EVCS Fall Ball Kick off Meeting Fri Oct 3

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Dear Families

It’s that time of year again to start planning for the 2014 FALL BALL,
our most fabulous Halloween costume party of the year!!
SAVE THE DATE FOR FALL BALL Saturday, October 25 12 – 4 pm

What: Kick off planning meeting

Date: Friday, October 3rd

Time: 8:40AM

Where: tree of knowing garden
Following meetings will be every Friday until the event.

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Process to select Principal for EVCS

Dear Parents,

As most of you are aware, since Robin retired as Principal of EVCS, Bradley has been acting as Interim Acting Principal. Many parents have asked what that means, whether he automatically becomes principal, does he want to become principal, what is the process, etc. We hope to alleviate some of these concerns with this email detailing the selection process for Principal.

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Can you make a difference at EVCS?

Right now, it’s up to you

The Parent Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year is happening right now, and we’re counting on you to make it a success.

It’s not a party or an auction, and we’re not selling you anything. We’re just asking you to contribute what you can so that the PA can continue to support our kids and their teachers during another remarkable school year.


The PA provides essential support to EVCS for programs that would not be possible without these family contributions. Think about our great arts curriculum — this year, parents have committed to fund more than $30,000 for theater and music.

To meet that commitment, we need your help today. Please consider a family contribution of $500 for the year to kick off our fundraising efforts. If that’s a lot to cover all at once, you can set up a $50/month plan on your credit card.

Or you can choose any other amount to contribute — can you give $25 a month? $10 a month? Whatever you can afford will make a big difference.

With gratitude,
Steven Garrelts, PA Fundraising Chair

Manhattan Parent Conference – Saturday, Oct. 18

The Manhattan Parent Conference will be on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UFT headquarters located at 52 Broadway.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to attend wonderful workshops and network with other parents, grandparents and education advocates. There will also be a free breakfast and lunch as well as raffle prizes. For more information, email Francine Streich at fstreich@uft.org.

View the schedule and workshop information »

Register for the conference online »

Sustainability Initiative (by the DOE)


Sustainability Initiative

The New York City Department of Education is the largest school district in the United States. Despite the overwhelming size of the school system and increasing demands on the budget, the DOE has continued to stress the importance of the implementation of sustainability initiatives. The Sustainability Initiative seeks to transform the DOE into a more sustainable and efficient public entity regarding facility operation and maintenance and student environmental education.
Please read more here
Sign up for the biweekly Sustainability Initiative newsletter


Dear Parents

Please note the following important upcoming dates

September 25 & 26 –
No school in observance of Rosh Hashanah

Monday, October 13
No school in observance of Columbus Day

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day (No school for students)

Tuesday, November 11
No school in observance of Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 13
Parent/Teacher conferences
Half-day dismissal schedule
Teachers will provide details closer to the time…

Thursday, November 27 – & Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Recess

9.22.2014 This Week and more…

Dear Parents

A few reminders for this week:

1) EVCS Parent Association:
Diversity Committee School-Wide Meeting
Please join us
tomorrow! Tuesday, September 23, 6pm – 7pm In Rm 406 (4th floor)

Enter the main lobby and go straight up to Room 406
PLEASE RSVP to diversity@evcsnyc.org
for childcare and pizza by 5 pm today!

2) SCHOOL IS CLOSED – Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 25 – Friday, September 26

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This weekend, additional after school info and free events!

Dear Parents

We are sharing information surrounding after school activities, creative outlets, weekend events including the environment and free stuff:


Friday, September 19 – Harvest Fest Kickoff at La Plaza: 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Children’s activities
7:00pm onward – Live music, food, and drink. Garden member Eric Hoffman will be performing! Free Event!

Gates Open in the Yard at 12:00! It is a Free Event!
There will be a bouncy house, crafts, face painting and more!
Come out to Celebrate 100 Years at PS61! 12-4 at the school.

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