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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.

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)


Important Update:

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Labels for the Race for Education will be coming home this week. Also, students have filled out their donation request forms which will be sent using the labels that you send back to school. New this year, if you fill in your email address on the form, we will send you a pdf copy of your student’s donation request form and you can then email it to your contacts! We are also now set up to receive donations through PayPal!Using these electronic options will save mailing and printing costs, and is more environmentally friendly!


Unfortunately, we were given incomplete information when we began pursuing the installation of a new street sign. We have learned that the process for gaining approval can take more than a year. Therefore, our application has not been approved at this time. We have been in close contact with Administration and we have come up with a plan that we feel meets the school’s and student’s needs.

That being said, our fundraising efforts could not be halted simply because the sign plan wasn’t approved. It was something we had not anticipated, but we knew it was a possibility. All is not lost! By FCPS rules, we cannot specifically fundraise for a street sign unless it has been fully approved. Therefore, in order to keep with our timeline for other events, such as our Quarterly Carnivals, Movie and Family Game Nights, Assemblies, etc. our fundraising efforts will be more broad. For example, RFE will be used for Classroom Enrichment, The Carnivals, Movie and Game Nights,Starter funds for some of our popular after-school programs, T-shirts and supplies for Field Day and any other items needing funds per the approved budget.

The plan is to make sure all budget items are adequately funded and the PTA members can vote on what to do with any overage. In speaking with Mrs. Strohmeyer and Mrs. Stein there is still a need for a message board. We have found and plan to purchase a portable message board that can be used daily or as needed and can be moved indoors when not in use. The cost of this item is <$500 and would have many different applications. We have asked Mrs. Strohmeyer to compile a list of wants and needs for the school and we are also working on a list. We will be discussing possibilities at each of the monthly PTA meetings, but we want your input! (The next meeting is October 5th at 6:30pm.)

At the next General Membership meeting in January, we will then decide that to do with any additional funds raised.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our amazing school!

Are you registered?

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Register NowThank you for registering with us! We wanted to take this time to make sure that all of you that have registered have received their confirmation email and have also had a chance to login and change their password. If you have any problems or if you have not received a confirmation email containing your first time login password, please use the “Contact Us” tab at the top of this page. You may want to check your email SPAM folder for your confirmation email from “WordPress.” Also, if you need to reset your password, you can do so easily from the login page.

We don’t want you to miss anything! Remember, many of our posts and features are ONLY available to our logged-on registered users. This includes the Directory and our Volunteer sign-up pages (which has opportunities you can complete from home or on site).

We do all of this for the kids as well as our entire school community. It can’t be done without you! We look forward to continued growth and participation. Thank you!

Trouble with log-in or Registration?

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If you tried to register or log-in over the weekend but were having issues, we apologize.

Things are up and running now. Please try again.

Once you are registered and approved, you will receive an email (from WordPress) with instructions for your first log-in. You may need to check your email SPAM folder. Once you log-in you can go to your profile and change your password.

Then you will be able to see all of our upcoming events, activities and volunteer opportunities.

Important Registration Note

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Thank you to those who have taken the time to register with us. In order to keep the site secure, approvals may be a little slow for a couple of weeks. We also ask that you fill in the registration fields carefully and accurately or your account my not be approved. Your information will NOT be shared with anyone! It is only used to verify that users are actually a part of the YSES community. We are waiting for class lists so that we can verify our users. Please bear with us during this time. You will receive an email when your account has been approved. We appreciate your patience.

Thank you,

Laura R.