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

Hand Washing

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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EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 2, 2020

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone is off to a great start!

It was amazing to welcome back our K-5 students into the building and continue seeing everyone online too! You are all doing an amazing job navigating this new normal, and we appreciate the commitment. Thank you in advance for your partnership this year!

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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. COVID-19 Testing Consent Form – Paper forms were sent home

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

Please bookmark it on your phone & do the screening each day. There’s no need to print it out, just show us the confirmation on line each morning.

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Next Week

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

Monday, October 5
Cohort B

Tuesday, October 6
Cohort A

Wednesday, October 7
Cohort B

Thursday, October 8
Cohort A

Friday, October 9
Cohort B

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Important Dates

Monday, October 12
Indigenous Peoples Day, schools closed

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

Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day, schools closed

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Fully Remote Learners: School Supplies

If you have NOT picked up your supply bag, please reach out to James.

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Third Street Virtual Open House Info for the 2020-21

Apply for a year’s worth of FREE, online music and dance classes

English:
Third Street Music School. This offer is available for students grades 1-12 who attend a Third Street Partner School.
Click the link below for the application and additional details. There are only a limited number of spots available so don’t wait — APPLY TODAY!
https://www.virtualthirdstreet.org/openhouse

Spanish:
¡Third Street está teniendo una CASA ABIERTA VIRTUAL! Aplica por un año de clases GRATUITAS en linea de música y baile en Third Street Music School. Esta oferta está disponible para estudiantes de los grados 1 al 12 que asisten a una escuela asociada con Third Street.
Haga clic en el enlace abajo para ver la aplicación y detalles adicionales. Solo hay un número limitado de lugares disponibles, no espere, ¡APLICA HOY!
https://www.virtualthirdstreet.org/openhouse

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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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We are here to help, if you have any questions, please reach out any time.

See Cohort B on Monday!

Enjoy the weekend,
James


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
East Village Community School610 East 12th Street, Room 205New 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 Reminders: Dismissal in the yard, Rain or Shine

Parents and Guardians,

Please be prepared for any weather
arrival and dismissal is in the schoolyard, rain or shine!

Staggered Dismissal will take place in the school yard:

1:45 for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade

1:55 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

2:00 for Pre-K – In the Tree of Knowing Garden

Best,
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
(212) 982-0682 x 2053 / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)
evcsnyc.org

 

Learning Bridges: Information & Overview

Free Child Care Option for Students Enrolled in Blended Learning

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On behalf of The Office of Community Schools,
NYCDOE The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

The DOE and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) are collaborating to launch Learning Bridges – a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on days when they are scheduled for remote learning.

Students must be enrolled in blended learning/hybrid schedules to qualify for this program. (100% remote students are NOT eligible)

The program will be available when in-person classes start, and all students at our school who are enrolled in blended learning are eligible and encouraged to apply. Our site location is hosted by University Settlement Society of New York, located at 611 East 13th Street, one block north of our school building.

See flyer for more information in multiple languages HERE.

To enroll in Learning Bridges, families should fill out the application available here: www.schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges.

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Reminder: Deadline to sign up for 100% remote learning this Friday, August 7

This fall, New York City schools will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning. You can choose from two basic options:

1. 100% Remote Learning: Opt-in to have your child learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). To choose this option for your child please fill out this form.

OR

2. Blended Learning – a combination of in-person and remote learning:Your child can follow their school’s schedule, a mix of in-person days at school, and remote learning days from home. To choose this option, no action is needed.

For more information on the DOE’s plans for blended learning, please visit the Return to School 2020 pages on the DOE website.

Please note:
– The deadline to Opt-in to 100% remote learning is this Friday, August 7.

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Return to school 2020: Blended or Remote Learning, Deadline August 7

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This fall, New York City schools will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning. You can choose from two basic options:

1. 100% Remote Learning: Opt-in to have your child learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). To choose this option for your child, fill out and submit the form below. If you are having difficulties completing this form online, call 311.

