EVCS Weekly June 11-15

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s the final countdown to summer with the picnic coming up next week on EVCS School Spirit day! The students are full of excitement this time of year and there are many details to cover before it’s a wrap. Please be sure to check in with your teachers about any final shares coming up.

Remember no school on Monday or Friday!!
Let’s take a look at what’s coming up…

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Peas, herbs, kale, arugula, carrots, collard greens and more!

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Next Week

Monday, June 11
No School for Students

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Teachers “Walk In” for Paid Family Leave

Dear Parents and EVCS Community,

At drop off tomorrow morning, Friday June 8th, 8:05-8:30 am, teachers are gathering to rally outside of the school, as a “walk in” demonstration to educate about and demand family leave from New York State. Please feel free to join them to show your solidarity and support the fight for family leave as this is something that affects all families and together we can make change for the better. As public workers, teachers do not currently receive the same sets of protections as non-public workers, including the rights to paid family leave.

Here are a few points that organizers and our teachers have highlighted:
* Paid family leave does not exist for NYC public school teachers and other unionized public workers in NYS.
* The new NYS law affording paid family leave to NYS residents does not apply to unionized public workers.
* Teachers are required to exhaust their bank of sick leave days in order to get paid for caring for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to care for a sick relative.
* No sick days? Teachers must borrow against their sick days to take a so-called maternity leave. They are required to take a leave of 6 weeks after the birth of a child, but cannot take more than 12 weeks leave without losing health insurance for their family.

Please consider standing with teachers, ask questions, and find out how you can support the fight for paid family leave. The event is an this is an action organized by the social justice arm of the UFT, called the MORE caucus (standing for Movement of Rank and file Educators). Our children’s teachers provide vital services to our children and our communities, let’s support them in their work to gain the right of paid family leave.

In solidarity,
Catherine Cook
Chair, Community Action Committee
EVCS Parents Association

 

Teachers “Walk In” for Paid Family Leave

Dear Parents and EVCS Community, At drop off tomorrow morning, Friday June 8th, 8:05-8:30 am, teachers are gathering to rally outside of the school,

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Dear Parents and EVCS Community,

At drop off tomorrow morning, Friday June 8th, 8:05-8:30 am, teachers are gathering to rally outside of the school, as a “walk in” demonstration to educate about and demand family leave from New York State. Please feel free to join them to show your solidarity and support the fight for family leave as this is something that affects all families and together we can make change for the better. As public workers, teachers do not currently receive the same sets of protections as non-public workers, including the rights to paid family leave.

Here are a few points that organizers and our teachers have highlighted:
* Paid family leave does not exist for NYC public school teachers and other unionized public workers in NYS.
* The new NYS law affording paid family leave to NYS residents does not apply to unionized public workers.
* Teachers are required to exhaust their bank of sick leave days in order to get paid for caring for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to care for a sick relative.
* No sick days? Teachers must borrow against their sick days to take a so-called maternity leave. They are required to take a leave of 6 weeks after the birth of a child, but cannot take more than 12 weeks leave without losing health insurance for their family.

Please consider standing with teachers, ask questions, and find out how you can support the fight for paid family leave. The event is an this is an action organized by the social justice arm of the UFT, called the MORE caucus (standing for Movement of Rank and file Educators). Our children’s teachers provide vital services to our children and our communities, let’s support them in their work to gain the right of paid family leave.

In solidarity,
Catherine Cook
Chair, Community Action Committee
EVCS Parents Association

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IMPORTANT General PA Meeting This Wed. Yahoo / Inbox

Hello EVCS Parents,

This year’s final regular General PA meeting is Wed. May 23rd 8:40AM. It will be held in David and Clara’s Kindergarten Classroom, on the 2nd floor.

On the Agenda:

Elections!

We will be voting for next year’s Executive Board officers: President, Treasurer, Secretary. I hate to get all dire, but if these positions are not filled the Parents Association will have to fold, as in, cease to exist. We need people to step up and nominate themselves! Especially for President.

If you have questions please contact the current officers (papresident@evcsnyc.org , treasurer@evcsnyc.org , Secretary@evcsnyc.org ) or the Nominating Committee or James.

Meet and Hear from District 1 Superintendent, Carry Chan!

Our new District Superintendent, Carry Chan, will be at our meeting to introduce herself and to hear from us parents at EVCS. Specifically she is eager to hear our thoughts about D1 middle schools, and what an “ideal” middle school would look like to our families.

This is a fantastic chance to let the Superintendent know what is important to you and what would be most desirable in a middle school. This is an especially great opportunity for families with 5th, 4th and 3rd grade students. Here are some things to think about before Wednesday’s meeting:

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EVCS Weekly May 21-25

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Once again the multicultural share delivered! Seems like a long time ago – but thanks to everyone who was able to make it out and to those who shared their talent on stage and in the kitchen! The food was exceptional, the talent was terrific, and this year we have a new cookbook – please be sure to secure your copy by ordering one here!

The rain has supported our garden this week ! Happy plants and gardeners, as you can see! Be sure to stop in when you can to check out the garden and see what is growing!

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Final After-school survey – Your response is needed

Dear EVCS families,

As this school year comes to an end we would like to ask you to complete one more survey to aid the AfterSchool@evcs Advisory Committee in identifying the level of satisfaction families have with regard to the MMCC afterschool program at EVCS. All responses are anonymous. We are looking for input from families who use Afterschool@evcs and from those who don’t. The survey is similar to the one sent in the Spring, with a few added components. We appreciate you taking the time to help with this so we can continue to monitor families level of satisfaction with the MMCC after-school program at EVCS. This survey should take no more than a few minutes to complete. The survey will be close in one week on May 24th. Please click here.

Thank you for your time,

AfterSchool@evcs Advisory Committee