EVCS Weekly Nov 12-16

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Next week is short but full, with no school on Monday and 11:30 dismissal on Thursday. But it’s conferences week! November Progress Reports will be given out at conferences. Please be sure to set up a meeting with your teachers if you have not done so already.

The EVCS Annual Harvest Festival is on. Please bring what you CAN! It is easier to carry a couple of cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing some of the items themselves and putting them in the collection bins near their classroom. We will continue to collect items through November 21. Thank you for your contributions and support!

Let’s take a closer look at next week and see what else is coming up…

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 12
Veterans Day Observed – No School

Tuesday, November 13 – Monday, November 19
Parent Teacher Conference Week
Please remember to sign up with your teachers for a conference.

Thursday, November 15
Half Day. Early Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
Please be sure to make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time. And if your child attends an after-school program, please contact your program directly about the half day. Be sure to make arrangements for a timely pick up on Thursday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, November 15
School Picture Deadline has been extended!
This will be the last chance to order your child’s school pictures and receive free delivery to the school. Orders placed on 11/15/2018 or later are subject to shipping and handling fees. VIEW and ORDER

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This Weekend:

Saturday, November 10
Swiss Institute’s Fall Family Hours
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
38 St Marks Pl, the corner of Second Avenue & St Marks Place
Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art New York is an independent non-profit contemporary art organization founded in 1986.
Swiss Institute is proud to offer a series of free educational art workshops for families. The workshops are inspired by the current exhibitions, and families are welcome to stop in at any time during the family hours.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4+.
Capacity is limited. Please RSVP to education@swissinstitute.net.

Sunday, November 11
Chess Play Date (EVCS community)
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. K-5 students
For More Details Click Here

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Save the Dates:

Wednesday, November 21
Harvest Festival 2018

Wednesday, November 28
General Parent Association Meeting
8:50 a.m. in the Auditorium. October Minutes.

Monday, December 10
EVCS Holiday Market – Calling all Creators
Brought to you by the Fundraising Committee
To participate as a vendor please contact:
Lara Levine Lipof llevinelipof@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 19
Festival of Lights
8:50 a.m. in the Auditorium.

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New initiatives to support families and celebrate diversity! :

Affinity Groups for parents/caregivers

Please contact Tara Clancy, parent of Ray (3rd grade) and Harry (K), if you are interested in joining a parent-led affinity group that meets informally to talk about issues unique to LGBTQ parents. Send a request to be added to this GoogleGroup list serve: AffinityLGBTQ@googlegroups.com

Please contact Martha Hornthal, parent of Veronica (Kindergarten), if you are interested in joining a parent-led affinity group that meets informally to talk about issues unique to parents of children with special needs. Send a request to be added to this GoogleGroup list serve: AffinityLGBTQ@googlegroups.com

Celebrating diverse identities & cultures in classrooms

The Diversity + Inclusion Committee is excited to invite students and families to and share their cultural heritage, identity and the diversity within our school community through classroom book shares /read-alouds!

We are looking for parents, grandparents or other caregivers who would be interested in spending approx. 15-20 minutes reading a book (or poem) with a classroom of your choice in any month.

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LOST & FOUND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Lost and Found collection has been relocated to the main lobby near the vending machine.

Please be sure to check this area on a regular basis.
Remember to write your first name, last name and EVCS on all items.

Unclaimed items will be cleaned out on a monthly basis. There will be a major clean out Wednesday, November 21 **before we break for Thanksgiving. Please be sure to check the EVCS calendar for future “clean out dates”.

Calling for Volunteers
Parent and Guardians, please sign up here to volunteer some time.

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Remember you can always check the calendar for EVCS events.
View full calendar in a new window. Or subscribe to the calendar in your own calendar application when you visit the web site.

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Enjoy the long weekend and see you Tuesday!

Warm regards,
James