PTA Weekly Update – 3/9/20

3/18 – Coffee with Ms. Christie – 8:45am in the library
3/20 – YCS School Spirit Day – wear your YCS colors!
3/21 – YCS Auction! – Save the Date, tickets available now!

2020 YCS Spring Fling Auction is March 21!
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. We need your help!

Tickets Get your tickets HERE!. Please consider underwriting and sponsoring a teacher ticket!

Please volunteer! Check out the SignUp Genius (click here) to find a volunteer time slot that works for you!

Donations Needed! – Please think about items you might be able to donate – tickets to events; gift certificates to restaurants, bottles of wine, services, salons; unique experiences; all items welcome! To contribute a donation, please contact our Co-VP for Major Fundraising, Kate Hrobsky at Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Coin Drive
We are still accepting boxes (or plastic bags with your student name and class if you lost the box!) so please bring them in if you haven’t already done so. Our current leaders are PK-202 (82.35%), PK-206 (70.59%) and K-210 (70%).  So far our school total for participation is 30% so we hope to see many more boxes returned this week. As in previous years the top 3 classes with the highest participation wins a prize. Get your coin boxes in and GOOD LUCK!!!

Get Your YCS Yearbook!
Now is the time to place your yearbook and Shout Out order! ALL children from EVERY class at YCS are in the yearbook. You can purchase yearbooks and shout outs online HERE and emailing your shout out to All shout outs must be received by April 2nd to be in the yearbook. Don’t miss the memories – or the chance to have your shout out included in the yearbook – place your order today!

Also, we still need photos! Please send all good photos from Family Fridays, class trips, YCS events, etc. to by April 2nd.  Thanks for your help!  

Submit Your NYC DOE School Survey
Please take a few minutes to fill out the DOE School Survey you received at your Parent/Teacher conference. School leaders use feedback from this survey to reflect and make improvements to schools and programs, and results from the survey are used to help measure school quality.  Help YCS by filling this out today!

YCS Shopping Partners
Modell’s shopping coupon is attached for dates between March 1 and April 24! (15% off and YCS receives 5%!) You can also go to the “Donate and Shop” page on the YCS WEB SITE for details on some of our other shopping partners!

NYC School Funding
The NYC Census will start on 3/12 and it is very important that families fill it out so NYC schools get their fair share of $650 Billion in Federal Funding. This funding directly impacts school programs like Head Start, special education, bilingual education, classroom technology, teacher training, preschool and after-school programs, and school lunch assistance services. 

All responses are confidential, protected by law, and cannot be used against you in any way. The census does not ask about: immigration status, income, or your social security number.

Families can find out more at

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