EVCS Weekly: Friday, March 4

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see parents entering the yard this week and smiles in the recess yard!

Our EVCS PA is kicking off a month of reading by hosting the Reading Olympics starting today March 4 – ending Monday, April 4! Sponsor Sheets went home in backpacks today. In support of this fundraising event, each Wednesday in March a grade will be hosting a book & bake sale in the yard. Get a (new to you) book each week for our Reading Olympics! And students are invited to complete the Principal’s Challenge (read more about it in English and Spanish).  Thanks to all volunteers and for participating in this event!

Please take the NYC School Survey – To take the survey,  go to this link, and log in by entering  “f” followed by your child’s nine-digit student identification number (OSIS). Note that the “f” must be lowercase. You can find the OSIS/Student ID on your student’s report card, school ID card, or on their NYC Schools Account. You also received a paper copy of the survey and a postage-paid envelope in your child’s backpack.  We appreciate your continued support.

Been to the pediatrician this school year?  All students must have an updated DOE Health Examination Form on file. Please be sure that we have your health form as soon as possible. The DOE health form is here, for reference. Most pediatricians, upon your request, can share it along with a second page noting the immunizations. Please remember to share the updated, signed and dated forms with our office.  You can email me (JamesPC@evcs.me) with questions. Thank you!

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Next Week

Wednesday, March 9
Bake & Book Sale hosted by the 3rd & 4th Grade Classes
Questions? Please reach out to Ebony at ebonya5@gmail.com.
Book Donation Drop Off – We will continue to collect books on Wednesdays to sell as part of the Reading Olympics!  
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Save the Dates

Sunday, March 13
What’s for dinner?  EVCS Virtual Foodie Workshop is back!
Burgers with Danny!  Carnivores, Vegetarians & Vegans join us!
RSVP coming soon

Wednesday, March 16
Bake & Book Sale hosted by the 2nd Grade Class
See flyer here for more information!

General PA Meeting. 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 732 0183 9182
Passcode: n7WURS

Monday, March 21
School Wide Morning Meeting
Join us in the School Yard after drop-off to sing together as a community

Tuesday, March 29 – Wednesday March 30
ELA New York State Tests – Grades 3-5
Reach out to Liz (ewanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) with questions

Monday, April 4 
Time to Turn in your sponsor forms for Reading Olympics 2022
In the school yard at arrival!

EVCS Weekly: Friday, February 18

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It’s been a week of action at EVCS!  As per Bradley’s recent email, Wednesday evening the Panel For Educational Policy (PEP) voted unanimously in support of the merger of EVCS with PS 19!  This is incredible news for our school – more to come after the break.

Mid-Year Reports go home in back packs today, please be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Rapid test kits went home in backpacks this week. Unless your child has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, we ask that all students use a testing kit prior to returning to our school building on Monday, February 28. You do not need to share a negative test result to return to school, but we please ask for the health and safety of all in our building that you use the testing kits prior to taking Monday’s health screener. If they test positive, please email attendance@evcs.me and your child’s teacher(s).

DOE Health Examination Forms. We need every student to have an updated health form on file. Please be sure to get this to us as soon as possible. The DOE health form is here for reference. Most pediatricians have it on file and they can share it along with a second page noting the immunizations upon your request. If you have a doctor appointment coming up,  please be sure to send us a copy of these updated forms. It must be signed and dated. Thank you in advance for following up.

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Next Week is Mid Winter Break

Monday, February 21 – Friday, February 26
Mid-Winter Recess, No School

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Following Break

Monday, February 28 – Friday, March 4
Parent Teacher Conferences!
Be sure to sign up with your child’s teacher(s)!

Tuesday, March 1
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Wednesday, March 2
Bake & Book Sale hosted by the entire community – everyone is welcome to donate to the bake sale!
Sign Up Here!  Questions? Please reach out to Ebony at ebonya5@gmail.com.
Book Donation Drop Off – Collecting books to sell as art of the Reading Olympics!  

Fundraising/Events Committee Meeting 
7:00  – 8:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78113520936?pwd=QGSA9KVp4tOJdsOlEJPfw3xNlvHOzx.1
Meeting ID: 781 1352 0936
Passcode: xTt2Ds

Thursday, March 3
Half Day!  Dismissal for all students at 11:30 a.m.

