Saturday, June 24, 2017
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.  Denise R. Fuhrman
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.



School Nurse's Nook

"NEW FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH"     From the Division of Immunizations the following CHANGES/UPDATES are being made to the school immunization regulations.

The revisions to these regulations ARE EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2017!

• Clarify 4 doses of polio
• Add a dose of MCV for 12th grade entry
• Create a medical plan/certificate 
• Reduce 8-month provisional to five days
Please click here for a flyer from the Department of Health with more details!    
For students in grades 3, 4 and 5---What you MUST do before your child can start school in August-CALL your child's doctor and verify that your child has ALL required immunizations including the required 4th polio shot after their fourth birthday. If your child needs any immunizations, please fax, mail or drop off a record documenting the shots your child has gotten as soon as possible. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school nurse, Krista Wolfenberger via email over the summer months at 

 make sure your child is up to date on all their immunizations.....TODAY!          




Please click on the link below for information on our birthday treat policy.

Birthday Treat Policy



Gettysburg Field Trip Grade 5

Gettysburg Field Trip Grade 5

Envirothon 2017

The First East York Envirothon team, The Daring Dragonflies, placed 12th out of 57 teams and received a 2nd place ribbon in forestry at the recent York County Envirothon Competition. The fifth-grade team members included Nicole Berkey, Ioanna Harmantzis, Kyra Hughley, Anthony Khuc, Christina Neddoff, and Ayush Tripathi. The Envirothon Club consisting of 16 members met after school each Monday from January to May. The competition tested students’ knowledge in the areas of wildlife, forestry, aquatics, and current issues in conservation.



Spirit Week Twin Day

Twin Day at East York

Spirit Day:  Dress Like Twins


Service Dog Visit

Service Dog Visit

Kathy Vosburg and her service dog, Winter, came into the classroom to educate the students and demonstrate the work of a service dog. Mrs. Biser and Mrs. Mason's students were impressed with the many tasks Winter could do to help their person in daily life both inside the home and out.


Coins Collected


Mrs. Mason and Mrs. Biser's classes collected coins for the Sheriff Departments K-9 unit. On February 2nd the students were excited and happy to present Lt. Godfrey and the K-9 unit (Dargo, Lou, and the newest member Hawk) a total donation of $310.00.


Captain Dargo York County Sheriff's K-9 Unit Visits East York

Burble, Fizz, Kaboom Science Assembly

Vision Class Caroling for the Staff

Making Gingerbread Houses

Holiday Concert

National Farm to School Month



Milky Way was named by the students of York Suburban during National Farm to School Month.  
Milky Way was born on October 26, 2016 and weighed 87.6 pounds.


Demuth Art Museum

East York Students at the Demuth Museum


Congratulations to sixteen East York third grade students whose artwork was selected to be displayed at the Charles Demuth Museum in Lancaster, Pa, during the month of December 2016.  Educational materials about Demuth were offered by the museum for our benefit.  All third grade students learned about the life and artwork of Demuth and created a watercolor still life based on his style during their art class.  An opening exhibit was offered at the museum on Sunday, December 4, from 1:00-4:00 for all students, parents, and the community to enjoy.  The following East York student’s artwork was featured:  Front Row from left to right: Chase Reed, Cecelia Koloras, Isabella Camacho, Cecelia Thomason, Preston Ilgenfritz, Adin Friedenfeld, Paige Barley, Cambria Rice.  Back row: Jacob Cooper, Cameron Sikora-Nailon, Callahan Harrell, Abigail Williams, Colbie McKenna, Madilyn Forry, Whitley Kamarauskas, Emma Bates.



Students Voting for their Favorites

Thanksgiving Feast

Whitson's sponsored a pumpkin decorating/carving contest  for the district cafeterias and East York head cook, Berlyn Snyder, was the winner!  This means that East York will have a chef help prepare the Thanksgiving meal on November 17th.  They will be serving "real" mashed potatoes and gravy!


Trunk or Treat




Trunk or Treat Fun!


