EVCS Summer Send-off 2020!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, June 26, Day 65 of remote learning, and the last day school!

Congratulations to our graduates!

An amazing effort was made to honor and celebrate our 5th graders and their time at EVCS. We wish them all the best and good luck heading to middle school! Many thanks to everyone who contributed and made it extra special.

And to everyone – congratulations on making it to the last day of school!
Parents and students, you have done an amazing job all year long!

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Reports & Summer Resources
Today you should have received an email from your teachers with your child’s report as well as summer activities and resources.

The resource list includes academic work to continue practicing over the summer as well as ideas for the whole family in art, music, and physical education! And your Google Classroom content will be accessible over the summer to access at your leisure as well. We recommend reading and writing every day, as well as lots of other activities suggested in the grade-specific emails. Please reach out to Liz & Bradley if you did not receive an email.

In 1st-5th grade, a social classroom has been created for students to stay in touch with friends over the summer. They can join this classroom anytime and set up meet-ups to socialize and share with each other. I can see that many have figured it out already! If not, please be sure to mention this to them. Any questions, please reach out.

And click HERE for a letter from the DOE about some great reading resources for the summer too!

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Visual Art Slide Show 2020
Featuring an original work by every single EVCS student. Enjoy!

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September 2020 Updates
There will be an active team working on fall plans over the summer and we will be in touch to share updates – both school-wide and for your child’s upcoming grade and class. Please feel free to reach out as well with thoughts, ideas, and any questions that come up.

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Click here for past Weekly Emails for previously-shared resources.

Soak up a little sun and have a happy, healthy summer! I hope to see everyone in the fall.

As always,
James

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, 19th – Juneteenth! – and Day 60 of remote learning!

Thank you for your SWMM contributions this past Monday! Loved seeing everyone singing loud and proud!

Happy “beach” spirit day today! The bathers were out in full glory!
We hope it was fun for all! Get ready for the final spirit day 2020,
Wednesday, June 24
, wear school colors: yellow and blue as a spirit nod to everyone moving up and to our fabulous 5th grade classes moving on to Middle School. Let’s all wish them the best & good luck in the years ahead!

THANK YOU for the Real Books

A Big Shout out to our Parent Association and parent volunteers Abby Rubin and Tricia Davies who were instrumental in setting this up.

Re: Real Book PA Initiative Follow-Up and Acknowledgments: The PA has successfully ordered 975 fiction and non-fiction books for 195 of our EVCS students to keep them reading over the summer! We hope kids enjoy the books delivered to their door in a few weeks. Thanks to the Executive PA Board for funding this project and for buying books for anyone who asked. If you’d like to see more of this over the summer, please reach out to Tricia Davies here. We have more ideas to share.
Be well and stay safe,
Tricia & Abby

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Next Week
Let’s see what happens the last week of school ….

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Looking ahead to September

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Dear EVCS families,

Even though the beginning of this school year feels like ages ago, somehow it’s hard to believe that it’s finally actually coming to an end. And what a year it has been – surely one that none of us will ever forget. Our teachers will be working over the next week and a half to help all of our students arrive at a place of closure on their school year. Despite the challenges of the last few months, there have also been great achievements, joyful experiences and tons of academic and personal growth since September. It’s important that our kids get a chance to reflect on and celebrate their journey and finish the year with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

I know that even as we wrap up this school year, on the top of everyone’s mind is what to expect in September. It certainly occupies a lot of my thoughts these days. Although there is still a lot of uncertainty and many, many unanswered questions, we have received some information recently that gives a small window into what the start of next year might look like for us. According to the latest announcements from the Chancellor, schools will be using a “blended learning” approach in September, where all students will spend some of their time learning remotely at home and some of their time learning in person at school. The in person learning would be planned in shifts to allow for social distancing, and although it’s still not clear exactly how this will work, it seems like individual schools will be tasked with coming up with a model that works with the CDC guidelines, takes into account building capacity and enrollment numbers, and also makes sense for their school communities. One thing is for sure, it’s going to be complicated and challenging – but I expect also temporary and a step in the right direction.

