Yorkville Community School PTA eBlast: 01/29/18

Keeping parents updated with important school news one week at a time…

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
2/9: YCS Game Night
2/14: Valentine’s Day – please note school guidelines below

COMING SOON:
2/16: No School – Lunar New Year
2/19 – 2/23: No School – Mid Winter Recess
2/26: School Resumes
2/27: PTA General Membership Meeting, 8:45 AM in the YCS Cafe

KEY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

February Calendar
In addition to the information provided below, we are attaching the full calendar for the month of February for your convenience.

Join us for Family Game Night in the YCS Cafeteria on Friday, 2/9!
Look for your RSVP flyer in your child’s backpack this week! It’s going to be a fun evening full of games, pizza and prizes! The $6 Admission fee includes one game card and one slice of pizza. We also still need prize donations, so drop off that unopened item in one of the bins provided in the east lobby or west lobby this week. Prizes can include toys, books, gift cards…anything you have around the house! For more information or to help volunteer, please contact event chair Carla Valencia (valenciacarla@hotmail.com)

Valentine’s Day
Kids may bring Valentines to class, but be sure there are enough for every class member. No candy or baked goods please.

The YCS Spring Auction – “The Sweetest Thing” – is coming soon!
Excitement is building for this year’s Auction to be held on Saturday, March 24th!! We are still looking for volunteers to help with auction preparation and to secure additional auction lots / donations. Please email pta@yorkvillecommunityschool.org to help out. Auction tickets will go on sale soon.

Make a New Year’s Resolution to help YCS meet it’s Annual Fund goals!
We need to meet our budget in order to help pay for the many enrichment program that make YCS so special. These include Chess NYC, Asphalt Green Recess Program, 92nd Street Y, and Constitution Works. ALL of our enrichment programs take place during the school day and enhance the YCS experience for every student. NONE of these programs are funded by the NYC Department of Education. All donations are confidential and can be made either online HERE. or with the attached donation form. We thank you for your support!

Coin Drive Winners!
This years winning class for returning the most coin drive boxes is 2-405.Coming in close (1 box difference) is 3-403 and K-204.All three classes will receive and ice cream or Popsicle party with 2-405 getting something a little extra. Please continue to return boxes when you can, the donations are always accepted.

We’re Looking for Yearbook Volunteers!
Be a part of filling our 2017 – 2018 Yearbook with indelible memories of learning and friendship! The first Yearbook committee meeting will be held the first week of February. Please contact Alison Dow at alison.dow@yorkvillecommunityschool.org to learn more.

We are collecting pasta for the NY Common Pantry.
Until February 14th bring in a box of pasta and help provide warm, nourishing meals for hungry New Yorkers. We are competing against other NYC schools to see who can collect the most. Winners will be posted online.

International Night Shout Outs!
International Night was an overwhelming success! There was tasty food, cultural inspiration, a phenomenal 18 showcase countries, an incredible Mariachi band,a photo Booth, a “Duty Free” shop, international beverages, scavenger hunt, and SO much more! Families left feeling full in their tummies, and in their hearts! This never would have happened without the dedicated and hard working YCS families who made it unforgettable. Chaired by Malee Sebag with the impressive “I”-Team of Marina Berisha, Sarah McCash, and Kaena Clark,who set up decorations and 3rd grade projects to make the theme come to life; Amanda Wells and Nancy Mark worked tirelessly on the unique personalized children’s passports and facilitated many moving parts; Sarina Appel and her talented mic duties helped facilitate the crowd. We’d like to especially thank our 18 showcase families: Jiminez: Spain & Columbia, Schiffer and Costa: Brazil, Duarte: Cuba, Valencia and Hernandez: Mexico, Hauser: Switzerland, Storm-Greenstein and Neary-Grady and Brannigan: Ireland Martin-Porter and Katz: England, Pavageau: France, Berisha and Bytqi: Kosovo, Biondi and Gardner: Israel, Abdel Qader: Egypt,Tabo: Ethiopia, Ali: Pakistan, Ghosh-Witherspoon and Aggarwal: India, Wahyd: Maldives, McCash and Castillo: Phillippines and Maeda and Rhori: Japan. Each table was nothing short of incredible! Big thanks also to the over two dozen families who brought in dishes for our fantastic and abundant World Buffet table – every dish was amazing! A SPECIAL shout out to Carla Valencia and family for sponsoring the talented Mariachi Band which made the night even more spectacular! And to our committed team of volunteers: David Sebag, Rebecca and Paul Ashley and Ahmad Abdel Qader, who rocked the West Lobby; Caroline Greene, Julia Trujillo Miras Costa, Debbie and Derrick Pierce, Jasmine Zangi, Ruth Berghammer, Alison & Ian Dow, Sheree Murphy, Serena Knappes, Marianna Vayner all helped the night run smoothly! And lastly, we can not forget to thank our YCS students who proudly walked in their colorful costumes and flags during the Parade of Nations! Please send any pictures from the event to Christie Falciani (MainOffice@YorkvilleCommunitySchool.org) or Alison Dow (alison.dow@yorkvillecommunityschool.org)

YCS is Mobile!
You can stay in touch with the YCS community by liking our Facebook Page or following us on Instagram at YCS PTA

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