April 29, 2022
Hello YGS Families,
This week 3rd graders continue to explore mealworms! Our Outdoor Seekers Club learned about photosynthesis, painted pots, and played soccer! In ILT, we had extra time for Makerspace and students enjoyed school wide DEAR.

Next week we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week!!

You can write your child's teacher or a staff member a note of gratitude HERE. Thank you to the PTO for organizing a special week ahead and to those who donated snacks for our snack cart.

We also look forward to seeing you at the music concert! Thank you to Mr. Sauer for his hard work preparing this special event! Lastly, our 'countdown' this year will be the last full week of school. This helps us keep things simplified since we have MANY exciting events ahead including walk to the pond, authors chair in our outdoor classroom, K celebration, water recess, field day, and 3rd grade clap out. See below for details.

Here's to a lovely May month ahead!
Mrs. Lech, Principal

Twitter: @emily_lech & Email: elech@y115.org

Rising Math Magicians Summer Program (FREE):

Enrollment for the summer program, Rising Mathematics, is now underway. This experience will prepare your student for the mathematical concepts they will engage in for the next school year. This summer program opportunity is available for students of all abilities. The following sessions will be in-person and the cost is FREE! (*For those that have already registered for a session will receive a full refund) Transportation will also be provided at no cost for those who qualify.
Please look at the two sessions available below and register today!

Grades: K-5
Dates: June 13-June 30, 2022 (Monday - Thursday)
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: Circle Center Grade School
Grades: 6-7
Dates: July 12-28, 2022 (Monday - Thursday)
Times: 8 - 10:30 am
Location: Yorkville High School
Click HERE to register.

Daddy Daughter Dance:
The beauties of Yorkville and their special someone are invited to the Boots & Beauties dance event Saturday June 4, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Yorkville High School. This is open to all. Be sure to secure your ticket! Tickets are On Sale Now! Get your tickets by visiting https://y115.revtrak.net/gr-boots-and-beauties/

Reminders & To Know:
  • Our Early Childhood Program dismisses at 3:00 p.m. each day. Please avoid parking/pulling up in the express lane until 3:10 each day. This way the bus can get through. Thank you!
  • Continue to read Baggie Books & fill out the minute tracking card.
  • Remind your student to take home coats each day and check the lost and found when things go missing.
  • Next week will conduct the last two safety drills for the year. This includes fire drill and Run/Hide/Fight. I will send out an update after the RHF drill is complete. Thank you for reminding your child that this is only a practice.
  • MAP testing: We will take MAP (reading and math) starting the week of May 9th. We take this online assessment three times a year. This will help track your child's growth this year. The report will be shared with you. Your teacher will share out the specifics (testing day). Thank you for ensuring your child gets a good night sleep and eats breakfast on the days of testing.

A Message from the YEF:
Join Yorkville Educational Foundation on Thursday, June 9th at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course for an un-FORE-gettable day to support Yorkville CUSD 115 students. The outing, co-hosted with the City of Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department, features 18 holes of golf, lunch, on-course contests, a silent auction, prizes and more. Last year we raised more than $10,000, which funded Yorkville School District 115 innovation grants including family engagement nights and music, art and PE experiences. Learn more and register at: https://www.yef115.org/fore

Upcoming Dates:.
  • Wednesday May 4th (K/1) and Thursday May 5th (2/3): Music Program at YIS.
  • Monday, May 23rd: Heart of the Fox @7 p.m. at YHS Library
  • 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 (sign up to be shared)
  • Tuesday, June 7th: Field Day & Last day of School
Yorkville Grade School | 630.553.4390 | 630.553.4450 | elech@y115.org