Today’s PA General meeting recap

Hello EVCS Families,

After-School Spring Semester registration is Open!

Follow this link http://evcsnyc.org/afterschool-mmcc/ for class list/ descriptions and sign-up instructions. (Program registration is through the Mosholu website) if you have registration problems and questions please email Ruth Moore at RMOORE@mmcc.org and ‘CC’ Camille Marlow afterschool@evcsnyc.org.

Sign-up ends Monday Feb 20th. The Spring Semester begins Monday February 27th – first day back after Mid-Winter break.

Spring Gala Auction- April 29th- needs Auction Items!

Planning is underway with weekly meetings every Thursday morning after drop-off in the lunchroom.

Right now The Gala needs donations of items for the auction! Click here for solicitation letters, donation forms and solicitation tips.

This is the PA’s biggest fundraiser and accounts for 1/3 of our budget. A budget that pays for and greatly supports much of the creative, enriching programs at our little school. Help us make this, EVCS’ 30th anniversary year, a giant whopping success by bringing in giant whopping auction items!

The PA Executive Board needs a Co-Treasurer!

Considered by many as the most glamorous of the PA Exec. positions. Please email papresident@evcsnyc.org if you’re interested.

Moderately elevated lead levels found in Non-Drinking water sources.

Letters were sent home in back-packs but just in case they’re still in those back-packs…

During a recent routine water testing 7 faucets in the building were found to have elevated lead levels. None of these 7 sources were drinking fountains and all have either been shut-off or labeled “not-for-drinking”. DOE will replace the pipes to these faucets, but no time frame has been set for this. The school’s maintenance currently, and will continue to flush the pipes every Monday and any day following a holiday.

The ugly reality is that NYC’s water pipes can be 100-160 years old, so water in all buildings, even our homes, runs an inescapable risk for elevated lead. For this, amongst other reasons, We, the PA, are continuing our efforts to replace the building’s drinking fountains with filtered units. We have raised and earmarked funds for “phase 1” – to install two units in the lunchroom and two on the 4th floor- and are working on getting the approvals and work orders from the Dept. of Ed. and Dept. of Buildings. The Building and Wellness committees are on the forefront of this and are always looking for members!

Annual Reading Olympics is March 3rd – April 3rd

March is National Reading month. Reading Olympics kick-off book sales will be held at drop-off in the yard Wed 3/1, Thurs. 3/2, and Fri. 3/3. We need book donations appropriate for PreK- 5th graders (please no baby-baby books) and we need volunteers to help at the sales (8-8:45am). Contact Parents@evcsnyc.org

Community Action Committee’s meeting is rescheduled for Thursday March 2nd 5:30pm.

Catherine Cook is the current Chair, and a co-chair is needed. This is an organizational and mission-setting meeting. All are encouraged to come. Tune-in, Turn-off, Drop-in!

Diversity Committee Presents: Inclusive Education at EVCS- The Benefits and the Challenges

Join the Diversity Committee at either of 2 workshops discussing the advantages, difficulties and misconceptions of ICT classrooms. Lead by Stefanie Henze and Anne Palmer
Same program – Two dates and times:
Morning workshop: March 6th; 8:45-10am
Evening workshop: March 14th; 5:45-7:30pm w/ childcare

Track Spring Semester starts Monday Feb. 27th
For 3rd – 5th graders. For fee info and to sign up, email Coach Aswad: aswadfoster7@gmail.com
3rd grade group meets Mon & Wed. / 4th and 5th graders are Tues.&Thurs. 2:50 – 5pm

Multi-Cultural Share Annual Performance and Pot-Luck will be Friday March 24th

Parent-Teacher Conferences are and NYC School Surveys happen the week of March 6th

Family Dance Performance and Workshop Sat March 25th and Sat April 1st

Next PA meeting is March 15th in the AM.