Saturday, January 9, 2016

Science Week!

This next week we are going to be usurping the children’s library time for SCIENCE! <insert maniacal evil scientist laughter here> It is one of my favorite times of year and I have come up with some awesome plans for the kids to learn science along with me.

This year we are learning computing. We will act like robots, learn simple programming, study circuits (using squishy circuits and magnetic circuits), and program robots. Having 4 different stations I could definitely use your help! No experience is necessary most of these experiments are hands-on learning and won’t take more than playing alongside the kids.

If you have time this next week please feel free to sign up here. I know the 4th graders are in need of help as well.

Thanks in advance!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Canned Food Kindness!

It is the holiday season! It is just days away from my very favorite holiday! Thanksgiving! The food, friends and/or family, parties, and music, you can't go wrong! Another great part of the season is the giving. Those you have had much are able to share with those who have less.  In doing so hopefully start a circle of kindness and looking out for each other. This is why we should take pride in our community. We give and look after each other as if we are all family.

Our canned food drive is coming up soon (December 1st-18th). Please bring in any shelf-stable foods you are able to share and we will pass on what you do to our local food bank. Thank you again in advance for any support you can give!

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

I know, it seems early to be talking next year's Kindergarten, but honestly we are already in November making our way through the holiday season.  We have some great news! Yamhill-Carlton School District has gotten an amazing grant that offers a great start for our up and coming Kindergarteners! 

We will now be offering FREE READY! for Kindergartenclasses to families/caregivers of 3 or 4 year olds in our district. These will be provided at no cost at Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School in Carlton, OR.

This will greatly benefit the future students because it helps not only the students ready to learn in school but also gives the parents tools to help the children at home.  All the while it is presented to the children as play and fun!  Please make sure to pass this along to those who it would apply! Thank you in advance!

When:    Wednesday, December 9th
Where:   Yamhill Carlton Elementary School
Who:      Parents and Child Caregivers
What:     FREE Dinner for the Family at 5:15pm
               Classes for parents at 6:00pm
                     6:00-6:30 Orientation
                     6:30-7:30 Age-Level Classes
(Childcare will be provided so parents can attend classes.)
Goal:      To teach you how to “play with a purpose” at home.
Bonus! Door prizes for additional toys and games for your child. Each family that attends dinner will receive a ticket for the door prize raffle.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Walkathon is a Success!!!

Thank you parents and staff for all of your hard work and dedication! We are currently planning the reveal ceremony for walkathon prizes and awards. If you are able come, it will be taking place on Friday, November 13th starting at 1:30 pm. As for any event at the school please make sure you are approved by the office with a background check. We are so proud of the kids and you should be too! Please be sure to give them a superhero high five!

YCES Parent/Teacher Conferences

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P.S. Don’t forget!

This is mostly a reminder for myself. I have been so extraordinarily busy in the last few months that the conferences snuck up on me! Yup, they are here again, but don’t worry, it is not too late to sign up! Conferences are next week though November 9th and 10th. Contact the ladies in the office to set up your conference appointment. Call them at 503-852-7161!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October Fun and Education!

Important Dates at YCES

October 20             YCAP Food Drive @ YCES
November 3            Picture Retakes
November 9-10       Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 9-11       No School - Conferences & Veterans Day
November 25-27    No School - Thanksgiving Break

In the meantime… Try out some of these fun Halloween experiments!

If you have any fun ideas for Halloween fun please share them below! We love all of your ideas!