EVCS General PA meeting – This Wednesday after drop-off

Hello EVCS Families,

This Wednesday (3/27) morning we have our March General PA meeting. 8:45am in the Lunch Room.

Come for the coffee, stay for the awesome agenda!

Also coming up…

The Spring Gala!! April 6th 7PM

Only 11 days to go until our biggest fundraiser of the year. 7-11:30 PM. This is an adults-only event. Bring your friends, a truly blast-of-a-night, all benefitting our kids and EVCS. RSVP for yourself and guests here. Free to enter if you RSVP, $10 at the door. Volunteers and Desserts needed Sign-up here. See the partial auction catalogue – growing everyday- here

EVCS Diversity and Inclusivity Meeting -April 16th 6PM

The Diversity/ Inclusivity meeting will be holding a friendly gathering/ check-in 6-7PM. All parents/ caregivers of EVCS children are welcome to this informal and open discussion. Come share your thoughts, experiences, ideas and opinions about our school and classroom culture –particularly in terms of diversity (however you want to define it) and inclusion. Childcare will be provided for current EVCS students.

Screenagers Movie at ICE- April 17th 6PM

Our families are invited to a documentary screening of Screenagers. Wednesday April 17th, 6-8PM, at the Institute of Collaborative Education (ICE) M/S-H/S (345 E.15th ). Tickets $10/adults and $5/kids. This film brings a view into growing up in the digital age. A great film to see for both parents and older (4th/5th grade) kids. A brief discussion session to follow the screening.

Buy Tickets here: http://www.iceschoolnyc.org/screenagersfilm

See you Wed. Morning!

The PA Exec.

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

full of cash

District 1 Battle of the Family Bands March 3, 2019

Online tickets sale is now closed. You can buy tickets at the door.

Don’t sleep on the event of the year!

The 2nd Annual District 1 Battle of the Family Bands at the Bowery Ballroom is very rapidly approaching and EVCS is ready to show up strong and take home the coveted trophy. We’ll be competing against our friends from The Earth School, PS 110, Tompkins Square Middle School and UNMS. One thing is for certain – it’s going to be really fun.

 

Spring Gala Auction – Summer Camps preview

Dear Families.

Here’s a sneak preview of summer-camp offers that will be auctioned during the Spring Gala, April 6.

As we all continue our efforts to reach out to more camps, there will be more to consider. Please stay tuned.


NEW

The Deal: 50% off Camp Kimama NY Overnight Juniors (2 winners)

Dates: July 29-Aug 8.

Terms: Full cost is $2,110. Winner will pay 50% ($1055).

Ages: 7-14

Location:
Kimama New York is located an hour and a half north of Manhattan in a picturesque location spread out over an area of about 250 dunams (nearly 62 acres) on the Delaware River.
3149 NY-97, Barryville, NY 12719, USA

General Information:
Kimama NY Kimama New York Junior Camp is a unique Israeli-American summer camp which takes place in New York. This ten-day overnight camp (two weeks including trips) is intended for campers from ages 7 to 14 from the U.S. and Israel who come to camp for a meaningful encounter experience which brings them closer to one another—and which brings U.S. campers closer to Israeli culture and the Hebrew language. Camp is run in Hebrew and English and combines values education with the love of Israel.

The site includes: broad lawns, natural forest, swimming pool, dining room, camper bunks, sports fields, art cabins, rope bridge, archery range, dance and music studio cabins, amphitheater and spaces for cooking workshops. Campers sleep in enchanting wooden bunks, just like something out of the movies. Each bunk sleeps about 10-14 campers (boys and girls separately) according to age groups, with 2-3 counselors per bunk. Each bunk also has its own bathroom and showers.

Kimama is also offering an additional $200 discount for any EVCS student. (When registering online, put EVCS in the comment/note section of the online registration, or call Rachel directly)

For more information, Please contact Rachel Stone, Registration Coordinator. Telephone: 646.779.5579 / Email: rachel@campkimama.org
http://campkimamausa.org/en/junior-camp_kimama/

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BLM Special School Wide Morning Meeting Message 2/6/19

Dear EVCS students,

This week in cities all across the United States, schools are participating in the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. EVCS is proud to be a part of this national event.  Black Lives Matter is a movement that is working to create a world where Black people, and all people, are valued and treated equitably. Black Lives Matter continues the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement, because even though some things have changed over the years, Black people are still not always treated fairly.

EVCS is a school where Black lives matter, and this week we are taking the time to recognize this.  Every day this week we will be thinking and talking about different guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement, and guests will be coming into your classrooms to read books that will shine a light on the Black Lives Matter at School principles. We hope this week will spark rich conversations between all the members of our EVCS community in and out of the classroom!

In just a moment we’re going to march around the community to tell our neighbors that at EVCS we believe that Black Lives Matter. It’s always important to say what you believe, and that’s what we’re going to do!  Our message is simple – Black Lives Matter At School – and this is the exact message many schools around the country are also sharing with their communities this week, so that we can all stand together in solidarity.

Special thanks to our friends in the EVCS Marching Band Drum Line!  Thanks as always to the SWMM house band. A very big thanks to all the members of our school’s Race and Equity Committee for helping to plan our week of action.  And thanks to everyone who came this morning and sang loud and proud!

Have a great day and a great week.

Love,

Bradley  

Parent Workshop – Feedback & Assessment

Don’t wait for mid-year reports or testing time to know how your child is doing!

Dear Families,

On Thursday, January 31st we will have a parent workshop and Q&A session to learn more about assessment practices, grading policies, and academic communication at EVCS. Seesaw is the platform EVCS uses for much of that communication, so bring your device if you can to learn more!

8:30 – 9:15 am in Room 413 (the art studio)

Please drop your child off in the school yard after 8:00am and head upstairs before the bell rings! Beat the rush of kids up the ramp if you can!

Learn more about how your child is doing before conferences in March!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!

Parent Workshop – Math at EVCS

 

Dear Families,

On Tuesday, February 12th, we will be hosting a Math Workshop: 5:30-7:30pm!

Join our EVCS teachers and staff to learn about the school’s math teaching philosophy, strategies we are using in the classroom, and ways to support your child in math at home.

Agenda

Dinner 5:30 – 6:00 pm
We will have food for the whole family in the cafeteria!

Parent Workshop 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Parents will join staff in the auditorium while the kids play in the yard or a classroom – Free Childcare!

Family Workshop 6:45 – 7:30 pm
Parents and children will work together with their grade’s teachers to practice skills, get answers to questions, and DO math!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!