Emergency Readiness

The Ready New York Pocket Guide outlines the very basic steps all New Yorkers should take to prepare for an emergency, including making a disaster plan, assembling an emergency supply kit, and putting together a Go Bag. Download the guide (in PDF) in one of the languages below, or receive a hardcopy by calling 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115) or by contacting 311 online.

 


Preparing Kids for Emergencies – Children should know what to do in case of an emergency. Make them part of your household disaster plan.
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More Child Friendly Resources
Visit the Ready Sesame Workshop
Read the “Helping Children Cope With Disaster” brochure
Read “Making New Yorkers Stronger: Children” from NYC Deptartment of Health
Play a game with Sparky the Fire Dog
Visit DHS’s Ready Kids program
Play games at Con Edison for Kids online
Visit the READY Classroom for teachers

Be a Class Parent

Dear EVCS Families,

We hope you are all having a relaxing summer. In a few weeks we will welcome back another school year! We’d like to introduce ourselves and extend a warm hello to our new families. I am Julie Harwood, and I have two children at EVCS: Asher, who will be going into 3rd grade and Ellie, who will be entering 1st grade. And I am Jenny Kronenfeld, and my twins Alex(andra) and Jesse will both be entering 3rd grade this fall.

We serve as the Class Parent Co-Chairs on the Parent Association and would like to make a pitch to all of you about volunteering to be a class parent. Class Parents support your child’s teacher and serve as a liaison between your teacher and the other families in your class.

This support can take many different forms, including organizing snack schedules, planning class trips and parties, writing a class newsletter and organizing teacher celebrations for the holidays. You also can help organize the Sponsor-a-Classroom fundraising effort to ensure that each classroom has the funds the teachers need for special projects and other activities. Being a Class Parent is an excellent way to volunteer for school, especially for those of you limited on time — it is up to you how much time you are able to contribute. Most classes have between 2-3 class parents to share the responsibility.

Please read the brochure FOR MORE INFO and feel free to email us with any questions at classparents@evcsnyc.org.

If you decide to volunteer, contact your teacher and please drop us an email so we can put you on the Class Parent Google Group, where I will share important information from the PA to distribute to your classes, as well as provide a place for class parents to talk to each other, share ideas, and ask questions.

Warm regards,
Julie Harwood and Jenny Kronenfeld

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Dear parents, We’ve all received welcome letters from teachers in the past two weeks with suggested back-to-school lists for school supplies.

If you are planning to use Amazon for your shopping, please remember to start your order at amazon.evcsnyc.org to make sure .5% of your purchase is donated to the EVCS Parent Association.

Going to amazon.evcsnyc.org will link your Amazon account to EVCS through Amazon Smile. You can buy exactly the same things through Amazon Smile at exactly the same price — if you have a Prime membership, that works there too. The only difference is the chance to make a small automatic donation to EVCS.

In fact, use this link every time you shop at Amazon, and that little percentage will add up. Last year, the PA earned more than $2,000 from Amazon Smile contributions.

We’re not pushing you to use Amazon, but if you do already, please bookmark amazon.evcsnyc.org.

Thanks,
Brian Crowley & Jeremy Sherber, co-treasurers

Be a class parent

Dear EVCS Families,

We hope you are all having a relaxing summer. In a few weeks we will welcome back another school year! We’d like to introduce ourselves and extend a warm hello to our new families. I am Julie Harwood, and I have two children at EVCS: Asher, who will be going into 3rd grade and Ellie, who will be entering 1st grade. And I am Jenny Kronenfeld, and my twins Alex(andra) and Jesse will both be entering 3rd grade this fall.

We serve as the Class Parent Co-Chairs on the Parent Association and would like to make a pitch to all of you about volunteering to be a class parent. Class Parents support your child’s teacher and serve as a liaison between your teacher and the other families in your class.

This support can take many different forms, including organizing snack schedules, planning class trips and parties, writing a class newsletter and organizing teacher celebrations for the holidays. You also can help organize the Sponsor-a-Classroom fundraising effort to ensure that each classroom has the funds the teachers need for special projects and other activities. Being a Class Parent is an excellent way to volunteer for school, especially for those of you limited on time — it is up to you how much time you are able to contribute. Most classes have between 2-3 class parents to share the responsibility.

Please read the brochure FOR MORE INFO and feel free to email us with any questions at classparents@evcsnyc.org.

If you decide to volunteer, contact your teacher and please drop us an email so we can put you on the Class Parent Google Group, where I will share important information from the PA to distribute to your classes, as well as provide a place for class parents to talk to each other, share ideas, and ask questions.

Warm regards,
Julie Harwood and Jenny Kronenfeld

Important Information – NYC School Account / Password Distribution

Starting yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, the Department of Education changed the protocol for distributing NYC School Account access information. If you have not returned a registration form to us, not a problem, you will receive a DOE letter in the regular US postal mail, with instructions for how to create your NYC School Account along with your unique temporary access code. Please note that you will need your child’s OSIS/ Student ID number in order to create the account. The OSIS/Student ID number is a nine digit number that can be found on the top right hand corner of the report card. It is recommended that you set up your account as soon as you receive the instructions and access code.

Due to the change in guidelines for distributing the NYC School Account access information we are now able to back pack or mail them to you. With only 1 1/2 days left we cannot process every student by Friday.

The snail mail is the next best solution. We were not told email was an option, yet. Student Test Results will be available in August. You should receive them in July.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me.


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator

THURS=Final Day of AfterSchool

Dear Friends,

It has been another whirlwind of a year.

What can I say? Simply – thank you for supporting the AfterSchool community. It continues to be an honor and we hope we’ve enriched your kid’s days as much as they have ours.

Special thanks to:
-Course instructors and  assistants,
– Boryana Yakova (who kept things sailing so smoothly over my leave we couldn’t let her go), my right arm Adriane Anderson (Program/Admin Assistant) and Diana Diaz (AfterHour Coordinator and so much more),
-The PA – – especially Jeremy Sherber and Allison Gordon, all AfterSchool participating families and active AfterSchool Advisory Committee members,
-EVCS faculty (our classroom hosts), administrators (our benefactors) and building staff for maintaining a safe and functional environment.

Have a gem of a summer!

Camille et. al.

GREAT DATES
*Tonight the AfterSchool Advisory Committee reconvenes at 5:30 in the Tree of Knowing
*Tomorrow St. Soccer & Little Samurai merge into SoccerSamuraiSmashup. Soccer & Little Samurai parents are welcome along with refreshments (so far lemonade & undetermined treats). In the schoolyard…say between 3:30 & 3:45. Or simply swing by a bit early!
*This Thursday – last day of AfterSchool!!! I.E. there is NO AFTERSCHOOL on Friday.
*Also on Thursday check out Ceramics’ mini art show (tentative location in lobby) @pick up.
* This Friday EVCS dismisses at 11:30!!!
*Look to hear from us about our Fall line up/registration around mid-July

We are in the home stretch, with a great week ahead!

Dear Families,

It’s been a fun-filled month at EVCS with the Annual Picnic, Clubs on Fridays, The Nepal Fundraisers, ANNIE Productions, Class Marches, Family Shares and it’s not over yet!

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday morning in the yard for our final School-Wide Morning Meeting …

Monday, June 22
• Coffee and Summer Book Sale
8:00 am – 9:00 am

• School-Wide Morning Meeting
8:50 am – 9:30 am, In the Auditorium

• School-Wide Photo Sale
8:00 am – 9:00 am, $10 for small, $15 for large Continue reading