EVCS Weekly Sept 16 – 20

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our first full week of school and everyone seems to be settling in.
Some of us may still be working out the kinks, so please be sure to let your teacher(s) know where your child goes each day for dismissal so that we can be sure everyone is safe and accounted for.

And PLEASE write your child’s name and school on all lunch boxes, jackets, sweaters, water bottles, and any other special or important items that you care about! This will help to reunite items that do get misplaced. The Lost and Found is located in the main lobby on the west side. Please check it occasionally for any items you may be missing. Each quarter, unclaimed items are donated to an up-cycling project or charitable organization. We will send out reminders before the items are cleared out.

Monthly Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

SLT
You have heard from the Parent Associaton and Bradley about how important the School Leadership Team (SLT) is for schools. You may nominate yourself by sending an email to the PA President at papresident@evcsnyc.org The positions will be voted on at the first General Parent Association Meeting (PA) on Wednesday, September 25 at 8:50 am in the cafeteria.

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EVCS Weekly Sept 9-13

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Stellar Day 2! We are all looking forward to an amazing year full of fun events, community building, and support for our kiddos.

You are automatically a member of our Parent Association and the members of the Executive Committee will be reaching out soon to welcome you and share the meeting schedule for the year. You will find these and other important dates on the EVCS calendar located on our website at evcsnyc.org

Some of you may have heard the term class parent mentioned in your teacher welcome letters or seen the recent email today about becoming a class parent. Once we have a volunteer for each class, the CP’s will be given a class list including names with email addresses. If for any reason you are not comfortable sharing your email address with the class parent, please reach out to me directly. Click here to learn more about the role of the class parent.

Water Fountains
Thanks to the generous support of our Parents Association we have
new water fountains installed in the building – but they have not yet been turned on. We are waiting for them to be tested and cleared by the Division of School Facilities (DSF). In the meantime, please send your children with full water bottles.

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After School Opportunities

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Dear EVCS Families,

There was an amazing energy in the yard this morning! We’re so happy to be back in action.

In the event that you missed the initial after school email or you are still figuring it all out, please take a look below:

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An EVCS Production of The Lion King!

In partnership with Child’s Play NY

Meet Fridays from 2:50p-4:45p / Begins September 13 – December 13
The African savannah will come to life on our own stage at EVCS!

Spaces are going quickly – snag your spot today!

Register here!

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EVCS After School Programs Information

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Dear EVCS Families,

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your children in a couple of weeks! As you prepare and plan for this year we wanted to share some useful information about after school activities and school food.

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On-Site Afterschool Programming

Green Apple Kids @ EVCS

Our on-site program partner, Green Apple Kids (GAK) is a fee-based program that can be utilized between 1-5 days a week from 2:50 until 6:00 p.m.

The Afternoon Break Down Schedule
2:50 Pick-up at dismissal
3-3:45 Supervised outdoor free playtime
3:45-4 Transition to homerooms
4-4:20 Snack (provided, or send additional items with your child)
4:30-5:30 Project time
5:45-6 Dismissal/ Lobby

GAK offers hands-on, child-centered science- and art-based after school programming that will enhance our students understanding of their own personal bodies, their immediate environment, and the larger world that we all inhabit. This program will encourage youth to become more insightful about who they are, the gravity of their actions, and how they can make positive choices for themselves, and the Earth. Each day we will be working on student-driven projects with teacher’s guidance.

Registration is now open!
Paper Forms are available to print below from the website or pick up paper copies in the lobby at EVCS located on our information bulletin board.
Return forms via email directly to greenapplekidsny@gmail.com
or drop forms off at the main EVCS office.

Registration Forms and Information can be found on our website: http://www.greenapplekidsny.com/evcs-programming

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Program Director:
Liza Mendel at 347-497-0732 or email her at greenapplekidsny@gmail.com

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TRU Movmnt Afterschool

Mission Statement

TRU Movmnt Afterschool is about allowing our children to explore, apply and play with Tangible, Relevant and Universal movement patterns. We’re about helping our children develop movement curiosity and creativity, understanding that they are only limited by their imagination. We at TRU Movmnt wish to foster a lifelong love for movement.

