EVCS Weekly Oct 1 – 5

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the first SWMM and at the first Parent Association meeting this week! Please remember all meeting dates can be found at evcsnyc.org. If you missed these events this time around, not to worry there will be plenty of future opportunities!

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October Menus

Lets’s take a look at next week and beyond:

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Theater Arts Opportunity at EVCS for After School on Fridays

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Theatre Arts Program After School Fridays

Dear families of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders,

This year we are bringing in a theatre arts program called Child’s Play NY to offer an after school program for 3-5th graders on Fridays, from October 26 – March 8.

The students involved will put on a production of The Music Man!
Space is limited and spots will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please read their welcome letter for more information, including links to register.

Register: Click Here
Please note this is a private, direct link. You will not be able to find this class listing anywhere else!

We really hope to get a critical mass of kids in this program – so please consider signing your child up if you are still searching for activities on Fridays.

First EVCS Parent Association – This Wednesday (9/26)

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Hello EVCS PA Members,

This Wednesday (9/26) will be our first Parent Association meeting of the year! 8:45-10:15AM. Besides the free coffee and tea- Here’s what’s on the agenda, feel free to scroll on through, Cliff Notes are in BOLD:

• SLT Elections- 2 Parent Seats open.

Elections for the 2 open parent seats on the SLT will be held at the beginning of the meeting. Nominations are accepted by email or at the meeting. Each candidate will be asked to very briefly introduce themselves. If you have questions want to nominate yourself or are interested in being on the SLT but can’t make the PA meeting/ election please email papresident@evcsnyc.org.

The School Leadership Team is a DOE mandated committee of school staff and parents that meets once a month to discuss school policies and budgeting. EVCS SLT meets every 3rd Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm, the first meeting THIS Thursday 9/27. Members are expected to attend all meetings (10 total). Each member is elected to a 2 year term. From the DOE website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/get-involved/school-leadership-team.

• Review and approval of our annual budget

At the start of each school year we must vote to approve our running budget. We will be reviewing this year’s PA fundraising goals and expenses.

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 9/24/2018

September 24, 2018

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-Wide morning meeting of the new school year!  It’s so great to be with all of you, singing loud and proud together again.

Each time we get together for SWMM we reflect on our school’s core values.  Today I want to focus on our core value self awareness.  The teachers and I want you to learn more about  how your brains work so you can be in charge of your own learning.  We also want you to become good at setting meaningful goals for your learning, and then tracking your progress towards meeting those goals.   This is part of what it means to have self awareness in school.

The start of the school year is a great time for all of us to think about what we hope to accomplish, or ways that we may want to grow as a student and as a person.  Give a thumbs up if you have been working on writing your Hopes and Dreams for the year in your classroom.

Right now I want everyone to think about one really big goal for the year.  We’re going to take three deep breaths together, and when we do I want you to focus on that goal.

I know that with hard work every one of you will be able to meet your goals!  And we are here to help you along the way.  I’m looking forward to watching you grow this year.

Big thanks so much to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.



EVCS Weekly Sept 24-28

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see so many of you at curriculum night! I hope that you now have a better sense of the big picture and what your kids will be doing this year.

On Monday, we will kick off the first full week of school with a traditional
School Wide Morning Meeting!

SWMM – School-wide Morning Meetings
School-wide Morning Meetings are bi-monthly gatherings
of the entire school in the auditorium. They are held 8:50-9:15 a.m.
on Monday mornings. Classes go upstairs from the yard, drop off bags & coats, and then come back down to the auditorium.
Parents and Guardians, we welcome you to join us whenever
you can for these gatherings and sit with your child.

Lets’s take a look at what’s ahead.


Next Week:

Monday, September 24:
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium

Fall Ball planning meeting directly following SWMM.
In the cafeteria

Wednesday, September 26:
First General Parent Association Meeting 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
In the cafeteria.
All Parents and Guardians are welcome and encouraged to join us!
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EVCS Weekly Sept 17-21

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was a short week but a good week!

Remember schools are closed next week on Wednesday, September 19th for Yom Kippur.

We follow the NYC Department of Education calendar, available at:
DOE School Calendar 2018-19
School events and schedule changes are listed on our website calendar:


Next Week:

Wednesday, September 19
Schools Closed, Yom Kippur

Thursday, September 20:
Curriculum Night 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In the auditorium and classrooms for PreK-5th Grade parents
No childcare is provided for this parent-only event.


Coming up:

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Welcome and Welcome back to EVCS from The Parent Association!

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Hello EVCS Parent Association Members,

Way to go to all of us who managed to get our kids to school in the loose vicinity of on-time, with clothing on, two shoes (matching or not), found our teachers and classrooms and bestowed our awesome kids to EVCS for what looks to be a dynamite year! It is not always easy, but we’re off to a great start!

The Parent Association would like to extend a big huge warm welcome (back) to all our members. As a person with a child attending EVCS, you are automatically a member of the Parent Association. You’re in! Congratulations!

You will be hearing more from us in the next weeks, but we would like to get a few important dates and ideas afloat.

Sept. 20th: First Exec Board Meeting. 8:45-10:00am

Sept 20th: Curriculum Night 5:30-7:30pm
School organized event to meet your teachers.

Sept. 26th Wed.: The First General PA Meeting. 8:45-10:00am
Lots of important stuff to get done at this meeting including approving this year’s operating budget, approving a few capital purchases and electing members to the SLT. Plus there are committee chair and executive board vacancies that need to be filled.

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The first day of school is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5

We are excited to see you tomorrow!

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to meeting you in the yard tomorrow morning!
Wednesday, September 5

The schoolyard and cafeteria will be open at 8:00 a.m.
The bell rings daily at 8:30 a.m., our official start time.
Please enter the school through the yard, not the front doors during arrival.


A few reminders about the FIRST DAYS of school:

Pre-K Students
Pre-K students will go to their classroom, with parents at 8:30 a.m. to meet their teachers every day.

Dismissal for Pre-K is at 11:30 a.m. from the classroom on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday begins 2:50 p.m. dismissal from the schoolyard.


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