New Year’s Resolution Reminder

Happy holidays everyone – we hope you are enjoying the break and getting a chance to spend some quality time with friends and family. If you haven’t yet made a contribution, please consider taking a minute to offer your support.

Please contribute today

Your tax-deductible donation will help us pay for all the amazing programs offered to our children at EVCS. And, if we reach our goal before the end of the year, we can stop bugging you and start focusing on all the fun upcoming events like Jubilee on Jan. 15 and the Gala on April 29th. We are so close, please do what you can today.

Thank you and we wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

The Fundraising Team

Nandi Bosia, Nkosi and Njideka’s mom
Nina Watkins, Roxy and Ella’s mom
Matt Hantz, Lola and Gracie’s dad

Winter Jubilee – Invitation to help

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

The Annual Winter Jubilee is just around the corner upon our return next week!
We will need your help to make this a successful event.

Calling all liquor sponsors, volunteers and raffle experts!

Keg of Craft Beer

We are looking for Sponsors for Vino:

We still need a Raffle Committee:
To procure a great prize ( rumor has it we might have an offer for a private mixologist to run your next party!!)
Raffle Team will need to run the raffle at the event, including selling tickets before and during and then drawing and announcing a winner!

If you have something you would like to contribute or would like to help,
please reach out to Noel and James at

Remember to RSVP and bring a guest!

Thank you for your continued support.

More Peace and Harmony in 2017
Your EVCS Events Team!

EVCS Weekly, January 3

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Dear Parents and Guardians

Thanks again to all who made our Festival of Lights a huge success this year!
It was a packed house for a great show!


We return to school on January 3, 2017.
During the break, I hope that you find time to unwind, get outside and regroup!

Thanks to the Parent Association for contributing delicious food to our annual staff party last week. Everyone enjoyed this generous gift!

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End of year update

Dear EVCS families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Festival of Lights on Wednesday! The kids looked and sounded fantastic – big thanks to our music teacher Stephanie for putting the entire program together. Another big thanks goes out to the Family Band. Was that not the swingingest version of Greensleeves you’ve ever heard?

I wanted to touch base before we unplug for the holidays to update you on a couple of things, including our diversity in admissions initiative. Last month there was an article in the Times that led some to believe the initiative was on hold. I’m not sure if that piece qualifies as “fake news”, but it was misleading. I’m here to tell you that the initiative is most definitely not on hold. In the admissions cycle for the 2017-2018 school year, students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch, or who are English Language Learners, will be given priority for 50% of our Pre-K and Kindergarten seats. Students who have older siblings at EVCS and those who were here for Pre-K will still be given top priority for seats. I’m confident that this initiative will represent a positive and important step for our school, and I’m proud that we are a part of it. Continue reading

Fundraising goal over 50% — can you help us reach 100%?

THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed — your generosity is a beautiful thing!

To date we’ve raised $23,365 in family contributions and commitments, that is more than 50% of our goal for the year.

The PA collects funds for programs that enrich each school day for our children. This includes everything from the theater, dance, rock band and chess program to child care for PA meetings, after-school scholarships and even lice checks. We know, you don’t want to be reminded of lice so we promise if you donate today and we meet our goal by the end of the year we will not mention lice again (we’ll leave that to the class parents 🙂

Please contribute today

And we understand that $500 is a lot to ask. If you can handle it, bless you. If you can’t please don’t sweat it — how about $100, or $50? Or you can take that $100 donation and make it in ten monthly installments of $10, if that’s better for you?
We are aiming for 100% family participation at whatever level works for each family.

The Fundraising Team:
Nandi Bosia, Nkosi and Njideka’s mom
Nina Watkins, Roxy and Ella’s mom
Matt Hantz, Lola and Gracie’s dad

EVCS Weekly, December 19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Festival of Lights is coming up next week on Wednesday, December 18th in the auditorium at 9:00 a.m.! All of our classes will be performing that morning as well as our EVCS choir and groups of talented student musicians! Hope to see you there.

The 3rd Grade parents will also hold a bake sale in the yard beforehand, with EVCS CDs, t-shirts, and other goodies on sale, too!

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Open House + Holiday Concert Invite

Ladies and Gents,


First I want to extend a warm welcome to attend AfterSchool’s annual Low Key Open House all next week, December 19 – 23 from 4:30 – 5PM. We have extended this effort this year to the entire program. We understand that there are heavy demands on your time, especially at this time of year parents. Please do not put too much pressure on yourselves as we are, for the time being, planning on end of semester shares (circa mid February). Quick disclaimer – we are in an unprecedented moment. We have a great deal going on in preparation for a new partnership with MMCC ( about which you have heard from Principal Bradley, at Parent Association, AfterSchool Advisory Committee and other meetings of late. **I promise to be in touch with more details about this soon.** But for now, I ask your understanding as we’ve been focused on making preparations and bracing ourselves for shifts and changes accordingly. Also, we are shooting for end of semester shares but are not completely certain what to expect as we approach the future.

Second, thanks to our own Moses St. Bernard, an invitation to a holiday concert at Carnegie Hall has been extended to our families. Moses writes…

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