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Welcome Back! I hope you all had a wonderful spring break filled with rest, fun and lots of good books 🙂

The 2018 READING OLYMPICS has come to an end and we will be collecting sponsor sheets and donations this week. If you would like to keep the cash you collected and write a check, please make it out to EVCS Parents Association. If you still have the envelope that went home, put the sponsor sheet and donations inside and give it to your teacher. James and I will collect it from teachers each day. We really appreciate your participation in this event!

If you completed the Principal’s Challenge, please remember to bring your sponsor sheets to Bradley first and show him the books reflecting diversity that you read!

Have a wonderful day,

Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)

Final week of the READING OLYMPICS!

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I hope you are all enjoying your spring break. If you stayed local, it doesn’t feel much like spring today, but it’s a great day to curl up with a book.

This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers as soon as we return from break. Remember to try and complete the PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE for reading diverse books by diverse authors. (There is a special prize for you if you do!)

And remember, if you are not with family and friends this week, you can email them THIS LINK to get donations online.

Thanks, everyone and Happy Reading!

Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)

School Picnic Shirt 2018 – Select Size

The PA is again making a t-shirt for every student again this year to wear at the school-wide Picnic!

The School-Wide PICNIC is an all-school field day with organized activities, lunch, and sprinklers at East River Park! Students arrive to school like any other day, starting the day in their classrooms.

In order to get shirts in time for the picnic, WE NEED YOUR SIZE! All shirts are FREE for students thanks to the PA!

Please fill out a form for each child as soon as possible.

More details about the picnic will come as the date approaches.

Any questions or concerns, please email

Thank you!

EVCS Weekly April 9 – 13

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

You still have time to do more reading and recording for the EVCS Reading Olympics! The forms and contributions are due when we get back from break so go for it and fill in those forms. If you need an extra form, grab one off the lobby bulletin board!

Before you run, take note of what’s on the calendar when we return…


April Menus

Next Week

Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 8
Spring Break – No School


The Week We Return

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EVCS PA Meeting – This Wednesday morning

Hi Parents and Caregivers,

This Wednesday (3/26) morning is our March PA Meeting! 8:45 am in the auditorium.

If you can’t make it, the most important thing you need to know is that our Spring Gala is April 28th and we urgently need item donations for the Silent Auction! (online donation form).

We count on the funds we raise at the Gala to pay for so much of the great enrichments the PA supports at EVCS. The Silent Auction is how we raise this money.

This year’s “Free To Be…” Gala is free entry IF you RSVP in advance, otherwise $10 at the door. (RSVP here)

See you Wednesday!

Your PA Exec

PS: Tuesday morning pilates continues 8:30-9: 15 am in the movement room, pay what you can, all proceeds go to the PA! Get your belly strong and stand taller! Join the Pilates email list


March for Our Lives

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This Saturday, March 24th, New York Families are joining kids and families across the country to demand an end to gun violence in our communities in March for Our Lives.

While there is a big march in Washington, New York City is hosting our own sibling march this Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, beginning on 72nd Street and Central Park West and heading Southwards. More details regarding march logistics will be announced to the press on Thursday so stay tuned and please read below. Remember weekend trains can shift so check ahead.

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Gala Silent Auction Items are needed ASAP!

Hi Friends,

Now that you all have RSVPed to the Gala (you did, didn’t you? ‘Cause if not, click here), we need you to step-up and bring in auction items! And when we say “items” we mean anything you’d like to see in at a silent auction, and when we say “bring”, we mean ask anyone and everyone you know for those items and have them fill out the online donation form.

One of the simplest ways to solicit auction items is to ask businesses in your neighborhood that you frequently visit and most are more than happy to support their local schools and also get the word out about their establishments, you just need to ask.

Before the break, your child will bring home a printed copy of the donation letter along with a donation form but if you want to get a jump start, you can download it here.

You may have some questions like, ‘I’ve never been to the Gala before, what kind of items are you looking for?’ You can find answers in our FAQ page and if you don’t find what you are looking for, drop us an email at Your questions will be answered super quick. Promise.

So put it on your ‘Today To-Do list’, not on your ‘Save-It-For-Later list’.

We all counting on YOU!

Thank you,
The Events Committee
and the Spring Gala Team

Reminder: Please take the 2018 NYS Parent Survey! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Schools, Our Voices

The NYC School Surveys were handed out at Parent Teacher Conferences and we would like every family to participate. So far, only 5% of our families have completed the survey! We can do much better than that.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 23!

The information captured through the survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. It also collects important information about a school’s ability to improve student achievement and can support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. EVCS is committed to democratic processes in our school, and this is one of the most direct ways to get involved.

Let’s see if we can get every family to take the NYC School Survey.

You can fill out the paper survey and mail it in or use the link below for the online survey using the unique code found on the form in your green envelope.


You are in luck! you can click here to look up your survey access code or call the hotline at 1-877-819-2363.

To Take the 2017 NYC School Survey online, click below:

Parents & Guardian Survey

Take the 2018 NYC School Survey online, click here..
The survey is available in ten languages.

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Thanks very much for your support and involvement.