Newsletter 3-25-19
Newsletter 3-25-19
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken  
Susan Grierson, Director
Elysian Charter School Weekly Newsletter
A Positively Different Public School

March 25, 2019                  Vol. 14  Issue 27
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

No Game of Games today - Monday, March 25

Board Meeting - Monday, March 25 - 7:00pm
Grilled Cheese Fundraiser, Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29
Summer Camp - 4 weeks of summer fun!! Registration now available on ecsnj.orgEnrollment is first come, first served.
We are composting!
At Elysian we are doing our part to save the planet by helping create healthy soil. In partnership with Community Compost Company and the City of Hoboken, our food waste is collected, taken to farms where it is recycled into compost, which is used to fertilize the soil. Our food scraps are collected twice weekly and sent to farms where it is mixed with other organic material into compost. Compost is used to enrich the soil by cycling nutrients back into it. So instead of the food waste being headed into landfills, our food scraps will do a job to contribute to healthy soil and to help food grow. It will also be very interesting for us to see how much food is thrown away at school. There are lots of opportunities for learning while participating in this free composting program. 
To learn more, take a look at the link below with your children:

Friends of Elysian - Spectacular Sign-Ups!
(Plus a couple of auction items still available)

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!

  • THIS Wednesday!
    Hip Hop Moms with Derrick:  March 27, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • NEXT Monday!
    Hamilton Party with Diane M and Leah: 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
  • Basketball Tourney: Thursday, May 23, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Parents Night Out hosted by Angela and Josie: A Friday evening in April or May
  • Chromebooks for the Classroom: Help expand Elysian's ability to equip every student with a Chromebook.  
A quick link for more information, or to register, can be found HERE.
We also have a couple of items still available that didn't receive a bid which are available for purchase at the above link.
Thank you for your support!
PTSO Corner
MOVIE NIGHT CANCELLED - The Movie Night fundraiser scheduled for Friday, March 29, has been cancelled.
Instead our middle schoolers will be hosting some smaller fundraisers in the coming weeks!
Get ready for Krispy Kremes and waffles! Waffle Day will be Friday, April 5!
More information about Krispy Kreme sales to come soon!
Annual Grilled Cheese Fundraiser
The 5th Grade is having their annual grilled cheese fundraiser sale on Thursday, March 28th and Friday, March 29th to raise money for their Mystic, CT trip. 
These tasty treats, prepared and grilled up by our very own 5th grade students, will be available for the cost of $3 for one sandwich or buy two sandwiches for $5.
These tasty treats will be sold at both lunchtime and dismissal on BOTH days!
Please help us out and buy some grilled cheese awesomeness!  
Thanks, John & Lauren
Spring Fling Fundraiser
Today on *National Waffle Day*, we would like to announce our upcoming Spring Fling fundraiser on Friday, April 5th!
See flyer below for details.
Place your order for Elysian Merchandise. 
Deadline is Midnight Tonight, March 25
Help us Promote Literary Weekend
We really want it to be a giant hit and to make sure everyone knows about it.
Please share the link!
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
  • Teamwork - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Last Class March 26
  • Chess - 3:00pm - 4:30pm - Last Class June 19
  • Chess - 3:00pm - 4:30pm - Last Class June 19
  • All Thursday Clubs have ended
  • All Friday Clubs have ended

    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 current 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
    Monday, March 25
    • Board Meeting - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 27
    • Friends Fundraiser - Hip Hop Moms with Derrick - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Gym
    Thursday, March 28
    • Grilled Cheese Fundraiser - at Lunch and at dismissal - proceeds towards 5th grade trip
    Friday, March 29
    • Grilled Cheese Fundraiser - at Lunch and at dismissal - proceeds towards 5th grade trip
    • Movie Night - Cancelled
    April Calendar
    Tuesday, April 2
    • Town Hall for Strategic Planning - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Hillary's Room # 316
    Friday, April 5
    • Waffle Day Fundraiser - at Lunch - proceeds towards Spring Fling
    Tuesday, April 9
    • 6th Grade Trip
    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
    • 1st Grade Trip
    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
    Thursday, May 23
    • Friends Fundraiser - Basketball Tournament - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Gym
    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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