EVCS Weekly Nov 25 – 29

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The EVCS Annual Harvest Festival is next Wednesday morning!
Please remember to continue bringing food contributions to the school. It is easier for kids to carry a couple of cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing the items themselves by putting them in the collection bins near their classroom and counting them as they add up!

We will collect items through November 26.

Tuesday: We still need strong lifting volunteers on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m.
Please help bring items to the main lobby in preparation for Wednesday morning.
Go to your child’s classroom first and then go room to room and bring all items to the lobby. An area in the lobby has been designated the staging area and signs will be up! Thank you in advance for your contributions, and help to organize!
We begin the day like a school-wide morning meeting day.
See more details below about the assembly.


This Weekend

Saturday, November 23
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to 5th Grade
Tompkins Square Library
1:00 to 3:30 p.m
For details see: https://forms.gle/t7TdCiqoGhBr7SKK6

Let’s see what is happening next:


Monday, November 25
Free Early Literacy Workshop
Meet Universal K-2 Literacy Reading Coaches
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PS 20 Essex Street In Room 304
Please join us for an overview of foundation skills, tips & activities to help support your young reader. Please RSVP to Celsa at CPacheco5@schools.nyc.gov
Click here for more information!

Wednesday, November 27
EVCS Harvest Festival & Annual Food Drive
Arrival will be like a School-Wide Morning Meeting Day.
8:30 a.m. – Volunteers start loading up parent-driven carts, bikes, and cars.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Event in the auditorium
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Procession to the Soup Kitchen (Ave B and E 9th Street)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Unloading and organizing items at the Soup Kitchen
Please meet in the lobby. We will be loading cars with food and making sure all items are down and out of the classrooms! We will need a few pushcarts to help take items that do not fit into the designated vehicles.
See the Flyer here for details! Keep bringing donations!
If you have any questions, please reach out!

We still need a few heavy lifters Tuesday at 2:50, end of the day, sign up here.

Thursday and Friday, November 28-29
Thanksgiving Recess, school is closed.

5th Grade Annual Camping Trip Fundraising Kick-Off

Wednesday, November 27, An Afternoon Sale!
Help Support our 5th Graders! Next week in the afternoon on Wednesday 11/27) from 2:30 – 3:30 in the yard our very own 5th Grade Classes will host a sale table full of baked & homemade goods to purchase! – Please be sure to send along a couple of dollars with your kiddos! Buy treats for the long weekend!
Thank you in advance for supporting our 5th Graders!


Monday, December 2
Middle School Application Deadline

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Thursday, December 5
Green Initiative
Making Classroom Recycling Lids!
3:30-5:30 In-room 413 (Art)
Small personal actions may feel trivial, but if we all collectively make sustainable choices, the cumulative effect is powerful. To that end, we want to improve classroom recycling through a simple “bin lid making” initiative. Parents with kiddos are invited to help make the lids! This is not a drop-off project. The goal is to use copy paper lids. We’ll cut holes corresponding to paper (a narrow rectangle) and glass/metal (a medium circle) to help students/teachers pause a moment and recycle properly. RSVP


Monday, December 9
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by PreK.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All parents and guardians welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 1st Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, December 16
Dyslexia and Struggling Readers
Please join us for a discussion with reading specialist Mary Beth Crosby Carroll.
Hosted at The Neighborhood School & PS63 The Star Academy
8:45 a.m. • 121 East 3rd Street • See the flyer for more details.

Wednesday, December 18
Festival of Lights • 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
East Side Community High School 420 East 12th Street
in the Auditorium – Regular drop off for kids at 8:30 in the yard.

General Parent Association Meeting 12/18 Evening Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for updates and get involved in committee work.


Please take a moment to pass by and collect any items that may have gone missing over the past few months. As you enter the main lobby go west or go to the right and you will find a rack of items in boxes and bags! We plan to go sort items and bag everything directly following Thanksgiving week of December 2.

Thank you, Stephanie & Yuri, for a Great Chess Tournament!

Review the Tournament Results Here

We will be hosting a Spring Tournament in 2020 – Stay tuned for details!

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Parent Resources

Monday, November 25
Free Early Literacy Workshops for District 1 Families
Provided by the D1Superintendent’s Office
Please read the flyer here for more information.

Ackerman Family Institute – A Free Guide to Parenting

Thursday, December 5
Parent Workshop: Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fee-Based Workshop: $35 / online pre-registration is required
Location: Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011
Register: https://www.ackerman.org/parent-workshops/parent-workshop-siblings-of-children-with-special-needs/

Lead-Based Paint Updates for Families from the DOE
Please review this letter to families outlining these updates.
Translated versions of the letter are available at schools.nyc.gov/lead-based-paint.

November Menus

Breakfast / Lunch

Please be sure to remind your kids to DRINK MORE WATER as a daily habit and to fill up your bottles at lunch using the refill bottle station in the cafeteria. Write your child’s name and EVCS on the water bottles.

Core Values

Social Action • Kindness • Joy of Learning • Self Awareness • Inclusion


November 2019

Kindness is when you show concern for others. It is shown through compassion, empathy, generosity, and service.

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Enjoy the weekend and we will see you in the yard on Monday!

All best wishes,

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me / 212 982 0682 Ext 2053
Website/School Calendar: evcsnyc.org