Informative events created to support parents

2014 PARENT CONFERENCES
NOVEMBER 1, 15 and DECEMBER 6
8 AM to 1 PM
Tweed Courthouse • 52 Chambers Street • NY, NY 10007
Free Breakfast • Free Childcare ages 5+ • On-Site Interpretation
Keynote address by Chancellor Carmen Fariña

Dear Parents,

Chancellor Carmen Fariña opens the doors of Tweed Courthouse and invites you to attend the Fall 2014 Parent Conferences. These free, grade specific and informative events were created to support parents and to help them have an impact on their child’s education, both in school and at home.

There will be free breakfast, free childcare (for kids 5 and older) and plenty of giveaways, including free books. Plus, the Bronx Children’s Museum will have their wonderful interactive mobile exhibit that teaches kids about the Harlem River and The Bronx River.

These conferences will fill up fast, so act quickly while seats are still available!

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Did you know our school pictures are in!?

Cool for School

Did you know our school pictures are in!?

Hurry up and view them because re-takes are THIS FRIDAY! (see information below)

Cool for School Photo has posted our school photos on the link below:
www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs14

All ordering at this point is done online and directly with Cool for School Photo. The directions are easy to follow. If you have any questions, contact the company directly at info@coolforschoolphoto.com or (212) 941 5502.

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Rock Band!

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Dear families,

I’m excited to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with Third Street Music School this year, with a brand new rock band program. We will be piloting this year with select groups of fourth and fifth graders. There will be group instruction during the school day in electric guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals. I know, it’s so awesome!

If you have any rock band instruments currently collecting dust in your apartment that you would be willing to loan or donate, please let me know. And, if your child is more the violin type (that’s cool too!) we have a closet full of student violins in good condition that we are looking to sell in order to raise capital/make space for our new program. Please let me know if you are interested.

Looking forward to some serious shredding,

Bradley

10.16.2014 EVCS This week and more…

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Dear Parents

A few Reminders:

Manhattan Parents Conference MORE INFO • Saturday, October 18

School Wide Morning Meeting • Monday, October 20

PreK Non- Attendance Day • Thursday, October 23

General PA Meeting (Parent Association) • Thursday, October 23Refreshments at 5:30 PM In the main lobby
Meeting at 6:00 PM In the auditorium
Parents, this is an important meeting about our budget and this will be an opportunity to address the systematic process of hiring a principal, to share thoughts, address questions and concerns with SLT parent representatives who will be directly involved, and for your voice to be heard. We hope you can join us. FREE CHILDCARE and PIZZA will be provided. Please RSVP HERE.

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10.9.2014 EVCS This week and more…

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Dear Parents

It has been a fun filled week, the kids all had a terrific time on photo days and we are told the school photo galleries will be up by October 17.
You will be able to view and place orders at that time.

Introducing: Grab ‘n Go Breakfast!
Brought to you by the DOE. The Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Bags are free and available from 8:00am until 9:00am. Kids going up to classrooms before 8:30 (as our 5th graders often do) are encouraged to take a Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Bag. If your child is running later than 9:00 am and enters through the lobby, get a late pass first and then pass by the cafeteria to grab a breakfast bag from the cafeteria on the way upstairs. A Breakfast menu will be going home in your back packs for reference.
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Save the Dates

NEXT SCHOOL WIDE Morning Meeting Monday, October 20
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SCHOOL PHOTO RETAKE DAY Friday, October 24
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FALL BALL is Saturday, October 25
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Reminders
Monday, October 13
No school in observance of Columbus Day

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day (No school for students)

Tuesday, November 11
No school in observance of Veteran’s Day

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Not sure what to do with your kids on Election Day and Veteran’s Day?
NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Mini Film Camps will be taking place November 4th & 11th at The Pine Street School (located in the financial district) for students in grades 2 – 5. Students will use their day off to create a short film from conception to completion while learning about different types of animation! All levels of experience are welcome.
One day is $150 and for both days is $275.
More Info / Sign up
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SCIENCE FAIR – The Lamont Doherty Open House
Saturday, October 11, 11am-4pm
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY (directions).

(A little out of the way- but an adventure if your willing to try!)

Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty’s Open House. Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.

HOW WOULD I GET THERE? MORE INFO
Link to the Program with Schedule and Map
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PUBLIC SCHOOL PRESS NYC DOE
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Columbus Day Weekend for NYC Kids
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LOST & FOUND Located in Room 210
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ATTENDANCE RELATED BUSINESS
Contact: Gloria Ramnarine GRamnarine@schools.nyc.gov
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See you in the yard on Tuesday.
Enjoy the long weekend.

Best,
James

What’s Next for Public Schools? Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

If you missed it, Here’s a link to the Live Streaming: http://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/whats-next-for-public-schools

Progressive educators and parents have been highly critical of the school reform agenda that prescribes standardized testing and charter schools as a response to the crisis of inequality in America. It’s clear what we are against. But what kind of reform are we for?  In this discussion, leading voices in education will explore what equity-based progressive change would mean for public schools in New York City and nationwide.

To learn more and to register

Diversity Committee Meeting – Oct 9, 5PM

Hello Parents,

This Thursday, October 9, join the Diversity Committee of the EVCS Parents’ Association to discuss how we can support diversity at our school. Meet 5 pm at the Roost, 222 Ave. B, between 13th and 14th streets.

Email diversity@evcsnyc.org for more information.

Hope to see you there.

the Diversity Committee