Elysian Charter School Weekly Newsletter
A Positively Different Public School
January 7, 2019 Vol. 14 Issue 16
The school newsletter is sent out on Mondays. When there is a holiday, the newsletter is sent the following day.
For the past 20 years Yahaya Kamate has been part of the Elysian community. His African Dance Artist in Residency work is amongst the most endearing and memorable project that all third grade Elysian students have and will participate in. I have watched our third graders master a series of difficult African dance sequences and steps that would challenge many. Not our kids! They greet Yahaya each week with joy and hugs. What is most lovely to observe is how Yahaya ties in mindfulness, positive thinking and helping our kids make connections to dance, body and soul.
Don’t miss the demonstration of the third grade residency on Friday.
KUUMBA Day is Friday!
Please make sure kids get to school on time so they’re ready to KUUMBA!
All Kids should wear clothes to dance or make art in. Beware: they may be using paint and Sharpie markers!)
- Families are invited to the 3rd grade demonstration of what they learned during their African Dance Residency. After drop-off, please come to the gym.
Dance begins around 8:45 PM
- The 3rd grade repeats their dance, demonstrates their moves for Elysian students and teachers. Anyone unable to attend in the morning, is welcome to join the audience in the afternoon, around 1:45 PM.
Wear Elysian Swag!
- The special order KUUMBA shirts (designed by Issa Sow) will arrive on Monday and will be distributed soon after!
- If you didn’t order a KUUMBA Tee, that’s okay – but be sure to wear anything Elysian!
- Don’t forget to dress your kids in their KUUMBA shirts from years past (if they still fit) or anything else from Elysian’s clothing collection.
URGENT: We need the following for workshops!
- Cardboard from paper towel rolls
- Empty cardboard egg cartons
- Used (and clean) heavy, white plastic bottles with or without handles (from kitty litter, large juice bottles, etc.) Please see photo below....
Bring them to the office, please!
Notice: Elysian Board of Trustee Elections
Dear Elysian Community,
The Board is formally announcing available openings on the Elysian Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the governing body which oversees school policy and its budget. There are 3 Trustee seats up for election this year and each term is a commitment of three years. Interested candidates should pick up a nominee packet during school office hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from Deb Rosner in the main office. Please return the notice stating your commitment to run along with your bio to the school office no later than Monday, January 28th at 4pm. Nominations will not be accepted after this date.
New Board members are elected at the Annual Meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
The 2019 Annual Fundraising Party and Auction is just seven weeks away and we need your help to make it a rousing success! Please join us for a planning meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 8, at 6:45 PM in Room 324.
A quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ll be attending would be appreciated.
And, if you can’t make the meeting but would still like to get involved, just drop us a line! There are plenty of ways to help.
Do you have an item, experience, or special opportunity you’d like to donate to Friends of Elysian for our upcoming 2019 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 contact us.)
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!
Hop Bus Pool Looking for 1-2 Downtown Families
A group of downtown families has had great success getting our kids to school in the morning by taking turns chaperoning the kids on the Red Hop, and we are looking for 1-2 additional families who might be interested to join our Hop pool.
We meet on the corner of 2nd and Grand at 7:55am, and each family is responsible about once a week for chaperoning the group on the Hop and walking the kids to Elysian (and on the other days, your kids will ride and walk with another parent).
Enrichment Clubs This Week with End Dates
- Chess 1 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm - END DATE - Jan 30
- Chess 2 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm - END DATE - Jan 30
If you have any questions about the club schedule, please email email@example.com
Sign up Forms for the next Enrichment Club session will be sent home at the end of this week.
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 regularly.
