EVCS Weekly March 2 – 6

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see some of you out at the PA meeting and the book discussion. If you missed it, not to worry the conversation will continue and the PA meets monthly! We have an exciting month ahead. 
Please check your child’s backpack for their report cards!

Rainy Day Reminder 
Parents, please remember to use the yard and the door at the ramp as our point of entry to the building on rainy days & during any inclement weather. Please avoid the school lobby during arrival, regardless of the weather.

We’re kicking off our annual Reading Olympics Monday! 
Please look in your child’s backpack next week for sponsor sheets & information also linked here. Remember, all students who read books and hand in a reading log, whether or not donations are collected, will get a prize for their wonderful efforts! Each Monday in March a “Book Exchange” will be hosted in the yard. Please feel free to bring book donations for swapping or contributing to the table! For more information about Books or Reading Olympics please kindly reach out to Ariel at arieldeva@gmail.com. 
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The PICNIC is in June 
In preparation for the school-wide picnic on June 19th, 
please tell us your child’s tee shirt size HERE! 
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Let’s see what we have to look forward to …

Next Week

Monday, March 2 
SWMM – recycling, composting and sustainability 
with special guest, Tom Chapin! 
8:50-9:30 a.m. in the auditorium

Bake Sale hosted by 4th Grade 
Book Exchange Table to kick off Reading Olympics 2020! 
8:00-8:45 a.m. in the school yard

Battle of the Family Band Tickets will be on sale $20 
8:00-8:45 a.m. in the school yard

Monday, March 2 – 6 
Parent-Teacher Conference Week 
Make the Most of Your Parent-Teacher Conference 
If you have not done so already, please be sure to schedule an appointment with your teachers for your conference.

Thursday, March 5 
Half-Day for all Students • Early dismissal is at 11:30 a.m. 
Please be sure to make arrangements to meet your child and reach out to your regularly scheduled after school programs.

Free Literacy Workshop on Comprehension 
Universal Literacy Coaches will present ideas & answer questions 
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. • 1166 Essex Street, PS 20 Room 340 • Info Flyer here 
Please Join us • RSVP

Applications for The Multicultural Share are due Thursday, March 5! 
Please fill out the talent survey form if you have not done so already. 
Please RSVP for the potluck dinner here! Hope to see you there.

Sunday, March 8 
District 1 Battle of the Bands • Bowery Ballroom 
Tickets are on sale in the schoolyard, EVCS office & online. 
Prepare for an incredible show! Hope to see you there!

ATTENDANCE

Reminder: 
Please be sure to reach out with details to your teacher(s) and the EVCS attendance team NEW! (attendance@evcs.me) to let them know when & why your child will not be at school. We value your children and believe their time at school is important! We also need to know where all of our students are every day. Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Save the Dates

Monday, March 16 
Deadline to apply to Pre-K for all children born in 2016! 
Apply Online Questions? Email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov

Friday, March 20 
Multicultural Potluck Sign Up HERE to bring your favorite dish & volunteer!

Wednesday & Thursday, March 25 – 26 
New York State ELA Testing

Friday, March 27 
Movie Night – Support the 5th Grade Camping Trip. 
Kids stay in while you go out! 
INFO/RSVP for tickets! Seating is limited, reserve today & join the fun!

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EVCS Weekly Feb 24-28th

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy 100th Day of school!
Thanks to Yvonne Ruiz, Raffa & Matias’s mom, for the beautiful artwork above!

Before we take a break let us all be reminded of how important getting to school is! Please be sure to reach out with details to your teacher(s) and the EVCS attendance team NEW! (attendanceEVCS@googlegroups.com) to let them know when & why your child will not be at school. We value your children and believe their time at school is important! We also need to know where all of our students are every day.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Next Week

MID-WINTER BREAK
February 17 – 21, 2020
President’s Day/Midwinter Recess – Schools Closed

What is coming up after mid-winter break?

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EVCS Weekly Feb 10 – 14

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you all for your support this week around Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action. It was wonderful having parents come in and read to the students. There were many discussions on relevant topics including structural racism, black identities, black history, and anti-racist movements. Our volunteer readers did a great job – thank you!!!

