EVCS Weekly, Wednesday, November 25

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone was able to sit in on the class level curriculum meetings and you were able to learn a bit more about priority standards – how they support the goals in reading, writing, and math and what the year looks like overall. If you missed it, reach out to your child’s teacher to receive a recording of the meeting.

Although we don’t have information about exactly when we will be returning to blended learning, we can tell you that we will continue to work hard and do all that we can to keep the school days robust and engaging. And remember – there are free grab and go meals for anyone who wants to pick them up each day at any public school between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Let’s see what else is happening before we go offline for a safe long weekend…

Next Week

Fully Remote Learning for all K-5 students.

Monday, November 30
School Resumes – Fully Remote until further notice.
Meal pick up at any NYC Public School every school day!
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free for all students – grab & go 3 meals per day

Wednesday, December 2
All Cohorts: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All students are encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)
If there are any urgent items you need from the school building, please reach out directly to James and we will do our best to locate the items and bring them to the table on Wednesday.


Important Dates

Wednesday, December 16
General Monthly Parent Association Meeting – meeting details forthcoming!
Meeting Calendar Dates • Minutes are posted on the EVCS website.

Thursday, December 17
School Leadership Team Meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3
Winter Break

Monday, January 4, 2021
School Resumes

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day



Make sure your child is included in this year’s group photo

Please refer to the email you received from Cool for School Photo with the link to your gallery. If you need help finding your gallery, please email photographers directly at hello@coolforschoolphoto.com

If you would like your child to be included in this year’s group photo:

A collage of student portraits will replace the traditional group photo this year.

If your child has not been photographed yet, you can either book a private photo session at the Cool for School Photo studio on the Lower Eastside
or submit your own image to be included in the group photo collage.

Book a studio session here: www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs


Submit your own photo by December 31: www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs


Please contact Cool for School Photo at hello@coolforschoolphoto.com


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:

Translating Google Docs
Traducción de documentos de Google

Learning Bridges After School Sites – Explore the options by borough:
You can apply anytime to find out if there is a space for your child.

ChildMind Institute – Supporting Families

City Seekers Monthly Activities For Families
December calendar exclusively for our participating families first.
Please see the calendar and description of events with links to register here.

Off-line Play! Would you rather…
a nonprofit initiative started in 2010, champions family dinner as an opportunity for family members to connect with each other through food, fun and conversation about things that matter

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For more information click here.

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Calling all creative makers, artists, creators, jewelers, painters, ornament/candlestick makers as our PA Fundraising Committee launches the next idea for an all-school fundraiser is a Holiday online Market. You are all invited to participate as a creative vendor or as a holiday shopper this season as our Parent Association puts together an EVCS Online Holiday Market! If anyone is interested in donating a few items that you have or want to make, please reach out to us! We want to create an online shop! All proceeds will go to the EVCS PA and every donor and buyer will be entered in our next raffle! Please email fundraising@evcsnyc.org with your ideas and suggestions. Please be in touch soon. -EVCS Fundraising Committee


DOE 2020-2021 Family Guide

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


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


Stay up to date via 311 or other news outlets.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our community safe and healthy.
Please remember the “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission: Stay home if sick; Physical distancing; Wear a face covering, and Practice healthy hand hygiene

Feel free to reply to this email with any needs or questions that come up.

Regardless of how Thanksgiving will look this year, I hope everyone will take time to relax, rejuvenate, and unplug- you deserve it. Enjoy the next few days and we will be in touch soon. Stay safe.

As always,

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

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