General PA (and Fall Ball) meeting Recap

Hi EVCS Families,

In case you had to miss our General PA meeting last Wed. (and the quick Fall Ball meeting after) here’s a recap:

We approved our 2017-18 PA Budget!
This year the PA will be helping fund so many great things at school. The South Street Seaport Partnership, the Recess enhancement program, Dancing classrooms, Chess, Alvin Ailey, Rock Band and much more. Also a big change this year, the PA will be funding the individual Classroom Accounts (aka SAC) which will pay for each classroom’s in-class project work and field trips. In previous years these accounts were funded directly by the classes’ families, this year all classrooms will be funded equitably by the whole PA. This is lining up to be a great and exciting year for our kids!

That said, we, the PA, are called upon to raise these funds. We will do this through direct family contributions, grade-wide bake sales, our fun annual Events, grant applications and other smaller fundraising ventures. We discussed at the meeting that the best way to contribute directly to the Family Fund is by check (or online bank transfer), to save on fees.

We also want to remind families that whether or not you are able to contribute money, the PA always needs contributions of your input, time and sweat equity at all of our events and sales. There are many many ways to help support our school.

We elected 4 new members to our School Leadership Team and we voted in a Co-Treasurer.
Thank you to Anne Buovolo, Cresta Kruger, Melanie Kletter, and Katie Pawluk for joining the SLT this year and representing all of us parents. And thank-you to Kama Geary for stepping up to help with the PA book-keeping!

Help for Puerto Rico.
On Tuesday and Wednesday (10/3 & 10/4) of this week EVCS will be collecting much needed goods for Puerto Rico.
Please bring donations of Diapers • Baby Food • Batteries • First Aid Supplies • Feminine hygiene products. *Only new and unopened items can be accepted. Parent volunteers (Ron B. and Jenny K.) will be stationed with vehicles near the double gates at the end of the closed school yard, towards Avenue C. Once collected, donations will be brought to the Fire House on East 2nd Street.

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First General PA meeting this Wednesday, 9/27/2017

Hello EVCS Families,

This Wednesday (9/27) will be our first General PA meeting of the year! If you have a child enrolled at EVCS, YOU are a member of the PA, Congratulations!

Our meeting is 8:45am to 10 (ish), in the auditorium.

We have a great deal to do this first meeting and, as always, need everybody’s ideas, voice and vote.

Some of the big fun things on our agenda are:

• Review and Approve our 2017-18 Budget

• Nominate, Meet and Elect 4 parent members to the SLT* Interested parents can nominate themselves or be nominated by another. We will ask each nominee to introduce and briefly speak about themselves at the meeting. email papresident@evcsnyc.org with questions

• Vote to fill Exec. Board Vacancies and Introduction of the many PA Committees and Events at EVCS. (see below below) Continue reading

PA Meeting this Wednesday 5/24/17

Hello EVCS Families,

This Wednesday (5/24) 8:40 AM is our LAST regular General PA meeting for the school year and most importantly the Elections for our 2017-18 Executive Board!

The mandatory elected members of the Exec. Board are the President, Treasurer and Secretary*.

We aim to have two people in each position as “co-s” to share the workload, ideally participating in the position for 2 years.

CLICK HERE to nominate yourself or another interested parent. Please contact the nominating committee or reply to this email with any questions.

Wednesday we will also be voting 1. to approve the interim ’17-’18 budget, 2. on changes to the bylaws, and 3. to change to the way SAC accounts are funded.

Getting close to the homestretch… See you then!

Your Exec. Board

View last Exec meeting minutes
Link to all minutes so far

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General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening 4/26

General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening 4/26

Hello EVCS Families,

Quick reminder, We have a General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening 4/26. In the Auditorium. 5:30-7pm.

Register for Childcare by 10 am Wednesday.

($5 suggested donation for Pizza)

On the Agenda: Changes to the way we fund the SAC.

Also the Spring Gala is this Saturday! Don’t forget to RSVP and Volunteer

It’s busy week, yes, but your input, voice and help is needed!

See you there,

The PA Exec.

General PA Meeting 3/22 Re-Cap

Hi Good People of EVCS – In case you couldn’t be at the last PA meeting, here are the highlights – the full meeting minutes are posted on the school’s website.

