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YSES Spirit Wear


Check out the over 20 NEW items!

Ordering has never been so easy – just visit the website, select the items you wish to purchase (including size and color choice), enter your payment (credit and debit cards accepted) and shipping information and your YSES Spirit Wear will be delivered directly to your house.

A portion of the sales is returned to YSES PTA to help support student activities and events


The site starts with the design page – click on the YSES Logo,

then “add to product.”

Thank you for showing your YSES School Spirit and supporting the YSES PTA.

September 2016 Meeting

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imageOur first Yellow Springs Elementary PTA meeting will be held tomorrow, September 6, in the Yellow Springs Elementary School cafeteria at 6:30 pm. Pizza will be provided and children are welcome! Please come out and learn about the exciting events that the PTA has planned this year, and do the important work of discussing and approving our planned budget. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chess Club Registration is now OPEN!

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Good news! Chess Club registration is now open! Below you will find the registration form (be sure you are logged in to view and print).

Please note that the flier says Wednesday but that is a typo and should read TUESDAYS. Specific dates are listed on the second page. Sorry for the mix up.


It’s Carnival Time!

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It’s almost time for our Carnival! Next Thursday, January 14th, from 5-7PM we will be hosting the YSES PTA Carnival! Students who turned in mailing labels for the Race For Education fundraiser have earned Bonus Tickets to participate in games. Tickets will be available for pick-up when they arrive to play! Mrs. Strohmeyer will be help to hand out tickets at the door. This is a FREE event! There will be carnival games and refreshments available. We hope to see you there!  We are also looking for volunteers to help. Please click on the Volunteer tab at the top of the page to see the tasks available and sign-up to help.  Thank you!At the Carnival

Race For Education

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The BIG day is fast approaching and we are encouraged and grateful for all of the donations that have been coming in every day! It is easier than ever to donate, too! You can now send your donation through PayPal by directing your donation to donations@ysespta.org or simply by clicking the donate button on the right hand side of the YSES PTA website. (Also, you can send your sponsorship requests to your email list.)

Don’t forget: You are encouraged to come cheer on your favorite “racers!” While you are here, we could use your help! Please visit the Volunteer! tab at the top of the page and sign up if you are able to lend a hand picking up race day items or with tasks that are needed on race day. There are many opportunities and the kids love to see the grown-ups in their lives lending a hand! Every little bit helps and we look forward to seeing you next Thursday at the race!

November Staff Dinner (Sign-Up)

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Plant the seedsCan you believe it’s November already?!?! That means it is time for Parent/Teacher Conferences and the PTA sponsored Staff Dinner. Kati Hnath and the Staff Appreciation committee have been hard at work planning and organizing a wonderful dinner for the staff on November 23rd (the night staff stays late for conferences).

They have created a Sign-up for the items needed. Please take a minute to check it out
and see if there is something you could contribute.


Thank you for your help!



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The Schwan’s Cares Program is at the halfway mark. Keep spreading the word to your family, friends, neighbors, email contacts…EVERYONE! Every order placed earns 20% toward the exciting events we have planned for YSES this year.

Race for Education letters will be going into the mail by the end of this week. If you requested a PDF copy of your child’s letter to send to your email contacts, you should receive them in your email by the end of today. Volunteers will be needed for the day of the event, November 19th. We will let you know when the Volunteer request list has been added to the Volunteer! page.

Spirit Wear orders are due BY November 1st if you are ordering online. Paper orders are due by this Friday, Oct. 23rd.

Our next PTA meeting is Monday, November 2nd at 6:30PM in the YSES Cafeteria. Please plan to attend. We have a lot to talk about and we want to hear from you!

Our next Spirit Night is scheduled for November 10th at Famous Dave’s. This one is an all day event! So plan on lunch, dinner or BOTH!!

We are still looking for people to help with the planning of our first Carnival. If you are interested, you can check in on the Volunteer! tab at the top of this page. Or you can contact one of the PTA Board members.

The 2015-2016 YSES Directory is here!

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Thank you to Dani Gurrie for all of her help with this year’s directory! Check it out for yourself. The best part? This was all done at no cost and can you imagine all the trees that were saved by publishing it online instead of in paper form?  This is pretty amazing!

Remember: You must be registered with the site and signed in order to view the directory. The link can be found on the right side of the page near the top of the column.

(Note: If you see something in your listing that needs a correction, please let us know by the end of this week.)

Attention: Interested Volunteers for 2015-2016

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Volunteer Training

There are two options for our mandatory volunteer training this year.  You may attend the face-to-face training at YSES from 9:00-9:30 AM on October 2, 2015 or you may complete the on-line training at home.

On-Line Training

Watch the PowerPoint and then print out the confidentiality form, sign it and send to school with your child. You will be able to find the PowerPoint and confidentiality form on the YSES Website on the front page.  Once this process is complete, you are welcome to chaperone and volunteer at YSES.  Thank you!



8717 Yellow Springs Road
Frederick, MD 21702
240-236-1700 (phone)
240-236-1701 (fax)