Parent Workshop – Math at EVCS

 

Dear Families,

On Tuesday, February 12th, we will be hosting a Math Workshop: 5:30-7:30pm!

Join our EVCS teachers and staff to learn about the school’s math teaching philosophy, strategies we are using in the classroom, and ways to support your child in math at home.

Agenda

Dinner 5:30 – 6:00 pm
We will have food for the whole family in the cafeteria!

Parent Workshop 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Parents will join staff in the auditorium while the kids play in the yard or a classroom – Free Childcare!

Family Workshop 6:45 – 7:30 pm
Parents and children will work together with their grade’s teachers to practice skills, get answers to questions, and DO math!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!

EVCS Weekly Jan 28 – Feb 1

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday, the Parent Association kicked off the planning for our ANNUAL SPRING GALA (Saturday, April 6th)! There are many ways to get involved! Please let the committee know you are interested in helping out by reaching out to events@evcsnyc.org There will be a meet up every Friday in the lunch room after drop off from now until the event. The push for soliciting silent auction items is on! And you may have some questions like, ‘I’ve never been to the Gala before, what kind of items are you looking for and how do I begin?’ You can find answers on the Gala FAQ page.

Once again, we have no phone service, so you cannot call the school. If we need to reach someone we can call out. You can email us with anything urgent and we will get it right away: James at jamespc@evcs.me or Sharon at SBlumenkranz@schools.nyc.gov.
We will let you know as soon as we are wired again.

And student Metrocards for Spring are here!
Current cards expire on January 31st.
If your child currently has a Metrocard, please contact Sharon at sblumenkranz@schools.nyc.gov and it will be sent home in your child’s backpack, or you may come into the office. If you have any additional questions, please contact Sharon. Thank you!

February Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

Let’s see what’s happening next week and beyond…

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Next Week

Monday, January 28
School Wide Morning Meeting and Bake Sale! Continue reading

Black Lives Matter at School

Dear EVCS families,

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! I sincerely hope that you and your kids have had an opportunity this weekend to not only have an extra day to chill (so important!), but to reflect on the meaning and significance of this national holiday – not just from a historical perspective but as it relates to the ongoing urgency for racial equity and justice in our society today. It’s been 56 years since Martin Luther King delivered his beautiful I Have a Dream speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and yet his call to action is just as salient today as it ever was.

We have committed ourselves at EVCS to doing what we can to support our students – your children – in becoming a generation of anti-racist people. In service of that commitment, we understand the important of teaching about civil rights and racial justice in America from the point of view of past, present and future – not just as a historical event. In that spirit, I am proud to let you know that for the second year EVCS will again be endorsing the national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action on February 4-8. The 13 principles of the Black Lives Matter at School movement are ones that overlap significantly with our school’s core values, and we aspire to weave these principles into our curriculum in ways explicit and implicit throughout the school year. During the week of action we will shine a light on these principles through read alouds from picture books (including some led by EVCS parents), discussions in class on relevant topics including structural racism, black identities, black history and anti-racist movements, writing prompts in the upper grades and other focused lesson activities. We will gather as a whole school community on Wednesday morning February 6 for a special SWMM, followed by a short march around the block led by the famous EVCS marching band drum line because as MLK Jr. put it so perfectly so many years ago, Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. and that’s what we intend to do. Students will continue to get regular academic instruction in all subject areas that week, in addition to these special activities and events.

If you’re interested in learning more about our plans for the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action or if you’d like to get involved please plan on sticking around in the auditorium after School-Wide Morning Meeting on Monday January 28th where we can share books, materials and lesson ideas, brainstorm activities together and answer any questions you have.

I always feel grateful to be a part of the EVCS community. But it’s times like these, when we set our intentions to be a force for what is right and we teach our kids that they can be agents of change in an imperfect world, that I am reminded of just how special this community is. Thank you for your support of this initiative.

As ever,

Bradley

EVCS Weekly Jan 21 – 25

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was a great week at EVCS!
Take a peek into the Joy of Learning – happening Wednesday at the assembly with Jazz at Lincoln Center! Swing dancing to live Jazz.

Our main line is still not working and we are not sure when it will be back up.
Please use this number until further notice 212-844-4900 –
Dial 3 to reach the main office at EVCS.

Let’s see what’s happening next week…

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This Weekend

Sunday, January 20
EVCS Chess Play Date, K-5
The Roost, 222 Av B, 1-3- to 3-30
More Details

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Next Week

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Parent Workshop – Feedback & Assessment

Don’t wait for mid-year reports or testing time to know how your child is doing!

Dear Families,

On Thursday, January 31st we will have a parent workshop and Q&A session to learn more about assessment practices, grading policies, and academic communication at EVCS. Seesaw is the platform EVCS uses for much of that communication, so bring your device if you can to learn more!

8:30 – 9:15 am in Room 413 (the art studio)

Please drop your child off in the school yard after 8:00am and head upstairs before the bell rings! Beat the rush of kids up the ramp if you can!

Learn more about how your child is doing before conferences in March!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!

EVCS Weekly Jan 14 – 18

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our phones have been down for some time now,
and we are not sure when the main line will be back up.
Please use this number until further notice
212-844-4900 – Dial 3 to reach EVCS.

We had a great week and played outside every day!
Be sure to layer up and dress warm on cold days – we still go outside!
Remember to label all items so that we can reunite them with your kids.
These are terrific labels, or use a Sharpie on the inside tags!

Let’s see what is coming up next week…

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Saturday, January 12
Special Education Conference (CEC 1)
Join this free conference to learn, inquire and inform you and your family further on Special Education services, supports and advocacy
Hosted by the Community Education Council of District 1
PS 20 Anna Silver School 166 Essex Street 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
To Register Click Here

NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 14
Kindergarten Application Deadline
Current EVCS Pre-K students will be given priority for a Kindergarten seat at EVCS, but you must apply before the deadline.
Please submit your application online here if you have not done so already.

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 1/7/19

January 7, 2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-Wide Morning Meeting of 2019!  In two weeks we will have a day off from school to observe Martin Luther King Day.  Every year at this time I like to remember who Martin Luther King was, what he accomplished and why he was so important.  Martin Luther King Jr. was a true hero of our country and someone who embodied all of our core values at EVCS.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement if the 1950’s and 1960’s.  He fought to bring racial justice and equity to this country.

Martin Luther King Jr. lived during a time in America when people were treated very differently according to their skin color. Martin believed that all people should be treated kindly, fairly and equally, no matter what color skin they have.  He fought very hard for civil rights in America, and he was a great leader who used non-violence to bring about change, social justice and racial equity. He was a great role model!

In two weeks when we have the day off from school, let’s all try to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in some way.  I’d love to hear about how you choose to do it!

Thanks, as always, to  the amazing EVCS SWMM House Band!  And thanks to everyone who joined us today and sang loud and proud.  Have a great day.

Love,

Bradley

 

EVCS Weekly Jan 7 – 11

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy new year and welcome back!

Our phones are still down.

We have a temporary phone number.
Please use this number to reach the office and nurse until further notice:
212-844-4900- Dial 3 to reach EVCS.
We will let you know as soon as we are wired again.

January Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

Next week will be a full week of school.
Let’s check out what is happening…

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 7
School Wide Morning Meeting and Bake Sale!
Bake Sale hosted by 2nd Grade 8:00 a.m. In the Yard
SWMM (no host) 8:50 a.m. In the Auditorium

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