Kathy Notyce- Principal

Kathy Notyce

welcome back!

Dear Chris Yung Families,

On behalf of the entire staff, I hope you have enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer. I am pleased to welcome you to the 2020-2021school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to our new families joining Chris Yung this year and our returning families. This fall marks the sixth year that our school has been open, and I remain honored to be your principal. As a staff, we will continue to work collaboratively with you to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment that focuses on academic excellence for all students.

While our learning will begin online for most students, teachers are prepared to provide quality instruction and best practices through online learning platforms. As a school division, we will be using Canvas as the main platform for teaching and assessing our students. The units of study for all content areas are aligned throughout PWCS. There will be a high focus on student engagement and ensuring that lessons are interactive and presented in both whole group and small group settings.

Although this year will look very different, we are committed to providing your child(ren) a quality education that is designed to support their individual needs. Students will take assessments and their data will be used by teachers to differentiate instruction to ensure that each child receives what he/she needs to be successful. We will continue to have a strong focus on Literacy with an emphasis on providing resources that will allow for lots of reading and writing activities. It is critical that students use programs such as myOn and Lexia to continue to build their fluency and comprehension skills. During virtual learning, communication between parents and teachers will be essential so please take an advantage of their daily office hours to share ways that we can support your child’s needs. By partnering together, we can have a successful school year with high expectations for everyone.

I would like to welcome the following new staff members to our school: Haley Marble & Jessica Viands (1st Grade), Christie Miklich (3rd Grade) & Megan Osborne (START Teacher)

It is with sadness that we had to say farewell to the following outstanding members of our Chris Yung family: Mrs. Gerber, Mrs. Qualls, Mrs. Silvis and Mrs. Ross. We wish them much success in their new endeavors and will forever be grateful for their service and commitment to the success of our children. We worked very diligently to find replacements for these staff members who meet the high standards that we have here at CYES. Mrs. Nikki Jones is now our Instructional Technology Coach and she is excited to support your technology needs. She can be reached at jonesne@pwcs.edu.You can reach me via email at notycekd@pwcs.edu or phone at 571.598.3500.

Best Regards,

Kathy Notyce, Principal