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

A Positively Different Public School

June 12, 2017         Vol. 12  Issue 38
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 lynne.shapiro@ecsnj.org by 1:00 PM on Mondays.
Harry's Corner

This week’s column is written by Nicole Berger, Elysian's art teacher.  We are celebrating the children’s art at an art show currently on display at City Hall, through June.  The work featured is primarily sixth grade work, and also some work completed in the seventh and eighth grade art seminar.  Be sure to stop by!

Elysian Student Art Exhibition at City Hall

The Elysian Charter School Art Show featuring the sixth grade, along with the middle school Painting and Drawing Seminar, is being displayed at City Hall throughout the month of June.  Throughout the first semester, sixth graders completed "The Sketchbook Project" where they were introduced to new artists, illustrators, techniques, materials, and concepts.  Each student maintained a personal sketchbook practicing these concepts.  At the beginning of the second semester, students met one-on-one with their art teacher to select two ideas that they wanted to develop into larger personal pieces.  They worked for the remainder of the semester on developing their original ideas from sketches to final show pieces.  They had in depth discussions about their artwork, eventually forming artist statements for each piece describing their design, construction, and thought process throughout.   

The seminar students worked on various paintings and drawings throughout the semester.  One of the most unconventional painting techniques that they explored this semester was "fluid painting."  Students were inspired by watching artists using painting fluid and acrylic paint to create marble-like paintings.  Students used gloss tempera paint on stretched canvases, pouring the paint and using tools, such as the handle of a paintbrush, to form swirls and designs within the paint.  
Every year we asked the parents to provide feedback on their experience as members of our Elysian Community.  This is an opportunity for your voices to be heard as the Board of Trustees, the administration and the staff plan for next year.  It is quick and easy to complete.  The grade with the highest participation rate will receive a return to school treat in September.  Please click on this link to complete the survey before the last day of school on June 23rd.   

Dear 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Parents, 

I am so proud of the work that your children did this year and in the spring concert!!  I hope you are too.  

Now that we are almost at the end of the year, I am asking you to send back to school the glockenspiel that was loaned to your child at the beginning of the year.  It is very important that I get all instruments back no later than June 21st. Please remember that all these instruments (almost 100 in total) must be cleaned and packed for the summer.

Please make sure that your child returns the instrument in its case, with all the regular keys on it (12 brightly colored keys), with all the note magnets (12), 4 mallets (two with black heads, two with pink heads) and the three chromatic keys (black metal keys: low F sharp (f#), low B flat (B ), and high F sharp.  It is very important that all accessories come back with each instrument!!!

I will keep a record of your child’s name, date of return, and condition of the instrument. If your child’s instrument is seriously damaged, missing keys, or is not returned you will be billed accordingly.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. 

Mary Guthrie
Music Teacher

All clubs will meet this week WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:

Knitting Circle and Game Show Club are finished. 

All Monday clubs (Pop Stars, Robotics, Hip Hop, Comic Book Art Club) will have their last class on Monday, June 19th (this is a make up class from Memorial Day weekend).  

Otherwise, all other clubs end this week.
7th Grade Probability Carnival is June 14
Elysian’s 7th graders will present our 4th annual probability carnival on Wednesday, June 14th from 8:50 until 11:50 AM.
Kids at all grade levels will have an opportunity to try out their skills and luck on many different games designed and analyzed by the the seventh graders.
Parents are welcome to stop in.  Kids on trips that day will have an opportunity to visit at another time.
This event is a fundraiser for the rising 8th graders and goes toward their trip fund for next year.  Tickets are $0.25 and each game asks for one ticket.
We look forward to an exciting morning!
After Care Party and Important Info
End of the Year After School Party! 
1:00 – 3:00, Wednesday, June 21, 2017  - Last full day of Aftercare (½ DAY – till 6:00)
Fun & Games in the Park
Please contribute $10 for some delicious treats! 
Child’s Name: _________________________
Parent’s Name: ________________________
Donation Amount: ______________________
Cash Only Please Please pay by: Friday, June 16th   
**Reminder:  Aftercare will end at 3:00 sharp on Thursday, June 22 so that all staff can enjoy the end of the year and Diane Sasso’s retirement party.** 
Thank you all for a really great year!  We look forward to seeing you again next year!

A big thank you to Meredith Hayes and Malin Kallberg Shroff for making the picnic so amazing! Thank you also to all of the volunteers! And, thanks to all of the potluckers - we had great food and great variety. Thank you to Anna and Chris Stanin for taking the leftovers to the shelter, where the food was much appreciated. 

Someone left behind a very nice off-white oval serving tray and a serving spoon. Please email the PTSO at elysianptso@gmail.com to claim!
1. Help the Homeless:
Two 7th graders in Girl Scout troop 12236 are collecting coffee mugs and tote bags for the Homeless Shelter and the Lunch Time Ministry for their Silver Award. They would love your help! Please email Lilly Marsh and Willa O'Connor at lillyjanemarsh@gmail.com  to arrange a pick up of your mugs and tote bags at a time that is most convenient.  Thank's again for your help!
2. Help the Homeless:
We are collecting  new books, stuffed animals and blankets to fill tote bags that homeless kids can take wherever they may be living. Boxes are located at Elysian's entryway for donations.  Please donate!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 

Alicia Weinstein

We’re “all in” this together, and ELYSIAN NEEDS YOUR HELP! 
3 days left to raise $21,605!
First, thank you to everyone who has donated so far! 
But if you have not yet contributed, and are able to, please donate by Thurs., June 15. Every little bit makes a difference, and we can reach our goal of $125,000 with your help. 
Funds raised this year go towards utilities like air-conditioning, which, on a day like this makes the difference for students, faculty and staff being able to have a productive day. We're also looking to fund a public address system, which is a vital security measure if a lockdown is ever needed. 
Thank you very much for your support!

ONLINE: You may make a secure on-line donation by going to:
BY CHECK: If you'd like to donate by check, please download a pledge form at this link: www.ecsnj.org/CFE-Year3-PledgeForm.pdf

Our thanks to the following donors for their generosity (as of 6/11/17):
Cecilia Bejar and Juan Carlos Lombera
Shelley and Eric Berquist
Bridget and Daniel Glynn
Amanda and Sean Gordon
Ann and Tim Murphy
Jing Pu and Feng Chen 
The Savulich family
Company Matches
Wells Fargo (via Doug O'Brien)
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, June 12
    • 3rd Grade Trip
    Tuesday, June 13
    • 3rd Grade Trip
    • 5th Grade Overnight trip
    Wednesday, June 14
    • 7th grade probability carnival, 8:50 - 11:50 AM
    • 5th Grade on overnight trip
    Thursday, June 15
    • 1st Grade Trip
    • 5th Grade returns from overnight trip
    Friday, June 16
    • Community Meeting.  Everyone invited to attend!
    • 5th Grade Spanish lunch.
    Monday, June 19
    • 8th Grade Trip
    • Board of Trustees meeting, 7:00 PM
    Wednesday, June 21
    • Half Day of School, 12:30 dismissal.  Afterschool Program as usual.
    • 8th Grade Graduation, 7:00 PM, DeBaun Auditorium, Stevens Institute of Technology
    Thursday, June 22
    • Half Day of School. 12:30 dismissal.  Afterschool Program ends at 3:00 PM (tentative time, more info to follow),.
    Friday, June 23
    • Half Day of School.  12:30 dismissal. No Afterschool Program today.
    • Last day of school
    • Report Card distribution
    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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