EVCS Weekly Feb 10 – 14

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you all for your support this week around Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action. It was wonderful having parents come in and read to the students. There were many discussions on relevant topics including structural racism, black identities, black history, and anti-racist movements. Our volunteer readers did a great job – thank you!!!

Please read our updated Birthday and Holiday Celebration policies HERE.

And check out the EVCS Podcast if you haven’t heard it yet! It is getting rave reviews… https://soundcloud.com/user-863581297/evcs-podcast-january
A big shout out to Coach Eric! Bravo!


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.

Help us Stop the Spread of Germs See Flyer Here

Simple Steps

Next Week

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.

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

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

More Coming up in February

Tuesday, February 25
FREE Early Literary Workshop
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, represent and share what you learned!
Interested? RSVP or reach out to D1 Family Coordinator Celsa Pacheco cpacheco5@schools.nyc.gov , call 212-353-2949 , or RSVP here with James.

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. at EVCS

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

Thursday, April 9 – Friday, April 17
Spring Break – no school

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

LES-OLS Little League Baseball & Softball
Fees go up on Sunday, February 9 – Be sure to check them out today!
Email: olskidssparkle@yahoo.com • Call/Llame: 212-673-0900, ext. 306

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

February 21 – March 15
New York International Children’s Film Festival
To purchase tickets go to nyicff.org/tickets
and use the code EVSC20 at check out to save $3 per ticket!

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.


Located in the main lobby, please be sure to stop by to find lost items!
We will clean out the lost and found at the end of the month.


It is all about the combing and the paste!

NYC Department of Education

Lice, Get them outta here!


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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!

14th Street Busway General Public Survey
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) would like to understand how the new 14th Street Transit & Truck Priority Pilot Project (commonly referred to as the ‘busway’) has affected the people who live, work, and spend time in the area. The survey is voluntary & will take a few minutes to complete.

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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


Have a great weekend.

All best wishes,

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