EVCS Weekly Oct 22-26

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week at EVCS! With the temperatures shifting and dropping, it’s time to round up your warm gear and layer up. EVCS policy is to be outside unless it is precipitating – so unless it is raining or snowing, expect to be outside! We believe that children benefit from outdoor play, so please count on outdoor recess and make sure your child has appropriate cold weather clothing labeled with your child’s first and last name!!

Let’s see what’s happening next week…

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Next Week:

Monday, October 22
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium, hosted by 3rd Grade

Bake and Book Sale 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
In the yard, hosted by 5th Grade

Wednesday, October 24
PA General Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

Friday, October 26
Sibling photo day and picture retakes
If you would like to have a sibling photo taken (or a retake), you must RSVP.
We need you to fill in the online request here.
See below for more details on School Photos

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Fall Ball & Next EVCS General PA meeting

Hi PA Members,

So much going on!

Next Wednesday (10/23) is our October General PA meeting 5:30PM-7:30PM.

Here are the minutes from Sept.’s meeting

At the Sept. meeting, we elected 2 members for the School Leadership Team.

This year’s parent members are: Abby Rubin, Craig Harwood, Katie Pawluck, Anne Bouvolo, Cresta Kruger, and Catharine Lyons. Thank you all for giving your time! SLT meets once a month to discuss school policies. Starting Wed. there will be an SLT report given at each General PA meeting. Meeting minutes are posted outside the main office.

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The Fall Ball is in 11 days!

Saturday 10/27 1-4 (12pm start for grades PreK-1st)

For those of you who are new to EVCS, this is a big, fun parent-run carnival event held at school and it takes literally almost every parent to pull it off. To volunteer some of your time -Before, During and/or After- please contact the events committee.

Volunteers needed:

Friday evening set-up. 5:30-8:30

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World Class Partners… With Your Help

Dear Families,

Join us in reaching our community goal of $40,000 in family contributions by December 31, 2018! We are inching closer but still have a long way to go.

Below is a detailed budget that shows exactly what your donations support. In addition, the Parent Association provides $1,000 for every class in the school from Pre-K to 5th including Art, Music, and Gym so that students can go on field trips without paying fees and teachers can purchase last minute supplies.

CLICK HERE to make a donation and see our progress in real-time on our fundraising tracker, (it’s really cool, you have to check it out). And remember, no amount is too big or too small and ANY amount is deeply appreciated.

Please support us in achieving our goal and make a donation today.

Thank you,

EVCS PA Fundraising Committee

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EVCS PA CURRICULUM SUPPORT BUDGET DETAIL BY GRADE

Everyone: Recess Enhancement / optional outdoor games and activities at recess for the entire school year with Aswad Foster / $20,000

1st and 2nd grade: Musical Explorers with Carnegie Hall /$350
2nd and 3rd grade: Teachers and Writers Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop/$3,000
2nd and 3rd grade PLUS 4th/5th Electives: Chess with Stephanie Ballom /$9,090
2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade: West African Dance in 5th Grade, Hip Hop in 2nd and 3rd Grade Alvin Ailey / $8,550
4th Grade 6-week arts-based residency for Social Studies: NY Historical Society / $1,300
4th grade: Ballroom Dancing with Dancing Classrooms / $4,800
4th and 5th Grade Electives AND 1st Grade trips: Materials for the Arts / $2,200
5th Grade “Trial of the Conquistadors”, Aztec role-playing program Child’s Play NY / $2,340
5th grade: The Best That I Can Be with STAR / $7,500
2nd-5th grade: South Street Seaport Museum / $12,000

2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Sail in the Spring
2nd grade Urban Archeology 6-week Residency plus field trip
3rd grade Simple Machines Tour of Tall Ship for Science
4th grade Social Studies and the Arts 6-week Residency
3rd grade Printing Press Arts-based 6-week Residency plus Field Trip to Bowne Printing Press

TOTAL CURRICULUM SUPPORT BUDGET: $71,130

EVCS Weekly Oct 15-19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Parent Association is busy in the background preparing for the biggest family event of the year, it’s the EVCS Fall Ball. It will be held at the school on Saturday, October 27. Check out the links below to get involved!

