EVCS Weekly Oct 14 – 18

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Parent Association is gearing up for The Fall Ball! They need your support to pull off this grand event. It is a great way to get to know other parents and families in our biggest community-building event of the year!
Get the details below.

Let’s see what else is happening:



Monday, October 14
Schools Closed, Indigenous Peoples Day

Wednesday, October 16 and Friday, October 18
Fall Ball Committee Meetings
8:40 a.m. in the cafeteria following drop off
The Fall Ball Committee will meet to have status with each activity chairperson.

Friday, October 18
The Parent Association is hosting a costume swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park after school. Bring items to the park! See the flyer for details.

Calling on Volunteers
Support Participatory Budgeting
If you are interested in supporting our district’s Participatory Budgeting process this year, the City Council is looking for volunteers to help engage more members of our community. They are looking to assemble a team as soon as possible. If interested, please contact:Julia Simcoe at JSimcoe@council.nyc.gov • 212.677.1077 ext. 110 Budgeting “season” lasts until mid-April when winning projects will be announced.
Let’s show our best effort!

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EVCS Weekly Oct 7 – 11

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see families at the potluck picnic last weekend. If you missed it, not to worry – there will be plenty of other events coming up! This week was short yet productive.

Let’s get more details about next week and beyond:


Wednesday, October 9
Schools Closed for Yom Kippur

Thursday, October 10 – Friday, October 11
Picture Days!

(see details below for your child’s dates)

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September General PA Meeting Recap


Hello EVCS PA Families,

On Wednesday we had our first General PA meeting of the year. Thank you to all who were able to come! For those who couldn’t make it please keep reading for a brief re-cap. You can view the full meeting minutes HERE.

SLT Election
We had 7 fantastic parents volunteer to be our PA reps on the School Leadership Team, each of whom would be a great addition to the SLT! There were 3 vacant seats and Shabnam Faruki, Crystal Perry and Dave Dorrier will be joining PA co-President Heather Hubbs, Abby Rubin, and Craig Harwood on the SLT this year for a 2 year term. Thank you to all who offered their time and ran!

SLT is a DOE mandated committee made up of teachers, admin and parents that meets once a month to discuss school policies. SLT meeting minutes and membership list are posted outside the school office, room 205.

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EVCS Weekly Sept 30 – Oct 4

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had an action-packed week at EVCS! For those who were wondering, thanks to the FDNY, the cat made it down from the school yard tree!

Please remember, if you have not done so already, please fill out and return your BLUE CARDS to your teacher(s). We update them each year and need to have them on file. Thank you for your prompt return.

Winter recess will now be from Monday, December 23rd – January 1st.
Monday, DEC 23 – Wednesday, JAN 1 Winter Recess (Schools is closed )
See the Updated School Calendar Here

EVCS School Picture Day(s)

Picture Day is coming up quickly – please be sure to mark your calendars so that your child can be ready to look and feel their best:
Thursday, October 10: Picture Day for PreK-1st Grade plus Kathleen’s 2nd Grade class
Friday, October 11: Picture Day for 3rd Grade-5th Grade plus Rebecca & Marlo’s 2nd Grade class
ALL students are photographed on their class’s picture day – no need to sign up for these general days

There will be a day for siblings photo day too! You must RSVP for this day!
Friday, November 1: Siblings & Retakes Picture Day – There will be an RSVP sign up shared out next week.

School Wide Morning Meeting Message, September 24, 2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-Wide morning meeting of the new school year!  It’s so great to be with all of you, singing loud and proud together again.  We will gather here in the auditorium every other Monday morning to sing together, share our work, and connect as a whole school community.  Parents are always welcome and encouraged to join and sit with their kids.  

Each time we get together at SWMM we reflect on one or more of our core values.  Does anyone think they can name all five of our core values?  

Our Core Value is Social Action

This past Friday millions of people around the world, including hundreds of thousands of people in New York City, left their schools or their jobs to demonstrate against climate change.  Many of our own students and families attended the march.   

People marched with signs and chanted slogans to urge our government and corporations to take greater responsibility for the environment and adopt policies that would slow the effects of climate change, which is maybe the most important challenge we are facing today.  This is a youth led movement, organized by kids like you! Never forget how powerful your voice can be, when you stand up for what you believe in. 

The East Village Community School stands in solidarity with our youth activists who are leading the way on this critical issue.

This coming Saturday we will have a potluck picnic and playdate in the schoolyard, from 10 to 2.  Everyone is invited! It’ll be a nice opportunity to parents and kids reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.  I hope to see you there.

Finally, for our parents: This Wednesday morning we will have our very first Parents Association meeting of the year.  It’s a packed agenda, including voting in new parent SLT members. It’s a great way to get involved in the school – please try to make it if you can.  

Big thanks so much to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.