Reading Olympic 2019 – PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE

Dear EVCS Fam,

Hopefully, you have seen the information that has gone about the annual reading Olympics, and your kids have started to hustle your friends, neighbors and family members for pledges. This is a great way to raise some funds for the PA while also encouraging our kids to read lots of books. And for the second year in a row we will be issuing the “Principal’s Challenge” to encourage students to read books by a diverse array of authors, and books that feature characters and topics that reflect a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. The sponsor sheet asks for students to log in 10 books (grades PK-2) or 10 hours (Grades 3-5) between now and the end of the month. All students who participate in the Reading Olympics will get a prize, but students who log in more than half of their list with diverse books will get an extra special prize! On the sponsor sheet simply highlight the books that honor and reflect the experience of LGBTQIA, Native people, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. Here is a great resource to find recommendations for excellent, diverse books.



Reading Olympics week 2!

I hope you all enjoyed the snow day yesterday and that some of you spent it curled up with a good book 🙂

Just a friendly reminder to keep on reading and logging and getting sponsors for the READING OLYMPICS! A great way to get sponsors is to email friends and relatives or post on social media. Here is the link you can send to people so they can sponsor your kids online:

Happy Reading!

The Reading Olympics Team

Back Pack Full of Cash Screening- 3/6 – 6PM

Hi EVCS Families,

Our screening of the documentary film Backpack Full of Cash is THIS WEDNESDAY (3/6), 6PM.

We are excited to have Director/ Co-producer, Sarah Mondale and Producer, Vera Aronow on hand for a post-screening discussion!

It’s Free and Open to everyone – so bring your other public-school friends, neighbors, cousins…

We have partnered with the District 1 Community Education Council and they are providing free on-site childcare to D1 kids.- RSVP HERE

See you there!

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Snow Day Assignment….

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Awesome to see so many of you at the Battle of the Bands last night! And now that you are super fans of the EVCS Family Band, be sure to RSVP for the gala where you can catch them again. (Remember, free if you RSVP in advance or $10 at the door).

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And keep those auction items coming – we are really excited about what has come in so far but also starting to stress out about not having enough items so please pick your brain, then pick the brains of your best friend, your neighbor, your crazy connected cousin and more. All the details you need to ask for auction items are here.

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EVCS Weekly March 4 – 8

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are back at it and March is here! Get ready for an action packed transition into spring!

The Reading Olympics has begun! And there will be a book sale in the yard each Monday this month. Please feel free to purchase, contribute, swap or donate books. Proceeds will be part of the Reading Olympics fundraiser that helps contribute to the Parent Association efforts! This is a win-win for all!

Remember this Sunday is the District 1 Battle of the Family Bands event! We hope some of you can come out to support EVCS Family Band in their battle to bring home the trophy! Get tickets online or at the door!

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Let’s see what is coming up next week…

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Sponsor a student for Reading Olympics 2019

The 2019 Reading Olympics are on!

During March, students at EVCS will read 10 books or read for 10 hours to help raise money for school enrichment programs.

You can encourage your favorite student and help us fund theater, music, computer, and other special programs for the whole school by pledging just $1/book or $1/hour. (You are also more than welcome to pledge more … )

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Name of the student you are sponsoring:
Pledge $ x 10 books or 10 hours

Thank you!

Time to think about Summer Camp

Dear Families.

New: Steve & Kate’s Camp.
Update: Kimama is also offering an additional $200 discount for any EVCS student. 

Here’s a sneak preview of summer-camp offers that will be auctioned during the Spring Gala, April 6.

As we all continue our efforts to reach out to more camps, there will be more to consider. Please stay tuned.


The Deal: Five Day Passes for Steve & Kate’s Camp
Dates: June 20 – Aug 23.
Terms: Valued at $550. May only be redeemed for a single child, for summer 2019.
Ages: 4+
Location: Blue School. 241 Water St, New York, NY 10038

Need flexible summer camp plans for your child? Does your child love choice time? Steve & Kate’s Camp has it all. At Steve & Kate’s, kids have the freedom to make their own choices, driven by curiosity and a range of activities from stop- motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and more. Redeem these guest passes online and your child can show up for any five days. Parents can add additional paid day passes but note these complimentary days will not apply toward the cost of any of any paid plans. Lunch and snacks provided! 

The Deal: 50% off Camp Kimama NY Overnight Juniors (2 winners)
Dates: July 29-Aug 8.
Terms: Full cost is $2,110. Winner will pay 50% ($1055).
Ages: 7-14
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