School Wide Morning Meeting Message 3/18/19

Dear EVCS students,

Welcome back!  

March is Women’s History Month – and this year has been a very important year in women’s history in America.  Did you know that more women than ever before were elected to serve in the United States Congress this year? This is a huge accomplishment and a reason to celebrate – but it’s also important to note that women still only represent ¼ of all the seats in Congress.  There is still more work to be done for women to have equal power and representation in our government, but it’s a good start.

It’s also exciting to note that more women than ever before are running for President of the United States!  Six women have already announced their candidacy for the Democratic nomination.  We have never had a woman as the President of the United States before. Who thinks it’s about time we did?  The future is definitely female!

We have more things planned for Women’s History Month, including some special read alouds in classrooms later this month, so you can look forward to that.

Big thanks to the Pre-K for sharing and hosting this morning!  Thanks as always to the SWMM house band, and thanks to everyone who came this morning and sang loud and proud!

Have a great day and a great week.

Love,

Bradley

Last week of Reading Olympics!

Hi Everyone,

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!

EVCS Weekly March 18 – 22

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy early spring! We know it will be in full swing soon! Please continue to layer up to be prepared for outdoor play. This Monday will be another book sale supporting the Reading Olympics! Please feel free to bring books to the yard and drop them at the table when you arrive.

Let’s take a look at what is coming up next week…

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Next Week

Monday, March 18
School Wide Morning Meeting, Bake & Book Sale
Bake Sale hosted by 4th Grade 8:00 a.m. In the Yard
Book Sale hosted by the EVCS Reading Olympics Team
SWMM hosted by PreK 8:50 a.m. In the Auditorium

Thursday, March 21
Parent Workshop – Healthy Friendships
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 406
All parents are welcome to this one hour workshop to discuss how we can best support our kids as they navigate friendships.
– Does your child seem to have on-again-off-again friendships?
– Struggle to feel included when playing with classmates?
– Not know how to fix tricky friendships?
PLEASE RSVP HERE
Free childcare provided

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EVCS Half Day: Thursday March 14

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.

Warm regards,
James

Please Take the School Survey This Year • Our hope is 100% Participation!

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Help us reach 100% participation!

YOUR TEACHER(S) WILL GIVE YOU AN ENVELOPE AT YOUR CONFERENCE!

LOOK FOR YOUR CODE IN THE GREEN ENVELOPE

You are invited to fill out the paper form outside your child’s classroom or stop by the office where you can submit your survey online using the code on your personal letter. Surveys can also be completed at home.

Completed Paper Surveys can be dropped in the green box
located in the main office Room 205 or mailed in any USPS box.

It is our hope that every family will take the time to fill out this survey to help inform decisions made at EVCS! We value your feedback!

What is the NYC School Survey?
Each year, all parents and teachers at EVCS take the NYC School Survey. It is designed to collect important information about our ability to support student success. We need your help by completing the survey! At conferences you will be given a green envelope that contains a code. You may fill out the paper form or go online. We will have computers available in the main office room 205 during conference week. Please make an effort to complete the survey online or by dropping it in the box labeled “Parent Survey”.

How is the Survey information used?
We use feedback from the survey to reflect and make improvements to schools and programs. The results are also used to help measure school quality by the DOE.

Thank you for taking the survey seriously.

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All best wishes,
James

So many ways to help, find a way to get involved that works for you!

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Dear All,

We realize there is a lot going on these days so we wanted to break down all the ways you can get involved and help:

Ask for auction items for the silent auction, details here.
Ask for Charitybuzz auction items, more info here.
Sign up to make a desert for the Gala here.
Sign up to volunteer at the Gala here.
Help us find food and beverage donations (and when we say beverage we mean alcohol). Email us at events@evcsnyc.org
Help us print around 300 color cardstock. Email us at events@evcsnyc.org

Thanks everyone!
-EVCS Gala Committee

EVCS Weekly March 11 – 15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see so many of you out on Sunday supporting the D1 Family Bands! The Earth School took home the trophy this year – but you can be sure that EVCS will be back in it to win it in 2020!

The Reading Olympics is in full swing this month – another friendly reminder to keep on reading, logging and getting sponsors! A great way to get sponsors is to email friends, or ask neighbors and relatives. Here is a link you can share: Online Sponsor Support Link If you need another paper form to log on to, please visit the EVCS bulletin board in the lobby for another copy and to see other helpful information.

And if you have a child born in 2015, don’t forget to apply for PreK by March 15th! Follow these important directions to indicate you’re already an EVCS family too to receive priority!

Let’s see what is coming up next week and beyond…

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Next Week

Monday, March 11 – 15
Parent Teacher Conference Week
Please be sure to sign up for a conference with your teacher(s)

Thursday, March 14
Half Day Early Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
Please be sure to make arrangements to pick up on time!

Friday, March 15
Reminder: Deadline for PreK Applications

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Reading Olympic 2019 – PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE

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.

Yours,

Bradley

Reading Olympics week 2!

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/

Happy Reading!

The Reading Olympics Team

Back Pack Full of Cash Screening- 3/6 – 6PM

Hi EVCS Families,

Our screening of the documentary film Backpack Full of Cash is THIS WEDNESDAY (3/6), 6PM.

We are excited to have Director/ Co-producer, Sarah Mondale and Producer, Vera Aronow on hand for a post-screening discussion!

It’s Free and Open to everyone – so bring your other public-school friends, neighbors, cousins…

We have partnered with the District 1 Community Education Council and they are providing free on-site childcare to D1 kids.- RSVP HERE

See you there!

www.backpackfullofcash.com

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