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

EVCS Weekly, Friday, November 6

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Dear EVCS Families,

I am inspired by our students and all of you every day! Despite the challenges and distractions this week we had a successful and energized week. Many families had a chance to speak directly with teachers for conferences. If you still need to set a time to meet and talk about your child, please reach out and do so, there is still time.

Class Parents and Grade Directories
The PA is still gathering information to build directories to be shared!
If you want to be included please respond to this survey click here,
AND class parents are still needed! If you are curious about being a class parent volunteer this year make note on the survey. Thank you in advance!

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To change from Fully Remote to Blended Learning,
the enrollment period begins Monday November 2 and closes Sunday, November 15. Click here for the link to changing your child’s Learning Preference.

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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

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 30

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Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It was a soggy yet productive week at EVCS!
If for any reason you missed school photo days, you can still have your school photo taken! Please see details below. And don’t forget to fall back an hour this weekend!

Class Parents and Grade Directories
Our PA is still gathering contact information for a Grade Directory!
If you want to be included please respond to this survey here,
AND if you are curious about being a class parent volunteer this year,
there is a place to include your interest.

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To change from Fully Remote to Blended Learning,
the enrollment period begins Monday November 2 and closes Sunday, November 15. Look out for information regarding an EVCS Town Hall meeting on Monday to discuss our teaching models and try to answer your questions. Click here for the link to changing your child’s Learning Preference.

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EVCS School Photos 2020-21

Missed photo day? Want a retake? Want sibling photos?
For more information go to www.coolforschoolphoto.com/evcs
If you have any questions reach out directly
to hello@coolforschoolphoto.com or call (212) 941 5502.

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This Weekend

EVCS Halloween Treasure Hunt!

Our PA invites you take a stroll through Tompkins Square this Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and 12:00 noon, to enjoy a Halloween treasure hunt. Maps will be emailed out shortly by the PA or you can pick up a map on Saturday at any of the marked stations in the park. Costumes encouraged! But please remember to wear a face covering mask and keep socially distanced. Questions, and/or if you would like to help, contact events@evcsnyc.org.

Let’s take a look at next week…

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 23

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Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see some of you at the Zoom PA meeting this week.
The EVCS Parent Association elections were successful, and I am happy to report that we have a full working board. They will share out notes and details soon. If you missed this month, no worries there will be more! We are still learning how to do this Zoom business and it takes time. You can find PA General Meeting dates posted on the EVCS Calendar here.

Monthly minutes are historically posted to the website here. Please give it some time for the info to get compiled and posted from the recent meeting.

Standing Committees
The executive board includes, as well, the chairs of our standing committees which are Communications, Fundraising, Events, Diversity & Inclusions, Social Action, Green and the Class Parent Liaison. If you are interested in or have questions about joining -or being a chair- for any of these committees please email papresident@evcsnyc.org. We need your continued support!

Remember every parent and/or guardian of an EVCS student is automatically a member of the Parent Association. There is a monthly General PA meeting. This is the one risk free way we can stay connected as a community. The next General PA Meeting will be Wednesday, November 18, save the date!
Monthly meeting details arrive from the papresident@evcsnyc.org.

Grade Directory & Class/Grade Parents
Our PA is gathering contact information for a Grade Directory!
Please respond to this survey, it’s really short, if you want to be included AND if you are interested in being a class parent this year.

We need at least one volunteer from each class on-a-grade to help by being a Class/ Grade Parent. More details around this will be forthcoming from the PA.

The job and responsibilities of Class/Grade Parents will be a little different this year, but at the core they will be the same and are vital for our school community. Class Parents will work together to set up a means of communicating amongst class families (who opt in) on their grade level.
Class parent volunteer sign-up is within this directory survey here!

Let’s see what is coming up…

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Next Week

NEW! EVCS Leveled Lending Library
Starting next Wednesday, October 28 we will be setting up books for
Fully-Remote (Cohort D) kids to pick up and take home every week!. This is a school initiative to get real books on individual reading levels, into all students hands! We hope you’ll take advantage of this.
Wednesdays, 11:30am – 1:00pm
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

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

Monday, October 26 – Tuesday, October 27
Cohort D School Pictures 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Remote Students – Sign Up Here
Click HERE for more information!

