Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Starting this weekend we kick off the holidays by celebrating
Christmas in Carlton!
Come join in the fun!!!
Start off with the Craft Fair at YCES this weekend:
A flier was sent home with students in their take home folders this week, but if you haven’t seen one yet, here are more details:
Come sit on Santa’s lap!
Take a walk and visit the local businesses!
Catch a ride in a horse-drawn carriage!!
Enjoy music in the park!!!!!!!
~ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ~
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Check out this great opportunity from Hanes to earn more Box Tops for YCES:
Click on the photo above to sign up today!
Here is the link just in case:
Our school Box Tops ID # is 197402 – you can easily search for it by entering our zip code of 97111.
You can sign up for this once each day – make sure to go back as often as you can!!!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Last Friday we held our first POC Day of this school year. We had some amazing parents and friends join us to work on projects for teachers, move supplies, and create an updated space for volunteers to work.
One parent took the lead in painting a space for our volunteers to work – she’s a rockstar!!
Others cut out paper trees for decorating and teacher wish lists, cut and sorted projects for teachers, laminated cards and art projects – we made the most of all the generous help!
We even had a little helper in the morning before kindergarten:
Thank you to everyone that participated! We appreciate any time you can give to the school either with other parent volunteers or working in classrooms.
You help make YCES a great place for our children!
Monday, November 17, 2014
YCES is now linked with Shutterfly so that purchases made through this web link will benefit Yamhill Carlton Elementary - click on the photo below to navigate to the site:
When you make purchases from Shutterfly, please use this link and YCES will receive 13% of the proceeds! Here is a copy of the we address:
We do not have a fundraising goal for this site or any other affiliations at this time. This is just another way to earn money for our school simply by making purchases we would already be making.
Thank you for contributing to YCES!!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Do you have box tops sitting around at home? It’s time to bring those to school so we can turn them in for school rewards!
Please bring the box tops in that you have by this Thursday morning, October 30th and we’ll submit what we have to collect money for YCES.
You can drop off box tops at school whenever you collect them! We bag them in groups of 10 for submission to the Box Top$ program.
Thank you so much for supporting YCES!!!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
And, the best part? Between now and December 31st the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation will match the first 20,000 books donated, for a total of $50,000. So hey, you can help twice as many kids! It's fast, it's easy, it's secure. The donated books will be delivered to schools in early 2015.
So if you're so inclined (and we hope you are), follow the link, choose YCES from the list of elementary schools (we're at the very bottom!), and help build literacy in our community.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Don't forget to have your kiddos bring in their Walk a Thon pledge envelopes! We'll be collecting and counting them on Monday and Friday mornings until the deadline on October 30th.
If you haven't seen it yet, we're keeping track of our school totals on the bulletin board next to the office off of the main hallway. Ms. Imus's class is in the lead, with Mrs. Schulze's class close behind! We're over halfway to our goal of $32,000!
Great job YCES!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tomorrow is the big day everyone!!!
Cougar Color Vibe
This is the big day our kids have been waiting for – they walk and run laps to raise funds for our school. Come out and support them!
WALK A THON VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:
For all of you wonderful parents that have been asking about volunteering at the Walk a Thon on Thursday.......
First of all, we love you.
If you will be available throughout the day, come down to the track on Thursday morning after drop off (8:15) and we will have volunteer positions available. We will need volunteers for checking off laps, spraying color, passing out snacks and water, and more. If you can't come down at the start of school, please come when you are available! We'll be happy to see you at any time!
9:00-11:00 Kindergarten, 3rd & 4th Grade
12:30-2:30 Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade
If you have questions, please feel free to call or stop by the YCES office on Wednesday and ask to talk to Carrie Lawson, our Walk a Thon committee chair. She will be available to answer any question you may have. Or you can email Carrie at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
We’ve all heard how important reading is in school and consequently in life. From an early age, we learn letters and how to spell our name – then we learn what each letter sounds like – and then put them together to make the words we use every day.
But have you stopped to think about how your world might be if you couldn’t read?
What challenges you might face?
How much more difficult things would be – even just going to the grocery store?
Because reading is so important in our everyday lives, wouldn’t it be great if we taught our kids how to enjoy it? When we like what we do, we want to do it more. It’s not work then – it’s fun!
This is a great article about helping kids enjoy reading. (And even parents too!)
Do you have other suggestions for parents? Please share them in our comment section! We would love to hear what works for you.
Friday, October 3, 2014
The election is coming soon. Are you registered to vote?
Click on the photo above and you can register online right now! It takes just a few minutes. Grab your driver’s license or state ID card, enter your personal information, and voila!
(here’s the link just in case: oregonvotes.gov/go-vote)
Thursday, October 2, 2014
This year for the YCES Walk-a-Thon we have the ability to receive donations via credit or debit card or even personal Paypal accounts!
How do you do it?
To pay with a credit or debit card, simply look to the top left of this screen – enter the name of the student you’re donating for, then click “Buy Now”. (You will be directed to a secure Paypal screen to use either your debit or credit card.)
To pay with your Paypal account, just log in and follow these steps:
1. Select “pay or send money”
2. Select “send money to a friend”
4. Be sure to enter the name of the student you’[re donating for in the box above the send button
We appreciate your support!
Thanks so much for contributing to YCES!!
Monday, September 29, 2014
There are countless studies that show how getting involved in your children’s education can make a huge difference in their ability to learn and grow. It might just be that one ingredient that’s needed for your child!
