Harvest Festival Tomorrow!

Dear EVCS Family,

Tomorrow is the Harvest Festival! If you haven’t already brought in cans of food, it’s not too late. You can bring them tomorrow morning directly to the auditorium.

Apropos, our fifth grade students have been learning a song in Spanish with the help of parent Anna Cordero. It’s a beautiful song by Danny Rivera with a message that resonates deeply as we prepare for our Harvest Festival. The words in Spanish are:

Tu gente es mi gente, tu hambre es mi hambre _
Tu rabia es mi rabia, que no importa nadie _
Y mis ilusiones por querer ser alguien _
Y a estar separados, aquí entre dos calles._

It can be translated as:

Your people are my people, your hunger is my hunger _
Your anger is my rage, that nobody matters _
And my dreams of being someone _
And to be separated, here between two streets._

I’m so proud that we are teaching our students that we won’t let the streets we happen to be on, or anything else separate us in our community! The fifth graders will be sharing this song at a School-Wide Morning Meeting soon.

We’ll get started right at 8:50 with a little singing, and then we’ll march down to the Trinity Church soup kitchen and pantry by 9:15. I sure hope you can join us.

Yours,

Bradley

EVCS Food Drive • Harvest Festival, You CAN do it, let’s get going!

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Dear Parents and Guardians

Save the Date for the EVCS Harvest Festival on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
from 8:50-10:00am as the culmination of our annual food drive!

But the food drive is on now!

The EVCS Harvest Festival is a tradition at East Village Community School and is an opportunity to teach our children about food equity. For those of you who are new to the school, the Harvest Festival is a beloved event by kids, staff and families. Not only do the students learn all about giving to people less fortunate, conceptually, but they do so in a celebratory gathering complete with songs and a school-wide walk to Trinity Lutheran Church to deliver the food. The soup kitchen is located on Avenue B and 9th Street. We’ll begin in the auditorium at 8:50am and will then process to the soup kitchen around 9:15am.

We will be collecting non-perishable items from now through Tuesday, November 22.
Please bring items directly to your classrooms. If everyone brought one item each day for the next week, we would have over 2,000 items! You CAN do it, let’s get going!!

We ask that anyone with a cart to please bring it to the auditorium on the morning of
the Harvest Festival to help transport the cans to the soup kitchen! Our kids will carry cans and boxes too, but hopefully we’ll need lots of carts to bring the rest.

RAIN DATE is Wednesday, November 23.

We sent home this flyer in backpacks!

Non perishable foods can include:

Canned fruit, cereal, pasta, rice, lentils, soups, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, sauces, beans, peanut or almond butter in plastic jars, boxed and packaged dried goods. Please be sure to check the expiration dates!

Thank you in advance for your contributions!

All best wishes,
James

EVCS 11/23 – 11/27 week and more

Dear Families,

A few reminders for next week before we break for Thanksgiving:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Building Wide Wellness Meeting
8:45 – 9:30 am
Library Conference Room
located on the 4th floor
WELLNESS FLYER
NOTES FROM LAST MEETING
Hope to see you there!

5th Grade Bake and Book Sale
Support the 5th Grde Camping Trip!
Enjoy a healthy snack in the morning or a sweet treat in the afternoon!

PARENTS
WE NEED CLOTH BAGS MONDAY MORNING TO TOTE CANS! PLEASE BRING A FEW TO THE YARD, AND PASS THEM OFF TO JAMES FOR DISTRIBUTION – THE KIDS WILL USE THEM TO HELP TOTE AND ORGANIZE CANS FOR HARVEST FESTIVAL PREPARATION. THANK YOU.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24: EVCS Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival is a tradition at East Village Community School. The Harvest Festival is a beloved event by kids, staff and families. It is a celebratory gathering in the yard complete with community, songs and a school-wide walk to Trinity Lutheran Church, located o Avenue B and 10th Street, we all physically deliver the cans to the shelter. It is a beautiful morning. Families are all welcome to participate in the festivities and to walk with the students to the church.

DETAILS FOR TUESDAY November 24th in the morning
Students will go up as usual at 8:30am. by the bell. There is a select group of 5th Graders,
they will know who they are – helping tote cans.

PARENTS If you would like to participate – Students and staff will be assembled by 9:30 am
Following a brief opening ritual, we will all proceed to the church. We will finish up by 10:30 am.

If you own a cart, please bring it to the yard Tuesday morning near the ramp to fill with cans.

