Betsy DeVos would be bad for public education

Our Core Value is Social Action

Dear EVCS Family,

I feel compelled to share with you my deep concerns about President Trump’s nominee to lead the US Department of Education, Betsy DeVos. As Secretary of Education she would be in a position to create policy that would directly affect our school and all public schools. Please consider these actual facts (and a few personal opinions).

Betsy DeVos has absolutely no experience in public schools – not as a student, not as a parent, and not as a teacher or administrator. She has no background in education whatsoever and would not meet the baseline criteria to qualify for a job as a teacher in New York State, let alone a school or district leader. How can she possibly be qualified to lead the United States Department of Education?

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EVCS Weekly, January 30

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Lice, and stomach bugs, and rain storms! Oh my! We hope everyone is feeling healthy as we look to the week ahead.


Next Week

Monday, January 30
School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM), in the Auditorium
Hosted by Kindergarten.
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Bake Sale Fundraiser Presented by the 5th Grade 8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Support the 2017 Camping Trip! Send come bucks to school with your
child or stop in for a cup a coffee.

Wednesday, February 1
No school for Pre-K

Thursday, February 2
After School Advisory Committee Meeting (ASAC)
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sign up for childcare by Monday, Jan 30 at 12 noon: Childcare RSVP


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It’s time! NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2017


Dear Parents,

The Festival 2017 is just around the corner and will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, our school receives a $3 discount on all ticket purchases!

Celebrate the best new international films through the Festival’s wildly-popular short film programs, several of which include Academy-award nominees, in addition to special events including Opening Night films Revolting Rhymes and My Life as a Zucchini (Academy-award nominee), a unique program of Birthday Shorts that celebrate the Festival’s 20th anniversary, and Closing Weekend film Ancien and the Magic Tablet – alongside many other terrific feature film selections.

To buy tickets with our discount code, simply:
Go to

Enter code 17SCHD
Purchase tickets
Voila! Save $3 off each ticket you purchase!

Reminder EVCS Spring Gala, Important Planning Meeting This Thursday!

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EVCS will Celebrate 30 Years

at the Anniversary Gala coming up April 29!

Come one, come all to a kick-off planning meeting!
(ask your favorite places to donate something to the silent auction).

What are the most profitable items?

How do we ask for donations?

What happens at a Gala?

Join us next week on Thursday, January 26 and find out!
Yes, there will be coffee and bagels!
In the cafeteria after drop off 8:30 a.m.
To make it a success, we need all hands on deck. Hope to see you there!


Do you have questions and no time to make the meeting?

Do you want to help but you are not sure how?

Please reach out to, We will share information to help you, help us, make this the best Gala in EVCS history!

Kind Regards,
Spring Gala Committee

Between the World and Me

Dear EVCS Family,

I hope to see many of you on Tuesday evening for our discussion of the beautiful and heartbreaking book by Ta-Nehisi Coates , Between the World and Me. We’ll gather at 5:30 (room TBD). Though this event is part of the “Coffee Talk with Bradley” series, we’ll probably forgo the coffee and instead have something more appropriate for the hour. If you haven’t read the book but would like to participate anyway, please come. For those of you who can’t make it on Tuesday – we’ll miss you , but try to make space for this book in your life this year. It’s required reading for EVCS adults!

And I hope to see many of you tomorrow at the New York City Women’s March. Many of us from EVCS will be there to stand up for our core values: Kindness, Inclusion, Social Action and Self Awareness. In case you missed it in Catharine’s last email: we will be joining the Rude Mechanical Orchestra group at 12 PM at 47th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. I’m fired up, ready to go.

Looking forward.


EVCS Weekly, January 23

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s been another busy week at EVCS, and we’re not slowing down now!
Check out what’s coming up next!


Next Week

Tuesday, January 24
Evening Coffee Talk with Bradley, in the Auditorium
Pick up a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me
for this discussion with other parents and Bradley.
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 26
Join the Events Committee for an Important Spring Gala Kick Off
Planning Meeting: What are the best silent auction items?
How do we ask for donations?
Attend the meeting and find out.
8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Yes, they will have coffee and bagels!

Monday, January 30
School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM), in the Auditorium
Hosted by Kindergarten.
8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Bake Sale Fundraiser Presented by the 5th Grade 8:00 – 8:50 a.m.
Support the 2017 Camping Trip!

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Recap of Wednesday PA Meeting

Hi EVCS Families,

Thank you to everyone who came yesterday morning’s PA meeting! For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is a brief re-cap. The full meeting minutes will be posted to the website in the next few days.

The next “Between the World and MeCoffee with Bradley” will be next Tuesday,1/24, 5:30pm.

It will be an open conversation about the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This #1 New York Times Best seller is written as a series of letters to the author’s teenage son as an examination of race in America. Reading the book is encouraged but by no means necessary to be a part of this discussion.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

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