YCS Cares – National Day of Service

At YCS we guide our practice around our core values, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Kindness. We chose these particular values because they encompass behaviors that we believe support a successful learning community. Our goal is to develop our students’ understanding of how to thrive through positive interactions and the power of taking ownership over their learning.

The YCS Cares program is centered on our core values and provides ways for our students to be proactive members of our community. Each grade is responsible for partnering with an outside organization and through their thematic study culmination projects, finds a way to support that organization.

To continue the practice of Dr. King’s movement and in line with our YCS Cares program, our school will participate in the National Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  We are working to set up multiple opportunities and will be completing service tasks, in class, on January 18, 2019.

Below is a list of organizations we have partnered with and the grades that will be engaging in the task:

1) Ronald McDonald House: creating friendship bracelets/ snowflakes and Valentine’s Day cards for children in their program – Grades Pre-K, 2, 3

2) Operation Gratitude: writing letters of thanks to servicemen and servicewomen overseas – Grade 5

3) Meals on Wheels:  Decorating Placemats/Brown Paper bags used for meals throughout their program – Grades K and 1

4) Common Pantry: Making sandwiches and packing them for distribution – Grade  4

In order to facilitate this process, we are asking for donations from families.

1)      Please sign up via Sign Up Genius (click here!) to let us know what you will donate.

2)      Please label bags of clean/new materials “Ms. Mariel- Room 502”.  Donations will be sent to room 502, as we receive them.

3)      Here is a list of items we need: By Tuesday, January 15th.

  • Brown Paper Lunch Bags
  • Ziploc bags for the Sandwiches
  • String and Beads
  • Printer Paper (White copy paper)
  • Laminating Pouches
  • Construction Paper (8×10)
  • Bread
  • Sliced Meat (Ham. Turkey, Roast Beef)
  • Sliced American Cheese

Thank you for supporting our efforts to develop a desire to serve the community.


The YCS Community