The Weekly Scoop -- Spring 20-21 Edition #14

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families,


Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 01/19-01/26 of the 2020-2021 School Year! I have attached documents, and provided links for family resources down below.




January Calendar:




CALS Resources:

  • Ascend Reopening Timeline: Ascend is currently targeting a network-wide reopening date of March 9, 2021 for our hybrid in-person model. Remote learning for all scholars will continue through March 9 at minimum.

  • Please come to the school to pick up Literature Circle books for 3rd grade & 4th grade. We are at the school Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00PM

  • 3rd grade: Drita My Homegirl, Stella by Starlight

  • 4th grade: One Crazy Summer, Seedfolks

  • The CALS Family Association held their 2nd virtual meeting last week Tuesday and it was great meeting the new team. Please note that all Family Association meetings, now run by our newly elected family officers, will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6PM. You may see attached for the most recent Family Association Agenda.

  • K-4 Science Updates: Please see our Science Calendars for all grades, detailing upcoming review sessions and test dates.

  • Grade 1

  • Grade 2 & Grade 3

  • Grade 4

  • Our Canarsie Ascend Lower School SY2021-2022 Application is now open. Please help us spread the word in your communities, or to your other family and friends! We have schools in Bushwick, Brownsville, Canarsie, Cypress Hills, East New York, East Flatbush, and Lefferts Gardens. Enter the lottery today by visiting www.enrollascend.org

  • Bookmark our CALS Google Family Resource Folder on your browser so you can have easy access to all our resource documents, including the CALS Clinicians’ Team Student Resource Document, class schedules and more.

  • If you have not yet done some, please complete the Class Recordings Consent Form and Medical Form, and send the completed form to cals_ops@ascendlearning.org.

  • Complete your scholar’s Meal Form online safely and confidentially to help CALS be 100% compliant. We are still missing quite a few forms.

  • Submit a Family Contact Update Form if you need to update your contact info with us.


External Resources:

  • Please see the informational resources below and attached to this email that we think would be using when helping you and your children with concerns about COVID-19, as well as recent U.S. current events. While it is uncertain to know how the events on the news will reach each person, it is likely to trigger some level of emotion in our scholars. Some of our scholars may have knowledge of today’s events and may have questions, while some may be unaware. we do think it is good to be able to provide them with support if they need it. If you need any additional resources, please reach out to us and we will do our best to find them for you.

  • CALS Letter on Talking with Children

  • Talking to Kids About Racism

  • Coping Skills

  • Calming Anxiety Tips

  • Helping Children Cope with Terrorism

Contact Us:


In Partnership,


Tenille D. Faria

Operations Manager

Canarsie Ascend Lower School

9719 Flatlands Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11236

t 347-713-0100 x4212

c 917-575-6906