Yorkshire Elementary School Bulldog Gazette September 12, 2013 Home of the B.A.R.K. Bulldogs Coming Attractions Monday 9/16: Day 8 If you need to pick your child up before regular dismissal time, Thursday, September 19, 2013 Tuesday 9/17: Day 9 please send a note to his/her teacher informing him/her of the PTO Welcome Back to School Wednesday 9/18: Day 10 time for the early release. Parents must then come to the office Ice Cream Social Thursday 9/19: Day 11 (K-2) and the office staff will call for your child. The office staff will also 6:00-8:00 pm, Playground Day 1 (3-5) ask for identification before releasing the child. Please schedule Friday 9/20: Day 12 (K-2) your early dismissals prior to 3:15 pm. Friday, September 20, 2013 Day 2 (3-5) Picture Day for all students Monday 9/23: Day 1 (K-2) Principals’ Message SMILE! Day 3 (3-5) We wish to thank everyone for a wonderful start to a Tuesday 9/24: Day 2 (K-2) fantastic year. We had a very successful 1st week because Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Day 4 (3-5) Band Parent Information Meeting, Wednesday 9/25: Day 3 (K-2) of the hard work of our teachers, front office and parents. Grades 4/5 Day 5 (3-5) Everything is running smoothly and the students are getting 6:30- 7:00 pm Thursday 9/26: Day 4 (K-2) back into the swing. As always, please feel free to let us Day 6 (3-5) know if you have any questions or concerns. We will be Monday, September 30, 2013 Friday 9/27: Day 5 (K-2) hosting a COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPALS on Thursday, Back to School Night Day 7 (3-5) October 10 from 9:00-10:00 am in the Staff Lounge. We Grades Headstart, Kinder and First look forward to meeting all of you. 7:00-8:30 in your child’s classroom. Please be on time for this important Free and Reduced Lunch: Free night. We recommend that and reduced lunch applications Attention New Parents parents attend Back-to-School need to be submitted yearly even if For your information: Policies and Regulations governing Nights without children. your child received free or reduced Prince William County Public Schools may be accessed lunch last year. Applications are online at pwcs.edu. The “Policies and Regulations” button available in the school office. can be found on the left side of the home page. If you have Tuesday, October 1, 2013 any questions, please feel free to contact the front office. Please submit them as soon as Back to School Night Grades Second and Third possible. 7:00-8:30 in your child’s classroom. PWCS Right to Special Programs/Services Please be on time for this important School Hours/Arrival The Prince William County Public Schools Division is night. We recommend that required to inform the community of a student’s right to a parents attend Back-to-School free, appropriate public education and the availability of Students who walk to school or programs and services, including a special education. The Nights without children. are driven by car should arrive no earlier Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act than 8:50 AM. Students eating breakfast (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section Thursday, October 3, 2013 at school will be admitted into the school 504) are federal laws that give the School Division certain Back to School Night at 8:50 AM. All other students will enter responsibilities with respect to providing such educational Grades Four and Five at 9:00 AM. Please remember there is programs to students with disabilities. Under the IDEA and 7:00-8:30 in your child’s classroom. no supervision for children before 8:50 Section 504, the School Division has the responsibility to Please be on time for this important AM. actively and continuously identify, locate, and evaluate those night. We recommend that children, infant to age 21, living in Prince William County parents attend Back-to-School Attendance Line who may be in need of special education and/or related Nights without children. If your child is going to be absent from services, or adaptations or accommodations to regular school, please call the attendance line at education services. These laws also require the School 703-530-4300 and leave your child’s Division to: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00 name, teacher and the reason for the • Refer for possible evaluation any student of school age School Gym absence. living in the School Division who a school staff member suspects may be disabled. Thursday, October 10, 2013 Car Rider Numbers • Provide appropriate educational and school related 9:00 -10:00 am opportunities to students with disabilities in an inclusive If you ever plan on Coffee and Bagels with the setting to the maximum extent appropriate. picking up your child Principals in the staff lounge • Provide notice of the availability of services and types and as a car rider you location of services to nearby private