EVCS Weekly: Friday, December 3

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It has been a busy week at EVCS. Thanks to everyone for supporting the EVCS Winter Coat Drive! We collected over 40 coats and many families successfully shopped the rack!  Way to go EVCS!

Reminders:
• Remember to be sure your child has a water bottle at school. We encourage everyone to drink plenty of water daily.
• Write your child’s name and EVCS on everything! This makes it much easier to connect items to their rightful owners! A Sharpie works great!

Our Parent Association has a few important executive and committee chairperson roles to fill including a School Leadership Team (SLT) seat. Please share your expertise with us and get involved! The PA will reach out with updates and a mid-year election!

Let’s see what is coming up in December:

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NEXT WEEK

Wednesday,  December 8
EVCS will host a Virtual Tour for prospective families, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Please feel free to share with any interested families. Virtual Tour Sign-Up Here.

Thursday,  December 9
Town Hall at 5:30 p.m.
To continue our community discussion about the potential merger with PS 19. Superintendent Carry Chan, representatives from the Office of District Planning and Bradley will be there to update everyone on the process and to answer your questions.
Here is the link to join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8449017663.  We hope to see you there!

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SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday,  December 15
General Parent Association Meeting – Link to Minutes
Important Mid-Year Elections!   We hope to see more of you there!!!
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Meeting link will arrive from the PA President.

Thursday,  December 16
School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for all members.

Friday, December 17
Book Swap
Following dismissal from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the PA.
Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street between Ave A and Ave B- Bring a book, take a book!
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!

Monday, December 20
The Winter Festival
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard for a morning of music and singing! Event details will follow. Masks will be required.

PA Bake Sale
Everyone is invited to bake, buy, or be the messenger at the December Bake Sale!
THE WINTER FESTIVAL BAKE SALE Sign up here!  to help out & bring homemade treats.

Friday, December 24 – Sunday, January 2
Winter Recess – No School
School Resumes on Monday, January 3

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS
As many of you may be aware, there are different accounts for school.
This document will help clarify what they are and how to access them!
This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process
School Accounts – Overview and Access 

EVCS Weekly: Friday, November 19

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

A big shout out again to our amazing PA and Events team not only for putting on one of the best fall balls ever but documenting this incredible event! You are all winners! Great work everyone and thank you for making it feel real again! Please be sure to check out the photos and videos that were shared before the links expire!

For those who made it out this week, thank you for joining the General PA meeting Wednesday, if you missed this one, not to worry, minutes will be posted to the EVCS website soon and the next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Let’s take a look at next week:

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 22
Harvest Festival Walk – Parents and Caregivers are welcome!
Supporting Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless Flyer
Direct financial contributions can also be made to our partner
Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless at the website:  www.safhnyc.org

Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26 
Thanksgiving Recess

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SAVE THE DATE

Monday, November 29
Used Coat Drive
Monday 11/29 – Friday 12/3
Bring in clean & gently used coats for our annual coat drive
Give a coat / Take a coat
All coats that remain on the rack on Friday will be donated to NY Cares

Friday, December 17
Book Swap
Following dismissal from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the PA.
Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street between Ave A and Ave B- Bring a book, take a book!
Looking for more graphic novels, chapter book series and adult books to swap!
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!
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For those who still need to set up a NYCSA Parent Portal,
unique code letters went home in backpacks this week.

Keep an eye out and reach out with any questions.
We encourage every family to set up an account.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS
As many of you may be aware, there are different accounts for school.
This document will help clarify what they are and how to access them!
This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process
School Accounts – Overview and Access 
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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

Request to view EVCS SLT minutes

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Enjoy the weekend. See you Monday!

All best wishes,
James

EVCS Weekly: Friday, November 12

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Monday morning’s vaccine pop up site was a successful jump start!  But if you are still looking to find a convenient site to get an appointment at NO COST for your family check here: vaccinefinder.nyc.gov

The building wide lost and found is over flowing. Please take some time to claim any missing items.
In order to make sure the lost & found stays manageable we will be donating items monthly. Please come to the main lobby to look for any items you may be missing by end of day Wednesday, November 17th.  The Best Time to Visit the Lobby In the morning is 8:00 – 8:25 or after 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon, 2:00 – 2:30 or after 3:00 p.m. to avoid CWS arrival and dismissal.

