EVCS Weekly Jan 28 – Feb 1

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday, the Parent Association kicked off the planning for our ANNUAL SPRING GALA (Saturday, April 6th)! There are many ways to get involved! Please let the committee know you are interested in helping out by reaching out to events@evcsnyc.org There will be a meet up every Friday in the lunch room after drop off from now until the event. The push for soliciting silent auction items is on! And you may have some questions like, ‘I’ve never been to the Gala before, what kind of items are you looking for and how do I begin?’ You can find answers on the Gala FAQ page.

Once again, we have no phone service, so you cannot call the school. If we need to reach someone we can call out. You can email us with anything urgent and we will get it right away: James at jamespc@evcs.me or Sharon at SBlumenkranz@schools.nyc.gov.
We will let you know as soon as we are wired again.

And student Metrocards for Spring are here!
Current cards expire on January 31st.
If your child currently has a Metrocard, please contact Sharon at sblumenkranz@schools.nyc.gov and it will be sent home in your child’s backpack, or you may come into the office. If you have any additional questions, please contact Sharon. Thank you!

February Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

Let’s see what’s happening next week and beyond…

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Next Week

Monday, January 28
School Wide Morning Meeting and Bake Sale!
Bake Sale hosted by 1st Grade 8:00 a.m. In the Yard
SWMM hosted by 5th Grade 8:50 a.m. In the Auditorium
Directly following SWMM, join us if you’d like to get involved and/or learn more about our plans for the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action coming up the week of February 4. Plan on sticking around in the auditorium for a discussion with Bradley and team to share lesson ideas, brainstorm activities together and answer any questions you have.

Wednesday, January 30
Electives Share – Rock Band and Clarinet Ensemble
2:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Thursday, January 31
Parent Workshop – Assessment at EVCS
Don’t wait until Parent-Teacher Conferences or NYS Testing to know how your child is doing! Find out how to monitor your child’s academic abilities throughout the year.
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in Room 413
Please RSVP by end of day today, 1/25/19

Friday, February 1
Movie Night
Parent’s Night Out & Kid’s Movie Night In! Fundraiser
Select your movie by Paying First to assure availability
RSVP

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February

Monday, February 4 – 8
Black Lives Matter at School – Week of Action

Tuesday, February 5
Lunar New Year (schools closed)

Wednesday, February 6
Special School-Wide Morning Meeting, SWMM
8:50 a.m. In the Auditorium
Following the meeting, adults are welcome to join us for a short march around the block led by the famous EVCS marching band drum line.

Tuesday, February 12
Parent Workshop – Math in Grades K-5 at EVCS
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner and childcare provided!
RSVP with your child’s details and contact info!

Wednesday, February 13
No School for PreK
All other grades have a regular school day!

Monday, February 18 – Friday, February 22
Mid-Winter Break (No school all week)

Tuesday, February 26
Early Childhood Literacy Workshop
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pizza provided for kids who attend!
RSVP

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March

Sunday, March 3
Battle of the D1 Family Bands at the Bowery Ballroom!

Wednesday, March 6 Save the Date
Screening of Backpack Full of Cash
For More about the film click here. 
Details and RSVP to follow.

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Spring After School on Fridays: Theater Arts Opportunity at EVCS
Open to EVCS students in 2nd-5th grade
Fridays (3/15-6/14) until 4:45 p.m. $540 for the 12 week session,
including a performance for families and friends!
Child’s Play NY is an education company that ignites artistry in kids through theater programs. This performance will be The Magic Tree House: Knight at Dawn Kids. Check out the website for video, testimonials and more.
To Register: Click Here
Please note this is a private, direct link.
Reach out to the Operations Manager Emily with any questions: emily@childsplayny.com

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• CEC 2019 Elections •
Your Voice, Your District, Your City
Apply for an Education Council seat starting February 14, 2019!

For More Information, visit schools.nyc.gov/Run to learn more about the CEC and how your voice and support can help make a difference in our schools in District 1. Parents may nominate themselves beginning 2/14 at NYCParentLeaders.org

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Family

NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2019 will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is packed full of fantastic film programs for your family this year and, even better, our school receives a $3 discount per ticket!
To buy tickets with our discount code, simply:
Go to http://nyicff.org/tickets/
Enter code SCHD19
Purchase tickets. Voila! Save $3 off each ticket you purchase!
2019 Program

Monday, February 11
Theatre for the New City – Arts-in-Education
A free After School Program for 8-12-year-olds
Learn acting, improvisation, songwriting, playwriting, dance, and creative movement, juggling, and clowning. For more information contact Juan Villegas by calling or texting: 646-479-6081; by email at aie@theaterforthenewcity.net or stop by the theater. Space is limited.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Sunday, February 3 at 11:00 a.m.
The Stinky Cheese Man
Ages 4+ More Info.

Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m.
The Ugly Duckling
Ages 4+ More Info.

Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m.The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar SystemAges 4+ More Info.

Family 10 packs are available – bringing the ticket prices down to $13 each.
For More Info • (212) 220 – 1460 • info@tribecapac.org

This Weekend

Sunday, January 20
EVCS Chess Play Date, K-5 The Roost, 222 Av B, 1-3- to 3-30
For more details and Chess Resources click here!

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BIG LIST OF SCREEN TIME MONITORING APPS

FAILING AT SCREEN RULES? READ THIS

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We need Bike Racks

The NYC Dept of Transportation has a portal for requesting sidewalk mounted bike racks. We are encouraging any and all folks to make a request for bike racks to be installed on 12th street. Below is a link for the massive-EVCS-parents-bike-racks-request from NYC DOT:
Building is 610 East 12th Street, Manhattan
https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/cityrack-suggest.shtml

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D1 Family Resource Center Events

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CALENDAR

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 weekend!

All best wishes,
James