Between the World and Me

Dear EVCS Family,

I hope to see many of you on Tuesday evening for our discussion of the beautiful and heartbreaking book by Ta-Nehisi Coates , Between the World and Me. We’ll gather at 5:30 (room TBD). Though this event is part of the “Coffee Talk with Bradley” series, we’ll probably forgo the coffee and instead have something more appropriate for the hour. If you haven’t read the book but would like to participate anyway, please come. For those of you who can’t make it on Tuesday – we’ll miss you , but try to make space for this book in your life this year. It’s required reading for EVCS adults!

And I hope to see many of you tomorrow at the New York City Women’s March. Many of us from EVCS will be there to stand up for our core values: Kindness, Inclusion, Social Action and Self Awareness. In case you missed it in Catharine’s last email: we will be joining the Rude Mechanical Orchestra group at 12 PM at 47th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. I’m fired up, ready to go.

Looking forward.

Bradley

EVCS Weekly, January 23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s been another busy week at EVCS, and we’re not slowing down now!
Check out what’s coming up next!

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Next Week

Tuesday, January 24
Evening Coffee Talk with Bradley, in the Auditorium
Pick up a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me
for this discussion with other parents and Bradley.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 26
Join the Events Committee for an Important Spring Gala Kick Off
Planning Meeting: What are the best silent auction items?
How do we ask for donations?
Attend the meeting and find out.
8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Yes, they will have coffee and bagels!

Monday, January 30
School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM), in the Auditorium
Hosted by Kindergarten.
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Bake Sale Fundraiser Presented by the 5th Grade 8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Support the 2017 Camping Trip!

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EVCS Spring Gala, Important Planning Meeting Next Week 1/26

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EVCS will Celebrate 30 Years

at the Anniversary Gala coming up April 29!

Come one, come all to a kick-off planning meeting!
(ask your favorite places to donate something to the silent auction).

What are the most profitable items?

How do we ask for donations?

What happens at a Gala?

Join us next week on Thursday, January 26 and find out!
Yes, there will be coffee and bagels!
In the cafeteria after drop off 8:30 a.m.
To make it a success, we need all hands on deck. Hope to see you there!

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Do you have questions and no time to make the meeting?

Do you want to help but you are not sure how?

Please reach out to events@evcsnyc.org, We will share information to help you, help us, make this the best Gala in EVCS history!

Kind Regards,
Spring Gala Committee

Recap of Wednesday PA Meeting

Hi EVCS Families,

Thank you to everyone who came yesterday morning’s PA meeting! For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is a brief re-cap. The full meeting minutes will be posted to the website in the next few days.

The next “Between the World and MeCoffee with Bradley” will be next Tuesday,1/24, 5:30pm.

It will be an open conversation about the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This #1 New York Times Best seller is written as a series of letters to the author’s teenage son as an examination of race in America. Reading the book is encouraged but by no means necessary to be a part of this discussion.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

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PA General Meeting tomorrow, Wed. 1/18 8:45am

Hello EVCS Families,

This Wednesday morning (1/18) is our January General PA meeting. Join us at 8:45am in the auditorium. Yes! Hot Coffee!

The site director from Mosholu (our new After-School program) will be there conducting an information session and answering questions about the program- which starts, by the way, the week of February 27th.

For parents who aren’t able to attend in the morning, or who really liked the morning session, there will be an evening A/S information session as well. Also Wednesday 1/18, from 5-6pm. (This will NOT be a PA meeting)

Childcare is available for the evening session:
Evening Parent Info Session RSVP

View minutes of last PA Exec Board meeting

See you then!

The PA Executive

A rockin’ good time at the Winter Jubilee!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We bet you had no idea our parents could unleash the inner rock star! Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed the passionate presentations especially when Georga got up there and sang her heart out with a pack of performers! Great job everyone.

