From the Lion's Den

York Center Family Newsletter 2/10

Last week we spent our Wednesday after school examining our student learning data and planning for meeting the needs of all of our learners. While we talk about student learning and progress weekly in our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), this was a great opportunity to meet with the larger team and discuss Fall to Winter growth.

We work hard at ensuring that each student is making growth in their learning. The expertise at York Center shows the incredible amount of professional knowledge and experience of our teachers. Working together we share this knowledge for the benefit of our students. We are so proud of our students for meeting their growth goals and had so much to celebrate!

Meet Ms. Enright

"I love the family feel of YC. Walking in the door each morning is like walking into home. The students are greeted with smiles and caring teachers who are always thinking about what is best for the kids in everything they do. The positive energy abounds. It's such an amazing little community to spend each day in, and I would never want to be anywhere else." ~ Ms.Enright

We are lucky to have Ms. Enright at York Center School!


Thank you for all of your efforts in ensuring that our York Center Lions are here every day and on time!

Our goal is to have 100% of our children here every day and on-time! Last week, we averaged 94% of our 3rd Graders, 98% of our 4th graders, and 97% of our 5th graders in attendance each day. We love having all of our children here each day!

Please also note that the State of Illinois considers students chronically absent (excused or unexcused) if they miss 10% of the school year.

Valentine Celebrations

Valentine Celebrations will take place on February 14th in the afternoon. Our amazing PTA will be providing pizza, water, and a treat!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in the Fall? Save the date!

If you have an incoming kindergartner for the 2020-2021 school year, please register your child on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, anytime between 7am and 6pm at Stevenson. More details will follow regarding the necessary documentation.

From the Health Office.....

Friday, February 21, 2020

The DuPage County Health Department will be at York Center School to do free dental exams for any child who returns a completed consent form. These forms have been sent home with your child, but if you need another, please have your child pick one up at the office. This dental exam will meet the requirements for students who will need the State mandated dental exams; which are students going into Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 6th grade.

Also, if your child meets the requirements, they will also receive a fluoride treatment, and sealants (if needed).

A toothbrush and a letter will be sent home with each child that participates, with the exam results and what services were done.

Please return a filled form if you would like your child to participate.

Viernes, 21 de febrero de 2020

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de DuPage estará en la Escuela York Center para hacer exámenes dentales gratuitos para cualquier niño que devuelva un formulario de consentimiento completo. Estos formularios se han enviado a casa con su hijo, pero si necesita otro, su hijo puede recoger otro en la oficina. Este examen dental cumplirá con los requisitos para los estudiantes que necesitarán los exámenes dentales obligatorios del Estado; que son estudiantes que van al Kindergarten, segundo grado y sexto grado.

Además, si su hijo cumple con los requisitos, también recibirá un tratamiento con flúor y selladores (si es necesario).

Se enviará a casa un cepillo de dientes y una carta con cada niño que participe, con los resultados del examen y los servicios hechos.

Por favor devuelva un formulario completo si desea que su hijo participe.

Join Us

You are invited to attend an upcoming Town Hall meeting or Open House to learn more about the $30 million referendum appearing on your March 17th ballot. Ask questions, gain more information, or see firsthand why improvements are needed. Please visit for more details.


Tuesday 2/11 7pm Jefferson

Saturday 2/22 9:30am Schafer


Tuesday 2/25 7pm Ardmore

Wednesday 2/26 7pm Stevenson

Tuesday 3/3 7pm Westmore


Tuesday, March 17th


As the District 45 community continues through cold and flu season, we would like to provide some general tips to best protect your families from potential illness. Additionally, DuPage County Health Department has distributed information about Coronavirus that D45 would like to share.

Cold and Flu Season Tips

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have outlined the following steps to decrease the spread of germs:

  • Stay away from people who are sick as much as possible
  • If you or your child are sick, avoid others as much as possible to keep from infecting them
  • Regularly cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean surfaces that may be contaminated with the flu viruses

District 45 would also like to provide information for parents whose child or children may have contracted the flu. Please note, District 45 defines a fever as 99.6 degrees or more.

  • If your child has the flu, should he or she still go to school?
    • No. If your child has flu-like symptoms and a fever of 99.6 degrees or more, they should not attend school to prevent the risk of spreading germs to other students or staff members.
  • If your child has the flu, should you inform the school?
    • Yes. Should your child develop a fever of (or higher than) 99.6 degrees and has a sore throat or cough, she or he has a flu-like illness. Please report these symptoms when calling in your student’s absence. In turn, District 45 school nurses provide this information to our local Health Department. Please note: personal information (such as student names) will not be provided to the Health Department. Rather, school nurses provide the total number of students with flu-like symptoms.
  • If my child has the flu, when should he or she return to school?
    • Please keep your child home from school for at least 24 hours after a fever is gone (the fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine). A fever is defined as 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

For more information about how to best prevent the spread of the flu, please click here to access The Flu: A Guide for Parents published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Update from DuPage County Health Department

In addition to cold and flu, you have likely heard about Coronavirus due to recent media coverage. As of this article’s publication (2/5/20), District 45 does not have any suspected cases of Coronavirus. For more information, please click here to view the latest news from the DuPage County Health Department. Additionally, DuPage County Health Department provided an official statement specifically for K-12 schools. Click below to read the statement.

Information and Interim Guidance for K-12 Schools, Illinois

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Dear Parents and Guardians:

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is being conducted now through February 14, 2020, in District 45. The Survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish.

  • Parents with more than one (1) child attending the same school may elect to participate multiple times.

  • Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may participate in the survey for each school.

  • Only one parent per household may participate

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey helps us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guides improvement.

For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or

Interested in being a substitute teacher?

Please click on the link to see the flyer!

Substitute Teacher Training and Requirements

Important Dates

2/17 NO SCHOOL Presidents Day

2/21 DuPage County Dental Visit

2/26 Early Dismissal 12:30 pm

2/27 Towervale Books Assembly

2/28 NO SCHOOL Teacher Professional Learning Day

3/11 6:00 pm PTA Meeting @ Stevenson School

3/13 PTA Science Night!

3/20 D45 Art Show

York Center Backpack

Click here to access our York Center Electronic Backpack to find out about important events in our school and community.

Spring Chess Club Sign-up has been added!!!

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