Dali Museum Student Exhibition
Andrew Thomas has been accepted into the 2016 Florida Student Surrealist Art Exhibit at the Dali Museum. The exhibition, Between Dream and Reality, will be held May 16 – August 28, 2016. Congratulations Andrew!
Grade 8 Awards Night!
All grade 8 families are invited to attend PKY’s “Grade 8 Awards Night: A WAVE Goodbye to Middle School”. The evening will be devoted to celebrating the accomplishments of grade 8 students. The program will begin at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and last approximately 1 ˝ hours. The location is the PAC. Light refreshments will be served. Entertainment and festivity guaranteed! We sincerely hope all grade 8 families will join us.
Get Your Blue Wave Spirit Wear Today!
Please see Heather in the Business Office for your very own Blue Wave Spirit Wear. Purchase umbrellas $15, cups $6, magnets $3, t-shirts $10, hoodies $26, stadium cushions $9, and more! Inventory is going fast so don't miss out!
Teacher Appreciation Week!
We are indebted to our teachers for the work they do for our students every day. We take this week to formally and publicly appreciate our teachers and their work. Our gratitude spans beyond this week and throughout the year for their commitment to P.K. Yonge students.
Read perspectives from our high impact teachers: 4 PKY teachers rated among Florida’s highest impact instructors and remember to #ThankaTeacher!
Annual Tumblin Creek Arts & Sciences Festival on May 12
Join us on Thursday, May 12 from 3:00-6:30 pm for the P.K. Yonge celebration of student art work and a showcase of the wide range of student accomplishments and activities. Enjoy artwork, musical performances, and see the robot!
Toy Whitley Remembered
Toy Whitley, P.K. Yonge 2nd grade teacher from 1958-1987 will live on in the hearts of the Blue Wave Nation for years to come. Today her son, Trantham, presented the P.K. Yonge 2/3 Learning Community with a special reading chair to honor his mother’s love for teaching young children about the power of reading.
Watch the TV20 story: P.K. Yonge Celebrates Former Teacher Toy Whitley.
The Last 26 Days of School Are Here!
The Last 26 Days Countdown starts this Wednesday, May 4. Join us as we celebrate the end of our 2015-16 school year. Each day corresponds to a different letter of the alphabet, staring with Z and ending with A. Summer is almost here!
2016 Heritage Month Art & Essay Contests
Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott have invited all Florida students to participate in the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests which will be centered around the theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes: Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders.” Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship through the essay contest. Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time, Hispanic American educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2016.
Blue Wave Track & Field Headed to State!
Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Track & Field teams for placing 3rd and 8th, respectively, at the Regionals Meet in Lakeland! Kailya Jackson, DJ Washington, Dedrick Vanover, Jarvis Roberts, Willie Rodgers, and Christian Ellis advanced to the State meet. Let's wish our athletes luck as they compete next Friday and Saturday in Bradenton. Go Blue Wave Track & Field!
Soliciting Parent Representatives
The School Advisory Council (SAC) serves in an advisory capacity as a resource to the director and principal of P.K. Yonge.
SAC is soliciting nominations for Parent Representatives for all divisions to be active participants in council meetings and other related activities for the common good of the school. Interested individuals should send their names to Dr. Atria (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, May 16th at 3:00PM.