Parent Math Workshop – This Saturday

Dear EVCS Families,

Have you been wondering what in the world a “tape diagram” is, and why your child is using it to solve math problems? And what ever happened to the trusty old standard US algorithm? I hope you will join us on Saturday morning from 10 to 12 for our Parent Math Workshop! We will be exploring the progression of skills and concepts taught throughout the elementary school grades, as well as the models and strategies your children are learning to use to represent their thinking in math. It should be a fun and interesting morning, and childcare will be provided.

If you plan to come, please RSVP here.

To provide a little context and fuel for the discussion, here is a recent article from the New York Times on the Politics of Math Education and another one from last year that I found resonant, entitled Why Do Americans Stink at Math?.

Looking forward to learning together!



September 29: Queens Parent Member Training: Queens, English, Presented by Ruth DiRoma and Sandy Lenon

September 29: The NYC High School Application Process: Bronx, English with Spanish translation, Presented by Gennarose Pope

October 3: Hands on Workshop: Your Child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program): Manhattan, English with Spanish and ASL translation, Presented by Ruth DiRoma
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NYC Chancellor’s Parent Conference and UFT Free Parent Workshops

Dear Families

To help us build stronger schools, it takes our help and participation!
I am sending along information from the Chancellor and the CEC, The Community Education Council for District 1!

NYC Chancellor’s Parent Conference for Elementary School Parents

Division of Family and Community Engagement

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY


FREE Workshops

Offered by the UFT Manhattan Borough Office.

• Parent Workshops on Budgets and School Leadership Teams.

Dates and Times on the Flyer
Offered by the UFT Manhattan Borough Office.

You can also register for the

• UFT’s November Parent Conference.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

If anyone is interested in receiving CEC email updates, sign up here!

CEC District One
PS 20 Anna Silver
166 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
Room 126
M-F 10am – 5pm

Black History 360°: The Schomburg’s Summer Education Institute 2015

Black History 360: The Schomburg’s 6th Annual Summer Education Institute 2015

Professional Development For K-12 Teachers, Community Educators, College Faculty And College Students

August 3-7,  9 AM to 4 PM

Join hundreds of educators (K-12 and College) and premier scholars from across the country for a spectacular “education vacation” at the Schomburg Center, featuring lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks, and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora.  

This year’s themes include: The 100th Anniversary of the Great Migration; African-American Suburban Migration: 1920-Present; Epistolary Lives: The Art of Letters as Historical Documents; Black Life Matters: Using Art and Voice to Explore the Past; After Ferguson: Healing Hearts and Sustaining Youth Activism; Igniting Imagination with Black Comics, Graphic Novels, and Speculative Fiction; Post-Civil Rights History & The Birth of Hip Hop; Fela Kuti and the Power of Protest Music, and more.

Registration Fees:  

General: $500/week or $125 per day

College Students & Seniors:  $400/week or $100 per day  

For more information, click here

Free Parenting Workshops Coming Up …

Dear Parents and Cargivers

I am sharing a few great resources and topics that might interest you…

Thursday, April 30
The Children’s Advisory Council
invites you to a conversation on
Parenting through the Tweens
Building Resilience and Confidence and Navigating Tough Topics

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Reminder: Parent Math Workshop, Saturday, March 28 PLEASE RSVP by 3/20!

photo-19Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10am – 12pm
We will gather in the School Auditorium

We extended the reservations of this Saturday workshop…

If you would still like to sign up for the EVCS Parent Math Workshop,
please be sure to do it by the end of today!
Childcare will be provided if you need it, please indicate this on the form.

Parents will be doing math for 2 hours
while the kids are watched by other teachers!

Come out to learn more about the progressions in mathematical understanding from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade!

Parent Math Workshop: Saturday, March 28 PLEASE RSVP!

Screen_Shot_2015-03-06_at_12.22.28_PMDear Parents and Caregivers,

Please join us for a Parent Math Workshop.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 10am – 12pm
We will gather in the School Auditorium

Come out to learn more about the progressions in mathematical understanding from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade!

Childcare will be provided if you need it.