EVCS Weekly June 1 – 5

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 29 – Day 50 of remote learning!

Although this last week of May was short it was very productive! Students are uploading and sharing more than ever. We cannot thank parents enough for the continued support. Teachers have been hosting office hours and students have been able to pop in to live meetings and share or ask questions directly with teachers. Please remember to reach out to us if there is anything we can help you with.

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Congratulations to the cast and creative team of EVCS Players Willy Wonka Kids with their movie-musical premiere! It was absolutely fabulous. We were moved and delighted by each and every one of you. Way to go! Thank you to Child’s Play NY for pushing the limits and making it work!

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A big thanks to the Parent Association for the “real book initiative”. Orders have been placed for families to receive books just in time for summer!

Next week we are going to have an evening Parent Association meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:00 p.m. State Senator Brad Hoylman (who represents the East Village area) will be joining the first part of the meeting and parents will be able to ask questions and raise any concerns. We recommend sending your questions ahead of time to papresident@evcsnyc.org. The Zoom meeting link will go out from the PA President – please keep an eye out for the email. We hope you can join us. Minutes from last week are HERE.

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Hello June!
Let’s see what is coming up….

Monday, June 1
School Wide Morning Meeting
Check your child’s Google Classroom for the next SWMM!
Sing loud and proud along with the newest recording.

Wednesday, June 3
Parents Association Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Zoom meeting information will come straight from the PA shortly!

Thursday, June 4
Chancellor’s Conference Day – No School for students

Friday, June 5
Day 1 of 4, Dress Your Dream – Spirit Day!
What do you think you might want to be when you grow up?

Tuesday, June 9
Clerical Day – No School for students

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More Spirit Days in June At EVCS!
Save the dates and share your school pride!

View the Flyer here for details & add to your calendar.

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WITH THE SUMMER HEAT – YOU MAY NEED AN AIR CONDITIONER
Financial help to cover the cost & installation of an air conditioner or fanhttps://access.nyc.gov/programs/cooling-assistance-benefit/

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Emotional Wellness

Mental Health Supports for Families and Children:
NYC Well – digital mental health resources
https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/covid-19-digital-mental-health-resources/

New York State’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline:
Call 844-863-9314 to talk to specially trained volunteer professionals.
Receive free and confidential emotional support.

FREE Crisis Counseling and tips to support parents with managing anxiety and other mental health concerns. Also Call 844-863-9314
They will be there to listen, support and offer referrals.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Stress and Anxiety management techniques can be found at this link:
https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-managing-stress-anxiety.pdf

Recommended apps and books for families from NYC DOE
for supporting kids during this challenging time:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/activities-for-students/special-education-supports/helpful-links-for-covid-19

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Technical Support

Tech Support For Families
The DOE has a created a Tech Support Ticket System for families: https://www.nycenet.edu/technicalsupportforfamily
Families can use the form to report any issues with NYCDOE iPads or other devices including help with applications (including Google Classroom).

Requesting Device and Distribution
If any parent/ guardian needs to have an additional device
Click HERE for access to the Device Request Form
Your student ID is required – reach out to teachers or me if you need it.
EVCS is located under The East Village Community School.
Click HERE for information on Device Distribution

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Admissions & Attendance

Attendance Reminder
Each day in Google Classroom, remember to start off by answering the morning question. Answering the question is one way teachers take attendance! If you turn in your work in Google Classroom they will also be able to see that you are successfully interacting. If anyone is having issues, please reach out to us and we will help you troubleshoot.

2020-21 Kindergarten at EVCS
EVCS PreK Families: Please remember to accept Your Kindergarten Offers here at myschools to secure your child’s seat.

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Important Resources

Enrollment in Regional Enrichment Centers
If you are an essential worker and need child care, complete this FORM to begin the enrollment process for the city childcare & enrichment centers. From doctors to grocery store workers, you all are essential to keeping our city going!

Find a Free Meal Hub Near You:
Click for locations to find “Grab & Go” meals for all New Yorkers.
Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Everyone can pick up three meals at one time, and parents may pick up meals for their children. No registration or ID is required – no one will be turned away.

$420 Food Benefit Cards Coming to ALL NYC DOE students
Starting next month, families of students enrolled in New York City public schools will receive a food benefit card pre-loaded with $420 to help cover meal costs while schools remain closed because of the pandemic. Click hereto read more.

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Stay Connected and Informed

Looking to share ideas, projects, resources with EVCS families?
Remember to join the EVCS Facebook page where you can post anytime.
This is a closed community page and a great place to share.

Get a Library Card
To gain access to an array of digital resources, New York residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available from home during our period of closure.
Information link to apply is here.

How To Talk To Your Child About Math
The Math Collective put together some suggestions for families and caregivers in How To Talk To Your Child About Math. With remote learning, caregivers are more involved in their children’s math work. They also created a table of possible responses to what students might do when solving a math problem. To help families understand the mathematics being taught, there is a brief synopsis of four of the most important big ideas to understand by the end of elementary school.

What Happened to Reading Olympics 2020?
For those who have already collected pledge money and want to send it in
There are 3 convenient ways to do this:
1) Use the give lively link here
2) Use PayPal here.
3) Submit Pledges by personal check made out to EVCS Parent Association, and mail it to: P.O. Box 1024 New York, NY 10009-1024.
Any questions or form(s) may be sent to Ariel at arieldeva@gmail.com.
Thanks to everyone for participating. For those who have not collected pledges not to worry at all, we will be running the Reading Olympics again next year and you will have a jump start! We hope everyone was inspired and continues to discover great books!

Feel free to reach out any time to us. We are here to help in any way we can.

Enjoy your weekend and keep staying safe.
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me
Website: evcsnyc.org