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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EVCS Spring Gala – Next Saturday!

Parents we really need your help. Only two weeks until showtime

We still need Auction Items.

Where is the art in this creative community- we know it’s out there!
We need items for the Gala – Fine Art, Prints, Photography. What about foodies, and restaurant certificates, Dinner for Two.
Performing Arts – Theater Tickets.
Does anyone work in fashion or beauty? Let us know what items you can bring!

Call in your favors today!
If you have a lead on an item and need help making the call- let us know we can help!

Submit an online donation form or download it here.

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Remember – FREE entry if RSVP!

The gala team is working hard to make sure all bits and pieces are in place.
You can land a hand. Sign up for a shift and/or contribute to our dessert table here.

LOWER EAST SIDE STEM SUMMER CAMP – Special $75 discount code for EVCS families

STEM Summer Camp – Seward Park Co-op, at E. Broadway & Grand St.

Our kids’ ages 6-12 love hands-on coding and invention!

MakerState STEM Summer Camp is July  2 – Aug 31

(9 individually themed weeks), 9am-4pm

Fun-first, hands-on projects in 3D Design, LEGO Robotics Battlebots, Rocket Science, and Minecraft Engineering, Coding, and more! Lots of outdoor play and Laser Tag in between our maker projects, including Water Balloon Olympics! Kids earn Challenge Badges in Creativity, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Computational Thinking, Engineering Design, and ChangeMaking. Before/After Camp Care available.

EVCS parents use the code: EVCSsummer to save $75 off each registered week!

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