Happy summer!

Well, another school year is in the books! It’s been a great year at EVCS, and though I will miss seeing your kids’ beautiful smiling faces every day, I am grateful that we all get the summer to recharge our batteries, reflect on our successes and challenges this year, and enjoy time with friends and family. You should expect a serious lull in EVCS emails over the next several weeks, but before you unplug entirely, I want to make sure you have some important info for next year. We’ll send it again in August, but for the planners among you:

School begins Thursday, September 7th.

Our start time will continue to be 8:30 am and we will use the schoolyard as our arrival space. There is a very good chance that the schoolyard will be under construction in September (fingers crossed) in which case we will have an alternate arrival plan at the very start of the year, TBD. Stay tuned for more information on that in late August.

The first day of school will be a half day for Pre-K and K students, with dismissal at 11:30. The second day of school is a half day for Pre-K only, full day for K.

Families will be notified of their children’s class placements by email from their new teachers in early August. This will allow us to continue to form classes over the summer based on enrollment. We ask that you notify us as soon as possible if you will not return to EVCS in the fall.

End of year reports went home today, Wednesday, June 28th. If your child was not in school today, the report will be mailed home next week.

I’ll be around this summer if you need anything or want to stop by and hang out in my air conditioned office. The Tree of Knowing Garden will be booming, so come by to grab some greens for dinner.

Finally I just want to tell you what a privilege and an honor it is to work with you as partners in our children’s education. Thank you for all you do to make our school such a magical place. I’m looking forward to another magical year, starting on September 7. All the best for a happy, safe, and adventurous summer!

Yours,

Bradley

EVCS end of year weekly!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for helping make this a fantastic school year!
Your ongoing support and help with activities, school trips, student projects and the PA adds vibrancy to the magic at our school. Thank you all!.

We wanted to share a few key dates to keep on your radar and links to projects that were driven by students and parents:


PA NEWSLETTER 2017
Contributors: Julie Brown-Harwood, Catharine Lyons, Morgan Gliedman, Laurie McD and Nicole Robson


STUDENT NEWSPAPER JUNE 2017
A shout out to James Askew for keeping the project alive.


A link to the slide show of EVCS Graduation 2017!
Cool For School Photo


Key Dates

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EVCS Weekly, June 26

WEEKLY IMAGE JUNE 26

Final Days of the School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

What a great way to finish off the year with the final full week of school spirit!
And congratulations, Class of 2017!

Account Creation Code Letters
Please be sure to check your child’s back pack tonight for a letter regarding your NYC Schools Account. Each letter has a unique code for you to generate a personal student account.
With an NYC Schools Account, you will be able to access key information about your child’s progress in school, including attendance, report card grades, and state test information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.

It is hard to believe we are approaching the bitter-sweet end of this year!
Next week there is one full day left of the school year and a half day on Wednesday. A few reminders before everyone scatters:


NEXT WEEK

Monday, June 26
Eid al-Fitr – No School. No EVCS After School.

Tuesday, June 27
A regular full day of school. No EVCS after school.

Wednesday, June 28
The Last Day of School
REMEMBER: This is a half day!
Dismissal is at 11:30 a.m. in the yard
End-of-Year Reports will be sent home with your child then!

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Human Rights for Syria

Syria screen

Our Core Value is Social Action

Dear EVCS family,

Holy moly, we’re on the other side of the middle of June and we’re starting to tick off “the last (fill in the blank) of the school year” moments, including this coming Monday morning when we will have our final School-Wide Morning Meeting. I won’t get too nostalgic here – I’ll save that for next week – but I do want to fill you in on the culminating event for one of the coolest projects our kids have been in engaged in this year.

I mentioned back in April that our 4th and 5th graders have been studying the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria. They have done much reading, writing and discussion about the situation, and because they are EVCS kids who have internalized our Core Values, they felt determined to do something to affect change in this part of the world. To that end – the 4th and 5th grade classes will be launching a fundraiser on Monday morning in the schoolyard, where they will sell hand made silk screened T-shirts ($20) and posters ($5). They look beautiful and all of the money raised will go directly to support The White Helmets in Syria. Big ups to EVCS parents Naomi Mizusaki who designed the image, and Anselm Dastner who made the screens. And a huge thanks to all of the kids, parents and teachers who helped silk screen the merch this week. Items will be on sale at arrival and dismissal all week, while supplies last!

