The Beehive Bulletin

York Avenue Family Newsletter - 9/12/21

Message from Mrs. Richardson

Dear York Avenue Families,


It was a short but sweet week! To those observing Yom Kippur on Wednesday, September 15 to Thursday, September 16, wishing you a happy, peaceful new year with good health!


Our H&S will be purchasing a t-shirt for all students to wear on school spirit days. Please fill out this form to enter your child's size. You'll need to complete a separate form for each child. Thank you to our generous H&S for helping to foster a sense of belonging and community through school pride!


Here are some important dates:


Sept. 14 --Back to School Night (virtual): See the attached flier for information.

Please join us to learn about your child's classroom!

Sept. 16--No School

Sept. 17--H&S Welcome Back Movie Night outdoors at 7:30 pm, bring your blankets and chairs

Sept. 21--First H&S Meeting of the year at 6:30 pm via Google Meet link to be provided


Hope you're enjoying the weekend!


Warmly,


Dipa P. Richardson

Principal

iReady Math Communication

Dear Families and Caregivers,


I am excited to share that the North Penn School District is implementing a new math program called i-Ready Classroom Mathematics. This program will help meet the unique needs of all students. Below are some resources to help you become familiar with the program and learn how you can support your child(ren) in learning math at home.

  • Watch this video to learn about the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program and get answers to the most common questions families ask about the program.

  • Read this resource to get to know the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program and learn how you can support your student at home.

  • Visit the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics Family Center for additional support.

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to learn additional ways you can support your student with mathematics at home.


Sincerely,

Dr. Sean Arney, STEM Supervisor

Math for all, Math for Life

Odyssey of the Mind Program

On Thursday, September 30th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, there will be an Open House held in the cafeteria at Pennbrook Middle School, an opportunity for families to learn about NP OM and how to get involved.

NP Music Program: Strings and Band-- Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6

Your child has the unique opportunity to become involved in our North Penn Music Program! All students in 3rd grade and above can begin playing a string instrument, and all students in 4th grade and above can begin playing a band instrument.


The North Penn School District has been consistently recognized as a Best Community for Music Education since 2013! Our Bands and Orchestras boast a tradition of excellence that is well-known both within and outside of our community. Not only will your child be a part of our esteemed ensembles, but they will receive the many benefits of instrumental music instruction including: a means for self-expression, improved problem-solving skills, increased self-confidence and esteem, and a sense of pride in their accomplishments.


Join our Music Teachers at MEET THE INSTRUMENT NIGHT for more information and to have your child try the instruments they are interested in!


Strings Night - Monday, September 13 at 7:00 PM @ NPHS Auditorium, Grades 3-6

Band Night - Monday, September 20 at 7:00 PM @ NPHS Auditorium, Grades 4-6


Be on the lookout for more information - including registration - from our music teachers!

Arrival and Dismissal Notes

School Day - 9:10-3:40


Entering the Building


Please remind your child to enter through the appropriate door:


  • Bus riders: Door 3, corner door

  • Kindergarten: Door 5, on Mitchell Avenue

  • 1st & 6th grade: Door 1, main entrance

  • 2nd & 3rd grade: Door 2, next to main entrance

  • 4th & 5th grade: Door 3, corner door


AM Car Line


  • All drop offs in the car line are in front of the main entrance between the orange cones. Please pull your car up to the large sign carried by our 6th grade safety.

  • Do not park your car or exit your car in the car line. Keeping safety in mind, please do not go around vehicles in front of you and do not attempt to back up your vehicle.

  • As the space in front of you becomes available, the next set of vehicles will pull forward and drop off their child(ren).

  • When in the car line, please practice patience. Parents should not exit their vehicle in order to keep the car line moving. Staff members are available to assist the students with their backpacks or any other item they need to get out of the vehicle.


Riding a Bike To and From School


  • Students in grades 3-6 may ride a bike independently with a signed consent form provided by the school.

  • With safety for students being a top priority, students must wear a helmet.

Important Information

Home & School Association Spotlight

News from Home & School

Important Dates for Upcoming Events:


  • Friday, September 17 - H&S Welcome Back Movie Night outside at 7:30 pm (bring your blankets and chairs)


  • Tuesday, September 21 - The first Home & School Board Meeting for 2021-22 at 6:30 pm via Google Meet. All parents are welcome to join. Link will be shared the week before the meeting.


Supporting students and staff is the heart of what we do. There's always room for more VOLUNTEERS! Please reach out to yahomeandschool@gmail.com to learn more or click here to sign up.


You can also connect on Facebook @ York Avenue Elementary Home & School


For more information, please see the attached flier or reach out to the 2021-22 H&S Board.


President

John Benedix

610-937-9635

johnrbenedix@yahoo.com


Treasurer

Meredith Kim

215-313-7476

merpkim@gmail.com


Secretary

Michelle Hynes

215-589-3699

michelle.swaim@yahoo.com

Other Ways to Support York Avenue

AMAZONSMILE

Direct your charity dollars via AmazonSmile!

We've all been doing more online shopping this year. Shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-3404303 and York Home and School Association gets a percentage!

SHOPRITE FOR MY SCHOOL PROGRAM

Do you shop at ShopRite? Have family members that shop there? Sign your rewards card up at the link below and pick York Ave Elem and we will automatically be credited for any Box Top rewards that are purchased. EASY!!!


https://www.shopriteformyschool.com/Register-my-Card