Here is an interesting article (that was written a few years back) that might give you some ideas of how to be involved even if your time is extremely limited:
When your kids know that you care about their education, they will too!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Vicki Little
On the first day of Kindergarten, our school has a little tissue tea for new parents where they can eat refreshments, cry a bit, write a letter to their child and meet other parents. The principal tells parents the same thing every year: “We promise to believe only half of what your student tells us happens at home, if you promise to believe only half of what they tell you happens at school.” Here are 8 other things that your child’s teacher would like you to know:
1) Learning is a process, not a letter. The teachers I’ve talked to say they wish parents would realize that one bad grade doesn’t mean that their student is failing. Sometimes the particular assignment is challenging, or maybe they just had a bad day. Your child’s teacher isn’t ignoring the grade; they will address it as needed. But a child’s low score on a pop quiz isn’t a reason to call your local tutoring center, either.
2) Grades are not a negotiation. If you are concerned about a grade, set up a meeting and talk with the teacher, but don’t expect to “negotiate” a new grade. Be proactive in getting ideas on how to help your child and be willing to schedule time for tutoring or working with them.
3) Accountability is a valuable lesson. Don’t save your kid at every turn! If they continue to forget their homework and you keep bringing it to them, they aren’t learning anything. Teachers need parents’ help in teaching the kids responsibility and accountability.
4) Homework is not a test. It is practice. Let your child make some mistakes! Teachers said they do want parents to participate in homework and know what their child is doing, but don’t help too much. If they don’t look over their work or write complete sentences, let them learn through consequences.
5) Procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency for the teachers. Stay on top of things. Don’t wait until the end of the year, when it is too late, to do anything to show concern over your child’s grades, reading level, or social issues at school.
6) Communication is a two-way street. Teachers really aren’t out to get your child. It is possible that they simply have no idea your student is being bullied or sad during lunch. Go to the teacher first with an open mind. Ask for suggestions and let them know what is going on. Going over their head to the principal first will only result in the principal asking if you have talked to the teacher.
7) Keep a routine (and an early bedtime). Kids definitely have a harder time learning when they are tired, and their grades will reflect this. Plus, they are less likely to follow directions and get along with their peers.
8) Be involved. This was something all teachers mentioned. Know what is happening in the classroom, in the school, with homework and with your child. No one is saying that you need to serve as PTO president, but talking with your child and coming to community nights — or even just volunteering 20 minutes a month in the classroom — can go a long way.
Are you a teacher? What do you want parents to know? Or if you are a parent, what would you like to say to teachers?
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Did you remember to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences???
These are being held on Monday, November 24th this year.
Please make sure to contact the school office to schedule your child's conference if you haven't already done so.
Were you able to get all of your questions answered?
Do you have new questions now?
Are there things you still want to learn more about?
Please let us know if you need to know where to get answers.
We'll do our best to help you!!
Have a great week everyone!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Are you ready??? Mark your calendars … our annual Walk a Thon is coming! This year we’re shaking things up a bit … join us for the
2014 Cougar Color Vibe
Our entire student body will walk or run laps around the school track to raise funds for YCES! This year there will be a little color involved.
(Ask your kids about the assembly we had on Friday!)
Before that, they’ll ask their families and friends for sponsorship or donations for the one and only fundraiser we have each year.
Please help our students obtain donations to earn a shirt as well as various prizes – even lunch or ice cream with the Principal!
The Walk-a-Thon this year is being held on:
Thursday - October 9th
Donations of at least $10 turned in by Tuesday, October 7th earns a student a T-shirt to wear on the day of the event.
Donations of at least $50 turned in by the final collection date (October 30th) earns a student a ticket to win one of many gifts donated by our amazing supporters!
Our children brought home envelopes from school on Friday to begin fundraising. Keep on the lookout for notes with more information coming home the next few weeks.
And did you hear? We can now accept debit and credit donations through Paypal! See the link in the left column on this blog or go to paypal.com and donate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much for supporting YCES!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Come join us this Thursday evening …
Bring the family for dinner, then stop in the classrooms. Find out what our amazing teachers have been up to so far this year with our children!!
Dinner Available from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
(dinner is optional)
Cost $4.00 per person
Family of 5 or more $18.00
Classrooms Open from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you all there!!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Please make sure to complete and return the form that was sent home with students this past week, or go to mylifetouch.com to order. Here is a link with more information:
Life Touch School Portraits
Get your smiles ready everyone!!!
Sunday, September 7, 2014
We need parent volunteers to walk the 4th grade students to and from the Carlton Pool this week. All 4th graders will be participating in swimming lessons.
The times will be 9:30-11:00, 10:00-11:30, and 10:30-12:00 Monday- Friday. Once the kids are split into their groups, we will let you know what time your child is swimming so we can match you to that group.
If you are available to help please contact Shanna Kerr at 503-550-0939 or email@example.com.
Thanks so much!!
Thursday, September 4, 2014
We hope you've all had a great first few days of school! There's activity in the hallways and a buzz in the air - school is back in session!!
Please make sure to check with your children each evening to find out if there is any paperwork that needs to be signed and returned to school. Many teachers will send home things just once per week, but occasionally there is random information sent home that we need to review and return.
You should have already seen a yellow piece of paper from Yamhill Carlton School District called a "Student Information Form". Please make sure to complete and return this so that we can comply with federal regulations.
Welcome back everyone!!!!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Come join in the fun!
Click on the link below to sign up for a 30 minute slot and help our kids enjoy our great little town:
Carlton Crush - Sign Up Genius
We will send out an e-mail with this link in the next few days to invite everyone on our YCPTO list.
Thank you everyone for participating in YCPTO!!!