EVCS Weekly, Last Day of School, Friday, June 25

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Dear EVCS Families,

Way to go everyone! We did it! Congrats, again, to the class of 2021!

I hope you have a chance to recharge over the next two months. Welcome letters will be sent by teachers in mid-August.

Free Meals This Summer!
紐約市免費暑期餐 / Comidas de Verano gratuitas en NYC

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You can start planning ahead with the 2021–2022 School Year Calendar now!

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If anyone needs anything at all this summer, please feel free to reach out to me at any time and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Email: JamesPC@evcs.me
Phone: (605) 646-EVCS

Have a wonderful summer! We will see everyone on September 13th!!!

All best wishes,
James

Have a great summer!

Dear EVCS Families,

It’s hard to believe, but here we are on the penultimate day of school, and I think we can all finally begin to exhale! It’s been a strange and super challenging year for all of us, but I am so incredibly proud of our school for how we have made our way through this time. I have to hand it to our kids for the heroic resilience and positive attitudes they have demonstrated all year. Their enthusiasm, joy, and commitment to learning online and in-person lifted all of us up and sustained us through the most difficult moments. I also want to thank you, our parents, for your patience, understanding and support throughout this tumultuous time. Our parents have always been our partners in this work, but this last year that partnership has taken on a whole new dimension! Thank you for being there with us every step of the way. And I need to give a major shout out to our teachers, paras and service providers. Their already very hard jobs became immeasurably harder these last 16 months, but they showed up for our kids every day with integrity, creativity, and most of all, with heart. The EVCS staff is the best there is and I am so grateful to them for all of the effort that went in to making this year as successful as it was.

Tomorrow is our last day of school before the summer break – please note that it is a full day of school. We are encouraging all of our kids to wear their new EVCS t-shirts! For our students coming in-person, we will have a celebratory sendoff at dismissal, with a “last day of school” photo backdrop, popsicles and other fun stuff. The closure of each school year is a big deal – but this one deserves extra recognition. There’s a chance (slim I am told, but still a possibility) that the Chancellor of Schools Meisha Porter will stop by dismissal to help us say goodbye and wish our kids well for the summer.

Finally, I just want to say that I consider it the privilege of a lifetime to be the principal of our fantastic school. Thank you for trusting me with this great responsibility. Have a wonderful, safe and relaxing summer. See you in September!

As ever,

Bradley

EVCS Weekly, Friday, June 18

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Dear EVCS Families,

On Monday, wear blue and yellow! In honor of EVCS’s graduation, dress in our school colors!

EVCS Elections: Wednesday, June 23 5:00 p.m.
We cannot hold the elections without you! Seriously. The PA brings us together and creates the energy to help make our community stronger.
Please keep an eye out for an email from the PA President! See you there!

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:00 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, June 21
EVCS 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony in the yard at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 22

Wednesday, June 23
Please bring back any books you’ve borrowed!
Remote Learners pick-up Spirit T Shirts!
Stop by any time between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Parent Association Elections & final meeting
Look for Zoom Link from PA President 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 24
SLT meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 25
Wear your New EVCS T-Shirt!
Last Day of School

Happy Summer!

Saturday, June 26
First Day of Summer Public Pools Open!

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If you would like to request to view the monthly minutes from the EVCS School Leadership Team (SLT), please enter your request here.

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Happy Juneteenth! And happy Father’s Day!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Enjoy the weekend.

Best,
James

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, June 11

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Dear EVCS Families,

Great job showing your EVCS spirit today on Pajama Day!
An epic day once again and the kids had a blast!

The deadline to take the School Survey has been moved to Friday, June 18th! One more week to complete the survey! If you have more than one child, please take the survey for each child at EVCS. We use your feedback to make decisions about our school. Here is the link. And again, if anyone needs their child’s access code, let me know.

Third Street Music Virtual Open House 6/17 Interested families, please bring your questions to the online meeting being held Thursday, June 17th. Visit links below for details.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 23 5:00 p.m.
June 23rd will be the final PA meeting of the year featuring the EVCS PA Elections. We need you to come out to vote. We cannot hold the elections without you. The PA brings us together and creates the energy to help make our community stronger. Keep an eye out for an email from the PA President! See you there!

Reminder BOOK SWAP TODAY! NOW!
There is a book swap in Sauer Park- bring a book, take a book!
Hope to see you there directly following dismissal! 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!

Note: Families who are returning to EVCS for September 2021 do NOT need to return any borrowed devices. Please keep them safe for next school year!

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Dear EVCS Families,

Students at EVCS know how to show their spirit! Today was monochromatic spirit day! Next Friday students are encouraged to wear their favorite PJ’s to school! Show your EVCS spirit and join the fun.

It was great to see some parents this morning! If you didn’t make it, there will be future opportunities. The EVCS Endless Summer Online Shop and 5th Grade Plant sale is ON! The in-person pop-up will be open today until 3:30, again tomorrow they open at noon! A shout out to all of our hardworking parents pulling this together! Huge thanks to Nina and Nikko for setting up the online piece, and to everyone who was able to contribute donations and creativity. More details below.

