EVCS Weekly, Friday, April 16

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Dear EVCS Families,

It was great to see students digging into school this week online and off.
We are proud of your efforts to continue to find ways of being successful in these challenging times. Keep up the good work and motivation!

Daily Health Screening.
Please take the daily health screening seriously and pay attention to the questions, as they update when information and guidance changes. If you have not done so already, you can make it easier on yourself by adding the application directly to your smartphone or save the URL to access this important daily screening: Daily Health Screening smart phone or link to the URL here. We need parents and guardians to fill this out for each child. Thank you in advance for continuing to practice safe measures. If you are having any trouble signing in, please reach out to us. We remind everyone to stay vigilant!

All New Yorkers age 16 and up are now eligible to receive
the COVID-19 vaccination! You can go here to help find a vaccine appointment: nyc.gov/vaccinefinder.

EVCS Elections for our Parent Association are next month! If you are interested please reach out to me. We also need a few parents to sit on the Nominations Committee. This is not the time to be shy! Contact us today and help us strengthen our community. We need you!

TODAY – Friday, April 16
Talent Show Submission Deadline
Upload to Flipgrid here.
View Flyer

Save the date Sunday, April 25, What’s for Dinner? EVCS to host a live cooking workshop with parent and chef Danny Bowien, Mino’s dad, and owner of Mission Chinese. See flyer below. The Events Committee is building some excitement around a couple exciting end-of-year activities! They will be reaching out soon for donations and volunteers. An online shop will need donations, please be on the make and get ready to share some hand crafted items! Wanna help? Contact Nina Ablan at events@evcsnyc.org – she will fill you in on the details!

Let’s see what else is happening…

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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, April 19
Cohort A

Tuesday, April 20
Cohort A

Wednesday, April 21
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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

Thursday, April 22
Cohort A

Friday, April 23
Cohort B

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, March 26

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Dear EVCS Families,

The daffodils are blooming at EVCS!
Please be sure to catch the School Wide Morning Meeting in your classroom stream today it will definitely lift the spirit! Thanks to all of the participation and for singing along loud and proud!

Reminder: Updates to Blended Learning
The new window for fully remote students to opt in to blended learning is open now and will close on Wednesday, April 7. You can opt in to blended learning at this link. If you have questions, please reach out to Bradley here.

Continue to Stay Safe. We ask again that everyone take the health screening seriously and pay attention to the questions, as they update slightly when information and guidance changes. You can make it easier on yourself to add the application directly to your smartphone or save the URL to access to this important daily screening: Daily Health Screening smart phone or link to the URL here. Thank you in advance for continuing to practice safe measures.

Spring Break Safety
Please find the travel guidance and information at this link, with translations at  schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies.

Let’s see what is happening when we return from the break…

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Next Week

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2
SPRING BREAK, No School

When we return from Spring Break

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

Monday, April 5
Cohort A

Tuesday, April 6
Cohort A

Wednesday, April 7
Cohort B

Town Hall Safety Meeting 10:00 a.m.
See flyer for details and to submit any questions.

Deadline for PreK Applications

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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

Thursday, April 8
Cohort A

Friday, April 9
Cohort B

Author Visit with Carole Lindstrom (Grades 1-2)

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, March 19

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Dear EVCS Families,

It was nice to see some of you on the monthly PA zoom call this week.
We know it’s tough to make every meeting and we appreciate your effort.
Events and Fundraising Committees have a few great concepts brewing and they will be reaching out soon, tech & production skills would be extremely helpful! Please be proactive and contact events@evcsnyc.org to get involved!

EVCS Elections for our Parent Association happen in May. If you are interested in leaning more, this please visit the EVCS website. If you would like to serve on the Nominations Committee, please reach out to me for more information. We need a few volunteers for this! Thank you in advance.

Stay Safe. We are asking everyone to take the health screening seriously and pay attention to the questions, as they update slightly when information or guidance changes. You can make it easier on yourself to add the application directly to your smartphone or save the URL to access to this important daily screening: Daily Health Screening smart phone or link to the URL here. Thank you in advance for continuing to practice safe measures.

Also, remember – the Lending Library is steady every Wednesday
from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. rain or shine, to pickup or swap out leveled books.

Let’s see what else is happening next week at EVCS…

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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, March 22
Cohort B

Tuesday, March 23
Cohort A

Wednesday, March 24
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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

Thursday, March 25
Cohort A

SLT Meeting
2:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Community Book Swap!
After School between 2:15 and 3:00 p.m.
Joseph C. Sauer Park, Hosted By EVCS Parents!
(E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome.
Please contact Nina if you’d like to volunteer. Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 26
Cohort B

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, March 12

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Dear EVCS Families,

Thanks to all of you, we had another productive week at EVCS.
We can feel the energy building with the seasonal shift and hope everyone is feeling good these days, we know everyone is working hard & doing their best!

A big thanks again to our Parent Association for supporting the purchase of additional technology to be used at school. We have been able to successfully set up nearly 100 families with our own school devices this year and cannot thank everyone enough for this amazing support. We feel extremely fortunate. The next general PA meeting is March 17th, we hope you will try to join! Elections will be coming up soon, please consider running for an official position with the EVCS Parent Association, come to a meeting and learn more about what we do, we need your support! PA meetings are the one place right now where we can strengthen our school community and share ideas and brainstorm. Hope to see you soon. And remember – the Lending Library is every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. rain or shine!