Please read our updated Birthday and Holiday Celebration policies HERE.

And check out the EVCS Podcast if you haven’t heard it yet! It is getting rave reviews… https://soundcloud.com/user-863581297/evcs-podcast-january
A big shout out to Coach Eric! Bravo!

STAY HEALTHY

Reminders from the DOE health & wellness: “Stay Home When Sick”
If your child has shown signs of feeling ill the evening before school or if they have a fever please keep them home. Rest can help you and your child get better sooner, and it helps prevent the spread of germs. Wash hands often to help stay healthy.

Help us Stop the Spread of Germs See Flyer Here

Simple Steps

Next Week

Monday, February 10
How to Grow A Reader – A FREE parent workshop!
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Art Room (413)
Learn strategies for supporting your child as a reader at home. This workshop, hosted by Liz, will focus on ways to encourage reading and the love of books.

Wednesday, February 12
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium
A Parent Talk About Testing
Childcare will be provided, details to follow.

MID-WINTER BREAK
February 17 – 21, 2020
President’s Day/Midwinter Recess – Schools Closed

EVCS Weekly Dec 23 – 27

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see many of you at the Festival of Lights this week!
A huge shout out to Terry, our magical music instructor for sharing his talent and skill for this annual event! FOL Pictures and Video Clips here compliments of Bonnie Yu, Ivan’s mom. Thank you Bonnie!

Let’s see what happens next and upon our return in the new year…

REMINDER
There is no school on Monday, December 23. The DOE School Calendar was updated and the Winter Recess will be from December 23 – Wednesday, January 1.

Next Week

Monday, December 23 – Wednesday, January 1
No School for Winter Break

Coming up in January

Thursday, January 2
School resumes

Monday, January 13
School-Wide Morning Meeting (SWMM) hosted by 3rd grade 8:50 – 9:15 a.m.
Enter through the Auditorium doors at 8:50.
Bake Sale hosted by Kindergarten Classes in the yard, 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

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EVCS Weekly Dec 16 – 20

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great week at EVCS!

Tonight – Child’s Play NY + EVCS Present:
THE LION KING KIDS! Join us to see the African savanna come to life on our own stage at EVCS! Doors open at 4:45! Music and Lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John.
Hope to see you there!

Our Festival of Lights is happening next week at East Side on Wednesday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m. Please see the details on the flyer below!

There will be a mini-fundraiser Wednesday morning in the yard from 8:00-8:30 a.m. hosted by 5th grade including coffee, hot chocolate, treats & gift items.
And then the PA spirit sale will held on-site in the lobby at East Side. There will be items available for purchase at the entrance to the Festival of Lights. The table will feature shirts, cookbooks, core value posters, and more! The Parent Association is calling for volunteers in exchange for a reserved seat at Festival of Lights!Reach out to the merchandising team at parents@evcsnyc.org and sign up to help sell spirit items in exchange for securing your VIP seat! Please reach out for details, they need help next week.

Let’s take a look at next week & a bit beyond:

EVCS Weekly Dec 9 -13

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Be sure to mark your calendars for the next big school event. We invite all families to join us for our annual Festival of Lights (FOL) music performance coming up in less than two weeks on Wednesday, December 18. Again it will be held at the East Side Community High School Auditorium from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. – located at 420 East 12th Street, Guests will ENTER on 11th Street between Ave A and 1st Avenue – It will be a regular drop off for kids between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. in the yard. Parents and guests will be walking over to the 11th Street Entrance at East Side after drop-off.

Our Parent Association is gearing up with spirit items and will be needing volunteers to help set up and sell merchandise at this off-site event. If you can offer time to help set up or prepare items ahead of time, please reach out to parents@evcsnyc.org and let them know you are available to help out.

Let’s see what is coming up:

NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 9
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by PreK.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All parents and guardians welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 1st Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11
Free Early Literacy Workshop on “Phonics”
Meet Universal K-2 Literacy Reading Coaches
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PS 20 Essex Street In Room 304
Please join us for an overview of foundation skills, tips & activities to help support your young reader. Please RSVP to Celsa at CPacheco5@schools.nyc.gov
Click here for more information!

