School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/26/2018

November 26, 2018

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome back!  I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving.  As I was reflecting this weekend on all of the things I am thankful for, I need to tell you that I am especially thankful to be a part of this school community that values kindness, inclusion and social action.  I’m so proud of the effort that all of you put into making this year’s Harvest Festival the best one yet.  Did you know that we collected around 2000 cans and boxes of food?  That’s more than we have ever collected before!   Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success – and special thanks to the EVCS Marching Band Drumline for leading the procession.

We have another important event coming up this week!  On Wednesday and Thursday our school will have something called a Quality Review.   On those two days a guest from the Department of Education will be coming to visit our school to see firsthand all of the great things at EVCS that she’s heard so much about.  Let’s do what we can to welcome her to our school and show her what we are all about.  I have no doubt that we will shine!

Big thanks to our 1st Grade friends for hosting, thanks to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.

Love,

Bradley

EVCS Weekly Nov 19 – 25

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Harvest Festival lifted spirits today.

We collected nearly 2000 cans this year, it may be a record! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, to Georga for leading us in song, and to Terry and the EVCS Drumline who helped set the tempo and led everyone to the soup kitchen in time!

A shout out to brothers Neil (5th Grade) and Ivan (2nd Grade) for their amazing help yesterday moving donations to the lobby! The beautiful signs on stage were made by Sehra, Michael (PreK) and Max’s (3rd Grade) mom. Sullivan (1st Grade) shared visual art works packed up as a gifts for the soup kitchen to share with members and guests who visit. Our Core Values were in full gear today.

Thank you to everyone for participating this year with your donations and taking action that benefits our community – that is what it’s all about.

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Photos: loading up cans; the drumline making the turn on 9th Street;
rough can count in green before todays contributions; Walking; The Trinity Soup Kitchen

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Thursday and Friday, November 22 – 23
Thanksgiving Recess, school is closed.

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Before we break for Thankgiving let’s see what’s coming up upon return…

NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 26
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium, hosted by 1st Grade

Bake and Book Sale 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
In the yard, hosted by 3rd Grade

Wednesday, November 28
General Parent Association Meeting
8:50 a.m. in the Auditorium. October Minutes.
The D1 Family Resource Center will make a presentation.
They will share resources, public service info, CBO partnerships and more.
Hope to see you there!

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COMING UP

Monday, December 10
EVCS Holiday Market – Calling all Creators
Brought to you by the Fundraising Committee
There is still space for a few more vendors to participate, please contact:
Lara Levine Lipof llevinelipof@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 19
Festival of Lights
Will be held at East Side Community School
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Details to follow!

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LOST & FOUND VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

Learn more and please sign up here to help!
We are holding items until after break.

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Remember you can always check the calendar for EVCS events.
View full calendar in a new window.
Or subscribe to the calendar in your own calendar application
when you visit the web site.

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I hope everyone can unplug a bit this weekend.
Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

All best wishes,
James

It Takes A Village

Dear Families,

There is so much to be thankful for – the amazing school our kids go to every day, the incredible arts programing and field trips, the generous community we are all a part of. And thanks to all of you, we are very close to our fundraising goal. But we still need to raise $8,000 to fully meet our mark of raising $40,000 from direct contributions by Dec. 31 in order to pay for all the programs listed below.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Please consider asking your family and friends over the holidays to help by making a donation. No donation is too small. $5, $10, $15, $25 – everything counts, everything matters, everything is appreciated. And all donations are tax deductible.

Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you and your village for the support!

-Heather, Nina and the PA Fundraising Committee

EVCS PA CURRICULUM SUPPORT BUDGET DETAIL BY GRADE

Everyone: Recess and PE Enhancement with Coach Aswad / $20,000
1st and 2nd grade: Musical Explorers with Carnegie Hall /$350
2nd and 3rd grade: Teachers and Writers Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop /$3,000
2nd and 3rd grade PLUS 4th/5th Electives: Chess with Stephanie Ballom /$9,090
2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade: West African Dance in 5th Grade, Hip Hop in 2nd and 3rd Grade Alvin Ailey / $8,550
4th Grade 6-week arts-based residency for Social Studies: NY Historical Society / $1,300
4th grade: Ballroom Dancing with Dancing Classrooms / $4,800
4th and 5th Grade Electives AND 1st Grade trips: Materials for the Arts / $2,200
5th Grade “Trial of the Conquistadors”, Aztec role-playing program Child’s Play NY / $2,340
5th grade: The Best That I Can Be with STAR / $7,500
2nd-5th grade: South Street Seaport Museum / $12,000
2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Sail in the Spring
2nd grade Urban Archeology 6-week Residency plus field trip
3rd grade Simple Machines Tour of Tall Ship for Science
4th grade Social Studies and the Arts 6-week Residency
3rd grade Printing Press Arts-based 6-week Residency plus Field Trip to Bowne Printing Press

EVCS Weekly Nov 19-23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Next week brings one of our favorite school events,
the Annual Harvest Festival complete with a walk to the soup kitchen!
We will collect donations through Wednesday morning! Please continue to send items with your child directly to your classrooms. If everyone brought one item each day for the few days, we would have over 1,000 items! Next week we will need your help. The more hands we have, the easier this big job is! Please see link below to volunteer!

