Look what you could WIN Sat May 3, EVCS Spring Gala

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A family trip for 4 nights, 4 people travel to
a gorgeous beach front eco resort on the Pacific Coast Mexico.
A truly memorable and ecologically conscious family holiday
$2,400 Value

Dear Families

Did you Donate an item or service yet?

WE NEED MORE DONATIONS!!!

If every parent could request one donation for one activity over the spring break this would truly be the most gorgeous auction ever!

We have some fabulous consigned items but we need MORE!

Let’s keep the momentum going:

There are many opportunities to solicit gala donations. Whether you are in a restaurant, getting a massage, or meeting with your accountant, consider hitting up the establishment for a donation. You wouldn’t believe how often they say YES! It never hurts to ask. Be bold. Be proud and help your school by bringing in a donation! Who knows, you might win something yourself!

HELPFUL SOLICITATION HINTS

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at a few great items!

A 60 Minute Massage Retail Value $90.00

Two Stunning Original Framed Art Works Valued at $150.00 each

6 Hours of Complimentary Babysitting from SmartSitting. $150 Value

$150 Gift Card to Juice Press

Five “learn to swim” lessons $200 Value

What can you add to to the mix?

Tickets

Your ticket not only gets you in the door- it treats you to dinner, dessert, live entertainment, the silent auction, and more surprises…

Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved and have fun- check out the list.
Be part of this amazing event and get to know your fellow parents a little better! Working together builds a stronger community and it’s fun.

Donate

Many thanks in advance for your support and participation.
Any questions, please contact us at events@evcsnyc.org.

All the best,
Events and the Gala Team!

EVCS EVENTS – SPRING GALA

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Calling All Families!

WE SERIOUSLY NEED YOUR HELP TO SOLICIT AUCTION ITEMS FOR THE SPRING GALA!

THINK:

restaurants • destination weekends • health related items • concerts • sport tickets • theater tickets • classes • services • art • workshops • kid friendly fun items • educational outings • museums

DO YOU MAKE ART? DO YOU EVER GO OUT TO DINNER- WHERE? DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WORKS IN A SHOP OR OWNS A BAR, SALON OR A UNIQUE STORE?

Simply Click here for ONLINE FORM or download and print the Donation Form from our web page!

HERE ARE A FEW TEMPTING ITEMS ALREADY IN-HOUSE AND AWAITING YOUR BID AT THE GALA ON MAY 3:

• South African Photo Safari for 2 ($5,950 VALUE)

• Imagine Swimming Classes ($200)

• Manhattan Skyline Tour For Two in Private Plane ($500 VALUE)

• Downtown Dance Factory ($175)

• We need more…

VOLUNTEER:

We are definitely looking for volunteers to write and edit the auction catalog; sell tickets; decorate; set up and clean up on the day of the Gala. Click here to sign-up to volunteer.

Questions? Donation to submit? Find us in the yard, or stop by the auction committee meeting every Friday morning: after drop off in the cafeteria or email us at events@evcsnyc.org.

GALA TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE NEXT WEEK!!

Thank you for your help and support.

EVCS Events Team.

State Tests – Opting out resources

I’ve gotten a few emails asking for info about opting out from State Tests.
Here are a couple of links, including a form letter you can copy for opting out:

PA meeting minutes 3/19/14 [DRAFT]

Motion to approve minutes
 
PARENT COORDINATOR
 
  • Lice checks – go through each class and check, follow up 1 week later
    James is thinking about a workshop for parents on how to teach them how to keep kids lice free. Make sure lice people are more efficient. Make sure parents in class are informed
  • Check to see if we can meet in auditorium because of noise
  • BUILDINGS
    1. Still waiting on roof to be checked. Must do water test, then scaffolding can come down.
    2. Advocacy for parents to do for tree of knowing and blacktop on playground. May need to press on DOE to make them replace it.
    3. Back stairs a lot of damage. Trying to get them to replace them.
    4. Mice coming out during the day in classrooms

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This week we are collecting Reading Olympics sponsor sheets and donations. Please hand in envelopes to your teachers.
FRIDAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO HAND IN YOUR SPONSOR SHEETS AND DONATIONS.
Remember, everyone who hands in a reading log will get a prize, with special prizes awarded to top earners. And FIFTH GRADERS: all donations earned will go directly toward your camping trip! So get out there and Read! Get Sponsors! Win Prizes! And earn money for EVCS!

Thank you for your participation,
Allison Gordon, PA Co-President

PA meeting this Wednesday morning

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that there will be a PA meeting in the lobby THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING, right after drop off.
Come hear about what your executive board has been up to, fundraising efforts such as the Reading Olympics and news about the Spring Gala, Building updates and more!
It should be a quick one, so grab a coffee and join us.

See you there,
The EVCS PA Executive Board

What’s happening in, at and around EVCS… next week and more

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Dear Families

A few reminders and fun things happening…

Don’t forget about the Book Sale, in the yard tomorrow morning!

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT SURVEYS—DEADLINE APPROACHING—PLEASE COMPLETE YOURS TODAY, TONIGHT. You can fill it out online or on paper and if you didn’t receive one, You can also “go green” and take the survey in online at www.nycschoolsurvey.org. Click on Parent Survey and use the eight digit survey access code that appears on the bottom right-hand corner of the survey form you receive in the green envelope. WE REALLY NEED YOUR INPUT! So far, only 15 percent of our families have responded; we need everyone to do this!

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PA meeting minutes 2/27/14

East Village Community School

GENERAL PARENT ASSOCIATION MEETING

February 27, 2014

5:30 – 8:30pm

The meeting began with refreshments in the lobby.

The Parent Association hosted a guest speaker who presented on the subject of Gender Expression in children. The event was attended by about 40 parents and staff and was held in the auditorium.

At the end of the presentation and Q &A, Moira asked parents to stay for a few minutes to vote on an important item.

She gave a brief description of the STAR /NightSTAR program that is a theater based social/health education program for students. We are interested in bringing the program to our school [this year?] for our 4th and 5th graders. The cost to the Parent Association would be $5,000.

A motion was made to vote for or against this program and related expense. The majority of parents who were present voted to approve.

Tricia clarified to parents that we are effectively voting to amend the budget for this item. The current operating budget for the year is about $60,000 of which about $45,000 has been raised to date.

No further agenda items discussed.