PTA Weekly Update – 1/14/19

See below for upcoming events and information!

1/14 – Final day for Kindergarten registration for 2019-20. Click here!
1/16 – Winter Concert at Wagner MS – 6:30pm
1/17 – Class Parent Meeting at 8:45am
1/18 – Popcorn Friday – Send your student with $1 to support this fundraiser!
1/21 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/23 – General PTA Meeting at 8:45am – All are welcome!
1/25 – Family Friday for Grades K-2

1/26 – International Night (Details below)
2/5 – No School – Lunar New Year

Winter Concert
Join us to celebrate the 4th and 5th grade chorus and the 5th grade band! Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Wagner MS – 6:30pm!

YCS Coin Drive
Our annual YCS Coin Drive is off to a great start! We will be collecting coin drive boxes until the end of January. Please return your YCS Coin Drive boxes to the bins in the lobbies. We are hoping for 100% participation so please fill your box to the brim or whatever pocket change you have handy. Every box counts no matter how much is inside!! We will continue to post which classes get most of their boxes back. It’s a close race between 5-507 & K-204 leading with PK-206, 2-405 and 4-505 right behind. The top 3 classes will win a class prize so keep them coming. Thank you for participating in the YCS coin drive!

International Night
Our 3rd Annual International Night is coming up on Saturday, January 26. YCS families represent many dozens of countries from around the world, and this is your chance to showcase yours at this exciting event. Each family gets a trifold display board and table that you can fill with important and historical information about your country! Get creative and display it how you’d like, the more the merrier. Students receive a “passport” and once they have visited your country they will get a stamp. By the end of the event they’ll have many stamps from all over the world! Please email us if you would like to have a showcase country represented:
(Note: This email is NOT for ticket sales.)

RSVP now! All forms were sent out last week – see attached if you didn’t receive one. Please return the form ASAP in your child’s backpack to reserve a spot to this popular event! (Deadline is 1/21 or when we fill up the capacity)

Register for Spring 2019 After School Programs
Registration for Wingspan Arts, Big Apple Sports, 92nd Street Y and Chess is currently open. The current semester will end on Jan. 25 (Wingspan and 92Y), Jan. 28 (Chess) and Jan. 31 (Big Apple). Information about after school programs and schedules can be found on the YCS website HERE

2019 YCS Auction Donations Needed!
Our 2019 Auction will be held on Saturday, March 23rd and we’d like to meet or exceed last years numbers, so please start thinking about items you might be able to donate. The YCS Spring Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year, and every dollar we raise helps support the valuable enrichment programs all our children enjoy and that are not funded by the Department of Education. To contribute a donation, please contact our Co-VP for Major Fundraising, Kate Hrobsky at Thank you in advance for your generosity! (Form attached and also available at the PTA office)

Box Tops for YCS
Keep clipping those box tops – place your box tops with your child’s class # in the bins in the lobbies.

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