Knight News
January 17, 2020
CEO Corner
Did you know that York Academy has a mobile app? It's a mini version of our website that puts the most valuable information literally at your fingertips! The app serves as an additional way to enhance communication.

Simply search your app store for York Academy Regional Charter. When prompted, make sure to allow notifications so we can share important updates with you.

If you have the app and haven't checked it lately, it's been revised and improved, so please check it out.

Warm Regards,
Angela Sugarek
Student Spotlight
Congratulations to second grader Michael , who was chosen as our Student Spotlight. Michael was nominated for embodying the  IB attribute  of being balanced. It's important to understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives - intellectual, physical and emotional - to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. When being balanced, we recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
 
Michael thoughtfully participates in class, is always on task, and continues to set a good example for his peers by demonstrating PRO behavior throughout the school building. Way to go, Michael. Keep it up!
Staff Shoutout
Upper School Receptionist, Mrs. Ivette Nelson , 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.

Mrs. Nelson is the face of the Upper School, happily greeting everyone who enters the building. She is always willing to help visitors, students and her colleagues, no matter the task. Thank you for going above and beyond every single day, Mrs. Nelson. You are appreciated! 
Important Lower School Traffic Flow Change
York City has made Cherry Lane between North Street and Gay Avenue one way. All traffic must enter Cherry Lane from North Street and travel south into the rear parking lot of the Lower School. All traffic leaving the rear lot must exit onto Beaver Street or turn right on Cherry Lane (going toward Central Market). This change in traffic flow is essential to our student drop-off/pick-up procedures and will increase student safety. Thank you!
Support YARCS Basketball
It's basketball season! Please come out and cheer on our Girls and Boys Basketball Teams (grades 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10). The boys are playing tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Wagman Gym at the Upper School.

Can't come tonight? Click here to view the York Academy calendar and see when you can catch the Knights in action. Go...York Academy!
All Pro Dad Meeting: January 28
What's All Pro Dad? It's a group of dads/father figures dedicated to strengthening their relationships with the children in their lives.

Students and their male role models from both schools are invited to the next All Pro Dad meeting on Tuesday, January 28 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.

Why come? You'll connect with your student(s) and explore ways to positively impact your community and family. Register now.
Golden Music Stand Recipients
Mr. Michael, our Instrumental Music Teacher, loves to inspire and recognize his students. Earlier this year, he unveiled the Golden Music Stand, which symbolizes exceptional work in instrumental music. The stand is awarded as a sort of trophy to a "musician of the month" in each ensemble (Band, Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra and Wind Ensemble).

Only students who are consistently prepared, on time, and perform the assigned music at a high level are eligible to receive the award. Winners earn the right to use the Golden Music Stand exclusively for an entire month of lessons and rehearsals before it moves on to another hard-working ensemble member. Congratulations to Dahlia, Sean, Olivia and Jason (not pictured) on "winning gold!"
2020-21 Open House Information Sessions
Please share the dates of our Open House Information Sessions 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.

Saturday, February 1 at 11 a.m.
Thursday, February 6 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 25 at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 29 at 6 p.m.

No RSVP is required and tours will be held after each presentation. Questions? Call the Lower School at (717) 801-3900 or the Upper School at (717) 900-5001. You can also email us.
PTO Updates
Please join us at the next PTO Meeting on Tuesday, 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!
Don't forget to support York Academy through Box Tops for Education! Please send in your Box Tops in January and February.

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'll have a chance to 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.
Support Our Furry Friends at the York County SPCA
Kindergarten has been working to help our furry friends at the York County SPCA . All students are encouraged to bring in needed items that will benefit the animals. They include:
 
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Stamps
  • Peanut butter
  • Distilled water
  • Clay cat litter
  • Canned and dry cat and dog food
  • Kitchen washcloths and hand towels
  • Dryer sheets
  • Post-it notes
  • Styrofoam bowls
  • Duct tape
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Air freshener (spray)
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Giant, Lowes & Staples

Please send all money and/or donations to any kindergarten classroom by January 31 . Thank you for your help with kindergarten's community service project!
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!
Third Graders Celebrate with Glow Party
Students in Mrs. Kerstetter's third grade class have been working hard on the "R" in PRO and were very respectful in the classroom and in the hallway. They also showed they were ready to learn and took on classroom jobs to help her when the other teacher in the room was unavailable. Today, they were rewarded with a glow party. Way to go, Knights!
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 delicious winter drink specials, too.

Have little ones? Join us for  Coffee & Crayons  next Tuesday and Thursday from 8 - 10 a.m . Sip coffee or tea and relax, while they color winter themed pictures and watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory . Supplies will be provided. Make sure to use the Café entrance around the back of the Upper School. You may park in the Upper School lot or at Small's Field.
Save the Date: 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!
Join Our Team
York Academy is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about education for the following positions:

  • Instructional Assistants
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach

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

Listen to students tell how they’ve become more self-sufficient and aware of their abilities in the MYP. The programme encourages the development of communication and leadership skills.
1/20
No School (Holiday)

Our schools and offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

1/24
PTO Dress Down Day

Students may dress casually in the school-appropriate clothing of their choice with a $1 donation to the efforts of the York Academy PTO. Click here  to review the guidelines for school-appropriate attire.

1/28
All Pro Dad Meeting
7 a.m.

If you're a dad or father figure, bring your student(s) to the next All Pro Dad Meeting and connect in a different way! Sign up now.

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