EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 30

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Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It was a soggy yet productive week at EVCS!
If for any reason you missed school photo days, you can still have your school photo taken! Please see details below. And don’t forget to fall back an hour this weekend!

Class Parents and Grade Directories
Our PA is still gathering contact information for a Grade Directory!
If you want to be included please respond to this survey here,
AND if you are curious about being a class parent volunteer this year,
there is a place to include your interest.


To change from Fully Remote to Blended Learning,
the enrollment period begins Monday November 2 and closes Sunday, November 15. Look out for information regarding an EVCS Town Hall meeting on Monday to discuss our teaching models and try to answer your questions. Click here for the link to changing your child’s Learning Preference.


EVCS School Photos 2020-21

Missed photo day? Want a retake? Want sibling photos?
For more information go to www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs
If you have any questions reach out directly
to hello@coolforschoolphoto.com or call (212) 941 5502.


This Weekend

EVCS Halloween Treasure Hunt!

Our PA invites you take a stroll through Tompkins Square this Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and 12:00 noon, to enjoy a Halloween treasure hunt. Maps will be emailed out shortly by the PA or you can pick up a map on Saturday at any of the marked stations in the park. Costumes encouraged! But please remember to wear a face covering mask and keep socially distanced. Questions, and/or if you would like to help, contact events@evcsnyc.org.

Let’s take a look at next week…


Next Week

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6
Cohort A
EVCS Town Hall Meeting at 5:00pm
Look for Bradley’s email for the Zoom link

EVCS annual food drive begins, details forthcoming!

Tuesday, November 3
Election Day, Fully Remote Instruction for ALL students

Wednesday, November 4
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, November 5
Half Day of School for ALL students!
Cohort A: dismissal is at 11:00 a.m. in the school yard!
Cohorts B & D: remote school will end at 11:00 a.m. as well

Friday, November 6
Cohort B

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled with homeroom teachers across the entire week – be sure you’ve signed up for a meeting this week!!


Free Virtual Chess and Bughouse Tournament on 10/31 – Halloween!

To participate, all you need to do is log onto Chess.com / Zoom at 9:55 a.m.,
Begins at 10 a.m. Meeting ID: 863 2271 9274 Passcode: 020703
(You will need the ID and Passcode to participate) (more details here).

Virtual City Seekers for ALL D1 Students

D1 is kicking off a FREE virtual enrichment program for ALL students sponsored by 10+ private partners this Sunday, November 2 at 5:00.
Join us on Zoom. Contact Colleen Hogan at chogan3@schools.nyc.gov to get the Zoom invite. Check out the FREE virtual enrichment offerings and calendar here Registration links will go live on November 2nd at 5:00. Some classes have limited space! View Kick Off Event Flyer Here


Important Dates

Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day, schools closed

Wednesday, November 18
General Monthly Parent Association Meeting – meeting details forthcoming!
Welcome new members and Executives for the 2020-2021 school year!
Hope to see you there! Introductions and ICE Breaker this month!
Budget OverviewOctober MinutesMeeting Dates

Thursday and Friday, November 26 – 27
No School – Thanksgiving


Fall EVCS Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D


Parent Resources

Helpful technical links:
How to fix the internet on NYC DOE iPads / Cómo arreglar Internet

Report Issues you’re having with NYCDOE iPads/devices, access to applications, or other technical problems here.

Link for families to submit a device request:

Dial A Teacher
Get help working with your child. Reading ☎ Math ☎ Writing ☎ Science
We also speak Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Greek, Hebrew, Korean and Russian

Translating Google Docs
Traducción de documentos de Google

New York Public Library
Getting e-books in Different Languages:
The New York Public Library’s free e-reader app to borrow e-books.
It is available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices.

DOE 2020-2021 Family Guide

Available online and in all 9 DOE

The guide provides information and resources that families can use to support learning at home. Use the link above to access and explore the website and find resources to support your child, and view or print the Family Guide available in the 9 DOE languages

The Blended Learning Opt-In Period is Monday, 11/2/20 to Sunday 11/15/20. The Face Team wants to provide information and resources that may help families come to a decision about whether their children should attend school remotely or in a blended learning model.
FACE: Office of Family and Community Empowerment


If you would like to request to view the monthly minutes from the EVCS School Leadership Team (SLT), please enter your request here.



Early voting info here: https://vote.nyc/page/early-voting-information

For friends & family who live outside of NY:
Everything You Need to Vote Vote.org


We will see Cohort A in school on Monday, November 2nd!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us any time.

A friendly reminder that the clock will “fall back” one hour this Sunday!
Have a safe weekend.


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
East Village Community School610 East 12th Street, Room 205
New York, NY 10009(212) 982-0682 x 2053 / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)

Due to COVID-19, for important dates, links, and information.check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020