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Friday, December 13
Lion King Kids Performance
Please join us as Child’s Play NY & EVCS Present
The Lion King Experience!
EVCS Auditorium Doors Open at 5:00p.m.

The entrance is Free! We hope to see you there!

SAVE THE DATES

Monday, December 16
Dyslexia and Struggling Readers
Please join us for a discussion with reading specialist Mary Beth Crosby Carroll.
Hosted at The Neighborhood School & PS63 The Star Academy
8:45 a.m. • 121 East 3rd Street • See the flyer for more details.

Wednesday, December 18
Festival of Lights • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Held at East Side Community High School – 420 East 12th Street
in the Auditorium – Regular drop off for kids at 8:30 in the yard.

5th Grade Bake & Gift Sale Fundraiser
In the yard 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Have a coffee and pick up a gift before walking over to the FOL! All proceeds support the EVCS 5th Grade Camping Trip! _
Thank you in advance for your support, The 5th Grade Families_

Evening General Parent Association Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for updates and get involved in committee work.

Saturday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 1
No School for Winter Break
Please plan to return for Thursday, January 2nd as school resumes!

Theatre Arts Opportunity at EVCS for After School on Fridays

Willy Wonka Kids with Child’s Play NY
Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, create an ensemble and develop the spirit of play as students rehearse a play in a semester. A great session for kids to increase confidence, craft, and their ability to work as part of an ensemble. Kids learn how to create a character from a place of instinct and play. They also amass skills in singing, dance, speech, and improvisation taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field. The class culminates in a final performance for the community.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Kids is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

The students involved will put on a production of Willy Wonka Kids!
Space is limited and spots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fridays from 2:50p-4:45p
January 10 – May 1
$455 for the semester
Register here! *Payment installments are available at checkout.
Contact emily@childsplayny.com or call 347-759-6313 with any questions.
Space is Limited.

Staying Healthy All Year Long

A few simple actions can help us avoid the spread of illness:
• Teach your child to cover their coughs, sneezes, don’t have a tissue?, sneeze or cough into your sleeve, not your hands.
• Stay home when sick and get rest.
• Wash hands often with soap and water.

December Menus

Breakfast / Lunch

Please be sure to remind your kids to DRINK MORE WATER as a daily habit and to fill up your bottles at lunch using the refill bottle station in the cafeteria. Write your child’s name and EVCS on the water bottles.

Family Events

December 5 – December 15
The Trojan Women Project Festival
Celebrating 5 years of The Trojan Women Project, 45 years of La MaMa’s The Trojan Women and 100th birthday of La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart.
The International and local artists from The Trojan Women Project will offer a theatre-making workshop for kids.

Sunday, December 8, at 12:00 p.m
Theatre-making workshop for kids!
Age: 6-11, Price: $11.00 for kids; Free for adults!
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street (between Bowery & 2nd Ave)

EVCS Core Values

Social Action • Kindness • Joy of Learning • Self Awareness • Inclusion

Have a great weekend. See you in the yard on Monday!

All best wishes,
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me / 212 982 0682 Ext 2053
Website/School Calendar: evcsnyc.org

EVCS Weekly Dec 2 – 6

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you, parents!
We collected nearly 1500 cans this year! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, to Georga for leading us in song, to Reiko and Camilla for the wonderful banner and 3D fruits and veggies, the family band and to Terry and the EVCS Drumline who helped set the tempo and led everyone to the soup kitchen in time!

A shout out and thanks to Nina, Hadar, Trinidad, Lara, Jen, Nicole, Louis, Choresh, Dorit, Kate, Emily, Scott and Shahar for helping schlep the cans – and to all of you who showed up on the scene to lend a hand, thank you! Our Core Values were in full gear today.

Thank you to everyone for participating this year with your donations and taking action that benefits our community – that is what it’s all about.