Last Regularly Scheduled Free COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Friday, March 4
Reading Olympics will kick off!   Information will go home in backpacks after the break.
For questions or more information, please reach out to Anissa or Francesca at Papresident@evcsnyc.org

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Save the Date

Wednesday, March 16
General PA Meeting. 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73201839182?pwd=dURnUE8xSG01MnI2UXViUHhzVEVpQT09
Meeting ID: 732 0183 9182
Passcode: n7WURS
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•  School Menus: Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch
•   2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar
•  Request to view EVCS SLT minutes

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REMINDERS:
Thursday, March 3  is a half day. 
 Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. please plan ahead.
Friday, March 4. Unclaimed items in the Lost & Found will be donated.
Please be sure to check the lobby for any missing items.

Have a restful break and we will see you back in the yard when we return on Monday 2/28.

All best wishes,
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
(212) 982-0682 x 2053  / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)

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Estimados padres y tutores de EVCS:

¡Ha sido una semana de acción en EVCS! Según el correo electrónico reciente de Bradley, el miércoles por la noche, el Panel para la Política Educativa (PEP) votó unánimemente a favor de la fusión de EVCS con PS 19. Esta es una noticia increíble para nuestra escuela: vendrán más después de las vacaciones.

Los informes de mitad de año se envían a casa en mochilas hoy, ¡asegúrese de estar atento a ellos!

Los kits de prueba rápida se enviaron a casa en mochilas esta semana. A menos que su hijo se haya recuperado de COVID-19 en los últimos 90 días, les pedimos a todos los estudiantes que usen un kit de prueba antes de regresar a nuestro edificio escolar el lunes 28 de febrero. No necesita compartir un resultado negativo de la prueba para regresar a la escuela, pero le pedimos por la salud y la seguridad de todos en nuestro edificio que use los kits de prueba antes de tomar el examen de salud del lunes. Si dan positivo, envíe un correo electrónico a Assistance@evcs.me y a los maestros de su hijo.

Formularios de examen de salud del DOE: Necesitamos que cada estudiante tenga un formulario de salud actualizado en el archivo. Por favor, asegúrese de hacernos llegar esto lo antes posible. El formulario de salud del DOE es aquí como referencia. La mayoría de los pediatras lo tienen archivado y pueden compartirlo junto con una segunda página que indique las vacunas si lo solicita. Si tiene una cita con el médico próximamente, asegúrese de enviarnos una copia de estos formularios actualizados. Debe estar firmado y fechado. Gracias de antemano por el seguimiento.

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La próxima semana son las vacaciones de mediados de invierno

Lunes 21 de febrero – Viernes 26 de febrero

Receso de mediados de invierno, no hay clases

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Después

Lunes 28 de febrero – Viernes 4 de marzo
¡Conferencias de padres y maestros!
¡Asegúrese de inscribirse con los maestros de su hijo!

Martes 1 de marzo
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registro aquí antes de venir a la prueba: traiga su código QR
Encuentre los resultados aquí:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Miércoles 2 de marzo
Venta de pasteles y libros organizada por toda la comunidad: ¡todos pueden donar a la venta de pasteles!
¡Registrate aquí!  ¿Preguntas? Comuníquese con Ebony en ebonya5@gmail.com.
Entrega de donación ¡recopilación de libros para vender como arte de las Olimpiadas de lectura!

Reunión del Comité de Recaudación de Fondos/Eventos 
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Únase a la reunión de Zoom
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78113520936?pwd=QGSA9KVp4tOJdsOlEJPfw3xNlvHOzx.1
ID de la reunión: 781 1352 0936
Código de acceso: xTt2Ds

jueves 3 de marzo
¡Medio día! Salida para todos los estudiantes a las 11:30 am.

