School Wide Morning Meeting Message 12/09/2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Today is our final School-Wide Morning Meeting OF THE DECADE!  The next time we come together in our auditorium for SWMM it will be the year 2020…      

Our Core Value is Self Awareness.

It’s always a good idea to hit the pause button and reflect on how far we have come and where we want to go.  But it’s an especially good time to do this at the end of the year – and especially at the end of a decade! Can you remember your hopes and dreams you identified at the start of the school year?  Do you know the academic goals that were set at your parent teacher conferences last month?   How is your progress towards meeting those goals?  

Becoming a self aware student means that you are learning to know yourself as a student, that you learn to reflect on your work, your words and your actions, and that you are beginning to think about your thinking.  There are three things you can do to practice thinking about your thinking: Plan, reflect, and evaluate.

First, plan. This might mean setting goals, making an outline, a mental map, or rehearsing what you are going to do in your mind before starting a task.

Then, reflect throughout each step of the task. Sometimes we may need to change our plans a little once we have started.

Finally, evaluate. Was this your best effort? What could you have done differently? What are your next steps, or goals for the next time?

Please take some time over the next two weeks to think about how much you have already grown this school year (and this decade!), and let’s get ready to start the new decade with strong goals and clear intentions.   

Thanks so much to our friends in the Pre-K for hosting today, thanks to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.  

Love,
Bradley

 

EVCS Weekly Dec 9 -13

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Be sure to mark your calendars for the next big school event. We invite all families to join us for our annual Festival of Lights (FOL) music performance coming up in less than two weeks on Wednesday, December 18. Again it will be held at the East Side Community High School Auditorium from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. – located at 420 East 12th Street, Guests will ENTER on 11th Street between Ave A and 1st Avenue – It will be a regular drop off for kids between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. in the yard. Parents and guests will be walking over to the 11th Street Entrance at East Side after drop-off.

Our Parent Association is gearing up with spirit items and will be needing volunteers to help set up and sell merchandise at this off-site event. If you can offer time to help set up or prepare items ahead of time, please reach out to parents@evcsnyc.org and let them know you are available to help out.

Let’s see what is coming up:

NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 9
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by PreK.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All parents and guardians welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 1st Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11
Free Early Literacy Workshop on “Phonics”
Meet Universal K-2 Literacy Reading Coaches
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PS 20 Essex Street In Room 304
Please join us for an overview of foundation skills, tips & activities to help support your young reader. Please RSVP to Celsa at CPacheco5@schools.nyc.gov
Click here for more information!

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Friday, December 13
Lion King Kids Performance
Please join us as Child’s Play NY & EVCS Present
The Lion King Experience!
EVCS Auditorium Doors Open at 5:00p.m.

The entrance is Free! We hope to see you there!

SAVE THE DATES

Monday, December 16
Dyslexia and Struggling Readers
Please join us for a discussion with reading specialist Mary Beth Crosby Carroll.
Hosted at The Neighborhood School & PS63 The Star Academy
8:45 a.m. • 121 East 3rd Street • See the flyer for more details.

Wednesday, December 18
Festival of Lights • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Held at East Side Community High School – 420 East 12th Street
in the Auditorium – Regular drop off for kids at 8:30 in the yard.

5th Grade Bake & Gift Sale Fundraiser
In the yard 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Have a coffee and pick up a gift before walking over to the FOL! All proceeds support the EVCS 5th Grade Camping Trip! _
Thank you in advance for your support, The 5th Grade Families_

Evening General Parent Association Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for updates and get involved in committee work.

Saturday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 1
No School for Winter Break
Please plan to return for Thursday, January 2nd as school resumes!

Theatre Arts Opportunity at EVCS for After School on Fridays

Willy Wonka Kids with Child’s Play NY
Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, create an ensemble and develop the spirit of play as students rehearse a play in a semester. A great session for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as part of an ensemble. Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. They also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field. The class culminates in a final performance for the community.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

The students involved will put on a production of Willy Wonka Kids!
Space is limited and spots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fridays from 2:50p-4:45p
January 10 – May 1
$455 for the semester
Register here! *Payment installments are available at checkout.
Contact emily@childsplayny.com or call 347-759-6313 with any questions.
Space is Limited.

