Our Schools, Our Voices, Please take the Survey!

imgresDear Parents and Guardians,

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD

The NYC School Surveys were handed out at Parent Teacher Conferences and we would like to have great participation. So far, only 12% of our families have completed the survey! We can do much better than that.

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.

If you do not have your letter and need a code, please contact the Survey Hotline at 1-800-690-8603 and they will provide a code for you!

TAKE THE SURVEY ONLINE

Thanks very much for your support and involvement.

EVCS Weekly, March 20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Stay warm!

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Next Week

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

Tuesday, March 21
Parent Workshop
This has been rescheduled. RSVP for the new date if you plan to attend.
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 20th at 5:00p.m.*

Friday, March 24
Annual Potluck Dinner and Multicultural Share
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Potluck Sign Up: Bring your favorite family recipe!
Free Foil Pans will be available for pick up in the yard or room 205.

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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.

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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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EVCS Weekly, February 27

Dear Parent and Guardians,

Happy 100th Day of School!

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March Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

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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: aswadfoster7@gmail.com.

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

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March

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
NYS ELA Exams

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Save the Date

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

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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.

PLEASE RSVP HERE.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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,
James

EVCS Weekly, February 27

Dear Parent and Guardians,

Happy 100th Day of School!

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March Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

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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: aswadfoster7@gmail.com.

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

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EVCS Weekly, February 13

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we approach the 100th Day of school next week, we welcome you to the second half of the school year!

Next Week

Tuesday, February 14
Parent Workshop: Play with Purpose 8:30 a.m., In the Art Room 413, 4th Floor Please RSVP. View the Flyer.

Wednesday, February 15
General Parent Association Meeting, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

Electives Share, 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
In the Auditorium

Thursday, February 16
SLT Meeting, 3:30pm – 5:30pm
In the Library Conference Room

Monday, February 27
School Wide Morning Meeting
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EVCS Weekly, February 6

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe, but February is here!

Check out the monthly menus:
Breakfast
Lunch

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Coming Up

Sunday, February 12
Valentine Mixer, Pop-Up Mixology Class – A benefit for EVCS
For Tickets and to RSVP Hosted by Fresh Salt. Space is Limited.

Tuesday, February 14
Early Childhood Parent Workshop: Play with Purpose
A focus on early childhood writing skills.
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. In the Art Room (413)
Please RSVP.

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EVCS Weekly, January 30

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Lice, and stomach bugs, and rain storms! Oh my! We hope everyone is feeling healthy as we look to the week ahead.

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Next Week

Monday, January 30
School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM), in the Auditorium
Hosted by Kindergarten.
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Bake Sale Fundraiser Presented by the 5th Grade 8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Support the 2017 Camping Trip! Send come bucks to school with your
child or stop in for a cup a coffee.

Wednesday, February 1
No school for Pre-K

Thursday, February 2
After School Advisory Committee Meeting (ASAC)
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sign up for childcare by Monday, Jan 30 at 12 noon: Childcare RSVP

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EVCS Weekly, January 23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s been another busy week at EVCS, and we’re not slowing down now!
Check out what’s coming up next!

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Next Week

Tuesday, January 24
Evening Coffee Talk with Bradley, in the Auditorium
Pick up a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me
for this discussion with other parents and Bradley.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 26
Join the Events Committee for an Important Spring Gala Kick Off
Planning Meeting: What are the best silent auction items?
How do we ask for donations?
Attend the meeting and find out.
8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Yes, they will have coffee and bagels!

Monday, January 30
School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM), in the Auditorium
Hosted by Kindergarten.
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Bake Sale Fundraiser Presented by the 5th Grade 8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Support the 2017 Camping Trip!

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