Next General PA Meeting This Wednesday Nov 20th

Dear Parent Association members (aka Every EVCS parent),

Wednesday morning is our monthly General PA Meeting – 11/20 8:45-10AM, in the auditorium. There will be tea and coffee.

On the agenda:

CEC 1 president Naomi Peña will be joining us to present a district and city wide plan to travel to Albany and hold a “Lobby Day” at the state legislature. Come hear details about a group day-trip to petition our representatives demanding a fair share of the state budget that our city public schools need and deserve.

We will discuss the ‘town hall’ we had with D1 Superintendent Carry Chan (11/6); what our next steps might be for our school and regarding her district-wide initiative. You can read the minutes from that meeting HERE.

Pre K parent, Sierra, has joined the Exec committee as the chair for our Green and Wellness team. She will be presenting some ideas for increasing our sustainability and decreasing our footprint.

If you have any other items you would like discussed please email [](

Read the Oct. PA meeting minutes HERE.

See you Wednesday morning,
PA Exec Team

P.S. Our General Family Fund drive continues with its second Raffle of the year.

Every donation, at any amount, that comes in before Sunday (11/24) 11:59PM gives you a chance to win a Homemade Double-Crust Fruit Pie made by Kindergarten teacher and baker extraordinaire Clara Lin. Delivered to school in time for Thanksgiving!

Pie for EVCS

Dear All,

We are very excited to announce our next raffle – it’s not photos or Broadway tickets (though get in touch if you can get us some of those). It’s something better. It’s pie. And not just any pie… we are raffling off a homemade double crust fruit pie made by Kindergarten teacher and baker extraordinaire Clara Lin. Check out Clara’s Instagram account to see what you could be in store for!


How do you enter? It’s easy, just make a donation to the EVCS PA before 11:59PM on Sunday November 24th. Anyone who has donated this school year is already entered and we will announce the winner on Monday, November 25th. The prized pie can be picked up at the Harvest Festival on Wednesday November 27th.

With Gratitude,
– EVCS PA Fundraising Committee

P.S. – Pass this email on to family and friends to increase your odds and increase the funds raised by EVCS. Click HERE to see all the amazing arts programs that your donations support and thank you.

Did you know…


Dear Families,

Did you know that the EVCS Parent Association pays for school-wide lice checks? (Also, did you just get an urge to scratch your head?) Look, we get that no one wants to think about lice but it’s a reality and the best way to keep it under control is to have regular school-wide checks. So this Thursday, the best nit pickers in town will be on site checking each child in the school thanks to the generous donations from our community.


If you haven’t donated yet – now is the time. We have passed the fundraising half-way mark but we still need to raise an additional $20,000 from direct family contributions before Jan 1 2020 to hit our targets and cover our expenses. Every donation counts whether it is the suggested $500 per family or an amount that works for you. And all donations are tax deductible and completely anonymous.

We are all in this together and when it comes to lice and fundraising we mean this literally!

With gratitude,
Fundraising Committee

Biggest Family Event of the Year – 2 Days Away!!

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No scream without a team!

Saturday, October 26, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dear Families,

Only 2 days left before the Fall Ball!

There are many ways to help make this event a success:


• entrance • food • canteen • games • crafts • popcorn •
haunted house set up or adult acting!


 desserts  beverages  Halloween candy 

Have a ton of fun and get to know your community!

Choose a table and a shift.

We need help with clean up!!

Who can help out Friday Night with setting up the Haunted House?
You do not want to miss the most fun Friday, building a scary house together! Adults Join us if you can! Please reply to this email and tell us you’re in on for Friday Night Set Up 6-9p!

Please contact Events with any questions at

Get your costumes and pumpkins ready!

See you there!
EVCS Events

Saturday, October 26
Doors open at 12 noon for PreK-1st
All Ages 1-4 pm

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EVCS General PA meeting this Wednesday Evening

Dear EVCS Families,

This Wednesday evening we will hold our monthly general PA meeting. Wednesday 10/23 at 6PM. Free Childcare and pizza are available.

On the agenda we will have 2 capital expense proposals:
1. A proposal to purchase additional drums for the Drum Line program that will enable expanding it to 20 drummers. This expense is $2953.07
2. A proposal to purchase a folding 10×10 E-Z Up tent to be used for gloomy / sunny day Bake Sales. This expense is $139.00.

Both expenses are to be paid out from the reserve fund: funds that were raised and have not been put to use in past years and cannot be used for this year’s operating budget.

We will need to approve our September General PA meeting minutes.

We will hear an update from our treasurers about the performance of our operating budget.

An initiative to bring Children Book authors to visit the school and meet with students.

Discussion on potential collaborations with CWS and PS/MS 34 and District Wide issues.

Our Committees are in need of new chairs:
The Green and Wellness Committee who worked in the past on environmental initiatives in the school (biodegradable lunch trays, water fountains, Textile recycling drives).

The Social Action Committee who works on involvement of the school community with relevant issues. Lately it organized a group of families who marched together at School Strike for the climate.

The Diversity Committee who works on inclusion and diversity in the school community and curriculum.

The Fundraising Committee who works on ways to get the funds needed for our operating budget and will organize our Spring Gala.

We just passed the $20,000 mark on our Family Contribution Drive. We aim to raise $45,000. Suggested amount is $500 per family in the school but any amount counts.

See you Wednesday evening,
PA Exec team

Biggest Family Event of the Year: Next weekend!!!