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ERHS Calendar - Week of 4/1/19

Dear ERHS Students and Community,

 

As we return to school after a week unlike any other we have experienced as a school, I am struck by the many encouraging signs that occurred and the opportunity that the recent events have brought to the forefront. Students took to peaceful protest, staging a sit-in to bring issues of concern to school administration and hopefully the beginning of a productive dialogue that will continue this week. I look forward, on behalf of the administration team, to being a partner in these discussions. Our faculty and staff, unable to meet as solely a faculty and staff since the incident took place, met Friday after school, shared their truths with one another, which led to much needed openness and a further dialogue.  We emerged from this meeting with a renewed urgency to work collaboratively as educators.

 

Leadership, from our Superintendent, came to be a support and engaged in conversation with community members who attended our special community meeting on Tuesday evening. Denise Schira, Director, School Culture & Climate, has been present at ERHS to help co-plan grade-level workshops that will take place throughout the coming week, entitled “Conversations About Prejudice”, in partnership with our Equity Club student leaders and Project Reach, the anti-discrimination organization that we have partnered with since last year. I hope all our students come to these workshops with an open mind and willingness to be vulnerable, listen to each other, contribute with hopes for addressing the issues that relate to school experience and be ready to learn from one another.

 

Admission issues such as District #2 priority, have been raised by many students and families as something for us to revisit in a more formal manner in the recent days. We plan to discuss options regarding admissions priority (which to be transparent we have in previous meetings, both this year and past years), at our next School Leadership Team meeting. If you, as a member of the school community, would like to share your thoughts on this matter or others, you can contact the members of the SLT at slt@erhsnyc.net. All members, from school leadership, faculty and staff, parents/guardians and student representatives have access to this email address and as representatives are interested in your thoughts on these and other issues related to the school experience. I will share contact information for individual members of the team in a separate outreach.

 

As mentioned, in order to provide some relief at the end of the marking period, we will move the end of the term to Friday, 4/12. I hope this is helpful to the school community. Report cards will be distributed shortly before the April Break.     

 

Thank you to our Anonymous contributor and Ms. Seidita, for this week’s entry in the ElRo Corner. Please read this important contribution to learn more about Autism, and the student who bravely shares about their experience living with this disorder.  It is another reminder of often unseen personal experiences of those in our community and how we can further learn from one another each and every day. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Saliani

Principal

 

Seen around ElRo last week: Activism and team building was definitely the theme in the photographs submitted this past week. Our photographers invite you to join, whether it is through working together to build community awareness, sharing music or the spring sports fields.

 

Thank you to this week's featured photographers: Sophia A, Loucas T, Lily F, Rachael R, Ella C, Jack Z, Matthew C, Rayna A, June C, Luke A, Julia W, Jacqueline P, Benjamin S, Alexa G

 

 

Photograph submissions for the calendar

Click on this form and submit your image to the calendar and/or to March madness at ElRo instagram @erhsnyc.

Please note all calendar submissions need to be horizontal images. All photographs must be taken during the current calendar week.

The deadline is Thursday midnight for the next week’s calendar.

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ElRo Corner

 

In 2018 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) determined that about 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children diagnosed with Autism are also very likely to have associated conditions such as; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which affects an estimated 30 to 61 percent of children with Autism, Anxiety disorders, which affect an estimated 11 to 40 percent of children and teens with Autism, and about one-third of Autistic people have epilepsy, among many other disorders that add on to the challenge that is living with Autism. Another challenge facing them is that currently, there is no way to medically detect Autism. It is often detected in children at a very young age, and they are dependent on their parents to seek out early intervention services for them (AutismSpeaks.org).

 

I am a person who has this disorder, and often my life has been plagued with many challenges. I would be lying if I said that my life wasn't hard. But I am lucky, because I don't struggle as much as other people who have Autism. One of the misconceptions surrounding the disorder is that it is almost like an incurable disease. I assure you, even though there is no cure, it can get better. In my lifetime, I have witnessed many people diagnosed with Autism almost grow out of it like it was a caterpillar’s cocoon. For those who are living with the disorder, or know someone with the diagnosis, do not feel hopeless. Even with those not as lucky as me, hold on to hope, that one day they will gain more experience, and their challenges won't seem so difficult for them to face. Thank you for reading this letter.

