EVCS Weekly Dec 18 – 22

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Next week we will begin arrival and dismissal in the schoolyard!

Students can arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. for free play time before the regular school day starts. We encourage kids to arrive early to get some fresh air and run around before lining up to go inside with their teachers when the bell rings at 8:30 a.m.

The winter coat drive has come to a close. Thank you for all of the warm coats. We collected over 30 coats to contribute to New York Cares!

What’s coming up next?


Next Week

Monday, December 18
Parent Workshop: “Positioning for Success”
8:30-9:15 a.m. in the Art Room (413)
Led by Becca, our school’s Occupational Therapist, we’ll cover topics including:
– How to help your child increase her/his focus
– Improve your child’s fine motor output (writing, drawing, creating)
– Develop your child’s core strength and balance

All parents are invited to attend this workshop!

EVCS Student Newspaper – Call for Submissions!
Students can submit their short stories, poetry, reporting, cartoons, drawings, photos, etc. for the Winter Issue of the EVCS Student Newspaper!
Please remember to include student’s name, class, and teacher.
Email submissions to: jamespc@evcs.me

Wednesday, December 20
Festival of Lights
8:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. In the Auditorium
All of our grades will be performing, beginning with the Pre-K classes.
The EVCS Family Band will provide accompaniment and festive choral interludes, and they are not to be missed! Please make note that while grandparents, etc. are welcome, it will be standing room only and we expect a very packed house. Unlike at SWMM, parents will not be sitting with their kids. There will be a few rows in the back of the auditorium set aside for parents.

Holiday Makers Fair Hosted by the EVCS PA
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 In the Lobby

General Parent Association Meeting
6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. – In the Auditorium

Thursday, December 21
Thank You Celebration for our Schoolyard Renovation
Councilmember Rosie Mendez, who has represented Council District 2 on the Lower East Side since 2006, will be honored and appreciated for her support on the renovation of our schoolyard. The renovation would not have happened without her financial contributions and we are very grateful for her support. This brief ceremony will be at 11:00 a.m. We will introduce key members of the project including The Trust for Public Land representatives, EVCS students who played an important role in the design process and the wall mural artists. All visual graphics, including the mural will be installed in the spring.

School Leadership Team
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. In the Library Conference Room


Kindergarten 2018-19:
The Kindergarten Application period is now open! Apply Online Here.
The deadline to submit an application is January 12, 2018. EVCS Pre-K parents, you must complete a kindergarten application for your child in order to be considered in the first round of placements at East Village Community School.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email me or Bradley, or stop by the main office, Room 205.


Coming Up

Monday, December 25 – Monday, January 1
Winter Recess: Schools Closed. School Resumes on Tuesday, January 2

Wednesday, January 17
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Book discussion about The New Jim Crow

Wednesday, January 31
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
EVCS and Mathnasium Family Math Games Night!
Learn and play math games with your child(ren) at EVCS for a fun night together! More details coming soon!


Be a part of the EVCS Cookbook!
This collection of family favorite recipes will be a snapshot in time of our EVCS community.
Participating is easy! All you have to do is submit a recipe to
Any treasured recipe is welcome! Deadline for Recipes is Friday, January 5!


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

Have a nice weekend and see you in the yard on Monday!