EVCS Weekly, Friday, Feb 11

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Dear EVCS Families,

It’s been a short bustling week at EVCS! Today you will receive your child’s mid-year reports. If you have questions or concerns please reach out directly to your teachers. Conference sign ups will take place once we return from break!

Important: If anyone has a Chromebook or iPad on loan from the school that is no longer needed, please reach out to me about returning items after the break!

For those looking for resources or guidance around travel at this time, you can review recommendations from the CDS or visit the NY state web site.

Reminder, No School tomorrow, Friday, February 5, – Lunar New Year

Before we leave to recharge our batteries over Mid-Winter Break,
let’s see what is happening beyond the break and mark your calendars with important dates.

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Next Week

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

The Week following Break

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

Monday, February 22
Cohort B

Tuesday, February 23
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 24
Cohort B

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

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).

PreK Application Process Opens, the deadline to apply is April 7
Apply for any child born in 2017 Read about the details at this link

Thursday, February 25
Cohort A
SLT meeting

Friday, February 26
Cohort B

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Save the Dates

Week of March 1 – 5
Parent-Teacher Conferences

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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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

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

Learning Pals
Learning Pals is entirely student-run! Aiming to support NYC elementary and middle school students by providing free academic, technological, and social support while also fostering a community between students, tutors, and families. Learn more here.

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child
Click below to learn more and register.
Child Mind Institute’s FREE Workshop Series for Families

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.

Beyond Access
The DOE launched a series of webinars for families of students with disabilities called the Beyond Access. Content experts will provide strategies and resources. Visit Eventbrite. Past webinars are available on YouTube

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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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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

P-EBT Food Benefits
If you have questions, call the P-EBT Food Benefits Helpline: 833-452-0096 or visit: P-EBT Information Form. Help Desk 888 328 6399, Hotline 888 452 0096

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

Stay safe, warm and have a restful 10 days with family.

All the best,
James