school. The cafeteria was transformed to Studio 151 and looked absolutely incredible. With wonderful items to bid on, great food and disco music, the auction lived up to all its hype and expectations.
Of course, the auction could not have been a success without the participation of so many parents, underwriters, and donors. We want to extend a special thank you to the event co-chairs Megan Antonelli and Ellen O’Connell and the many incredible volunteers on the Auction Committee who worked tirelessly to plan this year’s event. Also a special thank you to Samantha, Martin, our wonderful teachers and staff who provided those wonderful teachers experiences, and those family underwriters, sponsors and donors, and last but certainly not least – the bidders!
Thanks to the hard work, dedication and generosity of so many, this year we raised over $50,000 after expenses which will help fund the wonderful enrichment programs which benefit all of the children at the Yorkville Community School. From music and movement to chess and architecture, each program complements and supplements the core curriculum and allows children to gain new skills in important areas that are vital for future success in school and life.
Thank you everyone for their role in helping to make this year’s event a true Celebration.
Jackie Filler and Michael Rawlings
Special Thanks to:
Megan Antonelli and Ellen O’Connell
Lauren Blair, Laura Chavis, Nesli Ciner, Alison Dow, Randy Dubno, David Weiss,
Jackie Filler, Nancy Martin, Sue Fosmoen, Gabrielle Goldberg, Michelle Gorenstein Allison Gutstein, Angely Hahm, Glenn Hardy, Marsha Jacoby Itzikowitz, Sonali Jasuja, Kathy Kasprak, Jane Zennario, Dianne Krikler, Paul Krikler, Inna Kruvi, Jennifer Lander, Lori Levin, Nancy Zafrani, Michelle Levitt, Derek Pierce, Fredda Plesser, Stacey Weinberg, Jen Pohlman, Gwen Rawlings, Michael Rawlings, Nikki Schindel,
Susan Shakarchy, Vicki Sheehy, Ayana Simone, Danielle Storm, Carla Valencia
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch
Eat Drink and Be Merry
Kaia Wine Bar
The Bischoff Family, The Ciner Family, The Steinfink Family, The Bonnell Family, The Filler-Berroll Family, The Gutstein Family
Friends of YCS
Alicia and Mark Feinberg, Suzanne and Devon Klein, Carrie and Bill Hinrichs, Allison and Drew Gutstein, Megan and Ben Gerst, Mara Miller & Jesse Carrier, Lori and Adam Levin, Nancy and Shimon Zafrani, Debbie and Derek Pierce, The Rawlings Family, Ellen C. O’Connell
OUR AMAZING YCS TEACHERS AND STAFF FOR TEACHER/STAFF EXPERIENCES
|Miss Samantha, Mr. Martin, Miss Kimberly, Miss Lori, Miss Annette, Miss Esther, Miss Heather, Miss Katie, Miss Debra, Miss Sindy, Miss Sarah, Miss Charlotte, Miss Lindsey, Miss Olivia, Miss Andrea, Miss Kim (Gerson), Miss Bari, Miss Laura, Miss Marisa, Miss Rachel, Miss Michelle, Miss Jessica (Suarez), Miss Tara, Miss Emily, Miss Jessica (Blumenkranz), Miss Nickie, Miss Elyssa, Miss Joanne, Miss Ambreen, Miss Allison, Miss Lisa, Mr. Jason, Mr. Jonathan|
LOGO AND PROGRAM DESIGN
Lori Levin and Michelle Gorenstein
Sue Fosmoen, David Weiss, Jen Steinfink, Brittany Johnson
COORDINATION OF CLASS PROJECTS AND TEACHER EXPERIENCE DONATIONS
Jane Zennario, Fatima Stevenson, Kerrii Cavanagh, Kaena Clark, Alison Gutstein, Michelle Levitt, Danielle Storm, Ruth Berghammer, Danielle Jackson, Kathy Kasprak, Jen Pohlman, Paul Krikler, Derek Pierce, Lyndsey Conrad, Gabby Goldberg, Margaret Carter, Christie Falciani, Bianca Delacruz, Nesli Ciner, Edina Lemo, Tracey Ketrow, Nikki Schindel, Jenna Ward Rosario, Bree Bullingham, Laura Schwarz, Maria Mischel, Sharon Weiss, Carrie Hinrichs, Jennifer O’Connell, Lauren Lanzi, Melanie Gallucci, Edita Gruda, Anna Seroff, Angela Panotes, Susan Shakarchy, Clara Gorman, Suzanne Klein, Marina Wilson, Michelle Galietta, Rosemary Wagner, Fredda Plesser, Julio Vasconez
WE WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT OUR DONORS WHOSE DONATIONS EXCEEDED $500:
Elite Island Resorts Caribbean, Pierce Country Day Camp, Chess NYC, Rachael Ray, Woodmont Day Camp, Kramer Studios, Lawrence Woodmere Academy Summer Day Camp, The Setai, Good Morning America, Camp Cody, Learning RX, Intrepid Ea Air and Space, 92nd Street Y, Manitou Camp for Boys, Deerkill Day Camp, Contemporary Hair Removal, Kidville, Oasis Day Camp, Wingspan Arts, Art Farm in The City, City MD, Aikido Shoo Dojo
ADDITIONAL AUCTION ITEMS GENEROUSLY DONATED BY:
Heather Parsons, Michelle Malz, Julie Warnke, Carrie Hinrichs, Heather Ettinger
Yesenia Rivera-Sipes, Nancy Martin, Erin Farrell Talbot
AND ALL OF YOU WHO BAKED FOR THE DESSERT TABLE!
AND FINALLY OUR WONDERFUL CUSTODIAL AND SECURITY STAFF – before, during and after the event
Samuel A. Rodriguez
Officer Sheila Barnes
Names can be placed in nomination for the following positions:
• Co-Vice Presidents, Fundraising
• Co-Vice Presidents, External Relations and Community Partnerships
• Co-Vice Presidents, Parent Relations
• Co-Vice Presidents, Technology and Communications
• Co-Recording Secretaries
The deadline for nominations is May 21 during the PTA General Membership meeting at 8:40am. Elections will be held at the final meeting of the year on June 18th.
If you have any questions, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Paul Krikler (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will be present at our next general PTA meeting on April 23rd.
ORDER YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS FROM SCHOOLKIDZ FOR NEXT YEAR!
Have you received your 4-page Schoolkidz order form? You can use it to order your school supply kits for the 2013-14 school year — as well as backpacks, water bottles and lunch packs. You can also order your kits online at www.shopttkits.com. Please enter the YCS account number, 24915, to place your order. The deadline for paper orders is May 10th and for online orders, May 17th.
Avoid the hassle of searching for items – school supply kits will be delivered to YCS during the last week of August and placed outside your child’s classroom. Your child will have everything they need to start the school year.
Thanks to YCS parents Dianne Krikler and Nancy Zafrani for coordinating this project!
Reminder: Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm.
Thanks for your support!