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November 30th Parent Note
Eric Klein
Friday, November 30, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 After a fall season highlighted by the tremendous theatrical performances of James and the Giant Peach and our girls’ volleyball team’s state championship, music will fill the air at YHS in December.  We would like to invite you to our winter music celebration with an Instrumental Concert on Tuesday, December 4th and a Choral Concert on Wednesday, December 5th.  Both begin at 7 pm and feature our exceptionally talented musicians, many of whom recently earned district honors (please check our Twitter feed for a complete list of names and recognitions). Please also take note of the following upcoming events:   

 The November Blues - This November’s winter weather has already had a significant impact on learning, as our final day of school is now Friday, June 14th.  For whatever reason, all three storms have coincidentally occurred on our “Blue” days. In an attempt to rebalance our white/blue classes, we will flip flop our class schedule the week of December 10th giving us an extra day of Blue classes.  Advisors and teachers will be reviewing the following schedule change with students next week.

 Monday, December 10th - Blue Day

Tuesday, December 11th - White Day

Wednesday, December 12th - Blue Day

Thursday, December 13th - White Day

Friday, December 14th - Blue Day

 YHS Semi-Formal Winter Dance - December 14th, from 7 to 10 pm.  Tickets are $5 ( $7 at the door). A reminder that per our district’s policy (found at this link), breathalyzers may be used by administration to minimize the risk of alcohol use by students.  Should students wish to bring a guest from another district, a guest permission form must be filled out and turned into the main office by Wednesday.   

 One way of supporting YEF is to give the gift of education! The Yarmouth Education Foundation Clipper Honors program is back.  If you are looking for a holiday gift for a Yarmouth School Department employee, you may make a $25 donation or more to YEF in honor of an employee, they will receive a special YEF certificate of appreciation, a personalized note from your family, and cookies from Cookies Direct of Yarmouth. The deadline is Thursday, December 13. YEF volunteers will deliver gifts on Monday, December 17. These can be given to teachers, administrators, support staff, nutrition workers, bus drivers, and more. You can order online at the YEF website: www.yarmoutheducationfoundatio... - thank you!

 Our lost and found collection grows even greater - please ask your student to check for any missing coats, water bottles, sneakers, and hats as all items will be donated to local charities at the end of December.  

 As a final reminder, Senior Photos and baby pictures are due Monday, December 3rd, and Progress Reports will be finalized on Wednesday, December 5th.

 Best regards,

 Eric Klein & Amy Bongard, YHS administrative team.