Newsletter 10-29-18
Newsletter 10-29-18
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken  
Susan Grierson, Director
Elysian Charter School Weekly Newsletter
A Positively Different Public School

October 29, 2018                  Vol. 14  Issue 7
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.
Our kick-off community meeting for the school year 2018-2019 school year will be on Friday, Nov 9 at 8:45 am in the GYM.  Looking forward to seeing as many as you as possible.
Basketball season has arrived! 
Some news about Basketball teams this year at Elysian:
• All Elysian students are welcome to play. Our goal is for all of our players to have fun, learn new basketball skills and strategies and show good sportsmanship. Being on a team is memorable and should be a highlight of the school year. 
• Teams are formed by grade this year. Third thru eighth grade teams are forming now. If you would like for your child to participate, please sign them up. Forms were sent home with all of the information about how to register with Hoboken rec dept. Additional forms are in the main office.
• The teams will be coached by parent/s who will co-coach with staff, when available. 
• The schedule for games and practices will be available soon. 
I look forward to seeing the teams in action and seeing all the kids on the court.
Time To Register Siblings For Kindergarten In 2019-2020!

As you know, Elysian Charter School has sibling preference.   In order for a spot to be saved for a sibling of a current Elysian student for next year’s Kindergarten class of (2019-2020), you must let us know BEFORE the lottery.  Your child must turn five (5) by October 1st in order to qualify for registration in your district.

We need to know how many places to reserve for our siblings.  Please let us know now!

The lottery will be held this year on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  In order for your spot to be guaranteed, you must turn in your application by the deadline of January 11, 2019.

                         PLEASE CLICK THE BOX BELOW FOR A FORM
click here for printable form

Friends of Elysian

                                     Just TWO SPOTS left!

Great opportunity for a friends' or a couple's night-out as both spots are on the same team. Please help us meet our goal of selling out this fundraising event! To register, please email with your interest. Please note that due to limited quantity, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

PTSO Corner 
HALLOWEEN PARTY THANK YOUS - Hope everyone had a great time at the Halloween Party, dancing to DJ Rey and flashmobbing with Derrick! It wouldn't have been possible without our many volunteers and donors! Thank you to our chairs: Stacy Mello, Stephanie Gaasterland, Lisa Spear, Sara Green, Devon Maggio, and Angela Soo-McDermott. 
Thank you also to our volunteers: Alex Williams, Giles Alderson, Stephanie Craft, Carter Craft, Anat Margalit, Mark Spear, Clare Cook, Colin Cook, Nathalie Crews-Vargo, Diane Murray, Michelle Murray, Jenifer Semenza, Sally Rutledge, Karen Siegel, Michele McCue, Cecilia Bejar, Jeanine Blake, Carrie Campbell, Vera Casazza, Sheila Di Gasper, Kara Flood, Lisa Gale, Amanda Gordon, Lital Inbar, Marica Magnalardo, Danielle Moss, Dina Muradian, Jenn Napolitani, Brendan Phalen, John Rutledge, Jen Weiss Vassallo, Marisa Simon, Brad Simon, Suzi Taylor, Katrina Virtusio, Kevin Goldberg, Elissa Goodman, Maria Badali, Nicola Hoelzl, Burcak Altin, Trina Ballantyne, Uri Inbar, Ariel Inbar,  Liam Carroll, Caleb Goldberg, Nate Goldberg, Maddie Alderson, Sebastian Alderson, Sienna Mello, Kayla Rivera, Erin Fitzpatrick, Lila Hoelzl, Ori Pinn, Gabriella Stanin, Victoria Stanin and many more!
We are grateful to our donors: G. Millz Boken Roadhouse, Big Fun Toys, Gravity Vault, Ben & Jerry's, 16 Handles, Michele McCue, Catherine Murray, Jenna Filipps, Jen O'Callaghan, Jillana Watson, Alex Williams, Giles Alderson, Bridget Glynn, Stephanie Craft, Carter Craft, Priya Vyas, Serena Trinkwalder, Suzi Taylor, Anna Stanin, Lisa Spear, Kandace Simpson, Corinne Shalewitz, Sally Rutledge, Maureen Quinn, Andrea O'Connor, Danielle Moss, Stacy Mello, Sara Green, Jesse Ann Mahat, Devon Maggio, Melissa Laviena, Sylvie Honig, Amanda Gordon, Benat Facquet, Catrin Esslinger, Trista DeFilippis, Erin Curtiss, Jeanine Blake, Maria Badali, and many more!
A big shout out to our 7th and 8th grade students and parents, and teachers Mary Bridget Maxwell, Leah Oppenzato, Regan Michaels, and Hillary Quist, for coordinating all of the food and face painting at the party! 
Congratulations to our Costume Contest Winners:
K-2 - Gia Reyes as Little Bo Peep 
3-5 - Meghan Phalen as Girl in a Box
6-8 - Grace Campbell and Taylor Glynn as The Spice Girls
Best Family - The Curtiss Family as The Incredibles
Best Group - Sophia Hassell, Lucia Gonzalez, and Amelia Facquet as S'Mores
Most Original - Gavin Rutledge as Brett Kavanaugh's Calendar
Crowd Favorite - Evan Spiegel as a Fortnite Llama
COIN CHALLENGE COMING UP! - Start saving your pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars for the Elysian Coin Challenge! The Challenge will take place the week of November 12-16 in your children's classrooms! Each day, a different denomination will be collected.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR PTSO DUES - Enjoy the Halloween Party? Did you know that your dues go toward funding the free Halloween Party, as well as the many free or low-cost events that the PTSO puts on every year? PTSO dues envelopes have been sent home, but if you did not receive one, please email or send in your donation in a regular envelope, with your contact information on the outside. To help fund the PTSO, we are suggesting all families contribute $25 per child in dues. Please return the envelope with cash or check made out to Elysian PTSO to the main office. PayPal is still not accepting payments, so at this time we are suggesting sending your donation in an envelope to the office. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Parent Volunteer Survey
Elysian Charter School was founded by parents and continues to run with strong family involvement. Both the PTSO and Friends of Elysian can use the help of the parent community in numerous ways. To volunteer your time and talent — and continue Elysian’s history of parental involvement — just return this completed form to the office. Thank you!
Basketball Tryouts!
Grade 6, from 4:00 – 5:00
Grade 7, from 5:00 – 6:00

