The following is a list of the PTA sponsored events and programs at Yukon Elementary. We welcome you to join us and hope you will consider offering your time and talents to help our students and our school. If you would like to chair any of these events or just help out, please PUT LINK IN HERE today!
Adventures in Art
Adventures in Art is a PTA art education program designed to provide children with the opportunity, materials, and methods to create their own unique art projects. At Yukon, the program is provided for TK-5th grade students. Parent volunteers attend an orientation and 5 workshops throughout the year. They are trained to share each of 5 projects in the classroom, giving students the opportunity to try different mediums of art. Please don’t miss the annual spring art show held in conjunction with Open House. Contact the Adventures in Art Chairperson if you would like to nurture our budding artists as a docent or assistant.
Community & Appreciation Events
Various Appreciation Days/Weeks are recognized with a variety of activities. Included are Blue Ribbon Week (Police Department Personnel), Red Ribbon Week (Drug Free), Teacher Appreciation Week, Principal Appreciation Week, Administrative Professional Day, and Health Assistant Appreciation Day.
The annual Bike Rodeo event at Yukon emphasizes safe riding and safe equipment. Students in grades 3-5 compete on an obstacle course designed to test their skills (with parent permission). PTA parents volunteer and staff this event, please contact the Bike Rodeo Chair if you are interested in helping. Helmets must be worn.
Each fall and spring, Yukon students are encouraged to enjoy the pleasures of reading by purchasing books at our Book Fairs. The proceeds go directly to the Yukon PTA. This is an ideal way to support the school, stock up on gifts for teachers and students, and to get great bargains. Please contact our Book Fair Chair if you are interested in helping.
Canned Food Drive
Yukon PTA organizes a Food Drive each November to help local families in need at Thanksgiving. This program strives to teach our students the importance of community awareness and kindness. Please contact the Canned Food Drive Chair for more information.
Emergency Preparedness & Safety
Yukon PTA annually supplements the emergency supplies provided by Torrance Unified School District. The PTA helps to stock classrooms with needed supplies such as portable toilets, emergency blankets, water, and additional first aid supplies. The PTA also sells individual disaster kits as a service to families each fall.
Family Fun Carnival
Our family fun carnival is held towards the end of the school year. We have carnival games, prizes, food, vendor booths, a DJ and much more.
The PTA sponsors two major fundraisers each year, in the fall and spring, to generate funds that continue the many PTA services throughout the school year. The PTA also sponsors many silent fundraisers such as Box Tops for Education, Ralphs, etc. More information on these financially beneficial programs may be found on the Yukon Elementary website.
Honorary Service Awards
Each February the PTA presents Honorary Service Awards to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service to our school and community. Nominations are submitted in December or January.
The PTA maintains and operates the Yukon Library, which is completely volunteer run. Located in Room 13, the library is open for students during their regularly scheduled class time. Without the hard work and dedication of our many volunteers, the library cannot remain open. Please consider donating some of your time each week to this worthwhile program. Contact our librarian for volunteer information.
Yukon PTA Membership Drive begins with a campaign week in September, and memberships are accepted throughout the year. You must be a member of the Yukon PTA to have voting privileges at PTA meetings, however you are not required to participate. Just purchasing a membership for yourself and family members and/or friends benefits our school tremendously. Portions of your $10.00 dues are sent to each level of PTA: Torrance Council of PTA’s, 33rd District, California State PTA, and the National PTA. This enables PTA to provide programs and services at all levels. Please join the Yukon PTA today!
Read Across America
This is a National Education Association Program. In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the goal of this program is to have every child read with a caring adult for 30 minutes. Activities include having guest readers from the community read in each classroom.
The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. It provides students in grades K-5 with the opportunity to explore their artistic and creative nature in literature, music, photography, and visual arts. Entrants are judged locally with the possibility of going on to state and national levels.
Yukon PTA has scholarships that are offered to North High School students. To be eligible, you must have attended Yukon Elementary. Have your high school counselor contact the office. If you would like to volunteer for this committee, please contact the Scholarship Chairperson.
Student Programs, Assemblies, and Field Trips
Yukon PTA endeavors to provide quality enrichment activities for Yukon students by budgeting funds for programs, assemblies and field trips. Assemblies are scheduled by the PTA for the student body during the school day. Enrichment programs and field trips are also provided as another wonderful opportunity to share a variety of outside resources and experiences with our students.
Each year students receive a yearbook, put together by PTA volunteers. If you have pictures of any school events that you would like to submit for the yearbook, please contact the yearbook chairperson or drop off pictures in the PTA box in the school office.