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ERHS Calendar - Week of 2/10/20

Dear ERHS Community,

 

As we enter Respect for All Week, I want to take another opportunity to thank members of our school community that recently have demonstrated great school and community spirit. As I wrote last week, we are proud of all in the community that took part in the ZimKids Fashion Show, raising funds and awareness to the needs of children halfway around the world in Zimbabwe. The funds raised will provide either 3000 meals or school fees for 65 orphans for two terms plus exercise books. The ZimKids Director was very thankful for this support. In a world that often focuses on negativity, we are making a positive difference. On Saturday 2/8, our Roosevelt Racers team led an all-day STEM workshop for middle school students, sharing what they have learned in the new Automotive Engineering course. Over 25 middle school students worked in teams to build a miniature car that and competed in a race. They also learned the importance of promotion and designed a team logo that was digitized by our students. It was terrific day of learning and sharing with those beyond our school building. Thank you to all the students at ERHS that bring positivity to the space and work to build up those around them and afar. For Respect for All Week, please think about and share what you are/will do to make our school community more welcoming for your peers, have lunch with someone that you have not hung out with before, be the best version of yourself (and let that expand beyond the week!).

Advisory lessons for Wednesday, February 12 will continue to help educate our students in important topics related to Black History Month.

 

Grade 9 - What is Black Lives Matter?

Grade 10 - Standing Up to Stereotypes.

Grades 11 & 12 - Pushing Back on Oppression. 

 

As we head towards the Mid-Winter Recess, I have asked our faculty to once again forgo assigning homework, beyond our policy of the equivalent of one night’s work. Students should have limited or no homework from their classes over the break. In order for us to bring more responsibility and community awareness into our school community, we do ask that every student spend 30-45 minutes, over the break, to research and bring something to contribute to our efforts to recognize and celebrate Black History Month. Each student should bring at least one item to share with at least one class that will then be put together to form a classroom display on each classroom door in the school. We are looking for students to share African, African-American, West Indian, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban contributions connected to the various fields of study we have in our school (and beyond). It could be lines from a poem or literary contribution that speaks to them, a biography from a prominent Scientist or contributor to the field of STEM, a visual or photograph with some background that provides the viewer with a greater understanding, an athlete or behind the scenes representative from the field of sports that has a lesson to share, etc.. We are planning for every class during Monday, 2/24 to be dedicated to this project for at least 15-20 minutes. We will then share the artistic creations that our school community creates on this day.  We also plan to have special activities on Wednesday, 2/26, including an assembly and smaller classroom activities. Thank you to all in the ElRo community and our Equity Team that has planned several of these activities, as well as the volunteers that joined our faculty meeting last week in preparation for these events. 

 

Please see this week’s ElRo Corner for a special Black History Month opportunity this week, written by  Ms. Corbett (and sent earlier this week by email).

 

We will have our SLT meeting on Tuesday, February 11 at 5pm in the library. 

 

Our PTA Executive and General meetings will take place on Wednesday, February 12 at 5:30pm and 6:00pm respectively. 

 

Families and available students are encouraged to attend our annual 11th Grade Drama Extravaganza on Thursday, February 13, during Periods 6-8, (12:00-2:20pm). Students have been rehearsing the past weeks in anticipation of this yearly highlight as they perform scenes from American classics such as Fences, A View from the Bridge, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anna in the Tropics, Death of a Salesman, Boys in the Band, Lost in Yonkers, and more!  

 

Mid-winter recess runs from Monday, February 17 to Friday, February 21. School is closed during this week.

 

In the world of PSAL Sports, I want to give a shout out to the Boys Basketball team for their efforts this season, as they played their final game of year last week against Washington Irving. Thank you to Coach Park, the managers, the entire team, families and fans that supported them. Thank you to seniors Juan Carlos H., Justin K., Luis M., Nat O. and Isaiah R. for their leadership and contributions to the team over the past four years! 

 

Please see the Girls Basketball Playoff seeding bracket. The undefeated #6 ranked Huskies have a first round bye and will play their playoff game on 2/13. Stay tuned for more details during the week. 

