Dear EVCS Families,

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone is off to a strong start!

EVCS Parents are hosting an informal book swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park
(E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) next week on Thursday, January 14 from 2:00 – 3:00 to help refresh your home libraries! Bring 5 books, take 5 books! No books to swap this time, no worries – Everyone is welcome to join and peruse the books. Details below.

Let’s see what else is coming up…

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Next Week

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 11
Cohort B

Tuesday, January 12
Cohort A

Wednesday, January 13
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library Resumes 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, January 14
Cohort A

Informal Book Swap at Sauer Park, after school 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
See flyer for details!

Friday, January 15
Cohort B

Save the Dates

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 27
PA General Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

February 15 – 19
Mid-Winter Break

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EVCS Weekly, Wednesday, Dec 23

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Dear EVCS Families,

Today is Wednesday, December 23.

Each class now has a parent representative! Thanks to our volunteers for stepping up and into this important role. If you are not sure who your class parent contact is, please reach out to Nina Ablan at classparents@evcsnyc.org

Our EVCS Winter Coat Drive will extend to January 6.
There will be a table set up outside on the sidewalk Monday and Tuesday morning January 4 and 5 from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. for anyone interested in looking through the items (or for any last-minute drop off to the collection!)
We thank you again for your generous contributions.

Now, let’s take a look at what is coming up when we return in the new year…

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Returning from Break

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 4
Cohort A
In-person School Resumes

Tuesday, January 5
Cohort A

Wednesday, January 6
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library Resumes 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, January 7
Cohort A

Friday, January8
Cohort B

Save the Dates

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, January 21
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 27
PA General Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

February 15 – 19
Mid-Winter Break

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Dec 18

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Dear EVCS Families,

Thank you for bringing coats this week for the EVCS Winter Coat Drive.
In order for our families to benefit from the coat drive before donating to NY Cares, there will be a table set up outside on the sidewalk Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. for anyone interested in looking through the items (or for those who would like to make a last minute drop off to the collection!) So if you found yourself in need for a new coat for your child or self this weekend, please check the table this week!

It was great to see some of you on the Parent Association Zoom Call this week. The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. The PA President sends out a link each month for everyone to join the meeting. You can catch up with what is happening via the minutes posted on our website following each meeting. Join when you can, this is one way to get to know some of your community members in these isolating times.

Let’s see what else is happening before we break …

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Next Week

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, December 21
Cohort B

Tuesday, December 22
Cohort A

Wednesday, December 23
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3
Winter Break – No School

Monday, January 4. 2021
School Resumes
Cohort A

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Dec 11

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Dear EVCS Families,

We had another great week at EVCS – remote and blended learners are going strong! Keep up the great work families, you are doing an amazing job. Even though temperatures have dropped we still encourage kids to get outside. Please be sure to layer up this time of year.

And if you have a child born in 2016, the application for Kindergarten is now open! If you’re currently enrolled in our PreK program, you need to apply for Kindergarten as well. The application deadline is January 29, 2021.

Remember to catch the EVCS Speech Festival today at 5:00!
Join this Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTg0Nzc3ODEyMzA1?cjc=uucga4m

Let’s see what’s coming up…

Next Week

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, December 14
Cohort A
Kick off for The EVCS Winter Coat Drive! Start bringing any gently used items!
For Blended Learners, drop off at the yard during arrival and dismissal. For Remote Learners, there is a labeled bin in the Lobby from 9:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15
Cohort A

Wednesday, December 16
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

General Monthly Parent Association Meeting – 5:00 p.m.
please look for meeting details from papresident@evcsnyc.org and send along any questions you have before the meeting.
Meeting Calendar Dates • Minutes are posted on the EVCS website.

Thursday, December 17
Cohort A

School Leadership Team Meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, December 18
Cohort B

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Winter Coat Drive

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GENTLY USED COATS WANTED
Has anyone outgrown a winter coat? Bring any gently used coats: Drop them off in a bin located in the yard or the main lobby marked EVCS COAT DRIVE! Kids and adult sizes are welcome. We invite our families to swap coats & peruse the collection.
Remaining items will be donated to New York Cares Coat Drive. We ask that items are clean before sharing and recommend washing before wearing.

Please start bringing items Monday, December 14!

Feel free to reach out with any questions. Share the warmth, help someone out in our own community and upcycle as another way to contribute.

The last day to bring coats will be Friday, December 18.

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Holiday Online Market

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Calling all creative makers, artists, jewelers, ornament/candlestick makers
as our PA Fundraising Committee is working on – a Virtual Holiday Market. Interested participants can SIGN UP to contribute items. All proceeds will go to the EVCS PA and every donor and buyer will be entered in our next raffle!

Please email fundraising@evcsnyc.org with any questions.