Refugee Support Project announced.
Students have embarked on a special Syrian Refugee Project. 4th and 5th graders are learning about the plight of refugees and will be spear-heading fundraising efforts to be donated to a yet-to-be-chosen charity. A special storyteller who tells Middle-Eastern folktales will visit with the younger grades. At the culmination of the project the entire school community-parents, too- is invited to a performance by the New York Arabic Orchestra.

PA will fund a New Recess Pilot Program to start after Spring Break!

The SLT (School Leadership Team) has been discussing the two connected subjects of how to increase physical activity of our students and how kids are experiencing and using their recess time. The SLT created a school-wide (K-5th) recess survey and a few members of the team observed different recess periods. According to the survey, most students enjoy recess, but there are 18-20% of the kids who for different reasons either don’t enjoy the time or are struggling to find something to do. The SLT proposed, as a pilot program, having “recess enhancement”. This basically is a physical education specialist on the playground during recess, 2 days a week, organizing voluntary games and activities for any student who wants to join in. The hope is that the kids who are more sedentary during recess will chose join and be more active and those who are feeling shut out or unable to join an activity, but want to, will be taught games and rules, thus perhaps opening a door for them to participate on other days.

The PA unanimously voted to fund the fees (estimated at $1800) for 12 weeks with the instructor and Bradley said the school budget will pay for any additional playground equipment needed. The program is set to start after spring break with former EVCS parent and track coach Aswad as the instructor!

We will soon announce whether the PA will need to do additional and separate fundraising to cover these instructor fees.

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Today’s PA General meeting recap

Hello EVCS Families,

After-School Spring Semester registration is Open!

Follow this link http://evcsnyc.org/afterschool-mmcc/ for class list/ descriptions and sign-up instructions. (Program registration is through the Mosholu website) if you have registration problems and questions please email Ruth Moore at RMOORE@mmcc.org and ‘CC’ Camille Marlow afterschool@evcsnyc.org.

Sign-up ends Monday Feb 20th. The Spring Semester begins Monday February 27th – first day back after Mid-Winter break.

Spring Gala Auction- April 29th- needs Auction Items!

Planning is underway with weekly meetings every Thursday morning after drop-off in the lunchroom.

Right now The Gala needs donations of items for the auction! Click here for solicitation letters, donation forms and solicitation tips.

This is the PA’s biggest fundraiser and accounts for 1/3 of our budget. A budget that pays for and greatly supports much of the creative, enriching programs at our little school. Help us make this, EVCS’ 30th anniversary year, a giant whopping success by bringing in giant whopping auction items!

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General PA meeting Wed. 2/15 8:40AM

Hello EVCS Families,

This Wednesday, 2/15, is our General PA meeting! Please join us in the auditorium 8:40 AM. We’ll have the coffee!

Some of the highlights:

• Announcements and Updates from Principal Bradley and parent Coordinator James
• After-school schedule and registration Q and A.
• Spring Gala Auction Q and A
• Community Action Committee reorganization
• CEC1 elections coming soon
• A lively tribute to Prince by Bruno Mars.

And while we’ve got your eyeballs:

The Jubilee’s Summer Camp (online) Auction ends this Wednesday! 2/15! at 11pm!.

Bid here. Score spectacular summer plans for your kids while supporting the school and all the great stuff that goes on here.

The Spring Gala is coming soon – April 29th!

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need auction items of all kinds! Link here for solicitation letters, donation forms and answers to questions. Join the planning committee Thursday mornings just after drop off in the lunchroom.

Regards,
The PA Exec Board

Read minutes from last General PA meeting here
Read minutes from all PA Exec and General PA meetings here

Recap of Wednesday PA Meeting

Hi EVCS Families,

Thank you to everyone who came yesterday morning’s PA meeting! For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is a brief re-cap. The full meeting minutes will be posted to the website in the next few days.

The next “Between the World and MeCoffee with Bradley” will be next Tuesday,1/24, 5:30pm.

It will be an open conversation about the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This #1 New York Times Best seller is written as a series of letters to the author’s teenage son as an examination of race in America. Reading the book is encouraged but by no means necessary to be a part of this discussion.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

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