Next Week at EVCS and more 9/28 – 10/02

Dear Families,

Next week will be the first full week of school!

Curriculum Night

Wednesday, September 30
PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grades
5:30 – 8:00 pm Lobby, Auditorium and Classrooms

Thursday, October 1
5th Grade Only
5:30pm In the Classroom

Curriculum Night Child Care PLEASE RSVP HERE
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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

EVCS CURRICULUM NIGHT: Wednesday, September 30, PreK – 4th Grades


Childcare for Curriculum Night is FREE for all EVCS students!
Please RSVP HERE FOR CHILDCARE by Tuesday, September 29.
or call James at 212 982 0682 x2102.

The students may play in the yard, do homework or relax and read a book!
Pizza for the kids will be at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. You are also welcome to bring a”bagged dinner” if your child does not eat Pizza.

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator


Dear Families

We need everyone to complete a school lunch form.

For your information – our school code is 01M315 and the name “The East Village Community School”

Whether your child eats in the cafeteria or not. If you want to apply for free or reduced-price meals, it helps our school get federal funding, it helps benefit the schools to have this information. Even if you pack lunch and never eat in the cafeteria, please fill out the form.

To apply online CLICK HERE from any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection. Entering your application online is quicker, easier, and more accurate than filling out a paper application. Applications submitted online are processed within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive immediate confirmation that your application was submitted.

SchoolFood Help Desk
New York City Schools

Please complete a lunch form online or paper version on or before
Wednesday, September 16th next week!
Paper forms are available in Room 210 .

Thank you for your prompt attention and action.


Re: EVCS Indoor arrival/dismissal:

Dear Parents and Caregivers at EVCS

Indoor arrival/dismissal:

Please note that we will always make an effort to have our regular outdoor arrival/dismissal routines, but will revert to our indoor routine if the weather or safety conditions in the yard prevent us from being outside. In the event that we have indoor arrival, our younger students can be dropped off directly in their classrooms and the older students can go up on their own from the cafeteria at 8:25. If students arrive before 8:25 they can stay in the cafeteria. In the afternoon, students will wait in their classrooms to be picked up by their caregivers. To minimize traffic in the building we ask that during indoor arrival/dismissal parents try to use the entrance to the building right off our schoolyard, at the top of the ramp.

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator

New Family Breakfast: SAVE THE DATE, Friday, September 18

Dear New Families

Welcome to EVCS!

We will hold our informal “breakfast” the second week of school
on Friday, September 18, directly following drop off. this gathering is for all new families including PreK, K and other families joining older classes.

We will share information, answer questions and get acquainted.

This will also be an opportunity to meet our Librarian, the Nurses, Security Agents, Parent Association Executive Members, committee chairs, and to learn more about what goes on during the school year.

EVCS New Family Breakfast
Friday, September 18
8:30 – 9:30 am.
In the Tree of Knowing Garden (ToKG)
light fare will be served with coffee


There are stairs located at the back of the building through the school yard that lead up to the garden. You can also access the garden through the cafeteria by taking the stairwell one half flight up, to a red door that leads onto the ToKG.

We hope to see you there.

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator

Getting Ready for School!

Dear Families,

We are very excited to start another great year with all of you next week! A few important announcements in the meantime:

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 9.

Pre-K/K arrival and dismissal on the first 2 days of school:
PreK Students will go directly to their classroom with their parents at 8:30. Dismissal for Pre-K only is at 11:30 from the classroom.

Kindergarten students will gather in the school yard and their parents may walk up with their children and their class to the classroom. Dismissal for Kindergarten is at 1:20 on Wednesday 9/9 only. Kindergartners will have regular dismissal time beginning Thursday 9/10.

1-5 Students will say goodbye to their parents in the school yard and walk up to their classrooms with their teachers at 8:30. Dismissal for grades 1-5 is at our regular time, 2:50 beginning the very first day of school.

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