Última prueba de COVID gratuita programada regularmente LabQ Van 8:00-4:00
Regístrese aquí antes de venir a la prueba, traiga su código QR
Encuentre los resultados aquí:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

El viernes 4 de marzo
comenzarán las Olimpiadas de lectura! La información se irá a casa en las mochilas después del descanso.
Para preguntas o más información, comuníquese con Anissa o Francesca en Papresident@evcsnyc.org

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la fecha

Miércoles 16 de marzo
Reunión general de PA. 6:30 – 8:00 p. m.
Únase a la reunión de Zoom
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73201839182?pwd=dURnUE8xSG01MnI2UXViUHhzVEVpQT09
ID de la reunión: 732 0183 9182
Código de acceso: n7WURS

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• Menús escolares: Desayuno / de Pre-K–8
• Calendario del año escolar 2021–22 DOE
• Solicite ver los minutos de EVCS SLT

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RECORDATORIOS:
El jueves 3 de marzo es medio día. Salida a las 11:30 a. m. por favor planee con anticipación.
Viernes, 4 de marzo. Los artículos no reclamados en Lost & Found serán donados.
Asegúrese de revisar el vestíbulo para ver si falta algún artículo.Tenga un descanso reparador y nos veremos de regreso en el patio cuando regresemos el lunes 28/2.

mejores deseos,
James

James Bromberg, Coordinador de Padres
(212) 982-0682 x 2053 / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)

EVCS Weekly: Friday, February 11

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It was a super energized week at EVCS – the sunshine lifted everyone’s spirit!
Our PreK & K classes had an exciting time with author and illustrator Mike Curato! A big shout out to the Author Visit Committee (Abigail, Nicole, Stephanie, Melanie, Alexis, and Natasha) and our PA for making this happen!

Our 5th grade classes are hosting a bake sale Monday before arrival and during dismissal, please come out to support them and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa, coffee or tea on the sidewalk!

Let’s take a look at next week:

Next Week

Monday, February 14 – Friday February 18
Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action

Monday, February 14
Valentine’s Day Bake Sale
8:00am – 8:30am and 2:45-3:15pm
Hosted by and raising funds for 5th grade events!

Tuesday, February 15
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) Meeting, 6:00 p.m. This meeting is scheduled to be held in person, at William H. Taft Educational Campus (240 East 172nd Street, Bronx, NY 10457).  If anyone is interested in participating or has specific questions, please reach out directly to Bradley.

Book Donation Drop Off – Wednesday mornings starting 2/16 running weekly on Wednesdays until the end of March!
The PA will be collecting books to sell in March as part of the Reading Olympics! Look for the labeled cart near the gate!

Thursday, February 17
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Friday, February 18
Mid-Year Reports go home to families

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Save the Dates

Monday, February 21 – Friday, February 26
Mid-Winter Recess, No School

Monday, February 28 – Friday, March 4
Parent Teacher Conferences!
Be sure to sign up with your child’s teacher(s)!

Wednesday, March 2
Bake & Book Sale hosted by the entire community – everyone is welcome to donate to the bake sale! Sign Up Here!  Questions reach out to Ebony at ebonya5@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 3
Half Day!  Dismissal for all students at 11:30 a.m.

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Rapid Test Kits to use prior to return following break 2/28

Next Thursday, February 17, all students will receive at-home rapid testing kits for use during the mid-winter break.  Unless your child has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days, we ask that all students use a testing kit prior to returning to our school building on Monday, February 28.  You do not need to share a negative test result to return to school, but we please ask for the health and safety of all in our building that you use the testing kits prior to taking Monday’s health screener.  If they test positive, please email attendance@evcs.me and your child’s teacher(s). And if your child will not be in school next Thursday and Friday, please let your child’s teacher know so that we can send home the testing kits early.

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The EVCS 2022 10th Annual Reading Olympics is coming up!
The PA will kick it off Friday, March 4 and it will run through April 4
Stay tuned for information going home after mid-winter recess.
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Community Wellness Program with Pace University

In an effort, to address the challenges exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity Church Wall Street is partnering with Pace University’s Thomas J. McShane Center for Psychological Services to offer free counseling services for our lower Manhattan community. Interested individuals can use Trinity’s Resource Connections line to now request a referral for these services via our Community Wellness Program.
For more information or to make a request, call 917-594-6300 or email resources@trinitywallstreet.org.     English • Español • 柑桔
Essential Mental Health Skills – Child Mind Institute
Evidence-based resources
“These Simple Skills Can Make a World of Difference for Our Kids”

EVCS Weekly: Friday, February 4

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

The kids had a blast playing in the snow while it lasted  – please remember to prepare your kids for outdoor play – we do our best to get them outside every day. Our PA plans to bring back the Reading Olympics in March supported by a series of book sales coming up soon!! More details to follow next week.

