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From The PTA President

Support the Yorktown Science Fair!
The week ahead offers parents and guardians the opportunity to support Yorktown science students and help the school by recruiting additional Science Fair judges. 

Is anyone in your neighborhood or workplace involved in any kind of science, patents or social science? Please help the YHS Science Department and PTA by recruiting judges for the Science Fair! It is a fun and meaningful volunteer activity that can encourage students to deepen their interest in science and consider a career in the field. Due to the large number of students who participate, the Yorktown Science Fair needs more than 80 judges. We are grateful to all who have signed up so far and appreciate your efforts to help us find a few more! 
The Science Fair will be held 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 28, and judges can enjoy a PTA-hosted breakfast before reviewing projects. We hope to find judges whose children are not participating in the Science Fair and who are familiar with basic scientific principles and the scientific method of experimentation; knowledge of statistics is a plus. Most important is a judge who has an open mind and kind heart, and enjoys interacting with teens! Please contact me at the address below or PTA Science Fair Chair Michelle Buehlmann at 
Yorktown families are invited to the Science Fair Open House on Friday, January 27, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. It is exciting to see what our students are exploring in behavioral sciences, botany, biochemistry, chemistry, Earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental, physics, and zoology. Programs will be placed at a table by the main doors and projects are housed in rooms 200-205 and 300-305. The program and the door in each room will list the project numbers. Teachers will be on hand to help locate projects and answer questions. Hope you can make it!

And last, but not least, here is the link if you are able to sign up to bring food for the Science Fair Judges: 
Thank you, Yorktown families, for your support of our school community!

Kathy Mimberg
Yorktown PTA President

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, January 19, VHSL One Act Play, 7PM, auditorium

Friday,  January 20, Inauguration Day, NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 23, PTA Meeting, 7:30 PM, Library

Tuesday, January 24, PTA Family Network: Second Chance

Friday, January 27, Electives Fair, during lunch periods

Saturday, January 28, YHS Science Fair

Saturday, January 28, Navy Band Concert, 7PM, Auditorium

Monday, January 31, Theatre Arts Potluck, 6:30 PM , cafeteria

Thursday, February 2, Last Day of 2nd Quarter

Thursday, February 2, Crossroads:  Junior Night, 7PM, Auditorium

Friday, February 3, Grade Prep Day - No School
Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 16:
Holiday - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Tuesday, January 17:
4:30/5:45/7:30 PM Boys FR/JV/V Basketball at Langley
4:30/5:45/7:30 PM Girls FR/JV/V Basketball vs Langley at HOME

5:45 PM JV Ice Hockey vs Landon at Rockville Ice Arena

Wednesday, January 18:
MSAN Event, 9th Period in Patriot Hall
5:30 PM CoEd Varsity Rifle vs Wakefield at Masonic Lodge
6:00 PM Varsity Wrestling at Hayfield
6:30 PM CoEd Swim & Dive vs Fairfax at HOME

Thursday, January 19:
4:30 PM CoEd Indoor Track, Liberty Conference Tournament at Prince George Sports Complex
4:30/5:45/7:30 PM Boys FR/JV/V Basketball at Fairfax
4:30/5:45/7:30 PM Girls FR/JV/V Basketball vs Fairfax at HOME

6:00 PM JV Wrestling vs FC, Marshall, Langley, Oakton, Woodson at Woodson
7:00 PM, VHSL One Act Play - The Lottery

Friday, January 20:
Inauguration Day - NO SCHOOL
10:30 PM Ice Hockey vs Kettle Run at Haymarket

Saturday, January 21:
8:15 AM SAT & Subject Tests, Rooms TBA
9:00 AM Saturday School, room 344
9:00 AM Saturday Sciences

Yorktown Theatre invites you to participate behind the scenes for the spring musical Pippin! If you aren’t an actor, but want to be part of the Pippin team – join the Technical Theatre Crew. Performances will be March 30 and 31, 2017 at 7:00pm, and April 1st, at 2:00 and 7:00pm.  Tech Theatre crew members build and paint sets, help make costumes, learn how to operate the sound and light boards, make props, and help keep the show running smoothly.  If you are interested, come to the organizational meeting for Pippin Tech Theatre Crew, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 3:15pm in the Theatre Black Box.  You are also invited to attend the Tech Theatre Club meetings, every Tues/Thurs, from 3:15 – 5:00.  For more information, see Mr. Roberts in the Theatre Office (rm 189). Don’t miss your chance to be involved in Yorktown Theatre Arts!

As is tradition, the PTA's Hospitality Committee will be providing breakfast for the volunteer judges and teachers at the YHS Science Fair on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  We need your help to make it a success!  We will be providing breakfast to approximately 100-130 folks who are volunteering their time to help our students.  Please consider donating any of the various breakfast foods described on our SignUp Genius page (see link below), including bagels, homemade baked goods, quiche, fruit and/or juice.  The Hospitality Committee will take care of the coffee and paper supplies. To sign up, please go to www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0848ADA92CAA8-yhs2017 and indicate what you would like to contribute.  Please then plan to drop off your contribution at the YHS cafeteria between 6:30 am and 6:45 am on January 28th.  If you'd prefer not to get up that early on a Saturday (which is understandable), please contact Heidi Robbins at hfrobbins@me.com  to make arrangements to drop your contribution off at her house before Saturday the 28th. Thank you in advance for your support.  Please feel free to contact Heidi Robbins hfrobbins@me.com, Lynn Mullins mullinz6@aol.com,  or Jan DeFalco jandefalco@gmail.com, if you have any questions about the breakfast.