If you can join tomorrow morning’s Parents Association meeting at 10:00 I will share whatever details I know about the DOE’s plans for blended learning and specifically how our school is gearing up for it – and I will of course do my best to answer any questions you have, though to be honest I have a million questions of my own. Sorting it all out will take a community effort, and I’m looking forward to beginning that with you tomorrow.

Kind regards,

Bradley

EVCS Weekly June 15 – 19

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, June 12 – Day 60 of remote learning!

What an amazing show, EVCS has talent! – big shout out to Eric! Thank you for putting your heart and soul into it! If you missed it, please check your classroom stream for the links to watch it or enjoy it again!

Happy “decades” spirit day! We had a spectacular turnout – and hope everyone had fun dressing up today! Get ready for the Beach next week!

Final School Wide Morning Meeting Coming up…
Take the Nature Anthem Challenge:
Submit your videos to Bradley (BGoodma4@schools.nyc.gov) by end of day tomorrow!! Sing loud and proud!

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Let’s see what else is coming up….

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EVCS Weekly June 1 – 5

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 29 – Day 50 of remote learning!

Although this last week of May was short it was very productive! Students are uploading and sharing more than ever. We cannot thank parents enough for the continued support. Teachers have been hosting office hours and students have been able to pop in to live meetings and share or ask questions directly with teachers. Please remember to reach out to us if there is anything we can help you with.

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Congratulations to the cast and creative team of EVCS Players Willy Wonka Kids with their movie-musical premiere! It was absolutely fabulous. We were moved and delighted by each and every one of you. Way to go! Thank you to Child’s Play NY for pushing the limits and making it work!

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A big thanks to the Parent Association for the “real book initiative”. Orders have been placed for families to receive books just in time for summer!

Next week we are going to have an evening Parent Association meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:00 p.m. State Senator Brad Hoylman (who represents the East Village area) will be joining the first part of the meeting and parents will be able to ask questions and raise any concerns. We recommend sending your questions ahead of time to papresident@evcsnyc.org. The Zoom meeting link will go out from the PA President – please keep an eye out for the email. We hope you can join us. Minutes from last week are HERE.

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Hello June!
Let’s see what is coming up….

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EVCS Weekly May 25 – 29

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 22 – Day 45 of remote learning!

If you haven’t had a Spring “Parent Teacher Conferences” yet, please check-in with your child’s teacher(s), and set something up.

A big thanks to everyone who led us in the sing-a-longs this week at SWMM!
It’s posted in your child’s Google Classroom Stream, so if you missed it on Monday, go back and check it out! And for those who want to sing along here is the EVCS Song Book for reference!

It was wonderful to see so many faces Monday at the remote PA meeting!
If you missed the community meeting this week, you can read the minutes hereand join us next time on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting link will go out from the PA President – please keep an eye out for the email. We hope you can join us.

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message – May 18, 2020

Dear EVCS Students,

How great was that to see so many different people contributing to School-Wide Morning Meeting today!  I want to give a massive shout out and THANKS to Yaeli, Yonatan, Yuval, Manuel, Annabel, Ellie, Craig and Terry for sending in videos to use in this week’s SWMM.  Our next SWMM will be on June 1 – and then we will have one every Monday until the last week of school.  If you would like to be included please record yourself singing and/or playing any of the SWMM songs and send the video to bradley@evcs.me.

And if you would like to participate in this year’s talent show, the deadline to submit performances has been extended to this Sunday, May 24.  We have so many talented students at EVCS – I can’t wait to see what you do.  Submissions should be sent to talentshow@evcs.me.  

Keep up the incredible work everyone!  You’re doing great and I’m so proud of all of you for staying focused and staying positive throughout this unusual time.  Don’t forget, whatever happens… 

Thanks again to everyone who led us in the singalong today, and a big thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud from their homes! Have a great day and great week everyone.  

Love,
Bradley