Knight News

October 11, 2019
School Calendar Reminders

Please note that there is no school on Monday, October 14.

As a reminder, Upper School picture day is on Wednesday, October 16 . Students may dress nicely and are not required to wear school uniforms for the photos.
MYP Fall Play: The Heart of a Lovebird

Don't miss our first MYP Fall Play this weekend! “The Heart of a Lovebird” will take you on a whirlwind of emotions and challenge you to reflect on what your own power is. 

  • Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 13 at 3 p.m.
All shows will take place in the Dennis P. Baughman Center for Creative Expression at the Upper School. The main cast will perform on Friday and Saturday, and the understudies will perform on Sunday. 

You may purchase tickets online in advance or at the door (cash or credit). Please note that there is a small convenience fee if you choose to purchase them online. Ticket prices are: $3 for students, $5 for seniors and $7 for adults. Thank you in advance for supporting the performing arts at York Academy!
Sabores from York Academy: A Celebration of Hispanic Culture in Our Community

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, members of the Upper School Student Senate are hosting “Sabores from York Academy” on Tuesday, October 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. Join us in the Upper School Wagman Gymnasium and cafeteria for Latin food, music and activities.

We would appreciate if you would bring a Latin dish/item to share.  Click here to sign up  so we can be sure to have enough food and drinks for everyone. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
Student Spotlight

Congratulations to third-grader A'nizjah, who was chosen as our "Student Spotlight." A'nizjah was nominated for embodying the IB attribute of being a risk-taker. Risk-takers approach uncertainty with forethought and determination. They work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. Risk-takers are also resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
A'nizjah is a risk-taker in math class. Even when she is unsure how to solve a problem, she uses her growth mindset skills to be a risk-taker and try it on her own before asking for help. According to her nominee, "A'nizjah is a fantastic third grade student!"
Staff Shoutout

Upper School language acquisition teacher, Mr. Derik Bartrom, was nominated for being a strong communicator. When displaying this IB attribute , communicators express themselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. They collaborate effectively, while listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
Mr. Bartrom goes above and beyond to support many teachers by translating documents into Spanish for their students. He even offered to translate homework for a student to ensure their success. He truly exemplifies the "it takes a village" mentality and believes that any York Academy student is HIS student. Thank you for being such a caring communicator with your students and colleagues, Mr. Bartrom!
PTO Updates & Events

We would like to thank the York Academy PTO for holding another great Book Fair last month. Over thirty volunteers shared their time to make it a success for our students and families!

The first PTO Dress Down Day is set for Friday, October 18. Students may dress casually in school appropriate attire with a $1.00 donation to the PTO's efforts. Review the guidelines for school appropriate attire.

Please join us for the PTO Skating Party (K-5) on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Roll 'R' Way (940 Vander Ave.). Admission is free. Skate rentals are $1.75 for regular skates and $3.00 for inline skates.

Box Tops have come a long way! Now, you can support York Academy by scanning your receipt with the Box Tops app on your phone. It automatically finds participating products and instantly adds Box Tops to our earnings online - no clipping required! Click here to download the app. Plus, through November 3 when you scan your receipt on the app you could win 5,000 Bonus Box tops for York Academy. If you prefer, you may cut off the box tops and send them to school with your student instead.
Upper School Fall Fest

Fall Fest is coming up from October 21-25 , and the Upper School Student Senate has many exciting activities planned!
To give back to the community, they are coordinating a food drive to support Catholic Harvest Food Pantry . During the week of October 21 , please send in any of the following items with your student(s) or drop them off at either school office:
Peanut Butter | Cereal | Granola Bars | Canned Fruit | Canned Vegetables | Dried Beans | Dried Rice | Canned Soup | Canned Tuna | Canned Meat | Pasta Noodles | Spaghetti Sauce | Canned/Boxed Meals | Toothpaste | Baby Food | Diapers
The week's festivities will come to a close with the "Best of Fall Ball" on Friday, October 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The dance will be held in the Dennis P. Baughman Center for Creative Expression and refreshments will be available in the cafeteria. The D.E.W. Good Academy Cafe will be open, too.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Members of Student Senate will visit classrooms during each flex period to sell tickets. They will also be available for purchase before school from 7:45 - 8:10 a.m. and during most lunch periods. Students may dress as casually or as formally as they'd like to. They may bring a guest from another school, but a permission form must be completed, signed and returned before they can purchase a ticket for their guest. Permission forms are available in the office. 
Visit The D.E.W. Good Academy Cafe

You'll "fall" for these delicious drink specials at The D.E.W. Good Academy Cafe! From pumpkin spice to snickerdoodle, there's a latte for everyone (and more). Plus, you can enjoy a delicious pastry from York's Bonne Bouche Bakery or a bagel from Dave's Killer Bread. The Cafe proudly serves freshly ground coffee from Lancaster County Coffee Roasters.

Please bring a friend, support our school and help spread the word about the Cafe! It's open to the public weekdays from 6:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. More exciting events and specials are coming soon!
Through the IB Lens

Listen to students share how they’ve become stronger, more caring and courageous through the Primary Years Programme. The PYP ignites curiosity and encourages learners to ask questions. Students develop important social and emotional skills during the PYP via the IB learner profile, as well . In this video, PYP teachers and students explain how inquiry and critical thinking skills are used in the classroom and beyond. Learn more at
MYP Fall Play

“The Heart of a Lovebird” will take you on a whirlwind of emotions and challenge you to reflect on what your own power is. Purchase tickets online or at the door.
No School

There is no school for students on Monday, October 14. School will resume on Tuesday, October 15. Enjoy the long weekend!
Sabores from York Academy

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Upper School from 4 - 6 p.m. There will be music, activities and Latin food. Everyone is welcome!
York Academy Regional Charter School
Lower School: (717) 801-3900 | Upper School: (717) 900-5001