EVCS Weekly: Friday, January 14

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

We remain very grateful for your care, communication and collaboration these recent weeks. I am happy to say that we are holding strong in the building.  Our PA has a meeting coming up next week on Wednesday, January 19 and we hope more folks will tune in to say hello. Your participation is key to keeping our PA alive and well. The meetings are once a month. This is one place we can be together as a group, share some ‘good’ news and find out what is percolating. I understand the fundraising & events team are working hard to get activities on the calendar not only to lift our spirits but to continue building our community. If you are interested see details below.

Let’s take a look at what else is coming up.

Next Week

Monday, January 17
MLK Jr. Day – NO School

Tuesday, January 18
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Wednesday, January 19
General Parent Association Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Keep an eye out for a meeting link. It will come from our PA, PApresident@evcs.me!

Thursday, January 20
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

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Save the Dates

Monday, January 24
Public Hearing regarding potential merger details and meeting link to follow details

Friday, January 28
EVCS PA Fundraising Committee plans to get rolling again!
If you are interested in getting involved, or want to learn more please join us.
The Roost Friday, January 28, following drop off at 8:45 a.m. See you there!
Please reach out to events@evcs.nyc.org with any questions.

Tuesday, February 1
Lunar New Year – No School

Wednesday, February 2
EVCS Virtual School Tour for Prospective Families, 5:00 p.m.
Please feel free to share out if anyone is interested  RSVP HERE  

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting link to follow  

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STAY SAFE•  STAY OPEN•  
Maintaining a strong, healthy community is our goal! 

  • We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Get more information about where to get vaccinated by using vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC. Remember:  If your child is fully vaccinated they will not be required to quarantine after contact with a positive case.
  • If your child is already vaccinated, be sure to record their vaccination status in the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. Liz walks you through how to do that in this quick tutorial video. Reach out to Liz (EWanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) if you need any help!
  • Let’s continue to keep our building as safe and healthy as we can.

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School Accounts – Overview and Access 
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REMINDERS
• If your child tests positive, please notify us immediately.
 Email your teacher(s) and attendance@evcs.me so that we can ensure the health, safety, and continued learning for all of our students.

• The LabQ Van will be set up twice a week on our block for the next few weeks. It is free and easy to use. There is no penalty if you take your kids to be tested, we will not mark them late. Windows are open, ventilators are on, kids are masked. Testing for COVID-19 is one of the best ways to prevent transmission.  Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-4pm

• Please be sure to wear appropriate gear to school. We get outside every day, weather permitting. It might be a good idea to keep a spare pair of pants & socks on hand for slushy days, you can send a pair along in the backpack!
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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Any NYC Public school family can get up to $50 monthly internet credit.
Read about it here.

Monthly Federal Discount On Internet Service
Available To All NYC Public School Families For details click here

After School Resources can be found on our website at this link.
The 14th Street Y (fee based program) has a deadline for Spring, Monday January 24th
Reach out to James if you have specific questions.

EVCS Weekly: Friday, January 7

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Hello 2022!
With this flurry of COVID activity this week, we are grateful for your continued diligence and best practices. We wish for everyone to stay safe and healthy – hang in there, we will make it to the other side.  Please continue to stay safe and monitor your health and use the daily screener before coming to school, the questions have been updated so please read them carefully!

REMINDERS
• If your child tests positive, please notify us immediately.
 Email your teacher(s) and attendance@evcs.me so that we can ensure the health, safety, and continued learning for all of our students.

• The LabQ Van will be set up twice a week on our block for the next few weeks. It is free and easy to use. There is no penalty if you take your kids to be tested, we will not mark them late. Windows are open, ventilators are on, kids are masked. Testing for COVID-19 is one of the best ways to prevent transmission.  Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-4pm

• Mark your calendar: Monday, January 10 at 5:30 we will host an EVCS Town Hall Meeting. We plan to review and answer questions on new policies & protocols related to COVID safety as well as an update on the merger process.  Please join us at this link.

• Please be sure to wear appropriate gear to school. We get outside every day, weather permitting. It might be a good idea to keep a spare pair of pants & socks on hand for slushy days, you can send a pair along in the backpack!

Next Week

Monday, January 10, 2022
EVCS Town Hall Meeting • New COVID Protocols and Merger Updates
5:30 join us here.

Tuesday, January 11 
COVID Testing LabQ Van returns 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find results here: https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Wednesday, January 12
EVCS Virtual School Tour for Prospective Families, 5:00 p.m.
Please feel free to share out if anyone is interested  RSVP HERE  

Thursday, January 13
COVID Testing LabQ Van again 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find results here: https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

School Leadership Team Meeting
3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Save the Dates

Monday, January 17
MLKJr. Day – No School

Wednesday, January 19
General Parent Association Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Keep an eye out for a meeting link will come from our PA, PApresident@evcs.me! 

Monday, January 24
Public Hearing regarding potential merger – details and meeting link to follow

Tuesday, February 1
Lunar New Year – No School

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
The William Howard Taft High School Educational Campus
(240 East 172nd Street, Bronx, NY 10457)

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STAY SAFE•  STAY OPEN•  
Maintaining a strong, healthy community is our goal! 

  • We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Get more information about where to get vaccinated by using vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC.
  • Remember:  If your child is fully vaccinated they will not be required to quarantine after contact with a positive case.
  • If your child is already vaccinated, be sure to record their vaccination status in the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. Liz walks you through how to do that in this quick tutorial video. Reach out to Liz (EWanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) if you need any help!
  • We strongly encourage everyone to test their child when they experience symptoms or know that they have been exposed to someone who has COVID.
  • Let’s continue to keep our building as safe and healthy as we can.

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School Accounts – Overview and Access 
As many of you may be aware, there are various accounts used at EVCS and for the DOE. Click the above document from Liz for clarification on these different accounts.  This includes how to streamline the Daily Health Screener Process and log into the vaccine portal

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
Any NYC Public school family can get up to $50 monthly internet credit. Read about it here.

Monthly Federal Discount On Internet Service
Available To All NYC Public School Families For details click here

EVCS Weekly: Friday, December 10

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Thanks to everyone who made it out this week to the Town Hall to continue our community discussion about the potential merger with PS 19. Overall there was a positive vibe.

EVCS made the news in Germany last night! Alexandra was excited to share this report that included a segment about our community including “Schuldirektor” Bradley Goodman and Pastor Will at Trinity Church! The segment is in German and you can watch it here. Thanks to EVCS parent, Alexandra Reese, Neo’s mom in Kindergarten, for including us.

The Parent Association will have their monthly meeting next week:  “We need volunteers in all capacities and at all commitment levels; Committee chairs and team members, Executive Board positions, event organizers and volunteers”, AND your great ideas! There is an SLT spot open and we need a few committee chairs including fundraising! Who would like to take the lead? Let us know if you are interested! See you there!

Let’s take a look at next week:

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NEXT WEEK

Wednesday,  December 15
General Parent Association Meeting
Important Mid-Year Elections!   We hope to see more parent join the meeting!!!
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!

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SAVE THE DATE

Monday, December 20
The Winter Festival
8:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
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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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!