Friday, May 27, 2016 - Cycle Day 1
East York Elementary (3-5)
701 Erlen Dr, York PA 17402 Phone: 717.885.1240 FAX: 717.885.1241
York Suburban School District educates, challenges, and prepares students to shape the future.
  Buildings    East York Elementary

"The Best Place on Earth!"


Home of the
East York Dragons

Dr.  Mary Beth Grove
701 Erlen Drive
York, PA 17402

Fax:  717-885-1241 


Community Flyers

All COMMUNITY FLYERS can be found on the "For Parents" tab of the YSSD website.  Please check this page regularly for updates.



Spike Info.

5th Grade Students will be able to bring their own electronic devices to school! Click here for more information.


School Nurse's Nook
 Need FREE Dental Care for Children?

  (click here for details)              




Cookie Decorating Fun


Cookie decorating fun 


Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run participated in the "Race Against Racism" on April 30


Miles in the Morning

Kindness House

The students at East York collected pennies during the month of April in our Kindness House to purchase food to donate to our local food bank. With the $100 we collected, we were able to purchase 47 items of food and have Walmart match that with 47 free meals as part of their Fight Hunger, Spark Change campaign!


PA State Representative visits Third Graders


PA State Representative Stan Saylor visited third grade


Lunch in the Courtyard



Students enjoying their "Red Hot Award" on a sunny Spring day in our courtyard


ELL Students

Our fourth grade ELL class had fun learning about the water cycle and performed a Reader's Theater about it!


Mrs. Biser's class performance at Multicultural Festival

PTO Family Night Bingo & Dinner

K'Nex Stem Challenge

Mosaic Dedication


2015 Mosaic


THANK YOU Artist Justin Ayala!



Hour of Code

Every year, hosts a week-long event called "Hour of Code." The purpose of this event is to foster student interest in computer coding. The events have received much press and media attention, with Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and even President Obama promoting participation.  York Suburban School District hosted its own Hour of CODE event during the week of December 5-12. “The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.”  Student engagement was at an all-time high while writing code, and they may continue to access coding activities on our For Student Tab at  

Check out for more information.




Extreme Pogo Assembly

Extreme Pogo Assembly December 15, 2015, our award for a successful fundraiser



Extreme Pogo Assembly



Family Fun Night/Secret Holiday Shop/Mosaic Mural Dedication

Click on link below for information on the Family Fun Night/Secret Holiday Gift Shop/Mosaic Mural Dedication Ceremony on Friday, December 18, 2015


Family Fun Night/Mosaic Mural Dedication Flyer

Secret Holiday Gift Shop


Mrs. Biser's 4th Grade Class

"S" Reward - Board Game Day

Box Top Reward Fun

Students collected Box Tops and voted for their favorite song to be played at lunch time.  The winner was "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) by Silento.    Dr. Grove had a blast leading the students dancing to the song.


Box Top for Education Reward


Mosaic Mural Progress



Our Mosaic Mural in progress.  All students and staff will be placing a tile on the mural.  

Officer Altland also placed a tile on our mural.  

The mural is expected to be completed in December. 



Our students and staff are enjoying getting their turn to put a tile on the mural.  




Mosaic Mural Kick Off Assembly

PSBA congratulates the winners of this Year's Poster Contest!

PSBA congratulates the winners of this year's Poster Contest!
Students in grades 2-5 were invited to submit posters responding to the theme
"What the future of learning looks like to me." Many of the entries were displayed in the Chocolate Lobby of The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center during the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference held Oct. 13-16. Winners Ethan Yon and Sophia Scalet, third-graders, and Daniel Paz and Veronica Mina, fourth-graders, all from East York Elementary School in York Suburban SD (York Co.), each received a certificate and a $100 prize.



PSBA Art Poster Contest

  East York Students Enter Poster Contest 

 The East York art room is proud to announce that seven East York students have entered the PA School Board Association Poster contest.  Each student created a poster which shows their own vision of the future of education in PA.  Artwork will be collected throughout the state and displayed at the upcoming PSBA conference and two students from each grade level will be selected as winners.  Good Luck to each of our contestants:  Garrett Geib, Ethan Yon, Sophia Scalet , Daniel Paz, Veronica Mina, Carson Lehman, and Charlotte Smith.      


2015 PSSA Parent Information

Please click on the link below for a Parent information letter regarding 2015 PSSA Assessment.

PSSA Letter



Back to School Packet



Attention Parents/Guardians: This Online Back-to-School Packet contains important information that all parents/guardians and students need to review and complete prior to the first day of school.  


Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this window to complete Sections 1 through 5. 


Welcome Back!



1.  Update Infinite Campus:


Please go to Infinite Campus and update the contact information for your household and each student's health history information.  



2.  Please click on each link below to review each document:


Student Handbook (read)


Appendix A

  Code of Student Conduct (read)


Appendix B

  Acceptable Use Policy (read)

  Electronic Device Policy (read)


Appendix C

 Supply List


Appendix D

  Medication Form (Required if your child needs to take medication at school.)



