EVCS Weekly May 18 – 22

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 15 – Day 40 of remote learning!

We see some amazing things happening in classrooms! Keep of the great work everyone, you are doing a wonderful job!

And we’ve starting Spring “Parent Teacher Conferences”! So if you haven’t scheduled a check-in with your child’s teacher yet, please reach out to them to schedule one before next Friday!

Let’s see what else is coming up….

Monday, May 18
School Wide Morning Meeting
Check your child’s Google Classroom for the next SWMM!
Sing loud and proud along with the newest recording.

Wednesday, May 20
Parents Association Meeting at 10:00am
Zoom meeting information will come straight from the PA shortly!

Friday, May 22
Willy Wonka Kids
5:30 p.m showtime
Join the cast and creative team of EVCS Players Willy Wonka Kids for
a movie-musical premiere! Stay tuned for link information next week!

Sunday, May 24
Extended Deadline EVCS Talent Show !
Pull your act together and share it with us! You still have time to be part of the first ever EVCS virtual talent show! Think extra creatively about your talent this year. Videos should be a maximum of around 4 minutes long. Videos should be sent to talentshow@evcs.me. No talent is too small!

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And Save the Dates for Upcoming Parent Association Meetings
– Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00am
– Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00pm
– Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00am
All Zoom information will be sent to parents directly from the PA!

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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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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.

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Remote Attendance Reminders
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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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!

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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Resources

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.

Local CSA at Sixth Street Center
Click here for more information. A sliding scale payment structure!

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STAY CONNECTED

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.

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Please feel free to share thoughts, ideas, concerns about school and remember to reachout if we can help in any way.

Enjoy the weekend.
James

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