EVCS Weekly, Friday, May 14

Dear EVCS Families,

We had an energized week at EVCS! The wheels are turning and progress is happening on all fronts. Keep up the good work. Thank you all for being diligent each morning by checking in on your child’s health and keeping them home when they are not feeling 100%.

Our core value is social action! Our 5th graders have been doing a virtual residency with the Service Learning Project, which works with students to identify an issue, research and learn about it, and then choose an action to take. Ruth’s class chose to address issues of sexism and the gender wage gap, Jenna’s class chose the issue of LGBTQ+ rights, and Lauryn’s class chose climate change. Each class worked together to develop an action, and they would love your support! Please have a look at their projects and support their initiatives by signing their petitions, buying a T-shirt and deepening your own awareness.

Ruth’s class: Gender Wage Gap Petition

Jenna’s class: LGBTQ+ Rights Petition and Tshirt Fundraiser

Lauryn’s class: Climate Change Newsletter

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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!

What is happening next week…

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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, May 17
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Tuesday, May 18
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, May 19
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 20
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Friday, May 21
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

PA EVCS Endless Summer Shop Launch!
Keep an eye out for an email from the fundraising and events team!

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Save the Dates

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

Friday, June 4
Join the PA for coffee at All the Kings Horses Café (former “Ciao For Now”)
521 East 12th St. across from Saur Park. 8:30 a.m. Following drop off!

Saturday, June 5
EVCS PA Endless Summer Shop
SHOP HOURS: Friday, June 4 10:00 – 5:00; Saturday, June 5 12 – 5:00
Supporting Public School and rejoining our community!
Contact Nina Ablan at events@evcsnyc.org she will fill you in on the details!

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

EVCS SPIRIT DAYS ARE COMING UP
Stay tuned for the THEME REVEAL!!

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EVCS Endless Summer Shop. Save the dates!

Our Parent Association is planning a popup shop and would love to feature gifts/items made by our community. Please let us know if you have any arts, crafts, jewelry, plants, etc to donate for our sale. All proceeds go to our PA to help fund the amazing programs we have for our kids.

Item Donation Form Here.

Guests will be able to shop online & there will be a physical brick & mortar shop open for two days only for parents, and the public!!!
Tell your friends to save the date and invite them to pass by!

The Online Shop is set to launch Friday, May 21!!!

Brick & Mortar popup will be open Friday, June 4th & Saturday, June 5th. Flyer coming soon.

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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/

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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Have a nice weekend everyone, rest up!

All best wishes,
James