EVCS Weekly February 3 – 7

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Spring Metrocards are here!
Students who had Fall Metrocards should have received a new one for the Spring by today – please check backpacks! If your child requires a Metrocard, is eligible, and did not receive one, please email requests to Sharon at Sharon@sblumenkranz@schools.nyc.gov .

For transportation eligibility requirements
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/bus-eligibility

Corona virus
Please read this letter from the Office of School Health about the “novel coronavirus”. There are currently zero diagnoses in New York City, and the risk to New Yorkers is low. EnglishSpanishChinese • For more information please visit Health Department’s Website

Let’s see what is happening next week…

Next Week

Monday, February 3
Bake Sale hosted by PreK 8:00-8:30 a.m.

School-Wide Morning Meeting – Black Lives Matter, no class will be hosting
8:50-9:15 a.m. in the auditorium

Week of February 3 – 7
Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action
During the week, we will shine a light on the principles of the Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action through picture books (including some led by EVCS parents), discussions in class, and more.

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Wednesday, February 5
4th & 5th Grade Electives Share 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. In the Auditorium
(Rock Band, Chorus, Clarinet Ensemble, & Martial Arts)

Friday, February 7
Movie Night! Kids Night in, Parents Night Out • 5th Grade Fundraiser!
RSVP & Buy Tickets Now! Space is limited.

More Coming up in February

Monday, February 10
How to Grow A Reader – A free parent workshop!
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Art Room (413)
Learn strategies for supporting your child as a reader at home. This workshop, hosted by Liz, will focus on ways to encourage reading and the love of books. If interested in how our schools teach kids to read, check out the District-Wide Early Literary Workshops throughout the school year.

Wednesday, February 12, ⋅ 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
A Parent Talk About Testing
Childcare will be provided, details to follow.

February 17 – 21, 2020
President’s Day/Midwinter Recess – Schools Closed

Wednesday, February 26
PA General Meeting
8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Begins in the Cafeteria then shifts to the Auditorium
We hope to see you there! Bring questions, ideas & consider joining a committee to get involved. We encourage and welcome everyone to the conversations.

“How to Be an Anti-Racist” Parent Book Discussion with Bradley
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location TBD.

Save the Dates

Sunday, March 8
District 1 Battle of the Bands • Bowery Ballroom
More information to follow!

Wednesday & Thursday, March 25 – 26
New York State ELA Testing

Wednesday & Thursday, April 22 – 23
New York State Math Test

Saturday, May 2
Spring Sting – Biggest Annual Fundraiser of the year!
The Parent Association will be reaching out soon with more detail, stay tuned!

Sunday, May 17
East River District 1 Spring Chess Championship
Free, More details at https://chessquarter.com/chess-tournaments
Registration opens in March.

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day – No School

Saturday, May 30
FleaVCS – An annual fleamarket event in the EVCS school yard!

February Menus
Remind me, what’s for lunch?

Breakfast / Lunch

SchoolFood Menu Apps: OS or Android

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

Family Resources & Events – Save the Dates

Saturday, February 1
Chess Play Date (EVCS Community)
Tompkins Square Library
1:00 to 3:30 p.m. K-5 students
For Details Click Here!

Saturday, February 1
Asia Society rings in the Year of the Rat with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia.
Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate Lunar New Year — Upper East Side
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Age: All ages • Price: $12 Adults, $5 Children
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Sunday, February 9
Manhattan Lunar New Year Parade and Festival — Chinatown
Arrive early—by noon at the latest—if you want to snag a good spot. It’s a festive, loud affair that’s way too crowded for strollers, so it’s probably a bit much for the preschool set. FREE

Tuesday, February 25
Free Literacy Workshop: Vocabulary
Meet Universal Coaches & learn more about supporting your child(ren) at home!
PS20 166 Essex St room 340
8:30-9:30 a.m. Please RSVP Here.

February 21 – March 15
New York International Children’s Film Festival
Festival tickets on sale: January 22

D1 FREE Early Literary Workshops
Consider the topics: Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Writing
Please Join Us / RSVP Here Any one or all of the workshops listed!
We are looking for EVCS Families to attend and to represent our school!
Interested? RSVP or reach out to D1 Family Coordinator Celsa Pacheco cpacheco5@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-353-2949 or contact James.

Tuesday, February 4
Museum of the City of New York
Cultivating Culture in NYC 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St. Ramp access @ 104th St. NY 10029.
Map It.

January Events in NYC – Time Out

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LOST & FOUND

Located in the main lobby, be sure to stop by to find lost items!

Stay Healthy

Help us Stop the Spread of Germs that make people sick: Flyer

Reminders from the DOE health & wellness: “Stay Home When Sick”
If your child has shown signs of feeling ill the evening before school or if they have a fever please keep them home. Rest can help you and your child get better sooner, and it helps prevent the spread of germs. Wash hands often to help stay healthy.

LICE
It is all about the combing and the paste!

NYC Department of Education

Lice, Get them outta here!

Geographic distributions and origins according to the Journal of Parasitology

CHESS

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EVCS Chess AfterSchool – Open for Spring Enrollment
Stephanie is now accepting registrations for the EVCS after-school chess club starting March 2 through June 15, 2020. Link to online registration here.

Saturday, January 25
Come join the EVCS chess team in competing in a scholastic chess tournament at PS 56K- 170 Gates Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Visit the registration link here.

Are you enthusiastic about Chess?
Visit the Marshal Chess Club this year sometime!
Grandmaster Frank J. Marshall founded this historic chess club in 1915.
Find out more here.

Social Action

Remember to follow us and share your news!

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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 EVCS PA meetings?
Parent Association Minutes

What is the SLT? School Leadership Team

What is the CEC? Community Education Council

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Does EVCS Tote Bag? Why, yes! Happy you asked!

Please reach out to parents@evcsnyc.org to let the Parent Association know you want to buy a bag or 2!
Calling on volunteers to help sell merchandise at the next Parent Association Meeting on Wednesday, February 26th! reach out to fundraising@evcsnyc.org to offer your support.

Keep washing those hands often, covering the cough and drinking water!
Enjoy the weekend and I hope to see you around the yard next week.

All best wishes,
James

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