Literacy Night was a complete success! It was so great to see so many YGS families enjoying the evening. My personal favorite was the activities related to the theme perseverance! It was great to see the kids trying their best to work through the challenges. A special thank you to our PTO for providing all of our families with pizza! YGS is already planning our next family night, which will be before winter break.

The first quarter of school ends on Wednesday! It is hard to believe one quarter is complete. The teachers will be busy preparing report cards, which will go live via Home Access on October 24th. Conferences are on October 26th and 27th. If you haven't set up a time to meet with your child's teacher, please reach out to them to schedule a time.

Information about Halloween will come home in your child's backpack this week. Please be sure to read the flyer as it outlines the day's events.

Have a great week!

Melissa Lewis, Principal
630.553.4390 x4505
As part of the Learning and Grading Plan, it is important to understand the difference between formative and summative assessments.

Formative assessments  are ongoing checks for understanding that provide teachers with the necessary feedback to guide instruction. Formative assessments are  not  counted as part of a grade. 

Summative assessments  are evaluations of a student's mastery of the objectives. Summative assessments typically count for grades.  

To learn more about formative and summative assessments, including examples of each, click the links below. 

How are academic behaviors and performance different?
While academic behavior is aligned with effort, participation and attitude, academic performance is based on a student's knowledge and skills. The District 115 Learning and Grading Policy is focused on academic performance.

"A grade is supposed to provide an accurate, undiluted indicator of a student's mastery of learning standards. That's it. It is not meant to be part of a reward, motivation, or behavioral contract system" (VanDeWeghe, 2007).

To learn more, click the link below:

October 16th: Board of Education Meeting at YHS at 7:00pm

October 18th: End of 1st Quarter

October 18th: Early Childhood Walking Field Trip to Yorkville Police Department

October 20th: Box Tops Due

October 20th: Early Childhood Firemen Visit

October 21st: Yorkville Community Event: Harlem Wizards Game at YMS

October 24th - October 27th: Book Fair

October 24th: Picture Retakes

October 24th: Report Cards Go Live on Home Access

October 25th: McDonald's Family Dinner Night 5:00-8:00pm

October 26th: Affy Tapple Pick Up from 3-4:45

October 26th: No Early Childhood and Kindergarten Attendance due to Parent
Teacher Conferences
October 26th: 1st - 3rd Grade Early Dismissal at 11:55 due to Parent Teacher

October 27th: No School for ALL YGS students due to Parent Teacher Conferences

October 31st: YGS PTO Halloween Parties for KDG - 3rd Grade

October 31st: EC Field Trip to Hoover Outdoor Education Center
  • Affy Tapple pickup is on October 26th from 3:00-4:45.

  • The PTO is hosting a "Giving Back" project where we are asking YGS families to donate gently used coats. Donated coats will go to YGS families in need FIRST, then any additional coats will go to the Kendall County Food Pantry. We hope you will consider donating a gently used coat to help our community.

  • The PTO has been busy planning the Halloween parties for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Early Childhood does not have a Halloween party as they go on a field trip instead. A sign up link was sent to all K-3 parents. The grade level sign ups are also posted to the PTO Facebook page

  • We hope to see many YGS families at the Harlem Wizards game on Saturday, October 21st! See the informational flyer below for more details about this event which raises money for ALL PTOs in District 115.

  • McDonald's is having a YGS Family Dinner Night on October 25th from 5:00-8:00pm. No flyer is needed! 10% of ALL sales between 5-8pm will be donated to YGS!!!
What's for lunch? Click HERE for this month's hot lunch menu.
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