EVCS Weekly Jan 22 – Jan 26

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It’s the end of another great week at EVCS!

We had two reports of Lice this week. We encourage folks to let teachers know if you have an encounter so we may remind everyone to be vigilant when it comes to lice. If you notice your child scratching their head more than usual, this could be a sign. Click here to read more about what to do and how to deter the critters.

There is more fun coming up next week including a Parent Workshop, back by popular demand: Meet Eric, our new PE instructor next Tuesday (January 23) following drop-off and learn how to “Keep Kids Active”. Details below!


Next Week

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Hello from the EVCS PA, 2018

Hello EVCS PA Parents

And Happy New Year from the PA! (It’s not too late to say that, right?) Whether your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, go out more, learn a new skill, make new cool friends, get more involved at school or just have more fun… the PA has something to help you keep them all (except maybe “get more sleep”, that’s all on you).

Math Games Night Wednesday 1/31

The school and Mathnasium have organized a fun night of math games for the whole family. It’s Wed. 1/31 from 5:30-7:30 pm. There will be Pizza!. We need parents to volunteer to help run the different games for 1/2 hour shifts. Volunteer HereRSVP Here. Have fun doing math with your kids and meet other families, all grades and math levels will have a blast.

EVCS Family Cook Book is in the works
A team of parents is collecting great recipes from EVCS families to be included in a cookbook. Send in your family’s favorite or if you’ve tasted something at the multicultural share or a bake sale that you loved and want the recipe- send in a request and they’ll try to track it down. Cookbooks will be on sale later this year in connection to the Multicultural Share Pot-luck. Submit Here.

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Happy MLK Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Dear EVCS Family,

I hope you are all enjoying this day off in honor of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s hard to imagine that it’s been more than 50 years since MLK delivered his brilliant I Have a Dream speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and yet the call to action for racial equity and justice in the United States remains as relevant and urgent as ever. Angela Davis said, “In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.” It is our goal at EVCS that our curriculum and pedagogy be anti-racist, and that our students learn to be anti-racist citizens. In that spirit, I hope that you will join me on Wednesday evening for a book talk of The New Jim Crow. We’ll meet from 6:30 to 8:00 in room 406. There will be snacks, something to drink and we’ll have childcare next door.

Also in the spirit of Our Core Value is social action, I hope to see many of you on Saturday at the 2018 Women’s March! Dust off your pink beanies and make some provocative signs! I’ll be there, cowbell in hand.

As ever,


EVCS Weekly Jan 15 – Jan 19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was an action-packed week! Next week is short and full. We have our book discussion coming up with parents and staff, and back by popular demand, a Workshop for Parents! Eric, our PE teacher, will be presenting some terrific activities to do with your kids indoors this winter to keep everyone moving. Let’s get the details and mark our calendars!


This Week

Monday, January 15
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (schools closed)
We tried to screen Martin Luther King Jr.’s amazing I Have a Dream speech at School-Wide Morning Meeting this week, but due to technical problems were unable to. Please watch it with your children and enjoy the day.

Tuesday, January 16
Pilates Mat Class
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. in the movement room (Room 412) on the 4th floor.
LuAnn, EVCS parent, and certified Pilates instructor has 14 years of teaching experience in the Joseph Pilates technique. The class is a series of core strengthening and muscle lengthening exercises. No prior experience necessary. The suggested donation is $10. ALL proceeds go to the EVCS PA.

Wednesday, January 17
Book discussion about The New Jim Crow
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(If you’re looking to borrow a book, ask if your child’s teacher
has a copy to loan!)


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EVCS Family Math Games Night

EVCS and Mathnasium Family Math Games Night!

When: Wednesday, January 31st from 5:30-7:30pm

What: Learn and play math games with your child(ren) at EVCS for a fun night together! All games provided by the Mathnasium in Union Square.

Where: EVCS, first floor

Food provided 5:00-5:30 in the lobby.


We need parents to help out with the game tables too.

EVCS Weekly Jan 8 – Jan 12

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I’m so excited for the many parent workshops coming up, a book discussion with Bradley, a family fun math night, and more movie nights at EVCS! Welcome to 2018!

Our cookbook committee is rallying all of you to share a favorite recipe with us for the EVCS cookbook! The goal is to have the book ready for the Multicultural Potluck Share – but we need your recipes!

Also, there is a stomach-bug going around school. If your child has any symptoms, please keep them home until you are certain they are no longer contagious. A Guide for Parents about the Flu.

Let’s check out what we have to look forward to!


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Does EVCS have a Cookbook?

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What Cookbook?

Does EVCS have their own cookbook?

Not yet.
But with your help by sending us a favorite family recipe, we will!


You are invited to share a recipe, your kids can share a recipe too!
We cannot publish a book without recipes!
Click here for more info.

The committee is sitting at their desks right now waiting to collect your recipes! We are hoping you will respond quickly and if you have questions, ask now because the Annual Multicultural Potluck is coming up very soon and we want to have the book for the event! Questions? Email us.

Do you have a recipe? Please send it in. Not epicurious or food network.
Your own or a family favorite!

Contact: evcscookbook@gmail.com


New Deadline: Monday, January 8!

“Let’s get back to real food, real cooking, and spending real quality time with friends and families”

Thank you in advance for your support on this project!


Warmest dishes,
Your “Neighborhood” Cookbook Committee

Thank You


exploding thermoDear All,

Thank you. We have not just met our goal for family contributions – we have exceeded it. In fact, to date The EVCS PA has raised $46,545 from family donations. What an amazing way to start 2018!

Because of your support our 4th and 5th graders are sailing with the South Street Seaport Museum, 2nd, 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to learn and improve their chess skills, all of our kids are heading out on regular field trips without having to pay any fees and so much more – click HERE to see exactly what the PA Funds that you provided support.

From now until June you can expect emails from us to focus on fun events like The District One Battle of the Bands, The Spring Gala and Auction, FleaVCS in Tompkins Square Park and more movie nights.

We are ALWAYS looking for volunteers so if you are interested in getting to know more people in our community, helping out and having fun, please email parents@evcsnyc.org to add yourself to the volunteer email list. Signing up does not commit you for anything, it just means you will be the first one we reach out to when we need help. We hope hundreds of people will sign up and especially families who are new to our community.

Wishing everyone peace and prosperity in the New Year and lots more mingling now that we are back to arrival and dismissal in the school yard.

Nina & Nandi
EVCS Fundraising Committee