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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, 19th – Juneteenth! – and Day 60 of remote learning!

Thank you for your SWMM contributions this past Monday! Loved seeing everyone singing loud and proud!

Happy “beach” spirit day today! The bathers were out in full glory!
We hope it was fun for all! Get ready for the final spirit day 2020,
Wednesday, June 24
, wear school colors: yellow and blue as a spirit nod to everyone moving up and to our fabulous 5th grade classes moving on to Middle School. Let’s all wish them the best & good luck in the years ahead!

THANK YOU for the Real Books

A Big Shout out to our Parent Association and parent volunteers Abby Rubin and Tricia Davies who were instrumental in setting this up.

Re: Real Book PA Initiative Follow-Up and Acknowledgments: The PA has successfully ordered 975 fiction and non-fiction books for 195 of our EVCS students to keep them reading over the summer! We hope kids enjoy the books delivered to their door in a few weeks. Thanks to the Executive PA Board for funding this project and for buying books for anyone who asked. If you’d like to see more of this over the summer, please reach out to Tricia Davies here. We have more ideas to share.
Be well and stay safe,
Tricia & Abby

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Next Week
Let’s see what happens the last week of school ….

Monday, June 22
Final School-Wide Morning Meeting for the school year!
Check your child’s Google Classroom for the next SWMM!
Sing loud and proud along with the newest recording.

Tuesday, June 23
Election Day! If you didn’t request an at-home ballot,
be sure to go out and (safely, with a mask) vote!

Wednesday, June 24
Final EVCS Spirit Day
Wear your yellow and blue or any EVCS shirt to share your school pride!

5th Grade Graduation Ceremony
11:00 a.m.

General Parent Association
5:00 p.m.
Link will be shared out by the EVCS PA President
As families at EVCS you are all members of the PA!
Everyone is welcome to join in on the meeting and share.
Hope to see you!

Thursday, June 25
Willy Wonka Encore!
Time: Jun 25, 2020, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Watch Willy Wonka Encore link here on ZOOM
Meeting ID: 860 7005 3116
Password: play
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Friday, June 26
Last day of school!
Remember, all classroom resources including all the wonderful read-alouds, virtual field trips, and writing prompts will be there for you when you want to access them!

Reports will be emailed to families on Friday, June 26th by your child’s teacher! In that email will be a detailed report about their progress September-June as well as resources and ideas for continued summer learning and exploration from classroom teachers, Eric, Maggie, and Terry. Reach out to the teachers and Liz (ewanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) if you do not receive your report by the end of June 26th – technical glitches are always predicted to the very end!

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Please remember to share feedback about this fall:

Survey from the Department of Education regarding September 2020

Click HERE to take a brief survey about your thoughts for schools reopening in the Fall.

The NYC Department of Education is working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year and is currently exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts. We want your feedback to understand what is most important to you!

We are all hoping that the coronavirus pandemic will end soon. However, we need to prepare for the possibility that it will continue into September 2020 and beyond. Please fill out this survey assuming health and safety measures like social distancing are still in place.

Your answers to this survey are anonymous and confidential and you can skip any question you are not comfortable answering or that may not apply to your child. If you have more than one child in your family, we recommend filling out this survey for each child.

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Chancellor Carranza has shared a letter about the Census and the upcoming primary elections.
Please click here to read the attached letter for additional information

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New deadline:
2020 NYC School Survey

Friday, June 26. Please click HERE.

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

The Department of Education is committed to keeping families informed about recent developments regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Click HERE for the latest information from the DOE.

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NYU Summer Teach@Home

The District 1 Superintendent’s Team partnered with NYU to provide students in grades 3-K through 12 with additional academic support through the NYU Teach@Home program. Providing remote, live help sessions for students’ learning needs with NYU teacher-education students and recent graduates.

This program provides flexible scheduling and is FREE for all District 1 students in PreK- 3 through grade 12. Interested Families sign up HERE.

For More Info Contact: NYU583@nyu.edu
NYU Summer Teach@Home team (Pilot)
Floating start date based on participation.

Multilingual facilitators are also available.
Please see the attached flyer for additional information. They can also be found electronically here (English flyer, Spanish flyer, Mandarin flyer). To register your child, please complete the short form on the flier.

*available throughout summer on first-come-first-served basis

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Employment Support

Provided by Educational Alliance:
Free services are available for anyone who needs it:
Unemployment / Job Search help at EmploymentServices@edalliance.org
We hope this information helps you navigate the changing world of benefits and services. Counselors are available to provide support and a guiding hand to those unemployed. Send them an email to arrange a time to talk.

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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).

Remote Learning Device Request
If any parent/ guardian still needs an additional device, a replacement
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 PreK & Kindergarten at EVCS
If you have a child joining us for PreK or Kindergarten next year, please remember to accept your child’s offer here at myschools to secure your child’s seat.

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Important Resources – Meeting Core Needs

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.

Financial help to cover the cost & installation of an air conditionerhttps://access.nyc.gov/programs/cooling-assistance-benefit/

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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.

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Please remember to reach out anytime with any questions or concerns.
Continue to be safe, stay healthy and keep washing hands.

To all the fathers out there, have a wonderful Sunday this weekend!

All best wishes,
James

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