 

Anonymous

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Congrats to the ERHS musicians who participated this past weeked at the NYC High School Honors Music Festival

Shout out to Isabella B., Grace C., Wyatt C., Ruby D., Hayley F., Chloe G., Niko P., Tim P., Tim V.!  

 

Scholastic Winners! Congratulations to seniors Grace C, Hayley F, Tess F, and Haley R and sophomore Anna K for their Gold and Silver Keys from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition! They were honored on Sunday, 3/24 at a ceremony at the New School. A photo is linked here. Way to go, ElRo writers!

 

Bit by Bit is a conference for high school girls, devoted to bringing together girls interested in computer science. Join us at the conference to hear from inspiring keynote speakers, pose questions to panelists, participate in a mentorship luncheon, and learn about future opportunities to pursue computer science. We hope to see you at the Dalton School on Saturday April 13th, 2019. The panelists, mentors, and speakers have wisdom to share, all for free! No coding experience required. All female-identified NYC high school students are welcome.

 

NEW MARCH CONTEST! Basketball may have March Madness, but we have ElRo Madness!

Did you know that March is the only month of the school year with no days off school? To make this long month a bit more fun, we are holding a special contest on the school Instagram @erhsnyc. The rules are simple: Every week this month, we will choose photos to post from your submissions to our google survey linked below. The pictures can be about anything school related, from classes to clubs. Special prizes will be awarded to all selected submitters. Good luck!

Click on this form and submit your image to the calendar and/or to March madness at ElRo instagram @erhsnyc.

 

BYOD School Wifi: To get your personal devices on the free school wifi, please see Ms. Ettenheim, Mr. Molina, Ms. Mendlowitz or Mr. Anderson. Please email Ms. Ettenheim, settenheim@erhsnyc.net with any questions.

 

ERHS school grade email lists - Fill out this form, Parent/Guardian ERHS grade mailing lists  to be added to your ERHS grade parent/guardian email list. If you are already receiving the weekly calendar then you are on the list already.

 

Sign Up For The PTA Email List - Please click here and add your contact information to receive weekly email alerts and other communication from the ERHS PTA.  Sign up today to stay informed about upcoming events, guest speakers, and opportunities to connect with fellow parents.

 

LYNDA.COM FREE!! Use this link to log into lynda.com through your NYPL card for free!

In the “Notes” section of the following page https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/lyndacom see directions for using Lynda.com on mobile devices. As with the desktop access, the user needs to go through a special set of steps to gain free access (using the NYPL card) to Lynda.com on mobile, and you can’t find this info on the app itself!  Being able to pick up the lessons where you left off at your desk and view it on your mobile device (and vice versa) enables you to use snippets of time effectively, which is great for people on the go. This site is great for students and learners of all ages, so students AND families are invited to make use of this great resource.

 

Baruch College Now Summer Courses -- Application now live for current 10th and 11th grade students. Free Baruch summer course, July 1- August 8. Apply at www.baruch.cuny.edu/collegenow then see Ms. Kleiman for transmission of your supporting documents. Minimum eligibility requirements include: PSAT Verbal 480+ or ELA Regents 75+ or ACT English 20+; GPA 85+. Deadline is April 12

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

4/1

4/2

4/3

4/4

4/5

4/6

4/7

Events

Special Monday Schedule

Choir Recital

5:30-7:30pm

Room 201



Parent Meeting

for

Italy Trip

6:00-7:00pm

Auditorium

Birthdays

Mr. McGreen

 

Saniya D.

 

Ryan S.

Jamie B.

 

Ari C.

 

Ruby D.

 

Amanda M.

Pierre D.

Olivia W.

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COLLEGE OFFICE

 

Link to Naviance Family Connection: https://student.naviance.com/erhsny

Link to Scoir: app.scoir.com

Link to the College Office Blog: www.elrocollegecounseling.blogspot.com

 

Seniors

  • Keep Naviance List up to date, including round of application and decision outcome. All entries are confidential from the scattergrams for this cycle.
  • Track and compare financial aid offers. If a school is missing a required document, get it to them immediately.

