Schwan’s Cares

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Our Fall 2015 KickStart fundraiser is set to begin Monday, September 28th. It runs through November 12th (for our maximum benefit of 20%-40%). Orders placed after the end of the initial campaign will earn us 5% over 90 days.

Be sure to share our campaign, including the ordering code, (23240) with your email list. Even existing Schwan’s customers can contribute to our campaign.

The best part? You don’t have to handle any money or products! Everything is done directly throughout the Schwan’s Cares website or over the phone and products are shipped directly to the customer!



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!

What a great Spirit Night!

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Thank you to all who came out to our first Spirit Night of the 2015-2016 school year! I want to thank the folks at California Tortilla for hosting us.  I hope that you all enjoyed your meals! I know I did!

California tortillaIt seems that we had a pretty amazing turn out throughout the event!

I had a previous engagement and was only able to pop in long enough for dinner but in that short time I saw quite a few Yellow Springs Elem. supporters.

We don’t have any totals as of yet but as soon as we hear, we will let you know.


Our next Spirit Night is scheduled for October 13th at the Frederick Sonic Drive-In.

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.

Book Fair Volunteer Sign-ups are Now Available!

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Fall Book Fair is right around the corner and we need your help! Click on the “Volunteer!” tab at the top of the page and you will be directed to our Volunteer sign-up sheets. (Please be sure you are registered and logged in before clicking on the “Volunteer!” tab.) Feel free to sign up for as many shifts as you would like. Every little bit helps and we really appreciate your time!

September 15th is Spirit Night!

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Tuesday, September 15th from 5-9pm we will hold our first Spirit Night of the 2015-2016 school year. Our host is California Tortilla on Kingfisher Drive in Frederick.  Join us for dinner, mention our password “EAGLES” when you order and 25% of your total bill will go towards the many upcoming PTA programs and events! Share this event with your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers…everyone!

Don’t forget the password, EAGLES!

See you there!

General Membership Meeting

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With the first full week of school behind us it is time to start planning the rest of the year. Tomorrow will be the first official YSES PTA meeting for the 2015-2016 school year. We will meet Tuesday, September 1, at 6:30pm in the school cafeteria. The board is excited to meet with you and is looking forward to sharing their vision for this year. Please plan to attend and bring your questions and suggestions. Members will be voting on the proposed budget and upon approval we will be able to finalize and announce the PTA activities for the year (our first event is a big one and in a lot closer than you’d think).

See you there!

Laura R.

2015-16 YSES PTA Presdient