Newsletter 2-4-19
Newsletter 2-4-19
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
Elysian Charter School of Hoboken  
Susan Grierson, Director
Elysian Charter School Weekly Newsletter
A Positively Different Public School

February 4, 2019                  Vol. 14  Issue 20
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, Feb 6 - 1/2 Day - 12:30 Dismissal

February is a celebration of Black History. 

Black History Month is a chance for Americans to learn details of our nation’s history that, unfortunately, are far too often neglected and pushed to the wayside. As the saying goes, black history is American history — and it’s a varied and rich history. 

At Elysian we are sharing information daily about Black history with our students. The goal is that the contributions and sacrifices of many people will find a way into our student’s hearts and minds. We have much to learn. 

We will have our second Community Meeting on Thursday Feb.28th at 1:15 pm to share the work we learned during this month. More information to follow. 

“A wise nation honors and learns from its past. It refuses to let the most important facts about our shared and collective memory disappear into the depths of forgotten history. What happened in the past shapes and informs where we are heading in the future, and it’s of paramount importance to set aside a month for learning as much as we can about black history”.


    Friends of Elysian

The party and auction committee are in overdrive at the moment for our Mardi Gras event! We've collected a number of amazing items already, including tickets to sporting events and concerts; getaways; new restaurants for our popular "Dine-Around" packages; and, NEW this year, "teacher time" opportunities. Please be on the lookout for tomorrow's "All-in Tuesday" newsletter where we launch a weekly series detailing some of the exciting prizes made available through our generous parent, staff, and local business communities.

We're working hard to make a memorable event for our community AND help to provide Elysian Charter School with solid funding for next year — and we can't do that without YOU!

Tickets are available at It's guaranteed to be a great night of fun, food, and fundraising, so please consider inviting friends and family to join you at a special guest rate, also available at the link provided.
While we reach out to our generous local business community for its help in providing a varied selection of services and restaurants for our silent auction, it is often our FAMILIES that provide the most sought after and unique experiences.
We are looking for:
EXPERIENCES: Tickets (concerts/theater/TV tapings/sports etc.), behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive access to special locales or opportunities, NYC restaurant certificates, etc.
EXCURSIONS: A weekend in a vacation home, hotel stays, golf outings, boat tours, etc.
EXPERTISE: Home services (landscaping, design, carpentry, etc.), health & wellness etc.
ITEMS: Gift baskets, small appliances/electronics (new-in-box please), jewelry, shopping certificates, sports/entertainment memorabilia etc.
Might you have access to similar items or opportunities? If so, please email us at
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 contact us.)
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!
Thanks to all who have already particpated in Elysian Loves Literacy (ELL)!
Please remember to return completed dedication stickers, donor sheet, and a check for the amount collected (cash accepted if needed) to your child’s teacher. If you do not need the dedication stickers your child received,  please return the blank stickers so that Friends can reallocate the stickers to fulfill online orders.
The ELL campaign officially ends on February 27; however, we would be especially grateful to receive your completed orders and/or blank stickers before February break begins on February 14.
We are pleased to note that some of our donors have been able to secure matching funds from their companies for their ELL donations. If this may be an option for you (or for those your child is selling stickers to), please note that the organization to reference is The Friends of the Elysian Charter School of Hoboken, Inc., tax ID 22-3536228
For easy reference, the ELL campaign's website for online orders can be acccessed at
Thank you for your support!
Menus for March are now available for ordering on
 Please note the deadlines:
    *  March deadline -  Wednesday, February 26th 
All orders must be paid in full to be processed.
Winter Sessions of Enrichment Clubs
  • Debate - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Game of Games - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Dance with Derrick (Hip-Hop) - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Modern Calligraphy - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Crafty Kids - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Backgammon Club - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Teamwork - 3:00pm - 4:00pm  
WEDNESDAYS This week Wed 1/2 day - 12:30 Dismissal  - NO CHESS THIS WEEK.
  • Dance with Derrick (Broadway) - 12:45pm - 1:45pm 
  • Baking - 3:00pm - 4:30pm 
  • Debate - 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
  • Magic - 3:00 pm - 4:00pm
  • Robots - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Video Design - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Picasso - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Rock Climbing - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Board Games - 3:00pm - 4:00 pm
If you have any questions about the club schedule, please email

The new chess session begins on Wednesday, Feb. 13th. 
Remember, we will not be holding Chess on the 1/2 days for the Winter session.  

For those who like to plan ahead, we will NOT be holding clubs on Feb. 14th (the Thursday 1/2 day before our February break).   

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.

Lost and Found
Please write your child's name in their outerwear so if it is lost we can return those items. 
We have so many items left in the Lost and Found bin in the main office.
Can't find your child's jacket??  Sweater??  Sweatshirt??  

