YCS Preparation for State Testing

YCS is committed to supporting our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders as they participate in this year’s NY State ELA and Math testing.

On February 13, Vice Principal Stacie Lorraine and three YCS teachers held a parent work shop to explain the testing process and the investment that YCS is making in test preparation for our students

Please CLICK HERE to see a recorded video of this 30-min presentation and click on the links below to access the materials that were handed out.

Parent Workshop State Testing Slides

Parent Workshop overview 2018

Ways to Support Your Child
Special thank you to the YCS teachers for taking extra time to support students outside of normal school hours and the YCS PTA for funding the Test Prep materials.

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YCS Named Outstanding School at 2017-18 Blackboard Awards

We are thrilled and honored to report that Yorkville Community School was awarded a Blackboard Award for Outstanding School at a gala event last night. Since 2002, the Blackboard Awards have been honoring excellence in education in New York City, celebrating schools, principals, and teachers from all education communities—public, private, parochial, and charter—and in all grade levels, nursery school through high school. Our Principal Samantha Kaplan accepted the award and spoke about the strength of our teachers, faculty, administration, students, parents and community. Congratulations YCS!



YCS Annual Read-A-Thon and Pizza Party Competition

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The 2017 YCS Read-A-Thon is in full swing and will continue through November 30th. This is a great program that raises thousands of dollars for YCS and supports our students on their reading journeys.
Please be sure to setup your student’s donation page using the code that was sent him their backpacks. If you’ve lost your student’s code or would like more detailed instructions on how to set up your child’s Read-A-Thon page, please email readathon@yorkvillecommunityschool.org
Also, during the week of November 27th – November 30th, classes will be taking part in the Read-A-Thon Pizza Party Competition. In short, the class in each grade that reads the most outside of school hours in the week will win a pizza party! Reading logs for next week’s competition will be distributed on Monday

9th Annual YCS Fall Festival a Great Success

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With gorgeous weather and a wonderful community spirit, this year’s Fall Festival was the best one yet! From the smiles on our children’s faces, to the collegiality of the YCS families, alumni, teachers, staff, and community and business partners, it is clear that YCS has built something impressive and special that continues to grow each year.

Many thanks again to everyone who made this year’s Fall Festival possible, including the event chairs, Victoria Brannigan & and Kate Hrobsky, and the Craft and Game chairs, Kaena Clark & and Allison Gutstein, as well as our underwriters, community partners and sponsors, and the many YCS family volunteers.

Please CLICK HERE to take a virtual tour through the amazing Urban Maze, created by cardboard panels created by students of each class and many other groups.

And of course, a special thanks to Mr. Jonathan for providing the most memorable entertainment of the day!

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