General PA Meeting Re-cap from 2/14/18


Thank you to all the parents who came! Get comfy, here is a re-cap of most of the stuff we talked about…

The Battle of the District 1 Bands is ON!

Get your sitter lined up, ‘cause on March 4th at the New Time: 4:30-7:30PM EVCS’s Family Band will be going up against 3 other District 1 family Bands for the title, trophy and glory! The event will be held at Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey. Tickets $20. 21+. (Proceeds will be split between the participating band’s schools.) Buy Tickets here

The 3 School New Bottle Filling Water Fountain Project took a great leap forward.

On Tuesday of this week the three schools’ building wellness committee met with a CWS parent and former DEP deputy commissioner to discuss water and fountain options. He offered a great deal of insight and information about NYC water quality, talked about potential sources of lead in water and gave clarity to the filtered vs unfiltered discussion. It was a relief to learn that NYC continues to have some of the cleanest municipal water in the world (!) and that the risk of a child getting lead poisoning or even elevated lead in their system from drinking water from any NYC public building is basically nil. The committee agreed that we will adjust our objective and pursue getting unfiltered units installed. Since the DOE and DEP considered filtered units unnecessary and are actually against installing them in schools, our requisite for them was holding us up. Changing the type of station we are trying get here removes a big obstacle to getting them!

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EVCS Chess Enthusiasts!

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Dear Chess Enthusiasts

There is still time to register for a Free Chess Tournament!

March 3 is a “girls only” tournament
March 17 is open to all!

Click here for the TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE February and Beyond

If you want to support CHESS at EVCS sign up to order a blue zipper hoodie!
You can even get one for mom, dad, grandma or grandpa!

Request and Order A Zipper Hoodie Here!

If you have a question about tournaments, please reach out to Stephanie.


More Chess Fun


All best wishes,
Stephanie, Yuri and James

Did you click on the link?

Summer Camps Auction is continuing throughout February


Be honest; did you click on the link? Did you see all the camps that generously donated to EVCS?
You know, it is a win-win-win situation:
• Your summer will be planned for less money.
• The PA will get more funds.
• The camps will enjoy your kids and your kids will enjoy the camps.

So, please click on the link:

EVCS Weekly Feb 26 – Mar 2

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s been another bustling week at EVCS. Before we leave to recharge our batteries over Mid-Winter Break, mark your calendars with all of the important dates. Here is what’s happening at school beyond the break:


Next Week

Friday, February 16 – Friday, February 23
Mid-Winter Recess – No School


Coming Up After Break

Monday, February 26
School Resumes
“FleaVCS” / Earth Day Planning Committee Meeting
Parents interested in getting involved please meet after drop-off.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. In the Cafeteria

Friday, March 2
Mid-Year Reports go home – check your child’s backpack!

Saturday, March 3
Performance and Interactive Dance Workshop for Parents & Children
Click here, to review the flyer with more information.
Hosted by Notes in Motion
Please RSVP Here!

Sunday, March 4
District 1 Battle of the Family Bands
4:30 p.m. at The Bowery Ballroom
Secure Your Ticket Here and Now!


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EVCS Weekly Feb 12 – 15

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had another great week at EVCS. Thank you, PreK and K teachers and families for participating in the Early Childhood Literacy Workshop! The turn out was terrific. Next week is short, with no school on Friday.

The flu is definitely going around – so we ask everyone to go over some simple steps with your kids Simple Steps to Keep Children Healthy… and remind them that healthy habits and washing hands are important preventative steps.

