EVCS Weekly Feb 25 – 29

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a good week at EVCS. It was great to see some of you at the Parent Math Workshop – we hope you felt a connection to what your child is experiencing in math and were able to sharpen your skills or learn something new as part of the take away! Click here for a peek at the slide show.

Next week, remember we take time to recharge ourselves.
Monday, February 18 – Friday, February 22
Mid-Winter Break (No school all week)!

School resumes on Monday, February 25.
Let’s see what is happening when we return…

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Following Mid-Winter Break

Monday, February 25
Reading Olympics Kick-Off with a Book Sale in the yard 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Details go home in backpacks!

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

Wednesday, February 27
General Parent Association Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Featuring A Talk About NYS Testing with Bradley • In the Auditorium
We strongly encourage parents in grades 3-5 to attend for this discussion
Merchandise will be for sale at the meeting. Show your EVCS spirit!
RSVP for Childcare here. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, February 28
Tea & Talk: Testing Opting and Opting Up (Out) 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join the District 1 CEC for a Tea & Talk
about New York State Standardizing Testing
– Opting Out (Up)
– Performance Based Assessments (Portfolios)
– Educational Justice and Equity
Located at P.S. 20, 166 Essex Street
RSVP

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March

Friday, March 1
Parent’s Night Out & Kid’s Movie Night In! 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Drop off the kids for an awesome movie night at EVCS and enjoy a night to yourselves! Kids will have a special night of Movies, Pizza, Popcorn, and Friends! Choose from: Toy Story 1 • The Incredibles 2 • Back to the Future • My Neighbor Totoro
BUY TICKETS & RSVP

Sunday, March 3
Battle of the D1 Family Bands at the Bowery Ballroom!
Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Show at 7:00 p.m.
BUY TICKETS

Monday, March 4
School Wide Morning Meeting and Bake Sale!
Bake Sale hosted by PreK 8:00 a.m. In the Yard
SWMM hosted by 5th Grade 8:50 a.m. In the Auditorium

Wednesday, March 6
Screening of Backpack Full of Cash
About the Film and View the Trailer 
RSVP

Friday, March 8
Join us for “Music Man”
Presented by Child’s Play NY starring EVCS Students!
Friends and Families Welcome
5:00 p.m. In the Auditorium

Monday, March 11 – 15
Parent Teacher Conference Week

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SAVE THE DATES

• Annual Spring Gala Saturday, April 6
• Family Dance Workshop Friday, May 10
• FleaVCS Saturday, May 18

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LOOK FOR NEW ITEMS ON THE SUMMER CAMP ONLINE AUCTION

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New EVCS After School Programs

Chess at EVCS
Join us at the EVCS Chess Club on Mondays! The spring session for the EVCS Chess Club will commence on Monday, February 25th.
Register online here at chessquarter.com
and inquires at admin@chessquarter.com.

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

Library HotSpot
Parents and guardians of NYC public school kids can be eligible for
FREE Wi-Fi at home through The New York Public Library’s Library HotSpot program, designed for patrons without home internet.
Who is Eligible?

NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2019 will be showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. To save $3 on tickets use 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

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
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

East Village Camps to explore

5TH, 6TH, 7TH, 8TH
Looking to Improve your MATH skills?
Find Out More

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We still need your help to advocate for 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:
The building is located at 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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Have a wonderful week, we will see you on the 25th!

All best wishes,
James