Parent Workshop – Feedback & Assessment

Don’t wait for mid-year reports or testing time to know how your child is doing!

Dear Families,

On Thursday, January 31st we will have a parent workshop and Q&A session to learn more about assessment practices, grading policies, and academic communication at EVCS. Seesaw is the platform EVCS uses for much of that communication, so bring your device if you can to learn more!

8:30 – 9:15 am in Room 413 (the art studio)

Please drop your child off in the school yard after 8:00am and head upstairs before the bell rings! Beat the rush of kids up the ramp if you can!

Learn more about how your child is doing before conferences in March!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!

Parent Workshop – Math at EVCS

 

Dear Families,

On Tuesday, February 12th, we will be hosting a Math Workshop: 5:30-7:30pm!

Join our EVCS teachers and staff to learn about the school’s math teaching philosophy, strategies we are using in the classroom, and ways to support your child in math at home.

Agenda

Dinner 5:30 – 6:00 pm
We will have food for the whole family in the cafeteria!

Parent Workshop 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Parents will join staff in the auditorium while the kids play in the yard or a classroom – Free Childcare!

Family Workshop 6:45 – 7:30 pm
Parents and children will work together with their grade’s teachers to practice skills, get answers to questions, and DO math!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!

Parent Workshop – Feedback & Assessment

Don’t wait for mid-year reports or testing time to know how your child is doing!

Dear Families,

On Thursday, January 31st we will have a parent workshop and Q&A session to learn more about assessment practices, grading policies, and academic communication at EVCS. Seesaw is the platform EVCS uses for much of that communication, so bring your device if you can to learn more!

8:30 – 9:15 am in Room 413 (the art studio)

Please drop your child off in the school yard after 8:00am and head upstairs before the bell rings! Beat the rush of kids up the ramp if you can!

Learn more about how your child is doing before conferences in March!

Please RSVP here!

Hope to see you there!

EVCS Weekly Jan 14 – 18

Screen Shot 2019-01-10 at 3.26.19 PM

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our phones have been down for some time now,
and we are not sure when the main line will be back up.
Please use this number until further notice
212-844-4900 – Dial 3 to reach EVCS.

We had a great week and played outside every day!
Be sure to layer up and dress warm on cold days – we still go outside!
Remember to label all items so that we can reunite them with your kids.
These are terrific labels, or use a Sharpie on the inside tags!

Let’s see what is coming up next week…

___________________________________________________

Saturday, January 12
Special Education Conference (CEC 1)
Join this free conference to learn, inquire and inform you and your family further on Special Education services, supports and advocacy
Hosted by the Community Education Council of District 1
PS 20 Anna Silver School 166 Essex Street 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
To Register Click Here

NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 14
Kindergarten Application Deadline
Current EVCS Pre-K students will be given priority for a Kindergarten seat at EVCS, but you must apply before the deadline.
Please submit your application online here if you have not done so already.

___________________________________________________

Continue reading

Math at EVCS

Dear EVCS Family,

Every day, within our walls and out in our community, our kids are learning to do so much! And whether your child is in Pre-K or in 5th grade – or anywhere in between – one thing they’re doing is exploring numbers and mathematical concepts each and every day. As adults, we work with math so often we often don’t even realize it: From paying the bills to modifying a recipe, from figuring out whether a new chair will fit in the room to figuring out the change at the deli, we all are mathematicians. So often I hear from parents, though, that they don’t understand how we are teaching math – that it’s not how they learned math as children. And it’s true! It’s certainly not how I learned math growing up, but our kids are thinking flexibly about numbers in ways high above what was expected of us years ago. The work is messier now than it once was – we value conceptual understanding of big ideas over computational fluency, and we prefer incorrect answers with high-level thinking over rote completion of an algorithm. You may not hear our teachers instructing students to “carry the one” – but it’s rich and meaningful work happening across our school.

Just today I visited one of our second grade classrooms. Students were working in pairs to solve addition and subtraction problems. These kids could talk about their mathematical thinking in such an impressive way. But their work didn’t look anything like how I learned to solve problems! I’d like to share these problems and solutions with you to highlight the sort of ways our kids are thinking about math and how it might not be the way you feel prepared to help support your kids. In a few days we’ll be having a workshop for parents and kids to talk about just that!
__________________________________________________________

Continue reading

Workshop About Gender Expression and Identity – Saturday, June 3

gender

Parent / Guardian Workshop About Gender Expression and Identity

Saturday, June 3 9:45 am – 12:00 am

Dear Parents and Guardians

Please join us as we welcome the Gender & Family Project to learn how to foster an inclusive, safe environment for gender expansive youth in our school community. Experts from the Ackerman Institute for the Family will engage parents on best practices to ensure safety and respect for all students. Children will explore and celebrate the diversity of identity with a guided art project.

Come together to support our young people and to help send the message that all are welcome in our schools.

We will explore the role of gender in our children’s journey of self-discovery, the impact of gender stereotypes on kids’ emotional and social development, how our own habits of language may influence our children’s experience of gender identity, and much, much more.

As we strive to raise children who take care of themselves and the people around them, who understand viscerally the value of inclusivity, and who have the tools to think critically about their highly mediated world, we are very eager to consider this issue with all of you.

Please RSVP here, especially if you will bring children (currently enrolled students only please): https://goo.gl/Xi5Oer

Warm Regards,
EVCS Diversity Committee

Parent Workshop on Sat 4/29 (free)

“Needs, Wants, Wishes & Dreams”

Programs & Services that Bring Relief to Parents of Children with Special Needs or Disabilities

Saturday, April 29, 2017
11AM – 1PM
Boys and Girls Republic
888 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
Presenter: Gary Shulman, MS. Ed; Special Needs Consultant and Trainer
Life can be stressful when your child has a special need or disability. This interactive workshop will look at the various support services out there to bring you some needed relief. There are many programs, services, systems and strategies that will help you maximize the strengths, skills and talents of your child while helping with their special needs. Intervention programs, social skills groups, parent support groups, benefits and entitlements, laws that protect your rights, respite services, special developmental clinics, sources of sensory stimulation and much more will be explored. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with: information, motivation and inspiration.

(Walk-ins are welcome. RSVP not required.)

Download a Flyer

Cindy Guan, M.A., Ed.M.
School Mental Health Consultant
Office of School Health
cguan@health.nyc.gov
(646) 477-2039

Sent from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. This email and any files transmitted with it may contain confidential information and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses.

ICT CLASSROOM – Parents Workshop

ICT Classrooms – Do they benefit ALL Learners?

EVCS and Inclusive Education

One of the Core Values at EVCS is Inclusion. That means that all families, all children and all types of learners are included. This core value is seen in many facets in our school, one of which is through our inclusive classrooms (ICT). All of our students are part of this inclusive learning experience during their journey at EVCS. Join the discussion.

Facilitated by:

Stefanie Henze, Special Education Liaison & Learning Specialist
Anne Palmer, Senior Staff Developer with the Teachers College Inclusive Classrooms Project

To have more voices be part of this conversation, we are offering the same workshop twice:

Morning Workshop:
Monday, March 6th
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Room 413 (Art Room)

Evening Workshop:
Tuesday, March 14th
5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Auditorium – Childcare Available*

RSVP for either workshop at https://goo.gl/dd2Jmd
RSVP for childcare will close Monday, March 13th at 5PM

ict workshop

Sponsored by the EVCS Diversity Committee