D1 Battle of the Family Bands

Dear EVCS Family,

I really hope you’ll join us for what is guaranteed to be a memorable event. This Sunday marks the first (hopefully annual) District 1 Battle of the Family Bands at the world famous Bowery Ballroom.

There will be four schools participating in the event: The Earth School, PS 110, Orchard Collegiate Academy, and of course EVCS. We have a fantastic MC named Emily Panic (former touring member of bands Foxygen and Phenomenal Handclap band, as well as the host of Max Fish’s Sunday Roast Comedy nights), and we will have a panel of celebrity judges, TBA. The winning band will get to take home a fabulous trophy and will have District 1 bragging rights – both of which I want desperately.

The EVCS Family Band has been rehearsing and I think we have a real shot at D1 glory. The band is made up of parents Martha Hornthal, Cresta Kruger, Steve Shiffman, Brad Worrell, Kevin Colden, James Askew, PT Walkley, and Kelland Thomas, music teacher Terry Campbell, and yours truly. Come support us!

Here are the details:

Sunday, March 4, 2018
The Bowery Ballroom: 6 Delancey Street
Doors: 4pm / Show 4:30pm -7:30pm
Tickets: $20
Adults Only (21+)

You can buy tickets from James in the yard (cash only), at the venue, or with PayPal here.

We realize that 4:30 is kind of a lame time for a rock show, but Sunday night also happens to be the Oscars, and we want to make sure everyone is home in time to catch the red carpet action. And please note that this event is just for the grown ups.

The Battle of the Family Bands is a fund raiser for all of the schools involved, but more importantly it is a community building event intended to build bridges between schools in our District. And it’s going to be really fun(ny). I hope to see you there!


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General PA Meeting Re-cap from 2/14/18


Thank you to all the parents who came! Get comfy, here is a re-cap of most of the stuff we talked about…

The Battle of the District 1 Bands is ON!

Get your sitter lined up, ‘cause on March 4th at the New Time: 4:30-7:30PM EVCS’s Family Band will be going up against 3 other District 1 family Bands for the title, trophy and glory! The event will be held at Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey. Tickets $20. 21+. (Proceeds will be split between the participating band’s schools.) Buy Tickets here

The 3 School New Bottle Filling Water Fountain Project took a great leap forward.

On Tuesday of this week the three schools’ building wellness committee met with a CWS parent and former DEP deputy commissioner to discuss water and fountain options. He offered a great deal of insight and information about NYC water quality, talked about potential sources of lead in water and gave clarity to the filtered vs unfiltered discussion. It was a relief to learn that NYC continues to have some of the cleanest municipal water in the world (!) and that the risk of a child getting lead poisoning or even elevated lead in their system from drinking water from any NYC public building is basically nil. The committee agreed that we will adjust our objective and pursue getting unfiltered units installed. Since the DOE and DEP considered filtered units unnecessary and are actually against installing them in schools, our requisite for them was holding us up. Changing the type of station we are trying get here removes a big obstacle to getting them!

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EVCS Chess Enthusiasts!

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Dear Chess Enthusiasts

There is still time to register for a Free Chess Tournament!

March 3 is a “girls only” tournament
March 17 is open to all!

Click here for the TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE February and Beyond

If you want to support CHESS at EVCS sign up to order a blue zipper hoodie!
You can even get one for mom, dad, grandma or grandpa!

Request and Order A Zipper Hoodie Here!

If you have a question about tournaments, please reach out to Stephanie.


More Chess Fun




All best wishes,
Stephanie, Yuri and James

Did you click on the link?

Summer Camps Auction is continuing throughout February


Be honest; did you click on the link? Did you see all the camps that generously donated to EVCS?
You know, it is a win-win-win situation:
• Your summer will be planned for less money.
• The PA will get more funds.
• The camps will enjoy your kids and your kids will enjoy the camps.

So, please click on the link: http://evcsnyc.org/online-auction/

EVCS Weekly Feb 26 – Mar 2

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s been another bustling week at EVCS. Before we leave to recharge our batteries over Mid-Winter Break, mark your calendars with all of the important dates. Here is what’s happening at school beyond the break:


Next Week

Friday, February 16 – Friday, February 23
Mid-Winter Recess – No School


Coming Up After Break

Monday, February 26
School Resumes
“FleaVCS” / Earth Day Planning Committee Meeting
Parents interested in getting involved please meet after drop-off.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. In the Cafeteria

Friday, March 2
Mid-Year Reports go home – check your child’s backpack!

Saturday, March 3
Performance and Interactive Dance Workshop for Parents & Children
Click here, to review the flyer with more information.
Hosted by Notes in Motion
Please RSVP Here!

Sunday, March 4
District 1 Battle of the Family Bands
4:30 p.m. at The Bowery Ballroom
Secure Your Ticket Here and Now!


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EVCS Weekly Feb 12 – 15

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had another great week at EVCS. Thank you, PreK and K teachers and families for participating in the Early Childhood Literacy Workshop! The turn out was terrific. Next week is short, with no school on Friday.

The flu is definitely going around – so we ask everyone to go over some simple steps with your kids Simple Steps to Keep Children Healthy… and remind them that healthy habits and washing hands are important preventative steps.

Let’s take a look at next week and see what is coming up after the break:


Next Week

Tuesday, February 13
Parent Pilates Donation Based Class
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the movement room (Room 412)

Building Wide Wellness Meeting
Water fountain replacement project featuring former DEP Deputy Commissioner
Open to all interested parents and staff.
8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the Library or Cafeteria (group-size dependent)

Wednesday, February 14
Electives Share
4th & 5th graders in the EVCS Rock Band and Clarinet Ensemble perform
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. in the Auditorium

Thursday, February 15
SLT Meeting
3:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. Library Conference Room, 4th Floor

Friday, February 16
Lunar New Year – No School

Monday, February 19 – Friday, February 23
Mid-Winter Recess – No School


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