EVCS Weekly, Friday, April 30

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Dear EVCS Families,

There has been a “magical buzz” all week at EVCS! Thanks to our resilient staff and hardworking students this shift into 5 days of in-person learning has gone incredibly smooth – what an amazing week for everyone.

If you’re learning in person, please be sure to send water bottles to school – and be sure to write names on all personal belongings so that we can return items to their rightful owner! Thanks to parents for joining the PA general monthly meeting this week. This Zoom meeting is one place you can connect to hear updates and share thoughts with other parents.
The next PA meeting is an important one: Wednesday, May 26 and we will need you to step up and participate in the elections for next year! If you have questions, please reach out and we will fill you in!

Breakfast
Please remember gates open at 8:00 a.m. We encourage those who want to eat breakfast to arrive early enough to do so. Students eat outside beforeschool begins at 8:30 a.m. Please give yourselves enough time when you can.

Daily Health Screening.
Please continue to take the daily health screening seriously and pay attention to the questions, as they update when information and guidance changes.
Smart phone or link to the URL is here. 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!

Reminder: TODAY
PA is swapping books after school in Saur Park! 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Let’s see what else is coming up…

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Next Week

May 3 – 7 Staff Appreciation Week!

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

Monday, May 3
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Tuesday, May 4
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, May 5
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).

Thursday, May 6
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

District 1 Summer Rising Conversation – Join Zoom Meeting (5:30pm-7pm)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8449017663

Friday, May 7
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

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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

Saturday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 11
CEC Elections are open to all NYC parents. This year all NYC public school parents can vote! To learn more about the CEC and elections click here.
If you need help, please reach out to James, jamespc@evcs.me

Thursday, May 13
No School – Eid Al-Fitr

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!

Tuesday, May 25
CEC 1 Town Hall 6:30 p.m. with Chancellor Porter
CEC is collecting questions here.
Register to attend here. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 31
No School – Memorial Day

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

Tuesday, June 8
No School (for Students) – Clerical 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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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.

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

Vaccines
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.

BIKE NEW YORK – Learn to Ride / Recycle A Bike
https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/
https://www.bike.nyc/recycleabicycle/

Navigating the IEP (Individualized Education Program) Process
May 4th at 5:30pm Join a panel discussion with experts on how to navigate the IEP process. Registration Link is HERE.

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.

WIDE OPEN SCHOOL
Supporting academic growth, welcome to your go-to guide for a positive experience learning from home.
https://nycschools.wideopenschool.org/family-center/for-families/#tech-media-balance/

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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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The EVCS Lending Library is steady every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. rain or shine! Hope to see you there.

Have a restful weekend.

All best wishes,
James

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