EVCS Weekly Sept 11 -15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back to school! It feels nice to have the kids back and to see many smiling faces and friends reconnecting the first two days of school. This short week allows time to let it all sink in!


Next Week:
Wednesday, September 13
New Family Gathering 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
In the Tree of Knowing Garden – Join us for an opportunity to meet and mingle with other new parents and ask any questions you may have of our administrative staff.

Coming up:
Monday, September 18:
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium

Tuesday, September 19:
Curriculum Night 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In the auditorium and classrooms for PreK-5th Grade parents
No childcare is provided for this parent event.

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EVCS end of year weekly!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you for helping make this a fantastic school year!
Your ongoing support and help with activities, school trips, student projects and the PA adds vibrancy to the magic at our school. Thank you all!.

We wanted to share a few key dates to keep on your radar and links to projects that were driven by students and parents:

Contributors: Julie Brown-Harwood, Catharine Lyons, Morgan Gliedman, Laurie McD and Nicole Robson

A shout out to James Askew for keeping the project alive.

A link to the slide show of EVCS Graduation 2017!
Cool For School Photo

Key Dates

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EVCS Weekly, June 26


Final Days of the School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians,

What a great way to finish off the year with the final full week of school spirit!
And congratulations, Class of 2017!

Account Creation Code Letters
Please be sure to check your child’s back pack tonight for a letter regarding your NYC Schools Account. Each letter has a unique code for you to generate a personal student account.
With an NYC Schools Account, you will be able to access key information about your child’s progress in school, including attendance, report card grades, and state test information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.

It is hard to believe we are approaching the bitter-sweet end of this year!
Next week there is one full day left of the school year and a half day on Wednesday. A few reminders before everyone scatters:


Monday, June 26
Eid al-Fitr – No School. No EVCS After School.

Tuesday, June 27
A regular full day of school. No EVCS after school.

Wednesday, June 28
The Last Day of School
REMEMBER: This is a half day!
Dismissal is at 11:30 a.m. in the yard
End-of-Year Reports will be sent home with your child then!

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EVCS Weekly, June 19

Dear Parents and Guardians

Spirit Week is next week! – Click here to view the schedule!
Monday is Pajama Day!

This Weekend:
EVCS at the District One 2017 Art Exhibition
Through June 18th Featuring Select EVCS Student Work
Plan Your Visit to the Abrons Arts Center • 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

Saturday, June 17
People Power Planet Party on 6th St between Ave B and Ave C
For More Information Click here.

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18
Ballroom Dancing class registration for current 4th Graders at EVCS
Ladies: 10:30-12:30 / Gentlemen: 12:30-2:30
CLICK HERE for location and information

Next Week

Monday, June 19
Final School Wide Morning Meeting, Hosted by 5th Grade
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the Auditorium

Syria Fundraiser Sale
8:00 a.m. – 8.50 a.m.
(running every morning next week – or until we run out of shirts and posters!)
Our 4th and 5th graders have been studying the Syrian refugee crisis.
These students created a design for silk-screened t-shirts and posters to sell as a fundraiser for the White Helmets in Syria. The shirts are $20.00 each and the posters are $5.00 each.

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EVCS Weekly, June 5

Dear Parents and Guardians

We had a nice turnout at our the Open House on Wednesday. What a great way to get the students excited about moving up!

We have even more exciting end-of-year activities coming up!
Please look ahead:

Next Week

Monday, June 5
Bake Sale, Book Sale, PA Merchandise Sale!
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. in the Yard

School Wide Morning Meeting
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, June 8
No School for students

Thursday, June 8
New Family Welcome Gathering
The Tree of Knowing Garden 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
All families of next year’s PreK and Kindergarten classes are invited to meet future classmates and friends, and visit the classrooms to become more familiar with their new school. Siblings are welcome.

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EVCS Weekly, May 29

Dear Parents and Guardians

A shout out to all of you for supporting the textile drive last week!
We collected 400 pounds of clothes and shoes! Wow!
A special thanks to Choresh Wald for coordinating this effort.

We did a follow-up lice check this week as well as a parent training. We will hold another lice workshop in the fall. The good news: the lice situation seems to be under control. Let’s keep up the preventative measures and continue to comb!

Hang on to your hats, there is plenty of fun to be had next month!

Next Week

Monday, May 29
No School – Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 31
EVCS Open House Fair
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
As a family, visit your child’s classroom to see the great work they did this year, and then visit the next grade too! See what to expect during the 2017-18 school year with your child.

Saturday, June 3
Workshop on Gender and Identity: Presented by the Ackerman Institute
Sponsored by The EVCS PA. Organized by our Diversity Committee
9:30 a.m. Check-In and Refreshments in the Lobby
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Workshop in the Auditorium
Please RSVP for Childcare and a Guided Student Art Activity

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EVCS Weekly, April 24

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!
It was nice to see how overjoyed the students were on Wednesday to be back and see their friends!

We have an exciting week coming up with our School Wide photo on Thursday, April 27 first thing in the morning. Please do everything you can to arrive in the schoolyard before 8:30 so everyone can be in our school photo! (The rain date will be Monday, May 1.)

The 30th Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 29. The PA is working hard to bring us all another memorable event. Please remember to RSVP invite friends too! It is only 7 days away! Be sure to line up childcare if you haven’t already!

For a complimentary School Spirit Shirt,
the PA needs your child’s t-shirt size by end of day, today!

For those who responded, thank you.
If you have not done so already, please CLICK HERE.

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EVCS Weekly, April 19


Dear Parents,

Think Spring. Let’s recharge.

A few cases of lice were brought to my attention. Please be aware that lice are around. Continue to be diligent by checking your child regularly.
General Lice Letter for reference.


Important dates coming up

Wednesday, April 19 School Resumes

April 6, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 28 Test Prep for Math 2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 Next General PA Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 EVCS 30th Anniversary Gala. Volunteer.

Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 NYS Math Exam

May 29, June 8, 12 and 26 No School

Friday, June 9 Annual School Picnic Photos from last year.

Wednesday, June 21 Graduation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 22 Final General PA Meeting: Staff Appreciation Night

(always see evcsnyc.org for latest dates/times)

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EVCS Weekly, April 3

Welcome spring!

Tomorrow Saturday, April 1 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a Family Dance Workshop

Parents and children are invited to take part in a dance-making workshop with the dancers from the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre! Dance together, learn together, and share your dances as a school community. Bagels and coffee will be served.

This program is free to families and is brought to you by the East Village Community School and Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre www.notesinmotion.org


April Menu


This Weekend

Friday, March 31 6:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Fire Safety Education Workshop
Campos Plaza Community Center
The FDNY firefighters are giving a workshop on how to keep your family safe:
Learn about: Kitchen cooking safety, candle safety, electrical safety, Smoke /CO alarms and more.

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EVCS Weekly, March 20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Stay warm!


Next Week

Monday, March 20
Building Safety Town Hall Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Click for information, RSVP, and Childcare

Tuesday, March 21
Parent Workshop
This has been rescheduled. RSVP for the new date if you plan to attend.
ICT Classrooms – Do they benefit all students?
EVCS and Inclusive Education

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium – Childcare Available
RSVP for workshop and childcare will close Monday, March 20th at 5:00p.m.*

Friday, March 24
Annual Potluck Dinner and Multicultural Share
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Potluck Sign Up: Bring your favorite family recipe!
Free Foil Pans will be available for pick up in the yard or room 205.


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