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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YCS Fall Festival: October 28th

Yorkville’s most popular block party, the YCS Fall Festival, will happen on October 28th from 11 AM – 3 PM, on East 88th Street between 1st and York (right in front of YCS). Activities include inflatables, carnival games, arts & crafts and a student designed life-sized maze! There will be grilled burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and lots of other sweet treats. All proceeds benefit the YCS PTA, and support enrichment and other important programs for YCS students. It takes a village to make this event a success, so please consider volunteering. If you would like to help out, please visit our SignUp Genius and sign-up to volunteer or email our event chair Victoria Brannigan.  Families interested in underwriting specific aspects of the Fall Festival can download, complete and send our YCS FALL FESTIVAL 2017 Underwriting form and submit it with payment in you child’s backpack.


YCS Curriculum Night – Wed Sept 13 5-7pm

Curriculum Night is an opportunity for you to visit your child’s classroom and learn about our school curriculum, daily routines, and enrichment programs.
Teachers will be running two, identical back-to-back sessions in their classrooms and the specialty teachers will present one session in the café,  Following the second session, parents will have the opportunity shop at the book-fair in the café,
Please be prompt as we will be adhering to the schedule. This is an adult only evening.
• Specialty Teachers: 5:00 – 5:20pm – YCS Café
• Classroom Teachers/ Session 1= 5:30 – 6:00pm
• Classroom Teachers/ Session 2= 6:15 – 6:45pm
• Book Fair (adults only): 5:30-7:00pm – YCS Café
Please note that Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in November to discuss individual student progress. A notice will be sent home at a future date regarding conferences.
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