EVCS Weekly Jan 22 – Jan 26

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s the end of another great week at EVCS!

We had two reports of Lice this week. We encourage folks to let teachers know if you have an encounter so we may remind everyone to be vigilant when it comes to lice. If you notice your child scratching their head more than usual, this could be a sign. Click here to read more about what to do and how to deter the critters.

There is more fun coming up next week including a Parent Workshop, back by popular demand: Meet Eric, our new PE instructor next Tuesday (January 23) following drop-off and learn how to “Keep Kids Active”. Details below!

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EVCS Weekly Jan 15 – Jan 19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was an action-packed week! Next week is short and full. We have our book discussion coming up with parents and staff, and back by popular demand, a Workshop for Parents! Eric, our PE teacher, will be presenting some terrific activities to do with your kids indoors this winter to keep everyone moving. Let’s get the details and mark our calendars!

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This Week

Monday, January 15
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
We tried to screen Martin Luther King Jr.’s amazing I Have a Dream speech at School-Wide Morning Meeting this week, but due to technical problems were unable to. Please watch it with your children and enjoy the day.

Tuesday, January 16
Pilates Mat Class
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the movement room (Room 412) on the 4th floor.
LuAnn, EVCS parent, and certified Pilates instructor has 14 years of teaching experience in the Joseph Pilates technique. The class is a series of core strengthening and muscle lengthening exercises. No prior experience necessary. The suggested donation is $10. ALL proceeds go to the EVCS PA.

Wednesday, January 17
Book discussion about The New Jim Crow
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(If you’re looking to borrow a book, ask if your child’s teacher
has a copy to loan!)

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EVCS Weekly Jan 8 – Jan 12

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I’m so excited for the many parent workshops coming up, a book discussion with Bradley, a family fun math night, and more movie nights at EVCS! Welcome to 2018!

Our cookbook committee is rallying all of you to share a favorite recipe with us for the EVCS cookbook! The goal is to have the book ready for the Multicultural Potluck Share – but we need your recipes!

Also, there is a stomach-bug going around school. If your child has any symptoms, please keep them home until you are certain they are no longer contagious. A Guide for Parents about the Flu.

Let’s check out what we have to look forward to!

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January Monthly Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

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EVCS Weekly Jan 2 – Jan 5

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

What a wonderful week at EVCS! It was a great Festival of Lights, Holiday Makers Fair, and of course it’s great to be back in the schoolyard!
Remember, when we return Tuesday, January 2, students can arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. for free play time before the regular school day starts. Make sure that they have hats and gloves because we go out even when it’s cold!

From all of our teachers, Thank you, parents, for sponsoring the delicious buffet at our annual Winter Staff Party!

Next Week
Monday, December 25 – Monday, January 1
Winter Recess: Schools Closed. School Resumes on Tuesday, January 2

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January Monthly Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

What’s coming up after holiday break?

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EVCS Weekly Dec 18 – 22

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Next week we will begin arrival and dismissal in the schoolyard!

Students can arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. for free play time before the regular school day starts. We encourage kids to arrive early to get some fresh air and run around before lining up to go inside with their teachers when the bell rings at 8:30 a.m.

The winter coat drive has come to a close. Thank you for all of the warm coats. We collected over 30 coats to contribute to New York Cares!

What’s coming up next?

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EVCS Weekly Dec 11 – 15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had a week full of shares, presentations, class trips and PA events!
Congratulations to the Holiday Makers Fair organizers and Parent Association. We had a wonderful turnout! If you missed this one, you’re in luck. There will be another opportunity at the Festival of Lights, Wednesday, December 20!

The Advisory Committee for our after school program is putting out a final call for your input. If you have not done so already, please take this opportunity to let your voices be heard by completing this survey to aid the committee in identifying the level of satisfaction families have. We are looking for input from families who participate in the program and from those who don’t.
All responses are anonymous.

Let’s find out more below:

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EVCS Weekly Dec 4 – 8

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to December! It’s the last month of the year – a month full of celebrations, friends, music, and a time to reflect and be thankful. We will kick off our annual winter coat drive this Monday. Please consider bringing in any gently used or new winter coats. Our traditional Festival of Lights is coming up on December 20. We hope families can join us for this special event. Our Parent Association is hosting a Holiday Makers Market Fair. Consider shopping to support local artisans on Wednesday, December 6 and again on Wednesday, December 20. Get more details below.

DECEMBER MENUS
Breakfast Menu
Alternative lunch menu

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EVCS Weekly Nov 27 – Dec 1

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am thankful for parents, students and staff at EVCS who make up our amazing school family! Thank you for your Social Action with the Harvest Festival at the local Trinity Church soup kitchen and food pantry. We collected over 1200 cans this year! Nicely Done. Thanks to Julie Harwood for capturing this year’s Harvest Festival for all to share. View photos here! Enjoy.

At EVCS we go outside even when it gets cold. Please be sure to send your child to school with the proper jacket as temperatures begin to drop. Layering is also a good idea. Please clearly label all of your items.

There is a lot to look forward to when we return Monday, November 27
let’s get the details…

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EVCS Weekly Nov 13 -17

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Good news, the phones are working again!

We are officially kicking off Harvest Festival Month: Start Bringing
Non-Perishable Food Items to EVCS!
 There will be boxes outside of each classroom to put your donations in. This is one of our favorite events of the year. This community wide event centers around teaching our children about food equity. It gives our kids the chance to take action. Keep an eye out for this flyer in your backpacks.

What else is coming up?

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EVCS Weekly Nov 6 – 10

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Save the Date for the EVCS Harvest Festival on Tuesday, November 21,
from 8:50-10:00 a.m. as the culmination of our annual food drive!

The EVCS Harvest Festival is an annual tradition at East Village Community School and is an opportunity to teach our children about food equity.

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Next Week

Monday, November 6
Order Deadline for School Photos
To place an order, refer to an email from coolforschoolphoto.com with a personal link to your child’s photos. All orders placed by the deadline will ship to the school by the beginning of December. Late orders will not ship before the holidays. Support our school – a portion of the proceeds will benefit EVCS!
Please contact info@coolforschoolphoto.com with any questions.

Tuesday, November 7
Election Day. No school!

Thursday, November 9
EVCS Green and Wellness Committee Meeting
8:40 a.m. in the Cafeteria

Saturday, November 11
2017 CIS Veterans’ Day Chess Tournament at PS 11M
Check-in: 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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