OR

2. Combination of In-Person and Remote Learning: Your child can follow their school’s schedule, a mix of in-person days at school, and remote learning days from home. To choose this option, no action is needed. We will be in touch about the EVCS schedule and programming plans in the coming weeks.

For more information on the DOE’s plans for blended learning, please visit the Return to School 2020 pages on the DOE website.

Please note:
– The deadline to opt in to 100% remote learning is August 7.

– You will have the ability to switch from blended learning to 100% remote learning, or vice versa, on a quarterly basis once the school year starts.
– Many of the details of what the 100% remote option will entail are not known yet, including whether the students in this category will be taught be EVCS teachers, or teachers from a central pool. We are hoping that these details will be made clear well before the August 7 deadline, and we will make sure to turnkey this information to parents as soon as we know, so you can make an informed choice.

Complete this form to opt in to 100% remote learning this fall.

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The next EVCS PA Meeting is currently scheduled for Tuesday, July 28.

Details, including the link to join, will come from the Parent Association.
To read the minutes from the most recent Parent Association meeting with Bradley, please click here.

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You can also register for a virtual citywide information session
for students and families from 6:30-8:00 PM on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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As more information becomes available we will be sure to keep you posted.

Kind regards,
EVCS Re-Entry Team

EVCS Summer Send-off 2020!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, June 26, Day 65 of remote learning, and the last day school!

Congratulations to our graduates!

An amazing effort was made to honor and celebrate our 5th graders and their time at EVCS. We wish them all the best and good luck heading to middle school! Many thanks to everyone who contributed and made it extra special.

And to everyone – congratulations on making it to the last day of school!
Parents and students, you have done an amazing job all year long!

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Reports & Summer Resources
Today you should have received an email from your teachers with your child’s report as well as summer activities and resources.

The resource list includes academic work to continue practicing over the summer as well as ideas for the whole family in art, music, and physical education! And your Google Classroom content will be accessible over the summer to access at your leisure as well. We recommend reading and writing every day, as well as lots of other activities suggested in the grade-specific emails. Please reach out to Liz & Bradley if you did not receive an email.

In 1st-5th grade, a social classroom has been created for students to stay in touch with friends over the summer. They can join this classroom anytime and set up meet-ups to socialize and share with each other. I can see that many have figured it out already! If not, please be sure to mention this to them. Any questions, please reach out.

And click HERE for a letter from the DOE about some great reading resources for the summer too!

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Visual Art Slide Show 2020
Featuring an original work by every single EVCS student. Enjoy!

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September 2020 Updates
There will be an active team working on fall plans over the summer and we will be in touch to share updates – both school-wide and for your child’s upcoming grade and class. Please feel free to reach out as well with thoughts, ideas, and any questions that come up.

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Click here for past Weekly Emails for previously-shared resources.

Soak up a little sun and have a happy, healthy summer! I hope to see everyone in the fall.

As always,
James

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, 19th – Juneteenth! – and Day 60 of remote learning!

Thank you for your SWMM contributions this past Monday! Loved seeing everyone singing loud and proud!

Happy “beach” spirit day today! The bathers were out in full glory!
We hope it was fun for all! Get ready for the final spirit day 2020,
Wednesday, June 24
, wear school colors: yellow and blue as a spirit nod to everyone moving up and to our fabulous 5th grade classes moving on to Middle School. Let’s all wish them the best & good luck in the years ahead!

THANK YOU for the Real Books

A Big Shout out to our Parent Association and parent volunteers Abby Rubin and Tricia Davies who were instrumental in setting this up.

Re: Real Book PA Initiative Follow-Up and Acknowledgments: The PA has successfully ordered 975 fiction and non-fiction books for 195 of our EVCS students to keep them reading over the summer! We hope kids enjoy the books delivered to their door in a few weeks. Thanks to the Executive PA Board for funding this project and for buying books for anyone who asked. If you’d like to see more of this over the summer, please reach out to Tricia Davies here. We have more ideas to share.
Be well and stay safe,
Tricia & Abby

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Next Week
Let’s see what happens the last week of school ….

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