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December 10th Parent Note
Eric Klein
Monday, December 10, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

YHS students celebrated The Hour of Code last week, a national campaign to introduce students to computer science during Computer Science Education Week.  After a kick off from Julianna and Jake from Tyler Technologies, students had a choice of various coding activities, creating with soft circuits, solving puzzles on a Turing Tumble, experiencing Alternate Reality MergeCubes, and learning more about the STEM courses we offer. Students can continue working at home by going to the website bit.ly/yhscodes.

This week’s schedule - A reminder that we will flip flop our class schedule the week of December 10th giving us an extra day of Blue classes.  

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.  

Robotics Club fundraiser - The High School Robotics Club is selling Sunrise Guides through the weekend of December 16th.  The SunriseGuide is Maine’s favorite savings guide and the ultimate local-loving gift. It is a beautifully designed publication (mobile edition also available) that contains tips and local resources for healthy and eco-friendly living, combined with hundreds of valuable discount offers from the area’s favorite local businesses.  There’s something that will appeal to everyone, including discounts for dining out, groceries, yoga, massage, garden centers, home improvements and pets. Please contact Paul Lamson- Laplume for more information paul_lamson-laplume@yarmouthschools.org.

YEF Clipper Honors

The Yarmouth Education Foundation Clipper Honors program is back! If you are looking for a holiday gift for a Yarmouth School Department employee, please consider Clipper Honors. If you 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 ordering deadline is Thursday, December 13.  You can order online at the YEF website: www.yarmoutheducationfoundation.org.  Additionally, Town Pride Gear & Gifts is hosting a holiday shopping event on December 17th from 4-8 pm.  15% of every purchase will be donated to YEF.  Town Pride is located at 40 Forest Falls Dr., Suite 3/Office 3 in Yarmouth.

Computer Collection - December Break - December 21, 2018

Next week, all Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior computers will be collected at 2:35 PM on Friday, December 21st at the end of Period 5.  

  • For the December Break only, Seniors may keep their laptops (or they may store it in the lab over break) to work on applications and scholarships. However, if a senior is going out of state and wants to use the computer, they must email Mr. Klein for permission by December 18th.  

  • If students are leaving early please e-mail Heather Cimellaro and Jennifer Lainey with the student’s name and date that they are leaving.  Students should check with the office for any paperwork that needs to be completed. Please ask the student to turn their computer directly to the innovation lab on the day he/she is leaving.

Extra day for work:

  • If students need to finish projects/work on their computers, the Main Office will be open on Thursday, December 27th - from 10:00 am - 12:00 PM and Friday, December 28th - from 10:00 am - 12:00 PM.

  • Students should sign up here or in the computer lab prior to vacation if they would like to participate.