While we wait for the weather to warm up a bit, staying in with a good book is a great way to spend the afternoon!
This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers on Monday, March 25. Remember to try and complete the PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE for reading diverse books by diverse authors. (There is a special prize for you if you do!)
And remember, if you need more sponsors, you can email friends and family with THIS LINK to get donations online.
Thanks everyone and Happy Reading!
Dear EVCS Fam,
Hopefully, you have seen the information that has gone about the annual reading Olympics, and your kids have started to hustle your friends, neighbors and family members for pledges. This is a great way to raise some funds for the PA while also encouraging our kids to read lots of books. And for the second year in a row we will be issuing the “Principal’s Challenge” to encourage students to read books by a diverse array of authors, and books that feature characters and topics that reflect a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. The sponsor sheet asks for students to log in 10 books (grades PK-2) or 10 hours (Grades 3-5) between now and the end of the month. All students who participate in the Reading Olympics will get a prize, but students who log in more than half of their list with diverse books will get an extra special prize! On the sponsor sheet simply highlight the books that honor and reflect the experience of LGBTQIA, Native people, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. Here is a great resource to find recommendations for excellent, diverse books.
I hope you all enjoyed the snow day yesterday and that some of you spent it curled up with a good book 🙂
Just a friendly reminder to keep on reading and logging and getting sponsors for the READING OLYMPICS! A great way to get sponsors is to email friends and relatives or post on social media. Here is the link you can send to people so they can sponsor your kids online: https://evcsnyc.org/2019/03/sponsor-a-student-for-reading-olympics/
The Reading Olympics Team
The 2019 Reading Olympics are on!
During March, students at EVCS will read 10 books or read for 10 hours to help raise money for school enrichment programs.
You can encourage your favorite student and help us fund theater, music, computer, and other special programs for the whole school by pledging just $1/book or $1/hour. (You are also more than welcome to pledge more … )
I hope you are all enjoying your spring break. If you stayed local, it doesn’t feel much like spring today, but it’s a great day to curl up with a book.
This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers as soon as we return from break. Remember to try and complete the PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE for reading diverse books by diverse authors. (There is a special prize for you if you do!)
And remember, if you are not with family and friends this week, you can email them THIS LINK to get donations online.
Thanks, everyone and Happy Reading!
Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)