Yancey Adult Learning Newsletter

Week of December 1, 2014

Thoughts for the Week

I hope you all had a relaxing and well deserved break with your family and friends. I can speak for myself when I say that I am thankful for each of you and the contributions that you make to our learning community. I also know that our students are thankful for you each day, and even though it is hard to believe from time to to time, I see it when you are not here, or when they talk about the things that are going well in their lives.

Three weeks until a bit longer of a break, and I hope that we are really able to make some progress. Your planning and executing of great instruction during the winter makes all the difference in the overall success of the year. It is a challenge that I'm sure you are up to.

Please check the announcements section below for some important reminders and notes.

Have a great week,

Shout Outs

Stephanie for getting the cafeteria ready for the Feast!

Cindy and JuJu for making wonderful food, and special cupcakes!

Cathy and Jen for greeting our guests and keeping track of lunch tickets!


Watch out for a fire drill during the warm days of December!

There is a word study class that is being taught by Virginia and Laura Shifflett. Some of you may have gone to a session at making connections and wanted more ideas and understanding. This is the place to get it. - 6 sessions on different Mondays from December through April 3:15-5:15. 1st sessions are December 15th and January 26th. You can register on the ARC website:

The next vocab session will be next Thursday, December 11th.

Have 3 lesson plans from each content area to me by December 10th, for the academic review.

I will be out of town on Monday and Tuesday of next week. I'll have an administrative support plan out by the end of this week.

Newlsetter Updates:

If you have announcements, pictures, or shout outs, please send to Craig.

If you have events for the calendar, please send to Jennifer Wilkes or Cathy Martin.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Meeting - Project Based Learning

Thursday, Dec. 4th, 2:45pm


Book Fair

Friday, Dec. 5th, 7:45am-8pm


Faculty Meeting - Vocabulary

Thursday, Dec. 11th, 2:45pm

Room 10

Winter Extravaganza

Friday, Dec. 12th, 6pm


Calendar for 14-15

About Us

Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary School

7625 Porters Road

Esmont, VA 22937

(434) 974-8060