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  • Let's Get Moving!

    Choose an activity from Mr. Hilmes' Movement Choice Board to help you stay busy and excercise each day! 

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  • Registration for Kindergarten is Now Open!
    Currently, Kindergarten registration is available from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Discovery Lab School (2810 Castevale Road) and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 PM at the YSD Student and Family Center (105 N 4th Ave). Details online https://bit.ly/2XsnUIe
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  • Grab & Go Meals-Available on Wednesdays

    • WHEN:    Every Wednesday
    • TIME:      10:30 am-Noon
    • LOCATIONS:  Barge-Lincoln, Garfield, Hoover, McClure, Ridgeview, Franklin, Washington and Eisenhower

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  • Here are 25 fun and meaningful non-screen activities to try at home!

    1. How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!  ‘Learning from home is fun’
    2. Thank a community hero. Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.
    3. Get building! You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!
    4. Can you create your own secret code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?
    5. Start a nature diary. Look out of the window each day and keep note
      of what you see. Birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?
    6. Hold a photo session. Use a camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?
    7. Build a reading den. Find somewhere cozy, snuggle up and read your favorite book!
    8. Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?
    9. Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your home. Can you come up with any ideas to use less electricity?
    10. Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.
    11. Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?
    1. Can you create a story bag? Find a bag and collect items to go in it that relate to a well-known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture to include.
    2. List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
    3. Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
    4. Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.
    5. Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to your favorite song.
    6. Write a play script. Can you act it out to other people?
    7. Read out loud to someone. Remember to read with expression.
    8. Write a song or rap about your favorite subject.
    9. Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.
    10. Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.
    11. Draw a map of your local area and highlight interesting landmarks.
    12. Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?
    13. Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.
    14. Get reading! What would you most like to learn about? Can you find out more about it in books? Perhaps you can find a new hobby?

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  • Stay home save lives

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YSD Stories

  • 5th grade flattened out to visit their students

    Posted by Seton Pedersen on 4/27/2020

    Flat Mrs. Denney, Mr. VanQuill and Mrs. Pedersen are heading to their students homes to go on an adventure while staying safe at home.  5th grade flattened out

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  • Illustrator Inspires Gilbert Students

    Posted by Judith Strosahl on 3/11/2020

    On Feb. 25, children's book illustrator, Craig Orback, spoke to Gilbert students about his recent Born to Draw Comics: the Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts.  Students had been learning how illustrations help us understand what we are reading.  As a young artist, Orback had been inspired by Schulz' work, just as Schulz was inspired by cartoonists of his childhood. We learned about Orback's research into Schulz' life, and the many drafts before a book is published. Each grade level presentation ended with a fun drawing lesson!  Big thanks to The Yakima Schools Foundation for generously funding Mr. Orback's visit!Student drawings! Craig Orback with 3rd graders. Quick draw - 1st grade Thank you YSD Foundation!

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  • What a Fiesta!

    Posted by Stephanie Rosbach on 12/16/2019

    Kindergarten students read a story about Paletas, which are Mexican-style Popsicles in their reading curriculum. Gilbert Kindergarteners were very lucky last week, because Fiesta Foods donated a Paleta for each student to try! The kids were thrilled! Thank you so much Fiesta Foods for your generosity!

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  • Gilbert Students Sing for Retired Teachers

    Posted by Stephanie Rosbach on 12/3/2019

    On Monday, December 2nd, about 80 students in third, fourth and fifth grades took a walking field trip across the street to perform some holiday songs for the retired teachers having a luncheon at Englewood Church. Mr. Chapman lead our singers with four songs from their upcoming Christmas Performance next Thursday. 

     

    Singers prepare

    Singers are ready!