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Fall EVCS Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Winter & Spring Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Parent Resources

Helpful technical links:
How to fix the internet on NYC DOE iPads / Cómo arreglar Internet

Report Issues you’re having with NYCDOE iPads/devices, access to applications, or other technical problems here.

Link for families to submit a device request:
https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/remotelearningdevices

Translating Google Docs
Traducción de documentos de Google

Learning Bridges After School Sites – Explore the options by borough:
You can apply anytime to find out if there is a space for your child.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

UFT Saturday Student Enrichment
UFT’s free three-part enrichment classes will be held over the first three Saturdays in December. For more information visit this link.
To Register or Ask a question click here.

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We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families

This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support,
education, and workers’ rights.

Learn English for free.
December 16   from 5:30–7:30 p.m., via Zoom.
Please see flyer for more information. Please sign up using this form.

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Resources
FREE – DECEMBER 2020
PARENTING WORKSHOPS
For more information click here.

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THIS WEEKEND
Saturday, December 12
Winter Wonderland Outside Event
Hosted by Henry Street Settlement

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DOE 2020-2021 Family Guide

The guide provides information and resources that families can use to support learning at home. Use the link above to access and explore the website and find resources to support your child, and view or print the Family Guide available in the 9 DOE languages

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If you would like to request to view the monthly minutes from the EVCS School Leadership Team (SLT), please enter your request here.

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Stay up to date via 311 or other news outlets.

MANHATTAN COVID TESTING SITES

Find a complete list of COVID testing sites here.

ADDITIONAL FOOD SUPPORT/RESOURCES

http://www.sixthstreetcenter.org/
food fridge for all! located in the side yard of 638 E 6th Street!

https://www.foodbanknyc.org/ they offer groceries, meals and SNAP support

https://www.invisiblehandsdeliver.com/ Volunteers are delivering groceries, medications $ other necessities to elderly & otherwise at risk residents for free

Feel free to reply to this email with any needs or questions that come up.

As always,
James


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
East Village Community School610 East 12th Street, Room 205
New York, NY 10009(212) 982-0682 x 2053 / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)
evcsnyc.org

And remember to check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020

NYC School Account Creation Code Letters, Follow up 12/3

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NYC School Account

Dear Blended Learning Families,

A personalized Account Creation Code Letter was sent home in backpacks
to every blended learner. We hope everyone received their letter and followed the prompts. We need every family to set up an account.

If you already have a school account, we still need you to log in to re-activate
the account and be sure it is working. You may be prompted to reset the password if you have forgotten it.

SETTING UP NEW ACCOUNTS

Please use the activation code on your personalized letter along with the ID we shared with you also written on the letter to register for your account.

Use any computer or internet-connected device.
Visit https://mystudent.nyc

Follow the instructions on your letter.

We need all parents / guardians to set up this NYC Schools Account and we strongly encourage you to do this sooner than later.

Important citywide information will be communicated to families via this account. It will also give you access to your attendance records and to key information about your child’s progress.

Thank you for your prompt attention.

Please reach out with any questions or if you need help.

Warm Regards,
James

Note:
Please do not confuse this with the Application Process Account. (www.myschools.nyc/en/ ) used for applying to school at the entry, Middle and High School levels.

EVCS Weekly, Friday, Dec 4

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Dear EVCS Families,

Thank you for your trust and patience as we navigate this school year together. We are all looking forward to next week and our Blended Learning students returning to the building. For fully-remote students, remember to continue to take advantage of the Leveled Lending Library on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00. We love seeing you – and if you have not had a chance to take advantage, please come by when you can any Wednesday this year.

Our Parent Association is gearing up to build a little spirit (and raise some funds) around the holidays and the new year ahead. See below for ways to support this great initiative happening very, very soon!

Let’s see what’s coming up…

Next Week

Blended Learning Cohorts A,B and D Resume

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, December 9
Cohort B

Tuesday, December 10
Cohort A

Wednesday, December 11
Cohort B
Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Thursday, December 12
Cohort A

Friday, December 13
Cohort B

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Important Dates

Wednesday, December 16
General Monthly Parent Association Meeting – meeting details forthcoming!
Meeting Calendar Dates • Minutes are posted on the EVCS website.

Thursday, December 17
School Leadership Team Meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3
Winter Break

Monday, January 4, 2021
School Resumes

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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EVCS Weekly, Wednesday, November 25

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone was able to sit in on the class level curriculum meetings and you were able to learn a bit more about priority standards – how they support the goals in reading, writing, and math and what the year looks like overall. If you missed it, reach out to your child’s teacher to receive a recording of the meeting.

Although we don’t have information about exactly when we will be returning to blended learning, we can tell you that we will continue to work hard and do all that we can to keep the school days robust and engaging. And remember – there are free grab and go meals for anyone who wants to pick them up each day at any public school between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Let’s see what else is happening before we go offline for a safe long weekend…

Next Week

Fully Remote Learning for all K-5 students.

