EVCS Weekly May 25 – 29

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 22 – Day 45 of remote learning!

If you haven’t had a Spring “Parent Teacher Conferences” yet, please check-in with your child’s teacher(s), and set something up.

A big thanks to everyone who led us in the sing-a-longs this week at SWMM!
It’s posted in your child’s Google Classroom Stream, so if you missed it on Monday, go back and check it out! And for those who want to sing along here is the EVCS Song Book for reference!

It was wonderful to see so many faces Monday at the remote PA meeting!
If you missed the community meeting this week, you can read the minutes hereand join us next time on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m. 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.

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Wonka Kids Image from MTI

Willy Wonka Kids

TODAY at 5:30 p.m.
Join the cast and creative team of EVCS Players presenting a movie-musical premiere: Willy Wonka Kids

Co-Created with Child’s Play NY and EVCS
Friday, May 22nd at 5:30p

Click to Watch
YouTube Live Stream: https://youtu.be/5lAewDVcF8Y

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Let’s see what else is coming up….

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day – No School

And it’s the final day to order books for your child(ren) as part of the
EVCS Real Book Initiative.
Get Free Books Delivered to your doorstep, no strings attached.
This thoughtful initiative to get real books into our kids’ hands is supported 100% by our very own EVCS Parent Association. “We want to encourage kids to engage their literary muscles with books that don’t require log-ins or payments during these stressful days indoors.” Thanks to parents Tricia and Abby for researching and spearheading this project.
ORDER BOOKS HERE
Books take about 3-4 weeks to ship so PLEASE send us your information no later than May 25th. If you have any questions please reach out to Tricia Davies

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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!

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

Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you back on Tuesday!

Be Safe
James

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