Please remember to bring donations for the Harvest Festival Food Drive, the kids are sorting and counting! We are accepting items through Friday, November 19! Direct financial contributions can also be made to our partner with Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless at the website:  www.safhnyc.org  

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NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, November 17
General Parent Association Meeting
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Meeting link will arrive from the PA President.

Thursday, November 18
School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. for all members

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SAVE THE DATE

Monday, November 22
Harvest Festival Walk
Supporting Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless
Food Collection Flyer   /  Calling for Parent Volunteers

Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26 
Thanksgiving Recess

Friday, December 17
Book Swap
Following dismissal from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Hosted by the PA.
Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street between Ave A and Ave B- Bring a book, take a book!
Looking for more graphic novels, chapter book series and adult books to swap!
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS
As many of you may be aware, there are different accounts for school.
This document will help clarify what they are and how to access them!
This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process
School Accounts – Overview and Access 
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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

Request to view EVCS SLT minutes

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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Reminders:
• Locate your warm clothes and layer up as the temperatures begin to drop.
• Gearing up for a Winter Coat Drive / set aside gently used coats, details coming soon!
• Free breakfast in the yard daily at 8:00 a.m.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you on Monday!

Best,
James

EVCS Weekly: Friday, November 5

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone had a productive parent teacher conference and a positive experience learning more about how and what your child is focused on this year.

A shout out to the EVCS Fall Ball Team and every single volunteer! It was an amazing outdoor event! THANK YOU for bringing back a little “normal” to our lives. Photos and costume contest winners will be announced soon! Keep an eye out.

This month we will focus on food equity in the classroom and as a community social action event. A flyer went home in back packs with all of the details! See below for all of the information too! As part of our Harvest Festival we partner with Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless. Direct Contributions can also be made on their website at www.safhnyc.org

Reminder: EVCS will be hosting a Vaccine Pop Up site for 5-11 year olds this Monday from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity on a first come first serve basis. Please see more details below.
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NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 8
Pop Up Vaccine Site in the Auditorium at EVCS
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
No appointment necessary! – Vaccines are being given on a first come first serve basis.
See details in the Family Letters: Family Letter: English, Carta familiar: Español, 家庭信:中文

Tuesday, November 9
Learn More About Brilliant NYC Webinar at 6:00 p.m.
English, Español

Wednesday, November 10
Academic Enrichment Program Fair
This virtual event is an opportunity for families of 4th-10th grade students to learn about over a dozen free academic enrichment programs here in NYC.
Programs will present in both English and Spanish, with follow-up information shared in additional languages.
Online registration is required for this event, with flyers linked in English. and Español.

Thursday, November 11
Veteran’s Day – No School

Parent Association Book Swap
Following dismissal from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Rain Date: Friday, November 12
Wednesday in Joseph C. Sauer Park on 12th Street btwn Ave A/B- Bring a book, take a book!
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!

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SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, November 17
General Parents Association Meeting
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meeting link will arrive from the PA President.

Monday, November 22
Harvest Festival Walk
Supporting Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless
Food Collection Flyer / Calling for Parent Volunteers

Thursday, November 25 – Friday, November 26
Thanksgiving Recess
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS
As many of you may be aware, there are different accounts for school.
This document will help clarify what they are and how to access them!
This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process
School Accounts – Overview and Access
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EBT Updates – Flyer and Contact Information

2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

Request to view EVCS SLT minutes

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch
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Reminders:
• Locate your warm clothes and layer up as the temperatures begin to drop.
• Gearing up for a Winter Coat Drive / set aside gently used coats, details coming soon!
• Free breakfast in the yard daily at 8:00 a.m.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Enjoy your weekend.

All best wishes,
James

EVCS Weekly: Friday, October 29

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Remember – You are doing a terrific job! The kids are super excited (and so are we) about EVCS Fall Ball happening this Sunday in the yard!  Everyone needs a little community time about now – so arrive in costumes and let the fun begin!  Until then, let’s see what else is coming up.
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This Weekend

Sunday,  October 31
Fall Ball 2021
To ensure that we have a safe and fun Fall Ball, there will be a staggered entry. We are asking parents to plan an arrival time by using this form: Fall Ball Entry Times.
We encourage Pre-K and Kinder families to come from 11:30 a.m. so that the younger kids can enjoy the Ball first. Masks will be required by all guests during the entire event. 
Thanks for your understanding and compliance to our safety protocols this year!

