11.17.2014 EVCS This week and more…

harvest

Dear Families

A few reminders for this week:
7 days until Harvest Festival, keep bringing cans when you can!

Wednesday, November 19 PA General Meeting 8:30am – 9:30am
In the cafeteria. 2015 Centennial Calendars ($15) and School Wide Photos ($10) will be available. Stop by to get your very own!

Wednesday, November 19 CEC Meeting – Class Size 6pm – 9pm
PS 20, 166 Essex Street

THE EVCS COAT DRIVE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
Now Ends Monday, November 24 Please drop off coats in Room 210 or bring them to James in the yard. Baby coats are also being collected for another cause – if you have any winter baby gear, please bring these items to James! Thank you.

Thursday, November 20 No School for Pre-K
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Re: LICE may be back, or maybe they never left.
Please let your teachers and the Parent Coordinator know if your child has lice. Families must work diligently to get rid of them. It takes time, patience and due care. Lice “treatments” whether you do them on your own or hire a professional, must be repeated, one cleaning does not do it.

Even if your child does not currently have lice, you want to be aware and check your child(ren) frequently given the fact that they are around.

From the Department of Education, Head Lice Policy (All schools)
NYC DOE POLICY ON LICE

Lice can’t survive without being on a warm head. And then experts I’ve consulted say they survive less than 48 hours in winter. If a child sleeps with a stuffed animal, it’s a good idea to throw it in the dryer for 20 minutes or put it away for a few days, but that’s sufficient. Bedding should be washed, and sofa pillows that your kids lie around on should be vacuumed, but you don’t need to go crazy cleaning. And of course, any recently worn clothes, coats, hats and anything else that is in the head and shoulder area should go in the dryer for 20 minutes or be washed.
Our teachers are aware of this in the classrooms and keep an eye out.
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HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER: Giving Gifts that support EVCS!
Shopping the Equal Exchange Catalog. Catalogs went home in back packs last week! 40% of all Purchases goes to EVCS. Support our Green Committee and our Fifth grade camping trip by shopping in catalog. High Quality, Small Scale Farmers- great gift items.
Please consider doing some of your shopping from this source,
proceeds help EVCS.
PLEASE RETURN ALL FORMS BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014.
ITEMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE YARD – DATE/TIME TBD. Unfortunately there are currently no options for online shopping with this fundraiser at this time. Why wait, start giving now! Thanks in advance.
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TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) production being produced by Lamplighters, an on-campus club at New York University. The Transition of Doodle Pequeño is a magic-filled, multiple award-winning play for all ages about two boys who become friends in spite of their differences. The production will be performed at 238 Thompson St. NY,NY 10012 on the following dates and times:
November 22nd (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM) and (1:00PM – 2:30 PM)
November 23rd (2:00PM – 3:30 PM)
Admission is FREE to those ages 12 and under, and a $5 suggested donation for ages 13 and over. By clicking the link below, you can be directed to an eventbrite page to reserve tickets and receive any additional information. The link is: transitionofdoodlepequeno.eventbrite.com
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KIDCOOLTHEREMINSCHOOL!
with Dorit Chrysler, Rob Schwimmer & Charlie Hobbs
Saturday, December 13th Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St (Red Hook)
Brooklyn, NY 11231 Phone:(718) 596-3000 supported by Moog Music
Kids 4-6 years 11:00 – 11:45am $35
Kids 7+ 12:30 – 1:30pm $35
Parents are encouraged to attend with kids for free!
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LOST & FOUND
Moved to the lobby for now- the pile grew and CWS also has items there, making it more convenient for families to check both piles! Please try to stop by and check for lost items. Unclaimed items will be donated over the Thanksgiving break.
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DONT FORGET, VISIT EVCS ONLINE!
If you’re ever looking for the EVCS calendar, event updates, Parent Association Meeting Minutes, Menues and other info, chances are you might find it: evcsnyc.org

Have a great week.

All the best,
James