EVCS Weekly Jan 20 – 24

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Looking to support your young reader? The District 1 Elementary Team has developed a series of Free Early Childhood Literacy Workshops. Universal Literacy Coaches are there to provide an overview of foundational skills, specific tips, and activities to try at home. Don’t miss this opportunity; the next workshop is Wednesday, January 29 around “Fluency”. Additional details can be found on the linked flyer below. Our hope is that some of you will attend a workshop and share your notes with us! Please register with the D1 Family Coordinator Celsa Pacheco cpacheco5@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-353-2949.

Dr. Martin Luther King Day is this Monday. One way you might spend time is at the MLK Resource Fair, University Settlement Campos Plaza, 11:00 a.m. More below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

A reminder to ALL families, to please be prompt when picking up your children.
To clarify, dismissal is at 2:50 p.m. – not after. Plan to arrive 5 -10 minutes early. We strongly encourage you to be here when the classes enter the yard. If the gate is closed when you arrive for pick up, you are welcome to open the gate and enter the yard! Thank you for taking this seriously and making every effort to be here to meet your child on time.

Let’s see what the 4-day week will bring us …

Next Week

Monday, January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 22
PA General Meeting. 8:50 – 10:00 a.m. In the Auditorium
Please join us, everyone is welcome!

Thursday, January 23
SLT Meeting, In the Library Conference Room, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24
EVCS Ice Skating Day! – be on the lookout for a permission slip & more info!

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 01/13/2020

January 13, 2020

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-Wide Morning Meeting of 2020!  Next Monday we will have a day off from school to observe Martin Luther King Day.  Every year at this time we like to remember who Martin Luther King Jr. was, what he accomplished and why he was so important.  Martin Luther King Jr. was a true hero of our country and someone who embodied all of our core values at EVCS.   Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  He fought to bring racial justice and equity to this country.

Martin Luther King Jr. lived during a time in America when people were treated very differently according to their skin color, but Martin believed that all people should be treated kindly, fairly and equally, no matter what color skin they have.  He fought very hard for civil rights in America, and he was a great leader who used non-violence to bring about change, social justice and racial equity. He was a great role model!  


Unfortunately, the fight for racial justice and racial equity in America is not over.  Our core values are kindness, inclusion and social action, and it is our hope that every member of the EVCS community learn how to become an anti-racist so each one of us can help carry on the work of Martin Luther King Jr in our own ways.  In that spirit, we are inviting every adult in the EVCS community – parents and staff – to read a book called How To Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi.  We’ll have a gathering to discuss the book on the evening of  February 26th. More information on that coming soon!

Next week when we have the day off from school, let’s all try to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in some way.  I’d love to hear about how you choose to do it!  

]Thanks so much to our friends in the 3rd Grade for hosting today, thanks to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone. 

Love,
Bradley 

EVCS Weekly Jan 13 -17

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

‘Tis the season – so I’ll start with a friendly reminder to wash your hands. And please help your child do the same!

The DOE recommends “Stay Home When Sick” or the day after if your child has shown signs of feeling ill the evening before school or if they have a fever. Rest can help you and your child get better sooner, and it helps prevent the spread of germs.

We hope everyone is feeling healthy as we look to the full week ahead.

Let’s see what next week has in store…

Next Week

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.

Fifth grade Alvin Ailey Dance Share
In the auditorium immediately after SWMM, 9:20 a.m.

Wednesday, January 15
Community Education Council, CEC1 Business Meeting
P.S. 20 Anna Silver School, Auditorium, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Calendar of Meetings

Monday, January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school

Wednesday, January 22
PA General Meeting. 8:50 – 10:00 a.m. In the Auditorium

Thursday, January 23
SLT Meeting, In the Library Conference Room, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24
EVCS Ice Skating Day – be on the look out for more info!

Save the Date

Friday, February 7
Movie Night! Kids Night in, Parents Night Out

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EVCS Weekly Jan 6 -10, 2020!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back after a lengthy winter break and Happy New Year!
It was nice to see kids happy to return and reconnect with friends & teachers!
Next week is a full week!

Please remember to label all coats & gear so we can reunite items with their rightful owners.

Let’s see what’s coming up in January…

Next Week

Friday, January 10
Class Parent Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., In the lunchroom
Current Class parents and anyone with an interest in becoming one!
Please join us to discuss this important role & enjoy a cup of coffee or tea!
For questions please reach out to Nina or Dorothy, Class Parent Liaisons, at classparents@evcsnyc.org or to James, at jamespc@evcs.me.

Beyond

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.

Fifth grade Alvin Ailey Dance Share
In the auditorium immediately after SWMM, 9:20 a.m.

Wednesday, January 15
Community Education Council, CEC1 Business Meeting
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. P.S. 20 Anna Silver School, Auditorium
Calendar of Meetings

Monday, January 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school

Wednesday, January 22
PA General Meeting. 8:50 – 10:00 a.m. In the Auditorium

Thursday, January 23
SLT Meeting, In the Library Conference Room, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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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:

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 12/09/2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Today is our final School-Wide Morning Meeting OF THE DECADE!  The next time we come together in our auditorium for SWMM it will be the year 2020…      

Our Core Value is Self Awareness.

It’s always a good idea to hit the pause button and reflect on how far we have come and where we want to go.  But it’s an especially good time to do this at the end of the year – and especially at the end of a decade! Can you remember your hopes and dreams you identified at the start of the school year?  Do you know the academic goals that were set at your parent teacher conferences last month?   How is your progress towards meeting those goals?  

Becoming a self aware student means that you are learning to know yourself as a student, that you learn to reflect on your work, your words and your actions, and that you are beginning to think about your thinking.  There are three things you can do to practice thinking about your thinking: Plan, reflect, and evaluate.

First, plan. This might mean setting goals, making an outline, a mental map, or rehearsing what you are going to do in your mind before starting a task.

Then, reflect throughout each step of the task. Sometimes we may need to change our plans a little once we have started.

Finally, evaluate. Was this your best effort? What could you have done differently? What are your next steps, or goals for the next time?

Please take some time over the next two weeks to think about how much you have already grown this school year (and this decade!), and let’s get ready to start the new decade with strong goals and clear intentions.   

Thanks so much to our friends in the Pre-K for hosting today, thanks to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.  

Love,
Bradley