EVCS Weekly Jan 14 – 18

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our phones have been down for some time now,
and we are not sure when the main line will be back up.
Please use this number until further notice
212-844-4900 – Dial 3 to reach EVCS.

We had a great week and played outside every day!
Be sure to layer up and dress warm on cold days – we still go outside!
Remember to label all items so that we can reunite them with your kids.
These are terrific labels, or use a Sharpie on the inside tags!

Let’s see what is coming up next week…

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Saturday, January 12
Special Education Conference (CEC 1)
Join this free conference to learn, inquire and inform you and your family further on Special Education services, supports and advocacy
Hosted by the Community Education Council of District 1
PS 20 Anna Silver School 166 Essex Street 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
To Register Click Here

NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 14
Kindergarten Application Deadline
Current EVCS Pre-K students will be given priority for a Kindergarten seat at EVCS, but you must apply before the deadline.
Please submit your application online here if you have not done so already.

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 1/7/19

January 7, 2019

Dear EVCS Students,

Welcome to the first School-Wide Morning Meeting of 2019!  In two weeks we will have a day off from school to observe Martin Luther King Day.  Every year at this time I like to remember who Martin Luther King was, what he accomplished and why he was so important.  Martin Luther King Jr. was a true hero of our country and someone who embodied all of our core values at EVCS.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement if the 1950’s and 1960’s.  He fought to bring racial justice and equity to this country.

Martin Luther King Jr. lived during a time in America when people were treated very differently according to their skin color. Martin believed that all people should be treated kindly, fairly and equally, no matter what color skin they have.  He fought very hard for civil rights in America, and he was a great leader who used non-violence to bring about change, social justice and racial equity. He was a great role model!

In two weeks when we have the day off from school, let’s all try to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in some way.  I’d love to hear about how you choose to do it!

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

Love,

Bradley

 

EVCS Weekly Jan 7 – 11

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy new year and welcome back!

Our phones are still down.

We have a temporary phone number.
Please use this number to reach the office and nurse until further notice:
212-844-4900- Dial 3 to reach EVCS.
We will let you know as soon as we are wired again.

January Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

Next week will be a full week of school.
Let’s check out what is happening…

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 7
School Wide Morning Meeting and Bake Sale!
Bake Sale hosted by 2nd Grade 8:00 a.m. In the Yard
SWMM (no host) 8:50 a.m. In the Auditorium

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EVCS Weekly • Winter Recess! Dec 24 – Jan 1

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It was a packed house on Wednesday morning at the Festival of Lights – all of our kids were shining bright! A big shout out to Terry for a wonderful performance with every class and for the continued staff support around this event! Thank you also to our family band for bringing it once again!

In case you missed the Festival Performances, A big thanks you to Bonnie, (Neil and Ivan’s mom), for sharing these files with all of us! FOL photos and videos for everyone to enjoy!

Let’s check out what is happening this weekend and upon our return…

January Menus
Breakfast
Lunch

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PA meeting (Thursday 12/13) recap and other updates

Hello EVCS Families,

Almost there, Just 3 more mornings to get through until Winter Break!

Last Thursday (12/13) was our December General PA meeting, here’s the recap:

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AfterSchool at EVCS is Green Apple Kids

Liza from Green Apple Kids After School came to the meeting to talk about the program and answer questions.
Here are some highlights:

GAK is an Environmental, Science and Art based program for PreK-5th graders hosted at EVCS. Enrollment is “rolling”. Billing is done monthly, the full fee is $400 per month for 5 days a week, or about $20 a day. Kids can enroll for 1 day to the full 5 days a week. They offer a sliding scale for families who need it. Applications are with James in the school office (rm 205), there is no online application, so you’ll need to come into school to sign up. The program has been running at the Earth School for the past several years. The schedule follows the DOE calendar with optional 1/2 day bridge for an additional fee. The philosophy and approach to kids is quite comparable to EVCS’ so you can expect a kind, happy, safe and familiar after-school experience. They do a “digital check-in”, so you’ll get an email when your child has been transitioned from day-school to after-school.

