Inside Yorktown CSD

Yorktown Schools Community Newsletter | May 2023

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Welcome to the May edition of “Inside Yorktown CSD.” This newsletter will take you inside our schools by sharing photos, stories, announcements, upcoming events, and more — all with the goal of creating a more connected school community.

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  • May 8-12 — Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 8 — Board of Education Meeting (Budget Hearing), 7 p.m.

  • May 9 — Mohansic Spring Art Show, 5 p.m.

  • May 9 — Brookside Spring Art Show, 5 p.m.

  • May 10 — Meet the Candidates Night (at MESMS), 7 p.m.

  • May 11 — Mohansic First Grade Spring Concert, 9:30 a.m.

  • May 11 — MESMS National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 5:30 p.m.

  • May 12 — Brookside Color Run, 5:30 p.m.

  • May 15 — YHS Band Concert, 7 p.m.

  • May 16 — School Budget & Trustee Vote (at French Hill), 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • May 17 — Crompond Fifth Grade Choral Concert, 9:30 a.m.

  • May 17 — YHS Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m.

  • May 18 — YHS WISE Symposium, 7 p.m.

  • May 22 — Board of Education Meeting (Tenure Recognition), 7 p.m.

  • May 23 — MESMS Orchestra/Choir Concert

    • Chorus - 5:30 to 6:15

    • Orchestra - 6:30 to 7:30

  • May 24 — Mohansic Second Grade Spring Concert, 9:30 a.m.

  • May 24 — Brookside Kindergarten Concert

    • Cast A - 9:15 a.m.

    • Cast B - 10:30 a.m.

  • May 24 — YHS Science Research Symposium, 5 p.m.

  • May 24 — Crompond ESTEAM Family Night, 5:30 p.m.

  • May 25 — YHS Choir Concert, 7 p.m.

  • May 26-May 29 — Memorial Day (Schools Closed)

  • May 30 — MESMS Band Concert, 5:30 p.m.

  • May 31 — Crompond Fifth Grade Band/Orchestra Concert, 5:30 p.m.

  • June 1 — Mohansic Kindergarten Spring Concert, 9:30 a.m.

  • June 1 — YHS Tri-M Induction, 6 p.m.

  • June 2 — Mohansic End-of-Year Celebration (Time TBD)

  • June 5 — Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.

  • June 6 — Incoming Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 9:30 a.m.

  • June 7 — Brookside Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 9:30 a.m.

  • June 7 — Crompond Fourth Grade Choral Concert, 9:30 a.m.

  • June 7 — YHS One-Act Plays, 3 p.m.

  • June 7 — Mohansic Color Run (Time TBD)

  • June 8 — Last Day for Seniors

  • June 12 — Board of Education Meeting (Retirement/Anniversary Celebration), 7 p.m.

  • June 14 — Brookside Moving up Day

    • Cast A - 9:30 a.m.

    • Cast B - 11 a.m.

  • June 14 — Crompond Fifth Grade Field Day

  • June 15 — Mohansic Moving Up Day

  • June 19 — Juneteenth (Schools Closed)

  • June 22 — MESMS Commencement, 11:30 a.m.

  • June 22 — MESMS Commencement Dance, 6:30 p.m.

  • June 24 — YHS Graduation, 10 a.m.

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Budget Vote and Trustee Election

The annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at French Hill Elementary School.

To cast your ballot, you must be a registered voter and reside in the Yorktown Central School District. You can register up until five days before the vote. For more information on how to register, please visit our website.

To provide transparency and clarity on the budget, the District has been conducting a series of presentations at Board of Education meetings since February. The presentations are accessible on the District's website and you can also watch the meetings on our YouTube channel.

If you would like more information about the budget, we encourage you to read Dr. Hattar's letter, which includes highlights of the budget

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The Board of Education has two vacancies for full three-year terms. Candidates are, in order of ballot appearance, Conrad D. McKenzie, Catalina Tyndal, Mike Magnani, and Ronald Fedele.

The community is invited to attend a "Meet the Candidates Night" on Wednesday, May 10th, at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at Mildred E. Strang Middle School and is being moderated by the District PTSA. A video replay will be available the following day on the District's YouTube channel.

Pre-K Update

Thank you to all those who participated in our Pre-K survey. We appreciate the numerous questions and comments received. We have compiled the following document to address the most frequently asked questions: Pre-K FAQ.

Curriculum Maps

The Curriculum Maps for the 2022-23 school year are now available online. They can be accessed by visiting the Curriculum & Instruction website.

Curriculum maps are living documents and are reviewed throughout the year to reflect the New York State Learning Standards. We look forward to continually adding curriculum maps for the courses not yet represented.

Kindergarten Registration

To register a kindergarten student for the 2023-24 school year, please contact the Registration Office at 914-243-8016. Click here for more information.

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April 24, 2023: Yorktown Central School District Board of Education Meeting

Unless noted otherwise, all Board of Education meetings will be held in the middle school cafeteria. You can find agendas and upcoming meeting dates by visiting this link.

Please know that all meetings will be uploaded to our YouTube channel the day following the meeting. The latest video is enclosed for your viewing.

Crompond Fifth Graders Showcase ESTEAM Projects

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Crompond students enjoy making connections — with wires and with each other.

It was wonderful to see our fifth-grade students speak so passionately and expertly about their tech-based ESTEAM projects at the April 24 Board of Education meeting.

From writing persuasive arguments to developing prototypes, this grade-level effort offered every student a unique opportunity to tap into their creativity and empathy through the use of Makey Makey kits.

As one student said, “We used the engineer-design process to create projects that will help others in need. Integrating empathy and technology is important to help us understand the world. By using technology to connect with others, we learn about different perspectives, solve problems, spread kindness, and we can make a positive impact on the world around us.”

Read all about these incredible projects on the District's website.

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You can visit the District's Communications website to keep up with the latest news and to read archived stories.

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Make sure to keep up with Yorktown Central School District on Twitter by following @YorktownCSD. In fact, you can follow all schools and administrators with just one click by following the YCSD Twitter List.
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The District is always looking for talented individuals to join our team. You may search open positions and apply by visiting this link.

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You can read more District highlights by visiting our website and social media pages, which are updated regularly with stories, photos, and announcements.

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