Let’s see what December has in store:

NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 2
School Resumes
Middle School Application Deadline

Thursday, December 5
Parent Workshop: Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fee-Based Workshop: $35 / online pre-registration is required
Location: Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011
Register: https://www.ackerman.org/parent-workshops/parent-workshop-siblings-of-children-with-special-needs/

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Green Initiative
Making Classroom Recycling Lids!
Thursday 12/5/19 in the afternoon:
3:30-5:30 in room 413 (Art Room)
Small personal actions may feel trivial, but if we all collectively make sustainable choices, the cumulative effect is powerful. To that end, we want to improve classroom recycling through a simple “bin lid making” initiative. Parents with their kids are invited to help make the lids! This is not a drop-off project. The goal is to use copy paper lids. We’ll cut holes corresponding to paper (a narrow rectangle) and glass/metal (a medium circle) to help students/teachers pause a moment and recycle properly. RSVP Be part of the solution!

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EVCS Weekly Nov 25 – 29

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The EVCS Annual Harvest Festival is next Wednesday morning!
Please remember to continue bringing food contributions to the school. It is easier for kids to carry a couple of cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing the items themselves by putting them in the collection bins near their classroom and counting them as they add up!

We will collect items through November 26.

Tuesday: We still need strong lifting volunteers on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m.
Please help bring items to the main lobby in preparation for Wednesday morning.
Go to your child’s classroom first and then go room to room and bring all items to the lobby. An area in the lobby has been designated the staging area and signs will be up! Thank you in advance for your contributions, and help to organize!
We begin the day like a school-wide morning meeting day.
See more details below about the assembly.

VOLUNTEERS – PLEASE SIGN UP HERE TO HELP!

This Weekend

Saturday, November 23
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to 5th Grade
Tompkins Square Library
1:00 to 3:30 p.m
For details see: https://forms.gle/t7TdCiqoGhBr7SKK6

Let’s see what is happening next:

NEXT WEEK

Monday, November 25
Free Early Literacy Workshop
Meet Universal K-2 Literacy Reading Coaches
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. PS 20 Essex Street In Room 304
Please join us for an overview of foundation skills, tips & activities to help support your young reader. Please RSVP to Celsa at CPacheco5@schools.nyc.gov
Click here for more information!

Wednesday, November 27
EVCS Harvest Festival & Annual Food Drive
Arrival will be like a School-Wide Morning Meeting Day.
SCHEDULE
8:30 a.m. – Volunteers start loading up parent-driven carts, bikes, and cars.
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Event in the auditorium
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Procession to the Soup Kitchen (Ave B and E 9th Street)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Unloading and organizing items at the Soup Kitchen
WEDNESDAY MORNING VOLUNTEERS
Please meet in the lobby. We will be loading cars with food and making sure all items are down and out of the classrooms! We will need a few pushcarts to help take items that do not fit into the designated vehicles.
See the Flyer here for details! Keep bringing donations!
If you have any questions, please reach out!

We still need a few heavy lifters Tuesday at 2:50, end of the day, sign up here.

Thursday and Friday, November 28-29
Thanksgiving Recess, school is closed.

5th Grade Annual Camping Trip Fundraising Kick-Off

Wednesday, November 27, An Afternoon Sale!
Help Support our 5th Graders! Next week in the afternoon on Wednesday 11/27) from 2:30 – 3:30 in the yard our very own 5th Grade Classes will host a sale table full of baked & homemade goods to purchase! – Please be sure to send along a couple of dollars with your kiddos! Buy treats for the long weekend!
Thank you in advance for supporting our 5th Graders!

COMING UP

Monday, December 2
Middle School Application Deadline

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Thursday, December 5
Green Initiative
Making Classroom Recycling Lids!
3:30-5:30 In-room 413 (Art)
Small personal actions may feel trivial, but if we all collectively make sustainable choices, the cumulative effect is powerful. To that end, we want to improve classroom recycling through a simple “bin lid making” initiative. Parents with kiddos are invited to help make the lids! This is not a drop-off project. The goal is to use copy paper lids. We’ll cut holes corresponding to paper (a narrow rectangle) and glass/metal (a medium circle) to help students/teachers pause a moment and recycle properly. RSVP

SAVE THE DATES

Monday, December 9
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by PreK.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All parents and guardians welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 1st Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, December 16
Dyslexia and Struggling Readers
Please join us for a discussion with reading specialist Mary Beth Crosby Carroll.
Hosted at The Neighborhood School & PS63 The Star Academy
8:45 a.m. • 121 East 3rd Street • See the flyer for more details.

