EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 15

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Dear EVCS Families,

We had a great week at EVCS! Chess has launched in 2nd and 3rd grade and we had a wonderful book swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park. It was full of energy and it felt good to share and see kids finding good books. This will be happening again next month! Save the date Friday, February 5, 2:00 – 3:00 (E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome to participate next time. If you would like to be more involved, let me know and I will connect you to the parent team initiating the effort! I did see some adult leveled books for parents in the mix as well for anyone interested.

Let’s see what 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 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
Cohort A
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 20
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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk). Cohort D 3rd & 4th Graders – stop by to pick up your Poetry Publications from last year!

Thursday, January 21
Cohort A

Friday, January 22
Cohort B

Save the Dates

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

Friday, February 5
EVCS Book Swap! Joseph C. Sauer Park (E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome. After School between 2:15 and 3:00 p.m.
See flyer for details!

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, stephanie@chessquarter.com 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 classparents@evcsnyc.org

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.


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!


https://www.foodbanknyc.org/: they offer groceries, meals, and SNAP support

https://www.invisiblehandsdeliver.com: Volunteers are delivering groceries, medications, and other necessities to elderly and otherwise at-risk -residents for free


You are welcome to reach out with any questions any time.
Enjoy the long weekend and we will see cohort A on Tuesday the 19th!

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)

And remember to check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020