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11.10.2021 9th Edition

Giftmart Toyshop

This year we will be once again collecting toys for under-resourced families in Indian Prairie School District 204!

By invitation, parents and/or guardians are invited to the Giftmart Toyshop where they can purchase new toys for $2.00 per toy. 100% of the proceeds made from the sale of each toy will be donated back to each invited school to fund much needed resources.

Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy that is safe for children ages 6-12. No stuffed animals or board games, please. There will be a Giftmart Toy Box located inside of Metea and Waubonsie Valley High Schools, Granger, Crone, Gregory and Fischer Middle Schools, and in Cowlishaw, Fry, Graham, Georgetown, Gombert, Kendall, May Watts, McCarty, Owen, Patterson, Petterson, Welch, and Young Elementary Schools from November 6th – December 6th.

Thank you for your generosity and participation!

To learn more about Giftmart please visit

News from our PTA

Dear Nancy Young families,

Our teachers will be working late on Thursday, Nov. 18th for Parent-Teacher conferences. The PTA has bought sandwiches for the teachers, but we're looking for some support in filling out the meal. Please use the Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer to bring in a donation for the teachers. We're looking for donations of drinks, desserts, fruit and veggie trays, and plates, napkins, etc. If you can help out, please click below:

Any questions or concerns, please reach out at

Next Meeting(s):

Executive Board PTA Meeting on Thursday, November11th at 7:00PM on Zoom

General Board PTA Meeting on Wednesday, November17th at 7:00PM on Zoom - link highlighted in yellow.

On November 17th we will be joined by Supna Jain who is a current school board member! During the meeting she will provide an informative presentation on the re-boundary process.

Zoom Invitation

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 970 8817 7164

Passcode: Bf1y0t

Executive Board

IPPC Representative - OPEN


Click here, pay the $18.00 and join today!

Volunteer at Nancy Young Elementary by clicking here.

General Information and Committee Descriptions click here.

Scholastic Book Fair this November - Reminder

We are excited to offer the Scholastic Book Fair this November! The Book Fair builds excitement around reading, encourages readers to take ownership by selecting their own books, and benefits the Young LMC with a portion of the proceeds returning to the LMC. The fair will be open for sales Tuesday, November 9th - Friday, November 12th. Online sales will be open until November 18th.

Tuesday, November 9th | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, November 10th | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday, November 11th | 9:00am - 3:00pm

Friday, November 12th | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Scholastic Book Fairs is now offering eWallet as a secure, cash-free way for your child to shop the Fair. There is no charge to set up an eWallet. Simply create an account and authorize a spending limit to have funds immediately available for your child to choose the books they wish for! To get started, visit our school’s Book Fair homepage.

Students may shop with cash, check, or eWallet. If you have specific shopping directions or questions, please contact Mrs. Ranucci. We can help guide your student's shopping experience.

Next Board of Education Meeting

The next regular Board of Education meeting is at 7 pm on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora. Meeting agendas and documents will be available online prior to the meeting. Video of the regular meeting can be streamed live or viewed the following day at the District’s YouTube channel.

Food Service

This year, we have been providing a grab and go style lunch at no charge to all students. Please visit the IPSD website for more information on the free meal program and for menu options.

Covid Dashboard

Positive cases of COVID-19 at each school in Indian Prairie 204 can be found on the District's COVID Dashboard. The information is updated each Monday by 4 pm. If your child is in close contact with someone who tested positive, a member of the COVID-19 Response Team will notify you directly regarding the need to quarantine as a precaution.

Nominate a Staff Member for the A+ Award

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation and Wells Fargo Advisors are partnering for the eighth year to recognize our outstanding staff members who go above and beyond. To nominate someone who is making a difference, visit A+ Award.

Elementary School Hours

Regular Hours:

Arrival: Doors open at 8:50. Bell rings at 9:05. Students should be in class and ready to learn at 9:05.

Dismissal: 3:35 Every Day


Arrival on Wednesdays ONLY-Doors open at 9:00 and bell rings at 9:15.

Dismissal: 3:35

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 18th Parent/Teacher Conferences (4:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Monday, November 22nd NO SCHOOL Parent/Teacher Conferences (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM & 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Tuesday, November 23rd- Friday, November 26th NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Navigating Nancy Young Elementary

To learn about arrival and dismissal procedures please click the picture or click here.