EVCS Weekly, Friday, April 23

Dear EVCS Families,

Our in-person learners will be coming into the building 5 days a week starting this Monday, April 26th! We are making safety a priority and trying to be mindful of the needs of all students as we do our best to make this a smooth transition.

Arrival
If your child is going to eat breakfast, please know the gates will be open at 8:00 a.m.* so that kids can eat outside before school begins at 8:30 a.m.

Dismissal takes place in the school yard:
1:45 for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade
1:55 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
2:00 for PreK
We ask that you arrive 5 minutes early to meet your child and promptly depart to minimize traffic and congestion in the yard. Thank you in advance

Town Hall virtual meeting today Friday, April 23, starting promptly at 4:00 p.m. here. If you have questions, please bring them, hope to see you there.

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!

Summer Rising
Earlier this week the City announced a bold plan for summer programming called Summer Rising. This summer program will be free and available to all students in grades K-8, and will include a balance of academic classes and enrichment opportunities. It will run Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, from July 6 to August 20. Registration opens on April 26th.
More information can be found at the DOE website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer

EVCS Parent Association Elections for 2021-22 are next month!
If you are interested please reach out to me. We need a few parents to be on the Nominations Committee. This is not the time to be shy, let me know if you can help out- if you are on the nomination committee you cannot run for an executive seat!

What’s for Dinner?!, Sunday, April 25
Live EVCS Food Workshop with Chef Danny Bowien! 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Flyer RSVP Here!

Let’s see what else is happening…

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:00 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, April 26
In-Person learning begins 5 days a week!

Tuesday, April 27
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, April 28
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students are encouraged to pick up books each and every week! In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

SLT Meeting 2:20 – 4:00 p.m.

General Parent Association Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 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 this meeting to find out more. Getting involved with the PA is one of the of the best ways you can give back to your school. We hope to see you there!
Elections are next month!

Thursday, April 29
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Friday, April 30
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning
Book Swap in Sauer Park after school – bring a book take a book!
Directly following dismissal. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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EVCS SPIRIT T-SHIRTS: SIGN UP!

Fill out THIS FORM to request a size for a free EVCS t-shirt for your child

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Save the Dates

Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 7th
Staff Appreciation Week! Let your teachers know how much you care about them!!! A handwritten note or a drawing is a sweet way to show your appreciation.

Thursday, May 13
No School – Eid Al-Fitr

Monday, May 31
No School – Memorial Day

Thursday, June 3
No School (for Students) – Chancellor’s Conference Day

Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23
Brick & Mortar SHOP on Avenue C, EVCS’tsy
Support Public School! Shop buy our weekend pop-up store on Avenue C!

Contact Nina Ablan at events@evcsnyc.org – she will fill you in on the details!

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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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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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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)

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.

Free Online health and fitness classes, for the whole family!
Transitioning Back to Groovement! 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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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.

Again, if you made it this far you might have forgotten…
EVCS Town Hall virtual meeting is today, Friday, April 23, at 4:00 p.m. here.
We hope to see you there.

Continue to stay safe, mask up and and have a nice weekend.

All the best,
James