The EVCS PA Holiday Market Committee is gearing up for another makers fair Monday, December 10. For those who would like to participate as a vendor please see the details below. This is the time to reserve a table!

Let’s take a closer look at the details and see what’s coming up…

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NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, November 20
Parents, please help us move cans from the classroom to the lobby at 2:50!
SIGN UP TO HELP!

Wednesday, November 21
Harvest Festival 2018 Flyer
VOLUNTEER TO HELP!

Thursday and Friday, November 22 – 23
Thanksgiving Recess, school is closed.

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Drumroll…. we have a winner!

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Dear All,

And the winner is… Anna Zuzolo!

Thank you to everyone who donated. While we still haven’t raised the full amount of what we need to in order to meet our annual commitments, this incentive has been a huge success!

Cheers,
Nina & Heather

Donate Here

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EVCS Weekly Nov 12-16

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Next week is short but full, with no school on Monday and 11:30 dismissal on Thursday. But it’s conferences week! November Progress Reports will be given out at conferences. Please be sure to set up a meeting with your teachers if you have not done so already.

The EVCS Annual Harvest Festival is on. Please bring what you CAN! It is easier to carry a couple of cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing some of the items themselves and putting them in the collection bins near their classroom. We will continue to collect items through November 21. Thank you for your contributions and support!

Let’s take a closer look at next week and see what else is coming up…

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 12
Veterans Day Observed – No School

Tuesday, November 13 – Monday, November 19
Parent Teacher Conference Week
Please remember to sign up with your teachers for a conference.

Thursday, November 15
Half Day. Early Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
Please be sure to make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time. And if your child attends an after-school program, please contact your program directly about the half day. Be sure to make arrangements for a timely pick up on Thursday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 15
School Picture Deadline has been extended!
This will be the last chance to order your child’s school pictures and receive free delivery to the school. Orders placed on 11/15/2018 or later are subject to shipping and handling fees. VIEW and ORDER

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School Of Rock Tickets

Hello Families!

Have you made your family donation yet to EVCS? If you haven’t, we are offering an extra incentive – make your donation by Sunday, Nov 11 before 8PM you will be entered into a raffle to win 2 tickets to School of Rock on Broadway! We figure you might have some questions, here goes:

Do I need to make the annual contribution of $500 to be entered?
No, contribute at any level and you are entered into the raffle!

I already gave, am I entered?
Yes! If you donated any amount to the family contribution this school year then you are entered.

When are the tickets for?
Once we pick the winner you can schedule a date that works for you – evening and matinee options are available.

What are the odds?
Well right now we have 49 individual donors… so that’s pretty good odds! Certainly a lot better than the recent lottery and you probably bought tickets for that too. And unlike the lottery, with this you can’t lose since all donations are tax deductible and go to benefit the kids of EVCS.

How do I make a donation?
CLICK HERE to make your donation right now!

Rock On,
Nina & Heather

Fall Ball – Thank You All

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Hello Amazing EVCS Families,

We did it! We pulled off yet another blow-out of a Fall Ball! No small feat and wholly due to a great amount of time and effort donated by a great number of parents!

Thank you to Each and Every One of You who helped-out, kicked-in, baked, shlepped, scared, cleaned, manned a table and shopped. It could not have happened without you and the kids had an absolute blast! So many of us participated in so many many ways, three cheers to all of us!

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/5/2018

November 5, 2018

Dear EVCS Students,

Our core value is Kindness.

Kind people show concern for others, for our school and for the environment.  Kindness can be demonstrated through compassion, empathy, generosity, and service.  Kindness is one of the greatest qualities a person can have, and it is necessary to have kindness in a community.

While we all work on becoming kinder people here at school, it’s important that everyone in our school community understand our policy on bullying.  Bullying is very serious and we can never let it happen here at EVCS.  I’ve asked five very important people to come up and help me deliver this message.  Natasha, Selena, Tess, Megan, Liz and I are all on our school’s Bullying Prevention Committee.

Here is how we define bullying at our school:

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. Continue reading