Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Harry Laub, Ph.D., Director
Elysian Charter School
Weekly Newsletter

A Positively Different Public School

February 5, 2018                  Vol. 13  Issue 21
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 deb.rosner@ecsnj.org by 9:00 AM on Mondays.
Harry's Corner 
This is the first year Elysian had a weighted lottery.  The weighted lottery gives children who are demonstrably economically disadvantaged an extra chance to gain entrance through our lottery system. The chart below summarizes the results of the lottery.  Because, by law, we are required to give residents of Hoboken priority, we create two lists—Hoboken and Out of Hoboken. 
a.  The “Total Applicants” column gives the total number of applicants who applied to the 2018-19 lottery and compares that to the total number of applicants from the previous year.
b.  The “Total # of Weighted Lottery” column indicates the number of applicants who qualified for the weighted lottery based upon income levels.  Each of these children had his/her name entered into the lottery twice.
c.  The “1st Weighted Lottery Number” column indicates the number drawn that, in that particular grade, was the first economically disadvantage student to be selected.
Total Applicants
Total # of Weighted Lottery
1st Weighted Lottery Number
Out of Hoboken
Out of Hoboken
Out of Hoboken
A Statement About the Lottery
Because of a technical problem with the way our new online application system worked, four prospective kindergarten children and one first grader had their names left out of the lottery.  We were able to verify these names through the technological footprint that was left.  Based upon consultations with our lawyer and with the Department of Education we came up with a fair way to ensure that these applicants were included in the lottery.  We held a second “dummy” lottery with place holders for all of the applicants who had previously been in the lottery and then added these names into the “dummy” lottery.  They were then slotted in to the lottery lists at their correct spot.  We also guaranteed that no child who had already been accepted would lose a spot.  We had a buffer on this because of spots kept open for possible holdovers and spots made available based upon turndowns. We do apologize for the disruption and concern that this caused families.  We feel that this was a fair resolution, allowing everyone who entered the lottery a fair opportunity to become part of our community.

Friends of Elysian 2018 Annual Party & Auction Update

We are off to a great start for the 2018 Annual Party and Auction. So far we have sold more than 100 tickets, bringing in more than $11,000 for our school! Thank you to everyone who responded so generously! If you haven't yet purchased your ticket, please do so as soon as you are able.

We want to go "All-In for Elysian" and need your support to do that! And, with a special non-Elysian guest rate of $75, we encourage you to invite friends and family to join you for what is guaranteed to be a great night of fun, food, and fundraising!

Tickets are available online http://www.ecsnj.org/auction-tickets-2/ or to pay by check, please download a form http://www.ecsnj.org/wpcontent/uploads/2018/01/Ticket_Registration_2018.pdf and follow the instructions within.

We look forward to celebrating 20 wonderful years of  Elysian Charter School with you on 
Friday, March 9!

Auction Items Needed!

Do you have an item, experience, or special opportunity you’d like to donate to Friends of Elysian for our upcoming 2018 Party and Auction?

Or, would you be willing to ask local stores, restaurants, and business contacts for items?

Our goal is to have a variety of items that can help raise significant funds for the school and we can only do that with your help. We are ideally seeking new items or special experiences, valued at roughly $200 or more. (However, if something is less than that, unique, or you are unsure of the value, please don't hesitate to email us at friends@ecsnj.org.)

Additionally, if you'd be willing to help in the procurement of items from local businesses, please drop us a line at the email address above so we can get you started.

Please know that while we hope to be able to include all donations, we may not be able to accommodate all items, or may need to group items together. 

Thank you very much for your consideration of this request and for your support!

"Early Bird" Class Prize Raffle Deadline – Next Monday, February 12
A reminder that the “early bird” class prize deadline is next Monday, February 12. The single class who returns the most sold tickets and corresponding payments by this date will be eligible to win one of the following party options: pizza party, ice cream party, or a cupcake party.

If you should need additional booklets please email Anna Stanin at ajstanin@gmail.com.

PTSO Corner 

Chocolate Roses for Valentine's Day 

Order forms are due Wednesday, February 7. Chocolate roses are $2 each.  

You must fill out tags with first and last name and classroom of recipient.

Checks preferred and should be made payable to Elysian PTSO.

Please note that chocolate roses are made in a nut-free facility. 

All proceeds go to help fund the Middle School Spring Fling!  

Classroom Pictures Coming Soon 

All classroom photos will be sent home this week. 

Tickets for New Vic's Bromance, 4:30 PM Performance

Wed., February 14 are still available

BROMANCE: Barely Methodical Troupe

The New Victory Theater in NYC
60 minutes, no intermission

Bromance stars a trio of friends who flip, throw, and catch each other.  They turn handshakes into handstands and race through fast-paced, high-risk stunts featuring adrenaline-fueled contemporary acrobatics!

If you are registered for Elysian’s After School Program, and you wish for your child to go to the theater as part of the after school program, you must complete a permission slip (which will be passed out during After School).

If you wish to accompany your child/friend’s children, please contact Lynne.Shapiro@ecsnj.org.  
She will take your names and put you on a list of attendees. She will also let you know ticket cost.  You will not need permission slip.

This Week's Basketball Practices
Grade 3: Tuesdays: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Grade 4: Green Team: Wednesdays: 4:00 PM to 5:00 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: Wednesdays: 5:00 PM to 6:00 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 and may not leave the school building and then return.
***Games will be listed in the calendar below***

Note to 4th Grade Parents

Your child's Morgan Book Project manuscript will be in their backpack either today or tomorrow, Please check.