Reminder: Bradley will host a town hall meeting on Monday, February 7 at 5:30.  This will be a final opportunity to gather as a community before the PEP vote happens the following week. He plans to share updates and answer questions. We hope to see you there.

Let’s take a look at next week:

Next Week

Monday, February 7 
5:30 p.m.  Town Hall Meeting 

Tuesday, February 8
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NOTE: Hours have updated.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Wednesday, February 9
EVCS Virtual School Tour for Prospective Families, 5:00 p.m.
Please feel free to share with interested friends & neighbors RSVP HERE  

Thursday, February 10
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

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Save the Dates

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting link to follow.  

Friday, February 18
Mid-Year Reports go home to families

Monday, February 21 – Friday, February 26
Mid-Winter Recess, No School.  

Monday, February 28 – Friday, March 4
Parent Teacher Conferences!

Thursday, March 3
Half Day!  Dismissal for all students at 11:30 a.m. 

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Thursday,  March 3
EVCS PA  •  SCHOOL WIDE – HAPPY BAKE & BOOK SALE  •  SIGN UP TODAY!
  Sign Up Here! 

The EVCS Reading Olympics will be returning soon!
Stay tuned for details!

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STAY SAFE•  STAY OPEN•  
Maintaining a strong, healthy community is our goal! 

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District 1: Parent IEP Workshop – Referral Process 02/15/22
Sharing resources and events in and around the community – See Flyer for QR Code here.

Free Adult Education Classes
Career and Technical Education  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
You must call to schedule an orientation.

Essential Mental Health Skills – Child Mind Institute
Evidence-based resources.
“These Simple Skills Can Make a World of Difference for Our Kids” CMI

Theatre Opportunity
Chickenshed Players Present: Saturday Morning Program at the 14th St Y
link for ages 5-17 on one page.

EVCS Weekly: Friday, January 21

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Good work families, you are doing an amazing job navigating the flow of information, COVID protocols and updates. We truly appreciate your effort to get your kids to school every day on time and being here to meet them at dismissal! Thank you.

We want everyone to be set up with a NYC Schools Account. Roughly 72% of our families have one. If you don’t already have an account, check your child’s backpack for their letter to set one up!

It was great to see parents on the PA call this week! A shout out to Ebony for stepping up as a VP, and to Annie as the Fundraising Chair to help kick us into gear this year! Thank you both. It takes positive energy, a continuous flow of ideas and motivation to keep our PA lively!  And our PA has an open seat for a secretary! If anyone can help out, we really need you, please contact parents@evcsnyc.org to get more information.

And another shout out to our Parent Association for purchasing masks for everyone! Two K94 masks for each student went home this week in backpacks with a note. Please let us know if you did not receive them.

Let’s take a look at next week.

Next Week
Monday, January 24
Public Hearing regarding potential merger:
When:  6:00 p.m. but it opens at 5:30 p.m. to sign up to speak
Where: Teleconference:  https://learndoe.org/districtplanning/
For more details please review:  Amended Public Notice M061 M019.pdf

Tuesday, January 25
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  NOTE: Hours are being reduced.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Thursday, January 27
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NOTE: Hours are being reduced.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Friday, January 28
8:45 a.m.  Following drop off at The Roost is located on Ave B, btwn 13th & 14th Streets
EVCS PA Fundraising Committee is gearing up and parent support is needed!
If you are interested in getting involved, or want to learn more please join us or email events!  Hope to see you there!
Please reach out to fundraising@evcs.nyc.org with any questions.

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Save the Dates

Tuesday, February 1
Lunar New Year – No School

Wednesday, February 2
EVCS Virtual School Tour for Prospective Families, 5:00 p.m.
Please feel free to share out if anyone is interested  RSVP HERE  

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting link to follow.  

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EVCS PA  •  HAPPY BAKE SALE  •  IN THE WORKS!!!
SAVE the DATE:  Thursday,  March 3 – Sign UP Here! 

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STAY SAFE•  STAY OPEN•  
Maintaining a strong, healthy community is our goal! 

