English Village Family Newsletter

September 2023 Week 1


Greetings and welcome back, EV Families!

What a great first week back! It was so nice to see all of our returning students and their families as well as our new students and families! This year promises to be special due to the fact that our students returned to school and seamlessly adjusted to being back (or in school for the first time), getting into rituals and routines, and becoming leaders! What an amazing group of young people! Let's keep it going, Team EV!

Our school theme this year is: HAPPY (Have a Positive and Productive Year)! This is what we hope to achieve for all (students, their families, and staff). Our District theme is Better Together! Together we can make this happen. Our partnership and collaboration will benefit your children/our students and ensure that they are HAPPY and achieve the goal of being successful and ready for the next school year/grade.

Parents/Families-Please continue to stay informed and involved! We are here to help if you have any questions, concerns, wonders, etc. Thank you very much for helping us to have an amazing start to the 2023-2024 school year! We truly appreciate you and can't do it without you all!


Jason Lewis

Rosa Bellone

English Village Updates

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Welcome back English Village Leaders

Welcome back English Village Students and Staff. Students worked hard this week learning new things, making friends and having fun.

Drop Off/Pick-Up Reminders 2023-2023

Morning Drop-Off

Arrival is from 8:40am - 8:50am

-Pull as far as possible in the lane closest to the sidewalk/school in the car circle (east circle)

-Wait in line or in your car until 8:40am when the cafeteria doors are opened for arrival by EV Staff.

-Walk your child up to the door and drop them off there.

**Please note that only students are allowed to enter our school through the cafeteria entrance. Absolutely no family members or any other adults will be allowed to enter there due to safety precautions.

-Promptly return to your car and pull ahead/exit so that other families are able to drop their children off in a timely manner.

Afternoon Pick-up

Dismissal is from 3:15pm - 3:25pm

- Pull into our car loop and get into line

-Pull up as far as possible in the lane that is open and closest to the sidewalk/building

-Make sure to have your picture ID ready to show a staff member

-The use of the Pikmykid app is highly recommended and will help the process to go more smoothly for all.

-You will be checked in by a staff member.

**Students will be put in line to be dismissed in the order that parents arrive.

-Do not exit your car at any time to retrieve your child. Your child will be brought to your car by an EV staff member in the order that you arrive.

-Do not approach the cafeteria door to retrieve your child as he/she will be brought to you at your car.

-Do not leave your car unattended in the car loop

-Once your child is in the car please pull ahead and exit the car loop when directed by the EV Staff.

Pikmykid Info

The Pikmykid app is used during car rider dismissal. Please follow the directions below to download and utilize the application.
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Important Documents

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A Note from our Nurse Ms. Scammell

Please keep a change of clothes in your child's backpack in case of accidents or spills. We would appreciate it if you could wash any borrowed clothes and have your students return them to the nurse's office so that others can borrow them.

Art Room Newsletter

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Community Schools Corner

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Community Schools Site Coordinator

Hello English Village Families!

I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am the Community Schools Site Coordinator for English Village Elementary. I am also an active member of the school PTA and I have two wonderful children who are a part of the Greece Central School District. Recently, I worked as the Parent Engagement Coordinator at both English Village and Lakeshore Elementary school collaborating with families, staff and the community, so some of you may recognize me from last year! I look forward to building supportive relationships, which I feel is the heart of the community. As a parent, I understand your perspectives and as a professional, I am here to help. We are here to support the needs of our school community. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions and concerns. I can be reached at (585) 484-7114 or email me at stacey.remillard@greececsd.org.

Parent Engagement and Support Coordinator

We welcome back Katy Cooper for her second year as the Parent Engagement

and Support Coordinator at English Village and Lakeshore Elementary.

She is a lifelong Greece resident and alumni. Katy has 2 boys that attend English Village and Lakeshore. Katy is an active member of the PTA. She looks forward to working with the students, families and Staff.

Please contact her at katy.cooper@greececsd.org or (585) 484-7848

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Free Meals for the 23-24 school year

All students in all Greece schools will receive free breakfast and lunch for the 23/24 school year, regardless of their household income. Lunch applications will no longer be necessary.

Instead, we strongly encouraged you to complete an Income Data Collection Form to assist the District in accurately reporting numbers to the state. While completing this form is optional, high school students who wish to receive discounts on college admission fees, AP tests, SAT exams, and other courses should complete it.

PTA Updates

We are looking forward to another great year and events next year.

Please join us at our first meeting of the year next week where we will discuss our fall fundraiser and upcoming events.

Any questions/concerns can be emailed to evpta800@gmail.com

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September 11th: Football Spirit Wear Day

September 13th: PTA Meeting 6:30pm

October 6th: Superintendent's Conference Day No School PreK-12

October 9th: Columbus/Indigenous People Day No School PreK-12

October 18th: Picture Day

October 27th: Parent Teacher Conference Day No School PreK-12

October 31st: Parent Teacher Conference Day Half Day K-8th, No PM PREK