PTA Weekly Update – 5/6/19


5/6-5/10 – Teacher Appreciation Week – show your support for our teachers this week!
5/6-5/31 – Read-a-Thon
5/6-5/10 – Read-a-Thon reading competition
5/10 – YCS Spirit Day – wear your green and white colors!
5/14 – Fairway Double Day
5/15 – CASA performance featuring 3rd grade students
5/15 – Family Engagement Night – save the date
5/17 – Pajama Day
5/17-5/24 – Spring Book Fair
5/18 – Family Book Fun Day

5/22 – General PTA Meeting at 8:45am – Board Nominations Due
5/24 – Family Friday – 4th grade only
5/27 – No School – Memorial Day
5/29 – YCS Field Day
5/31 – Family Friday – 3rd & 5th grades
6/9 – YCS Day at the Mets! – Flier here and will be sent out in backpacks

Teacher Appreciation Week is THIS WEEK!
We are planning to feature our amazing teachers and administrators on our social media platforms this week so keep an eye on TWITTER or FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM and help show some love for our amazing teachers!

Fairway Double Day is May 14th
Show your YCS Community Partners card at Fairway on 5/14 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.

May is Literacy Month
Our Spring Book Fair and Read-A-Thon are both happening this May. If you’re able to volunteer for these fun events, please SIGN UP NOW or contact this year’s Book Fair Chair, Kathy Kasprak-Fraser at

And THIS WEEK is the Read-a-Thon reading competition.  Be on the lookout for the special reading logs and instructions (for both the reading competition and to set up your Read-a-Thon fundraising pages) coming home in backpacks this week. All YCS kids who complete and return the special reading log to their teachers on Friday will get a special prize, and the class in every grade that reads (on average) the most minutes this week will get a party.  So encourage your children to read today! If you need an additional log or instructions, please contact Alison Dow (  

Also SAVE THE DATE for a Book Fun Day on Sat, May 18th. Join us on from 1-3pm in the YCS Cafe for some reading-related crafts and family shopping.  

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 (

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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