Reading at EVCS

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Dear Parents,

At EVCS, your kids read every day. They read letters sent through the 1st Grade Post Office from friends. They read books in their classroom book clubs. They read articles to learn more about the world around them. They read their own writing to themselves and peers. They read funny stories with their Reading Buddies. They read complex math problems before solving them. And they read library books they’ve picked out themselves.

The way we teach reading at EVCS has many components. I want to highlight just one way we approach learning to read – with Just-Right Books.

Each child at EVCS is assessed multiple times each year and his/her reading level has been determined by the use of a Fountas & Pinnell Running Record. This assessment consists of your child reading a story fluently aloud to a teacher, retelling what they read, and answering comprehension questions about the text. Through this running record assessment a teacher can pinpoint the reading level your child is currently at. Levels range from A-Z, with A books being the easiest to decode and to understand (kindergarten) and Z books being more complex (7th grade). While there are benchmarks for each grade level, students move at their own pace, progressing through the alphabet as they master new reading skills and strategies. Below are the goals for each grade level, but at EVCS we know that every child is different and is growing as a reader.

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EVCS Spring Gala – Next Saturday!

Parents we really need your help. Only two weeks until showtime

We still need Auction Items.

Where is the art in this creative community- we know it’s out there!
We need items for the Gala – Fine Art, Prints, Photography. What about foodies, and restaurant certificates, Dinner for Two.
Performing Arts – Theater Tickets.
Does anyone work in fashion or beauty? Let us know what items you can bring!

Call in your favors today!
If you have a lead on an item and need help making the call- let us know we can help!

Submit an online donation form or download it here.

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Remember – FREE entry if RSVP!

The gala team is working hard to make sure all bits and pieces are in place.
You can land a hand. Sign up for a shift and/or contribute to our dessert table here.

LOWER EAST SIDE STEM SUMMER CAMP – Special $75 discount code for EVCS families

STEM Summer Camp – Seward Park Co-op, at E. Broadway & Grand St.

Our kids’ ages 6-12 love hands-on coding and invention!

MakerState STEM Summer Camp is July  2 – Aug 31

(9 individually themed weeks), 9am-4pm

Fun-first, hands-on projects in 3D Design, LEGO Robotics Battlebots, Rocket Science, and Minecraft Engineering, Coding, and more! Lots of outdoor play and Laser Tag in between our maker projects, including Water Balloon Olympics! Kids earn Challenge Badges in Creativity, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Computational Thinking, Engineering Design, and ChangeMaking. Before/After Camp Care available.

EVCS parents use the code: EVCSsummer to save $75 off each registered week!

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EVCS Weekly April 16 – 20

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Spring is finally showing signs! We hope everyone noticed the new mural up in the yard. Did you know EVCS students were involved in the entire process from concept to completion? Thank you mural artists for sharing your talent and making a great mural for everyone to enjoy!

It’s time to get ready for an action-packed spring with the Multicultural Share, the school-wide picnic, and much more! Keep your eyes on the calendar! And our biggest Fundraiser of the year is two weeks away! Get more info below.

Let’s see what’s happening next week…

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Breakfast
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Next Week

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EVCS Annual Spring Gala is 18 days away!

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EVCS Annual Spring Gala is 18 days away! (April 28th )

7-11:30 PM at the Grand Hall of St. Mary’s Church

The Gala is the PA’s biggest and most critical fundraiser of the year. We aim to raise more than 25% of our annual budget in one night. The money raised goes to benefit and enhance all of our kids educational experience at EVCS. We depend on the event to raise these funds and the kids are counting on us!

So, what we need right now are Silent Auction Item Donations.

The range of popular auction items and good sellers is wide and extensive. Click here to download a donation form to print or here, for the online donation link. Here are some categories and ideas to help get you brainstorming:

Feel free to ask us about any item if you aren’t sure it’s a good fit.
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READING OLYMPICS COLLECTION THIS WEEK!

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Welcome Back! I hope you all had a wonderful spring break filled with rest, fun and lots of good books 🙂

The 2018 READING OLYMPICS has come to an end and we will be collecting sponsor sheets and donations this week. If you would like to keep the cash you collected and write a check, please make it out to EVCS Parents Association. If you still have the envelope that went home, put the sponsor sheet and donations inside and give it to your teacher. James and I will collect it from teachers each day. We really appreciate your participation in this event!

If you completed the Principal’s Challenge, please remember to bring your sponsor sheets to Bradley first and show him the books reflecting diversity that you read!

Have a wonderful day,

Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

Final week of the READING OLYMPICS!

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I hope you are all enjoying your spring break. If you stayed local, it doesn’t feel much like spring today, but it’s a great day to curl up with a book.

This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers as soon as we return from break. Remember to try and complete the PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE for reading diverse books by diverse authors. (There is a special prize for you if you do!)

And remember, if you are not with family and friends this week, you can email them THIS LINK to get donations online.

Thanks, everyone and Happy Reading!

Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

School Picnic Shirt 2018 – Select Size

The PA is again making a t-shirt for every student again this year to wear at the school-wide Picnic!

The School-Wide PICNIC is an all-school field day with organized activities, lunch, and sprinklers at East River Park! Students arrive to school like any other day, starting the day in their classrooms.

In order to get shirts in time for the picnic, WE NEED YOUR SIZE! All shirts are FREE for students thanks to the PA!

Please fill out a form for each child as soon as possible.

More details about the picnic will come as the date approaches.

Any questions or concerns, please email jamespc@evcs.me

Thank you!

EVCS Weekly April 9 – 13

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

You still have time to do more reading and recording for the EVCS Reading Olympics! The forms and contributions are due when we get back from break so go for it and fill in those forms. If you need an extra form, grab one off the lobby bulletin board!

Before you run, take note of what’s on the calendar when we return…

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Breakfast
Lunch

Next Week

Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 8
Spring Break – No School

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The Week We Return

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