EVCS Weekly Dec 16 – 20

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week at EVCS!

Tonight – Child’s Play NY + EVCS Present:
THE LION KING KIDS! Join us to see the African savanna come to life on our own stage at EVCS! Doors open at 4:45! Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John.
Hope to see you there!

Our Festival of Lights is happening next week at East Side on Wednesday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m. Please see the details on the flyer below!

There will be a mini-fundraiser Wednesday morning in the yard from 8:00-8:30 a.m. hosted by 5th grade including coffee, hot chocolate, treats & gift items.
And then the PA spirit sale will held on-site in the lobby at East Side. There will be items available for purchase at the entrance to the Festival of Lights. The table will feature shirts, cookbooks, core value posters, and more! The Parent Association is calling for volunteers in exchange for a reserved seat at Festival of Lights!Reach out to the merchandising team at [email protected] and sign up to help sell spirit items in exchange for securing your VIP seat! Please reach out for details, they need help next week.

Let’s take a look at next week & a bit beyond:


Wednesday, December 18
Festival of Lights • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Flyer with Details is here!
Held at East Side Community High School – 420 East 12th Street
in the Auditorium – Regular drop off for kids at 8:30 in the yard.
Special EVCS Spirit Items: Get your EVCS Cook Book, the T-shirt you always wanted! Legendary EVCS CD before they sell out! All will be on sale in the lobby – great last-minute gift items! Cash, Checks, & credit cards will be accepted!

5th Grade Bake & Gift Sale Fundraiser
In the yard 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Have a coffee and pick up a gift before walking over to the FOL! All proceeds support the EVCS 5th Grade Camping Trip!
Thank you in advance for your support of the 5th Grade Families

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

Saturday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 1
No School for Winter Break
Please plan to return for Thursday, January 2nd as school resumes!

Kindergarten Admissions

Current EVCS Prek Families need to apply to Kindergarten in order to be considered for a spot next year. Children born in 2015 should apply to kindergarten this year for the 2020-21 school year. The kindergarten application period will begin on December 11, 2019. The deadline to submit an application is January 21, 2020. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a kindergarten offer in April.

As in previous years, families can apply to Kindergarten in three ways, online at MySchools, over the phone by calling 718-935-2009, or in person at a Family Welcome Center.

The Kindergarten and Gifted & Talented Admission Guides were delivered to schools and other DOE offices.


In case you never marked your calendar, there is no school on Monday, December 23. The DOE School Calendar was updated and the Winter Recess will be from December 23 – Wednesday, January 1. School resumes on Thursday, January 2.

Monday, January 13
School-Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM) hosted by 3rd grade 8:50 – 9:15 a.m.
Enter through eh Auditorium doors at 8:50.
Bake Sale hosted by Kindergarten Classes in the yard, 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Friday, January 17
Movie Night is Back! Save the Date.
Details and RSVP links with titles coming soon!
Hosted by 5th Grade. Space will be limited!

Monday, January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school

Wednesday, January 22
PA General Meeting. 8:50 – 10:00 a.m. In the Auditorium

Theatre Arts Opportunity at EVCS for After School on Fridays

Willy Wonka Kids with Child’s Play NY
Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, create an ensemble and develop the spirit of play as students rehearse a play in a semester. A great session for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as part of an ensemble. Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. They also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field. The class culminates in a final performance for the community.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

The students involved will put on a production of Willy Wonka Kids!
Space is limited and spots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spaces are going quickly – snag your spot today!

Fridays from 2:50p-4:45p
January 10 – May 1
$455 for the semester
Register here! *Payment installments are available at checkout.
Contact [email protected] or call 347-759-6313 with any questions.

December Menus

Breakfast / Lunch

SchoolFood Feed Your Mind Menu Apps: OS or Android

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.

Parents & Family Events – Save the Dates

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.

Monday, December 16
Miriam Sicherman’s Book Talk and Signing
Meet the Author of Brooklyn’s Barren Island
Children’s Workshop School is delighted to host this special event for parents & friends! 5:30 p.m. In the Library on the 4th floor. This event is for adults only

Friday, January 17, 2020
Movie Night at EVCS. Parents Night Out! Details & links to follow.
5th Grade Fundraiser!

Friday, February 7
Movie Night at EVCS. Parents Night Out! Details & links to follow.
5th Grade Fundraiser!


New York Cares

Donate Coats: Have one or two coats? Donate them at one of the public drop-off locations or at theirwarehouse!
Purchase Coats: Every $20 buys a brand-new coat for a New Yorker in need.
Check out our donation page or text COAT to 474747

EVCS Core Values

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

EVCS School Website

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

Visit the Principal’s Corner located on our website to view the previous
School-Wide Morning Meeting messages here.

Do you ever wonder what happens at the PA meetings?
Parent Association Minutes

What is the SLT? School Leadership Team


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

All best wishes,

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
[email protected] / 212 982 0682 Ext 2053
Website/School Calendar: evcsnyc.org

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