EVCS Weekly, Friday, Feb 5

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Dear EVCS Families,

If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, please take a moment to fill out
the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. More information is here.

A shout out to everyone that made it to the PA meeting Wednesday to help approve the budget and support our 2021 author series! For details and more information about the visits, please see the flyer. Our appreciation goes out to Melanie Kletter and Nicole Robson for helping to set this up and to the PA for funding these events.

A PA Bookswap is happening today from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Sauer Park if you are in the area and want to stop by to check it out.

Let’s see what is happening next week…

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, February 8
Cohort A
Visiting Author Oge Mora (for PreK & K)

Tuesday, February 9
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 10
Cohort B

Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk). Reminder: Cohort D 3rd & 4th Graders – stop by to pick up your Poetry Publications from last year!

Thursday, February 11
Cohort A

Mid-Year Reports will be sent to families

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 29

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone had another great week of school!

Thank you to those who made it out to the Monthly PA meeting this past week! A timely request was sent out from the PA about a vote needed to approve author visits for all of our kids this year. You should have received the meeting link from the papresident@evcsnyc.org – please attend to vote on this updated budget line. This PA Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m at this link. For details and more information about the author visits, check out the flyer here. Thank you to Melanie Kletter and Nicole Robson for helping make this happen – and to all of you, in advance, as part of our wonderful PA.

February is Black History Month and it will kick it off next week with Black Lives Matter Week of Action. We will be endorsing the national Black Lives Matter at School Week February 1-5. The books we will be reading this year are Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrations by Vashti Harrison, Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes, illustrations by Laura Freeman, and Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Jared Andrew Schorr.

If you have not done so already, please take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. You can find more information about the survey here. To find EVCS in the drop-down, look for THE East Village Community School.

Let’s see what next week looks like…

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Monday, February 1
Cohort B

Tuesday, February 2
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 3
Cohort B

Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

PA Meeting Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m at this link

Thursday, February 4
Cohort A

Friday, February 5
Cohort B

EVCS Family Book Swap! Joseph C. Sauer Park (E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome. After School between 2:15 and 3:00 p.m.
See flyer for details!

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 22

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone had a great week learning remotely!

We have our monthly General Parent Association meeting next week Wednesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. We would love to see more folks come out and join us for the community aspect of the meeting and to see more of your faces. Online is better than nothing – we miss you! Keep an eye out for a meeting link from the PA president!

The DOE invites everyone to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. Click to take the DOE’s feedback survey before February 5, 2021. You can find more information about the survey here. To find EVCS in the drop-down, look for THE East Village Community School.

Let’s see what is happening next week…

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Next Week

We will return to blended learning on Thursday, January 28
Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 25
All Students Fully Remote Learning

Tuesday, January 26
All Students Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, January 27
All Students Fully Remote Learning

PA General Meeting
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Zoom link sent from the PA President

Thursday, January 28
Cohort A

Friday, January 29
Cohort B

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 15

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Dear EVCS Families,

We had a great week at EVCS! Chess has launched in 2nd and 3rd grade and we had a wonderful book swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park. It was full of energy and it felt good to share and see kids finding good books. This will be happening again next month! Save the date Friday, February 5, 2:00 – 3:00 (E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome to participate next time. If you would like to be more involved, let me know and I will connect you to the parent team initiating the effort! I did see some adult leveled books for parents in the mix as well for anyone interested.

Let’s see what is coming up…

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
Cohort A
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 20
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk). Cohort D 3rd & 4th Graders – stop by to pick up your Poetry Publications from last year!

Thursday, January 21
Cohort A

Friday, January 22
Cohort B

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Dear EVCS Families,

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone is off to a strong start!

EVCS Parents are hosting an informal book swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park
(E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) next week on Thursday, January 14 from 2:00 – 3:00 to help refresh your home libraries! Bring 5 books, take 5 books! No books to swap this time, no worries – Everyone is welcome to join and peruse the books. Details below.

Let’s see what else is coming up…

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 11
Cohort B

Tuesday, January 12
Cohort A

Wednesday, January 13
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library Resumes 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, January 14
Cohort A

Informal Book Swap at Sauer Park, after school 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
See flyer for details!

