The Weekly Scoop -- Fall 20-21 Edition #9

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families, and Happy Thanksgiving!


Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 11/25 – 12/02 of the 2020-2021 School Year! I have attached documents, and provided links for all the family resources down below.



December Calendar:


Please help us clear our CALS lobby by coming to pick up your Student Headphones, Fundations Kits for KG, 1st, & 2nd grade, and NEW Literature Circle books for 3rd & 4th grade. We are on site at the school Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30PM.


It’s time for our traditional twice-yearly Family Survey, adapted for remote learning. Please fill out this survey below to let us know how your child’s remote learning experience has been.


Upcoming Save The Dates:

  • 3rd & 4th Grade Math Benchmark Testing will take place on December 2nd and December 3rd.

  • Report Card/Assessment Family-Accessibility: This year, families will be able to access their student(s)'s report cards and assessment scores via the Illuminate Student Portal using your student(s)'s google credentials. Please see this simple How-To guide for accessing the Illuminate Student Portal. Report cards are now ready for download at https://ascendlearning.illuminatehc.com/ Select the Red “Sign in with SAML” option, and enter your student’s google classroom username and password to access.


Newsletter Surveys and Forms: If you have not submitted your forms, please do so ASAP. You can email completed forms to cals_ops@ascendlearning.org

CALS Resources:

  • The CALS Family Association is back! Our First Meeting will be held on December 8t at 6pm. If you are still interested in participating, please fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/zgHaLCcdG8z5g5DCA

  • Access information about attending Free Get Empowered Evening Art Classes here.

  • CALS Clinicians’ Team Student Resource Document

  • Our CALS clinicians have opened their Virtual Counseling Office! Students have been invited to join their google classroom (Virtual Counseling Office) where they will have access to information on after school activities, information about transitioning to middle school (for 4th grade), social emotional learning resources, strategies for distance learning, and anti-racist resources. Check out the Coping Corner and keep your eyes peeled for social emotional learning book recommendations.


Additional Resources:

  • DOE Meal Locations: Charter School Families can now pick up meals at any of these city locations.

  • Introducing SimplyE, the New York Public Library’s FREE, open source e-reader Mobile App that provides their entire collection of more than 300,000 e-books & audio books!! You can borrow up to (3) book titles at a time, and have access to them for (2) weeks.

Contact Us:

  • For tech support, families can call 646-472-1693 or ema. Please email help@scholars.ascendlearning.org, and remember to include your scholar’s name, grade and a callback number.

  • For any other questions or concerns, contact our CALS Operations Team at 347-713-0100 or email us at cals_ops@ascendlearning.org.


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