PA Meeting Recap and Fall Ball is Sat.!!

Hello EVCS Families,

Thank you to everyone who came out for our PA meeting. Here’s is a quick recap for those of you who couldn’t make it.

Fall Ball is this Saturday (10/27)! 12-4pm. Entrance is Free!

Due to the messy weather forecast we will be moving the event INDOORS. All the same fun, now happening in the Lobby, Auditorium, Cafeteria and the Scaaaaaarrrrrryyyyy Haunted Hallway.

Volunteers are still needed in all departments. Friday set-up starts 5pm. Saturday set-up starts at 9am. Event is 12-4pm, Clean-up is 4-6pm. Sign-up here.
Also looking for Baked Treats for the Dessert table.
If you’ve already volunteered, please click here and look for yourself in the shift schedule. If you can’t find, please email and you will be added to the list. Thank you!!!!

Can’t wait to see everyone Saturday!! Don’t forget to get your picture taken for the Costume Contest in the Auditorium (Contest entry is Free) and get your professional shots taken in the Photo Booth in the Lobby (free downloads or $5 for a print).

FYI: This year it will cost 1 Ticket ($1) to go through the Haunted House and have the bejeezus scared out of you.

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 10/22/2018

October 22, 2018

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome back to another week of school. Usually at our School-Wide Morning Meetings we check in on one of our core values, discuss what it means to us, and think about how we can apply it in our daily lives at school.  We have five core values at EVCS.

Social Action/Social Justice
Self Awareness
Joy of Learning

Today we are going to take a closer look at our core value 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 a small impact right here in our own community.  We have a tradition at EVCS that every year our school collects cans and boxes of food for our annual Harvest Festival.  The food we collect is then donated to a local soup kitchen that helps to feed people in our neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat.  We believe that everyone should have enough food to eat, and that no one should be hungry.  Will you help us collect food for our Harvest Festival?

This year the Harvest Festival will be on Wednesday November 21st.  You can start bringing in food to donate this week.  And new this year: Our Harvest festival procession to Trinity church soup kitchen and pantry will be led by the EVCS marching band drumline!

This Saturday is our annual Fall Ball!  Give a thumbs up if you will be coming.  Turn to the person next to you and share what will you be dressing up as this year.  We can’t wait to see you there in your costumes.

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 Oct 22-26

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week at EVCS! With the temperatures shifting and dropping, it’s time to round up your warm gear and layer up. EVCS policy is to be outside unless it is precipitating – so unless it is raining or snowing, expect to be outside! We believe that children benefit from outdoor play, so please count on outdoor recess and make sure your child has appropriate cold weather clothing labeled with your child’s first and last name!!

Let’s see what’s happening next week…


Next Week:

Monday, October 22
School Wide Morning Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
In the auditorium, hosted by 3rd Grade

Bake and Book Sale 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
In the yard, hosted by 5th Grade

Wednesday, October 24
PA General Meeting 8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
In the Cafeteria

Friday, October 26
Sibling photo day and picture retakes
If you would like to have a sibling photo taken (or a retake), you must RSVP.
We need you to fill in the online request here.
See below for more details on School Photos

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Fall Ball & Next EVCS General PA meeting

Hi PA Members,

So much going on!

Next Wednesday (10/23) is our October General PA meeting 5:30PM-7:30PM.

Here are the minutes from Sept.’s meeting

At the Sept. meeting, we elected 2 members for the School Leadership Team.

This year’s parent members are: Abby Rubin, Craig Harwood, Katie Pawluck, Anne Bouvolo, Cresta Kruger, and Catharine Lyons. Thank you all for giving your time! SLT meets once a month to discuss school policies. Starting Wed. there will be an SLT report given at each General PA meeting. Meeting minutes are posted outside the main office.


The Fall Ball is in 11 days!

Saturday 10/27 1-4 (12pm start for grades PreK-1st)

For those of you who are new to EVCS, this is a big, fun parent-run carnival event held at school and it takes literally almost every parent to pull it off. To volunteer some of your time -Before, During and/or After- please contact the events committee.