schools, pediatricians, must have a car rider Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 and the Health Department. number. You can get a form from Mrs. Field Day • Provide parents/guardians of students with disabilities Melchiorre in the front office. with notice of their rights annually, and prior to their student’s Rotation Schedule Early Release Bulldog Gazette Page 2 7610 Old Centreville Rd. Manassas, VA 20111 703.361.3124 _____________________________________________________ evaluation and placement, or any Be There TIP significant change in their Learning begins at home. Be your child’s student’s placement. PTO The YKES PTO needs your memberships, favorite teacher. • Develop and implement fundraising help and/or donations to fund procedural safeguards with school wide activities for our community. respect to actions regarding the The yearly $5.00 Membership includes identification, evaluation, and access to the BULLDOG BARKER E- placement of students with Newsletter and regular email reminders School Board disabilities. about YKES PTO events. 100% of all Mr. Milton C. Johns • Provide written notice of the money raised/donated to the YKES PTO Chairman At-Large School Division’s procedural goes directly back to the YKES community. safeguards to parents or We encourage all YKES families to attend guardians. ALL our YKES PTO events. Various Dr. Michael I. Otaigbe If you suspect that your student volunteer opportunities are available to Vice Chairman may have a disability affecting help at the school or from the comfort of Coles District your student’s development or your home. Family involvement is academic performance, or may encouraged, but NOT mandatory with your Mrs. Lisa E. Bell Mr. Steven Keen have a mental or physical membership. Neabsco District Woodbridge District impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, please PTO Monthly Meetings Mrs. Betty D. Covington Mrs. Alyson A. Satterwhite contact the Director of Special in the YKES Library Potomac District Gainesville District Education at 703.791.7287 for further information. Tuesday, October 1st, 6:00 pm Mrs. Lillie G. Jessie Mr. Gil Trenum Tuesday, November 5th, 6:00 pm Occoquan District Brentsville District Parent Portal Tuesday, December 3rd, 6:00 pm Tuesday, Registration Process January 7th, 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 4th, 6:00 pm The Parent Portal Web site is Tuesday, March 4th, 6:00 pm Superintendent of Schools now back online for parents and Tuesday, April 1st, 6:00 pm Dr. Steven L. Walts students. Parents who previously Tuesday, May 6th, 6:00 pm registered and received a user Tuesday, June 3rd, 6:00 pm login for the Parent Portal can now access and edit student contact information. Parents who 2013-2014 Upcoming PTO are new to PWCS or who have Events not previously registered for a 9/19 Welcome Back Ice Cream Social Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) does not login can now register online to 6:00pm-8:00pm discriminate in employment or in its educational programs and YKES Playground activities against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, access the Parent Portal by going religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related to their school Web site and medical conditions, age, marital status, veteran status, or selecting “Parent Portal 10/10 McEducator’s Night 5:00pm-8:00pm disability. PWCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and Registration.” After parents have other designated youth groups. The following individual(s) will registered online they will receive 10/16 Believe Fundraiser Kick off handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, including Section 504 and Title IX: an email from the Parent Portal system confirming their Food Lion Rewards Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Prince William County Public Schools registration and asking them to Yorkshire Elementary School has linked up P.O. Box 389 come to their school to present with Food Lion for their MVP School Manassas, VA 20108 their parent identification and a Rewards Program. Just link your Food _________________________________________ copy of the email they received. Lion MVP Card with Yorkshire Elementary Rebecca Miller, Principal School in Manassas, VA and we will earn email@example.com You may bring your email and ID reward points for our school. The link to Amanda Swartzwelder, Assistant Principal register your MVP Card is firstname.lastname@example.org into Yorkshire anytime between http://www.foodlionmvprewards.com/ 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. We will then activate your account. If you Have your friends and family register their have any questions, please feel cards too! For more information see the free to contact the front office. YKES PTO Facebook Page or the Food Lion Website.
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