Be a class parent

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Dear EVCS Families,

I hope you are all having a relaxing summer. In a few weeks we will welcome back another school year! I’d like to introduce myself and extend a special welcome to our new families. I am Julie Harwood, and I have two children at EVCS: Asher, who will be going into 2nd grade and Ellie, who will be entering Kindergarten.

I serve as the Class Parent Chair on the Parent Association and would like to make a pitch to all of you about volunteering to be a class parent. Class Parents support your child’s teacher and serve as a liaison between your teacher and the other families in your class.

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Important Announcement From Robin

August 7, 2014

Dear EVCS Community,

I’d like to let you know that I am leaving EVCS for a new position as an Administrative Assistant Superintendent/New Principal Coach with the Department of Education Office of Leadership, and Bradley Goodman has been assigned as Interim Acting Principal. There will be a formal C-30 process scheduled in the fall to hire my replacement. Bradley and I are working closely together to assure a smooth and seamless transition for the school.

I believe in the African Proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and EVCS is that village. This school community is special because everyone contributes in significant ways. The teachers and school staff are dedicated and thoughtful planners of curriculum, special activities and events that enhance the learning experiences for all. EVCS parents are partners in the truest sense with their strong participatory presence at all events, regular visits to classroom shares, and a barrage of contributions that provide yet another tier of support. The children benefit from the efforts of many and that’s what makes this village so very special.

I have enjoyed being a part of this community and this is one of the few opportunities for me to express my gratitude for the place that has been like my second home for nearly ten years. To the children, I will miss you the most!! You have been the sparkle in my eye, the smile on my face, the crack in my voice (lunch and recess) and the happiness that will be with me forever. I have every reason to believe that you will soar and do great things. To the teachers and staff, it’s been an honor to lead such a deeply committed group of educators, passionate and professional in every respect. Thank you and keep up the great work! To Bradley, you have been a good friend and colleague who assisted me in so many ways. Thank you for your positive energy and your contributions that enhanced the program overall. Thank you to the School Leadership Team and the Parent’s Association for your service and goodwill on behalf of the school. Many thanks to the entire parent body for believing in the EVCS team, for sharing your precious children with us, and for your contributions to many memorable experiences at EVCS. Thank you all for this wonderful life experience!

I will miss you dearly, but I believe that you will continue to work together and contribute to the ongoing success of this exceptionally nurturing and special place, this wonderful village, EVCS.

Much Love,

Robin

EVCS FamiliesConnect

Families new to the East Village Community School can connect with existing EVCS families through EVCS FamiliesConnect, a new program sponsored by the EVCS Diversity Committee. Through this program, you can ask questions, find resources and
meet for a coffee or playdate with another family who can help welcome you to the school community.
To sign up, fill out and hand in this form, or email your information to diversity@evcsnyc.org

 

EVCS GRADUATION Monday, June 23

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Dear Parents

Graduation is nearly here!
The Ceremony will be Monday, June 23 at 9:30 am.

The Pre-K and K classes will not be performing or attending the ceremony due to space issues.

SEATING PRIORTIES
There will be reserved seating for the Fifth Grade Graduates, Fifth Grade Parents, and the performers including First, Second and Fourth Grade students.

If you are free, everyone is welcome to attend.
It will be standing room only and we anticipate a big crowd!

Following the ceremony, the graduates will join their families.
All other attending students will return to class to finish out as a
regular school day.

Enjoy the weekend.

All the best,
James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator

Centennial Celebration

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Dear All Families of East Village Community School, the Children’s Workshop School, and the Spectrum School Community:
Did you know that our school building is 100 years old?
Named for Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), a doctor, minister and leader in the struggle for women’s voting rights, what was PS 61 opened its doors in September 1913. By 1919, PS61 had 2550 students! During World War I, the school was an induction center and in World War II, it was a community center. The private school Little Red Schoolhouse got its start in PS61 classrooms in 1928. In 1952, PS 61 was featured in a Life magazine article as the most overcrowded school in New York City–2011 students in 1470 seats! With journalists present to document its safety, the Salk polio vaccine was tested in PS61 kids in 1954…
This is just some of the rich history we will celebrate this coming fall!

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EVCS BOOK SALE

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FINAL EVCS BOOK SALE WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK! MONDAY, TUESDAY AND (PROBABLY) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 17 AND 18. MORNINGS ONLY, IN THE YARD.

BOOK DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON IN THE YARD AS WELL AS DURING THE SALE.

THANK YOU!

Final PA Event June 18 Teacher Appreciation

downloadIt is hard to believe we are in the final days of what I hope was a wonderful year at EVCS. Our teachers have worked hard all year and here is our chance to show appreciation for everything they do for our children.
Please join us for our final Parents Association event of the year next Wednesday, June 18, 5-7pm at ROOST, on Ave B. between 13th and 14th St. Food will be free with a cash bar available.

Thank you,
EVCS PA

free childcare and pizza in the cafeteria will be provided, please RSVP to PaPresident@EVCSnyc.org