EVCS Weekly Feb 24-28th

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy 100th Day of school!
Thanks to Yvonne Ruiz, Raffa & Matias’s mom, for the beautiful artwork above!

Before we take a break let us all be reminded of how important getting to school is! Please be sure to reach out with details to your teacher(s) and the EVCS attendance team NEW! (attendanceEVCS@googlegroups.com) to let them know when & why your child will not be at school. We value your children and believe their time at school is important! We also need to know where all of our students are every day.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Next Week

MID-WINTER BREAK
February 17 – 21, 2020
President’s Day/Midwinter Recess – Schools Closed

What is coming up after mid-winter break?

Beyond Break

Monday, February 24
School Resumes

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. We will have childcare, food, and what will surely be a good discussion. All are welcome. The only requisite is an open heart and mind and a willingness to be courageous. Please RSVP for this event so we have a sense of childcare needs and how much food to order.

Apply Now to Pre-K! Open through Monday, March 16
Apply Online Questions? Email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

Save the Dates

Monday, March 2
SWMM – recycling, composting and sustainability – with special guest!
Bake Sale hosted by 4th Grade

Monday, March 2 – 6
Parent-Teacher Conference Week
Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference

Sunday, March 8
District 1 Battle of the Bands • Bowery Ballroom
Tickets go on sale in the schoolyard, EVCS office & online beginning February 24. Prepare for an incredible show! Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 20
Multi-Cultural Potluck & Share
More information with links to sign up for performances and potluck contributions will be going out when we return from break, but in the meantime please mark your calendars and let your kids know they should think about if/what they would like to share. Also, start thinking about a favorite family recipe to bring to the potluck dinner and share your cultural heritage with us as part of this community event!

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!
Donate an item for the silent auction HERE
(You can also download the PA solicitation letter HERE to give to potential donors) Copies of the letter can be found in the make office Room 205 and if you would like to get more involved please reach out to Jen at jen.evcs@gmail.com or contact me at jamespc@evcs.me and I am happy to make introductions!

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 schoolyard!

February PDF 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

Looking for last-minute mid-winter vacation childcare options?
Super Happy Healthy Kids
Sixth Street Youth Program
14th Street Y Holiday Camp

LES-OLS Little League Baseball & Softball
Email: olskidssparkle@yahoo.com • Call/Llame: 212-673-0900, Ext. 306
www.olslittleleague.org

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!

LOST & FOUND

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

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.

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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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.

EVCS Core Values

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

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.

Help us Stop the Spread of Germs See Flyer Here

Simple Steps

Have a wonderful break!

See you in the yard on Monday, February 24!

Warm regards,
James

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