Dear All Families of East Village Community School, the Children’s Workshop School, and the Spectrum School Community:
Did you know that our school building is 100 years old?
Named for Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919), a doctor, minister and leader in the struggle for women’s voting rights, what was PS 61 opened its doors in September 1913. By 1919, PS61 had 2550 students! During World War I, the school was an induction center and in World War II, it was a community center. The private school Little Red Schoolhouse got its start in PS61 classrooms in 1928. In 1952, PS 61 was featured in a Life magazine article as the most overcrowded school in New York City–2011 students in 1470 seats! With journalists present to document its safety, the Salk polio vaccine was tested in PS61 kids in 1954…
This is just some of the rich history we will celebrate this coming fall!
FINAL EVCS BOOK SALE WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK! MONDAY, TUESDAY AND (PROBABLY) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 17 AND 18. MORNINGS ONLY, IN THE YARD.
BOOK DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED THIS FRIDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON IN THE YARD AS WELL AS DURING THE SALE.
It is hard to believe we are in the final days of what I hope was a wonderful year at EVCS. Our teachers have worked hard all year and here is our chance to show appreciation for everything they do for our children.
free childcare and pizza in the cafeteria will be provided, please RSVP to PaPresident@EVCSnyc.org
Many thanks again to all the talent and guests that came out to support everyone! If you didn’t have the opportunity to be there, or wanted to see it again, click on the link above. Thank you Tommy Gunn for filming the event and editing these fabulous videos- they are great.