Thank you to those who attended YGS Gives Back on Thursday evening! We have many canned goods to donate to the local food pantry and festive ornaments to donate to the Yorkville nursing homes, in hopes of brightening the residents' day! It was so great to see so many students and families giving back during this holiday season!

This month we are focusing on the character trait, trustworthiness. Last week, Mrs. Schmidt, our EL teacher, told a story about a cat and a rat. Ask your child how trustworthiness was portrayed in the story. The students have earned 5,000 CHAMPS Bucks which means they have earned their first reward, PAJAMA DAY!!! Students are invited to wear their PJs to school TOMORROW, Monday, December 11th. Please know if the wind chill is above 15 degrees, students will go outside for recess. Students are welcome to bring clothes to put on top of their PJs if needed and slippers are not permitted.

Have a wonderful week!

Melissa Lewis, Principal
630.553.4390 x4505
We are still in need of approximately 30 items for the YGS Giving Tree! If you are able to pick up an ornament to provide a gift for a YGS family in need, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for considering this chance to give back to the YGS community!
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. 

YGS hopes to have 100% parent participation. Please click HERE to take the survey.

December 11th: Pajama Day

December 18th: Board of Education Meeting at YHS at 7pm

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
  • 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.
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