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.

• Vote to approve capital fund purchases

Any surplus fundraising from a year first goes into the next year’s individual classroom accounts fund (SAC) then into our PA Capital Fund. From here we can make purchases for the school. There are a few criteria that structure what can be purchased, but most basically it needs to be items that will be used for several years for the benefit of a generally large swath of students. At this meeting we would like propose using this fund to 1) Purchase and Update classroom Smart Boards (Promethean), 2) Replace broken Chromebooks and 3) Purchase drum line Instruments and Equipment.

• Committee Info and Sign-up

There are so many fun and fulfilling ways to be involved in our kids’ school and the PA. Learn about, join, volunteer for the many PA committees and events. We currently are looking for Events/ Gala co-Chairs, Communications co chair, Class Parent Coordinator(s) and another President or VP. Some classrooms could also use additional classroom parents.

• Brief Fall Ball planning meeting to follow the PA meeting

Sign up to help out at our annual Halloween Harvest Carnival, this year held Saturday Oct 27th. Department heads needed!

• Save the date: Monday Oct 1st 6-9PM for A Parent Back-to-School Mixer details to come…

See you Wednesday!

Sincerely,

the PA Executive Board

PS – All of this good stuff is only possible because of generous families like YOUR’S. The suggested direct contribution is $500 per family but we hope that every family will donate any amount they feel comfortable with, whether that is less or more. Every donation makes a difference. Monthly payment plans are available and you can make a payment directly from your bank account, which saves us the credit card fees. We are a 501c3 organization so all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. CLICK HERE TO DONATE (And remember to ask if your employer has a donation matching program, many do!)

PPS – OUR contributions pay for class field trips, materials for in-class projects, many of the amazing partnerships our kids enjoy such as Alvin Ailey, South Street Seaport Museum, Dancing Classrooms, Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers, Chess, the NY Historical Society, recess enhancement and much more.