YCS Receives Excellent NYC DOE School Quality Report!

In addition to being selected as an NYC DOE Showcase School for the second year in a row, YCS also received an excellent NYC 2015-16 School Quality Snapshot report from the DOE. Please CLICK HERE to read the entire report (also attached).  Our strong rating is based on the strength of our teachers, administrators and staff and our students excellent test scores, which showed a 20% improvement over the previous year’s State Test results. Way to go YCS!


Shop, Save and Earn Money for YCS This Holiday Season

This holiday season, save money and earn donations for YCS simply by shopping at a number of popular stores and sites. The YCS PTA has partnered with vendors to donate a percentage of sales made by the YCS community to the YCS PTA to support the enrichment programs and school services that benefit all students. Please CLICK HERE to download a Holiday Shopping guide that explains the partnerships with popular vendors like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Modell’s and more. Please feel free to pass this guide along to family and friends: the more the merrier. Happy Holidays, YCS PTA.

Special updates:

  • Present THIS COUPON at Fantastic Kids now through December 4th and 20% of all sale proceeds are donated back to The YCS PTA.
  • Present THIS COUPON at Modell’s and YCS friends and family a 15% discount.  Modell’s will also donate 5% of sales to the YCS PTA when shoppers present this coupon.

The 2016 YCS Read-a-thon

Each year our student’s participate in a lively reading adventure that encourages them to read and helps the school raise money for essential in-class supplies and enrichment programs. Students read for pleasure outside of school and use their regular take-home reading log to track time spent reading. All reading at home counts! Simultaneously they invite friends and family to support their reading effort with a donation. That’s it!

Click here to learn more about the Read-a-thon, including how to setup your student’s web page (it takes <3-mins)


Nov. 3: Early Dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences

Please note that students will be dismissed from school at 11:45am tomorrow to accommodate parent teacher conferences in the afternoon.

Below, please find information from our After School and Enrichment Program partners regarding tomorrow’s activities.

Chess Fun Tournament Day

Chess play and instruction threaded through the day with other fun activities like outdoor sports play, art projects, pizza lunch and ice cream! The fun starts right after school in the cafeteria and pick up is at 5:00.  Please click here to register and use coupon code “rtaxman10” to save 10%.

Wingspan: Ice Skating

Wingspan will be picking up from school and going on an ice skating adventure in Bryant Park. For further information and to register click here.

Big Apple Youth Sports 

Business as usual!  After school programs will run at regularly scheduled times:  please meet us in the cafeteria at 2:45pm and dismissal will be at the standard time, between 5 and 6 in the cafeteria.

Thank you.

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