School Wide Morning Meeting Message 10/21/2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome back!  I hope you had a beautiful fall weekend.  The leaves are turning, the weather is getting colder, and that means that the Fall Ball is coming soon!  I hope everyone will try to make it to the Fall Ball this Saturday from 12-4. Admission to the event is FREE!  We’ll have a bounce house, games and activities and of course the legitimately creepy haunted house. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest and a costume contest with prizes for the winners.  If you’re still not sure what you’re going to dress up as – there is a costume exchange after school today in Sauer Park where you can upcycle old costumes for someone else to wear, or pick up a gently used costume free of charge.  I’ve got my costume ready, I can’t wait to see you all there.   

You may not realize this, but just like all of you, your teachers and I are also constantly learning new things and working to become better at what we do.  Right now our whole staff is studying together about the best ways to teach reading. One thing we have learned is that the single most important thing that kids can do in elementary school to become stronger readers is to: 

Read independently from a book that is on their level at school
and at home every single day.  

Your teachers will teach you the skills and strategies that you need, but it is the independent reading practice that is the most critical thing.  Let’s all commit to making sure we are selecting books on our level and taking the time to read independently every day! You can do it!

Thanks so much to our friends in the 2nd grade for hosting today, thanks 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.  


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


EVCS Weekly Oct 21-25


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our 4th Grade PE class went fishing with Eric this week over at the East River!
The “Joy of Learning” was abundant, even though the fish were keeping themselves out of sight this time around!

Remember, our biggest family event of the year is next weekend!
and folks are exchanging costumes in Sauer Park today following dismissal!
Get more details below. and let’s see what else is coming up…


Monday, October 21
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by 2nd Grade.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All families welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 4th Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 23
General Parent Association Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
We need new committee chairs for a few groups and are always looking for more parent involvement. We hope to see you there and there will be childcare- stay tuned for an RSVP coming from the Parent Association.


Saturday, November 2
Middle School Crawl
4th and 5th Grade Families
8:15 a.m. at PS 20 166 Essex Street, in the Cafeteria
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Monday, November 4
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by 1st Grade.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All families welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 3rd Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 5
No School for Students
Election Day for Staff Development

Monday, November 11
Schools Closed, Veterans Day Observed

Wednesday, November 27
EVCS Harvest Festival & Annual Food Drive
The EVCS Harvest Festival is an opportunity to teach our children
about food equity. Details to follow.

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EVCS SIBLING Picture Sign Up

Friday, November 1
SIBLING Photo Day. Please RSVP HERE!

Calling on EVCS Parents & Guardians to Volunteer
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. If interested, please reach out directly to: Julia Simcoe at • 212.677.1077 ext. 110 Budgeting “season” lasts until mid-April when winning projects will be announced.

Gifted And Talented Request for Testing Now Available

The G&T Request for Testing (RFT) period is now open. Families can request testing at If you have any questions about this process please email The deadline to request G&T testing is November 12, 2019.



Saturday, October 19
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to G5
Tompkins Square Library
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
For details, see

FALL BALL, Biggest Family Event of the Year

Hosted by the EVCS Parent Association.

Saturday, October 26
EVCS Fall Ball
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
This is one of the most lively family events of the year!
Everyone is encouraged to arrive in costume!
We hope to see you there!

ThabataEvelynClaraDavid & TessOtis and HyekuMaeRebecca & MarloKathleenTom & ValerieYadirKatie & NatashaDrewJenna & LaurynRuth

Please be sure to SCROLL DOWN & use the DROP DOWN time slot arrows.
A schedule will be posted at the event, but make note of what you sign up for!

Please reach out to The Events Committee:
Email for more information!


October Menus / Breakfast / Lunch

Please be sure to remind your kids to DRINK MORE WATER as a daily habit and to fill up your bottles at lunch using the refill bottle station in the cafeteria.

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Please stop by or have your child go look for missing items! Anything that goes unclaimed, will be donated the last week of October! Remember to write names inside garments and articles with school and grade – we return these items to students when we know who they belong to, names really help and school with grade labels are extra! Nearly a 100% guarantee to get items returned with all information – a sharpie works great on the tag. Lost & Found is located in the main lobby.


Have a fantastic weekend!

All best wishes,

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator / 212 982 0682 Ext 2053
Website/School Calendar:

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 • 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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EVCS needs you – (FUN)draising!


Dear Families,

The EVCS Parent Association raises money to enrich the experiences our kids have at school every day. We raise money for field trips so that no student is ever asked to pay a fee and for arts programs like dance with Alvin Ailey, music with Third Street Music School and all school assemblies with Jazz at Lincoln Center. And there is so much more – take a look at the list of what our Parent Association has approved to cover this school year.

In order to pay for these incredible programs, we need to raise $45,000 by December 31st from direct family contributions. If you can, we are asking each family to contribute $500. Please know that all donations are anonymous and tax-deductible and every donation, at every amount, will get us closer to our goal.


Thank you, we look forward to a fun-filled school year together!
— The EVCS Fundraising Committee

P.S. The Fundraising Committee is looking for help – there are lots of ways to get involved and you don’t need to offer a ton of time to be a ton of help. Please reply to this email if you are interested in joining in the FUN(draising)!

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.