Looking forward to a full five day week ahead, let’s see what’s coming up…

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Next Week:

Tuesday, October 16
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. In the Cafeteria
If you would like to be added to the committee email list,
please reach out directly to the Diversity Committee
Chairs Tricia and Crystal at diversity@evcsnyc.org.
Everyone is welcome to join – hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 17 – Friday, October 19
EVCS Annual Costume Swap
In the yard each morning 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Bring gently used costumes and accessories!
We will have tables set up to display them – come find a
(new to you) costume or get an old one out of the closet
and prepare for the first costume contest complete with prizes!

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Celebrating diversity in all its forms! October 16 @ 8:45am

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EVCS Diversity & Inclusion Committee first meeting- Oct 16

All parents are invited to join the EVCS Diversity & Inclusion Committee for our first meeting of the year!
Tuesday, October 16 8:45am in the cafeteria after drop-off. BYOCoffee!
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas for making our school community continue to feel warm and welcoming to all families.
A few things to be discussed:
* Starting affinity groups – for kids? for parents?
* Monthly diversity classroom book share
* Updates on District-wide diversity initiatives

If you’d like to join the on-line conversation to help with planning any activities, please email Diversity@evcsnyc.org so we can add you to the Google list.

Thanks, Tricia & Crystal

EVCS Weekly Oct 8-12

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week at EVCS – lets’s see what’s coming up…

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Next Week:

Monday, October 8
Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples’ Day Observed (schools closed)

Thursday, October 11
Picture Day
– All PreK, K, and 1st Grade Classes and Rebecca & Yadir’s 2nd Grade Class

Friday, October 12
Picture Day
– All 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Classes and Kathleen’s 2nd Grade Class

School Photos Flyer

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EVCS needs you!!

Dear Families,

Right now the EVCS Parent Association is in the middle of our biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s not an event. You won’t need a babysitter and you don’t have to put on a costume (that is coming soon). But you do need to take action. Right now.

Between now and the end of the year, the Parent Association needs to raise more than half our budget to help make EVCS the special place that it is via direct family contributions. This year we are asking each family to give $500.

Donate Now

We understand that for some families this really is a lot – please only donate what you can. We also know that some families can give more, and we welcome that. If you are one of those families, please consider sponsoring an additional family, or giving whatever you can to help us meet our goals. We are truly a diverse community and if we work together we can raise all that we need to support the amazing extra programs that our kids enjoy each year. Donations can be split up into manageable monthly payments throughout the school year and all donations are tax deductible.

And one last thing – we are aiming for 100% family participation. Last year fewer than one third of our families made a contribution at any level. We know we can do better and we mean it when we say no amount is too small. Many people donating $10 or $25 adds up quickly. And, please know that all donations are anonymous and are only seen by the EVCS PA Treasurers.

Peace,
Heather Hubbs and Nina Watkins, EVCS Fundraising Co-Chairs

PS – Have more to offer? Join us at the next FUNraising meeting on October 5 – we meet the first Friday of every month in the back room of The Roost right after morning drop off. Each meeting is a combo of brainstorming, organizing, networking and joining forces to figure out how we can help our school and family community be the best it can be. Or, send ideas our way via email at: fundraising@evcsnyc.org

PPS – Click here for a pie chart that shows exactly what your donations will fund.

2018 Costume Swap and Fall Ball

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Hello EVCS Families,

Our Annual Costume Swap is happening Oct 17-19!

Bring in gently used costumes for young and old And/ Or pick out a new-to-you disguise to take with you!

The swap table will be in the schoolyard Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. (10/17-10/19)

Please bring items on the day of the swaps as we are short on storage!

Download a flyer

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EVCS Weekly Oct 1 – 5

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the first SWMM and at the first Parent Association meeting this week! Please remember all meeting dates can be found at evcsnyc.org. If you missed these events this time around, not to worry there will be plenty of future opportunities!

View full calendar in a new window. Or subscribe to the calendar in your own calendar application when you visit the web site.

October Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

Lets’s take a look at next week and beyond:

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