District 1 Battle of the Family Bands March 3, 2019

Battle of the Family Bands General Admission20.00 USD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Don’t sleep on the event of the year!

The 2nd Annual District 1 Battle of the Family Bands at the Bowery Ballroom is very rapidly approaching and EVCS is ready to show up strong and take home the coveted trophy. We’ll be competing against our friends from The Earth School, PS 110, Tompkins Square Middle School and UNMS. One thing is for certain – it’s going to be really fun.


Spring Gala Auction – Summer Camps preview

Dear Families.

Here’s a sneak preview of summer-camp offers that will be auctioned during the Spring Gala, April 6.

As we all continue our efforts to reach out to more camps, there will be more to consider. Please stay tuned.


The Deal: 50% off Camp Kimama NY Overnight Juniors (2 winners)

Dates: July 29-Aug 8.

Terms: Full cost is $2,110. Winner will pay 50% ($1055).

Ages: 7-14

Kimama New York is located an hour and a half north of Manhattan in a picturesque location spread out over an area of about 250 dunams (nearly 62 acres) on the Delaware River.
3149 NY-97, Barryville, NY 12719, USA

General Information:
Kimama NY Kimama New York Junior Camp is a unique Israeli-American summer camp which takes place in New York. This ten-day overnight camp (two weeks including trips) is intended for campers from ages 7 to 14 from the U.S. and Israel who come to camp for a meaningful encounter experience which brings them closer to one another—and which brings U.S. campers closer to Israeli culture and the Hebrew language. Camp is run in Hebrew and English and combines values education with the love of Israel.

The site includes: broad lawns, natural forest, swimming pool, dining room, camper bunks, sports fields, art cabins, rope bridge, archery range, dance and music studio cabins, amphitheater and spaces for cooking workshops. Campers sleep in enchanting wooden bunks, just like something out of the movies. Each bunk sleeps about 10-14 campers (boys and girls separately) according to age groups, with 2-3 counselors per bunk. Each bunk also has its own bathroom and showers.

For more information, Please contact Rachel Stone, Registration Coordinator. Telephone: 646.779.5579 / Email: rachel@campkimama.org

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 2/11/19

February 11, 2019

Dear EVCS students,

Welcome back to the last week before our mid-winter break.  It’s going to be an exciting week. This Thursday is not only Valentine’s Day – it is also the 100th day of school this year!  We always like to take some time on the 100th day of school to not only give ourselves a pat on the back for making it to this important benchmark and reflect on how much we have grown and learned, but also to think about the number 100 – a very important number in our base-ten system.     

Speaking of 100 – Did you know that our school building is over 100 years old?  Like all old things, it needs to be taken care of and treated gently and with respect.  We’ve been noticing that some areas of our school – in particular the student bathrooms on the 4th floor – have not been treated so well by our students recently.  I am asking you to please try and do a better job of helping us to be the care takers of this old building so it can be around in another 100 years. Thanks!

Big thanks to the 4th grade for sharing and hosting this morning!  Thanks as always to the SWMM house band, and thanks to everyone who came this morning and sang loud and proud!

Have a great day and a great week.



EVCS Weekly Feb 11-15

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our phones are back up and working – please use 212 982 0682.

The Pre-K application for children born in 2015 is open now, and the deadline to apply is March 15, 2019. Click here to apply to Pre-K by Friday, March 15

The cold season is not over! Please play it safe and be sure your child is prepared to be outdoors. And, remember to label personal items.
Stay Healthy
Cover your Cough
Flu guide for parents
Additional Flu Info

Let’s see what’s coming up next week and important dates to save…


Next Week

Monday, February 11
School Wide Morning Meeting and Bake Sale!
Bake Sale hosted by Kindergarten 8:00 a.m. In the Yard
SWMM hosted by 4th Grade 8:50 a.m. In the Auditorium

Tuesday, February 12
Parent Workshop – Math in Grades K-5 at EVCS
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner and childcare provided!
RSVP with your child’s details and contact info!

Wednesday, February 13
No School for PreK
All other grades have a regular school day!

