Next! Sat. April 29th. It’s Our 30th Anniversary Spring Gala!

Last Call For Auction Donations!

If you have a donation item for the auction please fill out the on-line donation form ASAP! We are currently hard-at-work writing and putting the catalog together. We hope to have it ready to preview by Wednesday’s General PA meeting. On-line donation form

Volunteers needed! Many Hands Make Light Work, Yo!

There are tons of ways to help out, at all levels of commitment. WE NEED: Volunteers for load-in Friday. People to help set up sound, lights, auction tables and decorate the hall Saturday 12-5pm. Volunteers during the event for check-in and ticket sales, merch. sales and bartending. People to bring treats for the dessert table. Volunteers to help close the auction and cash the winners out. AND a clean up crew for the very end.

Even if you can give only 1/2 hour, every minute helps! Volunteer here



Please RSVP and Pre-register for the Auction. This will save you (and the volunteers at check-in) time when you arrive. Every person who comes needs to be registered and have a bidder number for the auction whether or not they plan to bid. ENTRY IS FREE! Bring (and pre-register) your friends and family!

Can’t Hardly Wait!

Thank you,

The Gala, Events, and Fundraising Committees and The PA Exec

EVCS Weekly, April 24

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!
It was nice to see how overjoyed the students were on Wednesday to be back and see their friends!

We have an exciting week coming up with our School Wide photo on Thursday, April 27 first thing in the morning. Please do everything you can to arrive in the schoolyard before 8:30 so everyone can be in our school photo! (The rain date will be Monday, May 1.)

The 30th Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 29. The PA is working hard to bring us all another memorable event. Please remember to RSVP invite friends too! It is only 7 days away! Be sure to line up childcare if you haven’t already!

For a complimentary School Spirit Shirt,
the PA needs your child’s t-shirt size by end of day, today!

For those who responded, thank you.
If you have not done so already, please CLICK HERE.

Next Week

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EVCS Weekly, April 19


Dear Parents,

Think Spring. Let’s recharge.

A few cases of lice were brought to my attention. Please be aware that lice are around. Continue to be diligent by checking your child regularly.
General Lice Letter for reference.


Important dates coming up

Wednesday, April 19 School Resumes

April 6, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 28 Test Prep for Math 2:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26 Next General PA Meeting 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 29 EVCS 30th Anniversary Gala. Volunteer.

Tuesday, May 2, Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 NYS Math Exam

May 29, June 8, 12 and 26 No School

Friday, June 9 Annual School Picnic Photos from last year.

Wednesday, June 21 Graduation 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 22 Final General PA Meeting: Staff Appreciation Night

(always see for latest dates/times)

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Thank you so much for participating in this school-wide event and raising money to support our Parents Association. As you know you, the PA helps provide special programs and resources to EVCS that directly benefit our children. If anyone has last minute sponsor sheets and donations to hand in, please find James or Allison Gordon in the yard at pick up today.

Thanks again!
The Reading Olympics Team

General PA Meeting 3/22 Re-Cap

Hi Good People of EVCS – In case you couldn’t be at the last PA meeting, here are the highlights – the full meeting minutes are posted on the school’s website.

Refugee Support Project announced.
Students have embarked on a special Syrian Refugee Project. 4th and 5th graders are learning about the plight of refugees and will be spear-heading fundraising efforts to be donated to a yet-to-be-chosen charity. A special storyteller who tells Middle-Eastern folktales will visit with the younger grades. At the culmination of the project the entire school community-parents, too- is invited to a performance by the New York Arabic Orchestra.

PA will fund a New Recess Pilot Program to start after Spring Break!

The SLT (School Leadership Team) has been discussing the two connected subjects of how to increase physical activity of our students and how kids are experiencing and using their recess time. The SLT created a school-wide (K-5th) recess survey and a few members of the team observed different recess periods. According to the survey, most students enjoy recess, but there are 18-20% of the kids who for different reasons either don’t enjoy the time or are struggling to find something to do. The SLT proposed, as a pilot program, having “recess enhancement”. This basically is a physical education specialist on the playground during recess, 2 days a week, organizing voluntary games and activities for any student who wants to join in. The hope is that the kids who are more sedentary during recess will chose join and be more active and those who are feeling shut out or unable to join an activity, but want to, will be taught games and rules, thus perhaps opening a door for them to participate on other days.

The PA unanimously voted to fund the fees (estimated at $1800) for 12 weeks with the instructor and Bradley said the school budget will pay for any additional playground equipment needed. The program is set to start after spring break with former EVCS parent and track coach Aswad as the instructor!

We will soon announce whether the PA will need to do additional and separate fundraising to cover these instructor fees.

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Did you forget to hand in your READING OLYMPICS forms and donations?

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Thank you so much to everyone who has turned in sponsor sheets and donations to your teachers for the READING OLYMPICS. If you have not handed yours in IT’S NOT TOO LATE! You can include cash in the envelopes or if you prefer to write a check, you can make it out to EVCS Parents Association, OR you can use this link for online donations:

We would like to collect all forms and donations before the vacation and will be giving out certificates and prizes upon our return.

With appreciation,
The Reading Olympics Team

EVCS Weekly, April 3

Welcome spring!

Tomorrow Saturday, April 1 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a Family Dance Workshop

Parents and children are invited to take part in a dance-making workshop with the dancers from the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre! Dance together, learn together, and share your dances as a school community. Bagels and coffee will be served.

This program is free to families and is brought to you by the East Village Community School and Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre


April Menu


This Weekend

Friday, March 31 6:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Fire Safety Education Workshop
Campos Plaza Community Center
The FDNY firefighters are giving a workshop on how to keep your family safe:
Learn about: Kitchen cooking safety, candle safety, electrical safety, Smoke /CO alarms and more.

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