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What is a “coupler”?  Are you one?  Can you be one for CYES?

A “coupler” is a special metal piece used to connect train cars together.  At CYES, we are the STEAM engines and we NEED YOU to be the COUPLERS!   We need parents, relatives, community members, and students to help us stay CONNECTED!  It’s easy!  Join the Advisory Council!  The Advisory Council works on YOUR behalf to provide valuable input to the school administration.  It is your opportunity to have a voice, make suggestions, receive answers to questions, bring community concerns to the attention of the administration.  The Advisory Council meets once a month in conjunction with the PTO.  The joint meetings start at 6:30p and are held on the third Tuesday of each month.  All it takes is ONE HOUR to become involve and help your school community.  Contact the Advisory Council directly if you have any questions or are interested in joining!

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Chris Yung Advisory Council (CYAC)

The CYAC is a collaboration of parent representatives, teachers, and school leadership working together to support Chris Yung Elementary School (CYES) and the Prince William County School educational system.

What is the Advisory Council and WHAT does it DO?

The Advisory Council provides assistance and support to the Principal and school leadership team by....:

*  Helping to d
eveloping a long-term School Plan for CYES

*  Ensuring the School Plan is in alignment 
the PWCS Strategic Plan

*  Providing input on the CYES budget

*  Reviewing Professional Development Plan 

*  Monitoring and evaluating the plan implementation

*  Serving as an interface between the general community and CYES

*  Provide an opportunity for Citizens' Time during each meeting where community members may voice praise/ concern over school related matters


The 2020-2021 Advisory Council is in need of a Vice-Chairperson, we will be electing the Vice-Chairperson at our next meeting on October, 20, 2020

Please review the description of the office below and consider joining the council board. If you have any further questions, please contact Katy ter Weele at

  • Shall be a parent of a CYES student
  • Exercises all functions and assumes all responsibility of the Chairperson in his or her absence
  • Maintains the membership list
  • Oversee the election process for officers and CYAC parent representatives

**Please look under the Helpful Links and Useful Information link to see the most up-to-date copy of the ByLaws and explanation of officer duties.

The Chris Yung Advisory Council (CYAC) is seeking parent members to represent the following communities/developments. We need YOUR voice represented at each Advisory Council meeting! All are welcome to attend!

  • Amberton 
  • Arcadia Run 
  • Barrets Crossing
  • Fields of Manassas
  • Independence
  • Jackson Plat
  • Jennell Estates
  • Lanier Farms
  • Sheffield Manor
  • Summertree
  • University Village

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

  • All meetings will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month
  • The meetings will take place on Zoom until further notice. The zoom information will be posted on Class Dojo.
  • September-January 
    The meetings will be held from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Next Meeting is Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm
  • February-May
    The meetings will be held from 7:30-8:30pm


  • Time is set aside during each meeting for Citizen's Time. If you have any questions or concerns, please email if you would like to be added to the agenda for Citizen's Time.