Elysian Charter School
A Positively Different Public School
January 16, 2018 Vol. 13 Issue 18
The school newsletter is sent out on Mondays. When there is a holiday, the newsletter is sent the following day.
Once again on Friday we celebrated the work of some of our students at a Community Meeting. Certainly, watching the children read or perform is “adorable.” But it is much more than that. Think about how nervous a child gets just before he/she stands up in front of the entire school, including a sizeable number of parents. Yet, invariably, the child performs well and accomplishes the goal. Just think about the 3rd graders who performed on KUUMBA Day and then reprised part of that performance at Friday's Community Meeting. In preparing for the performance they learned a great deal about African culture; they learned to synchronize their body movements into the dance; each child had an opportunity to perform in a small group in front of the larger group. The sense of accomplishment that these children achieved was amazing. This type of success is a major confidence builder.
At Friday’s meeting the kindergarten classes, along with their 4th and 5th grade buddies, presented on Martin Luther King. Again, completely “adorable.” But look at what went into preparing for this. The children had to learn about Dr. King. They collaborated with their older buddies to write something, and then they presented in front of the entire school.
Each performance at a Community Meeting requires preparation, rehearsal and presentation. They always end with the children feeling a sense of accomplishment. These short performances also provide an opportunity for children to practice being in front of an audience, something that is a valuable life skill.
And, of course, Community Meetings develop our sense of community, our support for the children and provides an opportunity to celebrate the children’s work.
Elysian United for UNICEF
The Social Action Committee thanks all of you for going All In! We raised $550 at the chili dinner and community meeting. Don’t forget to post your pictures with #ibelieveinthepowerofUNI so we can continue to spread the word!
This Spring, we will have the first Elysian Homecoming to celebrate our 20 years. Join us for a planning meeting on Monday, January 29 at 6:00pm to be a part of this exciting event!! Email email@example.com for more info.
This Week's Basketball Practices
Grade 3: Tuesdays: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grade 4: Green Team: Wednesday this week: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Grade 4: White Team: Fridays: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grade 5: Fridays: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Grade 6: Mondays: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Including Intramural Game)
Grade 7: Thursdays: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Grade 8: Thursdays: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Girls 6-8: Wednesday this week: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Children waiting for a practice to begin will be able to attend Aftercare at no cost. Any child attending Aftercare must start right at the end of the school day. Children may not leave the school building and then return.
***Games will be listed in the calendar below***
Friends of Elysian
Fit Foundry Fundraiser
Join us Wednesday evening, January 24, for a winter workout social. Engage your muscles and socialize with fellow Elysian supporters during a fun workout led by the experts at Fit Foundry.
The event is open to anyone who wishes to support Elysian, so please invite your friends!
Date: Wednesday, January 24
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Fit Foundry, 1416 Willow Avenue (above Battaglia’s)
Fit Foundry offers large group team training, small group personalized training, 1-on-1 private training and specialty yoga, in a unique modern industrial setting. All just two blocks away from Elysian.
Thank you to Fit Foundry and Sarah and Dave Quevedo for donating their space and time in support of Elysian.
Deadline EXTENDED for ALL Photo Orders - New deadline is Wednesday, January 17th! School photo retakes have been sent home in backpacks. Please check your child’s envelope for pre-ordered photos and/or individual access codes. To view photos and/or place a new OR additional order, please go to www.mylifetouch.com and enter the NEW unique access code for your child. All orders are now due THIS Wednesday, January 17th. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elysian Collects Box Tops and LABELS for Education
Look for the container near Deb's desk in the office! Thank you!
Lost and Found
Please write your child's name or initials in their outerwear so if it ends up in the Lost and Found we can return it. We have many items (jackets and sweatshirts/hoodies) that need to find their way back home. Please come and take a look in the Main Office.
As per state law, we no longer publish the exact location of trips for security reasons.
Please read the calendar weekly, as changes are updated regularly.
Please see above under "This Week's Basketball Practices" for grades, dates and times of practices.
Wednesday, January 17
- 1/2 Day of School, 12:30 PM Dismissal - Staff Development
- Lottery, 1:30 PM
Thursday, January 18
- 8th Grade Trip
- Game - Grade 7 White vs. Hoboken Knicks, 6:15 PM - Multi
- Game - Grade 8 Green vs. Hoboken Charter, 7:15 PM - Multi
Friday, January 19
- Game -Connors Calabro vs. Grade 6, Wallace - 8:45 PM - Wallace
Saturday, January 20
- Game - Girls vs. Stevens Co-op Red, 2:00 PM, Multi
- Game - Grade 3 Green vs. Wallace 3 Grey, 4:00 PM - Wallace
- Game - Connors Calabro vs. Grade 4 Green, 4:50 PM - Wallace
- Game - Grade 3 White vs. HOLA, 5:40 PM - Wallace
- Game - Grade 4 White vs. HOLA, 6:30 PM - Wallace
Monday, January 22
- Game - Connors Calabro vs. Grade 5 , 6:45 PM - Wallace
- Board Meeting, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 24
- 8th Grade Trip
- 5th Grade Trip
- Friends of Elysian Winter Workout Social, 8:00 PM - Fit Foundry
Thursday, January 25
- Game - Grade 8 Green vs. Stevens Co-op Red, 6:15 PM - Multi
- Game - Grade 7 White vs. Stevens Co-op White, 7:15 PM - Multi
- Game - Grade 6 vs. Hoboken Charter White 6, 7:45 PM - Wallace
Saturday, January 27
- Game - Grade 3 Green vs. Hoboken PAL 3, 1:30 PM, Wallace
- Game - Grade 3 White vs. Wallace Grey 3, 2:20 PM, Wallace
- Game - Girls vs. Stevens Co-op White, 3:00 PM, Multi
- Game - Grade 4 Green vs. Hoboken PAL 4, 3:10 PM, Wallace
- Game - Grade 4 White vs. Wallace Grey 4, 4:00 PM, Wallace
Tuesday, January 30
- Game - Grade 8 Green vs. Hoboken Middle School Knicks, 6:15 PM, Multi
- Game - Grade 7 White vs. Hoboken Middle School Nets, 7:15 PM, Multi
1460 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Harry Laub, Ph.D., Director