11.21.2014 EVCS Reminders

Dear Parents

We have had a fun week and with the shift in temperatures it is time to really gear up with your winter clothing. Be sure to dress your kids so that they are able to participate in the outdoor recess and feel cozy.
Hats and gloves or mittens are highly recommended.

A few reminders for next week:
Re: Harvest Festival
So far we have collected around 1,000 items!! There is still time to reach a goal of 1200 if everyone brings in 1-2 more items on Monday.
We can do it! Join the Harvest Festival Tuesday, November 25
Students will line up in the yard and organize all the cans, sing songs and then we all walk the cans over to Trinity on Ave B and 9th Street.
It is a great tradition and everyone is welcome to join in the walk!

LOST & FOUND 
Moved to the lobby. Will be donated soon.
Please check these bins for any missing items- we will be donating these items early next week. Try to check before Tuesday, Nov 25. Thank you.

THE EVCS COAT DRIVE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
Collection Ends Monday, November 24. We will be taking coats to NYCares. Thank you in advance for every contribution.
ALSO, Please SUPPORT of Nurse Family Partnership
A national organization of health, social and educational support for first time mothers, in NYC we have a special team that works with the most vulnerable of moms, very young teen moms, mothers in domestic violence shelters, families in the shelter system, pregnant teens in the foster care system and mothers in the prison system. We are asking for any winter baby items, jumpers or coats. Bring any items to James in Room 210 or give them to me in the yard! For more information about Nurse Family Partnership contact: Marisol R. Alvarez RN BSN CCE IBCLC at marysolral@yahoo.com
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Next School-Wide Sing Along Morning Meeting*
Monday, November 24 8:50 – 9:30 am in the Auditorium
ALSO Roost Coffee and Sigmund Pretzles for Sale in the yard

Community Action Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 25 – Directly After Drop

School Closed – Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28
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PhD Student (and EVCS Parent ) Jason McDonald
Chronicles Famed Home of NYC Public Education
Press Celebrating PS61- The current home of EVCS!
A little history on where your child is going to school.
You can Purchase a Centennial Calendar at the next PA meeting
or school function or stop by Room 210 to get yours today!
and support our efforts in honoring the legacy of PS61.

HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER: Giving Gifts that support EVCS!
Shop the Equal Exchange Catalog and turn your forms in!
It’s that easy. 40% will support EVCS Green Committee
and the Fifth grade camping trip. We will all be in 5th grade at some point! Let’s get a few gifts and help support these efforts!

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Save the Dates:

PARENT WORKSHOP
Thursday, December 11 8:30am – 9:30am.
HOLIDAYS: More JOY Less Stress.
Please Join us in the Main Library Conference Room 4th Fl.
MORE INFO

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Wednesday, December 17 9:00am
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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

Enjoy the weekend.

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator