Afterschool@evcs survey

Dear EVCS families,

Please complete this survey to aid the AfterSchool@evcs Advisory Committee in identifying the level of satisfaction families have with regard to the new MMCC afterschool program at EVCS. All responses are anonymous. We are looking for input from families who use Afterschool@evcs and from those who don’t.

Thank you,

AfterSchool@evcs Advisory Committee

We Forgot Wednesday

Dear EVCS Families,

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday – it sort of seems like there is something you need to be doing every day of the week!

Which is why we are coming to you today, on We Forgot Wednesday. Perhaps you have been meaning to make that family contribution of $650 to EVCS but with all the things to do you just keep forgetting – we get that. After all, we forgot to send out an email on Giving Tuesday!

But don’t worry, your contribution to the EVCS PA is just as needed today as any other day of the year. And as always, all donations to the EVCS PA are fully tax deductible and every dollar you give goes to benefit the students at EVCS. Click to donate or if you prefer, you can drop a check in the EVCS PA mail box next to Stacey’s desk in the EVCS main office.

Please contribute today

Remember – only you can turn We Forgot Wednesday into Thank God I Took Care of That Thursday!

Sincerely,
Nandi Bosia, Nkosi and Njideka’s mom
Nina Watkins, Roxy’s mom
EVCS Fundraising Committee

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/27/2017

Dear EVCS students,

Welcome back!  I hope you had a restful and fun holiday weekend with your families!

This year we have an extra focus on our core value of self awareness.  Your teachers, your parents and I think it’s important that you strive to know yourselves, that you learn to reflect on your work, your words and your actions.  We want you to always try to improve and do your personal best.  One of the most important skills you can learn in elementary school is how to think about your thinking.  There are three things you can do practice thinking about your thinking: Plan, reflect, and evaluate.

First, plan.  This might mean making an outline, a mental map, or rehearsing what you are going to do in your mind before starting a task.

Then, reflect throughout each step of the task.  Sometimes we may need to change our plans a little once we have started.

Finally, evaluate.  Was this your best effort?  What could you have done differently?  What are your next

steps, or goals for the next time?

This year we are using a portfolio platform called Seesaw to help our students learn to think about their thinking, and become more self aware as learners.  I’m looking forward to seeing how you use Seesaw to reflect on and evaluate your great work!

 

I want to make sure everyone knows – this Friday our school will be having a movie night for kids!  We will be screening 4 different films: Sing, Boss Baby, Moana and a mix of short programs for our youngest students.  There will be popcorn and other treats, and pajamas are encouraged. It’s a fund raiser for the Parents Association, but it’s also an opportunity for parents to go out for a few hours, so please consider signing up.

Let’s finish with our candle breathing exercise. On the first breath make a wish for yourself.  On the second breath make a wish for someone you love.  On the third breath make a wish for someone who needs some extra love today.

Thanks very much to the amazing EVCS SWMM House Band!  And thanks to everyone who joined us today and sang loud and proud.  Have a great day.

Love,

Bradley

Gratitude

Dear EVCS Family,

Some of the things I am thankful for:

The unbelievably dedicated staff of teachers, paras and service providers at EVCS. They approach their work with love and compassion, they’re all about the kids, they work their butts off, and I’m humbled to work alongside them.
Our school comfort dog Lola. She’s learned so much in the past couple of months (very food motivated), she offers unconditional love to our students, and she hasn’t peed on my floor in at least a month.
Our newly renovated schoolyard, which will be open to us for arrival, dismissal and of course recess in a matter of days! It looks amazing, by the way.
That we are a community that sings together. SWMM is my favorite thing we do, and I love it when you come and sing loud and proud along with your kids!
That we are a school with a House Band. I am so thankful to PT, James, Ethan, Craig, Terry, Jenna and Clara for providing the tunes and good vibes at SWMM.
The amazing parents of the East Village Community School. There’s no way we could do what we do here without your support and involvement. Thank you!
Your beautiful kids. They work had, inspire us to work hard, and crack us up every day. Watching them learn and grow is a joy. Thanks for sharing them with us.

It’s an honor to be the principal of this school. Really, I have the best job in the world. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and THANK YOU.

Love,

Bradley

EVCS Weekly Nov 27 – Dec 1

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am thankful for parents, students and staff at EVCS who make up our amazing school family! Thank you for your Social Action with the Harvest Festival at the local Trinity Church soup kitchen and food pantry. We collected over 1200 cans this year! Nicely Done. Thanks to Julie Harwood for capturing this year’s Harvest Festival for all to share. View photos here! Enjoy.

At EVCS we go outside even when it gets cold. Please be sure to send your child to school with the proper jacket as temperatures begin to drop. Layering is also a good idea. Please clearly label all of your items.

There is a lot to look forward to when we return Monday, November 27
let’s get the details…

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This holiday season – EVCS Makers Fair

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EVCS will host over a dozen merchants two different days: December 6 and December 20 in the school lobby. Hours: 8-10:30 AM and 2-6 PM.

Vendors will share a plethora of creativity, featuring gifts for your shopping needs, a complimentary wrapping station and a unique bake sale organized and hosted by the PA! Not to be missed.

A % OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE GIVEN TO OUR SCHOOL.

Credit cards and checks accepted.

SPREAD THE WORD AND INVITE FRIENDS!

EVCS Community, Start Bringing Cans to School for the Harvest Festival!

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Start bringing donations to your classrooms! Students are counting!

The EVCS Harvest Festival is an opportunity to teach our children
about food equity. It gives our students the chance to take
action and learn that sometimes in life we are in a position to share,
and when we are, it is important to do so.

What Can I bring?

Non perishable foods please

canned fruit, cereal, pasta, rice, lentils, soups, canned tomatoes, vegetables, sauces, beans, canned vegetables, peanut butter in plastic jars, almond butter, boxed and dried goods

Parents, we need a few volunteers to help.

To Volunteer Click Here!

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Please reach if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,
The Harvest Festival Committee

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Our Core Value is Joy of Learning

Dear EVCS Family,

One of the greatest and most unique things about our school is our commitment to sparking wonderment and awe in our students through engagement in the arts, and there is no better way to do that than through our many partnerships with outside arts organizations. One partnership that I am very excited about is with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Our students will be treated to three concerts this year in our school auditorium by musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People – Let Freedom Swing program, and the first concert is tomorrow morning at 9:00! The concert happens to coincide with our PA general meeting, so if you are staying for the meeting please try to pop in for a quick listen. Should be awesome. At the very least, ask your child to tell you all about it after school tomorrow.

Kind regards,

Bradley

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/13/2017

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome back to another week!  I hope you all stayed warm and cozy this weekend.

Our core value is social action.

Social action involves identifying things that are wrong in our world and then taking steps to make them better.  One of the best ways we can make a difference in the world is by making an impact right here in our own community.  Every year our school collects cans and boxes of food for our annual Harvest Festival.  This food is donated to a local soup kitchen that helps to feed people in our neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat.  This is a form of social action! When we visit the soup kitchen next week, please say a big “Thank you!” to the kind women and men who work there.  They are also doing a kind of social action by preparing the donated food for our hungry neighbors.

 

Last week when students had a day off for Election Day, teachers came to school to learn new things together.  One of the things we spent time exploring last Tuesday was breathing exercises and other things we can all do to help promote mindfulness, calm and focus in our classrooms.  Before we all go up upstairs to get to work, let’s try one of these breathing exercises together!  This one is called “Candle Breathing”.

Thanks very much to our 1st graders for hosting today!  Thanks, as always to the amazing EVCS SWMM House Band!  And thanks to everyone who joined us today and sang loud and proud.  Have a great day.

Love,

Bradley