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY on Friday 2/14! ♥♥♥

 

Have a wonderful week! 

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Saliani 

 

Principal

 

Seen around ElRo last week:  Our photographers were out and about with clubs, competitions and sports events last week. Back at school, they caught a week of studying, projects and even some entertainment! Have a great week and share some of your Valentines Day photos with us next week!

 

Thank you to this week's featured photographers: Jordan S, Amrita H, Njomeza P, Njomeza P, Sydney K, Paulins Y, Sreya C, Megan L, Kate S. Matthew C. Mr. Saliani

 

Photograph submissions for the calendar

Click on this form (2019-20 form) and submit your image to the weekly school calendar. 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

Dear ERHS Community, 

 

We have been invited to participate in a Black History Month event on Thursday February 13th at the law firm of Winston and Strawn. Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Professor James Forman Jr., will be speaking about his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. James Forman Jr. is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a former US Supreme Court clerk. Forman’s talk is described as realistic, but also profoundly hopeful. Space is limited for this event, so sign up before spots fill up. Students attending the trip will miss the Drama Extravaganza so please keep that in mind when signing up. Please email or see me for more details and to express interest in attending this opportunity at kcorbett@erhsnyc.net.

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Corbett

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Are your students looking for a summer program and get a jumpstart on college? Avoid endless and overwhelming online searches. Meet personally with the directors of top summer enrichment programs for students ages 12-18.


NYIT Manhattan campus is hosting the Teen Summer Expo on February 25th at 16th West 61st Street location. Representatives of various summer enrichment programs ranging from Art, Music, Theatre, Internships, S.T.E.M to Outdoor Adventure and Sports Instruction will be there to help you!


For more information on the Expo please see these links: 

https://www.teensummerexpos.com/

https://www.teensummerexpos.com/all-programs


Learn to code your own beats at New-York Historical Society! Explore the world of rock impresario Bill Graham, one of the most influential music promoters in history, who worked with Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones, at the New-York Historical Society's exhibit, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution. Inspired by Graham’s legendary concerts, learn to code your own musical experience using contemporary beats mixed with archival sounds from concert footage and interviews with Graham, to create a one-of-a-kind musical experience. This project culminates in a live-DJ jam in the experiential spirit of Graham’s concerts. Open to high school students, grades 9–12. Tuesdays, March 3 – May 26, 2020, 4:00-6:30 pm. Apply here: https://nyhistory.wufoo.com/forms/spring-2020-scholars-program-bill-graham-music/

Applications now open for Tech Scholars @ New-York Historical Society! Investigate the lives and legacies of women who have shaped the American experience. Explore how women across the spectrum of race, class, and sexuality exercised power and effected change. Be a digital change-maker and develop your own website to share powerful stories about women in history! Tech Scholars is open to high school students who self-identify as women. Currently accepting applications for the Midwinter Recess and Spring 2020 Tech Scholars cohorts! Midwinter Recess Cohort: February 17 – 21 2020, 10am – 3pm and Spring 2020 Cohort: Thursdays, February 27 – May 28, 2020, 4:00-6:30pm

Apply today: https://www.nyhistory.org/education/teen-programs/scholars-program

Technology Summit Opportunity for High School Students Scholar and a Dream, is partnering with Google to host a Technology Summit for high school students in New York City. This event will bring together 25 local students for a day of hands-on coding, UX/UI design workshops, technology career simulations, TED-style talks, and networking with industry professionals aimed at exposing students to careers in technology. To be considered for the summit, a student must: Be a sophomore or junior in high school; Be from an underrepresented ethnic group; Be interested in careers in technology; & Have a GPA of 3.0 (preferred but not required). If you are interested in this opportunity, please see or email Ms. Ettenheim settenheim@erhsnyc.net

Creative Computing Lab: Join us on February 12 at our Creative Computing Lab to experiment with and imagine the technologies that will define the future. This event is free and open to all students but space is limited! Sign up now https://mouse.org/lab-feb-2020 Do I have to bring anything? Nope. All supplies, snacks and materials are provided.


