A Fabulous Fall Ball 2016, Thanks to your generosity

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Dear EVCS Families

We hope everyone had a blast at the Fall Ball!
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day (my first fall ball was during a blizzard, literally) and it was great to see so many families come out to support the school and have fun in the process.

It was truly a group effort and each team nailed it.
From the fabulous food and desserts to the craft activities and games, to the very scary haunted house, an outrageous obstacle course, to the photo booth and bouncy pumpkin, a great time was had by all.

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Haunted House Actors BRIEFING for 5th Grade Only tomorrow morning in the Art Room at 8:45 am

Haunted House

5th Grade OPEN CALL
Interested in helping with the Haunted House?

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If your child would like to participate in the Haunted House this year
at the Fall Ball, there are a few requirements:

Students must attend all 3 scheduled meetings and submit a signed behavior contract and permission form.

PARENTS: We require a minimum of 5 parent chaperones. The parent chaperones will assist in overseeing each team of student actors assigned to each one hour show time outlined in the Saturday Schedule below.
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REQUIRED MEETINGS:

1) Briefing with Bradley
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. TOMORROW!!! Do not miss this briefing…
Art Room 413

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Seeking Brave Rhythmic Talent for the Fall Ball !!! 3rd 4th and 5th Graders

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OPEN CALL

Seeking Brave Rhythmic Talent for the Fall Ball !!!

Flash Mob Workshop
Saturday, October 29.
10AM -12PM

Jeffrey “Shecky” Schecter, a leading broadway performer will lead a group of EVCS students in an engaging and fun dance routine to the music of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Any student 8 years and older is invited to apply for this special workshop.
It takes place before the Fall Ball begins. Please note there is limited availability.

If interested, please Apply here.

Space is limited.

Jeffrey has more than 20 years of experience as a professional performer including roles in the Broadway revivals of A Chorus Line and Fiddler on the Roof and many others. He also has many years of experience mentoring budding talent throughout the city. Jeff know’s how to connect with kids and this promises to be a unique experience. I can DO THAT! DANCE • THEATRE FOR KIDS

Attention 5th Grade Students
You may apply for this Flash Mob workshop or the haunted house but unfortunately, you cannot do both. Look for a separate email with details about the haunted house.

Looking forward to seeing all of you this Saturday!
EVCS Events Committee

Happily Sponsored by the EVCS Fall Ball Events Committee and the EVCS PA

We still need FOOD DONATIONS for the Fall Ball Buffet!

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Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians

WE STILL NEED MORE FOOD FOR THE BUFFET

Bring your favorits:

entrees, salads, appetizers, side dishes…

Desserts a plus!

If every family brought one large pan of food, we would be in good shape!
Tin Pans are available in the yard or ask James!

WHERE AND WHEN DO I DROP OFF FOOD ?

Food Can be dropped off in the Cafeteria between 9:00 and 12:00 noon
Saturday, October 29

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Putting the final touches on the Fall Ball 2016

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Dear EVCS Families,

The Events Committee is hard at work planning and organizing the biggest family event of the year! Fall Ball is a tradition at EVCS and the kids look forward to this fun, family, school-wide costume party. This event is happily funded and organized by the EVCS Parent Association. All suggested donations received will go directly to benefit our kids at EVCS.

You can expect the return of such favorites as hand-made crafts, games, and a haunted house! There will also be a few new surprises.

The Fall Ball Carnival is being held this year on Saturday, October 29th. 12:00 – 4:00p.m. in the yard, the cafeteria, and the auditorium.

We invite the PreK – 1st Graders to arrive at 12:00 and 2nd to 5th Graders to arrive at 1:00. But if you have more than one child, by all means arrive any time you like. Families arrive in costumes, play games, do crafts, trick or treat, get spooked, enjoy good food, listen to music and have loads of fun.

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EVCS Costume Exchange

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Dear Families,

The costume exchange is tomorrow!

If you were thinking about bringing in something in or to check out the swap, tomorrow is the day! Go through your costume pile tonight and bring in any lightly used items to the yard in the morning. If you left items off earlier- they will be added to the table.

Happy Swapping!

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Fall Ball Planning Continues tomorrow following drop off:
Thursday, October 20 in the Cafeteria
Committee Chairs will head to the basement and closets to check inventory and supplies! Please Join us if you can.

NO TIME FOR MEETINGS? We understand.

Volunteer HERE For Fall Ball!

We need help on the day of with crafts, games,serving food, haunted house, bounce house chaperones, and if you want to help set up or decorate on Friday, October 28, let us know, we will be setting up from 6 – 10pm!

Make sure to SAVE THE DATE Saturday, October 29 and get to the Ball!!

Your Event Co-Chairs
Noel and James

EVCS Costume Exchange

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Dear Families,

Upcycling at its best!
The costume exchange was such a huge success last year,
and a ton of fun for all… we want to hold another exchange in the yard!

Go through your costume bags and bring in any lightly used costumes to the yard. There will be a table set to put them on and a rack to hang items on. If you can not get to it this week, we will do it again next week. Bring items you no longer use to the table and swap for something else!

Fall Ball Planning Meeting tomorrow following drop off:
Thursday, October 13 in the Cafeteria
We plan to break out into small team meetings…
Join us if you can and jump into a committee, or reach out via email and we will find a way for you to be involved.

We need help on the day of with crafts, games,serving food, haunted house, bounce house chaperones, and if you want to help set up or decorate on Friday, October 28, let us know, we will be setting up from 6 – 10pm!

