Newsletter 3-18-19
Newsletter 3-18-19
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken  
Susan Grierson, Director
Elysian Charter School Weekly Newsletter
A Positively Different Public School

March 18, 2019                  Vol. 14  Issue 26
The school newsletter is sent out on Mondays. When there is a holiday, the newsletter is sent the following day. 

Please note:  Send news to by 9:00 AM on Mondays.
                    This Week at a Glance
Wednesday, March 20 - 1/2 Day - 12:30 Dismissal 
No Chess Club this week

Summer Camp Info Below - 4 weeks of summer fun!!
Registration now available on
Enrollment is first come, first served.
Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. They often ask questions – both in school and at home - that are sometimes tough to answer. Some of the hardest questions can easily make the most informed teacher or parent feel less than worthy. Some of these tough questions are about family beliefs and can’t be answered by “googling it”. 
I hope that you find this article informative. 
News From Our Nurse, Diane DeSombre, RN
This is an interesting article on new advice and guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on the prevention of food allergies in children. 
Click below for the link to the article.

Friends of Elysian - Spectacular Sign-Ups!

In case you didn't attend the 2019 Annual Party & Auction, or simply missed the sign-up section of the auction website, there are still a number of opportunities for kids, adults, and families available. Spots are limited, so you’ll want to act quickly!

  • Hip Hop Moms with Derrick: Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Hamilton Party with Diane M and Leah: Monday, April 1, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • ECS Goes Positively Pilates: Friday, April 26, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Weekend Jewelry Workshop with Abra and Melissa: Saturday, May 18,
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Parents Night Out hosted by Angela and Josie: A Friday evening in April or May
  • Basketball Tourney: A Friday or Saturday in May
A quick link for more information, or to register, can be found HERE.
PTSO Corner
Movie Night Coming Up - Drop-Off Movie Night is coming Friday, March 29, from 6 - 9 pm at Elysian! This is a fundraiser for the Middle School Spring Fling. Parents, make your date night reservations now! More details to follow.
Back By Popular Demand...
Elysian merchandise for the entire family! 

Elysian Summer Camp 2019 
4 Weeks of Fun...  Elysian Summer Camp 2019 registration forms are now available on our school website at
To access all camp registration forms, click on "Summer Camp" under the Quick Links category on the front page of the website.
Please print the forms, fill out all necessary information and sign BOTH the registration form and the Summer Camp Code of Conduct page.
Forms should be returned to the main office to the attention of Pam Gorode or via email to
You may also pick up registration forms from Elysian's main office.
Remember, enrollment is on a first come, first served basis.
We hope your'e ready for another awesome summer!!!
Please e-mail with any questions.
Winter Sessions of Enrichment Clubs This Week
  • Debate - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class March 25
  • Game of Games - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class April 1
  • Dance with Derrick (Hip-Hop) - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class March 25
  • Crafty Kids - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class March 19
  • Backgammon - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class March 19
  • Teamwork - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class March 26
  • Chess - No Class this week - Last Class June 19
  • Chess - No Class this week - Last Class June 19
  • Dance with Derrick (Broadway) - 12:45pm - 1:45pm - Last Class March 20  Performance at 1:45 pm 
  • All Thursday Clubs have ended
  • Create like Picasso - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class March 22 - Exhibition of student's work during the last class.

    If you have any questions about the club schedule, please email

    Remember, we will not be holding Chess on the 1/2 days for the Winter session. 

Dressing for a Fire Drill

We perform monthly fire drills in which the students have to quickly leave the building without their coats.

Please make sure your child is dressed warm enough during these cold days.

Lost and Found
Please write your child's name in their outerwear/sweaters, so if it is lost we can return those items.
      Elysian Collects Box Tops and LABELS for Education
          Look for the container near Deb's desk in the office!  Thank you!
        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 regul
    March Calendar
    Wednesday, March 20
    • 1/2 Day - 12:30pm Dismissal
    Friday, March 22
    • 8th Grade Trip
    Monday, March 25
    • Board Meeting - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 27
    • Friends Fundraiser - Hip Hop Moms with Derrick - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Gym
    Friday, March 29
    • Movie Night - More info to follow

    April Calendar
    Tuesday, April 2
    • Town Hall for Strategic Planning - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Room TBD
    Thursday, April 11
    • 4th Grade Trip
    Friday, April 12
    • 1/2 Day -12:30pm Dismissal - Aftercare until 3:00pm
    Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19
    • Elysian Closed - Spring Break
    Tuesday, April 23 - Friday, April 26
    • 5th & 6th Grade NJSLA Testing
    Thursday, April 25
    • Rebuild by Design - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Gym
    Friday, April 26
    • Friends Fundraiser - ECS Goes Positively Pilates - 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Monroe Movement Space
    Monday, April 29 & Tuesday, April 30
    • 3rd & 4th Grade NJSLA Testing
    Monday, April 29
    • Board Meeting - 7:00pm

    May Calendar
    Wednesday, May 1
    • 1/2 Day - 12:30pm Dismissal - No Chess Club
    Wednesday, May 1 & Thursday, May 2
    • 3rd & 4th Grade NJSLA Testing
    Tuesday, May 7 - Friday, May 10
    • 7th & 8th Grade NJSLA Testing
    Tuesday, May 14
    • 4th Grade Trip
    Tuesday, May 14 - Wednesday, May 15
    • 5th & 8th Grade Science Testing
    Friday, May 17
    • 6th Grade Trip
    Sunday, May 19
    • 2nd Annual Block Party
    Monday, May 20
    • Board Meeting - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, May 21
    • 4th Grade Trip
    Friday, May 24
    • 1/2 Day - 12:30 Dismissal - Aftercare until 3:00pm
    Monday, May 27
    • Elysian Closed - Memorial Day
    Wednesday, May 29
    • Field Day- Raindate June 11
    Friday, May 31
    • 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Spring Concert - 9:00am - Gym
    A note about attendance:  The New Jersey State Law is very specific about school attendance. 
    By law, children are expected to be in school every day unless they are ill. 
    There is no room in the law or regulations to excuse any children who have prior plans.
    We must mark all children absent who are not in attendance.
    1460 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Susan Grierson, Director | | Phone:201.876.0102 | Fax:201.876.9576
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