EVCS Weekly, Last Day of School, Friday, June 25

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Dear EVCS Families,

Way to go everyone! We did it! Congrats, again, to the class of 2021!

I hope you have a chance to recharge over the next two months. Welcome letters will be sent by teachers in mid-August.

Free Meals This Summer!
紐約市免費暑期餐 / Comidas de Verano gratuitas en NYC

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You can start planning ahead with the 2021–2022 School Year Calendar now!

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If anyone needs anything at all this summer, please feel free to reach out to me at any time and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Email: JamesPC@evcs.me
Phone: (605) 646-EVCS

Have a wonderful summer! We will see everyone on September 13th!!!

All best wishes,
James

EVCS Weekly, Friday, June 18

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Dear EVCS Families,

On Monday, wear blue and yellow! In honor of EVCS’s graduation, dress in our school colors!

EVCS Elections: Wednesday, June 23 5:00 p.m.
We cannot hold the elections without you! Seriously. The PA brings us together and creates the energy to help make our community stronger.
Please keep an eye out for an email from the PA President! See you there!

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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, June 21
EVCS 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony in the yard at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 22

Wednesday, June 23
Please bring back any books you’ve borrowed!
Remote Learners pick-up Spirit T Shirts!
Stop by any time between 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Parent Association Elections & final meeting
Look for Zoom Link from PA President 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 24
SLT meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 25
Wear your New EVCS T-Shirt!
Last Day of School

Happy Summer!

Saturday, June 26
First Day of Summer Public Pools Open!

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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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Happy Juneteenth! And happy Father’s Day!

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
Enjoy the weekend.

Best,
James

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, June 11

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Dear EVCS Families,

Great job showing your EVCS spirit today on Pajama Day!
An epic day once again and the kids had a blast!

The deadline to take the School Survey has been moved to Friday, June 18th! One more week to complete the survey! If you have more than one child, please take the survey for each child at EVCS. We use your feedback to make decisions about our school. Here is the link. And again, if anyone needs their child’s access code, let me know.

Third Street Music Virtual Open House 6/17 Interested families, please bring your questions to the online meeting being held Thursday, June 17th. Visit links below for details.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 23 5:00 p.m.
June 23rd will be the final PA meeting of the year featuring the EVCS PA Elections. We need you to come out to vote. We cannot hold the elections without you. The PA brings us together and creates the energy to help make our community stronger. Keep an eye out for an email from the PA President! See you there!

Reminder BOOK SWAP TODAY! NOW!
There is a book swap in Sauer Park- bring a book, take a book!
Hope to see you there directly following dismissal! 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Questions or Volunteers, Please email Anissa, anissa.brock@gmail.com!

Note: Families who are returning to EVCS for September 2021 do NOT need to return any borrowed devices. Please keep them safe for next school year!

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Dear EVCS Families,

Students at EVCS know how to show their spirit! Today was monochromatic spirit day! Next Friday students are encouraged to wear their favorite PJ’s to school! Show your EVCS spirit and join the fun.

It was great to see some parents this morning! If you didn’t make it, there will be future opportunities. The EVCS Endless Summer Online Shop and 5th Grade Plant sale is ON! The in-person pop-up will be open today until 3:30, again tomorrow they open at noon! A shout out to all of our hardworking parents pulling this together! Huge thanks to Nina and Nikko for setting up the online piece, and to everyone who was able to contribute donations and creativity. More details below.

Third Street Music announced their “Virtual Open House” and shared an online application. It looks a little different this year than previous years.
Learn more from the flyers and website below. Space is limited.

EVCS PA Elections are on 6/23. Please keep an eye out for a meeting link in your inbox. There is still time to nominate others or yourself and we will need parents to vote on Wednesday, June 23rd. Please be there to vote!!

Take the Parent Survey! If you have more than one child, please plan to take the survey for each child at EVCS. We use your feedback to make decisions about our school and greatly appreciate your time to take the annual survey! Here is the link. If you need your ID, let me know.