NO TIME FOR MEETINGS? We understand.
Make sure to SAVE THE DATE Saturday, October 29 and get to the Ball!!

Your Event Co-Chairs
Noel and James

Reminder tomorrow, Friday, September 23 Fall Ball Kick-Off…

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JOIN US BRIEFLY

for an Informal Kick-Off for Fall Ball
Friday, September 23

8:30 am, in the cafeteria after the bell rings
Find out what its all about and sign up for a team! The categories include food, beverage, sponsors, games, haunted house, trick or treat houses, crafts, face painting, decorations, carving contest, and music! Share time, talent. and ideas.

Can’t make the meetings?
No worries, there will be an online sign-up sheet going out soon. You can donate stuff, make food, or volunteer some time on the day of the event!
We need everyone’s help to make this a success!

FALL BALL VIDEO 2012!

FALL BALL PHOTO BOOTH LINK By Larry Bercow

EVENT SHOTS By Jayne Wexler

A HUGE thanks and appreciation goes out to George for being a great co-pilot over the last few years in Events. George has been a very committed parent when it comes to supporting our school. Thank you George for all you do. As George steps out … we are fortunate to have another parent step up. Please welcome Noel to the team! Noel has offered to step up and Co-Chair Events! We hope to see some of you tomorrow!

27 weekdays days and counting,
James and Noel, Co-Chairs
EVCS Events
events@evcsnyc.org

SAVE THE DATE

THE 2016 FALL BALL WILL BE HELD AT EVCS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
ENTRANCE: YARD at the east end gates
12:00 – 1:00 pm PreK / K Families
1:00 – 4:00 pm All other Families
We love to see everyone attend the largest family event of the year!
Entrance is Free.

EVCS Next week and more 9/11 – 13/11

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EVCS School tours begin next week.
If you have any friends that would like to visit evcs, there is a link to RSVP online. Please feel free to share this link with friends:
EVCS SCHOOL TOURS FOR NEW FAMILIES 2016-17

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RE: LUNCH FORMS We are going for 100% Completed Forms!
If you have done so already, Thank you! and disregard the reminders.
We need all families to do this regardless of your status.

Our School is listed under DBN 01M315
East Village Community School
ONLINE LUNCH APPLICATION
SchoolFood Help Desk at (877) 363-6325
Many thanks for your prompt attention and action.
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NEXT WEEK

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REMINDERS – EVCS NEXT WEEK 11/2 – 11/6

REMINDER:

Please make a note of these important upcoming dates:

Monday, November 2
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 – 9:15 In the Auditorium
Bake Sale

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Tuesday, November 3rd
Election Day – No school for students
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Wednesday, November 4th
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 5th
Parent/Teacher Conferences – Half-day dismissal schedule, 11:30am

Remember to sign-up with your child’s teacher for a conference.

Translation / Interpretation for Conferences is available.
For families that would welcome assistance in communication in English, please contact your teacher in advance by sending a note, email to your teacher to let them know you are interested and what language listed below. Provide notice as soon as possible for planning purposes and the teachers will do the best to accommodate you.

العربية | বাংলা | 中文 | Français | Kreyòl Ayisyen |한국어 | Русский | Español |اردو

Progress Reports
will be distributed at the conference as the basis for a conversation and to set a collaborative goal between parents and teachers.

HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR YOUR CONFERENCE
Questions to Consider Asking Your Child’s Teacher

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Monday, November 9
Pre-K Family Night with Chancellor Fariña
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Wednesday, November 11th – Veteran’s Day- No school for students
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Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 4th
Thursday, November 5th Half Day early dismissal at 11:30 am
Your child’s teacher has sent home a sign-up sheet to set a conference time. Please set up a meeting to go over your child’s progress.
THERE WIL NOT BE CHILDCARE FOR CONFERENCES. IF YOUR CHILD WOULD LIKE TO SIT OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM QUIETLY, THERE WILL BE TABLES PROVIDED.
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Re: ONLINE Lunch Forms ALL FAMILIES CLICK HERE
ATTENTION PARENTS!
YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN GIVEN A LUNCH FORM. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION AND RETURN OF THE FORMS WILL MEAN EXTRA MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL AND POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUR CHILD BASED ON FINANCIAL NEED. If you need to obtain another lunch application your
child can pick up a form from your teacher at parent teacher conferences.

Early dismissal
Re: Thursday, November 5th – 11:30 am
For students currently enrolled in the EVCS After School Program: A “Bridge” Program will be offered by afterschool@evcsnyc.org.
Details will be shared very soon – directly to those families who may participate. For all other families, please be sure to make arrangements for your child to be picked up. Bussing will be running and anyone who normally takes the bus will be bussed home.

If you attend an after school program outside of EVCS – please contact your provider directly about the half day, and be sure to make arrangements for a timely pick up on Thursday, November 5.
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DON’T MISS THE FALL BALL TODAY!

Saturday, October 31 12:00 – 4:00

PARENT REMINDER: Please be responsible for your children at our biggest family event of the year. There are no childcare services.
Let’s have a safe, fun and memorable event!

NOTE: The Haunted House will be scary. There will be plenty of fun activities, games, delicious food, bounce house and slide, crafts, the photo boo-th, 60 second portaits, and face painting, if the Haunted House is not for you. See you at the Ball!

Happy Halloween!