EVCS Weekly, Friday, Feb 26

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Dear EVCS Families,

It was great to be back to a school schedule this week! There’s a lot happening next week, including Parent Teacher Conferences, so check out the calendar below!

And you may have already heard the news, but the NYC DOE Chancellor, Richard Carranza, is stepping down next month. You can read his letter to families HERE.

Let’s see what is coming up at EVCS 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.

Parent-Teacher Conference Week – What to expect and how to prepare

Monday, March 1
Cohort A

Topic: EVCS Fundraising Meeting
Time: Mar 1, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85308010098
Meeting ID: 853 0801 0098
Look out for a reminder email from the Parent Association!

Tuesday, March 2
Cohort A

Wednesday, March 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).

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

Friday, March 5
Cohort B

PA Bookswap 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Joseph C. Sauer Park!

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Save the Dates

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

Wednesday, March 17
Next General Parent Association Meeting

Thursday, March 18
Virtual Open House for Prospective Families. Please feel free to share out and invite friends to attend. We ask that you RSVP to receive the meeting link. Thank you in advance for sharing.

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2
SPRING BREAK, No School

For those looking for resources or guidance around travel during Spring break, you can review recommendations from the CDS or visit the NY state web site.

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The Pre-K Application is Now Open—Apply by 4/7/2021
Pre-K admissions is not first come, first served. All applications submitted by the April 7 deadline will be treated the same. Siblings at EVCS also need to put in an application. If you have questions please reach out to us.
You can apply to pre-K one of two ways:
• Online with MySchools. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
• By phone at 718-935-2009. Call Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm. Language supports are available by phone in more than 200 languages.

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

Text FOOD to 90847 to find free food near you. or call 844-995-0989

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

Stay safe, warm and have a restful weekend.

All the best,
James