Activities:
• Speed of Light Track Club (SOLTC)
• Sport Sword (Martial Arts)
• Fight Play (Fight Choreography)

Speed of Light Track Club
The goal of Track is to develop the athletic potential of your children through various activities and training methods. We want our young people to enjoy their athletic endeavors and to grow into strong, competent athletes. The focus will be on learning how to run properly, addressing running form, lower limb stability, and strength development. Furthermore, your children will develop a love for the art of running. Track is a semi-competitive as well as a recreational club. Throughout the season there will be events of various different levels that are open to all who wish to compete. No one is required to compete.

*SOLTC meets three days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Sport Sword
Sport Sword is based on the Japanese art “Chanbara”, created nearly 50 years ago. Chanbara is heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese sword arts of Iaido and Kendo. In Sport Sword, we use foam swords to teach martial concepts such as focus, discipline, respect, technique, and confidence. The primary focus of Sport Sword is to teach your child the importance of self-control, and the proper and safe use of the soft swords, allowing students to train at full speed.

*Sport Sword meets twice a week on Monday and Friday.

Fight Play
Using swordplay the focus will be on learning how to stage a choreographed fight scene. Through Fight Play, students will learn how to work cooperatively with partners to tell a compelling movement story. Through this, they will develop greater awareness, timing, patience, and confidence in their spatial understanding of their surrounding environment. The skills your children will learn will culminate in an end-of-season performance piece that will be shared with the families.

*Fight Play meets twice a week on Monday and Friday.

Thanks, Coach Aswad

EVCS Weekly June 24-26 Last days of School!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Despite the rain, these kids had a blast on Tuesday this week with games, wacky hair and hat day, and swapping classrooms for fun with buddies.

We are winding down another amazing year!
Let’s see what the last 3 days of school will look like…

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LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL

Monday, June 24

Pride Day at EVCS!
In celebration of Pride Month, a group of LGBTQ parents from EVCS are hosting a dedicated bake sale on Monday, June 24th. All proceeds go to an LGBTQ charity, New Alternatives Thank you in advance for the support!

REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR RAINBOWS!

Throughout the day. there will be classroom readings of this year’s school-wide book, Stonewall by Rob Sanders. For younger audiences, we will bring out the Pride Book again this year, a picture book on Harvey Milk.

Tuesday, June 25
Final day for Green Apple Kids (GAK) after-school programming.

Wednesday, June 26
Last Day For All Students. Early Dismissal. Pick up will be at 11:30 a.m.
Please be sure to pick up your child promptly at 11:30 a.m.

EVCS Weekly June 17 – 21

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see many of you out at the Open House Monday!

Reminder:
Tonight Friday, June 14
Join us for the production of Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS
The performance will start at 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:45!
An adaptation of the second of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series!
Hope to see you there!

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THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, June 15
EVCS Nature Hike
Eric, our wonderful P.E. Teacher, is inviting all interested families to join him on a hike through Inwood Park on Saturday, June 15th at 10 a.m. The hike is relatively easy and should take about 2 hours. Inwood Park is easily accessible by public transportation by taking the A train uptown to the Dyckman Street Subway station.
More information on Inwood Park can be found here – https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/inwood-hill-park

If you are interested in joining the hike, please fill out the contact form here: – Contact Form. Hope to hear from you!

Sunday, June 16
Juneteenth Celebration
Free Event, All ages Welcome. Festivities begin at 12 Noon.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Juneteenth is a commemoration of African-American heritage, and a celebration of self-development and respect for all cultures. Music, food, poetry, readings and art projects … Rivington St. Between Chrystie & Forsythe. http://www.mkgarden.org

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EVCS Weekly June 10 – 14

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are reminding children to wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when a sink isn’t available. We have had a few extra high fevers recently and while specific classrooms may be reaching out we want to remind everyone to pay attention to take care of ourselves. In general, during this busy time of year, remember to get enough rest and drink plenty of water. Please send a labeled water bottle with your child every day. Remember – stay healthy, everyone!

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Monthly Menus for June
Breakfast
Lunch

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THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, June 8
Food and Music Festival
Hosted by Tompkins Square Middle School 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In the School Yard 4th Street / Ave B
Share the Flyer!

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