May 1, 2015 – Half Day ADDITIONAL IMFORMATION

Dear EVCS families,

AN IMPORTANT NOTE RE FRIDAY, MAY 1:
This half day is NOT a DOE half day – it is only our school. This means that other after school programs will NOT have a half-day pickup at all and will arrive at the regular dismissal time 2:50.

Dismissal will be at 11:30 AM.

The EVCS after school program will have regular Friday programming beginning at 2:50. Any students who are enrolled in the Friday after school program – and any other EVCS students who are not able to coordinate child care between 11:30 and 2:50 – are eligible to sign up for the bridge to after school child care.

If you intend to have your child participate in the bridge,
it is imperative that you REGISTER HERE before Monday, April 27th.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Best,
James

Celebrate Earth Day at EVCS!

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Things you and your children can do this Wednesday, April 22nd: 

1. Wear Green

  • Children are encouraged to wear the color green or clothes that embrace the spirit of

2. Pack a lunch with ZERO trash potential!

  • What does this mean? Pack a lunch that only has reusable/recyclable containers and results in only recyclable/compostable waste.

3. Contact your children’s teachers about things your family can contribute to GO GREEN  in the classroom! Some things teachers may want or need:

  • Plants
  • Natural/green hand sanitizers
  • Green cleaning products

4. We need your help in the EVCS Tree of Knowing Garden! Click here to learn how

Learn about our brand new School Building-Wide Wellness Committee!

Download a copy of the School Building-Wide Wellness Committee’s EARTH DAY BOOKLET!

Download Earth Day Playful Activity

Learn more about how Earth Day is honored around the world!

For local Earth Day events, click here

For all of us at GrowNYC, every day is Earth Day

 

Nominations for Parent Association Officers

Anyone with a child at EVCS is automatically a member of the Parent Association, encouraged to attend monthly meetings and responsible for approving the PA’s annual budget. Much of the event organizing and fundraising — as well as decisions about what programs to fund — is spearheaded by the PA Executive Board, made up of elected officers and standing committee chairs.

Elected officers are the President, Treasurer, and Secretary. A Vice-President may also be elected, or two people may serve as Co-Presidents. Other offices can be shared, as well. Each officer serves a one-year term, starting July 1; the term limit for each officer position is two consecutive one-year terms.

Here’s how the process works. Nominations for PA officers are being accepted now through the next morning general PA meeting on May 20th. You can nominate any EVCS parent for any position — you can even nominate yourself. Elections will take place at the May 20th PA morning meeting.

You can submit nominations using the form that will be distributed in the coming weeks; in person at the April 23rd PA meeting; or go to this online form.

Nominate any EVCS parent — even yourself — online right now.
Descriptions of each officer position are below:==========

President (or Co-Presidents)
* presides at all meetings of the association
* is an ex-officio member of all committees
* appoints chairpersons to Parent Association committees
* delegates responsibilities to other Parent Association members and encourages meaningful participation in all parent and school activities
* attends all regular meetings of the Presidents’ Council and is a mandatory member of the School Leadership Team
* is one of the eligible signatories on checks

Secretary
* maintains the official record (minutes) of the proceedings and actions of all association meetings
* prepares notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution at meetings
* prepares and reads the minutes of each association meeting and distributes copies of the minutes for review and approval by the general membership
* maintains custody of the association’s records on school premises
* incorporates all amendments into the bylaws reviews, maintains, and responds to all correspondence addressed to the association

Treasurer
* responsible for all financial affairs and funds of the association
* maintains an updated record of all income and expenditures on school premises
* is one of the signatories on checks
* presents and provide copies of financial reports at all association meetings
* prepares and provides copies of interim and annual financial reports

 

EVCS This week and more…

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome Back!

The kids are happy to be back at school with friends, sunshine and blue skies during recess out in the yard! Below are a few reminders about what is happening this week and what’s coming up…

THIS WEEK
Tuesday, April 14 – Thursday, April 16
New York State ELA Exam for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

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DON’T FORGET…

Wednesday, April 15
Deadline for Multicultural Share sign up.
Please click here for PERFORMANCE survey or POTLUCK participation.

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Wednesday, April 15
School Wide Wellness Meeting
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Room 210, Second Floor
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EVCS Important Dates

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We sent home a list of dates in backpacks last week…
The BLUE version is the most updated.

A few dates to be certain to have on your radar:
Friday, May 1, is a Half Day Dismissal is at 11:30am.

Tuesday, June 9 and Monday, June 15 are also Half Days
Dismissal is also at 11:30am.

Please be sure to make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time on these Half Days. If you are a current EVCS After-School Participant, please contact afterschool@evcsnyc.org directly or contact your regular after school program for half day options on childcare.

IMPORTANT DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDARS

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Free Parenting Workshops Coming Up …

Dear Parents and Cargivers

I am sharing a few great resources and topics that might interest you…

Thursday, April 30
The Children’s Advisory Council
invites you to a conversation on
Parenting through the Tweens
Building Resilience and Confidence and Navigating Tough Topics
FOR MORE INFO / TO REGISTER CLICK HERE
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EVCS Spring Gala: MORE AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED

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Dear East Village Community Families and Friends:

Excuse us while we interrupt this Spring Recess and quality time with family and loved ones… we need your help.

When we get back to school, there will only be a few weeks to get our gala act together!

Perhaps while you are relaxing this week or daydreaming at work, If you think of any item or service that might fit into our evcs silent auction, something you might even bid on for yourself…, feel free to use the online form to wrangle that auction item in for us! It is amazing how often people will say yes when it comes to helping a small public school.
Make the call and ask!

Please keep those auction items moving in our direction.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE AUCTION ITEM DONOR FORM

The EVCS Annual Spring Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The spring gala auction is our largest fundraising event of the year. Every contribution counts! The evening will feature the Silent Auction, Signature Cocktails, Cash Bar, Hors d’Oeuvres, Desserts, Dancing and Live Entertainment!

We do have some great items rolling in again this year… a weekend getaway to a Newport Victorian B&B, dinner for two, show tickets, A Vacation Getaway, but we need more great items.

If you have any questions or ideas,
email us at events@evcsnyc.com with GALA 2015 in the Subject.

2nd Ave SMALL BIZ CRAWL Saturday, April 11th

#SaveNYC, is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, D.I.Y. movement to protect and preserve the diversity and uniqueness of the urban fabric in New York City.  As our vibrant streetscapes and neighborhoods are turned into bland, suburban-style shopping malls, filled with chain stores and glossy luxury retail, #SaveNYC is fighting for small businesses and cultural institutions to remain in place.

After a disaster like the Second Avenue explosion and fire, impacted small businesses struggle to survive. Some don’t make it. Especially the old favorites. #SaveNYC is holding a Small Biz Crawl along Second Avenue to bring customers, cash, and attention to those mom-and-pops in need.  This weekend, we’ll do the western side of Second Ave; next time, the eastern side.  Meet #SaveNYC on Saturday, April 11th, at noon.  We’re starting at Gem Spa on the northwest corner of Second Avenue and St. Mark’s Place. Buy your magazines, cigarettes, egg creams at this first stop.* From there, we’ll head down towards 7th Street.  Do some gift shopping at Himalayan Visions.  Then it’s lunch at the B&H Dairy or Paul’s Da Burger Joint. Your choice. After lunch, we’ll weave our way across the barricades of 7th Street to stock up on groceries at the New Yorkers Foodmarket.  Please bring your #SaveNYC sign to let everyone know who we are and why we’re there. Click here to print out signs — and to find out more about #SaveNYC