EVCS Weekly Dec 4 – 8

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to December! It’s the last month of the year – a month full of celebrations, friends, music, and a time to reflect and be thankful. We will kick off our annual winter coat drive this Monday. Please consider bringing in any gently used or new winter coats. Our traditional Festival of Lights is coming up on December 20. We hope families can join us for this special event. Our Parent Association is hosting a Holiday Makers Market Fair. Consider shopping to support local artisans on Wednesday, December 6 and again on Wednesday, December 20. Get more details below.

DECEMBER MENUS
Breakfast Menu
Alternative lunch menu

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Next Week

Monday, December 4
Winter Coat Drive Launch
In keeping with our Social Action efforts, we will launch a winter coat collection. The last day to bring in coats for the drive will be Friday, December 15 (all sizes welcome). Coats will be donated to New York Cares COAT DRIVE – offering coats to over 300 organizations all over 5 boroughs!

Wednesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 20
EVCS PA Holiday Makers Fair
Calling creative vendors!
For more information please contact the Market Organizers:
Yvonne Ruiz: yvesmruiz@gmail.com
Lara Levine: llevinelipof@gmail.com

PA Holiday Bake Sales
If you’re a Baker instead of a Maker – or just can’t resist buying store-made baked goods this time of year – please consider donating one to be sold at the PA HOLIDAY BAKE SALE that will be taking place during the Holiday Market on Dec 6 and Dec 20. Sign up to volunteer by Baking, Bringing, Setting-up or Selling on December 6th (click here) or December 20th (click here) or email marlajrosenthal@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Coming Up

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!

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. Details as the date approaches.

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. – In the Auditorium

Thursday, December 21
School Leadership Team
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. In the Library Conference Room

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Monday, December 25 – Monday, January 2
Winter Recess: Schools Closed. School Resumes on Tuesday, January 3

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EVCS AFTER SCHOOL SURVEY

Please complete this survey to aid the AfterSchool@evcs Advisory Committee in identifying the level of satisfaction families have with regard to the new MMCC afterschool program at EVCS. All responses are anonymous. We are looking for input from families who participate in the program and from those who don’t.

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Reminder: School begins at 8:30 a.m.
We share the cafeteria during breakfast with 2 other schools and often other students are still eating breakfast at 8:30. If your child arrives in time for breakfast, but they are not finished by the time school starts, they need to take their food and go up to class by 8:30. Please be aware that EVCS students go to up starting at 8:25 a.m. EVCS students should not be in the cafeteria after 8:30 unless they’re with their parents.

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Important Dismissal Reminders
Remember that school ends at 2:50. We ask everyone to be on time to meet their children and to pick up directly from your child’s classroom. All children must be signed out by their classroom teacher. This is for everyone’s safety, so thank you for your support in this effort.

While we understand that things come up and changes may happen from time to time, please do your best to give us 24 hour notice of any change to a regular schedule. Please be sure your teacher(s) are aware of any change.

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EVCS Student Newspaper Deadline for Submissions is Monday, 12/18
CALLING ALL EVCS STUDENTS!
Submit short stories, poetry, reporting, cartoons, drawings, photos, etc.
for the Winter Issue of the EVCS Student Newspaper. Please remember to include your name / class / teacher. Email text and images to: evcsorama@gmail.com

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

Have a lovely weekend.

Best,
James

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