February 21, 2020
Calendar of Events
Thursday, February 27 - PTA Spirit Night at Shadowland
Friday, February 28 - Magnet application deadline
Monday, March 2 - PTA Meeting, 6:30pm
Wednesday, March 4 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal
Monday, March 9 - Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A
Tuesday, March 10 - Elementary Honors Band/Orchestra Concert
Wednesday, March 25 - Science Fair/STEM Night
Thursday, March 26 - Frederick County History Bee
March 26 and 27 - Spring Picture Days
News from our School Counselor
It with sadness that we let you know that Mrs. Johansen, school counselor, will be taking a leave of absence starting March 1st. Mrs. Johansen’s husband has taken a work assignment in Sydney, Australia and she will be joining him. While we are sad to see Mrs. Johansen go, we are happy to know that Mrs. Laura Hanlon will be returning to Yellow Springs as the long term substitute counselor for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Hanlon was with us in the beginning of this school year during Mrs. Johansen’s absence. We wish Mrs. Johansen well as she enjoys life down under!
Car Rider Drop Off and Pick Up
Elementary Magnet Program
Application information is now available online at www.fcps.org/academics/elemmagnetprg. The 2020-2021 Elementary Magnet Program application is for students currently in Grades 2,3, and 4. Applications must be submitted by February 28th! If you need assistance accessing the online application, please contact the Yellow Springs office (240)236-1700.
Science Fair/STEM Night
If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Kastner at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be coming home soon!
March is Youth Art Month!
Save the Date! - Evening of the Arts
4th and 5th Grade Summer Camp Opportunity
Camp Invention returns to YSES
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Yellow Springs Elem School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering grades K through 6th. This exciting, weeklong summer adventure provides lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children rotate through several hands-on activities each day while using teamwork, creative thinking and problem-solving skills to invent unique solutions to real-world challenges. The week begins on July 27, 2020 with Sheree Kastner serving as Director of the all-new 2020 program, Elevate!
Camp Invention’s activities give participants the opportunity to explore, create and build confidence as they bring their biggest ideas to life.
Local educators facilitate the program and enthusiastic high school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
Register using promo code SUM25 to save $25 (expires 3/31) or SUM15 to save $15 (expires 5/12) off the $235 registration fee. Availability is limited. Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!
After School Clubs Update
Young Rembrandt Art Club
Mondays 3:45 to 4:45pm
April 20 - June 15
Cost: $100, To register visit www.youngrembrandts.com/md
American Sign Language Club
Grades 3-5 Mondays 3:45 to 4:45pm
March 23 - May 4
Grades K-2 Fridays 3:45 to 4:45pm
March 27-May 15 (no class April 10,13,17)
Cost $110, To register email funASLsigns@gmail.com
Advanced Sewing Club
All grades, but must have taken Intro to Sewing already
Wednesdays 3:45 to 5:00pm
March 18 - April 15
Cost $100, To register email SewGeniusNow@gmail.com
STEM club by METAS
Wednesdays, 3:45 to 5:00pm
March 25 - April 15
Cost $110, To register email SpanishMETAS@gmail.com
More information coming soon for HERO Boys Running Club and Girls on the Run
Notes from the PTA
Our next PTA Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 2nd at 6:30pm.
Shadowland Fundraiser – Suit up and join us for the adventure of a lifetime! The YSES PTA is hosting a fundraiser at Shadowland, in the FSK Mall (5500 Buckeystown Pike). Grab some friends and head to Shadowland on February 27th anytime after school till 9pm. Mention the fundraiser and we’ll receive $2/player. Hope to see you there!
Spirit Night at Chick Fil A - Monday March 9th from 5pm-8pm at the Chick-Fil-A on Monocacy Blvd.
The fifth grade will be participating in a Joe Corbi’s fundraiser in the month of March. Details coming soon!