While we wait for the weather to warm up a bit, staying in with a good book is a great way to spend the afternoon!
This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers on Monday, March 25. Remember to try and complete the PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE for reading diverse books by diverse authors. (There is a special prize for you if you do!)
And remember, if you need more sponsors, you can email friends and family with THIS LINK to get donations online.
Thanks everyone and Happy Reading!
Reminder: Early Dismissal Thursday, March 14
Dear Parent and Guardians,
Please be sure to make arrangements to pick up your child(ren) at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday this week for the half day due to parent-teacher conferences.
Be sure to contact any after-school providers as well if you haven’t done so already! Enjoy the rest of your week.
Dear EVCS Fam,
Hopefully, you have seen the information that has gone about the annual reading Olympics, and your kids have started to hustle your friends, neighbors and family members for pledges. This is a great way to raise some funds for the PA while also encouraging our kids to read lots of books. And for the second year in a row we will be issuing the “Principal’s Challenge” to encourage students to read books by a diverse array of authors, and books that feature characters and topics that reflect a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. The sponsor sheet asks for students to log in 10 books (grades PK-2) or 10 hours (Grades 3-5) between now and the end of the month. All students who participate in the Reading Olympics will get a prize, but students who log in more than half of their list with diverse books will get an extra special prize! On the sponsor sheet simply highlight the books that honor and reflect the experience of LGBTQIA, Native people, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. Here is a great resource to find recommendations for excellent, diverse books.
I hope you all enjoyed the snow day yesterday and that some of you spent it curled up with a good book 🙂
Just a friendly reminder to keep on reading and logging and getting sponsors for the READING OLYMPICS! A great way to get sponsors is to email friends and relatives or post on social media. Here is the link you can send to people so they can sponsor your kids online: https://evcsnyc.org/2019/03/sponsor-a-student-for-reading-olympics/
The Reading Olympics Team