Dear EVCS Families,

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone is off to a strong start!

EVCS Parents are hosting an informal book swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park
(E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) next week on Thursday, January 14 from 2:00 – 3:00 to help refresh your home libraries! Bring 5 books, take 5 books! No books to swap this time, no worries – Everyone is welcome to join and peruse the books. Details below.

Let’s see what else is coming up…


Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 11
Cohort B

Tuesday, January 12
Cohort A

Wednesday, January 13
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library Resumes 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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, January 14
Cohort A

Informal Book Swap at Sauer Park, after school 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
See flyer for details!

Friday, January 15
Cohort B

Save the Dates

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

Tuesday, January 19
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 27
PA General Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

February 15 – 19
Mid-Winter Break


EVCS Cohort Schedules for 2021

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D


Chess After School
Chess Coach Stephanie is offering a fee-based after school group that will meet M-R 4:00 – 5:30 on Zoom. For more information visit this link. Contact: Stephanie Ballom, with any questions.
Students can enroll on the website, or at this link.

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.

Class parent representatives! Thank you for stepping up and into this important role. If you are not sure who your class parent contact is, please reach out to Nina Ablan at

Helping Kids Navigate Scary News Stories
PBS Kids
An article for teachers and families that includes suggestions on how to support lower elementary students in processing disturbing events in the news.

Helping Kids Understand the Riots at the Capitol
Child Mind Institute
An article for parents to help process their own feelings and communicate effectively and compassionately with young people.

Reading and Writing Supports for Families
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University
Resources including short recorded videos that answer parent questions, open office hours for parents, and an upcoming parent workshop as well.

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Ninth annual Big Apple Awards!
The Big Apple Awards recognize educators across the city who inspire students, model great instruction, and enrich our school community.
Learn More. Deadline is tomorrow, 01.10.2021


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


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


Stay up to date via 311 or other news outlets.


Find a complete list of COVID testing sites here.

Check HERE for testing wait times at each Health + Hospitals Covid Testing Site throughout the city. The times are updated hourly and are accurate accountings of how long the line is for a test. Know before you go!

FOOD RESOURCES they offer groceries, meals, and SNAP support Volunteers are delivering groceries, medications, and other necessities to elderly and otherwise at-risk -residents for free


Please remember to reach out with any questions.

Enjoy your weekend.

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)