EVCS’s Clothing Drive in honor of Earth Day 2016 was a big hit! We managed to collect 1125 lbs. of used clothing, shoes, linens and other textiles over the course of our 3-day drive. As an added bonus, Wearable Collections (www.wearablecollections.com), the organization that will recycle everything we collected, is donating $125 back to EVCS’s Parents Association.
Thanks so much for your donations – we look forward to making this an annual Earth Day event!
Dear EVCS Families and Friends,
We wanted to thank everyone for participating in the recent clothing drive.
If you missed it, you are in luck!
EVCS has an ongoing fundraiser set up with schoola.com
Join us in expressing your support for our program and more…
share it with friends and family too, its as easy as 1, 2, 3! Really.
We have a terrific start on the garden, seeds have been planted and the little babies are starting to come up! Please be sure to stop up to take a peek – you can access the garden throught he yard up the stairs where the nikes and scooters are stored.
We need more soil…
we may have access to free soil not far from the school, as a gift from a neighboring gardener, if we can find a way to get it here!
If anyone is feeling strong and has extra time, we need to haul some over from 13th Street (Campos Plaza) this Friday afternoon…
We would meet up in the yard sometime between 1- 2:30ish,
we would walk over to 13th St, load up, pull it back and carry it up to the ToKG…
If anyone has access to a wheel barrow, bring it along!
Granny Carts would also work, we can fill up empty plastic soil bags.
We do have a couple wagons and the garden has a shovel or two. Our our next door neighbor may have a shovel we can borrow as well!
What a better way to spend 1/2 hour on earth day than moving earth.
Good ol’ physical labor on a hot spring day before spring break!
and who would be supplying the lemonade?!
Please send us a phone number if you care to help and are willing to jump in on the fun! We will share more details on time and place to meet.
Spread the word. No pressure, it’s an odd time of day.
Happy Earth Week.
The Building-Wide Wellness Committee, representing EVCS, CWS and PS 94, have launched a new website and the first campaign to replace our water fountains. https://buildingwidewellness.wordpress.com/
Things you and your children can do this Friday, April 22nd:
- Pack a lunch with ZERO trash potential!
- What does this mean? Pack a lunch that only has reusable/recyclable containers and results in only recyclable/compostable waste.
- Contact your children’s teachers about things your family can contribute to GO GREEN in the classroom! Some things teachers may want or need:
- Natural/green hand sanitizers
- Participate in CAR-FREE NYC 2016!:
- Commit to going car-free this Earth Day by using mass transit, walking, biking, scooting, etc.
- Parents are organizing a group ride to the Car Free NYC event on Broadway Friday, 4/22, after pick up. Read their flyer
- To learn more about this new initiative, go to: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/03/16/carfreenyc-earth-day/
- Wear GREEN!
- Children are encouraged to wear the color green or clothes that embrace the spirit of GOING GREEN!
This Friday, April 22 is National Earth Day!
Let’s celebrate together and be mindful of what it means to HEAL the Earth. We can be a part of the solution to make the world stronger, safer and a healthier place for all of us.
Our EARTH WEEK CLOTHING DRIVE is going on Monday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 20th at drop-off! For more information, click HERE.
Express your support and show your spirit!
Have a Great Week!
Your Green & Wellness Committee
Dear Parents and Guardians,
EVCS will be hosting a CLOTHING DRIVE at drop-off on the mornings of Monday 4/18, Tuesday 4/19 and Wednesday 4/20.
Bring your items to the yard the week of April 18 – 20.
Please bring in old clothes, shoes, bags, hats, towels and linens you no longer need so that they can be recycled!
In honor of Earth Day 2016, EVCS is teaming up with Wearable Collections (www.wearablecollections.com) to collect as many pounds as we can of old clothing, shoes and other textiles. All donations will be reused, repurposed or recycled into new textiles-by Wearable Collections. As an added bonus,
EVCS will receive 10 cents for every pound we collect!
Keep an eye out for reminders and flyers (click to view) to go home this week!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please let your children know about this fun and educational poster contest.The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 1!
APRIL FOOLS DAY. (not joking)
If anyone wants to help save energy through art, share a positive message, then you might like to enter the contest!
A calendar will be produced using the winning pieces of artwork which will be available for schools to order at no cost, after the contest (limited quantities). Prizes will be awarded to all 15 winners at an award ceremony in May. The final artwork will be selected based on the design’s message, subject relevance and artistic originality related to the energy efficiency message.
Submit a poster for the contest- there is nothing to lose.
CONTEST RULES & DETAILS HERE.
Special thanks to DCAS Energy Management Office for funding the competition. INSPIRATIONAL CONTENT! Watch the video.