EVCS Weekly Nov 4 – Nov 8

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Fall ball was epic! We had great attendance, the Haunted House was spook-tacular, and the food, games, and crafts were a blast. A huge thanks to our Event Team, the EVCS Parent Association volunteers, & everyone who came out to lend a hand at the event. The PA has some amazing links to share – keep an eye out for their email coming soon.

The EVCS Harvest Festival is officially kicking off today!

This month-long event is an opportunity to teach our children about food equity. It gives our students the chance to take action and learn that sometimes in life we are in a position to share, and when we are, it is important to do so. We will sort food by protein, fruit&veggie, soup, and grains. Each classroom will have labeled bins ready to accept these items! Start bringing donations to your classrooms this Monday! NO GLASS PLEASE. It is easier to bring a little something each day to allow the kids to help bring items to the school. Students are counting! The event will culminate on Wednesday, November 27 including a musical presentation in the auditorium and a school-wide walk over to the Trinity Chuch on 9th Street led by our very own EVCS drumline! Be sure to put this on your calendar!

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Coming Up

Please be sure to sign up for a meeting when your teacher(s) reach out.
How can I prepare for my child’s meeting?

Let’s see what’s else is happening…

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This Weekend

Saturday, November 2
Middle School Crawl for 4th and 5th Grade Families
8:15 a.m. PS 20 166 Essex Street, in the Cafeteria
Guests are organized in groups and provided a route map at the startup.
Join the crawl for a look into D1 middle schools
I strongly recommend attending this crawl if you are available. Each school prepares an informative presentation. There will be 8 schools participating.
Tours begin at 9:30 and finish up by 2:00. Those who visit 5 out of 8 schools with a signed form will win movie tickets! We hope you can make it!
English FlyerSpanish FlyerChinese Flyer

Saturday, November 2
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to G5
Tompkins Square Library
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
For details, see: https://forms.gle/6p5gbXwfSA6gBsL89

Sunday, November 3
Day of the Dead at Campos Community Garden FLYER
Native American Dance Performance Sunday
Family Celebration located on 13th between B-C

Daylight Saving, Sunday, November 3
We’ll “fall back” and return to Standard time – so set your clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday night. … And you’ll “gain” an hour of sleep. Speaking about Sleep, we all could use a little more. Something to think about.

NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 4
School-Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM), hosted by 1st Grade.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All families welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 3rd Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

NEW ENTRANCE FOR SWMM:
The red doors leading directly into the Auditorium will open at 8:45 a.m.
to all parents, guardians, and friends joining us for the sing-a-long.
The middle set of red doors lead directly into the Auditorium – please don’t enter through the cafeteria. This will also be the EXIT! Thank you.

Tuesday, November 5
No School for Students
Election Day for Staff Development

Wednesday, November 6 (Correct Day & Date Here)
Parent Meeting with District 1 Superintendent Carry Chan.
8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Although the merger with PS/MS 34 is no longer moving forward, the conversation about our school’s needs for more space and greater integration is not over. Join us next Wednesday morning to talk with our Superintendent about our thoughts and feelings post-non-merger, and hopes and dreams for the future and our priorities as a school community. We value our parents’ perspective and voice and hope you can be a part of this conversation with Carry Chan.

Thursday, November 7
School-wide Lice Screening. Every child will be screened and any positive cases will be communicated to the parents and guardians. Families are responsible for treating their own kids. Be Proactive when it comes to lice.
Free Mimi Lice Clinic for adults at 2:30 on the 4th floor.
Please RSVP if you want to learn more about lice.

COMING UP

Monday, November 11
Schools Closed, Veterans Day Observed

Tuesday, November 12 – Monday, November 18
Parent Teacher Conference Week – look for a sign up from your teachers soon!

Thursday, November 14
Half-Day of School
Early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. – Be sure to pick up promptly!

Wednesday, November 27
EVCS Harvest Festival & Annual Food Drive
The EVCS Harvest Festival is an opportunity to teach our children
about food equity. See the Flyer here for details!
Start bringing donations today!

Gifted And Talented Request for Testing Now Available

The G&T Request for Testing (RFT) period is now open. Families can request testing at MySchools.nyc. If you have any questions about this process please email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.
The deadline to request testing is November 12.

Parent Association Committees

We still need new parents to join committees If you are interested in one of them listed below, reach out and we will put you in touch with others. Thank you for your support with making our community stronger at EVCS!

REVIEW COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS
PA Meeting Minutes for September Here.

DOE Office of Sustainability Newsletter
Green Team for Zero Waste – Watch it here, why? Because, IT MATTERS
Only think missing is EVCS? Let’s get motivated.

REMIND ME WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

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.

Resources & Local Issues

Stop ‘N’ Swap
Clothing Swap in Union Square on November 10, details coming soon!
Local nonprofit, GrowNYC is bringing a free Stop ‘N’ Swap
community reuse event to FiDi.

Student MetroCard Time Extension Campaign
Please help us collect data by filling out the form here.
Thank you for sharing it with your friends!

Have a nice weekend.

All best wishes,
James

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

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