11.21.2014 EVCS Reminders

Dear Parents

We have had a fun week and with the shift in temperatures it is time to really gear up with your winter clothing. Be sure to dress your kids so that they are able to participate in the outdoor recess and feel cozy.
Hats and gloves or mittens are highly recommended.

A few reminders for next week:
Re: Harvest Festival
So far we have collected around 1,000 items!! There is still time to reach a goal of 1200 if everyone brings in 1-2 more items on Monday.
We can do it! Join the Harvest Festival Tuesday, November 25
Students will line up in the yard and organize all the cans, sing songs and then we all walk the cans over to Trinity on Ave B and 9th Street.
It is a great tradition and everyone is welcome to join in the walk!

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Charter schools, high-stakes testing, Common Core and more!


Dear Families,

The Community Action Committee’s first topic will be organizing with the Community Education Council (CEC) against the opening of a Success Academy Charter School in our district that would take space from actual public schools. More info can be found here. We’ll be meeting this coming Tuesday after drop-off in the lobby, possibly moving to Roost for some good coffee.

Meanwhile, for more information on the Common Core– not so much how it is interpreted in our school, which Bradley did a good job of explaining at the PA mtg this week, but what the national context is, some of the criticisms of how it affects at-risk schools and kids and how it relates to high-stakes testing, corporatization of education, teacher scapegoating, and sharing our children’s personal data — read this speech by Diane Ravitch reprinted in the Washington Post.

If you’re interested in these issues or have others you’d like to work on, please join the CAC and come to the meeting Tuesday!



PS If you can’t make it but want to be kept in the loop, just respond to this email and I’ll put you on the list.

11.17.2014 EVCS This week and more…


Dear Families

A few reminders for this week:
7 days until Harvest Festival, keep bringing cans when you can!

Wednesday, November 19 PA General Meeting 8:30am – 9:30am
In the cafeteria. 2015 Centennial Calendars ($15) and School Wide Photos ($10) will be available. Stop by to get your very own!

Wednesday, November 19 CEC Meeting – Class Size 6pm – 9pm
PS 20, 166 Essex Street

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PA meeting Wednesday morning

Please join us for the PA meeting this Wednesday morning after drop off in the CAFETERIA.

Questions about the COMMON CORE? Bradley will be talking about what the common core is and what it means in our classrooms.

Come hear about important PA news and upcoming events.

See you there,
Allison and Boryana
EVCS PA Co-Presidents

11.14.2014 EVCS Reminders

Dear Parents

This week flew by, but not to fear there is more coming up!

Saturday, November 15 Diversity Workshop 1:30pm – 5:00pm
PS 20, 166 Essex Street

The Harvest Festival is only weeks away. Please keep bringing unopened cans to the school yard before Tuesday, November 25th.
A suggestion is to put 1-2 cans in your child’s backpack every few days vs a huge bag. For new parents of EVCS, this is a yearly event where all students and the EVCS community help provide food around the Thanksgiving Holiday to those in need.
On Tuesday morning November 25th, EVCS students and families will gather in the school playground and walk over to Trinity Lutheran together to deliver our collected cans. Trinity is located at 9th Street and Avenue B…we could use a few granny carts to carry the cans over!

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Camile’s temporary replacement and HALF DAY REMINDER

Hi Everyone,

My name is Boryana and as some of you already know I’ll be replacing Camile while she is on maternity leave. She just had her baby this past Thursday! He’s a very cute and healthy boy named Cassiel :-)
You may contact me with any question you would have for Camile! Please let me know in advance if your child is not coming to his/her Afterschool class!

Don’t forget TOMORROW is a NO SCHOOL day and THURSDAY is HALF DAY!!! You still have time to sign up your child for the half day program if you need to.

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11.11.2014 EVCS This week and more

Dear Parents

A few Reminders for the week.

Tuesday, November 11, Veterans Day NO SCHOOL (tomorrow)

Parent Teacher Conferences Nov 12, 13 Wednesday and Thursday
Don’t forget to Contact your Teachers to set up an appointment.

Thursday, November 13th Half Day for All Students
Dismissal is at 11:30am. Please be on time to pick up your children.

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EVCS Reminders for Next Week


This Weekend
Book Fair Barnes & Noble Union Square Please use the book voucher number 11449717 online or at the book fair and our school library will receive 20% of all sales! Madeline Valentine will be reading on Saturday, November 8 at 2pm!

Monday, November 10th
Bake Sale, Coat Swap all sizes welcome, School wide Morning Meeting

Tuesday, November 11th No school in observance of Veterans Day

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