Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

Performed by the 4th Grade At last week's all-school Thanksgiving Assembly our students in fourth grade performed the following poem: Student 1- T’was the night before Thanksgiving and all through the nation families got ready for the big celebration.  Student 2- At our house my mom baked three kinds of pies; pecan, pumpkin, and apple…

Lower School Students Visit the York Symphony Orchestra

By: Mrs. Marie Wiley Students in grades one through five have been getting to know a new friend. His name is Ludwig van Beethoven. Although he has been gone for 189 years, Mr. Beethoven and his music have been quite alive in our music classes as we prepared to attend the York Symphony Orchestra’s presentation…

Parent Conferences from the Lower School Perspective

By Mrs. Kim Vottero Research has shown that parental involvement is the most important factor in a student's success in school. The modernization and integration of parent teacher conferences may be new for some educational facilities, but it has always been a way of life at YCDS. The purpose of a parent-teacher conference is to…

Speaking to your student about the election

Today is Election Day and many students across the divisions are aware of the tenuous climate surrounding this election.  Looking back through this country’s history, it is clear that this is not the only volatile or controversial election for our country’s citizens or candidates.  Yet, given the ease of accessibility, the frequent commercials, the dialogue…