3.  After you have reviewed each document above:

Click here for the Parent Sign-Off Sheet

*Check the appropriate boxes

*Complete the fields at the bottom

*SIGN the form

*Return this form on the first day of school, and NO LATER THAN Friday, August 21, 2015


Please note: If you have multiple children in one building, simply change the student information at the bottom and reprint the form without starting over.



 4.  Please scroll down for additional documents:


Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIPS) (optional)


Free & Reduced Lunch Information and Application (optional) - A Free & Reduced Lunch Application must be completed each year in order to be eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch.


K12 Payment Center - Online meal payment and purchase monitoring (review) - When you first add your child(ren), the balance will be zero, since the balance is not pulled from our point of sale system until a transaction occurs.  The correct balance will appear within 24 hrs.  


Elementary School Meal Prices

for 2015-16

Breakfast        $1.40

Lunch              $2.20


Click here to see what's for lunch on your computer or download the app to your mobile device by scanning the code below.



5.  You are finished!  


Please remember to turn in all documents that you've printed from Sections 1-4 above on the first day of school and no later than Friday, August 21, 2015.  


Thank you.



Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events


Please click on the link below for school supplies needed for the 2015-2016 school year.

2016-2017 Supply Lists


May Dragon's EYE

MAY 2016

02  PTO Zumba Thon

03  Miles in the Morning 7:50 am

05  Miles in the Morning 7:50 am

06  Gr 5 Field Trip to Gettysburg


09  Grade 5 visit to Middle School AM

       Byrnes Health Center visit 

       Grade 5 PM

        Columbia Gas Presentation for

        Grade 4

10  Miles in the Morning 7:50 am

       Spring Concert 9:15 am

       EY T-Shirt Day

       Chorus Practice for concert at

       MS in the AM

       Band/Strings Practice for concert

       at MS in the PM

       PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

11  Band/Strings Concert Practice

       at MS in the AM

       Chorus Concert Practice

        at MS in the PM

12   Miles in the Morning 7:50 am

        Gr 4 Field Trip to Reading Museum

       Chorus perform at Eastminster

       Church 2:00 pm

       EY & IR Combined Spring Concert

       7 pm at MS

13  Spirit Day: Wear Orange & Black

      Orange & Black Day at HS

       Gr 4 AM; Gr 5 PM

       Wellness Night at the HS 6 pm

14  May Day 11 am - 3 pm

20  Spirit Day: Silly Socks Day

       Orange & Black Raindate 

       5th Grade Social at MS 6-8 pm

23  Grade 2 to 3 Step-Up Day 9:15 am

       Grade 5 Field Trip to Laser Alley

24  Summer Reading Program Assembly

       Program/Martin Library

26  Awards Assembly 2 pm

27  Last day for students

       Dismissal 1:15 pm








Dress Code

 East York Dress Code Reminder                      

Students are expected to exercise good judgment in the selection of appropriate clothing throughout the school year.  *If clothing is deemed inappropriate, the student will be asked to change into acceptable attire.  Dress code expectations are as follows:

  • Blouses, shirts, and dresses with spaghetti straps (with shoulder straps less than three inches 3” wide) must be covered with a top or jacket at all times during the school day 
  • Shorts/skirts need to be an appropriate length.  A good rule of thumb is mid-thigh length or past fingertip length.   Short skirts, short shorts or any display of undergarments are not permitted.
  • Muscle shirts, tops with enlarged arm holes, halter tops,  and bare midriff tops are not permitted.
  •  A student’s footwear needs to be suitable for gym and recess.  Sneakers are the best choice. Flip flops are permitted on non-gym days.

Thank you for your help in reinforcing the dress code expectations. 





Back-to-School Fast Facts


* Parents/Guardians: Be sure to complete the  on-line back-to-school packet prior to the first day of school. 

First day for Students: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Do you need to register a student? Please contact Mr. Nick Staab, YSSD Office at 717-885-1131 to schedule an appointment.

Questions regarding student transportation? Please contact Durham Bus Company at 717-843-0520


Educational Trip Reminders:

Students may be excused from school attendance

for up to five (5) school days per year to participate

in educational tours or trips. 

*Educational trips will not be approved the first

or last ten days of school or during PSSA testing


Trip forms are available in the office or on the district

website and must be submitted 10 days prior

to the trip.

Lunch Prices 2015-16: Elementary Lunch $2.20  Breakfast $1.40






The York Suburban School District is an Equal Opportunity Education Institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, sex, age, marital status or handicap, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation of the Handicapped Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in its activities, educational and vocational programs and in its recruitment and employment practices. Inquiries concerning the application of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the ADA and the implementing regulations may be referred to the Superintendent, 1800 Hollywood Drive, York, PA 17403, telephone (717) 885-1210.