Fall Ball & Next EVCS General PA meeting

Hi PA Members,

So much going on!

Next Wednesday (10/23) is our October General PA meeting 5:30PM-7:30PM.

Here are the minutes from Sept.’s meeting

At the Sept. meeting, we elected 2 members for the School Leadership Team.

This year’s parent members are: Abby Rubin, Craig Harwood, Katie Pawluck, Anne Bouvolo, Cresta Kruger, and Catharine Lyons. Thank you all for giving your time! SLT meets once a month to discuss school policies. Starting Wed. there will be an SLT report given at each General PA meeting. Meeting minutes are posted outside the main office.

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The Fall Ball is in 11 days!

Saturday 10/27 1-4 (12pm start for grades PreK-1st)

For those of you who are new to EVCS, this is a big, fun parent-run carnival event held at school and it takes literally almost every parent to pull it off. To volunteer some of your time -Before, During and/or After- please contact the events committee.

Volunteers needed:

Friday evening set-up. 5:30-8:30

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First EVCS Parent Association – This Wednesday (9/26)

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Hello EVCS PA Members,

This Wednesday (9/26) will be our first Parent Association meeting of the year! 8:45-10:15AM. Besides the free coffee and tea- Here’s what’s on the agenda, feel free to scroll on through, Cliff Notes are in BOLD:

• SLT Elections- 2 Parent Seats open.

Elections for the 2 open parent seats on the SLT will be held at the beginning of the meeting. Nominations are accepted by email or at the meeting. Each candidate will be asked to very briefly introduce themselves. If you have questions want to nominate yourself or are interested in being on the SLT but can’t make the PA meeting/ election please email papresident@evcsnyc.org.

The School Leadership Team is a DOE mandated committee of school staff and parents that meets once a month to discuss school policies and budgeting. EVCS SLT meets every 3rd Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm, the first meeting THIS Thursday 9/27. Members are expected to attend all meetings (10 total). Each member is elected to a 2 year term. From the DOE website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/school-leadership-team.

• Review and approval of our annual budget

At the start of each school year we must vote to approve our running budget. We will be reviewing this year’s PA fundraising goals and expenses.

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Welcome and Welcome back to EVCS from The Parent Association!

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Hello EVCS Parent Association Members,

Way to go to all of us who managed to get our kids to school in the loose vicinity of on-time, with clothing on, two shoes (matching or not), found our teachers and classrooms and bestowed our awesome kids to EVCS for what looks to be a dynamite year! It is not always easy, but we’re off to a great start!

The Parent Association would like to extend a big huge warm welcome (back) to all our members. As a person with a child attending EVCS, you are automatically a member of the Parent Association. You’re in! Congratulations!

You will be hearing more from us in the next weeks, but we would like to get a few important dates and ideas afloat.

Sept. 20th: First Exec Board Meeting. 8:45-10:00am

Sept 20th: Curriculum Night 5:30-7:30pm
School organized event to meet your teachers.

Sept. 26th Wed.: The First General PA Meeting. 8:45-10:00am
Lots of important stuff to get done at this meeting including approving this year’s operating budget, approving a few capital purchases and electing members to the SLT. Plus there are committee chair and executive board vacancies that need to be filled.

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This Thursday – Annual Staff Appreciation Party!

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Hello EVCS Families,

This Thursday 6/21, instead of our final PA General meeting, is our Annual Staff Appreciation Party! Please come help celebrate and thank our teachers, administration and support staff to salute their hard work and the fantastic year we’ve had at EVCS.

The Party will be held at The Roost, 222 Avenue B, 5:30-7:30pm in the back room. It’s a cash bar for beer and wine, we’ll have snacks (we, the PA, will be buying the staff’s well earned libations).

Childcare for current EVCS students is available, RSVP Here

Come toast our teachers and ourselves for a heck-of-a-year at EVCS!

See you there,

EVCS PA Exec. Board

IMPORTANT General PA Meeting This Wed. Yahoo / Inbox

Hello EVCS Parents,

This year’s final regular General PA meeting is Wed. May 23rd 8:40AM. It will be held in David and Clara’s Kindergarten Classroom, on the 2nd floor.