When: Wednesday, February 12, 4pm - 6pm
Where: Mouse, 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor, NYC
Questions? Email
alex@mouse.org

We look forward to having you join us for Future February. The Mouse Creative Computing Lab is the perfect space to experiment, explore, and learn new skills. See you soon!


Museum of Modern Art - Open Art Space

After being closed for several months to renovate and expand, the MoMA has reopened!  Open Art Space, a free drop-in program for LGBTQ+ teens and their allies, has begun.  No prior art-making experience is necessary, no application or registration is required.  Materials, snacks, and metrocards are provided each session.  OAS will meet every Thursday from 4:30pm-6:30pm throughout the school year. 

 

Math Center: Need help in Math? Come to the Math Center any morning or afternoon! 

Interested in becoming a math peer tutor, please contact Ms. Witt (ewitt@erhsnyc.net).  Tutors for all Math subjects are welcome, before school and after school.  

 

Writing Contests & Publication Opportunities!  Students: you can find a comprehensive list of writing competitions that accept all kinds of submissions (short story, essay, poetry, etc.) and offer prizes, too (cash, scholarships, trips, publication, etc.).  Go to this link to find out more, or contact Ms. Fink in Room 520: https://erhsnyc.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=122397&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=249447

 

BYOD School Wifi: You are welcome to bring online devices to school for schoolwork. These devices may be used in class ONLY at the discretion of the teacher. If you are not sure, please ask your teacher.

To get on the free school wifi simply email wifi@erhsnyc.net and we will arrange with you a time to get set up. It should take only about 5 minutes.

 

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.


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

2/10

2/11

2/12

2/13

2/14

2/15

2/16

Events

SLT

Meeting

5pm

PTA 

Executive

Meeting

5:30pm

 

PTA 

General

Meeting

6:00pm

Drama 

Extravaganza

Periods 6-8

HAPPY

VALENTINE’S

DAY!

♥♥♥

Birthdays

Tabor D.

 

Lia F.

 

Elissa L.

 

Lily S V.

Ms. Stalec

 

Timothy V.

 

Lily W.

Electa N.

 

Leah S.

 

Melany S.

Lindsay L.

 

Kabila R.

Lucas L.

 

Karla L.

 

Sydney M.

 

Ava S.

Sophia A.

 

Anthony D.

 

Nikiforos P.

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COLLEGE OFFICE

 

Link to Scoir: app.scoir.com

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

 

College Visits have concluded for the school year.

 

Seniors

  • Keep status in Scoir list up to date
  • Complete Financial Aid applications (FAFSA and CSS, where required)
  • Enter EA and ED results into Scoir. These remain confidential.
  • Check college portals to identify any missing items

 

Juniors

  • Begin finalizing decision to focus on either the SAT or ACT. Register for a ticket for a Saturday exam for spring of Junior year. Very few schools need the essay/writing. 
  • Complete Google Classroom Junior Survey - mandatory prior to having a Junior Meeting
  • Submit yellow Junior Meeting Request Form after survey is done (turn it either in Ms. Kleiman’s mailbox in the main office or the folder on her door, room 513)
  • Be sure Scoir is activated. Add a photo, explore the college search function, and review your account.
  • Save the Date for March 4 - School Day SAT (free, no registration required)

 

Sophomores

  • Save the Date for March 4 - PSAT 10 (free, no registration required)
  • Register online for the free practice ACT at ElRo on Saturday, April 4 provided by Compass Prep

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Before School 

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 312

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 312

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 312

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 312

Math Center

7:30 - 8 am

Ms. Witt

Room 312

During School 

Language Center

1st Period

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

Language Center

1st Period

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

Language Center

1st Period

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

After School

Math Center

Room 313

Mr. Linville

(not on Special Mondays)

 

Percussion Club

Room 201

Mr. Anderson

 

Roosevelt Racers 

Room 501 

Mr. LIn 

 

Table Tennis

Gym

Mr. Guttman

 

Young Democrats

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

(Only on Mondays when there is no PL for staff)

Choir

Auditorium

Mr. Anderson

 

Creative Music Ensemble

Room 201

Mr. Anderson

 

Equity Club

Room 521

Mr. Molina

 

