Spring Updates

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Dear EVCS Family,

It’s an exciting time of year! The plants in our Tree of Knowing Garden have all woken up from their winter slumber and the Kindergartners and First Graders are busy planting spring vegetable crops. Our Second Graders are getting ready to go sailing in New York Harbor next week on the 19th Century schooner Pioneer, and our Fifth graders are getting ready for their overnight camping trip in the Catskills. And of course our parents are getting very psyched to party down this Saturday at our annual gala. It’s spring time at EVCS!

Our core value is social action.

I’m very excited to tell you about a project our older students have been working on recently. Our Fourth and Fifth graders have been learning about the crisis unfolding in Syria. They learned a bit about the history of the crisis and the forces at play, but we have kept the majority of the focus away from the politics of the region, which are very complicated, and more on the plight of the many displaced citizens who are victims of the crisis. Our students have been struck by the abject human suffering and the numbers of people who have been affected, and have felt determined to do something that might help. You should expect awareness raising and fund raising efforts to come from these classes soon! And we have planned a very special event for the entire school community – a concert of traditional Syrian music performed by the New York Arabic Orchestra, right in our school auditorium. The concert will be on May 11th at 1:30 PM and all family members are invited!

Our core value is joy of learning.

I have great news to report! We recently found out that we received a grant from the DOE to have a fully funded Physical Education teacher at our school next year, and subsidized funding over the following few years. This means our children will have regular PE opportunities next year and beyond, which is something that we have been needing and wanting. Now we just need to hire an excellent PE teacher — if you have any leads please let me know.

That’s all for now. See you on Saturday!

Kind regards,

Bradley

Parent Workshop on Sat 4/29 (free)

“Needs, Wants, Wishes & Dreams”

Programs & Services that Bring Relief to Parents of Children with Special Needs or Disabilities

Saturday, April 29, 2017
11AM – 1PM
Boys and Girls Republic
888 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
Presenter: Gary Shulman, MS. Ed; Special Needs Consultant and Trainer
Life can be stressful when your child has a special need or disability. This interactive workshop will look at the various support services out there to bring you some needed relief. There are many programs, services, systems and strategies that will help you maximize the strengths, skills and talents of your child while helping with their special needs. Intervention programs, social skills groups, parent support groups, benefits and entitlements, laws that protect your rights, respite services, special developmental clinics, sources of sensory stimulation and much more will be explored. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with: information, motivation and inspiration.

(Walk-ins are welcome. RSVP not required.)

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Cindy Guan, M.A., Ed.M.
School Mental Health Consultant
Office of School Health
cguan@health.nyc.gov
(646) 477-2039

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General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening 4/26

General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening 4/26

Hello EVCS Families,

Quick reminder, We have a General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening 4/26. In the Auditorium. 5:30-7pm.

Register for Childcare by 10 am Wednesday.

($5 suggested donation for Pizza)

On the Agenda: Changes to the way we fund the SAC.

Also the Spring Gala is this Saturday! Don’t forget to RSVP and Volunteer

It’s busy week, yes, but your input, voice and help is needed!

See you there,

The PA Exec.

Next! Sat. April 29th. It’s Our 30th Anniversary Spring Gala!

Last Call For Auction Donations!

If you have a donation item for the auction please fill out the on-line donation form ASAP! We are currently hard-at-work writing and putting the catalog together. We hope to have it ready to preview by Wednesday’s General PA meeting. On-line donation form

Volunteers needed! Many Hands Make Light Work, Yo!

There are tons of ways to help out, at all levels of commitment. WE NEED: Volunteers for load-in Friday. People to help set up sound, lights, auction tables and decorate the hall Saturday 12-5pm. Volunteers during the event for check-in and ticket sales, merch. sales and bartending. People to bring treats for the dessert table. Volunteers to help close the auction and cash the winners out. AND a clean up crew for the very end.

Even if you can give only 1/2 hour, every minute helps! Volunteer here

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RSVP!

Please RSVP and Pre-register for the Auction. This will save you (and the volunteers at check-in) time when you arrive. Every person who comes needs to be registered and have a bidder number for the auction whether or not they plan to bid. ENTRY IS FREE! Bring (and pre-register) your friends and family!

Can’t Hardly Wait!

Thank you,

The Gala, Events, and Fundraising Committees and The PA Exec

EVCS Weekly, April 24

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!
It was nice to see how overjoyed the students were on Wednesday to be back and see their friends!

We have an exciting week coming up with our School Wide photo on Thursday, April 27 first thing in the morning. Please do everything you can to arrive in the schoolyard before 8:30 so everyone can be in our school photo! (The rain date will be Monday, May 1.)

The 30th Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 29. The PA is working hard to bring us all another memorable event. Please remember to RSVP invite friends too! It is only 7 days away! Be sure to line up childcare if you haven’t already!


For a complimentary School Spirit Shirt,
the PA needs your child’s t-shirt size by end of day, today!

For those who responded, thank you.
If you have not done so already, please CLICK HERE.


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EVCS Weekly, April 19

 

Dear Parents,

Think Spring. Let’s recharge.

A few cases of lice were brought to my attention. Please be aware that lice are around. Continue to be diligent by checking your child regularly.
General Lice Letter for reference.

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Important dates coming up

Wednesday, April 19 School Resumes

April 6, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 28 Test Prep for Math 2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 Next General PA Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 EVCS 30th Anniversary Gala. Volunteer.

Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 NYS Math Exam

May 29, June 8, 12 and 26 No School

Friday, June 9 Annual School Picnic Photos from last year.

Wednesday, June 21 Graduation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 22 Final General PA Meeting: Staff Appreciation Night

(always see evcsnyc.org for latest dates/times)

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Thank you to the READING OLYMPICS PARTICIPANTS

Thank you so much for participating in this school-wide event and raising money to support our Parents Association. As you know you, the PA helps provide special programs and resources to EVCS that directly benefit our children. If anyone has last minute sponsor sheets and donations to hand in, please find James or Allison Gordon in the yard at pick up today.

Thanks again!
The Reading Olympics Team