April 14, 2022
Good Afternoon,

Today our 1st graders enjoyed Hoover! Thank you to our chaperones for joining!

Next Wednesday (4/20) launches our first Outdoor Seeker club! Please see below for important details!

A friendly reminder that tomorrow and Monday are non attendance days! We encourage students to keep up with Lexia, Dreambox, and Baggie Books over the long weekend.

Mark your calendar: On Monday, May 23rd YGS will be presenting at the School Board's Heart of the Fox at 7 p.m. in the YHS library. Come watch our heartfelt video that will look back on our 2 year journey *together* We hope you can join us!

It's hard to believe there are less than 2 months left this school year. I realized this even more this week as I plan my youngest child's 5th birthday & register her for kindergarten.
As I think about what I want for her next year, I come back to one thing: connection.
Today we ended with a dance party. Music has become a big part of YGS especially during the last years of social distancing. It's small moments of connection that our kids will remember most. This week reminded me of just that.

Our YGS team looks forward to an exciting spring season ahead.

For those celebrating on Sunday: Happy Easter!
Warmly,
Mrs. Lech, Principal

Twitter: @emily_lech & Email: elech@y115.org
Updates:
Outdoor Seeker Club!

What should my child wear?
Send layers for your child and outdoor shoes. We will be outside. Please send an extra pair of clothes.

How is it organized?
Students will be divided up by grade level. The club teachers are myself, Mrs. Mercurio, Mrs. Stemmet, Coach Atkins, Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Cox, and Mrs. Tawlks. Each week they will alternate between nature and sports. If you have ay questions reach out to Mrs. Lech (elech@y115.org)

Here is a general overview of what your child will explore:

  • Nature Walk, Gathering, & Earth Collage
  • Rock/Pot Painting, planting in pots
  • Exploring Trees
  • Chalk Murals
  • Fun with mud & water 
  • Soccer
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Kickball
  • Games

Other:
  • Students will be on the bus by 4:25. Car pickup students will be at Door #3 between 4:20-4:25 p.m.
  • The last club session will be on May 25th.
  • Snack is provided
  • Regular attendance is important


Summer School: The district sent communication to those identified for summer school. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Lech. Registration closes next Friday. Thank you for ensuring your child is signed up!

Nominate a Teacher:
Our "Thank You, Teachers" contest is under way on our website, KendallCountyNow.com. We are asking students (present and past) to submit a short comment about their favorite teacher. The last day to nominate a teacher is this Sunday, April 17th.: https://kendallcountynow.secondstreetapp.com/Kendall-County-Thank-You-Teachers-Contest/

Extra Clothes: The health office could use some extra gently used clothes. If you'd like to donate the following is most needed:
Girls: Pants and shirts sizes 4 - 8
Boys: Pants sizes 7 and up 

Home Link: Check out these spring activities nearby! These fun ways to connect with your child spills over in the best of ways at school! Find list HERE
Upcoming Dates:.
  • Friday, April 15th: No School (Good Friday)
  • Monday, April 18th: Teacher Institute Day: no student attendance
  • Friday, June 3rd: Kindergarten Celebration @10:45 and 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 4th: Daddy/Daughter Dance @6 p.m. at YHS.
  • Monday, June 6th: Walk to the Pond (see google invite for specific time)
  • Tuesday, June 7th: Field Day & Last day of School
Second graders ended their week with FUN (messy) :) STEM learning!
Yorkville Grade School | 630.553.4390 | 630.553.4450 | elech@y115.org