This Thursday – Annual Staff Appreciation Party!

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Hello EVCS Families,

This Thursday 6/21, instead of our final PA General meeting, is our Annual Staff Appreciation Party! Please come help celebrate and thank our teachers, administration and support staff to salute their hard work and the fantastic year we’ve had at EVCS.

The Party will be held at The Roost, 222 Avenue B, 5:30-7:30pm in the back room. It’s a cash bar for beer and wine, we’ll have snacks (we, the PA, will be buying the staff’s well earned libations).

Childcare for current EVCS students is available, RSVP Here

Come toast our teachers and ourselves for a heck-of-a-year at EVCS!

See you there,

EVCS PA Exec. Board

Teachers “Walk In” for Paid Family Leave

Dear Parents and EVCS Community, At drop off tomorrow morning, Friday June 8th, 8:05-8:30 am, teachers are gathering to rally outside of the school,

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Dear Parents and EVCS Community,

At drop off tomorrow morning, Friday June 8th, 8:05-8:30 am, teachers are gathering to rally outside of the school, as a “walk in” demonstration to educate about and demand family leave from New York State. Please feel free to join them to show your solidarity and support the fight for family leave as this is something that affects all families and together we can make change for the better. As public workers, teachers do not currently receive the same sets of protections as non-public workers, including the rights to paid family leave.

Here are a few points that organizers and our teachers have highlighted:
* Paid family leave does not exist for NYC public school teachers and other unionized public workers in NYS.
* The new NYS law affording paid family leave to NYS residents does not apply to unionized public workers.
* Teachers are required to exhaust their bank of sick leave days in order to get paid for caring for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to care for a sick relative.
* No sick days? Teachers must borrow against their sick days to take a so-called maternity leave. They are required to take a leave of 6 weeks after the birth of a child, but cannot take more than 12 weeks leave without losing health insurance for their family.

Please consider standing with teachers, ask questions, and find out how you can support the fight for paid family leave. The event is an this is an action organized by the social justice arm of the UFT, called the MORE caucus (standing for Movement of Rank and file Educators). Our children’s teachers provide vital services to our children and our communities, let’s support them in their work to gain the right of paid family leave.

In solidarity,
Catherine Cook
Chair, Community Action Committee
EVCS Parents Association

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IMPORTANT General PA Meeting This Wed. Yahoo / Inbox

Hello EVCS Parents,

This year’s final regular General PA meeting is Wed. May 23rd 8:40AM. It will be held in David and Clara’s Kindergarten Classroom, on the 2nd floor.

On the Agenda:

Elections!

We will be voting for next year’s Executive Board officers: President, Treasurer, Secretary. I hate to get all dire, but if these positions are not filled the Parents Association will have to fold, as in, cease to exist. We need people to step up and nominate themselves! Especially for President.

If you have questions please contact the current officers (papresident@evcsnyc.org , treasurer@evcsnyc.org , Secretary@evcsnyc.org ) or the Nominating Committee or James.

Meet and Hear from District 1 Superintendent, Carry Chan!

Our new District Superintendent, Carry Chan, will be at our meeting to introduce herself and to hear from us parents at EVCS. Specifically she is eager to hear our thoughts about D1 middle schools, and what an “ideal” middle school would look like to our families.

This is a fantastic chance to let the Superintendent know what is important to you and what would be most desirable in a middle school. This is an especially great opportunity for families with 5th, 4th and 3rd grade students. Here are some things to think about before Wednesday’s meeting:

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Elections will be held at the May 23rd PA meeting

Hello Dear EVCS Parents,

As the end of June and the end of the school year are rapidly approaching (faster, maybe, for some of us parents of 5th graders) we still have a few important things left to do as The PA.

One biggie is to elect the Executive Board for next year. Our elections will be held at the May 23rd PA meeting (8:40AM) which is also our last regular PA meeting. So far the nominations we’ve received for all three positions are in the range of zero to no nominations.

Soooo, I thought it a good idea to send out a little more information for those of you who are considering stepping up and those who might not yet have considered it. The PA is made up of every parent and legal guardian of an EVCS student. Everyone is automatically a voting member and there are no mandatory dues (only voluntary suggested donations). Our PA is a critical fundraising and active community-building organization that helps make EVCS the special place it is. We support all the students and educators at EVCS through many different ways.

To help us stay organized and productive, we need our Executive Board. The board is comprised of the three mandatory elected officers; President, Treasurer and Secretary and the Chairs of the standing Committees. If we don’t elect a president, treasurer and secretary, we are not a functioning body. Each Executive board position (elected or committee chair) can be shared by two people, which is whole heartedly encouraged! Being part of the Executive is rewarding and fun. No previous experience is necessary, you just need a minimum amount of time, a strong commitment to seeing the job through and a somewhat flexible schedule. Also- not mandatory, but it helps- you should generally like EVCS, want to help participate in our events and preferably like working with other people. For the elected officers, the term is 1 year and there is a 2 term limit.

Please contact the nominating committee and/ or the current officers with any questions! (See below for job descriptions) Nominate yourself or someone here: https://goo.gl/forms/knEIya7FlU1RIsHI3

You can do this!

Catharine

your current PA President

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EVCS Weekly May 14-18

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a beautiful week at EVCS! The students helped put plants in the ground on Tuesday in the yard and many students have been preparing for the annual event happening tonight at school – The Multicultural Share. We hope you can join us for the Potluck starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by the performance share at 6:30. It promises to be a wonderful evening. Hope to see you there!

THIS WEEKEND…
Sunday, May 13, Mother’s Day 
EVCS Chess Play Date, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Five Oval Cafe Stuyvesant Town. Enjoy the afternoon and let your kids play chess. Rain location will be inside the spacious cafe. If you have a favorite chess board, please bring it along, but boards and pieces will be provided. For more info or RSVP, please contact Yuri at lemchenko@yahoo.com or text 646 258 9217.

Let’s take a look at next week…

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