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!


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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EVCS Weekly, March 13

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Only 20 school days left until Spring break, let’s make each one count!


Next Week

Monday, March 13
School Wide Morning Meetings (SWMM), 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Hosted by our PreK Classes in the auditorium

5th Grade Bake Sale
Please send a long a dollar for something healthy and delicious.

Tuesday, March 14th
Parent Workshop
ICT Classrooms – Do they benefit all students?
EVCS and Inclusive Education

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium – Childcare Available
RSVP for workshop and childcare will close Monday, March 13th at 5:00p.m.*


Coming Up

Monday, March 20
Building Safety Town Hall Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Click for information, RSVP, and Childcare

Friday, March 24
Annual Potluck Dinner and Multicultural Share
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Performers Survey: Last day today for the survey is today (3/10)
Potluck Sign Up: Bring your favorite family recipe!
Free Foil Pans will be available for everyone bringing food to the potluck.

Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30
NYS ELA Exams for Grades 3-5

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AfterSchool Spring ’17 | we’re still open if you are…


Hello Families – I hope all is well in your universe. AfterSchool’s universe feels much the same with a different spin or orbit to it.
So we’re paying close attention to the “pull” of some of our courses – both tried and trusted and new favorites.

The following classes are currently still open but need a boost and some TLC: Gardening, Doll Making, Percussion, Harmony, Beginners Karate, DJ Rock & Soul School, Book-Make-Curate, Elementary Drums, Studio Dance and FRIDAY’S On Cue (Theater Production).
Heads up that those classes which were not mentioned may only have limited slots if any and that STEM courses are, generally, very full.

Take a moment to read through the new pricing (all inclusive flat fee of $300 per weekday from 2:55 – 5:55PM for approx 16 sessions), set up, dismissal times and policies here to orient yourself around this latest evolution.

If you’re interested in registering, please take a look at the class description and bios here for more information as well as our handy weekly mini calendar of scheduled AfterSchool courses for your planning convenience, then call in your registration at our new organizational partner (MMCC) at 718-882-4000 ext. 0 by asking for Mariah. She will be able to double check availability on any course so feel free to inquire! And please have a credit card handy for payment.

Thank you for investing in the longevity of this family resource!!!

All my best,

Camille Marlow, Director
917-916-3628 /

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!


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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EVCS Weekly, March 6

Dear Parents,

Welcome to March!

Please remember to check back packs tonight for Mid-Year Narrative Reports!

It’s Almost School Survey time again.
Teachers will be giving you the 2017 NYC Annual School Survey, the green envelope at your parent teacher conference next week. This letter contains an important survey code. You need this code for the online form. If you choose to use the paper form, please complete and return the hard copy to your teachers.


Next Week

Parent Teacher Conferences
Starting next week – Be sure to schedule a conference with your teacher.

Thursday, March 9
Half Day for all Students. Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
After School sent information about half day childcare and regular after school options for those families who are currently enrolled.

Friday, March 10
Remember if you want to participate in the Talent portion of the Multicultural Share being held on March 24, please fill out this survey before Friday, March 10th indicating what you would like to do and who will be involved.
No late requests will be honored!.

The EVCS Reading Olympics Runs the entire month of March!
For new parents, the Reading Olympics is a month long Read-a-Thon.
This is an opportunity for students to explore new books or revisit a favorite book while helping earn money for the school! The funds help support music and arts enrichment in our school. Students ask for donations from sponsors for all the books they read (either independently or with a family member. And yes, looking through picture books counts!) Start keeping track of your reading! Please find Reading Olympics Sponsor Sheets in back packs today!!

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Reading Olympics and Book Sale

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The 2017 Reading Olympics is here! Please look in your child’s backpack this Friday for sponsor sheets and information. The envelope included is to collect donations. We are encouraging all students to read and log books throughout the month of March (literacy awareness month) and to collect donations from sponsors for the books they read. But remember, all students who read books and hand in a reading log, whether or not donations are collected, will get a prize for their wonderful efforts!

To kick off the Reading Olympics, there will be a BOOK SALE in the yard THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MORNING.
Please donate your gently used books appropriate for preK through 5th grade students on those days. Books are $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcover. We look forward to seeing you there 🙂

Kind regards,
The Reading Olympics Team

EVCS Weekly, February 27

Dear Parent and Guardians,

Happy 100th Day of School!


