EVCS Weekly, Friday, Feb 5

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Dear EVCS Families,

If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, please take a moment to fill out
the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. More information is here.

A shout out to everyone that made it to the PA meeting Wednesday to help approve the budget and support our 2021 author series! For details and more information about the visits, please see the flyer. Our appreciation goes out to Melanie Kletter and Nicole Robson for helping to set this up and to the PA for funding these events.

A PA Bookswap is happening today from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Sauer Park if you are in the area and want to stop by to check it out.

Let’s see what is happening next week…

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Next Week

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

Monday, February 8
Cohort A
Visiting Author Oge Mora (for PreK & K)

Tuesday, February 9
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 10
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). Reminder: Cohort D 3rd & 4th Graders – stop by to pick up your Poetry Publications from last year!

Thursday, February 11
Cohort A

Mid-Year Reports will be sent to families

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

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Save the Dates

Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19
No School – Midwinter Recess

Wednesday, February 24
General Parent Association Meeting 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Link will be emailed out by Choresh, papresident@evcsnyc.org

Thursday, February 25
SLT meeting

Thursday, March 4
Cohort A, Half-day (Dismissal at 11:00 a.m.)

Author Visits
Tuesday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 10 Booki Vivat (Grades 3-5)
Friday, April 9 Carole Lindstrom (Grades 1-2)

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EVCS Cohort Schedules for 2021

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Activities

LES-OLS Little League Baseball and Softball
Flyer and Registration

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.

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

Virtual Museum Tours, to Keep You (and Your Kids) Engaged in Visual Art:
The National Gallery, London
Louvre
American Museum of Natural History- Live recordings at 2:00 EST
More to Explore

3rd Annual New York City Public School Film Festival
Calling Creative Student Film Makers! Make your mark.
Youth filmmakers must play the major creative role on the production of the submitted works — as directors, writers, and/or editors.
https://filmfreeway.com/NYCPublicSchoolFilmFestival

Other After School Resources
https://evcsnyc.org/after-school-opportunties/

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

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

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

EVCS Family Handbook 2021

DOE 2020-2021 Family Guide

How to Grab & Go at The New York Public Library
https://www.nypl.org/about/grab-and-go
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.

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child
Click below to learn more and register.
Child Mind Institute’s FREE Workshop Series for Families
Managing Stress and Anxiety • Mindful Parenting • Managing Grief and Loss • Fostering Resilience Within Your Family • Will My Child be Okay? • Managing Intense Emotions

Apply Now for an Education Council Seat
Run. Serve. Lead.
To apply to be a candidate for a council and have your voice heard, simply log into your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc to get started.
You can help make a direct impact on education policy, including hosting Town Halls with the Chancellor, collaborating with Superintendents to improve student achievement, and advising on building changes.
Learn more about Education Councils: schools.nyc.gov/elections2021Past webinars are available on YouTube and can be viewed with English or translated captions. Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through the end of May

The DOE launched a series of webinars for families of students with disabilities called the Beyond Access series. The series is continuing this year with webinars designed to support families of students with disabilities during this challenging time. The webinars are hosted by the DOE in partnership with experts in the field. Topics include executive cognitive functioning, literacy, social emotional learning, among other topics. Content experts will provide strategies and resources. The webinars are running through the end of May. Families can review webinar topics and register for a webinar by visiting Eventbrite. The webinars are also listed on the DOE family-facing website and calendar. Past webinars are available on YouTube and can be viewed with English or translated captions.For questions about the beyond access series, email dsissevents@schools.nyc.gov.

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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.

MANHATTAN COVID TESTING SITES

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

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

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Alvin Ailey, Kevin Alexander (2-3rd Grade) A focus on 3 fundamentals: Social, Break, and FreeStyle Dance! EVCS kicked off a nine week hop-hop residency this week!

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Please reach out with any questions or concerns at any time.

Stay safe, warm and restful weekend.

All the best,
James


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
East Village Community School
610 East 12th Street, Room 205
New York, NY 10009(212) 982-0682 x 2053 / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)
evcsnyc.org