REMINDERS – EVCS NEXT WEEK 11/2 – 11/6

REMINDER:

Please make a note of these important upcoming dates:

Monday, November 2
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 – 9:15 In the Auditorium
Bake Sale

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Tuesday, November 3rd
Election Day – No school for students
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Wednesday, November 4th
Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thursday, November 5th
Parent/Teacher Conferences – Half-day dismissal schedule, 11:30am

Remember to sign-up with your child’s teacher for a conference.

Translation / Interpretation for Conferences is available.
For families that would welcome assistance in communication in English, please contact your teacher in advance by sending a note, email to your teacher to let them know you are interested and what language listed below. Provide notice as soon as possible for planning purposes and the teachers will do the best to accommodate you.

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Progress Reports
will be distributed at the conference as the basis for a conversation and to set a collaborative goal between parents and teachers.

HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR YOUR CONFERENCE
Questions to Consider Asking Your Child’s Teacher

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Monday, November 9
Pre-K Family Night with Chancellor Fariña
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Wednesday, November 11th – Veteran’s Day- No school for students
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Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 4th
Thursday, November 5th Half Day early dismissal at 11:30 am
Your child’s teacher has sent home a sign-up sheet to set a conference time. Please set up a meeting to go over your child’s progress.
THERE WIL NOT BE CHILDCARE FOR CONFERENCES. IF YOUR CHILD WOULD LIKE TO SIT OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM QUIETLY, THERE WILL BE TABLES PROVIDED.
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Re: ONLINE Lunch Forms ALL FAMILIES CLICK HERE
ATTENTION PARENTS!
YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN GIVEN A LUNCH FORM. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION AND RETURN OF THE FORMS WILL MEAN EXTRA MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL AND POSSIBLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUR CHILD BASED ON FINANCIAL NEED. If you need to obtain another lunch application your
child can pick up a form from your teacher at parent teacher conferences.

Early dismissal
Re: Thursday, November 5th – 11:30 am
For students currently enrolled in the EVCS After School Program: A “Bridge” Program will be offered by afterschool@evcsnyc.org.
Details will be shared very soon – directly to those families who may participate. For all other families, please be sure to make arrangements for your child to be picked up. Bussing will be running and anyone who normally takes the bus will be bussed home.

If you attend an after school program outside of EVCS – please contact your provider directly about the half day, and be sure to make arrangements for a timely pick up on Thursday, November 5.
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DON’T MISS THE FALL BALL TODAY!

Saturday, October 31 12:00 – 4:00

PARENT REMINDER: Please be responsible for your children at our biggest family event of the year. There are no childcare services.
Let’s have a safe, fun and memorable event!

NOTE: The Haunted House will be scary. There will be plenty of fun activities, games, delicious food, bounce house and slide, crafts, the photo boo-th, 60 second portaits, and face painting, if the Haunted House is not for you. See you at the Ball!

Happy Halloween!

Join us today Friday, October 30th, for the 5th Grade Bake-Sale!!

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Join us today Friday, October 30th, for the 5th Grade Bake-Sale!!

All treats and no tricks as we try to raise money for our camping trip, yearbook and graduation!

Breakfast specials will include:

Home-baked Chocolate-Chip, Blueberry and Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Savory Spinach Egg Muffins
Banana bread
Fresh Hot Coffee from The Roost

In the afternoon look forward early Halloween treats:

Spooky Cookies
Dark Delectable Brownies
Witchy Blondies
Ghoulish Rice-crispy Treats

School Photo ordering deadline extended!

School Photo ordering deadline extended!
Tuesday, November 3

Tuesday is the last day to get free shipping and to help support EVCSwith your order. Remember that the school photos are a school fundraiser and a portion of the proceeds of orders placed by the deadline goes back to EVCS.

Please order now! Late orders won’t ship in December and a shipping fee applies.

Order here:
www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs15

Thank you for your support!
EVCS Parent Association

EVCS Next week and more 10/26 – 10/30

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Dear Families,

It’s fall, and that means the weather will be getting colder soon.
Please be sure to send your child with the appropriate clothing, so that they can enjoy outdoor play. Layering this time of year works however as we all know, the cooler temperatures will arrive. Be sure to write their names inside the garments.

