This week and beyond at EVCS, October 23, 2012

Dear Families,

I hope you have had a chance to read Robin’s letter about yesterday’s incident at Campos Plaza and know that increased safety measures are being taken at school and in the neighborhood. If you have any questions about this, don’t hesitate to contact Robin, Bradley or me. We will be updating you soon as we compile more information about what measures are being taken.

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Fall Ball Goodies & Extras


Only four days until this year’s Fall Ball! Do you have your costume all set? Are you practicing your maniacal laugh? Have you volunteered for a Fall Ball team?

Or are you and your family not yet sure if you’ll be coming to the party on Saturday? Well here’s what we have in store for you …

Your (suggested) $5 ticket gets you all the games, crafts, face painting, and feely boxes your heart desires, plus Trick-o-Treat in Booville!, and the Haunted House.

If you bring some extra cash with you (small bills please) here’s some more fun you can have:

  • Canvas Bag Craft ($3)
  • Raffle ($1) — win a new scooter!
  • Food Plate ($5)
  • Beverages ($1)
  • Dessert Treat ($1)
  • Cupcake Decorating ($1)
  • Cotton Candy ($2)
  • Photo Booth ($5)
  • Portraits ($5)

Still not convinced? Well what if we told you that all proceeds will benefit our PA-funded in-school theater and music programs?

Yeah, that’s it … now, from the diaphragm … Mwwaahaahhaaaaw!

(See you Saturday!)

Incident at Campos Plaza Yesterday

From Robin:

Dear Families,

By now, many of you have heard that gunshots were fired yesterday afternoon at Campos Plaza, the housing complex across the street from our school, at about 3:30 p.m. No one was harmed, and none of our families or staff were in harm’s way. The police arrived immediately, and the school followed emergency safety protocols to make sure it was safe to enter and exit the building.

The incident is of extremely serious concern to all of us for obvious reasons, and this morning, I, and other members of our staff, have been talking with agents at the 9th Precinct, the Department of School Safety, the superintendent of our school district, and our local elected officials to insure that security is increased at our school and on the block, and that families have the information and assurance they need.

I will be reaching out to you again later today with more details about what we, the police and the other leaders of our community will be doing to insure the safety of all the families at our school, in our school building and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. I will be in touch soon.

Sincerely,

Robin Williams, Principal

Parent Workshop: What Children Need to Succeed

Come join the discussion about how our children learn best and can flourish at school and in life.

Share your stories and questions with other parents — and with early childhood social worker Valerie Preston.

Thursday, October 25 at 8:50 am.

Coffee and pastry, too!

Construction on corner of 12th & B

The PA Vice President Camille Marlow has been following the construction projects at school and off-site — there’s a lot going on. Anyone interested in helping the Building and Facilities committee keep an eye on these projects should email parents@evcsnyc.org to let us know your interests and availability.

In the meantime, here’s a notice we received about the construction on the corner of 12th and Ave. B. A new foundation will be constructed, and some of it will be quite noisy. We are working to try to make sure the loud stuff is done after school hours, but for the moment it’s not clear how much control we have over that. Normal noise mitigation plans allow for rock driving on weekdays from 7am to 6pm.

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October 2012 PA Meeting Notes & Minutes

Great turnout last night for our second PA meeting of the year. There were a lot of important things to cover, and we were able to do in under two hours (!) against the banging of construction and the squeals of kids playing Twister for the first time. Following are notes from the meeting for those of you who weren’t able to make it.

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