Welcome to Yorktown Schools

2015-2016 Calendar
2015-2016 SY Calendar.Jan.13.2016.pdf
New Immunization requirements for the 2015-16 school year.
2015 - 2016 School Reqs Chart.pdf

Announcements

The Student Council will pre-sell suckers for 50¢ during lunch the week of Feb 8.  Students may purchase suckers for friends, staff or family members.  Suckers will be delivered to the classrooms on Feb. 12.


Orders are being taken for the 2015-2016 YES yearbook all during the month of February.  The cost is $17.  Extra order forms are available in the office.  Orders may also be placed online by going to:  YBPay.lifetouch.com  Use ID code 12592116.

The results from the Penny War are in . . . Mrs. Luzadder’s class won the pizza party with 16,766 points.  Mrs. Riegle’s classroom won the donut party with $298.76.  The Penny War raised $2,091.80 for Riley Children’s Hospital.  The hat day raised $190.00.  YES will donate a total of $2,281.80 to Riley.  Great job Yorktown Elementary students!


Congratulations to the Yorktown Elementary Spelling Bee participants.  They all did a great job representing their classrooms.  David Bilger (right) finished as the grand champion speller and Dean Erwin (left)  is the runner-up.


YES is so proud of our students' hard work this second quarter of the school year.  Please click below to view the second quarter honor rolls.

2nd Quarter Honor Rolls.pdf

Please click the link below to view the students who had perfect attendance for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.  Way to go YES students and parents!

2nd Qtr Perf Attendance.pdf
YES participates in the Box Tops program.  We receive 10¢ for each Box Top.  During the school year, a monthly contest is held for the most Box Tops collected.  The next collection day is Fri., Feb.26.  The winning classroom receives an ice cream treat party.  Watch for the January class winner to be announced soon.  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.

Creative Art instructors need empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls, newspapers, water bottles, empty Kleenex boxes and clean milk jugs for upcoming projects.  Any donations may be taken to the art room.  Thank you in advance for your support.


The YES Clinic is in need of gently used or new children's pants (sweatpants are great, but any pants will help) sizes medium and large.  Since the colder weather is here, we also need long sleeve shirts in all children's sizes.  Donations may be dropped off in the YES office.


Closings/Delays
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)
WLBC radio
WTHR-TV
http://www.yorktown.k12.in.us/

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 is available for $1.50.  Your child's food services account will be charged.  Students may 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.


YES Mass Emails -- If you are not receiving emails from Yorktown Elementary and would like to do so, call the office at 759-2770.  The school sends most communication via email.

YES Honor Day – The YES Honor Day is a day to recognize 5th grade students for being on the A or A/B honor roll, for having perfect attendance (*see below), for their citizenship, or for being involved in activities at Yorktown Elementary.  It is not an elementary graduation ceremony.  We would like to honor all of our fifth grade students, but cannot recognize a student who does not qualify to be honored.  We suggest you encourage your child to be involved in one or more of the following activities to assist our staff to get as many students recognized as possible.

 

Art Club

Band

Book Club

Comic Book Club

Math Bowl

Science Fair

Spanish Club

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bowl

Stock Market Simulation Winners

Student Council

 

We also recognize “spirited campers” that are chosen while at Camp Tecumseh.

 

YES Honor Day will be tentatively be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  The date could be changed if we have another winter of several missed days due to inclement weather.

*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.  


Click Here for video on the 5th Grade Parent Meeting and device distribution.

Please click the link below to view the changes to YES student drop-off/pick-up.  It was necessary to implement a new plan to ensure the safety of our students and to increase the flow of traffic.
YES Car Pick_Up Drop_Off.pdf
The YES library needs volunteers Monday thru Friday 9:20 to 9:55, 1:00 to 1:35 and 1:40 to 2:15.  The greatest times needed are:  Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1:00 to 2:15.  Contact Mrs. Melia Ozbun at 759-2717 or by email at mozbun@yorktown.k12.in.us if you are able to volunteer your time.

Parents and Guardians--Remember to read the weekly announcements that are posted at the bottom of this webpage to keep abreast of YES activities.

Latchkey information for the school year can be found under Parent Resources on the Corporation Webpage.

Click below to view the grade level supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year.
2015_2016 Supply Lists.pdf
2015-2016 Book Fees
3rd Grade - 168.25
4th Grade - $161.50
5th Grade - $216.00
5th Grade High Abilities - $255.00

Click below to view the YES Student Handbook and Attendance Policy.

    2015-2016 Student Handbook     Attendance Policy

Parents--please note that attendance letters are mandated by the State of Indiana.  Attendance letters are sent weekly.

Y.E.S. School hours:  Students may enter the building at 7:30; school begins at 7:50.  Dismissal is at 2:20.

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. 
SPR_Quick_Reference.pdf

Reach 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.


Comcast - $9.95 Information Flyer (see Attached)
Please contact Comcast directly, the school has no affiliation with the program.
Thank you!
Comcast.pdf

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.


Weekly Announcements

Please click below to read the announcements from 2-5-16.
YES Announcements 2-5.pdf
Please click below to read the announcements from 1-29-16.
YES Announcements 1-29.pdf
Please click below to read the announcements from 1-22-16.
YES Announcements 1-22.pdf

Upcoming Events

Mon, Feb 8 - Fri, Feb 12
Sucker Sale

Student Council will pre-sell suckers for 50¢ at lunch.  Suckers delivered 2/12.

Tuesday, February 9
Read Live
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

snack in art room; program in computer lab 3

Wednesday, February 10
4th Grade Student Council
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
gym
Art Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
in the art room
Math Bowl practice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
in Mrs. Sargent's classroom
6th Grade Boys' Basketball
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
in gym

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