Parent Workshop for Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Parents and Guardians,

To mark the United Nation’s International Children’s Day this year, Six Seconds, the largest global organization dedicated to the development of emotional intelligence, will be facilitating a half-day workshop at EVCS aimed at raising awareness of children’s rights and our responsibilities in supporting them. This workshop will take place from 9am-12:30pm on Saturday, December 17th in our auditorium.

This workshop will be divided into three parts:

1. Self-Awareness
What are children’s rights, and how being more aware of our own Thoughts, Feelings and Actions can help support our children

2. Relationships
What makes for healthy relationships, and how does our “Brain Style” help or hinder them

3. Being Aware, Intentional and Purposeful
What are children’s rights and our responsibilities, and how can we use the 3-step process of being Aware, Intentional and Purposeful to fulfill these rights

This all-morning workshop is for up to 40 adults and will help us explore our own emotional intelligence so that we can help better support our children. Much like you’re instructed to do with an oxygen mask on an airplane – we need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of those around us. We hope you can join us for this workshop – Free child care will be provided!

Use THIS FORM to sign up by Friday, December 9th. We are capping this workshop at 40 people, so please sign up today!

If you have any questions, please contact Liz

A Conversation About Gender Expression/Identity Monday, June 6 8:30 am – 10:00 am

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Dear Parents and Guardians

Please join us for a conversation about gender expression
and identity as an introduction to an interactive learning experience
that our students will participate in this fall 2016.

This conversation will be led by Jean Malpas, Director of the Gender and Families Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

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.

We encourage all parents to attend.
Please rsvp online for refreshment planning or contact James at if you plan to join us or have any questions.

We will have coffee and breakfast in the cafeteria starting at 8:30, the discussion at 8:45am in the auditorium.

More Resources
Gender Variance, with Jean Malpas

Warm Regards,
EVCS Parent Association

Parent Resources / Workshops / Meetings

District 1 Meetings, Parent Workshops and Resources

Tuesday, March 29th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
Location: PS 20 which is 166 Essex Street. Childcare is being provided.
Meeting tomorrow night to discuss the SIPP Grant that is intended to help create equal education for all students in District 1.


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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.

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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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