Parent Math Workshop – This Saturday

Dear EVCS Families,

Have you been wondering what in the world a “tape diagram” is, and why your child is using it to solve math problems? And what ever happened to the trusty old standard US algorithm? I hope you will join us on Saturday morning from 10 to 12 for our Parent Math Workshop! We will be exploring the progression of skills and concepts taught throughout the elementary school grades, as well as the models and strategies your children are learning to use to represent their thinking in math. It should be a fun and interesting morning, and childcare will be provided.

If you plan to come, please RSVP here.

To provide a little context and fuel for the discussion, here is a recent article from the New York Times on the Politics of Math Education and another one from last year that I found resonant, entitled Why Do Americans Stink at Math?.

Looking forward to learning together!


Welcome to Kindergarten Admissions!

Dear EVCS Families

The application period is now open through January 15, 2016.

If you have a child born in 2011 who will be starting kindergarten in September 2016 please apply online before January 15, 2016.
To apply online go to this link.

All applications received by the January 15 deadline are treated the same—the application process is not first-come, first-served.

All kindergarten applications are handled directly by the Department of Education. Placement offers will be distributed by the DOE in March, 2016, and followed by in-person registration at East Village Community School in early April.

EVCS Pre-K Parents Please Note:

You must complete a kindergarten application for your child in order to be considered in the first round of placements at East Village Community School.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email myself or Bradley, or stop by the main office.

All the best,


SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 12/16 EVCS Festival of Lights

FOL header for save the dateFESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2015!

We hope to see everyone Wednesday, December 16,

9:00am – 10:00am

In the auditorium

All of our grades will be performing, beginning with the Pre-K classes. The EVCS Family Band will provide accompaniment and festive choral interludes, and they are not to be missed.

Additionally, the 5th grade parents and students will be hosting a bake sale and a holiday fair! Photographer Josephine Schiele will be taking casual family holiday photos beforehand in the yard and following in the lobby!

There will also be EVCS CDs and t-shirts on sale, too. See you then!

EVCS NEXT Week 12/7 – 12/11

Dear Families

December is a jam packed month, full of fun and excitement.
Mark your calendars!


Wednesday, December 9
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:40 am Library Conference Room, 4th Floor
Updates on the new Border Crossers training.
Thursday, December 10
EVCS After School Advisory Committee (ASAC)
5:30 – 8:00 Room 204
RSVP For Child Care

Friday, December 11, 2015
Winter Jubilee Kick-Off Meeting
8:45 in Room 210
What is Winter Jubilee?
This year promises to a very fun night out for all parents! It’s a benefit for the school that help support our children. The planning is well on its way to an exciting event. We need sponsors for alcohol, light fare and raffle prizes! If you have access to extraordinary experiences, dinner for two, fine art, or something else you would want to win yourself – please reach out to George or James at events at With everyones help, we can make this one of the best Jubilee’s ever!
Saturday, December 12
Parent Math Workshop
10:00 am – 12:00pm
Childcare is available

BOOK FAIR: December 12-20
Proceeds benefit our Library for EVCS, CWS and The Spectrum School

Union Square Barnes & Noble
In-store Events on Saturday, December 12
12:00 pm – Little Red Henry by Madeline Valentine
(Madeline is Roberta’s daughter!)
(target age: 4 to 7 years)
Please use book fair voucher code # 11751542 online or at any Barnes &
Noble store, and the library will receive 20% of all sales to purchase new books.
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