October 31, 2013
The Fall Ball Planning Committee, along with many parent volunteers, did a fantastic job with our annual Fall Ball. Jayne Wexler, James Bromberg, and Julie Endich led the parent troupe of volunteers who cleverly transformed our school into a Halloween cosmos that featured a wild and scary haunted house, lots of fun-filled outdoor games and activities, a cool photo shop and really tasty meals and snacks. Our parent volunteers worked like thoughtful professional event planners. Many, many thanks again to everyone who helped to make this event a smash hit for all.
October 29, 2013
DRILL TOMORROW, WEDS 10/30: I hope all of you have had a chance to read the letter Bradley sent home last week about the lock-down drill that will take place tomorrow in our school building. As he said, it is part of the mandatory set of drills we must do each year to practice procedures we need to know in case of an emergency. As he also wrote, our students have gotten plenty of age-appropriate coaching and reassurance about the fact that this 5-minute exercise is only a practice, and that all children are very safe at school. You are welcome to email either of us with any questions about this (Bradley is firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Pre-K, Kindergardeners and First Graders:
Due to high demand, a new After School ballet class will begin on Friday November 1 and run for 14 weeks until February 14.
There are also spaces available immediately in Tuesday’s Little Samurai class for aspiring Ninja’s.
All classes are $22 and run from 3pm to 5pm. (Extended hour care, from 5pm to 6pm is available for an extra fee.) Scholarships available. To enroll please contact Jennifer Domani at email@example.com.
After School Committee
Special Education Reform
The Department of Education has the goal of ensuring that all students are placed in the least restrictive environment that’s academically appropriate. To do this, all schools have teams that manage the range of possibilities within the school that will maximize the opportunities for all students to participate in general education. That said, EVCS is carefully navigating the task of matching students with the appropriate teacher support that they must have to be successful in school.
PA meeting changed to Thursday October 24 at 6 pm!
Next week’s PA meeting (previously scheduled for Wednesday evening) will now be Thursday evening at 6 pm.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Come hear about what is happening in our school!
Bradley Goodman will be our featured speaker to talk about special education reform, the new math curriculum and (if they are released in time) the DOE Progress Reports.
Childcare and pizza will be provided for EVCS students (free of charge!), as well as light refreshments for parents and caregivers.
Please view last PA meeting notes here.
We look forward to seeing you!
EVCS PA Co-President
General PA Minutes – September 23rd, 2013 – 8:40-10:15am