 

Juniors

  • Activate Scoir and use the tools to organize colleges you are interested in
  • Complete the Junior Survey via Google Classroom
    • Then turn in the yellow paper to schedule your Junior meeting
  • Parents/Guardians: Complete and return the pink questionnaire that was mailed home
  • Save the Date for the College Fair for students at LAB taking place on April 30

 

Sophomores

 

 

The University of Cambridge will be visiting our school on Wednesday, April 3 at 2:20 pm. This is a visit from the University of Cambridge, a UK school. Any student with a study hall or no 9th period class is welcome to attend by emailing Ms. Kleiman in advance.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before School

Math Center

7:30-8am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30-8am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30-8am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30-8am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

Math Center

7:30-8am

Ms. Witt

Room 315

During School

Language Center

Period 8

Mr. Cacioppo

Room 312

Language

 Center

Period 8

Mr. Cacioppo

Room 312

After School

Math Center

3:05-3:35pm

Ms. Wang

Room 313

(Every 1st and 3rd Monday, Math Center will also be from 2:20-2:50pm)

 

Percussion Club

after school

Room 201

ADVISOR:

Mr. Anderson

 

Pre Med Club

Room 402

After school

Ms. Rubin

Choir

after school

Room 201

ADVISOR:

Mr. Anderson

 

Dance Club

3:05 in the Gym

Ms. Hinchy

 

Drama Club

3:05-4:05pm

Auditorium

Mr. Gladding

 

Green Team

3:15-3:45pm

Room 322

ADVISOR:

Ms. Stalec

 

Language Center

3:05pm

Mr. Cacioppo

Room 306

 

Math Center

3:05-3:35pm

Mr. Rebong

Room 413

Creative Music Ensemble

 (formerly Jazz Ensemble)

after school

Room 201

ADVISOR:

Mr. Anderson

 

Language Center

3:05pm

Mr. Cacioppo

Room 306

 

Math Center

3:05-3:35pm

Mr. Rebong

Room 413

 

Tech Club

3:10-4:10pm

Room 518

ADVISOR:

Ms. Ettenheim

 

TED-ED CLUB

3:05pm

Room 517

Ms. Kosberg

Chamber Music Society

After school

Room 201

ADVISOR: Mr. Anderson

 

Film Club

TBA

Ms Ryan

 

GSA

3:05pm

Mr.Cacioppo

Room 306

 

Girls Who Code Club

(GWC)

3:10pm

Room 501

ADVISOR:

Mr. Lin

 

Language Center

3:05pm

Room 323

Ms. Hinchy

 

Math Center

3:05-3:35pm

Mr. Rebong

Room 413

 

Yearbook

3:10-4:00pm

Room 312

ADVISORS:

Ms. Duke,

Ms. Stalec

Gaming Club

3:10-4:10pm

Ms. Shahid

Room 409

 

Math Center

3:05-3:35pm

Ms. Wang

Room 313

 

 

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ATHLETICS

 

This is the area where you will come to check out the current results and recaps from the latest games. This is also the area where you will look to see when sports interest meetings are planned for the upcoming season.  Remember, if you will be trying out for a team, you will need a current medical form filled out by a doctor, and a parent consent form. You can pick up both forms in the PE Office on the 2nd floor.

 

Track - In the first track meet of the spring season Julie S. posted a time of 12:58.40 in the 3000 meters, breaking the existing school record by 30 seconds! Julie now holds the ELRO record in the 400, 800, 1500, and 3000 meter races.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

4/1

4/2

4/3

4/4

4/5

4/6

4/7

GIRLS

VARSITY

FLAG FOOTBALL

VS

MURRY BERGTRAUM

@

RANDALL’S

ISLAND

FIELD 50

4:30PM

 

BOYS

VARSITY

TENNIS

VS

HS OF AMERICAN STUDIES AT LEHMAN COLLEGE

@

WILLIAMSBRIDGE

 OVAL

TENNIS COURTS 2

4PM

BOYS

VARSITY

BASEBALL

VS

HS   FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS/

HUMAN SERVICES

@

RANDALL’S ISLAND

FIELD 42

4PM

 