These articles that are left behind will soon be donated to charity.
      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
    February Calendar
    Monday, Feb 4
    • Homework Help 
    • Basketball-Green 7 vs. HOLA Teal - 6:15pm - Multi
    • Basketball-White 7 vs. Hudson - 7:15pm - Multi
    • Basketball-White 5 vs. Stevens Purple 5 - 6:45pm - Wallace
    Tuesday, Feb 5
    • Play Practice - 3:00pm - 4:15pm - Mary's Room
    • Basketball-All Saints vs. Green 6 - 6:45pm - Wallace
    Wednesday, Feb 6
    • 1/2 Day - 12:30pm Dismissal - Report Writing
    Thursday, Feb 7
    • Homework Help
    • Rebuild by Design Meeting Open for the Public - 6:00pm -Gym
    Saturday, Feb 9
    • Basketball-White 4 -Wallace Grey 4 - 2:20pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-Girls vs. Hoboken Middle School - 3:00pm - Multi
    • Basketball- Brandt 3 vs. Green 3 - 7:20pm - Wallace
    • Basketball- All Saints 3 vs. White 3 - 8:10pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-All Saints 4 vs. Green 4 - 9:00pm - Wallace
    Monday, Feb 11
    • Homework Help
    • Basketball-Kelly Green 8 vs. Hob Middle School Nets - 6:15pm - Multi
    • Basketball-White 7 vs. HOLA Teal - 7:15pm -Multi
    • Basketball-Green 5 vs. Wallace Black 5 - 6:45pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-White 5vs. Wallace Grey 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
    Tuesday, Feb 12
    • Basketball-Green 7 vs. Hoboken Charter - 6:15pm - Multi
    Wednesday, Feb 13
    • Rebuild by Design Meeting Open to the Public - 6:00pm - GYM
    Thursday, Feb 14
    • 1/2 Day - 12:30pm Dismissal - Aftercare until 3:00pm
    • Report Cards Distributed
    Friday, Feb 15 - Tuesday, Feb 19
    • School Closed - February Break
    Thursday, Feb 21
    • Homework Help
    • Basketball-Green 7 vs. Stevens White - 6:15pm - Multi
    • Basketball -Green 5 vs. Stevens Purple 5 - 6:45pm - Wallace
    Saturday, Feb 23
    • Basketball-Girls vs. Hoboken Charter - 3:00pm - Multi
    • Basketball-Connors/Calabro 4 vs. Green 4 - 3:10pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-White 4 vs. Wallace Black 4 - 4:50pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-White 3 vs. HOLA 3 - 7:20pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-Green 3 vs. Wallace Black 3 - 8:10pm - Wallace
    Monday, Feb 25
    • Homework Help
    • Basketball-Green 7 vs. White 7 - 6:15pm - Multi
    • Basketball-Green 6 vs. Hudson 6 - 6:45pm - Wallace
    • Basketball- Kelly Green 8 vs. HOLA Black - 7:15pm - Multi
    • Board Meeting - 7:00pm 
    Tuesday, Feb 26
    • 3rd Grade Trip
    Wednesday, Feb 27
    • Basketball-White 7 vs. Hoboken Charter - 6:45pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-All Saints vs. Kelly Green 8 - 7:45pm - Wallace
    Thursday, Feb 28
    • Community Meeting - 1:15 pm -Gym
    • Homework Help
    • Basketball-Green 6 vs. Mustard Seed 6 - 8:45pm - Wallace

    March Calendar

    Friday, March 1
    • Friends Auction - 7:00pm - Cadillac Cantina
    • Basketball-White 5 vs..Stevens Red 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-Green 5 vs. Stevens Red 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
    Saturday, March 2
    • Basketball-Stevens White vs. Girls - 2:00pm - Muli
    • Basketball-Green 3 vs. HOLA - 4:00pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-Green 4 vs. Wallace Grey 4 - 6:30pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-White 4 vs. HOLA Back 4 - 8:10pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-White 3 vs. Hoboken Charter 3 - 9:00pm - Wallace
    Monday, March 4
    • Basketball-Green 8 vs. Stevens Red - 7:15pm - Multi
    • Basketball-Connors/Calabro 5 vs. White 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
    Tuesday, March 5
    • Basketball-Green 7 vs. Mustard Seed - 6:15pm - Multi
    Wednesday, March 6
    • Basketball-White 7 vs. Stevens White - 6:45pm - Wallace
    Thursday, March 7
    • Basketball-Connors/Calabro 6 vs. Green 6 - 7:45pm - Wallace
    Monday, March 11
    • Basketball-Green 5 vs. Wallace Grey 5 - 6:45pm - Wallace
    • Basketball-White 5 vs. Stevens Red 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
    Tuesday, March 12
    • Annual Meeting - 6:00pm - GYM
    Friday, March 15
    • 6th Grade Trip
    Wednesday, March 20
    • 1/2 Day - 12:30pm Dismissal
    Friday, March 22
    • 8th Grade Trip
    Monday, March 25
    • Board Meeting - 7:00pm
    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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