EVCS Weekly Dec 9 -13

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Be sure to mark your calendars for the next big school event. We invite all families to join us for our annual Festival of Lights (FOL) music performance coming up in less than two weeks on Wednesday, December 18. Again it will be held at the East Side Community High School Auditorium from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. – located at 420 East 12th Street, Guests will ENTER on 11th Street between Ave A and 1st Avenue – It will be a regular drop off for kids between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. in the yard. Parents and guests will be walking over to the 11th Street Entrance at East Side after drop-off.

Our Parent Association is gearing up with spirit items and will be needing volunteers to help set up and sell merchandise at this off-site event. If you can offer time to help set up or prepare items ahead of time, please reach out to [email protected] and let them know you are available to help out.

Let’s see what is coming up:


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. and 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11
Free Early Literacy Workshop on “Phonics”
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 [email protected]
Click here for more information!

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Friday, December 13
Lion King Kids Performance
Please join us as Child’s Play NY & EVCS Present
The Lion King Experience!
EVCS Auditorium Doors Open at 5:00p.m.

The entrance is Free! We hope to see you there!


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. – 10:30 a.m.
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.

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, 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!

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.

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.
Space is Limited.

Staying Healthy All Year Long

A few simple actions can help us avoid the spread of illness:
• Teach your child to cover their coughs, sneezes, don’t have a tissue?, sneeze or cough into your sleeve, not your hands.
• Stay home when sick and get rest.
• Wash hands often with soap and water.

December 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.

Family Events

December 5 – December 15
The Trojan Women Project Festival
Celebrating 5 years of The Trojan Women Project, 45 years of La MaMa’s The Trojan Women and 100th birthday of La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart.
The International and local artists from The Trojan Women Project will offer a theatre-making workshop for kids.

Sunday, December 8, at 12:00 p.m
Theatre-making workshop for kids!
Age: 6-11, Price: $11.00 for kids; Free for adults!
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street (between Bowery & 2nd Ave)

EVCS Core Values

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

Have a great weekend. 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