  • We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Get more information about where to get vaccinated by using vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC. Remember:  If your child is fully vaccinated they will not be required to quarantine after contact with a positive case.
  • If your child is already vaccinated, be sure to record their vaccination status in the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. Liz walks you through how to do that in this quick tutorial video. Reach out to Liz (EWanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) if you need help!
  • Let’s continue to keep our building as safe and healthy as we can.

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Order 4 free rapid tests per household!
The government’s shipping  4 free rapid test for every US household
Place An Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests below:
https://www.covidtests.gov/

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School Accounts – Overview and Access Instructions 
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REMINDERS
• If your child tests positive, please notify us immediately.
 Email your teacher(s) and attendance@evcs.me so that we can ensure the health, safety, and continued learning for all of our students.

• The LabQ Van will continue to be set up twice a week on our block for the next few weeks. It is free and easy to use. There is no penalty if you take your kids to be tested, we will not mark them late. Windows are open, ventilators are on, kids are masked. Testing for COVID-19 is one of the best ways to prevent transmission. NEW HOURS until further notice: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. –  12:00 Noon

• Please be sure to wear appropriate gear to school. We get outside every day, weather permitting. It might be a good idea to keep a spare pair of pants & socks on hand for slushy days, you can send a pair along in the backpack!
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Monthly Federal Discount On Internet Service
Available To All NYC Public School Families For details click here

After School Resources can be found on our website at this link.
The 14th Street Y (fee based program) has a deadline for Spring, Monday January 24th
Reach out to James if you have specific questions.

EVCS Weekly: Friday, January 14

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

We remain very grateful for your care, communication and collaboration these recent weeks. I am happy to say that we are holding strong in the building.  Our PA has a meeting coming up next week on Wednesday, January 19 and we hope more folks will tune in to say hello. Your participation is key to keeping our PA alive and well. The meetings are once a month. This is one place we can be together as a group, share some ‘good’ news and find out what is percolating. I understand the fundraising & events team are working hard to get activities on the calendar not only to lift our spirits but to continue building our community. If you are interested see details below.

Let’s take a look at what else is coming up.

Next Week

Monday, January 17
MLK Jr. Day – NO School

Tuesday, January 18
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Wednesday, January 19
General Parent Association Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Keep an eye out for a meeting link. It will come from our PA, PApresident@evcs.me!

Thursday, January 20
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

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Save the Dates

Monday, January 24
Public Hearing regarding potential merger details and meeting link to follow details

Friday, January 28
EVCS PA Fundraising Committee plans to get rolling again!
If you are interested in getting involved, or want to learn more please join us.
The Roost Friday, January 28, following drop off at 8:45 a.m. See you there!
Please reach out to events@evcs.nyc.org with any questions.

Tuesday, February 1
Lunar New Year – No School

Wednesday, February 2
EVCS Virtual School Tour for Prospective Families, 5:00 p.m.
Please feel free to share out if anyone is interested  RSVP HERE  

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting link to follow  

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STAY SAFE•  STAY OPEN•  
Maintaining a strong, healthy community is our goal! 

  • We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Get more information about where to get vaccinated by using vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC. Remember:  If your child is fully vaccinated they will not be required to quarantine after contact with a positive case.
  • If your child is already vaccinated, be sure to record their vaccination status in the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. Liz walks you through how to do that in this quick tutorial video. Reach out to Liz (EWanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) if you need any help!
  • Let’s continue to keep our building as safe and healthy as we can.

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School Accounts – Overview and Access 
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REMINDERS
• If your child tests positive, please notify us immediately.
 Email your teacher(s) and attendance@evcs.me so that we can ensure the health, safety, and continued learning for all of our students.

• The LabQ Van will be set up twice a week on our block for the next few weeks. It is free and easy to use. There is no penalty if you take your kids to be tested, we will not mark them late. Windows are open, ventilators are on, kids are masked. Testing for COVID-19 is one of the best ways to prevent transmission.  Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-4pm

• Please be sure to wear appropriate gear to school. We get outside every day, weather permitting. It might be a good idea to keep a spare pair of pants & socks on hand for slushy days, you can send a pair along in the backpack!
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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Any NYC Public school family can get up to $50 monthly internet credit.
Read about it here.

Monthly Federal Discount On Internet Service
Available To All NYC Public School Families For details click here

After School Resources can be found on our website at this link.
The 14th Street Y (fee based program) has a deadline for Spring, Monday January 24th
Reach out to James if you have specific questions.

