EVCS Weekly, Friday, April 16

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Dear EVCS Families,

It was great to see students digging into school this week online and off.
We are proud of your efforts to continue to find ways of being successful in these challenging times. Keep up the good work and motivation!

Daily Health Screening.
Please take the daily health screening seriously and pay attention to the questions, as they update when information and guidance changes. If you have not done so already, you can make it easier on yourself by adding the application directly to your smartphone or save the URL to access this important daily screening: Daily Health Screening smart phone or link to the URL here. We need parents and guardians to fill this out for each child. Thank you in advance for continuing to practice safe measures. If you are having any trouble signing in, please reach out to us. We remind everyone to stay vigilant!

All New Yorkers age 16 and up are now eligible to receive
the COVID-19 vaccination! You can go here to help find a vaccine appointment: nyc.gov/vaccinefinder.

EVCS Elections for our Parent Association are next month! If you are interested please reach out to me. We also need a few parents to sit on the Nominations Committee. This is not the time to be shy! Contact us today and help us strengthen our community. We need you!

TODAY – Friday, April 16
Talent Show Submission Deadline
Upload to Flipgrid here.
View Flyer

Save the date Sunday, April 25, What’s for Dinner? EVCS to host a live cooking workshop with parent and chef Danny Bowien, Mino’s dad, and owner of Mission Chinese. See flyer below. The Events Committee is building some excitement around a couple exciting end-of-year activities! They will be reaching out soon for donations and volunteers. An online shop will need donations, please be on the make and get ready to share some hand crafted items! Wanna help? Contact Nina Ablan at events@evcsnyc.org – she will fill you in on the details!

Let’s see what else is happening…

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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, April 19
Cohort A

Tuesday, April 20
Cohort A

Wednesday, April 21
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, April 22
Cohort A

Friday, April 23
Cohort B

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Save the Dates

Sunday, April 25
Live EVCS Food Workshop with Chef Danny Bowien! 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Flyer Details and RSVP link will follow from the PA Events Committee!

Wednesday, April 28
Monthly Parent Association Meeting – ELECTIONS ARE NEXT MONTH!
Keep an eye out for a link from our PA President!
If you are interested in being more involved next year -please join us for the April meeting to find out more about our Executive Committee.
Getting involved is one of the best ways you can give back to your school. Let your voices be heard. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 29
Monthly General Parent Association Meeting
SLT Meeting 2:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 13
No School – Eid Al-Fitr

Monday, May 31
No School – Memorial Day

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School Menus

Breakfast and Lunch is free for all students whether
learning in-person or remotely.

– Every day there are cold options of PB&J, Cheese sandwich, and Hummus with Pretzels.
– Every day there is an additional hot option found here (subject to change) which is presented to students daily, based on availability. Please be sure teachers are aware of food restrictions/allergies to support choices.
– Note: All menus are pork free. No fried food is offered or served in school meals. No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners are used in any school meal.

Take-Out & Community Meals for Fully Remote Learners
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/take-out-meals

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GO Summer 2021 Applications Open!

The GO Summer 2021 program is continuing online this summer, but with an optional in-personal Friday component!
Session Dates: July 6th – August 6th
Mondays – Thursdays fully remote from 9AM – 1PM
Fridays in-person from 9AM-2PM or remote from 9AM-11AM (Fridays are optional) Click HERE for more information to apply!

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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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The Pre-K Application Deadline Extended —Apply by 4/19/2021
Pre-K admissions is not first come, first served. All applications submitted by the April 19 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.

IMPORTANT: Setting up a NYC Student Account
We need ALL EVCS families to set up a NYC Student Account.
If you do not have an account, please reach out directly to James for support.
Click here mystudent.nyc to get started and to learn more.

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Parent Resources

City Wide Information Portal

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

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.

School Wellness Weekly
A biweekly newsletter helping school communities create and promote healthy, active learning environments: April 9, 2021: Two Days, One Common Theme: Ensuring All Students Are Safe and Healthy (opens in new window)

Transitioning Back to Groovement!
Free Online health and fitness classes, for the whole family!
make time for bonding and self-care. These classes are designed to be engaging and fun for children and adults together. All Saturdays!
You may register for as many or as few as you like.
Dates: Saturdays, May 1 through June 5
Times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..

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

Beyond Access
NYCDOE Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support
Content experts will provide free strategies and resources. Visit Eventbrite..
Past webinars are available here.

Chess Camp with Stephanie!
More information is here.

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FUN

How is Cheese Made?

Learn about the farm at Valley Shepherd, vendor of Essex Market – Wednesday, April 28th at 3:00 p.m.
Ever wonder how cheese is made? Follow along with master cheesemonger Julian from Valley Shepherd Creamery as we make our very own soft cheese! We’ll learn the science behind cheesemaking, and with a few simple ingredients you’ll be able to turn regular cow’s milk into a soft fresh cheese. Plus, Julian will tell us all about farm life at Valley Shepherd where they take care of cows, goats and sheep to make lots of dairy products that we can enjoy at home! Register for your free ingredient kit by 4/19 to get a pint of Valley Shepherd’s creamy cow’s milk and other supplies, or make sure to have your own milk, lemon juice and cheesecloth at home to participate.

Register Here: https://forms.gle/JkwS521CVW7355wW9

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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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Now that the weather is warming up, remember – the EVCS Lending Library is steady every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. rain or shine!
We encourage you to stop by to pickup or swap out leveled books.

Please reach out to me with any issues or questions.
Stay safe, be well and enjoy the weekend.

All the best,
James