EVCS Weekly Nov 18-22

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The temperatures have seriously shifted up and down, so round up your warm gear and layer up daily. The EVCS policy is to be outside unless it is precipitating – so only if it is raining or snowing, expect to play! Make sure your child has appropriate cold-weather clothing labeled with your child’s first and last name!!

The FOOD Drive for Harvest Festival is On!

Please bring what you CAN! It is easier to carry a couple of cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing some of the items themselves and putting them in the collection bins near their classroom.

We will continue to collect items through November 26.
Thank you in advance for your contributions and support!
Items can be taken directly to the class bins – students are keeping track of how many items are being collected!

This Weekend

Saturday, November 16
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

Sunday, November 17
Chess Tournament
Tournament Information
To Register Click Here

Let’s see what is coming up:

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EVCS Weekly Nov 11 – 15

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The EVCS Harvest Festival has officially kicked off with the Food Drive!

Classes have set up food collection bins so you can start to mobilize your efforts and bring items directly to the classrooms, the students will be counting.

This month-long event is an opportunity to teach our children about food equity. The event will culminate on Wednesday, November 27 including a musical gathering in the auditorium and a school-wide walk over to the Trinity Church on 9th Street led by our very own EVCS drum line!
Be sure to put this on your calendar!

Let’s see what’s else is happening…

This Weekend

Saturday, November 9
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to 5th Grade
Tompkins Square Library
1:30 to 3:30 p.m
For details see: https://forms.gle/t7TdCiqoGhBr7SKK6

Sunday, November 10
Clothing Swap in Union Square
Stop ‘N’ Swap
Hosted by local nonprofit,

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Did you know…


Dear Families,

Did you know that the EVCS Parent Association pays for school-wide lice checks? (Also, did you just get an urge to scratch your head?) Look, we get that no one wants to think about lice but it’s a reality and the best way to keep it under control is to have regular school-wide checks. So this Thursday, the best nit pickers in town will be on site checking each child in the school thanks to the generous donations from our community.


If you haven’t donated yet – now is the time. We have passed the fundraising half-way mark but we still need to raise an additional $20,000 from direct family contributions before Jan 1 2020 to hit our targets and cover our expenses. Every donation counts whether it is the suggested $500 per family or an amount that works for you. And all donations are tax deductible and completely anonymous.

We are all in this together and when it comes to lice and fundraising we mean this literally!

With gratitude,
Fundraising Committee

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/04/2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Our core value is social action.

Social action involves identifying things that are wrong in our world and then taking steps to make them better.  There are so many ways individuals, including children, can work to make the world a better place, but one of the best ways is by making a small impact right here in our own community.  And one of the most important issues in our community is food security. Food security is when people have access to enough nutritious food to take care of themselves and their families.  Every person deserves to have enough food to eat, but sadly not everyone does.

We have a tradition at EVCS that every year our school collects cans and boxes of food for our annual Harvest Festival.  The food we collect is then donated to a local soup kitchen that helps to feed people in our neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat.  We want to help address food insecurity in our community. Will you help us collect food for our Harvest Festival?

This year the Harvest Festival will be on Wednesday November 27th.  You can start bringing in food to donate this week. And once again our Harvest Festival procession to Trinity Church soup kitchen and pantry will be led by the EVCS marching band drumline and the EVCS Fish King!        

Thanks so much to our friends in the 1st grade 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.  


EVCS Weekly Nov 4 – Nov 8

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Fall ball was epic! We had great attendance, the Haunted House was spook-tacular, and the food, games, and crafts were a blast. A huge thanks to our Event Team, the EVCS Parent Association volunteers, & everyone who came out to lend a hand at the event. The PA has some amazing links to share – keep an eye out for their email coming soon.

The EVCS Harvest Festival is officially kicking off today!

This month-long event is an opportunity to teach our children about food equity. It gives our students the chance to take action and learn that sometimes in life we are in a position to share, and when we are, it is important to do so. We will sort food by protein, fruit&veggie, soup, and grains. Each classroom will have labeled bins ready to accept these items! Start bringing donations to your classrooms this Monday! NO GLASS PLEASE. It is easier to bring a little something each day to allow the kids to help bring items to the school. Students are counting! The event will culminate on Wednesday, November 27 including a musical presentation in the auditorium and a school-wide walk over to the Trinity Chuch on 9th Street led by our very own EVCS drumline! Be sure to put this on your calendar!

