The Weekly Scoop -- Spring 20-21 Edition #30

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families,

Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 06/08-06/11 of the 2020-2021 School Year!



Dear Canarsie Cub Families --- We made it to the last week of school! It has been a pleasure collaborating with you all year. Please be advised that there will be a 1PM dismissal this Thursday and Friday 6/10 & 6/11. 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.


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

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Summer Resources: Click here to 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.


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!


Family Association Updates


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 Temple & 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