The Rams Report

The Pulse of Yorkville Elementary School

A Message from the Principal

Dear Yorkville Elementary Families,

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who attended parent/teacher conferences. We truly appreciate your commitment to your child's education and thank you for recognizing the importance of the connection between home and school.

It is with sincere appreciation that we acknowledge the dedication of the students, families and staff of Yorkville Elementary School. Together we will continue to focus on student progress and growth. We are blessed to have classrooms filled with curious children, engaged volunteers and motivated staff members working to optimize student learning.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Enjoy this precious time with family and friends!

Mrs. Amy Foszpanczyk

Yorkville 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament

We are excited to announce the return of the Yorkville 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament for girls and boys in 3rd through 8th grade. The tournament will be held at Yorkville on Saturday, December 2nd. Pre-registration is required. Please click here for more information.

PTO Update

  • Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know that the Yorkville PTO can benefit when you do? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.Follow the link to get started:
  • Please continue to send in Box Tops for Education. To be counted in the next classroom competition, all Box Tops should be turned in by December 1st. Box Tops can be put in plastic bags. Simply remember to put your child's name and homeroom on the bag. Thank you for your support!
  • The next PTO meeting will be held on January 18th at 6:30 in the library. All are welcome!

October & November Highlights

As always, it's been a busy month at Yorkville Elementary School!

The first graders have been learning all about Native Americans and had the opportunity to make their own teepee village.

First and fifth grade buddies came together to create turkeys and to identify things they are thankful for. It's great to see the students working together and having fun!

Third grade students have participated in a number of exciting opportunities for learning! Students applied problem solving skills as they took part in a break out session based on the book If You Take a Mouse to School. As part of Science class, third graders hatched and released butterflies. To celebrate Fire Safety Week, students traveled to the Fire Station. They also traveled to the Golden Rondelle Theater to see “The Know It All Show.”

The fourth grade students celebrated Halloween by participating in a break out activity. Students had to complete tasks from their math chapters to help them solve clues. These clues then gave them codes to help them unlock locks that were connected to chests. Students had 45 minutes to crack the code and try to get into the chests. All teams were successful!

Seventh grade students combined their scientific knowledge and creativity to create a Cell City project!

The seventh and eighth grade students are still talking about their outdoor education experiences at Camp Timber-Lee. They had animal encounters, went horseback riding and canoeing, learned about archery and completed a ropes course.

Students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the Halloween celebrations! The hallways were filled with creative costumes.

Yorkville students celebrated National Children's Book Week. As part of the celebration, guest readers visited primary classrooms and shared their favorite books. Students in 4K through 8th grade gathered in the large gym and participated in a buddy read. Lastly, author Charlie Tennessen and illustrator Chloe Wright visited Yorkville and talked to students about the importance of reading and writing. They also shared the process that was followed in publishing their book entitled Rosie's New Harness.

Students, staff, families and community members gathered to celebrate Veteran's Day and honor loved ones who have served our country. After the school celebration, eighth grade students had the opportunity to visit with and interview veterans. It was a wonderful day!

The girls' basketball teams have been working hard. They just competed in the Yorville Hoops Classic Tournament. The A-team placed second in the tournament while the B-team won the consolation bracket. Congratulations, girls! Go Rams!

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars....

Girls' Basketball - November 21 at 4:15 (@ Riverview)

School Board Meeting - November 21 at 6:00 (Room 112)

Thanksgiving Break - November 22 - 24

Girls' Basketball (Playoffs Round #1) - November 28 at 4:00

1st Grade Field Trip (Milwaukee Public Museum) - November 30

2 on 2 Basketball Tournament - December 2

Boys' Basketball Tryouts - December 7 & 8 @ 3:45

Jr. High Dance - December 8 from 7:00 - 9:00

Jr. High Band and Choir Concert - December 14 @ 9:45 & 7:00

Boys' Basketball Tournament (A Team Only) - December 15 & 16 (at Wheatland)

PTO Family Fun Night - December 15 from 6:00 - 9:00

Jr. High Band Performs @ Milwaukee Admirals Game - December 15

Boys' Basketball - December 18 @ 4:00 (@Yorkville)

Primary Christmas Concert & Grandparents' Day - December 19 at 9:45

Primary Christmas Concert - December 19 at 7:00

Boys' Basketball - December 21 at 4:00 (@ Yorkville)

Winter Break - December 22 - January 1

Classes Resume - January 2