Speaking of colder weather, this means that some of our plants will need to come inside for the winter. The teachers have taken a few and now we are reaching out to families. If you would be willing to “Foster an EVCS Plant” over the winter months and return it to the Tree of Knowing Garden in the spring, let me know.
This will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Thank you in advance for helping take care of the garden!
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IMPORTANT DATES

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Save the Date – EVCS Parent/Teacher Conferences Coming Up

Dear Families

Reminders:

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Evening of November 4th 5:00 – 8:00pm
November 5th 12:20-2:50pm
Your child’s teacher will send home information and a sign-up sheet
that includes additional dates and times.
THERE WIL NOT BE CHILDCARE FOR CONFERENCES. IF YOUR CHILD WOULD LIKE TO SIT OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM QUIETLY, THERE WILL BE TABLES PROVIDED.

Early dismissal
Thursday, November 5th – 11:30 am
Please be sure to make arrangements.

Re: the Half Day dismissal
For students already and officially enrolled in the EVCS After School Program: AfterSchool@EVCS will be offering half day programming (from 11:30AM-2:50PM) AfterSchoolers already and officially registered for a Thursday class are invited to stay for their regular weekly class. EVCS AfterSchool will be in touch at the end of the month with sign up instructions and further details.

If you attend an after school outside of EVCS – please contact your provider directly about the half day and be sure to make arrangement for a timely pick up on Thursday, November 5.

Progress Reports
will be distributed at the conference as the basis for a conversation and to set a collaborative goal between parents and teachers.

HOW YOU CAN PREPARE FOR YOUR CONFERENCE
Questions to Consider Asking Your Child’s Teacher

PA meeting and Diversity speaker tomorrow, Thursday, October 22

Please join us Thursday, Oct 22, evening

5:30 Refreshments in lobby
6:00 PA news and business in the auditorium
6:30 Speaker Ama Codjoe

TOPIC: “CHILDREN ARE NOT COLORBLIND”
What are the dangers of the “colorblind” myth? How can parents talk to their children directly about race? What stops us from having these conversations? Parents will leave the interactive session with an understanding of why talking with children about race is important and having practiced how to have tough conversations about race, difference, and privilege. Come ready to share, risk, learn, and listen. In preparation for our time together please read (and bring) the attached PDF, “Children are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race”.

Ama Codjoe was raised in Youngstown, Ohio with roots in Memphis and Accra. Ama is the Director of the DreamYard Art Center in the Bronx, NY. She was a Presidential Fellow at Ohio State University where she received her M.F.A. in Dance Performance and a graduate of Brown University. Ama has led anti-oppression trainings and workshops for the DreamYard Art Center, Pratt Institute, and the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE).

Childcare and pizza will be provided (free!). Please RSVP by 10/21/15 at 5 PM

Childcare will start at 5 PM for those children who RSVP and are participating in EVCS after-school on Thursday

The future of AfterSchool@EVCS is in your hands.

AfterSchool@EVCS needs your help! We’re looking for parents, teachers, and instructors to ensure that AfterSchool continues to grow and meet the needs of all families at EVCS.

AfterSchool has become an integral component of EVCS and a top priority for the Parent Association. Last year we instituted new procedures and pricing that put AfterSchool on firm footing. But it is essential that we continue to examine the program and make good choices about its future. A broad advisory committee drawn from the school community will have the authority necessary to direct the program responsibly.

We will meet six times over the year to guide AfterSchool’s programming, staffing, and budget. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29 at 5:30 pm. Free childcare will be provided at all meetings if you need it. We will also attempt to allow remote participation via call-in or Hangouts, though of course we’d prefer to see you in person.

If you can join this important advisory committee, please RSVP online here.
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If you have any questions, please contact Boryana and Camille at afterschool@evcsnyc.org.

Thank you!

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 10/19/2015

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to School-wide morning meeting!

Everyone in our school has been working on persisting in the month of October.  When we persist we keep trying and don’t give up easily, especially when the task is difficult.  I have a few really good examples of EVCS students persisting.

A bunch of our Kindergarten students have been working really hard at doing the monkey bars in the recess yard.  Emilia and Rafa have been working so hard at it that they even have blisters on their hands!  But they keep on practicing those monkey bars – that’s real persistence.  Way to go Emilia and Rafa!

I’ve been hearing so many stories from teachers of kids persisting in the classroom as well.  Elana and Maia told me how the fourth graders have been working on place value with really big numbers, into the millions.  One of their students, Janize, has been doing a great job of persisting in her learning this challenging content.  Over the last couple of weeks, whenever she didn’t understand something right away she asked clarifying questions until she understood, and then she went back and applied this new learning in her work.  Janize’s teachers have been so impressed with how she always tries her best and advocates for her own learning.  Way to persist Janize!

If you notice one of your schoolmates working hard at applying the Habits of Mind, please be sure to let me know!  I’d love to give them a shout out at School-Wide Morning Meeting.

Have a great day everyone.

Love,

Bradley