Spring 2017 EVCS Open House

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Transitions can be difficult for any child. To help everyone better anticipate what to expect in September, we hope you will join us for our Spring Open House on May 31, 2017. As a family, you’ll have a chance to experience the next grade level through some fun and engaging activities, talk with the teachers, and preview the classrooms. Drop in anytime between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm to take a peek into the 2017-18 school year.

During this open house, you’ll have a chance to visit the classrooms for next year as you explore the writing, math, projects, and more! With your child, you can try some activities they’ll experience next school year as well as meet the teachers for the next grade level. While at EVCS, you can visit the art studio, music room, and the Tree of Knowing Garden to see the great work our students have been doing all year.

Hope to see you on May 31st between 4:30 and 6:30 pm!

All the best,

The Staff at EVCS

EVCS Weekly, May 15

Dear Parents and Guardians

We hope everyone had a great week. We have some exciting activities coming up and we hope that everyone will be engaged!

It’s election time for our Parent Association! Our EVCS PA Needs You! Some committee chairs and leaders are looking to pass the torch.
Nominate any EVCS parent — even yourself — online right now
Descriptions of each officer position are here.

Next Week

Tuesday, May 16
School-Wide Lice Screening
I recommend that you “pre-screen” your child before Tuesday. This screening will help identify any currently undetected cases. We will follow-up with a letter recommending treatment if any eggs or lice are found. Live cases will result in a call home to pick up your child. Be prepared!

Wednesday – Friday, May 17-19
5th Grade Annual Camping Trip!

Thursday, May 18
School Leadership Team meeting (SLT)
3:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. in Library

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Parent Workshop on Sat 4/29 (free)

“Needs, Wants, Wishes & Dreams”

Programs & Services that Bring Relief to Parents of Children with Special Needs or Disabilities

Saturday, April 29, 2017
11AM – 1PM
Boys and Girls Republic
888 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
Presenter: Gary Shulman, MS. Ed; Special Needs Consultant and Trainer
Life can be stressful when your child has a special need or disability. This interactive workshop will look at the various support services out there to bring you some needed relief. There are many programs, services, systems and strategies that will help you maximize the strengths, skills and talents of your child while helping with their special needs. Intervention programs, social skills groups, parent support groups, benefits and entitlements, laws that protect your rights, respite services, special developmental clinics, sources of sensory stimulation and much more will be explored. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with: information, motivation and inspiration.

(Walk-ins are welcome. RSVP not required.)

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Cindy Guan, M.A., Ed.M.
School Mental Health Consultant
Office of School Health
(646) 477-2039

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EVCS Weekly, April 24

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!
It was nice to see how overjoyed the students were on Wednesday to be back and see their friends!

We have an exciting week coming up with our School Wide photo on Thursday, April 27 first thing in the morning. Please do everything you can to arrive in the schoolyard before 8:30 so everyone can be in our school photo! (The rain date will be Monday, May 1.)

The 30th Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 29. The PA is working hard to bring us all another memorable event. Please remember to RSVP invite friends too! It is only 7 days away! Be sure to line up childcare if you haven’t already!

For a complimentary School Spirit Shirt,
the PA needs your child’s t-shirt size by end of day, today!

For those who responded, thank you.
If you have not done so already, please CLICK HERE.

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EVCS Weekly, April 19


Dear Parents,

Think Spring. Let’s recharge.

A few cases of lice were brought to my attention. Please be aware that lice are around. Continue to be diligent by checking your child regularly.
General Lice Letter for reference.


Important dates coming up

Wednesday, April 19 School Resumes

April 6, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 28 Test Prep for Math 2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 Next General PA Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 EVCS 30th Anniversary Gala. Volunteer.

Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 NYS Math Exam

May 29, June 8, 12 and 26 No School

Friday, June 9 Annual School Picnic Photos from last year.

Wednesday, June 21 Graduation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 22 Final General PA Meeting: Staff Appreciation Night

(always see evcsnyc.org for latest dates/times)

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EVCS Weekly, April 3

Welcome spring!

Tomorrow Saturday, April 1 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a Family Dance Workshop

Parents and children are invited to take part in a dance-making workshop with the dancers from the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre! Dance together, learn together, and share your dances as a school community. Bagels and coffee will be served.

This program is free to families and is brought to you by the East Village Community School and Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre www.notesinmotion.org


April Menu


This Weekend

Friday, March 31 6:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Fire Safety Education Workshop
Campos Plaza Community Center
The FDNY firefighters are giving a workshop on how to keep your family safe:
Learn about: Kitchen cooking safety, candle safety, electrical safety, Smoke /CO alarms and more.

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Our Schools, Our Voices, Please take the Survey!

imgresDear Parents and Guardians,


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!


Thanks very much for your support and involvement.

EVCS Weekly, March 20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Stay warm!


Next Week

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.


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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