Dear YCS Families,
Please note the following important events:
• Thursday, May 14th - Interested in Next School Year's
Exec Board Breakfast
• Saturday, May 16th - Harriet the Spy Scavenger Hunt–
Family event
• Monday, May 18th - Friday, May 22nd – Schoola Clothing
• Tuesday, May 19th - PTA Meeting
• Tuesday, May 19th - Nominations Due for 2015-16 PTA
Executive Board
• Friday, May 29th - Family Friday (Kindergarten through
2nd Grade)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------We hope all the YCS Mom’s had a wonderful Mother’s Day
yesterday. We are also excited to share some wonderful
news with everyone this week.
Thank you to everyone for making our Sixth Annual Spring
Auction such a great success. The YCS Cafeteria was
transformed into a NYC skyline with the buildings created by
each class and each student. We want to extend a special
thank you Adeleh Petochi-Nassri and Ruth Berghammer,
our Co-Vice Presidents of Major Fundraising who worked
tirelessly planning and implementing this year’s event.
It could not have been accomplished with out this year’s
Auction Subcommittee Chairs, Jen Steinfink and John
Bullingham who handled all the Food & Beverages, Allison
Gutstein and Kaena Clark, who did such an awesome job
Decorations and Entertainment, and Alison Dow, Nancy
Martin and Sonali Jasuja who handled all the Finance and
Fulfillment, and finally all the Underwriters and Volunteers.
Attendees enjoyed wonderful food from local restaurants in
the YCS community and rocked out during a live
performance by YCS Dad Steve Conte… when not dancing
to NYC themed music.
Between the ticket sales, raffles, mystery envelopes, Silent
and Live Auctions, you helped the PTA raise more than
$75,000. Thanks to the hard work, dedication and
generosity of many, this puts us one step closer to our goal
of raising the funds necessary to provide those wonderful
enrichment programs that benefits ALL the children at the
Yorkville Community School. From music and movement to
chess, financial literacy, or technology in the class rooms,
each program complements and supplements the core
curriculum and allows our children to gain new skills in
important areas that are vital for future success in school
and life.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------YCS ROOFTOP PLAYGROUND AND GREEN HOUSE
If you did not make it to the Spring Auction, then you missed
the public announcement by our City Council Member Ben
Kallos that YCS had won the participatory voting conducted
in our District and that $500,000 in public funding will be
allocated for our YCS rooftop play yard and greenhouse
space. We’d like to thank Ruth Berghammer and Derek
Pierce for all their efforts in working with our elected
officials, and most importantly all those YCS Parents for
getting out to vote.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------NEXT SCHOOL YEAR’S YCS PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD
Interested in running for a position on the YCS PTA
Executive Board for 2015-16 but you have questions,
concerns or are unsure? If so, please join us this Thursday
morning, May 14th for coffee after drop off at 8:45 AM in the
PTA Office.
Nominations for the YCS PTA Executive Board are DUE at
the NEXT PTA Meeting scheduled Tuesday, May
19th. All interested candidates need not be present at the
time of the nomination to be eligible to run. YCS parents are
eligible to nominate themselves or another to run for any
Executive Board positions. Look for information on the
Duties of Officers on the Executive Board in our By-Laws by
clicking here. Please contact Nancy Zafrani
at [email protected] or Michael Rawlings
at [email protected] for any questions.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------During the Auction, YCS PTA Co-Presidents Nesli Ciner
and Michael Rawlings unveiled the new and permanent
home of the YCS 5th Grader’s Art Mural in our school’s
cafeteria, which was previously on display at NY Port
---------------------------------------------------------------------------HARRIET THE SPY SCAVENGER HUNT
Dear 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders, Come celebrate the Empire
State Center for the Book dedication of Carl Schurz Park as
a Literary Landmark for Louise Fitzhugh’s much loved book:
Harriet the Spy.
Join in a scavenger hunt throughout Carl Schurz Park and
receive a copy of Harriet the Spy (one per family, while
supplies last). Meet us on the Playground. Enter at East
End Avenue and 86th Street at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May
16th (Rain date May 17th).
Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who
will participate in the hunt. Please pre-register to guarantee
one copy of the book per family.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------CLEAN YOUR CLOSET AND EARN MONEY FOR
We will be holding a Schoola Clothing Drive during the
week of May 18th. Schoola offers preloved kids clothes at
up to 70% off retail with 40% of proceeds benefiting schools.
Simply by cleaning your closets, you can help us raise funds
for our school.
Here is how:
Collect your outgrown and gently used children, teen and
women’s clothing (shoes too!) and drop it off at school
between Monday, May 18th and Friday, May 22nd. Please
include “Yorkville Community School - 10128“on or in the
bag. Add your email address to get updates on your clothing.
*What to Donate: Clean, like new or nearly new children's
and women’s clothing (size 12mo and up), top and wellknown brands, shoes (no scuffs or smell), boots, women’s
handbags and accessories, hats, and scarves and
*What Not to Donate: men's or infant clothing, clothing with
signs of wear, socks and undergarments, missing labels,
altered clothing, offensive language or content, or counterfeit
You can also order a free donation bag, follow our progress
and spread the word to family and friends through our
Schoola webpage at (case sensitive).
The more people that know about us the more everyone
Visit to learn more and find adorable
clothes at amazing savings from schools all over the country.
Questions? Contact Vicki Sheehy
at [email protected]
Last call for everyone to check the bins and rack for their lost
items. Anything left in the bins after Wednesday, May 13th
will be donated.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Keep donating to our YCS Annual Fund and for ALL the up
to date information check our YCS Website and please like
us on our YCS PTA Facebook Page.
Thank you for your support and for being a part of wonderful
YCS community!

YCS PTA Friday eblast May 11, 2015