Yorkville Community School eBlast: 03/19/18

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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
3/20: Chess information Session, Grades K – 5 (See below)
3/21: Family Day, Grades 4
3/23: Family Friday for Grades 3 and 5
3/24: YCS Spring Auction (7pm)

COMING SOON:
3/27: General PTA Meeting & Parent Workshop on Mindfulness
3/30: No School – Spring Break Begins
4/9: School Resumes

KEY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

Chess information Session for Grades K – 5, Tuesday 3/20 in the YCS Cafe
Please join Coach Rebecca and the Chess NYC Gang immediately after drop off in the Cafeteria. They will familiarize you with what your children in K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades are learning about Chess and show you some “tricks” on how you can help (even if you don’t play!). It is also a great game that will markedly impact learning skills on all levels!
(shhh, don’t tell them that). We look forward to meeting everyone and sharing the joy!!

Family Days for Grades 3 – 5 are this week!
Grade 4 is on Wednesday, 3/21 and Grades 3 and 5 are 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.

It’s Here! The YCS Auction “The Sweetest Thing” is THIS SATURDAY (March 24th) at 7 PM.
Auction tickets are on sale and can be purchased HERE. We will also be continuing to sell tickets outside of school through next week.There are exciting new auction items being added every day, including two prime orchestra seats to the Tony award winner for Best Musical, Hamilton and much, much more — click HERE to see the full catalog!  Today is the last day to purchase Golden Raffle tickets (also available via the link above). The drawing will be tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20th at 9AM!

There are lots of other ways you can help out with our biggest fundraiser of the year!
1. Volunteer with our auction team! For details email Kate Hrobsky or visit our Auction Sign Up Genius HERE to see what jobs available
2. Consider underwriting an aspect of the auction
3. Keep asking around at local businesses for donation lots! Everything helps!

All the money raised at the auction goes directly into the enrichment programs that benefit all YCS students! It’s the best party of the year and we hope to see you all there!

Please fill out your 2018 School Survey

Each family should have received a school Survey at Parent Teacher Conferences. This survey is very important because your responses get included as part of our School Quality Snapshot. Please fill out the physical survey and return it to your child’s teacher, or fill it out online at www.nyschoolsurvey.org. The class or classes that have 100% participation (or closest to it) will win a party! If you fill out your survey online at www.nycschoolsurvey.org, please email your confirmation to the main office (mainoffice@yorkvillecommunityschool.org) so your child can get credit.

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 for Parents: Learn about how our response to stress impacts our kids and what to do about it.

Nominate your favorite teacher for a 2018 Blackboard Award!

Since 2002, Blackboard Awards have been honoring excellence in education in New York City. Take a moment to thank a teacher who adds so much to your child’s life and to your school community by nominating she or he for a 2018 Blackboard Award for Teachers.
You can submit your nomination here http://www.newyorkfamily.com/blackboard-awards/teacher-nominationYCS 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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