On Wednesday, January 18, Young Scholars conducted its second annual Parent Career Day. Parents from each homeroom came in to share information about their careers with the students in grades K-8. The students learned about various careers from nurse to disc jockey on the radio. The students were very excited to begin to think about their future careers and explore various options. The future is in the hands of our students, so we want to make sure to expose them and get them ready for their future careers as much as possible. This event is one small step in getting them there. Thank you to the parents who volunteered and helped to make this event a success!
On January 7th, Young Scholars Robotics team, Tiger Bot (Team 4828), attended the FLL Grand Championship at the La Roche College with families of team members. The Tiger Bot team competed in the robot performance. It was a great experience for students to advance their programming, design and strategy skills during the competition. Robotics team will continue to meet once a week to build Lego mechanism for rest of the year. Robotics team is sponsored by DSA (Data Science Automation).
Family Reading Night is Thursday, February 2nd from 5:30-7:30 PM! Please join us for a campfire pot luck, S’mores and Trail Mix Bar, and plenty of fun activities. There will be crafts, a scavenger hunt, and our fun photo booth! And of course, you can bring your family and shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. We hope to see all of you there!
YSWPCS Cheerleaders attended a Baldwin cheerleading camp on January 5th. They met other cheerleaders from the community, learned cheers and a dance routine. They also performed at half-time during a Baldwin-Whitehall basketball game on Friday, January 6th!
At the beginning of the year, 2B wrote letters to various government leaders as part of our letter writing lessons and Flat Stanley project. Having forgotten about receiving possible responses, we were very surprised and excited when a large envelope came in the mail for us last week! Six of our very own Flat Stanleys made it to the White House and experienced a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with President Barack Obama. The Stanleys toured the White House, attended meetings with the President, and hung out with the First Lady and the Obamas’ dogs, Sunny and Bo. They learned all about the importance reading and math have in the President’s work and learned a lot.
This year Young Scholars, once again, celebrated many different holidays that happen during the winter months. The classes each created a special design for their door, learned about the traditions of their holiday, and presented this information to the school using songs and dance. The school happily embraces the diversity of our students and community each year by holding the International Winter Holiday Celebration. Happy Winter Holidays from YSWPCS!