March Menus


The Week We Return from Break

Monday, February 27
School Wide Morning Meeting, 2nd & 3rd Grade Rock Stars

Monday, February 27
Track’s Spring Season begins!
This is open for 3rd – 5th-grade students. Interested?
Please Contact Coach Aswad directly for more details and to register
for the Spring Session: TRACK COACH:

Thursday, March 2
Community Action Committee Meeting
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Room 204
To View Flyer, Click Here.

Friday, March 3
Mid-Year Narrative Reports go home to all families



Starting the week of March 6
Parent Teacher Conferences
DOE Resources to Prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 9
Half Day for all Students. Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 16
SLT 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In the Library Conference Room

Monday, March 20
Building Safety Town Hall Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Click for information, RSVP, and Childcare

Wednesday, March 22
General Parent Association Meeting 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In the Cafeteria

Friday, March 24 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Annual Potluck Dinner and Multicultural Share
Main Lobby, Cafeteria, and the Auditorium

Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30


Save the Date

Saturday, April 29
EVCS Anniversary Gala!
Currently Collecting Items for the Silent Auction, Online Solicitation Forms


Parent Workshops

ICT Classrooms – Do they benefit all students?
EVCS and Inclusive Education

For More Information See the Flyer Here.

Monday, March 6
Morning Workshop: 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Room 413 (Art Room)

Tuesday, March 14
Evening Workshop: 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Auditorium.
(Childcare RSVP is on the form, closes 3/13 at 5:00 p.m.)

RSVP for either workshop. Content is the same.

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Family Dance Performance and Workshop Experiences

Saturday, March 25
A performance day allows all participants to take part in the understanding of dance making. We will welcome Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre and Notes in Motion presenting: Refuge

For more details, click here.

Saturday, April 1
A workshop day will be dedicated to the exploration of dance-making elements related to the piece Refuge. The Notes in Motion’s Teaching Artists will conduct a Workshop on Dance-Making.



Run For NYC Educational Council 2017-18 Your Voice Matters!
Help shape the policies and priorities of your school district, with over 300 seats available. Raise Your Hand for Our Kids. More information about the process.


Remember to check in on the evcs website calendar for updated events and announcements. View full calendar in a new window. Or subscribe to this calendar in your own calendar application.
Find the PA minutes and basic contact information.


Please continue to be vigilant when it comes to checking for lice.
We want to keep them under control. Remind kids not to share hats!


Have a wonderful winter break, rest up, be safe, and we will see you back in the yard on Monday, February 27!

All best wishes,

Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017 – Discounted tickets

This  month Discounted tickets to the Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017 

will run for the next four weekends! Make your plans to catch the best new films for ages 3-18. Even better, our school receives a $3 discount on all tickets!

Celebrate the best new international films through the Festival’s wildly popular short film programs – Short Films One (recommended ages 5-10) and Short Films Two (recommended ages 8-14). Plus, don’t miss out on brand new feature films and Festival Flashback –

  • Rudolf the Black Cat (Japan, recommended ages 7+) – Rudolph strays from his comfortable like in Gifu, Japan to explore nearby Tokyo and discovers far more than he dreamed imaginable
  • Mr. Frog  (Netherlands, recommended ages 7+) – Every time students say the word “frog,” Sita’s teacher goes a bit green at the gills. Hop over to a screening of Mr. Frog and find out why!
  • Plus – Festival Flashback: Panda! Go Panda! – This Totoro precursor comes from the legendary team that formed Studio Ghibli (with original concepts and character designs by Hayao Miyazaki) and is seriously fun as seven year-old Mimoko gets more than she bargains for when Papa Panda and baby Panny show up at her door

Want a 30 second sneak-peak of the fest? Check out the trailer HERE.

To buy tickets with our discount code, simply:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter code 17SCHD
  3. Purchase tickets

Voila!  Save $3 off each ticket you purchase!

ICT CLASSROOM – Parents Workshop

ICT Classrooms – Do they benefit ALL Learners?

EVCS and Inclusive Education

One of the Core Values at EVCS is Inclusion. That means that all families, all children and all types of learners are included. This core value is seen in many facets in our school, one of which is through our inclusive classrooms (ICT). All of our students are part of this inclusive learning experience during their journey at EVCS. Join the discussion.

Facilitated by:

Stefanie Henze, Special Education Liaison & Learning Specialist
Anne Palmer, Senior Staff Developer with the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project

To have more voices be part of this conversation, we are offering the same workshop twice:

Morning Workshop:
Monday, March 6th
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Room 413 (Art Room)

Evening Workshop:
Tuesday, March 14th
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium – Childcare Available*

RSVP for either workshop at
RSVP for childcare will close Monday, March 13th at 5PM

ict workshop

Sponsored by the EVCS Diversity Committee