This weekend, additional after school info and free events!

Dear Parents

We are sharing information surrounding after school activities, creative outlets, weekend events including the environment and free stuff:


Friday, September 19 – Harvest Fest Kickoff at La Plaza: 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Children’s activities
7:00pm onward – Live music, food, and drink. Garden member Eric Hoffman will be performing! Free Event!

Gates Open in the Yard at 12:00! It is a Free Event!
There will be a bouncy house, crafts, face painting and more!
Come out to Celebrate 100 Years at PS61! 12-4 at the school.

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INFO to EVCS parents on Climate March

downloadDear EVCS Families -
This coming Sunday September 21st one of the largest environmental marches in history will be taking place right in New York City: The People’s Climate March.  Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to converge in NYC to call on global leaders to take bold, global action on climate and clean energy.
Here is some information that will help your family to participate in activities and show your kids the beauty, power and fun of activism!

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Hi everyone!

We are looking forward to our first Parents Association meeting of the year, this Wednesday at 8:15 am in the Tree of Knowing Garden. (For those of you who don’t know, this is an outdoor space up the steps behind the playground.) Come learn about upcoming events, join a committee, meet new families, and enjoy free coffee and treats!

Also, we will be electing a new member of our School Leadership Team(SLT). The SLT is a group of 5 teachers and 5 parents, who along with Bradley help make important decisions about our school curriculum. The SLT meets once a month on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30. There are no special skills required, we are all qualified for the job. (more information below) Please consider nominating yourself for this exciting position!

Thank you,
The EVCS PA Executive Board

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9.14.14 Next Week and more …

Dear Families

1) School-Wide Morning Meeting in the Auditorium (TODAY!)
Monday, September 15 8:50 am Everyone is welcome and invited. If you cannot make this one, no pressure, join us next time, they will be noted on the school web calendar.

2) Curriculum Night
Tuesday, September 16th 5:30-8:30 pm In the Auditorium.
RSVP For Childcare Here
* One RSVP per child. Pizza will be served.
* Cost $5 per child. Will be collected at drop off.
* Only EVCS students are eligible. No siblings please.
* Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, 9/15/14 at 3 PM.

2) First Kick off Parent Association Meeting
Wednesday, September 17 8:15 – 9:15 am
In the Tree of Knowing Garden (stairs located SW corner of the yard)

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Support diversity and equity in our schools

Come to the Community Education Council (CEC) District 1 School Diversity Town Hall meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 6 pm to show our support for diversity and equity in our schools. This is a great chance to meet Chancellor Farina, who will be there in person, and learn about diversity-related issues in District 1.

Email the Diversity Committee of the EVCS Parent’s Association at for more information or to get involved.


School-Wide Morning Meeting

Hello EVCS families!

One of my favorite traditions at EVCS is our school-wide sing-along. I think there is no better way to start your week than to gather in the auditorium and sing together! We’ve never actually sang the song Kumbaya, but the spirit is very kumbaya. We have historically called our sing-alongs “Town Meetings”. However, this year we are re-branding Town Meeting to be called School-Wide Morning Meeting in an effort to tie in our Responsive Classroom approach. There will be more on the Responsive Classroom next week at Curriculum Night, but in the meantime please try to join us for our first School-Wide Morning Meeting of the year on Monday morning at 8:50. Come ready to sing loud and proud!



Curriculum Night Child Care & Schedule

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Curriculum Night Child Care
In order to receive Child Care during Curriculum Night on
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:30-8:30 PM,
you Must RSVP your child Here By Monday, September 15th

▪ One RSVP per child.
▪ Cost $5 per child. Please pay James at drop off.
▪ Only EVCS students are eligible. No siblings please.
▪ Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, 9/15/14 at 3 PM.

5:30-6:30 — Mingle in the lobby with food/drink. An Information Table will including the Parent Association and Committees, EVCS After-school information, other After-school Program Contact Information. We will also have school wide prints, t-shirts and cd’s for sale in the lobby at this time.

6:30-7:00 — Whole school in auditorium

7:00-7:45 — In classrooms with teachers

7:45-8:30 — Open door time — Parents can talk to the out-of-classroom teachers (art, music, dance, guidance) or stop in to see other teachers if needed.

Any questions or concerns,
Please email or call 212-982-0682 Ext: 2102
Thank You!

Please complete a lunch form

Dear Families

If you have submitted a lunch form, thank you.

If not, we need everyone to complete a lunch form. Whether your child eats in the cafeteria or not. If you want to apply for free or reduced-price meals, it helps our school get federal funding, it helps benefit the schools to have this information. Even if you pack lunch and never eat in the cafeteria, please fill out the form.

Application Instructions Here. Including FAQ’s

You can apply online at beginning July 1, 2014 from any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. Entering your application online is quicker, easier, and more accurate than filling out a paper application. Applications submitted online are processed within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted.
Online Application Here.

SchoolFood Help Desk at (877) 363-6325

Please complete a lunch form online or paper version on or before
Wednesday, September 10th, this week!

Many thanks for your prompt attention and action.

Best, James

Next week and more at EVCS…

Dear Families

It was very nice to see everyone last week – as we start to get into the year please make note of 5 important dates:

1) NEW Family Breakfast this Thursday…
Thursday, September 11 8:30-10:00am
Tree of Knowing Garden. Please enter through the cafeteria,
Stairwell near Auditorium. Look for signs to guide you there.
Refreshments will be served.

2) Curriculum Night
Tuesday, September 16th 5:30-8:30 pm In the Auditorium.
Child care and Pizza will be provided.

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