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 1  – Friday, November 5
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Keep an eye out for a sign-up form from your child’s teacher to find a good time to talk via Google Meets.

Monday, November 1 
Sibling & Retake Picture Day
Calling for a few (fully vaccinated) Parent Volunteers with Siblings to help us out Monday Morning 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Please email James if you are available. 

Tuesday, November 2
Election Day – Remote School

Thursday, November 4
Half-day of school!  Dismissal is at 11:30am

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SAVE THE DATE

Wednesday, November 17
General Parents Association Meeting
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meeting link will arrive from the PA President.

Monday, November 22
Harvest Festival Walk
Supporting Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless
Food Collection Flyer and details coming soon.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL ACCOUNTS
As many of you may be aware, there are different accounts for school.
This document will help clarify what they are and how to access them!
This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process
School Accounts – Overview and Access 
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Conversation Guide for Parents at Conferences

Wellness Resources for Parent, Guardians and Caregivers
Henry Street Settlement’s Parent Center Offers Free Virtual Workshops
Fostering Emotional Well Being

Community Events
Halloween Haunts / Parties / Events Calendar – 2021
Essex Market Halloween Party – Free Activities 10/31
Mask up and Stay Safe! 

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COVID Testing
When a student is selected to be tested there will be a follow up email coming from Fulgent Genetics. Not to be alarmed, this is the basic follow up to make you aware that the test happened and how to review the results. Liz will also email all tested families using the same address the testing lab uses.  Be sure your phone number and email address is up-to-date in your NYC SA. If you have questions, please let us know. COVID testing is a crucial part of our layered approach to keeping our community safe and healthy.  Every week the DOE will be conducting random testing of 10% of our 1st-5th graders who have provided consent.  If your child is in the 1st through 5th grade and you have not already done so, please give your consent now at your child’s NYC Schools Account.  But regardless of your child’s grade, we strongly encourage all of our families to have their children tested regularly.   Please note that testing is free and easy at NYC Health and Hospitals locations.
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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

Request to view EVCS SLT minutes

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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For those who would like breakfast, the yard is open daily at 8:00 a.m.  Free to all students.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

We hope to see you at the Fall Ball on Sunday!
Have a safe and joyful weekend. 

All best wishes,
James

EVCS Weekly: Friday, October 15

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

This was a short, sweet week at EVCS. Class Parents are gearing up to reach out to you with class directories, keep an eye out.  And we need help with Fall Ball 2021!  The PA is in full planning mode now and will run this event with COVID safety in mind.  Get involved. 

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COVID Testing
When a student is selected to be tested there will be a follow up email coming from Fulgent Genetics. Not to be alarmed, this is the basic follow up to make you aware that the test happened and how to review the results. Liz will also email all tested families using the same address the testing lab uses.  Be sure your phone number and email address is up-to-date in your NYC SA. If you have questions, please let us know. COVID testing is a crucial part of our layered approach to keeping our community safe and healthy.  Every week the DOE will be conducting random testing of 10% of our 1st-5th graders who have provided consent.  If your child is in the 1st through 5th grade and you have not already done so, please give your consent now at your child’s NYC Schools Account.  But regardless of your child’s grade, we strongly encourage all of our families to have their children tested regularly.  Please note that testing is free and easy at NYC Health and Hospitals locations.
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EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) Cards and Social Action
Last Year NYC public school kids received EBT cards that contain funds for grocery shopping. If you wish to use the card but are having difficulties please contact James for more information at jamespc@evcs.me.  If you are not planning to use your child’s EBT card, our Social Action Committee would like to help you donate the funds to the soup kitchen on 9th Street and Avenue B for groceries. Interested in donating money from the EBT Card? Please contact the Social Action Committee at socialaction@evcsnyc.org.  Do not let these funds go to waste.

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 18

School Wide Morning Meeting, SWMM
Jenna & Lauryn, Rebecca & Stefanie,  Natasha, David & Lis, Tom & Valerie, Clara
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard to sing loud and proud.
We will start right after all of the other classes go upstairs, around 8:45, and it will run around 20/25 minutes.
Link to the SWMM Songbook!

