EVCS Weekly Dec 11 – 15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have had a week full of shares, presentations, class trips and PA events!
Congratulations to the Holiday Makers Fair organizers and Parent Association. We had a wonderful turnout! If you missed this one, you’re in luck. There will be another opportunity at the Festival of Lights, Wednesday, December 20!

The Advisory Committee for our after school program is putting out a final call for your input. If you have not done so already, please take this opportunity to let your voices be heard by completing this survey to aid the committee in identifying the level of satisfaction families have. We are looking for input from families who participate in the program and from those who don’t.
All responses are anonymous.

Let’s find out more below:


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EVCS Local Craft Fair this Wednesday


Dear All,

Join us at the EVCS Holiday Craft Fair this Wednesday, Dec 6 from 8-10:30am & 2-6pm in the EVCS lobby!

Buying hand made gifts from makers in our community is more than just a convenient way to find something special. By supporting local artisans you are helping to make sure that the East Village and NYC continue to be a place where artists and local business people can live and thrive. And a percentage of each sale will go towards the EVCS PA – really, what could be better?

But wait, there is more…. EVCS parent Josephine Schiele will be setting up a family portrait station from 2-6PM in the lobby. Perfect for holiday cards or gifts, an emailed digital photo will cost $10 and all proceeds go to the EVCS PA. Drop in only, no need to sign up.

EVCS Fundraising Committee

PS – there will be another holiday craft fair on Dec 20th during the Festival of Lights
PPS – spread the word, all are invited / EVCS Lobby, 610 East 12th Street (Between Ave B and Ave C)


EVCS Weekly Dec 4 – 8

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to December! It’s the last month of the year – a month full of celebrations, friends, music, and a time to reflect and be thankful. We will kick off our annual winter coat drive this Monday. Please consider bringing in any gently used or new winter coats. Our traditional Festival of Lights is coming up on December 20. We hope families can join us for this special event. Our Parent Association is hosting a Holiday Makers Market Fair. Consider shopping to support local artisans on Wednesday, December 6 and again on Wednesday, December 20. Get more details below.

Breakfast Menu
Alternative lunch menu


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Afterschool@evcs survey

Dear EVCS families,

Please complete this survey to aid the AfterSchool@evcs Advisory Committee in identifying the level of satisfaction families have with regard to the new MMCC afterschool program at EVCS. All responses are anonymous. We are looking for input from families who use Afterschool@evcs and from those who don’t.

Thank you,

AfterSchool@evcs Advisory Committee

We Forgot Wednesday

Dear EVCS Families,

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday – it sort of seems like there is something you need to be doing every day of the week!

Which is why we are coming to you today, on We Forgot Wednesday. Perhaps you have been meaning to make that family contribution of $650 to EVCS but with all the things to do you just keep forgetting – we get that. After all, we forgot to send out an email on Giving Tuesday!

But don’t worry, your contribution to the EVCS PA is just as needed today as any other day of the year. And as always, all donations to the EVCS PA are fully tax deductible and every dollar you give goes to benefit the students at EVCS. Click to donate or if you prefer, you can drop a check in the EVCS PA mail box next to Stacey’s desk in the EVCS main office.

Please contribute today

Remember – only you can turn We Forgot Wednesday into Thank God I Took Care of That Thursday!

Nandi Bosia, Nkosi and Njideka’s mom
Nina Watkins, Roxy’s mom
EVCS Fundraising Committee

School Wide Morning Meeting Message 11/27/2017

Dear EVCS students,

Welcome back!  I hope you had a restful and fun holiday weekend with your families!

This year we have an extra focus on our core value of self awareness.  Your teachers, your parents and I think it’s important that you strive to know yourselves, that you learn to reflect on your work, your words and your actions.  We want you to always try to improve and do your personal best.  One of the most important skills you can learn in elementary school is how to think about your thinking.  There are three things you can do practice thinking about your thinking: Plan, reflect, and evaluate.

First, plan.  This might mean 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?

This year we are using a portfolio platform called Seesaw to help our students learn to think about their thinking, and become more self aware as learners.  I’m looking forward to seeing how you use Seesaw to reflect on and evaluate your great work!


I want to make sure everyone knows – this Friday our school will be having a movie night for kids!  We will be screening 4 different films: Sing, Boss Baby, Moana and a mix of short programs for our youngest students.  There will be popcorn and other treats, and pajamas are encouraged. It’s a fund raiser for the Parents Association, but it’s also an opportunity for parents to go out for a few hours, so please consider signing up.

Let’s finish with our candle breathing exercise. On the first breath make a wish for yourself.  On the second breath make a wish for someone you love.  On the third breath make a wish for someone who needs some extra love today.

Thanks very much to the amazing EVCS SWMM House Band!  And thanks to everyone who joined us today and sang loud and proud.  Have a great day.




Dear EVCS Family,

Some of the things I am thankful for:

The unbelievably dedicated staff of teachers, paras and service providers at EVCS. They approach their work with love and compassion, they’re all about the kids, they work their butts off, and I’m humbled to work alongside them.
Our school comfort dog Lola. She’s learned so much in the past couple of months (very food motivated), she offers unconditional love to our students, and she hasn’t peed on my floor in at least a month.
Our newly renovated schoolyard, which will be open to us for arrival, dismissal and of course recess in a matter of days! It looks amazing, by the way.
That we are a community that sings together. SWMM is my favorite thing we do, and I love it when you come and sing loud and proud along with your kids!
That we are a school with a House Band. I am so thankful to PT, James, Ethan, Craig, Terry, Jenna and Clara for providing the tunes and good vibes at SWMM.
The amazing parents of the East Village Community School. There’s no way we could do what we do here without your support and involvement. Thank you!
Your beautiful kids. They work had, inspire us to work hard, and crack us up every day. Watching them learn and grow is a joy. Thanks for sharing them with us.

It’s an honor to be the principal of this school. Really, I have the best job in the world. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and THANK YOU.



EVCS Weekly Nov 27 – Dec 1


Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am thankful for parents, students and staff at EVCS who make up our amazing school family! Thank you for your Social Action with the Harvest Festival at the local Trinity Church soup kitchen and food pantry. We collected over 1200 cans this year! Nicely Done. Thanks to Julie Harwood for capturing this year’s Harvest Festival for all to share. View photos here! Enjoy.

At EVCS we go outside even when it gets cold. Please be sure to send your child to school with the proper jacket as temperatures begin to drop. Layering is also a good idea. Please clearly label all of your items.

There is a lot to look forward to when we return Monday, November 27
let’s get the details…


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Parent’s Night Out & Kid’s Movie Night In!


Parent’s Night Out & Kid’s Movie Night In!

Friday, Dec 1st, 5:30-8 pm

Drop off the kids for an awesome movie night at EVCS and enjoy a night to yourselves! Kids will have a special night of Movies, Pizza, Popcorn, Popsicles and Friends!


Choose from SING, BOSS BABY, and MOANA.

$25/Child *only currently enrolled EVCS students allowed

Pajamas and Cozy attire welcome! *Kids can change into Pj’s before movie starts if needed

Space is extremely limited! Get your tickets ASAP via EVCSnyc.org/MovieNight (Paypal Only)


Childcare provided by school administration and parent volunteers.
Please reach out to Sharon Blumenkranz with any questions @ sblumenkranz@gmail.com

View flyer here