Volunteers needed:

Friday evening set-up. 5:30-8:30

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World Class Partners… With Your Help

Dear Families,

Join us in reaching our community goal of $40,000 in family contributions by December 31, 2018! We are inching closer but still have a long way to go.

Below is a detailed budget that shows exactly what your donations support. In addition, the Parent Association provides $1,000 for every class in the school from Pre-K to 5th including Art, Music, and Gym so that students can go on field trips without paying fees and teachers can purchase last minute supplies.

CLICK HERE to make a donation and see our progress in real-time on our fundraising tracker, (it’s really cool, you have to check it out). And remember, no amount is too big or too small and ANY amount is deeply appreciated.

Please support us in achieving our goal and make a donation today.

Thank you,

EVCS PA Fundraising Committee



Everyone: Recess Enhancement / optional outdoor games and activities at recess for the entire school year with Aswad Foster / $20,000

1st and 2nd grade: Musical Explorers with Carnegie Hall /$350
2nd and 3rd grade: Teachers and Writers Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop/$3,000
2nd and 3rd grade PLUS 4th/5th Electives: Chess with Stephanie Ballom /$9,090
2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade: West African Dance in 5th Grade, Hip Hop in 2nd and 3rd Grade Alvin Ailey / $8,550
4th Grade 6-week arts-based residency for Social Studies: NY Historical Society / $1,300
4th grade: Ballroom Dancing with Dancing Classrooms / $4,800
4th and 5th Grade Electives AND 1st Grade trips: Materials for the Arts / $2,200
5th Grade “Trial of the Conquistadors”, Aztec role-playing program Child’s Play NY / $2,340
5th grade: The Best That I Can Be with STAR / $7,500
2nd-5th grade: South Street Seaport Museum / $12,000

2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Sail in the Spring
2nd grade Urban Archeology 6-week Residency plus field trip
3rd grade Simple Machines Tour of Tall Ship for Science
4th grade Social Studies and the Arts 6-week Residency
3rd grade Printing Press Arts-based 6-week Residency plus Field Trip to Bowne Printing Press


EVCS Weekly Oct 15-19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Parent Association is busy in the background preparing for the biggest family event of the year, it’s the EVCS Fall Ball. It will be held at the school on Saturday, October 27. Check out the links below to get involved!

Looking forward to a full five day week ahead, let’s see what’s coming up…


Next Week:

Tuesday, October 16
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. In the Cafeteria
If you would like to be added to the committee email list,
please reach out directly to the Diversity Committee
Chairs Tricia and Crystal at
Everyone is welcome to join – hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 17 – Friday, October 19
EVCS Annual Costume Swap
In the yard each morning 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Bring gently used costumes and accessories!
We will have tables set up to display them – come find a
(new to you) costume or get an old one out of the closet
and prepare for the first costume contest complete with prizes!

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Celebrating diversity in all its forms! October 16 @ 8:45am

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EVCS Diversity & Inclusion Committee first meeting- Oct 16

All parents are invited to join the EVCS Diversity & Inclusion Committee for our first meeting of the year!
Tuesday, October 16 8:45am in the cafeteria after drop-off. BYOCoffee!
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas for making our school community continue to feel warm and welcoming to all families.
A few things to be discussed:
* Starting affinity groups – for kids? for parents?
* Monthly diversity classroom book share
* Updates on District-wide diversity initiatives

If you’d like to join the on-line conversation to help with planning any activities, please email so we can add you to the Google list.

Thanks, Tricia & Crystal

EVCS Weekly Oct 8-12

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week at EVCS – lets’s see what’s coming up…


Next Week:

Monday, October 8
Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples’ Day Observed (schools closed)

Thursday, October 11
Picture Day
– All PreK, K, and 1st Grade Classes and Rebecca & Yadir’s 2nd Grade Class

Friday, October 12
Picture Day
– All 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Classes and Kathleen’s 2nd Grade Class

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