PA and Class Parent plan to host an EVCS Bake Sale on the sidewalk at 8:00 a.m.
Purchase and enjoy before entering the yard. Gates open at 8:45.  Masks required upon entry to the yard. 

Tuesday, October 19
Coffee Meet & Greet with D1 CEC during Morning Drop-Off   8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Coffee will be set up on the north side walk, across the street from the school yard.

Town Hall Meeting with D1 Superintendent Carry Chan
Topic: Proposed School Merger with PS19   •  Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom
Here’s the link to join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8449017663

Wednesday, October 20
General Parent Association Meeting on Zoom
Check your email for a meeting link coming from the EVCS Parent Association

Thursday, October 21
Fall Ball planning meeting After drop off. 8:30 a.m.
The Roost Café, On Ave B between 13th / 14th St • All hands on deck.
Sign up Here if you cannot join in person.

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SAVE THE DATES

Monday, October 25
School Wide Morning Meeting, SWMM
Ruth, Mae, Melanie & Katie, Tess & Brittany, Kathleen, Thabata, Yadir, Evelyn
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard to sing loud and proud.
We will start right after all of the other classes go upstairs, around 8:45, and it will run around 20/25 minutes.
Masks required! Link to the SWMM Songbook!

classparents@evcsnyc.org 

Thursday, October 28
Deadline to make reservations for Sibling Photos & Photo RetakesIf you have more than one child at the school and would like sibling photos you must sign up by October 28 at the latest!  If, after viewing your child’s photos you would like a retake – or you were absent this week! – please sign up for a retake.
Sibling and retake photos are by sign-up only!

Sign up for Sibling & Retake Photos Here.

Saturday,  October 30
Fall Ball 2021 – Sign up Here to Volunteer!

Monday, November 1  – Friday, November 5
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Keep an eye out for a sign-up form from your child’s teacher to find a good time to talk via Google Meets.

Monday, November 1 
Sibling & Retake Picture Day

Tuesday, November 2
Election Day – Remote School

Thursday, November 4
Half day of school!  Dismissal is at 11:30am

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BIKER SAFETY REMINDER Wear a helmet.
Helmets are required by law for children age 13 or younger and working cyclists, helmets are a good idea for cyclists of all ages.
https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/biketips.shtml

WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Henry Street Settlement’s Parent Center Offers Free Virtual Workshops

COMMUNITY JOB POSTING
If anyone in our community is interested, see details here.
Full vaccination required. 

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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch
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Request to view EVCS SLT minutes
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For those who would like breakfast, the yard is open daily at 8:00 a.m.  Free to all students.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Enjoy the weekend, and we will see you on Monday!

Best,
James

EVCS Weekly: Friday, October 8

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It was a great week at EVCS. Everyone seems to be settling in.  We want to remind folks that the LOST & FOUND is set up in the main lobby.  Parents are permitted to stop in to look through the items, please feel free to do so. Please avoid the lobby from 8:00-9:00am and 2:30-3:30 as it serves the other school families (CWS) as their entry point.  Remember to write your name and EVCS on all water bottles, lunch boxes, and jackets!
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Picture Day at  EVCS is next week – Thursday & Friday!
There is no need to sign up or do anything now. All students will be photographed.   
Learn more about it here:

www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs
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COVID Testing
COVID testing is a crucial part of our layered approach to keeping our community safe and healthy.  Every week the DOE will be conducting random testing of 10% of our 1st-5th graders who have provided consent.  If your child is in the 1st through 5th grade and you have not already done so, please give your consent now at your child’s NYC Schools Account.  But regardless of your child’s grade, we strongly encourage all of our families to have their children tested regularly.  Please note that testing is free and easy at NYC Health and Hospitals locations.
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NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 11 
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
No SchoolThursday, October 14
EVCS Picture Day for 3rd – 5th Grade & Kathleen’s 2nd Grade
www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs

Friday, October 15
EVCS Picture Day for PreK- 1st Grade & Rebecca & Stefanies’s 2nd Grade

SAVE THE DATES

Tuesday, November 2
Election Day – Remote School

Monday, October 18
School Wide Morning Meeting, SWMM
Jenna & Lauryn, Rebecca & Stefanie,  Natasha, David & Lis, Tom & Valerie, Clara
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard to sing loud and proud.
We will start right after all of the other classes go upstairs, around 8:45, and it will run around 20/25 minutes.
Masks required!

