April 28, 2016

Help us show our LOVE & Appreciation!

Next week is teacher appreciation week. The PTO has some fun activities planned for YG's great staff. If you'd like to help out or be more involved please email the YG PTO or message us on Facebook.
Thanks in advance for everyone's help!


Monday: We are providing breakfast doughnuts, bananas, grapes and coffee.

Tuesday: Special thank you cupcakes!

Wednesday: Parent pot luck - YUMMY! Our community has the best cooks and chefs and bakers. Make a family favorite or your "specialty." Follow the link to sign up and let's make the most delicious day! http://Www.volunteersignup.org/KELAC

Thursday: Click on the picture below for a special printable thank you that your child can fill out and for their teacher along. Bring them in to Diane by Thursday and the PTO will give them to each teacher along with a nice potted plant.  You can also go to this website: http://www.thesuburbanmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Thank-You-Teacher-Free-Printable-1.jpg

Friday: Catered lunch from Noodles and Company 

It takes a village.

EARTH WEEK EVENT:

Electronics
Recycling Competition
LAST FEW DAYS!!


APRIL 22 - May 2
Please bring in any item you no longer want/need (working or broken) that has a cord, or takes batteries. That includes small appliances, computers, toys, cell phones, stereos, etc.
NO SCHOOL NEXT FRIDAY

MAY 6th
Professional Development Day for staff
North Night at Swede Johnson Stadium
Enjoy a baseball game and some family fun! 

Watching the Peanuts Movies at Family Movie Night. Nothing better than pizza and a movie!




Confirming a big BINGO win!  All proceeds went to the 5th Grade Japan Trip. Pizza was also involved - it makes everything better : )

Time to sign up for Japanese Summer Camp!
 

Jeanne Mandrapa has partnered with the YG PTO to bring her summer camp to the YG building this year. There will be two weeks of camp -  the last week of July and the first week of August.


Camp is in session from 9am - 3pm, Monday through Friday
Bring a lunch each day (snacks provided)
Before & Aftercare can be provide for an extra fee.

This year's camps will work to incorporate a community cultural elements that will enhance the experience and allow our students to showcase their talents. 

  • Week 1: Obon Festival Camp Provides students with Japanese speaking and writing practice as well as dancing skills that will culminate with students attending the local Obon Festival on Saturday, July 30th. 
  • Week 2: Nagasaki/Hiroshima Commemorative Camp Provides students with additional Japanese speaking and writing practice as well as singing practice that will culminate with students performing at the Nagasaki/Hiroshima Commemoration on August 6th.

Attendance at the weekend events is expected, times to be determined. Please check in with Jeanne if you have any concerns.  Attendance for is free and both events are held at Alton Baker Park. 

Prices have dropped from $185 in previous years and is now $125.  To keep this low price, we need a large number of students to sign up!  We are hoping for 40 students each week for maximum fun. Monica Sensei (Kumiko Sensei's daughter) will be teaching with Jeanne, along with high school volunteers.

Registration booklets can be found on the wall by the front door of the school. Please contact Jeanne Mandrapa at (541) 342-5990 for more information.

Congrats again to Esme - here is a picture of her certificate for BEST PRESENTATION and a shot of the fun cookbooks she received! 

       

 
May Days -
Join the fun each Wednesday in May
 

Wear a Tie Day                  Pirate Day

May 4th                                         May 11th

                       

Hawaiian Day                    YG Spirit Day
May 18th                                  May 25th

               
CALENDAR of EVENTS
  • Friday, May 6: Professional Development Day. No School.
  • Thursday, May 12: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in cafeteria. Childcare provided.
  • Saturday, May 14: Children's Day. Details to come.
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day. No School.
  • Friday, June 3: YG Science Fair in cafeteria. Details to come.
  • Thursday, June 9: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in cafeteria. Childcare provided.
  • Thursday, June 9: Field Day, 1-3 pm. Details to come.
  • Friday, June 10: Grading Day. No School.
  • Thursday, June 16: POSSIBLE last day of school. To be confirmed soon.

GET CONNECTED!
YG Facebook Page
YG School Website
Diane Brock - YG Secretary
PTO Facebook Page
YG PTO Website
Tom Piowaty - YG Principal
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