The Weekly Scoop -- Spring 20-21 Edition #29

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families,

Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 06/02-06/08 of the 2020-2021 School Year!



Dear Canarsie Cub Families --- This week we are continuing to administer F&P testing for all of our students. This assessment helps determine the reading level for your child. Please ensure your child attends school (remote/in-person) daily so that they can get tested. Please continue to read through this newsletter for more important reminders and action items.









Important Reminders and Notifications


2021 Virtual Science Fair: Beginning May 31 through June 11, 2021, CALS will host its second annual Science Fair! Scholars would have the opportunity to showcase a Science fair project in front of their class on Ring Central during their Science classes. Click here for more information.


Summer Resources: Click hereto view information on recommended summer resources shared with us including summer programs, tutoring, health and mental health services, and food pantries. If you know of any other resources, please send them our way! Please note, CALS is not affiliated with these vendors, nor will CALS host any summer programs onsite/virtually at this time.


Technology Return: Please return your laptop, charger and hotspot (if applicable) to the CALS building as per the schedule attached. It is extremely important that you only come to the building on your assigned day and time based on your child's last name. Upon returning your device, you will receive your child's summer homework packet, summer reading book, and a calendar of the upcoming school year. If you are unable to make your weekend appointment, please alert CALS_Ops to re-schedule your drop off.


Save the Date! KG & 4th Grade Virtual Graduation Ceremony: Very soon, we will host virtual graduation ceremonies for Kindergarten and for 4th graders. Below are the dates!

  • KG: Fri, June 11th 8:30 - 9:30AM via Ring Central

  • 4th: Fri, June 11th 10:00 - 11:30AM via Ring Central


Next School Year Calendar Available: Please click here to view our school calendar for the 2021-22 year. Please make a note of the important dates below!

  • Aug. 16-17 Scholar Orientation KG & 1st Grade Only

  • Aug. 18-20 Scholar Orientation for All Grades

  • Aug. 23 Full-length School Day Begins!

Rising 5th Grade Reminder: When an intent to return response is submitted, CALS current 4th graders are automatically enrolled into Canarsie Ascend Middle School’s (CAMS) 5th grade next year. Below are some important dates to consider!

  • Aug. 16-20 5th Grade Scholar Orientation

  • Aug. 23 Full-length School Day Begins!

Technology Access Reminder: Families, please be extremely careful with any and all technology provided on behalf of Ascend. Usage of laptops and Wi-Fi hot spots should be limited when not in use for school purposes and stored in a safe and secure spot. The better care you give towards the technology, the better it will work.


Family Association Updates


In case you missed it, please see the presentation from our last Family Association Meeting here. Please join us for our next Family Association Meeting happening on Tuesday, June 8th @ 6pm. We hope to see you there!

KG & 4th Grade Graduation Important Announcements

CALS has ordered graduation caps for all KG scholars that they can wear during their virtual graduation. Kindergarten families may begin picking up their graduation caps all weekdays from 3:15 to 4:45PM with the exception of Friday, June 4th when they may drop by the building from 8AM to 1:30PM.

After the virtual graduation, Kindergarten families are invited to the CALS building to meet their teachers and snap a quick photo and receive a small gift on June 11th at the following times:

12PM – 1PM: KA Kent & KB Smith

1PM – 2PM: KC Kent & KD Spelman

Additional 4th Grade Graduation announcement:

CALS has ordered graduation caps for all 4th grade scholars which can be worn during their virtual graduation; these should be arriving to the building as late at June 9th. We will e-mail you immediately when they’ve arrived so that you may come to pick up your scholar’s graduation cap. You’ll also receive a small graduation gift! If you’re unable to pick up your item prior to graduation, you will receive these items when you return your technology over the weekend.



Get Empowered is happening- Join us!

Get Empowered has Spring Afterschool clubs offered May through June, Monday through Thursday.

Zoom link

Meeting ID: 854 7399 6349 Passcode: GEwp21



Visit our CALS Counseling Corner

Our CALS counselors would like to share the book of the month for June, I Am One by Susan Verde. Visit their virtual counseling office, or their google classroom to access lots of additional info and fun activities.





Contact Us


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


Contact our CALS Ops Team at 347-713-0100 or email us at cals_ops@ascendlearning.orgwith questions or concerns, and you can also check our website, http://www.cals.ascendlearning.org for updates.


In Partnership,


Krishtel Diamond

Operations Associate

Canarsie Ascend Lower School

9719 Flatlands Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11236

C 347-533-0113