SAVE ENERGY THROUGH ART! Student Poster Contest! K-12 due Friday April 1!

images-1Dear 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.

Special thanks to DCAS Energy Management Office for funding the competition. INSPIRATIONAL CONTENT! Watch the video. imgres

REMINDER: Building Wellness Committee meeting tomorrow!

Hi everyone,
This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, October 7th, at 8:45 am will be the School Building-Wide Wellness Committee meeting. It will take place in Room 210 (James Bromberg’s office).
Even if you are not “on the committee” you are very welcome to come, listen and contribute.
Old Business:
1. Water fountains
2. Cafeteria noise
3. Cleaning products — building and classroom products
4. Fundraising
New Business:
4. Soda vending machine in lobby
5. Anything else?

See you all tomorrow!

Naumi (EVCS) and Tina (CWS)

Letter of Support for cafeteria noise-reduction-related capital funding

Dear Principals Goodman, Shuster and Velez-Clarke,

The School Building-Wide Wellness Committee for the Children’s Workshop School, the East Village Community School and the Spectrum School has written a letter of support for your request for capital funding to reduce noise levels in the school building cafeteria. Attached are the letter and images of sound pressure (i.e., noise) readings taken in the cafeteria during the lunch hour on January 16, 2015.

In the interest of being “green”, we are emailing this letter and images, however, please do not hesitate to let me know if you need hard copies of the attached files. If you have any questions, please contact either me at the information below or Tina Gilberti, CWS Parent and Chair of CWS’s Wellness Committee. We thank you in advance for your review of our support letter and look forward to providing assistance in any way possible for advancing this important initiative.

Link to the letter

Best regards,

Naumi Feldman
EVCS Parent
Chair, EVCS Parents Association’s Green and Wellness Committee
Member, School Building-Wide Wellness Committee



Electronic Waste Ban Starts January 2015

Electronic Waste Ban Starts January 2015
As of January 2015, it will be illegal to discard electronics in the trash or at the curb. The electronics covered by this New York State law include computers and their peripherals, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets, and small servers. See for more information.
DSNY is sending a mailer to all New Yorkers that explains the electronics disposal ban and lists recycling options. Acceptable ways to recycle electronics are listed below.

DSNY’s e-cycleNYC Program
Apartment buildings with more than 10 units can enroll for this free and convenient service to pick up and recycle unwanted electronics. Learn more at
Retail Drop-Off Programs
Drop off electronics (no purchase necessary) at Goodwill, Salvation Army, Best Buy, and Staples (no TVs), or at organizations, such as Gowanus E-waste warehouse. See Google map of NYC electronics drop-off locations.
Mail-Back Programs
Many brands offer take-back programs. Check your specific brand’s website for details. 

Electronics Recycling Events
Bring electronics to e-waste recycling events held by organizations, such as 
Lower East Side Ecology Center, or to DSNY SAFE Disposal Events.

Donate or Sell Electronics 
If they still work, you can donate or sell electronics. Visit for options in your neighborhood.

As of January 2015, DSNY will no longer collect electronics left at the curb. Learn more about the electronic waste ban in this video

From the School Building-Wide Wellness Committee

Happy 2015! I hope this email finds everyone rejuvenated from a happy, healthy and peaceful winter break.
For those who do not know me, I’m a parent at EVCS and have been working with Tina Gilberti, a parent from CWS, to organize a School Building-Wide Wellness Committee. The purpose of this committee is to address nutrition, environmental, and fitness issues that concern all three schools (CWS, EVCS, Spectrum) that share 610 E. 12th Street.

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