    In the action

    Our audience

     

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  • Gilbert's Under the Sea Library Night

    Posted by Judith Strosahl, Gilbert Library Teacher on 11/18/2019

    In celebration of Gilbert's year-long "Under the Sea" theme, over 200 parents, students, and staff were treated to a visit by Yakima Valley College biology instructor, Jerred Seveyka.  The evening began with ocean poetry reading by 5th grade students, then 5th grade teacher, Andrew Van Quill gave a dramatic reading of The Boy and the Whale by Mordecai Gerstein. Mr. Van Quill and paraeducator, Judy Hein, also brought their deep-sea diving suits and equipment to share with students.  Mr. Seveyka talked about the remarkable qualities of octopus and other cephalopods along with his media presentation.  In his lab, he had transitioned the circadian rhythms of tiny dinoflaggelates so they would exhibit bioluminescence at our Library Night.  We marveled at them with all lights off!

    Jerred Seveyka, YVC Biology Instructor  Gilbert Students   Mr. Van Quill with students. Andrew Van Quill, Jerred Seveyka, Judy Hein, Judy Strosahl  Library night 1  Library night 2  Library night

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District Announcements

  • Drive-In Graduation Events Canceled (5/26/20)

    May 26, 2020, Yakima, WA - At this time, the Yakima School District regrets that we have canceled drive-in graduation events for Eisenhower, Davis, and Stanton.  In recent communications with the Yakima Health District and guidelines set forth by the governor, we have determined that any celebration, other than virtual, is highly unlikely. The District, in conjunction with high school leadership at Eisenhower, Davis, Stanton and Yakima Online, will not facilitate or support a drive-in or virtual watch party, due to the growing concern of the number of infections in Yakima County and our lingering Phase 1 reopening status.

    While the district is still hopeful that a June 13 procession down Yakima Avenue to honor our graduates could happen, there are growing doubts, due to the status of Yakima County as a COVID-19 hotspot. This processional is something that we know our graduating seniors deserve but it may not be possible. We hope to provide updated information on the possibility of the June 13 processional on June 1.

    Class of 2020 Seniors – please check your specific high school’s website for more graduation details. www.YakimaSchools.org

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  • Student Registration

    Interested in K-8 or high school enrollment information? For a current status update on registering your student for school next year, please go here

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  • June 17 is the last day of school for YSD students

    According to guidance from OSPI, unless districts can show that student learning was NOT impacted by the emergency closures (either loss of instructional days, loss of instructional hours per day, or both) districts are required to add five (5) days at the end of the school year. For the Yakima School District, that means June 17th will be the final day of distance learning for the 2019-20 school year. Support will be available to students via distance learning through June 17.

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  • Annual Survey Helps YSD Make Future Decisions: please participate

    Each year, our school community provides feedback to YSD through a survey. It takes about 10 minutes and the information we receive helps to shape our decisions in the future.  The survey is open through May 31, 2020.  Please take the time to answer the survey. It is available in English and Spanish (once you click the link below).

    EES-Student: https://www.research.net/r/yakima-student

    EES-Parent:   https://www.research.net/r/yakima-parent

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  • COVID-19 - Moving Student Learning Forward Survey (take the survey weekly)

    Our community and education leaders are doing their best to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Your perceptions will provide feedback to inform conversations and support improvement efforts. Data will be collected on an ongoing basis to track changes in people's perceptions. You are invited to complete the survey once per week. This is a free survey developed and administered by The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) for the public good. All individual survey responses are confidential and anonymous.

    Open Survey

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  • School closure extended to the end of the 2019-20 school year

    Please check your email or go online for an important message from Superintendent Greene regarding the extended closure of the Yakima School District https://www.smore.com/yez1v

    Update: The last day of school for YSD is June 17, 2020.

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  • Be Counted! 2020 Census

    Census 2020 The census is a way for our community to seek the necessary financial support from the government that it needs.  Our schools depend on the census count for accurate program funding. In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to participate in the census from the Census Bureau. Be sure to count everyone in your household - even infants.  Responding to the census is the law, however, it is against the law for the Census Bureau to inquire about personal information such as immigration status.  It is illegal for the Census Bureau to pass on your contact information to other government entities. They use your contact info, such as your name and address, to know if you have already been counted. Once you have responded, you will no longer receive notices from the Census Bureau and a census worker will not come to your home.  If you have any questions, we have put together videos and information for you online at www.YakimaSchools.org/2020census 

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