School Wide Morning Meeting Message 9/18/2017

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-Wide morning meeting of the new school year!  Every other Monday morning our whole school community will get together to sing songs, share things we’ve been working on in music class, and think about what is most essential in our learning.  SWMM is one my favorite traditions we have at our school.

At each SWMM we will reflect on one of our core values.  These are the things that are most important to us, and are universal and relevant no matter what grade we are in.  Our core values represent what we stand for at EVCS.  Since it’s our first SWMM and it was a long summer, so some of us may have forgotten, let’s review what each of our core values is.

Our Core Value is kindness.

Kind people show concern for others, for our school and for the environment.  Kindness can be shown through compassion, empathy, generosity, and service.  Kindness is maybe the most important thing to have in a community. Continue reading

EVCS Weekly Sept 18 – 22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are firmly in the swing of things here at school. We have our first School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM) next week!
What better way to start your week than to gather in the auditorium and sing together? Click here for future SWMM are on the calendar. Families are welcome to join their children in the auditorium for this great EVCS tradition.

Next Week
Monday, September 18:
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium

Tuesday, September 19:
Curriculum Night 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In the auditorium and classrooms for PreK-5th Grade parents
No childcare is provided for this adult-only event.

Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22:
Schools Closed, Rosh Hashanah

Coming Up
Monday, September 25:
5th Grade Information Session in the auditorium 5:30 – 7:00 p.m
For 5th Grade Parents to learn about Middle School and 5th Grade Events
No childcare is provided for this parent event.

Wednesday, September 27:
First General Parent Association Meeting 8:45 a.m.
In the cafeteria. All parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved.
Hope to see you there.


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Mark your calendars!

Dear EVCS Family,

The first full week is almost in the books, and though we are still getting used to some new routines for arrival, dismissal and recess, things are starting to settle in. There are a few important things coming up that I want to make sure are on everyone’s radar.

School-Wide Morning Meeting

This coming Monday we will have our first School-Wide Morning Meeting of the year. For our new parents – SWMM is one of our very favorite traditions. Every other Monday morning our entire school gets together in the auditorium shortly after drop off for a sing along. Parents are welcome (encouraged!) to come, sit with their child and sing loud and proud with us. The vibes are guaranteed to be good.

Curriculum Night

This coming Tuesday evening is Curriculum Night. This is where you will hear from your child’s teacher about all of the awesome stuff your kid will learn and experience this year, and you can have all your questions about curriculum, homework, snacks, field trips… answered. We’ll start gathering in the lobby around 5:30 to mingle and schmooze, and opening remarks will be in the auditorium at 6:00. Unfortunately, childcare will NOT be provided for this event. Sorry about that – please try to line up a sitter.

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LICE ALERT Pro-Active Action!

Dear Parents,

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 link provides information on DOE’s official “head lice” policy and how to detect and eradicate nits and lice should you find it among your children: Head Lice Policy (All schools)

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EVCS Weekly Sept 11 -15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to school! It feels nice to have the kids back and to see many smiling faces and friends reconnecting the first two days of school. This short week allows time to let it all sink in!


Next Week:
Wednesday, September 13
New Family Gathering 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
In the Tree of Knowing Garden – Join us for an opportunity to meet and mingle with other new parents and ask any questions you may have of our administrative staff.

Coming up:
Monday, September 18:
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium

Tuesday, September 19:
Curriculum Night 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In the auditorium and classrooms for PreK-5th Grade parents
No childcare is provided for this parent event.

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School starts tomorrow! Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m.

Greetings EVCS Families,

Tomorrow is the first day of school!

School Starts at 8:30 a.m.
Please arrive as close to 8:30 as possible, due to the yard construction.
Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m. for anyone interested; it is FREE for everyone.

Please remember:
Enter through the main lobby, the first set of red doors closer to Ave. B.

Pre-K and Kindergarten have a half day.
Dismissal is at 11:30 a.m.
 Please pick up in your classroom.

First through Fifth Grade have a full day.
Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m. Please also pick up in your classroom.

We are very excited to see you!

Hello from the EVCS Parent Association

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With the Summer Recess clock rapidly running out, we hope you can squeeze in a little more rest and fun in before the first day of school. To help with this, we can all be thankful that EVCS has taken care of all the school-supplies shopping this year. Not only saving us families time but also money!

Speaking of the stuff… This is a great time to take care of making your annual family donation to the PA General Fund*. Go online to donateor save us the PayPal fee and bring in a check- payable to The Parent Association of EVCS.

The financial support we, the PA, contribute is incredibly crucial to so much of the great educational experience our kids get at EVCS. Our ask is for each family to directly give $650, but please consider contributing however much you can. If a lump donation is not possible, you can break it up into 10 automatic monthly installments. No matter how large or small the amount, each and every donation makes a difference! Some of what our PA will help fund this year is our kids’ in-class projects, field trips, music, art, the enrichment programs (including the recess enrichment) and much more.

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EVCS dismissal plans

Good afternoon, EVCS families!

I’m looking forward to an exciting new school year. Our teachers have been working hard to prepare their classrooms this week, but the building certainly isn’t the same without all of your children here – I can’t wait for Thursday!

I’m reaching out to ask that you take a few minutes to let us know about your child’s dismissal plans. I know that not everything may be solidified at this point with after school and childcare, but please let us know what your plans are by Friday, September 8, 2017. We understand that changes may happen from time to time, but we need to know what the regular expected routine is for all of our kids here.

CLICK HERE for the online form.

I appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this form.

Thank you! See you soon,

Liz Wanttaja
Assistant Principal

See you soon!

Dear EVCS Family,

I hope you have all had a fabulous summer filled with family time, sunshine, eclipses and fun! Our family got to spend a bit of time in Greece where we swam in the Mediterranean Sea, relaxed under the olive trees, ate lots of feta, and explored antiquity. See below for the #nofilter family Greek selfie.

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And now as we bid farewell to August we are getting all of our ducks in a row here at EVCS for another outstanding school year. As usual, there are a bunch of exciting new initiatives that you will be hearing about in detail over the coming weeks and at Curriculum Night (September 19, mark your calendars), but I’ll give you a few headlines here to get psyched up about. So as not to bury the lede, I’ll start with the important information on logistics for the first days of school, and get to the exciting stuff after.

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2017-18 EVCS  Track and Field

The 2017-18 EVCS  Track and Field Team – 3rd – 5th Grade.

Speed of Light (SOL)
EVCS Track and Field Afterschool – Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session 1 Fall 2017
Tuesday, September, 12th – Thursday, December 21st
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:50pm – 5:00pm
$350 for 30 sessions

Session 2 Winter – Spring 2018
January 2nd – June 22nd 2018
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:50 – 5pm

We will be practicing at the East River track (weather permitting) and indoors at EVCS during the winter and lousy weather days.If you have any questions please feel free to contact me




EVCS Speed of Light.