Friday, January 15
Cohort B

Save the Dates

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 27
PA General Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

February 15 – 19
Mid-Winter Break

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EVCS Weekly, Wednesday, Dec 23

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Dear EVCS Families,

Today is Wednesday, December 23.

Each class now has a parent representative! Thanks to our volunteers for stepping up and into this important role. If you are not sure who your class parent contact is, please reach out to Nina Ablan at classparents@evcsnyc.org

Our EVCS Winter Coat Drive will extend to January 6.
There will be a table set up outside on the sidewalk Monday and Tuesday morning January 4 and 5 from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. for anyone interested in looking through the items (or for any last-minute drop off to the collection!)
We thank you again for your generous contributions.

Now, let’s take a look at what is coming up when we return in the new year…

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Returning from Break

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 4
Cohort A
In-person School Resumes

Tuesday, January 5
Cohort A

Wednesday, January 6
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library Resumes 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, January 7
Cohort A

Friday, January8
Cohort B

Save the Dates

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, January 21
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 27
PA General Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

February 15 – 19
Mid-Winter Break

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Dec 18

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Dear EVCS Families,

Thank you for bringing coats this week for the EVCS Winter Coat Drive.
In order for our families to benefit from the coat drive before donating to NY Cares, there will be a table set up outside on the sidewalk Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. for anyone interested in looking through the items (or for those who would like to make a last minute drop off to the collection!) So if you found yourself in need for a new coat for your child or self this weekend, please check the table this week!

It was great to see some of you on the Parent Association Zoom Call this week. The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. The PA President sends out a link each month for everyone to join the meeting. You can catch up with what is happening via the minutes posted on our website following each meeting. Join when you can, this is one way to get to know some of your community members in these isolating times.

Let’s see what else is happening before we break …

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Next Week

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, December 21
Cohort B

Tuesday, December 22
Cohort A

Wednesday, December 23
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3
Winter Break – No School

Monday, January 4. 2021
School Resumes
Cohort A

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Dec 11

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Dear EVCS Families,

We had another great week at EVCS – remote and blended learners are going strong! Keep up the great work families, you are doing an amazing job. Even though temperatures have dropped we still encourage kids to get outside. Please be sure to layer up this time of year.

And if you have a child born in 2016, the application for Kindergarten is now open! If you’re currently enrolled in our PreK program, you need to apply for Kindergarten as well. The application deadline is January 29, 2021.

Remember to catch the EVCS Speech Festival today at 5:00!
Join this Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTg0Nzc3ODEyMzA1?cjc=uucga4m

Let’s see what’s coming up…

Next Week

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, December 14
Cohort A
Kick off for The EVCS Winter Coat Drive! Start bringing any gently used items!
For Blended Learners, drop off at the yard during arrival and dismissal. For Remote Learners, there is a labeled bin in the Lobby from 9:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15
Cohort A

Wednesday, December 16
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

General Monthly Parent Association Meeting – 5:00 p.m.
please look for meeting details from papresident@evcsnyc.org and send along any questions you have before the meeting.
Meeting Calendar Dates • Minutes are posted on the EVCS website.

Thursday, December 17
Cohort A

School Leadership Team Meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, December 18
Cohort B

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Winter Coat Drive

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GENTLY USED COATS WANTED
Has anyone outgrown a winter coat? Bring any gently used coats: Drop them off in a bin located in the yard or the main lobby marked EVCS COAT DRIVE! Kids and adult sizes are welcome. We invite our families to swap coats & peruse the collection.
Remaining items will be donated to New York Cares Coat Drive. We ask that items are clean before sharing and recommend washing before wearing.

Please start bringing items Monday, December 14!

Feel free to reach out with any questions. Share the warmth, help someone out in our own community and upcycle as another way to contribute.

The last day to bring coats will be Friday, December 18.

