Exciting news…

Dear All,

We are so close to our goal but we need your help to get all the way there. And from now until the end of the year we have an amazing incentive – a generous anonymous donor has offered to match all donations through Dec 31st up to $4,000. So when you donate $250, our school gets $500. Donate $50 and we get $100. This is the moment – If you haven’t made a donation yet or haven’t passed it on to your family now is the time!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

It is our generous family community that makes it possible to have a marching band lead the way at the Harvest Festival, to have our kids dancing with Alvin Ailey and singing at Carnegie Hall. And there is so much more…. like did you know that it’s the Parent Association that pays for periodic school-wide lice checks? We do and trust us, you want that. So make your donation today!

Thank you,
EVCS Fundraising Committee

EVCS Holiday Makers Fair • Monday, December 10

Join us for the EVCS Holiday Makers Fair!

Monday, December 10 • Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Calling all makers and creators!

If you are still interested in hosting a table to sell your goods, or certificates for services, secure a table while they last!

Please contact: Lara Levine Lipof, llevinelipof@gmail.com

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HOLIDAY BAKE SALE • CALLING ALL BAKERS!

If you’re a Baker instead of a Maker – or just can’t resist Buying store-made baked goods this time of year – please consider donating some to be sold at the PA HOLIDAY BAKE SALE that will be taking place during the Holiday Makers Fair on Monday, December 10th. *Sign up here to volunteer by Baking, Bringing, Setting-up or Selling on December 10th. For more info reach out to: Marla at marlajrosenthal@gmail.com

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– Brought to you by the Fundraising Committee

It Takes A Village

Dear Families,

There is so much to be thankful for – the amazing school our kids go to every day, the incredible arts programing and field trips, the generous community we are all a part of. And thanks to all of you, we are very close to our fundraising goal. But we still need to raise $8,000 to fully meet our mark of raising $40,000 from direct contributions by Dec. 31 in order to pay for all the programs listed below.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Please consider asking your family and friends over the holidays to help by making a donation. No donation is too small. $5, $10, $15, $25 – everything counts, everything matters, everything is appreciated. And all donations are tax deductible.

Have a great Thanksgiving and thank you and your village for the support!

-Heather, Nina and the PA Fundraising Committee

EVCS PA CURRICULUM SUPPORT BUDGET DETAIL BY GRADE

Everyone: Recess and PE Enhancement with Coach Aswad / $20,000
1st and 2nd grade: Musical Explorers with Carnegie Hall /$350
2nd and 3rd grade: Teachers and Writers Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop /$3,000
2nd and 3rd grade PLUS 4th/5th Electives: Chess with Stephanie Ballom /$9,090
2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade: West African Dance in 5th Grade, Hip Hop in 2nd and 3rd Grade Alvin Ailey / $8,550
4th Grade 6-week arts-based residency for Social Studies: NY Historical Society / $1,300
4th grade: Ballroom Dancing with Dancing Classrooms / $4,800
4th and 5th Grade Electives AND 1st Grade trips: Materials for the Arts / $2,200
5th Grade “Trial of the Conquistadors”, Aztec role-playing program Child’s Play NY / $2,340
5th grade: The Best That I Can Be with STAR / $7,500
2nd-5th grade: South Street Seaport Museum / $12,000
2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Sail in the Spring
2nd grade Urban Archeology 6-week Residency plus field trip
3rd grade Simple Machines Tour of Tall Ship for Science
4th grade Social Studies and the Arts 6-week Residency
3rd grade Printing Press Arts-based 6-week Residency plus Field Trip to Bowne Printing Press

School Of Rock Tickets

Hello Families!

Have you made your family donation yet to EVCS? If you haven’t, we are offering an extra incentive – make your donation by Sunday, Nov 11 before 8PM you will be entered into a raffle to win 2 tickets to School of Rock on Broadway! We figure you might have some questions, here goes:

Do I need to make the annual contribution of $500 to be entered?
No, contribute at any level and you are entered into the raffle!

I already gave, am I entered?
Yes! If you donated any amount to the family contribution this school year then you are entered.

When are the tickets for?
Once we pick the winner you can schedule a date that works for you – evening and matinee options are available.

What are the odds?
Well right now we have 49 individual donors… so that’s pretty good odds! Certainly a lot better than the recent lottery and you probably bought tickets for that too. And unlike the lottery, with this you can’t lose since all donations are tax deductible and go to benefit the kids of EVCS.

How do I make a donation?
CLICK HERE to make your donation right now!

Rock On,
Nina & Heather

World Class Partners… With Your Help

Dear Families,

Join us in reaching our community goal of $40,000 in family contributions by December 31, 2018! We are inching closer but still have a long way to go.

Below is a detailed budget that shows exactly what your donations support. In addition, the Parent Association provides $1,000 for every class in the school from Pre-K to 5th including Art, Music, and Gym so that students can go on field trips without paying fees and teachers can purchase last minute supplies.

