EVCS Weekly March 2 – 6

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see some of you out at the PA meeting and the book discussion. If you missed it, not to worry the conversation will continue and the PA meets monthly! We have an exciting month ahead. 
Please check your child’s backpack for their report cards!

Rainy Day Reminder 
Parents, please remember to use the yard and the door at the ramp as our point of entry to the building on rainy days & during any inclement weather. Please avoid the school lobby during arrival, regardless of the weather.

We’re kicking off our annual Reading Olympics Monday! 
Please look in your child’s backpack next week for sponsor sheets & information also linked here. Remember, all students who read books and hand in a reading log, whether or not donations are collected, will get a prize for their wonderful efforts! Each Monday in March a “Book Exchange” will be hosted in the yard. Please feel free to bring book donations for swapping or contributing to the table! For more information about Books or Reading Olympics please kindly reach out to Ariel at arieldeva@gmail.com. 
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The PICNIC is in June 
In preparation for the school-wide picnic on June 19th, 
please tell us your child’s tee shirt size HERE! 
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Let’s see what we have to look forward to …

Next Week

Monday, March 2 
SWMM – recycling, composting and sustainability 
with special guest, Tom Chapin! 
8:50-9:30 a.m. in the auditorium

Bake Sale hosted by 4th Grade 
Book Exchange Table to kick off Reading Olympics 2020! 
8:00-8:45 a.m. in the school yard

Battle of the Family Band Tickets will be on sale $20 
8:00-8:45 a.m. in the school yard

Monday, March 2 – 6 
Parent-Teacher Conference Week 
Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference 
If you have not done so already, please be sure to schedule an appointment with your teachers for your conference.

Thursday, March 5 
Half-Day for all Students • Early dismissal is at 11:30 a.m. 
Please be sure to make arrangements to meet your child and reach out to your regularly scheduled after school programs.

Free Literacy Workshop on Comprehension 
Universal Literacy Coaches will present ideas & answer questions 
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. • 1166 Essex Street, PS 20 Room 340 • Info Flyer here 
Please Join us • RSVP

Applications for The Multicultural Share are due Thursday, March 5! 
Please fill out the talent survey form if you have not done so already. 
Please RSVP for the potluck dinner here! Hope to see you there.

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

ATTENDANCE

Reminder: 
Please be sure to reach out with details to your teacher(s) and the EVCS attendance team NEW! (attendance@evcs.me) 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.

Save the Dates

Monday, March 16 
Deadline to apply to Pre-K for all children born in 2016! 
Apply Online Questions? Email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov

Friday, March 20 
Multicultural Potluck Sign Up HERE to bring your favorite dish & volunteer!

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

Friday, March 27 
Movie Night – Support the 5th Grade Camping Trip. 
Kids stay in while you go out! 
INFO/RSVP for tickets! Seating is limited, reserve today & join the fun!

Saturday, May 2 
Spring Sting – Biggest Annual Fundraiser of the year!

NY School Survey

We are going for 100% Parent/Guardian Participation! Due 3/31.

Please Take the Survey Now

For information about the survey click here.

March 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 too!)

Family Resources & Events

Fun for the whole family! 
STORYTELLING, MUSIC-MAKING, PUPPETS, MASK-MAKING, & MORE! 
LaMama

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!

CHESS

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EVCS Chess After School 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.

SUNDAY, MAY 17 
DISTRICT 1 
EAST RIVER SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT 
For more information contact: admin@chessquarter.com

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.

IMG-1345 food scraps

Public Food Scrap Drop-off Site Near School 
Located on the southeast corner of 12th Street and Avenue B.

Find More Drop off locations here.

NYC Compost Project Brochure

Social Action

Starting March 1, 2020, single-use plastic bags are banned, with limited exceptions, in New York State. In addition, businesses will begin collecting a five-cent fee on paper carryout bags in New York City. NOTE: This fee will not apply to any customers using SNAP or WIC. 
How can I get a free reusable bag? 
February 27, 2020, Thursday, 6:30 PM – 8 PM Website: wormshopforeducators.eventbrite.com

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EVCS Core Values

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

Have a wonderful weekend.

All best wishes, 
James

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