EVCS Weekly Jan 20 – 24

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Looking to support your young reader? The District 1 Elementary Team has developed a series of Free Early Childhood Literacy Workshops. Universal Literacy Coaches are there to provide an overview of foundational skills, specific tips, and activities to try at home. Don’t miss this opportunity; the next workshop is Wednesday, January 29 around “Fluency”. Additional details can be found on the linked flyer below. Our hope is that some of you will attend a workshop and share your notes with us! Please register with the D1 Family Coordinator Celsa Pacheco cpacheco5@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-353-2949.

Dr. Martin Luther King Day is this Monday. One way you might spend time is at the MLK Resource Fair, University Settlement Campos Plaza, 11:00 a.m. More below.


A reminder to ALL families, to please be prompt when picking up your children.
To clarify, dismissal is at 2:50 p.m. – not after. Plan to arrive 5 -10 minutes early. We strongly encourage you to be here when the classes enter the yard. If the gate is closed when you arrive for pick up, you are welcome to open the gate and enter the yard! Thank you for taking this seriously and making every effort to be here to meet your child on time.

Let’s see what the 4-day week will bring us …

Next Week

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
Please join us, everyone is welcome!

Thursday, January 23
SLT Meeting, In the Library Conference Room, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24
EVCS Ice Skating Day! – be on the lookout for a permission slip & more info!

Save the Dates

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

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

Friday, February 7
Movie Night! Kids Night in, Parents Night Out

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.
Open to all parents, PreK-5

Wednesday, February 26
“How to Be an Anti-Racist” Parent Book Discussion with Bradley
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location TBD.

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

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

January Menus
Remind me, what’s for lunch?

Breakfast / Lunch

SchoolFood 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.

Family Resources & Events – Save the Dates

Saturday, January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chess Tournament
PS11M, 321 W 20th Street
Free! Details and registration available now at:
Registration Link

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

Free Early Literary Workshops Flyer

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. Use 6 train.

Hit the Reset Button- 2020 – “Best Practices” – Worth a Read for a kick start.

Looking for ideas about how to better manage time?
Life hack – Resources for Time Management

NY Events in January – Time Out

Stay Healthy

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.

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


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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

MLK Resource Fair. FREE EVENT for more details click here.

Pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his work as a civil rights leader during these MLK Day events: click to peruse more events throughout the city.

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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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How can I buy an EVCS Tote Bag?

Please reach out to parents@evcsnyc.org to let the Parent Association know you want to buy a bag or 2!
I overheard they are looking to form for a Merchandising Sales Team, interested in helping? Go to the PA General Meeting next week and let them know!

Stay healthy and enjoy this long weekend. We will see you in the yard Tuesday!

All best wishes,

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

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The Prek classes are hard at work down on the farm and creating self-portraits!