Through grants, fund-raisers, and family contributions, the Parent Association is a central part of providing a well-rounded education for our children at EVCS.
This year, our challenge is to fund substantial portions of the following programs:
InFlight Theater Arts
InFlight, a program of Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, is based on the idea that children’s natural inclination toward play and imagination is a powerful vehicle for learning. Using interactive, process-based theatre as a teaching method, students explore social studies topics in a way that incorporates social justice issues, critical inquiry, literacy, and community building. This year EVCS will be expanding our theater arts programming. Kelli Holsopple, our InFlight artist in residence for the past 6 years, will be working full-time at the school with grades K-5.
S’cool Sounds music program for our K-2 students cultivates children’s curiosity and love for music by enabling them to discover and experiment with different musical instruments in a creative and comfortable classroom setting. Grades 3-5 study the Suzuki violin method with Third Street Music Settlement, the oldest community music school in the country with a long history of excellence in musical instruction. All EVCS students at least 6 years of age are also eligible for the MILES program, which provides two years of free instrumental tuition at Third Street Settlement.
Without funds raised by the PA, these programs would be available for our children.