Dear Canarsie Cub Families,
We hope this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and well. Today, we will begin week 8 of remote learning on Google Classroom. Please be reminded that our school will remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, which will end on Friday, 6/12. We will be sharing information soon regarding end-of-year activities and events.
Please also note that we will be observing Memorial Day on Monday, 5/25. Remote learning will resume on Tuesday, 5/26.
Thank you for all families who attended last week’s Parent Teacher Conferences, Talent Shows, and Culture Day festivities! If you have not already, please reach out to your scholar’s teachers to sign up for a conference time. Instead of a traditional progress report, families will receive a learning update from the teacher that indicates Term 2 data from before and during remote learning. Teacher email addresses are available on the Family Resources page on our website.
In addition, Ascend Public Charter Schools still have seats for grades K-12! Please tell a relative, friend, or neighbor to join Ascend! Interested families can call or text 347-227-6070 in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole from 9AM to 8PM on Mondays-Fridays to learn more. If you are interested in participating in virtual open houses and Q&A panels to help with outreach, please sign up to be an Ascend parent ambassador here!
Here are some newly compiled family resources for your consideration:
Brooklyn Public Library: Virtual Programming, incl. virtual storytime and book activities
Brooklyn Public Library: eBooks & Audiobooks (free w/ library card!)
BankStreet@Home: Resources for Families, incl. recreational activities and wellness resources
As always, if you have trouble accessing the content or navigating on Google Classroom, please reach out to your scholar’s teachers and the Operations Team for more information and troubleshooting. Please include your scholar’s name and homeroom in your email. We will do our best to support you!
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Please see below for some important reminders:
THIS WEEK’S GET EMPOWERED ONLINE CLASSES – FREE for Ascend families!
Looking for FREE live online classes for children? Please consider checking out this week's Get Empowered classes, which span a variety of cultures and genres from around the world. Please register to get class information.
LET’S GET COUNTED ON THE 2020 CENSUS
There is still time to complete the 2020 Census! New York now ranks #40 out of 50 states in self-response rate. The census determines the number of seats each state has in Congress and other levels of government, and it helps direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. Please review the attached flyer for more information. We encourage all families to take some time (~10 minutes) to complete it today—with or without your Census ID: https://my2020census.gov/
MEAL HUBS & REGIONAL ENRICHMENT CENTERS (RECs)
NYC DOE is committed to offering three free Grab-and-Go Meals available daily for ALL New Yorkers across 400+ Meal Hubs. Meals will be available Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 11:30am for children and families and 11:30am to 1:30pm for adults. Vegetarian and halal options are available at all sites, and families may pick up meals for their children. No registration, ID, or documentation is required. No one will be turned away at any time. Please find a free meal location here: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx
To support our first responders, healthcare providers, transit workers, and other key personnel, the DOE continues to open Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs), where the children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need. Eligible parents can complete the survey here: https://bit.ly/2xfzEVe
NYC FOOD DELIVERY ASSISTANCE
NYC is providing food delivery assistance to New Yorkers who cannot access food themselves and are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery. Households that qualify may place an order every 48 hours, and each order will contain two days of meals. Please visit here for more info and to apply:
SHOW US HOW YOU #CALSAtHome
Did your scholar complete a super fun activity this week? Is your scholar working on a hands-on project? Were they spotted wearing their favorite CALS t-shirt? Let’s keep up the CALS spirit with #CALSAtHome! We are encouraging families to share school-related photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #CALSAtHome. Please review the attached Social Media excerpt of the Family Handbook for guidance on what is appropriate or inappropriate to post.
If you would like to share content with our network Communications Team, please submit content to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag @ascendschools on Instagram.
Please be assured that we will continue to send you updates via email and our school website. If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com and be sure to include your scholar’s name and homeroom.
Canarsie Ascend Lower School