You have another chance to see The Lottery, performed by The Yorktown Theatre III & IV classes, on January 19th, at 7:00 pm in the Yorktown auditorium. This performance will be the last one before the Theatre classes take this show to the Virginia High School League competition on January 21, 2017.  Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this compelling show, directed by Bailey Nassetta, a Yorktown graduate!  The performance is free and open to the public.  The Lottery is a one-act play by Brainerd Duffield that was adapted from the original short story by Shirley Jackson. It tells the dramatic story of a small town that holds a grisly lottery every year in June to insure a plentiful harvest for the following year. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Parents please join YHS’s Family Network for an informative panel discussion on Arlington’s Second Chance program on Tuesday, January 24, from 7:00-9:00 in Patriot Hall.  Second Chance is a free program designed to help Arlington middle and high school students who are in the early stages of drug or alcohol use. Teens learn about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol and how using either affects their physical and mental health. For more information, contact Second Chance at information@secondchance.org or visit our website at www.secondchancearlington.org.

Thinking about paying for college or grad school? Arlington students can qualify for a wide range of scholarships. Join the College & Career Librarian to learn how to use the internet to track down the best options for you and your family. Registration required. Please register here: http://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/2847461 Questions or concerns?  Please contact Kate Oberg, College & Career Librarian at koberg@arlingtonva.us
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Auditorium, Central Library 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201

For all students headed to college and/or the workforce: Come hear Washington Post columnist and New York Times best-selling author Jeffrey J. Selingo.  Jeffrey Selingo will give tips for students and their parents about choosing a college, getting the most out of the undergraduate years, and post-college life. Selingo is the author of "There Is Life After College. Registration requested (and sign up for a reminder). Please register here: http://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/2844425 Questions or concerns?  Please contact Kate Oberg, College & Career Librarian at koberg@arlingtonva.us
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Central Library 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201

Do you have any friends or associates with a science background?   We could use your help in locating Science Fair judges. A science fair judge needs three things:  (1) to be available on January 28, 2017 from 7:30am to noon; (2) to be familiar with the basic scientific principles, scientific method of experimentation, and hopefully statistics (the last one is a wish!); and (3) to have an open mind, kind heart and really want to interface with teens--that is the KEY to a great scientist being a super judge! One additional note:  Parents who have students in the fair are not always the best options--in fact, we try NOT to have judges who have kids in the fair, because not only could they run into their own, but their kid's friends.  It gets sticky.  If you can help with judge recruitment in anyway please contact Michelle Buehlmann via email. MichelleBuehlmann@hotmail.com


Yorktown Ice Hockey is going strong!  Come check out an upcoming game!  For more information, email YIHCVA@gmail.com.
Friday, January 13 v. Centreville/Fairfax; 7:55-9:25; SkateQuest of Reston
Tuesday, January 17 JV v. Landon; 5:45 pm; Rockville Ice Arena
Friday, January 20 v. Kettle Run; 10:30pm-midnight; Haymarket
Friday, January 27 v. Madison; 7:55-9:25; SkateQuest of Reston
Thursday, February 2 JV v. Gonzaga; 8:10-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Thursday, February 9 JV v. Potomac School; 8:10-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Friday, February 10, JV game; 4:00; The Gardens Ice House
Friday, February 10 v. Chantilly; 9:40-11:10pm; SkateQuest of Reston
Friday, February 24 JV game 8:00-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Friday, March 10 v. Washington-Lee; SENIOR NIGHT; 8:00-9:30; Kettler Capitals Iceplex


Please show your support for Yorktown by joining the YHS PTA.  Follow this link to find more information and an opportunity to join online:
 http://www.yhspta.org   Contact Lindsay Levy, membership@yhspta.org if you have questions.

Show your YHS school pride by buying a t-shirt or sweatshirt whose purchase supports the PTA.  Follow http://www.yhspta.org/buy-yhs-gear/ to see pictures of the options. Contact Spiritwear chair, Lindsay Levy lylevy@clilffclimber.com if you have questions.


Support YHS while shopping.  It's so easy!  Visit http://www.yhspta.org/get-involved/grocery-target-cards/ for all the links!  Thank you YHS families.** These are exciting, easy fundraising programs and with your support will lead to a successful year allowing the PTA to fund deserving programs to support our teachers and students. Questions? Comments?  Please contact Ashley Rehr, the YHS PTA Volunteer Chair for these programs at YHSCards@gmail.com 

Grocery Cards: It’s time to link your Harris Teeter and Giant customer cards to benefit the Yorktown PTA..  With your support, our school has received over $26,600 in donations from the grocery card and shopping programs over the last two years.  

New This Year - You Shop and Amazon Gives.  Amazon will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the YHS PTA. Sign up at 
smile.amazon.com, then Yorktown High PTA. Supporters must always start their shopping at smile.amazon.com to support Yorktown High PTA. 

Escrip Continues - Check the escrip web page for all the details on sign up and shopping options. 
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