Introducing Mrs. Clary!

Hi Echo Lake Dolphins! I hope you all had a fun and restful summer!! We can’t wait to have a great year learning and growing!! I will be out on maternity leave for the start of the year as we are welcoming our 3rd boy into the Yonce family! As excited as I am to meet him, I am sad to miss the beginning of the year with our dolphins!!!

Mrs. Clary will be my board sub while I am out. She was the School Counselor at Gayton Elementary and you will love her! 🙂 Her email is or you can give her a call. Students, she will be coming in each month for lessons until I get back.

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Career Day 2018!

We had such a fun and educational Career Day! Thank you to all of our volunteers who took time to be here! I hope everyone has a great summer break!

Kindness Week!

We have some amazingly talented and kind dolphins here at ELES!! Every day they fill our halls and classrooms with kindness, but last week they decorated them with it! Check out some of poster contest winners! And parents, you will find a small act of kindness at the Heart to Heart breakfast from your children!

~Mrs. Yonce

Unity Day!

Our Echo Lake dolphins participated in Unity Day today! We are talking this month about how to be UPSTANDERS by standing up to bullying! Here are some of our amazing kindergartners showing their orange for Unity Day! 🙂

~Mrs. Yonce

Welcome Back!

Hi Echo Lake Dolphins! Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! I am so grateful to be back with you and look forward to another great year!

This year we will be recognizing students for showing our monthly super hero character traits and learning about them in class lessons and morning meetings. I will have a group of 5th grade leaders help to introduce each character trait on the announcements! I also look forward to working with our newly elected Dolphin Buddy 5th grade leaders! They are going to do great things for our students and staff this year!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House!

~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Super Testers!

Echo Lake Families,

What an exciting spring we have here at the Lake! This  month in lessons, I will be talking about determination! We will be talking about how it’s okay to make mistakes, not giving up, and using determination in team work!

We have Career Day coming up June 12th.  If you would like to volunteer to share your talent and enthusiasm for your career, please return the pink form that came home last week by Friday or give me a call! Volunteers will present six 15-20 minute sessions on their career. I will contact chosen volunteers. Thank you to all that have already jumped in to help out!

Lastly, testing season is upon us! I am working with students to remind them of some important testing tips that will help them to do their best. We had 5th grade “super testers” teaching testing tips on the announcements. Ask your child what they’ve learned! We are so proud of all of their hard work this year! 

~Mrs. Yonce

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the students, parents, and staff who made me feel so appreciated and loved during National School Counseling Week! 🙂


~Mrs. Yonce 🙂

Kindness Week!

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Henrico County will be recognizing Kindness Week January 23-27! Echo Lake students will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge! Students who complete the challenge and turn it in to me by Friday, will get a small prize. 🙂

Kindness Challenge

~Mrs. Yonce


5th grade Team Work!

This month, my lessons are all focused on using a positive attitude! 5th grade has shown this through excellent teamwork! See what they worked together to build and ask them what their team had to do in order to complete this task! I enjoyed getting to see them being kind, open minded, determined, helpful, and inclusive in their groups! Way to go 5th grade! 🙂


Mix It Up Day!

Check out how we mixed it up for Mix It Up Day!

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