Many families have inquired about ISTEP+ testing dates and times for Yorktown Elementary. The testing for Part 1, Applied Skills will begin on Mar. 2. The Indiana Department of Education did shorten our testing time by 3+ hours for this round of testing. Click below to view the testing schedule. If you have questions, please call the YES office at 759-2770.
ISTEP Applied Skills Testing Times.pdf
Please click below to read the announcements from 2-27-15.
YES Announcements 2-27.pdf
The next eLearning Digital Day is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 28. The bundle window opens Wed., Feb. 25 at 3:00 PM and closes on Mon., March 2 at 11:59 PM. The bundles are being sent home with students on Wed., Feb. 25. The YES computer lab will be open on Fri., Feb. 27 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM and on Sat., Feb. 28 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If your child needs to use the school computer lab, please call the office at 759-2770 to reserve a spot. Only lunch will be served on Saturday.
The annual YES Spelling Bee was held on January 29. Anya Chiara was the champion speller and will represent YES at the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. Kaytlin Shockley is the alternate champion and will represent YES if Anya is unable to do so. Congratulations to both girls!
The YES Science Fair was held on Feb. 4. The winners for each grade level were:
Fifth grade: 1st place Dakota Landreth; 2nd place Ian Clausen; 3rd place Elaine Hall
Fourth grade: 1st place Aiden Riegle; 2nd place Mahathi Raju; 3rd place Emma Day
Third grade: 1st place Nina Fischer; 2nd place Alexys Ausherman; 3rd place Justin Boone
These students earned the privilege to participate in the Regional Science Fair at Ball State on Feb. 21. Congratulations to all of these students. Judging was very difficult because so many wonderful science fair projects were submitted.
At the Regional Science Fair at BSU, Emma Day, Alexys Ausherman, and Mahathi Raju all received honorable mention for their projects. Nina Fischer and Aiden Riegle placed second in their divisions. Congratulations to Ian Clausen who placed first in the Robotics Division. Ian was chosen to attend the state competition and was awarded a monetary prize from the Navy for a project involving water.
YES will take orders for the 2014-2015 yearbook February 2 thru February 27. The cost is $15. Students received order forms at school; however parents may order a yearbook online by clicking the link below. Preordered yearbooks will have your child's name and picture on the cover. A limited number of copies without personalization will be available in May when the yearbooks are received from the printer.
Please click below to read the information regarding Yorktown Community Schools eLearning Days.
REVISED eLearning Letter.2015.pdf
NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association)
provides an assessment called MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) that allows
educators and parents to track student achievement, growth, and needs in the
areas of Math, Reading, and Language Arts. These assessments are taken 3
times per school year and provide great information from academic year to
academic year. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with the NWEA by reading the document below and visiting the NWEA website at https://www.nwea.org/resources/parent-toolkit/. Questions about NWEA may be directed to YES Principal, Heather Lucas.
The YES library needs parent volunteers
Monday thru Friday from 9:20 to 9:55 and on Thursday from 1:05 to 2:20. Contact Melia Ozbun at 759-2717 or by email at mozbun@Yorktown.k12.in.us
Parents and Guardians--Remember to read the weekly announcements that are posted at the bottom of this webpage to keep abreast of YES activities.
On days of school closings and/or delays, information can be received through the following communication services:
YCS’s mass phone call system (if signed up)
YCS’s mass email system (if signed up)
If you are not signed up to receive automated calls or mass emails from Yorktown Community Schools, contact the YES office at 759-2770 to get signed up.
On two hour delay days, child care is offered at Yorktown Elementary for students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Parents may drop off any K-6 student at YES's main door starting at 7:30 AM. No prior sign-up or spot reservation is necessary. Qualified school personnel will oversee supervision. The cost is $4.00 in cash upon arrival for each student using the child care. Breakfast will not be served; however, students are encouraged to bring their own breakfast with them. In case of unforeseen school closures on days that are initially delayed, parents must pick up students by 10:00 AM or a fee of $50 will be assessed to cover the cost of staffing. Bus transportation for K-2 students will be provided to transport students to PVE at the conclusion of the delay.
A beautiful mural has recently been added to the YES lobby. YES students and staff enjoyed watching the progress of Indiana artist Debbie Knapp as she completed this beautiful park scene. Another mural has been started in the main hallway at YES. Principal Heather Lucas is pictured with two YES students.
The YES Clinic is in need of gently used or new children's sweatpants sizes 8 and up. Donations may be dropped off in the YES office.
Yorktown Ministry gives away food to local families in need the third Saturday
of each month from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at 9108 Sutherland Ave. (corner of Broadway
and Sutherland in Yorktown). A photo ID and proof of residency in Mt.
Pleasant Township is required.
YES is again participating in the Box Tops program. We receive 10¢ for each Box Top. The next collection day is Fri., Feb. 27. Box Tops will not be collected in March. A monthly contest is held for the most Box Tops collected. The winning classroom receives an ice cream treat party. Mrs. Sargent's fifth grade classroom won the January contest. Additionally, YES collects Labels for Education. We do not receive money from Labels for Education, but the opportunity to "purchase" items for our school from the Labels for Education catalog.
The Yorktown Public Library is now offering eBooks to YPL patrons. Click below to view the instructions on how to access the eBook catalog.
Yorktown Elementary holds an annual Honor Day each year in May to recognize students for a variety of activities and achievements. Two awards that students often receive are Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll. Due to questions in the past, Yorktown Elementary would like to clarify the guidelines to receive these awards in May.
Yorktown Elementary All “A” Honor Roll – Students must earn an “A” in all subject areas for each of the first 3 quarters. The 4th quarter is not considered since it is not yet complete at the time of the awards day.
Yorktown Elementary A/B Honor Roll – Students must earn a letter grade of “A” or “B” in all subject areas for each of the first 3 quarters. The 4th quarter is not considered since it is not yet complete at the time of the awards day.
Yorktown Elementary Perfect Attendance – Students must be present each and every day to receive the perfect attendance award. Students who are tardy or attending appointments who miss more than 2 hours of school will be counted as absent for a half-day. Bereavement Days and Religious Holiday are exempt.
2014-2015 Book Fees
3rd Grade - 160.25
4th Grade - $164.00
4th Grade High Abilities - $192.00
5th Grade - $215.50
5th Grade High Abilities - $254.50
Click below to view the supply lists for the 2014-2015 school year.
2014-2015 YES Supply Lists.pdf
The cost of a school breakfast will remain the same for the 2014-2015 school year. However, an increase of .25¢
per school lunch has been approved. Listed below are some of the factors considered in determining the necessity for the meal price increase:
- Increased cost of food, cleaning and disposables.
- All grains served must be “whole grain”, thus resulting in higher food cost.
- Serving sizes of fruits and vegetables for breakfast/lunch have increased.
- Increased cost of new equipment, equipment repairs and operational supplies.
Click here to read information about the YCS breakfast program.
Click below to view the YES Student Handbook and Attendance Policy.
2014-2015 Student Handbook Attendance Policy
Parents--please note that attendance letters are mandated by the State of Indiana. Attendance letters are sent weekly.
Comcast - $9.95 Information Flyer (see Attached)
Please contact Comcast directly, the school has no affiliation with the program.
Y.E.S. School hours: Students may enter the building at 7:30; school begins at 7:50. Dismissal is at 2:20.
Attention Fifth Grade Parents – Visit the YCS homepage (http://www.yorktown.k12.in.us) to read information about how to resolve issues with student laptops and home Internet connections. After going to the YCS homepage, scroll down and click on the YCS Technology link on the left side of the screen and then click on Tech Setup, Tricks, and Troubleshooting.