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ERHS Calendar - Week of 10/29/18

Dear ERHS Students and Community,

 

Our school’s Fall Spirit Week has arrived as we close out the month of October. A big shout out to our Student Government leadership for their preparation and planning for this week, including leading the charge for decorating the hallways by each grade. Please see the scheduled themed days and join in the fun!

 

Monday - Fan Day (Dress in your favorite sports jersey, music artist or anything you are a fan of, Monday/Fanday!)

Tuesday - Twin Day (Be a twin, triplet or get additional people involved and go for more.)

Wednesday - Halloween (Happy Halloween! Remember there are some limits, so keep it creative and fun. No full head covers.)

Thursday - Pajama Day (Ever wanted to fall right out of bed into class, well today is your lucky day!)

Friday - Grade Day (9th Grade - Gray, 10th Grade - White, 11th Grade - Black, 12th Grade - Blue)

 

Fall Spirit Week will conclude with our annual International Dinner on Friday, 6-8pm. All families are encouraged to attend and if able, bring a dish/dessert that represents your cultural/ethnic background. Let’s celebrate the diversity of ERHS on this special evening. There will be music performances by several of our school ensembles and groups.  

 

Seniors, be on the lookout for a survey this week to vote for when to have this year’s Senior Trip at Honors Haven in Ellenville, NY. We can have it in January, for a winter themed trip or in May, for our our traditional end of school year trip. We will use the grade’s vote in the final decision-making process.

 

Thank you to all the ElRo families that attended one of the three Coffees with the Principal. Over the three mornings we had almost 90 families attend. We hope your visits were both educationally stimulating and enjoyable for all in attendance. We will plan to have another round in the spring semester. A special thanks to Mr. Guttman and Ms. Moore for leading tours and joining me in welcoming our families this month,

 

Congrats to Dr. Katelin Corbett and Mr. Peter D’Amico who were awarded Math for America fellowships this year. We are honored to support and recognize each of them with this recognition! Thank you to both of them for their dedication and commitment to their students and our school.

  

In the world of ElRo PSAL sports, we congratulate the Girls Tennis Team on their first winning season in the tough A3 Division, reaching the quarterfinals and winning their playoff match against Tottenville. The team lost to top seeded Beacon (Finalists)  in their second playoff match. Wishing the team and Coach Gertsman continued growth and success!

 

Congrats to the Boys Soccer team who won their playoff match against South Bronx HS on Friday by a 6-0 tally. The team played well in their second match on Sunday morning against Sunset Park HS, falling 1-0. Congrats to the team on a successful season. 

 

Good luck to the Girls Soccer team this week as they face Scholars Academy in the PSAL playoffs on Monday.

 

Congrats to the Girls Volleyball team on clinching their first division title and their undefeated 11-0 record!. The playoffs are around the corner!

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Spirit Week!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Saliani

Principal

 

Seen around ElRo last week: This past week, we welcomed prospective students and parents who are taking fall tours of our school and decorated and advertised fall spirit week. Our photographers were busy capturing special project moments and out on the fields after school.

 

Thank you to this week's featured photographers: Lily E, Chiara G, Julia W, Paula M, Riley S, Whitney C, Mackenzie B, Emma C, Ellery B, Carli M, Alexa G, Melissa W, Alexandra G

 

Photograph submissions for the calendar

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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,

 

I’m sure most, if not all of you, have read, heard, or at least seen a screenshot of articles saying we only have 12 years left to stop climate change. If you’re like me and tend to instantly assume the worst, you might have seen this and thought the author meant that we only have twelve years to stop the world from ending, which is a horrifying thought. After all, everyone in elementary school would always talk about the world ending in billions of years after we were all dead and the sun exploded, not in 2030 because of climate change. But, and this is IMPORTANT: that’s not what those articles mean. They’re not saying the world will end in 2030, so breathe your sigh of relief now! But what they are saying isn’t much better. Many scientists and journalists report that we have twelve years to stop climate change from reaching a point of no return. After a decade or so, these articles say the risk of natural disasters such as droughts and floods will heighten significantly. Poverty will affect hundreds of millions more people around the world than it already does today. These statistics are terrifying, whether you ‘believe’ in climate change or... not.

