The Weekly Scoop -- Spring 20-21 Edition #18

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families,

Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 03/10-03/17 of the 2020-2021 School Year! I have attached documents, and provided lots of family resources down below. Please take a moment to review them all as we have a lot happening at CALS this month 😊

March Calendar - Updated!

Important Reminders and Notifications

Picture Day: Due to the current remote setting, our scheduled March picture days are presently cancelled. We will be providing a virtual option soon where families and process and place orders for school pictures from home.

Updated Expanded Calendar: We have updated our Expanded Calendar with events that are happening at our school. Please review and save the updated calendar attached for your records.

Access Report Cards: Families will be able to pull their child’s report cards beginning Thursday, February 25th using these instructions to access Student Illuminate Portal.

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: Families, please make sure that your scholars are taking proper care of their school technology. We need to ensure they are appropriately used and protected. Families may incur a fee to fix/replace parts of the laptop if they are damaged.

Family Association Resources:

Our Family Association held their 4th meeting this week. Please see the presentation notes from the meeting.

Family Association Community Event: “A Night of Hope”

We are coming upon a year since we have been in remote learning due to the pandemic, and we are hosting an event as a community to celebrate our resilience. Please sign up to participate as a speaker for our CALS community-wide evening event commemorating the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic here at The event will be held on Thursday March 25 via Ring Central link

I’ll Be There for You” Parent Support Group

Please fill out this form if you’re interested in partaking in a CALS community group discussing financial advice, social issues, mental health, COVID concerns and more! Sign up to participate via this form

CALS Resources

Our Ascend Schools SY2021-2022 Application is still 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 The lottery draw begins April 1st, 2021.

If you have not yet done so, please complete your Medical Form for your student, and send the completed form to

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

Our CALS’ Clinician’s Team would like to share their Book of the Month, I Can Do Hard Things with you. Please click this link to access, and then click the book to get started. You can also click items on the screen to access amazing content!

Join Get Empowered Afternoon Activities & Classes

Get Empowered has added more classes so there are now (3) options per day now through the end of March!

Meeting ID: 854 7399 6349

Passcode: GEwp21

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