GIRLS

VARSITY

SOFTBALL

VS

BARUCH COLLEGE CAMPUS HS

@

CENTRAL PARK GREAT LAWN #1:sb

4PM

 

BOYS

OUTDOOR

TRACK

SPRING SERIES #3

DEWITT CLINTON HS

@

DEWITT CLINTON HS FIELD:sc/track

4PM  

GIRLS

VARSITY

SOFTBALL

VS

HS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS/

HUMAN SERVICES

@

EAST RIVER PARK 7:sb

4PM

 

BOYS

VARSITY

TENNIS

VS

HUNTER COLLEGE HS

@

CENTRAL PARK TENNIS

COURTS 2

4PM

 

GIRLS

OUTDOOR

TRACK

SPRING SERIES

#3

HARRY S. TRUMAN HS-

@

HARRY S. TRUMAN HS

FIELD

4PM



BOYS

VARSITY

BASEBALL

VS

LAB MUSEUM UNITED

@

RANDALL’S ISLAND

FIELD 42

4PM

 

COED

VARSITY GOLF

VS

LAB MUSEUM UNITED

@

PELHAM BAY PARK GOLF COURSE

4PM

GIRLS

VARSITY

FLAG FOOTBALL

VS

MARTIN L. KING, JR.

@

RANDALL’S

ISLAND

FIELD 50

4:30PM

BOYS

OUTDOOR

TRACK

PSAL

SEASON

OPENER

@

RANDALL’S

ISLAND-

ICAHN

STADIUM

8:25AM

 

GIRLS

OUTDOOR

TRACK

PSAL

SEASON

OPENER

@

RANDALL’S

ISLAND-

ICAHN STADIUM

12:30PM

 

GIRLS

JR. VARSITY

SOCCER

VS

METROPOLITAN

CAMPUS

@

LEHMAN CAMPUS-

FIELD

12PM

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LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTER

 

Food for thought from Ben & Jerry’s:

 

7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism Is Real

 

For those of you seeking guidance about the research process, Ms Mendlowitz has created “The Research Journey,” which explains the process and includes many links to useful resources (including video tutorials).

 

Ms. Mendlowitz will post the next Cartoon Caption Contest this week.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE & INTERNSHIP

 

Click here for a listing of upcoming and established opportunities.  See Ms. Genova-Hall, our Community Liaison, on-site on Wednesdays and Thursdays in her office in the library or via email at agenovahall@erhsnyc.net for more information.

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MUSIC, THEATER, AND ART

 

For more opportunities go to www.erhsnyc.org and click on Activities>> Music, Theater, and Art>> Link

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WRITING

 

Writing opportunities are at: www.erhsnyc.org.  Click on “Activities” >> Writing Opportunities

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MENU

Breakfast and Lunch are free of charge to all students

 

Lunch Daily Offerings:

Fresh fruit, PB&J, Cheese Sandwiches

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Baked

Mozzarella sticks

Served w/Marinara sauce

 

Brown sugar carrots

 

Baked Tostitos Scoops

NY beef

 hamburgers & cheeseburgers

 

NY French fries

Chicken Parmigiana

 

Pasta Marinara

 

Crispy broccoli

Chicken dumplings

Served w/vegetable fried rice

 

Teriyaki green beans

 

NY Cookie treat

 

NY Apples

Pizza bagel

 

Roasted chickpeas w/spinach cilantro pesto

 

Ranch carrot snacker



 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  

 

Tues 4/2 - Choir Recital (5:30pm - Room 201)

Thurs 4/11 - PTA Executive Meeting (5:30pm)

                     PTA General Meeting - College Night (6pm)

Sat 4/13 - ACT Testing

Tues 4/16 - School Leadership Team Meeting (5pm)

Wed 4/17 - Jazz Night (5:30pm)

Fri-Fri 4/19-4/26 - Spring recess - School Closed

Mon 4/29 - Percussion Club Recital (5:30pm - Room 201)