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

Thank you to the READING OLYMPICS PARTICIPANTS

Thank you so much for participating in this school-wide event and raising money to support our Parents Association. As you know you, the PA helps provide special programs and resources to EVCS that directly benefit our children. If anyone has last minute sponsor sheets and donations to hand in, please find James or Allison Gordon in the yard at pick up today.

Thanks again!
The Reading Olympics Team

Did you forget to hand in your READING OLYMPICS forms and donations?

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Thank you so much to everyone who has turned in sponsor sheets and donations to your teachers for the READING OLYMPICS. If you have not handed yours in IT’S NOT TOO LATE! You can include cash in the envelopes or if you prefer to write a check, you can make it out to EVCS Parents Association, OR you can use this link for online donations:

http://evcsnyc.org/2017/03/sponsor-a-student-for-reading-olympics/

We would like to collect all forms and donations before the vacation and will be giving out certificates and prizes upon our return.

With appreciation,
The Reading Olympics Team

LAST WEEK OF THE READING OLYMPICS!

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We hope everyone has enjoyed reading books for this year’s READING OLYMPICS! We are so proud of all our wonderful readers. This is the last week to complete reading logs and collect donations from sponsors. Maybe use this week to post (or email) a picture or video of your child telling all about the books they have read and ask for donations to support our PA. The link below can be used to collect donations online:

http://evcsnyc.org/2017/03/sponsor-a-student-for-reading-olympics/

Remember, please give sponsor sheets and donations to your child’s teacher by Monday, April 3.

Thanks so much!
The Reading Olympics Team

Reading Olympics – Send online link to your sponsor

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I hope you are all enjoying reading with your kids or watching them read independently for the 2017 READING OLYMPICS!

Sometimes getting sponsors is the hardest part. Consider sending emails to family and friends or posting in Facebook. Maybe have your child make a video about the books they are reading and explain how sponsors can donate $1 per book or hour of reading. Here is the link you can give to anyone who would like to sponsor your child. The money will go straight to the PA and your child will get credit for the donation.

http://evcsnyc.org/2017/03/sponsor-a-student-for-reading-olympics/

Two weeks to go!

Happy reading,
The Reading Olympics Team

Sponsor a student for Reading Olympics 2017

The 2017 Reading Olympics are on!

During March, students at EVCS will read 10 books or read for 10 hours to help raise money for school enrichment programs.

You can encourage your favorite student and help us fund theater, music, computer, and other special programs for the whole school by pledging just $1/book or $1/hour. (You are also more than welcome to pledge more … )

Reading Olympics

Name of the student you are sponsoring:
Pledge $ x 10 books or 10 hours

Thank you!

Reading Olympics and Book Recommendations

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Reading Olympics and Book Recommendations

Just a friendly reminder to find the Reading Olympics reading log/sponsor sheet and envelope in your child’s backpack. Also, below is a wonderfully curated reading list from Julie Lansky (thanks, Julie!) for all our students. Happy Reading!

PreK/K

PETE THE CAT’S SUPER COOL READING COLLECTION / My First I Can Read series by James Dean (HarperCollins)

WE ARE GROWING! ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE LIKE READING by Mo Willems and Laurie Keller (Disney/Hyperion)

MY COUSIN MOMO by Zacharia Ohora (Dial Books)

HEART TO HEART by Lois Ehlert (Beach Lane Books)

THE MOON IS GOING TO ADDY’S HOUSE by Ida Pearle (Dial Books)

LEAVE ME ALONE! by Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook Press)

MY KITE IS STUCK! AND OTHER STORIES by Salina Yoon (Bloomsbury)

1st Grade

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The Lucky Envelope

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Dear Families,

We have a fundraising update for you which has all the makings of a great New York story so hunker down and lend us a moment….

Before Thanksgiving we printed up fundraising envelopes and sent them home in each child’s backpack with a suggestion to set the table with envelopes if napkins run out on turkey day. A few envelopes made it back and those, along with all of your generous online donations have brought us to 90% of our family donations goal for the year. This is great news and we thank you.

But, along the way, one of those envelopes fell out of a folder and onto the street. Turns out, that was the luckiest envelope of all.

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A rockin’ good time at the Winter Jubilee!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We bet you had no idea our parents could unleash the inner rock star! Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed the passionate presentations especially when Georga got up there and sang her heart out with a pack of performers! Great job everyone.

Thanks again to the band Arlene’s World Famous Live.Rock Karaoke. http://www.arleneslivekaraoke.com/ for helping make our benefit a success. Thanks to all of the parents who showed up and to those who supported the event online. We appreciate all of you. There were more RSVP’s than ever with 119 responses. The best yet for a Jubilee. We raised more than last year AND came in slightly under budget! The Treasurer will make a brief report at this week’s General Parent Association Meeting on Wednesday Morning. We found a pink knit pom-pom hat and a pair of reading glasses if anyone is missing these items please reach out to James.

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