Dear EVCS Family,

Some of the things I am thankful for:

The unbelievably dedicated staff of teachers, paras and service providers at EVCS. They approach their work with love and compassion, they’re all about the kids, they work their butts off, and I’m humbled to work alongside them.
Our school comfort dog Lola. She’s learned so much in the past couple of months (very food motivated), she offers unconditional love to our students, and she hasn’t peed on my floor in at least a month.
Our newly renovated schoolyard, which will be open to us for arrival, dismissal and of course recess in a matter of days! It looks amazing, by the way.
That we are a community that sings together. SWMM is my favorite thing we do, and I love it when you come and sing loud and proud along with your kids!
That we are a school with a House Band. I am so thankful to PT, James, Ethan, Craig, Terry, Jenna and Clara for providing the tunes and good vibes at SWMM.
The amazing parents of the East Village Community School. There’s no way we could do what we do here without your support and involvement. Thank you!
Your beautiful kids. They work had, inspire us to work hard, and crack us up every day. Watching them learn and grow is a joy. Thanks for sharing them with us.

It’s an honor to be the principal of this school. Really, I have the best job in the world. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and THANK YOU.



EVCS Weekly Nov 27 – Dec 1


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am thankful for parents, students and staff at EVCS who make up our amazing school family! Thank you for your Social Action with the Harvest Festival at the local Trinity Church soup kitchen and food pantry. We collected over 1200 cans this year! Nicely Done. Thanks to Julie Harwood for capturing this year’s Harvest Festival for all to share. View photos here! Enjoy.

At EVCS we go outside even when it gets cold. Please be sure to send your child to school with the proper jacket as temperatures begin to drop. Layering is also a good idea. Please clearly label all of your items.

There is a lot to look forward to when we return Monday, November 27
let’s get the details…


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Parent’s Night Out & Kid’s Movie Night In!


Parent’s Night Out & Kid’s Movie Night In!

Friday, Dec 1st, 5:30-8 pm

Drop off the kids for an awesome movie night at EVCS and enjoy a night to yourselves! Kids will have a special night of Movies, Pizza, Popcorn, Popsicles and Friends!


Choose from SING, BOSS BABY, MOANA or a mix of streaming shows (Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Blaze, Dinosaur Train, Ella the Elephant).

$25/Child *only currently enrolled EVCS students allowed

Pajamas and Cozy attire welcome! *Kids can change into Pj’s before movie starts if needed

Space is extremely limited! Get your tickets ASAP via (Paypal Only)


Childcare provided by school administration and parent volunteers.
Please reach out to Sharon Blumenkranz with any questions @

View flyer here

This holiday season – EVCS Makers Fair


EVCS will host over a dozen merchants two different days: December 6 and December 20 in the school lobby. Hours: 8-10:30 AM and 2-6 PM.

Vendors will share a plethora of creativity, featuring gifts for your shopping needs, a complimentary wrapping station and a unique bake sale organized and hosted by the PA! Not to be missed.


Credit cards and checks accepted.


EVCS Community, Start Bringing Cans to School for the Harvest Festival!


Start bringing donations to your classrooms! Students are counting!

The EVCS Harvest Festival is an opportunity to teach our children
about food equity. It gives our students the chance to take
action and learn that sometimes in life we are in a position to share,
and when we are, it is important to do so.

What Can I bring?

Non perishable foods please

canned fruit, cereal, pasta, rice, lentils, soups, canned tomatoes, vegetables, sauces, beans, canned vegetables, peanut butter in plastic jars, almond butter, boxed and dried goods

Parents, we need a few volunteers to help.

To Volunteer Click Here!


Please reach if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,
The Harvest Festival Committee

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Our Core Value is Joy of Learning

Dear EVCS Family,

One of the greatest and most unique things about our school is our commitment to sparking wonderment and awe in our students through engagement in the arts, and there is no better way to do that than through our many partnerships with outside arts organizations. One partnership that I am very excited about is with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Our students will be treated to three concerts this year in our school auditorium by musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People – Let Freedom Swing program, and the first concert is tomorrow morning at 9:00! The concert happens to coincide with our PA general meeting, so if you are staying for the meeting please try to pop in for a quick listen. Should be awesome. At the very least, ask your child to tell you all about it after school tomorrow.

Kind regards,


School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/13/2017

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome back to another week!  I hope you all stayed warm and cozy this weekend.

Our core value is social action.

Social action involves identifying things that are wrong in our world and then taking steps to make them better.  One of the best ways we can make a difference in the world is by making an impact right here in our own community.  Every year our school collects cans and boxes of food for our annual Harvest Festival.  This food is donated to a local soup kitchen that helps to feed people in our neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat.  This is a form of social action! When we visit the soup kitchen next week, please say a big “Thank you!” to the kind women and men who work there.  They are also doing a kind of social action by preparing the donated food for our hungry neighbors.


Last week when students had a day off for Election Day, teachers came to school to learn new things together.  One of the things we spent time exploring last Tuesday was breathing exercises and other things we can all do to help promote mindfulness, calm and focus in our classrooms.  Before we all go up upstairs to get to work, let’s try one of these breathing exercises together!  This one is called “Candle Breathing”.

Thanks very much to our 1st graders for hosting today!  Thanks, as always to the amazing EVCS SWMM House Band!  And thanks to everyone who joined us today and sang loud and proud.  Have a great day.



EVCS Weekly Nov 13 -17


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Good news, the phones are working again!

We are officially kicking off Harvest Festival Month: Start Bringing
Non-Perishable Food Items to EVCS!
 There will be boxes outside of each classroom to put your donations in. This is one of our favorite events of the year. This community wide event centers around teaching our children about food equity. It gives our kids the chance to take action. Keep an eye out for this flyer in your backpacks.

What else is coming up?


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Book Sale this Monday and Tuesday, Nov 13-14


Hi Families,

The 3rd graders will be hosting a Book Sale this Monday & Tuesday(Nov 13-14) in the lobby during drop-off.
On Monday we’ll also have a bake sale before SWMM.

Please bring your gently used books appropriate for our EVCS students (please no baby books or adult books) to donate to the book sale.
If you won’t be able to stay with your children, consider send few dollars with them.

Books are $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers. Come and get ’em!


Thanks so much for your support & we hope to see you there!