• Thank you to our PTA and parent helpers today for bringing in chilled bottles of water as well as popsicles (Food Lion donated them). We took a trip to the "isle" of York today in the 1st & 3-5 grade wings today as our HVAC chiller was down. It has been repaired and will be tested this weekend so we should be good to go on Monday! Please give your child a huge hug from Mr. Huber and I. They were so wonderful and continued learning and working even though we know it was hot and steamy.

    Dear York Families,

    It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Fall Family Picnic Wednesday night and to see the fun our students had playing on the playground and field areas. Thank you for sharing an evening with us and thank you to PTA for hosting this event.

    Immunizations: Kindergarten students must have updated immunization records on file by Thursday, September 28. Students without updated records will not be permitted at school starting Friday, September 29.

    Positivity Project: Open-mindedness is on deck for next week! Click on this link to learn more about the character strength of open-mindedness.

    Arrival: Please remember that students may not be dropped off before 8:45 am unless they are part of the YMCA before school care program and/or an am club – like chorus. Often staff members are in am meetings or preparing for students arrival. We do not have staff ready to supervise students until 8:45 am. If you need before/after school careplease check with the YMCA.

    Dismissal: Please be sure that if you have to change your child’s transportation to not wait until the last minute - unless there’s an emergency. Transportations changes requiring a call to the office need to occur before 3:00 pm. The office gets extremely busy after 3:00 pm and we want to make sure that all students get to carpool/buses safely and that staff has time to make sure it’s correct.

    Counseling Services: Our wonderful school counselor, Mrs. Spencer, is here to support your child’s needs. Please feel free to email her or set up a time to conference should a need arise. If something happens in your family that could affect your child’s behavior and/or academic performance, we’d like to know about it so that we can help provide support and extra love here at school.

    • YES Career Day 2017-18: We are in need of volunteers to present at Career Day on Friday, November 3rd starting at 2:00 pm.  If you are interested please contact Abby Spencer or visit ourschool website to sign-up. 

    Grounds and Garden Day: Join us for a fun morning where we spruce up our campus grounds. This year’s campus clean-up is set for Saturday October 7th. Please plan to come any time between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to help us beautify our grounds.

    Shout Out Our Staff: We are starting something new that will help build even more positivity and climate for our staff here at YES. On our school website is a link where you can “Shout Out” a staff member. We don’t always get to know how a staff member has helped you or your child, but we want to know. Each month when we get together as a staff, we will share the shout outs you have submitted. Let’s keep the positivity going!  #OtherPeopleMatter

    PTA: If you have not yet joined the York PTA, I encourage you to visit their website and join PTA through the York PTA MemberHubOur PTA does an outstanding job supporting our students and staff through school-wide events and programming. Join us for the general assembly meeting during Open House on Thursday, September 14th to learn more as well as sign up to volunteer, join PTA/MemberHub, and be a part of the best school around!

    Kate Williams – Principal

    We’re looking forward to another great week (#5) at York!

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    YES Save the Date - Reminders

      • Tuesday September 26th - Quarter 1 Interim Reports go home in Tuesday folders
      • Friday, September 29th - Early Release Day! Students dismissed at 1:15 pm
      • October 2nd-6th = Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week - flyer coming home Tuesday
      • Thursday, October 5th - 4th/5th grade BYOD Parent meeting @ 5:00pm - Media Center
      • Friday October 6th - Grandparent Luncheon - during class lunch times - Gym
      • Saturday, October 7th - Fall Grounds & Garden Day @ 9:00 am - outdoor spaces

      *There's still time to get in your fundraising envelopes - send them in with your child and we'll be sure they get to the PTA. Thank you for supporting our school