Staying Healthy All Year Long

A few simple actions can help us avoid the spread of illness:
• Teach your child to cover their coughs, sneezes, don’t have a tissue?, sneeze or cough into your sleeve, not your hands.
• Stay home when sick and get rest.
• Wash hands often with soap and water.

December Menus

Breakfast / Lunch

Please be sure to remind your kids to DRINK MORE WATER as a daily habit and to fill up your bottles at lunch using the refill bottle station in the cafeteria. Write your child’s name and EVCS on the water bottles.

Family Events

December 5 – December 15
The Trojan Women Project Festival
Celebrating 5 years of The Trojan Women Project, 45 years of La MaMa’s The Trojan Women and 100th birthday of La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart.
The International and local artists from The Trojan Women Project will offer a theatre-making workshop for kids.

Sunday, December 8, at 12:00 p.m
Theatre-making workshop for kids!
Age: 6-11, Price: $11.00 for kids; Free for adults!
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street (between Bowery & 2nd Ave)

EVCS Core Values

Social Action • Kindness • Joy of Learning • Self Awareness • Inclusion

Have a great weekend. See you in the yard on Monday!

All best wishes,
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me / 212 982 0682 Ext 2053
Website/School Calendar: evcsnyc.org

EVCS Weekly Dec 2 – 6

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you, parents!
We collected nearly 1500 cans this year! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, to Georga for leading us in song, to Reiko and Camilla for the wonderful banner and 3D fruits and veggies, the family band and to Terry and the EVCS Drumline who helped set the tempo and led everyone to the soup kitchen in time!

A shout out and thanks to Nina, Hadar, Trinidad, Lara, Jen, Nicole, Louis, Choresh, Dorit, Kate, Emily, Scott and Shahar for helping schlep the cans – and to all of you who showed up on the scene to lend a hand, thank you! Our Core Values were in full gear today.

Thank you to everyone for participating this year with your donations and taking action that benefits our community – that is what it’s all about.

Let’s see what December has in store:

NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 2
School Resumes
Middle School Application Deadline

Thursday, December 5
Parent Workshop: Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fee-Based Workshop: $35 / online pre-registration is required
Location: Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011
Register: https://www.ackerman.org/parent-workshops/parent-workshop-siblings-of-children-with-special-needs/

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Green Initiative
Making Classroom Recycling Lids!
Thursday 12/5/19 in the afternoon:
3:30-5:30 in room 413 (Art Room)
Small personal actions may feel trivial, but if we all collectively make sustainable choices, the cumulative effect is powerful. To that end, we want to improve classroom recycling through a simple “bin lid making” initiative. Parents with their kids are invited to help make the lids! This is not a drop-off project. The goal is to use copy paper lids. We’ll cut holes corresponding to paper (a narrow rectangle) and glass/metal (a medium circle) to help students/teachers pause a moment and recycle properly. RSVP Be part of the solution!

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EVCS Weekly Nov 25 – 29

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The EVCS Annual Harvest Festival is next Wednesday morning!
Please remember to continue bringing food contributions to the school. It is easier for kids to carry a couple of cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing the items themselves by putting them in the collection bins near their classroom and counting them as they add up!

We will collect items through November 26.

Tuesday: We still need strong lifting volunteers on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m.
Please help bring items to the main lobby in preparation for Wednesday morning.
Go to your child’s classroom first and then go room to room and bring all items to the lobby. An area in the lobby has been designated the staging area and signs will be up! Thank you in advance for your contributions, and help to organize!
We begin the day like a school-wide morning meeting day.
See more details below about the assembly.

VOLUNTEERS – PLEASE SIGN UP HERE TO HELP!

