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ERHS Calendar - Week of 4/8/19

Dear ERHS Students and Community,

 

As we plan to continue our work on school culture and climate, we have been working collaboratively with students, school leadership, faculty/staff and the Department of Education to ensure that we address issues raised related to the incident and beyond.

 

Earlier this week, I had an introductory meeting with Ms.Tala Manassah, Deputy Executive Director for Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. We were joined by Ms. Denise Schira, Director of the Office of School Culture & Climate, who has been present at ERHS since the end of March. We also met with some student leaders from our Equity Club. We began the conversation with how we heal the harm that took place related to the incident last month, and also issues around school climate, including micro-aggressions, that many experience at ERHS. As Ms. Manassah and Ms. Schira continue to work with ERHS leadership on improving our school’s experience for all members of our community, they attended last week’s Equity Club meeting, attended by over 35 students, the largest gathering to date for the club. There is a general feeling that we are all committed to taking steps to heal our community and make it whole. After considering feedback from our students and other stakeholders, the initial plans to address our school climate this week were changed to better address the community members in direct and productive ways.

 

I am proud of our students, who wish to see powerful change take place with some of the DOE policies related to admission screening as well as ensuring that our school be a safe and welcoming place for all who enter its doors.

 

We are committed to responding to the issues related to ensuring ERHS is a school that is an anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-discriminatory institution and that means all of us take part in this effort. There will be instances where this is challenged and further incidents may occur and we have to be ready to face them together. We will do so with courage and transparency.

 

I will speak further on our immediate plans for addressing school climate for the remainder of the year during my Principal’s Report at this week’s PTA meeting on Thursday April 11 at 6pm. This will include short-term plans, such as Morningside Center’s (MSC) first day at ERHS, on Tuesday April 16, where multiple MSC trainers will be present. In order to facilitate a faculty meeting on that day with MSC staff, we will run a “Special Monday Schedule” on Tuesday April 16 as well. This Monday, April 8, will also follow a special Monday schedule to allow for all ERHS faculty to participate in the second part of the workshop “Conversations About Prejudice” led by Ms. Schira.

 

On Thursday, we will have our monthly PTA meeting. The focus for this month’s PTA Meeting is our annual College Night, where our College Counselor, Ms. Allison Kleiman has invited five Admission representatives from a variety of schools. There will be a panel discussion and she will give you all an opportunity to submit questions. While this annual event is valuable, we also don't want to ignore or lose sight of our current school climate. As such, I have arranged to address you all prior to the panel beginning. You can see the agenda for the evening below:

 

6:00-6:05 General PTA business

6:05-6:20 Principal’s Update

6:20-7:55 College Night Panel

8:00-8:30 Opportunity to pick up materials from the College Representatives and ask individual questions

 

We invite anyone from our community who is interested to join us.

 

As mentioned, the third marking period will end on April 12, with report cards being distributed on Thursday, April 18, as we head to Spring Break.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Saliani

Principal

 

Seen around ElRo last week:.Each week, the photographs submitted tell the story of our week at school and beyond. This week's photographers captured spring shadows, spring projects and spring sports. Remember the clubs and literary magazines are still inviting new members and submissions. Congratulations to the participants of the EuroChallenge, the citywide Computer Science Opportunities Fair and our newest Pathfinders interns, Emma F and Ric W.

 

Thank you to this week's featured photographers: Lily F, Alex S, Zoe S, Kinley P, June C, Claire S, Kate S, Mackenzie C, Nora F, Scarlett G, Isaac D, Melissa W, Elisa S, Elena P, Erica Z, Melanie D, Mr. Anderson, Ms. Ettenheim

 

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

 

The following is an interview between myself and an ERHS senior, who wishes to remain Anonymous.  The student discusses their experiences with Autism Spectrum Disorder and common misconceptions.  Anonymous, thank you for sharing your story and helping us to build more understanding of the disorder.

Tina Seidita, Speech Pathologist

1. When were you diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder?  Prior to your Diagnosis, did you suspect that you may have had ASD? I was only diagnosed last year. I knew for a while. I didn’t self diagnosis but I knew a lot of friends that had it and I related to them very heavily. It’s been a thing that always resonated with me. And the diagnosis opened up my eyes, not just because it was a huge “gotcha” but it was nice to be validated what was wrong with me for so many years.

 

2.   What characteristics do you exhibit that are consistent with the diagnosis? Missing social cues, stimming (repetitive   behavior), limited eye contact, becoming very interested in certain topics for extended periods of time, difficulty reading emotion on people’s faces. Some secondary characteristics are difficulty with fine motor skills, sensory, executive functioning.

 

3.    Now that you know, do you feel your life has changed? Or do you wish you would have known earlier? A noticeable amount. I feel that I am restricting myself a lot less now with my  behaviors because in the past I just suppressed them, since I thought they were not socially acceptable. I have an explanation for a lot of the things I do. However, it has also made me feel out of place. When I miss an important social cue it can make me feel alienated. Sometimes I wonder, if I was diagnosed earlier, would I have been in a more accepting environment?  Throughout my life I would think about this, because I obviously shared symptoms with the disorder, but never really knew what was wrong with me. It is not an excuse, but it helps me now because people can hopefully be more understanding, because they know there is a reason I am like this.  I don’t work like most people so being in environments such as school or a store can be stressful.  I have a lot less energy because it is over stimulating and it is harder for me to function. It can be exhausting for me to do things that most people see as “normal.”