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BLM Special School Wide Morning Meeting Message 2/6/19

Dear EVCS students,

This week in cities all across the United States, schools are participating in the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. EVCS is proud to be a part of this national event.  Black Lives Matter is a movement that is working to create a world where Black people, and all people, are valued and treated equitably. Black Lives Matter continues the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement, because even though some things have changed over the years, Black people are still not always treated fairly.

EVCS is a school where Black lives matter, and this week we are taking the time to recognize this.  Every day this week we will be thinking and talking about different guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement, and guests will be coming into your classrooms to read books that will shine a light on the Black Lives Matter at School principles. We hope this week will spark rich conversations between all the members of our EVCS community in and out of the classroom!

In just a moment we’re going to march around the community to tell our neighbors that at EVCS we believe that Black Lives Matter. It’s always important to say what you believe, and that’s what we’re going to do!  Our message is simple – Black Lives Matter At School – and this is the exact message many schools around the country are also sharing with their communities this week, so that we can all stand together in solidarity.

Special thanks to our friends in the EVCS Marching Band Drum Line!  Thanks as always to the SWMM house band. A very big thanks to all the members of our school’s Race and Equity Committee for helping to plan our week of action.  And thanks to everyone who came this morning and sang loud and proud!

Have a great day and a great week.



School Wide Morning Meeting Message 1/28/19

January 28, 2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome back!  The next few weeks are super busy, with lots of events coming up.  Some are just for kids, some are for the whole family and some are just for the grown ups.  

First, this Friday is Movie Night at EVCS!  We have four movies for your to choose from – Big Hero 6, Kubo and the 2 Strings, Hotel Transylvania 3 and My Neighbor Totoro.  If you want to come you need to RSVP on the school website. The money that is raised will go to help our 5rth graders go on their camping trip this spring.  

Next week is Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.  You will be hearing more about this in your classrooms, and we will also have a special SWMM on Wednesday, followed by a march around the block led by our marching band drumline!  

Next Tuesday February 5 school will be closed for the Lunar New Year.  2019 is the year of the pig in the Chinese calendar. Happy new year to all who celebrate.

Parents – we have two great workshops coming up very soon, and more to come later this winter.  First, this Thursday morning we are having a workshop on Seesaw, assessment and feedback, at 8:30 in the art room.  Then on Tuesday February 12 at 5:30 we are having a workshop where you will learn about our school’s approach to teaching and learning math.  You are encouraged to bring your kids, as there will be an interactive element.

And please mark your calendars for two very fun events coming up for adults.  On March 3rd we will have the 2nd annual District 1 Battle of the Family Bands at the Bowery Ballroom!  And our annual spring gala is happening earlier this year, on April 6th at Performance Space New York. Both will be great events – I hope to see you all there.  

Thanks to the fifth graders for sharing and hosting today and 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 January PA Meeting – Recap and Updates

Hello EVCS Parents,

Thank you all of you who came to our PA meeting Wednesday!

Big Congratulations to 4th grade Mom, Anna, who won the Attendance Raffle- this month it was $10 to spend at Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery on Rivington.

Here’s the meeting recap:

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Our big news is the Spring Auction Gala will be held on a new date April 6th at Performance Space NY (formerly PS122) E. 9th St and 1st Ave. This is a month earlier than originally planned so we need to start soliciting and bringing in Silent Auction items either ASAP or NOW. Auction donations are accepted online and in paper form. Click here for online donation formsletters and FAQ sheet.

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Parent Workshop – Feedback & Assessment

Don’t wait for mid-year reports or testing time to know how your child is doing!

Dear Families,

On Thursday, January 31st we will have a parent workshop and Q&A session to learn more about assessment practices, grading policies, and academic communication at EVCS. Seesaw is the platform EVCS uses for much of that communication, so bring your device if you can to learn more!

8:30 – 9:15 am in Room 413 (the art studio)

Please drop your child off in the school yard after 8:00am and head upstairs before the bell rings! Beat the rush of kids up the ramp if you can!

Learn more about how your child is doing before conferences in March!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!