Haunted House Actors BRIEFING for 5th Grade Only tomorrow morning in the Art Room at 8:45 am

Haunted House

5th Grade OPEN CALL
Interested in helping with the Haunted House?


If your child would like to participate in the Haunted House this year
at the Fall Ball, there are a few requirements:

Students must attend all 3 scheduled meetings and submit a signed behavior contract and permission form.

PARENTS: We require a minimum of 5 parent chaperones. The parent chaperones will assist in overseeing each team of student actors assigned to each one hour show time outlined in the Saturday Schedule below.


1) Briefing with Bradley
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. TOMORROW!!! Do not miss this briefing…
Art Room 413

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Seeking Brave Rhythmic Talent for the Fall Ball !!! 3rd 4th and 5th Graders

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Seeking Brave Rhythmic Talent for the Fall Ball !!!

Flash Mob Workshop
Saturday, October 29.
10AM -12PM

Jeffrey “Shecky” Schecter, a leading broadway performer will lead a group of EVCS students in an engaging and fun dance routine to the music of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Any student 8 years and older is invited to apply for this special workshop.
It takes place before the Fall Ball begins. Please note there is limited availability.

If interested, please Apply here.

Space is limited.

Jeffrey has more than 20 years of experience as a professional performer including roles in the Broadway revivals of A Chorus Line and Fiddler on the Roof and many others. He also has many years of experience mentoring budding talent throughout the city. Jeff know’s how to connect with kids and this promises to be a unique experience. I can DO THAT! DANCE • THEATRE FOR KIDS

Attention 5th Grade Students
You may apply for this Flash Mob workshop or the haunted house but unfortunately, you cannot do both. Look for a separate email with details about the haunted house.

Looking forward to seeing all of you this Saturday!
EVCS Events Committee

Happily Sponsored by the EVCS Fall Ball Events Committee and the EVCS PA

We still need FOOD DONATIONS for the Fall Ball Buffet!

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Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians


Bring your favorits:

entrees, salads, appetizers, side dishes…

Desserts a plus!

If every family brought one large pan of food, we would be in good shape!
Tin Pans are available in the yard or ask James!


Food Can be dropped off in the Cafeteria between 9:00 and 12:00 noon
Saturday, October 29

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Save the Date! Diversity Committee Meeting 11/10/16

Hello everyone! Save the date for our first diversity committee meeting of the year. We will send out a flyer with the location once that is firmed up.

Diversity Committee Meeting
Thursday, 11/10/16 at 5:30 pm.

For childcare/pizza RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/0w8ehNdsfi5dZ2dr1
Please RSVP for childcare by Wednesday 11/9 at 5pm.
Update on DOE Diversity Initiative
Plan for reaching diversity goal 
Afterschool’s impact on diversity 
Planning for workshop on Special Education
We look forward to seeing you there!
Martha and Crystal

Order your School Photos by this Friday, 10/28, in time for the Holidays!

Screen Shot 2016-10-07 at 3.54.45 PMReminder:

Place your school photo order by Friday, October 28.

Remember to order your photos by Friday, October 28 to get free shipping to the school. All orders placed by the deadline will be delivered to the school by November 18.
A shipping and handling fee applies to orders placed after the deadline.

Your school photos are here: www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs

Please remember that the School Photos are also a fundraiser for our school and a portion of the proceeds of orders placed by the deadline benefits EVCS!

Any questions? Please contact Cool for School Photo directly atinfo@coolforschoolphoto.com or (212) 941 5502

Putting the final touches on the Fall Ball 2016

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Dear EVCS Families,

The Events Committee is hard at work planning and organizing the biggest family event of the year! Fall Ball is a tradition at EVCS and the kids look forward to this fun, family, school-wide costume party. This event is happily funded and organized by the EVCS Parent Association. All suggested donations received will go directly to benefit our kids at EVCS.

You can expect the return of such favorites as hand-made crafts, games, and a haunted house! There will also be a few new surprises.

The Fall Ball Carnival is being held this year on Saturday, October 29th. 12:00 – 4:00p.m. in the yard, the cafeteria, and the auditorium.

We invite the PreK – 1st Graders to arrive at 12:00 and 2nd to 5th Graders to arrive at 1:00. But if you have more than one child, by all means arrive any time you like. Families arrive in costumes, play games, do crafts, trick or treat, get spooked, enjoy good food, listen to music and have loads of fun.

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Diversity in Admissions

Dear EVCS Family,

I am pleased to announce that our school has been accepted into the Chancellor’s Diversity in Admissions pilot program. In next year’s admissions cycle, priority will be given to students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch or students who are learning English for 50% of our Pre-K and Kindergarten seats. Students who attend EVCS for Pre-K will still be given priority for K seats, and sibling status will continue to be honored as a top admissions priority.

If you came to School-Wide Morning Meeting a couple of weeks ago you heard me talk about one of our core values: kindness. Another principle that is essential in our school culture and central to all we do, is inclusion. Our mission statement reads: “It is our priority to provide an environment where all children and all families are valued, welcomed, cared for and supported.” Yet over the last several years our school has become significantly less diverse. There is a growing trend in District 1, which has used a system of “pure choice” in the admissions protocol, of clustering according to race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Our demographics at EVCS have become increasingly dissimilar to other District 1 schools and the neighborhood we serve, and many in our community have become uncomfortable with this. I am hopeful that the Diversity in Admissions pilot program will represent a significant step in the right direction to correct this trend. We’ll be joined in this pilot by our District 1 friends the Children’s Workshop School, the Earth School and the Neighborhood School. You can read a bit more about the pilot program in today’sNYTimes and Chalkbeat.

I’m looking forward to working shoulder to shoulder with our amazing school community to usher in this exciting and important initiative.

As ever,


EVCS Weekly, October 24

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had an exciting week with the launching of our Playground renovation! The Trust for Public Land’s staff led the first of several design sessions this week with the three schools! Our kids are thrilled to be a part of the process. Examples of completed projects are posted on the bulletin boards in the lobby.


Relief for people in Haiti.

A huge thanks goes out to everyone who contributed to the EVCS collection effort for Haiti. We collected over 5 generous boxes full of products. EVCS parents have identified and partnered with organizations who have the capability to ship supplies and get these items directly to groups on the ground. Our contributions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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