Dear parents, We’ve all received welcome letters from teachers in the past two weeks with suggested back-to-school lists for school supplies.

If you are planning to use Amazon for your shopping, please remember to start your order at amazon.evcsnyc.org to make sure .5% of your purchase is donated to the EVCS Parent Association.

Going to amazon.evcsnyc.org will link your Amazon account to EVCS through Amazon Smile. You can buy exactly the same things through Amazon Smile at exactly the same price — if you have a Prime membership, that works there too. The only difference is the chance to make a small automatic donation to EVCS.

In fact, use this link every time you shop at Amazon, and that little percentage will add up. Last year, the PA earned more than $2,000 from Amazon Smile contributions.

We’re not pushing you to use Amazon, but if you do already, please bookmark amazon.evcsnyc.org.

Brian Crowley & Jeremy Sherber, co-treasurers