Dear EVCS Students,
Our core value is social action.
Just like we sang this morning in Free to Be you and Me, we are committed to doing all we can and making a change in the world. One way we can do that here at school every single day is by recycling, composting, and reducing the amount of trash we produce. You may have noticed that our cafeteria has three different bins to throw your garbage in. Different stuff belongs in each one and it’s really important that we all try our best to learn how to do it correctly.
There are separate bins for food scraps which are composted, recyclable materials such as plastic, metal and glass, liquids which are poured down the drain, and trash which ends up in a landfill. Our goal is to put as little trash as possible into the landfills!
Learning how to recycle our plastic, metal and paper, compost our food scraps, and reduce the amount of stuff that goes into landfills will make us better stewards of our planet.
My good friend Jacob Pearleman in the 3rd grade has also brought something to my attention that he is concerned about. Jacob has noticed that a lot of kids are throwing away perfectly good food! While we work to reduce the amount of garbage that goes into landfills let’s also please try to reduce our food waste. Thanks for looking out, Jacob.
Big thanks to our second grade hosts, to all of the parents who came this morning, to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud this morning. Have a great day and great week everyone.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Monday we will kick off a 3-day costume exchange! Please bring in any gently used items to the lobby. The Fall Ball is coming up fast. Your class parents will be reaching out to you. There are many ways to get involved and you can sign up here to volunteer.
Monday, October 16
School Wide Morning Meeting – Hosted by 2nd Grade
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the auditorium
4th Grade Bake Sale
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. in the lobby
Monday, October 16 – Wednesday, October 18
Halloween Costume Exchange
Clean out your old costume bag and find something new (to you) for this year!
Wednesday, October 18
Joseph C. Sauer Park Public Input Meeting
6:30 p.m. at East Side Community High School in the auditorium
420 E. 12th St between 1st Ave & Ave A
Everyone who uses the park is encouraged to attend.
Please come to share your ideas on how to improve the park.
English Flyer • Spanish Flyer
Thursday, October 19 – NEW Date
D1 Community Meeting
Learn more about the District 1 Diversity in Admissions proposal and the Family Resource Center (FRC) at this FINAL information meeting. Hope to see you there!
6:30 p.m. at P.S. 20 166 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
English Flyer • Spanish Flyer • Mandarin Flyer
Cancelled Due to the Mayor’s Town Hall being held the same night.
It will be rescheduled.
Dear EVCS Students,
Welcome back! It’s great to be with all of you again for our second School-Wide Morning Meeting of the year. Our weeks get so busy, it’s really nice to spend this time, all of us together as one community, singing joyful songs and reflecting on our core values.
Last week we visited many of your classes with our school comfort dog, Lola. Give me a quiet thumbs up if we visited your class with Lola. If we haven’t visited with Lola yet, we will this week for sure! Lola really seems to love meeting all the students in our school, and I think she is starting to love her new job as EVCS comfort dog. Now, I have a request for all of you. You will see us with Lola in the hallways very often. We know you will want to say hi to Lola but we need to ask that you do that by waving a quiet hello. Please don’t leave your class line to pet Lola! Continue reading
Yesterday a full large bin of goods were collected from EVCSers and delivered to the Firehouse on East 2nd Street. The EVCS collection along with many other boxes of donations were set to be picked up from the firehouse and brought to a big warehouse for sorting, and ultimately sent to Puerto Rico. We will repeat this TODAY- so please bring diapers, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products, batteries and baby food if you would like – collection will be by the double doors at the east end of the (closed) school yard from 8 to 8:45 am.
There are many people and places organizing many efforts, collecting goods and money for Puerto Rico and other areas affected by the recent devastating weather events. While most collections are done with only the best of intentions, there are unfortunately scams that arise in times like these, so make sure you have trust in the places you choose to donate. In addition to what has already been sent out, the following are some sites, events and resources with various ways you can participate:
https://giving.cityharvest.org/emfy1809pr1 – collecting money so they can continue to deliver food boxes to Puerto Rico in the days and weeks to come.
http://lesready.org/hurricane-relief-2017/ – Lower East Side Ready! is a local organization that has gathered some information on relief efforts being organized by other local agencies.
And a variety of charities are listed here in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/americas/hurricane-maria-donate-charity.html?mcubz=0&_r=0
Lastly – Party for the Cause, cause sometimes you just need to sweat out the angst:
Pa’ Puerto Rico
Popular event venue SOB’s will host “A Party Called Rosie Perez” on Thursday, October 5 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m that will feature special guests. The event requires a minimum donation of $10 and also encourages donations of water, batteries, flashlights, lanterns, water filters, and school supplies which all can additionally be dropped off at one of five different locations.