Parent Workshop on Sat 4/29 (free)

“Needs, Wants, Wishes & Dreams”

Programs & Services that Bring Relief to Parents of Children with Special Needs or Disabilities

Saturday, April 29, 2017
11AM – 1PM
Boys and Girls Republic
888 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
Presenter: Gary Shulman, MS. Ed; Special Needs Consultant and Trainer
Life can be stressful when your child has a special need or disability. This interactive workshop will look at the various support services out there to bring you some needed relief. There are many programs, services, systems and strategies that will help you maximize the strengths, skills and talents of your child while helping with their special needs. Intervention programs, social skills groups, parent support groups, benefits and entitlements, laws that protect your rights, respite services, special developmental clinics, sources of sensory stimulation and much more will be explored. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with: information, motivation and inspiration.

(Walk-ins are welcome. RSVP not required.)

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School Mental Health Consultant
Office of School Health
(646) 477-2039

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ICT CLASSROOM – Parents Workshop

ICT Classrooms – Do they benefit ALL Learners?

EVCS and Inclusive Education

One of the Core Values at EVCS is Inclusion. That means that all families, all children and all types of learners are included. This core value is seen in many facets in our school, one of which is through our inclusive classrooms (ICT). All of our students are part of this inclusive learning experience during their journey at EVCS. Join the discussion.

Facilitated by:

Stefanie Henze, Special Education Liaison & Learning Specialist
Anne Palmer, Senior Staff Developer with the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project

To have more voices be part of this conversation, we are offering the same workshop twice:

Morning Workshop:
Monday, March 6th
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Room 413 (Art Room)

Evening Workshop:
Tuesday, March 14th
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium – Childcare Available*

RSVP for either workshop at
RSVP for childcare will close Monday, March 13th at 5PM

ict workshop

Sponsored by the EVCS Diversity Committee

Parent Workshop for Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Parents and Guardians,

To mark the United Nation’s International Children’s Day this year, Six Seconds, the largest global organization dedicated to the development of emotional intelligence, will be facilitating a half-day workshop at EVCS aimed at raising awareness of children’s rights and our responsibilities in supporting them. This workshop will take place from 9am-12:30pm on Saturday, December 17th in our auditorium.

This workshop will be divided into three parts:

1. Self-Awareness
What are children’s rights, and how being more aware of our own Thoughts, Feelings and Actions can help support our children

2. Relationships
What makes for healthy relationships, and how does our “Brain Style” help or hinder them

3. Being Aware, Intentional and Purposeful
What are children’s rights and our responsibilities, and how can we use the 3-step process of being Aware, Intentional and Purposeful to fulfill these rights

This all-morning workshop is for up to 40 adults and will help us explore our own emotional intelligence so that we can help better support our children. Much like you’re instructed to do with an oxygen mask on an airplane – we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of those around us. We hope you can join us for this workshop – Free child care will be provided!

Use THIS FORM to sign up by Friday, December 9th. We are capping this workshop at 40 people, so please sign up today!

If you have any questions, please contact Liz

A Conversation About Gender Expression/Identity Monday, June 6 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Dear Parents and Guardians

Please join us for a conversation about gender expression
and identity as an introduction to an interactive learning experience
that our students will participate in this fall 2016.

This conversation will be led by Jean Malpas, Director of the Gender and Families Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

We will explore the role of gender in our children’s journey of self-discovery, the impact of gender stereotypes on kids’ emotional and social development, how our own habits of language may influence our children’s experience of gender identity, and much, much more.

As we strive to raise children who take care of themselves
and the people around them, who understand viscerally the value of inclusivity, and who have the tools to think critically about their highly mediated world, we are very eager to consider this issue with all of you.

We encourage all parents to attend.
Please rsvp online for refreshment planning or contact James at if you plan to join us or have any questions.

We will have coffee and breakfast in the cafeteria starting at 8:30, the discussion at 8:45am in the auditorium.

More Resources
Gender Variance, with Jean Malpas

Warm Regards,
EVCS Parent Association

Parent Resources / Workshops / Meetings

District 1 Meetings, Parent Workshops and Resources

Tuesday, March 29th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Location: PS 20 which is 166 Essex Street. Childcare is being provided.
Meeting tomorrow night to discuss the SIPP Grant that is intended to help create equal education for all students in District 1.


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Parent Math Workshop – This Saturday

Dear EVCS Families,

Have you been wondering what in the world a “tape diagram” is, and why your child is using it to solve math problems? And what ever happened to the trusty old standard US algorithm? I hope you will join us on Saturday morning from 10 to 12 for our Parent Math Workshop! We will be exploring the progression of skills and concepts taught throughout the elementary school grades, as well as the models and strategies your children are learning to use to represent their thinking in math. It should be a fun and interesting morning, and childcare will be provided.

If you plan to come, please RSVP here.

To provide a little context and fuel for the discussion, here is a recent article from the New York Times on the Politics of Math Education and another one from last year that I found resonant, entitled Why Do Americans Stink at Math?.

Looking forward to learning together!



September 29: Queens Parent Member Training: Queens, English, Presented by Ruth DiRoma and Sandy Lenon

September 29: The NYC High School Application Process: Bronx, English with Spanish translation, Presented by Gennarose Pope

October 3: Hands on Workshop: Your Child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program): Manhattan, English with Spanish and ASL translation, Presented by Ruth DiRoma
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