June 9, 2022

Dear YES Families,

We have a few additional items to add to the June newsletter summer information that was shared last week. 

SUMMER MATH OPPORTUNITIES                                                                     

Dear Parents,   As the K-4 Math Lead Teacher, I want to make you aware of several excellent opportunities for your children to be engaged in math throughout the summer. Parents often ask me how to keep mathematics alive during the summer months to maintain skills. As always, feel free to explore my Family Math Blog  I have created a K-4 Math Grit Grid to emphasize perseverance and choice. I hope your children find fresh opportunities for practice and growth.

As always, feel free to explore my Family Math Blog (http://rclarkmath.blogspot.com) and check out my all-time favorite sites:   K-4 Math Family Blo: Offering a plethora of engaging math games and activities with every learner in mind. You'll find puzzles, math fact practice, estimation games, meaty problem-solving opportunities, as well as random (and challenging) test practice samples.

I encourage students to take advantage of these math activities to keep their skills sharp. Thank you for your support in our effort to keep the learning purposeful for students.

With warm regards,

Rachel Clark, YES Math Lead Literacy Teacher


The Summer Reading Program website is now live at www.yarmouthlibrary.org/summer-reading-2022. The registration link for signing up will go live on the kick-off day which is, Friday, June 17. All of the materials for the program like the Bingo sheet, Treasure Map, and Mad Libs will be available to pick up at the library or download from the website on and after June 17. 


The Yarmouth community has been the fortunate recipient of 100 trees as part of an initiative, funded by a grant through Dakini Rising, to plant 500 trees in the state of Maine through local youth organizations.  The Yarmouth Tree Community, the Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth Community Services, and the Frank Knight Foundation have all collaborated to make a plan for the saplings.  50 of them will be planted in September through a plan created by high school students under the supervision of teacher Bryan Quigley.

The other 50 of these saplings are available to families in our town at no cost.  There are 10 saplings of five different species: Sugar Maple, Swamp White Oak, Spruce, Balsam, and White Pine that are available to anyone to use on their property.  Our town now has a town tree committee that is committed to increasing our tree canopy in our community and helping maintain the health of our trees and this is a great way to celebrate this new aspect of our town.

If you are interested in a sapling, please email frankknightfoundation@gmail.com and a time can be set up for pickup or possibly delivery home. The sapling will include directions to help with a successful planting. If you have any questions feel free to call: Rebecca Rundquist at 207-712-6430. www.frankknightfoundation.org  


Ryan Gleason, YES Principal & Molly Kilpatrick, YES Assistant Principal