The Rams Report

The Pulse of Yorkville Elementary

A Message From the Principal

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, I find myself looking back on the last nine months. It has been a great school year, and I am truly honored to be part of this special place. Together we have shared many experiences that will now become treasured memories. The unwavering dedication to and devotion for our learning community sets Yorkville Elementary apart.

Thank you to our hard working, creative staff. Their commitment is outstanding and the students benefit each and every day!

Special thanks to our parents and families who give their time to support our students and tirelessly contribute to the learning environment!

Congratulations to all Yorkville students for a successful school year. I wish you all a happy, safe and relaxing summer!

Mrs. Amy Foszpanczyk

Let's Dive Into Summer!

We are excited to offer a summer school program designed to encourage exploration and to foster your child’s love of learning. This year the program will run from June 11th through July 6th. Classes will meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Please note that summer school will not be in session on Wednesday, July 4th. Because the expense would be prohibitive, bus transportation cannot be offered. As a result, families will need to arrange for student drop-off and pick-up. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:45 and must be picked up by 12:00. It might be helpful to network with other parents to set up a carpooling schedule. Kidz Connection is also available for before and after school care. Students should bring a snack and a water bottle each day as food service is not available during the summer session. Sunscreen may also be a necessity. Please be aware that teachers may send home a list of supplies that are needed for class. Below you will find the summer school staff list:

Kindergarten - Mrs. Becky Borchardt

1st Grade - Mrs. Shannon Schwartz

2nd Grade - Mrs. Stephanie Sorenson & Mrs. Hannah Jacobson

3rd Grade - Mrs. Erin Maydak

4th Grade - Mr. Jason Scott

5th Grade - Mrs. Becky Seitz

Computers - Ms. Brenda Rivest

P.E. - Mr. Nate Meyer

Instructional Aides - Jeaneen Acklam & Sandy Bluemel


First grade students were invited to UGES for a bike rodeo sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Racine County Sheriff's Department. All students were fitted for a complimentary bike helmet and had the chance to ride through various obstacles! Max Caldwell was the lucky winner of a gift card from Trek Bicycles!

Second graders celebrated the end of the school year by reading with their 4K buddies. The second grade students spent the year corresponding with pen pals from Alabama. As a culminating activity, the students met using Facetime.

Third grade students have been busy with coding and engineering. They had the opportunity to use coding to program robots. The students also built and tested structures that could withstand an earthquake. Third grade students took one final field trip to visit Slim Goodbody. With the arrival of warm weather, the students have found some time to enjoy the outdoors and are anticipating the arrival of summer break!

Over the course of the school year, primary students attended a monthly community meeting to learn about character traits. Junior high students took an active role and helped to plan the meetings.

All Yorkville students had the opportunity to visit the Scholastic Book Fair. The fair was a huge success.

The fourth grade students took their annual trip to Madison. Students had the opportunity to play the role of a senator and cast a vote.

Fifth grade students displayed their literacy skills and hard work at the second annual Book Fair.

Sixth grade math students solved for the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) with a task card scavenger hunt.

Yorkville students showcased and celebrated their talents through participation in the Mega Math Meet, the Spanish Vocabulary Bee, the News Quiz Bowl, and the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Anthology.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kreuscher and the sixth through eighth grade choir students for their very entertaining production of The Wizard of Oz.

Field Day is one of the students' favorite days of the entire year. The beautiful weather and friendly competition made for an exciting, enjoyable time! Thank you to Austen Andersen for the neat aerial photos.

Upcoming Events!

Please mark your calendars....

K-3 Field Trip to Milwaukee County Zoo - Friday, June 1st

Graduation - Monday, June 4th @ 7:00 p.m.

Last Day of School - Thursday, June 7th

First Day of Summer School - Monday, June 11th

Board of Education Meeting - Tuesday, June 12th @ 7:00 p.m. (Room 112)

PTO Meeting - Wednesday, June 13th

No Summer School Classes - Wednesday, July 4th

Last Day of Summer School - Friday, July 6th

Registration Day - Tuesday, August 7th

Open House - Tuesday, August 29th from 5:00 - 7:00

First Day of School - Tuesday, September 4th

A Call to Action from Union Grove Rails to Trails!

Union Grove Rails to Trails has been invited to speak to the Natural Resources Board of the Wisconsin DNR in June. We would like to get as many letters as possible from Racine County residents and businesses, showing support for the purchase of the corridor. This meeting is the beginning of the final approval process necessary for the purchase of the land rights, so the corridor can change from Private to Public Access. We will still need approval from the Legislature and the Governor after this step. This is a very important meeting and we need to show that the Southeast Wisconsin Region really wants and needs the land rights to be purchased for public use. Converting this unused rail corridor into a usable trail open to the public will have lasting health and economic benefits to not only the municipalities along the corridor and Racine County, but to the entire Southeast Wisconsin region.

Please send your letters of support to the following by

June 22, 2018

Union Grove Rails to Trails

c/o Village of Union Grove 925 15th Ave.

Union Grove, WI 53182

or email:

For more information check out the Rails to Trails Facebook page

Thank you for your continued support!