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EVCS Weekly Dec 17 – 21

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The week was full of energy in the yard and we were outside every day!
Terry and the students have all been working very hard preparing for the Festival of Lights next Wednesday morning. It promises to be a magical morning! More details will go home in backpacks Monday.

Let’s check out other activities coming up next week and beyond…

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NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 17
Winter Coat Drive Ends
Monday will be the last day to donate a winter coat to NYCares.
Please bring any gently used coats to the main lobby and add them to the labeled bin.

Wednesday, December 19
Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights will be held in the East Side MS/HS Auditorium
Guests attending please enter on 11th Street northside,
between Ave A and 1st Ave
. The show starts at 9:00 a.m. – we leave from the yard at 8:40 a.m. together! We are asking everyone to leave the backpacks at home this day. Only bring lunch if you pack one.

Thursday, December 20
Reminder: The school Lost and Found will be cleaned out! If you are missing any items please stop in and check out the L&F located in the lobby any day before items are packed up and donated!

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December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Winter Recess, School is Closed

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L Train Affinity Group at EVCS

If you would like to be added to this L Train Group to discuss plans during the train shut-down, please reach out to communityaction@evcsnyc.org.

Weekend

Sunday, December 16
EVCS Chess Play Date, K-5
1-30 to 3-30
The Roost, 222 Avenue B
for details click here

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Family Events

Tuesday, December 18
12.18.2018 | 7:30PM |Carnegie Hall
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture presents
125th anniversary Concert of “Dvorak at Carnegie Hall”
Sponsored Tickets for Students and Chaperones
Complimentary Concert at Carnegie Hall – A Holiday Gift
RSVP for Free Tickets Here –

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CALENDAR

Remember you can always check the calendar for EVCS events.
View full calendar in a new window.
Or subscribe to the calendar in your own calendar application
when you visit the web site.

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D1 Family Resource Center Events

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Have a great weekend. See you in the yard Monday!

All best wishes,
James

EVCS Weekly Dec 10 – 14

Weekly Dec 10

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a sunny week in the yard and everyone enjoyed it! The EVCS Winter Coat Drive has started. Over the next two weeks we will be collecting coats in the main lobby. The collection will continue through Monday, December 17.

Please remember to catch the EVCS Holiday Makers Fair happening this Monday in the main lobby, doors open at 8:00 a.m. and stay open until 4:00 p.m. (as long as they have shoppers)! Shop before and after SWMM! There will be hand made items for sale, hot beverages and treats for all to enjoy! Hope to see you there.

Let’s check out other activities coming up next week and beyond…

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School Wide Morning Meeting Message 12/10/2018

December 10, 2018

Dear EVCS Students,

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  As you might remember from the last time we were together for SWMM, our school had our Quality Review last week.  I’m happy to report that it went very well!  Over two days the reviewer visited almost all of our classrooms and met with groups of teachers, students and parents.  In every aspect of the review she saw high quality teaching and learning, evidence of our core values, and a strong school community.  Thanks to everyone for making it a success!  A special thanks to all of the students who were called upon to talk about their work and their school experience: Lena Jones, Sylvan Garrelts, Otis Bartlett, Oona McGinty, Soraya Gibbs, Sebastian Askew, Leo Rosenberg,  Declan Resch, Chloe Parsons, Amelia Mirsky, Teo Stabler, Gianna Delgado, Aiman Nurhadiat, Tenzin Phenthok, Emma Waldroop and Jacob Perleman!

We all know that Joy of Learning is a top priority at EVCS.  If you can stick around after today’s SWMM you will see joy of learning on full display, as our 5th graders share work from their Alvin Ailey West African dance residency.  All are welcome to watch.

Finally, make sure you stop by the EVCS holiday craft sale in the lobby today!

Big thanks to our Kindergarten friends for hosting, thanks to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.

Love,

Bradley