September 29: Queens Parent Member Training: Queens, English, Presented by Ruth DiRoma and Sandy Lenon

September 29: The NYC High School Application Process: Bronx, English with Spanish translation, Presented by Gennarose Pope

October 3: Hands on Workshop: Your Child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program): Manhattan, English with Spanish and ASL translation, Presented by Ruth DiRoma
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Next Week at EVCS and more 9/28 – 10/02

Dear Families,

Next week will be the first full week of school!

Curriculum Night

Wednesday, September 30
PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades
5:30 – 8:00 pm Lobby, Auditorium and Classrooms

Thursday, October 1
5th Grade Only
5:30pm In the Classroom

Curriculum Night Child Care PLEASE RSVP HERE
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NYC Chancellor’s Parent Conference and UFT Free Parent Workshops

Dear Families

To help us build stronger schools, it takes our help and participation!
I am sending along information from the Chancellor and the CEC, The Community Education Council for District 1!

NYC Chancellor’s Parent Conference for Elementary School Parents

Division of Family and Community Engagement

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY

[RSVP HERE.] (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-chancellors-parent-conference-for-elementary-school-parents-tickets-18576571024)

FREE Workshops

Offered by the UFT Manhattan Borough Office.

• Parent Workshops on Budgets and School Leadership Teams.

Dates and Times on the Flyer
Offered by the UFT Manhattan Borough Office.

You can also register for the

• UFT’s November Parent Conference.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

If anyone is interested in receiving CEC email updates, sign up here!

CEC District One
PS 20 Anna Silver
166 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
Room 126
M-F 10am – 5pm

CEC1 – Join the SIPP Planning Team! (Posted: September 18, 2015)

Dear Community,

You are invited to join the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program (SIPP) Grant Planning Team by signing up to be a part of one of the 4 planning work groups listed below:

Work Group Descriptions
(Click on the links below for more information about each work group):

PS 15 Enrichment Planning Work Group
primarily made up of staff, teachers, administrators, parents, and family members of students from the PS 15 school community, with focus on school-based engagement and the educational enhancement and magnetization of PS 15;
Family Resource Center Planning Work Group:
a diverse, representative group of family and community members, teachers, staff and administrators from the CSD 1 community, the work group will create a community-wide Family Resource Center that will facilitate the equitable implementation of the SES integration-conscious student assignment and choice-based school admissions policy; with particular focus on the types of families the Resource Center support will target;
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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 9/21/2015

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-wide morning meeting of the year! It’s so good to be back here with you in our auditorium, singing loud and proud!

This year all the classes in our school will be exploring a different Habit of Mind every month. September’s Habit of Mind is managing impulsivity. When we manage our impulsivity we think before we act, we stay focused on our goals and stop ourselves from saying or doing things that don’t help us achieve those goals. Managing impulsivity is having self control and being able to self regulate. Sometimes this can be really hard! But people who can manage their impulsivity often achieve great things.

The picture we associate with managing impulsivity is a traffic light with the yellow light shining.


This reminds us to slow down, think and be deliberate. The great artist Vincent Van Gogh said,
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

There is a Chinese proverb that says, “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will avoid one hundred days of sorrow.” What do you think this means?
You will be learning more about this Habit of Mind throughout the month of September. But the truth is you will be practicing this Habit of Mind and getting better and better at it throughout your life.
Have a fantastic day everyone!