September 22, 2016

Grades K, 1st, and 2nd meet from 6:45-7:25pm

Grades 3, 4, and 5 meet from 6:00-6:40pm


Join our teachers at school tomorrow evening to hear what will be going on in your child's classroom this year. If possible, please leave the kids at home, but childcare is available in the cafeteria if that makes life easier for you! You'll learn more about the plan for the school year and get suggestions for how you can support your student.  Plus you might meet a few parents and snag a weekend play date - it's a win/win! These quick sessions are not a time for student specific questions. Individual conferences will be scheduled for November  8, 9, and 10 (remember, conference days will be no school days).

Yujin Gakuen's PTO does amazing things every day, every week, and all year round. The effort often goes unnoticed but they build community and fill in the gaps to make this school one of the best in the 4J district (well, those great kids of ours get some credit too)!  Here is this year's PTO Board. 
President - Rita Gillihan
Vice President - Robin Richards
Treasurer - Chelsea Hardrath
Secretary - Lisa Easton
Volunteer Coordinators - Keiko Faulconer, Izumi Sakimoto
Introduce yourself, raise a hand to volunteer, and join the PTO meetings each month on the second Tuesday at 6:30pm in the YG cafeteria. 
YG   volunteers! 

We have a great community that depends on volunteers - please feel free to ask a teacher or the PTO how you might help too.  And to get ready to help out, please complete a background check every two years (or if you are new to YG). It's easy, online and takes about four minutes!  Click here:


Picture day is Tuesday, September 27th

Order sheets and package descriptions have been sent home in Thursday envelopes in case you prefer to write a check or pay cash. But the fastest and easiest way to order and pay for your pictures is online (and there are more package options available online as well).

Our picture day is: LO436200Y0

You can go to
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This year we will do a classroom group shot so if your child is absent,
there will be no way to add them later.
So, be healthy for Tuesday! 

Totoro is waiting for Aki Matsuri!
We still need volunteers to run Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival/Carnival).  If you are willing to help PLEASE email the PTO at!

Thanks for the great response to this Saturday's Beer Booth staffing of Wednesday night we just need one more person.

Feel free to start adding your name to the lists for the few additional games on the Duck schedule this year.  It would be SERIOUSLY AWESOME to not have to beg for last minute bodies. 

Thanks for stepping up - it means a lot for our school's PTO funding! 

Saturday September 24th (Double point game for 5th grade)
Saturday October 8th (Double point game for 2nd grade) 
October 29th (Double point game for 1st grade) 
November 12th (Double point game for Kinder)
Below are few SUMMER STORIES from your YG Friends.
Thanks for sharing!
Russ, Lili and Isabella at ruins in Copan, Honduras
Isabella at Lake Coatepeque, El Salvador (notice the Japanese name)
Genevieve & Totoro at FaerieWorlds
Tori and Jaida @ Opal Pool Slide
Eliza and Lizz on a trip to the Big Apple! 
Levi and Caitlin up in the saddle.
Jack in Kauai and at an epic Nerf battle with his Obachan.
Kai rafting the McKenzie and camping in Central Oregon.
Our first restaurant fundraiser will be at
Papa's Pizza on Coburg Road
October 5th

Look for a flyer in next week's Thursday envelope
and in next week's newsletter!
  • Thursday, September 22: Curriculum Night
  • Tuesday, September 27: Picture Day
  • Wednesday, September 28: 4J School Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, October 5: Papa's Pizza fundraiser
  • Tuesday, October 11: PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in cafeteria. Childcare provided.
  • Friday, October 14: Statewide In-Service Day. No School.
  • Monday, October 31: Halloween - BOO!
  • Tuesday - Thursday, November 8-10: Parent/Teacher Conferences. No School.
  • Friday, November 11: Veterans Day. No School.
  • Thursday - Friday, November 24-25: Thanksgiving Break. No School.
New things are added to the calendar frequently -
check back each week for updates!

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