Tuesday, October 19
Coffee Meet & Greet with the D1 CEC during Morning Drop-Off

Monday, October 25
School Wide Morning Meeting, SWMM
Ruth, Mae, Melanie & Katie, Tess & Brittany, Kathleen, Thabata, Yadir, Evelyn
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard to sing loud and proud.
We will start right after all of the other classes go upstairs, around 8:45, and it will run around 20/25 minutes.
Masks required!

Wednesday, October 20
General Parent Association Meeting on Zoom

Saturday,  October 30
Fall Ball 2021 – Sign up Here to Volunteer!

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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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The yard is open daily at 8:00 a.m.  for those who would like breakfast. Free to all students.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great weekend and we will see you back at school on Tuesday, October 12th!

EVCS Weekly: Friday, October 1

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone was able to join their class’s Curriculum Night to learn more about what the school year will look like and what is happening in your child’s classroom.  If you missed it, reach out to your teachers for all of the information!  And many thanks to those who attended the first Parent Association Meeting of the year. If you missed it, not to worry – there’s another one later this month!  Our PA will follow up with minutes and more information.  The next PA meeting is Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00pm

It is very important for families to take arrival and dismissal seriously.  Please do your best to limit late drops offs and early pick up days.  Maintaining a regular schedule is best for all of our students.  We also remind everyone that adults are not permitted to enter the cafeteria from the yard. All adults must enter via the main lobby and be checked-in by the safety agent at the front desk. This procedure is applied during all hours of the school day – including during after school.  Thank you for your consideration and for your continued support in keeping our community safe.

The Lost and Found Bin is now set up in the main lobby! If you are missing articles, you can pass by and take a look.  Again, writing your name and school on articles will help –  a Sharpie works great!

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Daily Health Screening
Everyone must complete the Health Screening. James will have paper forms on the sidewalk should the online system fail on any given day.
Please take your child’s temperature before leaving for school prior to entering the school yard each day. If you need a thermometer, please let me know!
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COVID Testing
COVID testing is a crucial part of our layered approach to keeping our community safe and healthy.  Every week the DOE will be conducting random testing of 10% of our 1st-5th graders who have provided consent.  If your child is in the 1st through 5th grade and you have not already done so, please give your consent now at your child’s NYC Schools Account.  But regardless of your child’s grade, we strongly encourage all of our families to have their children tested regularly.  Please note that testing is free and easy at NYC Health and Hospitals locations.
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SAVE THE DATES
Monday, October 11 
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
No SchoolThursday and Friday, October 14 and 15
EVCS Picture Days
Flyer with details coming soon!

Tuesday, November 2
Election Day – Remote School

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A helpful FAQ about the NYC DOE’s Quarantine Policies, put together by Gothamist
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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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The yard is open daily at 8:00 a.m.  for those who would like breakfast.  Free to all students. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Enjoy the weekend and we will see you on Monday!

Best,
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
(212) 982-0682 x 2053  / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)

EVCS Weekly, Friday, September 24

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Week 2 was energized! We hope everyone is getting settled, organized and feeling good about coming to school.  Remember to write your child’s names, class, and school on personal belongings that are near and dear, we are setting up a lost and found bin to live in the lobby.

There are important forms we need everyone to complete, if you have done them already, thank you. If not,  we need everyone to do so. We are sharing the links again below and thank you in advance for taking the time to fill them out.

  1. Emergency Contact Blue Cards 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecIcx6AmktEftTatmvk-UfBatFB444r8_H1wdlE9nPeSzhLA/viewform?usp=sf_link
  2. Residency Questionnaire 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5ubLGCmh8ecLrqaSImwRG9RFQf-XKLSTWdbtJ-aPqut2uFw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  3. Media Release Form 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftmm-gsoTIhnvgymTl3O50Q5vx-iTypVdux6fSGaz_1EV7Vw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  4. Income Inquiry Form
    https://www.myschoolapps.com/
    – If needed, info Letters are in MyStudent.NYC.
    – Our DBN is 01M315.
    – If you need your child’s OSIS # please ask their teacher, or the office. Paper copies were sent home to most families, but the preferred method is via the electronic link above
  5. Covid Consent
    MyStudent.NYC 
    – Log into your MyStudent.NYC account and update your consent
    – At the top right, click “Manage Account”
    – Then select “Consent Forms”
    – Click that you have read and agree to consent to in-school testing for your child
    – At the bottom of the screen, click “Resubmit”
    – If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can STILL provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent.
    – printable PDF file is available in ENGLISHSPANISHCHINESE other languages here.

