Reminder: Sign up for Blind Cinema!

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Dear families of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students,

If you haven’t already, please take time to consider signing your child up to participate in this unique opportunity. If we don’t get enough students from EVCS to participate we will open it up to other schools, but we want to make sure EVCS students get priority. If you are interested, please fill out this brief form:

Blind Cinema Student Participation Sign Up

Let me know if you have any questions!



EVCS along with PS122 will be working with Belgian-based artist Britt Hatzius to bring her film/performance experience called Blind Cinema to New York City this winter as part of their Coil Festival. EVCS kids will play a very important role in the experience of this film, and any interested 3rd, 4th or 5th grade students from EVCS are invited to participate. Here’s a statement from the artist about the project:

In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row of audience members is a row of children who in hushed voices describe a film only they can see. Accompanied by the soundtrack (which has no dialogue), the whispered descriptions are a fragile, fragmentary and at times struggling but courageous attempt by the children to make sense of what they see projected on the screen.

The screenings of the film will be on January 9, 10, 11 and 12 at 5:30 PM, at the SVA Theatre – 333 West 23rd Street. EVCS staff will escort all kids who are participating to the theater from school, and back again when it’s finished. Each child who volunteers will participate in only one screening. To learn even more about Blind Cinema, please check out Britt Hatzius’ website.

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Calling All EVCS Musical Parents!

download-1If you are new to EVCS or just now coming around to the idea of getting back into your musical self…

Join the EVCS Parent Band! Everyone is welcome.

We’ll provide musical accompaniment to the Festival of Lights and the Multicultural Share, and it’s a lot of fun!

In order to get ready for the Festival of Lights coming up on December 16

The inaugural practice/jam session will be this week on Thursday November 19, 6-8pm in the auditorium.

There’s some sound equipment there, so no need to schlep amps
-just bring yourselves and your instrument.


What: Family Band Rehearsals
When: Thursday, November 19, Dec. 3 and Dec 10, 6-8PM
Where: The school auditorium
RSVP: Nantell Stephanie,


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A big round of applause to the 5th grade performers, our evcs instructors Stephanie Nantell, Music, Reina Potaznik, Dance and Maggie Monaco, Visual Art! A big thank you also goes out to the parents for their continued support and to those who helped support the production and concession stand! Well done. It was a Gorgeous Production! Thank you.


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Dear Families

If you are interested in bringing your kids to see some amazing dancing by humans and robots! The music will be played live by robots as well. This show is a great example of how to integrate technology and dance with a clear artistic intention. Blanca Li, the Artistic Director of the Blanca Li Dance Company based in Paris, is offering EVCS tickets to his show! Seats are limited, reserve yours today- see below.

“a vibrant dance show for grown-ups and children”
—Elle (France)

Sunday. June 14 at 1:00pm
BLANCA LI presents ROBOT at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Peter Jay Sharp Building 30 Lafayette Avenue
2 3 4 5 B Q N R D to Atlantic Avenue / Barclays Center
C to Lafayette Avenue
G to Fulton Street

More About the Show
Robot Trailer Click Here.
Meet the Robot Click Here.

Click here to see what the show looks like!
IMPORTANT: The show is recommended for students 6 years old and up but it is the families’ decision to bring younger siblings if needed.



This summer The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the Good School will be offering a free Stop-Motion Animation Lab for 7-12 yos. June 29-July 2, 1-5pm.  
Check out the details that follow and RSVP by June 6, 2015
First-time participants ages 7-12
June 29-July 2, 1-5pm (participants must be able to attend all sessions)
Where:The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Uris Center for Education
At The Museum, kids will work in teams to explore the theme of “Inside/Out.”  Participants will learn about works of art in the galleries and create their own narrative using stop-motion animation and Dragonframe software.  You can see examples of animations created by kids last summer on the #MetKids Youtube Playlist.  You can also get an idea of what the kids did last year in this Behind-the-Scenes video.
Last Day Celebration:  
Join us to celebrate your child’s work in Animation Lab.  Parents/guardians, siblings, and friends will be invited to a final presentation and reception in the afternoon on Thursday, July 2nd.
Participants will be given a link at the end of the lab to access their finished animation on-line.  The Museum will also share the animations on the Museum’s website, and The Good School will share the animations of their website.  In the fall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will invite participants and their families back to the Museum for a reception and mini film festival of their work.
Snacks:  A supervised snack period will be built into each day.  Vegetarian snacks will be provided by the museum.
We do expect that all participants will commit to attending the program in its entirety, June 29-July 2, 1-5pm.  To register, the child’s parent/guardian should fill out the online Google form  If the parent/guardian has any difficulties filling out the form, follow the instructions below.
Email Emlily at with your child’s name, age (7-12 years old), school, and contact info for the child’s parent/guardian.
Please let us know if the child will be able to travel to and from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (82nd & 5th Ave.) for all 4 days of the program.  If the child needs to receive a subsidized metro card to attend all 4 days of the program, we need to be informed in the email so we can provide one.
Please RSVP by June 6th.  Seats are limited, and reservations are first come, first serve.  No prior animation experience is necessary.
Kids are just asked to bring themselves and their imaginations.
We look forward to seeing your kids at The Met!

Featuring the EVCS Rock Band 5/18 This Monday!

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School wide Morning Meeting
The EVCS Rock Band will be performing!
8:50 am in the Auditorium

Hope to see everyone there!

The original art work above by David Scher was created specifically for our school celebrating the EVCS Rock Band! It will be on auction this Saturday at the EVCS Gala! View it live at the event and get your bid in!

IMPORTANT Family Band practice date changed

IMPORTANT Family Band practice date changed:
Hello, musical parents!
The family band is holding its final practice for the Festival of Lights at 6PM tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec15) night in the school auditorium. We’ll run through and troubleshoot our song list for Wednesday. Hope to see you there!


Matt Arnold (dad of 3rd grader Oscar)
(917) 576-2296

What: Family band practice!
When: Tuesday, Dec. 16, 6PM-
Where: EVCS Auditorium

EVCS family band: next practice Tuesday, Dec. 9

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Attention, musical parents! The EVCS family band will be having anotherpractice for the Festival of Lights next Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 6PM in the school auditorium. Please join us if you can! We’ll be running through some seasonal standards, including Let It Snow, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad and Odessa Bulgarish, and I have chord charts for most of these if you need ’em.

So 6PM in the auditorium. If the door is locked, call me at (917) 576-2296 or Bradley at (917) 348-6763. Practice schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6PM — practice in the auditorium
Monday, Dec. 15, 6PM — practice in the auditorium
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 9AM — Festival of Lights

See some of you Tuesday. Thanks,


Parent Band! Practicing next Tuesday!

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Attention, all musical parents! Please join the parent band! We’ll provide musical accompaniment to the Festival of Lights and the Multicultural Share and it will be fun. We’re holding our inaugural practice/jam session Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6PM in the school auditorium. There’s some sound equipment there, so no need to schlep amps — just bring yourselves and your instrument. Please contact me if you can join us for this or future practices.



Matt Arnold (dad of 3rd grader Oscar)

(917) 576-2296

What: Parent band practice!
When: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6PM
Where: The school auditorium