Third Street Music announced their “Virtual Open House” and shared an online application. It looks a little different this year than previous years.
Learn more from the flyers and website below. Space is limited.

EVCS PA Elections are on 6/23. Please keep an eye out for a meeting link in your inbox. There is still time to nominate others or yourself and we will need parents to vote on Wednesday, June 23rd. Please be there to vote!!

Take the Parent Survey! If you have more than one child, please plan to take the survey for each child at EVCS. We use your feedback to make decisions about our school and greatly appreciate your time to take the annual survey! Here is the link. If you need your ID, let me know.

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This Weekend

Saturday, June 5
EVCS PA Endless Summer Shop to support our school!
Open 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
at 521 E. 12th Street – All The Kings Horses Café
Stop by the Plant Sale to support 5th Grade!

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Town Hall Meeting June 9

Town Hall Meeting with Superintendent Carry Chan

Dear EVCS Families,

Please join us next Wednesday June 9 at 6:00 pm for a town hall meeting with Carry Chan. This will be an opportunity to reflect together on this monumental year and begin to envision our school and district in a post pandemic future. I hope to see many of you there – details below.

Yours,

Bradley

Town Hall with Carry Chan
Wednesday, June 9 · 6:00 – 7:00pm
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zyg-tunv-quc
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 814-303-2348‬ PIN: ‪150 380 059‬#

EVCS Weekly, Friday, May 28

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Dear EVCS Families,

This time of year is always very exciting. We are all trying to reach our goals before the end of the year – working hard to fit everything in and doing our best! Remember to send (labeled) water bottles in to help keep everyone hydrated on hot days!

EVCS PA Elections have been pushed to June, so let us know if you are interested! There is still time now to nominate others or yourself and we will need parents to vote on Wednesday, June 23rd – hope to see you there!

Our fundraising committee plans to kick off the opening of the two day pop-up shop with a coffee (social-distanced) next Friday! Stop by to meet other EVCS parents and (re)join the community! An online version of the shop will launch soon as well! Need a plant for your house? Stop by the sale! More details below.

Check out Spirit Days for this year – June Fridays are sure to ignite some fun. See the details here!

Remember to Take the Parent Survey!
We really appreciate your help! If you did this already, great, thank you! It only takes a few minutes. Here is the link and if you need your ID, let me know.

Let’s take a look at next week…

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, May 21

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Dear EVCS Families,

The Wednesday lending library was hopping this week with more remote kiddos stopping by! It was great to see all of you! Remember we are out on the sidewalk every Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Our 5th grade class has a history of hosting Spirit Fridays and this year the themes for June Fridays are sure to ignite some fun. See the details here!

Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.
For the 5% who took the annual School Survey so far, thank you! The goal is to hear from every family and your feedback helps us do our jobs even better. Take the 2020-21 NYC School Survey Here! When prompted for an access code, enter lowercase “f” followed by your child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Reach out to James if you need your child’s OSIS. Please share your feedback today!

Let’s take a look at next week…

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2021 School Survey

Dear EVCS Families,

Every year we ask all of our families to take the DOE School survey in order to gather critical feedback on all aspects of your and your child’s experience at our school. The information captured in this survey is so important to us and is used to make important planning decisions for EVCS, so we can maintain and expand the things we are doing well and develop the things that need improvement. To access the survey please go to this secure link, and enter “f” followed by your child’s nine-digit student identification number (OSIS) . A student’s OSIS number can be found on their midyear report or in the family’s NYCSA account. If you are having any issues finding your child OSIS number, please contact James at JamesPC@evcs.me.

Thank you so much for participating in this important process. We appreciate it!

Bradley

EVCS Weekly, Friday, May 14

Dear EVCS Families,

We had an energized week at EVCS! The wheels are turning and progress is happening on all fronts. Keep up the good work. Thank you all for being diligent each morning by checking in on your child’s health and keeping them home when they are not feeling 100%.

Our core value is social action! Our 5th graders have been doing a virtual residency with the Service Learning Project, which works with students to identify an issue, research and learn about it, and then choose an action to take. Ruth’s class chose to address issues of sexism and the gender wage gap, Jenna’s class chose the issue of LGBTQ+ rights, and Lauryn’s class chose climate change. Each class worked together to develop an action, and they would love your support! Please have a look at their projects and support their initiatives by signing their petitions, buying a T-shirt and deepening your own awareness.

Ruth’s class: Gender Wage Gap Petition

Jenna’s class: LGBTQ+ Rights Petition and Tshirt Fundraiser

Lauryn’s class: Climate Change Newsletter

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Daily Health Screening.
Please continue to take the daily health screening seriously and pay attention to the questions, as they update when information and guidance changes. Smart phone or link to the URL is here. Thank you in advance for continuing to practice safe measures. If you are having any trouble signing in, please reach out to us. We remind everyone to stay vigilant!

What is happening next week…

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:00 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, May 17
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Tuesday, May 18
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, May 19
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully remote students are encouraged to pick up books each and every week! In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

Thursday, May 20
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Friday, May 21
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

PA EVCS Endless Summer Shop Launch!
Keep an eye out for an email from the fundraising and events team!

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