GLOW

Room 409

Ms. Shahid

 

Green Team

Room 322

Ms. Stalec

 

Language Center 

Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

 

Math Center

Room 313

Mr. Linville

Asian Pop Culture 

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM Room 403

Mr. McGreen

 

Math Center

Room 313

Mr. Linville

 

Math Club

Room 418

Ms. Kim  

 

Tech Club 

Room 518

Ms. Ettenheim

Chamber Music Society

Room 201

Mr. Anderson

 

Chess Club 

3:10 - 4:00 PM Room 409

Mr. McGreen

 

GSA

 Room 306

Mr. Cacioppo

 

Girls Who Code Club

Room 501

Mr. Lin/

Ms Benenati

 

Language Center

Room 323

Ms. Hinchy

 

Math Center

Room 313

Mr. Linville

 

Stargazer 

Room 212

Ms. Bennett

 

Women in Science

Room 403

Ms. Corbett

 

Yearbook

3:10- 4:00pm

Room 322

Ms. Duke

Ms. Stalec

Gaming Club Room 402

Ms. Shahid

 

Math Center

Room 313

Mr. Linville

 

Spanish Club

Room 521

Mr. Molina

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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.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

2/10

2/11

2/12

2/13

2/14

2/15

2/16

Girls Playoff Game - More Info to Come

 

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THE NEW LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTER

 

The bookcases and furniture are in place, 

We still have some unpacking and organizing to do, 

but we’re up and running and looking forward to seeing all of you. 

 

The printer issue will be resolved soon. 

Meanwhile, the main office will be the place to go for your printing needs.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE & INTERNSHIPS

 

Ms. Mendlowitz’s hours for meetings regarding community service and internships are:

Thursday & Friday, period 7

 

Many of you have been coming to ask me about community service opportunities as we approach the end of the 2nd MP.

Please don’t wait until the last minute to find and participate in legitimate service. FAQs are published on the homepage of the “Community Service” section on ElRo’s website (under “Activities”)

 

You must volunteer under the auspices of a legitimate organization/institution, who will vouch for your service (days or period of time and hours you worked) in writing, which you must submit to either to your advisor or me. This can be in the form of an email or hard copy on the organization’s letterhead (letter or certificate of service) signed by a supervisor of some kind. 

 

Both the Community Service and Internship pages (Under “Activities” on the ERHS website) provide categorized links (dropdown menu) to a wide variety of opportunities for students seeking to fulfill their community service hours or who are interested in internships. Both pages also provide portals/directories of other community service (“Teen Life” & “New York Cares”) and internship opportunities (Chegg). Be sure to check the Latest Opportunities pages on both pages.

 

Also, please check the big bulletin board next to the girls' bathroom on the 5th floor (to the right of the library door), as well as the posted notices directly outside the library door.

 

Remember, you are required to complete five hours of community service per marking period (20 hours per year). Your advisor will share the Service Learning Form with you, so you can document your hours. 

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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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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

Mac-n-Cheese

 

Creamed spinach

 

Toasted garlic knot

Roasted

chicken thighs

 

Curried cauliflower

 

Warm dinner roll

BBQ

chicken sliders

 

Baked

sweet potato

 waffle fries

 

Baked 

Tostitos Scoops

served w/salsa cup

Jamaican beef patty

 

Seasoned, roasted

potato wedges

 

NY cookie treat

 

NY apples

Pizza

 

Cold chickpea salad

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  

 

Tue 2/11 - SLT Meeting (5pm)

Wed 2/12 - PTA Executive Meeting (5:30pm) 

                  PTA General Meeting (6pm)

Thurs 2/13 - Drama Extravaganza - Periods 6-8

Mon~Fri 2/17-21 - Midwinter Recess - School Closed

Tue 3/10 - SLT Meeting (5pm)

Thurs 3/19 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences (5-8pm)

Fri 3/20 - Academic Planning Day

                Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences (12:30pm-2:30pm)

Wed 3/25 - SAT/PSAT Testing-No Classes

                   PTA Executive Meeting (5:30pm)

                   PTA General Meeting (6:00pm)