Spirit Week Patriotic Day


Spirit Day "Patriotic Day" 


Orange Out for Ayden


East York staff participated in today's "Orange Out" to honor Ayden Zeigler as he fights the battle for health! 

We are East York and #4AydenStrong!

Coin Drive to Benefit Ayden Zeigler


The students at East York Elementary have launched a coin drive to benefit Ayden Zeigler, a 4th grade East York student who is battling brain cancer. We are The Best Place on Earth and #4AydenStrong!!!


Buddy Bench

Michael Gilliland built four Buddy Benches for his Eagle Scout project with the help of his fellow Scouts from Troop 54. Matt Miller, principal at Roundtown Elementary, helped Michael coordinate his project patterned after his school's Buddy Bench built by student Christian Bucks. After Michael's project was complete, he decided to donate the buddy benches to all four York Suburban School District Elementary Schools. 




Parent University

Thank you to everyone who completed my survey.  It was very clear that Friends of East York were not accessing the information provided here.  To meet the needs of East York families, I will include this sort of information in emails and messages in the Dragon's EYE.  

Thanks again.  Dr. Fuhrman


A bridge to support the home school connection....


January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016


YSEF Grants for East York

YSEF recently released the approved 2017 grants, two of which directly benefit East York students.


A grant of $1,549.34 will allow the third graders at East York Elementary to participate in experiential learning opportunities in science and mathematics through the purchase of portable greenhouses.  As these students are applying their content learning by “getting dirty” growing their own seedlings, they will also engage their community by marketing and selling the plants they grow at the annual East York May Day.  The greenhouses will also be utilized by East York’s newly created Envirothon team for fifth graders as they conduct experiments and research.  This grant was made possible from endowment proceeds through the Jeffrey D. Sindicich Foundation, a donor endowment fund held by YSEF at the York County Community Foundation.  The fund is in memory of Jeffrey Sindicich, York Suburban graduate class of 1986.


  • Escaping Language Limits - Laura Gordon (East York and Yorkshire Elementary Schools) 

In 2016, YSEF supported this pilot program which aims to build connections through “Imagine Learning”, an award-winning software program that features interactive content for the increasing population of English Language Learners.  This program provides first-language support in 15 languages, while gradually translating reading for the students to begin acquiring essential English language skills.  To encourage consistent participation when school is not in session, this $750 grant will fund three face-to-face activity meetings throughout the summer with students and their families to keep the program active and celebrate student progress with families through fun incentives.





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


Student Meal Prices for 2017-2018


Lunch $2.40 

Breakfast $1.40

Milk $.65



Volunteers Needed

Exciting In-Class Volunteer Opportunity!

York Suburban School District is partnering with Junior Achievement in our elementary classrooms. 


Junior Achievement (JA) is a worldwide non-profit organization providing grade specific in-class programs for Kindergarten – 12th grade.


JA programs relate what our students are already learning in school to real-life situations.  JA connects the dots to relate school to the real world!  JA’s goals include preparing our students for work-readiness by introducing the ideas of business ownership, managing money and personal finances.  These values can begin at an early elementary age and give our kids ideas to help them dream big for their futures! 


Do you have a desire to share your work skills and life-experience with students?


Are financial literacy, work readiness, and real-world life applications important to your community?


Is making a difference in student’s lives important to you?


Contact Diane Peterson at


Calendar of Events


Please click on the link below for school supplies needed for the 2017-2018 school year.

2017-2018 Supply Lists





15 - Grade 3 Meet the Teacher Night

       6:00 - 7:00 pm

15 - Grade 4 Meet the Teacher Night

       6:30 - 7:30 pm

16 - First Day for Students

24 - Meet the Instrument Night/

       Demo Night 6:30 pm @ HS Cafe

29 - Instrument Rental Meeting

       6:30 pm @ HS Cafe

30 - Grade 5 Curriculum Night 6:00 pm



04 - Labor Day - School Closed

12 - EY T-Shirt Day

       PTO Meeting 6:30 pm Library

21 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal

26 - School Picture Day






























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. 





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.