Grade 8,  from 4:00 – 5:00
**New addition! ** Girls in Grades 6,  7,  8  from 5:00 - 6:00 


Mark Your Calendars

Enrichment Clubs This Week - No Clubs on Wednesday

--Debate Club - 3:00pm - 4:00pm  
--The Game Show Club - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
--Dance with Derrick - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
--Crazy Chemistry - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

--Creative Clay Creations - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
--Baking Club – 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
--Logic Puzzles – 3:00pm - 4:00pm
--Healthy Minds in Active Bodies - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

There will be NO Wednesday clubs this week (Chess Club, YouTube Skit Club) on Halloween.  Enjoy your trick or treating!!  An extra class will be added to the end of the session for these 2 clubs. 

--Lego Engineering (Grades 1-3) - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
--Tennis – 3:00pm - 4:00pm
--Debate Club –3:00pm - 4:00pm 

--Jewelry Making & Crafts - 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
--Rock Climbing – (off site at Gravity Vault) - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
--Lego Engineering  (Kindergarten) - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Homework Help

Every Monday and Thursday from 2:45pm to 4:00pm. 
Please make sure you have a permission form filled out.

Kuumba Family Survey

Please be on the lookout for the Kuumba Family Survey which should coming home to you tomorrow.

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 upcoming cold days.

Thank you.

Lost and Found 

Did your child lose something?  Jacket?? Sweater??  Sweatshirt??  Even some books from the Book Fair? 
Come to the main office and take a look at our Lost and Found bin.  It's growing.
New Boxtops for Education smartphone app
Box Tops Bonus App

To Register Elysian for a sweepstake
Monsters Cereal Madness Sweepstakes
      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
    Monday, Oct 29
    • 4th Grade Trip
    • Rock Band Practice, 2:55pm - 3:45pm, Music Room #219
    • Homework Help, 2:45pm - 4:00pm
    Tuesday, Oct 30
    • Play Practice, 3:00pm - 4:15pm, Music Room #219

    Thursday, Nov 1
    • Rugby Practice, 3:00pm - 3:45pm, 1600 Park
    Monday, Nov 5
    • Rock Band Practice, 2:55pm - 3:45pm, Music Room #219
    Tuesday, Nov 6
    • 5th Grade Trip
    • Play Practice, 3:00pm - 4:15pm, Music Room #219
    Wednesday, Nov 7
    • Trivia Night, 7:00pm, Cadillac Cantina
    Thursday Nov 8
    • Rugby Practice, 3:00pm - 3:45pm, 1600 Park
    Friday, Nov 9
    • Community Meeting
    Monday, Nov 12
    • Rock Band Practice, 2:55pm -3:45pm, Music Room #219
    Monday, Nov 12 - Friday, Nov 16
    • Coin Challenge
    • Parent Teacher Conferences
    Tuesday, Nov 13
    • 4th Grade Trip
    Wednesday, Nov 14
    • 1/2 Day - Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Monday, Nov 19
    • 4th and 5th Grade Trip
    • Rock Band Practice, 2:55pm - 3:45pm, Music Room #219
    Wednesday, Nov 21
    • 1/2 Day, Aftercare Ends at 3:00pm
    Thursday, Nov 22 and Friday, Nov 23
    • Elysian Closed - Thanksgiving
    Monday, Nov 26
    • 6th Grade Trip
    • Rock Band Practice, 2:55pm - 3:45pm, Music Room #219
    • Board Meeting, 7:00pm
    Tuesday, Nov 27
    • Picture Re-take Day
    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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