Let’s take a look at next week and see what is coming up after the break:


Next Week

Tuesday, February 13
Parent Pilates Donation Based Class
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the movement room (Room 412)

Building Wide Wellness Meeting
Water fountain replacement project featuring former DEP Deputy Commissioner
Open to all interested parents and staff.
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the Library or Cafeteria (group-size dependent)

Wednesday, February 14
Electives Share
4th & 5th graders in the EVCS Rock Band and Clarinet Ensemble perform
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in the Auditorium

Thursday, February 15
SLT Meeting
3:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. Library Conference Room, 4th Floor

Friday, February 16
Lunar New Year – No School

Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23
Mid-Winter Recess – No School


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Sunday Community Nights at Char Sue

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Dear All,

We are so excited to let you know about a new way to support our school AND a recommendation for a great new restaurant!

On Sunday Nights, get 20% off your bill at Char Sue or opt to donate the discount to the EVCS Parent Association. This fundraiser is open to all local residents, so tell your neighbors and spread the word!

Char Sue is an EVCS parent-owned restaurant that serves modern Asian Cuisine. You may have tried their food already because they donated two dishes to the EVCS Fall Ball which were crazy delicious – it was the Five Spice Short Ribs and Black Bean Pork in case you want to order it on Sunday.

Here are the rules:

1 – take 20% off or donate it to the PA
2 – open to residents of 10002, 10003 and 10009
3 – must bring proof of residence
4 – happy hour items NOT included
5 – every Sunday through March 18
6 – open at 5:30 PM

Download Flyer

Char Sue ( is located at 119 Essex St between Rivington & Delancey, right across the street from Essex Market.

See you there,
Fundraising Committee

EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction – New camp added

2018 EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction

Open Feb 1 to Feb 28 at 11PM

Chinatown YMCA summer camp has joined our auction! Now its in good company with New Country Day Camp, My Little Village, Pocono Springs Camp, Camp Zeke, Science Teacher Sarah and Science Adventure Kids, Maker State Stem Summer Camp, Mohawk Day Camp, Textile Arts Center Summer Camp, NYC Elite Gymnastics, Little Missionary’s Day Nursery, Multi Sport Camp in Riverside Park, Elements Nature Preschool, and last but not least – Downtown Dance Factory.

All items have been donated and 100% of the proceeds will go to the EVCS PA to benefit EVCS students.

To check out the items and start bidding, go to:EVCSNYC.ORG/ONLINE-AUCTION

EVCS Weekly Feb 5 – 9

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Math Night was a big success! Thank you for coming out to play games and thank you to the volunteers! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Friendly reminder: School ends at 2:50. Please arrive on time to meet your child.

February Menus

Let’s look ahead to what else is happening at EVCS…


Next Week

Monday, February 5 – Friday, February 9
Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Monday, February 5
Bake Sale 8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Hosted by 5th Grade

SWMM 8:50 – 9:15 a.m. Hosted by PreK

PreK & K Workshop about Reading and Writing
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Rooms 204 and 202
Join Clara and Evelyn for an engaging workshop with your child!
Learn how your child is growing as a reader and writer and ways
you can support their learning at home. We’ll have fun activities to do with your child and all families will take home a great story book to read together as well.
If you did not already RSVP but are still interested, please email Liz at

Wednesday, February 7
No School for Pre-K students!

Friday, February 9
Kids Movie Night / Parents Night Out!
$25 Dollars per child. All proceeds benefit the EVCS Parent Association.
5:30-8:00 p.m. To RSVP & Buy TICKETS, click here.
Space will be limited. Questions? Contact Sharon Blumenkranz at


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EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction is NOW OPEN!!

2018 EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction

Bidding starts Feb 1 and ends on Feb 28 at 11PM

It’s never too early to plan for summer! Bid on day camp and sleep away camp deals for your child – options available for kids of all ages. All items have been donated and 100% of the proceeds will go to the EVCS PA to benefit EVCS students.

To check out the items and start bidding, go to:EVCSNYC.ORG/ONLINE-AUCTION *

*In order to preserve 100% of the proceeds we are using the EVCS website for bidding. You will need to log-in with WordPress to participate, once you create your profile you will be redirected to the page where you can place your bid.

Please share with friends and happy bidding!

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