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This Weekend

Saturday, June 5
EVCS PA Endless Summer Shop to support our school!
Open 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
at 521 E. 12th Street – All The Kings Horses Café
Stop by the Plant Sale to support 5th Grade!

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, May 28

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Dear EVCS Families,

This time of year is always very exciting. We are all trying to reach our goals before the end of the year – working hard to fit everything in and doing our best! Remember to send (labeled) water bottles in to help keep everyone hydrated on hot days!

EVCS PA Elections have been pushed to June, so let us know if you are interested! There is still time now to nominate others or yourself and we will need parents to vote on Wednesday, June 23rd – hope to see you there!

Our fundraising committee plans to kick off the opening of the two day pop-up shop with a coffee (social-distanced) next Friday! Stop by to meet other EVCS parents and (re)join the community! An online version of the shop will launch soon as well! Need a plant for your house? Stop by the sale! More details below.

Check out Spirit Days for this year – June Fridays are sure to ignite some fun. See the details here!

Remember to Take the Parent Survey!
We really appreciate your help! If you did this already, great, thank you! It only takes a few minutes. Here is the link and if you need your ID, let me know.

Let’s take a look at next week…

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, May 21

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Dear EVCS Families,

The Wednesday lending library was hopping this week with more remote kiddos stopping by! It was great to see all of you! Remember we are out on the sidewalk every Wednesday, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Our 5th grade class has a history of hosting Spirit Fridays and this year the themes for June Fridays are sure to ignite some fun. See the details here!

Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.
For the 5% who took the annual School Survey so far, thank you! The goal is to hear from every family and your feedback helps us do our jobs even better. Take the 2020-21 NYC School Survey Here! When prompted for an access code, enter lowercase “f” followed by your child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Reach out to James if you need your child’s OSIS. Please share your feedback today!

Let’s take a look at next week…

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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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EVCS Weekly, Friday, May 7

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Dear EVCS Families,

“School is Rockin!”

We hope everyone had a chance to watch the EVCS Talent Show!
Thank you Eric, for pulling together and hosting with PreK student Jaan. The two of you make a terrific team! In case you missed it or wanted to watch again, it can be accessed here on FlipGrid using your child’s evcs.me email address – https://flipgrid.com/fcc2b228. Bravo EVCS!

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!

If your child is not feeling well (such as has a cold or a runny nose) we ask that you keep them home. You may also familiarize yourselves with the list and if your child is showing symptoms, we encourage getting a test.
Corona Virus FACT SHEET & Symptoms List

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

Learn more about D1’s Summer Rising!
In case you missed the conversation last night, below is a link to the video of last night’s Summer Rising Event. https://youtu.be/FAhMqoj6cxI And again, as we receive more information, we will be sure to share it with you.

Lets take a look at 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 10
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Tuesday, May 11
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, May 12
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 13
No School – Eid Al-Fitr

Friday, May 14
In-Person and Fully Remote Learning

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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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Summer Rising Program 2021

Dear EVCS Families,

Monday the DOE opened up the application portal for Summer Rising program. We have not received much detail on exactly what the program will consist of yet – though we do know that it will be Monday – Friday, from July 6 – August 20, and the plan is for academics from 8:00 a.m. -12 noon, and then social and enrichment activities with a CBO partner organization from 12 noon – 6:00 p.m. We will be collaborating with PS 110 and PS 134, and our program will be located at the PS 110 building on Delancey Street.

You can find more information and apply to the program on the Summer Rising page of the DOE website, though you will notice that our school’s program is not yet listed on the site yet. We have been assured by the DOE that it will be added soon. In the meantime, you should take these key steps in preparation for summer school enrollment:

· Complete this Summer Rising interest survey, which will allow someone to contact you to let you know when the PS 110 site has been added and to help you through the registration process; and

· Create an account on the discoverDYCD site. This will allow you to receive weekly emails from DYCD letting them know which programs have been added.

As we receive more information, we will be sure to share it with you.

All the best,
James