YJH E-Newsletter

January 25, 2015

PENNY WARS

YJH PTO Fundraiser

Next week, January 26 - 30, the YJH PTO will be running a penny war contest pitting the three grades against each other. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money for the computer labs chairs and other needs we have here at the Jr. High. The winning class (6th, 7th, or 8th grade) will get a pizza party and a Marathon drink voucher.

The penny war rules are as follows:

- each grade will have container that they will try to fill with pennies

- each penny will count as a +1

- the other two grades can "sabotage" the other grade by placing silver (nickels, dimes, quarters, half-dollars) or green (bills) into their container. ex) a quarter is -25

- the class with the highest total (pennies minus silver/green) wins a pizza party/drink voucher

Pilgrim Penny Wars

GLOW Dance

Thursday, Feb. 5th, 6-8pm

198 School Drive

Yale, MI

There will be a Glow Party Dance on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Yale Junior High School for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The dance will begin at 6:00 PM and will end promptly at 8:00 PM. Admission is $8.00. Tickets include DJ, dancing, light snacks and activities. Admission is to be given to your first hour teacher by Friday, January 30 with your completed permission slip. Exact change is very much appreciated. Wear white or neon colors to glow!

Students attending the dance may arrive no earlier than 5:50 PM and must depart promptly at 8:00 PM. Students whose ride arrives later than 8:00 PM may not be allowed to attend the next dance. Anyone who leaves the dance before 8:00 PM will not be readmitted and must be picked up by a parent in the building. All rules listed in the YJH Student Handbook apply.

STUDENTS WHO BREAK GLOW STICKS AND/OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO SCHOOL PROPERTY WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISMISSED FROM THE DANCE AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THE COST OF THE DAMAGE. STUDENTS MAY ALSO FACE ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCES AT SCHOOL.


Return the completed and signed permission slip below with your $8 payment (CASH preferred) to your first hour teacher by Friday, January 30.

Class Video Updates

6th Grade

Nolan Kudera and Seth Macias give us an update.
6th Grade Update January 2015

7th Grade

Sean Jordan and Kennedy Goulding updating us on the 7th grade.
7th Grad Update January 2015

8th Grade

Stephen McClelland and Claire Rutkofske speaking to us.
8th Grade Update January 2015

Homework Help

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2:30-3:30pm

198 School Dr

Yale, MI

This opportunity is held every Wednesday for students who need some extra help understanding their subject, with assignment completion, and/or who need some tutoring. We will have a highly qualified teacher as well as High School National Honor Society and 8th grade National Junior Honor Society students attending.

Be the Change

Challenge Day (February 11, 2015)

The day-long, interactive Challenge Day program provides teens and adults with tools to tear down walls and inspires participants to live, study, and work in an encouraging environment of acceptance, and respect. The Challenge Day program includes 100 randomly selected 7th & 8th grade students and is approximately 6 ½ hours long and takes place during a school day.

The remainder of the students will have a anti-bullying message created in collaboration with our Health instructor, Ms. Biondo, and the other teachers. They will also have time to complete missing assignments.

7th Grade Just the Facts Presentation

Another way we are fostering our students in Being the Change is educating and empowering them to recognize, avoid, and escape risky situations. This assembly was a tremdous success! The information presented was appropriate and empowering. Also, our students represented our community well by engaging in the presentation and appropriately participating. I can't express enough how proud of the 7th grade students I am.

In the News - Cade Bollaert

Cade captured pictures of bald eagles on a farm by his home. These pictures were then published in the Yale Expositor.
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EASY WAYS TO HELP

Yale Junior High PTO

Next Meeting: January 21 after PIN Meeting in the Media Center


1. Download Shoparoo to your mobile device. You will scan any grocery, fuel, or non-grocery receipt. We also have a Yale Junior High PTO page on Facebook, please like us!

Be sure to select Yale Junior High

2. Drop your Vinckier Food receipts in the boxes designated “Yale Junior High” at the Yale location or here at the Junior High School. (Be sure to snap a picture through Shoparoo first! DOUBLE POINTS FOR US!)

3. Please donate ANY AND ALL used ink cartridges and cell phones (even if they are damaged) by bringing them into the office. We will be recycling them and receiving money for our media center in exchange!

4. Sign Up for GFS Fun Funds

5. Sign Up for Meijer Rewards

6. Collect Aunt Millies labels and remit to the office.

7.VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME! JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING or assist us in counting Vinckier Rewards or Aunt Millies labels.


“Like” us on Facebook – Yale Junior High PTO (click on 'YJH PTO' above to link to the page)

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