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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The EVCS Summer Camp Online Auction is open!

sun logo with datesThe EVCS Summer Camp Online Auction is open!

Start your bidding now!
The Second Annual EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction has just started! The online auction will run until Feb 15, check it out!

This year’s camp list is even better!

There are over a dozen exciting camps to bid on.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bid on some great summer day camps for your child and remember to tell your friends to get in on the bidding too. All proceeds from this auction directly benefit EVCS students by helping to provide critical educational enrichment programming.

To check out the camps and start bidding, please go to http://evcsnyc.org/online-auction/

You can send this link out to your friends and family and post it on social media. The more people we have bidding, the more money we raise. Remember that all funds raised in the Online Camp Auction go directly to support our school.

Happy bidding everyone!

EVCS Auction Committee

The EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction is back!

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The Auction opens on January 15 at the Winter Jubilee!
It will run for one month starting January 15 to close promptly on February 15 at 11:00 PM.

Now is the time to make your summer camp plans and take advantage of some great discounts. We hav
e amazing deals on over 10 camps. We are still growing this auction, if you know of any camps that might like to participate in this event, please send them our way and we will add them to the auction.

Sneak Peek
* One week of Summer Camp at My Little Village
* 10% discount off of Summer 2017 at New Country Day Camp
* 2 weeks Summer program at Little Missionary’s Day Nursery
* $529 towards Broadway Bound Kids Summer Program
* Buy One, Get One Free week of Downtown Dance Factory
* One week Summer Camp at Elements Preschool
* 5 Days of Steve & Kate’s Camp
* Two weeks of 2017 Chinatown YMCA summer camp – session #3
* $500 off a three-week session at Camp Zeke
* $100 Of Makerstate Stem Summer Camp
* 1 week of NYC Elite Gymnastics Summer Camp 2017
* 5 weeks at Pocono Springs sleepaway Camp

For any questions, please contact us at parents@evcsnyc.org.

Best,
the EVCS PA Auction Team

New Year’s Resolution Reminder

Happy holidays everyone – we hope you are enjoying the break and getting a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family. If you haven’t yet made a contribution, please consider taking a minute to offer your support.

Please contribute today

Your tax-deductible donation will help us pay for all the amazing programs offered to our children at EVCS. And, if we reach our goal before the end of the year, we can stop bugging you and start focusing on all the fun upcoming events like Jubilee on Jan. 15 and the Gala on April 29th. We are so close, please do what you can today.

Thank you and we wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

Sincerely,
The Fundraising Team

Nandi Bosia, Nkosi and Njideka’s mom
Nina Watkins, Roxy and Ella’s mom
Matt Hantz, Lola and Gracie’s dad

Fundraising goal over 50% — can you help us reach 100%?

THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed — your generosity is a beautiful thing!

To date we’ve raised $23,365 in family contributions and commitments, that is more than 50% of our goal for the year.

The PA collects funds for programs that enrich each school day for our children. This includes everything from the theater, dance, rock band and chess program to child care for PA meetings, after-school scholarships and even lice checks. We know, you don’t want to be reminded of lice so we promise if you donate today and we meet our goal by the end of the year we will not mention lice again (we’ll leave that to the class parents 🙂

Please contribute today

And we understand that $500 is a lot to ask. If you can handle it, bless you. If you can’t please don’t sweat it — how about $100, or $50? Or you can take that $100 donation and make it in ten monthly installments of $10, if that’s better for you?
We are aiming for 100% family participation at whatever level works for each family.

Peace,
The Fundraising Team:
Nandi Bosia, Nkosi and Njideka’s mom
Nina Watkins, Roxy and Ella’s mom
Matt Hantz, Lola and Gracie’s dad