Monday, Jan 7
- Rock Band Practice
- Homework Help
Tuesday, Jan 8
- Friends Auction Meeting - 6:45pm - Room TBA
- Basketball-Green 6 vs. Stevens 6 - 7:45pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Green 5 vs. White 5 -6:45pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Green 6 vs. HOLA 6 - 7:45pm - Wallace
Wednesday, Jan 9
- Basketball-White 7 vs. Hoboken Charter - 6:45pm - Multi
- Basketball-Green 7 vs. Stevens White - 7:45pm - Multi
Thursday, Jan 10
Friday, Jan 11
Saturday, Jan 12
- Basketball-Girls vs. Stevens White - 2:00pm - Multi
- Basketball-Green 4 vs. Hoboken Charter 4 - 4:00pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Connors/Calabro 4 vs. White 4 - 7:20pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Connors/Calabro 3 vs. White 3 - 8:10pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Green 3 vs. PAL Orange 3 - 9:00pm - Wallace
Monday, Jan 14
- Homework Help
- Rock Band Practice
- Basketball-All Saints vs. Kelly Green 8 - 6:15pm - Multi
Tuesday, Jan 15
Wednesday, Jan 16
- 1/2 Day, 12:30pm Dismissal - Staff Developement
- Lottery, 1:00pm
- Basketball-White 7 vs. Stevens White - 6:45pm - Wallace
Thursday, Jan 17
- Homework Help
- Basketball-All Saints vs. White 5 - 6:45pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Green 5 vs. HOLA 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
Monday, Jan 21
Tuesday, Jan 22
- Basketball-Green 6 vs. Wallace 6 - 7:45pm - Wallace
Wednesday, Jan 23
- Basketball-Green 7 vs. Mustard Seed - 6:45pm - Wallace
Thursday, Jan 24
- Homework Help
- Basketball-Kelly Green 8 vs. Stevens Red - 7:15pm - Multi
- Basketball-Green 5 vs. Hoboken Charter 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
- Basketball-White 5 vs. HOLA 5 - 8:45pm - Wallace
Saturday, Jan 26
- Basketball-White 4 vs. Hoboken PAL Purple - 1:30pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Girls vs. Stevens Red - 3:00pm - Multi
- Basketball-White 3 vs. Hoboken PAL Orange 3 - 4:00pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Green 3 vs. Wallace Grey 3 - 4:50pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Green 4 vs. Wallace Black 4 - 6:30pm - Wallace
- Chili Dinner - Elks Club - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, Jan 28
- Rock Band\Practice
- Homework Help
- Basketball-Kelly Green 8 vs. Hob Middle School Knicks - 6:15pm - Multi
- Board Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday, Jan 29
- Basketball-Green 7 vs. Hudson - 6:15pm Multi
- Basketball-White 7 vs. Mustard Seed - 7:15pm - Multi
Thursday, Jan 31
- Homework Help
- Basketball-Connors/Calabro 5 vs. Green 5 - 6:45pm - Wallace\
- Basketball-Kelly Green 8 vs. Hob Mid School Warriors - 7:15pm - Multi
Saturday, Feb 2
- Basketball-Girls vs. HOLA - 1:00pm - Multi
- Basketball-White 3 vs. Wallace Black 3 - 2:20pm - Wallace
- Basketball- All Saints vs. Green 4 - 6:30pm - Wallace
- Basketball-Green 4 vs. Hoboken PAL Purple 4 - 8:10pm - Wallace
- Basketball-White 4 vs. HOLA Teal 4 - 9:00pm - Wallace
Monday, Feb 4
- 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
- Basketball-All Saints vs. Green 6 - 6:45pm - Wallace
Wednesday, Feb 6
- 1/2 Day - 12:30pm Dismissal - Report Writing
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
- 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 6 vs. Wallace Grey 5 - 7:45pm - Wallace
Tuesday, Feb 12
- Basketball-Green 7 vs. Hoboken Charter - 6:15pm - Multi
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
- 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
- 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
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
- Basketball-Green 6 vs. Mustard Seed 6 - 8:45pm - Wallace
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 | Susan.Grierson@ecsnj.org | Phone:201.876.0102 | Fax:201.876.9576