School is letting out at 1pm. Be safe out there!
Monday, December 7, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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!
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
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!
Friday, October 2, 2015
Outdoors Fridays - hosted by the A.C. Gilbert House
Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show - Washington County Fairgrounds
Big Fall Harvest Festival - hosted by French Prairie Farm (all activities will be running)
No School Days - Trackers Earth
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Have you heard of our annual Open House? It is fast approaching! On Thursday, September 24th, starting at 5:30, there will be a barbecue and open classrooms (they will open @ 6pm) to give you information about what your child is learning about this year. There is always great information given by staff and plenty of volunteer opportunities, like holiday parties and classroom reading!
Look for the PTO table we will be there to answer any of your questions, set you up to donate (credit cards are now accepted), and to sign you up for the day of walkathon volunteer positions.
We are looking forward to your Superkids helping fund the next great addition to our school. Have any great ideas? Be sure to come to our PTO Board Meeting on Thursday October 1st at 6pm. We love to have all of your precious feedback!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Walkathon Kickoff was today! The kids learned that they too will be superheroes for this walkathon. For all the students that can bring in $10 dollars they will go home on walkathon day with superhero capes and awesome water bottles! And again, like last year, a total of $50 in donations gives them a ticket for the prize raffles!
YCES has only one fundraiser a year and this money goes towards the budget for the Yamhill Carlton Parent Teacher Organization (YCPTO). YCPTO supports our students and school in many ways through your generous contributions. Some of the money goes toward annual expenses including field trips and assemblies, teachers purchases, library books, the Spring Carnival, and the Mad Science Fair. Our monies are also used for larger purchases like the new water fountain/filling station, for classroom technology (iPads), playground equipment and upkeep, and more!
We look forward to what our superheroes can do for our school. Thanks in advance for your support!! Check out the walkathon tab above for an easy way to donate!
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
Step 1: Breath! All of you!
Teddy Bear Breathing- Lie on your back, place one hand on your chest and place your favorite teddy bear on your belly button. Close your eyes and relax your whole body. Breath in slowly through your nose. Your teddy bear should slowly rise, but your chest should not. When you have taken a full deep breath, hold it, count to three then slowly breathe out. Repeat a few times, until your feel relaxed.
Step 2: Get a snack!
Step 3: Cheer them on!
Step 4: Give yourself a pat on the back!
Thursday, September 10, 2015
We have reached that time of year again! That time of year to forget all about picture day! Hopefully you have it more together than I ever do - but if not here’s the skinny:
We are having pictures taken Thursday, September 17th, 2015.
On Lifetouch’s website I found these great tips (maybe there is hope for me yet!):
Use these tips to help your child get ready for a great-looking school portrait that you’ll treasure forever.
- Help your child pick out clothes and colors that look good on them. After all, your child is the star of the photo—not their shirt, so avoid slogans, logos, and big patterns. Small jewelry and accessories are fine but nothing too big or distracting.
Make sure to check your flyer to see sample poses for your Picture Day. Some poses may show pants or skirts, so plan the complete outfit.
- Glasses are okay! Lifetouch photographers know all the tricks to reduce glare.
- Any hairstyle works for Picture Day. Schedule haircuts a few weeks ahead of time to allow hair to grow back a little, or you can go for a fresh-cut look.
- Keep kids relaxed and ready to be themselves. Smiles can look fake if they’re practiced ahead of time. Remember, smiles are like french fries—they’re better when they’re fresh.
- Don’t worry about “perfect”! That hair that always sticks up or a missing tooth shows your child just as they are right now—and you’ll enjoy looking back on that for years to come. On Picture Day, teachers and volunteers will help straighten collars and check posture. And, if you like, we have retouching options for scrapes and blemishes.
Make sure to order your school pictures. There is a promotion for a free shareable image on the envelopes in the take home folders. Our school's Picture Day ID is FO745439Q0
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
A great welcome to our new water bottle filler! Filtered water is now easily available for the students to fill their water bottles. Feel free to send a refillable water bottle to school for your child!
Also we have great checkers available outside for the kids to play with outside on the asphalt. I know my kids were excited about them.
We had a great day and now on to the morrow!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Do you have a favorite "Back to School" tradition? I see some with their cameras taking awesome photos. I hear of special breakfasts (pancakes with ears?). I see myself running like a mad hen trying to find that shoe, you know the one that belongs on my son's left foot, it always seems to be missing? Anyways...
We, the YCPTO, have a new tradition! We love to be there to welcome you all back. We pull out the coffee maker, grab some tasty treats, and man our post in the gym to help you through the transition. This year we will be there Sept 8-10, 7:30a - 10:00a to answer any questions you may have, or to just chat with you about how adorable your child's matching shoes are (you are a lucky one aren't you)!
School's back tomorrow September 8th! See you all there!
Friday, September 4, 2015
First day of school is September 8th, 2015!
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Look forward to all of the other ways to help out this year. Check your emails for information from Tessa (firstname.lastname@example.org) our new volunteer coordinator!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Come to meet and greet on September 1st at 3pm!
Also - We are looking for those of you who can contribute for the teacher’s lunch on September 3rd.
