AfterSchool@EVCS Regular Weds Pick Up: 5PM

Hi Folks,

Hope all is well.

I am touching base exclusively about tomorrow. As you know, Curriculum Night is upon us. Those children regularly registered for AfterCare on Wednesday will have coverage until 5:55pm and parents should feel free to contact and confirm with us regarding any child meant to be  transferred from AfterSchool’s AfterCare session to Curriculum Night/PA provided childcare. (Although I have asked for access to their list, I would rather we be over-prepared.) The rest of us, however, will need to remember to pick up our kids at 5pm in the lobby per usual.

Neither AfterSchool nor the PA/Curriculum Night organizers will be providing bridge babysitting between the close of AfterSchool at 5pm and the official start of Curriculum Night/childcare at 5:30pm.

And anyone registered for Curriculum Night childcare will need to drop their child/ren at 5:30pm as instructed. (FYI the Curriculum Night childcare button is on the evcs website at;

See you tomorrow night,


Reminder: EVCS SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS are this week: Wed. 09/28 and Thurs. 09/29


Dear Parents and Guardians,

All EVCS School Photos will be taken this week.

Please be sure to make note of which day your child’s class will have their pictures taken.

All Individual student photos will be taken this week. Parents can decide later if they want to purchase a package of prints.

Wednesday, September 28
School Photos for the following Classes:
Evelyn and Yolanda PreK
Georga and Kofi PreK
David & Clara K
Roberta K
James & Selena 1st Grade
Mae 1st Grade
Rebecca and Louise 2nd Grade

Thursday, September 29
School Photos for the following Classes:
Kathleen 2nd Grade
Yadir & Tifany 3rd Grade
Noelle 3rd Grade
David M 4th Grade
Elana & Maia 4th Grade
Jenna & Lauryn 5th Grade
Ruth 5th Grade



Tuesday, October 11
Sibling photo day.
If you would like to have a sibling photo taken, we need you to fill in the online request: Please sign up for SIBLING PICTURES here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

All best wishes,

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 9/26/16

Dear EVCS students,

Welcome to the first School-wide Morning Meeting of the year!  For our new students and families – School-wide Morning Meeting is one of our favorite traditions at EVCS.  Every other Monday morning our whole school community gets together to sing songs, share things we’ve been working on in music class, and think about what is most essential in our learning.

This year, in addition to exploring the Habits of Mind together, we will be thinking about our Core Values as a school.  What are the things we care about the most at our school?  What is universal at EVCS, regardless of what grade you are in?  What do we stand for?

We will be working on developing a short list of our core values this year, but I want to start us off with the first one:

Our Core Value is kindness.

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Wednesday’s PA Meeting Highlights- Part II

Hi Folks,

We here in the PA Exec. are worried that the parent body is not receiving enough emails from school, so we have decided to send all our emails in 2 parts!

No, No just kidding. But for some silly reason the bottom part of our last email of PA meeting highlights was lopped off, so I’m sending the missing bits here.

• All of our committees need members and several need a chairperson. Being a part of a parent committee is easy, fun and gratifying! Plus the more people who join up, the more fruitful we are.

Committee sign-up here

• The new series “Coffee Talk with Bradley” was announced. This is a series of topical conversations with Principal Bradley Goodman. The first one will beOctober 18th, after drop off. More to come on this.

• The puppies for cuddling during Wednesday’s PA meeting were a big hit! Just maybe we’ll try that again at the next meeting?? Mark your calendars, our next general meeting is Oct. 26th, 5:30pm.

Really, all the Best,

The PA Exec

PS The full minutes can be found here:

PPS Don’t forget to donate to the PA Family Fund.

EVCS Weekly, September 26

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I trust everyone is getting into a rhythm and sorting out your daily routines
and schedules. Our first School-Wide Morning Meeting is this Monday, September 26. The 5th graders will be hosting a morning bake sale in the yard. We hope you will come out a little early and support their efforts in raising money for the annual 5th grade camping trip.

For those new to EVCS, School-Wide Morning Meetings are on Mondays through-out the year. The entire school gathers in the Auditorium at 8:50 until 9:15 am. We sing together and Bradley shares the morning message. Parents and Guardians are all welcome to attend.

Safety at EVCS
As a gentle reminder, our security will be enforcing the DOE’s ID policy. You may or may not be aware that NYC School’s protocol for our security guards is to request that everyone present an ID upon entering the building. If you are asked, even though you have been coming to school for years, please understand that we are following these rules for everyones safety.
Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

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PA Meeting Highlights

Hello Parents of EVCS,

We had a great PA meeting yesterday! Thank you to all the parents who came. For those of you who couldn’t join us, here are a few highlights. Much more can be read in the full meeting minutes to be posted on the EVCS website:

• The Fall Ball is coming soon – Oct. 29th. This parent run carnival event needs ALL sorts of help and participation. First planning meeting is tomorrow, Friday, in the cafeteria 8:30am.

