EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 29

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone had another great week of school!

Thank you to those who made it out to the Monthly PA meeting this past week! A timely request was sent out from the PA about a vote needed to approve author visits for all of our kids this year. You should have received the meeting link from the papresident@evcsnyc.org – please attend to vote on this updated budget line. This PA Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m at this link. For details and more information about the author visits, check out the flyer here. Thank you to Melanie Kletter and Nicole Robson for helping make this happen – and to all of you, in advance, as part of our wonderful PA.

February is Black History Month and it will kick it off next week with Black Lives Matter Week of Action. We will be endorsing the national Black Lives Matter at School Week February 1-5. The books we will be reading this year are Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrations by Vashti Harrison, Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes, illustrations by Laura Freeman, and Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Jared Andrew Schorr.

If you have not done so already, please take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. You can find more information about the survey here. To find EVCS in the drop-down, look for THE East Village Community School.

Let’s see what next week looks like…


Next Week

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

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Monday, February 1
Cohort B

Tuesday, February 2
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 3
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).

PA Meeting Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m at this link

Thursday, February 4
Cohort A

Friday, February 5
Cohort B

EVCS Family 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!

Save the Dates

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

February 15 – 19
Mid-Winter Break

Author Visits Coming Up

Monday, February 8, Oge Mora (PreK-K)
Tuesday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 10, Booki Vivat (Grades 3-5)
Friday, April 9 Carole Lindstrom (Grades 1-2)

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.

Other After School Resources

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

Family Handbook 2021

Discover Third Thursday at Material for the Arts– Next up 02/18
See previous events here!

How to Grab & Go at The New York Public Library
Tompkins Square Library 331 East 10th Street (212) 228-4747
Seward Park Library 192 East Broadway (212) 477-6770

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.

For more picture book resources (related to BLM) and to explore at home check out this link: https://colorfulpages.org/2021/01/25/black-lives-matter-at-school-week-a-list-of-picture-books/


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

Sign up for DOE alerts and messages! It only takes a few minutes: all you need is your name and contact information. Sign UP Here. To Stay Connected get alerts and messages about citywide school events, admissions, enrollment, key dates, emergencies, and more.


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, necessities to elderly and otherwise at-risk -residents for free


Please reach out with any questions at any time.
Enjoy the weekend.

All best wishes,

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)