September 12_ 2013 - Yorkshire Elementary School - Prince William

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					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
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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                           millerrk@pwcs.edu
You may bring your email and ID        reward points for our school. The link to                Amanda Swartzwelder, Assistant Principal
                                       register your MVP Card is                                        swartzas@pwcs.edu
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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