State Tests – Opting out resources

I’ve gotten a few emails asking for info about opting out from State Tests.
Here are a couple of links, including a form letter you can copy for opting out:

PA meeting minutes 3/19/14

Motion to approve minutes
  • Lice checks – go through each class and check, follow up 1 week later
    James is thinking about a workshop for parents on how to teach them how to keep kids lice free. Make sure lice people are more efficient. Make sure parents in class are informed
  • Check to see if we can meet in auditorium because of noise
    1. Still waiting on roof to be checked. Must do water test, then scaffolding can come down.
    2. Advocacy for parents to do for tree of knowing and blacktop on playground. May need to press on DOE to make them replace it.
    3. Back stairs a lot of damage. Trying to get them to replace them.
    4. Mice coming out during the day in classrooms

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This week we are collecting Reading Olympics sponsor sheets and donations. Please hand in envelopes to your teachers.
Remember, everyone who hands in a reading log will get a prize, with special prizes awarded to top earners. And FIFTH GRADERS: all donations earned will go directly toward your camping trip! So get out there and Read! Get Sponsors! Win Prizes! And earn money for EVCS!

Thank you for your participation,
Allison Gordon, PA Co-President

PA meeting this Wednesday morning

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that there will be a PA meeting in the lobby THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING, right after drop off.
Come hear about what your executive board has been up to, fundraising efforts such as the Reading Olympics and news about the Spring Gala, Building updates and more!
It should be a quick one, so grab a coffee and join us.

See you there,
The EVCS PA Executive Board

What’s happening in, at and around EVCS… next week and more

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Dear Families

A few reminders and fun things happening…

Don’t forget about the Book Sale, in the yard tomorrow morning!

SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT SURVEYS—DEADLINE APPROACHING—PLEASE COMPLETE YOURS TODAY, TONIGHT. You can fill it out online or on paper and if you didn’t receive one, You can also “go green” and take the survey in online at Click on Parent Survey and use the eight digit survey access code that appears on the bottom right-hand corner of the survey form you receive in the green envelope. WE REALLY NEED YOUR INPUT! So far, only 15 percent of our families have responded; we need everyone to do this!

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PA meeting minutes 2/27/14

East Village Community School


February 27, 2014

5:30 – 8:30pm

The meeting began with refreshments in the lobby.

The Parent Association hosted a guest speaker who presented on the subject of Gender Expression in children. The event was attended by about 40 parents and staff and was held in the auditorium.

At the end of the presentation and Q &A, Moira asked parents to stay for a few minutes to vote on an important item.

She gave a brief description of the STAR /NightSTAR program that is a theater based social/health education program for students. We are interested in bringing the program to our school [this year?] for our 4th and 5th graders. The cost to the Parent Association would be $5,000.

A motion was made to vote for or against this program and related expense. The majority of parents who were present voted to approve.

Tricia clarified to parents that we are effectively voting to amend the budget for this item. The current operating budget for the year is about $60,000 of which about $45,000 has been raised to date.

No further agenda items discussed.

Books wanted TOMORROW!

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Book donations will be accepted starting TOMORROW MORNING (Friday)

The book sale will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning of next week
BUT – we’re accepting donations beginning tomorrow morning at drop off.
(for those of you starting the Grand Street bus service on Monday, please use this opportunity to bring us your books)
PLEASE send in your gently used books appropriate for our Pre-K through 5th grade students. (No baby books please).

Thank you,
Allison Gordon and the EVCS PA

The proceeds from the Book Sale will benefit the Parent Association’s general fund. We appreciate your contribution.