EVCS Weekly, November 21

Dear Parents and Guardians

There is still time to contribute canned items and boxed food for the Harvest Festival next week! We ask that you choose plastic containers over glass with items such as peanut butter, jams or other items. Thank you!

Next Week

Tuesday, November 22, 8:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Harvest Festival
We hope that you can join us for our celebration and walk!

We begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. in the auditorium and then quickly load up all of the items, We will need all hands on deck! Then we all walk to Trinity Church departing at 9:15. If you have a cart, please bring it to the auditorium to load up food items to help tow the items to the Church. Additional cans, bags or boxed food items may go directly to the auditorium.
Flyer Click Here.

Thursday and Friday, November 24-25
Thanksgiving Recess: School is Closed

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Following Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28
SWMM, Hosted by 2nd Grade

Monday, November 28
EVCS Community Coat Swap – Get your coats ready!
Please bring lightly used coats to the yard Monday morning.
We will have tables set up for swapping coats. Bring one, take one.
Any coat left behind will be added to the Annual Coat Drive outlined below.

Collecting Winter Coats for the Annual Drive!
Following our community swap Monday, we will continue to collect Winter Coats as part of an annual Winter Coat Drive. The Coat Drive we are supporting is a city-wide effort run by New York Cares which aims to collect 125,000 coats each year and distribute them to New Yorkers who need them most in the colder months. The Coat Drive has been running for 27 years and counting, thanks to generous New Yorkers like you!
We revised our collection dates: from Tuesday, November 29 through Friday, December 9.Please reach out to James if you have time to help out. Coats will be collected in the yard daily and stored until we donate them.

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Re: Kindergarten Admissions
All children born in 2012 who live in New York City are eligible to apply to kindergarten for the 2017–18 school year. The application period will begin on November 30.

If you are a current family at EVCS and plan to apply to Kindergarten with us, EVCS families can apply to kindergarten online, over the phone, or in person at a Family Welcome Center.

The deadline for families to submit an application is January 13, 2017

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Save the Dates

December 21 – Festival of Lights 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
December 26 – January 2 Winter Recess: Schools Closed
January 15 – Winter Jubilee, Fundraiser Benefitting EVCS!

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EVCS Holiday POP-UP Benefit

EVCS Fundraising & Events have teamed up this time to spread some cheer!
A Mixology Class is in the works, MIX&MINGLE coming up in Mid-December. 100% of the proceeds will go directly back to our school! Space will be limited.Tickets will go on sale in early December. Details to follow.

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TOGETHER-KIDS:

Standing together with neighbors of all nations and faiths.

If anyone is looking for an immediate, safe, peaceful place and time to gather with kids, this might fit the bill! The kick-off and planning event is happening this Sunday, 11/20, 3-5 pm, in the heart of the East Village, at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. As you’ll see on the attached, it is open to all faiths and convictions. SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS

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Great Resources

The 2016-17 Achieve NYC: A Comprehensive Parent Guide to New York City Public Schools. It is available in 10 languages and has the most current information regarding the City’s public schools. The guide contains: important dates, details about enrolling in City schools, who to speak to in schools when you have concerns, grade-specific learning expectations, transportation options for students, and how to obtain financial aid for college. You may want to reference this guide throughout the school year.

Programs & Activities
Learning Together: English Language Learners Family Engagement Conferences Workshops and activities presented in your native language.

World Science Festival Sunday, December 4 Free and Open to the Public Questions? Contact cityofscience@worldsciencefestival.com or 212-348-1400

Thank A Teacher! There is still time! Please show your appreciation by nominating an excellent educator for the Big Apple Awards

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All the best for a safe, relaxing weekend.
James