EVCS Weekly: Friday, January 7

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Hello 2022!
With this flurry of COVID activity this week, we are grateful for your continued diligence and best practices. We wish for everyone to stay safe and healthy – hang in there, we will make it to the other side.  Please continue to stay safe and monitor your health and use the daily screener before coming to school, the questions have been updated so please read them carefully!

REMINDERS
• If your child tests positive, please notify us immediately.
 Email your teacher(s) and attendance@evcs.me so that we can ensure the health, safety, and continued learning for all of our students.

• The LabQ Van will be set up twice a week on our block for the next few weeks. It is free and easy to use. There is no penalty if you take your kids to be tested, we will not mark them late. Windows are open, ventilators are on, kids are masked. Testing for COVID-19 is one of the best ways to prevent transmission.  Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-4pm

• Mark your calendar: Monday, January 10 at 5:30 we will host an EVCS Town Hall Meeting. We plan to review and answer questions on new policies & protocols related to COVID safety as well as an update on the merger process.  Please join us at this link.

• Please be sure to wear appropriate gear to school. We get outside every day, weather permitting. It might be a good idea to keep a spare pair of pants & socks on hand for slushy days, you can send a pair along in the backpack!

Next Week

Monday, January 10, 2022
EVCS Town Hall Meeting • New COVID Protocols and Merger Updates
5:30 join us here.

Tuesday, January 11 
COVID Testing LabQ Van returns 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find results here: https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Wednesday, January 12
EVCS Virtual School Tour for Prospective Families, 5:00 p.m.
Please feel free to share out if anyone is interested  RSVP HERE  

Thursday, January 13
COVID Testing LabQ Van again 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find results here: https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

School Leadership Team Meeting
3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Save the Dates

Monday, January 17
MLKJr. Day – No School

Wednesday, January 19
General Parent Association Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Keep an eye out for a meeting link will come from our PA, PApresident@evcs.me! 

Monday, January 24
Public Hearing regarding potential merger – details and meeting link to follow

Tuesday, February 1
Lunar New Year – No School

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
The William Howard Taft High School Educational Campus
(240 East 172nd Street, Bronx, NY 10457)

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STAY SAFE•  STAY OPEN•  
Maintaining a strong, healthy community is our goal! 

  • We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Get more information about where to get vaccinated by using vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC.
  • Remember:  If your child is fully vaccinated they will not be required to quarantine after contact with a positive case.
  • If your child is already vaccinated, be sure to record their vaccination status in the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. Liz walks you through how to do that in this quick tutorial video. Reach out to Liz (EWanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) if you need any help!
  • We strongly encourage everyone to test their child when they experience symptoms or know that they have been exposed to someone who has COVID.
  • Let’s continue to keep our building as safe and healthy as we can.

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School Accounts – Overview and Access 
As many of you may be aware, there are various accounts used at EVCS and for the DOE. Click the above document from Liz for clarification on these different accounts.  This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process and log into the vaccine portal

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Any NYC Public school family can get up to $50 monthly internet credit. Read about it here.

Monthly Federal Discount On Internet Service
Available To All NYC Public School Families For details click here

EVCS Weekly: Friday, December 10

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Thanks to everyone who made it out this week to the Town Hall to continue our community discussion about the potential merger with PS 19. Overall there was a positive vibe.

EVCS made the news in Germany last night! Alexandra was excited to share this report that included a segment about our community including “Schuldirektor” Bradley Goodman and Pastor Will at Trinity Church! The segment is in German and you can watch it here. Thanks to EVCS parent, Alexandra Reese, Neo’s mom in Kindergarten, for including us.

The Parent Association will have their monthly meeting next week:  “We need volunteers in all capacities and at all commitment levels; Committee chairs and team members, Executive Board positions, event organizers and volunteers”, AND your great ideas! There is an SLT spot open and we need a few committee chairs including fundraising! Who would like to take the lead? Let us know if you are interested! See you there!

Let’s take a look at next week:

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NEXT WEEK

Wednesday,  December 15
General Parent Association Meeting
Important Mid-Year Elections!   We hope to see more parent join the meeting!!!
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Meeting link will arrive from the PA President.

Thursday,  December 16
School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for all members.