If you offered to drive some of the cans to the church, we hope to see you near the west gate at the yard for loading. Hopefully a few parents can help with loading. We will cart and carry some of the cans as well.

FOR MORE DETAIL, CLICK HERE

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Thursday, November 26 / Friday November 27

NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING
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SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, December 12
Parent Math Workshop / RSVP
The intention is to help parents better understand the progression of concepts in the Common Core standards, and the models and strategies used to teach these concepts.

Kindergarten Applications
Applications Open Between December 7 and January 15
Offers Sent to Families in Mid-March – a Month Earlier Than Previous Years
Current families in PreK that plan to stay at EVCS will need to file an application for Kindergarten.
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COMING UP
HOLIDAY FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT, $20 for 10 digital photographs- make you own holiday cards in time for the New Year! HATS FOR SALE – samples & custom hats! Just in time for holidaze? 30% TO GO TO EVCS , DID SOMEONE SAY KARAOKE at EVCS? EQUAL EXCHANGEgreat gift items and a % to benefit EVCS! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Next Friday, AVA, Apple Village Arts offers its annual one-day Workshop:

COLORFUL FRIDAY at Apple Village Arts, November 27, 2015
Apple Village Arts announces… Colorful Friday!
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We wanted to share more Fall Ball Photos with everyone!
THANK YOU LARA and THANK YOU JOSEPHINE for capturing the moments. Enjoy.
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Families are invited to join the EVCS FaceBook Page, where you can share your news and information. Visit evcsnyc.org to get to the link and to keep up on the calendar. All committee meetings and school events are listed on the scrolling calendar for reference!
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Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you in the yard on Monday morning!

All the best,
James

LETS GO FOR 1000 CANS

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We have collected 381 cans so far.

Our goal is 1000 cans!
How many more cans do we need?
We have 302 students…

Go for it

We are collecting cans every day from now until Tuesday!

Please remember, if you have a cart, bring it to the yard on
Tuesday, November 24 to help push cans to the church.

We need cloth bags on Tuesday to tote cans down the stairs, if you have any please bring them in the morning!

Reminder: The Food Drive is on for EVCS Harvest Festival 2015!

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EVCS has officially launched the Annual Harvest Festival.

What Now? It is time to start bringing items to school. Please bring what you CAN! It is easier to carry a couple cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing some of the items themselves and putting them in the collection bins and boxes on their own.

From Monday, November 16 – Tuesday, November 24.

Suggested items included and not limited to: canned soups and vegetables, beans, water, shelf-stable milk, peanut butter, almond butter, jams, proteins (canned tuna, chicken, salmon, sardines), cereal, granola/breakfast bars, jams and juice.

Please NO GLASS JARS or EXPIRED FOOD!

Questions? Email James at jamesevcspc@gmail.com

Speaking of cans…

CANSTRUCTION For more details, click here.
Took place in Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.
Images above illustrate some serious stacking.
Monday, November 16 is the last day, unfortunately.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!
The Harvest Festival Committee03-Leslie-E.-Robertson-Associates-Hungry-to-the-Core-MG-2

EVCS Next week and more 11/16 – 11/20

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Thanks to parents the plants made it in just in time! We appreciate the help of taking care of plants this winter! Keep an eye on the weather and be sure to dress your child accordingly! It keeps surprising us.

NEXT WEEK:

Monday, November 16
School Wide Morning Meeting Our Kindergarten classes will be hosting!
Save these dates:
SWMM on 11/30 will be 2nd grade, & on 12/14 it will be 4th grade  Continue reading

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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It’s Harvest Festival Month: Start Bringing Cans to EVCS!

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

EVCS Harvest Festival

Dear Families

The Harvest Festival is a tradition at East Village Community School. For those of you who are new to the school, the Harvest Festival is a beloved event by kids, staff and families. Not only do the students learn all about giving to people less fortunate, conceptually, but they do so in a celebratory gathering in the yard complete with community, songs and a school-wide walk to Trinity Lutheran Church, located o Avenue B and 10th Street, to actually deliver the cans to the shelter. It is a beautiful morning. Families are welcome to participate in the festivities and walk with the students to the church.

We ask that anyone owning a cart, please bring it to the yard in the morning on Tuesday, November 24th to help us transport the cans!

We sent home a flyer in backpacks!

FOR MORE DETAIL, CLICK HEREcanned-food-play-set-mXg0