 

4.    What is your most difficult challenge as a teenager with ASD?  I feel like I’m not being taken seriously. Because usually, the idea of Autism is that it only affects kids and is treated as a childhood disorder. And as you get older, it’s taken less and less seriously. Teenage years are going to be one of your most social years and obviously if you’re autistic it’s exhausting. I feel less mature than my peers or less adequate. I am 17 and it is still very difficult for me to socialize.

 

5.    What do you want people to know about the disorder? I want people to know that we are the same as them,  just a little different- and that is totally okay. Don’t force an autistic person to be just like you. Don’t make fun of them for something we can’t help and realize we have different needs. I want them to know that forcing someone to conform to society is just as bad as ostracizing them. It is not acceptance.  People like myself are constantly accommodating those who are not autistic. For example, constantly being in over-stimulating environments that are filled with people I must talk to. I also want people to know that there is a stigma attached to many autistic symptoms and you should stop ridiculing and finding humor in them. It is not shameful to have Autism.    

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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.

 

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

4/8

4/9

4/10

4/11

4/12

4/13

4/14

Events

Special Monday

Schedule



Parent Meeting for Galapagos trip

6-7pm

Auditorium

Exec PTA Meeting

5:30pm

 

General PTA Meeting-

College Night

6:00pm

Auditorium

End of Marking Period

ACT Testing

Birthdays

Vanessa P.

Elizabeth B.

 

Liliana M.

Ms. Genova-Hall

 

Helmer T.

Spencer G. S.

 

Victoria K.

 

Grant S.

Amrita H.

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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

 

 

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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

4/8

4/9

4/10

4/11

4/12

4/13

4/14

BOYS

VARSITY

BASEBALL

VS

A.PHILIP

RANDOLPH CAMPUS HS

@

RANDALL’S

ISLAND

FIELD 46

4PM

 

BOYS

VARSITY

TENNIS

VS

STUYVESANT HS

@

MILL POND PARK-2

4PM

BOYS

VARSITY

BASEBALL

VS

HUNTER COLLEGE HS

@

RANDALL’S

ISLAND

FIELD 42

4PM

 

COED

VARSITY GOLF

VS

MOTT HAVEN EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS

@

MOSHOLU GOLF COURSE

4PM

 

GIRLS

VARSITY

SOFTBALL

VS

HS OF ART & DESIGN

@

CENTRAL PARK GREAT LAWN #1:sb

 

GIRLS

OUTDOOR TRACK

SPRING SERIES #4

DEWITT CLINTON HS

@

DEWITT CLINTON HS FIELD:sc/track

4PM

BOYS

VARSITY

TENNIS

VS

BRONX HS OF SCIENCE

@

WILLIAMSBRIDGE

OVAL

 TENNIS COURTS

4PM

 

BOYS

OUTDOOR TRACK

SPRING SERIES #4

DEWITT CLINTON HS

@

DEWITT CLINTON HS FIELD:sc/track

4PM

BOYS

VARSITY

BASEBALL

VS

EAST HARLEM PRIDE

@

RANDALL’S

ISLAND

FIELD 42

4PM

 

COED

VARSITY GOLF

VS

JOHN F. KENNEDY CAMPUS

@

MOSHOLU

GOLF COURSE

4PM

GIRLS

JR. VARSITY

SOCCER

VS

BEACON HS

@

RIVERSIDE PARK

(107TH/108TH)

4PM

BOYS

OUTDOOR TRACK

MAYOR’S CUP

@

RANDALL’S ISLAND-

ICAHN

STADIUM

8AM

 

GIRLS

OUTDOOR TRACK

MAYOR’S CUP

@

RANDALL’S ISLAND-

ICAHN STADIUM

8AM

 

GIRLS

JR. VARSITY

SOCCER

VS

BRONX HS OF SCIENCE

@

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

Penne pasta baked in cheese sauce

 

Broccoli w/garlic & oil

 

Toasted garlic bread

Sauteed

Onion burger

 

French fries

Popcorn chicken

 

Corn, peas & carrots

 

Frito-Lay SunChips

Salsa cup

Jamaican beef patty

 

BBQ beans

 

NY Cookie treat

 

NY Apples

Pizza bagel

 

Honey

Butternut squash



 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  

 

Wed 4/10 - Parent Meeting for Galapagos Trip (6-7pm)

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

                     PTA General Meeting - College Night (6pm)

Fri 4/12 - End of Marking Period

Sat 4/13 - ACT Testing (Real & Practice Tests Given)

Tues 4/16 – Special “Monday” Schedule

       Commencement Ticket Requests Deadline for Seniors

                    School Leadership Team Meeting (5pm)

                   SLT Meeting – 5pm (Library)      

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

Fri 4/18 - Report Cards Distributed

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

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