Monday, November 30
School Resumes – Fully Remote until further notice.
Meal pick up at any NYC Public School every school day!
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free for all students – grab & go 3 meals per day

Wednesday, December 2
All Cohorts: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All students are encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)
If there are any urgent items you need from the school building, please reach out directly to James and we will do our best to locate the items and bring them to the table on Wednesday.

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Important Dates

Wednesday, December 16
General Monthly Parent Association Meeting – meeting details forthcoming!
Meeting Calendar Dates • Minutes are posted on the EVCS website.

Thursday, December 17
School Leadership Team Meeting
2:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 24 – Sunday, January 3
Winter Break

Monday, January 4, 2021
School Resumes

Monday, January 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, November 20

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Dear EVCS Families,

A group of volunteers joined us this afternoon with more food, to help deliver donations and to sort items outside the Trinity church. The EVCS Food Driveis more critical than ever this year and it was wonderful to have your support. We collected over 500 cans. Thanks again to everyone for this effort. Helping others is part of our core value of social action.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to Trinity to support their food services, please do so directly at this link: safhnyc.org

Parent Curriculum Meetings are happening next Tuesday, November 24.
Learn more about what a typical day looks like, curriculum for the school year and more about priority standards in reading, writing, and math. There will also be some time for Q and A. We hope everyone will plan to attend this informative virtual share with your child’s teacher. Please be sure to connect with them for the meeting details if you have not done so already.

The EVCS Speech Festival deadline is fast approaching – take this opportunity to let your voice and your topic be heard! What a great way to practice your public speaking skills and share ideas. Please remember to upload your speeches on or before Wednesday, November 25th to Flip Grid. The details are posted in your Google Classrooms from Eric. If you have any questions, please email Eric directly at eric@evcs.me. Check the flyer here for more information!

School Photo Orders need to be in before Sunday, November 22,
to receive free delivery to the school. Details below.

A short week is coming up, let’s see what is happening before we break…

Next Week

Fully Remote Learning for all K-5 students.

Monday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 25
Meal pick up at any NYC Public School every school day!
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free for all students – grab & go 3 meals per day

Tuesday, November 24
Parent Curriculum Meeting
Hear from your child’s teacher about this years standards, curriculum, schedules, and more! Be sure you have the link and meeting details directly from your child’s teacher.

Wednesday, November 25
All Cohorts: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All students are encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)
If there are any urgent items you need from the school building, please reach out directly to James and we will do our best to locate the items and bring them to the table on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 26 – Friday November 27
No School – Thanksgiving

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, November 13

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Dear EVCS Families,

This week flew by and today it felt very good to make our first drop of donated food items to Trinity’s Services And Food for the Homeless today. We are doing this in stages this year to space it out and practice social distancing. We took over 75 cans in this first round, and I know we can do much more next week! Please keep bringing more physical contributions to school. We only have one more full week to collect. The last day to donate is Tuesday, November 24th. Please bring in nonperishable food items all of next week!
If you would prefer to make a monetary donation directly to Trinity to support their food services, please do so directly at this link: safhnyc.org

Class Parents and Grade Directories
If you want to be included in your class contact list, please sign up to opt in. The information is for communication only and will not be shared outside the school community. The school cannot share your information – you must sign up through the PA at this link to be included. Class parents will be reaching out soon and they hope to share information with all families. Thank you in advance for being part of the PA and for all that you do as parents, we appreciate you!

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FOOD DRIVE UPDATES
We need more contributions. This is more important than ever, as food insecurity has reached a high in NYC. It is also an opportunity to teach our children about food equity.

ALL FAMILIES
are invited and encouraged to bring food items every day next week.

Blended Learning Students
– bring in nonperishable food items to the school – 2nd floor drop off area
between November 2 and November 24.

Fully Remote Learning Students
– bring in nonperishable food items to the Leveled Lending Library
– any other day drop between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., in a bin in the lobby
– Save the Date: Friday, November 18 Keep an eye out for an invite from James to help walk to deliver items to the church, details forthcoming.

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EVCS, OUR SCHOOL PHOTOS ARE READY!

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YOUR SCHOOL PHOTOS ARE READY!

Please look out for the email you received from Cool for School Photo with a link to your gallery. (Please also check your spam folders.)

Order Deadline for Free Shipping: November 15
Place your order by the deadline for free shipping to the school.
Missed Photo Day at EVCS? Need a retake? Want sibling photos?
Please sign up at www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs and book a appointment at the Cool for School Photo studio.

Questions:
If you have any questions regarding your school photos, please contact Cool for School Photo directly at info@coolforschoolphoto.com