Diversity at our schools – Meeting

Dear parents,
It used to be that the four progressive District 1 schools had control over their own admissions. It wasn’t a perfect system, but as part of an overall policy of centralizing power, the Bloomberg DOE took that discretion away from the schools and made admissions a pure lottery out of the DOE. What we have seen as a result is a significant reduction in diversity at our schools. And the less diverse a school gets, the less diverse the pool of applicants becomes, because who wants to send their kid to a school with so few kids like them? Many of us are concerned about the trend, and parents at the Neighborhood School have taken the step of calling a meeting to discuss presenting a plan to the Commissioner, Carmen Farina, to address it. Everyone’s invited: please come, it would be great to hear your thoughts! The meeting is at 8:30am next Tuesday, May 6, in the lobby at Neighborhood: 3rd Street between 1st and A.
Thanks, all,diversity
Jen

Look what you could WIN Sat May 3, EVCS Spring Gala

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A family trip for 4 nights, 4 people travel to
a gorgeous beach front eco resort on the Pacific Coast Mexico.
A truly memorable and ecologically conscious family holiday
$2,400 Value

Dear Families

Did you Donate an item or service yet?

WE NEED MORE DONATIONS!!!

If every parent could request one donation for one activity over the spring break this would truly be the most gorgeous auction ever!

We have some fabulous consigned items but we need MORE!

Let’s keep the momentum going:

There are many opportunities to solicit gala donations. Whether you are in a restaurant, getting a massage, or meeting with your accountant, consider hitting up the establishment for a donation. You wouldn’t believe how often they say YES! It never hurts to ask. Be bold. Be proud and help your school by bringing in a donation! Who knows, you might win something yourself!

HELPFUL SOLICITATION HINTS

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at a few great items!

A 60 Minute Massage Retail Value $90.00

Two Stunning Original Framed Art Works Valued at $150.00 each

6 Hours of Complimentary Babysitting from SmartSitting. $150 Value

$150 Gift Card to Juice Press

Five “learn to swim” lessons $200 Value

What can you add to to the mix?

Tickets

Your ticket not only gets you in the door- it treats you to dinner, dessert, live entertainment, the silent auction, and more surprises…

Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved and have fun- check out the list.
Be part of this amazing event and get to know your fellow parents a little better! Working together builds a stronger community and it’s fun.

Donate

Many thanks in advance for your support and participation.
Any questions, please contact us at events@evcsnyc.org.

All the best,
Events and the Gala Team!

EVCS EVENTS – SPRING GALA

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Calling All Families!

WE SERIOUSLY NEED YOUR HELP TO SOLICIT AUCTION ITEMS FOR THE SPRING GALA!

THINK:

restaurants • destination weekends • health related items • concerts • sport tickets • theater tickets • classes • services • art • workshops • kid friendly fun items • educational outings • museums

DO YOU MAKE ART? DO YOU EVER GO OUT TO DINNER- WHERE? DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WORKS IN A SHOP OR OWNS A BAR, SALON OR A UNIQUE STORE?

Simply Click here for ONLINE FORM or download and print the Donation Form from our web page!

HERE ARE A FEW TEMPTING ITEMS ALREADY IN-HOUSE AND AWAITING YOUR BID AT THE GALA ON MAY 3:

• South African Photo Safari for 2 ($5,950 VALUE)

• Imagine Swimming Classes ($200)

• Manhattan Skyline Tour For Two in Private Plane ($500 VALUE)

• Downtown Dance Factory ($175)

• We need more…

VOLUNTEER:

We are definitely looking for volunteers to write and edit the auction catalog; sell tickets; decorate; set up and clean up on the day of the Gala. Click here to sign-up to volunteer.

Questions? Donation to submit? Find us in the yard, or stop by the auction committee meeting every Friday morning: after drop off in the cafeteria or email us at events@evcsnyc.org.

GALA TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE NEXT WEEK!!

Thank you for your help and support.

EVCS Events Team.