Ronald McDonald Fun Run!

Join Team YCS in running to raise $$ for the Ronald McDonald House!   Registration is $30 per child (ages 4-17). To register online: Did you know that the Ronald McDonald House provides low-cost housing as well as a comprehensive array of supports for the entire family (parents and siblings) of a child visiting New York City for cancer treatment (or other equaling debilitating disease). The Ronald McDonald House provides tutoring, pet therapy, music therapy, counseling, a hair salon for exhausted parents, food, toiletries, healthcare advocacy, etc. This unique place, cares for each member of the family while they undergo this stressful battle. They know that each member of the family has a unique set of needs so they cater to the entire family, not just the child undergoing treatment. Check out this video: If you would like to know more about the Fun Run and the amazing work they do at …

YCS Cares – National Day of Service

At Yorkville Community School, 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 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 though their thematic study culmination projects, finds a way to support that organization. In January, we celebrated the resounding life of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King used the power of words, peaceful protest and community building to achieve extraordinary goals.  To continue the practice of Dr. King’s movement and in line with our YCS Cares program, our school participated in the National Day of Service on January 18, 2019.  Each grade …

Kindergarten Bake Sale Raises Over $600 for the Yorkville Common Pantry

To wrap up their bakery study, the Kindergarten classes hosted a school-wide bake sale on Friday, January 27th which raised over $600 for the Yorkville Common Pantry. The Yorkville Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. YCP’s community based programs focus on East Harlem and other underserved communities throughout New York City. Please click here to see the thank you letter the Kindergarten students wrote to the entire school thanking them for their participation and support. Also click here to see the wondeful letter the Kindergarten Class included with their donations from the fundraiser ot the Yorkville Common Pantry. Great job by our Kindergarten Students and their Families!!!

Second Graders Raise Over $300 for the Ocean Conservancy

The Second Grade culminated their Sea Creature study by creating their own Sea Creature museums. Museum ticket sales, along with sales from the museum café and gift shops raised over $300 for the Ocean Conservancy. The Ocean Conservancy believes “It’s time to look beneath the surface to see where the health of our planet really begins. It’s time to recognize the source that sustains us day to day with the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe… To discover that all living things are connected to the ocean. It’s time to understand that going green starts with living blue. It’s time to start a sea change.” Awesome Job 2nd Graders!!

YCS Giving Back to the Community

YCS THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE – November 2014 The YCS THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE was a great success! Thanks to all of your donations we collected over 65 boxes of stuffing, 40 boxes of corn bread mix, and many other food and canned items from instant potatoes to double stuff Oreos. All will benefit the NY Common Pantry who is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.Thank you everyone for showing YCS Cares! COAT DRIVE – December 2014 YCS PTA Coat drive was a great success! We collected 56 coats and jackets for the NYC Cares Coat drive. A special thank you to Nancy Zafrani and Christie Falciani for organizing and setting up the bins for the drive and Oz moving for delivering the boxes to NYCS Cares. Thank you to all the families for their …