April 7, 2016
One week from today!

with 4J Superintendent Dr. Gus Balderas

Thursday, APRIL 14th

We NEED parents to attend this meeting to show the depth of parent support at the school and to advocate for access to Japanese from K-12. Dr. Gus Balderas will attend to discuss the future of language immersion in the district.

Childcare Provided

Friday April 8th YG students will celebrate Japan's annual Hanami festival! Students are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel to eat their lunch, hot or cold, under the YG cherry trees on the west end of the school at 11:30 a.m. Kinders too!

A little background from Wikipedia:  Hanami ("flower viewing") is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, flowers ("hana") in this case almost always referring to those of the cherry ("sakura") trees. From the end of March to early May, sakura bloom all over Japan. The blossom forecast is announced each year by the weather bureau and is watched carefully by those planning hanami as the blossoms only last a week or two. In modern-day Japan, hanami mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the sakura during day or night.


Order today at ybpay.lifetouch.com

Yearbook code: 10087716
Two more weeks to order -
you are only guaranteed a book if you order one.

We get very few extra copies! The YG yearbook gathers a year's worth of memories and photos with help from the older grades (and lots of parent shutterbugs too)! Your child will cherish these memories of friends, places and events that shape our school each year. Yearbooks are $15 and will be handed out on the last day of school.

You can also order/pay in the office with Diane. 
Dear YG Parents,

A neighbor from Sterling Drive came in Tuesday after 3 p.m. to inform us of a serious incident. Her maintenance worker was having a heart attack and the ambulance and fire trucks could not get through!

Parents were even going around the rescue vehicles stuck on Silver Lane to get into the horseshoe. You know your child is safe here at YG therefore,  you should always give the right of way to emergency vehicles. The man was taken to the hospital and luckily will survive.

We work so hard to teach the children to be good citizens.  We are respectful. We are safe. We are responsible. Please if this situation ever happens again, and we hope it doesn't, be a WOW parent and do the right thing!
Origami Lessons $10 per person
(adults & children welcome)

Laser Tag & Pizza @ Putters $35
April 11th from 4-6pm
with Patrick & Amanda Sensei

Purple Picnic $10 each + $5 for sibling
Walk to Emerald park - play + treats
3-5 pm (date TBA)

Garden Party @ $10 each
Ashley & Jemei Sensei have a special afternoon planned.
Bring your lunch and enjoy a sunny afternoon.

See or call Diane in the office for more info. 
Time to start planning for the Science Fair! 
Friday June 3rd in the school cafeteria
You can download the info at the bottom of this PTO page link or from the newsletter page link.

For more information, please contact Rita Gillihan: 
  • Friday, April 8: Hanami under the YG sakura trees - lunchtime
  • Thursday, April 14: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in cafeteria. Childcare provided.
  • Friday, April 22: Family Movie Night @ YG Cafeteria. 5:30-8:30pm
  • 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.

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