 

But we are not powerless! Here’s what you can do to help: bring a reusable water bottle to school. It might not seem like much, but at last week’s Green Team meeting, Ms. Stalec shared this mind-blowing statistic: Americans on average waste 38 billion plastic water bottles a year. That is not only wasting $1 billion worth of plastic, but it is also enough to fill up the Empire State building one and a half times. Every month. That’s a lot of plastic going into our oceans and harming our planet. So, please: try to use reusable water bottles. Whether it’s the free one from S’Well or a different one from home, it’s an easy step you can take to help us save the Earth from dangerous levels of climate change.

 

And, if you approach me, Ms. Stalec, or any other Green Team members with a reusable water bottle, you’ll get a free ‘Bring It!’ sticker -- even more incentive to help save the planet.

 

There’s no Planet B.

 

Lydia S. + Green Team

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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

F1 in Schools Formula 1 STEM Challenge U.S. National Championships:

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to Saturday, February 23, 2019

Location: Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX

Teams from United States and Canada will compete in a variety of domains from engineering to marketing, technical to aesthetic. Our Roosevelt Racers Team is looking for talented students in engineering, marketing and graphic design to compete in the national competition. All the skills will be trained. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Mr. Lin (clin@erhsnyc.net) or visit his office at RM 501 for further information.

 

Math Center Schedule has been added to the Extracurricular Schedule Table, Please check out the dates and times it meets below. It meets every day both before and after school! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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.

 

Instagram! - Come follow the all new @erhsnyc feed! Questions? - contact Ms. Ettenheim in 518.

 

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.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

Events

HAPPY

HALLOWEEN!

International

Dinner

6-8pm

Cafeteria

SAT

Testing

Daylight Savings Time Ends:

Turn Your Clocks Back One Hour!

 Birthdays

      Lola A.

 

Ryan M.

 

Jon M.

 

Camryn M.

Thomas M.

 

Kyle S.

 

Quentin T.

 

Eric W.

Mr. Strasser

 

Isabel T.

Elizabeth S.

Becca L.

 

Tara L.

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COLLEGE OFFICE

 

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

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

 

Seniors

  • Keep Naviance List up to date, including round of application
  • Sign up for Senior Meeting
  • Create FSA ID if you are a US Citizen/Perm Resident seeking financial aid

 

Juniors

  • Get ready to compare your PSAT to a practice ACT so you can decide which exam is best for you. Then you can register for a Saturday exam in the second half of your Junior year.

 

Visits to ElRo - Seniors may ask their teacher to miss class using a permission slip and can sign up for the visits on Naviance. Younger students are welcome to attend only if they have lunch or a study hall/free period. Email Ms. Kleiman if you are not a senior in order to RSVP.

 

Week of October 29

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Noon - Hartwick College

 

12:46 pm - Eckerd College

9:34 am - St John’s University

 

10:25 - Pitzer College

8:15 am - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

 

11:12 am - New Paltz SUNY

 

Noon - Bucknell University

12:46 pm - University of San Francisco

8:15 am - Union College

 

9:34 am - Western New England University

 

11:12 am - Bryn Mawr College

 

2:20 pm - Wagner College

 

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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

Dance Club

3:05 in the Gym

Ms. Hinchy

 

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

 

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

The Wizard of Oz

3:10-5:30pm
Room 516
October 25
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.

 

Girls Table Tennis Tryouts                                                                

Location: ELRO: Physical Education Area on 2nd Floor

Dates:   Monday, 10/29 and Tuesday, 10/30    

Time:    3:15 - 5:15PM

 

You are expected to attend ALL tryout dates. IF you have a conflict, let me know.

 

You must give me your fully completed PSAL Medical AND PSAL Parental Consent forms in order to participate. You MUST scan/email them to me prior to tryouts and give me the original documents when we see each other. NO exceptions. Please also review Concussion Info Sheet.

 

Feel free to contact me any time - Go Huskies!