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Holiday Online Market

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Calling all creative makers, artists, jewelers, ornament/candlestick makers
as our PA Fundraising Committee is working on – a Virtual Holiday Market. Interested participants can SIGN UP to contribute items. All proceeds will go to the EVCS PA and every donor and buyer will be entered in our next raffle!

Please email fundraising@evcsnyc.org with any questions.

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Fall EVCS Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Winter & Spring Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Parent Resources

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.

Link for families to submit a device request:
https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/remotelearningdevices

Translating Google Docs
Traducción de documentos de Google

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

UFT Saturday Student Enrichment
UFT’s free three-part enrichment classes will be held over the first three Saturdays in December. For more information visit this link.
To Register or Ask a question click here.

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We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families

This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support,
education, and workers’ rights.

Learn English for free.
December 16   from 5:30–7:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Please see flyer for more information. Please sign up using this form.

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Resources
FREE – DECEMBER 2020
PARENTING WORKSHOPS
For more information click here.

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THIS WEEKEND
Saturday, December 12
Winter Wonderland Outside Event
Hosted by Henry Street Settlement

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DOE 2020-2021 Family Guide

The guide provides information and resources that families can use to support learning at home. Use the link above to access and explore the website and find resources to support your child, and view or print the Family Guide available in the 9 DOE languages

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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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Stay up to date via 311 or other news outlets.

MANHATTAN COVID TESTING SITES

Find a complete list of COVID testing sites here.

ADDITIONAL FOOD SUPPORT/RESOURCES

http://www.sixthstreetcenter.org/
food fridge for all! located in the side yard of 638 E 6th Street!

https://www.foodbanknyc.org/ they offer groceries, meals and SNAP support

https://www.invisiblehandsdeliver.com/ Volunteers are delivering groceries, medications $ other necessities to elderly & otherwise at risk residents for free

Feel free to reply to this email with any needs or questions that come up.

As always,
James


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
East Village Community School610 East 12th Street, Room 205
New York, NY 10009(212) 982-0682 x 2053 / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)
evcsnyc.org

And remember to check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020

NYC School Account Creation Code Letters, Follow up 12/3

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NYC School Account

Dear Blended Learning Families,

A personalized Account Creation Code Letter was sent home in backpacks
to every blended learner. We hope everyone received their letter and followed the prompts. We need every family to set up an account.

If you already have a school account, we still need you to log in to re-activate
the account and be sure it is working. You may be prompted to reset the password if you have forgotten it.

SETTING UP NEW ACCOUNTS

Please use the activation code on your personalized letter along with the ID we shared with you also written on the letter to register for your account.

Use any computer or internet-connected device.
Visit https://mystudent.nyc

Follow the instructions on your letter.

We need all parents / guardians to set up this NYC Schools Account and we strongly encourage you to do this sooner than later.

Important citywide information will be communicated to families via this account. It will also give you access to your attendance records and to key information about your child’s progress.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

Please reach out with any questions or if you need help.

Warm Regards,
James

Note:
Please do not confuse this with the Application Process Account. (www.myschools.nyc/en/ ) used for applying to school at the entry, Middle and High School levels.

EVCS Weekly, Friday, Dec 4

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Dear EVCS Families,

Thank you for your trust and patience as we navigate this school year together. We are all looking forward to next week and our Blended Learning students returning to the building. For fully-remote students, remember to continue to take advantage of the Leveled Lending Library on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00. We love seeing you – and if you have not had a chance to take advantage, please come by when you can any Wednesday this year.

Our Parent Association is gearing up to build a little spirit (and raise some funds) around the holidays and the new year ahead. See below for ways to support this great initiative happening very, very soon!

Let’s see what’s coming up…

Next Week

Blended Learning Cohorts A,B and D Resume

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, December 9
Cohort B

Tuesday, December 10
Cohort A

Wednesday, December 11
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, December 12
Cohort A

Friday, December 13
Cohort B

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Important Dates

Wednesday, December 16
General Monthly Parent Association Meeting – meeting details forthcoming!
Meeting Calendar Dates • Minutes are posted on the EVCS website.

Thursday, December 17
School Leadership Team Meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3
Winter Break

Monday, January 4, 2021
School Resumes

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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