It is hard to believe this is the final week of school for 2017! 2018 will be here before we know it. These last five days of school before winter break will be filled with learning, as well as a few special events. On Thursday, students are invited to wear their PJs as we will cozy up in the gym and watch a holiday movie. On Friday, we have our PTO winter parties. Students will be able to spend time with their grade level peers and celebrate the upcoming holiday festivities by playing games, making crafts and enjoying a sweet treat or two!

Don't forget... we have early dismissal on Friday. Dismissal times are as follows:
  • AM Early Childhood: Regular Dismissal at 11:05am
  • AM Kindergarten: Regular Dismissal at 11:25am
  • 5 Hour STARS: Early Dismissal at 12:35pm
  • PM Early Childhood: Early Dismissal at 2:05pm
  • PM Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades: Early Dismissal at 2:25pm

Should you have any questions about this week's festivities or early dismissal times, please contact the main office and we will be happy to help you.

This will be the last newsletter until Sunday, January 7th. I hope you enjoy the time with your child over winter break. The kids sure have worked hard this past semester and deserve some time to rest, relax and recharge, just as our staff will be doing! If you are traveling, near or far, please be safe! Enjoy the holidays and we will see you in 2018!

Happy Holidays and here's to a wonderful new year!!!


Melissa Lewis, Principal
mlewis@y115.org
630.553.4390 x4505
The Giving Tree was a complete success!!! Thank you to all who donated. YGS was able to help several families in need by providing presents to ensure all YGS students have presents to open on Christmas! We appreciate the generosity of so many YGS families. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
To help guide school improvement, you have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. The survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of Yorkville schools and affords everyone in the school community the opportunity to share thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. 

As of today, YGS has only had approximately 13% of parents respond. In order to receive a report from the state, YGS needs a minimum of 20% of parents to complete the survey. Please click HERE to take the survey.
December 18th: Board of Education Meeting at YHS at 7pm

December 21st: Pajama Day with a Holiday Movie

December 21st: 2nd Quarter Ends

December 22nd: Winter Parties
AM Kindergarten: 10:00am
PM Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades: 1:00

December 22nd: 1 Hour Early Dismissal
AM Early Childhood and AM Kindergarten: No Early Dismissal
Early Childhood 5 Hour STARS: Dismissal at 12:35
PM Early Childhood: Dismissal at 2:05
PM Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades: Dismissal at 2:25

December 23-January 7th: Winter Break

January 8th: School Resumes

January 9th: YGS PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in the YGS Library

January 12th: Report Cards Go Live on Home Access

January 15th: No School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Social Emotional Learning at YGS

Each week will be adding HOME LINKS to our weekly newsletter for families to try at home and for students to show what they have learned that week in our Second Step lesson.
Please follow the attached link to find your child’s home link.

Kindergarten



Third Grade
  • Are you interested in volunteering to help or donating an item for the YGS Winter Parties? Click HERE to sign up!

  • Help us give the teachers and staff at YGS a no fuss holiday cookie exchange. Please bring at least 24 cookies of your choice (homemade or store bought) to the YGS main office before 11:00am on Wednesday December 20th. Each teacher will be provided a container to choose 12-18 cookies to take home and share with their families. If you are making a homemade recipe please provide a note card with the recipe. Please click HERE to sign up!


What's for lunch?

Please click HERE for December's hot lunch menu.

Yorkville Grade School | 630.553.4390 | 630.553.4450 | mlewis@y115.org