Knight Notes

Yarbrough Elementary May Newsletter

Quick Glance at Important Dates

May 2nd-6th - ACT Aspire Testing Continues

May 3rd - End of Course Math Test (5th Grade Only)

May 9th - Richland Elementary 2nd Graders Visit Y.E.S.
May 10th - Volunteer Breakfast; Young Authors' Conference
May 11th - Oregon Trail - 3rd Grade
May 13th - Reading Road Trip - 4th Grade
May 16th - Awards Day
May 17th - Book Swap; Reading Log Celebration
May 18th - Field Day; Fifth Grade Celebration
May 19th - Behavior Celebration; Last Student Day

Leaders of the Month

The following students were recognized by their homerooms as Leaders of the Month for March. Congratulations!

Awards Day

All grade levels will participate in a time to recognize students for academic and extra-curricular achievements on Monday, May 16th. A letter will be sent home if your student is being recognized.

  • 3rd Grade: 8:00 – 9:00
  • 4th Grade: 10:00 – 11:00
  • 5th Grade: 12:15 – 1:15

Third Graders Hit the Oregon Trail

The third graders will be hitting the Oregon Trail on May 11th. We will truly be living a day in the life of a pioneer. They will enjoy the trail, games, chores, and food from that time period. Thank you for all the donated items that are making this day possible!

Fourth Graders take a "Road Trip"

Fourth Grade is excited about our Reading Road Trip on May 13th where we will trek across the state of Alabama participating in various exciting activities. Each activity is based on the resources, people, or achievements for which the city is known. We have worked very hard on all of our literature projects and assignments, and we can’t wait to see our school transformed into eleven top cities in Alabama. Thank you to all the parents that have donated items. We do still need items if you are willing and able to help.

Fifth Grade Cookout Celebration

Our fifth graders will soon be leaving for Drake Middle School! We will celebrate them with a fun cookout on Wednesday, May 18th. A letter with details will be sent home with our fifth graders.

Get a Book for Summer Break

Our annual book swap will be held on Tuesday, May 17th. From now until then, students may bring in up to 5 books (in good condition) and will receive a ticket for each book. On May 17th, students will swap each ticket for a book of their choice. Hopefully this will help students pass along books they have already read and have some new ones for summer reading. Contact Mrs. Brandt if you have questions,

Reading Log Celebration

If your student earned "King" or "Queen" status for completing reading logs, he/she will get a note with details about the celebration. It will take place on Tuesday, May 17th at noon.

Summer Family Book Club

We are excited to announce that The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo is the book for Summer Family Book Club. Pick up a copy of the book (or even listen to the audio version on a summer road trip) and bond with the family over the trials and triumphs of the china rabbit, Edward. We will host two family book clubs (one at lunch time and one in the evening) in August after we return to school. We hope your family will find joy in sharing a great book together.

Field Day Fun

Field Day is set for Thursday, May 18th. Students will participate in fun rotations. Please make sure your student dresses for outside activities that day!

Make Sure Your Child is Registered for 2016-2017

To register online go to:

choose For Parents

choose On line registration

choose Returning students

Parents will need a snapcode to start the process. You should have received an email from Charlene Thomas with the snapcode in it. If you can’t find it, please call our school office at 334-887-1970 to get it.

You will be asked to download 2 proofs of residency (details about what you can submit is on the Auburn Schools' webpage). If you are unable to submit the documents online, you can send them to school, and our office will scan/download them for you. You can also email or send a picture of the documents from your phone to Mrs. Terhune in the front office at Thanks for helping us plan for homerooms next year by registering ASAP.

Notes from Nurse Julia

If your child has medications at school, please pick them up by 12pm, Friday, May 20th.

Medications are not held over the summer and will be donated to a medical mission organization if they are not picked up.

If your child will need medication at school next year, don’t forget to request the parent provider authorization (PPA) form from their provider during the summer.


A PPA must be completed for all medications.

Only a 30 day supply of medication may be kept at school.

All over the counter medications must be in unopened bottles and age appropriate.

If the medication is a prescription, the prescriber must complete the PPA and the medication must be in the original container with the prescription label.

The complete ACS medication policy can be found on page 52-53 of the Pupil Progression Planner.

You may bring medications and forms, or discuss your child’s health care needs with me, beginning on August 3rd. Please call for an appointment.

Parents of rising 6th graders: don’t forget to get your child a Tdap booster and updated certificate of immunization prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Lunch Money Due

Please have all lunch accounts paid in full by May 13th. Thank you!

One More Newsletter

Be on the lookout in a few weeks for our final newsletter of the year! We will have summer information, important August dates, and final thoughts on the school year.