Wednesday, December 18
Festival of Lights • 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
East Side Community High School 420 East 12th Street
in the Auditorium – Regular drop off for kids at 8:30 in the yard.

General Parent Association Meeting 12/18 Evening Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for updates and get involved in committee work.

LOST & FOUND

Please take a moment to pass by and collect any items that may have gone missing over the past few months. As you enter the main lobby go west or go to the right and you will find a rack of items in boxes and bags! We plan to go sort items and bag everything directly following Thanksgiving week of December 2.

Thank you, Stephanie & Yuri, for a Great Chess Tournament!

Review the Tournament Results Here

We will be hosting a Spring Tournament in 2020 – Stay tuned for details!

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Parent Resources

Monday, November 25
Free Early Literacy Workshops for District 1 Families
Provided by the D1Superintendent’s Office
Please read the flyer here for more information.

Ackerman Family Institute – A Free Guide to Parenting

Thursday, December 5
Parent Workshop: Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fee-Based Workshop: $35 / online pre-registration is required
Location: Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 3rd Fl. New York, NY 10011
Register: https://www.ackerman.org/parent-workshops/parent-workshop-siblings-of-children-with-special-needs/

Lead-Based Paint Updates for Families from the DOE
Please review this letter to families outlining these updates.
Translated versions of the letter are available at schools.nyc.gov/lead-based-paint.

November Menus

Breakfast / Lunch

Please be sure to remind your kids to DRINK MORE WATER as a daily habit and to fill up your bottles at lunch using the refill bottle station in the cafeteria. Write your child’s name and EVCS on the water bottles.

Core Values

Social Action • Kindness • Joy of Learning • Self Awareness • Inclusion

Kindness

November 2019

Kindness
Kindness is when you show concern for others. It is shown through compassion, empathy, generosity, and service.

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Enjoy the weekend and we will see you in the yard on Monday!

All best wishes,
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me / 212 982 0682 Ext 2053
Website/School Calendar: evcsnyc.org

EVCS Weekly Nov 18-22

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The temperatures have seriously shifted up and down, so round up your warm gear and layer up daily. The EVCS policy is to be outside unless it is precipitating – so only if it is raining or snowing, expect to play! Make sure your child has appropriate cold-weather clothing labeled with your child’s first and last name!!

The FOOD Drive for Harvest Festival is On!

Please bring what you CAN! It is easier to carry a couple of cans at a time and the students get more out of it by physically bringing some of the items themselves and putting them in the collection bins near their classroom.

We will continue to collect items through November 26.
Thank you in advance for your contributions and support!
Items can be taken directly to the class bins – students are keeping track of how many items are being collected!

This Weekend

Saturday, November 16
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to 5th Grade
Tompkins Square Library
1:00 to 3:30 p.m
For details see: https://forms.gle/t7TdCiqoGhBr7SKK6

Sunday, November 17
Chess Tournament
Tournament Information
To Register Click Here
Flyer

Let’s see what is coming up:

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EVCS Weekly Nov 11 – 15

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The EVCS Harvest Festival has officially kicked off with the Food Drive!

Classes have set up food collection bins so you can start to mobilize your efforts and bring items directly to the classrooms, the students will be counting.

This month-long event is an opportunity to teach our children about food equity. The event will culminate on Wednesday, November 27 including a musical gathering in the auditorium and a school-wide walk over to the Trinity Church on 9th Street led by our very own EVCS drum line!
Be sure to put this on your calendar!

Let’s see what’s else is happening…

This Weekend

Saturday, November 9
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to 5th Grade
Tompkins Square Library
1:30 to 3:30 p.m
For details see: https://forms.gle/t7TdCiqoGhBr7SKK6

Sunday, November 10
Clothing Swap in Union Square
Stop ‘N’ Swap
Hosted by local nonprofit,
GrowNYC

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