The Weekly Scoop -- Spring 20-21 Edition #15

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families,


Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 01/27-02/02 of the 2020-2021 School Year! I have attached documents, and provided links for family resources down below.


Ascend Reopening Timeline: Remote learning for all Ascend scholars will continue through March 9, 2021 at minimum. We will update you as we know more on our plans for our hybrid in-person model.


CALS Building Access Changes: Families will only be allowed to access the building by appointment. You can make an appointment by contacting the CALS Ops Team via email or phone. Additionally, anyone entering the building will be expected to fill out the daily health questionnaire and temperature screening.


Technology Access Reminders: Please make sure that you are ensuring students are appropriately taking care of their technology. Families they may incur a fee to fix/replace parts of the laptop if damaged.



February Calendar:




CALS Resources:

  • 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: Our next meeting with be held on 2/9 at 6PM, and we would love for you to attend! https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/3738117006

  • 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.


Upcoming CALS Events:


CALS’ 1st Virtual Open House is being held this Thursday at 5pm! https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/3738117006


The CALS Family Association: Our next meeting with be held on 2/9 at 6PM, and we would love for you to attend! https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/3738117006.


Parents can still sign up to be a part of the Family Association via the google link: http://bit.ly/3pvPb9G


Our First Family Association Event of the year: A Virtual Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday, February 12th.

K-1 (5PM-5:45PM) and 2-4th grade (6PM-6:45PM).


External Resources:

  • Upcoming CALS Events:



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.

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