This Weekend

Saturday, November 23
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to 5th Grade
Tompkins Square Library
1:00 to 3:30 p.m
For details see: https://forms.gle/t7TdCiqoGhBr7SKK6

Let’s see what is happening next:

NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 25
Free Early Literacy Workshop
Meet Universal K-2 Literacy Reading Coaches
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PS 20 Essex Street In Room 304
Please join us for an overview of foundation skills, tips & activities to help support your young reader. Please RSVP to Celsa at CPacheco5@schools.nyc.gov
Click here for more information!

Wednesday, November 27
EVCS Harvest Festival & Annual Food Drive
Arrival will be like a School-Wide Morning Meeting Day.
SCHEDULE
8:30 a.m. – Volunteers start loading up parent-driven carts, bikes, and cars.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Event in the auditorium
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Procession to the Soup Kitchen (Ave B and E 9th Street)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Unloading and organizing items at the Soup Kitchen
WEDNESDAY MORNING VOLUNTEERS
Please meet in the lobby. We will be loading cars with food and making sure all items are down and out of the classrooms! We will need a few pushcarts to help take items that do not fit into the designated vehicles.
See the Flyer here for details! Keep bringing donations!
If you have any questions, please reach out!

We still need a few heavy lifters Tuesday at 2:50, end of the day, sign up here.

Thursday and Friday, November 28-29
Thanksgiving Recess, school is closed.

5th Grade Annual Camping Trip Fundraising Kick-Off

Wednesday, November 27, An Afternoon Sale!
Help Support our 5th Graders! Next week in the afternoon on Wednesday 11/27) from 2:30 – 3:30 in the yard our very own 5th Grade Classes will host a sale table full of baked & homemade goods to purchase! – Please be sure to send along a couple of dollars with your kiddos! Buy treats for the long weekend!
Thank you in advance for supporting our 5th Graders!

COMING UP

Monday, December 2
Middle School Application Deadline

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Thursday, December 5
Green Initiative
Making Classroom Recycling Lids!
3:30-5:30 In-room 413 (Art)
Small personal actions may feel trivial, but if we all collectively make sustainable choices, the cumulative effect is powerful. To that end, we want to improve classroom recycling through a simple “bin lid making” initiative. Parents with kiddos are invited to help make the lids! This is not a drop-off project. The goal is to use copy paper lids. We’ll cut holes corresponding to paper (a narrow rectangle) and glass/metal (a medium circle) to help students/teachers pause a moment and recycle properly. RSVP

SAVE THE DATES

Monday, December 9
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by PreK.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All parents and guardians welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 1st Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, December 16
Dyslexia and Struggling Readers
Please join us for a discussion with reading specialist Mary Beth Crosby Carroll.
Hosted at The Neighborhood School & PS63 The Star Academy
8:45 a.m. • 121 East 3rd Street • See the flyer for more details.

Wednesday, December 18
Festival of Lights • 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
East Side Community High School 420 East 12th Street
in the Auditorium – Regular drop off for kids at 8:30 in the yard.

General Parent Association Meeting 12/18 Evening Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for updates and get involved in committee work.

LOST & FOUND

Please take a moment to pass by and collect any items that may have gone missing over the past few months. As you enter the main lobby go west or go to the right and you will find a rack of items in boxes and bags! We plan to go sort items and bag everything directly following Thanksgiving week of December 2.

Thank you, Stephanie & Yuri, for a Great Chess Tournament!

Review the Tournament Results Here

We will be hosting a Spring Tournament in 2020 – Stay tuned for details!

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Parent Resources

Monday, November 25
Free Early Literacy Workshops for District 1 Families
Provided by the D1Superintendent’s Office
Please read the flyer here for more information.

Ackerman Family Institute – A Free Guide to Parenting

Thursday, December 5
Parent Workshop: Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fee-Based Workshop: $35 / online pre-registration is required
Location: Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011
Register: https://www.ackerman.org/parent-workshops/parent-workshop-siblings-of-children-with-special-needs/

Lead-Based Paint Updates for Families from the DOE
Please review this letter to families outlining these updates.
Translated versions of the letter are available at schools.nyc.gov/lead-based-paint.

