Panther Parent Newsletter

December 2018

EYMS Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a nurturing educational environment where students develop academic, physical, social, and emotional skills necessary for a lifetime of learning.

Friendsgiving Dinner

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 5pm

285 Georges Fork Road

Burnsville, NC

Please join us for a compliementary dinner from our East Yancey family to yours to express our gratitude for all you do to support us and the school. RSVP by December 4 by completing the form below or calling the school at 682-2281. A paper invitation with an RSVP form has also been sent home.


Únase a nosotros para una cena complementaria de nuestra familia de East Yancey con la suya para expresar nuestro agradecimiento por todo lo que hace para apoyarnos a nosotros y a la escuela. RSVP para el 4 de diciembre completando el siguiente formulario o llamando a la escuela al 682-2281. También se envió a casa una invitación en papel con un formulario de RSVP.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Principal's Message

Happy Holidays! This is the time of year when weather causes snow days, delays and early dismissals. I know and understand the frustration when this happens but please know that student safety is always a top priority when these decisions are made. On a positive note, this is a great opportunity for your child to catch up on reading!

Here is a great article on the benefits of reading aloud to your middle school student.

Parents can be a big influence with home reading by being a reading model.

When you show your children how much you value reading, they are likely to follow your lead. Are you a reading role model? Answer yes or no to the questions below to find out:

1. Do you read something for pleasure every day?

2. Do you share something that you’ve read with your child each day?

3. Do you keep a book handy for times you may have to wait?

4. Do you read food labels at the store and talk about the information with your child?

5. Do you keep books and magazines around your home-so it’s easy to find something to read?

How well are you doing? Each yes means you are a role model for helping your child love reading. For each no, try that idea at home.


Happy Reading!

~Ms. Presnell

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School Calendar-Important Reminders

Monday, 12/3/18~Basketball vs Avery~5:00

Tuesday, 12/4/18~Parent Meeting "What the TECH?". Assistant DA will be here to talk about social media~5:30

Thursday, 12/6/18~Basketball vs Cane River~5:00 8th Grade Night

Saturday, 12/8/18~Friendsgiving Dinner~5:00-7:00

Monday, 12/10/18~Basketball Tournament Begins @ CR TBA

Wednesday, 12/12/18~Basketball Tournament @ CR TBA

Thursday, 12/13/18~Basketball Tournament @CR TBA

Monday, 12/17/18~6th Grade Play @ 8:00 (MW Classes)

Monday, 12/17/18~PBIS Rewards Trip~6th Grade (Afternoon)

Tuesday, 12/18/19~PBIS Rewards Trip~7th Grade (Afternoon)

Wednesday, 12/19/18~PBIS Rewards Trip~8th Grade (Afternoon)

Friday, 12/21/18~Early Dismissal 12:00 for Christmas Break

December 24, 2018-January 4, 2019~Christmas Break

January 7, 2019 Students return to school

Middle School Misfortunes Then and Now

"Smartphones and social media aren’t going anywhere. Both are powerful tools, with many benefits. But they have fundamentally altered how children interact with the world and not in a good way." (Click on the picture below to read this great article)