YCS Spring Auction – March 23, 2019

Please join us on Saturday, March 23rd for the annual YCS Spring Auction Gala. Not only is this the biggest fundraising event of the year, it’s also the biggest party! This year’s auction is particularly special as it is our 10th anniversary — hence the X-Factor! Come join other members of our community, enjoy food and drink from local restaurants and bid on some fantastic items and experiences. More information will follow but don’t wait to get your tickets and support this event! Click on the button below to purchase tickets, underwrite the event, sponsor a teacher or purchase a raffle ticket today! Select Your Ticket Package: Auction Tickets $75.00 USD2 Auction Tickets $150.00 USDGolden Raffle Ticket $100.00 USDPlatinum Underwriter $500.00 USDGold Underwriter $250.00 USDSilver Underwriter $100.00 USDSponsor a Teacher $70.00 USD

International Night 2019

International Night was an epic success with 18 showcases, and over 35 dishes from around the world! The evening showcased the diversity of the YCS Community, and also included special performances, activities from around the world, a parade of nations, and even a duty-free shop! This success could not have been accomplished without the efforts of the International Night planning team: Malee Sebag, Marina Berisha, Amanda Wells, Nancy Mark, Sarah McCash, Júlia Trujillo, Juliet Krantweiss and Sarina Appel. Plus the many families who volunteered their time hosting unforgettable showcases, donating delicious exotic cuisines, and performing their cultural song and dance. Thank you all so much!          If you have an interest in showcasing next year as a new or returning showcase family, please reach out to us anytime throughout the year. We can get ahead of planning for next …


It’s #GivingTuesday! A global day of giving back, which celebrates generosity and kindness. With your generosity, YCS can continue to provide every student with the incredible enrichment programs like chess that are taught as part of our class curriculum and NOT funded by the DOE.  Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated You can make a one-time or automatic monthly recurring donation to the PTA. Just CLICK HERE. Thank you so much for your support!

YCS Movie Night & Pajama Party – Friday, November 20th

Lights, Camera, Action! Get out your best red carpet worthy PJs, grab pillows, blankets and all your best buddies for our Hollywood themed Movie Night and Pajama Party! Take fun and silly photos on the red carpet at 6 PM, followed by our feature presentation of Inside Out at 6:30pm. Enjoy pizza, popcorn, snacks and drinks as well! $5 Donation per person with advanced RSVO Required: Please CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RSVP FORM. Space is limited and allocated on a first come first served! PLEASE NOTE THAT IS NOT A DROP-OFF EVENT, ADULTS MUST ACCOMPANY ALL KIDS. We are also seeking volunteers for the YCS MOVIE NIGHT. Openings are available for setup, cleanup, concessions, RSVP and check-in. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER. Please contact Lili Lamapsona or Lauren Blair

Rock the Block at the YCS Fall Festival – October 24th

Join the YCS community, and invite family, friends, and neighbors to the best street party on the Upper East Side. One of the biggest fundraisers of the year, the YCS Fall Festival, happens Saturday, October 24th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (rain or shine) on 88th Street between York and First Avenue (YCS/PS 151 School Block). This fun-filled event features bouncy castles; an urban corn maze, using student artwork; carnival games; crafts; face painting; raffle prizes; grilled food; baked goods; popcorn; cotton candy and much more! Proceeds from the event benefit YCS. To help us underwrite this event CLICK HERE. Volunteer to help make the festival a success!  No experience necessary and middle and high school students are welcome to join. Sign up for a shift HERE.

The YCS Book Fair is now On-Line

Following a successful Book Fair at YCS last week, the Online Book Fair is now open until Sept. 27th and available by CLICKING HERE.  YCS receives 50% of the proceeds. Shipping is free and the books are delivered directly to your child at YCS within a week or so after the Online Fair concludes. You will also find online teacher wishlists for several classes so that you can buy the perfect books for your child’s classroom. This is a great way to stock up on birthday gifts, missing volumes from a series, and extra nightly reading books. Email your friends and family so they can stock up too.

Auction Items You Can Help Us Obtain Over The Summer

As you know, this year’s Spring Auction was a great success. In order to ensure that next year’s event (which is scheduled to be held on May 2, 2015) is even more successful we would like to enlist your help in soliciting donations this summer. If your child is attending camp this summer, or you are going away on vacation to a hotel or resort please consider asking for a donation on behalf of the school. These organizations love to donate to school auctions, it is great marketing for them and opens them up to whole new client base, so do not be shy to ask, everyone wins!  Camp donations, Class Vouchers, Hotel and Vacation Donations, as well as Restaurant Vouchers are all high value auction items. YCS will auction the items providing funds for our enrichment programs, while the …

YCS Auction: Seeking Donations

On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, the PTA will be hosting the annual YCS Auction Event… the single largest fundraising events of the year. In preparation for this event, we need your help to gather items for the auction. While we welcome any item you can donate, in the past many parents have leveraged their contacts to solicit creative donations including: – Tickets or VIP access to sporting, television or theater events – Employer donated goods and services – Hotel packages (many hotels will donate these) – Vacation or weekend home stays – Sport or music lessons or experiences – Meeting celebrities Of course, we would also welcome donations of food or refreshments to offset our catering charges. Remember the YCS PTA is a nonprofit 501 3 (c) all donations are tax deductible. Please contact Ruth Berghammer or Adeleh Nassri; with questions or …

YCS Candy Drive for OperationShoebox

On Friday, November 1st and Monday, November 4th, we will collect individually wrapped candy (i.e. Halloween candy) in conjunction with Operation Shoebox. The candy will be distributed to American troops deployed outside the U.S. The soldiers eagerly welcome goodies from home and this is a wonderful opportunity to foster the joy of giving in our children. Collection boxes will be posted as follows: – Friday, November 1st – The entire school day in the east lobby and in front of school at morning arrival (8:40 am) – Monday, November 4th – In front of school at morning arrival (8:40 am) The troops also appreciate donations of ground coffee and travel sized toiletries/hygiene products. There will be separate bins for these items as well. Visit www.operationshoebox.com or email Nancy Zafrani (nancyzafrani@hotmail.com) or Dianne Krikler (dianne@krikler.com) for

Box Tops for Education

Help YCS earn money by just looking for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products you use everyday found in almost every aisle of the supermarket. Simply cut them out and backpack them to school. We will be collecting throughout the school year so please stay turned for submission dates and details. Also join box tops online – it’s easy & free! Earn eBoxTops for YCS when you shop online, enjoy special recipes using Box Tops products, and save with monthly coupons for your favorite brands.