EVCS Weekly Oct 2 – 6

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Another full week and going strong!
This is one of the seasons when hair lice outbreaks seem to be most common. We want everyone to be proactive and aware. Lice are around and they are not particular to whom they keep company with. If you feel the need to learn a little about how to tackle these critters, please feel free to reach out to me.

NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 2
School Wide Morning Meeting – 8:50-9:15 a.m.
Join us in the auditorium for this school-wide gathering

Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4
EVCS Hurricane Relief Collection for Puerto Rico
8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
New York City is collecting the following five items
for transport to Puerto Rico: Diapers • Baby Food • Batteries • First Aid Supplies • Feminine hygiene products

All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. At this time, only five items listed are being collected.
Please bring items to school…. There will be two parent volunteers (Ron B. and Jenny K.) stationed with vehicles near the double gates at the end of the closed school yard, towards Avenue C. Once collected, donations will be brought to the Fire House on East 2nd Street.

Letter From the Chancellor Carmen Fariña
In response to the on-going devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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COMING UP

Monday, October 9
Schools Closed, Columbus Day Observed

Thursday, October 12
School Picture Day
– PreK, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, & Louise and Rebecca’s 2nd Grade

Friday, October 13
School Picture Day
– Kathleen’s 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, & 5th Grade

Monday, October 16 – Wednesday, October 18
Halloween Costume Exchange
Get ready for the Fall Ball, our biggest family events of the year!

UFT Manhattan Parent Conference
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Flyer for more information

Fall Ball
Saturday, October 28
Our biggest fun family event is in October – The Fall Ball!
If you missed the PA event committee meeting this week- you’re in luck!
To volunteer and share your talent, click here!

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LUNCH IS NOW FREE FOR ALL NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS!

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families.

We need your help to make this program a success. All parents, regardless of income, must still complete a School Meals Form so that our schools get access to federal funding for this program and others. Please complete the form online at http://nyc.applyforlunch.com by December 29, 2017. A hardcopy of the form is also available in the main office (Room 205).

I hope your child will take advantage of this wonderful new opportunity and enjoy a healthy meal with us.

October Monthly Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

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EVCS has purchased DreamBox Learning’s Math Program, an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning program that helps all students achieve better, faster math proficiency for first, second, and third grade this year!

Kids can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using this link: https://play.dreambox.com/login/h4wb/eaetvcs
Or by using the DreamBox Math app on an iPad using the School Code: h4wb/eaetvcs

Usernames and passwords were sent home in backpacks this week. Please reach out to Liz at ewanttaja@schools.nyc.gov if you have any questions.

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Contact Information

East Village Community School
610 E 12th St. NY, NY 10009
Main Office: Room 205, Second Floor
School Telephone: 212 982 0682
evcsnyc.org

School Hours
Arrival 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal 2:50 p.m.

Family Handbook 2017

Attendance – Freddy Robayo, (School Aide Room 205)
FRobayo@schools.nyc.gov

Metro Cards / Bussing Questions – Stacy Sharples (Secretary Room 205) SSharples@schools.nyc.gov

The School Nurse – Mavis Acquaye (Nurse Room 213)
Macquaye@health.nyc.gov Call 212 982 0682, select 2 for the Nurse.

General Questions – James Bromberg (Parent Coordinator Room 205)
jamespc@evcs.me I am happy to answer via phone, email or in person.
You can find me every morning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 205.
Call 212 982 0682, select 1 or Ext 2053.

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EVCS After School
Afterschool@evcsnyc.org

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As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions.

Enjoy the weekend and we will see you back on Monday!

All best wishes,
James

And if you know any EVCS family, parent or guardian that would like to be added to this email, please forward and have them sign-up: https://goo.gl/forms/BEjgIXA3Bsp1DElC3

Important dates – (always see evcsnyc.org for latest dates/times)