General PA (and Fall Ball) meeting Recap

Hi EVCS Families,

In case you had to miss our General PA meeting last Wed. (and the quick Fall Ball meeting after) here’s a recap:

We approved our 2017-18 PA Budget!
This year the PA will be helping fund so many great things at school. The South Street Seaport Partnership, the Recess enhancement program, Dancing classrooms, Chess, Alvin Ailey, Rock Band and much more. Also a big change this year, the PA will be funding the individual Classroom Accounts (aka SAC) which will pay for each classroom’s in-class project work and field trips. In previous years these accounts were funded directly by the classes’ families, this year all classrooms will be funded equitably by the whole PA. This is lining up to be a great and exciting year for our kids!

That said, we, the PA, are called upon to raise these funds. We will do this through direct family contributions, grade-wide bake sales, our fun annual Events, grant applications and other smaller fundraising ventures. We discussed at the meeting that the best way to contribute directly to the Family Fund is by check (or online bank transfer), to save on fees.

We also want to remind families that whether or not you are able to contribute money, the PA always needs contributions of your input, time and sweat equity at all of our events and sales. There are many many ways to help support our school.

We elected 4 new members to our School Leadership Team and we voted in a Co-Treasurer.
Thank you to Anne Buovolo, Cresta Kruger, Melanie Kletter, and Katie Pawluk for joining the SLT this year and representing all of us parents. And thank-you to Kama Geary for stepping up to help with the PA book-keeping!

Help for Puerto Rico.
On Tuesday and Wednesday (10/3 & 10/4) of this week EVCS will be collecting much needed goods for Puerto Rico.
Please bring donations of Diapers • Baby Food • Batteries • First Aid Supplies • Feminine hygiene products. *Only new and unopened items can be accepted. Parent volunteers (Ron B. and Jenny K.) will be 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.

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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

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Reminder: Fall Ball Kick-Off Talk Tomorrow Wednesday, September 27th

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JOIN US FOR A BRIEF FALL BALL MEETING!
This is our informal Kick-Off for our annual EVCS Fall Ball.

When: Wednesday, September 27 following the first PA meeting (which starts at 8:45)
Where: school cafeteria
What: Find out what the EVCS Fall Ball is all about and sign up for a team! There are tons of ways for parents and caregivers to get involved and help. Some of the categories include food/beverage, games, haunted house, fun house/trick or treat house, crafts, face painting, decorations, carving contest, and music! Share time, talent and ideas.
Can’t make the meeting?
No worries, Sign-up online. You can join a sub-committee, donate needed supplies or volunteer some time on the day of the event.

We need everyone’s help to make this a success!

We hope to see many of you tomorrow.

Noel and Hagit, Co-Chairs
EVCS Events
events@evcsnyc.org

SAVE THE DATE
THE 2016 FALL BALL WILL BE HELD AT EVCS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
12:00 – 1:00 pm PreK / K Families
1:00 – 4:00 pm All other Families

We love to see everyone attend the largest family event of the year!
Entrance is Free.
See 2016 Fall Ball Photos Here.

District 1 Diversity in Admissions Proposal

The New York City Department of Education is committed to supporting
learning environments that reflect the diversity of New York City. We believe
all students benefit from diverse and inclusive schools and classrooms where
all students, families and school staff are supported and welcomed. This work
is essential to our vision of Equity and Excellence for all NYC students.

Learn more: Family information session presentation

First General PA meeting this Wednesday, 9/27/2017

Hello EVCS Families,

This Wednesday (9/27) will be our first General PA meeting of the year! If you have a child enrolled at EVCS, YOU are a member of the PA, Congratulations!

Our meeting is 8:45am to 10 (ish), in the auditorium.

We have a great deal to do this first meeting and, as always, need everybody’s ideas, voice and vote.

Some of the big fun things on our agenda are:

• Review and Approve our 2017-18 Budget

• Nominate, Meet and Elect 4 parent members to the SLT* Interested parents can nominate themselves or be nominated by another. We will ask each nominee to introduce and briefly speak about themselves at the meeting. email papresident@evcsnyc.org with questions

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 9/18/2017

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-Wide morning meeting of the new school year!  Every other Monday morning our whole school community will get together to sing songs, share things we’ve been working on in music class, and think about what is most essential in our learning.  SWMM is one my favorite traditions we have at our school.

At each SWMM we will reflect on one of our core values.  These are the things that are most important to us, and are universal and relevant no matter what grade we are in.  Our core values represent what we stand for at EVCS.  Since it’s our first SWMM and it was a long summer, so some of us may have forgotten, let’s review what each of our core values is.

Our Core Value is kindness.

Kind people show concern for others, for our school and for the environment.  Kindness can be shown through compassion, empathy, generosity, and service.  Kindness is maybe the most important thing to have in a community. Continue reading

EVCS Weekly Sept 18 – 22

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are firmly in the swing of things here at school. We have our first School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM) next week!
What better way to start your week than to gather in the auditorium and sing together? Click here for future SWMM are on the calendar. Families are welcome to join their children in the auditorium for this great EVCS tradition.

Next Week
Monday, September 18:
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium

Tuesday, September 19:
Curriculum Night 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In the auditorium and classrooms for PreK-5th Grade parents
No childcare is provided for this adult-only event.

Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22:
Schools Closed, Rosh Hashanah

Coming Up
Monday, September 25:
5th Grade Information Session in the auditorium 5:30 – 7:00 p.m
For 5th Grade Parents to learn about Middle School and 5th Grade Events
No childcare is provided for this parent event.

Wednesday, September 27:
First General Parent Association Meeting 8:45 a.m.
In the cafeteria. All parents are welcome and encouraged to get involved.
Hope to see you there.

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Mark your calendars!

Dear EVCS Family,

The first full week is almost in the books, and though we are still getting used to some new routines for arrival, dismissal and recess, things are starting to settle in. There are a few important things coming up that I want to make sure are on everyone’s radar.

School-Wide Morning Meeting

This coming Monday we will have our first School-Wide Morning Meeting of the year. For our new parents – SWMM is one of our very favorite traditions. Every other Monday morning our entire school gets together in the auditorium shortly after drop off for a sing along. Parents are welcome (encouraged!) to come, sit with their child and sing loud and proud with us. The vibes are guaranteed to be good.

Curriculum Night

This coming Tuesday evening is Curriculum Night. This is where you will hear from your child’s teacher about all of the awesome stuff your kid will learn and experience this year, and you can have all your questions about curriculum, homework, snacks, field trips… answered. We’ll start gathering in the lobby around 5:30 to mingle and schmooze, and opening remarks will be in the auditorium at 6:00. Unfortunately, childcare will NOT be provided for this event. Sorry about that – please try to line up a sitter.

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