EVCS Spring Gala, Important Planning Meeting Next Week 1/26

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EVCS will Celebrate 30 Years

at the Anniversary Gala coming up April 29!

Come one, come all to a kick-off planning meeting!
(ask your favorite places to donate something to the silent auction).

What are the most profitable items?

How do we ask for donations?

What happens at a Gala?

Join us next week on Thursday, January 26 and find out!
Yes, there will be coffee and bagels!
In the cafeteria after drop off 8:30 a.m.
To make it a success, we need all hands on deck. Hope to see you there!

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Do you have questions and no time to make the meeting?

Do you want to help but you are not sure how?

Please reach out to events@evcsnyc.org, We will share information to help you, help us, make this the best Gala in EVCS history!

Kind Regards,
Spring Gala Committee

Recap of Wednesday PA Meeting

Hi EVCS Families,

Thank you to everyone who came yesterday morning’s PA meeting! For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is a brief re-cap. The full meeting minutes will be posted to the website in the next few days.

The next “Between the World and MeCoffee with Bradley” will be next Tuesday,1/24, 5:30pm.

It will be an open conversation about the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This #1 New York Times Best seller is written as a series of letters to the author’s teenage son as an examination of race in America. Reading the book is encouraged but by no means necessary to be a part of this discussion.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

Pre-K Application process for 2017-18 school year has begun.

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PA General Meeting tomorrow, Wed. 1/18 8:45am

Hello EVCS Families,

This Wednesday morning (1/18) is our January General PA meeting. Join us at 8:45am in the auditorium. Yes! Hot Coffee!

The site director from Mosholu (our new After-School program) will be there conducting an information session and answering questions about the program- which starts, by the way, the week of February 27th.

For parents who aren’t able to attend in the morning, or who really liked the morning session, there will be an evening A/S information session as well. Also Wednesday 1/18, from 5-6pm. (This will NOT be a PA meeting)

Childcare is available for the evening session:
Evening Parent Info Session RSVP

View minutes of last PA Exec Board meeting

See you then!

The PA Executive

A rockin’ good time at the Winter Jubilee!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We bet you had no idea our parents could unleash the inner rock star! Here’s hoping everyone enjoyed the passionate presentations especially when Georga got up there and sang her heart out with a pack of performers! Great job everyone.

Thanks again to the band Arlene’s World Famous Live.Rock Karaoke. http://www.arleneslivekaraoke.com/ for helping make our benefit a success. Thanks to all of the parents who showed up and to those who supported the event online. We appreciate all of you. There were more RSVP’s than ever with 119 responses. The best yet for a Jubilee. We raised more than last year AND came in slightly under budget! The Treasurer will make a brief report at this week’s General Parent Association Meeting on Wednesday Morning. We found a pink knit pom-pom hat and a pair of reading glasses if anyone is missing these items please reach out to James.

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The EVCS Summer Camp Online Auction is open!

sun logo with datesThe EVCS Summer Camp Online Auction is open!

Start your bidding now!
The Second Annual EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction has just started! The online auction will run until Feb 15, check it out!

This year’s camp list is even better!

There are over a dozen exciting camps to bid on.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bid on some great summer day camps for your child and remember to tell your friends to get in on the bidding too. All proceeds from this auction directly benefit EVCS students by helping to provide critical educational enrichment programming.

To check out the camps and start bidding, please go to http://evcsnyc.org/online-auction/

You can send this link out to your friends and family and post it on social media. The more people we have bidding, the more money we raise. Remember that all funds raised in the Online Camp Auction go directly to support our school.

Happy bidding everyone!

EVCS Auction Committee

Financial Aid Winter Break and Spring Break Programs

2017 PROGRAMS 

Registration opens December 15, 2016

February 21 – 23

Animal Architecture (Grades 3 – 5)
Have you ever been curious about where animals live? Students will explore how animals build their homes by observing structures such as nests, ant colonies, shells, and dams. We will use this as inspiration to create our own animal architecture designs!

Register

 

Digital Design: Skyscrapers (Grades 6 – 8)
This design studio introduces students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. Around the world, skyscrapers are being built taller than ever before, in shapes that have never been seen. Learn about some of these new innovative projects and then work to design your own skyscraper using SketchUp. Students will create an animated walk-through of their design and take their project home on a flashdrive.

