Yarbrough Elementary - November Newsletter 2020
Quick Glance at Important Dates
November 6th - Club Day for In-Person Students
November 11th - Veterans Day (No School)
November 13th - Club Day for Remote Students
November 16th - Chipotle Restaurant Spirit Night
November 16th-20th - Multiplication Week
November 18th - Scoliosis Screening for 5th Grade In-Person Students
November 25th-27th - Thanksgiving Holidays
December 19th-January 4th - Winter Break
From Dr. Forster
Last week, we presented the YES Teacher of the Year Award to Tracey Oprandy at the end of her music lesson in Mrs. Ramey’s homeroom. Mrs. Oprandy is an incredible example of hard work. She goes above and beyond not only for the students in her music class, but for the entire school. She always makes sure that she covers the content and prepares engaging lessons. Whether she is coordinating the news crew before the bell rings, coming to classrooms at lunch to video individuals, or planning epic lessons for our in-person and virtual students, Mrs. Oprandy gives 100%. Since coming back to education after raising her two children, Mrs. Oprandy has taught 2nd grade at RES and 4th grade at YES prior to serving in her perfect position as Music Teacher at YES. Having worked with Mrs. Oprandy for several years I can tell you she puts her heart and soul into everything she does. Congratulations, Mrs. Oprandy – you represent our school well.
Celebrating Our Veterans
Chipotle Restaurant Spirit Night
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Yarbrough Elementary School. Come in to the Chipotle at 346 W Magnolia Ave in Auburn on Monday, November 16th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.
Tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Yarbrough Elementary School.
NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP
Use code F469J4M in ‘promo’ field before checkout. Orders placed online or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted. Remember, delivery orders or orders placed at a different time/location than the scheduled fundraiser will not count.
Want to stay caught up on what’s happening at Y.E.S.? Watch the Knightly News! You can find our daily news broadcast linked below or on the school website. Look under “Our School”, then click on “Knightly News”. Then click on the video next to the day of the week of the broadcast you want to watch. Broadcasts are available for viewing for one week.
Order Your Yearbook Online!
Order your 2020-2021 Yarbrough Elementary School Yearbook today. Our yearbook is only sold online and can be purchased at the following link:
Customer Service: 1-877-767-5217
Nurse Notes from Nurse Julia
Scoliosis Screening for 5th graders who attend school traditionally will take place on November 18th
The purpose of the screening is to recognize any deviation from normal so the need for treatment can be determined. If scoliosis is suspected, you will be notified to receive further evaluation from your private physician.
If you would like your student screened, you must OPT IN by completing the permission form and returning it to school with your student.
Forms will be sent home with your student at a later date and are also found on the YES website > For Parents > School Nurse > Scoliosis Opt In Form
Scoliosis screening is offered annually in grades 5 through 9.
If your student is a remote learner, you may have them screened by their private provider at their next wellness visit.
Art Adventures with Mr. Daniel
Our YES art students are having an exciting time using their creative ability to develop Veterans Day art projects!
FOURTH GRADE ART PROJECT: Veterans Day (Zoom in Cupcake)
These art students will utilize the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to develop patriotic cupcakes in perspective. We will study the basic geometric form and structure of the cupcake, in order to render it in a realistic manner. For example, the basic form of the base of the cupcake is a cylinder. Students will also create their own color wheels during the course of this project. We will explore the use of chiaroscuro to give our structure a three-dimensional appearance on a two-dimensional surface. Our cupcakes will be rendered using a red, white and blue color scheme. We will also have fun exploring the works of Wayne Thiebaud.
FIFTH GRADE ART PROJECT: Veterans Day (OP ART)
These art students will use the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to develop expressive optical illusions that honor our veterans. Rhythm, movement, as well as, creative use of positive and negative space, are key components in creating these designs. We will also use rendering techniques to give our Op Art a bold and expressive appearance. We will explore the works of M.C. Escher.
Computer Communication with Miss Ball
Fitness Fun with Coach Smith
In November students will begin a Punt, Pass, and Kick unit. They will also participate in Mini-soccer and recreation games. Students will discover the math skills related to fitness and sports during PE.
Virtual and traditional students can find PE activities on Schoology and on our PE website: https://www.auburnschools.org/Domain/1296
Media Center Memo with Mrs. McGilberry
Music Moments with Mrs. Oprandy
October has been an exciting month filled with lots and lots of patriotic music! All students sang along (quietly and with their masks on) to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America, the Beautiful,” and “America – My Country Tis of Thee.” They also learned fun facts and the history of these popular patriotic favorites.
Fifth graders used this time of listening and quiet singing to learn more about harmony and how soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices can join together to create harmony.
Fourth graders continued their exploration of rhythm and rhythmic composition.
Venture Visit with Mr. Jackson
Counseling Connection with Mrs. Walsh
In November we fill focus on Healthy Choices as we finish lessons on Erin’s Law. Fourth graders will learn about respecting body boundaries and how to use their voice and personal power to get help when needed. Fifth graders will focus on privacy concerning one’s body, thoughts, property, and feelings. Students are reminded to use their safety network when they feel threatened or uncomfortable. Please take a few minutes to discuss the people your students have chosen to be in their safety network. Students will also learn about positive and negative peer pressure, as well as making wise and healthy choices. The choices your students make today will affect their futures. Encourage your students to be their best every day.
Quote of the month:
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”– Malcolm X