Very Sad News

Dear Families,

We are passing on some very sad news about two EVCS families that have suffered a great tragedy. A recent fire has left both families displaced. One family has lost their home and everything in it while the others are still waiting to find out what is salvageable. Many details are still being sorted out around this disorientating event, but we are thankful that everyone is safe.

We are reaching out to you for any temporary housing options. If you or anyone of you know who has an empty apt or a space that might be available now or in the near future, please contact James at or 212 982 0682 x2102. Thank you. We are waiting to hear what the families need before setting up any collections. Many thanks again for your help.

Get Your Tickets Now for NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2016!

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Tickets are moving quickly for NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival 2016, showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18. The Festival is thrilled to be presenting their annual short film programs, several of which include Academy-award nominees!

To buy tickets and raise money for our school simply:

Go to
Select East Village Community School from the drop down

Purchase tickets

Voila! Our PA earns $3 of each ticket you purchase!

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Next Week at EVCS 01.11.16 – 01.15.16 and Beyond

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Just as we all get sorted for arctic winter, it changes. At least now we are ready. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts!

Re: Markers
At the beginning of the year we asked everyone to bring in old crayons that were no longer being used to help keep them out of the landfills. Oddly enough it turns out that we do not have many crayons floating around. We decided to shift gears to markers. Please bring in any old or dried out markers and we will recycle them! There will be a collection box in room 210. We will run this collection effort for two weeks. Thank you in advance for participating.


Monday, January 11
School Wide Morning Meeting
3rd Grade Classes will host a Bake Sale in the yard
(conditions permitting) featuring the Roost coffee !
Wednesday, January 13
5th Grade Hip Hop Performance 9:00am in the Auditorium
All families are welcome to attend!

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Taking Pause to notice… on the 4th floor at EVCS

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I was walking through the hall Tuesday on the 4th floor and I took a few moments to stop and look around. I came across an interesting bulletin board and I took in some great art work by one of the 2nd graders.
The photo above is a little detail into some of the pieces.
I simply had to share.

Could this be your child?
Could this be your student?
Could this be you?

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Thank you Megan Kennedy, EVCS Guidance Couselor for posting these.

Have a great day.

AT EVCS – We go outside! Even during cold months

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 2.24.30 PMHAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

At EVCS, we feel strongly about Children Playing Outside
even in the Winter Months!

Now that the temperatures have dropped, it’s time to be sure your kids are dressed warmly. Please include hats, scarves, mittens or gloves, insulated coats and boots with warm socks. Layering is also a good idea. If you are sending in a dry pair of shoes or socks please be sure to remind your child and or your teacher.

Please clearly label all of your items.

We do take the kids outside on cold days and they need to be prepared.
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Happy Holidays!

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A few reminders as we all run into the winter break…
please be sure to get to the bottom of this email for the best part!
Monday, January 4
School Resumes and we will see everyone back in the yard.
Monday, January 11 and 25
School Wide Morning Meeting, 8:50am
Friday, January 15
Last Day for Kindergarten Applications
Monday, January 18
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Welcome to Kindergarten Admissions!

Dear EVCS Families

The application period is now open through January 15, 2016.

If you have a child born in 2011 who will be starting kindergarten in September 2016 please apply online before January 15, 2016.
To apply online go to this link.

All applications received by the January 15 deadline are treated the same—the application process is not first-come, first-served.

All kindergarten applications are handled directly by the Department of Education. Placement offers will be distributed by the DOE in March, 2016, and followed by in-person registration at East Village Community School in early April.

EVCS Pre-K Parents Please Note:

You must complete a kindergarten application for your child in order to be considered in the first round of placements at East Village Community School.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email myself or Bradley, or stop by the main office.

All the best,


SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 12/16 EVCS Festival of Lights

FOL header for save the dateFESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2015!

We hope to see everyone Wednesday, December 16,

9:00am – 10:00am

In the auditorium

All of our grades will be performing, beginning with the Pre-K classes. The EVCS Family Band will provide accompaniment and festive choral interludes, and they are not to be missed.

Additionally, the 5th grade parents and students will be hosting a bake sale and a holiday fair! Photographer Josephine Schiele will be taking casual family holiday photos beforehand in the yard and following in the lobby!

There will also be EVCS CDs and t-shirts on sale, too. See you then!

EVCS NEXT Week 12/7 – 12/11

Dear Families

December is a jam packed month, full of fun and excitement.
Mark your calendars!


Wednesday, December 9
Diversity Committee Meeting
8:40 am Library Conference Room, 4th Floor
Updates on the new Border Crossers training.
Thursday, December 10
EVCS After School Advisory Committee (ASAC)
5:30 – 8:00 Room 204
RSVP For Child Care

Friday, December 11, 2015
Winter Jubilee Kick-Off Meeting
8:45 in Room 210
What is Winter Jubilee?
This year promises to a very fun night out for all parents! It’s a benefit for the school that help support our children. The planning is well on its way to an exciting event. We need sponsors for alcohol, light fare and raffle prizes! If you have access to extraordinary experiences, dinner for two, fine art, or something else you would want to win yourself – please reach out to George or James at events at With everyones help, we can make this one of the best Jubilee’s ever!
Saturday, December 12
Parent Math Workshop
10:00 am – 12:00pm
Childcare is available

BOOK FAIR: December 12-20
Proceeds benefit our Library for EVCS, CWS and The Spectrum School

Union Square Barnes & Noble
In-store Events on Saturday, December 12
12:00 pm – Little Red Henry by Madeline Valentine
(Madeline is Roberta’s daughter!)
(target age: 4 to 7 years)
Please use book fair voucher code # 11751542 online or at any Barnes &
Noble store, and the library will receive 20% of all sales to purchase new books.
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EVCS This Week 11/30 – 11/04

Dear Families

Re: School Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM)
has been rescheduled this week for this Wednesday, December 2
The Kindergarten Class is hosting a bake sale in the yard also!

Re: PreK
Just in case you were planning to join your child in PreK,
The PreK classes will not be attending SWMM meeting this Wednesday due to a scheduling conflict but they will be there next time.

Thursday, December 3 – No School for Pre-K

Hope to see some of you on Wednesday morning!