Register

 

March 28 – 30

Animal Architecture (Grades 3 – 5)
Have you ever been curious about where animals live? Students will explore how animals build their homes by observing structures such as nests, ant colonies, shells, and dams. We will use this as inspiration to create our own animal architecture designs!

Register

 

Digital Design: Skyscrapers (Grades 6 – 8)
This design studio introduces students to SketchUp, a fun and free 3D computer modeling program. Around the world, skyscrapers are being built taller than ever before, in shapes that have never been seen. Learn about some of these new innovative projects and then work to design your own skyscraper using SketchUp. Students will create an animated walk-through of their design and take their project home on a flashdrive.

Register

EVCS Benefit, Sunday at 7:00 – Join Us Tomorrow Night!

Jubilee

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Showtime Tomorrow at the Winter Jubilee

What is Rock n’ Roll Karaoke?
You get on stage and sing with a full live band backing you!
Sing for the children.

You can browse the song list beforehand.
What songs do they know how to play?
Song list.

What if I bomb?
Nothing bad will happen.

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This Sunday, January 15

RSVP

7:00 PM – 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston Street
MAP IT

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Band goes on at 8:30 p.m.

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Can’t make it to the Jubilee? We will miss you… however…
You can support our effort with a donation.
This link will take you directly to Pay Pal to make a contribution.
Give a little, give a lot. Any amount is appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Warm regards,
EVCS Events Committee

PS
Bring your ticket for a chance to win a free signature cocktail,
beer or a special event prize! We hope to see you there!

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EVCS Weekly, January 16

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had an incredible week at EVCS!
From our K classes trip to the Bronx Botanical Gardens to the 4th Grade trip to Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store, to the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade participation in the COIL Festival: Blind Cinema!

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, at The Winter Jubilee benefit.
Featuring the 2nd Annual Summer Camp Online Auction, raffle prizes and a Live Karaoke Band.
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
RSVP

School Safety

Please welcome our new security guard, Agent Saahir. Ms. Saahir will be our agent going forward. Mr. Das will no longer be with us. Please be patient and understanding while Ms. Saahir checks ID’s and gets to know everyone.

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The EVCS Online Summer Camp Auction is back!

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The Auction opens on January 15 at the Winter Jubilee!
It will run for one month starting January 15 to close promptly on February 15 at 11:00 PM.

Now is the time to make your summer camp plans and take advantage of some great discounts. We hav
e amazing deals on over 10 camps. We are still growing this auction, if you know of any camps that might like to participate in this event, please send them our way and we will add them to the auction.

Sneak Peek
* One week of Summer Camp at My Little Village
* 10% discount off of Summer 2017 at New Country Day Camp
* 2 weeks Summer program at Little Missionary’s Day Nursery
* $529 towards Broadway Bound Kids Summer Program
* Buy One, Get One Free week of Downtown Dance Factory
* One week Summer Camp at Elements Preschool
* 5 Days of Steve & Kate’s Camp
* Two weeks of 2017 Chinatown YMCA summer camp – session #3
* $500 off a three-week session at Camp Zeke
* $100 Of Makerstate Stem Summer Camp
* 1 week of NYC Elite Gymnastics Summer Camp 2017
* 5 weeks at Pocono Springs sleepaway Camp

For any questions, please contact us at parents@evcsnyc.org.

Best,
the EVCS PA Auction Team

AfterSchool | Winding Down, Gearing Up

The Last Long Love Letter

 Welcome to a brand new year for AfterSchool,

 Many of us have been working behind the scenes to ensure the viability of AfterSchool. To that point, thanks to James Bromberg and PA Presidents Catharine and Annette for keeping folks informed about the collective series of meetings treating this issue since the beginning days of this academic year. Whether at the AfterSchool Advisory Committee (ASAC), Executive and General PA meetings and even the SLT; together we covered critical topics on how best to move forward. Most important, we did so as a community. Given all that “processing” – you are likely aware that we are on precipice of a nascent partnership with an outside organization. Mosholu aka MMCC (http://www.mmcc.org/) is the organization officially taking over for the PA effective this upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

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