Yancey Staff News

Week of January 4, 2016 - A Week

Welcome Back

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful and enjoyable break. I'm returning refreshed and ready to tackle the next part of our year. You have all been on my mind over the break; specifically thinking about how much our students and families already owe to you for the successes we've had already. We have much to look forward to as the new year at Yancey begins:

- The continuation of our work to create a multi-age, interdisciplinary school
- UVA coming on board fully and helping to create our vision
- Monday Market Expos and our drive to have a wonderful Spring Market
- Mid year data and review, and an opportunity to make adjustments at the school-level
- Great events and opportunities to connect with the community

I know you are as excited as I am and you will return with a renewed energy. Our students will too. Please make sure to take some time to reteach routine, focus on community, keep as much of the schedule as regular as possible, and have fun!

There si a lot of information to help us get restarted and we'll cover a bunch at huddles and on Thursday. I can't wait to see all of you! Dive In!


Shout Outs

Secret Santas- I think everyone enjoyed that!

All of you for jumping in when I didn't feel well at the end of the week. I know I can count on each of you!

D'Ann for donating a stove and oven to Yancey!


IT'S An A Week

Get prizes to Jen Henry for the next raffle!

PTO meeting Monday the 11th at 7pm.

Report Card Timeline:

January 15 - End of Quarter

January 19 - Teacher Workday

January 28 - Report Cards Complete

February 1 - Changes back to you

February 5th - Report Cards Open

Newsletter Updates:

If you have announcements, pictures, or shout outs, please send to Craig.

If you have events for the calendar, please send to Jennifer Wilkes or Cathy Martin.

Upcoming Events

Monday Market Expo

Monday, Jan. 4th, 11:30am


Recess Schedule for Expo:
11:45 - Maker/Nature

12:15 - Photography/Yard Games/Operations/

1:00 - Cooking/Crafts

Library - Operations
Room 1 - Theater/Music/Arts
Room 6 - Yard Games
Room 7 - Crafts
Room 8 - Nature
Room 12 - Cooking
Room 13 - Wood Working

PTO meeting

Monday, Jan. 11th, 6pm


Faculty Metting- Business Items

Thursday, Jan. 7th, 2:45pm


Monday Market
Discovery Days
Mid-Year Testing

Early Release

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 1pm


Tish will be coming for mindfulness

Calendar for 15-16

About Us

Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary School

7625 Porters Road

Esmont, VA 22937

(434) 974-8060