EVCS Weekly, Friday, Dec 4

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Dear EVCS Families,

Thank you for your trust and patience as we navigate this school year together. We are all looking forward to next week and our Blended Learning students returning to the building. For fully-remote students, remember to continue to take advantage of the Leveled Lending Library on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00. We love seeing you – and if you have not had a chance to take advantage, please come by when you can any Wednesday this year.

Our Parent Association is gearing up to build a little spirit (and raise some funds) around the holidays and the new year ahead. See below for ways to support this great initiative happening very, very soon!

Let’s see what’s coming up…

Next Week

Blended Learning Cohorts A,B and D Resume

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

Monday, December 9
Cohort B

Tuesday, December 10
Cohort A

Wednesday, December 11
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, December 12
Cohort A

Friday, December 13
Cohort B

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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

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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 – a Holiday Online Market. You are all invited to participate SIGN UP HERE to contribute items. 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 any questions.

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REMINDER SCHOOL GROUP ‘COLLAGE PHOTO’

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

or

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

Questions:

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

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Fall EVCS Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Winter & Spring Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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What’s For Lunch?

Breakfast (Express Cold)
Lunch (Express Cold)

Please be sure to remind your kids to DRINK MORE WATER as a daily habit and to fill up bottles at lunch both at home and in school-using the refill bottle station in the hall way. Write your child’s name and EVCS on the water bottles.

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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:
https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/remotelearningdevices

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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.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

UFT Saturday Student Enrichment
UFT’s free three-part enrichment classes will be held over the first three Saturdays in December. For more information visit this link.
To Register or Ask a question click here.

ChildMind Institute – Supporting Families
https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

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.

Thursday, December 10 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Free Webinar Hosted By Parks NYC.gov
SETTING GOALS DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES: BEING PERSISTENT DESPITE SETBACKS Registration closes Dec 8th at 6:00 pm • Register Online Here.

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We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families

The DOE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), is offering a series of conversational-English classes for New York City families. During these three sessions, families will practice their English-language conversational skills, learn about the free city services available to all New Yorkers, and connect with other families across the city. This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support,
education, and workers’ rights.

FREE sessions take place
December 9, and 16   from 5:30–7:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Please see the flyer for more information. Please sign up using this form.

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Resources
FREE – DECEMBER 2020
PARENTING WORKSHOPS
For more information click here.

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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

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

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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
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MANHATTAN COVID TESTING SITES
This is a targeted list. Find a complete list of COVID testing sites here.

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

As always,
James


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)
evcsnyc.org

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