Yorkville Community School eBlast: 03/12

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

3/13:      Last day to register for Wingspan Half Day Program on 3/15
3/14:     Report cards distributed
3/15:     Parent Teacher Conferences. Early Dismissal at 11:45 AM

COMING SOON:

3/23:    Family Friday, Grades 3 – 5
3/24:    YCS Spring Auction
3/27:     General PTA Meeting & Parent Workshop on Mindfulness
3/30:     No School – Spring Break Begins

KEY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

Tuesday Is the Last Day to Register for the Club Wingspan Half-Day Program

Wingspan will be taking YCS students to the Museum of Natural History for the afternoon of 3/15.  Cost is $45 for current Wingspan Families, $50 for Non-Wingspan.  Students will be picked up from their classrooms at 11:30 and can be picked up at YCS between 5:00 – 6:00 PM.  An afternoon snack will be provided. Unfortunately, this program is not available for Pre-K students.  For more details visit the half day registration page HERE

YCS to Participate in the National School Walkout Against Gun Violence, 3/14  

The YCS PTA will participate in the National School walk out with a Parent and Community event, which will not include the students.  We invite all parents, neighbors and friends to join in front of YCS on Wednesday the 14th at 10am to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence in our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship. The walk-out will last 17 minutes, one for each victim of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  Feel free to bring posters and signs and wear orange if you can.  To RSVP and learn more, please go to: https://actionnetwork.org/events/ycs-parent-walkout?source=direct_link&

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, 3/15

Please make sure you have registered for a time to meet with your child’s classroom teacher to review report cards and discuss topics related to your child’s academic progress.

Family Friday for Grades 3 – 5 is Friday, 3/23

Visit your child’s classroom right after drop off to find out more about what they are learning is school and ways you can support them at home.

Our YCS  Auction – “The Sweetest Thing” – is Coming Soon!  

This year’s YCS Spring Auction is on Saturday March 24th – less than 3 weeks away!  In addition to being our largest fundraising event of the year, it is also a super fun party where parents can connect with other parents and members of the broader YCS community. There is great food, drinks, music and amazing items up for auction.Please click on the following link to learn more about the event and to purchase your tickets:

http://yorkvillecommunityschool.org/?page_id=4594.

There are also lots of ways to volunteer, so please check out our SIGN UP GENIUS

We hope to see you there!

3/27 is the March General PTA Meeting after drop off in the YCS Cafe

We welcome all YCS parents and caregivers at our general PTA meetings.  This month we are thrilled to have Michele Galietta joining us to talk about mindfulness and how to handle stress as a parent.  We hope you can make it!

YCS Scores at the New York State Chess Championship in Saratoga!

Congratulations to the YCS Chess team for a fantastic showing this weekend at the NY State Chess Championship!  Deya Brodbeck, Josh Bromberg, Emily Dow, Keira Dow, Henry Dubinsky, Cameron Schoepfer, Daniel Shaw and Finn Tyner all scored points, and we had several players in the top 40 in their sections and one in the top 20!  Most importantly, the kids had lots of fun.  Go YCS!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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