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Coming Up

Please be sure to sign up for a meeting when your teacher(s) reach out.
How can I prepare for my child’s meeting?

Let’s see what’s else is happening…


This Weekend

Saturday, November 2
Middle School Crawl for 4th and 5th Grade Families
8:15 a.m. PS 20 166 Essex Street, in the Cafeteria
Guests are organized in groups and provided a route map at the startup.
Join the crawl for a look into D1 middle schools
I strongly recommend attending this crawl if you are available. Each school prepares an informative presentation. There will be 8 schools participating.
Tours begin at 9:30 and finish up by 2:00. Those who visit 5 out of 8 schools with a signed form will win movie tickets! We hope you can make it!
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Saturday, November 2
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to G5
Tompkins Square Library
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
For details, see: https://forms.gle/6p5gbXwfSA6gBsL89

Sunday, November 3
Day of the Dead at Campos Community Garden FLYER
Native American Dance Performance Sunday
Family Celebration located on 13th between B-C

Daylight Saving, Sunday, November 3
We’ll “fall back” and return to Standard time – so set your clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday night. … And you’ll “gain” an hour of sleep. Speaking about Sleep, we all could use a little more. Something to think about.

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EVCS Weekly Oct 28 – Nov 1


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather! Label your coats (a sharpie works well) and get ready for the temperatures to shift at any time! We go outside as much as possible, even when it gets cold!

Tomorrow is the FALL BALL, Biggest Family Event of the Year



Wednesday, October 30
SLT Meeting 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
In the Library Conference Room

Friday, November 1
SIBLING Photo Day. Please RSVP HERE!
If your child missed photos the first time around, please be sure to RSVP!


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Biggest Family Event of the Year – 2 Days Away!!

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No scream without a team!

Saturday, October 26, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dear Families,

Only 2 days left before the Fall Ball!

There are many ways to help make this event a success:


• entrance • food • canteen • games • crafts • popcorn •
haunted house set up or adult acting!


 desserts  beverages  Halloween candy 

Have a ton of fun and get to know your community!

Choose a table and a shift.

We need help with clean up!!

Who can help out Friday Night with setting up the Haunted House?
You do not want to miss the most fun Friday, building a scary house together! Adults Join us if you can! Please reply to this email and tell us you’re in on for Friday Night Set Up 6-9p!

Please contact Events with any questions at events@evcsnyc.org.

Get your costumes and pumpkins ready!

See you there!
EVCS Events

Saturday, October 26
Doors open at 12 noon for PreK-1st
All Ages 1-4 pm

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EVCS General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening

Dear EVCS Families,

This Wednesday evening we will hold our monthly general PA meeting. Wednesday 10/23 at 6PM. Free Childcare and pizza are available.

On the agenda we will have 2 capital expense proposals:
1. A proposal to purchase additional drums for the Drum Line program that will enable expanding it to 20 drummers. This expense is $2953.07
2. A proposal to purchase a folding 10×10 E-Z Up tent to be used for gloomy / sunny day Bake Sales. This expense is $139.00.

Both expenses are to be paid out from the reserve fund: funds that were raised and have not been put to use in past years and cannot be used for this year’s operating budget.

We will need to approve our September General PA meeting minutes.

We will hear an update from our treasurers about the performance of our operating budget.

An initiative to bring Children Book authors to visit the school and meet with students.

Discussion on potential collaborations with CWS and PS/MS 34 and District Wide issues.

Our Committees are in need of new chairs:
The Green and Wellness Committee who worked in the past on environmental initiatives in the school (biodegradable lunch trays, water fountains, Textile recycling drives).

The Social Action Committee who works on involvement of the school community with relevant issues. Lately it organized a group of families who marched together at School Strike for the climate.

The Diversity Committee who works on inclusion and diversity in the school community and curriculum.

The Fundraising Committee who works on ways to get the funds needed for our operating budget and will organize our Spring Gala.

We just passed the $20,000 mark on our Family Contribution Drive. We aim to raise $45,000. Suggested amount is $500 per family in the school but any amount counts.

See you Wednesday evening,
PA Exec team