Important Information – NYC School Account / Password Distribution

Starting yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, the Department of Education changed the protocol for distributing NYC School Account access information. If you have not returned a registration form to us, not a problem, you will receive a DOE letter in the regular US postal mail, with instructions for how to create your NYC School Account along with your unique temporary access code. Please note that you will need your child’s OSIS/ Student ID number in order to create the account. The OSIS/Student ID number is a nine digit number that can be found on the top right hand corner of the report card. It is recommended that you set up your account as soon as you receive the instructions and access code.

Due to the change in guidelines for distributing the NYC School Account access information we are now able to back pack or mail them to you. With only 1 1/2 days left we cannot process every student by Friday.

The snail mail is the next best solution. We were not told email was an option, yet. Student Test Results will be available in August. You should receive them in July.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me.

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator

THURS=Final Day of AfterSchool

Dear Friends,

It has been another whirlwind of a year.

What can I say? Simply – thank you for supporting the AfterSchool community. It continues to be an honor and we hope we’ve enriched your kid’s days as much as they have ours.

Special thanks to:
-Course instructors and  assistants,
– Boryana Yakova (who kept things sailing so smoothly over my leave we couldn’t let her go), my right arm Adriane Anderson (Program/Admin Assistant) and Diana Diaz (AfterHour Coordinator and so much more),
-The PA – – especially Jeremy Sherber and Allison Gordon, all AfterSchool participating families and active AfterSchool Advisory Committee members,
-EVCS faculty (our classroom hosts), administrators (our benefactors) and building staff for maintaining a safe and functional environment.

Have a gem of a summer!

Camille et. al.

*Tonight the AfterSchool Advisory Committee reconvenes at 5:30 in the Tree of Knowing
*Tomorrow St. Soccer & Little Samurai merge into SoccerSamuraiSmashup. Soccer & Little Samurai parents are welcome along with refreshments (so far lemonade & undetermined treats). In the schoolyard…say between 3:30 & 3:45. Or simply swing by a bit early!
*This Thursday – last day of AfterSchool!!! I.E. there is NO AFTERSCHOOL on Friday.
*Also on Thursday check out Ceramics’ mini art show (tentative location in lobby) @pick up.
* This Friday EVCS dismisses at 11:30!!!
*Look to hear from us about our Fall line up/registration around mid-July

We are in the home stretch, with a great week ahead!

Dear Families,

It’s been a fun-filled month at EVCS with the Annual Picnic, Clubs on Fridays, The Nepal Fundraisers, ANNIE Productions, Class Marches, Family Shares and it’s not over yet!

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday morning in the yard for our final School-Wide Morning Meeting …

Monday, June 22
• Coffee and Summer Book Sale
8:00 am – 9:00 am

• School-Wide Morning Meeting
8:50 am – 9:30 am, In the Auditorium

• School-Wide Photo Sale
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Neighborhood Event This Weekend and FREE Activities

Sunday, June 21st at 1:00 pm

Green Oasis Community Garden (on 8th between C & D)
Annual Solstice Celebration
Kids and Adults can tie-dye a t-shirt and join in the potluck.
There’ll be a solstice ceremony at 2:00 pm and live music on the stage from 4 to 7pm. It’s free **(suggested donation if tie-dying).

FREE NDI Summer Dance Workshop

NDI and Free is a Great Combination…
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EVCS Lost and Found


The Lost and Found collection has moved to the main lobby near the vending machine! Best looking set up I have seen for a lost and found!

As you enter the main lobby go west or go to the right and you will find a rack of items with boxes below! Please take a moment to pass by and collect any items that may have gone missing over the past few months. There are many winter items. We will be bagging evrything and taking it to the Goodwill next week on Thursday, June 25.


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A big round of applause to the 5th grade performers, our evcs instructors Stephanie Nantell, Music, Reina Potaznik, Dance and Maggie Monaco, Visual Art! A big thank you also goes out to the parents for their continued support and to those who helped support the production and concession stand! Well done. It was a Gorgeous Production! Thank you.


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Black History 360°: The Schomburg’s Summer Education Institute 2015

Black History 360: The Schomburg’s 6th Annual Summer Education Institute 2015

Professional Development For K-12 Teachers, Community Educators, College Faculty And College Students

August 3-7,  9 AM to 4 PM

Join hundreds of educators (K-12 and College) and premier scholars from across the country for a spectacular “education vacation” at the Schomburg Center, featuring lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks, and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora.  

This year’s themes include: The 100th Anniversary of the Great Migration; African-American Suburban Migration: 1920-Present; Epistolary Lives: The Art of Letters as Historical Documents; Black Life Matters: Using Art and Voice to Explore the Past; After Ferguson: Healing Hearts and Sustaining Youth Activism; Igniting Imagination with Black Comics, Graphic Novels, and Speculative Fiction; Post-Civil Rights History & The Birth of Hip Hop; Fela Kuti and the Power of Protest Music, and more.

Registration Fees:  

General: $500/week or $125 per day

College Students & Seniors:  $400/week or $100 per day  

For more information, click here

New York Public Library – Junior Scholars Program

Junior Scholars Program Season (2015-2016)

October 24, 2015-May 14, 2016

New York Public Library are now accepting applications for our upcoming Junior Scholars Program season! Youth ages 11-18 will be selected to participate in the 13th year of this uniquely designed pre-college black studies program at the Schomburg Center.  The Saturday sessions run from 10 am to 3 pm and are designed with an inquiry-based and project-based approach to teaching about black American history and the global black experience.

Junior Scholars attend weekly college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and arts projects that grow from their intensive study based on the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources.

The Junior Scholars program begins on October 24, 2015 and culminates on May 14, 2016 with the annual Youth Summit. 


For more information or to download an application, click here