Friday, December 17
Book Swap
Following dismissal from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the PA.
Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street between Ave A and Ave B- Bring a book, take a book!
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!

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SAVE THE DATE

Monday, December 20
The Winter Festival
8:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard for a morning of music and singing! Event details will follow. Masks will be required.

PA Bake Sale
Everyone is invited to bake, buy, or be the messenger at the December Bake Sale!
THE WINTER FESTIVAL BAKE SALE Sign up here!  to help out & bring homemade treats.

Friday, December 24 – Sunday, January 2
Winter Recess – No School
School Resumes on Monday, January 3

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EVCS Weekly: Friday, December 3

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It has been a busy week at EVCS. Thanks to everyone for supporting the EVCS Winter Coat Drive! We collected over 40 coats and many families successfully shopped the rack!  Way to go EVCS!

Reminders:
• Remember to be sure your child has a water bottle at school. We encourage everyone to drink plenty of water daily.
• Write your child’s name and EVCS on everything! This makes it much easier to connect items to their rightful owners! A Sharpie works great!

Our Parent Association has a few important executive and committee chairperson roles to fill including a School Leadership Team (SLT) seat. Please share your expertise with us and get involved! The PA will reach out with updates and a mid-year election!

Let’s see what is coming up in December:

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NEXT WEEK

Wednesday,  December 8
EVCS will host a Virtual Tour for prospective families, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Please feel free to share with any interested families. Virtual Tour Sign-Up Here.

Thursday,  December 9
Town Hall at 5:30 p.m.
To continue our community discussion about the potential merger with PS 19. Superintendent Carry Chan, representatives from the Office of District Planning and Bradley will be there to update everyone on the process and to answer your questions.
Here is the link to join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8449017663.  We hope to see you there!

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SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday,  December 15
General Parent Association Meeting – Link to Minutes
Important Mid-Year Elections!   We hope to see more of you there!!!
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Meeting link will arrive from the PA President.

Thursday,  December 16
School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for all members.

Friday, December 17
Book Swap
Following dismissal from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the PA.
Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street between Ave A and Ave B- Bring a book, take a book!
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!

Monday, December 20
The Winter Festival
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard for a morning of music and singing! Event details will follow. Masks will be required.

PA Bake Sale
Everyone is invited to bake, buy, or be the messenger at the December Bake Sale!
THE WINTER FESTIVAL BAKE SALE Sign up here!  to help out & bring homemade treats.

Friday, December 24 – Sunday, January 2
Winter Recess – No School
School Resumes on Monday, January 3

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS
As many of you may be aware, there are different accounts for school.
This document will help clarify what they are and how to access them!
This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process
School Accounts – Overview and Access 

EVCS Weekly: Friday, November 19

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

A big shout out again to our amazing PA and Events team not only for putting on one of the best fall balls ever but documenting this incredible event! You are all winners! Great work everyone and thank you for making it feel real again! Please be sure to check out the photos and videos that were shared before the links expire!

For those who made it out this week, thank you for joining the General PA meeting Wednesday, if you missed this one, not to worry, minutes will be posted to the EVCS website soon and the next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Let’s take a look at next week:

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 22
Harvest Festival Walk – Parents and Caregivers are welcome!
Supporting Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless Flyer
Direct financial contributions can also be made to our partner
Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless at the website:  www.safhnyc.org

Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26 
Thanksgiving Recess

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SAVE THE DATE

Monday, November 29
Used Coat Drive
Monday 11/29 – Friday 12/3
Bring in clean & gently used coats for our annual coat drive
Give a coat / Take a coat
All coats that remain on the rack on Friday will be donated to NY Cares

Friday, December 17
Book Swap
Following dismissal from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the PA.
Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street between Ave A and Ave B- Bring a book, take a book!
Looking for more graphic novels, chapter book series and adult books to swap!
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!
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For those who still need to set up a NYCSA Parent Portal,
unique code letters went home in backpacks this week.

Keep an eye out and reach out with any questions.
We encourage every family to set up an account.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS
As many of you may be aware, there are different accounts for school.
This document will help clarify what they are and how to access them!
This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process
School Accounts – Overview and Access 
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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

Request to view EVCS SLT minutes

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Enjoy the weekend. See you Monday!

All best wishes,
James