TAG Day Update

The 5th grade raised over $170 with today’s sports themed TAG day fundraiser. This money goes towards lowering the cost of the 5th grade Mystic, CT trip.

School Directory 

If you wish for a whole school or just a class directory, either a hard copy or by email,  please contact Deb.Rosner@ecsnj.org. 
Please note: some of our Elysian families requested that their personal information not be published.
Elysian Summer Camp 2018 --- Save The Date
ANOTHER GREAT SUMMER AWAITS YOU.....Elysian Summer Camp is back for another 2 weeks of fun-filled, action packed activities and summer fun. 
The camp will run the weeks of July 30th and August 6th.  You can sign up for one or for both weeks. Camp enrollment information to follow in the next few weeks. 
In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can email summercamp@ecsnj.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

We have many items (jackets, sweatshirts/hoodies, gloves, hats, etc) 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.
    Monday, February 5
    • Board Meeting, 7:00 PM (rescheduled from January 22)
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 7 vs. Stevens Co-op White, 6:15 PM, Multi
    • Game - Elysian Charter White 8 vs. Stevens Co-op Red, 7:15 PM, Multi
    Wednesday, February 7
    • 1/2 day, 12:30 PM dismissal, Aftercare available 
    Thursday, February 8
    • Game - Elysian Charter 6 vs. Hudson 6, 7:45 PM, Wallace
    Friday, February 9
    • Game - Elysian Charter 5 vs. Stevens Purple 5, 6:45 PM, Wallace
    Saturday, February 10
    • Game - Elysian Charter Girls vs. Hoboken Middle School Red, 3:00 PM, Multi
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 4 vs. Hoboken Charter Red 4, 2:20 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter White 4 vs. Hoboken Charter White 4, 3:10 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 3 vs. HOLA 3, 4:50 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter White 3 vs. Wallace Black 3, 5:40 PM, Wallace
    Monday, February 12
    • Game - Elysian Charter 6 vs. Stevens 6, 7:45 PM, Wallace
    Wednesday, February 14 
    • Bromance performance 4:30 PM - Aftercare to New Vic
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 7 vs. Hoboken Middle School Nets, 6:45 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter White 8 vs. HOLA, 7:45 PM, Wallace
    Thursday, February 15
    • Game - Elysian Charter 6 vs. Mustard Seed 6, 7:45 PM, Wallace
    Friday, February 16
    • Report Cards distributed at dismissal. Cards not picked up will be mailed home.
    Monday, February 19 - Friday, February 23
    • February Break - Elysian closed
    Saturday, February 24
    • Game - Elysian Charter Girls vs. Hoboken Charter School, 1:00 PM, Multi
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 4 vs. Hoboken Charter White 4, 4:50 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter White 4 vs. Wallace Black 4, 6:30 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 3 vs. Wallace Black 3, 7:20 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter White 3 vs. Hoboken PAL 3, 8:10 PM, Wallace
    Monday, February 26
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 7 vs. Hoboken Middle School Bulls, 6:15 PM, Multi
    • Game - All Saints vs. Elysian Charter White 8, 7:15 PM, Multi
    Wednesday, February 28
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 7 vs. Mustard Seed, 6:45 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Elysian Charter White 8 vs. Hoboken Middle School Bulls, 7:45 PM, Wallace
    Thursday, March 1
    • Game - Elysian Charter 5 vs. HOLA 5, 7:45 PM, Wallace
    Friday, March 2
    • Community Meeting - 8:30 AM, Gym
    • Game - Elysian Charter 6 vs. Hoboken Charter Red 6, 6:45 PM, Wallace
    Saturday, March 3
    • Game - Elysian Charter Girls vs. Stevens Co-op Red, 2:00 PM, Multi
    • Game - Elysian Charter Green 4 vs. Wallace Black 4, 3:10 PM, Wallace
    • Game - Connors Calabro 3 vs. Elysian Charter Green 3, 6:30 PM, Wallace
    • Game - All Saints 3 vs. Elysian Charter White 3, 7:20 PM, Wallace
    • Game - All Saints 4 vs. Elysian Charter White 4, 8:10 PM, Wallace
    Tuesday, March 6
    • Game - All Saints 5 vs. Elysian Charter 5, 7:45 PM, Wallace
    Friday, March 9
    • Friends of Elysian Annual Auction & Fundraiser, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM, HUB-16 Hudson Place 
    • Game - Elysian Charter 6 vs. HOLA 6, 8:45 PM, Wallace
    Tuesday, March 13
    • Elysian Annual Meeting - 6:00 PM, Gym
    • Game - Elysian Charter 5 vs. Wallace Black 5, 6:45 PM, Wallace
    Wednesday, March 14
    • 1/2 Day, 12:30 PM dismissal, Staff Development
    Monday, March 26
    • Board Meeting, 7:00 PM
    Thursday, March 29
    • 1/2 Day, 12:30 PM dismissal
    Friday, March 30 - Friday, April 6
    • Spring Break - Elysian Closed

    1460 Garden Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    Harry Laub, Ph.D., Director | harry.laub@ecsnj.org | Phone:201.876.0102 | Fax:201.876.9576
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