Sunday, November 29, 2015
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

The best place to start

is to contact your family

physician about how you

too can receive the flu


Don't wait



Cookie Decorating Fun


Cookie decorating fun 


"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.



Dr. Grove is National Distinguished Principal of PA

BMX Show

Met Ed Recycle Assembly

Met Ed presented an assembly to East York third and fourth graders.  Students learned how they recycle refrigerators. Met Ed gave East York a new energy efficient refrigerator in exchange for taking our old one to recycle.



Mrs. Biser's Math Class Fun

Mrs. Wolf's Inventor's Fair

Author, Beth Vrabel, visits East York

East York Fundraiser Top Sellers


Top sellers for our East York Coupon Book fundraiser

Aidan Halpin, Pete Papadiamantis, Noah Stern, Kayla Heiland,

Charles Ament, Jack Rudacille

Mrs. California's class earned a pizza party for selling the most books.


Dr. Drusedum visits Mrs. Wolf's Class

East York Musical "Summer Camp"

Mrs. California's Class Native American Presentations

Mr Gerber's 4th Grade Class Makes the News!

EY Battle of the Buildings Spirit!

East York staff casual for "BOB"

York Suburban Battle of the Buildings- Saturday, January 31st!


Giving Tree

Sophia Quintero and Gannon Nardelli from

Mrs. Pringle's third grade class with  East York's

Giving Tree.  Students at East York bring hats,

mittens, scarves, and gloves to donate to our

Giving Tree.  Donations are then given to the

Salvation Army along with our canned food




Demuth Art Museum


           Demuth Museum Exhibition

 Congratulations to East York third grade students whose art work was selected and displayed at the Charles Demuth Museum in Lancaster, Pa.  Based on the painting by Demuth called “The Figure Five in Gold”, our third grade students created designs depicting their own interpretations of Demuth’style. Sixteen were selected and an opening exhibition was generously offered by the Demuth Museum for our students, families, and friends.  

Jackson Rudacille, Sophia Miller and Isaac Murray are pictured with Mrs. Mellinger at the Demuth Museum's Opening Reception on Sunday, December 7, 2014.


Front Row:  Grace Koloras, Rebecca West, Kirra Hyder, Skylar Price, Daniel Paz, Caitlyn Parkes, Ioanna Harmantzis

Back Row:  Brady Neiser, Connor Hayes, Grant California, Veronica Mina, Maryn Spitzlay, Sophia Miller, Mason Buck, Isaac Murray, Jack Rudacille


Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events


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

2015-16 Supply List


December Dragon's EYE



03 Spirit Day: Wear Red,

     White & Blue

    School Picture Retakes

    Girls on the Run

05 Girls on the Run

     Fall Fundraiser Monkey Coupon Day

06  Professional Staff

      Development Day - No

      school for students

10  PTO Meeting  6:30 pm

      EY T-Shirt Day

     Fall Fundraiser Early Turn-In Day

      Girls on the Run

12 Girls on the Run

     Fall Fundraiser Final Turn-In Day

     Big Brothers/Big Sisters

13 Fall Fundraiser Late Turn-In Day

16 American Education Week

17 Girls on the Run

18  Thanksgiving Dinner served in cafe 

19 Girls on the Run

      Big Brothers/Big Sisters

20 Spirit Day: Western Day

21  CTC Variety Show 7:00 pm HS 

23  Marking Period 1 Ends

24 Girls on the Run

      Chipotle Fundraiser

25  Early Dismissal 1:15 pm

26  Thanksgiving Break

27  Thanksgiving Break

30  Thanksgiving Break



01  Girls on the Run

03 Big Brothers/Big Sisters

     Girls on the Run

04 Progress Reports Issued

08 East York T-Shirt Day

     EY Holiday Concert 9:15 am

10 EY & IR Combined

     Holiday Concert @ 

     High School 7:00 pm

11  2 hour delay

      Spirit Day: Slipper Day

17  Big Brothers/Big Sisters

18 PTO Family Fun Night/Secret Shop 

     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

23 Spirit Day: Wear your

     Favorite Holiday or

     Winter Color   

24 Winter Break

School resumes January 4





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.