PTA Weekly Update – 2/25/19

2/26 – Election Day Bake Sale – volunteers needed!
2/27 – General PTA Meeting at 8:45am – All are welcome!
2/27 – Math/ELA State Test Meeting for 3-5 grades – following PTA meeting
3/1 – YCS Spirit Day – wear your school colors! (Green and white)
3/2 – Game Night!

3/14 – 11:45 dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences
3/23 – YCS Spring Auction – 7-11pm (adults only)

Calling all bakers and bake sale volunteers!
On Tuesday, February 26th, YCS will host the NYC Special Election and every vote counts – so does your bakery items and time to sell! If you can sign up to bring in any baked items and/or spare one hour or more we would truly appreciate the support. (Students may assist bake sale volunteers with your teacher’s approval.) Don’t forget to also bring money at pick up so you can also support the bake sale. Buy a treat after school and help our fundraiser!

Sign up HERE!!

All proceeds benefit the YCS PTA and our student’s enrichment programs. Thank you to those who already signed up!

Volunteers & prize donations needed for Game Night!
Game night is this Saturday, March 2nd! This year we’ll have 2 sections (PK-1, 2-5) and we need more volunteers and prizes than ever! Click here to sign up and help at the event!

We are planning for two sessions for game night this year (PK – 1st and 2nd – 5th), and in order to split up the event, we need more prizes than ever! Toys, games, puzzles and arts and crafts all make wonderful donations and are perfect for all ages.  

Simply drop off your prize in one of the bins provided in the east lobby or west lobby. Please tape your name to it so we know who donated!  Collection dates are: Monday, February 4th – Friday, March 1st.  

Thanks in advance for your support.  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event,  please contact Lili at

Any extra prizes will be donated to charity or saved for our school auction.

2019 YCS Auction Donations and Support Needed!
The YCS Spring Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we need YOUR help!  Every dollar we raise helps support the valuable enrichment programs all our children enjoy and that are not funded by the Department of Education. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Get Your Tickets Our 2019 Auction will be held on Saturday, March 23rd – it’s the biggest party of the year so get your tickets today!  Click here to buy tickets now or send this form and your payment to the PTA office.

Contribute an Auction Item We are still accepting auction item donations – gift cards for restaurants, classes, salons, services, shopping, tickets to sports, music and entertainment, unique items or experiences, such as destinations, studio tours, crafts – all donation items welcome!  To contribute an item for the auction or to make a donation, please contact our Co-VP for Major Fundraising, Kate Hrobsky at (Click here for form)

Donate a bottle of wine – If you have any bottles of wine laying around the house we will take them!  This year we will have a “Grab A Bottle of Wine” at the auction so we need as many as we can collect. These can be dropped off at the PTA office. If you can’t make it to the PTA office, you can email Kate at to coordinate a drop off.

Donate items for our GRADE GIFT BASKETS – We are putting together gift baskets made up of items donated from families and each grade has a unique basket to contribute items! You can donate items for any basket to the PTA Office: (Ideas for items are below!)

5th grade:
Kitchen Goddess: Wine, Olive oil, vinegar, cooking utensils, apron, fancy coffee or tea, cookies, fancy salt, olives etc., gift cards, baking stone, chocolate, coffee voucher, pizza voucher and so on. (Don’t forget – the kids might like to join in.)
4th grade: Pamper Yourself: facial, massage, candle, soaps, body lotion, hand lotion, nail care, pumice stone, pedicure, manicure, aftershave balm, shaving cream, razor, tweezers and so on.
3rd grade: NYC City: T-shirt, Subway pass, museum passes, postcards, coffee voucher, pizza voucher, movie tickets, Empire State pass, Zoo, etc
2nd grade: Sports: Modell gift card, tickets to a game, a signed baseball, a new jersey, sports socks, sports shorts, track pants, yoga shirts, yoga mat, a visitor pass yoga, Soul Cycle, Equinox, Personal trainer and so on.
1st grade: Birthday gift: Wrapping paper, scissors, tape, ribbon, birthday cards, gift cards, unopened toys and gifts, and so on.
Pre K: Arts & Crafts: Play doh, glitter crayons, markers, gel pens, glue, variety of paper, googly eyes, etc…

Please volunteer! The Auction Committee is looking for some assistance both before and after the event to plan and prepare. In particular, we need people who can work with Excel and Word document.  If you are interested in helping and can give some time please contact Kate Hrobsky at

Box Tops for YCS
Keep clipping those box tops – we’ll have another collection on March 1st.

YCS Twitter Feed is back!
Check out our new and improved Twitter feed for updated information and another way to stay connected to the YCS community. Follow us here!

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