The Rams Report

The Pulse of Yorkville Elementary School

Referendum 2018

As you know, the Yorkville Joint #2 School District Board of Education has voted to place a referendum question on the April 3rd ballot. Through this operational referendum, the school district is seeking to close an existing budget gap to maintain its current level of services and programs, update and enhance its educational programs, and attract and retain high-quality teachers and staff. The district must also address deferred maintenance including a roof replacement and the complete renovation of the school’s original four bathrooms.

Please join us to learn more about the upcoming referendum... A mailer which includes a wealth of information regarding the referendum was published and provided to all community members. You can access the mailer by clicking here. The Board of Education will also be hosting a listening session on March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. We hope to see you there!

Just a reminder... Election Day falls on Tuesday, April 3rd. This date is during Yorkville Elementary School's spring break. If you will not be in town during this time, you can take advantage of the in-person absentee voting. Citizens can vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office from March 19th through March 30th. Below you will find each clerk's information including hours of operation.

Town of Yorkville

Michael McKinney

925 15th Avenue - Union Grove

(262) 878-2123

M - F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Town of Dover

Camille Gerou

4110 S. Beaumont Avenue - Kansasville

(262) 878-2200

M - Th 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

F 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Town of Raymond

Linda Terry

2255 76th Street - Franksville

(262) 835-4426

M - F 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

A Message from the Principal

Dear Yorkville Elementary Families,

As we approach spring break, the promise of sunshine and warmer weather brightens the days. We are all looking forward to the change in seasons and the excitement that comes along with it. In fact, springtime brings the students, staff and families of Yorkville Elementary School many exciting events and opportunities.

  • Students who are participating in Battle of the Books will have a scrimmage at Yorkville on Monday, March 5th at 4:00.
  • The Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball teams will be competing in conference matches on March 5th at Raymond, March 6th at Yorkville, March 8th at Williams Bay, and March 13th at Union Grove Elementary.
  • The Mass Band Concert is scheduled for Friday, March 16th at 6:30. The concert will be held at Union Grove High School.
  • The Forensics Team will be competing at Yorkville on Thursday, March 22nd at 5:30. This will provide students with the opportunity to showcase their performances.
  • On Thursday, March 22nd choir students will be taking a field trip to The Fireside Theater. This will provide students with an opportunity to see a production of Disney's Newsies.
  • The Solo & Ensemble Festival will take place at Yorkville on Saturday, March 24th. This event begins at 8:00 a.m. and will showcase the talents and efforts of our 6th through 8th grade band and choir students.
  • Wednesday, March 28th is the last day of school before break. Spring break is Thursday, March 29th through Friday, April 6th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 9th.

Thank you for your continuous support and involvement!

Mrs. Amy Foszpanczyk

PTO Update

Just a reminder... The PTO has purchased a subscription to the website, Tumblebooks. Please visit the site and log in. By doing so, you will have access to hundreds of great books! You can read the books online on your computer or you can download the app and read them. Our school's log in information can be found below:

username: yorkville

password: books

Thank you to everyone who so generously supported the Charcoal Grill Fundraiser. As you know, proceeds from the event will be donated to Jeffery and Cheryl Coopman, local residents who were involved in the hit-and-run at Festival Foods. The PTO is proud to present the family with a donation of over $2,000.

PTO member elections will take place in April. The PTO will be looking to fill two positions including: Treasurer and Secretary.

The next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15th at 6:30 in the Yorkville library. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

February Highlights

February was an exciting month at Yorkville Elementary! Students and staff had much to celebrate and enjoy including snow!

Yorkville Elementary celebrated the 100th Day of School. Hallways and classroom were filled with students who took on the role of 100 year old individuals. Many classrooms participated in fun activities and projects.

Students celebrated Valentine's Day by exchanging cards and candies. Students in first through third grade spent the afternoon roller skating at Traxside.

Third grade students have been very busy. The students are learning about the skeletal system and are memorizing the names of our 206 bones with a song. Students in third grade also received a special visit from Deputy Drewitz and K-9, Friday! Our very own Maggie Domanico, who is currently Miss Union Grove, celebrated the 100th Day of School with a third grade classroom.

Congratulations to the 4th and 5th grade students who represented Yorkville in the Math 24 Competition. The Yorkville team included the following students: Mia Wilks, Jack Braun, Lexi Johnsen, Evan Petrick, Guy Perone and Luke Barber.

Sixth grade students have also been practicing and applying their math skills. The students have focused on working with percents, calculating discount and tax, and shopping in the "6th Grade Math Mall!" In addition, students demonstrated their math knowledge by playing the Algebraic Expression Memory Match Game.

Eighth grade students were provided an opportunity to measure distance and time traveled by their Hot Wheel cars. Students then used the data to create position/time graphs while learning about forces and motion. A BIG thank you to Connor Johnsen for sharing his Hot Wheel cars and helping to make this activity possible.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kreuscher and the junior high choir for their participation in Choral Fest at Union Grove High School.

The PTO put together the first ever Little Miss and Her Mister Dance. Eighty girls got together in their best dresses and enjoyed some quality time with a loved one. It was a wonderful event and a great time was had by all.

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars...

No School/Teacher In-service - March 2nd

BOB Scrimmage - March 5th at 4:00 (@ Yorkville)

Boys & Girls Volleyball - March 5th at 4:00 (@ Raymond)

Boys & Girls Volleyball - March 6th at 4:00 (@ Yorkville)

3rd Grade Discovery World Field Trip - March 8th

Boys & Girls Volleyball - March 8th at 4:00 (@ Williams Bay)

Boys & Girls Volleyball - March 13th at 4:00 (@ Union Grove)

2nd Grade Golden Rondelle Field Trip - March 15th

Volleyball Divisional Playoffs - March 15th at 4:00 (Boys @ Bristol/Girls @ Yorkville)

PTO Meeting - March 15th at 6:30 (Yorkville Library)

2nd Grade Living Museum - March 16th

Mass Band Concert - March 16th at 6:30 (@ UGHS)

Volleyball Conference Championship - March 20th at 4:00 (Boys @ Brookwook/Girls @ Bristol)

School Board Meeting - March 20th at 6:00 (Room 112)

Choir Field Trip to the Fireside to see Disney's Newsies - March 22nd from 9:00 - 5:00

Forensics Competition - March 22nd at 5:30 (@ Yorkville)

Referendum Informational Meeting - March 22nd at 7:00

Solo & Ensemble Music Festival - March 24th from 8:00 - 12:00 (@ Yorkville)

Kohl's Wild Theater (K-3) - March 27th

Spring Break - March 29th - April 8th