If you think you can lend a hand (or a side) sign up here at SignUpGenius! Our staff works so hard to make our school ready for our kids. Let’s let them know how appreciated they are!
Monday, August 24, 2015
STEM at the Oregon State Fair!
Also check out the Author’s Table in the Jackman-Long Building there will be 25 authors to talk to during the fair. Bring your little author to ask about what it’s like to be an author.
Most of all have a blast and enjoy your last vestiges of summer!
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Why is this important to you and your child? Studies have shown that STEM students are able to innovate and think critically. Beyond that, they are able to make connections between school, community, work, and the world. Though we often think this is a movement towards just the sciences, it’s more than that, STEM includes all facets of life. SCIENCE; TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, and MATHS are found in everything, from engine rebuilds to farming to arts to robotics. It is everywhere!
Maker's Faire 2015 from OMSI on Vimeo.
Check it out!September 12th & 13th @ 10 AM – 5 PM
OMSI’s Portland Mini Maker Faire
Monday, August 10, 2015
- Walkathon (get your volunteerin' shoes on we've got a record to beat!)
- Open House
- Student Store
- Spirit wear (another place we could use help!)
- George Fox University's work day needs parent volunteers
- and much more!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
This year we're celebrating the 32nd Annual National Night Out at the Upper Park on Tuesday, August 4th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Bring the kids and enjoy live music, free burgers and hot dogs as well as various activities for the entire family! Click on this link for more information:
City of Carlton - National Night Out
YCPTO will also be there with information about the upcoming school year.
Come say hello!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
All children ages 1 - 18 are welcome to eat at the elementary school in Carlton this summer.
- Breakfast is served between 9 and 9:30 a.m.
- Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Stay in between meals and play in the gym!!
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Make sure you stop by to check out books, participate in crafts and listen to stories.
See the flier below:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Do you have plans for your children?
Check out what's going on at Carlton's Upper Park right here in town!
Here is more information on the YC Together Cares website:
Monday, May 4, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The theme this year is Game Night.
We need the help of volunteers to make this happen.
Set up will happen from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and the carnival runs from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Volunteer sign-ups will be for 30 minute increments.
Please sign up by the office or contact Tessa Zasta at 541-961-9562 or .
Friday, April 24, 2015
Did you see a bit of hail coming from the sky today?
Mother Nature isn't quite sure of the season. :-)
With spring comes the time to elect new officers for YCPTO.
Join us at our next meeting to vote for new officers!
Please note that our next YCPTO meeting has a date a time change.
We will meet Tuesday, May 12th at 3:30 p.m. at YCES.
Please join us and learn more about what's going on at YCES!!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Happy Spring Everyone!!
This is the time of year we elect new officers for YCPTO.
We are currently taking nominations!
Would you like to be an officer on the YCPTO Board?
Do you know someone interested in participating more in YCPTO?
Have you heard any great ideas that would benefit our school?
There are a number of ways for you to help out no matter your skills or your availability. Everyone is welcome! If you are a parent or guardian with a student attending YCES, or if you are a staff member at the school then you are a member of our PTO.
If you know someone that would be a great addition to YCPTO or if you are interested in participating more yourself, please let us know! Come to our next meeting! If you just want to learn more or are unable to attend the meeting, please contact the current YCPTO officers by leaving a message at school or sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.
(You can even comment on this blog post!)
Here is the YCPTO Officers Slate as of today for the 2015-16 school year:
- President - Andrea Ausmus
- Vice President - Jodi Pellegrino
- Treasurer - Dalon Gage
- Secretary - Megan Ujakovich-Gometz
Please join us for elections at our next YCPTO meeting:
- May 12, 2015
- 3:00 p.m.
- YCES Teacher Lounge (this location may change due to space)
We appreciate all that you do for YCES!!!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Remember that all teachers, staff, and parents/guardians of YCES students are members of our PTO.
- Tuesday, March 3, 2015
- 6:00 p.m. in the Teacher Lounge
- Yamhill Carlton Elementary School
Thanks so much for your participation!
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
A crime has been committed in the library …
do you know who did it???
This week in place of library time, students get to experience the exciting world of Forensic Science! Students have been given the opportunity to collect evidence and try to determine the culprit. Someone destroyed library books … and left a mess - not to mention a lot of damage!
We are experimenting with finger print collection, footprint collection, chromatography, interrogation and fiber analysis.
Ask your children if they can tell you how they figured out who committed this horrible crime! They have been asking some terrific questions!!!
This is all part of science month at YCES in preparation for the:
2015 Mad Science Fair
Check out the YCES Science Blog for more information!
Friday, January 9, 2015
Our calendar was updated at the YCPTO meeting this past Tuesday evening. Please navigate to the "PTO Info" tab to see the most recent version.
As always, if you have any questions at all, please comment here, contact one of your YCPTO representatives, or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year everyone!!
Friday, January 2, 2015
Click on this link for more information:
It's time for the 2015 Science Fair kick-off, and we're starting off this year with a bang! Okay ... maybe not a bang, but a great demonstration where we'll all learn about Fire and Ice.
The Mad Scientists will be there at 10:15 a.m. to share with our entire student body. We look forward to learning more about how much fun with can have with science.
Come join us!!