EVCS Weekly, May 15

Dear Parents and Guardians

We hope everyone had a great week. We have some exciting activities coming up and we hope that everyone will be engaged!

It’s election time for our Parent Association! Our EVCS PA Needs You! Some committee chairs and leaders are looking to pass the torch.
Nominate any EVCS parent — even yourself — online right now
Descriptions of each officer position are here.


Next Week

Tuesday, May 16
School-Wide Lice Screening
I recommend that you “pre-screen” your child before Tuesday. This screening will help identify any currently undetected cases. We will follow-up with a letter recommending treatment if any eggs or lice are found. Live cases will result in a call home to pick up your child. Be prepared!

Wednesday – Friday, May 17-19
5th Grade Annual Camping Trip!

Thursday, May 18
School Leadership Team meeting (SLT)
3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. in Library

Thursday, May 18
Textile Drive: SHOES and CLOTHES
Starting Thursday, May 18 we will be collecting items in the yard at 8:30 a.m..
Please drop off clean and dry clothing, paired shoes and sneakers, linens, towels handbags, and belts. Thank you in advance for keeping textiles out of landfills. For more information click here. Volunteers needed too –
Please Contact Choresh at choreshwald@gmail.com to volunteer!
Unclaimed lost and found items will be contributed to this effort.
Final day to drop off items will be Monday, May 22


Coming Up

Monday, May 22
EVCS Merchandise Sale
8:00a.m. in the yard – Buy some EVCS Swag! T-shirts, tote bags, and more!
Volunteers needed too! Please Contact Choresh at choreshwald@gmail.com to volunteer!

Monday, May 22
School-wide Morning Meeting
8:50a.m. – 9:15a.m.

Wednesday, May 24
General Parent Association Meeting 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Election Time: About the PACurrent Executive BoardJoin A Committee!
If you are interested in being on the executive board please reach out to me and I will put you in touch with the Nomination Committee Chair.

May 29, June 8, 12 and 26
No School

Saturday, June 3
Workshop on Gender and Identity
Presented by the Ackerman Institute & Hosted by the PA Diversity Committee
9:45a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Please RSVP for Childcare and Student Activity

Friday, June 9
Annual School-Wide Picnic

Thursday, June 15
Open House for 2017-18 Music Partners
Third Street Music School Settlement 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Keep an eye out for a flyer going home in backpacks next week.

Wednesday, June 21
5th Grade Graduation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 22
Final General PA Meeting: Staff Appreciation Night 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


EVCS GALA WINNERS 2017
Congratulations, some items are still waiting to be claimed!
Remember, please pay first and then pick-up your prizes in Room 205 !
You can Pay Online for your Gala Items here, or pay by check.
Please make payable to the EVCS PA. If you pay online, we ask that you follow-up via email events@evcsnyc.org to let them know. Thank you.

Syrian Project
On Thursday our entire school came together to listen to the NY Arabic Orchestra. Our 4th and 5th graders are studying the Syrian refugee crisis. Below are some age-appropriate resources we have been using in class for reference.

* Video explaining what a refugee is
* Story about a 17-year old Syrian poet:
* Video about a Syrian family that moved to Iowa
* Video about a refugee camp in Jordan


COMMUNICATION

We encourage families to visit the EVCS website at evcsnyc.org for a school calendar, resources, parent links, and school contact information.

EVCS has a Closed Group Community Facebook Page.
Please join the group if you care to share or post information for our community. EVCS FB Page


Free, private Minecraft server just for EVCS kids!
This is a vanilla survival server, no mods (no frustrating IT work for parents), and no cheats. This is about planning, being creative, building and surviving. There are administrators online most of the time to help moderate chat, and instruct in gameplay.
Did you know? Minecraft is being used by education programs around the world to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) fundamentals, JSON (Javascript) programming and computer logic. It’s as much of a game engine as it is a game itself. Via Minecraft’s built in logic system called Redstone, kids can learn about logic operations and build functioning machines, even computers, inside the game!

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If your kids play Minecraft on PC and would like to join a private kid-friendly moderated Minecraft server, email tristan.waldroop@gmail.com Include your child’s Minecraft player name.

Email Tristan and Instructions will follow. (no mobile devices)


Have a wonderful weekend.
And remember to celebrate mom and the other great women in your life on Sunday!

All best wishes,
James