Brown’s names Nov. TOM

Mrs. Pitzer and Dave Brown

Brown’s Orchards and Farm Market surprised York Academy Regional Charter School’s second-grade teacher, Mrs. Pitzer, with a Brown’s gift basket and apples for her students. Mrs. Pitzer is Brown’s November Teacher of the Month.

Mrs. Pitzer was nominated by student Joe Tansey who wrote, “Mrs Pitzer is the best because she is crafty with art and music during our specials.” When Joe handed out apples to each of his classmates some of them began eating them right away, despite missing their two front teeth!

Each month Brown’s receives nominations from students throughout York County for their Teacher of the Month promotion. One name is pulled in a random drawing at the end of the month. Brown’s surprises a teacher each month with a visit to the classroom and presents them with a Brown’s gift basket as well as apples for everyone in the class.

To nominate your teacher, email with your name, teacher’s name, school and one sentence to explain why your teacher is the best.

For more information about Brown’s Orchards, visit

Mrs. Pitzer and her students with Dave Brown.

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Charter school ready for May 7 tour

A construction worker applies drywall at YARCS.

Construction is progressing well at the York Academy Regional Charter School, 32 W. North St., York, and an open house tour will be offered after the next informational meeting, noon Saturday, May 7, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 140 N. Beaver St. Free parking is available in the lot across the street from the church.

The informational session will answer questions about the charter school’s unique educational program. The tour will begin at 1:30 p.m.

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