Curriculum Night is next Wednesday 9/28th 5:30 – 7:30pm. The PA is chipping in to help organize childcare at school by paras, non-teacher school and after-school staff. If you want to take advantage of childcare, you need to RSVP and register your children prior! We ask for a $5 per kid contribution. There will be pizza, activities and outdoor play (weather permitting). Pre-K and Kindergarteners will be separate from the rest of the older student body. Unfortunately,childcare is ONLY for current EVCS students. Register here.

• Don’t forget to donate to the PA Family Fund. Direct family donations are the bulk of our PA income each year. We ask for $500 per family, though any amount contributed is greatly appreciated and will help our kids! Monthly installment plan is available. The PA helps pay for so much of what makes this school the special place it is. The DOE school budget only can go so far (it falls very short) and there are cuts to this budget every year. Donations are tax deductible. Donate here.

• All our committees need members and several need a chairperson. Being a part of a parent committee is easy, fun and gratifying! Plus the more people who join up, the more fruitful we are. C’mon jump in!

• All our committees need members and several need a chairperson. Being a part of a parent committee is easy, fun and gratifying! Plus the more people who join up, the more fruitful we are. C’mon jump in!
Committee sign-up here

• The new series “Coffee Talk with Bradley” was announced. This is a series of topical conversations with Principal Bradley Goodman. The first one will be October 18th, after drop off. More to come on this.

• The puppies for cuddling during yesterday’s meeting were a big hit! Maybe, we’ll try that again at the next meeting? Our next general meeting is Oct. 26th 5:30pm.



The PA Exec


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PreK- 5th Grade


5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

RSVP for Childcare Here!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 27. Suggested Donation is $5 to help offset the cost of childcare and pizza. The RSVP Form will take you to a PayPal link where you can make a donation. Thank you in advance.

Parents and Guardians: Please Join us for Curriculum Night.

Your child’s classroom teacher(s) will give an overview
of the grade-wide curriculum, classroom routines and procedures.

Evening Schedule

5:30 – 6:00 pm Lobby for Refreshments
6:00 – 6:45 pm Auditorium: Overview and Introductions
6:45 – 7:30 pm Join your child’s teacher in the classroom

A Flyer with Details will be going home in back packs.

List of Classrooms

Reminder tomorrow, Friday, September 23 Fall Ball Kick-Off…

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for an Informal Kick-Off for Fall Ball
Friday, September 23

8:30 am, in the cafeteria after the bell rings
Find out what its all about and sign up for a team! The categories include food, beverage, sponsors, games, haunted house, trick or treat houses, crafts, face painting, decorations, carving contest, and music! Share time, talent. and ideas.

Can’t make the meetings?
No worries, there will be an online sign-up sheet going out soon. You can donate stuff, make food, or volunteer some time on the day of the event!
We need everyone’s help to make this a success!



EVENT SHOTS By Jayne Wexler

A HUGE thanks and appreciation goes out to George for being a great co-pilot over the last few years in Events. George has been a very committed parent when it comes to supporting our school. Thank you George for all you do. As George steps out … we are fortunate to have another parent step up. Please welcome Noel to the team! Noel has offered to step up and Co-Chair Events! We hope to see some of you tomorrow!

27 weekdays days and counting,
James and Noel, Co-Chairs
EVCS Events


ENTRANCE: YARD at the east end gates
12:00 – 1:00 pm PreK / K Families
1:00 – 4:00 pm All other Families
We love to see everyone attend the largest family event of the year!
Entrance is Free.

REMINDER: Lunch Forms are due Wednesday, September 28th.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

If you have filled out your child/children’s school lunch form using the paper version, please remember to return the completed and signed form to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, September 28th.

SchoolFood Help Desk at (877) 363-6325

Our School DBN Number and Full School Name, including “The”
01M315 The East Village Community School
If you need your student’s OSIS number, all teachers have them.

Again, we need all families to do this regardless of status.
Over 100 families at EVCS still need to complete the form!
Many thanks for your prompt attention and action.

The deadline is Wednesday, September 28.



Now you can register with MYSCHOOLBUCKS to pay for lunch!

Many thanks for your prompt attention and action.


Remember: Breakfast is always FREE to all students and

begins at 8:00am in the cafeteria.


What’s for Lunch? DOWNLOAD A MOBLE APP, Click for more info.