PTA Weekly Update – 4/29/19

5/1-5/2 – Math Test for Grades 3-5
5/6-5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week – see details below for how we can honor our teachers!
5/15 – Family Engagement Night – save the date!
5/17-5/24 – Spring Book Fair
May (dates TBC) – Read-A-Thon
5/22 – General PTA Meeting at 8:45am – Board Nominations Due

Teacher Appreciation Week is NEXT WEEK!
We are planning to feature our amazing teachers and administrators on our social media platforms next week, and we need your help! We’d like to create a series of posts on TWITTER or FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM that include something around “why our YCS teachers are so great”.

Please connect with your class parents for this initiative and we can show the teachers our love and support next week!

May is Literacy Month!
Be on the lookout soon for information about our upcoming Spring Book Fair and Read-A-Thon, both happening this May. If you’re able to volunteer for these fun events, please contact this year’s Book Fair Chair, Kathy Kasprak-Fraser at

Join the YCS PTA Executive Board!
Nominations for the 2019-20 YCS PTA Executive Board are due on Wednesday, May 22nd at the General PTA Meeting. All parents or guardians with a child attending YCS in the Fall 2019 are eligible to run for any position. Information about the positions can be found on the YCS By-Laws or by contacting any member of the Nominations Committee:  Serena Kappes (, Laurie Kasloff (, Chelsea Ferrette (, or Sindy Escobar Alvarez (

Shop at Modell’s and Save
Save 15% when you shop at Modells now through May 1, 2019 and YCS will receive 5% of your purchase price!  Use this coupon (also coming home by backpack this week) and stock up on sports gear for the spring season!

There are a number of other easy ways to support YCS when you shop.  Check out the “Donate and Shop” section on the YCS WEB SITE for details on some of our other shopping partners, and keep collecting BOX TOPS for our next collection date at the end of May!

Get Your YCS Yearbook!
Now’s the time to place your yearbook and Shout Out order!  You can purchase yearbooks and shout outs online HERE until April 9th – or you can submit your order and payment to the PTA office using this order form.  ALL children from EVERY class at YCS are in the yearbook. Don’t miss the memories – or the chance to have your Shout Out included in the yearbook – place your order today!

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