PTA Weekly Update – 3/11/19

3/12 – Fairway Double Day
3/13 – Reports cards sent home
3/14 – 11:45 dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conferences

3/23 – YCS Spring Auction – 7-11pm (adults only)
3/27 – General PTA Meeting – 8:45am, all are welcome!
3/29 – Family Friday – Grades K-2

Fairway Double Day is March 12th
Show your YCS Community Partners card at Fairway on Tuesday, March 12th and YCS will receive double the contribution! There is no cost to you and no registration or sign up is required. New and replacement cards are available in the Main Lobby.

Please fill out the NYC DOE School Survey!
Each year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey is aligned to the DOE’s Framework for Great Schools. It is designed to collect important information about each school’s ability to support student success. School leaders use feedback from the survey to reflect and make improvements to schools and programs. Also, results from the survey used to help measure school quality. Help YCS by filling this out today!

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. Tickets will also be available at drop-off every morning and during the parent teacher conferences!

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, etc…
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, etc…
1st grade: Birthday gift: Wrapping paper, scissors, tape, ribbon, birthday cards, gift cards, unopened toys and gifts, etc…
Kindergarten: Family Fun Night: Popcorn, snacks, movie tickets, DVDs, board games, show tickets, etc…
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. SIGN UP NOW to volunteer before, after or during the event! If you are interested in helping and can give some time please contact Kate Hrobsky at

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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