Let’s see what else is happening next week at EVCS…

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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, March 15
Cohort A

Tuesday, March 16
Cohort A

Wednesday, March 17
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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

Next General Parent Association Meeting 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Watch out for an email from PApresident@evcsnyc.org

Thursday, March 18
Cohort A

EVCS Virtual Open House – for prospective families
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. RSVP

Friday, March 19
Cohort B

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Mar 5

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Dear EVCS Families,

Spring has been teasing us, and it looks like more sunshine is on the way!

We had a super week with conferences and we hope that everyone was able to set some end of year goals.

The CEC 1 will host a TOWN HALL meeting on Wednesday, March 17. Parents can submit Questions to the Chancellor Here.

Let’s see what is coming up next week at EVCS…

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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, March 8
Cohort B

Tuesday, March 9
Cohort A

Author Visit Booki Vivat (Grades 3-5)

Wednesday, March 10
Cohort B

Author Visit Booki Vivat (Grades 3-5)

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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

Thursday, March 11
Cohort A

Friday, March 12
Cohort B

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Feb 11

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Dear EVCS Families,

It’s been a short bustling week at EVCS! Today you will receive your child’s mid-year reports. If you have questions or concerns please reach out directly to your teachers. Conference sign ups will take place once we return from break!

Important: If anyone has a Chromebook or iPad on loan from the school that is no longer needed, please reach out to me about returning items after the break!

For those looking for resources or guidance around travel at this time, you can review recommendations from the CDS or visit the NY state web site.

Reminder, No School tomorrow, Friday, February 5, – Lunar New Year

Before we leave to recharge our batteries over Mid-Winter Break,
let’s see what is happening beyond the break and mark your calendars with important dates.

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Next Week

Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 19
No School – Midwinter Recess

The Week following Break

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

Monday, February 22
Cohort B

Tuesday, February 23
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 24
Cohort B

General Parent Association Meeting 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Link will be emailed out by Choresh, papresident@evcsnyc.org

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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

PreK Application Process Opens, the deadline to apply is April 7
Apply for any child born in 2017 Read about the details at this link

Thursday, February 25
Cohort A
SLT meeting

Friday, February 26
Cohort B

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Feb 5

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Dear EVCS Families,

If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, please take a moment to fill out
the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. More information is here.

A shout out to everyone that made it to the PA meeting Wednesday to help approve the budget and support our 2021 author series! For details and more information about the visits, please see the flyer. Our appreciation goes out to Melanie Kletter and Nicole Robson for helping to set this up and to the PA for funding these events.

A PA Bookswap is happening today from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Sauer Park if you are in the area and want to stop by to check it out.

Let’s see what is happening next week…

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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, February 8
Cohort A
Visiting Author Oge Mora (for PreK & K)

Tuesday, February 9
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 10
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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk). Reminder: Cohort D 3rd & 4th Graders – stop by to pick up your Poetry Publications from last year!

Thursday, February 11
Cohort A

Mid-Year Reports will be sent to families

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 29

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone had another great week of school!

Thank you to those who made it out to the Monthly PA meeting this past week! A timely request was sent out from the PA about a vote needed to approve author visits for all of our kids this year. You should have received the meeting link from the papresident@evcsnyc.org – please attend to vote on this updated budget line. This PA Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m at this link. For details and more information about the author visits, check out the flyer here. Thank you to Melanie Kletter and Nicole Robson for helping make this happen – and to all of you, in advance, as part of our wonderful PA.

February is Black History Month and it will kick it off next week with Black Lives Matter Week of Action. We will be endorsing the national Black Lives Matter at School Week February 1-5. The books we will be reading this year are Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, illustrations by Vashti Harrison, Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice by Nikki Grimes, illustrations by Laura Freeman, and Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights written by Rob Sanders and illustrated by Jared Andrew Schorr.

If you have not done so already, please take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. You can find more information about the survey here. To find EVCS in the drop-down, look for THE East Village Community School.

Let’s see what next week looks like…

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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.

Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Monday, February 1
Cohort B

Tuesday, February 2
Cohort A

Wednesday, February 3
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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

PA Meeting Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m at this link

Thursday, February 4
Cohort A

Friday, February 5
Cohort B

EVCS Family Book Swap! Joseph C. Sauer Park (E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome. After School between 2:15 and 3:00 p.m.
See flyer for details!

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 22

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone had a great week learning remotely!

We have our monthly General Parent Association meeting next week Wednesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. We would love to see more folks come out and join us for the community aspect of the meeting and to see more of your faces. Online is better than nothing – we miss you! Keep an eye out for a meeting link from the PA president!

The DOE invites everyone to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. Click to take the DOE’s feedback survey before February 5, 2021. You can find more information about the survey here. To find EVCS in the drop-down, look for THE East Village Community School.

Let’s see what is happening next week…

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Next Week

We will return to blended learning on Thursday, January 28
Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 25
All Students Fully Remote Learning

Tuesday, January 26
All Students Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, January 27
All Students Fully Remote Learning

PA General Meeting
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Zoom link sent from the PA President

Thursday, January 28
Cohort A

Friday, January 29
Cohort B

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 15

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Dear EVCS Families,

We had a great week at EVCS! Chess has launched in 2nd and 3rd grade and we had a wonderful book swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park. It was full of energy and it felt good to share and see kids finding good books. This will be happening again next month! Save the date Friday, February 5, 2:00 – 3:00 (E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome to participate next time. If you would like to be more involved, let me know and I will connect you to the parent team initiating the effort! I did see some adult leveled books for parents in the mix as well for anyone interested.

Let’s see what 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 18
No School – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
Cohort A
Deadline for Kindergarten Applications

Wednesday, January 20
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 schoolyard (on the sidewalk). Cohort D 3rd & 4th Graders – stop by to pick up your Poetry Publications from last year!

Thursday, January 21
Cohort A

Friday, January 22
Cohort B

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