The Beehive Bulletin

York Avenue Family Newsletter - 9/19/21

Message from Mrs. Richardson

Dear York Avenue Families,

Thank you for joining our Back to School Night last week! Our first full week is approaching! I see everyone falling into their routines beautifully and feeling more comfortable as each week passes.

As I visit classrooms and walk around York Ave each day, I am amazed at all the positive things that are going on! Students are engaged in learning and they are having fun. The YA staff work each day to build positive relationships with students and continue to make sure they feel loved and cared for. I am so proud of our school community!


H&S will be purchasing a t-shirt for all students to wear on school spirit days. Please fill out this form to enter your child's size. You'll need to complete a separate form for each child. Thank you to our generous H&S for helping to foster a sense of belonging and community through school pride!

Here are some important dates:

Sept. 21--First H&S Meeting of the year at 6:30 pm. Use this link to join:

Home and School Meeting Link 09-21-21 @ 6:30

This meeting will be virtual and we will discuss our Title One program as well as ways to support our school. Parent volunteers are so important and helpful to our school. Without our Home and School, we wouldn't have many of the wonderful field trips and school activities for our students. Please consider joining this meeting. We could use additional volunteers.


Dipa P. Richardson


Reading Corner

National Education Association’s Read Across America

This is a year-round program that focuses on motivating children to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone and for everyone.

Each month, books are recommended for elementary, middle grades and young adults around a theme. The titles featured include books that students can see themselves reflected in, as well as books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different than them.

September 2021: Embrace New Beginnings

This month’s book recommendations offer lessons from characters who struggle with embarking on new beginnings and learn to face their fears.

Some of the monthly featured books can be found in the YA library, the Lansdale Public Library or other libraries in the area.

School Lunch - Important Information

Although students have free breakfast and lunch this year, we encourage you to complete the free and reduced lunch application, which determines our Federal Title 1 funding for the 2022-2023 school year. Please click on the link below for the application. All families are encouraged to complete this for our school. We appreciate it!

School Cafe App

York Avenue Chorus-- Grades 4, 5, 6

Chorus at York Avenue will be open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6 and will meet Wednesday mornings at 8:00 am to rehearse. I am so looking forward to having students back and singing together this year!

If your child is interested and able to join chorus please fill out the following form as soon as possible. Please fill out a form for each child joining chorus.

In the form above, there is information on signing up for Remind. Remind is a service that allows me to send information out quickly via text message to parents/guardians. Please consider signing up for this as it makes sure you are the first to know if there are any schedule changes or important announcements for chorus.

Important dates to keep in mind:

- Friday, September 10th - Chorus Sign-Ups went out

- Wednesday, September 29th - First Chorus Rehearsal at 8:00am

- Wednesday, December 15th - Winter Concert at 7:00pm

- Wednesday, April 6th - Spring Concert at 7:00pm

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me to discuss. My email is

Miss Taylor


General Music & Chorus Teacher

York Avenue & Montgomery Elementary Schools

iReady Math Communication

Dear Families and Caregivers,

I am excited to share that the North Penn School District is implementing a new math program called i-Ready Classroom Mathematics. Here is a video to give you an overview.

This program will help meet the unique needs of all students. Below are some resources to help you become familiar with the program and learn how you can support your child(ren) in learning math at home.

  • Watch this video to learn about the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program and get answers to the most common questions families ask about the program.

  • Read this resource to get to know the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program and learn how you can support your student at home.

  • Visit the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics Family Center for additional support.

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to learn additional ways you can support your student with mathematics at home.


Dr. Sean Arney, STEM Supervisor

Math for all, Math for Life

Odyssey of the Mind Program

On Thursday, September 30th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, there will be an Open House held in the cafeteria at Pennbrook Middle School, an opportunity for families to learn about NP OM and how to get involved.

NP Music Program: Strings and Band-- Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6

Your child has the unique opportunity to become involved in our North Penn Music Program! All students in 3rd grade and above can begin playing a string instrument, and all students in 4th grade and above can begin playing a band instrument.

Join our Music Teachers at MEET THE INSTRUMENT NIGHT for more information and to have your child try the instruments they are interested in! Strings Night for grades 3-6 was last week, however, Band Night is coming up.

Band Night - Monday, September 20 at 7:00 PM @ NPHS Auditorium, Grades 4-6

Be on the lookout for more information - including registration - from our music teachers!

Important Information

Home & School Association Spotlight

News from Home & School

Important Dates for Upcoming Events:

Supporting students and staff is the heart of what we do. There's always room for more VOLUNTEERS! Please reach out to to learn more or click here to sign up.

You can also connect on Facebook @ York Avenue Elementary Home & School

For more information, please see the attached flier or reach out to the 2021-22 H&S Board.


John Benedix



Meredith Kim



Michelle Hynes


Other Ways to Support York Avenue


Direct your charity dollars via AmazonSmile!

We've all been doing more online shopping this year. Shop at and York Home and School Association gets a percentage!


Do you shop at ShopRite? Have family members that shop there? Sign your rewards card up at the link below and pick York Ave Elem and we will automatically be credited for any Box Top rewards that are purchased. EASY!!!