November Menus

Breakfast / Lunch

Please be sure to remind your kids to DRINK MORE WATER as a daily habit and to fill up your bottles at lunch using the refill bottle station in the cafeteria. Write your child’s name and EVCS on the water bottles.

Core Values

Social Action • Kindness • Joy of Learning • Self Awareness • Inclusion

Kindness

November 2019

Kindness
Kindness is when you show concern for others. It is shown through compassion, empathy, generosity, and service.

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Enjoy the weekend and we will see you in the yard on Monday!

All best wishes,
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me / 212 982 0682 Ext 2053
Website/School Calendar: evcsnyc.org

Next General PA Meeting This Wednesday Nov 20th

Dear Parent Association members (aka Every EVCS parent),

Wednesday morning is our monthly General PA Meeting – 11/20 8:45-10AM, in the auditorium. There will be tea and coffee.

On the agenda:

CEC 1 president Naomi Peña will be joining us to present a district and city wide plan to travel to Albany and hold a “Lobby Day” at the state legislature. Come hear details about a group day-trip to petition our representatives demanding a fair share of the state budget that our city public schools need and deserve.

We will discuss the ‘town hall’ we had with D1 Superintendent Carry Chan (11/6); what our next steps might be for our school and regarding her district-wide initiative. You can read the minutes from that meeting HERE.

Pre K parent, Sierra, has joined the Exec committee as the chair for our Green and Wellness team. She will be presenting some ideas for increasing our sustainability and decreasing our footprint.

If you have any other items you would like discussed please email [papresident@evcsnyc.org](mailto:papresident@evcsnyc.org)

Read the Oct. PA meeting minutes HERE.

See you Wednesday morning,
PA Exec Team

P.S. Our General Family Fund drive continues with its second Raffle of the year.

Every donation, at any amount, that comes in before Sunday (11/24) 11:59PM gives you a chance to win a Homemade Double-Crust Fruit Pie made by Kindergarten teacher and baker extraordinaire Clara Lin. Delivered to school in time for Thanksgiving!

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/18/2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Our Core Value is Joy of Learning

Students at EVCS get regular instruction in art, music, dance, physical education and chess, and work with visiting teaching artists and specialists.  We work in mixed age groups in clubs, get intensive enrichment programs through electives, and go on lots of field trips. We want your experiences at school to spark wonderment and awe and a love for learning!  

Sometimes joy of learning can be experienced in small and subtle ways, like when you work hard on a challenging task and feel proud of your accomplishments.  Other times joy of learning is experienced in really big and memorable ways. I want to share with you one such moment from a field trip the 5th graders went on a couple of weeks ago, fishing in the East River.

Our Core Value is Kindness

If you have already donated can or boxes of food for our annual Harvest Festival food drive, thank you for your kindness and generosity!  If you haven’t yet, don’t worry there’s still time! And if you aren’t able to bring in cans or boxes of food this year there will be other ways to get involved at the harvest Festival, by singing loud and proud, carrying the food we have collected over to the Trinity Church food pantry and soup kitchen, and thanking the good people who work there every day to help address food insecurity in the East Village.   

Thanks so much to our friends in the Kindergarten for hosting today, thanks to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.  

Love,
Bradley

 

Pie for EVCS

Dear All,

We are very excited to announce our next raffle – it’s not photos or Broadway tickets (though get in touch if you can get us some of those). It’s something better. It’s pie. And not just any pie… we are raffling off a homemade double crust fruit pie made by Kindergarten teacher and baker extraordinaire Clara Lin. Check out Clara’s Instagram account to see what you could be in store for!

DONATE HERE

How do you enter? It’s easy, just make a donation to the EVCS PA before 11:59PM on Sunday November 24th. Anyone who has donated this school year is already entered and we will announce the winner on Monday, November 25th. The prized pie can be picked up at the Harvest Festival on Wednesday November 27th.

With Gratitude,
– EVCS PA Fundraising Committee

P.S. – Pass this email on to family and friends to increase your odds and increase the funds raised by EVCS. Click HERE to see all the amazing arts programs that your donations support and thank you.