Thanks again to the band Arlene’s World Famous Live.Rock Karaoke. http://www.arleneslivekaraoke.com/ for helping make our benefit a success. Thanks to all of the parents who showed up and to those who supported the event online. We appreciate all of you. There were more RSVP’s than ever with 119 responses. The best yet for a Jubilee. We raised more than last year AND came in slightly under budget! The Treasurer will make a brief report at this week’s General Parent Association Meeting on Wednesday Morning. We found a pink knit pom-pom hat and a pair of reading glasses if anyone is missing these items please reach out to James.

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The EVCS Summer Camp Online Auction is open!

sun logo with datesThe EVCS Summer Camp Online Auction is open!

Start your bidding now!
The Second Annual EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction has just started! The online auction will run until Feb 15, check it out!

This year’s camp list is even better!

There are over a dozen exciting camps to bid on.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bid on some great summer day camps for your child and remember to tell your friends to get in on the bidding too. All proceeds from this auction directly benefit EVCS students by helping to provide critical educational enrichment programming.

To check out the camps and start bidding, please go to http://evcsnyc.org/online-auction/

You can send this link out to your friends and family and post it on social media. The more people we have bidding, the more money we raise. Remember that all funds raised in the Online Camp Auction go directly to support our school.

Happy bidding everyone!

EVCS Auction Committee

Financial Aid Winter Break and Spring Break Programs

2017 PROGRAMS 

Registration opens December 15, 2016

February 21 – 23

Animal Architecture (Grades 3 – 5)
Have you ever been curious about where animals live? Students will explore how animals build their homes by observing structures such as nests, ant colonies, shells, and dams. We will use this as inspiration to create our own animal architecture designs!

Register

 

Digital Design: Skyscrapers (Grades 6 – 8)
This design studio introduces students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. Around the world, skyscrapers are being built taller than ever before, in shapes that have never been seen. Learn about some of these new innovative projects and then work to design your own skyscraper using SketchUp. Students will create an animated walk-through of their design and take their project home on a flashdrive.

Register

 

March 28 – 30

Animal Architecture (Grades 3 – 5)
Have you ever been curious about where animals live? Students will explore how animals build their homes by observing structures such as nests, ant colonies, shells, and dams. We will use this as inspiration to create our own animal architecture designs!

Register

 

Digital Design: Skyscrapers (Grades 6 – 8)
This design studio introduces students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. Around the world, skyscrapers are being built taller than ever before, in shapes that have never been seen. Learn about some of these new innovative projects and then work to design your own skyscraper using SketchUp. Students will create an animated walk-through of their design and take their project home on a flashdrive.

Register

EVCS Benefit, Sunday at 7:00 – Join Us Tomorrow Night!

Jubilee

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Showtime Tomorrow at the Winter Jubilee

What is Rock n’ Roll Karaoke?
You get on stage and sing with a full live band backing you!
Sing for the children.

You can browse the song list beforehand.
What songs do they know how to play?
Song list.

What if I bomb?
Nothing bad will happen.

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This Sunday, January 15

RSVP

7:00 PM – 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston Street
MAP IT

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Band goes on at 8:30 p.m.

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Can’t make it to the Jubilee? We will miss you… however…
You can support our effort with a donation.
This link will take you directly to Pay Pal to make a contribution.
Give a little, give a lot. Any amount is appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Warm regards,
EVCS Events Committee

PS
Bring your ticket for a chance to win a free signature cocktail,
beer or a special event prize! We hope to see you there!

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EVCS Weekly, January 16

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had an incredible week at EVCS!
From our K classes trip to the Bronx Botanical Gardens to the 4th Grade trip to Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store, to the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade participation in the COIL Festival: Blind Cinema!

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, at The Winter Jubilee benefit.
Featuring the 2nd Annual Summer Camp Online Auction, raffle prizes and a Live Karaoke Band.
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
RSVP

School Safety

Please welcome our new security guard, Agent Saahir. Ms. Saahir will be our agent going forward. Mr. Das will no longer be with us. Please be patient and understanding while Ms. Saahir checks ID’s and gets to know everyone.

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