EVCS Weekly Nov 4 – Nov 8

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Fall ball was epic! We had great attendance, the Haunted House was spook-tacular, and the food, games, and crafts were a blast. A huge thanks to our Event Team, the EVCS Parent Association volunteers, & everyone who came out to lend a hand at the event. The PA has some amazing links to share – keep an eye out for their email coming soon.

The EVCS Harvest Festival is officially kicking off today!

This month-long event is an opportunity to teach our children about food equity. It gives our students the chance to take action and learn that sometimes in life we are in a position to share, and when we are, it is important to do so. We will sort food by protein, fruit&veggie, soup, and grains. Each classroom will have labeled bins ready to accept these items! Start bringing donations to your classrooms this Monday! NO GLASS PLEASE. It is easier to bring a little something each day to allow the kids to help bring items to the school. Students are counting! The event will culminate on Wednesday, November 27 including a musical presentation in the auditorium and a school-wide walk over to the Trinity Chuch on 9th Street led by our very own EVCS drumline! Be sure to put this on your calendar!

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Coming Up

Please be sure to sign up for a meeting when your teacher(s) reach out.
How can I prepare for my child’s meeting?

Let’s see what’s else is happening…

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This Weekend

Saturday, November 2
Middle School Crawl for 4th and 5th Grade Families
8:15 a.m. PS 20 166 Essex Street, in the Cafeteria
Guests are organized in groups and provided a route map at the startup.
Join the crawl for a look into D1 middle schools
I strongly recommend attending this crawl if you are available. Each school prepares an informative presentation. There will be 8 schools participating.
Tours begin at 9:30 and finish up by 2:00. Those who visit 5 out of 8 schools with a signed form will win movie tickets! We hope you can make it!
English FlyerSpanish FlyerChinese Flyer

Saturday, November 2
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to G5
Tompkins Square Library
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
For details, see: https://forms.gle/6p5gbXwfSA6gBsL89

Sunday, November 3
Day of the Dead at Campos Community Garden FLYER
Native American Dance Performance Sunday
Family Celebration located on 13th between B-C

Daylight Saving, Sunday, November 3
We’ll “fall back” and return to Standard time – so set your clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday night. … And you’ll “gain” an hour of sleep. Speaking about Sleep, we all could use a little more. Something to think about.

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EVCS Weekly Oct 28 – Nov 1

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather! Label your coats (a sharpie works well) and get ready for the temperatures to shift at any time! We go outside as much as possible, even when it gets cold!

Tomorrow is the FALL BALL, Biggest Family Event of the Year

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NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, October 30
SLT Meeting 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
In the Library Conference Room

Friday, November 1
SIBLING Photo Day. Please RSVP HERE!
If your child missed photos the first time around, please be sure to RSVP!

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EVCS Weekly Oct 21-25

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our 4th Grade PE class went fishing with Eric this week over at the East River!
The “Joy of Learning” was abundant, even though the fish were keeping themselves out of sight this time around!

Remember, our biggest family event of the year is next weekend!
and folks are exchanging costumes in Sauer Park today following dismissal!
Get more details below. and let’s see what else is coming up…

NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 21
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by 2nd Grade.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All families welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 4th Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 23
General Parent Association Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
We need new committee chairs for a few groups and are always looking for more parent involvement. We hope to see you there and there will be childcare- stay tuned for an RSVP coming from the Parent Association.

COMING UP

Saturday, November 2
Middle School Crawl
4th and 5th Grade Families
8:15 a.m. at PS 20 166 Essex Street, in the Cafeteria
English FlyerSpanish FlyerChinese Flyer

Monday, November 4
School-Wide Morning Meeting, hosted by 1st Grade.
8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All families welcome.
Bake Sale hosted by 3rd Grade in the yard at 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 5
No School for Students
Election Day for Staff Development

Monday, November 11
Schools Closed, Veterans Day Observed

Wednesday, November 27
EVCS Harvest Festival & Annual Food Drive
The EVCS Harvest Festival is an opportunity to teach our children
about food equity. Details to follow.

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EVCS SIBLING Picture Sign Up

Friday, November 1
SIBLING Photo Day. Please RSVP HERE!

