Reading Olympics – Send online link to your sponsor

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I hope you are all enjoying reading with your kids or watching them read independently for the 2017 READING OLYMPICS!

Sometimes getting sponsors is the hardest part. Consider sending emails to family and friends or posting in Facebook. Maybe have your child make a video about the books they are reading and explain how sponsors can donate $1 per book or hour of reading. Here is the link you can give to anyone who would like to sponsor your child. The money will go straight to the PA and your child will get credit for the donation.

Two weeks to go!

Happy reading,
The Reading Olympics Team

Sponsor a student for Reading Olympics 2017

The 2017 Reading Olympics are on!

During March, students at EVCS will read 10 books or read for 10 hours to help raise money for school enrichment programs.

You can encourage your favorite student and help us fund theater, music, computer, and other special programs for the whole school by pledging just $1/book or $1/hour. (You are also more than welcome to pledge more … )

Reading Olympics

Name of the student you are sponsoring:
Pledge $ x 10 books or 10 hours

Thank you!

Our Schools, Our Voices, Please take the Survey!

imgresDear Parents and Guardians,


The NYC School Surveys were handed out at Parent Teacher Conferences and we would like to have great participation. So far, only 12% of our families have completed the survey! We can do much better than that.

The information captured through the survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. It also collects important information about a school’s ability to improve student achievement and can support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. EVCS is committed to democratic processes in our school, and this is one of the most direct ways to get involved.

Let’s see if we can get every family to take the NYC School Survey.

You can fill out the paper survey and mail it in or use the link below for the online survey using the unique code found on the form in your green envelope.

If you do not have your letter and need a code, please contact the Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603 and they will provide a code for you!


Thanks very much for your support and involvement.

EVCS Weekly, March 20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Stay warm!


Next Week

Monday, March 20
Building Safety Town Hall Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Click for information, RSVP, and Childcare

Tuesday, March 21
Parent Workshop
This has been rescheduled. RSVP for the new date if you plan to attend.
ICT Classrooms – Do they benefit all students?
EVCS and Inclusive Education

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium – Childcare Available
RSVP for workshop and childcare will close Monday, March 20th at 5:00p.m.*

Friday, March 24
Annual Potluck Dinner and Multicultural Share
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Potluck Sign Up: Bring your favorite family recipe!
Free Foil Pans will be available for pick up in the yard or room 205.


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The Spring Gala needs your help ASAP!


Hello Good families of EVCS,

Our Spring Auction is looking mighty bare! The Gala is April 29th only 6 weeks away and we urgently need items for the silent auction! If you’ve been putting off securing a donation or contributing something yourself, now is time to Get On It!

The school and students are counting on the PA to fund so much of the wonderful and enriching things at EVCS. This auction is how we raise those funds. Without great auction items we can’t raise the dearly needed money for all our kids.

If every family could chip in and bring at least one item, we would have a successful and fantastic event!

Links to the:

Online donation form (It Includes a letter to the donor)

Donation request – Sample email to past donors

FAQ Sheet

Thank you in advance for your efforts!


The Spring Gala and Fundraising Committees and the PA Exec.

Weather Advisory: Schools Closed Tuesday, March 14

Due to Severe Weather Conditions

Due to expected severe weather conditions,
all New York City public schools will be closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
After-school programs are also cancelled.

Re: Parent Workshop on the calendar
We are rescheduling the 3/14 ICT Classrooms Workshop
The new date is next Tuesday, 3/21, 5:45-7:30
Childcare and pizza will be available.
Please respond to the new RSVP form here if you can make it.
We will close the RSVP at 5 pm on Monday, 3/20.

Remember you can call 311 for future school closings and updates.

Be safe and enjoy the snow day!

Warm regards,