 

Coach Rob

robgerstman@gmail.com or 917-514-0637

 

Boys Varsity Basketball

Tryouts: 10/29/2018 - 11/2/2018

Location: Lycee Francais 505 E 75th St, New York, NY 10021

Time: 6:15am

 

You must give ME your fully completed PSAL Medical AND PSAL Parental Consent forms in order to participate. You MUST give me the original documents when we see each other. NO exceptions.

 

You must attend all tryouts in order to make the team, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Contact me at epark@erhsnyc.net or see me in my room 328 with any questions.

 

Mr. Park

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

10/29

10/30

10/31

11/1

11/2

11/3

11/4

GIRLS

VARSITY

VOLLEYBALL

VS

WEST 50TH STREET CAMPUS

@

MARTIN L. KING, JR. HS - GYM

5:30PM

GIRLS

CROSS COUNTRY

FRESHMAN-

SOPHOMORE

CITY

CHAMPIONSHIPS

@

VAN CORTLANDT

PARK-

TRACK & FIELD

2PM

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LIBRARY & RESOURCE CENTER

 

Ms. Mendlowitz is thrilled to see that the LRC is still the place to be for so many of you. How great to see so many 9th graders already making good use of our commons. Welcome to all the new people and other students who are checking out the library for the first time, and whom I hope will be checking out books too. As for our stalwarts- many thanks for your steady presence and continued support - it’s priceless.

 

The first Cartoon Caption Contest of the new year will be posted shortly. Look for it in the lobby by the elevators, and above the Suggestion Box (which is where you deposit your caption ideas) immediately to the right as you enter the LRC. I look forward to another year of your brilliance.

 

As always, we continue to add great books (fiction & nonfiction), magazines  and other resources (both real and virtual) to our collection. Don’t hesitate to see me with any concerns or questions. Remember, if you are conducting research, Ms. M can help you figure out the process. We have some new puzzles, games, squeezies, props for your projects and presentations, and much more.

 

A few “rules of the road” regarding the LRC for those of you who are new or need a refresher:

  • there is no eating or drinking (except bottled water) in the LRC, that includes the resource room. There’s

a shelf on the left as you enter the LRC where you can place all your food and drinks until you leave.

  • “Library voice” is to be maintained at all times.
  • Only schoolwork is to be done on the limited number of desktop computers.
  • The back door is never to be used for exiting the LRC.
  • Please do not run or throw objects in the LRC.
  • We hope you view the LRC as your home away from home- a place where you can study, read, write, conduct research, socialize, chill, and ruminate.

 

Most importantly, the LRC will continue to be a safe place for questioning and the thoughtful, respectful exchange of ideas. Remember, the stifling of ideas, however much we may disagree with them, only serves to make those ideas more potent. Let’s try to listen and respond to to each other with humility, consideration and an open mind.

 

There’s something for everyone in the LRC.

Wishing you all an amazing 2018-19 school year!

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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

Grilled cheese

 

Garlicky green beans

100% Beef hamburgers & cheeseburgers

 

French fries

Popcorn chicken

 

Garlic toast

 

Sweet potato

Waffle fries

Bite size beef tacos

Served with

Baked Tostitos Scoops

 

Broccoli trees

 

NY Cookie treat

 

NY Apple slices

Pizza bagel

 

Garlic knot

 

Hot

black bean salad



 

UPCOMING EVENTS:  

 

Mon-Fri 10/29-11/2 - Fall Spirit Week

 

Fri 11/2 - International Dinner (6pm)

Sat 11/3 - SAT Testing

Tues 11/6 - Election Day - No students in attendance

Fri 11/9 - End of Marking Period 1

Mon 11/12 - Veteran’s Day - School Closed

Tues 11/13 - 9th~12th Grade Makeup Portraits

Wed 11/14 - Open Houses (4:30, 5:30, 6:30pm)

Thur 11/15 - PTA Executive Meeting (5:30pm)

                     PTA General Meeting - What to Expect from the College Process (6pm)

Fri 11/16 - Report Cards Distributed (MP1)

Tues 11/20 - Scarlet Letter Installation

                     SLT Meeting (5pm)

Thur-Fri 11/22-23 - Thanksgiving Recess - School closed

Thur 11/29 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (5-8pm)

Fri 11/30 -  Career Day

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