EVCS Weekly: Friday, October 15

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

This was a short, sweet week at EVCS. Class Parents are gearing up to reach out to you with class directories, keep an eye out.  And we need help with Fall Ball 2021!  The PA is in full planning mode now and will run this event with COVID safety in mind.  Get involved. 

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COVID Testing
When a student is selected to be tested there will be a follow up email coming from Fulgent Genetics. Not to be alarmed, this is the basic follow up to make you aware that the test happened and how to review the results. Liz will also email all tested families using the same address the testing lab uses.  Be sure your phone number and email address is up-to-date in your NYC SA. If you have questions, please let us know. COVID testing is a crucial part of our layered approach to keeping our community safe and healthy.  Every week the DOE will be conducting random testing of 10% of our 1st-5th graders who have provided consent.  If your child is in the 1st through 5th grade and you have not already done so, please give your consent now at your child’s NYC Schools Account.  But regardless of your child’s grade, we strongly encourage all of our families to have their children tested regularly.  Please note that testing is free and easy at NYC Health and Hospitals locations.
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EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) Cards and Social Action
Last Year NYC public school kids received EBT cards that contain funds for grocery shopping. If you wish to use the card but are having difficulties please contact James for more information at jamespc@evcs.me.  If you are not planning to use your child’s EBT card, our Social Action Committee would like to help you donate the funds to the soup kitchen on 9th Street and Avenue B for groceries. Interested in donating money from the EBT Card? Please contact the Social Action Committee at socialaction@evcsnyc.org.  Do not let these funds go to waste.

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 18

School Wide Morning Meeting, SWMM
Jenna & Lauryn, Rebecca & Stefanie,  Natasha, David & Lis, Tom & Valerie, Clara
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard to sing loud and proud.
We will start right after all of the other classes go upstairs, around 8:45, and it will run around 20/25 minutes.
Link to the SWMM Songbook!

PA and Class Parent plan to host an EVCS Bake Sale on the sidewalk at 8:00 a.m.
Purchase and enjoy before entering the yard. Gates open at 8:45.  Masks required upon entry to the yard. 

Tuesday, October 19
Coffee Meet & Greet with D1 CEC during Morning Drop-Off   8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Coffee will be set up on the north side walk, across the street from the school yard.

Town Hall Meeting with D1 Superintendent Carry Chan
Topic: Proposed School Merger with PS19   •  Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom
Here’s the link to join via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8449017663

Wednesday, October 20
General Parent Association Meeting on Zoom
Check your email for a meeting link coming from the EVCS Parent Association

Thursday, October 21
Fall Ball planning meeting After drop off. 8:30 a.m.
The Roost Café, On Ave B between 13th / 14th St • All hands on deck.
Sign up Here if you cannot join in person.

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SAVE THE DATES

Monday, October 25
School Wide Morning Meeting, SWMM
Ruth, Mae, Melanie & Katie, Tess & Brittany, Kathleen, Thabata, Yadir, Evelyn
Parents are welcome to join and sit with their children in the schoolyard to sing loud and proud.
We will start right after all of the other classes go upstairs, around 8:45, and it will run around 20/25 minutes.
Masks required! Link to the SWMM Songbook!

classparents@evcsnyc.org 

Thursday, October 28
Deadline to make reservations for Sibling Photos & Photo RetakesIf you have more than one child at the school and would like sibling photos you must sign up by October 28 at the latest!  If, after viewing your child’s photos you would like a retake – or you were absent this week! – please sign up for a retake.
Sibling and retake photos are by sign-up only!

Sign up for Sibling & Retake Photos Here.

Saturday,  October 30
Fall Ball 2021 – Sign up Here to Volunteer!

Monday, November 1  – Friday, November 5
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Keep an eye out for a sign-up form from your child’s teacher to find a good time to talk via Google Meets.

Monday, November 1 
Sibling & Retake Picture Day

Tuesday, November 2
Election Day – Remote School

Thursday, November 4
Half day of school!  Dismissal is at 11:30am

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BIKER SAFETY REMINDER Wear a helmet.
Helmets are required by law for children age 13 or younger and working cyclists, helmets are a good idea for cyclists of all ages.
https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/biketips.shtml

WELLNESS RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Henry Street Settlement’s Parent Center Offers Free Virtual Workshops

COMMUNITY JOB POSTING
If anyone in our community is interested, see details here.
Full vaccination required. 

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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch
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Request to view EVCS SLT minutes
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For those who would like breakfast, the yard is open daily at 8:00 a.m.  Free to all students.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Enjoy the weekend, and we will see you on Monday!

Best,
James