Knight News
February 3, 2020
CEO Corner
We want our students to be healthy and ready to learn, so when in doubt of your child's health, please keep your child home and/or see a doctor. You can complete an absence form online or turn one into the office within three days of your child's absence. When your child has been absent for three or more consecutive days , the school requires medical excuse from a physician. If you have any questions regarding your child's attendance, please contact the attendance office at (717) 900-5001, ext. 2104. Below is a diagram to help you when making the decision to keep your child home or send them to school.

Warm Regards,
Angela Sugarek
Student Spotlight
Congratulations to ninth-grader Jasmine , who was chosen as our "Student Spotlight." Jasmine was nominated for embodying the  IB attribute  of being a strong communicator . Communicators express themselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. They collaborate effectively and listen carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
During math class earlier this year, Jasmine consistently contributed to the dialogues when they were creating classroom essential agreements. She even stayed on task when her table partners were not successfully following along. Jasmine maintains a positive attitude throughout class, displays respect for others, the classroom environment and herself. Jasmine is a leader in the classroom, especially for her peers. She models active listening and respect, and she verbally prompts her peers to do the same. Way to go, Jasmine. Keep it up!
Survey: Possible Uniform Changes
Parents, students and staff in grades 3-10 are invited to complete a survey regarding possible changes to our uniform policy for the 2020-21 school year. Click on the button to complete the survey by Wednesday, February 12 . Thank you!
Staff Shoutout
MYP Design teacher, Mr. Tyler Kline , was nominated for displaying the IB attribute of being caring . Caring individuals show empathy, compassion and respect. They are committed to service and take action by making a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around them.

Mr. Kline not only cares about his students' academic success, but he cares greatly about their well-being. When a student is having a difficult time outside of academics, he makes an effort to talk to them and allows them to be heard. Thanks for all you do to connect with your students, Mr. Kline. You are appreciated!
Parents' Night Out: Friday, February 7
The next "Parents' Night Out" is scheduled for Friday, February 7 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Upper School - and it's just in time for date night! Mrs. Chester and the Upper School students of York Academy's National Art Honor Society would love to spend the evening with your children while you go to dinner, catch a movie or just chill peacefully (and quietly) on your sofa.

Students and their friends in grades K-7 are invited to join us for this fundraiser, which supports the NAHS spring field trip. Click here to register your student(s).

Students will:
- Play group games in the gym
- Have a cooldown snack before movie time
- Watch Inside Out (PG)
- Enjoy movie snack cups and juice boxes

Thank you in advance for supporting the visual arts at York Academy. We hope to see you there!
PTO Updates
Please join us at the next PTO Meeting tomorrow night (February 4) at 6 p.m. in the Lower School Media Center/Library (3rd Floor). Childcare will be provided in the Multipurpose Room. We'll be sharing information about some exciting events that are in the works, so you won't want to miss it. Everyone is welcome!
York Academy Night at Aviano's Corner Trattoria

This Friday (2/7) is York Academy night at Aviano's Corner Trattoria! It's First Friday ( and Parents' Night Out ), so come check out the newest spot in downtown York. When you mention that your family is from York Academy, a percentage of your bill will be donated to the PTO! Learn more about Aviano's Corner Trattoria.
Roller Skating Nights

The  York Academy PTO  is sponsoring a PYP Roller Skating Party (K-5) on Tuesday, February 11 and MYP Roller Skating Party (6-10) on Tuesday, February 18 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 for inline skates. We hope to see you there.
Don't forget to support York Academy through Box Tops for Education! Please send in your Box Tops this month.

Eventually, the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Learn more and download the app . Click below to watch a video with tips on how to scan your store receipts and earn cash for our school.
Now through February 28, when you scan your receipts on the Box Tops app, you could win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops for York Academy and $50 Visa gift card (for you)! Plus, if you shop for groceries online, you can now submit your email receipts from select retailers (ex. Instacart, Target, Walmart) to earn Box Tops for York Academy. Get the details.
2020-21 Admissions
Our last Open House Information Session is set for Thursday, February 6 at 6 p.m. at the Lower School for students entering grades K-6. Please share the details with your friends/family members who want to learn more about York Academy!

We will provide an overview of the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework, outline student and parent expectations, highlight school policies and explain the admissions process. No RSVP is required and tours will be held after each presentation by the York Academy Ambassadors. A link to the online application will be available soon!
MYP Science Fair
Please join us for the MYP Science Fair on Tuesday, February 11 at the Upper School. Guests are welcome to come at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. 

Our MYP students have been engaging in extensive inquiry and scientific thinking to solve problems and share the results of their projects. Come enjoy their creativity and hard work. You might just learn something new!
DP Information Session
York Academy invites all 10th grade students and their families to attend our Diploma Programme Information Session on February 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Upper School. Students and families will learn about York Academy class offerings for their 11th and 12th grade years, as well as pathways for obtaining the highly coveted IB Diploma to gain an edge for college admissions!
Knights of the Arts
Join us on Thursday, February 20 for our 2nd Trimester Knights of the Arts! Enjoy performances from Upper School dance, improv, acapella and instrumental classes in the Dennis P. Baughman Center for Creative Excellence. 

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets will not be sold, but please consider donating $3/person. Proceeds will benefit the performing arts at York Academy. We hope you will come support our talented students!
All Pro Dad Meeting: February 25
Students and their male role models from both schools are invited to the next All Pro Dad meeting on Tuesday, February 25 from 7 - 7:45 a.m. in the Upper School cafeteria. A light breakfast will be provided, along with coffee from The D.E.W. Good Academy Cafe.

What's All Pro Dad? It's a group of dads/father figures dedicated to strengthening the relationships with the children in their lives.

Why come? You'll connect with your student(s) and explore ways to positively impact your community and family. Register now.
Save the Date: Black History Month Celebration
The Upper School Student Council is planning an exciting and inspiring Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Dennis P. Baughman Center for Creative Expression. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and food will be available until 6:30 p.m. in the Upper School cafeteria.

If you are interested in performing, volunteering or bringing a dish/drink, please sign up here . Questions? Email Mrs. Daniels. Thanks in advance!
Visit The D.E.W. Good Academy Cafe
Please stop by The D.E.W. Good Academy Cafe and support our school! Make sure to check out the winter menu and stay tuned for some special Valentine's Day drinks and baked goods from K's Confectionary.
Join Our Team
York Academy is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about education for the following positions:

  • Instructional Assistants
  • Cafeteria Assistants

Click here  for details and share this email to anyone who may be interested.
Through the IB Lens

Students and teachers share how the Diploma Programme develops international-mindedness, which allows them to understand multiple perspectives and feel part of a global community.  
Parents' Night Out
6 - 9 p.m.

It's Parents' Night Out (and York Academy Night at Aviano's Corner Trattoria)! Sign up now.
Early Dismissal & Spirit Day

Lower School - 12:15 p.m.
Upper School - 12:30 p.m.

Click here  to review the guidelines for school-appropriate attire.

School In Session

School will be in session on Monday, February 17 (make up day from January 8).

York Academy Regional Charter School
Lower School: (717) 801-3900 | Upper School: (717) 900-5001