Hope to see you on Monday for our last sing along and share of the year! (sniff, sniff)

Yours truly,

Bradley

EVCS Weekly, June 19

Dear Parents and Guardians

Spirit Week is next week! – Click here to view the schedule!
Monday is Pajama Day!

This Weekend:
EVCS at the District One 2017 Art Exhibition
Through June 18th Featuring Select EVCS Student Work
Plan Your Visit to the Abrons Arts Center • 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

Saturday, June 17
People Power Planet Party on 6th St between Ave B and Ave C
For More Information Click here.

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18
Ballroom Dancing class registration for current 4th Graders at EVCS
Ladies: 10:30-12:30 / Gentlemen: 12:30-2:30
CLICK HERE for location and information


Next Week

Monday, June 19
Final School Wide Morning Meeting, Hosted by 5th Grade
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the Auditorium

Syria Fundraiser Sale
8:00 a.m. – 8.50 a.m.
(running every morning next week – or until we run out of shirts and posters!)
Our 4th and 5th graders have been studying the Syrian refugee crisis.
These students created a design for silk-screened t-shirts and posters to sell as a fundraiser for the White Helmets in Syria. The shirts are $20.00 each and the posters are $5.00 each.

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Reminders: EVCS Annual School-Wide Picnic is today! Friday, June 9

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The picnic is tomorrow (today).
This is an all-school field day of organized activities,
lunch, and sprinklers at East River Park!

All kids will come to school like any other day, starting the day in their classrooms. The classes will walk to the park starting at 9:00 a.m.

Remember:

Wear your evcs picnic shirt

Sunscreen your kids.

Pack a Lunch if you do not recall ordering one.

There will be sprinklers.

A small towel, change of dry clothes or a bathing suit under the clothes
are recommended.


Where is the picnic ?

EVCS 2017 PICNIC MAP: CLICK HERE


Can Parents go to the Picnic ?

Parents, you are welcome to join us anytime during the picnic!
If you plan to pick up your child from the picnic, please remember to SIGN THEM OUT with their teacher! Otherwise, it will be a regular dismissal in the yard at 2:50 p.m. Kids report to afterschool activities they normally attend.


What is the Schedule ?

PICNIC DAY SCHEDULE.


OTHER GOOD HABITS
• Label everything with your child’s name!
• Include a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat on picnic day!
We’ll be outside in the sunshine all day long.


Regards,
The EVCS Picnic Committee
David, Clara, Georga, Roberta and James B

School Wide Picnic Details/Reminders – Friday, June 9th!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The school picnic committee has been meeting to prepare for the annual school-wide picnic this Friday, June 9th!

The picnic is an all-school field day of organized activities,
lunch, and sprinklers at East River Park!
EVCS 2017 PICNIC MAP: CLICK HERE
All kids will come to school like any other day, starting the day in their classrooms. The classes will walk to the park starting at 9:00 am.

REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NEW EVCS SHIRT
Students will receive a new picnic t-shirt this Wednesday! A gift from the PA!
We thank you for supporting our kids and helping to make this a great day for all of them. Please feel free to wash the shirt and be sure they wear it on Friday for the big game, school-wide capture the flag!

PARENTS and GUARDIANS
Parents, you are welcome to join us anytime during the picnic! If you plan to pick up your child from the picnic, please remember to SIGN THEM OUT with their teacher! Otherwise, it will be a regular dismissal in the yard at 2:50 p.m.

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Calling all Volunteers and Picnic Refreshments!

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We need your help with Picnic Snack Contributions!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

All are welcome to join us during the picnic! But we also need your help collecting refreshments to take over to the park on Picnic Day!

Help us make this an extra special day for our kids and sign up to bring in a specific item or to volunteer…

Select your class(es) below to sign up to bring something for the picnic!
• PreK Classes
• Kindergarten Classes
• First Grade Classes
• Second Grade Classes
• Third Grade Classes
• Fourth Grade Classes
• Fifth Grade Class

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EVCS Weekly, June 5

Dear Parents and Guardians

We had a nice turnout at our the Open House on Wednesday. What a great way to get the students excited about moving up!

We have even more exciting end-of-year activities coming up!
Please look ahead:


Next Week

Monday, June 5
Bake Sale, Book Sale, PA Merchandise Sale!
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. in the Yard

School Wide Morning Meeting
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, June 8
No School for students

Thursday, June 8
New Family Welcome Gathering
The Tree of Knowing Garden 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
All families of next year’s PreK and Kindergarten classes are invited to meet future classmates and friends, and visit the classrooms to become more familiar with their new school. Siblings are welcome.

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