Calling on EVCS Parents & Guardians to Volunteer
Support Participatory Budgeting
If you are interested in supporting our district’s Participatory Budgeting process this year, the City Council is looking for volunteers to help engage more members of our community. If interested, please reach out directly to: Julia Simcoe at JSimcoe@council.nyc.gov • 212.677.1077 ext. 110 Budgeting “season” lasts until mid-April when winning projects will be announced.

Gifted And Talented Request for Testing Now Available

The G&T Request for Testing (RFT) period is now open. Families can request testing at MySchools.nyc. If you have any questions about this process please email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov. The deadline to request G&T testing is November 12, 2019.

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THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, October 19
EVCS Chess Play Date, Pre-K to G5
Tompkins Square Library
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
For details, see https://forms.gle/MWUrDQPjRC1ipHQ26

FALL BALL, Biggest Family Event of the Year

Hosted by the EVCS Parent Association.

Saturday, October 26
EVCS Fall Ball
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
This is one of the most lively family events of the year!
Everyone is encouraged to arrive in costume!
We hope to see you there!
SEE DETAILED FLYER HERE!

ALL HANDS ON DECK, SIGN UP BY CLASS:
ThabataEvelynClaraDavid & TessOtis and HyekuMaeRebecca & MarloKathleenTom & ValerieYadirKatie & NatashaDrewJenna & LaurynRuth

Please be sure to SCROLL DOWN & use the DROP DOWN time slot arrows.
A schedule will be posted at the event, but make note of what you sign up for!

Please reach out to The Events Committee:
Email events@evcsnyc.org for more information!

REMIND ME WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

October 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.

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LOST AND FOUND

Please stop by or have your child go look for missing items! Anything that goes unclaimed, will be donated the last week of October! Remember to write names inside garments and articles with school and grade – we return these items to students when we know who they belong to, names really help and school with grade labels are extra! Nearly a 100% guarantee to get items returned with all information – a sharpie works great on the tag. Lost & Found is located in the main lobby.

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Have a fantastic weekend!

All best wishes,
James

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

EVCS Weekly Oct 14 – 18

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Parent Association is gearing up for The Fall Ball! They need your support to pull off this grand event. It is a great way to get to know other parents and families in our biggest community-building event of the year!
Get the details below.

Let’s see what else is happening:

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 14
Schools Closed, Indigenous Peoples Day

Wednesday, October 16 and Friday, October 18
Fall Ball Committee Meetings
8:40 a.m. in the cafeteria following drop off
The Fall Ball Committee will meet to have status with each activity chairperson.

Friday, October 18
The Parent Association is hosting a costume swap at Joseph C. Sauer Park after school. Bring items to the park! See the flyer for details.

Calling on Volunteers
Support Participatory Budgeting
If you are interested in supporting our district’s Participatory Budgeting process this year, the City Council is looking for volunteers to help engage more members of our community. They are looking to assemble a team as soon as possible. If interested, please contact:Julia Simcoe at JSimcoe@council.nyc.gov • 212.677.1077 ext. 110 Budgeting “season” lasts until mid-April when winning projects will be announced.
Let’s show our best effort!

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EVCS Weekly Oct 7 – 11

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see families at the potluck picnic last weekend. If you missed it, not to worry – there will be plenty of other events coming up! This week was short yet productive.

Let’s get more details about next week and beyond:

NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, October 9
Schools Closed for Yom Kippur

Thursday, October 10 – Friday, October 11
Picture Days!

(see details below for your child’s dates)

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EVCS Weekly Sept 30 – Oct 4

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had an action-packed week at EVCS! For those who were wondering, thanks to the FDNY, the cat made it down from the school yard tree!

Please remember, if you have not done so already, please fill out and return your BLUE CARDS to your teacher(s). We update them each year and need to have them on file. Thank you for your prompt return.