Monday, October 26
Cohort B
School Picture Day

Tuesday, October 27
Cohort A
School Picture Day

Wednesday, October 28
Cohort B

Leveled Lending Library
Books for Fully-Remote kids to take home
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in front of the yard

Thursday, October 29
Cohort A

School Leadership Team Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 30
Cohort B

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Important Documents

All parents/guardians must complete:

If you have completed these five essential forms, thank you! If you are not sure, please click the link below to complete and submit.
(note: #5 is only for Blended Students)

1. Emergency Contact Blue Card
2. Media Release Form
3. Housing Questionnaire
4. Income form (Use “01M315” to find EVCS as your school)
5. NEW, COVID-19 Testing Consent Form Online – Return the paper form or log into your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Click here for more information. And if you need help please reach out to me.

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And don’t forget the Daily Health Screener every day!

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Important Dates

Wednesday, October 21
PA General Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
A meeting link will follow from PaPresident@evcsnyc.org
Elections for the EVCS Parent Association are coming up soon!!!
Learn more about the EVCS PA here!
Please submit any questions/thoughts/ideas before the next meeting.

Thursday, October 29
SLT, School Leadership Team Meeting

Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6
Parent Teacher Conference Week
Be sure to sign up to meet with your teachers.

Tuesday, November 3
Election Day, Fully Remote Instruction for ALL students

Thursday, November 5
Half Day of School for ALL students!
Cohort A, dismissal is at 11:00 a.m. in the school yard!
Cohorts B & D, remote school will end at 11:00 a.m. as well

Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day, schools closed

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Fall EVCS Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Fully Remote Learners: Pick Up Academic Materials

Our fully remote (cohort D) students have important academic materials that need to be picked up at EVCS for their continued success in remote learning. Please reach out to James if you have not picked up your materials!

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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

Dial A Teacher
https://tutor.dialateacher.org
Get help working with your child. Reading ☎ Math ☎ Writing ☎ Science
We also speak Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Greek, Hebrew, Korean and Russian

Translating Google Docs
Traducción de documentos de Google

New York Public Library
Getting e-books in Different Languages:
SimpyE
The New York Public Library’s free e-reader app to borrow e-books.
It is available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices.

More about testing in schools as a precautionary health & safety protocol
See the Frequently Asked Questions about the testing program

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Remember to Identify your personal belongings
Please be sure to clearly identify all items including backpacks, water bottles, lunch bags, jackets etc. Write Name & School to help us reunite items to their rightful owners. (a Sharpie works well for most material!)

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VOTING INFORMATION

Early voting info here: https://vote.nyc/page/early-voting-information

For friends & family who live outside of NY:
Everything You Need to Vote Vote.org

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We will see Cohort B in school on Monday, October 26th!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us any time.

Have a restful weekend.

Warm regards,
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

Due to COVID-19, for important dates, links, and information.check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020

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EVCS: Important Documents, Action Required

Dear EVCS Families,

We need your help! Please take a moment now to complete any forms you have not yet turned in. Thanks to those of you who already filled them out.
We appreciate your continued support.

Please click the links below to complete and submit.
(note: #5 is only for Blended Students)

1. Emergency Contact – Blue Card

2. Media Release Form

3. Housing Questionnaire

4. Household Income form (Use “01M315” to find EVCS as your school)

5. NEW, COVID-19 Testing Consent Form Online – Return the paper form or log into your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Click here for more information. And if you need help please reach out to me.

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And remember to Bookmark the Daily Health Screener!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us any time.

Warm Regards,
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

Due to COVID-19, for important dates, links, and information.check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 5

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

This has been a beautiful week and the kids are beginning to get more familiar with routines both on and off line. Eric held physical education outdoors and practiced safe social distancing on the turf! Many students ate lunch outside and the kids had a great time building with the outdoor blocks in the Tree of Knowing Garden.

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Important Documents

All parents/guardians must complete:

If you have completed these five essential forms, thank you! If you are not sure, please click the link below to complete and submit.
(note: #5 is only for Blended Students)

1. Emergency Contact Blue Card
2. Media Release Form
3. Housing Questionnaire
4. Income form (Use “01M315” to find EVCS as your school)
5. NEW, COVID-19 Testing Consent Form Online – Return the paper form or log into your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Click here for more information. And if you need help please reach out to me.

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And don’t forget the Daily Health Screener every day!

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