EVCS Weekly Jan 27-31

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great 4-day week at EVCS! This week, the Parent Association approved a budget for an author visit, a new shed, and confirmed dates for the second annual FleaVCS for March 30th!

And be sure to save the date of Sunday, March 8 for the 3rd Annual District 1 Battle of the Family Bands! This is an event you will not want to miss! There will be more competition this year in the line-up. Come out and support our EVCS Family Band to cheer them in support of bringing home the trophy! Doors open at 6:00 p.m., details and ticket sales will follow.

December PA Meeting Minutes are posted here in case you missed it.

Let’s take a look at what else is coming up and beyond!

Next Week

Wednesday, January 29
5th Grade Fundraising Bake Sale
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. In the yard!

Parents and Guardians, Come Read To Our Classes!

During the Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action, starting Monday of February 3, we are inviting families to come in to read to our classes again this year, which takes 20-30 minutes. If you are available to read during the week of 2/3-2/7, please share your availability HERE by Wednesday, January 29th.

The books we will be reading this year are All the Colors We Are by Katie Kissinger,The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, and Milo’s Museum by Zetta Elliott. These three books each focus on different principles of the Black Lives Matter At School and are interesting and engaging books for all of our kids, grades PreK through five.

The books will be in the main office next week if you want to look through them.

Coming up in February

Monday, February 3
Bake Sale hosted by PreK!
School-Wide Morning Meeting – BLM, no classes hosting

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, 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.

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 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.

Beyond February – 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

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
Spring Sting – Biggest Annual Fundraiser of the year!

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.

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Family Resources & Events – Save the Dates

Saturday, January 25
Chess Play Date (EVCS Community)
Tompkins Square Library, 2nd floor 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. K-5 students
For more details click 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

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.

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.

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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!
Please volunteer to help sell merchandise at the next SWMM-

Stay healthy and enjoy the weekend. We will see you in the yard on Monday!

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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