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Home Devices & Internet Access
In the event of a school closure, we want all students to be ready to learn online. Please make sure you have wifi and a working device to access google classroom. If you currently have a DOE or EVCS device on loan, please make sure it is up and running. If you are in need of a device, please reach out to James.
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Daily Health Screening
Everyone must complete the Health Screening Form and take their child’s temperature before leaving for school prior to entering the school yard each day. If you need a thermometer, please let me know!
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COVID Testing
COVID testing is a crucial part of our layered approach to keeping our community safe and healthy.  Every week the DOE will be conducting random testing of 10% of our 1st-5th graders who have provided consent.  If your child is in the 1st through 5th grade and you have not already done so, please give your consent now at your child’s NYC Schools Account.  But regardless of your child’s grade, we strongly encourage all of our families to have their children tested regularly.  Please note that testing is free and easy at NYC Health and Hospitals locations.
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SAVE THE DATES
Tuesday, September 28
Parent Association – First Meeting!
Held Remotely from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72495413714?pwd=d3I3dXZrMFNJQW9KSU1zUzhxZ002UT09
Meeting ID: 724 9541 3714
Passcode: Zf7bFj

Parent involvement is essential. We will meet on a monthly basis and meeting dates will be posted on the PA calendar. Anyone with a child at EVCS is automatically a member of the PA. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 29
Curriculum Night
Held Remotely at 5:30 p.m.
You should have already received a link from your teacher(s).  Reach out to them directly if you have not!

Monday, October 11 
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
No School

Thursday and Friday, October 14 and 15
EVCS Annual Picture Days
Flyer with details coming soon!

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After-School Resources
EVCS On-Site Programming: greenapplekidsny@gmail.com /
Registration forms & further information: www.greenapplekidsny.com
347.497.0732

Additional Resources: Please reach out directly to James.
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If you believe your child is entitled to 504 accommodations, be sure to read here for important information.
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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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The yard will be open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday – see you then!

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Have a restful weekend.

Best,
James

Arrival/Dismissal

Dear EVCS Families,

The first day of school is right around the corner – we can’t wait to see all of you on September 13! Here are a few important announcements you need to know before the big day:

▪ Our school day starts at 8:30 every day. Students can arrive to our schoolyard any time between between 8:00 and 8:30. Breakfast will be available for those students who need it at the tables outside. Similar to last year, parents will be asked to say goodbye their kids at the gate to avoid crowding inside.
▪ Every student will need to have a completed Health Screening before entering the schoolyard. For those students arriving with their parents or care givers, you can show us the completed screening on your phone as your child is entering the gate. For children who take the school bus or walk to school on their own, we ask that parents please complete the screening online before your child leaves. It is a critical part of our plan to keep our community safe that every parent attest each and every day that their child is symptom free and has not been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID. You can access the screening at this link: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/. I recommend bookmarking it on your phone now!
▪ Another essential part of our safety plan involves random COVID testing of our 1st-5th Grade students that will be conducted in our building twice a month. We ask that every parent of students in Grades 1-5 please give consent for their children to be tested at school, if you haven’t already. You can do that at your child’s NYC Schools Account. Remember, it’s on (all of) us!
▪ Dismissal is at 2:50 in the schoolyard, every day for all of our grades, rain or shine. It’s very important that we know exactly what your child’s dismissal plan is for each day of the week, so we can make sure everyone gets where they are supposed to go. Please take a few minutes to fill out this form before the first day of school to provide us with your regular plan. If things change we can always update our records.
▪ Finally, we are planing a Curriculum Night event to be held remotely via Google Meet, on Wednesday September 29 at 5:30 PM. More information will be coming soon from your child’s teacher, but please mark your calendars.

That’s all for now! Enjoy these last precious days with your kids, and see you very soon in the schoolyard.

As ever,

Bradley