See you all tomorrow!
Naumi (EVCS) and Tina (CWS)
Dear EVCS Students,
Welcome to School-wide morning meeting!
October’s Habit of Mind is persisting. When we persist we keep trying and don’t give up easily. When we persist while solving a problem, we think about which strategy will work best. If the strategy we start with doesn’t work, we know how to back up and try another. When things don’t work out like you expect them to right away it can be be very frustrating, but people who know how to persist have a high tolerance for frustration. People who persist understand that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
The picture we associate with persisting is of a tall mountain, with a flag at the top, indicating that someone has succeeded In climbing it. This reminds us to stay focused on our goal and not give up when things get hard.
“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” – Abraham Lincoln
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
– Black Elk
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.”
– Hellen Keller
All of the most successful people in history have had to apply persistence to achieve their goals. Another word for persistence is grit. Your teachers and I will be thinking and talking about persistence and grit throughout the month of October. Try practicing being gritty! I’m interested in hearing how it goes.
Have a fantastic day everyone!
It’s time to get fired up for Fall Ball!
THE FALL BALL WILL BE HELD AT EVCS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
ENTRANCE: YARD at the east end gates
12:00 – 1:00 pm PreK / K Families
1:00 – 4:00 pm All other Families
This is the biggest family party of the EVCS school year. Families arrive in costumes, play games, do crafts, trick or treat, get spooked, enjoy good food, listen to music and have loads of fun. We know it will be a blast for everyone and a great SUCCESS IF Every Family Gets Involved with the Event! There are many ways to participate. And everyone is invited to wear a costume! Help run the pumpkin carving contest and carve a pumpkin!
• DONATE YOUR TIME • DONATE FOOD
There are a lot of ways that families can support the important work going on in the classroom and school-wide. One way is through donations, and the following is a brief overview of the different ways to give financially at EVCS.
As always, if you can’t give a monetary donation, not to worry. There will be plenty of other ways to contribute to your child’s class and the school as the year goes on.
A Few Reminders:
Please be sure to return these important Emergency Cards.
We must have the most up to date information on every student.
Thank you for taking the Blue Cards seriously, filling them our clearly
(we know the space is small). Please print information with care and return them to your teachers. Thanks to those who have done so already. If you need another card please ask your teachers or James and we will get one to you.
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Many of you may already know that EVCS proactively tries to prevent lice and nits among the student body. Lice are a part of public school life. Please help by being aware.
Being independently diligent is the only way we can keep them under control. It is in our own best interest to be aware and take action. If you find that your child has lice, we ask that you please let your teacher and the parent coordinator know. When there are multiple cases noted in a class, we call in technicians to do a formal lice check at school.
The following are two links that provide information on DOE’s official “head lice” policy and how to detect and eradicate nits and lice should you find it among your children:
another great lice link http://liceproject.com
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