Fall Ball and PA meeting Recap

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Hello EVCS PA Member Families,

Once again, we parents stepped up and showed what a creative, fun, generous and devoted bunch we are. The Fall Ball was a huge success! There are way way too many people to thank, really, nearly every EVCS family and many of the staff, in some way, had a hand in this. From the planning, building, baking, cooking and decorating, to the crafts, games, trick-or-treating, dance party and the incredible haunted house, to serving food, manning tables, selling tickets, and cleaning up the whole thing, we certainly came through! Everybody who contributed deserves a giant thank you! We, especially, need to call out Hagit and Noel, our Events Co-Chairs, for taking the reigns on the entire beast. The kids had a blast, thank you, All!

We also thank MFTA, Material For The Arts Located in LIC.
MFTA is a recognized leader in waste reduction. Supporting non profits throughout the city. We are tremendously grateful for their work and support. Our event decor and detail could not happen without them!

A great group of pumpkins were entered in the Carving Contest. The 1st prize went to Nina in 4th Grade with her rat infested jack-o-lantern. 2nd place went to Alex Yakov in 5th Grade with his zombie pumpkin. Adele in 2nd grade and her sister Anna in K made a lit up jack-o-lantern and Yan from 3rd grade’s pumpkin had a giant spider crawling on top. Thank you so much to the contestants and to all the children and families that voted!

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Costume Swap and Fall Ball Reminders

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Hello EVCS Families,

Our Annual Costume Swap starts tomorrow in the lobby!

Bring in gently used costumes for young and old And/ Or pick out a new-to-you disguise to take with you!

The swap table will be in the lobby Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. (10/16-10/18)

In addition, Monday, there will be a bake sale before the SWMM so don’t forget a few extra bucks for coffee and treats!

Only 12 days until Fall Ball and volunteers are urgently needed!

We need volunteers to help Set-up, Run all the different kinds of fun at the event, and Clean-up. Also we need donations of desserts, candy and supplies.

It’s a massive endeavor and there are no kidding, 1 MILLION ways to help!

Click here to sign up for shifts and jobs

Your Classroom Parents will be contacting you regarding shifts, food and candy donations.

See you at school!

The PA Exec and Events Committee

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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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.

EVCS 30th Anniversary Gala. This Saturday!

Gala Invite 2017

Help celebrate our schools 30th Anniversary!

This is our biggest, most glamorous fundraising event of the year!

Drinks, food, music, a silent auction and more.
All of the proceeds directly benefit the students at EVCS.

Date: April 29, 2017
6:30PM – 11:00PM
The Grand Hall, St. Mary’s Church
440 Grand Street

Check out the 2017 Silent Auction Catalog and prepare to bid!

Please be sure to submit an RSVP for each guest. Friends Welcome.

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Next! Sat. April 29th. It’s Our 30th Anniversary Spring Gala!

Last Call For Auction Donations!

If you have a donation item for the auction please fill out the on-line donation form ASAP! We are currently hard-at-work writing and putting the catalog together. We hope to have it ready to preview by Wednesday’s General PA meeting. On-line donation form

Volunteers needed! Many Hands Make Light Work, Yo!

There are tons of ways to help out, at all levels of commitment. WE NEED: Volunteers for load-in Friday. People to help set up sound, lights, auction tables and decorate the hall Saturday 12-5pm. Volunteers during the event for check-in and ticket sales, merch. sales and bartending. People to bring treats for the dessert table. Volunteers to help close the auction and cash the winners out. AND a clean up crew for the very end.

Even if you can give only 1/2 hour, every minute helps! Volunteer here

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RSVP!

Please RSVP and Pre-register for the Auction. This will save you (and the volunteers at check-in) time when you arrive. Every person who comes needs to be registered and have a bidder number for the auction whether or not they plan to bid. ENTRY IS FREE! Bring (and pre-register) your friends and family!

Can’t Hardly Wait!

Thank you,

The Gala, Events, and Fundraising Committees and The PA Exec

The Spring Gala needs your help ASAP!

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Hello Good families of EVCS,

Our Spring Auction is looking mighty bare! The Gala is April 29th only 6 weeks away and we urgently need items for the silent auction! If you’ve been putting off securing a donation or contributing something yourself, now is time to Get On It!

The school and students are counting on the PA to fund so much of the wonderful and enriching things at EVCS. This auction is how we raise those funds. Without great auction items we can’t raise the dearly needed money for all our kids.

If every family could chip in and bring at least one item, we would have a successful and fantastic event!

Links to the:

Online donation form (It Includes a letter to the donor)

Donation request – Sample email to past donors

FAQ Sheet

Thank you in advance for your efforts!

Sincerely,

The Spring Gala and Fundraising Committees and the PA Exec.

Only 47 Days until the biggest EVCS fundraiser of the year!

The 30th Anniversary Gala

We already lost an hour last night and with a snowstorm on the way,

There is no time to waste…

your powers of persuasion are critical!

Spring Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 29.
a month earlier this year! Be bold. Be proud and help your school
by bringing in a donation!

WE REALLY NEED MORE ITEMS TO GET THIS AUCTION GOING!

This is an evening of food, drinks, entertainment and a fantastic silent auction thrown entirely by the families of EVCS directly supporting our kids’ education and school life. There are many ways to be involved …

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