EVCS Read-a-thon Starts Next Week

We are excited to announce a fundraiser for “March into Literacy” month — the first ever EVCS READ-A-THON!

Next Monday, March 5, all children will be sent home with the information and materials for this event. Please be on the lookout for an “octopus-themed” sponsor sheet with instructions for the fundraiser and an envelope for collecting donations. Teachers will be talking about the READ-A-THON in the classroom, but students will need your help, too.

This event will last throughout the month of March — students will have the entire month to read books and find sponsors and will hand in their collected donations the first week of April. Children will be reading, increasing literacy skills, and raising money for important programs in their school — Music, Spanish, and Theater. This is an opportunity for children to help raise money for the programs they love in school — help them to feel powerful and successful!

Thank you in advance for your enthusiastic participation!

Two Wednesday Meetings: 2/15 at 6pm

The evening of Wednesday, February 15 brings two meetings of interest to parents:

The first is our regularly scheduled Parent Association meeting at 6pm in the auditorium. Several things are in the works that we’d love your help with: the upcoming Gala, our big spring event for parents; our March read-a-thon, a new fundraiser this year; Food/Nutrition Committee initiatives; reactions to our PA-sponsored enrichment programs (Spanish, music, theater); and more.

The second is a District 1 CEC meeting at which there will be another presentation on the ongoing negotiations among our building’s three principals about how classroom space can be equitably distributed. Problem is, this meeting is also at 6pm, at PS 20 on Essex Street just below Houston.

Both meetings are important to EVCS, so you will need to decide which one is more important to you. (There will be child care available at both meetings.)