Winter recess will now be from Monday, December 23rd – January 1st.
Monday, DEC 23 – Wednesday, JAN 1 Winter Recess (Schools is closed )
See the Updated School Calendar Here

EVCS School Picture Day(s)

Picture Day is coming up quickly – please be sure to mark your calendars so that your child can be ready to look and feel their best:
Thursday, October 10: Picture Day for PreK-1st Grade plus Kathleen’s 2nd Grade class
Friday, October 11: Picture Day for 3rd Grade-5th Grade plus Rebecca & Marlo’s 2nd Grade class
ALL students are photographed on their class’s picture day – no need to sign up for these general days

There will be a day for siblings photo day too! You must RSVP for this day!
Friday, November 1: Siblings & Retakes Picture Day – There will be an RSVP sign up shared out next week.

EVCS Weekly Sept 23-27

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see so many families out at curriculum night.

Let’s see what is coming up:

NEXT WEEK

Monday, September 23
Our first School-Wide Morning Meeting of the year will be at 8:50 a.m. in the auditorium. All parents and guardians are welcome to sit with your child’s class and sing along!

Wednesday, September 25
First Monthly General Parent Association Meeting
8:45 a.m. in the cafeteria. All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. Come out to learn more about our Parent Association, events & goals for the year. Join a committee and get involved! This will also be the School Leadership Team (SLT) Elections. Hope to see you there.

Important CEC Evening Meeting Wednesday September 25
PS20 Anna Silver 166 Essex Street
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Representatives from the DOE Office of District Planning will be there to present on District 1 data and needs, including updates on the idea to potentially merge EVCS and PS 34. For more information click here.

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EVCS Weekly Sept 16 – 20

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our first full week of school and everyone seems to be settling in.
Some of us may still be working out the kinks, so please be sure to let your teacher(s) know where your child goes each day for dismissal so that we can be sure everyone is safe and accounted for.

And PLEASE write your child’s name and school on all lunch boxes, jackets, sweaters, water bottles, and any other special or important items that you care about! This will help to reunite items that do get misplaced. The Lost and Found is located in the main lobby on the west side. Please check it occasionally for any items you may be missing. Each quarter, unclaimed items are donated to an up-cycling project or charitable organization. We will send out reminders before the items are cleared out.

Monthly Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

SLT
You have heard from the Parent Associaton and Bradley about how important the School Leadership Team (SLT) is for schools. You may nominate yourself by sending an email to the PA President at papresident@evcsnyc.org The positions will be voted on at the first General Parent Association Meeting (PA) on Wednesday, September 25 at 8:50 am in the cafeteria.

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EVCS Weekly Sept 9-13

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Stellar Day 2! We are all looking forward to an amazing year full of fun events, community building, and support for our kiddos.

You are automatically a member of our Parent Association and the members of the Executive Committee will be reaching out soon to welcome you and share the meeting schedule for the year. You will find these and other important dates on the EVCS calendar located on our website at evcsnyc.org

Some of you may have heard the term class parent mentioned in your teacher welcome letters or seen the recent email today about becoming a class parent. Once we have a volunteer for each class, the CP’s will be given a class list including names with email addresses. If for any reason you are not comfortable sharing your email address with the class parent, please reach out to me directly. Click here to learn more about the role of the class parent.

Water Fountains
Thanks to the generous support of our Parents Association we have
new water fountains installed in the building – but they have not yet been turned on. We are waiting for them to be tested and cleared by the Division of School Facilities (DSF). In the meantime, please send your children with full water bottles.

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EVCS Weekly May 27 – 31

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

For those who may have missed the 2019 FLeaVCS
including the big fish reveal or you simply want to see it again, check it out here. A huge shout out to PA President Catharine Lyons for spearheading this work of art-puppet and to all of the volunteer artists who participated to make it a reality! We hope to see the family of fish grow next year!

Students are enjoying the end of year projects, class trips, and school events. Be sure to check in with teachers for final shares dates!

If anyone is interested in becoming a class parent next year, please join us Friday, June 14th for a meeting and celebration around the class parent role following drop off in the yard! I hope to see you there!

Next week is a four day week, and we have an eager and determined team of parents hoping to pull together a Spring issue of the EVCS School Newspaper! Remind your child that this is not school work, this is a student-driven initiative. Without student news, there is no paper! If your child has an article to submit please send it along to us here with the Subject: EVCS Spring News and I will share it with the Team! Any event recap, reporting on class work, shares or trips are welcome and encouraged. We accept short stories, poetry, visual art, and photographic images too!

Let’s get more details about next week and beyond…

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