CLICK HERE to make a donation and see our progress in real-time on our fundraising tracker, (it’s really cool, you have to check it out). And remember, no amount is too big or too small and ANY amount is deeply appreciated.

Please support us in achieving our goal and make a donation today.

Thank you,

EVCS PA Fundraising Committee

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EVCS PA CURRICULUM SUPPORT BUDGET DETAIL BY GRADE

Everyone: Recess Enhancement / optional outdoor games and activities at recess for the entire school year with Aswad Foster / $20,000

1st and 2nd grade: Musical Explorers with Carnegie Hall /$350
2nd and 3rd grade: Teachers and Writers Collaborative Poetry Writing Workshop/$3,000
2nd and 3rd grade PLUS 4th/5th Electives: Chess with Stephanie Ballom /$9,090
2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade: West African Dance in 5th Grade, Hip Hop in 2nd and 3rd Grade Alvin Ailey / $8,550
4th Grade 6-week arts-based residency for Social Studies: NY Historical Society / $1,300
4th grade: Ballroom Dancing with Dancing Classrooms / $4,800
4th and 5th Grade Electives AND 1st Grade trips: Materials for the Arts / $2,200
5th Grade “Trial of the Conquistadors”, Aztec role-playing program Child’s Play NY / $2,340
5th grade: The Best That I Can Be with STAR / $7,500
2nd-5th grade: South Street Seaport Museum / $12,000

2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Sail in the Spring
2nd grade Urban Archeology 6-week Residency plus field trip
3rd grade Simple Machines Tour of Tall Ship for Science
4th grade Social Studies and the Arts 6-week Residency
3rd grade Printing Press Arts-based 6-week Residency plus Field Trip to Bowne Printing Press

TOTAL CURRICULUM SUPPORT BUDGET: $71,130

EVCS needs you!!

Dear Families,

Right now the EVCS Parent Association is in the middle of our biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s not an event. You won’t need a babysitter and you don’t have to put on a costume (that is coming soon). But you do need to take action. Right now.

Between now and the end of the year, the Parent Association needs to raise more than half our budget to help make EVCS the special place that it is via direct family contributions. This year we are asking each family to give $500.

Donate Now

We understand that for some families this really is a lot – please only donate what you can. We also know that some families can give more, and we welcome that. If you are one of those families, please consider sponsoring an additional family, or giving whatever you can to help us meet our goals. We are truly a diverse community and if we work together we can raise all that we need to support the amazing extra programs that our kids enjoy each year. Donations can be split up into manageable monthly payments throughout the school year and all donations are tax deductible.

And one last thing – we are aiming for 100% family participation. Last year fewer than one third of our families made a contribution at any level. We know we can do better and we mean it when we say no amount is too small. Many people donating $10 or $25 adds up quickly. And, please know that all donations are anonymous and are only seen by the EVCS PA Treasurers.

Peace,
Heather Hubbs and Nina Watkins, EVCS Fundraising Co-Chairs

PS – Have more to offer? Join us at the next FUNraising meeting on October 5 – we meet the first Friday of every month in the back room of The Roost right after morning drop off. Each meeting is a combo of brainstorming, organizing, networking and joining forces to figure out how we can help our school and family community be the best it can be. Or, send ideas our way via email at: fundraising@evcsnyc.org

PPS – Click here for a pie chart that shows exactly what your donations will fund.

Reading Olympics Certificates and Prizes coming home

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Hi Everyone,

Certificates and prizes for all participants of the 2018 Reading Olympics have been given to teachers and either came home or are on their way. In a few days, if your child participated and did NOT receive a prize baggie, please email me, Allison Gordon, at aleegordon@gmail.com and let me know! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this event. We are so proud of all of our readers, and together we raised over $9000 for our school!

Keep reading,

Allison
aleegordon@gmail.com

Last Chance to buy 2018 Gala’s Auction Items

Hi All,

We have all hopefully heard by now that our Gala and Silent Auction was a huge success. While most of the 150+ items were bid on and bought that night, a choice few remain unsold.

This is your chance to buy them now, at their starting bid price.

Email parents@evcsnyc.org with your full name, the ID number of the item you want and the best contact method for you to claim your prize. The first email received will win the item.

All proceeds go to the school and the great stuff going on here!

Click here for available items catalog

Thank you,
The Event and Gala Team

Final week of the READING OLYMPICS!

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I hope you are all enjoying your spring break. If you stayed local, it doesn’t feel much like spring today, but it’s a great day to curl up with a book.

This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers as soon as we return from break. 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 are not with family and friends this week, you can email them THIS LINK to get donations online.

Thanks, everyone and Happy Reading!

Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

READING OLYMPICS WEEK 3!

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Hi EVCS families!

We are now entering our third week of the Reading Olympics. I hope your kids are all excited about reading and filling out their logs and getting sponsors. Remember to look at the Principal’s Challenge about diversity in our book choices. There are special prizes for anyone who completes the Principal’s Challenge!

Reaching out to family and friends online is a great way to get sponsors. Here is the link for online donations.

Happy Reading,
Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com