YCS Giving Back to the Community

YCS Cares

The YCS THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE was a great success! Thanks to all of your donations we collected over 65 boxes of stuffing, 40 boxes of corn bread mix, and many other food and canned items from instant potatoes to double stuff Oreos. All will benefit the NY Common Pantry who is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.Thank you everyone for showing YCS Cares!

COAT DRIVE – December 2014
YCS PTA Coat drive was a great success! We collected 56 coats and jackets for the NYC Cares Coat drive. A special thank you to Nancy Zafrani and Christie Falciani for organizing and setting up the bins for the drive and Oz moving for delivering the boxes to NYCS Cares. Thank you to all the families for their support. By donating we showed once again that YCS Cares!


Helping Families in East Harlem – March 2014

Please help the families affected by last week’s building collapse in Harlem. YCS will be collecting needed items for Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez’s Office to be directly distributed to families.

**Bring items in to school at arrival or dismissal, beginning this afternoon, through Monday, March 24th**

Items may be placed in collection bins in the East and West Lobbies.


Baby Food — Lotion — Baby Formula — Toothpaste/Toothbrushes — Diapers — Feminine Hygiene Products — Baby Wipes — Laundry Detergent — Baby Shampoo — Cleaning Supplies — Baby Conditioner — Bandaids — Diaper Cream — Toilet Paper — Vaseline — Paper Towels — Shampoo — Conditioner — Napkins — Hair Products — Paper Plates



Second Graders Raise Over $300 for the Ocean Conservancy

The Second Grade culminated their Sea Creature study by creating their own Sea Creature museums.   Museum ticket sales, along with sales from the museum café and gift shops raised over $300 for the Ocean Conservancy.

The Ocean Conservancy believes “It’s time to look beneath the surface to see where the health of our planet really begins. It’s time to recognize the source that sustains us day to day with the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe…   To discover that all living things are connected to the ocean. It’s time to understand that going green starts with living blue. It’s time to start a sea change.”

Awesome Job 2nd Graders!!!

Kindergarten Bake Sale Raises Over $600 for the Yorkville Common Pantry

To wrap up their bakery study, the Kindergarten classes hosted a school-wide bake sale on Friday, January 27th which raised over $600 for the Yorkville Common Pantry.  The Yorkville Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. YCP’s community based programs focus on East Harlem and other underserved communities throughout New York City.

Please click here to see the thank you letter the Kindergarten students wrote to the entire school thanking them for their participation and support.  Also click here to see the wondeful letter the Kindergarten Class included with their donations from the fundraiser ot the Yorkville Common Pantry.

Great job by our Kindergarten Students and their Families!!!

Y.C.S. Food Drive for Yorkville Common Pantry

Thank you for your generous food donations!

Last week the Yorkville Common Pantry collected the food that our school community donated to those in need.  YCP’s Food Pantry Program is NYC’s largest community-based food pantry and is designed to meet the needs of NYC families by providing culturally appropriate and nutritionally-balanced food. Every Wednesday through Saturday, YCP is able to distribute grocery packages to over 1,200 needy families. YCP was thrilled with our donations – we certainly provided food for many families this Thanksgiving holiday!

Helping those that are less fortunate is an important part of being a member of a community and at YCS we are helping our children learn that important lesson.   Thank you for helping support our YCS friends and neighbors!

YCS Staff and YCS PTA

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