On the Agenda:

Elections!

We will be voting for next year’s Executive Board officers: President, Treasurer, Secretary. I hate to get all dire, but if these positions are not filled the Parents Association will have to fold, as in, cease to exist. We need people to step up and nominate themselves! Especially for President.

If you have questions please contact the current officers (papresident@evcsnyc.org , treasurer@evcsnyc.org , Secretary@evcsnyc.org ) or the Nominating Committee or James.

Meet and Hear from District 1 Superintendent, Carry Chan!

Our new District Superintendent, Carry Chan, will be at our meeting to introduce herself and to hear from us parents at EVCS. Specifically she is eager to hear our thoughts about D1 middle schools, and what an “ideal” middle school would look like to our families.

This is a fantastic chance to let the Superintendent know what is important to you and what would be most desirable in a middle school. This is an especially great opportunity for families with 5th, 4th and 3rd grade students. Here are some things to think about before Wednesday’s meeting:

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EVCS PA Meeting – This Wednesday morning

Hi Parents and Caregivers,

This Wednesday (3/26) morning is our March PA Meeting! 8:45 am in the auditorium.

If you can’t make it, the most important thing you need to know is that our Spring Gala is April 28th and we urgently need item donations for the Silent Auction! (online donation form).

We count on the funds we raise at the Gala to pay for so much of the great enrichments the PA supports at EVCS. The Silent Auction is how we raise this money.

This year’s “Free To Be…” Gala is free entry IF you RSVP in advance, otherwise $10 at the door. (RSVP here)

See you Wednesday!

Your PA Exec

PS: Tuesday morning pilates continues 8:30-9: 15 am in the movement room, pay what you can, all proceeds go to the PA! Get your belly strong and stand taller! Join the Pilates email list

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General PA Meeting Re-cap from 2/14/18

 

Thank you to all the parents who came! Get comfy, here is a re-cap of most of the stuff we talked about…

The Battle of the District 1 Bands is ON!

Get your sitter lined up, ‘cause on March 4th at the New Time: 4:30-7:30PM EVCS’s Family Band will be going up against 3 other District 1 family Bands for the title, trophy and glory! The event will be held at Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey. Tickets $20. 21+. (Proceeds will be split between the participating band’s schools.) Buy Tickets here

The 3 School New Bottle Filling Water Fountain Project took a great leap forward.

On Tuesday of this week the three schools’ building wellness committee met with a CWS parent and former DEP deputy commissioner to discuss water and fountain options. He offered a great deal of insight and information about NYC water quality, talked about potential sources of lead in water and gave clarity to the filtered vs unfiltered discussion. It was a relief to learn that NYC continues to have some of the cleanest municipal water in the world (!) and that the risk of a child getting lead poisoning or even elevated lead in their system from drinking water from any NYC public building is basically nil. The committee agreed that we will adjust our objective and pursue getting unfiltered units installed. Since the DOE and DEP considered filtered units unnecessary and are actually against installing them in schools, our requisite for them was holding us up. Changing the type of station we are trying get here removes a big obstacle to getting them!

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PA Meeting ReCap

Hello EVCS PA Parents,

We held our January PA meeting last Wednesday, Here is a re-cap:

Mathnasium Game Night! this Wednesday evening (1/31).

This is a free family fun night of math games organized by Mathnasium and cosponsored by the School and the PA. There will be Pizza! RSVP here. We still need parent volunteers to help run the game tables, please consider volunteering. All ages and skills welcome!

FUN-draising! going on:

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PA meeting Wed. 6-7:30pm

Hi EVCS Families,

This Wednesday Evening, 12/20, we will be holding our December General PA meeting. We’ll start at 6pm just after the Makers Fair ends. So come do some last minute holiday shopping-that supports local artisans and the PA- then stay for a quick meeting!

Child care is available for current EVCS students (register here).

Thank you for all you do!

The EVCS PA Executive Board